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Merkel assumes UK to stick with its Brexit talks plan after election

Merkel assumes UK to stick with its Brexit talks plan after election Berlin officials believe that the governments in both Argentina and Mexico are closer to Germany than the U.S. on trade and climate following Trump's "America First" policy, which calls for a more protectionist stance and resulted in Washington ditching the Paris accord on climate change. [Full Article...]

Madrid bans 'manspreading' on buses

Madrid bans 'manspreading' on buses Essentially, if you have your legs wide open and are taking up more than one seat in a public area you are guilty of manspreading. We can't force woman to stop breast feeding on busses or trains and we can't force men or women to stop bringing strollers on, why should we force men to close their legs? EMT said it had worked with feminist group Microrrelatos Feministas collective, which started... [Full Article...]

UK: May to form minority govt after shock at polls

UK: May to form minority govt after shock at polls After pre-election polls and subsequent exit polls yesterday proved to be accurate, that Theresa May's Conservative Party would not have a majority in Parliament , it looks like The Democratic Unionist Party ( the DUP ) could hold the balance of power. [Full Article...]

Tories look to form government with support from DUP

Tories look to form government with support from DUP UK Prime Minister Theresa May will form a government after a disaster election that cost her party its majority. The Queen's Speech, in which a new government sets out its legislative programme, and the beginning of the Brexit talks, are due on June 19. [Full Article...]

Nick Clegg loses his seat in Sheffield Hallam

Nick Clegg loses his seat in Sheffield Hallam If Mr Corbyn was the biggest victor, then Mrs May must also be the biggest loser. LABOUR may have won enough support in the South East to overtake the Conservatives , according to an exclusive nationwide survey of voting intentions. Three in 10 of respondents who said they were not sure what their vote would be at the start of the campaign are now behind Labour, compared to three per cent who... [Full Article...]

Cosby feared accuser in sexual assault trial was recording their conversations

The trial is expected to run almost two weeks, with the defense launching their case in the next few days. "We're over the telephone and I'm not sending anything over the mail and I'm not giving away anything", Cosby testified. A deposition from that civil suit reveals that Cosby saw his encounter with Constand as consensual and was more concerned about coming across as "a dirty old man " inter... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom election powerbrokers: who are the DUP?

United Kingdom election powerbrokers: who are the DUP? In order to remain in power, Conservative party leader Theresa May on Friday struck a deal with a tiny Irish party which has links to paramilitary groups, count climate change deniers among its most prominent members, is anti same sex marriage and abortion, and has a sizeable portion of its membership who believe in young earth creationism. [Full Article...]

UJ now in top 2,3% of universities globally

UJ now in top 2,3% of universities globally In fifth place, Cambridge was one of 51 United Kingdom universities - two thirds of the country's 76 institutions ranked in the overall ranking - that lost ground. Vice Chancellor of Manipal University H Vinod Bhat said, "Our focus now is to be sub-600 in the 2019 World Rankings". Chinese universities' ability to attract global talents are going from strength to strength, with notable progress... [Full Article...]

General Election 2017: First results start coming in

General Election 2017: First results start coming in The Conservatives were in second place with 9,134 votes and the Liberal Democrats in third with 1,812. UKIP came in fourth with 1,315 votes and the Greens were last with 755. Labour also held Houghton & Sunderland South. In 2015, the well-oiled machine was able to declare the city's three MPs within an hour and a half of the polls closing, before anyone else had been named a victor. [Full Article...]

What's a hung Parliament? Implications of the UK election

Even if May remains at the helm of the next government , she will have to negotiate a Brexit agreement that will have little chance of getting through the House of Commons, as all other parties (including even Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party , on which her next government would have to rely) want a relatively soft Brexit . [Full Article...]

British PM Theresa May's statement in Downing Street

British PM Theresa May's statement in Downing Street The government I lead will put fairness and opportunity at the heart of everything we do so that we will fulfil the promise of Brexit together, and over the next five years build a country in which no one and no community is left behind, a country in which prosperity and opportunity are shared across this United Kingdom. [Full Article...]

No date for Putin-Trump meeting, media likely to be excluded - Izvestia

No date for Putin-Trump meeting, media likely to be excluded - Izvestia The story in question quoted the emir as saying "There is no wisdom in harboring hostility towards Iran". "Well, fake is fake". Earlier on June 6, U.S. Media watchdog slams closure of Al Jazeera in Saudi: Reporters without Borders yesterday condemned Saudi Arabia's decision to close the Riyadh office of Qatar's Al Jazeera network after the kingdom and other Arab states severed ties with the e... [Full Article...]

Angus King on Trump-Comey 'tapes': 'Release them'

Discussing the Oval Office meeting where Comey says Trump asked him to back off Flynn, Feinstein asked: "Why didn't you stop and say, 'Mr". "The thing is, this was just another log on the fire, because America is going to continue to push forward on this". [Full Article...]

May's United Kingdom election gamble backfires as Tories lose majority

But after increasing his majority from 589 votes in the 2015 General Election to 9,639 on Thursday, the young moderate said: "We've seen Jeremy Corbyn at his best during this election and Theresa May at her worst". As a leader of a minority government, May will be forced to adopt a more consensus based approach, and this could lead her vulnerable to rivals within the party, should Brexit n... [Full Article...]

Xi says China, India should focus on cooperation

Xi says China, India should focus on cooperation PM Modi spoke on the need for enhancing connectivity in the region, adding it was key to boosting trade and investment. The SCO acts as a China-dominated security group with special focus on Central Asia. Meanwhile, addressing the SCO summit , Sharif said: "The SCO goals resonate with Pakistan's national ethos, and so do the core values of the Shanghai spirit and the SCO charter with our own ques... [Full Article...]

May Condemns Trump's Attack on Khan as She Backs London Mayor

On Tuesday morning he reiterated his stance, telling the BBC that "there are so many things Donald Trump is wrong about, and in those circumstances I'm not in favour of a state visit". The London Mayor actually said that Londoners should not be alarmed at the sight of the extra armed police officers that would be deployed across the city in the wake of the attack on London Bridge and Borou... [Full Article...]

Women make historic advance with more than 200 elected as MPs

The vote did not return a clear victor as Prime Minister Theresa May's party lost the ruling majority in Westminster and will now have to find new allies to retain the leadership of the country and of her own party. That's equal to half of all the MPs, plus one. Layla Moran has become the only Liberal Democrats BAME MP who overturned a Conservative majority of almost 10,000 to take the Oxford... [Full Article...]

Stanley Cup: Sidney Crosby punches PK Subban's face into ice

Stanley Cup: Sidney Crosby punches PK Subban's face into ice The Predators have been a remarkable team throughout the postseason, winning three playoff series from the No. 2 wild-card position in the Western Conference. For starters, his throw should have led to a penalty which would have negated the Penguins' fifth goal of the night. The Stanley Cup will be in Nashville on Sunday, but it won't be prepped for the Predators. [Full Article...]

Trump tweets reaction to Comey hearing: 'Complete vindication'

Trump tweets reaction to Comey hearing: 'Complete vindication' European countries and others expressed concern last month when Trump did not mention the clause in a speech at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation headquarters in Brussels. and WOW, Comey is a leaker!" It said that in addition to showing America's support of Poland, the trip will also emphasize the president's commitment to strengthening NATO's "collective defense". [Full Article...]

Fmr. Panamanian Dictator Manuel Noriega Dies

Fmr. Panamanian Dictator Manuel Noriega Dies With the knowledge of U.S. officials, Noriega formed "the hemisphere's first narcokleptocracy", a U.S. Senate subcommittee report said , calling him, "the best example in recent U.S. Born in the tough Panama City neighborhood of San Felipe on February 11, 1934, less than a mile from the USA -controlled Panama Canal Zone, Noriega was raised by a family friend. [Full Article...]


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