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Brexit in Doubt as UK Election Shocks

Even if the Conservatives had increased their majority materially, there was unlikely to be significant additional certainty about what Brexit meant. Until yesterday, Theresa May campaigned. But she's been humiliated and massively weakened. "It creates another layer of uncertainty ahead of the Brexit negotiations and chips away at what is already a short timeline to secure a deal for Brita... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom election ends in a hung parliament - what happens now?

Labour's increase in seats from 229 to 261 - with one seat still undecided - confounded expectations that his left-wing views made him electorally toxic. Adding to the speculation, Johnson repeatedly refused to back her to continue in office on Friday, as bookmakers named him the favorite to be the next Prime Minister. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom arrests three as footage of London Bridge attack appears online

United Kingdom arrests three as footage of London Bridge attack appears online Late Monday, police released without charges all 12 people who were initially detained on Sunday in police raids on two addresses in Barking, east London , in connection with Saturday's terrorist attack . Zaghba had an Italian passport and his mother's name is Valeria, informed sources told Italian media Adnkronos, reports Efe . They were walking over London Bridge when the three assail... [Full Article...]

Trump goes on offensive against ex-FBI chief, calling him a 'leaker'

On the witness's claim that Mr Trump asked him over dinner for his loyalty, Mr Kasowitz said: "The President never told Mr Comey 'I need loyalty, I expect loyalty, ' in form or substance". "Those were lies, plain and simple ", he told the committee and a nation that watched along. Trump didn't answer a question Friday about whether he had recorded his conversations with Comey. [Full Article...]

Arab nations add names to terror list amid Qatar dispute

In a press conference called Friday, Tillerson called on Saudi Arabia and a group of Arab countries on Friday to immediately "ease their blockade" of Qatar and "put forth a good faith effort to resolve the grievances they have with each other". [Full Article...]

Tick-tock: EU says time pressing hard to start Brexit talks

Tick-tock: EU says time pressing hard to start Brexit talks On Friday, European Council president Donald Tusk warned Mrs May there is "no time to lose". German foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel said he hoped the election result would be seen as a message that the British people do not want a hard Brexit. [Full Article...]

Sinn Fein's Adams says will not take up seats in Britain's parliament

Sinn Fein's Adams says will not take up seats in Britain's parliament Despite only having 18 of the 650 seats in the House of Commons, the results from Northern Ireland are looking increasingly likely to significantly influence efforts to form a new government. "We are very pleased with the way in which people have reacted to the positive message of the campaign, it was about the Union, the importance of the Union, and unionists have really come out in their numbers... [Full Article...]

Artemis Racing reaches America's Cup challenger finals

Artemis Racing reaches America's Cup challenger finals The announcement is a boost for the team which bowed out of the 35th America's Cup in Bermuda today after facing Emirates Team New Zealand in the challenger Semi-Final stage, losing 5-2. The British boat trails New Zealand 3-1 in the best-of-nine series but they have the chance to draw level should they win both of Thursday's races. [Full Article...]

Senate aims to complete tax reform plans by August

Senate aims to complete tax reform plans by August President Trump, meeting with congressional Republican leaders, said Tuesday that he would enact the biggest tax cut in history "if it's passed the way we'd like to have it passed". The willingness for the president's proposed tax cuts to run a deficit puts the White House at odds with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who said in an interview last month with Bloomberg News that the nati... [Full Article...]

European Union broadens sanctions against North Korea

The missiles, which the South said flew about 125 miles, were tested in waters between the Korean peninsula and Japan, where USA aircraft carriers USS Carl Vinson and USS Ronald Reagan participated in joint exercises with the South Korean navy that ended earlier this week. [Full Article...]

British PM Theresa May Reaches Deal With Democratic Unionists To Form Govt

British PM Theresa May Reaches Deal With Democratic Unionists To Form Govt British newspapers summed it up in a word: Mayhem. But her campaign unravelled after a major policy U-turn on care for the elderly, while Corbyn's old-school socialist platform and more impassioned campaigning style won wider support than anyone had foreseen. [Full Article...]

Raided properties: London police arrest six as attack footage is released

Raided properties: London police arrest six as attack footage is released Le Parisien newspaper named the second Frenchman slain in the attack as 36-year-old Sebastien Belanger , while the other French victim was 27-year-old Alexandre Pigeard. In particular, there are questions over whether investigators had the resources to look into complaints such as those leveled by Butt's neighbors about his attempts to radicalize children and whether crucial opportunities were ... [Full Article...]

British PM May says will govern with "friends" for successful Brexit deal

British PM May says will govern with It was also a far cry of the 100 seat majority predicted by some when May called the snap election seven weeks ago and pledged ad nauseam to bring a "strong and stable" government. "These are discussions that will be long and that will be complex". "Let's put our minds together on striking a deal", Michel Barnier said. Darvas said that for those who wanted a softer Brexit negotiation, the el... [Full Article...]

Arab powers adds Qatar-linked people, groups to blacklists

The attack allegedly attributed false statements in a story published by the state-run Qatar News Agency on May 23 that were "allegedly made by the young Qatari emir, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani", according to the Washington Post. [Full Article...]

London police arrest 6 as footage of attack is released

The incident followed murderous strikes in Westminster and Manchester in March and last month respectively, and Ms Dick, whose policing career spans more than 30 years, said the flurry of attacks was "unprecedented in my working life". After the vehicle crashed into the perimeter fence of the Palace grounds, Masood abandoned it and ran into New Palace Yard where he fatally stabbed an unarmed p... [Full Article...]

USA urges Gulf states to ease blockade against Qatar

Iran has offered to provide food to Qatar after Saudi Arabia closed the country's only land border and its own airspace for Qatari aircraft. The president's words are a strong claim against Qatar , a key U.S. Several other countries followed suit. UAE carriers Emirates, Etihad, flydubai and Air Arabia, as well as Saudi Airlines had all announced the suspension of flights to and from ... [Full Article...]

Qatar rejects baseless "terrorism" list by four Arab states

Western officials have also accused Qatar of allowing or even encouraging funding of Sunni extremists like al-Qaida's branch in Syria, once known as the Nusra Front. Slogans against and in support of Qatar in Arabic have dominated Twitter, which is hugely popular in the region, and have grown steadily more nationalistic and aggressive in tone. [Full Article...]

Trump is unlikely to invoke executive privilege to stop Comey's testimony

He reportedly has met with James Comey to discuss the probe, and Comey is said to have asked for permission to testify. Both Comey and Mueller, however, are highly aware of what can go wrong. Meanwhile, Mr Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating possible ties between the Trump election campaign and Russian Federation, is expanding his probe to assume control of a grand jury investi... [Full Article...]

Iran says 5 Tehran attackers had fought for Islamic State

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, center, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, left and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu speak during a meeting in Ankara , Turkey, Wednesday, Jun. Khomeini led the 1979 Islamic Revolution that toppled the Western-backed shah to become Iran's first supreme leader until his death in 1989. Reportedly two guards, 10 government staffers and ... [Full Article...]

Trump accuses Comey of felony perjury in congressional testimony

Citing confidential sources, CNN said it was possible that Kislyak exaggerated the details of the third meeting, which Sessions denied taking place. Comey did tell the Senate Intelligence Committee that he handed his memos about meetings with Trump over to Mueller's office. The brief Twitter hiatus for Trump came after the president's officials criticized the media for focusing on Trump's t... [Full Article...]


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