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Scottish independence dealt a blow after nationalists suffer losses

Placed against the history of Scottish nationalism, this election result could be read as a success. Despite attempts by parts of the Scottish National Party not to frame the general election as a de-facto vote on a second independence referendum , many Scots perceived it to be the defining issue of the campaign. [Full Article...]

Trump now being criticized over Paris accord withdrawal by … North Korea

Trump now being criticized over Paris accord withdrawal by … North Korea U.S. President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Paris climate accord may be perceived as "the birth certificate of the multipolar world", France's United Nations ambassador said Tuesday. The measure adopts relevant portions of the Paris agreement as state law, "which gives us a legal basis to continue adaptation and mitigation strategies for Hawaii - despite the federal government's withdraw... [Full Article...]

Militants in Philippines city dug in for protracted battle

Militants in Philippines city dug in for protracted battle Snipers and buildings that obstructed cannon fire were making it hard for troops to end the siege, said Lorenzana, who had wanted to end the crisis by Friday. Duterte suggested last week he would be open to tapping the former rebel group, along with members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front for support against ISIS. [Full Article...]

May to form 'government of certainty' with DUP backing

It seems odd to me she didn't spend more of the election campaign talking about helping those who are "just managing" as she called them in her first (well-received) Downing Street speech. He says "with a weak negotiating partner, there's the danger that the negotiations will go badly for both sides". "I'm afraid we ran a pretty awful campaign", Soubry said. [Full Article...]

Saudi finance minister says 'brother state' Qatar must act to end crisis

Saudi finance minister says 'brother state' Qatar must act to end crisis Qatar denies having any ties to extremists. "We have no problem with food supplies", Qatar's foreign minister told CNN on Tuesday. S&P cut its long-term rating of Qatar by one notch to AA- from AA and put the rating on CreditWatch with negative implications, meaning there was a significant chance of a further downgrade. [Full Article...]

Ruth Davidson seeks gay rights pledge as part of DUP deal

In an indication of the unease within the party about the link-up with the DUP, Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson said she had demanded a "categoric assurance" from the Prime Minister that gay rights would not be affected by a deal. "What I think is important in the Brexit negotiations.is we have the certainty of a government who can take forward a plan into those Brexit negotiations". [Full Article...]

Donald Trump offers Rex Tillerson, Erdogan offers troops to Qatar

Trump "emphasized the importance of maintaining a united Gulf Cooperation Council to promote regional stability, but never at the expense of eliminating funding for radical extremism or defeating terrorism", during a call with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahayan, Abu Dhabi's crown prince, the White House said in a statement . [Full Article...]

London Police name third attacker

London Police name third attacker The Labour mayor told the BBC that the responsibility for the bloodshed lies with the attackers but said said that "there's no doubt that fewer police officers means we are in more danger". One of three jihadis who killed seven people, including one Australian, in London told Italian police he wanted to be a terrorist when they kept him from travelling to the Middle East previous year. [Full Article...]

Scottish referendum in doubt after steep losses for SNP in United Kingdom vote

Scottish referendum in doubt after steep losses for SNP in United Kingdom vote Many it is believed are also independence supporters but who are left-wing and who want to vote Labour but until now couldn't. "We are very interested in a progressive alliance to deny the Tories a majority, but I think we will be facing a different prime minister". [Full Article...]

Scottish Secessionist Dreams Of Swift Independence Vote Dashed

Scottish Secessionist Dreams Of Swift Independence Vote Dashed She said: "I'm disappointed at the SNP losses but I'm pleased that we've won the election". The First Minister was forced to admit a massive backlash against her referendum demand was "undoubtedly" a factor in her party losing 21 MPs, including Mr Salmond and Angus Robertson , and pledged to "consider very carefully" her next steps over the coming days. [Full Article...]

The British election: There are no sure things in hard times

Labour's Corbyn , reveling in a storming campaign trail performance after pundits had pronounced his Labour Party all but dead, said May should step down and that he wanted to form a minority government. May had spent the campaign denouncing Corbyn as the weak leader of a spendthrift party that would crash Britain's economy and flounder in Brexit talks, while she would provide "strong an... [Full Article...]

Angus Robertson ousted as SNP sees vote share slump

Angus Robertson ousted as SNP sees vote share slump The Scottish National Party´s, SNP, former leader Alex Salmond has lost his Gordon seat amid a Scottish Conservative surge. "But we have to acknowledge that the question of a second independence referendum was a significant motivator of votes against the SNP in this election, and we have to be attentive to that point". [Full Article...]

Food, families and flights: anxiety and confusion descend on Qatar

Shi'ite Muslim Iran blamed Sunni arch-rival Saudi Arabia for the attack, which was claimed by the Sunni Islamic State militant group. Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies may have felt emboldened to move against Qatar by Trump's visit last month to Riyadh , which saw the president clearly align United States interests with the kingdom and lash out at Iran. [Full Article...]

Putin dismisses United States claims about Trump, Russia and elections

Saturday in Boone, IA, Republican Senator Joni Ernst commented on the possibility. Comey is no longer under the control of the executive branch, Whittington said, which is why "the executive branch has no capacity to withhold him from Congress". [Full Article...]

White House Insists "Covfefe" Is Real-and Trump Insiders Know What It

White House Insists President Donald Trump's mysterious tweeted typo covfefe is coming soon to a license plate near you. A midnight tweet from U.S. President Donald Trump set the global social media scene ablaze as thousands of people scrambled to figure out what the word " covfefe " meant . [Full Article...]

Sen. John McCain's bizarre questioning of Comey

Well, of course. The Clinton email investigation ended more than 11 months ago, while the Russian Federation investigation continues. He seemed to be arguing that Comey exonerated Clinton, in a sense, but left an investigation looming over President Trump , setting a double standard. [Full Article...]

House Committee to James Comey: Hand Over the Memos

Asked if he would be willing to give his version of events under oath, Mr Trump replied: "100 percent". The pledge came as Trump accused James Comey of lying to Congress about their private exchanges. "Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication. and WOW, Comey is a leaker!" If Comey said untrue things under oath - and knew that they were untrue - that's perjury. [Full Article...]

Sessions reportedly offered to resign as tensions rise with Trump

Trump is said to be angry over Sessions' recusal from all election investigations. Yet, less than a month after taking office as Attorney-General, Mr Sessions found himself at the centre of controversy following reports that he had failed to disclose during his confirmation hearings two conversations he had past year with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. [Full Article...]

Conservatives forge government with DUP help

And with the European Union divorce looming she will have to convince both Remainers and Brexiteers that she can secure a good deal for the country. May sought permission Friday from head of state Queen Elizabeth II to form a minority government, supported by Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). [Full Article...]

S.Korea will not change THAAD agreement with US- security adviser

North Korea fired several suspected short-range anti-ship missiles off its east coast Thursday, . North Korea has also tested medium-range ballistic missiles that could strike the USA base on Guam. James Syring told a congressional hearing. Moon temporarily halted the installation of remaining components of the U.S.'s Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, known as Thaad , pendi... [Full Article...]


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