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United Kingdom defence minister Michael Fallon says govt views on Brexit haven't changed

United Kingdom defence minister Michael Fallon says govt views on Brexit haven't changed She also reiterated that she would seek a reciprocal agreement early in the talks on rights of European Union and British citizens, Downing Street said . A Downing Street spokeswoman declined to explain the discrepancy between the two. However, her government may lack the support for such an endeavour during negotiations. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation touts dialogue in addressing Qatar crisis

He said Qatar remained committed to a Kuwaiti-led mediation effort, but that he had yet to receive a clear list of demands. "Qatar is accused of having a hidden relationship with Iran, but its relations with Iran are clear, transparent and time-tested", said Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, noting that the UAE does more trade with Iran than Qatar does. [Full Article...]

UN condemns Hamas for tunnel under schools in Gaza

UN condemns Hamas for tunnel under schools in Gaza Adnan Abu Hasna, a Gaza-based spokesman for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), said Netanyahu was pursuing a "fantasy". Netanyahu said he raised the issue during the visit in recent days of Washington's UN envoy Nicky Haley, who has accused the United Nations of bias against Israel. [Full Article...]

Theresa May's co-chiefs of staff quit after election

Timothy, who was appointed as the chief of staff in July 2016, also clarified that "the freaky media reports about my own role in the policy's inclusion are wrong: it had been the subject of many months of work within Whitehall, and it was not my personal pet project". [Full Article...]

UK election: Theresa May clings on, appoints new ministers

Under the terms of the agreement, Unionists and Republicans are supposed to share power, with the Westminster government acting as a broker, and can step in if relations between the two groups, Sinn Fein and the Democratic Unionist Party , break down. [Full Article...]

May Links With DUP To Govern, Will Press Ahead With Brexit

Data from Google showed searches spiked significantly in the hours after the election results emerged. British Prime Minister Theresa May is looking to Northern Ireland for support in forming a new minority government now that her Conservative Party has lost its majority in Parliament. [Full Article...]

Food Shipments Sent to Qatar

The president's remarks given in the Rose Garden contradicted Tillerson who earlier urged Qatar's neighbors to ease their blockade and use "calm and thoughtful dialogue". For its part, Qatar issued an overnight statement saying residents living in the country from the three nations would have "complete freedom" to stay despite the "hostile and tendentious campaigns" now targeting it. [Full Article...]

Bill Cosby accuser denies prior romance with entertainer

The defense repeatedly pointed out that during the night of the alleged sexual assault , a fire had been lit, the lights were dimmed and incense provided by Constand burned, all contributing to a romantic mood. "It had more to do with business than it did with me personally", she said. Constand's testimony is central to the case against the star of " The Cosby Show ", one of the most popular sh... [Full Article...]

Iran kills mastermind behind Tehran attacks, arrests more

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said the attacks will add to the hatred that Iranians harbor toward the USA and Saudi Arabia. Smoke is seen during an attack on the Iranian parliament in central Tehran , Iran. Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in a message read at the funeral, said the raids would increase hatred for Saudi Arabia, the region's main Sunni power, and ... [Full Article...]

Police release photos of London attackers' fake bomb belts

Police release photos of London attackers' fake bomb belts On Saturday morning, Butt, who Haydon said was believed to be the ringleader , tried to rent a 7.5 tonne truck but did not provided payment details. Inspector Jim Cole, one of the first officers on the scene as the attack began, described how he hid 200 revellers in a pub cellar amid fears suicide bombers were on the loose outside . [Full Article...]

United Kingdom government agrees outline deal with DUP for support

It was a humiliating outcome after an election that May had planned to strengthen herself ahead of the Brexit push. Several Conservative lawmakers have warned that May can not carry on indefinitely, after throwing away a 17-seat majority in the 650-seat House of Commons. [Full Article...]

Majority Of Conservatives Want May To Resign As Prime Minister

Majority Of Conservatives Want May To Resign As Prime Minister She said: "It's been a pleasure to serve in government, and a pleasure to work with such an excellent prime minister". "Graham Brady said, as I understand, that she would be hobbled in her ability to lead the party, be the prime minster and lead the government unless someone is seen to be demonstrably accountable for the shambolic, disastrous election campaign and manifesto", the senior Conserva... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom election: Theresa May clings on, appoints new ministers

United Kingdom election: Theresa May clings on, appoints new ministers But Johnson said he backed May. May assured a campaign-weary nation that there was no need to call a general election - the slim majority (51.9 percent) voting in favor of leaving the European Union gave her enough authority to begin the arduous process known as "Brexit". [Full Article...]

Tillerson declines to host Ramadan reception

This fasting is known to strengthen one's relationship with God. After the morning prayer, observers of Ramadan will abstain from eating, drinking, smoking, sexual activity and negative behaviours until the fourth prayer of the day, Maghrib , which is called at sunset, reports Efe. [Full Article...]

Trump asks Qatar to stop funding terrorism

After severing ties with Qatar on Monday, Saudi Arabia said it was committed to "decisive and swift action to cut off all funding sources for terrorism" in a statement carried by state news agency SPA, attributed to "an official source". "The blockade is hindering USA military action in the region, and the campaign against ISIS", Tillerson said, using an acronym for the extremist group. [Full Article...]

Macron faces test in French parliamentary elections

Macron faces test in French parliamentary elections Voting kicks off in the first round of France's parliamentary elections Saturday, with people going to the polls in Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and other French territories in the Americas. The French Parliament is made up of two houses, the National Assembly and the Senate. One of Macron's ministers, Richard Ferrand, is also being probed over a property deal involving his wife. [Full Article...]

Doubt over May's grip on power as talks with DUP continue

British politicians, including within May's own party, differ widely on what they want from the Brexit negotiating process. Timothy said he took responsibility for the Conservative manifesto, including a plan for elderly social care that caused a backlash among core voters. [Full Article...]

U.S. special forces helping Philippines troops to end city siege

U.S. special forces helping Philippines troops to end city siege This ranged from his threat to pull out of an Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement and joint military exercises and a vow to kick out a small contingent of US forces stationed in Western Mindanao, which has been assisting since 2002 the Philippines in its counterterrorism efforts. [Full Article...]

Britain's May still in talks with DUP on power deal

Britain's May still in talks with DUP on power deal The result has demolished May's political authority, and she has also lost her two top aides, sacrificed in a bid to save their leader from being toppled by a furious Conservative Party . Britain's largely pro-Conservative press questioned whether May could remain in power. Britain's best-selling Sun newspaper said senior members of her party had vowed to get rid of May, but would wait at le... [Full Article...]

This is how Britain's election result impacts Indian foreign affairs

This is how Britain's election result impacts Indian foreign affairs And that could lead to years of turmoil as Britain faces the constant threat of the government collapsing just as it negotiates Brexit with the EU. Alistair Campbell, Labor prime minister Tony Blair's former spokesman and a strong European Union supporter, said: "This election is a rejection of May and hard Brexit ". [Full Article...]


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