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Labour leader Corbyn sees possible new UK election this year or next

Labour leader Corbyn sees possible new UK election this year or next At the same time the hashtag #WorstPrimeMinisterInHistory trended on Twitter. British media reported that moves were afoot within May's Conservative Party to dislodge her, while opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn , who exceeded expectations in Thursday's vote, called for her to go and said he could form a government. [Full Article...]

Theresa May's minority United Kingdom government agrees confidence and supply deal with DUP

Theresa May's minority United Kingdom government agrees confidence and supply deal with DUP After confirming on Friday that her top five ministers, including finance minister Philip Hammond, would keep their jobs, May was expected to appoint a team that will take on one of the most demanding negotiations in British history. There was no mention of what concessions the DUP may have asked for, amid growing concern about the influence of a party opposed to abortion and gay marriage. [Full Article...]

May, Northern Ireland party strike deal

May, Northern Ireland party strike deal The strength of any deal looks set to be tested when the Commons meets, with Jeremy Corbyn vowing to try to bring down the Government by defeating Mrs May in Parliament and insisting: "I can still be prime minister". On the DUP's approach to discussions, Ms Foster said: "I'm not going to negotiate over the airwaves but what I will say is that we will of course act in the national interest and ... [Full Article...]

Seven suspects arrested for helping militants carry out Tehran attacks

Seven suspects arrested for helping militants carry out Tehran attacks Turkey has been warning friends and foes that Iranian expansionism is one of the leading menaces in our region. It was this that caused the previous stand off between Saudi Arabia and Qatar in 2014. "Wednesday's attacks expose the folly of that strategy". Official data reported that 41.2 out of the 56.4 million Iranians eligible to vote (73.07 percent) went to 63.500 polling stations in the co... [Full Article...]

Ambassador Haley to Visit UN Human Rights Council in Geneva and Israel

But Haley used her speech, the first by an American UN ambassador to the Geneva-based council since its creation in 2006, to put the body on notice . The Council's critical stance of Israel has been a major sticking point for its ally the United States. Haley accused the council of "whitewashing brutality" by welcoming countries such as Venezuela and Cuba as members, though she did not mention ... [Full Article...]

Trump says sacked Federal Bureau of Investigation boss Comey vindicated him

A congressional committee wants to know if the White House did indeed keep tapes of President Donald Trump's private conversations with James Comey , the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director who testified in the Senate this week. [Full Article...]

Britain's Election Muddles Brexit Even More

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has told Prime Minister Theresa May exactly what she thinks about the Democratic Unionist Party's (DUP) opposition to gay marriage. "No-one wants to see a hard border, Sinn Fein talk about it a lot, but nobody wants a hard border", she has said. France said the election result would not call into question Britain's decision to exit. [Full Article...]

Attorney General Sessions to Testify Before Senate Intelligence Committee

Attorney General Sessions to Testify Before Senate Intelligence Committee Attorney General Jeff Sessions waits to address the National Law Enforcement Conference on Human Exploitation in Atlanta, Georgia, US, June 6, 2017. "Our judgment, as I recall, was that he was very close [to the campaign] and inevitably going to recuse himself", Comey said during his testimony. [Full Article...]

Merkel Sssumes UK To Stick With Its Brexit Talks Plan After Election

That is highly unlikely, although not impossible. And those two parties together have taken a bigger share of the overall vote than in the 2015 election. The EU wants those to begin on June 19, but they could be delayed if an inconclusive election leads to political turmoil. "If I get a sense the Fed or other central banks will start to close up shop on that, we're going to reduce risk". [Full Article...]

German Chancellor Angela Merkel: EU ready for Brexit talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel: EU ready for Brexit talks French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe was quick to scotch a suggestion Britain might do a U-turn and ask to stay in the bloc - something that would need EU agreement - and a Commission spokesman resisted a barrage of questions at a press briefing on whether the Union might agree to extend the two-year deadline. [Full Article...]

Angela Merkel says EU ready for Brexit negotiations and wants quick resolution

Angela Merkel has said she assumes Britain will stick to its Brexit negotiation plan after the shock election result. Brussels' chief negotiator Michel Barnier said Brexit talks could wait until the new government was ready. Mrs May needs support in Parliament because the Queen's Speech setting out the Government's programme is due on June 19, with a crucial vote on it expected after a few ... [Full Article...]

Afghan commando opens fire on USA troops, kills 3, wounds 1

Both Taliban and Islamic State terror group have claimed responsibility for the deaths in the volatile district of Achin. Earlier on Saturday, Attahullah Khogyani , a provincial spokesman in Nangarhar province, said that two other soldiers were also injured in the attack, which was carried out by an Afghan soldier in the Achin district , where U.S. [Full Article...]

UK Conservative party strikes deal with minor party, DUP

UK Conservative party strikes deal with minor party, DUP It also said Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond is pushing her to prioritize jobs and the economy in the Brexit talks. The Conservative Party leader refused to resign after losing her party's parliamentary majority in last Thursday's vote, but has suffered a humiliation from which she will struggle to recover. [Full Article...]

Israeli court: Journalist to pay Netanyahu damages for libel

Israeli court: Journalist to pay Netanyahu damages for libel The Netanyahus sued the journalist for 280,000 shekels after he had posted about the dispute on his Facebook page in March 2016. "A man, no longer young, was cast out onto the highway amid shouting", the transcript quoted Sarna as writing. [Full Article...]

Democratic Unionist Party agree 'confidence deal' with Conservatives

Democratic Unionist Party agree 'confidence deal' with Conservatives The moves buy May a temporary reprieve. In all of this, many are of the opinion that this tumultuous situation will indeed lead to Britain exiting the European Union , with no fruitful deal in their sack. "This is still on", he said, adding he would vote down the government's programme when it comes before parliament this month. "May sought a mandate". [Full Article...]

Iran sends planes of food to Qatar after biggest suppliers cut ties

Almost a week after Saudi Arabia and several of its allies severed ties with Qatar in an unprecedented Gulf diplomatic crisis, there were no signs of the bitter dispute being resolved. Hours later, U.S. President Donald Trump threw his support behind the Saudi-led bloc, saying the time had come for Qatar to end its funding of extremist groups and ideology. [Full Article...]

Iran arrests another 7 linked to Wednesday twin terrorist attacks

Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had initially called the attacks "firecrackers" that "will not have the slightest effect on the will of the people". The official added that the detained terrorists are under interrogation. Meanwhile, Iran police chief Gen Hossein Ashtari said several people with connections to the attackers were arrested around the capital area. [Full Article...]

Downing Street: May, Democratic Unionist Party Have Not Reached Deal

The ability of the United Kingdom "to sustain political continuity through the discussions looks challenged" following the result of the general election, Malcom Barr, a European economics analyst at JPMorgan, said in a note to clients on Friday. [Full Article...]

The UK election shows voters now value change above all else

Some Conservative lawmakers called for May's joint chiefs of staff, Fiona Hill and Nick Timothy, to be sacked for their key role in the election campaign. Housing minister Gavin Barwell lost his Croydon Central seat to Labour by more than 5,000 seats, while former Treasury minister Jane Ellison lost her Battersea seat by more than 2,000. [Full Article...]

North Korea threatens to turn the American continent into ashes

New US sanctions were announced Thursday in anticipation of the United Nations resolution restricting alleged suppliers to the North Korea's weapons programs, according to the US Treasury. He added, however, that countries must "contribute sufficiently to their own security". "We're there, and I can give you absolute optimism on this issue", Mattis said. [Full Article...]


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