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Conservative chief whip Gavin Williamson is in Belfast for talks with DUP

Conservative chief whip Gavin Williamson is in Belfast for talks with DUP The moves buy May a temporary reprieve. Speaking on the steps of No 10 after an audience with the Queen, the prime minister said the parties had a "strong relationship" and that she meant to form a government which could "provide certainty and lead Britain forward at this critical time for our country". [Full Article...]

DUP agrees to principles of 'confidence and supply' deal with Tories

DUP agrees to principles of 'confidence and supply' deal with Tories The Prime Minister called this election on the basis she would need a stronger mandate to negotiate Brexit . But in a catastrophic setback, the bet failed and she lost her overall majority. "With a weak negotiating partner , there's a danger that the ( Brexit) negotiations will turn out badly for both sides". The logic would seem to be that she should go. [Full Article...]

UK polls: Theresa May's two closest advisers quit after election debacle

UK polls: Theresa May's two closest advisers quit after election debacle May made no reference to her party's damaging losses, leading the Evening Standard, edited by former Tory finance minister George Osborne, to splash the front-page headline "Queen of Denial". Just a third of members wanted her to stay in the role, the survey showed. "That's going to make it hard for the European Union 27 because they're going to want to know who they're talking to and what t... [Full Article...]

British Prime Minister Fights for Political Survival as Two Top Aides Resign

British Prime Minister Fights for Political Survival as Two Top Aides Resign The resignations came as May worked to fill jobs in her minority government. The heroine of the Conservative campaign, Scottish leader Ruth Davidson, signalled her opposition by tweeting a link to a same-sex marriage lecture she gave previous year. [Full Article...]

Macron's centrists far ahead in 1st round of parliamentary vote

The 39-year-old president Macron was elected in May after creating a centrist political movement that took millions of votes away from the two parties that have dominated French politics for decades. Polls close at 8 p.m. local time (0600 GMT) in large towns and first estimates will follow. The government has deployed some 50,000 police and security personnel. [Full Article...]

Qatar crisis: India favours constructive dialogue

But we will solve that problem. His comments Friday firmly positioned Washington in the camp of Saudi Arabia , Egypt , the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain , which severed ties with Qatar this week and accused it of sponsoring terrorism. [Full Article...]

ISIS expands its global battlefield into the Philippines

ISIS expands its global battlefield into the Philippines A presidential spokesman said 120 fighters had died, along with 38 government forces. One of them reportedly mentioned a door opening in the Philippines . Villarin and other lawmakers have vowed to question the martial law decree under Proclamation 216 before the Supreme Court. "This equipment will enhance the (Philippine Marines') counterterrorism capabilities, and help protect (troops) ac... [Full Article...]

Third London attacker, Youssef Zaghba, was not on police or intel radar

He was born in the Moroccan city of Fez in 1995. Italian intelligence officials reportedly communicated this to their United Kingdom counterparts. "Additionally, there are around 20,000 individuals who are former subjects of interest, whose risk remains subject to review by MI5 and its partners". [Full Article...]

All the Questions Comey Wouldn't Answer

While the solidity of Trump's base isn't surprising, the partisan lens through which events like the Comey testimony are viewed gives clues to how congressional Republicans might behave when it comes to the president. "Hoping and telling are two very different things", the younger Trump tweeted. "It confused me when I saw on television the president saying that he actually fired me because o... [Full Article...]

Damian Green appointed First Secretary of State as May reshuffles Cabinet

British Prime Minister Theresa May in a Cabinet reshuffle post the snap general election appointed long-time friend Damian Green as First Secretary of State and Minister for the Cabinet Office. Mrs May has already announced on Friday that the five of the most senior ministerial posts would all remain unchanged . Sir Patrick McLoughlin continues as Conservative Party chairman despite speculati... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom election: Brexit plans in disarray

United Kingdom election: Brexit plans in disarray Google searches for how to join the party surged following the shock result , which saw Labour gain 30 seats. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has already called on May to resign, saying "Politics has changed" as Britons had rejected her policies of "austerity". [Full Article...]

Another arrest in London attack investigation

Another arrest in London attack investigation The Renault van used to stage the attack was hired just before the attack, police said. British police said Zaghba had not been a subject of interest for them or the domestic intelligence agency MI5 before he and two others launched their attack. [Full Article...]

Qatar foreign minister rejects intervention in foreign policy

Qatar foreign minister rejects intervention in foreign policy With food and other supplies disrupted and worries mounting about deepening economic turbulence, banks and firms in Gulf Arab states are seeking to keep business links to Qatar open and avoid a costly firesale of assets. Both Britain and the United States were helping with their inquiry, they said. In the meantime, Qatar has released the initial results of its investigation into an alleged cyb... [Full Article...]

New opposition to Trump's United Kingdom visit

A spokesperson for Khan told the UK's Guardian that the mayor had " more important things to do than respond to Donald Trump's ill-informed tweet that deliberately takes out of context his remarks". Khan told broadcaster Channel 4 that Britain should not "roll out the red carpet" for Trump, while Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said May "must withdraw the state visit". [Full Article...]

Qatar defiant as crisis grows

Qatar defiant as crisis grows Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Gulf states could resolve the dispute among themselves without outside help. Sheikh Mohammed said Qatar was willing to discuss with its neighbours "anything related to the collective security of Gulf countries". [Full Article...]

AU chairman calls for 'dialogue' in Gulf crisis

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates , Bahrain and others accuse Qatar of supporting extremist groups, an assertion since backed by US President Donald Trump . "These drastic measures are already having a brutal effect, splitting children from parents and husbands from wives", said Lynch. Turkey has also stepped in to help Qatar, supplying the desert country with dairy products. [Full Article...]

European Union tells May 'no time to lose' on Brexit talks

May is now seeking to form a government with the Democratic Unionist Party , in which case, the existing politics of Brexit - emphasis on immigration control and the end of single market membership - are likely to continue, and could be exacerbated. [Full Article...]

Boris Johnson for UK Prime Minister? Enough of that 'tripe'

Boris Johnson for UK Prime Minister? Enough of that 'tripe' BST on Sunday, responding to the front page of the paper, which claims "BORIS SET TO LAUNCH BID TO BE PM AS MAY CLINGS ON". On Saturday No10 released a statement declaring a "supply and confidence" agreement had been reached with the DUP. [Full Article...]

Alex Salmond and Angus Robertson lose seats to Conservatives

That means it will support a Conservative minority government on key votes in parliament without a formal coalition deal. Britain's largely pro-Conservative press questioned whether she could remain in power with the clock ticking on the two-year European Union divorce process. [Full Article...]

Severed head, headless body found in same Mississippi neighborhood

Severed head, headless body found in same Mississippi neighborhood Homicide #28, unidentified BM head located on front porch of 1536 Deer Park St. Cause of death at this time appears to be severance. According to a JPD tweet, the burned body was found on Green Avenue, near Grand Avenue just after 4:00 p.m., less than a mile away from where the severed head was found. [Full Article...]


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