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Gove has a lot to prove on the environment — Greenpeace

He has supported a number of high-profile digital projects, notably as justice minister in 2013, when he took responsibility for an investment in digital courtrooms. Liam Fox holds on to his job despite a series of slip ups in his role as ambassador for United Kingdom trade around the world ahead of the need for deals with other countries when Britain leaves the EU. [Full Article...]

Low Turnout Overshadows Puerto Rico Vote In Favor of US Statehood

More than half a million people voted for statehood during Sunday's referendum, followed by almost 7,800 votes for free association/independence and more than 6,800 votes for the current territorial status. Puerto Rico's hazy political status, dating back to its 1898 acquisition by the United States from Spain, has contributed to the economic crisis that pushed it last month into the biggest muni... [Full Article...]

Qatar says no one can dictate its foreign policy

Qahtani said the presence of Taliban officials in Qatar was "absolutely a request by the US government". Qatar can easily defend its economy and currency against sanctions by other Arab states, Qatari finance minister Ali Sherif Al-Emadi told CNBC television in an interview broadcast yesterday. [Full Article...]

Dozens die in Manila casino attack

Dozens die in Manila casino attack Dozens of others were injured in a stampede as they rushed to leave Resorts World Manila , which is across a road from the Philippines' main global airport, after the man fired what police said was an M4 assault rifle and started the fire around midnight. [Full Article...]

British pound dives as United Kingdom enters new period of political uncertainty

British pound dives as United Kingdom enters new period of political uncertainty German conservative Markus Ferber said the British political system was "in total disarray". Brussels was left in shock after May's gamble to increase her majority badly backfired, with fears that it could hold up talks that have still not started nearly a year after Britain voted to leave the EU. [Full Article...]

Karnataka posing hurdles in Southern power grid's expansion: Minister Piyush Goyal

Karnataka posing hurdles in Southern power grid's expansion: Minister Piyush Goyal The power sector accounts for part of the overall problem of NPAs, or bad loans, affecting the Indian banking sector. "Going forward, we have asked state governments that if they take over the stressed power plants or the bankers take over the plants then we can look into finding solutions to resolve hydro projects, also keeping in mind the economic viability of these projects", he said. [Full Article...]

Britain's Conservative Party Loses Majority; May Faces Calls to Resign

Looking tense as she delivered remarks after being re-elected to her Maidenhead constituency, 30 miles west of London , May said, "The country needs a period of stability and whatever the result the Conservative Party will ensure that we fulfill our duty in ensuring that stability ". [Full Article...]

Philippine marines killed in clash with Islamic State affiliates

Philippine marines killed in clash with Islamic State affiliates Abella made the clarification after the President said he was unaware about United States (US) assistance in the government's counter-terrorism efforts. Duterte said on Sunday he had not expected the battle to be as serious as it became, adding it had now emerged "that Baghdadi himself , the leader of "IS", has specifically ordered terroristic activities here in the Philippines". [Full Article...]

Smirnoff ad winks at Russian meddling probe, Trump

Bettina Hatami tweeted , " Smirnoff trolling Trump!" Smirnoff chose to seize an opportunity by trolling president and the current affairs. The ads have been popping up over the weekend and target small portions of the NY metro area in bus shelters and train stations. [Full Article...]

Montana's Gianforte avoids jail time for assault on reporter

Montana's Gianforte avoids jail time for assault on reporter Jacobs accepted Gianforte's apology but said he was concerned about the tone of political discourse in the U.S. Gianforte also wrote a letter of apology to Jacobs and admitted that his actions were "unlawful". "Although it was not my intention to hurt him, I understand Ben was injured", Congressman-elect Gianforte said. Gianforte attacked Jacobs for asking a question about the Republican he... [Full Article...]

British PM Theresa May seeks lifeline after bruising election re

British PM Theresa May seeks lifeline after bruising election re The Prime Minister's situation appeared precarious as Conservative former minister Anna Soubry said she should "consider her position" and take personal responsibility for a "dreadful" campaign and a "deeply flawed" manifesto after choosing to go to the country three years early in the hope of extending her majority. [Full Article...]

May clings to power despite election fail

May is preparing to name the rest of her cabinet after revealing Friday that her five most senior ministers would stay in their posts. It now holds 318 seats. Northern Ireland's DUP could give Ms May power, but only with a majority of around two, making it incredibly hard to pass the complex legislation needed for Brexit. [Full Article...]

Conservatives' chief whip in North for DUP talks

Conservatives' chief whip in North for DUP talks The DUP has agreed to the principles of a proposal to back the Tories on a "confidence and supply basis", Downing Street says. But there were early signs that without a parliamentary majority, a weakened May could not count on all of her party's lawmakers to support her approach. [Full Article...]

Curfew lifted from remaining areas of Mandsaur

Curfew lifted from remaining areas of Mandsaur Terming Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's indefinite fast as "pretentious and false", the Congress party on Saturday asked why the state government hadn't lodged a murder case in the killing of six protesting farmers . [Full Article...]

Talks to restore powersharing in Stormont resume amid fears over DUP/Tory deal

Talks to restore powersharing in Stormont resume amid fears over DUP/Tory deal Getting Brexit right has to be the number one priority for any government. We want to see Brexit work, and or course for Northern Ireland we want to see the Union strengthened and the Conservatives are committed to that. "I certainly think that there will be contact made over the weekend, but I think it's too soon to talk about what we're going to do", DUP leader Arlene Foster said, speaking to ... [Full Article...]

British Prime Minister Theresa May Loses Majority After Snap Election

British Prime Minister Theresa May Loses Majority After Snap Election British Prime Minister Theresa May insists she is staying put, despite calls for her resignation after the Conservative Party's poor election result. May had threatened to walk away from the talks rather than accept a "bad deal", with Britain's exit bill and the fate of European Union citizens in Britain among the early obstacles. [Full Article...]

May confirms 'deal' with DUP following election result

May confirms 'deal' with DUP following election result Britain's general election has ended with no party winning an outright majority, bringing the second so-called hung Parliament in the last three elections. "However, we need to do it in a way that respects the specific circumstances of Northern Ireland, and, of course, our shared history and geography with the Republic of Ireland". [Full Article...]

Dems Aren't Happy Clinton Is Blaming Them For Her Loss

Dems Aren't Happy Clinton Is Blaming Them For Her Loss President Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton engaged in a Twitter skirmish Wednesday night that saw the president revive his "Crooked Hillary" moniker. "For that glorious interlude between midnight and five a.m., we were like passengers on the Titanic who made a decision to say, 'Fuck it!' and rock out to the band", she said. [Full Article...]

Middle East More arrests in Iran, mastermind of Tehran twin attacks killed

The Iranian lawmakers invited the intelligence minister, interior minister and also the deputy head of the Revolutionary Guards to the parliament to report on Sunday about the biggest security breach in the country in more than two decades. [Full Article...]

Trump Weighing New Limits on Cuba Travel and Military Sanctions

Trump will be under pressure from lawmakers and corporate interests to continue the USA engagement with Havana. Supporters of Obama's policy note that "normalization was never going to create democracy in Cuba overnight", in the words of Tomas Bilbao, the founder of a consulting firm that actively promotes U.S. [Full Article...]


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