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Theresa May ahead in United Kingdom exit poll but shy of overall majority

If no party has 326 seats and an overall majority, it's called a hung Parliament - that result could plunge the country into political uncertainty, as the Conservatives are likely to try to form a coalition. By contrast, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn , a veteran socialist who had initially been written off as a no-hoper, was widely deemed to have run a strong, policy-rich campaign that enthused many followers. Read More »

Ex-FBI Director Comey's testimony had something for everyone

Nor did it explain why Comey said he could not discuss those reasons in public. He did, however, confirm that Mr Trump was not personally the subject of a counter-intelligence investigation. Mike Rogers, head of the National Security Agency, about whether Trump also asked them to pressure Comey to drop the FBI's probe. While politically predictable, their questioning implicitly recognised that Mr Trump had acted improperly, if not illegally. Read More »

House Democrats launch longshot bid to impeach Trump


NY [U.S.], June 8: A pair of Democrats in Congress are drafting up articles of impeachment against U.S. President Donald Trump , saying the president's decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey constitutes an obstruction of justice. Read More »

British shock: PM May's election gamble appears to backfire

Rachel Sheard, who was casting her vote near the site of Saturday's attack in London , said the election had not gone as expected - and that it certainly wasn't about Brexit . Prime Minister Theresa May was fighting to hold on to her job on Friday as British voters dealt her a punishing blow, denying her the stronger mandate she had sought to conduct Brexit talks and instead weakening her party's grip on power. Read More »

UAE and Saudi seek Qatari 'change in policy, not leadership'

Doha , for its part, strenuously denies accusations that it is a supporter of terrorism, describing the moves to diplomatically isolate it as "unjustified". The four countries have suspended all flights to and from Qatar, pulled their ambassadors from Doha and ordered Qatari diplomats to leave. Tiny Qatar is the world's No. Read More »

'Gamble That Backfired': UK Media Reacts to Shock UK Election

The political deadlock could derail negotiations with the other 27 European Union countries ahead of Britain's exit from the bloc - due in March 2019 - before they even begin in earnest. Britain's Labour Party is ready to form a minority government if it is confirmed that no party has won an absolute majority in national election, according to the Labour Foreign Secretary. Read More »

NBC10 Gets Inside Look of Comey's Capitol Hill Testimony Room


Republicans preferred to wait and see what comes out of the ongoing investigations by congressional committees and Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III. Asked about Comey saying Trump lied, Texas GOP Sen. His communications director has already resigned and White House press secretary Sean Spicer's standing is in a constant state of flux. Read More »

UK Prime Minister May's Party Projected To Lose Majority In Parliament

With Brexit talks due to begin in just over a week, Britain's shock election results may soften the government's strategy - if there is even a government formed to negotiate in Brussels by then. The ruling Conservatives lost their parliamentary majority in Thursday's vote, after a campaign marred by terror attacks, policy mistakes and her own awkward public manner, prompting warnings that her days are numbered. Read More »

Indians in Qatar advised to stay alert

The Yemen Government also extended its support to decision by a Saudi-led coalition fighting for more than two years to overthrow the Houthis from Sanaa. The Kuwaiti leader went to the UAE and Qatar on Wednesday for talks on the crisis and is now back in Kuwait. "Halting all incitement against Egypt " is another aspect the UAE government expects from Qatar, said Al-Jaber. Read More »

(1.20pm) British election results: seats so far by party

Labour deputy leader Tom Watson said the party would hold Mrs May to her campaign statement that if she lost six or more seats she would no longer be Prime Minister. With 643 out of 650 seats declared, the Conservatives had won 315 seats. 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". Read More »

Comey hearing: 5 revelations from Federal Bureau of Investigation ex-director's testimony on Trump

Roy Blunt, R-Mo., who earlier this year pushed for a more forceful Russian Federation investigation, pressed Comey on his decision to leak a Trump-related memo through a friend to the New York Times . Trump ignored that and blamed Democrats, calling them "obstructionists". Do the actions described by James Comey amount to an obstruction of justice by President Trump? Comey refused on Thursday to say whether Trump committed a crime in pressuring him to drop the probe. Read More »

Rock am Ring goes ahead

Organizers estimated 175,000 people at the event, which is considered one of the largest and most popular rock festivals in Europe. The names on the backstage passes did not match the suspects' names. Australia's own The Living End were set to perform on the first night of the festival, which is headlined this year by Rammstein , System Of A Down and Die Toten Hosen . Read More »

First Turban Wearing Sikh Elected as MP in Slough


She also reportedly said after winning the elections that she would serve the people of Edgbaston with "hard work, passion and determination". Born and brought up in Edgbaston, 44-year-old Preet has served as a board member of the Sikh Network, an open collective of Sikh activists and professionals in United Kingdom from all backgrounds. Read More »

Iran must be punished for its interference in region: Saudi FM

In a tweet , early morning Mr. Trump apparently supported the actions of four Arab countries to cut off diplomatic relationship with Qatar. Qatar is categorically denying it is sponsoring radical Islamists. The official said that the country has assisted in prosecuting suspected financiers, freezing assets, and introducing stringent controls on its banking system there to curb terrorism . Read More »

Qatar FM: No one has 'right to blockade my country'


Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani spoke as would-be mediators ranging from U.S. President Donald Trump to Kuwait's ruling emir struggled to ease a crisis that Qataris say has led to a blockade of their nation. In an interview published by Saudi-owned Asharq al Awsat newspaper, Bahraini Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa said conditions posed by the four countries for a resolution of the crisis were "crystal clear". Read More »

Britain plunged into uncertainty as Theresa May tipped to lose majority

BST, seats for the Labour-held Nuneaton will be announced. That said , a closer look at the exit poll numbers suggests that there may be a deeper conflict lurking below the surface. Labout is tipped to win 262, sweeping up 30 extra seats. "(Party leader) Tim Farron made it very clear. "This is ideal territory for the DUP obviously because if the Conservatives are just short of an overall majority, it puts us in a very, very strong negotiating position and it is one we would take up ... Read More »

Polls open in United Kingdom general election

His comments were echoed by former UKIP leader Nigel Farage who told the BBC May had been "fatally damaged" and would face removal by her party. 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 and stable leadership" to clinch a good deal for Britain. Read More »

Friday's newspaper front pages sum up nation's shock at election exit poll

Labour's shadow chancellor John McDonnell also warned against reading too much into the prediction, saying: "We have to have some scepticism about all polls at the moment". The SNP party is predicted to lose 22 seats according to exit polling. Whilst this was campaign rhetoric created to drive support for her party, it also suggested she saw little prospect of forming a coalition with other parties, nearly all of whom are opposed to her Brexit strategy built around leaving the EU's single ... Read More »

Trump to nominate Christopher Wray for Federal Bureau of Investigation director


Usually a president notifies Congress not only as a courtesy but to also curry favor for the nominee who must pass through the relevant committee and obtain a majority of votes on the Senate floor. In the letter, the partners praise Yates for her "extraordinary legal skill and judgment". Trump's search for a replacement for Comey after firing him May 9 was hard. Read More »

Three men arrested in connection with London attack


According to Italy's Corriere della Sera newspaper Zaghba had been stopped at Bologna airport in 2016 when trying to fly to Syria via Turkey, and Italian authorities had identified him as as a potential "foreign fighter" and tipped off Britain about his movements. Read More »

United Kingdom exit polls show NO CON majority - GBP crashes

However, her political strategy in recent months has alienated numerous parties she would have to rely on for parliamentary votes. "If the poll is anything like accurate, this is completely catastrophic for the Conservatives and for Theresa May ", said Osborne. Read More »