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Top two aides to British PM May quits

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Newspapers said foreign minister Boris Johnson and other leading party members were weighing leadership challenges. The Conservative party was the closest, but they still only got 318 seats - fewer than the 326 that they need. 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 least six months because they were anxious that a leadership ... Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn: Labour is ready to serve the country

Corbyn, a 68-year-old staunch leftist, harnessed popular anti-establishment sentiment to lead Labour to beat expectations and gain an estimated 29 seats in the House of Commons. She says she's not going anywhere, but how long can she, kind of, hang in there? A buoyant Corbyn piled on pressure for May to resign, saying people have had enough of austerity politics and cuts in public spending. Read More »

Germany's Merkel lends support to Mexico over NAFTA

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CGTN's Franc Contreras reports from Mexico City . In a speech during her recent visit to the country's capital city, Merkel said it is important that there are structures where there is a fight against corruption and there is transparency in Mexico . Read More »

Spaniard died of stab wounds in London attack

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People sit outside the George pub in Borough High Street, London , one week after the terrorist attack on nearby London Bridge and Borough Market, Saturday, June 10, 2017. They stay at the property for a while before heading into central London . The three men drove up and down the London Bridge twice before ultimately carrying out the attack, police said. Read More »

McCain tries to clarify muddled line of questioning

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The subject may have been largely overshadowed by other more notable remarks Comey made about Trump and Russia's interference in the election, but the revelation drew immediate reactions from people on the political right who had long suspected something nefarious about that meeting in June 2016. Read More »

Merkel assumes United Kingdom will stick to original Brexit plans

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British voters failed to deliver a widely expected parliamentary majority for the Conservative party in Thursday's general election , dealing a major blow to Prime Minister Theresa May just days ahead of hard Brexit talks with the EU. Other EU leaders have expressed concerns the failure to win a majority may make negotiations even more hard. Tusk added that the two sides can't afford to lose time in view of the time frame set by Article 50 of the Treaty. Read More »

Qatar won't back down in face of pressure: minister

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Trump credited his recent trip to the Middle East, where he worked to strengthen alliances and " united all civilized peoples in the fight against terrorism ", with the decision by Bahrain , Saudi Arabia , Egypt , the United Arab Emirates and Yemen to sever diplomatic ties with Qatar , accusing the country of backing terrorist groups. Read More »

Professor eats his pro-Brexit book after election stunner

But Johnson said he backed May. Nick was appointed her joint chief of staff last July. The change was unlikely to significantly quell unrest within the party. They both confirmed they were resigning early Saturday afternoon. Downing St. said the Cabinet will discuss the agreement on Monday. Most pronouncements from European politicians were bland statements of fact about the two-year Brexit process, which began when Mrs May triggered Article 50 of the EU treaty in March. Read More »

Trump Addresses Infrastructure, Health Care in Ohio

He also didn't directly mention the hottest topic in Washington right now - the anticipated testimony of fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey that Trump demanded "loyalty" from him. And that's what I've been doing, if you haven't noticed. He reiterated a promise he made to labor unions in Washington: "As long as I am president, America's labor leaders will always find an open door at the White House". Read More »

Sturgeon: "Scotland will be independent"

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The First Minister can't run away from it this time . He is expected to say: "This election is our chance to say loud and clear that Scotland does not want another divisive independence referendum". Mr Corbyn has had a bumpy ride in Scotland, with Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale openly opposing him at last year's leadership contest, when she backed Owen Smith. Read More »

May's Conservatives strike a deal with the DUP, but who are they?

Concessions on such issues would seriously damage efforts by the DUP to secure a deal with Sinn Fein to restore Northern Ireland's devolved government, which collapsed in January. Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson, who is gay, was among the first to express disquiet over a deal with the ultra-conservative DUP. Although the party has since rescinded violence, this may seem a bit of a rich move from a party that attacked Jeremy Corbyn for his alleged links to former Northern Irish ... Read More »

European Union ready for Brexit negotiations, says Merkel

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With talks due to start in Brussels in ten days time, Mr Tusk said it was their "urgent task" to get on with the negotiations in "the best possible spirit". She added that Britain will still remain in Europe after Brexit, and that she wanted the country to remain a good partner. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn told Sky News Brexit negotiations will "have to go ahead" because Article 50 has been invoked. Read More »

India urges Gulf nations to resolve Qatar crisis through talks

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President Donald Trump has scrambled U.S. diplomacy on two fronts, delivering a rebuke of Qatar at the very moment his secretary of state was trying to mend fences in the Persian Gulf, while at the same time reaffirming support for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation two weeks after he had declined to do so. Read More »

Passengers tie man threatening to blow Malaysia Airlines plane

The mid-flight scare ended safely, but passengers later criticized the police response which saw them sit on the tarmac for 90 minutes with what they thought could be a bomb on board, according to the Australian Broadcasting Authority. "The Australian Security authorities screened all baggage, and they are being transferred to the respective flights that passengers are rebooked on", MAS added . Read More »

Former Detroit FBI Official Reacts to Comey Testimony

Democrats took that as evidence of potential obstruction of justice meriting investigation by Robert. "I asked him to because I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel". He also seized on Comey's revelation that he had directed a friend to release contents of memos he'd written documenting his conversations with the president to a reporter. Read More »

Trump offers 'support' to May after polls setback

May, leaving her eight seats short of the 326-seat mark for an overall majority. Those flaws were skilfully exploited by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn , a veteran grassroots activist who hammered away at Ms. Corbyn bitingly told May to quit, saying she had "lost votes, lost support and lost confidence". "It's an issue very close to my heart and one that I wanted categoric assurances from the prime minister on, and I received them", said Davidson, who is engaged to be married to her female ... Read More »

Merkel says European Union is 'ready to start Brexit negotiations'

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Just after noon, she was driven the short distance from Downing Street to Buckingham Palace to ask Queen Elizabeth for permission to form a government - a formality under the British system. There were also misgivings about relying on the DUP, which strongly opposes same-sex marriage and abortion . "Now let s get to work", she said. The DUP forged its combative brand of British nationalism in the Protestant areas of 1970s Belfast as the bloody "Troubles" pitched hard-line unionists ... Read More »

UK Conservatives need to deliver an 'open' Brexit - Scotland leader

The sentiment was also noted by CNN's Nic Robertson. Alex Salmond and Angus Robertson will be a massive loss. She tweeted that she fought a leadership campaign opposing the idea of a separate organisation in Scotland . The results came after an exit poll suggested the SNP could lose 22 seats across Scotland. Davidson - whose 12 gains from the SNP in Scotland were practically the only success stories for the Conservatives at a humbling election on Thursday night - has hinted she'll ... Read More »

The Ravings Of A Lunatic: Trump's Tweets Are Now Official Presidential Statements

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Tweets have become his public mouthpiece, used to issue train-of-thought broadcasts, as well as plenty of oddities - it's going to be some time before "covfefe" is forgotten. When it finds a new post, the bot drops the text onto White House letterhead to ensure it's recognized as a formal statement from the president. Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, a holdover from the President Barack Obama's administration, was sacked by Trump after she declined to defend his executive order on ... Read More »

Blockade on Qatar 'toying' with people's lives

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Niger said on Saturday it had recalled its ambassador to Qatar in solidarity with Arab countries that have cut ties with Doha , Reuters reported. They accuse Qatar of supporting terrorism and destabilizing the region with ties to their Shiite rival, Iran, and its support for groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas. Read More »

Malaysia Airlines flight forced to land over bomb scare

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Flight MH128 returned to Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport "after the operating captain was alerted by a cabin crew of a passenger attempting to enter the cockpit", the statement said. In a few months after MH370 went missing, Flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down in eastern Ukraine. The airline has struggled to recover from the twin tragedies, having to cut staff and restructure its business as passenger numbers fell. Read More »

Attackers were failed clerk, pastry chef and an Italian man

Two of the attackers - Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane - were identified on Monday, according to Fox News , and the last of the three, Youssef Zaghba , was named on Tuesday. The Mayor of London , Sadiq Khan, said the police and MI5 must reveal what they had on file about Butt and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said he had appeared to have "slipped through our net" despite being in plain sight. Read More »

Louisiana House budget offer panned by Senate

But McCaskill charged that amounts to a violation of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's promise to use regular order to pass bill , which would include more hearings and public testimony . North Carolina Senator Richard Burr sounded even more pessimistic last week: "I don't see a comprehensive health-care plan this year". The governor has failed to convince House conservatives to increase any taxes, so now the fight is over how much - and where - to cut. Read More »