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Jeremy Corbyn vows to vote down Queen's Speech to topple Theresa May

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May is desperately trying to shore up her position after losing her Commons majority in the election . At the same time the hashtag #WorstPrimeMinisterInHistory trended on Twitter . May once famously warned the Conservatives when she was party chairman that they were seen as "nasty", and as prime minister promised a new domestic approach. Read More »

Britain's May seeks deal to cling to power

Conservative MPs are publicly airing their anger, some calling for her ouster and others demanding radical change in her style of leadership. The Conservatives now plan to reach a so-called confidence and supply agreement with the DUP , which would involve it supporting a Conservative minority government on key votes in parliament but not forming a formal coalition. Read More »

May reaches 'outline' power deal after election fiasco

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Details of the deal will be discussed by May's cabinet which is scheduled to meet at 10 Downing Street on Monday morning. May's miscalculation in calling this election harks back to an earlier blunder by her immediate predecessor: former Prime Minister David Cameron and his decision to hold a referendum on " Brexit " in the first place. Read More »

US spy planes help Philippine troops quell siege

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Until now there had been no confirmation that US forces were assisting in the battle for Marawi City, which is in its third week. As fighting between government forces and the Maute terrorists continues, Col. help, adding that the special forces were not fighting, but "providing technical support". A P-3 Orion surveillance plane was seen flying over Marawi last Friday, said local media reports . Read More »

Turkey's Erdogan Dismisses Charges Qatar Backs Terrorism, Pledges Aid

Trump noted the decision came after his trip to Saudi Arabia, where he addressed a summit of Arab nations and called for them to help end terrorism. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reaffirmed Turkey's support for Qatar on Friday and called for the blockade against Doha by several Arab states to be completely lifted. Read More »

Pak intruders killed in last 96 hours: Indian Army

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On Saturday, the Pakistan Army initiated indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars in the Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district along the LoC. "The sinister designs of Pakistan Army to push-in multiple groups of armed intruders across the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir continues to be defeated by proactive operations being carried out on the border", Defence spokesman of Northern Command said. Read More »

British Prime Minister Theresa May's two most trusted advisers quit

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Members of her Conservative party have warned May her days are numbered after calling Thursday's vote three years early, only to lose her parliamentary majority days before talks on the UK's European Union departure were due to begin. But the wooing of the DUP risks upsetting the political balance in Northern Ireland by aligning London more closely with the pro-British side in the divided province, where a power-sharing government with Irish nationalists is now suspended. Read More »

Director of National Intelligence Coats refuses to discuss Trump talks

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But Rogers said he had never been directed to do anything illegal , immoral or inappropriate during his time as NSA director while Coats said he had never felt pressured to intervene in the shaping of intelligence. In his concluding remarks, King said Coats' and Rogers' earlier insistence that they had not been pressured by Trump "waived executive privilege by in effect testifying as to something that didn't happen". Read More »

Top aides to Theresa May resign after British election losses

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Theresa May is expected to try and shore up her minority Government by appointing ministers to her new Cabinet today as a survey of Conservative Party members showed nearly two thirds believe the Prime Minister should quit. And I want to encourage all Conservatives to come through this hard period, unite behind the Prime Minister, and focus on the need to heal the divisions in our country. Read More »

USA urges Arab nations to ease blockade of Qatar

The crisis escalated on Friday after Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain released a list of 59 Qatari and Doha- based people and entities linked to " terrorism ". Qatar, reeling from a blockade imposed by its Arab neighbors as well as President Trump's accusation that the Persian Gulf nation funds terror, has hired former Attorney General John Ashcroft as a lobbyist and crisis management consultant. Read More »

US Russia probe wants Comey recordings

Mr Trump wouldn't rule out a previous claim that there may be tapes of his conversations with Comey. Trump, in his first press conference since Comey's congressional testimony on Thursday, also reiterated that he felt vindicated by what was said. Read More »

Canadian Grand Prix: Hamilton matches record with blistering pole lap

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Speechless. I know that Ayrton was for many of you your favourite driver, and he was the same for me", a moved Hamilton said. "So to match him, and to receive this, is the greatest honor". "I knew 65 was there and waiting; I knew Montreal has been a lovely place for me", he said. "I sent a message to my guys to say we needed everything to be flawless, right on the point, and they did it today". Read More »

Trump Calls Comey 'a Leaker,' Says He's Vindicated After Senate Hearing

Comey said yes, he had gotten that impression from Sally Yates - the fired acting attorney general who already testified to warning the White House in January that Flynn had lied to Pence about his Russian Federation contacts. When asked whether the president has "tapes" of his conversation with Comey, as Trump suggested in his tweet, Lewandowski added that he doesn't know and Comey should still be anxious. Read More »

No deal finalised yet for May UK govt

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The DUP, which won 10 seats, said it is ready to talk with May about supporting her government , although such an alliance would be far from straight forward. Despite earlier saying that a cabinet meeting had been scheduled for Saturday, a spokesman said May would not be holding one but would name more members of her cabinet. Read More »

Theresa May 'will not resign' despite Tory election disaster

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It would also put pressure to resign on May, who called the snap election in the hope of increasing her majority and strengthening Britain's hand in exit talks with the European Union. "For me, I don't know where we go". In the Conservative Party, recriminations were immediate and stinging. And it looks like a soft Brexit is now much more likely. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn's Awkward High Five Fail

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The protest was led by students and trade unionists who chanted slogans in favour of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn , who has stunned the British political establishment with impressive election results. Keith Fraser received just 413 votes on Thursday night, and was caught mouthing the insult after Corbyn romped home to win his seat with more than 40,000 votes. Read More »

Trump accuses Qatar of funding terrorism 'at a very high level'

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He also denied that Comey's version of the events of a February 14 meeting, in which Trump said that he "hoped" that the FBI director could let go of an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn . Still, he maintained he had never asked Comey for a pledge of allegiance. REPORTER: So if [Special Counsel] Robert Mueller wanted to speak with you about that, you would be willing to talk to him? "And some of the things that he said just weren't true". Read More »

UAE looks into humanitarian cases of Emirati and Qatari families

The three Gulf nations said early Sunday that officials would consider "humanitarian cases" as a deadline looms for Qataris to return home. "I would like to confirm Qatar's position that all disputes should be settled by a dialogue". Although US officers had previously denied the blockade was a problem, Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said the "evolving situation is hindering our ability to plan for longer-term military operations". Read More »

Adam West, TV's Batman, Dies at 88

West kept a drawing of Batman by Kane, who inscribed it: "To my buddy, Adam, who breathed life into my pen and ink creation". "This is a terribly unexpected loss of my lifelong friend". After he split with Warner Bros., West showed up in such forgettable films as Geronimo (1962) starring Chuck Connors, Tammy and the Doctor (1963) with Sandra Dee and in The Three Stooges film The Outlaws Is Coming (1965) before Batman changed his life forever. Read More »

UK election: Theresa May fights for survival ahead of Brexit talks

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She failed to express contrition for her gamble that spectacularly backfired, but newspaper headlines reflected the sense that she has been deeply wounded. Anand Menon, professor of politics at King's College London , said her lack of a parliamentary majority made it far more likely that Britain would leave the European Union without a deal. Read More »

USA secretary of state calls for easing of Qatar blockade

Concerns have been raised for the impact of these measures on people who live in all the countries affected. Qatar Petroleum said it "wishes to affirm that it is conducting business as usual", adding that it remains committed to being a stable energy producer. Read More »

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

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Theresa May was fighting for survival on Saturday after a failed election gamble undermined her authority and plunged the country into a major political crisis days before talks to leave the European Union start. The turmoil engulfing May has increased the chance that Britain will fall out of the European Union in 2019 without a deal. May wanted to win explicit backing for her stance on Brexit, which involves leaving the EU's single market and imposing restrictions on immigration while ... Read More »