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British Prime Minister Theresa May's top aides resign after election fiasco


The DUP's demands are likely to be similar to a list it published before the 2015 general election , where the Conservatives ultimately secured a majority and did not need DUP support. The DUP has stalled all progress on equal marriage in Northern Ireland, and previously supported the introduction of a "conscience clause" to protect people who discriminate against LGBT people. Read More »

UK General Election Results Show Rejection of 'Hard Brexit'

But in United Kingdom elections this result does not automatically trigger another election. Further announcements were expected on Saturday. Leadership challenge plans were scrapped. Shadow UK attorney general Shami Chakrabarti, whom Corbyn nominated to the House of Lords after she chaired a review of antisemitism in Labour ranks, called the result "an wonderful reversal in a short period and I think this is the beginning, not the end". Read More »

Tories and DUP to agree 'confidence and supply' deal

He wrote on the ConservativeHome site: "The reason for the disappointing result was not the absence of support for Theresa May and the Conservatives but an unexpected surge in support for Labour". Promises likely to be made by Mr Williamson and the prime minister are likely to concentrate on the Northern Ireland implications of Brexit . Last December, Hill also told senior Conservative lawmaker Nicky Morgan to keep away from Downing Street after criticising the premier for her ... Read More »

Britain's PM Theresa May reaches 'outline' power deal after election fiasco

British prime minister Theresa May's grip on power appears far from secure despite a potential deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to support her in parliament . That means the DUP will back the government on key votes, but it's not a coalition government or a broader pact. However, it's not just the support of another party May needs to ensure. Read More »

PM Theresa May reaches 'outline' power deal after election fiasco

In all of this, many are of the opinion that this tumultuous situation will indeed lead to Britain exiting the European Union, with no fruitful deal in their sack. Ruth Davidson, the Conservative leader in Scotland, said she had asked May for assurances that there would be no attack on gay rights after a deal with the DUP. Read More »

US Considers Exiting UN Human Rights Council Over 'Anti-Israel Bias'


The United States has given formal notice that it may withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council unless the body eliminates its "chronic anti-Israel bias". U.S. permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Nikki Haley delivers a speech about the current humanitarian situation in the world. "I've never taken kindly to bullies", Haley told reporters in Jerusalem, "the United Nations has bullied Israel for a very long time, and we're not going to let that happen anymore". Read More »

Comey's Testimony And The Rest Of The Week In Politics


President Donald Trump on Friday claimed "total and complete vindication" after ousted FBI director James Comey said he was not personally under investigation in a probe into Russian interference in last year's U.S. Trump was addressing reporters for the first time since Thursday's explosive testimony in which Comey branded the president a liar, and said he was sacked over his handling of the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into Russian election meddling. Read More »

London Bridge attack minute's silence today at 11am


Dozens were injured, many of them critically, in the attack that started on the London Bridge, when three attackers swerved the vehicle into pedestrians and then, armed with knives, rampaged through Borough Market , slashing and stabbing anyone they could find. Read More »

N.Ireland's DUP surge, could help Britain's May reach majority


The website of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) in Northern Ireland has crashed due to huge numbers of people searching for information following speculation that the Tories could seek to form a coalition with the party. "It's very hard to see how two parties emboldened by the results this evening will be any more conciliatory when it comes to re-establishing the devolved institutions", Naomi Long, leader of the non-sectarian Alliance Party, who like all smaller parties failed to win a ... Read More »

Bush AG: Lynch 'Betrayal' Made DOJ 'An Arm Of The Clinton Campaign'

Asked about the episode at a hearing, Mr Comey said a "deciding factor" was Ms Lynch's unusual meeting with Mr Bill Clinton a year ago in Arizona, where she joined the former president on his jet. "They are trying to close their eyes to the investigation". "This is about 2017". "Look, 2016 is in the rearview mirror now". President [Donald] Trump fired the director of the FBI, the guy leading the Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

Did Trump just say he'd testify under oath about Comey?

Mr Comey had detailed this interaction in a memo, writing that the President told him: "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go". Transportation Department, but did say he wants people in public service to "rise above the petty partisan squabbling that plagues our nation" and focus on fixing problems. Read More »

Hillary Clinton told to 'move on' from her loss

And for good measure, she further blamed sexism, saying that criticism of her six-figure speeches to various groups was gender-driven. She arrogantly refused to campaign in Wisconsin, a blue state that ultimately swung to Trump, and she didn't devote almost enough resources to the other blue states of MI and Pennsylvania. Read More »

Trump slams Qatar for funding terrorism

Trump on Friday accused Qatar of being a "high level" sponsor of terrorism in remarks made shortly after his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson , pushed Qatar's Arab neighbours to "immediately take steps to de-escalate the situation". "This is what we expect from Saudi, the Custodian of the Holy Mosques [in Mecca and Medina]", Erdogan added. Saudi Arabia has been criticized in the past for exporting a militant interpretation of Islam and because 15 of the 19 hijackers in the 2001 terrorist ... Read More »

Israel is 'not ready' for peace: Palestinian official


And as time passes, more settlers can be expected to invade Palestinian properties, pushed both by zealous fervour and by generous government subsidies: the average settler receives three times more in public subsidies than a resident of Israel proper, a financial incentive for the expansion of settler units given by governments snubbing the global community's decree that settlements are illegal and a hindrance to any Palestinian-Israeli peace deal. Read More »

Trump rebuffs bipartisanship, banks on base to tame turmoil


Donald Trump Jr., not surprisingly, did not. Former FBI director James Comey testified before the Senate intelligence committee on Thursday morning to detail several meetings with President Donald Trump that led him to create memos and thoroughly document each confrontation before his firing by the president on May 9. Read More »

Brazil electoral court dismisses case that could have ousted president

Magazine Veja reported late on Friday that the agency known as Abin might have been used to spy on Fachin - the top court justice in charge of a massive corruption probe that has ensnared Temer. Brazil's top electoral court is preparing to vote on a decision that could force P. Critics, however, say that the TSE's decision has fostered a climate of impunity. Read More »

United States mayors and governors defy Trump, will stick to Paris agreement anyway

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott announced Friday that Vermont will join the US Climate Alliance, a new bipartisan coalition of states committed to meeting the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement . However, on Thursday, while addressing a media conference at the White House , Trump said that there were no meaningful obligations for the world's "leading polluters" and that it is time to "exit the Paris Accord". Read More »

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain May Loosen Curbs on Some Qatari Families

President Donald Trump and its Arab neighbors that it supports terrorism. "I decided. the time had come to call on Qatar to end its funding", Trump told reporters at the White House on Friday. "Qatar is accused of having a hidden relationship with Iran, but its relations with Iran are clear, transparent and time-tested", said Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, noting that the UAE does more trade with Iran than Qatar does. Read More »

Seamus Power in the hunt at the St. Jude Classic


At eight-under and just one shot back are Luke List and Chad Campbell, who each shot a four-under 66. He held a two-stroke lead on the front nine before making three bogeys coming home in a 69, while five-time PGA Tour victor Crane carded a bogey-free 68. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn: Labour is ready for another general election

Her co-chiefs of staff Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill announced their resignations Saturday. However, the small regional party would not form part of a coalition government. Britain's Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn gestures as he arrives for the declaration at his constituency in London , Friday, June 9, 2017. Davidson also said she had received reassurances from May that the party's deal with the DUP would not involve a rollback of gay rights. Read More »