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Jeremy Corbyn predicts another general election this year

With results in from all 650 House of Commons seats after Thursday's vote, May's bruised Conservatives had 318 - short of the 326 they needed for an outright majority and well down from the 330 seats they had before May's roll of the electoral dice. Read More »

Iran claims to have killed mastermind of twin attacks in Tehran

During a televised interview on Saturday, Iranian Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alawi said that the terrorist commander was killed earlier in the day by intelligence forces. Iran is a key fighting force against IS and other groups in Iraq and Syria. The attacks were the first claimed by Islamic State inside tightly controlled Shi'ite Iran, one of the powers leading the fight against the Sunni militants in the region. Read More »

Former US FBI Director James Comey testifies about President Trump

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Trump said Comey's testimony also vindicated him from allegations that he colluded with Russian meddling in the 2016 United States presidential election. Trump asked, though he went on to say such a request wouldn't have been inappropriate. Wouldn't that make one think it was just a " hope " instead of a directive? Secretary of State Rex Tillerson described the situation with Qatar in much more nuanced remarks to reporters, going so far as to criticize Saudi Arabia and other Arab ... Read More »

London attack: Images of fake explosive belts released

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The three terrorists ploughed into people on London Bridge before going on a stabbing rampage in nearby Borough Market. Commander Dean Haydon also revealed that the men had a stockpile of petrol bombs in the back of their van and carried out their deadly attack with pink ceramic knives . Read More »

Majority of Tory members want Theresa May to quit

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The stunning outcome leaves May battling to unite different factions in her party and reliant on a handful of Northern Irish parliamentarians just nine days before Britain starts the tortuous process of negotiating its departure from the EU. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn vows to fight Theresa May 'all the way'

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The Scottish Conservatives leader Ruth Davidson has telephoned the Prime Minister to demand assurances that she is not planning to ditch Tory commitments to LGBT rights in return for DUP votes in parliament . The objective of calling elections, having assured that there would be no election before the schedule one in 2020, after she took over as the party leader a year ago, Theresa May had hoped to strengthen her party's grip on power to be able to successfully negotiate Britain's ... Read More »

UK's May Strikes Tentative Deal With N. Ireland Party

Wollaston also said she was opposed to the death penalty and creationism being taught in schools, policies that have been supported by some DUP politicians. And in a phone call with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the PM attempted to show it's business as usual by confirming she'll start Brexit talks as planned in the "next couple of weeks". Read More »

U.S. urges Gulf states to ease blockade against Qatar

Although Washington singled out Qatar in 2014 as a state that is lenient on terrorism funding, this time the message was delivered differently in its timing and type by a president whose main goal is to fight terrorism - unlike his predecessor Barack Obama. Read More »

After Six-Day War, An American Became A West Bank Settler

They are the first new settlement announcements since Mr Trump's visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories last month, when he tried to encourage both sides back to the negotiating table. Add to that Palestinian incitement against Israel , its funding of families of terrorists, and its refusal to negotiate throughout several USA presidential terms, and it should not surprise anyone that a two-state solution, which ADL and a majority of Americans strong support, has yet to materialize. Read More »

N.Irish unionists agree 'confidence' deal with Tories

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Nigel Evans was among Conservative MPs to call for Timothy's resignation, and said "anyone with their fingers" on the document should resign. He said it was impossible to predict whether she would still be prime minister at the end of the year. Read More »

36 killed by smoke after gunman starts fire in Manila casino robbery

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The suspect was carrying a long firearm, most likely a variant of the M16 carbine , according to National Capital Region Police Chief Oscar Albayalde. Most of the dead suffocated while trying to flee the smoke and fire after the attack began. The Islamic State group says one of its operatives "carried out killing and hurting until he died a martyr" at a Manila casino complex. Read More »

Cavaliers in same position as a year ago, but challenge tougher vs. Warriors

Kevin Durant led Golden State with 35 points. The team ignored fan requests for greetings and autographs as they entered the hotel with serious looks, and their headphones on. They shut down the Warriors' 3 Pointer parade and made the Warriors play physical basketball. The Cavs could at least momentarily stall Golden State's momentum, and keep their visitors' locker room dry, by breaking up the Warriors' flawless playoffs with a win Friday. Read More »

Labour is ready for another election, Jeremy Corbyn says

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The protest moved to outside the gates of Downing Street , where they were met by a wall of uniformed police officers, as bemused tourists posed for selfies nearby. The main opposition Labour Party surpassed expectations by winning 262. The DUP, whose 10 seats would allow the government to get measures through Parliament, is a socially conservative pro-British Protestant group that opposes abortion and same-sex marriage and includes both environmentalists and climate-change deniers among ... Read More »

Amnesty bemoans cost of Gulf crisis on human rights

Kuwait says Qatar is "willing to hold a dialogue" with Arab nations that have cut diplomatic ties . Nations behind a blockade on Qatar have welcomed strong comments from President Donald Trump backing their move, but were silent on calls from his secretary of state to ease the measures. Read More »

London attack: 'No intelligence failure' says Met chief

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On Saturday, Commander Dean Haydon of the Met's anti-terrorist command said: "Many witnesses we've spoken to have provided extremely helpful accounts of the attack but we are still missing pieces of the picture". The Ernesto brand knives are 12 inches long, and were found with tape wrapped around the handles and leather straps attached to them to keep the weapons on the attackers' wrists. Read More »

British leader reaches tentative deal to shore up rule

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Her co-chiefs of staff Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill announced their resignations Saturday. I think, you know, we see this election extremely effective Labour Party campaign, which has not allowed the Labour Party to win the election outright but has enabled it to deny the conservatives and Prime Minister May a parliamentary majority. Read More »

Netanyahu slams Hamas for "using schoolchildren as human shield"

In public remarks to his cabinet at its weekly meeting, Netanyahu said UNRWA perpetuated, rather than solved, the Palestinian refugee problem and that anti-Israeli incitement was rife in its institutions, which includes schools. The Islamic Jihad Palestinian militant group said the man killed was a member of their armed wing. It was not reported whether the school buildings are now in use. Read More »

Theresa May fighting to hang on after gamble fails

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The Daily Mail's headline was "Tories turn on Theresa" after Conservatives told media that the party was discussing the prospect of another election and potential candidates to replace May. 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 »

Theresa May Top Aides Resign After Disastrous Election

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May's former director of communications, Katie Perrior, had earlier recounted the "terrible" atmosphere at meetings attended by the pair, whom she said showed no respect for other staff or even ministers. London's neutrality in Northern Ireland is key to the delicate balance of power in the province once plagued by decades of unrest. The prime minister has vowed to pull Britain out of Europe's single market in order to end mass migration from the bloc, despite fears of the economic impact. Read More »

UK Conservative party strikes deal with minor party, DUP

After calling an election she didn't have to, the UK's Prime Minister Theresa May is paying the price. British Prime Minister Theresa May's chief of staffs Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill leave Conservative Party headquarters in London , Friday, June 9, 2017. Read More »

Mastermind of Tehran Attack Has Been Killed: Iran

Qatar, for its part, has strenuously denied accusations that it is a supporter of terrorism, describing the moves to diplomatically isolate it as "unjustified". Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Sheikh al-Thani of Moscow's concern and called for talks. He called the USA the "international" version of the Islamic State group and said Washington had exchanged democracy for money, a reference to a recent huge arms deal between the U.S. Read More »

Conservatives hang on to minority in United Kingdom election

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May announced later that Gavin Barwell - a former housing minister who lost his seat in Thursday's election - would be her new chief of staff. Those exit talks, expected to be the most complex in post-World War Two European history, are supposed to wrap up before the end of March 2019 - a timeline that was already considered ambitious before May's electoral debacle. Read More »