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Former aide hits out at 'toxic' team around PM


It said the campaign failed to get "Theresa's positive plan for the future across" or "notice the surge in Labour support, because modern campaigning techniques require ever-narrower targeting of specific voters, and we were not talking to the people who chose to vote for Labour". Read More »

Leo Varadkar set to be Ireland's first openly gay Prime Minister

Leo Varadkar , Ireland's first openly gay cabinet minister and the son of an immigrant doctor, has been the clear favourite to replace Mr Kenny. Mr. The Dublin TD is now expected to be appointed Taoiseach if he gains the backing of the Dáil, which sits again on June 13. The New York Times reported that Varadkar entered Parliament 10 years ago and has been successful as a politician for being candid and speaking his mind , which is becoming the new norm in Irish politics. Read More »

Kingpin in Tehran Terror Attacks Killed

He added that the arrested terrorists had given up a lot of valuable information. Ali Asghar Gorjizadeh, the commander of IRGC's Ansar-ol-Mahdi Corps, which is responsible for protection of senior Iranian officials, said in a televised interview on Saturday that from the very first moments after the twin terrorist attacks, members of the Ansar-ol-Mahdi Corps took measures to encounter the terrorists. Read More »

Kenny raises Good Friday Agreement concerns with May over DUP deal

A 2010 election poster putting distance between the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and their would-be bedfellows, The Conservatives, has gone viral. But it later disclosed that no deal had been finalised and talks on the arrangement will continue during the week as Mrs May desperately tries to shore up her position after losing her Commons majority in the election. Read More »

Israeli PM calls for dismantling of UN Palestinian aid agency

Abu Hasna, speaking in Hebrew on Israel Radio, also warned that if "UNRWA is gone" in the Gaza Strip, where food, educational and health services are provided, "two million people will turn into IS (Islamic State) supporters". The PM told the cabinet that "a Hamas tunnel has recently been discovered under two schools in the Gaza Strip". UNRWA said it had protested to Hamas that rules the enclave and which had used a network of cross-border tunnels to launch attacks inside Israel in a ... Read More »

United States cites 'complete obliteration of mock warhead


It was the third missile test by the nuclear-armed regime in less than three weeks, defying United Nations (UN) sanctions warnings and USA threats of possible military action. The intercept took place high above the Pacific Ocean, the agency said. The Sea-Based X-Band radar, positioned in the Pacific Ocean, also acquired and tracked the target. Read More »

Trump urges tougher USA travel ban, expedited court review

Potentially making it harder for his lawyers to win at the Supreme Court , Trump again commented on the case on Monday, tweeting complaints that his own administration had issued a "watered down, politically correct version" of an earlier order he signed on January 27 that also was blocked by courts. Read More »

French elections: President Macron's party set for huge parliamentary majority

The party the next closest is the mainstream conservative party with 20 percent. The election was marked by what pollsters predicted would be a record-low turnout of just under 50 per cent. Macron is visiting Berlin only a day after being sworn in as president in Paris . The survival of the Socialist Party, which ruled France for the past five years but is forecast to get just between about 15 and 30 seats, is at stake, as is the unity of The Republicans , which poll second but are ... Read More »

Tehran terror attacks' mastermind killed by security forces


Today, the Intelligence Ministry announced that it had detained 41 suspects in Tehran and the western Kurdish provinces. The speaker claims to represent the "first battalion" of Islamic state formed inside of Iran. and Saudi Arabia. He said that the anti- Iranian remarks by Saudi Arabia's foreign minister and US President Donald Trump are a "matter of disgrace" for them. Read More »

In fight for Philippine city, a painful window on war


President Rodrigo Duterte and Armed Forces chief Lt. Gen. Eduardo Año said separately that the head of the Islamic State in the Middle East, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, had instructed Isnilon Hapilon to set up a base for ISIS in the Philippines. Read More »

Parliament elections in France giving Macron majority

His fledgling Republic on the Move! - contesting its first-ever election and fielding many candidates with no political experience at all - was on course to deliver him a legislative majority so crushing that Macron's rivals fretted that the 39-year-old president will be able to govern France nearly unopposed for his full five-year term. Read More »

Trump's lawyer 'not going to speculate' on special counsel's future

But I can't imagine that that issue is going to arise. He's going to do that. "I think this is going to be a witch hunt", Gingrich told " Fox News Sunday ". "And you wonder if - it's unusual to me, and I've done a lot of cases for 40 years of practicing law nearly, and at the highest levels including the Supreme Court - that you have a situation, I think this is unprecedented, where the testimony was reviewed", Sekulow said. Read More »

Preds defenseman Ryan Ellis skates before Game 6


The Penguins haven't closed out an opponent on their first try this spring, and the last time they did (excluding Game 7s) was against the New York Rangers all the way back in the first round of 2016. Nobody has been better at home this postseason than Nashville . Bryan says it's surreal that he will be at the epicenter of all that trying to fire up Nashville and will be a moment he'll never forget. Read More »

Ex-Goldman Sachs executive, top Christie deputy win NJ governor primaries


Murphy is a former diplomat who greatly outspent his rivals. Tuesday's New Jersey primary results will pit Democrat Phil Murphy against Republican Lt. There are more than two million registered Democrats in New Jersey and about 1.2 million Republicans. Parilla says he doesn't see her as a Christie clone but does see similarities between Murphy and former Gov. Read More »

Saudi Arabia outlaws wearing Barcelona jersey with Qatar Airways logo

Riyadh and its allies have severed ties with Qatar , accusing it of supporting terrorism and of being too close to Iran , charges denied by Doha . Qatar Airways said on Sunday its net profit increased by nearly 22 percent in the last financial year that ended in March, before the diplomatic fallout with its Gulf neighbours. Read More »

Election debacle leaves UK government in a minority


Conservative Member of Parliament Anna Soubry was the first in the party to disavow Mrs May in public, calling on her to "consider her position". Aside from the support of many for Corbyn , Coban believes the main motivation of young voters was to prevent a "hard" Brexit by denying the Conservatives the landslide May had sought. Read More »

Gulf Leaders Up Pressure On Qatar; Russia Calls For Talks

While Tillerson and others have called for an easing of tensions, Trump on Friday said Qatar had "historically been a funder of terrorism at a very high level". The energy rich country's Foreign Ministry made the announcement Friday. " Saudi Arabia , Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates are toying with the lives of thousands of Gulf residents as part of their dispute with Qatar, splitting up families and destroying people's livelihoods and education", the London-based human rights ... Read More »

Irish PM warns Theresa May about jeopardising peace in Northern Ireland


Numerous key cabinet posts have already been declared as unchanged from the previous government, including Philip Hammond as Chancellor of the Exchequer, Amber Rudd as home secretary, Boris Johnson as foreign secretary. Several have said that she seeks to concentrate too much power in her immediate circle, leaving her cabinet and parliament powerless. However, the election results will most likely complicate the leave negotiations. Read More »

Polls debacle leaves UK govt in minority


May's weakened position in the party ruled out big changes. She is expected to announce ministerial appointments later on Friday. It's all a distraction at a pressured time for the Prime Minister . Mrs May has just nine days to make a deal before Brexit discussions with the European Union begin. "The country needs a period of stability and whatever the results are the Conservative Party will ensure we fulfill our duty in ensuring that stability so that we can all, as one country, go ... Read More »

What Others Say: America first, Earth second is message of climate decision

A majority of Republicans, 67 percent, support Trump's decision to withdraw the US from the agreement, compared to 25 percent of Republicans who oppose it. decides". Unlike other signatories to the Paris agreement, India has not agreed to cap or reduce its emissions outright but instead to greatly increase its use of green energy. Read More »

British PM loses majority, faces pressure to resign


Speaking following his re-election as the MP for Islington North, the Labour leader said people had voted "for hope for the future". If no party wins a majority by itself, it can try and form a government in one of two ways. If they did not: "It would then be up to them, wouldn't it, to explain to their constituents how it was that when given the choice, they let the Tories back in again". Read More »

Qatar Airways profits reach US$540m before Gulf crisis


Morocco's foreign ministry issued a statement expressing the Kingdom's willingness to mediate in the crisis that has shaken the Gulf after Saudi Arabia and the UAE and their allies in the Arab World and beyond severed ties with Qatar , which they accuse of supporting terrorism and side-lining with Iran . Read More »