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British election's outcome may postpone Brexit - senator


British Prime Minister Theresa May's confidence in the Tories backfired in the UK #General Election as her Conservative Party lost its parliamentary majority to #Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party . The survey predicted the Conservatives will get 314 seats and the Labour Party 266. " Corbyn emerges stronger than ever, May emerges commanding the most seats but weaker than ever, with absolutely no gain in her mandate", said Jonathan Golub, an expert in British politics at Reading ... Read More »

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off once more


The trouble started Wednesday when Clinton raised questions over whether Trump's campaign was linked to the alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election. Clinton's own former press secretary, Brian Fallon, said on CNN Thursday, "I'm not going to point fingers at the DNC". So I'm now the nominee of the Democratic Party. Read More »

Turkey Takes Qatar's Side In Regional Rift


Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani spoke to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and also met his counterpart in Germany and was due in Moscow Saturday for further talks. Kuwait's ruler, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber al-Sabah, travelled from the UAE to Qatar on Wednesday after visiting Saudi Arabia the day before to try to resolve the crisis. Read More »

Saudi, UAE show signals of easing tensions with Qatar


Five Iranian planes filled with food have landed at Doha airport as the blockade against Qatar by Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries starts to bite. Amnesty International , long a critic of Doha over its treatment of migrant workers, has warned of "heartbreak and fear" suffered by ordinary people caught in the diplomatic crossfire. Read More »

Enhance connectivity without infringing sovereignty: Modi at

India feels that as an SCO member, it will be able to play a major role in addressing the threat of terrorism in the region. "We have full faith that SCO would give a new push to fight terrorism", he said. -After 12 years of observership, will get membership of SCO. With Pakistan and India as members, the SCO now represents roughly half the world's population, and stands to benefit the eight member nations in more ways than one. Read More »

Theresa May ought to be alarmed - the DUP is flexing its muscles

But if Arlene Foster, Nigel Dodds and their small circle of advisers calculate that Mrs May is too wounded to lead a credible government, the DUP will not be shy about making that explicit. The resignations of Timothy and Hill, on whom May had been heavily reliant since her previous job at the interior ministry, will be a personal blow. Read More »

Tehran terrorists had fought for IS in Raqqa and Mosul


The Iranian government announced Saturday that it has killed the man behind the terror attacks in Tehran this week, in which 17 people were killed, Iranian state TV reported. Zarif responded: "Repugnant WH statement & Senate sanctions as Iranians counter terror backed by U.S. clients". Iran's Intelligence Ministry said Thursday it will soon release the names and pictures of the gunmen involved in the terrorist attacks, all of whom were killed on Wednesday, Tasnim reported. Read More »

Lexi Thompson shoots 67 for 1-shot lead at Manulife LPGA Classic


Thompson lipped out a five-foot putt at the penultimate hole and had a chance to make amends with a four-footer to win it at the last but hit a poor putt to fall back into the playoff. Asked if it got into her head watching a player that can hit it so long (Jutanugarn's driving distance off the tee yesterday was 267 yards - without driver - compared to 257.5 for the Canadian), Marchand said: I kind of laughed on the first hole because she pulled out iron and I'm like, 'Oh, my God. Read More »

Irish PM expresses concern over May's proposed DUP deal

Front and center among many questions facing May's new government is the matter of Brexit. "The City of London would wish to see an effective and secure government formed as soon as possible", said Catherine McGuinness, the body´s policy chairman. Read More »

Government agrees outline deal with DUP for support - PA


The 10 DUP MPs could prove crucial in supporting the Conservatives on key votes after Thursday's election saw Mrs May lose control of the Commons. Theresa May will stay as on as the Prime Minister with support from the Democratic Unionist Party in defiance of critics both within and outside her own party, but it remains to be seen as she could continue to lead the party and the government in the long term. Read More »

Theresa May shuns calls to resign after shock result


Much was made in the Conservative campaign of the fact that 11 days after polling day the Brexit negotiations would begin. They have been replaced by Gavin Barwell, a former government minister who lost his seat in the election. The resignations came as May worked to fill jobs in her minority government. It will be hard for the UK Government to be seen as a neutral arbiter in Northern Ireland when the DUP is propping up the Conservatives in office. Read More »

Chelsea no longer require my services - Costa


Earlier this week, Costa claimed that Conte has told him he is not in his plans for next season. "It's a shame. I've already forwarded the message to Chelsea people to decide". However, the manager rather awkwardly opened the book on a page decorated with a huge picture of Costa celebrating one of his many goals . Costa has said he will "have to find a way out", given his relationship with Conte and the club has effectively been fractured beyond fix. Read More »

'Hard Brexit' must be abandoned after election, says Scottish leader


The Tory revival also claimed SNP deputy leader and the party's Westminster leader, Angus Robertson; Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh and chief whip Mike Weir. "But we have to acknowledge that the question of a second independence referendum was a significant motivator of votes against the SNP in this election, and we have to be attentive to that point". Read More »

Sabzar Ahmad Bhat's encounter: Curfew in valley, all under control


A two-day shutdown call was given by the joint pro-freedom leadership for Sunday and Monday. They said public transport was off the roads, but private cars, cabs and auto-rickshaws were seen plying. Mobile internet services were snapped in the Valley after Bhat's death, not even 24 hours after they were restored after fresh violence hit the valley. Read More »

May's top aides Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill resign after election

Some senior Tories had made the removal of Hill and Timothy a condition for continuing to support May, who has vowed to remain prime minister despite the Conservatives losing their overall majority in Parliament. DUP leader Arlene Foster confirmed that she had spoken to May and that they would speak further to "explore how it may be possible to bring stability to this nation at this time of great challenge", the BBC reported. Read More »

Thousands mourn Tehran attack victims, chant "Death to Saudi"

On Saturday, the authorities also announced the arrests of eight people in Alborz province, north of Tehran, who allegedly provided logistical support to the attackers. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad-Zarif called it "repugnant" on Twitter and said the Iranian people "reject" the statement. In 1981, a bomb planted by an Iranian opposition group in Tehran killed 27 Iranian members of parliament and dozens of other officials. Read More »

US special forces aiding Philippine army

Gen. Restituto Padilla said told AP by phone, citing a Philippine government policy that bars foreign troops from participating in local combat. The cooperation between the longtime allies in the battle is significant because Duterte, who came to power a year ago, has taken a hostile stance towards Washington and has vowed to eject US military trainers and advisers from his country. Read More »

Rodrigo Duterte denies ever asking US for help to fight IS militants


Using these defensive positions, the terrorists are using sniper fires, mortar fire, anti-tank rounds, and improvised explosive devices to kill anyone - government security forces, relief and rescue workers, and civilians - who get in the way of their fanatical desire to dismember Marawi from the Philippines and establish it as a "Wilayat" or an ISIS province in this part of Asia, the military official said. Read More »

United Kingdom ministers push for Johnson to take over from Theresa May

The DUP has proved hugely controversial in the past over the homophobic and sectarian views of some of its representatives. Sunday's newspapers were unsparing, with The Observer writing: "Discredited, humiliated, diminished". May's party won 318 seats, 12 fewer than it had before the snap election, and eight short of the 326 needed for an outright majority. "I sought, and to be fair to the prime minister, received a categoric assurance that in talking to the DUP that there would be no ... Read More »