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Theresa May to face Conservative Party questioning over poll setback

May's party fell eight seats short of retaining their parliamentary majority, and is now in talks with Northern Ireland's ultra-conservative Democratic Union Party (DUP) - which won 10 seats - to forge an informal alliance. I think she will have to go unfortunately. "Let's get to work". Sir Michael did not reveal what the DUP had been offered in return, but said the "outline proposal" would be published once a deal had been agreed. Read More »

Weatherford International plc (WFT) closed its previous trading session at $4.46

Poplar Forest Capital LLC boosted its position in Weatherford International PLC (NYSE: WFT ) by 8.6% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. It also reduced Spectra Energy Corp (NYSE:SE) stake by 63,705 shares and now owns 50,735 shares. Among 14 analysts covering Newell Rubbermaid Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) to report earnings on July, 17. Read More »

British Writer Eats His Book On Live TV Show


If, however, that does happen, he would happily eat his new Brexit book. And after Labour's better than expected General Election polling, the academic quickly took to Twitter and promised to live up to his word. Despite the embarrassment of eating Brexit: Why Britain Voted to Leave the European Union live on television, the author gave a thumbs up after devouring several pages. Read More »

Theresa May pressured to quit after embarrassing 'error'


Corbyn told the BBC on Sunday there could be another election this year or early in 2018 after the Thursday vote produced no clear victor. The shock defeats suffered by some of her ministers, including her trusted cabinet office minister Ben Gummer, will require some sort of reshuffle, but May was in no position to make bigger changes to her ministerial team, as was widely speculated in the days before the election. Read More »

Iran police kills four ISIS suspects in Hormuzgan province


Iranian Police arrested on Friday two suspects linked to the terror attacks in Tehran claimed by the Islamic State terrorist group. After offering condolences to the families of the attacks victims , Alavi stressed that over the past few months the country's intelligence forces had neutralized over 25 terrorist cells. Read More »

Theresa May to form new government with DUP support after hung Parliament


After calling a snap election in order to extend what was a 17-seat majority, Friday's results left May's Conservative party with fewer seats and a humiliating and destabilising hung parliament after losing its majority. But Soubry said May's time in the top job would be limited. "I think it depends very much on how those conversations will go, but certainly I don't see any more than six months". Read More »

Enda Kenny 'concerned' at proposed United Kingdom deal with the DUP


But the ballot-box humiliation has seriously - and possibly mortally - wounded her leadership just as Britain is about to begin complex exit talks with the European Union. "One piece of good news is the whole election has put pay to a hard Brexit", Osborne told CNN. The electorate was not amused, and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher continued residing at 10 Downing Street. Read More »

Penguins Win Stanley Cup In Historic Fashion

Sidney Crosby was named the MVP of the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the second year as well. He led the Final in scoring with one goal and six assists, including three in a 6-0 win in Game 5 that put the Penguins on the doorstep of another title. Read More »

As Protests Begin in Russia, One High-Profile Arrest


MOSCOW | Some arrests occurred Monday as thousands of anti-government activists challenging President Vladimir Putin's rule were protesting across Russian Federation, with police arresting main opposition leader Alexei Navalny outside his Moscow home before he could reach the main demonstration and scores of others. Read More »

Feinstein wants 'all-hands-on-deck' Trump probe

Comey branded Trump a liar and said the president urged him to drop the investigation into the former national security adviser Michael Flynn , who resigned earlier this year over his contacts with Russian diplomats. Lynch said the meeting was impromptu and they didn't discuss Clinton's private email server, but the appearance of impropriety forced her to back off and for Comey to become the public face of the probe . Read More »

Boris Johnson calling for end to blockade of Qatar

The Foreign Secretary also said Qatar must take seriously the concerns of Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates , Egypt and Bahrain and "urgently" do more to address support for extremists. The four countries have also granted Qatari nationals two weeks to repatriate and barred Qataris from transiting through their airports. "It is hard for us, the generation that built the Gulf Cooperation Council ( GCC ) 37 years ago, to see these disagreements between its members which may lead to ... Read More »

Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants his testimony open to public


It involves an effort to roll out an increase in apprenticeship programs for blue-collar workers, which the White House says is a key part of Trump's agenda. As a Republican senator from Alabama, he went out on a limb and endorsed Trump in February of 2016 , when few people thought the real estate mogul had chance, and he was rewarded for his loyalty with the AG's job. Read More »

Hung parliament could jeopardise Brexit timetable

Now that it chose to jump ship, it seems it can't get its act together to actually leave. The British currency lost as much as 3 cents against the dollar by Friday as the results confirmed exit poll predictions that Prime Minister Theresa May had failed in her gambit to gain a stronger majority for those Brexit talks. Read More »

Maryland and DC plan to sue Trump over foreign payments

According to The Washington Post , which first reported the lawsuit, the lawsuit focuses on Trump's decision to retain ownership of his company when he became president . The suit also alleges that Trump is violating domestic emoluments by creating a situation in which states feel compelled to compete for Trump's favor, perhaps by offering zoning exemptions, waivers or other benefits to help his businesses. Read More »

Boris Johnson Denies Plot to Challenge Theresa May

She said she could rely in Parliament on the support of her "friends" in Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party after her governing Conservatives failed to emerge as clear winners. Labour gained 29 seats. The move was denounced by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn , who called on her to stand aside and allow him to form an administration, declaring: "We are ready to serve". Read More »

Prime Minister Theresa May was clinging to power


The socially conservative, pro-British and largely Protestant party finds itself in the unlikely position of possible kingmaker. The party won 318 seats, eight less than the total 326 required, which forced her to join hands with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party . Read More »

DUP leader hails 'good progress' with Theresa May

According to media accounts, internal pressure on May led to the resignation on Saturday of the Prime Minister's two co-chiefs of staff, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, who have been blamed for their role in designing the Conservatives' campaign and the parliamentary setback. Read More »

President Trump said UK election results were 'surprising'


British Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip stand on the doorstep of 10 Downing Street, London , after addressing the press Friday, June 9, 2017 following an audience with Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham. "We put forward our policies - strong and hopeful policies - and they've gained an unbelievable response and traction", he said. Some senior Tories had made the removal of Hill and Timothy a condition for continuing to support May, who has vowed to remain ... Read More »

British pundit eats own book after bet on United Kingdom election results


Well since Corbyn managed to secure 40% of the national vote, Goodwin, co-author of Brexit: Why Britain voted to leave the European Union, just kept his promise by embarking on that very task on Sky News. Before he started swallowing his work, Mr Goodwin said: "I was surprised Jeremy Corbyn added two percentage points". As promised, he stuffed pages of the book into his mouth during a live appearance on the channel in Westminster, tweeting afterwards: "Don't ever say I am not a man of my ... Read More »

May heads for crunch meeting with party lawmakers


Her weakened position in the party rules out big changes, and May's office has said that the most senior Cabinet members - including Treasury chief Philip Hammond, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Home Secretary Amber Rudd - will keep their jobs, but she is expected to shuffle the lower ranks of ministers. Read More »

Enter stage right: The conservative Christian DUP party, new kingmakers of Westminster?


A stony-faced May, speaking on the doorstep of her official Downing Street residence, said the government would provide certainty and lead Britain in talks with the European Union to secure a successful Brexit deal. The currency has been highly volatile in the last year, from $1.50 a year ago before the Brexit vote to below $1.18 briefly in October. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has denied plotting to topple Prime Minister Theresa May , who has been weakened by the ... Read More »

Top Putin critic arrested amid protest crackdown


There are no immediate figures on how many were detained. Navalny posted a purported phone recording of the final such U-turn by the company that had agreed to supply Monday's protest with a stage, sound systems and lights. In Vladivostok, where hundreds of people assembled for a protest, demonstrator Alexei Borenko said after eluding police attempts to detain him, that he was "here first of all because of the corruption in Russian Federation which is becoming incredibly big in Russian ... Read More »

Duchess of Cambridge visits London Bridge attack victims

The hospital staff looked thrilled to have Kate in their presence, and she stopped to greet every member of the team. Seven were left in a critical condition, and are still receiving constant treatment. Fourteen victims were taken to the southeast London hospital in the immediate aftermath of the attack earlier this month in which three suspected terrorists used a auto to mow down passengers on the London Bridge and then stabbed multiple people in the pubs and restaurants near Borough Market. Read More »