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Theresa May: the Icarus of United Kingdom politics

Betting that the result would be in the affirmative, Cameron had to resign when voters narrowly opted to leave the union. She added: "As I reflect on the result, I will reflect on what we need to do in the future to take the party forward". Read More »

Election 2017: Parties push to meet Scottish voters

The SNP won 56 of the 59 seats in Scotland in the 2015 general election, a record result which they will struggle to match this time round. The online survey of 1,105 Scottish adults was carried out between 30 May and 2 June. This was a shambolic performance from a clueless Prime Minister. Both parties have found themselves battling over the votes of the young, with many sympathetic to Corbyn's manifesto program also supporters of independence. Read More »

Theresa May To Face Disgruntled Backbenchers At Cabinet Meeting

Those talks in Brussels could also be delayed, but the government insist the two-year Brexit timetable would still be adhered to. The results quickly sparked widespread commentary about how long she can stay on as prime minister. The Democratic Unionist Party delegation will discuss the party's involvement in a potential confidence and supply arrangement in Downing Street following last week's United Kingdom general election . Read More »

Northern Ireland pact bad for peace and UK voters


With the new government set to present its legislative programme to parliament on June 19, the clock is ticking on efforts to bolster the Conservatives' position. Over the weekend, May's top two aides stepped aside. "I don't think we should rush that but I do think if we are going to have a leadership contest in the Conservative Party what we can not do is have another coronation like last summer". Read More »

UK's May Vows to Deliver Conservatives From 'Mess' Caused by Election Setback

Amid continued speculation that cabinet ministers were lining up behind a possible leadership challenge from Boris Johnson , a series of messages from the Foreign Secretary to MPs calling on them to back Mrs May emerged. A spokesman for the PM said on Monday that plans will go ahead despite a disastrous election gamble that plunged British politics into chaos days before formal Brexit talks begin. Read More »

Meet Raja Chari, Nasa chose for space mission

He also announced the recreation of a new National Space Council, which was disbanded decades ago. On Wednesday, NASA announced it had picked a dozen people to explore odd new worlds - or at least to go into orbit around the planet - from a pool of applicants that has more than doubled since its previous record. Read More »

United Kingdom says Brexit talks to go ahead as scheduled

Labour , the main opposition party, won 262. As well as its stance on issues such as gay marriage, the DUP is also under scrutiny for a €500,000 donation it received in the run-up to the Brexit referendum a year ago. Brexit will likely be on the agenda at the Paris meeting, after May confirmed she will stick to the negotiating timetable. The party is seeking support from Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party to stay in power. Read More »

French president tries to ease Gulf dispute

Last week, Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain cut ties with Qatar and blocked direct flights with the country. Saudi accuses Qatar of backing groups allied with Iran across the region, including Shiite militant groups in both Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. Read More »

UK's May Faces Pressure to Soften Brexit Approach


It was revealed on Monday that Mr Timothy and Ms Hill are both in line for payouts of around £35,000, as under government rules, they are entitled to severance pay equivalent to three months' wages. Over the weekend, the Prime Minister brought former justice secretary Michael Gove in from the cold less than a year after she sacked him in a bid to stave off a leadership challenge. Read More »

Theresa May promises to get Tories 'out of this mess'


Also under consideration is whether to exclude overseas students in the immigration numbers and even possibly to abandon the target to reduce immigration to the "tens of thousands". "There can be changes in the offer of Brexit as we go forward", Davidson told reporters in London after meeting May. "I don't suspect Corbyn will be able to carry a Queen's Speech so the chances are, as a effect of that, there would be a general election". Read More »

British PM says she takes responsibility for election result

The election result means businesses still have no idea what trading rules they can expect in the coming years. She is seeking a so-called confidence and supply deal, which would involve the DUP supporting the Conservatives on key votes but not joining a formal coalition. Read More »

United States investigators seek Trump-Comey conversation memos

The President later said he would "100%" be willing to testify under oath. "I'll tell you about that maybe sometime in the near future", Trump said. At a press conference on Friday afternoon in the Rose Garden with the visiting president of Romania, Mr Trump rejected Mr Comey's claims. "There's no ambiguity in it, there's no, 'Hey, I'm hoping, "' Trump said. Read More »

Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Arrested as Thousands Protest Putin


In response, Navalny had called on protesters to rally at an area in central Moscow which had been designated for public holiday celebrations. With less than a year before Russia's nex presidential election, vocal anti-Putin critic Alexei Navalny found himself arrested yet again as protests start to bubble up throughout the country. Read More »

G7 summit ends in Italy without US pledge on Paris deal


McKenna, the planned American withdrawal from the 2015 worldwide agreement to combat global warming was widely scorned. Grass covers the round table where environment ministers sit at the. "So we're going to keep trying to persuade them", he said recently. Since the world has already warmed about 1.1 degrees Celsius (2 degrees Fahrenheit), the accord aims to ensure the threshold is not breached, with each nation setting goals to curb heat-trapping emissions. Read More »

Ministers tipped to push PM for soft Brexit after reshuffle

May called the election to secure a substantial increase to the Tories' slim 17-seat majority, but lost 13 seats and ended with a hung parliament. Indeed in a brash attempt to win Labour voters, it even promised a price cap of energy prices that the party had rejected when Ed Miliband had proposed it in the 2015 election. Read More »

Feinstein: 'We Need to Know More' About AG Lynch's Directive to Comey

COMEY: Yes. In an ultimately conclusive way that was the thing that capped it for me, that I had to do something separately to protect the credibility of the investigation, which meant both the FBI and the Justice Department. Bush, said on Friday that Lynch essentially turned the Department of Justice into "an arm of the Clinton campaign". "Telling Comey how to talk about the work they were doing was just the tip of the iceberg", Mukasey told The Post. Read More »

I'm here as long as you want me, May says

David Davis , the government's Brexit minister, said Monday that the government would likely have to "prune" some of its more unpopular manifesto policies. Still, it was a step made inevitable by her desperate need to shore up the government's support base. A more conciliatory approach would of course, potentially help spur Indian appetite for trade talks with Britain , at the same time that the European Union, bolstered by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent trips across the ... Read More »

Qatar Airways CEO: US 'fueling' fire of Gulf crisis

QSI stabilised after sliding 8.7 percent in the past week. Now widespread reports say that Qatar's food supermarkets are devoid of food, with their shelves stripped bare. Iran , with which Qatar shares a large offshore gas field, was to send its sixth planeload of vegetables to Qatar on Sunday, Iran Air spokesman Shahrokh Noushabadi said. Read More »

Comey: Lynch Asked Him to Call Clinton Investigation 'a Matter'

Comey said on Thursday he believed Trump and his administration were liars, that Trump meant to influence the Russian Federation investigation with the "let this go" remark, and that he didn't inform U.S. "You're going to have to help me out here". The meeting convinced him to go public in an "ultimately conclusive way", Comey said during Thursday's highly anticipated testimony. Read More »

Is the UK facing parliamentary paralysis?

A joint poll by BBC , SKY, and ITV news said May's ruling Conservatives would win 314 seats, short of a majority in Britain's 650-seat parliament. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has insisted "I can still be Prime Minister" as he vowed to fight Theresa May's attempt to run a minority government "all the way". Read More »

Mastermind Behind Iran Attacks Killed, More Arrested

Police, who said they were holding six suspects as part of their investigation into the attacks, also increased their patrols in the streets and subway stations of Tehran on Thursday. An armed man stands in a window of the parliament building in Tehran , Iran, Wednesday, June 7, 2017. The reports said Iran's security forces neutralized one terrorist, another one committed suicide there. Read More »

Lordy: Secret Service says it doesn't have any White House tapes

The snub came just 24 hours after Comey told a Senate panel that an anonymously-sourced Times report from mid-February was false. Trump added, "I hardly know the man; I'm not going to ask him to pledge allegiance". At a press conference on Friday afternoon in the Rose Garden with the visiting president of Romania, Mr Trump rejected Mr Comey's claims. And Comey said he's all for the president releasing any tapes - if they exist. Read More »

N.Ireland's DUP not commenting on reports of deal with Britain's May

Over 200 female MPs have been elected-that's a record high for the United Kingdom parliament, which has a total of 650 members. British Prime Minister Theresa May believes she can form a government and will go to Buckingham Palace at 1130 GMT (7.30pm Malaysian time) to ask Queen Elizabeth for permission to do so, the BBC's political editor reported today. Read More »