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United Kingdom mulls minority govt after shock poll

Labour's increase in seats from 229 to 261 - with one seat still undecided - confounded expectations that his left-wing views made him electorally toxic. "My gut feeling is no - she's good at governing but not at campaigning". The survey said almost two-thirds of younger voters backed Labour, with Brexit being their main concern. Read More »

Warriors beat Cavaliers to win title

In a tightly called Game 5 of the NBA Finals , it was a no-call involving Kevin Durant that helped the Golden State Warriors pull away from the Cleveland Cavaliers . Durant - drafted as second-overall pick by the Seattle SuperSonics in 2007 - was an easy choice for the Finals MVP. Durant shot 14 for 20 and Curry - the two-time reigning MVP who took a backseat as the new big star got acclimated - finished off a brilliant postseason. Read More »

UK leader holding alliance talks with NIreland party chief

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May's Conservatives unexpectedly lost their majority in Parliament in last Thursday's snap general election, causing political chaos ahead of the Brexit talks with the European Union which are set to start next week. Davis also said walking away without securing a deal with the remaining 27 European Union states remained a possibility. However, many Tories are adamant that she can not lead them into another general election after her disastrous showing last week at the ballot box. Read More »

Sharif to hold talks with Saudi leadership on Qatar fallout

The Saudi cabinet expressed satisfaction on Qatar-related decisions. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called for dialogue Saturday between Qatar and its neighbors in the Gulf, promising to help mediate the crisis after a meeting with his Qatari counterpart Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani. Read More »

Tova O'Brien: Theresa May has got to go

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The Conservative leader had called the election in a bid to extend her majority and strengthen her hand in the looming Brexit negotiations , but her gamble backfired spectacularly. But European Council President Donald Tusk tweeted on Friday: "We don't know when Brexit talks start". SCULLY: We now have a deeply uncertain situation with regard to the British government , and it is extremely hard to see what sort of, you know, progress can be made in these talks. Read More »

The internet searches for the meaning of 'covfefe'

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And that was it for almost six hours before the unfinished tweet was removed from the president's account. But there's also the possibility that he wrote " covfefe " knowingly and after publishing the tweet, he sat back, giggled, and watched the confusion unravel. Read More »

Sarfraz steers Pakistan into Champions Trophy semis

Pakistan edged past Sri Lanka in an absolute humdinger of a clash at Cardiff to set a semi-final clash with England , which has been the form team in the tournament so far and look clear favourites to lift the trophy. Earlier, Sri Lanka had lost a couple of wickets on 82 and 83 respectively, but the recovery was well done by Mathews and opener Dickwella. Asela Gunaratne and Suranga Lakmal restored so solidity to the innings with a 46 run partnership, but Pakistan's bowling attack ... Read More »

Korea suggests 2030 World Cup bid to include N. Korea

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South Korea's President Moon Jae In suggested on Monday (June 12) that countries in North-east Asia could form a bloc - including isolated North Korea - to co-host the 2030 Fifa World Cup, his presidential office said. During the meeting, Nikai said "those plotting schemes" to block bilateral ties from moving forward should be "eradicated", several Japanese and South Korean media reported. Read More »

Book: Special Counsel Mueller Did Exactly What Comey Accused Trump Of Doing

In written testimony released by the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, Comey quoted Trump as telling him the Russian Federation investigation was a "cloud" impairing his ability to operate as president. That was an excuse by the Democrats who lost an election that some people think they shouldn't have lost, because it's nearly impossible for the Democrats to lose the Electoral College, as you know. Read More »

Sharp questions for Sessions in coming testimony

In his testimony , Comey also said Trump asked him in January to pledge loyalty to the president, an unusual request that would put in doubt the independence of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In his written statement to the committee, Comey says that in one phone conversation, Trump said "that if there were some "satellite" associates of his who did something wrong, it would be good to find that out". Read More »

Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2017

During testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee, Comey said he "asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo" with a journalist. President Donald Trump on Friday will officially take questions from reporters for the first time in three weeks, standing next to Romanian President Klaus Iohannis . Read More »

Secret Service Denies Having Trump-Comey Tapes

James C. During an interview on CNN's "New Day", Kinzinger was asked what he believes after Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee last week and the president's response. Shortly after the meeting, Comey said he confronted Sessions, saying that had become increasingly uneasy about being left alone with Trump. "Doing policy by tweets is really a shakeup for us, because there's no justification presented". Read More »

Election 2017: Labour MP urges Theresa May to step aside

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The Scottish National Party: Nicola Sturgeon's party won 56 of 59 Scottish seats in the 2015 election but lost ground on Thursday. The leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn , urged her to resign, saying he is "ready to serve" himself, while the leader of the Lib Dem, Tim Farron, said she "should be ashamed" and should resign "if she has an ounce of self respect". Read More »

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif hopes Gulf crisis would be resolved soon

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Trump last week waded into the worst Gulf Arab rift in years and praised the pressure on Qatar, which Saudi Arabia , the UAE and Bahrain accuse of supporting Iran and funding Islamist groups, charges Doha denies. A state-owned newspaper in the United Arab Emirates is saying that a fake website attempted to impersonate it and publish fake comments attributed to Abu Dhabi's powerful crown prince. Read More »

Mattis 'shocked' by low level of US military readiness

McMaster, who went to the White House with a sterling reputation from his work at the Pentagon , was criticized for a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed written with Gary Cohn, the president's chief economic adviser, in which they praised Trump for "reconfirming America's commitment to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and Article 5", something that Trump explicitly did not do, and for taking a swipe at President Barack Obama by writing that "America will not lead from behind". Read More »

Resignation pressure rises on British leader after election

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With results declared for all of the 650 seats of British Parliament, the Conservatives won 318 while the opposition Labour secured 262, leaving neither party anywhere close to the 326 seats required for an overall majority. But Britain's Saturday newspapers agreed she is just clinging on. In a letter dated Jun 9, Mr Lee told Mrs May that she "fought a hard fight" in a "difficult election". Read More »

UK PM Theresa May to meet Irish party leader on government formation

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May lost her parliamentary majority in a disastrous election for her Conservative Party last week. The prime minister is meeting members of her party Monday after losing her majority in the House of Commons last week. Her most senior minister Damian Green has confirmed the Queen's Speech setting out the Government's programme could be delayed if a deal is not reached in time for it to go ahead on Monday as planned. Read More »

A Brexit strategy for a weak United Kingdom govt

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And according to The Daily Telegraph, some of the most senior members of May's team have held "secret talks" with members of the opposition Labour Party to ensure a soft Brexit. Over the weekend, George Osborne called the Prime Minister a " dead woman walking " and Nicky Morgan said she would be out within weeks - but both oppose her on Brexit, having been sacked. Read More »

United Kingdom leader holding alliance talks with NIreland party chief

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British Prime Minister Theresa May remains defiant despite losing her majority in the United Kingdom election. They want more money for their people. He has also objected to an exhibition on evolution in the Ulster Museum and signs at the Giant's Causeway in his North Antrim constituency. During this general election campaign , the DUP's Emma Little-Pengelly received the endorsement of the three biggest loyalist paramilitary organisations. Read More »

Highlights of Dennis Rodman's past visits to North Korea

The statement quotes Rodman as saying: "I want to thank the folks at PotCoin ". North Korea is expecting another visit by Rodman on Tuesday in what would be his first to the country since President Donald Trump took office. He mentioned the case of Kenneth Bae , a Korean-American who had been sentenced to 15 years of hard labour in North Korea , in a 2013 interview with the celebrity news site TMZ. Read More »

Trump's top lawyer to face questions on Russia, Comey

Comey and the Senators, CNN reported he had told lawmakers there may have been a third discussion between Mr. Session and Mr. Kislyak. And then an ally of President Donald Trump suggested the President is thinking about firing the special counsel investigating the Russian Federation issue. Read More »

Trump blasts court for ruling against travel ban at 'dangerous time'

President Donald Trump on Tuesday morning denounced a federal court ruling against his travel ban, his latest criticism of the judiciary in the ongoing legal battle over his controversial executive order. The refugee program is not at issue in the 4th Circuit case. AG Sessions said Monday that the ban is necessary to protect national security. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the administration was confident that the travel ban would be upheld by the U.S. Read More »

Suspected N.Korea drone photographed US missile defense site

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Shannon said that both countries have agreed to urge China and the global community to convince Pyongyang that its nuclear programs "do not create any hopeful path to the future". The finding came four days after North Korea tested new anti-ship missiles in a continuation of weapons launches that have complicated new South Korean President Moon Jae-in's push to improve ties frayed over the North's nuclear ambitions. Read More »