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Brexit talks left hanging as May tries to form alliance


May's Conservatives in power. UK Prime Minister Theresa May bought herself a stay of execution by apologizing to her own lawmakers for the election debacle as she prepared to meet Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionists to secure the votes needed to prop up her minority government . Read More »

Korea emphasizes relations with Vietnam following Moon's remarks on war


Speaking with South Korean lawmakers, Nikai said on Saturday that "those plotting schemes" to block bilateral ties from moving forward should be "eradicated", several Japanese and South Korean media reported. During the meeting, the envoy presented President Moon with a hand-written letter by Japanese Prime Minister Abe, where he stressed the need for continued pressure and sanctions on North Korea. Read More »

More than 50 people injured in London tower block fire: ambulance service


Officials did not have any information to give her. Thirty others have been taken to five hospitals. "Firefighters are working very hard at the moment", she was quoted as saying by The Guardian . An updated figure was not available. The fire involved almost every floor of the 24-story building. The leader of Kensington and Chelsea Borough council Nick Paget-Brown said " several hundred" people would have been in the block when the fire broke out. Read More »

Election result must not deflect Brexit progress

But few believe she can hang on for more than a few months. "I can not remember a time in the campaign when the Conservatives attempted to explain what we are really about: the party of the ladder, of aspiration and of opportunity". Speaking straight after a meeting with DUP leader Arlene Foster, the Prime Minister praised the increased diversity in the chamber, noting the record number of LGB MPs as well as the record number of BME MPs, disabled MPs and female MPs. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn appears as a surprise winner in election

However, given the utter disaster that was last night's election, May could possibly resign as the leader of the party, ushering in a new prime minister. That raised the odds that an election called by May to provide "strong and stable government" would bring instability and the chance of yet another early election. Read More »

Trump Makes Cabinet, Staff Praise Him On Camera

The orgy of praise and good feeling began with Vice President Mike Pence , who called working with Trump "the greatest privilege of my life". Mr Trump said the country was "seeing incredible results" from his leadership. One staffer told Schumer, "Your tone was ideal, you were right on message", while a second added: "You have great hair, nobody has better hair than you". Read More »

A hung parliament in Britain?: What happens next

The Queen would not expect to become involved in any negotiations, but the Palace would be kept informed via representatives of the political parties or the Cabinet Secretary. The Ulster Unionist Party - which held two seats until today - may also help prop up Mrs May. Education Secretary Justine Greening scraped home in Putney, but saw her 2015 majority of more than 10,000 shrink to little more than 1,500. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn pledges to bury the hatchet with Labour rebels


Theresa May's premiership has no mandate and no legitimacy, Jeremy Corbyn told Labour's MPs as he declared: "We are now a government in waiting". "I will happily eat my new Brexit book if they do". Two percentage points makes a big difference, and I am a man of my word. Corbyn said Labour would remain in "permanent campaign mode" and was received with cheers when he addressed the weekly meeting of the parliamentary Labour Party (PLP). Read More »

Beloved Actor Adam West, TV's Original Batman, Has Died Aged 88


With its Wham! Pow! onscreen exclamations, flamboyant villains and cheeky tone, Batman became a surprise hit with its premiere in 1966, a virtual symbol of '60s kitsch. West played the superhero straight for kids and amusing for adults. "I am devastated at the loss of one my very dearest friends". "I will forever miss him", Ward said. Read More »

Comey Testifies in Senate, Accuses Trump White House of 'Lies'

During the news conference on Friday, Trump also repeated his lawyer's assertion Thursday that Comey's testimony had vindicated him and showed he did nothing wrong. The committee also has asked Comey for any notes or memos that he has which would detail the handful of discussions he had with Trump. The president repeatedly declined to say whether " tapes " exist of his one-on-one conversations with Comey, as he hinted in a May 12 tweet . Read More »

Some killed in London tower block fire: fire brigade

The 24-storey Grenfell Tower on the Lancaster West estate in north Kensington continues to burn after the fire brigade was alerted shortly before 1 am Wednesday. A dramatic photograph posted by the fire service showed the side of the building engulfed in flames. About 30 flats in the surrounding area have been evacuated and emergency rest centres have been set up for those told to leave their homes . Read More »

White House to grant Pentagon authority to adjust troop levels in Afghanistan


He also asked why there was still no strategy for winning in Afghanistan . Mr Mattis told the panel that just under 10,000 U.S. troops were now stationed in Afghanistan. "Sir, I understand the urgency, I understand it is my responsibility". The remarks were a blunt reminder of the gloom underscoring U.S. military assessments of the war between the US-backed Afghan government and the Islamist militant group, classified by United States commanders as a "stalemate" despite nearly 16 years ... Read More »

Talks to prop up May´s government continue with DUP

DUP leader Arlene Foster is due to meet May on Tuesday for crunch talks, which could force the delay of the government's presentation of its legislative programme to parliament by Queen Elizabeth II, due on June 19. Jeremy Corbyn received a rapturous applause from Labour MPs at the party's first Westminster meeting since the general election as he told them: "We are now a government in waiting". Read More »

Fire engulfs apartment tower in London, several deaths


But things quickly escalated beyond measure and they couldn't go back in and get them.Within another 15 minutes the whole thing was up in flames and there were still people at their windows shouting "Help me". GAG alleges that the London Fire Brigade found KCTMO were lacking in sufficient fire safety for the residents and issued them with an enforcement order. Read More »

Trump is '100 percent' willing to testify under oath following Comey hearing

Gingrich said Comey represented the deep state "permanent opposition" to the president, who would stop at nothing to "keep their influence" and harm Trump's presidency. Trump has continuously denied allegations that he had asked Comey to drop the investigation into former National Security Adviser (NSA) Michael Flynn's alleged ties with Russian Federation. Read More »

Calling Comey a liar, Trump says he will testify under oath

No obstruction". Trump speaks during a joint news conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis in the Rose Garden at the White House on Friday. TRUMP: I didn't say that. Trump denied that he had asked Comey for his loyalty, though, adding, "There would be nothing wrong if I did say it". Read More »

Sen. Reed Weighs In On Comey Testimony

Trump made the remarks while responding to questions on Comey's explosive testimony in which he accused the president of trying to stop a probe into the alleged Russian interference in the United States elections past year. Trump later contradicted his own staff and acknowledged on May 11 he fired Comey because of the Russian Federation probe. Asked on Friday if he would be willing to go under oath to give his version of his interactions with Comey, Trump replied , "100 percent". Read More »

London high-rise fire: Unknown number dead, people trapped on upper floors

Concerns had previously been raised about the fire risk of the building. Stuart Crichton, assistant director of operations for the London Ambulance Service , said crews had taken 30 people to five London hospitals. Samira Awil told CNN said she saw multiple bodies, including children, covered in sheets outside Grenfell Tower where they had fallen. "Slowly those apartments are getting engulfed in smoke, then flames", Mr Martin said. Read More »

Leahy angry Sessions canceled on appropriations hearing

Free webinar: Register now to learn how the State Department, FCC, CIA, EPA and GSA are implementing their cloud strategies. Sessions said during the hearing that it would be "inappropriate" for him to discuss details of private conversations with President Donald Trump . Read More »

United Kingdom election upset pummels pound, other currencies stay calm


The Daily Mail led with, "Tories turn on Theresa", and described the prime minister's election campaign as "disastrous" and said the Conservatives had been "plunged into civil war". It was founded in 1971 by Ian Paisley. Ruth Davidson, the Conservative leader in Scotland, said she had asked May for assurances that there would be no attack on gay rights after a deal with the DUP. Read More »

More Questions Than Answers After AG Sessions Testifies Before Senate Committee

Sessions told the Senate intelligence committee Tuesday he has never discussed with foreign officials - including Russians - "any type of interference with any campaign or election". Sessions also denied the notion that concerns about Trump's behavior caused him to linger after a meeting when Trump asked for everyone but Comey to leave the room. Read More »