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UK PM seeks to form minority government, to meet Queen

The Liberal Democrats gained four seats to amass 12 MPs but lost their former leader and ex-Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, while the Scottish National Party kept just 35 of its 56 seats and lost its Westminster leader, Angus Robertson, and former First Minister, Alex Salmond. Read More »

Diego Costa insists he could still join Atletico Madrid

He has since also been linked with moves to Atletico Madrid and AC Milan . Expect plenty more Diego Costa speculation in the coming weeks... The Spain global is looking for a way out of Chelsea after revealing publicly that Antonio Conte has decided he's not in his first-team plans for next season. Read More »

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

Now the Queen's Speech could be delayed from next Monday , as cobbling together a deal to be propped up by the ultra-socially conservative Democratic Unionist Party (DUP ) is proving more hard than originally thought. But Ruth Davidson, the pro-EU leader of the Conservatives in Scotland, called on May to "reopen" the government's Brexit plans. A survey of the Federation's members prior to the election showed that 96% of respondents were in favour of remaining in the EU . Read More »

United Kingdom govt agrees outline deal with Unionists

Labour won 262 seats in the General Election , up from the 232 secured by Ed Miliband in 2015, but the Conservatives remain the largest party in Parliament. Foster said Friday it would be "difficult" for May to continue in her role. After the backlash from her MPs the Prime Minister left Downing Street by the back door. Read More »

Corbyn keeps eyes on Downing Street

In a surprise move, Michael Gove was appointed environment and agriculture minister less than a year after the prime minister sacked him as justice minister. But since coming to power three weeks after the shock vote to leave the European Union , the prime minister has advocated a hard Brexit, which would entail Britain leaving the single market and cutting immigration from the bloc. Read More »

I'm here as long as you want me, Theresa May apologises

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Ahead of meeting Theresa May in Downing Street, DUP leader Arlene Foster has kept her wish list firmly tucked in her pocket, giving few details away. "What we have not seen over recent days is any concrete or firm shift in the expectations that we've got regarding timescale", he said. "We've just been returned to government with a minority government in effect; it's our duty to make it work, it's our duty to make it deliver for the British people". Read More »

May to face Tory backbenchers following disastrous election result

After her election gamble backfired, May is now so weak and reliant on the support of political rivals inside and outside her Conservative Party that she will be unable to force through her vision of a clean break with the European Union , according to three senior government officials. Read More »

Fact check: did James Comey's testimony actually vindicate Donald Trump?

That question was not conclusively answered by Comey in his testimony Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee . The Russia issue has cast a shadow over the early months of Trump's presidency. Comey's excuse for this unauthorized disclosure of privileged information and appears to entirely retaliatory". 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 ... Read More »

Man held over Manchester attack released without charge

Police had been trying to establish why Abedi went to the Banff Road area in Rusholme, where the vehicle was found. They said on Friday they had located a white Nissan Micra in the center of Manchester. The caption was simply a heart. Proceeds from the One Love Manchester event will go towards supporting grieving families and victims of the bombing. Read More »

Theresa May faces ousting after United Kingdom election shock

The lack of a clear majority for any party could force a more consensual approach. - Wyn Grant, professor of politics at the University of Warwick. "I wouldn't necessarily say it's at the top". Theresa May did not have to call this election . Mrs. May wants to remain in office for the next five years, but most analysts agree that the Conservative establishment will terminate her premiership when the time is right and they will select another candidate to lead them into the next general ... Read More »

Merkel Sssumes UK To Stick With Its Brexit Talks Plan After Election

Some EU officials and members of the European Parliament took aim at British Prime Minister Theresa May - who called the UK's snap election in an attempt to strengthen her hand in the Brexit talks - and the wider Conservative Party. "Article 50 has been triggered and we were on our way". Prior to the election, Mrs May had said that the United Kingdom would be leaving the single market and the customs union and she repeatedly insisted that "no deal is better than a bad deal". Read More »

States will have to bear farm loan waivers: FM

Farmers across the state welcomed the announcements from both sides by bursting firecrackers, cheering and dancing and distributing candies. No fresh incidents of violence were reported from curfew-bound Mandsaur town, where five farmers were killed on June 6 when the police fired on them. Read More »

What the result means for Brexit

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May has confirmed five of her most senior ministers will remain in their pre-election roles, but has yet to announce whether there will be any changes to other jobs within her top team of ministers, known as the cabinet. This morning, two of May's closest advisers were forced to resign. DUP MPs are meeting to discuss the situation and one told Sky's Senior Political Correspondent Beth Rigby earlier: "We would consider a supply and confidence arrangement to make sure Theresa May has ... Read More »

Queen's Speech could be delayed, says Damian Green

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams also criticised the proposed Conservative-DUP deal and claimed it further undermined British claims of neutrality in Northern Ireland's affairs. Political rivals of the DUP are adamant the UK Government can no longer cast itself as a neutral facilitator in the process, given Theresa May's intent to form a minority government with the help of a confidence-and-supply deal with the unionist party. Read More »

Theresa May to form fragile government after United Kingdom election debacle

Noting the "crucial Brexit talks that begin in just 10 days", May said the new government will work to fulfill the will of United Kingdom voters who decided past year to leave the European Union . May has made a decision to carry on regardless, relying on the help of the DUP to form a government . "I blame her party for destroying Britain by pushing for Brexit and austerity, two things that will ultimately be bad for my generation". Read More »

British Writer Eats His Book On Live TV Show

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Unfortunately for Mr Goodwin, Labour won 40.3 percent of the vote. "I'm saying this out loud". Jeremy Corbyn and centrist Labour MPs signalled a truce yesterday in the party's two-year civil war amid the prospect of a second general election this year. Read More »

Sessions' testimony to Congress tomorrow to be open to public

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But they hope the hearing offers a chance to at least get Sessions on the record as either answering or dodging answers about pivotal events related to Comey and the FBI's investigation. Until a statement on Monday from committee Chairman Richard Burr, a Republican , it had been unclear whether Sessions would testify in an open or closed setting. Read More »

UK's May Faces Pressure to Soften Brexit Approach

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The resignations were reportedly demanded by Tory MPs as the price of their supporting the Prime Minister. Political parties in Northern Ireland are now working to restore the executive government after it broke down in January, with Mr Adams saying he would oppose any coalition that endangered the process. Read More »

Three US soldiers confirmed dead in Afghan insider attack

The so-called "green-on-blue" attack on Saturday is the latest in a line of incidents where Afghan soldiers have turned their weapons on worldwide forces they are working with. The US military command in Afghanistan released a statement saying that the "friendly-fire" incident "resulted in the deaths and injuries" and that an investigation is being conducted. Read More »

Woman accused of leak ordered to remain jailed pending trial

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Reality Winner has pleaded not guilty in the federal court to charges in connection with removing classified material from a government facility and giving it to an authorised person. In February, in the wake of Trump issuing his ban on travelers from several Muslim majority nations, she said: "the most risky entry to this country was the orange fascist we let into the white house". Read More »

Atty. General Jeff Sessions to appear before Senate intelligence committee

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Whether that hearing will be public or closed is not known. "I don't understand why the president just doesn't clear this matter up once and for all", said Sen. If, as the president said, I was sacked because of the Russian Federation investigation, why was the attorney general involved in that chain? Preet Bharara (buh-RAH'-ruh) tells ABC's "This Week" that he thinks Trump was trying to "cultivate some kind of relationship" with him. Read More »

Qatari FM says dialogue the only way to solve the crisis

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He was also dismissive of a "terror blacklist" published by the Gulf allies at the end of last week, which named various Qataris and Qatar-based organisations. But Emadi said the energy sector and economy of the world's top liquefied natural gas exporter were essentially operating as normal and that there had not been a serious impact on supplies of food or other goods. Read More »

Friend says Trump is considering 'terminating' Mueller

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Donald Trump is considering firing former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief Robert Mueller , the special counsel investigating if Russian Federation colluded in last year's bitter election campaign, a friend of the U.S. So says someone who helped craft the special-counsel law. Under current Justice Department regulations, such a firing would have to be done by Rosenstein, not the president - though those regulations could theoretically be set aside. Read More »

Jury begins deliberating sex charges against Bill Cosby

Jurors began deliberating at Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial yesterday, after a weeklong proceeding in Pennsylvania that saw prosecutors and defence lawyers paint starkly different portraits of the once-beloved comedian. O'Neill, the presiding Montgomery County judge. After the prosecution took five days to outline its side, the defense case consisted of just one witness, a Cheltenham detective, and six minutes of testimony Monday. Read More »

Qatar Central Bank says operating normally despite crisis

In an interview with CNNMoney, Akbar Al-Baker said the blockade imposed on his country by its Gulf neighbors is "illegal" and requires United States intervention to resolve the situation. "We're still a AA country and we're one of the top 20 or 25 globally on our ratings.so I think we are very much better than a lot of people around us". Read More »