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Merkel ready for Brexit talks, assumes United Kingdom sticking to its plan

So the Labour and Liberal Democrat majority in the House of Lords - which May cowed into authorizing the start of the Brexit talks in February - can reject the deal that a minority Conservative government produces. "The British need to negotiate their exit but with a weak negotiating partner , there is a danger that the talks are bad for both parties", he told German radio. Read More »

May apologises to own MPs for election 'mess'


Please note: Our services include products that are traded on margin and carry a risk that you can lose more than your initial deposit. With opinion polls showing the Conservatives with a commanding lead over the opposition Labour Party, May had called an early election in hopes of increasing her majority in Parliament and strengthening her position in negotiations over Britain's exit from the European Union . Read More »

Arrested After "Suspicious Conversation" On Flight

The situation began when a female passenger overheard a conversation between the men on the flight Saturday, police said. The close down caused 17 arriving flights to divert to alternate airports, while another 20 departures were partly or significantly delayed. Read More »

In Stone interviews, Putin says he asked about joining NATO

You have to find the right people and then you have to delegate authority to them. "You need to understand that this is just election rhetoric, we will come to agreement with you later.' But sacrificing worldwide relations in the course of current political processes is, I believe, a big mistake". Read More »

Darjeeling violence: 3 arrested, situation under control, says police official


So, the entire Dooars, Terai, Siliguri, Mirik, Kurseong, Kalimpong and Darjeeling would be reorganized to form the Gorkhaland , demanded GJM. "We will not allow anything or anybody to disturb normal life here in the hills", she said. The roads are blocked due to demonstrations by GJM supporters and a rampant clash between the police during last week and recently announced shutdown have made things worse. Read More »

United Kingdom election results may delay Brexit negotiations


But many are also concerned that a sharp switch in direction could waste time to reach a deal on an orderly exit and could still fail to meet the approval of British voters.Cancelling Brexit - an option not endorsed by Britain's main parties despite their opposition to it a year ago - or even stopping the clock to withdrawal in 22 months would require the unanimous approval of the 27. Read More »

Theresa May to 'reflect' after disastrous election result

In a WhatsApp message to Conservative lawmakers, Johnson said: "Folks we need to calm down and get behind the prime minister". May called the snap election in April when opinion polls rating the Conservative party were sky-high and sought to extend her majority and strengthen her position. Read More »

Israel, Saudi Arabia & UAE Lobby Congress For Anti-Qatar Legislation


Qatar denies the allegations, but its ties to Iran and embrace of various Islamist groups have put the country under intense scrutiny. However, if the situation becomes critical, the Qatari government can liquidate some of its overseas assets and provide the funds to its banking system, much as Saudi Arabia did a year ago when its banks faced a funding squeeze due to low oil prices , he said. Read More »

Israeli intelligence discovered IS plans for laptop bomb


President Donald Trump to Russian Federation. According to the Times , "the terrorist group was working to make explosives that fooled airport X-ray machines and other screening by looking exactly like batteries for laptop computers". Israel and the USA have shared a close intelligence relationship, with close ties between spy agencies and collaboration on hacking Iran's nuclear program. Read More »

US opts out of G7 pledge committing to Paris climate accord


Below is a statement by Union of Concerned Scientists Director of Strategy and Policy Alden Meyer, who has almost 30 years of experience working on global climate and energy issues. "I believe engaging in global discussion is of the utmost importance to the United States when it comes to environmental issues", Pruitt said in the statement. Read More »

PM defiant on Brexit: Plans for leaving the European Union 'have NOT changed'


Scottish Conservatives gained 12 seats, but they too favor a "soft Brexit ", a position at odds with that of May. Just 24 hours after a DUP-Conservative Alliance was put forward by Theresa May , there are reports that the Democratic Unionist Party could push for amendments to United Kingdom abortion laws as part of their support for May's flailing government. Read More »

Brexit talks facing slight delay, David Davis reveals


As Prime Minister Theresa May tried to shore up her authority after losing her Conservative government's majority in an election she had called to strengthen her hand in the European Union talks, her Brexit Secretary David Davis said negotiations may not now start on June 19 as May had previously said. Read More »

Tottering Theresa May Names New Cabinet, Michael Gove Returns


The Conservative party was the closest, but they still only got 318 seats - fewer than the 326 that they need. "I wanted to achieve a larger majority , and that was not the result we achieved", she said . Britain's best-selling Sun newspaper said senior party members promised to get rid of May, but would wait at least six months because they were anxious that a leadership contest now could propel Corbyn into power. Read More »

Pakistan identifies as 'preachers' Chinese who Islamic State claims to have killed

The kidnapping was a rare crime against Chinese nationals in Pakistan, which has long had close ties to Beijing, but it has alarmed the growing Chinese community in the country. It is not known whether the two Chinese nationals had been accompanied in Pakistan by Korean Christians. The two were abducted on May 24 in Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan province. Read More »

EU and UK citizens should not fret over Brexit future, Davis says


Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty - the two-year process for leaving the European Union - was triggered before the election and talks with Brussels are due to begin within days. Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, said he was also ready to start talks and hoped the United Kingdom general election would not have an impact. Read More »

Iran's Khamenei: America's claim of fighting against ISIS is lie


Separately, a London-based analysis group said today that gains in Mosul by the USA -led coalition have chipped away at the Islamic State's chemical-weapons capabilities. The Iranian diplomat was referring to the remarks by Saudi FM Adel al-Jubeir on June 6, saying Iran had to be "punished" for what he called "its interference in the region". Read More »

Brexit minister Davis says UK could still walk away with no deal


They delivered to the British delegation two negotiating documents setting out the Union's demands on preserving the rights of EU citizens in Britain and on payments from Britain before it leaves the bloc. "We should clearly come to terms with the British to start as quickly as possible". Mrs May, who became prime minister after Britain's June 2016 referendum on leaving the European Union , called the election three years early in a bid to strengthen her hand in the looming Brexit ... Read More »

Trump Remains Vague When Asked If He Taped Meetings With Comey

Trump wrote earlier on Friday on Twitter that the former FBI director had vindicated him by telling the Senate Intelligence Committee that the president had not been personally under investigation in the Russian Federation probe. The White House has denied collusion with Moscow. "Yesterday showed no collusion, no obstruction". Mr Trump tweeted on Friday in his first comments since Mr Comey appeared the day before at the Senate Intelligence Committee . Read More »

Police arrest man in connection with Manchester terror attack


A man arrested on the south coast in connection with the Manchester Arena suicide bombing has been released without charge. Police investigating last week's bombing in Manchester, England, said they have found a auto that might be "significant" in the case, the BBC reported Friday. Read More »

Sessions testifies about Russian Federation meetings in Senate hearing

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will face questions from the Senate Intelligence Committee about his contacts with Russia's ambassador to the US during the presidential campaign. Sessions could be asked about that part of Comey's testimony, as well as his role in Comey's firing last month. On Monday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said he wasn't sure whether Sessions would invoke executive privilege to limit the range of topics covered in the hearing. Read More »

Comey testimony: What was that reference to 'meddlesome priest'?


James Comey likened President Trump's suggestion to drop the Michael Flynn investigation to an English monarch's indirect order to kill the Archbishop of Canterbury. "It rings in my ear as kind of 'Will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest?'" That's exactly the same situation. Exactly what he said is a matter of debate among historians, though the sentiment remained the same, and Comey's quote is among the popular variants. Read More »

Sessions to appear before Senate committee


Sessions recused himself in March from a federal investigation into contacts between Russia and the presidential campaign of Donald Trump after acknowledging that he had met twice a year ago with the Russian ambassador to the United States. Read More »

May heads for crunch meeting with party lawmakers


After attending the Prime Minister's political cabinet on Monday, she told BBC News: "I'm suggesting that the Conservative Party works with those both within the House of Commons and with people without to ensure that as we leave the European Union we have a Brexit that works for the economy and puts that first". Read More »

Qatar Downplays Effects of Diplomatic Crisis

After meeting his French counterpart, the support was declared by Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani while talking to newsmen in Paris . A Saudi Arabian airline on Monday tweeted a warm welcome to pilots and staff from Qatar Airways whom it hopes to poach after the kingdom severed air links with Doha . Read More »