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May apologizes to own MPs for election 'mess'

It was a surprise move - Mr Gove was sacked as justice minister by Mrs May a year ago after his bid to become party leader forced now-foreign minister Boris Johnson from the race, amid accusations of treachery and political backstabbing. Michel Barnier urged Mrs May to "very quickly" start talks and appoint a negotiating team that is "stable, accountable and with a mandate" with the clock ticking to March 29 2019, when the United Kingdom is expected to leave after the two-year Article 50 ... Read More »

Theresa May Reshuffles Cabinet Amid Calls for Her to Step Down

Britain's election was a catastrophe for Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May and a personal vindication for Jeremy Corbyn , the Labour Party's left-wing leader. Corbyn, who wants to nationalize key industries and services and take Britain out of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, was considered a hopeless loser with dangerously obsolete policies even among many in his own party. Read More »

French Open champion Nadal: La Decima is impossible to describe

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To win La Decima is very, very special ", said Nadal, after securing the 15th major of his career - second only to Roger Federer's 18 titles. Nadal also moved forward the trend that has occurred in the last three French Open finals where the victor of the second set wins the match. Read More »

CORBYN COMEBACK? How Labour leader 'could STILL win election and become PM'

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The Tories only managed to win 318 seats - eight shy of an overall majority - and now reply on the DUP to prop them up and pass laws. Katie Perrior, who quit as May's communications chief in April, said Timothy and Hill were "great street fighters but poor political leaders" and exercised too much power over the prime minister. Read More »

Britain's May vows to stay on despite election blow

That strategy seemed to enable her to avoid public attention to the fundamental lie - that Britain could "have its cake and eat it" - peddled by the now-Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and former Justice Minister Michael Gove, among others, during the Brexit campaign. Read More »

Michael Gove returns to Cabinet in Theresa May's post-election reshuffle

However Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon disclosed that senior ministers had made clear to her that she would have to change the way she operated in the light of the election result. A vocal Brexiteer, Ms Patel was employment minister before taking on the brief. "I can still be prime minister". As Brexit negotiations begin, Gove is going to have his work cut out for him as he will be responsible for quickly reworking EU-dominant agriculture and environment law and policy. Read More »

DUP 'will support the Tories for as long as Corbyn leads Labour'

The DUP leader declined to give details of what she termed a "positive engagement with the Conservative Party ". Despite anger at the election, she was cheered briefly at the start of the meeting. First Minister of Scotland , Nicola Sturgeon, has called for Theresa May to pause Brexit negotiations and to build a new cross-party, "four-nation" consensus on the UK's approach, writes The Guardian . Read More »

Gulf air embargo only applies to Qatar companies

Turkey has maintained good relations with Qatar as well as several of its Gulf Arab neighbors. Last week, Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan voiced disapproval of the sanctions against Qatar. "Sudan and Eritrea for example are members of the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, however, they both have very close ties to Qatar", Weber said. They've also hired former Attorney General John Ashcroft's firm as its lobbyist, agreeing to pay US$2.5 million (S$3.45 million) to get help complying with ... Read More »

European Stocks Slide as Technology Selloff Spreads Around World

The tech-heavy Nasdaq was seen opening down 0.8pc after an nearly 2pc drop on Friday, its third-biggest one-day loss of the year. Shares of USA tech stalwarts Amazon, Facebook and Alphabet continued to fall on Monday after taking a hammering on Friday, sparking fears of broader market weakness. Read More »

Russian hackers probed election systems in 39 states

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Russian hackers didn't just attack the DNC and the DCCC (and various Republicans whose information mysteriously never leaked)-they went after voting systems in 39 states, Bloomberg reports . Former President Barack Obama attempted to intervene last October, according to Bloomberg , using the so-called "red phone" secure messaging channel established between Russian Federation and the U.S.to deescalate the threat of cyberattacks. Read More »

G7 countries reaffirm climate commitment in Italy, leaving the U.S. isolated

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Most outspoken was Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who wrote in a Twitter message that Trump's decision would prompt him to resign from two presidential advisory panels on which he serves. However, the U.S. President announced the withdrawal four days later. In a further sign of defiance against President Trump's decision to back away from global climate action, Brown and Hendricks issued a joint statement underscoring the importance of the two economic powerhouses working together with other global ... Read More »

German ambassador to US: 'Healthy relationship' between Trump, Merkel

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Trump "believed he could inflict humiliation" in Brussels, which the president visited last week for the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit. So since you're misquoting the Chancellor, let me read what she actually said. "We Europeans must fight for more climate protection, fewer weapons and against religious (fanaticism), otherwise the Middle East and Africa will be further destabilized". Read More »

Embattled Theresa May names new Cabinet as critics circle

May is under pressure after the Conservatives lost their parliamentary majority in Thursday's election. Her principal goal was to beef up her majority before the forthcoming Brexit negotiations and she failed. As a millennial myself, I understand their concerns (and share many of them) and hopefully this is a shot across the bows to the Conservative Party not to take younger voters for granted. Read More »

UK polls: Theresa May's two closest advisers quit after election debacle

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 with 318 seats. The British pound tumbled on Friday against the US dollar and the euro before stabilising, down 1.7 and 1.4 percent against the two currencies respectively. Read More »

European Union says time pressing hard to start Brexit talks

Allies of Mr Johnson's denied reports he had been "on manoeuvres" to replace Ms May and said , along with colleagues, that the top ministers primary concern was to ensure the stability of the Government going into Brexit talks. This will leave her with a tiny majority of 328 seats, but will not strengthen her negotiating hand, as she had hoped. By Friday afternoon two MPs, Anna Soubry and Heidi Allen, had already questioned the Prime Minister's chances of remaining in post in radio and ... Read More »

May to form minority 'government of certainty'

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It now holds 318 seats. The reason the Conservatives have been the natural party of government in the United Kingdom for decades is partly due to their ruthlessness when it comes to failing leaders. Foster called a press conference in Belfast to clarify the situation, saying: "I make no apology for saying that the DUP will always strive for the best deal for Northern Ireland and its people". Read More »

European Union fears Brexit delay, uncertainty after shock United Kingdom vote

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Germany's European affairs minister Michael Roth also said time was tight if the the United Kingdom was to avoid crashing out of Europe without a deal. Chancellor Philip Hammond, meanwhile, is reported to have told the Prime Minister that she needed to put "jobs first" in negotiating a new deal with Brussels, in comments seen as a coded attack on her focus on controlling immigration. Read More »

UK election result: Theresa May to form government with DUP backing

Allen said she couldn't see May hanging on for "more than six months". May sought to frame the campaign around Brexit, but two terror attacks put scrutiny on her record of cutting police numbers , turning to the debate back to austerity, which Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn promised to end. Read More »

Israel to test Arrow-3 missile system in US's Alaska

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Arrow 3 Ballistic Missile Interceptor launching in 2013 test. Israel is developing Arrow 3 missiles to intercept the most advanced ballistic missiles being developed by Iran. "One of the better places to test is in Alaska, from Kodiak, and we intend to do that next year". KTOO noted the MDA signed an $80 million umbrella a year ago with Alaska Aerospace Corp.to launch missiles from its Kodiak Island facility. Read More »

Kenny raises Good Friday Agreement concerns with May over DUP deal

The Conservatives' ability to adhere to such a commitment if they are wedded to a parliamentary alliance with the DUP has been questioned. "But what I spoke to the prime minister about yesterday was the need for a categoric assurance that talking with the DUP would not result in any roll back of LGBTI rights in the rest of the United Kingdom - because as the Conservative Party we are the party of equal marriage, we introduced it to the House of Commons - and also that we would use our ... Read More »

Trump Jr.: There's 'no ambiguity' in my father's orders

Trump made the remarks during a joint news conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis at the White House Friday afternoon. "That was an excuse by the Democrats, who lost an election they shouldn't have lost". Okay! Trump Jr. also said Comey's testimony "vindicated" his dad, whch was much more on message. Comey passed on one of the memos of conversations he had with Trump to a law-professor friend at Columbia University, requesting "his advice". Read More »