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British PM Seeks Minority Government Following Election Losses

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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. There had been speculation that Mr Hammond in particular would be vulnerable if the Prime Minister had been returned - as she had hoped - with an increased majority. Read More »

United Kingdom political landscape still very far from clear

Speaking just after the meeting, Mrs May said they will "work with allies at the Democratic Union Party" (DUP) to "come together as a country and to secure a Brexit deal that works for everyone". Then, the DUP campaigned on people wanting MPs who "answer to us - not the Tories". Meanwhile the SNP lost 21 seats, winning 35 seats and the Liberal Democrats, Democratic Unionist Party (#Dup) and Sinn Fein all increased the number of seats to 12 (+3), 10 (+2) and 7 (+3) respectively. Read More »

Donald Trump offers 'warm support' to Theresa May after poll setback

Given May's diminished state, many in the European Union are wondering how long she will be leading the country and - by extension - the Brexit negotiations. A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that the Conservative Party won 48.9 percent of the vote share while Labour won 40.3 percent in the June 8 general election. Read More »

What Exactly Is A Hung Parliament?

Never mind that she herself has offered few details about Brexit and what it will mean: May called this a "Brexit election", declared herself the "strong and stable" candidate, promised tough negotiations with Europe and clearly expected to win a larger majority. Read More »

Conservatives lead, but Labour gains big in British election, exit polls show

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After a night of high drama across the country, May insisted her party was still in pole position to lead, despite falling short by eight seats and having to turn to Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party for backing. Oettinger, a European Commission budget and human resources commissioner, expressed doubt about the talks starting as planned. " Time for everyone to regroup". Read More »

Death Toll In Tehran Attack Rises; Iranian Official Calls US Response 'Repugnant'

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Some cried, while others chanted , "Death to Saudi Arabia", "Death to America" and "God is greatest". Authorities said the death count had risen to 17 and scores were wounded. He did not elaborate. In a condolence message posted Friday on his official website, Ayatollah Khamenei described the attack "a clear sign of the vicious grudge and enmity of arrogant mercenaries toward the dignified people of Iran, and toward everything that is related to the revolution, to the Islamic Republic, ... Read More »

Health care on Senate Republicans' Agenda

Susan Collins of ME, have explicitly said that they would like the GOP to pursue a comprehensive and bipartisan health care bill. At the meeting they reviewed legislative options with the goal of translating those into bill language that could be evaluated in the near future by the Congressional Budget Office . Read More »

May asks Queen to form new government

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There was no need to call an election . The biggest victor was Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn . If May was right that her party's narrow majority impaired her ability to negotiate optimal terms for withdrawal from the European Union , it's hard to see how she (or another Conservative prime minister) wouldn't be at an even greater disadvantage negotiating on behalf of a minority government . Read More »

London police confirm eighth victim in deadly terrorist attack

The third attacker is named as Youssef Zaghba , a 22-year old Moroccan-Italian man. Like Butt and Redouane, he lived in east London . If confirmed, Thomas would be the eighth person killed in the vehicle and knife attack. Dozens of others were injured in what London Mayor Sadiq Khan called a "barbaric" attack. Pressure on May intensified when she faced a volley of questions over police cuts from journalists at a campaign event. Read More »

Trump Wanted Loyalty, Drop Flynn Investigation — Fired FBI Director

But a case for obstruction of justice may be building. Sessions will soon face questions from senators. He was direct and crisp in his answers, generally careful to avoid over- interpretation of the facts as he recalled them. The memo contained details of Comey's private conversations with Trump, in which the president allegedly asked for Comey's "loyalty". During his Congressional briefing organised by the powerful Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Thursday, Comey confessed that ... Read More »

Trump's first press conference since Comey hearing

Obstruction of justice requires the attempt to halt an investigation with a corrupt intent. In 2008, the federal appeals court in St. Louis upheld a longer prison term after a judge determined that a defendant had obstructed justice when he told someone "I hope and pray to God you did not say anything about a weapon". Read More »

Germany prepared for Brexit negotiations - Merkel

But a dismal campaign has left the Prime Minister fending off a mutiny within her own party. The U.K. national election ended early this morning with no party claiming an outright majority of seats. Hogan, who is also a senior member of Ireland's ruling Fine Gael party, said the British election "clearly indicates that the notion of a hard Brexit has been rejected", Ireland's Sunday Business Post newspaper reported. Read More »

Theresa May is forming a minority government with support from the DUP

The DUP does support proponents of hard Brexit on the scrapping of the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice, which is seen among some unionists as being more favourable to Irish nationalists than British courts. She is expected to announce ministerial appointments later on Friday. This is still on. The Mail On Sunday reported that Mr Johnson was preparing a leadership bid, with a close ally saying it was "go, go, go", adding: "We need Bojo". Read More »

Kansas legislators abandon Brownback's tax experiment

The override will also have long-term effects on the state's ability to fund public schools and maintain its roads. "I think we've taken a big step backwards", Brownback said in his speech Wednesday morning. Is it any wonder even a GOP-led state legislature chose to jump ship? "I'm going to mop it up", he said. The law establishes three tax brackets, with the lowest bracket paying 3.1 percent of income in taxes per year, those of the middle bracket paying 5.25 percent of their income ... Read More »

Trump Says He'd Testify That Comey Lied About Loyalty Demand

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The tragedy performed by James Comey did more to sully his reputation, the Obama administration and the left-lurching media than our president. Trump also saluted the United States' relationship with Romania and praised its contribution to the global fight against terror. Read More »

White House: President Trump's tweets are 'official statements'

At several points during his testimony , Comey made comments about the president that Twitter users thought would warrant a response - but Trump remained quiet. "And hacking is a very hard thing to prove, so it could be somebody else". Fifty-three percent of Republicans, for example, said they believe the president uses the social media platform too often, while 41 to 32 percent said they think it hurts the news media. Read More »

President Trump said United Kingdom election results were 'surprising'

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He said: "The REC will work hard over the coming days, weeks and months to build links with the new government and to make them aware of the positive contribution our industry makes to the United Kingdom economy and labour market". Ben Gummer, the official author of the manifesto, was one of those who lost his seat. Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka of the Czech Republic told Czech Television that "now it will be necessary to wait for who will form a government and what this ... Read More »

Pound dives as United Kingdom plunges into new period of uncertainty

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The financial secretary to the treasury and former public health minister, Ellison was among the most high-profile Tory losses of the night. Mr Corbyn believes that without an outright majority, Mrs May's position is vulnerable and he intends to oppose the Queen's Speech in an attempt to bring down her administration. Read More »

IMac Pro The Most Powerful Mac Ever Arrives This December

They changed the performance into the handsome, quiet iMac enclosure. The company is offering four standard configuration of the 13-inch MacBook Pro and two variants of the 15-inch model. At its WWDC event, Apple announced that it is updating the iMac line with Intel's Kaby Lake processors and will provide upgrades to displays , memory , storage , and I/O ports . Read More »

United Kingdom election: May loses might, hangs on as PM

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Fox cautions that quick estimates of turnout must be treated with scepticism, but concedes it is possible Labour's election campaign not only won over even more young supporters, but actually persuaded a significant number of them to turn out as well. Read More »

'Dead Woman Walking': Amid Election Fallout, Theresa May Stands On Shaky Ground

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UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has denied reports that he is planning to oust Theresa May as " tripe ", with the fallout from the general election continuing on Sunday 11 June. The DUP is the largest unionist political party in Northern Ireland and was founded by Ian Paisley. No 10 had earlier said the DUP had agreed the principles of a deal and it would be discussed at a cabinet meeting on Monday. Read More »

Wounded May soldiers on as election shock complicates Brexit

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A shock result in Britain's snap general election has resulted in a hung parliament in a major blow to Theresa May who wanted to boost the Conservatives majority in parliament . Finding support in parliament inconsistent, she made a decision to do a little surprise election of her own. The shock result and the prospect that the European Union will now be negotiating with a shaky British government cast dark clouds over the Brexit negotiations just 10 days before they are due ... Read More »

Xbox One X Officially Revealed With Details

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Microsoft had previously dropped teasing hints about its new machine, which it had dubbed Project Scorpio . The One X will also feature 12GB of GDDR5 memory and 326GB/s of memory bandwidth . Forza Motorsport 5 debuted on Xbox One in 2013. The Verge have 5 minutes of gameplay from Forza 7 running in 4K, so if you've got a decent internet connection, do yourself a favour, set the quality to max and check out that detail. Read More »

UK votes ahead of Brexit negotiations

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The Conservatives won 318 seats - eight less than it needed in order to secure a majority. Downing Street says it hopes to finalize the deal next week, after Parliament resumes sitting. A stream of senior lawmakers entered May's 10 Downing St. office Sunday afternoon, to learn what roles they had been given in government. But not for some time, let's get this clear. Read More »

Majority of US Voters Think Trump Should Stop Tweeting

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And, lastly, there was the baffled phone call he made to his grandmother, a politically-active Democrat, who Thompson said he knew would be amused by the unusual news. Trump daughters Ivanka and Tiffany remained silent throughout the hearing. Now, 69 percent of registered voters say Trump tweets too much, up 13 points when pollsters asked the same question in December , while 51 percent say his tweeting hurts American national security interests. Read More »

Qatar slams Saudi, allies terrorism list as 'baseless'

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Secretary of State [Rex] Tillerson made a statement ", he said . "I decided. the time had come to call on Qatar to end its funding". The Trump administration tried to defuse the deepening diplomatic rift over Qatar Friday - a situation that it appeared to take credit for earlier in the week. Read More »

Sturgeon urges voters to help keep Tories in check

The Conservative manifesto promises that there will be no vote on independence until the Brexit process has played out unless there is a public consent for one to be held. "What I'm saying is what we're going to do at Westminster if we're elected and we're going to vote to end austerity". Scots rejected independence by a 10 point margin in 2014. Read More »

Global efforts intensify to resolve Gulf dispute

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The UAE and Saudi Arabia have banned Al-Jazeera from the airwaves and closed the channel's offices. The Turkish leader has urged Saudi Arabia, as "the largest and most powerful state in the Gulf", to reduce tensions and lift sanctions. Bahrain's foreign minister, keeping up the pressure on Qatar in a deepening Arab row, reiterated on Thursday a demand that Doha distance itself from Iran and stop support for "terrorist organizations". Read More »

Fired FBI director Comey faces Senate and rebuts Trump

Comey , who was sacked May 9 amid his investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election, also revealed that he orchestrated a disclosure of details about conversations he had with Trump. Comey testified that after he was sacked, he orchestrated a selective leak in order to prompt a lengthy special counsel investigation of the president, knowing full well that the FBI had found no reason to place the president under investigation. Read More »

Xbox One S Price Lower By $50 Before Scorpio's E3 2017 Launch

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If your monitor or TV supports the technology, you can watch the Xbox E3 2017 Briefing live in glorious 4K on the official Xbox Mixer Channel or on the Mixer app for Xbox One S. The launch of commercial virtual reality headsets by the likes of Sony, Oculus and HTC have not heralded the gaming revolution some industry experts predicted. Read More »

UK: May set to form govt amid opposition to DUP deal

The DUP were as "surprised as anybody" by Downing Street's original announcement, the BBC understands. The Democratic Unionist Party is a socially conservative , pro-British party known for opposing abortion and marriage equality . It is not the first time this poster has made the news. The EU's chief negotiator said the bloc's stance on Brexit and the timetable for the talks were clear, but the divorce negotiations should only start when Britain is ready. Read More »

Former FBI director Comey testifying before Senate committee

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Watch his speech here. The hearing unfolded amid intense political interest, and within a remarkable political context as Comey delivered detrimental testimony about the president who fired him, a president who won election only after Comey damaged his opponent, Hillary Clinton , in the final days of the campaign. Read More »