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Boris Johnson denies plot to topple UK PM Theresa May


It now holds 318 seats. May called the early election when her party was comfortably ahead in the polls, in the hope of increasing her majority and strengthening Britain's hand in exit talks with the EU. Without a majority, she could be forced to seek consensus on the approach she takes. European Council President Donald Tusk has warned there is "no time to lose" in starting Brexit talks, after May on March 29 started the two-year countdown to ending Britain's four-decade membership. Read More »

Northern Ireland's DUP says talks ongoing with PM May's Conservatives


May's two closest advisers, her joint chiefs-of-staff Fiona Hill and Nick Timothy, resigned on Saturday amid recriminations about their controlling management style. The Conservative Chief Whip Gavin Williamson held hastily arranged talks with his DUP counterpart in Belfast today after a hung Parliament result was confirmed on the early hours of Friday morning. Read More »

Intelligence Committee Dem to call Comey firing 'utterly shocking'


The White House and U.S. intelligence community on Wednesday said they backed making permanent a law that allows for the collection of digital communications of foreigners overseas and that pass through U.S. The Trump White House had been considering Robert Mueller III as a top candidate to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation before the deputy USA attorney general changed course and tapped Mueller to serve as special counsel investigating Russian interference in last year's election, ... Read More »

UK defence minister Fallon says government views on Brexit haven't changed


Ex-chancellor George Osborne said the DUP's position made Ms May's "central claim" - that no deal is better than a bad deal - "undeliverable". "I think we need a change". But the party added: "Discussions will continue next week to work on the details and to reach agreement on arrangements for the new parliament". Peter Robinson, a former DUP leader and former Northern Ireland first minister, said the party would "play a very responsible role" at Westminster. Read More »

Chouhan calls off fast


The BJP leadership is said to be divided on accepting the farmers' key demand of loan waiver. The opposition Congress has, however, dubbed Chouhan's fast as "drama". Asserting that he is ready for talks with the common man, Chouhan said that he will sit in BHEL's Dussehra Maidan from 11 am on Saturday, fasting indefinitely for restoration of peace and will also run his government from the ground. Read More »

AMD releases 'Radeon Pro 500' Series graphics for iMac

But there has still been some big news for fans of the company's iMac and MacBook lines. There were some concerns that Apple is no longer committed to its Mac computers, with the focus exclusively placed on its mobile products. The new iPad Pro lineup will run iOS 11 , the company's latest operating system that includes powerful new features. The new iPad Pros offer screens with a faster refresh rate (up to 120Hz) " for fluid scrolling, greater responsiveness and smoother motion ... Read More »

UK's Boris Johnson says PM May is best person to deliver Brexit


That means the DUP will back the government on key votes, but it's not a coalition government or a broader pact. - May's top team of ministers to meet 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. Read More »

Russian lawmaker scoffs at Comey testimony


As for Trump pressing Comey on Flynn, Rubio noted that the president said the same thing publicly. The committee also sent a letter to Comey asking for any notes or memos in his possession about the discussions he had with Trump before being abruptly fired last month. Read More »

Hung parliament would be a blow to Brexit negotiations


Given that Britain has already triggered the formal divorce talks, it is unclear what mechanism could be used to delay the negotiations. This will typically be the leader of the largest party and would happen only once the likely nature of the government is clear. Read More »

Tentative deal struck between Theresa May and DUP to secure coalition


He's a professor of political science at Cardiff University in Wales. And he hinted at a shadow Cabinet comeback for big names such as Yvette Cooper and Chuka Umunna, saying: "Of course I'm going to reach out". The supposed loser, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn , savored a surprisingly strong result and basked in the adulation of an energized, youthful base. Read More »

Apple unveils its most powerful iMac

This is all about the new iMac Pro which is introduced by Apple in the WWDC 2017 . The tablets now feature what Apple calls the world's most advanced display with ProMotion technology and new A10X Fusion chip to immensely boost performance. Read More »

Are there Trump tapes? Congress is asking, and it may issue subpoenas


Franken, " Leahy said following Comey's Thursday Senate testimony . There was "no collusion, no obstruction" of justice, Trump said , adding that Comey is "a leaker". The president's outside legal team is being led by a longtime Trump attorney, Marc Kasowitz. Comey and Mueller had worked together during the George W. Read More »

Theresa May to form government with help of Democratic Unionist party


The change was unlikely to significantly quell unrest within the party. The prime minister has vowed to pull Britain out of Europe's single market in order to end mass migration from the bloc, despite fears of the economic impact. If some Conservative MPs desert the party on key votes than May's plans would be left in tatters. May's only hope of forming a government is to win support from Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party , which won 10 seats. Read More »

Merkel urges speedy Brexit talks after United Kingdom vote


It now holds 318 seats. British Prime Minister Theresa May was facing reports of deep disquiet in her Conservative party Saturday following an election that severely dented her parliamentary clout. Organisers from Stand Up To Racism and the Stop The War Coalition spoke to the crowd, who cheered at the mention of the Labour leader's name. European Council President Donald Tusk has warned there was "no time to lose" in starting talks, after May started the two-year countdown to Brexit on ... Read More »

Donald Trump says James Comey's 'leaks' are more prevalent

Kasowitz said Trump "never, in form or substance" directed Comey to halt a probe into Flynn, who was being investigated for his contacts with Russian officials before Trump's January 20 inauguration. Sekulow suggested that Trump may take up the matter next week. " Lordy, I hope there are tapes ". PIRRO: That can't be the reason that it's based on a tweet when The New York Times had it. Read More »

Theresa May to carry on as British PM


She called the election early with the aim of shoring up support for the Conservatives ahead of the country's crucial Brexit negotiations, but the move has clearly backfired. on Friday so that election officials could go home and rest. "Nearly 13 million people voted for us to do it". They want more money for their people. Read More »

May failed to get the mandate she sought

Still, it appears that Theresa May is intent on establishing a new government . Instead, the result has sown confusion and division in British ranks, just days before negotiations are due to start on June 19. DUP Leader Arlene Foster recently denied the party was homophobic. Ms Davidson has already u-turned on a u-turn and said that the Tories need to pursue a set of arrangements with the European Union that looks very much like a "soft" Brexit. Read More »

May brings back foe, aiming to unite party before Brexit


In an apparent side-swipe at a hook-up with the DUP , a party which strongly opposes marriage equality, Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson tweeted a link to a speech she made in Belfast in support of same-sex marriage. Perhaps it is appropriate that the proposals that did so much damage to May during her campaign will have to be ditched if she is to cling on even for a few weeks. Read More »

Theresa May's two key aides quit following election


British newspapers have a history of openly supporting political parties, but those who backed the Conservative Party before Thursday's election appeared to have abandoned Prime Minister Theresa May after her gamble backfired and the Tories were forced to form a minority government. Read More »

Pound dives as UK plunges into new period of uncertainty

Under the terms of the Lisbon Treaty, which governs the timetable for any country leaving the 28 member bloc, talks must be completed within two years. "We don't know when Brexit talks start", European Council President Donald Tusk tweeted Friday as the election results became clear. If sterling continues to weaken, expect gains for industries that rely on sales overseas, such as healthcare and materials, and losses for real estate, utilities and consumer durables, Pierre Martin, a trader at ... Read More »

Iran says it has killed mastermind of twin attacks


In 1981, a bomb planted by an Iranian opposition group in Tehran killed 27 Iranian members of parliament and dozens of other officials. Iran's Intelligence Ministry said Thursday it will soon release the names and pictures of the gunmen involved in the terrorist attacks , all of whom were killed on Wednesday, Tasnim reported. Read More »

DUP agrees principles to back UK Conservatives

Davidson urged Saturday the party to rethink its hard Brexit plans and raised the prospect of her new group of 13 Scottish Tory lawmakers torpedoing any parliamentary vote for a deal that would leave Britain outside the Single Market. It also asked for "constitutional stability for Northern Ireland", an apparent reference to efforts by Irish nationalists to seek a referendum on splitting from the United Kingdom and joining the Irish Republic. Read More »

Theresa May plans to seek permission from Queen to form a government


And dreams of an independent Scotland from Scottish nationalists have been shattered. The talks were set to officially begin on June 19. Above all, investors are anxious about the general uncertainty surrounding the country - whether a bruised May will be able to govern effectively or whether she may eventually resign. Read More »

New UK election only alternative to deal with DUP


The result also prompted criticism of May from within her own ranks as well as from the Opposition. The moves buy May a temporary reprieve. Earlier, Mrs May announced that she meant to carry on in No 10 at the head of a minority government with the support of the Democratic Unionists (DUP) after falling eight seats short of an overall majority. Read More »

Youssef Zaghba named as third London attacker


The two main candidates for prime minister - the incumbent, May, and the challenger, Jeremy Corbyn - traded barbs Monday over how security services can better protect the public after three mass-casualty attacks in as many months. A supporter of Arsenal football club, whose shirt he was wearing during the attack, Butt was known to the police and MI5, which had opened an investigation into him in 2015, according to a report in The Guardian. Read More »

Britain's May seeks deal to cling to power

Former Conservative finance minister George Osborne, sacked by May when she became prime minister previous year, told the BBC: "Theresa May is a dead woman walking". The alliance makes some modernizing Conservatives uneasy. Many critics, including Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson, have expressed concerns over the DUP's stances on gay marriage and abortion, among other issues. Read More »

Anti-Islamic law, Muslim demonstrators gather in Connecticut

A series of anti-Muslim demonstrations across the United States drew even more boisterous counter-protests on Saturday, with police using tear gas to disperse crowds in some cities. Marches against Islamic law are being held in more than two dozen cities across the country including in Austin. That's not what people in the counter-protest believe. Read More »

India win toss and bowling first vs SAfrica in Champs Trophy


And they had only themselves to be blamed following a series of catastrophic calls between the wickets . "I think two games have gone really well". But once a few wickets fell, they failed to sustain the pressure, and against India , they withdrew from that tactic. "It was an important game for us". Read More »

Mexico beats Honduras 3-0 in World Cup qualifier

This one's a tough call due to multiple factors. While the "America!" crowd will love his confidence, and while his talent can single-handedly win games against even the best teams, Pulisic would do well to settle into the game and help his side pick up any points possible. Read More »

May clings to power despite election fail

After Thursday's vote, May's Conservative Party still has the largest number of lawmakers, but lacks a parliamentary majority. "Theresa May is a dead woman walking". Meanwhile, Black Country LEP board member Ninder Johal said the result was concerning for businesses in the region. The exact contours of a potential Conservative-DUP deal were not yet known. Read More »

Theresa May to 'reflect' after disastrous election result


A snap survey conducted by the Conservative Home website revealed that 60 per cent of party members believe May should quit while just 37 per cent of the 1,500 members who took part said she should stay in her post. But EU Council President Donald Tusk said: "We know when they must end". "We want there to be a government". "With a weak negotiating partner, there's the danger that the negotiations will turn out badly for both sides..." There was little sympathy for May from some ... Read More »