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by | June 09, 2017 | 13:58

He added: "This election has been a disaster for Ukip, I can only apologise to all those activists who worked so hard in this election despite there being no national campaign to speak of apart from talking about burkas". Putting our country before party was a decision that you would never see an establishment party take. Veteran broadcaster Andrew Neil meanwhile asked Mr Farage in a live BBC broadcast if the pro-Brexit party was now "out, over, done, toast".

by | June 09, 2017 | 15:39

Theresa May's once-formidable lead has been eroded though her Conservative Party could still be on course to win a majority of seats in parliament. Though she had previously suggested she would not call a snap vote, Mrs May seems to have looked at Labour's low polling numbers and thought that now was an opportune time to call an election.

by | June 09, 2017 | 13:55

Sterling fell almost two percent against the dollar from the level a day ago at $1.2719, as investors questioned who was now going to control the Brexit process. When May called the election seven weeks ago, she was seeking to capitalize on opinion polls showing that her Conservatives had a wide lead over the opposition Labour Party.

by | June 09, 2017 | 13:54

Abedi killed 22 people and wounded more than 100 when he detonated a bomb at the crowded Manchester Arena, where United States pop star Ariana Grande had been performing. Three assailants were shot dead by police on Saturday as they carried out a stabbing spree in London's Borough Market, a warren of bars and restaurants, after mowing down pedestrians as they drove a van across London Bridge.

by | June 09, 2017 | 14:52

If the exit poll proves accurate there will be a hung parliament and the Conservatives will be left scrambling to form a coalition. "But equally it's quite hard looking at those numbers to see how Labour could put together a coalition so it's on a real knife edge, and I think over the next few hours it's going to make a huge difference just a few.

by | June 09, 2017 | 15:12

The most recent example of President Trump rebuking the London Mayor after the London Bridge terror attacks was by no means an isolated incident. 'President Trump as been very clear that's his priority and he's not backing away from that, ' the spokeswoman added. "Why would you want to stop them coming?" Trump wrote on Twitter early Sunday morning.

by | June 09, 2017 | 15:08

The exit poll predicted the ruling Conservatives would claim 314 seats in the 650-member parliament and the opposition Labour Party 266, leaving no clear victor when markets had assumed May would easily increase her majority. Former Lib Dem leader Sir Menzies Campbell re-iterated the party's position on Thursday night, telling the BBC: "Tim Farron made it very clear: he said no pact, no deal, no coalition".

by | June 09, 2017 | 15:06

But the other one killed several hostages: Women, staff of the parliamentary offices". (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP). Three assailants, one with a pistol and two with AK-47 assault rifles, carried out the attack in central Tehran , lawmaker Elias Hazrati told state television.

by | June 09, 2017 | 13:38

Khan responded later to Trump: "I don't think we should roll out the red carpet to the President of the U.S. in the circumstances where his policies go against everything we stand for". Trump tweeted twice critising Khan's leadership skills just hours after the London Bridge attacks which killed seven and injured a further 48. Khan responded saying the president had taken his comments out of context.

by | June 09, 2017 | 13:41

Two things that bothered neighbors the most were Doha's support to the Muslim Brotherhood - seen as a terrorist group by some Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia and Egypt , but not by the US - and its closeness to Tehran. "Turkey is considered in the Gulf as a close political ally of Qatar". The fact that Qatar's leader, Sheikh Tamim Hamad al-Thani, has yet to speak publicly since ties were cut, has made some Qataris uneasy.

by | June 09, 2017 | 13:23

Thursday's hearing was Comey's first public appearance since his sudden May 9 firing and it brought Washington and other parts of the country to a standstill as Americans sat glued to their screens, harkening back to the Watergate congressional hearings that held the nation rapt some four decades earlier.

by | June 09, 2017 | 13:41

Spain's government says it is "deeply saddened" after receiving confirmation by British authorities that Echeverria was among the victims. I don't take his argument very seriously because I didn't want to have a clash with him. Police shot and killed the attackers. Witness accounts suggest Thomas might have been thrown into the river, police said. "Innocent people are killed in this action".

by | June 09, 2017 | 14:54

Zaghba was stopped at Bologna's airport trying to fly to Turkey in March previous year over concerns he was intending to travel on to Syria, according to reports . One further man, arrested on suspicion of drugs and firearms offences, was bailed, the Metropolitan Police said. Metropolitan Police said detectives believe 22-year-old Youssef Zaghba was the remaining attacker who had not yet been publicly identified.

by | June 09, 2017 | 14:25

Solari said in court Thursday that Solari had admitted to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents after her arrest Saturday that she shared the classified report, reported CNN. Reality Leigh Winner, 25, poses in a picture posted to her Instagram account. She has no record. Though she was active on social media, victor doesn't appear to have discussed her work online.

by | June 09, 2017 | 14:18

The Intercept published the report which claims Russian military intelligence hacked at least one unnamed voting software supplier in the U.S. and attempted to gain access from more than 100 local election officials just before last November's election.

by | June 09, 2017 | 13:59

The video was captured on the Monday before the attack, at around midnight. Police divers have pulled a body from the River Thames, which is thought to be that of a French man who'd been missing since Saturday night. Two men were arrested on a street in Ilford , while a third was arrested after a search was carried out at a home in Ilford. Police shot and killed the attackers.

by | June 09, 2017 | 14:43

As he explained in a Zach Lowe feature on ESPN Thursday , Green began recruiting Kevin Durant to Golden State after the Warriors lost Game 7 to the Cleveland Cavaliers in last year's NBA Finals. "That's exactly what happened throughout the season", Durant said. He had his best performance of the playoffs in Game 3 with his first 30-point outing of the postseason while playing a huge role in the Warriors' win on Wednesday night.

by | June 09, 2017 | 14:48

As he explained in a Zach Lowe feature on ESPN Thursday , Green began recruiting Kevin Durant to Golden State after the Warriors lost Game 7 to the Cleveland Cavaliers in last year's NBA Finals. "That's exactly what happened throughout the season", Durant said. He had his best performance of the playoffs in Game 3 with his first 30-point outing of the postseason while playing a huge role in the Warriors' win on Wednesday night.

by | June 09, 2017 | 14:44

England , meanwhile, are the only team to qualify for the semi-finals from Group A so far. New Zealand's first game against Australia was washed out due to rain. They will be led by Mashrafe Mortaza in this tournament. - Kane Williamson (1795) needs 93 more runs to go 2nd in the list of most ODI runs scored as New Zealand skipper (currently Fleming top and Brendon McCullum in second).

by | June 09, 2017 | 13:26

One mystery about the missiles: the South Korean military claims the missiles flew 124 miles, and yet the known range of the Kh-35 is only 70 nautical miles. Critics had suggested that the suspension - which appeared to be a concession to China, whose leaders strongly objected to the THAAD system, and a break with the United States on policy toward North Korea - signaled that Moon was taking a much softer stance toward the North than his predecessors had.

by | June 09, 2017 | 13:07

Between the parade and Thursday's launch, North Korea appears to have changed the system's camouflage scheme from a naval-themed blue to regular forest camouflage. The launches from Wonsan were North Korea's fourth test in as many weeks as the country continues to speed up its development of nuclear weapons and missiles.

by | June 09, 2017 | 13:36

And a retaliation in any form would be catastrophic, as it would most likely trigger new US and, possibly, European sanctions against Iran, and once again brand the country as a state sponsor of terrorism. Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on his Twitter account: " Repugnant White House statement". In a statement released by the White House, the U.S. leader noted, "We grieve and pray for the innocent victims of the terrorist attacks in Iran, and for the Iranian people, who are going through such ...

by | June 09, 2017 | 14:12

Recruited as Hizballah operatives, Samer El Debek and Ali Kourani allegedly received military-style training, including in the use of weapons like rocket-propelled grenade launchers and machine guns for use in support of the group's terrorist mission.

by | June 09, 2017 | 14:01

These evidently unlawyered ejaculations followed a tweet over the weekend in which Trump linked the need for the " Travel Ban " - terminology his press secretary has foresworn - to Saturday's terrorist attack in London . Along party lines, Democrats are more likely than Republicans to view the executive order as anti-Muslim. "No reason to be alarmed", Khan said, describing a more visible presence as "one of things the police and all of us need to do to make sure we are as safe as we ...

by | June 09, 2017 | 13:40

Six assailants were killed. Paris: The Eiffel Tower will turn its lights out on Thursday as a mark of respect for the victims of deadly twin attacks in Tehran , which were claimed by the Islamic State group. "We underscore that states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote ", the White House statement declared. But we need to see Iran as it is, not as its rivals and enemies in the region would have us see it, for their own purposes.

by | June 09, 2017 | 14:34

Rogers and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats refused to answer multiple questions Wednesday from senators on the intelligence committee about conversations with Trump regarding the ongoing Russian investigation. Ms Huckabee Sanders disputed Mr Comey's claim that the White House had lied about and defamed, both him, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Coats also argued that the capabilities authorized by the surveillance law have produced a critical stream of intelligence, ...

by | June 09, 2017 | 12:59

Comey this week has recounted conversations with Trump in which the president said he hoped Comey would let go of the FBI's investigation of a former national security adviser. Comey told the Senate committee that he hoped the leak would lead to the appointment of a special counsel. They say he did it by recounting details of interactions that could show the president meant to obstruct justice.

by | June 09, 2017 | 13:39

Iranians will not be intimidated by such attacks. Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards have pointed the finger at regional rival Saudi Arabia - a close U.S. Mohammad Javad Zarif responded on Twitter, saying: "Repugnant White House statement.Iranian people reject such United States claims of friendship".

by | June 09, 2017 | 12:59

Trump eluded to the possible existence of such tapes in a Twitter message after firing Comey last month. "I can definitely say the president is not a liar", Sanders said. President Trump's private attorney incorrectly described the timeline of reporting while criticizing former FBI Director James Comey's congressional testimony Thursday.

by | June 09, 2017 | 14:26

The request letters sent to Cohen, whose association with Trump predates the 2016 election campaign, were the same as those sent to former Trump aides Michael Flynn , Paul Manafort, Carter Page and Roger Stone. But later in the day, the White House showed it was beginning to offload the Russian Federation crisis to Trump's longtime personal attorney, Marc Kasowitz.

by | June 09, 2017 | 13:26

We are serious and genuine about achieving a just and lasting peace". Israel has claimed the entire, undivided city of Jerusalem as its capital after taking control of its eastern portion of the city in the Six-Day War of 1967. As a candidate, Trump promised to move the embassy to Jerusalem, which was required by an act of Congress in 1995 but which successive administrations have delayed with a series of six-month waivers, citing national security concerns.

by | June 09, 2017 | 13:10

The result appeared certain to plunge the United Kingdom into another period of political uncertainty, with formal Brexit talks due to start in 10 days' time. The Lib Dems would likely ensure a soft Brexit - a Norway-like arrangement, but without free movement of people, in return for large annual payments to Brussels.

by | June 09, 2017 | 13:47

The latest arrests come on the eve of Britain's general election on Thursday, after a political campaign marred by the London attack and a suicide bombing in Manchester last month which left 22 people dead. The other two attackers were identified as Khurum Butt, a 27-year-old whose extremist views had been reported to police, and 30-year-old Rachid Redouane, also known as Rachid Elkhdar, a Moroccan pastry chef.

by | June 09, 2017 | 13:42

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson said the idea of a new independence referendum "is dead". In ten days, Britain is scheduled to begin its crucial negotiations with Europe that are meant to work out the terms of Britain's exit from the European Union .

by | June 09, 2017 | 12:47

Kuwait's ruler, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, traveled from the UAE to Qatar on Wednesday after visiting Saudi Arabia the day before to resolve the crisis. The sanctions list further tightens the screws on Qatar, home to a major USA military base and the host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, and shows the crisis only escalating despite Kuwaiti efforts to mediate an end to the rift.