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by | June 09, 2017 | 21:24

May lost her Conservative majority in national elections June 8, leaving the party in need of extra seats which the DUP could provide. A hung parliament has thrown into doubt how that process will proceed. A former SNP first minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond, was a major scalp, losing his long-held seat amid a surprising surge in support for the Scottish Conservatives, who strongly oppose independence.

by | June 09, 2017 | 21:38

Trump spoke to Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani as Qatar faces an economic and diplomatic blockade from Gulf states led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. "We can live forever like this, we are well prepared", Sheikh Mohammed said. "We are not ready to surrender, and will never be ready to surrender, the independence of our foreign policy", he said, warning that the dispute threatened the stability of the region.

by | June 09, 2017 | 21:49

He added that perhaps the most important revelation to emerge from the hearing is that allegations about collusion between Trump and Russian Federation are starting to look weaker than ever. And indeed it did. And at today's open hearing he spoke in defence of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which Mr Trump described as being in chaos and disarray when he sacked Mr Comey on May 9.

by | June 09, 2017 | 21:40

But opposition politicians and some members of her own party have called on her to quit. With a hung parliament , this will mean that she will nearly certainly need the support of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party . As she was resoundingly re-elected to her Maidenhead seat in southern England, May looked tense and did not spell out what she planned to do. Sterling tumbled as much as 2.5% on Friday, while the FTSE share index opened about 1% higher, after British voters denied ...

by | June 09, 2017 | 21:08

Former FBI Director James Comey is set to testify Thursday about his private discussions with Trump and the Russian Federation investigation has lapped into the White House, with questions about the President's son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner.

by | June 09, 2017 | 20:47

Butt's family said Wednesday they were "shocked and appalled" by his actions. It was not immediately clear how the three knew each other, but Collina said one of her son's friends recognized one of the other attackers, though it wasn't clear which one that was.

by | June 09, 2017 | 20:23

An SNP election win will seal a "triple lock" on a second independence referendum , Nicola Sturgeon has said, while admitting her proposed timetable could slip beyond spring 2019, is how The Herald covers the story. The National can also reveal that the manifesto will commit the party to opposing any attempt to drag the United Kingdom out of the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR).

by | June 09, 2017 | 20:25

Right now, there seems to be conflicting reports on just what form the inevitable Wonder Woman sequel will take. And in November, we'll see how she helps Batman put together the team for Justice League . The film is, as far as I can remember, the first real female lead superhero movie in recent years. CinemaBlend confirmed this when " Wonder Woman " producer Charles Roven admitted that his film did not include a post-credits scene, simply because it was not standard operating procedure ...

by | June 09, 2017 | 21:18

Unemployment also went down in Saint John from 6.2 per cent in April to 5.6 per cent in May. The fresh numbers added to several positive labour-market gains since the middle of 2016. Youth employment gave the overall number a boost as 38,200 more young people found full-time work last month. Manufacturing added 25,300 jobs during the month and the embattled sector has produced a 43,000 employment increase so far this year.

by | June 09, 2017 | 20:15

Whoever forms the next government will oversee one of the most important periods in our country's history so it's not as though the stakes are particularly high... When asked whether any deals would be made, Mr Corbyn said: "We have done no deals and no pacts with anybody, we're there as the Labour Party with our points of view, everybody knows what they are and everyone can see the huge increase in our support because of the way we conducted the election and the comprehensive nature of the ...

by | June 09, 2017 | 21:03

With no clear victor emerging from Thursday's election, Prime Minister Theresa May was fighting to hold on to her job on Friday, having failed to win the stronger mandate she had sought to conduct exit talks with the rest of the European Union and instead weakening her party's grip on power.

by | June 09, 2017 | 19:58

Dannel P. Malloy have refrained from increases to income and sales taxes as part of their proposals. Massachusetts Gaming Commissioner Enrique Zuniga said earlier this year that if CT green-lighted a third casino, commissioners would discuss updating revenue projections for the MGM casino.

by | June 09, 2017 | 21:41

Sturgeon put a positive spin on the losses, arguing her party was still likely to be the third-largest party in parliament, and the returns would still mean a strong showing for the SNP in Westminster. I like it and I'm determined to carry on doing this job so we can win some more. The Conservatives won 13 seats in Scotland, the party's best performance in the country since 1983.

by | June 09, 2017 | 21:10

At the time, Mr Trump said he was "happy" London had elected Mr Khan and suggested the Labour politician was likely to be part of the exception to his plans for a barring Muslims. "I think he's a very, very unsafe man", Himes said of Trump, "and touches on some of the uglier undercurrents of American politics". Trump's oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., defended his father.

by | June 09, 2017 | 20:02

The Justice Department responded late Thursday, saying that after consultations with department ethics officials Sessions recused himself because of his involvement in Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, "for that reason, and that reason alone".

by | June 09, 2017 | 20:46

Raqqa was one of the first cities taken by Islamic State in January 2014 during a lightning offensive in which vast swaths of Iraq and Syria were captured. The SDF has been gradually encircling Raqqa since November, and it remains unclear how many of its fighters have been deployed around the city. The statement will say that a major attack on the city of Raqqa, Syria is planned by a US-backed alliance of Arab and Kurdish fighters.

by | June 09, 2017 | 20:31

The leaders were trying to enter Mandsaur and meet the family members of the farmers who were killed in the police firing earlier this week. Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and other senior MP based party leaders were arrested and placed under preventive custody on Thursday, 50 km from the protest hit Pipliamandi area of Mandsaur district, the epicentre of farmers' protest where the Congress leaders were heading towards.

by | June 09, 2017 | 21:28

He says he was motivated by the signs of climate change he sees daily in Hawaii: "Tides are getting higher, biodiversity is shrinking, coral is bleaching, coastlines are eroding, weather is becoming more extreme". President Donald Trump withdrew the US from that agreement last week. The direct impact of the announcement will only be that the U.S. will stop implementing the non-binding parts of the agreement till the end of the Trump presidency.

by | June 09, 2017 | 20:07

Speaking Friday morning by phone on Germany's Deutschlandfunk radio, Oettinger said the European Union is prepared to stick to the negotiation timetable but that it would take a few hours at least to see how the results of the election play out in the formation of a government.

by | June 09, 2017 | 21:17

However, the Prime Minister finds herself in a soup as the election has delivered a hung parliament, with the Conservatives forecast to lose at least 12 seats. May's future as leader and head of the party was being openly questioned after her call to hold a snap election backfired. At that point, polls predicted she would massively increase the slim majority she had inherited from predecessor David Cameron.

by | June 09, 2017 | 20:24

The FBI arrested victor, an Air Force veteran, on Saturday, and federal authorities have charged her with removing classified information from a government facility and sending it to a news organization. In court, federal prosecutors said victor told a federal agent on Saturday that she purposely accessed the information, hoping that someone would have leaked it already, ABC Atlanta affiliate WSB-TV reported .

by | June 09, 2017 | 20:33

Those provisions aren't ideal - simpler and more effective options exist - but the Choice Act just scraps them. "The big banks are bigger, the small banks are fewer", Hensarling said . These powers allowed the nation's watchdogs to wind down failing institutions, and allow banks to be exempted from many existing financial rules if they agree to significantly increase the amount of capital they hold.

by | June 09, 2017 | 20:49

Party leaders were particularly upset with Corbyn and other Labour leaders' past support of Sinn Fein - a party with past ties to the IRA. Former chancellor George Osborne, sacked from the Cabinet by Mrs May and now editor of the Evening Standard, told ITV: "Clearly if she's got a worse result than two years ago and is nearly unable to form a government then she I doubt will survive in the long term as Conservative party leader".

by | June 09, 2017 | 19:50

One showed a toddler being handed through a first-floor window to safety outside as an armed man looked on. Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani called the attacks a cowardly act. NPR's Michele Kelemen notes that the State Department condemned the attack and wrote that "the depravity of terrorism has no place in a peaceful, civilized world".

by | June 09, 2017 | 19:20

In his testimony, Comey stated that the president told him, "I hope you can let this go", in regard to the FBI's investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's ties to Russian Federation. Mark Warner, the most senior Democrat on the committee, summed up the concerns, pointing to Mr Trump's repeated admiration for Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, during the campaign and the continuing federal investigation.

by | June 09, 2017 | 20:19

Sheikh Mohammed said that Sheikh Tamim "is not going to leave the country while the country is in blockade", in effect turning down the offer of mediation. The rift between the GCC states has intensified into its most "severe crisis" ever, even as Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain have completely cut ties with Qatar , a UAE-based commentator has opined.

by | June 09, 2017 | 19:18

The call came a day after Trump appeared to back Saudi Arabia strong-arming the emirate, which is home to 10,000 United States troops. Not this time. "I can indeed see differences in some 140 character comments by the American president", Schaefer said. Both Britain and the United States were helping with their inquiry, they said.

by | June 09, 2017 | 20:28

The Guardian reports that not only is Varadkar the first openly gay Prime Minister, but at 38 years old, he is also the youngest leader ever elected and the first ethnic minority. "If my election shows anything it's that prejudice has no hold in this Republic", Varadkar said , according to the BBC . He took a majority of the votes to be declared as the 11th leader of the party as counting concluded in Dublin .

by | June 09, 2017 | 20:34

There has been no comment from North Korea, or reports in its state media, about the latest cases. North Korea launched a series of what appeared to be "surface-to-ship" cruise missiles, South Korea's defence ministry said, in what would be the latest in a string of tests in defiance of United Nations sanctions.

by | June 09, 2017 | 20:19

The U.S. Climate Alliance was formed just days after Trump announced his decision to exit the agreement, making the U.S. one of three countries worldwide that did not sign on to the Accord. The Paris Agreement commits countries to holding global temperature rises to "well below" 2C above pre-industrial levels, which will require global emissions to be cut to net zero by the second half of the century.

by | June 09, 2017 | 20:09

They say he did it by recounting details of interactions that could show the president meant to obstruct justice. As for President Trump, Comey said in his opening statement that he was personally shocked when he learned the president had fired him, saying, "the shifting explanations confused me and increasingly concerned me".

by | June 09, 2017 | 20:07

Comey also said in his written testimony that Trump, in a odd private encounter near the grandfather clock in the Oval Office, pushed him to end his investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. "I woke up in the middle of the night on Monday, because it didn't dawn on me originally that there might be corroboration for our conversation; there might be a tape", Comey said.

by | June 09, 2017 | 20:03

The sentiment was also noted by CNN's Nic Robertson. Sturgeon she would think about her demands for a second Scottish independence referendum after her party lost seats to the Conservatives , Labour and Liberal Democrats, which all want to preserve the United Kingdom.

by | June 09, 2017 | 19:02

A cleary rattled Mrs May insisted Britain "needs stability" whatever the result and said the Conservatives are the party to bring the country "forward together". Speaking after being re-elected to his London seat, Corbyn said May should "go. and make way for a government that is truly representative of all the people of this country".

by | June 09, 2017 | 19:23

Comey to curtail the bureau's Russian Federation investigation. Coats tried a similar line, saying he doesn't "believe" it'd be appropriate to answer questions about the president's alleged request about intervening in an FBI investigation.