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by | June 09, 2017 | 22:46

Without detailing her next steps, she said: "The country needs a period of stability, and whatever the results are the Conservative Party will ensure we fulfill our duty in ensuring that stability". Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry said Labour "could form the next government" and would attempt to do so as a minority government if results allowed, rather than seeking to form a coalition with other progressive parties like the Lib Dems.

by | June 09, 2017 | 23:06

The Prime Minister called what she thought would be a Brexit-focused election, but the issue was quickly overshadowed by security as two deadly terror attacks, in Manchester and London, struck during the campaign period. "Well, the mandate she's got is lost Conservative seats, lost votes, lost support and lost confidence". Theresa May listens as the declaration at her constituency is made for in the general election in Maidenhead.

by | June 09, 2017 | 22:47

With no clear victor emerging from Thursday's election a wounded May has signalled she will fight on, and will visit the palace at 12.30pm (11.30pm NZT). And former Conservative minister Anna Soubry said May should take personal responsibility for a "dreadful" campaign. Instead, she risks an ignominious exit after just 11 months at Number 10 Downing Street, which would be the shortest tenure of any prime minister for nearly a century.

by | June 09, 2017 | 22:39

Trump has scheduled a joint news conference for Friday afternoon with visiting Romanian President Klaus Iohannis. After mulling it over "in the middle of the night", he said he asked a "good friend" - a Columbia Law professor later identified as Daniel Richman - to leak contents to a reporter from one of those private memos.

by | June 09, 2017 | 23:10

A police officer who was stabbed in the face as he took on the London Bridge terrorists armed only with his baton has apologised to families who lost their loved ones for not doing more, adding: "I want you to know I did everything I could".

by | June 09, 2017 | 22:33

Here are five things to know about the result. "The mandate she got is lost seats, lost votes". "Her position I think is very, very hard". She had already challenged the party's direction, famously warning as Conservative chairwoman in 2002 that the Tories were seen as "the nasty party".

by | June 09, 2017 | 22:03

All three were described as being conscious and hospitalized in stable condition. He also served as Governor of the Bank of Greece in the 1990s. "Whatever motivates these people, this kind of attack - politically motivated terrorism - is completely unacceptable", Schaefer said.

by | June 09, 2017 | 22:34

He also referred to "so many false statements and lies" after Mr Comey boldly laid bare months of distrust of the President. Mercifully, Comey couldn't do that, so Trump let Comey go, with ever-changing reasons as to why. " Lordy, I hope there are tapes ", Comey said, suggesting such evidence would back up his account over the president's. Comey admitted that he showed copies of his memo memorialising his talks with President Trump to people outside the Justice Department and "asked ...

by | June 09, 2017 | 22:50

The Islamic republic's elite Revolutionary Guard has accused Saudi Arabia of involvement in Wednesday's attacks. The Islamic State group claimed both attacks. Lawmakers were in session at the time of the attack, and have been ordered to remain in place. In addition to the five men whose photographs were released, one female assailant at the mausoleum blew herself up, and another woman was captured and was being interrogated.

by | June 09, 2017 | 22:59

Qatari officials have repeatedly denied the allegations. The emir of Kuwait is trying to mediate the row, carrying out shuttle diplomacy between Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Trump's comments were made despite the fact that Qatar is home to the largest USA military base in the Middle East, with at least 8,000 U.S. personnel based in the country.

by | June 09, 2017 | 22:53

He confirmed various reports about the bureau's investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation but did not reveal much new information. Comey acknowledged that he, through a friend, was the source of the leaked memo chronicling his account of his meeting with Trump. Comey said his sharing of the memo was prompted by a Twitter rant in which the president wrote that the F.B.I.

by | June 09, 2017 | 22:09

He told the BBC: "This is flawless territory for the DUP because obviously if the Conservatives are just short of an overall majority it puts us in a very strong negotiating position". He later told the BBC it was it was "pretty clear who has won this election". Other potential Conservative candidates for prime minister are Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond and Scottish Conservative Party leader Ruth Davidson.

by | June 09, 2017 | 22:09

Handel is betting on the Republican leanings of a district that has elected Newt Gingrich, a former House speaker; Johnny Isakson, now Georgia's senior US senator; and Tom Price , who resigned to become Trump's health secretary. There are a few other factors beside national trends and Trump's travails working in the Democrats' favor in the Georgia-6th District race. The super PAC has spent more than $6 million in Georgia.

by | June 09, 2017 | 22:04

While Comey did not identify his contact, reporters quickly confirmed that Comey sent the memos to Daniel Richman , the Paul J. Kellner Professor of Law. The professor is a former federal prosecutor and served as chief appellate attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of NY, where Comey also worked.

by | June 09, 2017 | 22:01

RFE/RL: How do you think the European Union interprets the election result, and will it strengthen Brussels' hand in the talks? "We need a government that can act", he told German radio. S&P said at the time that it was anxious the decision would lead to a deterioration of the U.K.'s economic performance and institutional framework. A note to clients from Goldman Sachs Asset Management said a "soft Brexit" was now more possible, but that the "path is less certain".

by | June 09, 2017 | 22:37

In written testimony released by the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, Comey quoted Trump as telling him the Russian Federation investigation was a "cloud" impairing his ability to operate as president. "I was honestly concerned he might lie about the nature of our meeting, so I thought it important to document", Comey said. Trump has intimated there might be tapes of his meetings with Comey.

by | June 09, 2017 | 22:03

British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says it's time for Prime Minister Theresa May to stand down after poor election results. "She ran a pretty terrible campaign", added Conservative lawmaker Anna Soubry as the results rolled in, saying she should "consider her position".

by | June 09, 2017 | 21:48

The leaders of six-member countries will take part in the summit and discuss several issues including peace and security in the region. India abstained from the summit to highlight its concerns over the United States dollars 50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor which is part of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and passes through Gilgit and Baltistan in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

by | June 09, 2017 | 22:20

EU Council President Donald Tusk told Britain in a Tweet: "Do your best to avoid a "no deal" as result of "no negotiations". We know when they must end. Let's put our minds together on striking a deal", Michel Barnier said after Prime Minister Theresa May lost her majority in a snap British election, bringing more uncertainty to the divorce negotiations".

by | June 09, 2017 | 22:33

May called an election three years ahead of schedule, at a time when her party was well ahead in the polls. Most of the party's losses went to the Tories, which prompted pundits to suggest the Scottish Conservatives " saved " Theresa May.

by | June 09, 2017 | 20:57

He met with majority owner Stan Kroenke on Monday to determine his future with the club's board being notified at a meeting on Tuesday, according to the BBC. Wenger wants to not only bring in world class players - and seems to have the money to do so - but also wants to trim the squad, as he feels there are an bad lot of players, and it's time for some of them to move on.

by | June 09, 2017 | 22:22

The possibility gained currency last month when Trump tweeted that Comey "better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations". Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski also stood behind the president Friday, saying on TODAY that Comey "wasn't man enough" to turn over his memo personally to the press.

by | June 09, 2017 | 20:48

Theresa May has announced she will form a government with "friends in the DUP " - here's everything you need to know about the party. The Conservatives fell short of securing a majority in Thursday's election, emerging with a total of 318, shy of the required 236.

by | June 09, 2017 | 21:26

Fifty-three percent of right-leaning voters say that Trump tweets "too much", according to the Morning Consult published Wednesday. A majority of voters in a new poll thinks President Trump uses Twitter too much. A growing number of Americans, from 49 percent to 59 percent, said Trump's use of Twitter is a bad thing, including 77 percent of Democrats (up 5 points from December ) and 61 percent of independents, an 18-point increase among that demographic.

by | June 09, 2017 | 22:20

The ministry also published pictures of their corpses. It described them as "long affiliated with the Wahhabi", an ultraconservative form of Sunni Islam practiced in Saudi Arabia. "Iranian people reject such US claims of friendship", he added on Twitter. Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard indirectly blamed Saudi Arabia for the attacks.

by | June 09, 2017 | 21:51

But on Thursday TUI informed its employees in a letter seen by AFP that Etihad had "decided not to continue the negotiations with us. this is unfortunate but can't be changed". Air Berlin said later Thursday it had asked the regional states of Berlin and North Rhine-Westphalia to assess whether it would be in a position to request public guarantees, confirming a report in newspaper Die Welt.

by | June 09, 2017 | 22:28

We must distinguish crimes from" political "sins". Trump was expected to face journalists at the White House later Friday in a joint news conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis. Trump's tweet suggesting there were tapes of his White House conversations with Comey are what moved the former FBI director to reveal the conversations in which he said Trump pressured him to back off a criminal investigation.

by | June 09, 2017 | 21:56

A CACKLING Kim Jong-un has been pictured celebrating his latest missile test as he declared the new rockets capable of striking USA warships "at will". North Korea test-fired the Hwasong-12 medium- to long-range ballistic missile May 14, followed by the Pukguksong-2 on May 21. And according to an anonymous senior South Korean official, "We are not saying the two launchers and other equipment that has already been deployed should be withdrawn".

by | June 09, 2017 | 22:21

Germany unleashed a volley of criticism on Monday against US President Donald Trump , slamming his "short-sighted" policies that have "weakened the West" and hurt European interests. As reported by Deutsche Welle (DW), Germany's global broadcaster, his comments echo several previous remarks of the same kind he has made, notably during recent meetings with European leaders in Brussels, where he called the Germans " bad, very bad " because of the trade deficit they had allegedly inflicted ...

by | June 09, 2017 | 22:25

The intelligence ministry said they were Iranians who had joined the Islamic State group and travelled to its strongholds in Iraq and Syria before returning home. Iran denounced Donald Trump's reaction to the attacks as " repugnant " after the USA president said the nation was reaping what it sowed. That drew fire from Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, who tweeted: "Repugnant WH (White House) statement...

by | June 09, 2017 | 22:20

Chennai: MDMK general secretary Vaiko was stopped from entering Malaysia on Friday on the ground that he is a sympathizer of the now defunct, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam ( LTTE ). Now, arrangements are being made to send him back to India by the 10.45 pm flight. The LTTE, which fought for an independent Tamil state in Sri Lanka, remains outlawed in India as well.

by | June 09, 2017 | 21:16

Soon Israel's power supply to Gaza will be reduced and in certain places within the Gaza Strip, there will only be three hours of electricity. The United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia , Egypt and Bahrain officially cut ties with Qatar on Sunday, announcing a series of measures against Doha.

by | June 09, 2017 | 20:57

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers both separately said that while they won't comment on the specifics of their conversations with Trump, neither had felt pressured from the administration.

by | June 09, 2017 | 21:21

Mrs May's Conservatives will fail to win a majority, according to an exit poll, meaning the like-minded DUP, set to gain two seats to win 10 of Northern Ireland's total of 18, could potentially play a key role in a future government. The SNP took 35 seats, down from 56 in 2015, and the Liberal Democrats may get 13, up from 8, the forecast showed. "We needed this election to decide on Brexit and make sure that those of us who want to retain a relationship with Europe are represented".

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.