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by | June 10, 2017 | 22:21

Formal Brexit talks were due to start on June 19, just under two years ahead of a British exit due in March 2019. May's Conservative Party failed to reach the 326-seat majority to hold the House of Commons, but early Friday reached a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to form a coalition.

by | June 10, 2017 | 21:36

Theresa May is thought to have agreed to a minority government, not a coalition, with the DUP under the pretence the party will help the Tory government pass through laws. By early afternoon all but one of the 650 seats had declared, with the Conservatives on 318, well short of the 326 they needed for an overall majority.

by | June 10, 2017 | 22:47

We know when they must end", referring to the March 2019 deadline. Mrs Foster said she was determined to secure the "best possible deal" for Northern Ireland as the DUP became kingmakers following Thursday's election. In a speech cancelled in the wake of the Manchester terror attack, Mrs Foster planned to describe Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn as "beyond the political pale" because of his past support for republicans.

by | June 10, 2017 | 22:05

Trump and Comey would never have had their awkward and inappropriate chat and "The Comey Show" would never have been aired. Pelosi is citing Trump's habit of early morning tweeting , as well as Thursday's congressional testimony by former FBI Director James Comey .

by | June 10, 2017 | 22:41

But he said there was no alternative to confronting Qatar, because the other five members of the Gulf Cooperation Council can't trust a partner that's "going to be duplicitous in his policies". In an apparent escalation of the crisis, staff at Al Jazeera , Qatar's influential satellite television news channel which often infuriates the rulers of the Arab world, said on Thursday its computer systems were under cyber attack.

by | June 10, 2017 | 23:05

The disclosure raises questions about the police's judgment and increases pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May , who three days before a national election is facing criticism for overseeing cuts to police during her years as interior minister, Reuters noted.

by | June 10, 2017 | 22:46

Claiming to be in favour of a 50p top rate of tax across the United Kingdom but refusing to introduce one in Scotland where she actually has the power to do so is cynical politics at its worst. Ms Sturgeon's party now has 54 of the 59 Scottish seats in Westminster. The Conservatives say the Scottish National Party's answer to any issue is always independence, and the party is using Brexit as an excuse to try to further this cause.

by | June 10, 2017 | 22:10

Standard & Poor's has downgraded Qatar's rating, warning that its diplomatic crisis with other Middle Eastern nations could prompt investors to yank money out of the country and hurt economic growth. "Qatar has a history of supporting groups that span the spectrum of political expression, from activism to violence", Tillerson said. The UAE attorney general said Wednesday that "any participation in conversation or social media or any other means that demonstrates sympathy to Qatar...

by | June 10, 2017 | 21:22

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Gulf countries still saw Qatar as a "brother state". He said normal life in Qatar is "not affected" by the blockage, insisting the tiny country maintains sufficient access to other air and sea routes to secure food for its people.

by | June 10, 2017 | 21:50

This prompted the AFP to question the readiness of the Maute-led forces to talk peace, albeit temporarily, for humanitarian purposes like freeing civilians and retrieving bodies that had begun to decompose. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said that he will not negotiate with militants aligned with the Islamic State group, and that he has ordered troops to kill the gunmen even if they slaughter the hostages.

by | June 10, 2017 | 22:14

On Friday there were early signs of tensions over the Conservatives' proposed deal with the DUP. The border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland is sure to be a hot topic. MP Sammy Wilson, the DUP's former environment minister, has also been labelled a "climate change denier" for his public views on climate change. Mervyn Storey, the party's former education spokesman, once called for creationism - the belief that human life did not evolve over millions of years but was ...

by | June 10, 2017 | 22:09

Mr Salmond said: "The Scottish National Party have lost many fine parliamentarians this evening, and that is a grievous blow to the SNP". This morning, we have heard SNP figures acknowledge that the referendum demands were behind its bad result.

by | June 10, 2017 | 21:19

May remains defiant on Brexit , vowing to deliver the will of the people. A resurgent Labour party defied expectations, increasing the party's number of seats. Senior Conservative Gavin Williamson is in Belfast for talks with the pro-Brexit party, a spokeswoman for May's office said. May said Friday she will attempt to form a minority government with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party, or DUP .

by | June 10, 2017 | 22:47

That's made all the more weird by the fact that, since Election Day (and even going back to the 2016 campaign), McCain has been one of the Senate Republicans most critical of Trump and his administration. The email controversy dogged Mrs Clinton's presidential campaign. "In the case of Secretary Clinton's emails, Mr Comey was willing to step beyond his role as an investigator and state his belief about what "no reasonable prosecutor" would conclude about the evidence".

by | June 10, 2017 | 21:52

At least one witness - one of the eight survivors - told Sheriff's detectives that she could hear the sirens arriving, and then Neumann shot himself, Demings said. One of the five people killed by a US Army veteran at the gunman's former Orlando , Fla., workplace this week had feared that the shooter would seek revenge for being fired, a friend claimed.

by | June 10, 2017 | 21:30

The article indicates that Pyongyang has made advances in its missile technology since North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said in his New Year's speech that the country was in the final stages of developing ICBM technology. But strategically, it would not be wise for Washington to let North Korea continue testing its weapons either. A U.S. defense official confirmed a launch had been detected but told CNN the Pentagon was unlikely to release a statement as these were not ...

by | June 10, 2017 | 20:58

The attacks on Iran's parliament and the venerated shrine of the Islamic Republic's founder shocked the country and was claimed by the Islamic State - an avowed enemy of both Iran and the United States. He went on to state that anti-Iranian remarks by Saudi Arabia's foreign minister and US President Donald Trump were a " matter of disgrace ". That was condemned by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who tweeted: "Repugnant WH [White House] statement.as Iranians counter terror ...

by | June 10, 2017 | 21:28

It was unclear when the attorney, Marc Kasowitz, will file the complaint with the Department of Justice's Inspector General's Office and the Senate Judiciary Committee, Fox News reported . Detailing one-on-one talks with a sitting president - which under normal circumstances are private - Comey said he took painstaking notes for fear Trump might "lie" about the unusual encounters.

by | June 10, 2017 | 21:58

Records show that the male line of succession has remained unbroken for at least 14 centuries. Currently, imperial law also decrees that - unlike in Europe or Great Britain - any princess who marries a commoner must leave the family. The government will advance debate with respect for the resolution". The other seven unmarried children are all females, and six are in their 20s and 30s.

by | June 10, 2017 | 20:48

Officers searched the Muslim gym overnight as part of the investigation, which has seen 17 arrests so far. Had the Pakistani-origin London Bridge attacker succeeded in hiring a 7.5 tonne truck, the number of casualties in the carnage would have been much higher, the British media reported today.

by | June 10, 2017 | 21:46

Iohannis said that his responsibility and that of his USA counterparts go beyond security of their citizens, as he called for strengthening the ties for an enhanced economic exchange between the two countries. Because of that, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders had hoped for an unqualified commitment to Article 5, arguing that any doubt about American resolve would encourage Russian adventurism.

by | June 10, 2017 | 20:34

The comment suggested Mr Barnier is ready to delay the opening of official negotiations, which were expected to begin on June 19 in Brussels . May called the snap election to win a clear mandate for her plan to take Britain out of the EU's single market and customs union, so she could slash immigration.

by | June 10, 2017 | 21:35

India , Iran and Pakistan were admitted as observers at the 2005 Astana Summit. Other members are: Russia , China , Kazakhstan, Kyrgyztan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Both leaders agreed that India's entry to the SCO as a full member today would promote closer cooperation within the body, including on one of the main priorities of the organization- fighting terrorism.

by | June 10, 2017 | 20:35

Despite two strikes on Syrian military positions, the army stressed resolve to continue the battle in the desert. On the Euphrates River between Raqqa and the Iraqi border, the city of Deir al-Zour is the largest urban center in eastern Syria.

by | June 10, 2017 | 20:44

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi meets with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif in Astana, Kazakhstan, June 8, 2017. "Qataris are questioning whether this is going to end up in seeing a change in leadership itself in Qatar ", Al Qassemi told the AP in his office in Sharjah, near Dubai .

by | June 10, 2017 | 21:22

Trump had asked Tillerson to help mediate the crisis, and the secretary has been calling his counterparts in the region to "de-escalate" the situation and resolve their grievances. Davis said the diplomatic rift has not interrupted or curtailed operations at al-Udeid air base, a launching pad for US military efforts in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan.

by | June 10, 2017 | 21:54

The outcome is a far cry from the landslide May's team had banked on when she called a snap election seven weeks ago. Lastly, against all the odds, Jeremy Corbyn ran an incredibly effective, albeit Trumpian, campaign - but without Scotland, Labour will never win an outright majority.

by | June 10, 2017 | 21:27

The Chinese premier told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he watched the film and liked it, PTI reported. Vasily Kashin, a senior fellow at the Institute of Far Eastern Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, said that the security cooperation among SCO member states is quite fruitful.

by | June 10, 2017 | 21:31

More than half a century later, the debate continues as to whether Mr Panopoulos' invention was a work of culinary genius or a revolting bit of vandalism on an otherwise good pizza. "For pizzas, I recommend seafood". Panopoulos told BBC in February: "We just put it on, just for the fun of it, see how it was going to taste". I have a pizza.

by | June 10, 2017 | 20:29

In a bold effort to influence South Korea's new liberal Moon Jae-in administration and its North Korea policy, Pyongyang urged Seoul on Sunday to distance itself from the United States and cooperate with the Kim Jong-un regime for better inter-Korea relations.

by | June 10, 2017 | 20:38

In the past few days, the sale and purchase transactions in Qatar Riyals have been suspended between Qatari banks and some other banks, indicating the great difficulties that will face the Qatari economy and the financial sector in the country in the next phase.

by | June 10, 2017 | 21:21

No group has so far claimed the powerful blast, which officials said was caused by 1,500kg of explosives hidden inside a sewage tanker, in what appeared to be a major intelligence failure. While the results on the battlefield have been mixed, high profile terror attacks have continued to hit the relatively stable capital city of Kabul .

by | June 10, 2017 | 20:03

Petrol bombs were also found littered alongside the van used to run down victims on London Bridge, suggesting the plot was meant to be more destructive. Detectives believe the gravel may have been placed in the vehicle to make it heavier, or as part of a cover to justify hiring it, while the chairs may have been used to convince family and friends they were moving furniture.

by | June 10, 2017 | 21:06

The future of Theresa May and a second Scottish independence referendum dominate the Scottish front pages, in the wake of the dramatic election result . After several years watching the party they loved turn into the Liberal Democrats (minus the charisma) they had a reason to back it once more; a cause to fight and a leader for whom social justice is a fight and not a speech.

by | June 10, 2017 | 19:35

But Labour said they were the "real winners". The Prime Minister has been forced to seek a "confidence and supply" deal with the DUP after losing her majority in a snap election that spectacularly backfired. May made no reference in her statement to her party's catastrophic showing in Thursday's general election, a vote they had initially been expected to win in a landslide.