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by | June 11, 2017 | 02:14

British Prime Minister Theresa May will form a government supported by a small Northern Irish party after her Conservative Party lost its parliamentary majority in an election debacle days before talks on Britain's European Union departure are due to begin.

by | June 11, 2017 | 01:21

According to Efe news, an article in Rodong Sinmun, the official daily of the Workers' Party of Korea, said the latest series of weapons tests show that the country is not too far away from test-firing an ICBM. "This new-type cruise rocket is a powerful attack means capable of striking any enemy group of battleships" that could threaten North Korea, KCNA said.

by | June 11, 2017 | 01:14

May's party is short of the 326 it needed for an outright majority and fairly down from the 330 seats it had before the election. She said she "obviously wanted a different result" and felt "sorry" for colleagues who lost their seats. Sky's Political Editor, Faisal Islam, said: This is the most extraordinary balancing act. The UDA backed the DUP in this election by issuing a statement in support of the party's South Belfast candidate Emma Little Pengelly, "strongly urging" people to ...

by | June 11, 2017 | 01:09

On Monday, Saudi Arabia and a number of its allies, including Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, broke off relations with Qatar, accusing Doha of supporting terrorism and destabilizing the region. Trump said "states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote". Iranian authorities arrested 41 people Friday in connection with the twin terror attacks this week, the semiofficial Fars news agency reported, as evidence mounted that Iranian Kurds affiliated ...

by | June 11, 2017 | 01:06

May had been expected to win comfortably. With the complex talks on the divorce from the European Union due to start in 10 days , it was unclear what their direction would now be and if the so-called " Hard Brexit " taking Britain out of a single market could still be pursued.

by | June 11, 2017 | 01:03

Police said they have not made a formal identification of the body, but the family of the missing Frenchman, identified as 45-year-old Xavier Thomas , had been notified of the discovery. It now appears that at least two of the three assailants were known to British intelligence services, putting Prime Minister Theresa May and top law enforcement officials under pressure to explain what - if anything - could have been done to stop the attack.

by | June 11, 2017 | 00:47

A majority of people in Northern Ireland voted "remain" in the referendum on European Union membership, but the socially-conservative DUP is pro-Brexit - aligning it with one of Ms May's key goals. In its statement , Downing Street said the newly-reinstated Prime Minister does not intend to announce any further appointments today . "What the country needs now more than ever is certainty", May said.

by | June 11, 2017 | 00:43

Here are some highlights of what excited Twitter during the testimony. In particular, he seized on Comey's assertion that he interpreted the president's statement that he "hoped" the Federal Bureau of Investigation would drop its probe into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn as an instruction.

by | June 11, 2017 | 01:22

In a day of mixed messages and chaotic diplomacy, Tillerson emphasized the economic, humanitarian and military damage he said the blockade was inflicting. The Emirates Post Group, the UAE's national postal authority, has suspended all postal services to Qatar from all its postal offices in the UAE, the Emirates News Agency ( WAM ) said yesterday.

by | June 11, 2017 | 00:45

Jadhav was a farmer with cultivable land of 2.5 acres, and had a Rs-60,000 loan to repay. In a significant development, farmers' groups came under one banner and made a decision to intensify their agitation next week with a series of protests and a rail roko.

by | June 11, 2017 | 01:21

Trump has decided that media inquires would best be handled by his outside lawyer in NY instead of a team inside the White House, the magazine reported late Tuesday. That would have been a heavy lift because he had already served 12 years in that job, but the White House was willing to try. However, a new report by Politico claims that Sessions had floated the idea of resignation in late May, days before Trump's scheduled worldwide tour of the Middle East, according to a close confidant ...

by | June 11, 2017 | 00:38

They were the first attacks claimed by ISIS inside the tightly controlled Shi'ite Muslim country, one of the powers leading the fight against IS forces in nearby Iraq and Syria. Saudi Arabia and Iran regularly accuse each other of supporting extremists in the region. Iranian authorities have said assailants were Iranian nationals, adding they have arrested six suspects, including one woman, since the attack Wednesday in Tehran .

by | June 11, 2017 | 00:19

Qatar said Thursday it will not "surrender" and rejected any interference in its foreign policy, defying its Gulf neighbours in an escalating dispute over its alleged support for extremists. business activities in the region and bringing about humanitarian consequences, Xinhua reporeted. Qatar hosts the largest US military base in the entire Middle East, housing 11,000 American troops.

by | June 11, 2017 | 01:44

Dozens of people were wounded. Numerous injured remained in intensive care at Cina Hospital in the capital Thursday. It was not immediately clear who was behind the attacks or if they were coordinated. Meanwhile, another attack took place at the Imam Khomeini Shrine. Iranian security forces were efficient at eliminating the attackers, however, explosive vests appeared to have been used by at least one of the attackers during the course of the events.

by | June 11, 2017 | 02:04

In this image taken from video which emerged on social media shows police surround an attacker on ground at right, during the terror attack in Borough Market in southeast London Saturday June 3, 2017. . It was the third deadly attack in Britain in three months. Terrorism is an evil that is affecting people all over the world and the motivation for those who undertake terrorist activities is hard to understand.

by | June 11, 2017 | 01:30

During a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders' meeting in Brussels on May 26, Trump harshly criticized other member countries, accusing them of not fulfilling their obligation to meet military spending targets. "Over the past decade, it has become crystal clear that our American partners consider that they are shouldering too much of the burden for their wealthy European allies", he said.

by | June 11, 2017 | 01:35

Richman, who is a professor at Columbia Law School, was reportedly connected to the Judiciary Committee through the office of Robert Mueller , the special counsel appointed to lead the investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

by | June 11, 2017 | 00:12

Iranian authorities tend to make significant understatements: President Ahmadinejad, for example, once compared worldwide sanctions imposed on the country in connection with Iranian nuclear program to "mosquito bites". Saudi Arabia dismissed the accusation. " World public opinion, especially in Iran, sees the fact that this terrorist act was perpetrated soon after the meeting of the USA president with the heads of one of the reactionary regional states that has always supported.

by | June 11, 2017 | 00:12

Fulton County police said that there were 38 people on the bus. The Associated Press couldn't immediately determine the discrepancy in the number of injuries. WSB-TV reports dozens of emergency responders are on the scene and the road is shut down in both directions. Most of the 15 patients at WellStar Atlanta Medical Center South in East Point have been reunited with their families, officials said.

by | June 11, 2017 | 01:43

Sartaj expressed the hope that Pakistan enjoyed multi- dimensional ties with SCO countries and after becoming its full member, the opportunities in the realm of multilateral cooperation, land and connectivity and trade activities would get a spur.

by | June 11, 2017 | 00:28

He said what "capped" his decision to make his now-famous statement about the results of an investigation involving Clinton was a publicly reported meeting between then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton .

by | June 11, 2017 | 01:49

A five-time victor in Canada, Hamilton said: " Montreal's been good to me over the years". "We have seen Ferrari are the quickest at the moment so they are favourites", Hamilton said. Ferrari's Vettel got to within four thousandths of a second of Hamilton's initial time in Q3, only for the Briton to raise his level and secure first place by 0.330 seconds.

by | June 11, 2017 | 01:23

In a video that appeared to have been recorded before the attack on Tehran, five masked fighters were shown threatening Shi'ites in Iran as well as the Saudi Arabian government saying their turn "will come". On Thursday, Iran's Intelligence Ministry claimed that all five attackers had fought for the Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq and Syria and described them as being "long affiliated with the Wahhabi", a form of Sunni Islam practiced in Saudi Arabia.

by | June 11, 2017 | 01:36

They have since closed off their airspace, territorial waters and land borders to Qatari vehicles, aircraft and ships. Qatar on Friday dismissed as "baseless" a terrorism blacklist published by Saudi Arabia and its allies which linked individuals and organisations in Doha to support for Islamist militant groups.

by | June 11, 2017 | 01:26

In that case, that it was not necessary to pursue her. Kasowitz labeled Comey "one of these leakers" who are "actively attempting to undermine this administration with selective and illegal leaks of classified information and privileged communications".

by | June 11, 2017 | 00:28

The website of independent Shargh daily quoted Reza Seifollahi, an official in the country's Supreme National Security Council, as saying the attackers were from Iran . Trump said "states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote". The comments sparked anger from Iranians on social media, who recalled the vigils in Tehran that followed the September 11 attacks.

by | June 11, 2017 | 00:18

The plane then took off, headed for Kamloops but has not been seen since. The airplane had initially left from Lethbridge, Alberta at 09:35 a.m. and stopped at Cranbrook Airport for re-fuelling, which is the last known point of contact with the aircraft and its occupants.

by | June 11, 2017 | 01:26

Putin promised to discuss the civil rights issue of LGBT people in the North Caucasus with Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika and Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev. The martial paintings on its walls are spectacular and breathtaking. Putin flew to France to hold talks with Macron on Monday. At the news conference, though, Putin denied attempting to influence the French presidential election, saying Le Pen's visit was intended as no more than a warm gesture toward a politician who ...

by | June 11, 2017 | 01:08

She said the two parties had enjoyed a strong relationship over many years. Commentators in Northern Ireland say Foster and the leaders of the pro-republican Sinn Fein party have already been set an end of June deadline to come up with power-sharing arrangements to rescue the devolved Northern Ireland assembly which is now dissolved.

by | June 11, 2017 | 00:29

The Lib Dems said Mrs May should be "ashamed" of carrying on. For the prime minister, the Thursday snap election - an election held before its originally scheduled date - was not what she had hoped it would be when she called the contest in April.

by | June 11, 2017 | 01:13

Halep's speed across the court was nearly as impressive as Ostapenko's power-hitting and she broke after reaching a drop shot against the odds before Ostapenko conceded the set with a backhand into the net after failing to move her feet - a theme of the opening set.

by | June 11, 2017 | 01:05

The opposite happened, though, with the Conservatives losing seats, falling eight shy of the 326 needed for the outright majority in the United Kingdom's 650-seat House of Commons. He had annoyed many Conservatives who want a clean break with the European Union by stressing the need for a Brexit deal that allows companies to keep on hiring the migrant workers they need, and took the blame for a policy U-turn in March when he quickly dropped a plan to raise social security tax for ...

by | June 11, 2017 | 00:46

The officers were riding bicycles near 18th Street and Columbia Road NW, when a white pickup truck struck them, police said. The vehicle had two people inside the auto who were arrested immediately. The police chief also says a weapon was found in the vehicle, but he didn't say what type of weapon. Figures-Mormon was charged in 2014 with assaulting a Prince George County police officer, said county Commonwealth's Attorney Susan Fierro.

by | June 11, 2017 | 00:41

Above all, investors are anxious about the general uncertainty surrounding the country - whether a bruised May will resign in due course, whether the Conservatives will be able to form a new government or whether it will be an alliance of opposition parties, led by the Labour Party .

by | June 11, 2017 | 00:08

Saudi Arabia , Egypt , the United Arab Emirates and other Muslim-majority nations cut diplomatic ties with Qatar on Monday, alleging the small Gulf monarchy supports terrorism . More recently, it has said that governments in the gulf have taken steps to stop money flows, but it has singled out Kuwait, and to a lesser extent Qatar, for failing to stop terrorism financing by individuals in those nations.