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by | June 11, 2017 | 16:31

The leader of the Scottish Conservatives, Ruth Davidson, tweeted a link to a speech she had made about same-sex marriage - something the DUP opposes. Chiefs of staff Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill resigned shortly after Conservative members of parliament said failure to get rid of May's two close aides could spark an immediate fight for leadership of the party.

by | June 11, 2017 | 16:59

Eight more individuals were also arrested on suspicion of providing backup for the five terrorists who carried out the June 7 attacks in Tehran . Security forces have launched a nationwide hunt for suspected accomplices of the attackers.

by | June 11, 2017 | 16:11

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she assumed Britain still wanted to leave the European Union and that talks must start quickly. Clinging to power, May said the Tories would form a minority government with the Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland, which won 10 seats.

by | June 11, 2017 | 17:29

If anyone had the notion that Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial would be anything but traumatic, reports of what went down in the courtroom today should dispel that pretty quickly. Her testimony continued to say she had trouble standing up after taking the pills and that Cosby led her to the couch to lie down and gave her a pillow before she became unconscious.

by | June 11, 2017 | 17:23

Three ships loaded with 350 ton of food were also set to leave an Iranian port for Qatar, the Tasnim news agency quoted a local official as saying. "Kuwait stresses the inevitability of solving this disagreement within the Gulf framework", he added.

by | June 11, 2017 | 17:18

On Friday, the US embassy in Saudi Arabia issued a security notice to USA citizens recommending that they "exercise caution in places frequented by foreigners due to the continuing risk of terrorist attacks... Iranian authorities said five of the attackers were Iranian nationals recruited by IS, while Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guards Corps blamed the assault on regional rival Saudi Arabia and has threatened revenge.

by | June 11, 2017 | 17:03

Those exit talks, expected to be the most complex in post-World War Two European history, are supposed to wrap up before the end of March 2019 - a timeline that was already considered ambitious before May's electoral debacle. This is still on. "Absolutely", Mr Corbyn said. He said his party would seek to vote down May's Queen's Speech, or programme for government, when she presented it to parliament .

by | June 11, 2017 | 16:36

The moves buy May a temporary reprieve. A vindicated Jeremy Corbyn is waiting in the wings to try his hand in forming a coalition government should the Tory romancing of the DUP fall foul. The EU's chief negotiator said the bloc's stance on Brexit and the timetable for the talks were clear, but the divorce negotiations should only start when Britain is ready.

by | June 11, 2017 | 17:33

Numerous key cabinet posts have already been declared as unchanged from the previous government, including Philip Hammond as Chancellor of the Exchequer, Amber Rudd as home secretary, Boris Johnson as foreign secretary, David Davis as Brexit secretary and Michael Fallon as the in-charge of the ministry of defence.

by | June 11, 2017 | 17:43

When May called for the snap election , it was supposed to be a way for her party to gain on its majority and trounce a supposedly weak Labour Party. Timothy's colleague as joint chief if staff, Fiona Hill , released a brief statement following her resignation from her role at 10 Downing Street.

by | June 11, 2017 | 16:22

All the Muslims are allowed to say their prayers everywhere in the United States when this month is going on whether they are the school teachers, employees in a Bank, Doctors, Nurses, soldiers, scientists, drivers or whatever profession they are into they will be allowed to say their prayers and people who disrupt it will be punished by the government.

by | June 11, 2017 | 16:29

A host of opinion polls show Macron's untested party could take 30 percent of the first-round vote, putting it on track to secure a landslide in next Sunday's second round. Given Macron's attempts to clean up French politics, he faced embarrassment on Friday when his small centrist ally, the MoDem party, was placed under preliminary investigation on suspicion of employing fake parliamentary assistants at the European Parliament.

by | June 11, 2017 | 15:57

The diplomatic crisis, the worst since the 1990 invasion of Kuwait by Iraq and the subsequent Gulf War, has seen Arab nations and others cut ties to Qatar, which hosts a major US military base and will be the host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

by | June 11, 2017 | 16:33

Washington deployed special forces soldiers to Mindanao in 2002 to train and advise Philippine units fighting Abu Sayyaf militants in a program that once involved 1,200 Americans. Herrera also said there are "strong indications" that Omarkhayam and Madie Maute, two leaders of the Marawi attack, were killed in separate operations.

by | June 11, 2017 | 16:34

Earlier, provincial spokesman Attaullah Khogyani told AFP that an Afghan commando had opened fire on USA troops and was killed in return fire. Three U.S. Omar Zwak, a spokesman for the Helmand governor, put the toll at three policemen killed and two wounded. "We would like to express our deepest condolences to the families of the ABP members affected by this unfortunate incident", the statement added.

by | June 11, 2017 | 15:45

Trump on Friday called on Qatar to stop funding terrorism . During the call, the White House said that Trump "emphasized the importance of all counties in the region working together to prevent the financing of terrorist organizations and stop the promotion of extremist ideology".

by | June 11, 2017 | 17:04

Rogers called the conversations "classified" and said it was inappropriate to discuss them "in an open forum". Trump's surrogates may have said earlier this week that the President will not block Comey from testifying by claiming executive privilege .

by | June 11, 2017 | 16:45

David Davis will also stay on as Brexit secretary and Sir Michael Fallon will keep his role as defence secretary. Mr Jones said it had been "only a matter of time " before Mr Timothy and Ms Hill were forced to quit over the election result but suggested their dismissal was not created to be constructive.

by | June 11, 2017 | 16:08

Vettel said. "This is the most special thing I have, above and beyond any of my trophies, so a big thank you. So to match him, and to receive this, is the greatest honor". Explaining what the team did, Wolff said: "Throughout the session we just continued to improve, particularly with Lewis. Of course we can't always be flawless but today I got as close as I could get".

by | June 11, 2017 | 15:30

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., right, and Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., confer as former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington , Thursday, June 8, 2017 .

by | June 11, 2017 | 16:42

Police also revealed Butt had attempted to hire a 7.5-tonne lorry online, but failed to provide payment details. The attackers were shot dead by police before they could get back to the van where they had petrol bombs stored. Inspector Cole was just about to finish his shift at Peckham police station when the attack happened after 10pm. " London is a safe city and we will do everything we can in our power to keep you safe", she said in an interview at London police headquarters, ...

by | June 11, 2017 | 16:32

As reported by the New York Times , Trump during a news conference with the visiting Romanian president said that Comey's comments on Thursday in which he implied that the president fired him for pressing forward with the Russian Federation investigation, showed no collusion with Russian Federation or obstruction of an investigation.

by | June 11, 2017 | 16:11

May's aides, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, announced on Saturday that they had quit following sustained criticism of the campaign within the party. The DUP was founded in the 1970s by the late firebrand preacher Ian Paisley, and in the 1980s was a key player in the "Save Ulster from Sodomy" campaign, which unsuccessfully fought against the legalization of gay sex in Northern Ireland.

by | June 11, 2017 | 16:51

Iranian traders have exported four food shipments to Qatar via an Iran Air cargo Boeing 747, after Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain boycotted Doha, a spokesman for the Iranian flag carrier has announced. The UAE and Saudi Arabia have banned Al-Jazeera from the airwaves and closed the channel's offices. On Friday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he had never known Qatar to support terrorist groups and called for the blockade to be fully lifted.

by | June 11, 2017 | 15:07

Born William West Anderson on September 19, 1928, in Seattle and raised on a wheat ranch in Walla Walla, Washington, West began his career as a disc jockey and television show host. The TV show was among the most popular in 1966, the year of its debut, and some of the era's top actors signed on to play villains. The list of individuals who played opposite West was long and illustrious - actor Julie Newmar, Eartha Kitt and Lee Meriwether as Catwoman; Cesar Romero as the Joker, Burgess Meredith ...

by | June 11, 2017 | 15:12

Brussels' chief negotiator Michel Barnier has said the talks would begin when Britain was ready, suggesting he would consider a short delay. Their main concern is more confusion over Britain's departure from the European Union . There was a more conciliatory tone towards May from France. Czech prime minister Bohuslav Sobotka said he was "delighted" that Jeremy Corbyn had strengthened his party's position, calling him "the real victor of the British election".

by | June 11, 2017 | 15:49

Members of the intelligence committee are in the middle of an investigation and have "access to relevant, classified information", Sessions said . His appearance also raised fresh questions about the attorney general's relationship with Russian officials and others with ties to President Vladimir Putin.

by | June 11, 2017 | 15:35

We want to do it quickly, respecting the calendar, ' she said in comments reported by Sky News. "We know when they must end". Furthermore, Reuters noted how the results pose an increased risk for delayed Brexit negotiations, which could result in Britain ceasing to be an European Union member without legal safeguards to avoid a chaotic limbo for people and businesses, making it improbable that Britain could secure the rapid free trade agreement it wants with the European Union after it ...

by | June 11, 2017 | 15:06

He had initially planned to vote Conservative but said he was put off by May's Brexit plans, what he saw as the party's arrogance and a feeling he was being taken for granted. MALCOLM BRABANT: May has been criticized for running a lackluster campaign. Ms Davidson, who became engaged to partner Jen Wilson in May 2016, later told the BBC: "I was fairly straightforward with her [Ms May] and I told her that there were a number of things that count to me more than the party".

by | June 11, 2017 | 16:22

Five attackers stormed Iran's parliament and a shrine to revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in Tehran on Wednesday, setting off clashes with security forces and killing at least 17 people. Ahmad Fazelian, a provincial judiciary official, said the seven, suspected of "providing support for the terrorist team", were detained in Fardis, about 50 km (31 miles) west of Tehran , the judiciary's online news agency Mizan reported.

by | June 11, 2017 | 15:17

There had been doubts cast over her leadership after she paid a heavy price for her gamble to overturn the UK's Fixed Term Parliament Act and call a snap general election ahead of the fixed time-frame it would have been held in 2020. With all 650 seats declared, the Conservatives had won 318 seats; the Labour Party had 262 seats, followed by the pro-independence Scottish National Party on 35.

by | June 11, 2017 | 16:20

Earlier on Saturday, Attahullah Khogyani, a provincial spokesman in Nangarhar province, said that two other soldiers were also injured in the attack, which was carried out by an Afghan soldier in the Achin district, where USA and Afghan forces are carrying out joint operations against Taliban and Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) militants.

by | June 11, 2017 | 15:59

There are also USA special operations forces working as advisors alongside the Syrian Democratic Forces , he said . The SDF was also trying to push into Raqqa's northwestern district of Al Andalus, as fighting continued to the north, east and west of the city.

by | June 11, 2017 | 15:27

Counter demonstrators opposing a group who gathered nearby to protest against Islamic-law yell out on Sat., June 10, 2017 , in NY. The rally is put on by a nationwide group called " Act for America ". When the speakers finished, most of the Make America Great Again types left and most of the counter-protesters dispersed too. This is a march against Sharia law and for human rights.

by | June 11, 2017 | 15:30

The sailboats are competing in a transatlantic race hosted by the Royal Western Yacht Club (RWYC). It was his 19th Atlantic crossing and he had planned to sail back single-handed, with the 6,500-nautical-mile voyage ending in July or August.