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by | June 11, 2017 | 17:51

British Prime Minister Theresa May has temporarily shored up her support within her party, and determined she will lead a minority Conservative government. But her continued leadership of the party is still seen as in doubt, following a campaign that was undermined by back-tracking and by her preference to act alone or in a close-knit group of advisers.

by | June 11, 2017 | 17:01

The result has demolished May's political authority, and she has also lost her two top aides, sacrificed in a bid to save their leader from being toppled by a furious Conservative Party. Another Tory MP told The Independent: "It's down to her. After that the questions about what happens next to the party, to her, are out there and they are being asked by people".

by | June 11, 2017 | 18:08

Comey two days before the election closed the second Clinton email investigation. "I've known the Clintons for a long time", Huckabee said. So I'm now the nominee of the Democratic Party. She said, specifically, that "1,000 Russian agents [were] involved" in helping Trump campaign to deliver the fake news messages that swayed voters.

by | June 11, 2017 | 17:39

The German chancellor said the European Union wants talks to progress "quickly" and warned it will defend the interests of its members during the looming divorce proceedings. The fear now is that it will be more difficult for negotiators to work out any kind of Brexit deal-hard or soft. "And from everything I have heard from Britain today, they will respect their negotiations calendar".

by | June 11, 2017 | 17:52

Netanyahu has said he still supports a two-state solution, but peace advocates allege his actions show otherwise. Walid Sayed takes a break from tending to his flock of sheep near the West Bank town of Burin. The organization of more than 200 former top military and security leaders recently launched an advertising campaign centred on a warning that in a single state, Palestinians would soon outnumber Jews.

by | June 11, 2017 | 17:03

Brexit negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union could be put on hold after Britain's Conservative Party failed to secure a majority and a clear mandate in the General Election . EU Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said that "with a weak negotiating partner, there's the danger that the negotiations will go badly for both sides".

by | June 11, 2017 | 18:02

But the waivers will only benefit farmers who own land and do not address the main reasons for farmers' distress including landlessness and the small size of holdings, said Kishor Tiwari, head of a committee set up by the Maharashtra government to address farmers' issues.

by | June 11, 2017 | 18:23

Minnesota has joined to a newly-formed coalition of US states dedicated to upholding the Paris Climate Accord and combating climate change. The jobs were not attainable as long as we lived under those regulations. We are gonna continue to be a leader in the environment. "There are many other examples but the bottom line is that the Paris accord is very unfair at the highest level to the United States".

by | June 11, 2017 | 17:22

Sturgeon says she has lost all "authority and credibility". In March, a snap election was called in a bid to elect a new government willing to return to government, however the same parties were returned following the poll. She did not, however, provide details of the nature of the alliance with the DUP. Mrs May was expected to make further appointments to her Cabinet on Saturday, but the damage to Mrs May's standing makes it less likely she will risk alienating colleagues by carrying out ...

by | June 11, 2017 | 17:59

Cabrera Bello topped the leaderboard alongside Stewart Cink and Ben Crane after the third round and the 33-year-old from Gran Canaria is now in the hunt for his first USPGA Tour win. Chez Reavie shot a five-under 65 to move to nine-under 131 and share the lead with Charl Schwartzel and Sebastian Munoz after two rounds. But world No 9 Rickie Fowler, the top-ranked player in the field, can get an early start to Erin Hills for next week's US Open in Wisconsin after missing the cut with ...

by | June 11, 2017 | 17:50

The United Arab Emirates' state minister for foreign affairs Anwar Gargash on Wednesday accused Qatar of being "the main champion of extremism and terrorism in the region". Qatar has said it intends to take legal action against those responsible. In a sign of the economic damage from the dispute, Standard & Poor's downgraded Qatar's debt on Wednesday as the country's riyal currency fell to an 11-year low amid signs that portfolio investment funds were flowing out because of the rift.

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.