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by | June 11, 2017 | 19:27

British Prime Minister Theresa May's two chiefs of staff have resigned in the wake of the Conservative Party's disastrous election result. Trump offered his warm support to May over the just- concluded parliamentary election , it said .

by | June 11, 2017 | 19:35

When asked about the impact the Conservative deal with the Northern Irish right-wingers could have in Parliament , Owen Paterson told the BBC's Today programme: "I don't see many major social issues coming up". " And move to a consensus within the country about what it means and what we seek to achieve as we leave ". May had called the snap vote in a bid to boost her party's hold over Westminster and give her a stronger hand in talks with European Union leaders over the country's ...

by | June 11, 2017 | 19:45

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain welcomed on Saturday Trump's demand for Qatar to stop supporting terrorism, but did not respond to the U.S. department of state call for them to ease pressure on the Gulf state. On Thursday, Qatar's Sheikh Mohammed said his country had been isolated "because we are successful and progressive" and called his country "a platform for peace not terrorism".

by | June 11, 2017 | 18:36

Comey pointed to that conversation as one of the reasons he went public about the Clinton probe, as well as a meeting that took place between Lynch and former President Bill Clinton . "Alisyn, I thought that was pretty much irrelevant in the hearing yesterday". It was inaccurate. We had an investigation open for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, we had an investigation open at the time.

by | June 11, 2017 | 19:23

It followed him betting in a Twitter post that the U.K.'s Labour Party , under Jeremy Corbyn , would not even receive 38 percent of the vote. After Labour won 41 per cent of the vote he faced calls on social media to put his money (and his book) where his mouth is.

by | June 11, 2017 | 20:07

Mrs May called the election claiming she wanted a stronger hand in the forthcoming Brexit negotiations, due to start on the same day as the Queen's Speech. The DUP and Peter Robinson went on to play a major role in the Peace Process and the Good Friday Agreement. The government does not have long to ink a deal.

by | June 11, 2017 | 18:19

With 649 of 650 seats declared, the Conservatives had won 318 seats. With less than a quarter of Jews ages 18 to 34 planning to vote Labour just days before the election, according to polls , the party was able to reduce Tory majorities in heavily Jewish North London but failed to win them over.

by | June 11, 2017 | 18:53

Most of the major parties had ruled out a formal coalition with the Tories until the DUP stepped forward. Outspoken journalist and presenter Piers Morgan tweeted: "Stop chucking everyone else under a bus, Prime Minister Theresa May and resign".

by | June 11, 2017 | 19:51

A UAE official said no one rejects the idea of talks, but first Qatar must make "iron-clad commitment" to change policies. "Our president has stressed the need to resolve this upsetting issue before the end of Ramadan, as it is against our religion, beliefs, and traditions, especially during the month of Ramadan", Mr Cavusoglu said.

by | June 11, 2017 | 18:10

The CBDT said that the apex court has given "only a partial relief" to those who do not have an Aadhaar or those who do not wish to obtain Aadhaar for the time being, and therefore, tax authorities will not invalidate their Permanent Account Number (PAN).

by | June 11, 2017 | 18:52

Mr Trump has called on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to hold back on settlement building for now, but the right-wing Premier has been under intense pressure from settler leaders. During his first official visit to the region last month, Trump held separate meetings with Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, vowing to bring "the ultimate deal ".

by | June 11, 2017 | 18:20

But when she reached there, she was stopped and roughed up by security guards, as per sources. Deepa has already staked claim to Amma's political legacy, when she made her own political and electoral ambitions abundantly clear following the death of Jayalalithaa on December 6 a year ago.

by | June 11, 2017 | 18:07

At least five of the armed men who killed 17 people and injured 45 in unprecedented terror attacks in Tehran were fully fledged members of Isis who fought for the group in Syria and Iraq, the Iranian authorities have confirmed. The Sunni jihadists of IS consider Shiite Iranians to be apostates, and Tehran is deeply involved in fighting the group in both Syria and Iraq. The capital of the once mighty Persian empire had to go through two separate but deadly violence by IS operatives, and ...

by | June 11, 2017 | 18:37

In the midst of the unfolding attacks, the ministry said a third team had been stopped before the attacks started, but no further details have since been given. "Last year, they returned to Iran .to carry out terrorist attacks in the holy cities of Iran ", the statement carried by the state news agency said.

by | June 11, 2017 | 18:55

In the midst of the unfolding attacks, the ministry said a third team had been stopped before the attacks started, but no further details have since been given. "An attack like this could provoke disproportionate counter-terror response in Iran . Iran is one of the region's most stable and democratic countries", the embassy said in the statement.

by | June 11, 2017 | 18:58

The party have actually wanted this to happen since the last election. Senior party figures have cautioned against any immediate leadership challenge, saying it would cause only further disruption as Britain prepares to start talks with Brussels as early as June 19.

by | June 11, 2017 | 18:01

Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry, speaking on Sophy Ridge on Sunday, said Labour is "absolutely on our toes" for a potential move into power. "Theresa May held a referendum on herself and lost it so the idea that she can just carry on as if the election didn't happen simply through this dodgy not on".

by | June 11, 2017 | 18:18

Police said 25-year-old Guenigault is in a hospital in stable condition. She officially started the job less than three weeks after Khalid Masood drove a vehicle into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, and then stabbed a policeman to death in the grounds of parliament.

by | June 11, 2017 | 18:47

She Merkel talked to Modi in Berlin about developing cooperation with India ."That's of huge importance and in no way directed against any other relationships and certainly not against the trans-Atlantic ties, which have historically been very important for us and will remain so in future", she said .

by | June 11, 2017 | 18:50

While she said the USA wants a negotiated solution to the North's nuclear programme and isn't seeking regime change, she reiterated "all options for responding to future provocations remain on the table". US allies have been anxious by Trump's actively courting Chinese President Xi Jinping to restrain North Korea, fearing Washington might allow China a more free rein elsewhere in the region.

by | June 11, 2017 | 17:56

Theresa May is set to visit Buckingham Palace at 12:30pm to seek permission from the Queen to form a United Kingdom government, despite losing her Commons majority in the General Election 2017. Standing in front of 10 Downing Street, May said her Conservatives and the DUP will work together to "fulfil the promise of Brexit". 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 ...

by | June 11, 2017 | 19:11

Lawyer Marc Kasowitz will file the complaint with the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Justice Department's inspector general, CNN said, citing unidentified sources. If Trump hadn't fired Comey, or possibly if he'd just fired him in a sensible and professional manner, Comey might not have testified at all. They also sent a separate request to Trump's White House counsel, Don McGahn, for any record the administration had of their meetings.

by | June 11, 2017 | 19:26

Foster told BBC Radio Ulster: "It will be hard for her to survive given that she was presumed at the start of the campaign, which seems an awfully long time ago, to come back with maybe a hundred, maybe more, in terms of her majority". "I would have thought that's enough to go, actually, and make way for a government that will be truly representative of all of the people of this country".

by | June 11, 2017 | 19:33

Timothy conceded in a statement that he had failed to carry out an effective election campaign, while Hill made no mention of her performance . Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has insisted " I can still be prime minister " as he vowed to fight Theresa May's attempt to run a minority government "all the way".

by | June 11, 2017 | 18:54

The Afghan army soldier opened fire and killed the Americans, according to US and Afghan officials. The policemen were patrolling too close to a Taliban base when they came under attack, provincial spokesman Omar Zhwak told AFP . Two Afghan border policemen were also recently killed by US aircraft friendly fire during a joint operation in the southern province of Helmand. "When heroes fall Americans grieve", Pence added.

by | June 11, 2017 | 18:54

A man walks past flowers and tributes left for the victims of the attack on London Bridge and Borough Market in London , Britain, June 6, 2017. They were shot dead by police. Butt had previously worked for six months on the London Underground until quitting in October. "He was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000", police said in a statement.

by | June 11, 2017 | 18:01

Despite failing to secure a Commons majority and mounting calls from senior Labour and Tory figures for May to step down, the Conservative party has carried out extensive talks with the DUP throughout the night. May said that "I want to reflect on the election and why it did not deliver the result I hoped for". Sinn Fein described its best ever result in a national election as a further boost to the party's ultimate goal of the British province one day joining a united Ireland.

by | June 11, 2017 | 18:27

Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill have been heavily criticized by the British press for their handling of Theresa May's campaign. Tories needed 326 seats to win but fell eight short. "It has to be said, young voters under 30 who disproportionately like the policies of Jeremy Corbyn were expected to turn out in quite low numbers and they turned out in droves yesterday and that really has pushed the agenda more in Jeremy Corbyn's favour and away from the conservatives who really tapped ...

by | June 11, 2017 | 17:38

The new statement came after Downing Street earlier said the DUP had agreed to the principles of an outline agreement to support a Conservative government. Timothy and Hill had worked for May when she was interior minister, before she became premier in July past year in the chaotic days that followed the Brexit vote.

by | June 11, 2017 | 17:43

Resorts World Manila tweeted earlier Friday that it was on lockdown and that the company was "working closely with the Philippine National Police to ensure that all guests and employees are safe". US President Donald Trump, who was briefed on the situation as it was still unfolding and before the gunman had been captured, also described it as a "terrorist attack" while expressing his condolences.

by | June 11, 2017 | 17:57

However, the Prime Minister may have to make concessions on her desired Brexit, with Ms Foster keen for her Northern Ireland to remain in the single market and involved in the free movement area after the split. "Our MPs should say to Theresa May they clearly oppose working with the DUP in any form, or they risk showing the people of MK they care more about power than the values of our City".

by | June 11, 2017 | 17:52

Borough Market remains closed but on Saturday the final cordon was lifted at London Bridge following last Saturday's barbaric attack. Police said the men tied 30cm pink ceramic knives to their wrists and had petrol bombs in the van. The men jumped out clutching the ceramic kitchen knives. Butt had been on bail after being arrested for fraud in a case in October, police said. 'Anyone who saw them on the night would have thought they were genuine '.

by | June 11, 2017 | 18:54

The Prime Minster lost her majority in the Commons, but was still able to form a Government as the largest party. We want to do this quickly, respecting the calendar. Michel Barnier, the EU's chief Brexit negotiator, indicated on Twitter that the European Union was prepared to show some patience, making it clear that talks should not begin until the political situation had settled in the UK.

by | June 11, 2017 | 17:51

After frantic consultations with DUP leader Arlene Foster, the Prime Minister headed to Buckingham Palace to seek the formal permission of the Queen to form a new government, returning to No 10 to announce she had the "legitimacy" to continue in office.

by | June 11, 2017 | 18:30

On June 1, UNRWA discovered a section of a Hamas tunnel running under two of its schools in the strip's Maghazi refugee camp, the agency has said. In a letter to the president of the Security Council, Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon demanded that "this time, the global community must not turn a blind eye toward such cynical exploitation" of civilian infrastructure in Gaza by Hamas .