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by | June 11, 2017 | 21:59

But media reports suggest they had demanded the departure of May's joint chiefs of staff, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill , as the price for allowing the 60-year-old vicar's daughter to stay in office. Without the desired larger majority, May will now be in the thrall of two wings of her party that oppose her plans to leave the European Union: "purists" who want a clean break with the bloc and "remainers" who are pressing for closer ties, two Conservative sources said.

by | June 11, 2017 | 21:51

As a Conservative , I am of course disappointed to see the party lose seats in yesterday's General Election , especially Ben Howlett who was a champion for equality, in particular in his role on the Women and Equalities Committee. Loyalists but potential rivals Amber Rudd , David Davis and Michael Fallon also stay put, meaning it is as you were for the top five Cabinet ministers.

by | June 11, 2017 | 20:11

Meanwhile, Democratic lawmakers and other critics say Comey's clams that Trump leaned on him to somehow drop the Russian Federation investigation could amount to an obstruction of justice. and Comey admitted leaking info about their meetings. While Comey said he would welcome the release of tapes, Trump and aides refuse to say whether such tapes exist.

by | June 11, 2017 | 21:53

The 17th Meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) was held in Astana , Kazakhstan June 8-9, and culminated with the admission of India and Pakistan as new members of the group-the first expansion of the SCO since its inception in 2001.

by | June 11, 2017 | 21:49

Further details are awaited. "Orders have been given to bring the ship to the coast here". Additional Director General of Police Tomin J Thachenkary, who is also heading the Kerala Coastal Police, said the ship was subsequently taken into custody.

by | June 11, 2017 | 20:41

Here's how this works in the case of Comey . President Donald Trump (R) and President of Romania Klaus Iohannis (L) meet in the Oval Office of the White House , on June 9, 2017 in Washington, DC . "So it was just an excuse, but we were very, very happy, and frankly, James Comey confirmed a lot of what I said, and some of the things just weren't true", Trump said.

by | June 11, 2017 | 21:26

Explaining Turkey's stake in the conflict, Cavusoglu said , "we see threats toward the Gulf region as threats toward us". "...all parties should resolve their differences through a process of constructive dialogue and peaceful negotiations".

by | June 11, 2017 | 20:57

Wednesday's attacks on Tehran's parliament complex and the shrine of revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini killed 17 people and wounded more than 50. People in the crowds, some crying, chanted "Death to Saudi Arabia" alongside the more customary "Death to America" and slogans against Israel, as they reached out to touch coffins wrapped in flags and covered in flowers.

by | June 11, 2017 | 21:30

She warned that some United Kingdom politicians appeared to be willing to "accept any deal for the sake of getting a deal", adding: "I think the danger is they'd be accepting the worst possible deal at the highest possible price". Mrs May was also confronted by two voters who had been called to work capability assessments over mental health conditions, one of whom said she had been waiting nearly two years for NHS counselling.

by | June 11, 2017 | 21:12

As it got under way a rocket struck a tennis court in the Indian diplomatic compound. Afghanistan accuses elements in Pakistan, anxious about old rival India gaining influence in Afghanistan, of providing support for militant groups like the Taliban, an accusation Pakistan denies.

by | June 11, 2017 | 21:26

Answering a question on the ongoing unrest in Kashmir, General Rawat claimed youth in the valley are being instigated through a campaign of misinformation on social media. "Pakistan is spreading disinformation among the youth of Kashmir with doctored videos and messages". "We are raising our modernisation issues with the Government of India ".

by | June 11, 2017 | 20:46

Audience members also challenged Mr Corbyn over his promises to raise £48 billion in tax to pay for public services, with one man telling him Labour's manifesto read like "a letter to Santa Claus". Former Labour Party leader Ed Miliband has branded Jeremy Corbyn's manifesto "more radical" than his own, but said he is "proud" to endorse it.

by | June 11, 2017 | 19:50

Wearing a Barcelona shirt in Saudi Arabia could land you with a fine of up to £120,000 and a 15-year prison sentence, due to the club's continued ties with Qatar Airways. Qatar's rivals have also accused Doha of being too close to the Sunni Arab Gulf states' arch-rival - Shiite-dominated Iran - in claims that Doha has also denied.

by | June 11, 2017 | 20:18

Beleaguered British Prime Minister Theresa May is appointing new members of her government after several of them lost their seats in Parliament in this week's general election that proved disastrous for her Conservative Party. Mrs May, who was working on putting her Cabinet together, sent Chief Whip Gavin Williamson to Belfast for talks with DUP counterpart Sir Jeffrey Donaldson.

by | June 11, 2017 | 21:08

After running for the presidency on his reputation as a shrewd negotiator, the author of The Art of the Deal promoted his actions during his first foreign trip two weeks ago to drive the United States' economy. Trump says "we will never have outside forces telling us what to do and how to do it" while he's president. "And I just closed my eyes and said, do it", Trump said, adding, "It's up, it's running, it's attractive, it's great, everybody's happy, the sun is still shining, the water's ...

by | June 11, 2017 | 21:03

The recently fired Comey revealed that Obama administration Attorney General Loretta Lynch ordered him to downplay the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's illegal use of a private server to maintain classified emails. "I used the word investigation all the time". The Republican National Committee and GOP lawmakers highlighted Comey's revelation about Lynch after the hearing, but Kaine said they should focus on the ongoing investigations into Russia's role in the 2016 election.

by | June 11, 2017 | 19:31

Public anger has grown at how the men were able to carry out an attack despite alarms being raised to the authorities, particularly after police revealed the Manchester bomber Salman Abedi was also known to intelligence services. The attackers killed several people and wounded almost 50 people before being shot dead. Of the eight people killed, British authorities have publicly identified two other individuals, both Australian nationals: Kirsty Boden, as confirmed Tuesday by NHS England, ...

by | June 11, 2017 | 20:27

When soyabean crop was destroyed, we distributed compensation amounting to Rs 4,800 crore while Rs 4,400 crore was distributed as insurance. "After all, against whom has he started his fast at Dussehra Maidan?" Chouhan had earlier said that his government is open to discussion.

by | June 11, 2017 | 19:19

He had also said that the agitation had turned "anarchic", and appealed to farmers to come to Dussehra Maidan and have a dialogue with him. Earlier on Saturday, Chouhan said, " "We will help the farmers in any way we can, decisions will be taken and if need be, I will lay down my life for them".

by | June 11, 2017 | 19:15

The Iranian government announced Saturday that it has killed the man behind the terror attacks in Tehran this week, in which 17 people were killed, Iranian state TV reported . "The ministers should explain how terrorists managed to reach the capital and hit two sensitive targets". In 1981, a bomb planted by an Iranian opposition group in Tehran killed 27 Iranian members of parliament and dozens of other officials.

by | June 11, 2017 | 20:01

Gonda said the police learned about the whereabouts of Farhana when intelligence reports surfaced that several women were in a buying spree for vehicles. The military, backed by the policemen, is attempting to contain the Maute men by June 12 or Independence Day. The capture of Okinta followed the arrest of Maute patriarch Cayamora in Davao City on Tuesday.

by | June 11, 2017 | 20:53

Earlier, Prime Minister Theresa May said that she is considering to clinch a deal with the DUP to guide the United Kingdom through crucial Brexit talks. "They, like us, I hope now want to have a successful Brexit , an agreement that works for us, that works for the European Union, that does not jeopardise the jobs and trade we do with Europe, but still implements the overall result of the referendum past year".

by | June 11, 2017 | 19:12

The Canadian Christine Archibald , a French national and a Briton were among the dead, while other French people, a Spaniard, Australians and a New Zealander were among the 48 who were injured in what May called "an attack on the free world".

by | June 11, 2017 | 20:10

Blasphemy is an extremely sensitive issue in Pakistan where 97 per cent of the population is Muslim. Even unproven allegations of blasphemy can trigger violence, mob lynchings and protests in the conservative country. It is rare for a counter-terrorism court to hear blasphemy cases but Raza's trial fell under this category because his charge sheet included counter-terrorism offences linked to hate speech.

by | June 11, 2017 | 19:26

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 | 18:57

To form a functioning government, the Prime Minister is expected to rely on the support of the Democratic Unionist Party, an ideologically similar right-wing faction from Northern Ireland, which secured 10 of the 18 parliamentary seats representing that region in the British Parliament.

by | June 11, 2017 | 20:11

A graduate of the Real youth academy, he made his first-team debut in 2010 under the current United manager Jose Mourinho . The signing of the duo would be a huge signal of intent from Jose Mourinho , who yesterday allowed Zlatan Ibrahimovic to leave the club following his knee injury suffered a few weeks ago.

by | June 11, 2017 | 18:57

They are just providing technical support", military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jo-Ar Herrera was quoted by Reuters telling a news conference in Marawi City. Officials say that foreign nationals are among the militants in Marawi, with the list of countries and territories including Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Yemen, India and Chechnya.

by | June 11, 2017 | 20:05

A joint statement from the four countries said they sanctioned the groups and individuals because of "the continuous and ongoing violations of the authorities in Doha of Qatar's commitments and obligations". Turkey has stood by Qatar, as President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on June 9 said, "We will not abandon our Qatari brothers". The UAE issued a statement welcoming Trump's "leadership in challenging Qatar's troubling support for extremism".

by | June 11, 2017 | 19:40

In a strong-worded opening remarks, Trump alleged that Qatar was funding terrorism at the "highest level" and asked other countries doing the same to stop with immediate effect. I won't name other countries, but we are not done solving the problem. "The blockade is hindering U.S. military actions in the region and the campaign against ISIS", Tillerson said, without providing details.

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.