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by | June 12, 2017 | 16:28

The biggest shock of the night came in Londonderry where Sinn Fein captured the SDLP citadel of Foyle, the seat of former leader John Hume. The DUP replaced the SDLP in South Belfast, wrested back South Antrim from the UUP and saw off the challenge of the Alliance Party and Sinn Fein in East and North Belfast respectively.

by | June 12, 2017 | 15:41

He replied: "I'll obviously open discussions with the Government in Scotland and listen very carefully to what the Scottish Parliament says". "SNP MPs will work to ensure low cost green energy schemes get the long-term certainty needed to support further development and reductions in cost", said the party.

by | June 12, 2017 | 15:55

May called the early election when her party was comfortably ahead in the polls, in the hope of increasing her majority and strengthening Britain's hand in exit talks with the EU. Having galvanized the youth, and with strong backing from the party membership, his popularity amongst parliamentary colleagues, both new and old, is set to increase.

by | June 12, 2017 | 16:32

The Conservatives won the biggest share of seats in Thursday's election, but lost their majority in Parliament and will have to rely on support from a smaller party to govern. This is still on. "Absolutely", Mr Corbyn said. He says Labour will seek to vote down May's Queen's Speech, in which she sets out her programme for government.

by | June 12, 2017 | 15:25

A coalition of former ethnic Albanian rebel commanders won the most votes Sunday in Kosovo's general election, which also saw a surge in popularity for a nationalist party, according to preliminary results. To deny the "war wing" alliance power, Hoti would have to turn to the Vetevendosje (Self-Determination) party of former student leader Albin Kurti , which has adopted radical methods.

by | June 12, 2017 | 15:58

Referring to the strong relationship she had with the DUP but giving little detail of how their arrangement might work, she said she meant to form a government which could provide certainty and lead Britain forward at this critical time for our country.

by | June 12, 2017 | 15:22

Concerns have been raised about the impact of these measures on people who live in all the countries affected. "For potentially thousands of people across the Gulf, the effect of the steps imposed in the wake of this political dispute is suffering, heartbreak and fear", James Lynch, the deputy director of Amnesty International's Global Issues Programme said.

by | June 12, 2017 | 14:39

While fully endorsing the SCO's resolve to eliminate terrorism and extremism, Nawaz Sharif said, " Pakistan has fought its own fierce war against worldwide terrorism and violent extremism, and with the grace of Allah Almighty we have been able to turn around the security and economic situation in our country".

by | June 12, 2017 | 15:43

Comey confirmed that when Michael Flynn was sacked as national security adviser on February 13, the retired lieutenant general was under criminal investigation for statements in connection with Russian contacts and for the contacts themselves.

by | June 12, 2017 | 15:45

A search operation was immediately launched by the army which carried on throughout the night. Military spokesman Gen. Myat Min Oo earlier said a navy ship had found two life jackets, bodies and an aircraft wheel in the sea west of Laung Lone.

by | June 12, 2017 | 15:02

This is likely to pose an obstacle to the types of strict border controls advocated by sections of the Conservative party . 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 12, 2017 | 15:25

Conservative Party loyalists urged her to change her leadership style, while critics talked about her days being numbered. Two of May's closest advisers, Fiona Hill and Nick Timothy, resigned as part of the reshuffle, with former party leadership candidate and prominent Brexit campaigner Michael Gove unexpectedly brought back to the cabinet, where he replaced Andrea Leadsom as environment secretary.

by | June 12, 2017 | 15:09

The party is seeking support from Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party to stay in power. Analysts say May's electoral debacle could reopen what had seemed largely a closed debate - both with pro-EU members of Parliament trying to take advantage of the prime minister's weakness and Euro-skeptic government ministers threatening her if she dares water down a Brexit deal.

by | June 12, 2017 | 15:26

French doesn't think Brexit didn't really influence the outcome of the election for the Conservatives . Labour's Corbyn, reveling in a storming campaign performance after pundits had pronounced his party all but dead, said May should step down and that he wanted to form a minority government .

by | June 12, 2017 | 15:07

A ground-based interceptor was then launched from a silo on VAFB, and its exo-atmospheric kill vehicle intercepted and destroyed the target in a direct collision, the us reports . Philip E. Coyle, a former head of the Pentagon's test and evaluation office and a senior fellow at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, said the outcome was a significant success for a test that was three years in preparation.

by | June 12, 2017 | 15:28

Northern Ireland's Democratic Union Party said it reached a deal with Britain's Conservative Party to keep Prime Minister Theresa May in power. "This is still on". Several ministers lost their seats in Thursday's election, which saw the Conservatives lose their majority in Parliament. "The prime minister has tonight spoken with the DUP to discuss finalising a "confidence-and-supply" deal when Parliament returns next week", a statement released by Downing Street late on Saturday night ...

by | June 12, 2017 | 14:52

Many voters are thinking about security as they cast ballots in Britain's general election just days after three extremists killed eight people at London Bridge and nearby Borough Market. So when is the exit poll announced? "If the poll is anything like accurate, this is completely catastrophic for the Conservatives and for Theresa May", George Osborne, who was the Conservative finance minister from 2010 to 2016 when he was sacked by May, said on ITV.

by | June 12, 2017 | 14:39

A New York Times reporter was relegated to the back row of a White House press conference on Friday, one day after fired FBI Director James Comey said a bombshell report about Russian Federation by the major newspaper was "not true".

by | June 12, 2017 | 14:32

Mulling all possible factors that may have influenced the vote, including recent terrorist attacks in Manchester and London , Ghany said, "There is a lot going on, and a lot to 'unpack.'" A key issue was how the result would affect May's negotiation of Brexit with the EU.

by | June 12, 2017 | 14:47

Later Tuesday, Haley was scheduled to make an address to the Geneva Graduate Institute, where she said she will outline a plan to make the Council "more effective, more accountable and more responsive". Israel regularly draws criticism from human rights groups for its occupation of territory seized in 1967, and for continuing to build settlements that the United Nations says are counter to global law.

by | June 12, 2017 | 15:06

Attackers Khuram Butt , Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba wore the belts when they mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge then stabbed people in nearby Borough Market on June 3. British police and security services were criticised after it emerged that they had known about Butt, who featured in a TV documentary entitled "Jihadis Next Door", in which he joined a group unfurling an Islamic State (IS) flag in a park.

by | June 12, 2017 | 15:30

Among all live-action features in June, Wonder Woman owns the fourth best Monday after Jurassic World ($25.3M), Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen ($14.9M) and Man of Steel ($12.6M). In the wake of Wonder Woman's staggering success at the box office this weekend, word circulated that both Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins were signed for the inevitable sequel , and there was much rejoicing.

by | June 12, 2017 | 14:46

May's room for maneuver has been eroded by the election drubbing which saw the Conservatives lose their majority in Parliament, and she has kept many ministers in their jobs. "And eventually Harold Wilson managed to form a government. We have less than two years to negotiate the we should not waste any time now".

by | June 12, 2017 | 14:19

May's room for maneuver has been eroded by the election drubbing which saw the Conservatives lose their majority in Parliament, and she has kept many ministers in their jobs. "And eventually Harold Wilson managed to form a government. We have less than two years to negotiate the we should not waste any time now".

by | June 12, 2017 | 15:05

The numbers drawn were 32, 26, 20, 38 and 58. A person or family in Sun City has become almost $448 million richer after buying a winning Powerball ticket, according to lottery officials. Powerball spokesman Randy Miller says the location where the winning ticket was sold was not immediately available. It had been estimated a $435 million before the drawing.

by | June 12, 2017 | 15:31

The committee has not confirmed the Tuesday date for Sessions' testimony and are still discussing whether to allow him to testify in open or closed session, or both, as former FBI Director James Comey did last week. Comey's dramatic testimony drew invective from his former boss on Twitter , with Trump dismissing him as a leaker on Friday and a coward on Sunday.

by | June 12, 2017 | 15:42

In stressing the need to take action against Qatar , Trump appeared to undercut Tillerson , who had called on Qatar's neighbors to immediately ease their blockade. The mixed messages are unlikely to diffuse the diplomatic crisis and point to a broader incoherency in the region, according to Jon Alterman, director of the Middle East Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

by | June 12, 2017 | 14:24

She said: 'The point of principle for me is the end of the process. A spokesperson for the Scottish Conservatives insisted the graphs are "clearly labelled" and said that the poll results show their party is "best placed to take the fight to the SNP at this election".

by | June 12, 2017 | 15:30

Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Cleveland Democrat, also sent a letter Wednesday to Trump , writing he shares the president's "goal of promoting economic and national security and supporting the American manufacturing and the U.S. People don't want to see what's going on. "And he's not letting the distractions get in the way of that", she said. Of Trump and even his closest lieutenants, Stone said "they don't speak with one voice".

by | June 12, 2017 | 14:43

And a third student, the freshman class president who had chosen a Trump saying for her yearbook quote, said she was shocked to find that it never got printed. "We're very angry", said their mother Janet Dobrovich-Fago, the mother of the other two students. "There is nothing in our student dress code ", she wrote to parents, "that would prevent a student from expressing his or her political views".

by | June 12, 2017 | 14:45

The UNRWA was created by the Assembly in 1949 after thousands of Palestinians were displaced from their homeland in the creation of the state of Israel following the war in 1948. UNRWA spokesperson Chris Gunness told HuffPost in a statement that the organization's mandate and position is clear and unchanged. Netanyahu said Hamas is "using schoolchildren as human shields and this is the enemy that we have been fighting against for many years, an enemy that is committing a twofold war crime.

by | June 12, 2017 | 15:02

Israel has tried all means, though in vain, to legitimize its control over Syria's territory. Israeli authorities on Tuesday advanced plans for 1,500 housing units in the West Bank, including units for the first new official settlement in some 25 years, according to left-wing Peace Now, which tracks settlement activity.

by | June 12, 2017 | 14:06

If not, the opposition Labour Party would expect to have an opportunity to put forward an alternative Queen's Speech and see if it could win the support of a majority in parliament. In a television interview Sunday with Sky News at Downing Street, May say she would help deliver the "stability and certainty" the country needs during the reshuffling.

by | June 12, 2017 | 14:47

He said that the attacker cried "it's for Syria" when he went after the officers. The three policemen, who were "in charge of surveillance, especially for tourists around Notre-Dame", were on patrol when the man allegedly approached one officer from behind and started hitting him with a hammer, said Collomb .

by | June 12, 2017 | 15:19

Before studying journalism at the University of London he worked as a political staffer for 15 years. Accepting victory in Islington North, Mr Corbyn said voters had opted for hope and "turned their backs on the politics of austerity". She awoke on the day after an election she had called clinging to a window-sash at 10 Downing Street by her fingernails. There had been speculation Mr Hammond, the Chancellor, would be vulnerable in a post-election re-shuffle and the decision to leave ...