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Corbyn gives Labour biggest vote share increase since 1945

In their own case, their likely partners will be the Scottish National Party and the Liberal Democrats , both of whom are even more opposed to Brexit than Labour and will use it as a bargaining chip. It is fair to say, this is not the result that many were expecting. Speaking on Sky News , former Conservative Party leader Iain Duncan Smith said any move to replace May would be "catastrophic". Read More »

'No panic yet' after pound hit by election shock

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The pound fell sharply after Britain's election saw the Conservatives lose their majority in parliament , raising questions about the next government's ability to lead the talks to leave the European Union. "I'm afraid we ran a pretty awful campaign", Soubry said. It also promised to guarantee the rights of European citizens now living in Britain, regardless of the outcome of the Brexit negotiations. Read More »

Qatar crisis: Germany seeks to bridge rift with Arab states

They are united in their fear Qatar's alleged ambivalence towards Tehran and were galvanised by US President Donald Trump's recent tour of the region. Tillerson said the US would help support efforts to mediate the crisis, along with Kuwait - another Gulf country that has stepped up to try to broker a resolution. Read More »

Trump brands former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief a 'leaker'

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He said the president had pressured him to drop a probe into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn , whom Mr Trump fired for misleading the White House over contacts with Moscow's ambassador. Karl asked: " When will you tell us about the recordings? ". Several reporters shouted follow-up questions on the existence of the tapes after Trump's non-answer. Read More »

North Korea says it has tested new anti-ship missile

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The rocket, tested from a tracked mobile launcher, was a new weapon displayed by North Korea for the first time during a military parade earlier this year, said KCNA . The analysts note that the EIA does not have a basis for assessing the accuracy of reported trade data or determining whether or not all of the coal moving through Rajin - near North Korea's border with Russian Federation and China -is actually sourced from overseas. Read More »

Theresa May pushed to resign after vote crash in UK elections

May then called a snap election hoping for a bigger majority to strengthen her hand in negotiations. "What the early results mean is that Corbyn has got more life in him than anybody might have thought", said political history Professor Steven Fielding of the University of Nottingham and an expert on the Labour Party. Read More »

Trump accuses ex-FBI chief James Comey of lying

During his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, Comey testified that Trump asked him for his loyalty and asked him to end the Flynn probe. tweeted throughout the hearing, the president himself remained silent on the subject and did not tweet all day. "This is a president of the United States with me alone saying, "I hope this". Read More »

London Bridge attack: Body pulled from River Thames

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A more in-depth profile of the perpetrators has continued to build up as arrests mounted after the weekend's atrocity. Butt is a Pakistan-born United Kingdom citizen known to the police and MI5 living in East London; he was so well known, that he was featured in a Channel 4 documentary about United Kingdom jihadis, The Guardian reports. Read More »

British police name third attacker as new search gets underway

A CNN report has since claimed that he was on the watchlist of Italy after being "stopped at the Bologna airport by Italian airport police in March 2016 as he was trying to board a plane bound for Istanbul". London Mayor Sadiq Khan said questions would need to be asked about what the police knew about Butt. Charisse O'Leary said she has "shed many tears for the people caught up in this horrific incident". Read More »

Trump Contradicts Tillerson Line On Blockade Of Qatar Within Hours

Bahrain , Egypt , Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have cut ties with Qatar , accusing their former Gulf Cooperation Council ally of supporting extremist groups. Mr Gabriel met Saudi Foreign Minister Adil al-Ahmad al-Jubayr two days ago, and said all parties were seeking "to avoid further escalation". He says the USA asks that there be "no further escalation". Read More »

Kansas man indicted on 'hate crime' charges for killing Indian national Kuchibhotla

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Srinivas died and Alok was seriously injured in the incident. The hate crime charge has been slapped against Purinton for also shooting at another Indian, Alok Madasani , and a USA citizen Ian Grillot . An affidavit released in March said Madasani told detectives that the gunman asked if their "status was legal" before he opened fire. Michael Copeland, mayor of Olathe, said in a statement that the hate crime charge was appropriate. Read More »

Welcome Back Qatar, Tillerson Says

Saudi Arabia , Bahrain , Egypt and the UAE on Monday announced that they were severing diplomatic relations and closing air, land and sea links with Doha . Among the 59 people included in the terrorist blacklists, 18 are Qataris, including Abdullah Bin Khalid Al-Thani, a former interior minister and member of Qatar's royal family. Read More »

Petra Kvitova knocked out by Bethanie Mattek-Sands

Mixing winners and unforced errors in nearly equal measure, Kvitova had three break points to go 4-0 up but Boserup saw them off, although she could not overturn all the advantage. Any nerves Kvitova - a French Open semi-finalist in 2012 - might have had were quickly forgotten as the 15th seed hit an impressive forehand to win the match's opening point. Read More »

Saudi Arabia, Allies Issue Qatar-Linked 'Terrorism' List

Tillerson says the blockade is hindering US military efforts and the campaign against the Islamic State group. On Friday, President Donald Trump spoke by phone with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi "to discuss Qatar and the need for Gulf unity", according to Reuters , quoting a senior administration official. Read More »

Trump Says He'd Testify That Comey Lied About Loyalty Demand

United States President Donald Trump called Mr James Comey a "leaker" on Friday (June 9), the day after his former FBI director accused him in congressional testimony of trying to quash an investigation and lying. He served as Special Counsel to the General Counsel of the Department of Defense (2015-16). Kasowitz also maintained that the testimony made clear that Trump "never, in form or substance, directed or suggested that Mr. Read More »

EU presses Britain to get its act together for Brexit talks

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Germany's European Commissioner Gunther Oettinger said "a weaker partner weakens the whole thing", while if both sides were strong "you get results more quickly". Keeping up his razor sharp observations of the UK's shambolic Brexit preparations he added: "I thought surrealism was a Belgian invention". But she was forced into an alliance with a small party in Northern Ireland, the Democratic Unionist Party, just to stay in power. Read More »

Brazil's electoral court keeps Temer in office

And after yesterday's vote in the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) he promptly went on the offencive in his battle to survive additional corruption accusations. The case is only one of several threats to Temer's presidency, which has become mired in scandal since he took over from Rousseff previous year after she was removed for illegally managing the federal budget. Read More »

Qatar's foreign minister says country 'not ready to surrender'

It said Qatar may need to tap its sovereign wealth fund and central bank reserves to offset a major outflow of funds, and considers foreign financing of the economy to be at an elevated risk. Qatar denies having any ties to extremists. "Such "Trumpification" of the way the countries deal with each other is particularly risky in a region which finds itself in a crisis", the top diplomat continued . Read More »

Thousands mourn Tehran attack victims, chant 'Death to Saudi'

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif blasted Trump's comments . The Sunni Muslim militants of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the attacks on the Shi'ite Muslim state. Saudi Arabia said it was not involved. IS has long vowed to attack Iran because the country had deployed military advisers and support to both Syria and Iraq in their fights against the extremist group. Read More »

London attackers were chef, clerk and 'suspicious' Italian

The Islamic State has taken the responsibility for the Saturday assault, but the involvement of the terrorist group in the accident is yet to be confirmed by British officials. Butt was gunned down by police just minutes into the massacre on Saturday night, with the bodies of fellow jihadis Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba also seen dead on the pavement after being hit with a hail of bullets. Read More »

Friends remember Sara Zelenak, Australian killed in London terror attack

A statement issued on behalf of her family said: "As she ran towards danger, in an effort to help people on the bridge, Kirsty sadly lost her life". At the launch of the 2018 Invictus Games at Sydney's Admiralty House today, the Prince began his speech by saying: "I'd like to start by sending my thoughts to those affected by Saturday's attack in London Bridge". Read More »

NSCN(K) leader SS Khaplang dies in Myanmar

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The Hemi Naga tribal of Myanmar was suffering from diabetes for a long time. According to sources, Khaplang reportedly died due to diabetic stroke. "Leadership taken over by Khango Konyak". However, Khaplang split and formed his own group NSCN (K) in 1988. Mr. Swu died of illness previous year in Delhi. Eight years later Khaplang broke away from NSCN-IM. Read More »

Randolph Middle student qualifies for Scripps spelling bee finals

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Two other six-year-olds have made it to the bee in years past, according to ABC News , but Fuller's birthday falls after both. The middle school student is South Dakota's lone representative in the competition, having won a statewide contest at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion on March 18. Read More »

Comey says Trump's lying, Trump says Comey's lying

We are doing really well. Comey said the FBI knew Attorney General Jeff Sessions would recuse himself from the Russia investigation following reports that Sessions had met with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak during the campaign. At his first congressional appearance since his abrupt firing last month, Mr Comey also revealed that he had orchestrated the public release of information about his private conversations with the president in an effort to further the investigation. Read More »

Tampa Bay Rays Star Kevin Kiermaier Out Two Months With Hip Injury

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At the time of his injury, Smith was batting.273 with three stolen bases in 22 at-bats. "It's just a funky, awkward slide, and I'm paying for it now", Kiermaier, who is using crutches, said before Friday night's game against Oakland. Cash said Smith will be the club's primary center fielder. Rays manager Kevin Cash made the announcement before Friday night's series opener against the Oakland A's. Read More »

Trump speaks to Qatar emir, offers help in resolving crisis - White House

Its flag carrier Qatar Airways now flies increasingly over Iran and Turkey after being blocked elsewhere in the Middle East. Emirati officials also shut down the airline's offices in the UAE on Wednesday. The country's Foreign Ministry stated Qatar's firm stance against violence and its rejection of criminal acts, expressing condolences to the government and people of Iran and to the families of the victims. Read More »

Macron confirms third French victim in London attack

A 27-year-old was arrested on suspicion of the preparation of terrorist acts and a 33-year-old was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply controlled drugs, police said . Police said Tuesday that his family has been notified. "I would urge anyone with information about these men, their movements in the days and hours before the attack and the places they frequented to come forward", national counter-terrorism police chief Mark Rowley said in the statement. Read More »

Philippines' Duterte voices confidence of win against Islamic extremists

The friendly fire deaths bring to 171 the number of people reported killed since gunmen waving black flags of the Islamic State (IS) began rampaging through the Muslim city of Marawi last week. "There must be some mistake there, either the men directing from the ground or the pilot", Lorenzana said. Suganob said that his captors are " ready to die for their religion ". Read More »

'Epic week': Hockey, country music collide in Nashville

Rinne performed superbly in two wins at home in Nashville , stopping 50-of-52 shots. "He's very encouraging. He's very supportive, and these guys, they so look up to him for what he's accomplished in the game and the player and the person that he is, that they'll go through a wall for him". Read More »