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What happens if there's a hung parliament?

The DUP may provide the missing votes. Set up by a user named Winston Churchill, it calls on 10 Downing Street to ditch plans to partner with the DUP. "It doesn't mean we now agree with all their views", he said. There were also misgivings about relying on the DUP, which strongly opposes same-sex marriage and abortion. Read More »

United Kingdom prime minister makes Cabinet appointments


Some say her failure means the government must now take a more flexible approach to the divorce. "It is quite possible there will be an election later this year or early next year and that might be a good thing because we can not go on with a period of great instability", he told the BBC . Read More »

Maryland, DC attorneys general plan lawsuit against Trump


However, D.C. AG Karl Racine , and Maryland AG Brian Frosch said Trump has broken several promises to keep his public duties and private business interests separate. The lawsuit, to be filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, will be the second major legal action related to emoluments. Racine, also a Democrat , told the newspaper the Republican-controlled Congress did not take the matter seriously. Read More »

Leading Eurosceptic is new head at Defra

Caroline Lucas said the Prime Minister's welcoming of Mr Gove back into the Cabinet less than a year after his sacking was "further evidence of both Theresa May's complete disregard for the environment and her desperation to hold together a Government in chaos". Read More »

Nawaz Sharif, Army chief in Jeddah to ease Saudi Arab-Qatar rift


Saudi Arabia's Flynas has waded into the kingdom's row with Qatar , making a pitch to poach Saudi staff working for the much larger Qatar Airways . Qatar's regional rivals insist it funds and supports political Islam, al Qaeda-linked Syrian militias and the Muslim Brotherhood - as well as accusing the small state of being too cosy with Iran, the Shia regional superpower. Read More »

MP farmers' stir : CM begins indefinite fast for peace

The farmers accused the traders of gyping them by offering dirt-cheap rates sensing urgency for cash. "A much larger population is dependent on farming than farmers". Expressing grief over the escalating farmers' agitation, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday said he will sit on an indefinite fast until peace is restored. Read More »

UK prime minister insists she is staying put

The Conservatives won 318 House of Commons seats in the election, eight short of an outright majority. The new parliament meets on June 13, but the real test for May is likely to come on June 19, when she must show she has enough support to pass her legislative programme in the Queen's Speech. Read More »

Labour is ready for another election, Jeremy Corbyn says


By some estimates her decision to call a snap election three years ahead of schedule was a masterstroke. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip leave after attending Holy Communion at St Andrew's Church in Sonning, Berkshire, England, Sunday, June 11, 2017 . Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn keeps his eyes on Downing Street

People told pollsters that they were anxious about the future of the National Health Service, that they didnt like Mays flip-flops on elderly care, that they were unnerved by instability unleashed by the Tories . Former Labour leader Ed Miliband who quit within hours of a disastrous 2015 Election yesterday tweeted: "Congratulations to Jeremy Corbyn for his inspired campaign". Read More »

Beijing can help tame North Korea, says US

The UN security council unanimously passed a resolution with new sanctions against North Korea Friday after the regime launched its ninth ballistic missile test of the year. -China relations, saying that while competition between the two countries "is bound to occur, conflict is not inevitable". "We will pledge to work closely with China where we share common cause". Read More »

Theresa May advisers resigned after unsuccessful elections

The Conservatives lost 12 seats in Parliament but emerged as the largest party by winning 318 out of 650 total seats, but they no longer hold a majority by falling short of 8 seats. "The details will be put forward for discussion and agreement at a Cabinet meeting on Monday". Mr Johnson said the headline was "tripe". Its eurosceptic wing has always been a thorn in the side of Conservative prime ministers. Read More »

UK Conservatives in Talks With DUP Over Coalition Arrangement


But a far more significant deadline is the Queen's Speech on June 19, when the sovereign will read out the legislative programme of the new government. But there was little sympathy from some other Europeans. Who forms the government? The result ended his career and shocked Europe. "The British political system is in total disarray". Read More »

Britain's May seeks deal with N. Ireland party

This could prove especially problematic as this election was theoretically about giving May an increased mandate to better negotiate Brexit. At the protest in London , people chanted for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and hit out at the deal with the DUP. Read More »

Puerto Ricans skeptical of change after vote for statehood

Puerto Rico's governor Ricardo Rosselló had been pushing for a "yes" for statehood as the best way to grapple with Puerto Rico's crippling $73 billion debt. At this point in time, the results of the vote have not provided any conclusions for Puerto Rico. Proponents of statehood also argue that if it became fully integrated into the Union, Puerto Rico would receive more federal spending to reactivate the economy, which now has an unemployment rate close to 12 percent. Read More »

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits western Turkey, Greek island

Spyros Galinos said the woman was found in the southern village of Vrisa , which was badly affected by Monday's quake. AFAD also said that have carried an extensive scan and no damages were reported, however, 240 tents will be sent to the region as a precaution. Read More »

UK Election Could Delay Brexit Negotiations; Impact on Travel Unclear

Despite calls for her resignation, May vows to stay on as prime minister. In its statement, Downing Street said the newly- reinstated prime minister does not intend to announce any further appointments today. I take responsibility for my part in this election campaign, which was the oversight of our policy programme. "The British have spoken, they have voted, and have given the Conservative party a majority, albeit a simple majority, which is something of a surprise", French Prime ... Read More »

Over 200 arrested in Russian anti-corruption protests

A man looks over an anti-aircraft machine gun during a re-enactment festival which coincides with an anti-corruption protest organised by opposition leader Alexei Navalny , on Tverskaya Street in central Moscow , Russia , June 12, 2017. Navalny's website reported Monday that protests were held in more than a half-dozen cities in the Far East, including the major Pacific ports of Vladivostok and Khabarovsk and in Siberia's Barnaul. Read More »

Projections: Macron party wins big in France

Election officials start counting the votes from the first round of French parliamentary election in Nice, France June 11, 2017. Marine Le Pen's National Front (FN) scored 13.2 percent and the ruling Socialists just 7.4 percent. Mr. Macron's party has largely avoided controversy but one of his ministers who is running for re-election in Brittany, Richard Ferrand, is being probed over a property deal involving his girlfriend. Read More »

Theresa May's senior aides resign in United Kingdom election aftermath

Clinging to power, May said the Tories would form a minority government with the Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland , which won 10 seats. According to LucidTalk's latest Tracker poll, the DUP's Arlene Foster is the "least trustworthy' and least likeable" party leader in Northern Ireland. Read More »

Six-day war: Israel protesters mark anniversary with demo against occupation

In six days, Israel had occupied three times more territory in the region than it did after the 1948 war, which had driven 700,000 Palestinians from their homeland. 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. Read More »

May's deal to work with DUP causes anger among political rivals

May announced on Saturday evening that she had reached a "confidence and supply" agreement with the DUP , a party that many Brits had never heard of. A stream of Conservative lawmakers walked into 10 Downing St. on Sunday to learn if they had been promoted, demoted or kept in their posts. Conservative Party loyalists urged her to change her leadership style, while critics talked about her days being numbered. Read More »

Supreme Court Unanimously Backs Debt Collector in Gorsuch Opinion


The case was brought against the Banco Santander ( SAN ) subsidiary by four Maryland residents who defaulted on vehicle loans. Gorsuch read a portion of the opinion from the bench. The plaintiffs said that unscrupulous debt collectors could evade the law merely by buying the debt. Justice Gorsuch writes that the language of the FDCPA does not suggest "that we should care how a debt owner came to be a debt owner - whether the owner originated the debt or came by it only through a ... Read More »

Trump probably won't use executive privilege to stop Comey from testifying

Comey was leading a Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into alleged Russian meddling in last year's US presidential election and possible collusion by Trump's campaign when the president fired him last month. However, Rove said if indeed President Donald Trump had asked Comey to do anything improper, Comey should have made mention of it to his superiors at the Department of Justice at the time . Read More »

Paul Simpson hopes for big future for England's World Cup winners

It was the first time England won the tournament- one that Argentina has won six times -and the country's biggest football achievement since winning the World Cup in 1966. Venezuela had equalized in the final moments of a semifinal victory over Uruguay but was unable to repeat that feat. He scored the opening goal of England's World Cup campaign and set up Ademola Lookman's second in the 2-1 win over Costa Rica. Read More »

Senior UK Cabinet ministers offer support to prime minister


The Times of London said in an editorial that "the election appears to have been, among other things, a rejection of the vague but harshly worded prospectus for Brexit for which Mrs". As the June 8 election resulted in a hung parliament , with no party claiming an outright majority, the socialist Labour leader is seen to have weakened the Conservatives. Read More »

Irish PM expresses concern over May's proposed DUP deal


Downing Street made an error when it issued a statement saying the DUP had agreed the principles of a deal to back the Conservatives, according to Sky sources. She said: "We've got Theresa May squatting in Downing Street, we've got a full rebellion going on in the Conservative Party, we've got no idea as to what's going to be in this Queen's Speech, they have a manifesto that's been completely been repudiated by the public and indeed by Tory MPs themselves, and no idea what the DUP will ... Read More »