Arlene Foster, the head of the DUP, said in 2016: "I would not want abortion to be as freely available here as it is in England and don't support the extension of the 1967 act". Following the election result, she told Radio Ulster: "It's too soon to say what we're going to do yet". "Owen Paterson needs to get up to speed, fast: we are a pro-choice country which supports a woman's right to choose and one where Parliament recently voted for the decriminalisation of abortion up to 24 weeks".
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called on the Prime Minister to resign, saying she should "go and make way for a government that is truly representative of this country". "The arguments the Conservative Party put forward in this election have lost, and we need to change". "May fights to remain PM", said the front page of the Daily Telegraph , while the Times of London said: "May stares into the abyss".
The Welsh leader has, as Richard Wyn Jones put it , managed to seize "control of the constitutional agenda for the devolutionist wing of the Welsh Labour party ". The fast-moving events both flummoxed and fascinated voters. The finance expert continued: "With Brexit negotiations due to start in little over a week, many in Brussels will be secretly licking their lips at the prospect of Britain's weakened leader kicking off the process in shame rather than with a swagger".
Allegations that the Trump campaign conspired with Russian Federation to manipulate the 2016 election have - along with Trump's outsized personality - defined his presidency so far. Comey said the Trump administration had lied and defamed him and the Federal Bureau of Investigation after his firing by saying the agency was in disarray and that the workforce had lost confidence in him.
In either scenario, if the Conservatives do form a coalition, it probably does even less than the 2010-2015 coalition, which had a 76-seat majority. If final results shift radically from exit polls, we'll revisit this take. "With a weak negotiating partner , there's a danger that the negotiations will turn out badly for both sides". In the short span that Theresa May was at the helm after her predecessor David Cameron had quit office taking responsibility for the adverse European ...
Iranian police say they have arrested several suspects in their investigation into the attacks on parliament and the tomb of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who led the 1979 revolution against the USA -backed shah and is considered the founder of the Islamic republic.
Trump said Comey was sacked in part because FBI personnel had "lost confidence" in the bureau's director. Comey had laid bare on Capitol Hill months of distrust of the president, bluntly asserting that Trump had fired him to interfere with the probe of Russia's ties to the Trump campaign.
WASHINGTON ( CNN ) - A defiant President Donald Trump said Friday he was willing to testify under oath about his conversations with fired FBI Director James Comey . Comey's testimony neither exonerated nor convicted the president, instead laying out a road map of questions for Mueller to follow about Trump's conduct, a path it could take Mueller months, even years, to follow.
Merkel has been on a tour to rally support among Group of 20 nations ahead of a July 7-8 summit in Hamburg and visited Argentina before heading to Mexico on her Latin America trip. Brussels' chief negotiator Michel Barnier has said the talks would begin when Britain was ready, suggesting he would consider a short delay. Jean-Claude Juncker, head of the European Commission , said he wanted discussions to proceed without delay, while Michel Barnier, the EU's chief negotiator for Brexit, ...
David Wagner , 45, led Huddersfield Town to its first-ever promotion to the Premier League as the Terriers beat Reading 4-3 on penalty kicks after a tense Championship Playoff Final at Wembley which ended 0-0 after 120 minutes. "This is a very hard competition, and my thoughts are with the other three teams [in the play-offs] as well". "We said we wanted to leave our comfort zone to be competitive".
Gabriel stressed that "this is the hour of diplomacy ". Trump's tweets marked a dramatic turn - one his Secretary of State seemingly sought to reverse on Friday. "The number of Turkish warplanes and Turkish warships going to the base will become clear after the preparation of a report based on an initial assessment at the base", Hurriyet said.
Sterling plunged against the dollar and the euro as even more uncertainty fed into the complex Brexit process, and European leaders bluntly reminded May that the clock was ticking. It wasn't all about her relationship with Trump, but it marked yet another election setback for Trump-linked candidates in Europe. But cracks in her campaign-trail performance began to show, and widened with a bad tactical misstep she made on health care for the elderly.
Meanwhile, Prosecutor General of Alborz province, north of Tehran, Ahmad Fazelian said that eight of the logistical agents of the Wednesday Tehran attacks have been detained in the province. Earlier in the day, the Intelligence Ministry said it identified a number of IS terrorists' hideouts in the northwest of Iran and seized a sizable amount of ammunition.
The Tory, who is also a football referee, won 22,637 votes, easily beating Mr Robertson who polled 18,478. During the campaign, Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson had declared it would be an "Ed Balls moment" if her party could eject the SNP's depute leader - referring to Labour's former shadow chancellor losing his seat in 2015.
On a cool and dry morning at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve , Mercedes were relieved to demonstrate they are back in contention after suffering tyre performance problems in Monte Carlo where Ferrari reeled off a dominant one-two. Vettel has 92, Raikkonen 86. When Force India's Sergio Perez moved up into third position, that was the trigger for the Scuderia to make their move.
He said , now more Pakistani students were studying in China than in the US. The SCO leaders reiterated the prohibition against undermining state sovereignty, equality and territorial integrity, the prohibition against intervening in domestic affairs, saying that there is no tolerance for using terrorist or extremist groups for political or geopolitical purposes.
He said that while he was meeting with Arab leaders in Saudi Arabia last month and calling for them to unify against extremism, they had " pointed " at Qatar as a terrorism funder. Earlier this week, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates formally cut diplomatic ties with the small Arab nation. The White House said the Mr Trump and Mr Sisi agreed on the importance of all countries implementing agreements to fight terrorism.
Chouhan is scheduled to visit Bargarh to attend a fest organised on completion of three years in office by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Congress also dubbed Chouhan's fast as mere " nautanki " (drama). The CM also said that the state government will bring in a loan-settlement scheme for farmers who defaulted on the repayment of their loans. Expressing "grave concern" over the National Crime Records Bureau report that a farmer is committing suicide on an average every 41 minutes in ...
Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, Muneer Khan, said that the situation was under control throughout the day as police and security forces were deployed in the valley to maintain law and order. An uneasy calm prevailed in Kashmir as strike and restrictions continued for second consecutive day on Monday. Officials said restrictions under Section 144 CrPc have been imposed in parts of the capital Srinagar where the separatists leaders Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq have been put ...
In a tweet sent out early on Monday morning, the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs said: "Protecting national security from threats of terrorism and extremism, Saudi Arabia has chose to sever diplomatic and consular relations with the State of Qatar".
As Khatik repeatedly incited the mob, a police official was seen requesting the MLA to calm down. The protests, which started over a week ago, escalated after the farmer deaths. BJP leader S Prakash accused the Congress of "stooping low and staging a violent protest, merely for the sake of votes". However, no protest, rally or demonstration will be allowed during the curfew relaxation period as well as on June 11 when farmers have announced a protest, collector O.P.
Citing intelligence sources, Italian dailies Corriere della Sera and La Repubblica said Zaghba was met at the Bologna airport by Italian intelligence agents each time he arrived in Italy to visit his mother after his initial run-in with Bologna airport authorities on March 15, 2016.
We strongly encourage the President to reconsider this decision, and to restore the U.S.'s full participation in this essential worldwide agreement. That brief rise in hope increases our disappointment in the president's ultimate decision to renege on our nation's responsibility to do our bit for the planet and its inhabitants, especially those to come.
According to the report, the list was preliminary and the goal of Qatar's request was to shore up USA support for Qatar in case of an escalation in the crisis between Qatar and Saudi Arabia and the Qatari fear that Saudi Arabia will support a coup in Qatar against the current leader, Sheikh Tamim Althani.
After police tried to negotiate with Khayre, officers stormed the building and shot the gunman dead. Three of his co-accused were found guilty of planning the terrorist attack for Australia's military involvement action in the Middle East.
CPI national secretary D Raja said Shah, being president of the ruling party, should be aware of the language to be used while describing a leader of Gandhi's stature. "Would Mahatma Gandhi be now identified with his caste?" he questioned. " Jo deshdrohi naare lagayega, woh deshdrohi kahlaya jayega ", he said. The three-day-long visit of Shah will end on Saturday.
But this process requires regional and global consensus and mutual understanding. We call for calm and thoughtful dialogue with clear expectations and accountability among the parties in order to strengthen relationships. "We believe these are unintended consequences". "The blockade is hindering USA military actions in the region and the campaign against ISIS ", Tillerson said , referring to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
The troops took the pledge during a visit of Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa along the Line of Control (LoC) in Muzaffarabad Sector. He said that the injured civilian was immediately shifted to hospital and his condition is stated to be stable. Ammunition has also been recovered from the location.
The Sunni jihadists of IS consider Shiite Iran to be apostates, and Tehran is deeply involved in fighting the group in both Syria and Iraq. Meanwhile, President Trump's statement on the attack has prompted criticism in Iran. Over 40 people were wounded in the attack. "They earlier left Iran and were involved in the crimes of the terrorist group in Raqqa and Mosul", the ministry said, referring to Islamic State's effective capital in Syria and a city it captured in Iraq.
The assaults killed at least 12 people and wounded more than 40. "It will not damage our nation's determination to fight terrorism but will only increase hatred for the governments of the United States and their stooges in the region like Saudis", Khamenei said in a message read at the funeral of victims of the attacks.
Seventeen people have now been arrested in connection with Saturday's attack and five remain in custody, the Metropolitan Police said . Police arrested several people and are widening their investigation af. The identification of Butt as one of the attackers raised many questions about what British authorities knew about him and when. Meanwhile, London police have taken down much of the security cordon they initially placed around the crime scene, leaving only Borough Market and some ...
Having called an early election in hopes of getting an increased majority that could have strengthened her hand in Britain's exit talks with the EU, May instead saw her majority evaporate completely - leaving her fortunes hanging by a thread and dark clouds over the Brexit negotiations just 10 days before they are due to start.
Prior to Haley's visit to Geneva , there had been much speculation about the possibility of a US withdrawal, following a leaked letter reportedly sent by US Secretary of State Rex Tillersonexternal link to a group of nine non-profit organizations in March.
The ministry said the men had fought for IS in Mosul , Iraq , and Raqqa, Syria , before returning to Iran last August. Meantime, Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alawi said over the past two days, the ministry has identified the hideout of the perpetrators of Tehran attacks .
Marc Kasowitz said on Thursday that the president never sought to impede the investigation into possible Russian interference in the United States election and that Mr Comey's leaks should be investigated. Mr Comey has said that the memos he wrote were unclassified. Mr Kasowitz also accused Mr Comey of "unauthorised disclosures" of " privileged communications" he had with the president.
The debate is said to have drawn over 70 speakers to discuss the issue, and three sources in the NEC told Eyewitness News that out of the 72 NEC members, 18 supported the motion while 54 were against. "If they had said vote, he [Zuma] wouldn't have survived ", an ANC NEC member said. Mbalula was reacting to a statement by the veterans that those who blocked the motion of no confidence in Zuma at the meeting of the ANC's top brass were beneficiaries of state capture.
Meanwhile, other Venezuelan opposition leaders wounded in anti-government march, while Mexico's top diplomat said Venezuela is no longer a democracy. Adding insult to injury is the fact that the "deal" put together by Maduro and his thoroughly unorthodox and inept economic advisers, is highway robbery for the Venezuelan public finances, which are now in the most dire of straights, but a major windfall for the wealthy Wall Street firm.
Comey's comments on Lynch regarding the Clinton email probe were overshadowed by his descriptions of meetings with Trump over the FBI's probe of Russia's meddling in the US presidential election. In today's testimony, Comey also explained how concerns about the judgment of the Obama Justice Department had motivated him to make the public statement in July 2016 regarding the status of the Clinton email investigation.
The ministry said that the gunmen had a record in "terrorism" with links to the Sunni extremist groups, who had then joined the ISIS group and fought alongside the ISIS militants in Mosul and Raqqa. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack, which authorities on Thursday said killed 13. The Revolutionary Guard Corps , meanwhile, has accused Saudi Arabia and the US of standing behind Wednesday's deadly attacks.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Qatar must do more to crack down on support for terrorism but that the crisis must not disrupt action against the Islamic State group. Mr Trump told reporters at a White House news conference with the Romanian President: "No civilized nation can tolerate this violence or allow this wicked ideology to spread on its shores".
In the call with the Qatari leader, Mr. Trump said the USA wants a "united Gulf Cooperation Council to promote regional stability, but never at the expense of eliminating funding for radical extremism or defeating terrorism ". He also called King Salman of Saudi Arabia, saying that cooperation among Gulf nations was "critical to defeating terrorism and promoting regional stability", according to a White House statement.
Iran's intelligence ministry said on Thursday five of attackers who died in the assault had been identified as Iranians who had joined the hardline Sunni Muslim militants of Islamic State on their main battlegrounds in Iraq and Syria. Meanwhile, President Trump's statement on the attack has prompted criticism in Iran. They meant to carry out attacks at religious sites but were thwarted after key members of their cell were apprehended.
Tillerson told reporters at the State Department shortly before Trump spoke that this blockade is hindering the USA -led military campaign against ISIS , creating hardships for the people of Qatar and "impairing US and other global business activities in the region".
The bulk of the increase in female representatives comes from the ranks of the Liberal Democrats, since the party goes from one woman in nine MPs to four in 12, the BBC reported . In her speech, Hair said she would serve the public, and not be a "party servant". Amber Rudd's re-election took the 2017 figure past the 2015 total as she narrowly defended her Hastings and Rye seat following a strong challenge from Labour's Peter Chowney.
Now that it chose to jump ship, it seems it can't get its act together to actually leave. Theresa May's decision to hold a snap election had delayed matters, he said, adding: "There is only 15 or 16 months left". Then in April, Cameron's successor, May, called an early election that again stalled talks with Brussels. In a statement to the Associated Press, Verhofstadt quipped: "I thought surrealism was a Belgian invention".
Strategists at Dutch bank ING wrote in a note this week that there are two scenarios under which the pound would likely see a big move. It will be more hard for a Conservative government to walk away from the European Union without a trade deal, as May has threatened to do.
Japan's parliament has passed into law a historic bill that enables Emperor Akihito to become the first Japanese monarch to abdicate in 200 years. After the defeat in World War II, Japan's then Emperor Hirohito denounced "the false conception that the emperor is divine". Concerns have recently grown over the sustainability of the male-only Imperial system, as the family now has only one young boy, Hisahito, 10.
McCain's points anyway, because from what he said that morning he didn't seem to be much involved in the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the election before he was sacked. "Maybe going forward I shouldn't stay up late watching Diamondbacks night games", he said in a statement . "I didn't believe she could credibly decline that investigation - at least not without grievous damage to the Department of Justice and to the FBI", Comey told the Senate Intelligence ...
According to reports, passengers tackled the man as he attempted to enter the cockpit. The premier of the state of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, also commented on the incident, urging officials not to ban mentally ill passengers from flying. "The plane had a rapid landing, parked away from the terminal for an hour until armed police ran up to the cockpit screaming, Police, get your heads down".
Following a meeting with the Queen to seal her continued premiership, she asserted only the Conservatives and the DUP have "the legitimacy and ability to provide that certainty by commanding a majority in the House of Commons" having secured the largest number of votes and the greatest number of seats in the General Election.