Although they lost the majority they had a surge of votes and seats, forcing the Conservatives' minority government . A deal with the DUP and their 10 lawmakers would give her a workable majority. The losses complicate the SNP's plans to push for a new referendum on Scottish independence as Britain prepares to leave the EU. May had called the election in order to consolidate her mandate to negotiate Britain's exit from the Europe Union.
For starters, the country is simply too wealthy to be pushed around easily. India imports natural gas from Qatar, but this is unlikely to be affected. These four states have spearheaded the anti-Qatar campaign by sealing their borders and closing their airspace to Qatar's planes. In an earlier interview with the Saudi newspaper Makkah yesterday , Sheikh Khalid said he appreciated Kuwaiti mediation to resolve the dispute but that all options were open for his country to protect ...
He's a professor of political science at Cardiff University in Wales. With just 318 seats, May's Conservative party fell short of the 328 total needed for a majority government in Thursday's shocking snap elections . May called the early election in April when opinion polls suggested she was set for a sweeping win. It was three years before the next scheduled election, and the conservatives already had a secure, if small, majority.
Police are questioning seven suspects over suspected links to the attackers, Pakistani-born British citizen Khuram Butt , Moroccan Rachid Redouane , and Youssef Zaghba, an Italian national of Moroccan descent. The belts were still being worn by them when they were shot dead by armed officers. Police also revealed that the attackers had stored in the van petrol bombs - several wine bottles filled with flammable liquid and rags wrapped around them - but police fatally shot the trio before ...
A Taliban infiltrator in the Afghan army has shot two USA soldiers dead before he got killed in a return fire, Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial government in Nangarhar told Anadolu Agency. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the shooter was a member of the militant group and had killed four Americans and wounded several more. In March, three American soldiers were wounded by an Afghan soldier at a base in Helmand province .
One of these is Comey's assertion that the president said , "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting [Michael] Flynn go", in the Oval Office on February 14. Read: Did James Comey Lie During Testimony? He writes regularly on his blog: "How Did We Get Into This Mess?" The leaders of the House Russia investigation, Reps.
Ms Perrior described meetings in Downing Street where Ms Hill would come up with "crazy" ideas - but that Mrs May would rarely overrule her. The deal sits uneasily with some Conservatives because of the DUP's opposition to abortion and same-sex marriage.
He also revealed the wrecking tactics Labour intend to use in Parliament in a bid to force the Tories from power. In a call with the Prime Minister, Mr Kenny spoke of his concern that talks between the Conservatives and DUP over a "confidence and supply" agreement could harm the peace process.
The currency gave up all gains from the announcement of the election last month, which were spurred by optimism the vote would strengthen the Conservative Party's negotiating hand in Brexit talks. Membership soared following Friday's result, according to Labour MP Richard Burgon, which saw Theresa May's Conservatives fail to win an outright Commons majority.
Kuwait says Qatar is "willing to hold a dialogue" with Arab nations that have cut diplomatic ties . Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates broke off relations with Qatar and suspended all land, air and sea traffic with the monarchy.
Comey's statement came hours after two top U.S. spy agency chiefs skirted questions from the Senate panel about whether the president also "asked" them to intervene in the Flynn probe, while saying they never felt pressured to do so. Committee Chairman Richard Burr, a North Carolina Republican, intervened at one point during a sharp exchange between California Democrat Kamala Harris and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein .
The recent diplomatic fracture among some of the biggest Arab nations is so " dramatic ", it could spiral into a war, Germany's foreign minister has warned in an interview with local media. Turkey , which works closely with Qatar in the energy sector, has walked a fine line between defending Qatar and abstaining from openly antagonising Saudi Arabia .
The details of the agreement "will be put forward for discussion and agreement" at a cabinet meeting tomorrow, a day before the new parliament meets, the spokesman said. Senior Conservatives had reportedly made the resignations of Timothy and Hill a condition for supporting the prime minister's leadership in the new government.
The shock result thrust Northern Ireland's centre-right Democratic Unionist Party ( DUP ) into the role of kingmaker, with its 10 seats enough to give the Conservatives a fragile but workable partnership. On Friday, May announced her plans to form the coalition between Tories and the DUP. "This government will guide the country through the crucial Brexit talks ...
Marc Kasowitz personal attorney of President Donald Trump makes a statement at the National Press Club, following the congressional testimony of former FBI Director James Comey in Washington, Thursday, June 8, 2017. Comey's statement resonated Thursday on Capitol Hill. "We will leave it [to] the appropriate authorities to determine whether this leaks [sic] should be investigated along with all those others being investigated".
The Italian said that her son had shown her videos about Syria before his March 2016 attempt to board a flight for Turkey, apparently with the intention of reaching its conflict-torn neighbour. It could be that they had plans to take the attack in to a siege situation or it might be that they saw it as protection from being shot themselves. "Work is ongoing to understand more about them, their connections and whether they were assisted or supported by anyone else".
She called the early election with her party comfortably ahead in the polls in the hope of increasing her majority and strengthening Britain's hand in exit talks with the European Union . "We will welcome any such deal being agreed, as it will provide the stability and certainty the whole country requires as we embark on Brexit and beyond", Downing Street said in a statement.
As the battle in Marawi raged Friday, U.S. Navy aircraft provided surveillance for the troops, confirming the involvement of the U.S. military in helping to end the urban insurrection by Maute and Abu Sayyaf militants at the request of the Philippine government.
The DUP also has a history of opposing same-sex marriage and abortion rights. Unionists appeared to have been sidelined when Sinn Fein pulled out of Northern Ireland's devolved assembly in January and surged at resulting regional elections, depriving Foster of her position as First Minister in the power-sharing government created by a 1998 peace deal.
In a brutal assault, the former Chancellor said it was now only a question of how long she "remained on death row". "The thing that made the Tory party cross is when Theresa May returned to Downing Street and never mentioned the many good MPs who had lost their seats, like Nicola Blackwood or Kris Hopkins or Simon Kirby", he said.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan is calling on the U.K.to cancel U.S. "The invitation has been issued and accepted and I see no reason to change that", British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson told BBC Radio on Tuesday. "It's really important that we work closely with our closest allies, and whenever we've had problems in the past, the USA has come to our help ... one of the things about having close mates and having a special relationship is to not just stand with them in adversity but ...
Almost a week after Saudi Arabia and several of its allies severed ties with Qatar in an unprecedented Gulf diplomatic crisis, there were no signs of the bitter dispute being resolved. In recent days, Turkey has stepped in to supply supermarkets there with eggs and milk after anxious residents cleaned out shelves in the early days of the crisis.
Now that it has chose to jump ship, it seems it can't get its act together to actually leave. With no clear victor emerging from the British parliamentary election , negotiations on Britain's departure from the European Union (EU) are likely to be delayed, while uncertainty looms over the direction Brexit would take, according to Dutch experts.
Japan's Nikkei.N225 added 0.3 percent and MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan.MIAPJ0000PUS was barely changed.The rot started when an exit poll showed Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party could fail to win a clear majority, a shock result that would plunge domestic politics into turmoil and delay Brexit talks.
An ally of Foreign Secretary Mr Johnson was reported in the Mail on Sunday as saying it was "go-go-go" for a leadership push in a bid to oust Mrs May. Mrs May's position looked insecure amid disquiet within the Tory party and reports of manouvering by Mr Johnson's supporters. Patrick Kidd, political sketch writer for The Times, said: "Prediction: Boris becomes PM, re-rats and takes Britain back into the European Union".
May called the early elections in an attempt to bolster the Conservative's majority in parliament; however, the night ended horrifically for May and her colleagues when they lost 12 seats, and their rival, the Labour Party, gained 31 seats.
British Prime Minister Theresa May struck a deal in principle with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party on Saturday to prop up the Conservative government, stripped of its majority in a disastrous election. "The prime minister has tonight spoken with the DUP to discuss finalising a confidence and supply deal when Parliament returns next week", a Downing Street spokeswoman said, referring to a deal whereby the DUP would support the government but not enter a formal coalition.
May's two top aides, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, have resigned following sustained criticism of the campaign within the party and complaints of a toxic atmosphere . Ruth Davidson, the leader of the Scottish Conservatives, expressed those doubts publicly on Friday evening after speaking to May. May had planned to negotiate for a so-called "hard Brexit", which would see the United Kingdom leave the EU's single market for failing to allow freedom of movement.
Meanwhile, the Spanish government has confirmed that Ignacio Echeverría, 39, was killed in Saturday's attack. A volley of gunfire in unleashed during the melee and all three perpetrators are felled within seconds, the footage shows , eight minutes after the emergency services were first called.
A hung parliament with confidence and supply agreements looms. Britain's best-selling Sun newspaper said senior members of her party had vowed to get rid of May, but would wait at least six months because they were anxious that a leadership contest now could propel Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn into power.
Britain's bestselling Sun newspaper said senior members of the party had vowed to get rid of May, but would wait at least six months because they were anxious that a leadership contest could propel Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn into power.
The U.S. military used the expanded authority President Donald Trump granted to the Pentagon in March to strike a terrorist outpost in Somalia on Sunday, officials said. In this file photo, hundreds of newly trained al-Shabab fighters perform military exercises in the Lafofe area, some 18 kilometers (11 miles) south of Mogadishu, Somalia.
Former FBI Director James Comey hinted in his public hearing Thursday that Sessions, a former United States senator from Alabama, may have had additional contacts with Russians, and said in a closed hearing that investigators had received Russian intercepts detailing a possible third meeting between Sessions and Kislyak, sources familiar with the briefing told CNN on Thursday.
He wrote on the ConservativeHome site: "The reason for the disappointing result was not the absence of support for Theresa May and the Conservatives but an unexpected surge in support for Labour ". It was also likely to seek to include Northern Ireland in the "Military Covenant", which ensures that veterans of the British armed forces receive priority medical treatment in the remainder of the United Kingdom.
British Prime Minister Theresa May's two chiefs of staff have resigned in the wake of the Conservative Party's disastrous election result. The pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May to step aside following a humiliating election grew Saturday, with her two top aides resigning, a leading newspaper pronouncing her "fatally wounded" and a former minister acknowledging that Tories were plotting possible replacements via the messaging service WhatsApp.
Outraged Democrats argued that Comey had laid out all the elements of an obstruction of justice case, even as Democratic leaders tried to tamp down calls for impeachment coming from some liberals, including some members of Congress . The president didn't take too kindly to the testimony, accusing the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director of lying under oath . He was the USA attorney in Manhattan who in 2003 charged Martha Stewart with obstructing justice in a stock trade ...
Less than two hours earlier, Tillerson had approached the crisis from a different direction - warning that the stand-off between the former Gulf allies was undermining the anti-terror fight. While the United States is publicly offering to help mediate, Saudi Arabia and its allies in the Gulf have made clear that the dispute should be resolved among them, reported FT.
Deputy Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Reza Seifollahi said five of the attackers who died in the assault were Iranians who had joined Daesh. While the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks, the Iranian regime has pointed a finger at its chief regional rival: the Sunni power of Saudi Arabia.
The petition , also calls on Prime Minister May to resign after her shocking result at the election. She now risks more opposition to her Brexit plans from inside and outside her party. Northern Ireland talks The DUP and Irish nationalists Sinn Fein are due to restart talks to form a new power-sharing government in Northern Ireland and avoid devolved power reverting to the British parliament in London for the first time in a decade.
Asked by a reporter if he had told Comey to drop the investigation into former national security adviser Flynn, Trump said, "I didn't say that". He further denied ever asking Comey for his "loyalty", contradicting Comey's detailed allegations in his sworn testimony.
He had initially planned to vote Conservative but said he was put off by May's Brexit plans, what he saw as the party's arrogance and a feeling he was being taken for granted. The result has demolished May's political authority, and she has also lost her two top aides, sacrificed in a bid to save their leader from being toppled by a furious Conservative Party .
He argued winning a yes vote before Brexit would reinforce Scotland's case for remaining in the EU after independence and allow the SNP to use the resentment of pro-EU Scottish voters to build up the yes vote into a majority. But he said the Conservatives were now the "principle party of opposition" at Holyrood , adding that the SNP Scottish Government was losing votes there "regularly".
May said that her government would lead the country through upcoming Brexit negotiations with the European Union , and that she will work to keep the country safe following the recent attacks in London and Manchester. Mervyn Storey, the party's former education spokesman, once called for creationism - the belief that human life did not evolve over millions of years but was created by God - to be taught alongside evolution in science classes.
Iran says it has killed the alleged mastermind of twin attacks last week claimed by the Islamic State group. Amir Abdollahian further referred to comments made by Saudi officials about taking war and insecurity to Iran and said they should be brought to account for such remarks.
The decision to rule out a formal pact, which could make it more hard for the prime minister to govern, comes after her trusted joint chiefs of staff, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, resigned following May's failure to secure a majority in Thursday's general election.
The issue has been in the spotlight since Mr Comey testified before a Senate committee earlier this week and urged Mr Trump to release any tapes he had of the several conversations he and the President had before he was sacked last month.
The diplomatic crisis, the worst since the 1990 invasion of Kuwait by Iraq and the subsequent Gulf War, has seen Arab nations and others cut ties to Qatar, which hosts a major US military base and will be the host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Overnight, the government was thrown into confusion after the DUP contradicted a Downing Street statement on Saturday that said a "confidence and supply" agreement had been reached with the DUP and would be put to the cabinet on Monday. " Theresa May is a dead woman walking, it just remains to be seen how long she remains on death row", George Osborne, the former United Kingdom chancellor who was sacked by May past year, told the BBC's Andrew Marr on Sunday.
In a June 10 letter seen by news agencies, Sessions said he made his decision to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee in light of testimony by former FBI Director James Comey to the same panel on June 8. Trump attributed his May 9 dismissal of Comey to the Russian Federation investigation. "Our judgment, as I recall, was that he was very close [to the campaign] and inevitably going to recuse himself", Comey said during his testimony.
When May called the election in April, she did so with the Conservatives riding high in the polls, and the pound had surged on expectations that a big majority for the Conservatives would allow her to face down the so-called euroskeptics in her parliamentary ranks.