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by | June 11, 2017 | 17:43

Trump earlier called Germany's trade and military spending policies "very bad " for the United States , shortly after Merkel reiterated that the countries' ties have shifted dramatically after an unsuccessful Group of Seven summit. "This is a new situation - we lived for decades in the certainty that we could rely on each other as partners in an alliance, and this certainty no longer exists today".

by | June 11, 2017 | 17:43

The Tories lost seven frontbenchers, with ministers Jane Ellison, Simon Kirby, Gavin Barwell, James Wharton, Nicola Blackwood and Rob Wilson going down to defeat, along with Cabinet Office minister Ben Gummer, the author of the widely criticised Tory manifesto.

by | June 11, 2017 | 17:44

But he declined to offer an opinion on whether it met such a threshold. Green also told reporters that the U.S. Capitol police force is investigating racist death threats he received last month following his initial call for Congress to impeach Trump.

by | June 11, 2017 | 17:41

Ms Perrior also developed her thoughts on her time in Downing Street during a column in The Times, in which she said she saw Mrs May stand up to Ms Hill "only a handful of times". The DUP has repeatedly blocked legalising same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland. "I could not care less what people get up to in terms of their sexuality".

by | June 11, 2017 | 17:38

Speaking after visiting Buckingham Palace, she said only her party had the "legitimacy" to govern after winning the most seats and votes. Sky News reported that Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP ) would back her, allowing the Conservatives to reach the 326 seats needed for a parliamentary majority.

by | June 11, 2017 | 17:40

Iran's state TV is reporting that the country's authorities have arrested seven suspects for supporting the Islamic State-claimed dual attacks that killed 17 people in Tehran. The atrocities of ISIS in Tehran was condemned by Pope Francis who "laments this senseless and grave act of violence", and "assures the people of Iran of his prayers for peace".

by | June 11, 2017 | 17:36

This morning, two of May's closest advisers were forced to resign. That the result of the British election has come as a shock to Theresa May is stating the obvious, but what perhaps may not be as obvious is the underlying message it has given to the Tories and its leadership.

by | June 11, 2017 | 17:35

She said having secured the largest number of votes and seats in the general election , it was clear that only the Conservative and Unionist party have the legitimacy and ability to provide certainty by commanding a majority in the House of Commons .

by | June 11, 2017 | 17:35

But suffice it to say, when heroes fall, Americans grieve. The so-called "green-on-blue" attack on Saturday is the latest in a line of incidents where Afghan soldiers have turned their weapons on global forces they are working with. Also Saturday, at least two Afghan border policemen were killed by US aircraft fire during a joint operation in the southern province of Helmand. Although once relatively common, "green-on-blue" attacks have decreased following stricter security measures and the ...

by | June 11, 2017 | 17:33

Since he took office, the President's personality hasn't changed much, but his King Lear tendency is deepening. Comey said he had done so after Trump suggested in a tweet that their conversations may have been recorded. The President started gesticulating. He said people would know about it very soon. I mean, think of it, I hardly know the man. It doesn't make sense.

by | June 11, 2017 | 17:34

When he did not provide payment details, the rental did not go ahead. They believe there will be many others who witnessed the incidents who have yet to speak to police , and are asking them to come forward. Police officers and members of the emergency services attend to a person injured in the terror attack. Metropolitan Police Inspector Jim Cole poses for a photo at New Scotland Yard, London , where he described his role in the police response to the London Bridge attack , Friday, June ...

by | June 11, 2017 | 17:34

May's gamble to increase her previous majority of 17 and deliver a bigger mandate backfired when the Conservatives fell eight seats short of a governing majority. Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron told party activists today that May was "arrogant" and "vain" and should step down. Before the EU referendum, the DUP campaigned for the United Kingdom to leave the EU as it wanted to end the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice so that power resides in the UK.

by | June 11, 2017 | 17:29

Former Business Minister Anna Soubry called for her to "consider her position" after a "disastrous" election campaign . On Brexit , the DUP supports leaving the European Union but opposes a return to a "hard" border with Ireland - which could happen if May carries through her threat to walk away from the talks rather than accept a "bad deal".

by | June 11, 2017 | 17:24

The Conservatives are now in discussions about a possible "supply and confidence" deal with the Democratic Unionist Party. "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.

by | June 11, 2017 | 17:17

CNN Philippines reported he was found in the room, his body burned beyond recognition. Philippines government forces are now fighting ISIS-linked militants on the southern island of Mindanao, where the two sides have been battling for control of the city of Marawi for over a week.

by | June 11, 2017 | 17:14

So as I've said in recent posts, I believe the now likely "softer" Brexit deal to be GBP-positive but with such uncertainty still prevailing over the United Kingdom political landscape we should expect pound gains to be limited. And his spokesman added: "The Foreign Secretary is 100% supporting the Prime Minister and working with her to get the best deal for Britain". Several Conservative lawmakers have warned that May can not carry on indefinitely, after throwing away a 17-seat majority in ...

by | June 11, 2017 | 17:15

In a hint that curbing immigration could become a lower priority than safeguarding the economy she said: "It is about making sure that we put free trade at the heart of what it is we seek to achieve as we leave". While it campaigned to leave the European Union, the DUP is keen to maintain a "frictionless border" with the Irish Republic, because of the commercial benefits it brings.

by | June 11, 2017 | 17:13

Ms Sturgeon has previously stated that another vote should be held between autumn next year and spring 2019, but the manifesto does not repeat this target. The SNP leader told Sky News at her party's manifesto launch in Perth that the country could not end up in a position "where we have no alternative but to accept a damaging Brexit that is wreaking havoc on our economy and our public services".

by | June 11, 2017 | 17:12

Their plan failed, the Guardian reported , when Khuram Butt , the trio's ringleader, was not able to hire the truck because he didn't provide payment details. Police appealed for any information around the knives - where they came from or where they were bought. Witnesses described seeing the 39-year-old Echeverria using a skateboard against attackers before he fell to the ground during last Saturday's attacks on and near London Bridge .

by | June 11, 2017 | 17:03

Downing Street said an outline agreement on a " confidence and supply " arrangement had been reached which will be put to the Cabinet for discussion on Monday. DUP Leader Arlene Foster recently denied the party was homophobic. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she assumed Britain still wanted to leave the European Union and talks should start quickly.

by | June 11, 2017 | 17:00

However some senior Tories said it would be unwise to change leadership with the new government in such a precarious position - risking a new election and undermining Brexit talks which are due to begin in just 10 days. "Now let's get to work", she said. But in one of the most sensational nights in British electoral history, a resurgent Labour Party denied her an outright win, throwing the country into political turmoil as no clear victor emerged.

by | June 11, 2017 | 16:54

Republican Representative Peter King of NY told VOA that, overall, Trump emerged relatively unscathed from the Comey hearing. In his testimony , Mr Comey jumped to the heart of the political controversy around his firing and discussed if the president interfered in the bureau's Russian Federation investigation.

by | June 11, 2017 | 16:57

Comey's testimony , at a hugely anticipated hearing that captured the country's attention, provided a gripping account of his interactions with Trump and underscored the discord that had soured their relationship. The president also said that he never asked the former FBI director to pledge his "loyalty" over the investigation, a major part of what Comey said during his testimony .

by | June 11, 2017 | 16:49

May, who had campaigned against Brexit a year ago but took over the Conservative party after David Cameron lost last June's Brexit referendum, delivered her terms for withdrawal in March. 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 11, 2017 | 16:45

Any delay in Brexit talks would reduce the time available for what are expected to be the most complex negotiations in post-World War Two European history. After winning his own seat in north London , Corbyn said May's attempt to win a bigger mandate had backfired. That is short of the 326 needed for an overall majority -- and 12 fewer than when May called the election.

by | June 11, 2017 | 16:45

Amid an escalating federal investigation into individuals in the Trump orbit, Clinton has sharpened those allegations in public appearances, seeming to grow more confident that she will be vindicated by facts. "Her team thought they knew better". Clinton lambasted the DNC as being "bankrupt" and on "the verge of insolvency", adding that she "inherit [ed] nothing" and that the DNC's "data was mediocre to poor".

by | June 11, 2017 | 16:41

The political instability could severely compromise the nation's negotiating stance with the European Union , which needs to be completed by March 2019; two years after May triggered Article 50. She held talks on Friday morning with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party, reaching a quick understanding to form a new government. "I expect more uncertainty".

by | June 11, 2017 | 16:41

In the 1967 war, Israel occupied the West Bank and the Gaza Strip and subsequently annexed east Jerusalem, in a move never recognised by the global community. The Palestinian foreign ministry said in a statement: "Netanyahu wants to cut off the momentum of U.S. and global efforts to resume negotiations between Palestinians and Israelis".

by | June 11, 2017 | 16:40

It long seemed like Britain could not get out of the European Union fast enough. Now that it made a decision to jump ship, it seems it can't get its act together to actually leave. Mr Barnier has suggested he could meet Brexit Secretary David Davis - or his successor - in Brussels in the week after next, to start the talks. "One year after their referendum, we still don't know the British position in the negotiations on Brexit and it seems hard to predict when we will because democracy ...

by | June 11, 2017 | 16:38

Meanwhile, the Shiv Sena , which has been taking to the roads to protest for the farmers' demands despite being in the government, too reiterated the party's demand for a complete loan waiver and not a selective reprieve for small farmers.

by | June 11, 2017 | 16:38

A group of 211 mayors from across the country have joined 10 governors in renouncing President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement-and in fact, have vowed to do the opposite. The Paris Agreement unites nations into a common cause; to combat climate change and adapt to its effects, with enhanced support to assist developing countries to do so.

by | June 11, 2017 | 16:31

Among the raft of punitive measures, Saudi Arabia , the UAE and Bahrain ordered Qatari nationals to leave their territories within 14 days, and announced that all of their nationals would need to leave Qatar in the same time period. Additionally, Saudi Arabia sealed shut Qatar's only land border, impacting a significant source of food imports for the peninsula nation. It's the worst diplomatic crisis to hit Gulf Arab states in decades.

by | June 11, 2017 | 16:29

She said: "Our two parties have enjoyed a strong relationship over many years". Mr Timothy said: "I take responsibility for my part in this election campaign, which was the oversight of our policy programme". Mrs May, who was working on putting her Cabinet together, sent Chief Whip Gavin Williamson to Belfast for talks with DUP counterpart Sir Jeffrey Donaldson.

by | June 11, 2017 | 16:24

Cabrera Bello, in his first season as a PGA Tour member, observed that course conditions often changed drastically during tournament week. He's 30th in the World Golf Ranking. Reavie is still in contention after shooting 72 and is tied with Matt Jones and Kevin Chappell at 7 under, two shots behind the leaders. The 28-year-old, who shot 74 on the opening day, could only go round in even par meaning his four-over score was not enough to keep him around for the weekend.

by | June 11, 2017 | 16:18

The three states announced special hotline numbers which affected families may call for assistance. For its part, Qatar issued an overnight statement saying residents living in the country from those nations that severed ties would have "complete freedom" to stay despite the "hostile and tendentious campaigns" now targeting it.