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Author: 0 Macron's party on course for majority in France

The weak turnout will likely narrow the second-round field, because candidates need the support of 12.5 per cent of registered voters to qualify. The first secretary of the Socialist party, Jean-Christophe Cambadelis, said the record low participation is a sign of "huge democratic fatigue".

Author: 0 New election only alternative to deal with DUP - senior Conservative MP

By tradition, defeat on a Queen's Speech vote topples the government. Negotiations are set to start in a week's time, but it is still not clear what form of Brexit David Davis will present. May had spoken with German Chancellor Angela Merkel by phone on Saturday, insisting that Britain was ready to start Brexit talks "as planned in the next couple of weeks, according to Downing Street".

Author: 0 May's top aides resign after UK election fiasco

The DUP wants no extension to Northern Ireland's limitations on terminations, which restrict the procedure to when a woman's life is at risk or there is a permanent or serious risk to her mental or physical health. "May fights to remain PM", said the front page of the Daily Telegraph, while the Times of London said: "May stares into the abyss". Among the survey's more than 3,400 participants, 63 per cent rate her trustworthiness as very low or bad while 68 per cent regard her ...

Author: 0 Trump says Comey not telling truth, willing to respond under oath

Comey's message, delivered in meticulous detail, amounted to a challenge to lawmakers, the public and the special counsel now investigating possible links between Trump's campaign and Russia: Whose account do you believe - the nation's former top law enforcement official testifying under oath or a president with a record of skirting the truth on issues big and small? The Kasowitz accusations, made shortly after James Comey completed the public portion of his Senate testimony, if ...

World Trump tells Qatar to stop funding terrorism
Author: 0 Trump tells Qatar to stop funding terrorism

The step was taken days after several nations severed diplomatic ties with Qatar for allegations that it was supporting terrorist and extremist groups in the region, which Qatar called "unjustified" and "baseless". But he also urged Qatar to be "responsive to the concerns of its neighbors". The Arab Sunni nations accuse Qatar of supporting radical groups, including allowing or encouraging financial support.

World Police arrest 2 more suspects over bridge attack
Author: 0 Police arrest 2 more suspects over bridge attack

Officers from the Metropolitan Police's Counter Terrorism Command arrested a 28-year-old man at a residential address in East London at 2:05 a.m., police said. The three attackers were wearing fake suicide belts consisting of plastic water bottles wrapped in gray duct tape. Had the Pakistani-origin London Bridge attacker succeeded in hiring a 7.5 tonne truck, the number of casualties in the carnage would have been much higher, the British media reported today.

Author: 0 McCain says his confusing questions resulted from tiredness

Comey , who was in Capitol Hill speaking publicly for the first time since President Donald Trump fired him in May, made that revelation in between remarks about his private conversations with the president and how he believes, in part based on Trump's public comments, that the FBI's investigation into Russian Federation led to his firing.

World Saudi and Bahrain welcome Trump's scolding of Qatar
Author: 0 Saudi and Bahrain welcome Trump's scolding of Qatar

The deal to deploy Turkish troops in Qatar, aimed at improving the country's army and boosting military cooperation, was signed in April 2016 in Doha . In a statement, the Qatar Foundation said that it was "saddened by current regional developments", but that this would "have no impact on our operations nor our future plans, and we remain committed to developing local, regional and worldwide talent".

World Democratic Unionists in Northern Ireland may be election key
Author: 0 Democratic Unionists in Northern Ireland may be election key

British voters have been frantically googling the small Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), whose 290,000 votes and 10 seats in Parliament hold the balance of power in the wake of the United Kingdom election. "Yet another own goal, after Cameron now May, will make already complex negotiations even more complicated", tweeted Guy Verhofstadt, the former Belgian premier who is the European Parliament's point man for the Brexit process.

World Merkel urges speedy Brexit talks after UK vote
Author: 0 Merkel urges speedy Brexit talks after UK vote

After the Labor Party's surge in the general election , its leader Jeremy Corbyn said Prime Minister May did not have the clear mandate to carry forward Brexit talks with the EU. She added that the European Union wants the talks to progress quickly. The talks about Britain's exit from the 28 member European Union are scheduled for June 19 but the election results have cast doubts about them.

Author: 0 Trump promises 'first-class' infrastructure system for US

Improving inland waterway infrastructure, he said, will help ensure that these industries can get their goods to market. The president said that when he traveled the nation during his campaign he noticed the "crumbling infrastructure". With his second critical tweet of Sadiq Khan's response to an ISIS van and knife attack, Trump drove another wedge between the United States and an ally with which American long has had a "special relationship".

Author: 0 Clinging on to her job, Britain's May appoints new ministers

Timothy and Hill had worked for May when she was interior minister, before she became prime minister in July previous year in the chaotic days that followed the Brexit vote, and their influence had increasingly angered senior ministers. "Given the result, and the timing of the election - during the Brexit negotiation period - many will be questioning the wisdom of calling it in the first place".

Author: 0 Woman says she rejected advances by actor Cosby

Agrusa suggested that earlier dinners between Constand and Cosby had been intimate. Constand said she did so because Cosby, a mentor to her, was encouraging her to pursue a career in sports broadcasting and said she should get a professional head shot taken.

Author: 0 Trump says Comey cleared him. He didn't

Who would do that?,' Trump said . The Democratic leader in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Friday there was no question President Donald Trump abused his power in interactions with former FBI Director James Comey but she said it remained to be see if he had obstructed justice.

World Syrian Army, Allies In Southeast Syria Reach Iraqi Border
Author: 0 Syrian Army, Allies In Southeast Syria Reach Iraqi Border

The force comprised of a tank, artillery, anti-aircraft weapons, armed technical vehicles and more than 60 soldiers. The U.S. launched air strikes on Tuesday against pro-government forces that it said posed a threat to American forces and the Syrian rebel groups they support in the area, the second such strike in recent weeks.

World 'Congress unable to come to terms with BJP's support towards MP farmers'
Author: 0 'Congress unable to come to terms with BJP's support towards MP farmers'

At a time when farmers across the state have been agitation over demands for better price of produce and waiver of crop loans, among others, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today said that he will sit in the Dussehra Maidan on an indefinite fast from tomorrow and hold an open "darbar" where farmers can speak to him directly to iron out differences.

Author: 0 Britain's snap election backfires on Prime Minister Theresa May

May's Conservative Party won the most seats overall in the House of Commons, but fell well short of a majority. "She´s staying, for now", the source told Reuters. But there was little sympathy from some other Europeans. Verhofstadt, the former Belgian premier who is the European Parliament´s point man for the Brexit process.

World United Kingdom leader May strikes tentative deal with N Ireland party
Author: 0 United Kingdom leader May strikes tentative deal with N Ireland party

It means that Theresa May is finished as Prime Minister. May was deemed on track for an overall majority in the triple digits when she announced the elections on April 18. As the results piled up, some form of minority or coalition government appeared increasingly likely. As Mrs May sought to secure a parliamentary majority by striking a deal with Northern Ireland's DUP , a spokesman for Mrs Merkel said they would refrain from commenting out of "politeness and respect".

World European Union presses Britain to get its act together for Brexit talks
Author: 0 European Union presses Britain to get its act together for Brexit talks

Now with the anniversary of Britain's landmark June 23 Brexit vote looming and still no serious negotiations underway, many European Union nations and top officials have had enough. Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek , from the same party, tweeted: "I believe it will be possible.to finally start talks about Britain's exit from the European Union after many a postponement".

Author: 0 Election dents Scottish nationalists' hopes for independence

Speaking after Mr Salmond lost his seat, Scotland's First Minister said: "I want to also make particular mention of Alex Salmond , my friend and mentor for nearly 30 years, and without a shadow of a doubt the giant of modern Scottish politics - someone who has devoted his life to serving this country".

Author: 0 Police first responder describes London Bridge attack mayhem

Khuram Butt , 27, could not rent a 7.5-ton truck as he failed to pay, so he used a van and hit many people on the London Bridge on June 3. What started out as an ordinary Saturday night for London Metropolitan Police officer Jim Cole turned into the "most challenging, most intense" of his career when he was called to an incident on London Bridge .

World Democratic Unionists in Northern Ireland become election key
Author: 0 Democratic Unionists in Northern Ireland become election key

It now holds 318 seats. The Northern Ireland-based Democratic Unionist Party ( DUP ) has emerged as an unlikely kingmaker and coalition partner with the Conservatives after this year's general election returned a hung parliament . With May perhaps following in his footsteps, the nation is waiting to see if she too erred in going to the public for a stronger mandate to take to Brussels in hopes of striking a better deal with the EU.