• From the Devil to the DUP: 500000 sign petition against new government
From the Devil to the DUP: 500000 sign petition against new government

May's gamble in calling an early election backfired spectacularly, as her Conservative Party lost its majority in Parliament. The announcement came after May lost Downing St. The talks with the DUP leader Arlene Foster will be on "how best they can provide support" for Mrs May's government. Challenged if Labour could have won under another lead...

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  • Conservatives Left Scrambling After Losing Majority in British Parliament
Conservatives Left Scrambling After Losing Majority in British Parliament

Her detractors claim she was motivated to call early elections to take advantage of the Labour party's dismal polling results in addition to the party's infighting. With the complex talks on the divorce from the European Union due to start in 10 days, it was unclear what their direction would now be and if the so-called " Hard Brexit " taking...

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  • Trump Berates Qatar Over Alleged Terrorist Funding
Trump Berates Qatar Over Alleged Terrorist Funding

A move by four Arab states to blacklist dozens of figures with links to Qatar could squeeze liquidity at Qatari banks which get a significant amount of their funding from the region. Trump accused Qatar of being a "high level" funder of terrorism on Friday, even as the Pentagon and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson cautioned against the militar...

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  • Qatar FM speeks with US Secretary of State
Qatar FM speeks with US Secretary of State

However, the optics of Qatari diplomats flying into Tehran days after the Saudi-led bloc cut ties would only inflame the current spat-something Qatar wants to avoid. He added: "I don't know in which century we are living". "We have always been silent about the irrational practices of the regime in Qatar", Sheikh Saud bin Nasser Al-Thani, a little...

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  • Riz Ahmed and other British artists react to hung parliament
Riz Ahmed and other British artists react to hung parliament

Labour's leftwing leader Jeremy Corbyn , once written off by his opponents as a no-hoper, said May should step down and that he wanted to form a minority government. May's snap election call was the second time that a Conservative gamble on the issue of Britain's relations with Europe backfired. "The Conservatives have not yet broken the Brit...

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  • Theresa May's top aides resign after United Kingdom election
Theresa May's top aides resign after United Kingdom election

Yesterday, she defended her proposals to govern with the DUP after the recent losses sustained by the Conservative Party . DUP leader Arlene Foster confirmed she will enter talks with May in an effort to pursue "stability" in Parliament, without giving further details on the conditions for the party's support.

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  • General Election: Corbyn 'would be PM if not for Scotland'
General Election: Corbyn 'would be PM if not for Scotland'

Dogus is willing to credit Corbyn. She was criticized for a lackluster campaigning style and for a plan to force elderly people to pay more for their care, a proposal her opponents dubbed the "dementia tax". But her party is deeply divided over what they want from Brexit and the result means British businesses still have no idea what trading rule...

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  • Qatar's foreign minister says country 'not ready to surrender'
Qatar's foreign minister says country 'not ready to surrender'

Al-Thani said Qatar never funded extremist groups and urged a diplomatic resolution of the confrontation. The ministry added that, as a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council, it was committed to its charter, respected the sovereignty of other states and did not interfere in their affairs.

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  • UK's May Strikes Tentative Deal With N. Ireland Party
UK's May Strikes Tentative Deal With N. Ireland Party

But I think the more problematic aspect of this arrangement - the Democratic Unionists agreed to support the conservatives on really major votes in Parliament. We should remember this was, as you said at the beginning, a snap election. "Trying to make that change to Number 10 was more hard than she possibly anticipated", Perrior said.

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  • Turkey's Erdogan Dismisses Charges Qatar Backs Terrorism, Pledges Aid
Turkey's Erdogan Dismisses Charges Qatar Backs Terrorism, Pledges Aid

Saudi Arabia and allies Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) severed ties with Qatar last week, accusing it of supporting Islamist militants and arch-foe Iran - charges Doha denies. "What [Trump] said was consistent with what the secretary of state said". On Sunday, Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al Khaled Al Sabah said in a...

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  • Trump labels Comey as 'cowardly' and potential criminal
Trump labels Comey as 'cowardly' and potential criminal

The alleged conversation between Mr Comey and the President earlier this year, apparently backed up by the President's son, led Mr Comey to write a series of memos about their relationship and which were leaked to the press. Feinstein also asked Comey why he didn't challenge the president defending his former National Security Advisor Michael F...

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  • DUP and Sinn Fein make gains as SDLP and Alliance falter
DUP and Sinn Fein make gains as SDLP and Alliance falter

He tweeted that an article in the Mail on Sunday newspaper headlined "Boris set to launch bid to be PM as May clings on" was "tripe". The Opposition Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has also said that his party is waiting in the wings to take charge after he defied pollsters, predictions by gaining 30 seats in Thursdays election, leaving a hung Parl...

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  • So is Donald Trump secretly recording conversations or not?
So is Donald Trump secretly recording conversations or not?

Cincinnati readers focused on Comey's contention that Trump lied "plain and simple". Vladeck said executive privilege is meant to be used as a defense, not a weapon, and to protect government officials from being forced to share internal White House communications with outside entities.

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  • Suspects in Manchester bombing freed without charge
Suspects in Manchester bombing freed without charge

Police released new images Sunday of Abedi waking through Manchester with a blue suitcase, which they believe contained bomb materials. As police were investigating into the terror network behind Abedi, his father and two brothers were among those detained in the probe.

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  • Senior Russian Lawmaker Believes UK Election Results Could Delay Brexit
Senior Russian Lawmaker Believes UK Election Results Could Delay Brexit

Stonewall CEO Ruth Hunt said: "We share the concerns of countless LGBT people, and our friends, of all political persuasions who are deeply anxious about the potential Democratic Unionist Party involvement in the new government". Ireland's foreign minister Charlie Flanagan said his country, which after Brexit will have the EU's only land border...

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  • What Is the Christian Democratic Unionist Party Supporting Theresa May's Gov't?
What Is the Christian Democratic Unionist Party Supporting Theresa May's Gov't?

However, the party produced a document in advance of the 2015 general election stipulating their demands from a Conservative party in the event of a hung parliament then. While he played down suggestions that would involve rethinking the approach to Brexit, he indicated that there would be a new emphasis on business.

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  • British PM loses majority, faces pressure to resign
British PM loses majority, faces pressure to resign

Dogus ( photo ) sharply closed the gap on the sitting member of parliament from Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives in the Cities of London and Westminster constituency - home to Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament and the British capital's financial centre.

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  • Theresa May is forming a minority government - here's what that actually means
Theresa May is forming a minority government - here's what that actually means

Notable women MPs who retained their seats include May, Conservative Home Secretary Amber Rudd - who kept her seat by a razor-thin margin after several recounts - Green Party leader Caroline Lucas, who retains her party's sole seat in Brighton, and SNP's Mhairi Black, who became the UK's youngest MP when she won her seat in 2015 at the age of 20.

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  • Labour is ready for another election, Jeremy Corbyn says
Labour is ready for another election, Jeremy Corbyn says

Conservatives fell 12 seats short of the 326 seats they needed for a majority , and are down from the 330 seats they had before May called for this early election. He authored the party's manifesto on which the British prime minister twisted and turned in the damaging "dementia tax" U-turn. "Honestly, it feels nearly like she is nearly not awa...

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  • Sara Zelenak Confirmed As Dead In London Bridge Terror Attack
Sara Zelenak Confirmed As Dead In London Bridge Terror Attack

The Moroccan-born Italian attacker was briefly detained in Bologna a year ago, presumably while trying to reach Syria through Turkey to join the ranks of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorists. Butt was previously known to police and the domestic spy agency MI5, and was a British citizen who had been born in Pakistan , the police said...

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