• British PM Theresa May to form government after party weakened by election
British PM Theresa May to form government after party weakened by election

British newspapers summed it up in a word: Mayhem . But May, facing scorn for running a lacklustre campaign, was determined to hang on. "I don't think we should talk about some prolongation of the deadline", he said in Prague. Boris Johnson at the Brunel Indoor Athletic Centre for the declaration of his Uxbridge and South Ruislip Constituenc...

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  • A look at what a hung Parliament means for Britain
A look at what a hung Parliament means for Britain

Earlier in the day, she said the minority government would be supported by the DUP to bring stability to the future of Britain in the future of Brexit . If coalition talks fail, either party could attempt to form a minority government which would weak for getting legislation through and weaken UK's negotiating position with the EU.

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  • Watch Legal Expert Fali Nariman Slam CBI Over NDTV Raids
Watch Legal Expert Fali Nariman Slam CBI Over NDTV Raids

This would be disastrous for us. Former Minister Arun Shouri lightened the evening with his opening remarks thanking Narendra Modi for "bringing so many friends together", the audience responded with laughter and hearty applause. He said boycotting the ministers and not cooperating with them were ways to fight for freedom of press. Eminent jo...

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  • Theresa May says she'll remain PM despite calls to go
Theresa May says she'll remain PM despite calls to go

Daniel Kawczynski: Well, I wouldn't describe it as " weak and wobbly ". "The arguments the Conservative Party put forward in this election have lost, and we need to change". May's most retweeted message of the campaign was a post from May 20 (@theresa_may) in which the prime minister warned: "If I lose just six seats I will lose this elect...

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  • EU growing weary of UK's delay
EU growing weary of UK's delay

RFE/RL Brussels correspondent Rikard Jozwiak spoke with two close observers of the European scene for their views on the topic. Steven Blockmans of the Center for European Policy Studies said that because of the current chaos, "it is questionable whether that period of time will be sufficient in order to strike a good deal".

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  • UK Election Result 2017: What Does A Hung Parliament Imply?
UK Election Result 2017: What Does A Hung Parliament Imply?

But May could insist on staying on as leader: after all, she has shown herself to be utterly inflexible during her campaign. Formal exit talks with the 27 other members of the European Union were due to start on June 19 . "These are discussions that will be long and that will be complex". Her gamble calling an early election backfired as h...

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  • United Kingdom exit poll: Conservatives may fall short of majority
United Kingdom exit poll: Conservatives may fall short of majority

If they have a clear majority of seats, then it is easy; if they don't then they have to make deals with other parties to get enough seats, and then go to the Queen and ask to form the government . "This was the first time I voted". But she underestimated the Labour Party and more importantly she underestimated you. While the glass-fronted sho...

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  • Trump claims 'complete vindication' after Comey testimony
Trump claims 'complete vindication' after Comey testimony

During much of the increasingly heated debate surrounding the FBI's investigation of Russia's role in the election, Trump has chafed over news leaks, arguing that news organizations had not given them proper attention. Any recourse against Trump would have to be addressed on Capitol Hill , with the House and Senate as judge and jury. In a stat...

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  • Trump dismisses ex-FBI director Comey as a 'leaker'
Trump dismisses ex-FBI director Comey as a 'leaker'

Yet the most intriguing takeaway of Comey's performance for the ages, despite his scalding indictment of Trump, was that Republicans came away with more than they had hoped for to bolster their defense of the President . Rubio's line of questioning downplayed what was problematic about the things Trump asked of Comey - like his demand for "loy...

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  • PM Modi meets Chinese Prez Xi Jinping on SCO sidelines
PM Modi meets Chinese Prez Xi Jinping on SCO sidelines

It was the first encounter between Modi and Sharif after their last meeting in Lahore on December 25, 2015 , + when the Indian prime minister made a surprise stopover at the historic city. In the same vein, the Prime Minister exchanging pleasantries with Nawaz Shariff yesterday may bring a new dawn in the relationship between the two countries...

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  • Qatar FM to AP: No one has 'right to blockade my country'
Qatar FM to AP: No one has 'right to blockade my country'

Asked about the base, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday that "it is our hope that this resolves itself", but she also added, "We have back-ups to our back-ups to our back-up plans". Qatar hosts the Al-Udeid military base, the largest United States airbase in the Middle East. "Are we living real...

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  • Accused Leaker Reality Winner Ordered to Remain Jailed Pending Trial
Accused Leaker Reality Winner Ordered to Remain Jailed Pending Trial

Prosecutors plan to ask a judge to deny bond for 25-year-old Reality Winner , according to court records filed in the case. Victor has been jailed in neighboring Lincoln County since her arrest, according to a booking report released by the sheriff.

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  • Comey: I was sacked to derail Russian Federation probe
Comey: I was sacked to derail Russian Federation probe

He said: "Although the law required no reason at all to fire the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, the administration then chose to defame me and, more importantly, the Federal Bureau of Investigation by saying that the organisation was in disarray, that the workforce had lost confidence in its leader".

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  • House Intelligence Committee asks for Comey memos and any Trump tapes
House Intelligence Committee asks for Comey memos and any Trump tapes

A Washington Times reporter asked Trump why he felt Comey's Thursday testimony "vindicated" him and if tapes of his conversations with Comey "do exist". "No, I didn't say that and I didn't say the other". He said people would know about it very soon. I'm not going to say 'I want you to pledge allegiance.' Who would do that? During nearly three ...

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  • Michelle Carter's Defense Ask Judge To Dismiss Case
Michelle Carter's Defense Ask Judge To Dismiss Case

Cataldo began calling witnesses in Carter's involuntary manslaughter trial Friday after a judge denied his motion to dismiss the case. Prosecutors are seeking a conviction of involuntary manslaughter based on a series of text messages she sent the teen before his death.

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  • You must be joking! All Blacks coach scoffs at Super jibe
You must be joking! All Blacks coach scoffs at Super jibe

After watching the shock 22-16 defeat to Auckland Blues from the Eden Park stands, Farrell makes his first start of this tour against the Crusaders tomorrow. "Even in the first Test which was a wet game, we managed to score some points and we were pretty keen to get them on a dry track and speed the game up a little more".

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  • UAE shuts airspace to Qatari flights as crisis deepens
UAE shuts airspace to Qatari flights as crisis deepens

Earlier in the day, the Qatari foreign minister insisted the country would not be pressured into change. "This is a most unwanted crisis for Turkey given its close relationship with both Qatar and Saudi Arabia ", Sinan Ulgen, chairman of the Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy and visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe, said .

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  • 'We are not ready to surrender,' Qatar's foreign minister says
'We are not ready to surrender,' Qatar's foreign minister says

Doha is a major global travel hub, but flag carrier Qatar Airways now flies increasingly over Iran and Turkey after being blocked elsewhere in the Middle East. It already had blocked Qatar Airlines flights as local airlines had cut their own routes to Doha. A top United Arab Emirates official on Wednesday told AFP that the unprecedented measur...

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  • May faces calls to resign as election hangs in balance
May faces calls to resign as election hangs in balance

The Australian dollar is weaker in early Asian trade, falling in response to exit polls showing that no party will win a majority in the House of Commons after the United Kingdom general election. "May didn't have to call this election", said Pedley. Many predicted she would soon be gone. As the polls suggested a tightening race, pollsters s...

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  • North Korea launches a fresh volley of missiles
North Korea launches a fresh volley of missiles

South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks as he presides over a meeting of the National Security Council at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea , Thursday, June 8, 2017. Security Council president, told reporters Thursday he had not received any requests for a meeting on the latest launches. The launches come less than a week aft...

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