• May fights to hang on as vote gamble fails
May fights to hang on as vote gamble fails

In Thursday's election the Conservatives won 318 of the 650 House of Commons seats, 12 fewer than the party had before the snap election, and eight short of the 326 needed for an outright majority. The result means that Mr Corbyn , who previous year survived an attempt by his MPs to topple him, has complete authority over his party. The vicar'...

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  • Sky sources: Downing Street's statement on DUP made in error
Sky sources: Downing Street's statement on DUP made in error

The election result forced Ms May to search for a deal with a small party of Northern Irish politicians, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), to prop up her government and vote through vital legislation . "I think change is brought about, certainly in Northern Ireland , by persuasion, by people working together and the best way actually to achiev...

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  • Enda Kenny 'concerned' at proposed United Kingdom deal with the DUP
Enda Kenny 'concerned' at proposed United Kingdom deal with the DUP

Apart from Gove and her close ally Damian Green, promoted to Cabinet Office minister to oversee the day-to-day running of the government , May confirmed most of the ministers from her previous cabinet. We want a country that works for everyone. BBC assistant political editor Norman Smith said: "The government has yet to nail down this deal w...

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  • Hundreds arrested in Russian corruption protests
Hundreds arrested in Russian corruption protests

Baton-wielding riot police broke up anti-corruption protests and detained hundreds of demonstrators in Moscow and other Russian cities on Monday soon after arresting opposition leader Alexei Navalny.The protests, called by Navalny, a strong critic of Russian President Vladmir Putin, drew thousands of people and were some of the biggest in Russia si...

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  • Analysts' Ratings Review: Weatherford International Ltd (WFT)
Analysts' Ratings Review: Weatherford International Ltd (WFT)

Manufacturers Life Co The owns 50,841 shares. Weatherford International PLC ( NYSE WFT ) traded up 6.44% during trading on Friday, reaching $4.46. It has underperformed by 14.55% the S&P500. Franklin Res stated it has 0.12% in Weatherford International Plc (NYSE:WFT). Also, there are 1 buy, 1 sell and 1 strong sell ratings, collectively assigning...

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  • UK PM May said wants broader consensus on Brexit plan -lawmaker
UK PM May said wants broader consensus on Brexit plan -lawmaker

May has a busy schedule on Tuesday, hosting a cabinet meeting and talks with the DUP leader before travelling to Paris to meet French President Emmanuel Macron. Ms. May has restored former Justice Secretary Michael Gove to the Cabinet in another move created to show she was willing to listen to critics. Britain's descent into political crisis j...

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  • Ghany: Wait and see on UK Govt
Ghany: Wait and see on UK Govt

May said she was confident that the Tories would be able to work together with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP ) in the "interests of the whole of Britain". "I am pretty repulsed by gay and lesbianism ", he said in 2007. "As and when details are finalised both parties will put them forward". But instead of throwing in the towel, May took t...

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  • Mastermind behind Iran attacks killed, 50 arrested
Mastermind behind Iran attacks killed, 50 arrested

Iranian leaders, meanwhile, accused the United States and Saudi Arabia of supporting the attacks, which killed 17 people in Tehran . Last Wednesday's rare and coordinated attacks on Tehran left dozens of people wounded. It called the detainees "elements of the Wahhabi ISIS group", and said they were involved in operations, communication and ...

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  • May brings back foe, aims to unite party before Brexit
May brings back foe, aims to unite party before Brexit

The news came as May prepared to name the rest of her cabinet , after revealing Friday that her five most senior ministers would remain in their posts . "Well look, I have friends in politics across many parties", she said in response. "I do hope that the result of the election will have no major impact on the negotiations we are desperately wait...

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  • President Donald Trump invited to testify over Comey, Russian meddling
President Donald Trump invited to testify over Comey, Russian meddling

President Donald Trump has laid off controversial tweets for the last few days but after a few days at his private golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey he once again went on a Twitter rant early Sunday morning, as if to get the first word in before the Sunday morning talk shows.

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  • Can still be next British PM: Jeremy Corbyn, Labour leader
Can still be next British PM: Jeremy Corbyn, Labour leader

Voters failed to give a ringing endorsement to May's plan for Brexit , which involves leaving the EU's single market and imposing restrictions on immigration while trying to negotiate free trade deal with the bloc. May responded that the DUP deal "would provide stability and certainty for the United Kingdom going forward", her office said. Senio...

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  • Theresa May's two closest aides quit after election debacle
Theresa May's two closest aides quit after election debacle

It now leaves only husband Philip in her small group of trusted confidantes. The Prime Minister was forced to perform an unprecedented U-turn within days of the publication of the Tory manifesto by announcing there would be a cap on social care costs, something that had been absent in the original policy document.

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  • Sen. King grills Trump intelligence officials
Sen. King grills Trump intelligence officials

There also have been claims that Trump attempted to persuade some officials to call off the investigation. The dossier contained claims of financial entanglements and salacious claims of a sexual nature. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she was unsure if the president read Comey's testimony after its release. If this is new p...

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  • May to form new government after losing parliamentary majority
May to form new government after losing parliamentary majority

Again in most elections in recent years that would also have given them victory, but the return to effectively two party politics (excluding Scotland) squeezed the other minor parties with UKIP nearly wiped out and the Lib Dems although up four seats, only manage a meagre tally of 12 MPs (down from 57 in 2010).

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  • Plans for a hard Brexit have not changed, says UK
Plans for a hard Brexit have not changed, says UK

Other senior Tories - including Graham Brady, influential chairman of the 1922 Committee - predicted MPs would rally round, insisting there was no mood in the party for a damaging leadership contest which could see them plunged into a fresh general election.

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  • Key developments in Minnesota officer's manslaughter trial
Key developments in Minnesota officer's manslaughter trial

Castile had a permit for the weapon. The jury includes no Latino members. Earl Gray urged a jury to clear officer Jeronimo (yeh-RON'-ih-moh) Yanez of a manslaughter charge in the July death of Philando Castile . He also argued Yanez could have taken steps short of shooting. The St. Anthony officer testified in his defense Friday, telling the c...

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  • Russian protesters arrested in St Petersburg
Russian protesters arrested in St Petersburg

He asked me to convey that the plans do not change: "Tverskaya", she tweeted , referring to the street where the rally was to be held, coinciding with Russia's national holiday. The demonstrators appeared to skew predominantly younger - those who were born o. It can be seen in a video that a stage equipped with audio systems was functioning on...

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  • DeWit: Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch big loser of Comey hearing
DeWit: Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch big loser of Comey hearing

Most Democrats are being cautious about whether President Donald Trump might have obstructed justice in the Russian Federation investigation and his dealings with fired FBI chief James Comey . "I would have a queasy feeling too", Feinstein said. Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., a notable member of the House Intelligence Committee, also said on Sunday...

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  • Theresa May's two closest advisers resign
Theresa May's two closest advisers resign

Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, who formed her formidable Praetorian Guard in Downing Street, were forced to resign amid mounting anger in the party over Mrs May's disastrous General Election result. "That's not a matter for me", she said. Although he admitted that the general election was a "huge disappointment", Mr Timothy tried to put a positive ...

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  • Murphy, Guadagno Win In New Jersey Primaries
Murphy, Guadagno Win In New Jersey Primaries

Saturday Night Live Actor Alec Baldwin headlined a New Jersey fundraiser to benefit all Democrats on the ticket with the New Jersey Education Association Super PAC. New Jersey primary voters on Tuesday selected odds-on favorite Phil Murphy as the Democratic nominee for governor as Lt. Gov. On the Democratic ballot are former U.S.

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