• British PM Theresa May to face Conservative Party questioning over poll setback
British PM Theresa May to face Conservative Party questioning over poll setback

With opinion polls showing the Conservatives with a commanding lead over the opposition Labour Party , May had called an early election in hopes of increasing her majority in Parliament and strengthening her position in negotiations over Britain's exit from the European Union .

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  • United Kingdom rating not immediately affected by election - S&P
United Kingdom rating not immediately affected by election - S&P

The other 27 governments are particularly concerned that a breakdown in negotiations could lead to Britain ceasing to be a member on March 30, 2019, as laid out in Article 50 of the European Union treaty, without negotiating the kind of divorce terms that would avoid a chaotic legal limbo for people and businesses.

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  • Demonstrators stage protests against Theresa May, urging to resign from PM seat
Demonstrators stage protests against Theresa May, urging to resign from PM seat

Voters dealt May a devastating blow in the snap election she had called to strengthen her hand in the Brexit negotiations, wiping out her parliamentary majority and throwing the country into political turmoil. Theresa May had repeatedly said during the election campaign that the Brexit talks would start 11 days after the June 8 vote, using it ...

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  • Gerry Adams: Tories and DUP will be 'coalition for chaos'
Gerry Adams: Tories and DUP will be 'coalition for chaos'

Instead, the election stripped May of her majority and obliterated her political authority. The chaos has weighed on the pound, which has plunged nearly two percent since Thursday, and London's FTSE stock index, which was down 0.2 percent Monday.

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  • Another Federal Appeals Court Says Trump's Travel Ban Should Remain On Hold
Another Federal Appeals Court Says Trump's Travel Ban Should Remain On Hold

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals called the national security concerns an after-the-fact justification for a policy that was "rooted in religious animus and meant to bar Muslims from this country ". The new version was created to better withstand legal scrutiny and spelled out more of a national security rationale. "The President needs to a...

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  • Halo Wars 2 expansion 'Awakening the Nightmare' coming this fall
Halo Wars 2 expansion 'Awakening the Nightmare' coming this fall

The downloadable content also introduces a new horde-like game mode called Terminus Firefight, wherein teams of up to three players face wave after wave of increasing hard enemies. Announced the day after the big Microsoft press event at E3, Halo Wars 2 is getting a full expansion pack later this year. The new content was revealed with a slick ...

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  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions to testify in public Tuesday
Attorney General Jeff Sessions to testify in public Tuesday

Meanwhile, members can see the outskirts of the 2018 mid-term elections looming on the horizon. It "depends on the scope of the questions", he told reporters. But Trump later stated that he would have fired Comey regardless of the Justice Department's recommendation, and that "this Russian Federation thing" was an overriding concern.

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  • Theresa May Faces Wrath Of Tory-Backing Newspapers After General Election Failure
Theresa May Faces Wrath Of Tory-Backing Newspapers After General Election Failure

Britain's right-wing media, which had rallied behind May's election campaign and against the opposition Labour party, changed its tune in the wake of the snap election, citing concerns over the way she had conducted the campaign and rumours of a challenge.

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  • Two US attorney generals sue over foreign payments to Trump hotels
Two US attorney generals sue over foreign payments to Trump hotels

Since Trump continues to own and profit from the Trump Organization , the lawsuit claims citizens can not know whether their president is making decisions in the best interests of the nation or rather out of "self-interested motivations grounded in the worldwide and domestic business dealings in which President Trump's personal fortune is at s...

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  • UK police seeking missing attack victim find body in river
UK police seeking missing attack victim find body in river

The body was found late Tuesday about two kilometres (over one mile) downstream from London Bridge , where Saturday's van and knife attacks began. The force says formal identification has not yet taken place, but Xavier Thomas' next of kin have been informed.

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  • US Attorney General to testify publicly before Congress over contacts with Russian Federation
US Attorney General to testify publicly before Congress over contacts with Russian Federation

Mike Levine cites sources who say that Sessions will avoid discussing his conversations with Trump regarding Comey's firing. "[Sources] are telling me Trump has been very angry with Jeff Sessions for recusing himself in the Russian Federation investigation to begin with, lots of profane conversations and yelling".

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  • British PM loses majority but battles to stay on
British PM loses majority but battles to stay on

SNP leader and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said it had been a disappointing night for her party, which lost seats to the Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats . Mr Corbyn has changed British politics and as such the Labour party, whose obituary was being written by some Tories before this election, is now a force to be reckoned ...

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  • Officers' disciplinary proceedings in McDonald case delayed
Officers' disciplinary proceedings in McDonald case delayed

The officers are alleged to have signed off on reports that stated the 17-year-old was moving toward police when Jason Van Dyke shot and killed him. "As a party to this process, it is inappropriate for CPD to comment or speculate on any actions before the Police Board". A still from the Laquan McDonald dashcam video .

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  • Maryland, DC Attorneys General Claim In Lawsuit Trump Violated Constitution
Maryland, DC Attorneys General Claim In Lawsuit Trump Violated Constitution

They also said their action was non-partisan, and other state attorneys general, including Republicans, were welcome to join the suit. ABC News reports an advisory was sent out by D.C. Trump insisted in January that he was moving business assets into a trust to be managed by his sons and eliminate possible conflicts. Jancek also says the Amer...

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  • Israeli police detain naked woman at Western Wall
Israeli police detain naked woman at Western Wall

The streaker prompted shouts and screams from people praying at the Western Wall , the most sacred site in Judaism. The Western Wall is divided into separate men-only and women-only prayer sections, and women must fully cover their shoulders, arms, and legs while visiting the site.

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  • UK's May Faces Pressure to Soften Brexit Approach
UK's May Faces Pressure to Soften Brexit Approach

But Ruth Davidson, the pro-EU leader of the Conservatives in Scotland, called on May to "reopen" the government's Brexit plans. In March, before calling the election, May triggered the two-year timetable for Britain to leave the EU. How long will she be given to stabilise her party, before there is a leadership contest? George Osborne, the long...

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  • Melania Trump And Son Officially Move Into White House
Melania Trump And Son Officially Move Into White House

The president had spent the weekend at his private golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. The tweet accompanied a photo of the Washington Monument as seen from the White House Red Room. She said during the campaign that she would work on the issue of cyberbullying as first lady, but she has made no further announcements about the subject.

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  • #AstanaMeet: Terrorism is a major threat to humanity: Modi
#AstanaMeet: Terrorism is a major threat to humanity: Modi

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi meeting the President of the Peoples Republic of China , Mr. Xi Jinping, on the sidelines of the SCO Summit, in Astana , Kazakhstan on June 09, 2017. "We could begin signing agreement on trade facilitation with SCO". The Prime Minister strongly condemned the recent spate of terrorist attacks in Kabu...

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  • Iran police kills four ISIS suspects in Hormuzgan province
Iran police kills four ISIS suspects in Hormuzgan province

Even as Washington expressed its condolences on Wednesday, the US Senate advanced legislation that would impose new sanctions on Iran , partly for what the bill described as the Iranian regime's "support for acts of worldwide terrorism".

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  • Details of Theresa May's immediate reaction to election night results have emerged
Details of Theresa May's immediate reaction to election night results have emerged

Many MPs are angry over what they see as an unnecessary vote that has cost several lawmakers their seats and are demanding she run a more open, collegiate government after her first months of a dictatorial regime. An alliance, at what cost? Talks between the DUP and Irish nationalists Sinn Fein on forming a power-sharing government are due to ...

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