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Pound dives as United Kingdom plunges into new period of uncertainty

Britain's approach to leaving the European Union ran into fresh turbulence as Prime Minister Theresa May's bid to win a stronger hand for the looming negotiations backfired. However, in Scotland-specific terms the loss of seats also appeared to be a rejection of SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon's desire to hold a second referendum on independence.

Apple unveils 'HomePod' connected speaker at WWDC

Apple's first major new product for two years, the HomePod speaker, marks the biggest effort yet from the technology company to use its Siri digital assistant to keep customers wedded to a growing palette of products and services. The pricing of Apple's device was shared at the conference in comparison to both smart home speakers as well as premium audio speakers. HomePod will be available for $349 (US) in white and space grey starting in December initially in Australia, the United ...

May's United Kingdom election gamble backfires as Tories lose majority

With the Conservatives failing to secure a majority, the General Election is set to result in a hung parliament . If the political stalemate continues, there is the very real possibility of another general election . Meanwhile, her party manifesto contained surprising social care reforms that would mean those receiving home care would have to pay for it, with the value of their homes included in their assets.

IOC recommends awarding 2024, 2028 Olympic hosting rights at same time

But this week the IOC Evaluation Commission are readying to deliver a technical report describing what's in the bid book and what they saw when they toured both LA, and rival city Paris in May - critical information IOC members are expected to leverage as they vote for a host city.

Durant's shot sends perfect Warriors over Cavs in Finals

Durant scored 14 in the final frame including a crucial three-pointer to snatch the lead 114-113 with 45.3 ticks left in the game. I can find fault with how they were in position to win this game, but Golden State scored the final 11 points.

Tolls in Connecticut? Lawmakers debate bill proposing highway tolls

The Mohegan Tribal Chairman, Kevin Brown, expressed how families of casino workers at Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun were "breathing a sigh of relief" at the passing of the new legislation. MGM Springfield President Mike Mathis has consistently downplayed the threat posed by a third CT casino. Some lawmakers, however, preferred opening the process to other casino developers.

United Kingdom voters prioritize security in wake of attacks

Although Theresa May is on target to hold on to power, a late rally by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn may thwart the Conservative's ambition to give their majority a turbo-boost. Stephen Watt (23), a trainee accountant, says there have been problems here with the loss of vehicle manufacturing jobs in nearby Longbridge that have encouraged Ukip's policies of hate but he hopes that Labour will win here and nationally given how strong a campaign Corbyn ran.

Comey says circumstances in firing him is confusing

Donald Trump Jr., the president's eldest son, live tweeted throughout Comey's testimony , taking the ex-FBI director to task for his version of what the president told him. Legal experts disagreed about whether Comey crossed any legal or ethical lines by leaking his memo of the conversations through a "friend", who was identified as a Columbia University law professor.

PM May Backs President Trump Visit Despite "Wrong" Criticism Of Mayor

It's worth noting Trump did not criticize Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham following last month's terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert. Tim Farron, leader of the Liberal Democrats, made a similar call on Monday, saying Trump was insulting Britain's values "at a time of introspection and mourning".

May under pressure after hung United Kingdom results; Brexit dilemma loom

In 2010, the Conservatives formed a coalition government with the Liberal Democrats , the first formal coalition since Winston Churchill's government during World War II. But her campaign unraveled after a major policy u-turn on care for the elderly, while Corbyn's old-school socialist platform and more impassioned campaigning style won wider support than anyone had foreseen.

Led coalition strikes pro-Assad forces in Syria

The start of the campaign coincided with the Syrian army's takeover of several villages southwest of Raqqa, as part of a larger offensive by Damascus to take back wide stretches of Syria's eastern desert from Islamic State . Fighting around Raqqa since late past year has displaced tens of thousands of people, with many flooding camps in the area and others stranded in the desert.

Mother fears woman accused of leak will be made an example

Victor remained locked up Tuesda. Winner's stepfather, Gary Davis , told The Associated Press that she is "not a flight risk". (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File). And he cited a flash drive prosecutors say she improperly plugged into a top secret computer - in a sort of test run - while she was in the Air Force.

A look at what a hung Parliament means for Britain

Likewise, there is no chance of the Prime Minister doing a deal with Labour or the Scottish National Party, who are on the opposite side of the political divide to the Conservatives . "They saw through the lies of the Murdoch machine who tried to frighten people into voting Tory". Turnout overall was at least 5% higher than in 2015.

All Eyes On Capitol Hill For Comey's Testimony Before Senate Committee

Mr Comey said Mr Trump repeatedly asked him to somehow resolve the Russian Federation investigation, and pressed him to drop the inquiry into former national security adviser Michael Flynn . At the White House, Sanders also said the president still has confidence in his Cabinet members, when asked whether he still supports Attorney General Jeff Sessions: "Absolutely, the president has confidence in all of his Cabinet".

UK media: May has no intention of resigning

British media reported later Friday that May had no intention of resigning . Though May won her Maidenhead seat in south-east England with 37,780 votes, she faced pressure to resign after losing her parliamentary majority unexpectedly.

United Kingdom police name two of London attackers

Police arrive on the scene of the London Bridge attack on Saturday before shooting dead the three attackers . Metropolitan Police assistant commissioner Mark Rowley said an investigation into Butt began in 2015, but "there was no intelligence to suggest that this attack was being planned and the investigation had been prioritized accordingly".

Canada churns out 77000 full-time jobs in May

Nationally, the jobless rate went up slightly to 6.6%, despite the economy adding a net total of 54,000 jobs. Canadians found work in a number of sectors, including manufacturing, which added 25,300 jobs, and the professional and scientific services industry, which hired 25,900 people.

Trump offers to mediate Qatar crisis in call with emir

The measures against Qatar also included the closing of airspace, land borders and maritime territories. It also offered to mediate to defuse tensions, according to its state news agency. UAE-based newspaper Gulf News and pan-Arab channel Al-Arabiya reported the crackdown on expressions of sympathy with Qatar. Earlier this week Trump seemed to take credit for the Persian Gulf countries severing ties with Qatar over its financing of terrorism.

(1.20pm) British election results: seats so far by party

The expression comes from the term "hung jury", when jurors can not decide on a verdict and a retrial is needed. New elections in the United Kingdom are also a possibility. This could see separate statements by May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to the media in the early hours of Friday each declaring they have a moral mandate to lead the country.

Lehigh commits to upholding Paris climate agreement

The Paris Agreement is a document resulting from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change . Greenhouse gases cause an increase in the earth's atmospheric and ocean temperatures; the most prevalent GHG is carbon dioxide which causes oceans to become more acidic.

SC Upholds Law Making Aadhaar Mandataory For PAN

Earlier, the government had made a decision to lower the limit on cash transaction from Rs 3 lakh to Rs 2 lakh and also directed the make Aadhaar number mandatory for filing income tax returns and applying for a PAN card. Attorney General of India Mukul Rohatgi said that the SC verdict is a vindication of government's stand. The email says that one must ensure that the date of birth and gender in PAN and Aadhaar are exactly the same.

Parents insist accused leaker not a flight risk

Winner's mother, Billie Winner-Davis, told the court her daughter had never been in any trouble and was at the top of her class throughout her school days. Davis said she received a commendation for aiding in the deaths of more than 100 enemy combatants and more than 250 enemy captures. "But we do know she's very intelligent".

The 8 most important quotes from James Comey's hearings

Networks and cable news stations provided blanket coverage of the hearing , and a number of bars in Washington were opening early, with TVs tuned to live broadcasts of the hearing - one of them offering free drinks every time Trump tweets about Comey.

Calls for Teresa May's resignation as her party lose majority vote

This election result is "perhaps the worst possible outcome for the pound, at least when it comes to the Brexit issue ", Steve Barrow, a strategist at Standard Bank, said. At that point, polls predicted she would massively increase the slim majority she had inherited from predecessor David Cameron. "As a Brexiteer who believes in it with all his heart and soul, my fear is that Corbyn forms a coalition with the SNP and a few Lib Dems and we look down the barrels of a second referendum in a ...

'Gamble That Backfired': UK Media Reacts to Shock UK Election

Sterling fell almost two percent against the dollar on the back of the exit poll, as investors questioned who was now going to control the Brexit process. If there's no majority, she will have to form a coalition government. The results confounded those who said the opposition Labour Party's left-wing leader, Jeremy Corbyn , was electorally toxic.

Record number of women elected to Westminster

The 2017 parliamentary intake will outnumber the 196 women elected to the Commons in the 2015 election and subsequent byelections. Home Secretary Amber Rudd is said to be the candidate whose re-election took the 2017 figure to 192, as she narrowly defended her Hastings and Rye seat following a strong challenge from Labour's Peter Chowney.

Who was London attacker Khuram Butt?

Family members said the 27-year-old, who once tried to set up a cosmetics company, had also tried to go to Syria to join jihadists but had been talked out of it by relatives. Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said that although Mr. Butt was known to the security services, there had been no evidence of "attack planning".

Take Scottish independence vote off table, Ruth Davidson tells Nicola Sturgeon

John Swinney, the Deputy First Minister, had earlier admitted that the referendum was a "significant motivator" which lost the SNP support and the party would "have to be attentive to that". The night was marked by a collapse in Ukip support and a rash of high-profile losses for the SNP, as British politics returned to a two-party system on the greatest scale since the 1970s.

Qatar says it won't 'surrender' in Gulf row

The sanctions list further tightens the screws on Qatar , home to a key U.S. military base and the host of the 2022 Fifa World Cup. Foreign airlines may also have to seek permission for overflights to and from Qatar. He said Iran was ready to help with securing food supplies in the emirate, an investment powerhouse and supplier of natural gas to world markets but tiny and reliant on imports.

United Kingdom exit poll suggests PM May's election gamble has backfired

After the election, the right-wing UK Independence Party, which helped drive Brexit, was left with no seats in Parliament. Who might support the Conservatives? The first Labour prime minister, Ramsay MacDonald, took office in 1924 even though Labour had fewer seats than the Conservatives and relying on the tacit support of the Liberals.

Over 200000 at Tel Aviv Gay Pride Parade, region's biggest

June marks LGBT Pride Month and while former President Barack Obama made official proclamations every year in support of the LGBT community, President Donald Trump has not made a such a proclamation this year. The Festival will host 300 exhibitors, including local and community groups, national sponsors, local businesses, food vendors, restaurants, and more, building opportunities for further partnerships with the LGBTQ community in the weeks and months ahead.

British police reveal names of London attackers

He said Zaghba was always tracked by Italian intelligence officers while in the country and that United Kingdom authorities were informed. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not allowed to discuss details of the case.

U.S. and United Kingdom varsities top QS global rankings; Singapore best in Asia

The 12-year-old institution was the youngest of all ranked universities in South Africa and had moved into fifth position nationally. "Even though NTU is now the highest-ranked Singapore university, I maintain what I have always said - Singaporeans should be very proud (this) small nation ...

United Nations repeats call on Israel to end occupation of Palestinian territories

Meanwhile, UN Coordinator for Humanitarian Aid and Development Activities, Robert Piper, issued a statement on the 50th Anniversary of Israel's Occupation , saying "for humanitarians, this is the most long-standing protection crisis in the UN's history".

Trump lawyer denies president demanded Comey's loyalty

Comey's statement establishes obstruction of justice by Trump . At one point he practically dared Trump to release any recordings of their conversations, a prospect the president once alluded to in a tweet. There's more blitzing to come from Democrats and their fellow Trump-haters in the press - and that small but noisome band of unreconstructed "Never Trump " Republicans still on the loose.

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