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United Kingdom leader May strikes tentative deal with Northern Ireland party

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Survation poll finds Jeremy Corbyn's party on 45% of the vote to the Conservatives 39%. Under the deal, the DUP will vote with the government on confidence and supply but not enter a formal coalition. "She ran a pretty terrible campaign", said Conservative lawmaker Anna Soubry as the shock results rolled in, calling on May to "consider her position". Read More »

Suspects in Manchester bombing freed without charge

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An inquest into the deaths of the 22 people killed in the Manchester terror attack ruled that the bomb used was created to cause maximum damage. The nearest victim was just five yards from Abedi , while the furthest away was 20 metres. Read More »

Iran Says 8 Arrested Over Tehran Attacks

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While official statistics recognize that there are huge challenges ahead, the Rouhani administration was criticized by its political opponents who accused it of overlapping digits or minimizing the precariousness of the country's social and economic reality. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn: 'I can still be prime minister'

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Confidence and supply arrangements mean that the DUP will back the government if a vote of no confidence is held, and in cases of "supply" - effectively backing the government's budgets. "We need stability", she said. "I can still be prime minister. Boris is the only option with the liberal values, Brexit credentials and popular appeal". Read More »

Haley: US May Leave UN Human Rights Body If 'Violators' Remain

Nikki Haley, says the Trump administration is "looking carefully" at its role on the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) due to its stance on Israel. The Trump administration is considering whether to leave the U.N. Donahoe, who was USA ambassador to the council from 2010-2013, told Michele that "The idea of withdrawing so that agenda reflects what the US wants is backward". Read More »

Comey testimony confirms Trump is still his own worst enemy

What Comey did allege was that Trump defamed and pressured him during a series of meetings to nix the Flynn investigation. "I'll tell you about that maybe sometime in the very near future", he said. NBC News reported Friday that Mr. Comey was referring to classified intelligence suggesting an undisclosed third meeting between Mr. Sessions and Mr. Read More »

Donald Tusk warns Theresa May there is 'no time to lose'

The pound slumped amid another bout of British political uncertainty nearly a year since the narrow vote to leave the EU. Their demands would leave May or her successor with less scope for horse-trading with the European Union in return for a trade accord or post-Brexit transitional arrangement. Read More »

Fate of Theresa May, Conservatives as polls before Brexit backfire: Key updates

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On Saturday, May's office said the DUP had come to an "outline agreement" with the Conservatives, who failed to win a majority in the British parliamentary election on Thursday. May put on a fearless face after Thursday's vote, expressing sorrow for the MPs who lost their seats but refusing to acknowledge how her election gamble backfired. Read More »

Attorney General Jeff Sessions agrees to appear before Senate intelligence committee

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On Saturday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions canceled his scheduled appearance before an open session of the House and Senate appropriations committees set for the coming week. Trump at first maintained Comey had been fired as a result of discontent among the FBI agents he supervised, but a day later admitted that he fired the FBI chief as a outcome of the bureau's investigation of Russian meddling in USA politics. Read More »

Brexit: UK general election result may have major impact on talks

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British intentions and their Brexit negotiating strategy have been a matter of conjecture for some time, and no one will be any the wiser until a new government has been formed. "I thought surrealism was a Belgian invention", quipped Verhofstadt, a former Belgian prime minister. Now, all remains unclear. The decision of Britain to leave was a shocking and cathartic moment in the 60-year history of the bloc, whose member states want to keep Britain as a close partner once it is out. Read More »

Senate GOP's Obamacare replacement bill is 'very liberal'

This means that the bill can now proceed to the upper chamber for consideration. Meanwhile, the fate of two crucial Obamacare regulations, barring insurers from charging much higher premiums to people with preexisting medical conditions and mandating ten "essential" health care services in all policies is also very much at issue in the Senate. Read More »

U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan

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He said the Afghan soldier was killed after the attack. It said the officers were killed when a U.S. aircraft "returned fire" during the operation, which included Afghan and American special forces. The shooter was killed by other soldiers. American troops have partnered with Afghan soldiers in raids against IS Khorasan, claiming the local offshoot of the militant group based in Iraq and Syria is steadily losing ground in Afghanistan. Read More »

McLaren dominates revived F1 raft race

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They were joined by a host of rival teams including one from the FIA, one led by F1's sporting chief Ross Brawn, one from fans and one from F1 commercial chief Sean Bratches, and the event drew a huge crowd including team personnel, media and fans. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn vows to fight Theresa May 'all the way'

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The Sunday Times and Mail on Sunday newspapers said that allies of Johnson were pushing him to challenge May for the party's leadership. He said: "I am backing Theresa May. When May replaced Cameron after the Brexit vote, she presented herself as a steady hand on the tiller as Britain headed into uncharted waters. May is preparing to name the rest of her cabinet, after revealing Friday that her five most senior ministers would stay in their posts. Read More »

Still no deal to keep Tories in power

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Their influence had increasingly angered senior ministers. But Johnson backed Prime Minister Theresa May and dismissed reports that he might be planning a leadership challenge after she failed to win a parliamentary majority for the Conservative Party in an election. Read More »

Iran has sent five planes of food to Qatar: airline

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Qatari banks have around 60 billion riyals ($16 billion) in funding in the form of customer and interbank deposits from other Gulf states, Chiradeep Ghosh, banking analyst at SICO Bahrain , said. There are 2,349 Bahrainis and 784 Emiratis in the country. Iran has sent five cargo planes of vegetables to Qatar and is planning more deliveries, Iranian officials said amid concerns of shortages after Qatar's biggest suppliers severed ties with the import-dependent country. Read More »

Has Apple Siri Lost Its Mojo? Some Former Employees Say Yes

However, tell what you may to Apple fanatics, the HomePod is not without its obvious limits. After months of rumors, Apple finally introduced a wireless streaming speaker called HomePod this week, their first new hardware product since the Apple Watch debuted in 2015. Read More »

White House braces for more scrutiny, Trump defends Kushner

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Such a retweet would normally be insignificant, but it follows just days after Trump blasted news reports based on anonymous sourcing as possibly being fabricated. Flynn has also been accused of having inappropriate talks with the Russians during the transition period. Kushner reportedly flew home Thursday from Rome with his wife, Ivanka Trump, and arrived in his West Wing office on Friday to meet with White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus to discuss the presidential trip. Read More »

British Prime Minister Fights for Political Survival as Two Top Aides Resign

The main opposition Labour Party surpassed expectations by winning 262. The Vermont senator - who narrowly failed to win his bid for the Democratic nomination against Hillary Clinton in the 2016 race for the White House - said he had watched the United Kingdom results coming in on Thursday and was very pleased about the party's showing. Read More »

Iran Arrests Terrorist Cell in Tehran Suburb

Lawmakers of the Iranian Parliament were briefed on the recent deadly terror attacks in the country by the Iranian Intelligence and Interior Ministers as well as Deputy Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami in a closed-door session of Parliament (Majlis) on Sunday. Read More »

Iran's security forces kill main commander, mastermind of Tehran terror attacks

Alavi said that in the last month the intelligence ministry had identified and crushed "a terrorist team" nearly every day but had not publicised it to avoiding spreading fear among the public. The intelligence ministry said 41 suspects were arrested in Tehran , in the northwestern provinces of Kermanshah and Kurdistan, and in West Azerbaijan, near the borders with Iraq and Turkey. Read More »

The Buzz | Emirati diplomat: 'Nothing to negotiate' with Qatar

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The UAE accused Qatar of "funding and hosting" the group in its statement announcing the severance of ties. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article. Social media is a hugely popular medium of expression in the Arab world. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has warned its citizens against publicly expressing anything in favour of Qatar after several Arab nations chose to sever ties with Doha . Read More »