Police release photos of London attackers' fake bomb belts

The Metropolitan Police released photographs of the blood-splattered belts, which were made from plastic water bottles wrapped in duct tape. Police killed the three attackers. The police said they have questioned 262 witnesses from 19 countries - of which 78 are classed as "significant" - but they believe there are more people with information and have urged them to come forward. [Full Article...]

Britain's May seeks deal with N.Ireland party to cling to power

Britain's May seeks deal with N.Ireland party to cling to power A source close to the DUP said the party was seeking more funding for the province and concessions for former British soldiers in exchange for supporting May. Many senior Conservatives say May should stay, for now, to provide stability. In fact, on election night Mrs Foster said of Mrs May: "I think it will be hard for her to survive". [Full Article...]

Putin's opponent detained and scores arrested in Kremlin protests

Putin's opponent detained and scores arrested in Kremlin protests Moscow police blocked part of the street with big dump trucks in a bid to block the movement of protesters. Police try to pull down a woman clinging to a post during a rally in downtown Moscow . Dima, an 18-year-old florist, said he wanted Prime Minister Medvedev to return what he said were the politician's ill-gotten gains. "There are people walking around the streets in World War I uniform... [Full Article...]

May's UK election gamble backfires as Tories lose majority

Above all, investors are anxious about the general uncertainty surrounding the country - whether a bruised May will resign in due course, whether the Conservatives will be able to form a new government or whether it will be an alliance of opposition parties, led by the Labour Party. [Full Article...]

Thousands protest across Russia; opposition leader arrested

Thousands protest across Russia; opposition leader arrested Turnout was hard to calculate as ordinary people mingled with those protesting, but thousands filled the Tverskaya Street area in Moscow , many waving Russian flags and banners. The protests coincided with Russia Day, a national holiday that this year brought out historical re-enactors, some of them dressed in medieval costumes. [Full Article...]

Britain's snap election backfires on Prime Minister Theresa May

It's unclear what Theresa May's next move will be, but pundits are suggesting she will likely strike a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party, who now hold 10 seats. There is a possibility that a progressive alliance may have as many seats as the Conservatives. Left-wing politician and 2016 Democratic presidential primary contender Bernie Sanders is praising the large gains Britain'... [Full Article...]

Conservatives, DUP agree to 'confidence and supply' deal on government

Conservatives, DUP agree to 'confidence and supply' deal on government Even a politician like Thatcher, who is still considered a hero among many conservatives in Britain, could not rely on her party in the final days of her leadership. Talks to restore powersharing in Northern Ireland will resume later amid uncertainty over the impact of the anticipated Democratic Unionist/Conservative parliamentary deal. [Full Article...]

Say not to child labour

Say not to child labour The post Over 168million children engaged in child labour - ILO appeared first on Vanguard News . Rider pointed out that all children have the right to be protected from child labour; but he regretted that around the world , "there are still 168 million children in child labour". [Full Article...]

Maryland, DC attorneys general plan lawsuit against Trump

In January , Trump announced that he would hand his business over to his sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump and to Alan Weisselberg - a longtime Trump business executive - through a financial trust, in an effort to eliminate potential conflicts of interests. [Full Article...]

Tick-tock: EU says time pressing hard to start Brexit talks

Even if the start of talks is delayed, the date Britain formally leaves the EU - March 29, 2019 - can not be changed according to Article 50 of the main European treaty. The ex-Ukip boss said: "If we get a Corbyn election, then Brexit is in trouble". "We should clearly come to terms with the British to start as quickly as possible". [Full Article...]

May to form government with help of Democratic Unionist party

May to form government with help of Democratic Unionist party This is expected to have an impact on the Brexit negotiations , which are due to open with the European Union on June 19. Number 10 had earlier said: "We can confirm that the Democratic Unionist Party have agreed to the principles of an outline agreement to support the Conservative Government on a confidence and supply basis when Parliament returns next week". [Full Article...]

DUP leader Arlene Foster to hold talks at No10 with Theresa May

With the party in a position to hold the balance of power at Westminster, senior MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson said the DUP would be "serious players" in the hung parliament , telling the BBC: "This is flawless territory for the DUP because obviously if the Conservatives are just short of an overall majority it puts us in a very strong negotiating position and certainly that is one we would take up wi... [Full Article...]

British PM Theresa May says she has no intention of resigning

Ruth Davidson, the Conservative leader in Scotland, said she had asked May for assurances that there would be no attack on gay rights after a deal with the DUP . Newsnight political editor Nick Watt said the DUP and Conservatives had been "looking at the full range of possibilities " during Mr Williamson's visit. [Full Article...]

SKorea leader proposes Asian nations co-host 2030 World Cup

SKorea leader proposes Asian nations co-host 2030 World Cup Gab Marcotti explains how political issues in Qatar could present a problem ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup . Chinese Football Association Vice President Zhang Jian, a member of the Fifa Council who prepare the institution's global strategy, said previous year he would back a Chinese World Cup in 2030. [Full Article...]

Led coalition strikes pro-Assad forces in Syria

US support for the SDF has soured relations with Ankara due to the prominent role the PKK/PYD plays in the group. "They are fighting street battles inside Raqa now, and we have experience in urban warfare", she said. SDF commander Abu Adel said his forces aim "as much as possible to spare the civilians and make sure they are not harmed in any way". "Backing terrorist organisations that murder ... [Full Article...]

Tories and DUP: Deal or no deal on forming minority government?

Tories and DUP: Deal or no deal on forming minority government? May's Downing St. office said Conservative Chief Whip Gavin Williamson was in Belfast Saturday for talks with the DUP "on how best they can provide support to the government". "I asked for a categoric assurance that if any deal or scoping deal was done with the DUP there would be absolutely no rescission of LGBTI rights in the rest of the United Kingdom , in Great Britain, and that we would use... [Full Article...]

Scottish Conservatives want emphasis off immigration and on economy

Scottish Conservatives want emphasis off immigration and on economy Ms Davidson, who has been widely praised for her leadership, suggested the party should concentrate more on the economy and free trade in Brexit negotiations, rather than curbing immigration levels. Asked if her call for a new vote was wrong, she said: "I have said I will reflect on the outcome of the election and I will do that carefully and in discussion with colleagues across the SNP". [Full Article...]

'Dead Woman Walking': Amid Election Fallout, Theresa May Stands On Shaky Ground

A 2016 vote in the Stormont Assembly on liberalising the law on these grounds was defeated, despite a Belfast High Court ruling a few months previously that said Northern Ireland's laws on abortion were incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights. [Full Article...]

Britain's May seeks deal with Northern Ireland party to cling to power

She added: "The mandate given to us by the people will be used responsibly". The Conservatives won 318 seats out of the 650 in last Thursday's vote, meaning they now require support to govern and have chosen the eurosceptic Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party (DUP ), which has 10 seats, for that. [Full Article...]

DUP agrees to principles of 'confidence and supply' deal with Tories

DUP agrees to principles of 'confidence and supply' deal with Tories The Conservative Party has depended on Irish politicians before: Prime Minister John Major relied on support from the Ulster Unionist Party to shore up his shaky government in the mid-1990s. At the start of the campaign, she was enjoying poll leads of 20 points or more over the main opposition Labour Party. May's Conservatives won 318 seats in the election , falling short of the 326 required ... [Full Article...]

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