• Brexit to go on, says May as she forms minority government

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    With most of the vote accounted for, analysts predict that with 318 seats, May's Conservatives will fall about eight seats short of the 326 needed for an outright majority in the U.K.'s 650-seat House of Commons . As the results piled up, some form of minority or coalition government appeared increasingly likely. I am fully committed to maintaining regular and close contact at our level to facilitate the work of our negotiators.”.
  • United Kingdom leader holding alliance talks with NIreland party chief

    United Kingdom leader holding alliance talks with NIreland party chief

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    According to reports of the meeting, she accepted personal responsibility for calling the snap election and for the result, which saw her party lose its overall majority and have to rely on the support of others. The two sides are looking to form a "confidence and supply" arrangement. May is now in talks with Northern Ireland's ultra-conservative Democratic Unionist Party (DUP ) - which won 10 seats - to forge an informal alliance.
  • General Election: Labour continuing to close gap on Tories new poll shows

    General Election: Labour continuing to close gap on Tories new poll shows

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    The prime minister said that she "had the balls to call an election", as she faced a barrage of questions about her trustworthiness and public services in last night's TV debate. "I think Corbyn would now be feeling more confident they're not going to suffer the electoral wipe-out initially feared", Dr Lelliott said. 'There has to be no first use, there has to be a process of engagement to bring about, ultimately, global nuclear disarmament.
  • The Prime Minister's statement announcing the new Government

    The Prime Minister's statement announcing the new Government

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    And of course there is always the possibility that a second general election could be called . John Curtice, who oversees the exit poll for a consortium of broadcasters, said Friday that the Conservatives' final tally might be a bit higher than 314, but it was extremely unlikely they would get a majority.
  • James Brokenshire not acceptable chairman for Stormont talks, says Gerry Adams

    James Brokenshire not acceptable chairman for Stormont talks, says Gerry Adams

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    Irish Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan said Ireland was keen for Brexit talks to start and to ensure the process of Britain leaving the European Union did not have an adverse impact on Northern Ireland's fragile peace process.Flanagan was speaking as the British political situation was in turmoil following an election on Thursday that produced no clear victor.
  • United Nations rights chief 'alarmed' by impact of Gulf crisis

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    Qatar has denied the allegations. Manama, which has had territorial disputes in the past with Doha , has announced it would jail Qatar sympathizers, following a similar decision by the UAE. Qatar was the country that brokered a peace agreement signed in 2010 between Djibouti and Eritrea in an attempt to resolve the decades-old border conflict and since then the Arab country has deployed units there to maintain stability.
  • London fire: Baby caught after being 'dropped to safety from tower'

    London fire: Baby caught after being 'dropped to safety from tower'

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    The cause of the fire, which broke out just after 0000 GMT, is not known at this stage, the Fire Brigade said. The building underwent a 10 million-pound refurbishment as part of a wider transformation of the estate a year ago. "It was an inferno". The building underwent renovation two years ago and installed plastic cladding on the building's sides, he said, citing information gathered on site.
  • Eritrea sides with Saudi and allies over row with Qatar

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    While expressing solidarity with Saudi Arabia , Nawaz Sharif said the Kingdom has a very special place in the hearts of Pakistanis. The crisis has put Turkey in a delicate position as Ankara regards Qatar as its chief ally in the Gulf but is also keen to maintain its improving relations with the key regional power Saudi Arabia.