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In the last general election in 2015, the SNP took all but three of Scotland's 59 seats at Westminster. The sentiment was also noted by CNN's Nic Robertson. While pollster Mark Diffley from Ipsos MORI said: "Scrambling to think where the 22 SNP losses come from". "What we've got is a crushing result for the SNP, they've lost 20 seats if not more and further than that they've watched their majorities crumble".
  • Nick Clegg first 'big beast' to lose seat

    Nick Clegg first 'big beast' to lose seat

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    But the Labour Party saw an increase of 19.7 per cent, grabbing votes from the Lib Dems and Conservatives . The Lib Dem leader also spent 27% of his time in Labour constituencies, making trips to seven Labour strongholds and three Labour marginals.
  • Top Takeaways: Comey's high-drama testimony distilled

    Top Takeaways: Comey's high-drama testimony distilled

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    His prepared testimony , released 24 hours earlier, was praised by many as tour de force, a dramatic account of four months of dealing with Trump , replete with detail and damning conversation. about, or otherwise involve the Attorney General.in, any matters described", stated DOJ's statement". He wrote memos of other subsequent encounters with Trump.
  • Comey told senators about possible third Sessions-Russia meeting

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    While Trump demanded loyalty from the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, Comey made clear Thursday that his allegiance was always to the country he served. But he also testified that another member of the FBI's leadership team believed that Trump's conduct "will fall within the scope" of the Russian Federation investigation and was therefore "reluctant" to assure the president that he was not personally under investigation.
  • Brexit Meltdown as Europe Reacts to UK Election Amid 'Casino' Criticism

    Brexit Meltdown as Europe Reacts to UK Election Amid 'Casino' Criticism

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    If the exit poll is correct, Corbyn could attempt to form a government with smaller parties, which, like Labour, strongly oppose most of May's policies on domestic issues . SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon said the election "has been a disaster for Theresa May". "If she had got the majority she wanted, she would have been a supreme political colossus", he said.
  • Modi avoids questions from Pakistani journalists

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    However, Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj ruled out any bilateral meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during the summit. Pakistan and India both now hold observer status at SCO. During the meeting, Modi thanked the Chinese president for supporting India's bid for full membership of the SCO. "Moreover, it helps us all combat terrorism, reduce arms race, eliminate poverty.
  • EU presses Britain to get its act together for Brexit talks

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    May's Conservative government won 318 seats in the House of Commons, falling short of a majority by 8 seats. "In our view, the lack of a majority for any party is likely to delay Brexit negotiations, scheduled to start very soon", S&P Global said in an emailed statement.
  • Trump may allow Comey testimony

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    Trump's argument in favor of privilege also may be overcome because the investigation is focused on corruption and possible obstruction of justice . What are the odds that Trump would legally succeed in blocking Comey's testimony? Reuters has reported that Flynn and Trump's son-in-law and close adviser, Jared Kushner, discussed with Kislyak the idea of creating a back channel between Trump and Putin that could have bypassed diplomats and intelligence agencies.