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That would mean the winning party would need 323 seats for a majority, rather than 326. Money for Northern Ireland will undoubtedly be part of their demands, and Mrs May will expect that. There is also anger among the party membership over the huge election losses and May's gamble to call a snap general election a full three years ahead of when it would have been officially due in 2020.
  • Election dents Scottish nationalists' hopes for independence

    Election dents Scottish nationalists' hopes for independence

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    In Moray, SNP deputy leader Angus Robertson saw his majority of more than 9,000 overturned , with Tory Douglas Ross taking a seat held by the nationalists for the past 30 years. "UK wide, we will seek to work with others to halt hard Brexit and bring an end to austerity, where business as usual can not be an option". But the paper has also spoken to SNP insiders who have blamed "poor messaging", the so-called "Corbyn surge" and a failure to motivate supporters for the loss of 21 ...
  • Saudi finance minister says 'brother state' Qatar must act to end crisis

    Saudi finance minister says 'brother state' Qatar must act to end crisis

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    Bahrain Thursday followed the United Arab Emirates in announcing that expressing sympathy for Qatar over sanctions imposed by its Gulf neighbors was an offense punishable by a lengthy jail term. Urging all sides to avoid further escalation of the conflict, Tillerson said the elements were available to resolve it. German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel accused the USA president of fanning conflict in the Middle East and risking a "new spiral in arms sales" with his remarks.
  • Special election backfires for Britain's Conservative Party

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    But with her authority diminished, May risks facing more opposition to her Brexit plans from both inside and outside her Conservative Party , and some colleagues may be lining up to replace her. A formal agreement is yet to be reached. DUP leader Arlene Foster confirmed that she had spoken to May and would be talking with the Conservatives about "how it may it be possible to bring stability to our nation at this time of great challenge".
  • Philippines fails to meet deadline to retake Marawi

    Philippines fails to meet deadline to retake Marawi

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    The clashes erupted on Tuesday last week when gunmen waving black flags of the Islamic State (IS) group rampaged through the mostly Muslim-populated city in response to a military raid on the hideout of Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon , who has a US$5-million price on his head offered by the USA government.
  • Election results 2017: May to finalise cabinet amid DUP talks

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    Thanks to DUP stonewalling, Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom that hasn't passed legislation to cut carbon emissions. "What the country needs more than ever is certainty, and having secured the largest number of votes and the greatest number of seats in the general election , it is clear that only the Conservative and Unionist party has the legitimacy and ability to provide that certainty by commanding a majority in the House of Commons", she said.
  • Trump speaks with Abu Dhabi crown prince, stresses Gulf Arab unity

    Trump speaks with Abu Dhabi crown prince, stresses Gulf Arab unity

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    Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain said in a statement published by the Saudi news agency that 59 people, including al-Qaradawi, and 12 entities, among them Qatari-funded charities, were named. Turkey and Qatar have developed close ties over the years and reached an agreement in 2014 for the construction of a Turkish base there. Abu Dhabi-owned Etihad also said foreigners living in Qatar with residence permits would no longer be eligible for visas upon arrival ...
  • London Bridge attack: New search underway near home of assailants in Barking

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    LONDON (AP) - London police say one of the three suspects in the van and knife attack near London Bridge that left seven people dead was known to authorities, but they had no reason to think he was actively planning to do harm. She claimed she'd told police after the airport stop not to let Zaghba fly to Istanbul. "I think they have done an unbelievable job". The two main candidates for prime minister - the incumbent, May, and the challenger, Jeremy Corbyn - traded barbs Monday over how ...
  • Scottish National Party sees steep losses

    Scottish National Party sees steep losses

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    Emily Thornberry, Labour's shadow foreign secretary, accused Mrs May of "hubris" in calling the election, saying: "I think we're on a verge of a great result". Labour won seven and the Liberal Democrats four. The Scottish Conservatives have increased their number of MPs from just one to 13, and they say that the party received 738,000 votes which is about 28.6 per cent of the vote or a 13.7 per cent increase from the 2015 General Election.
  • Hung parliament confirmed in United Kingdom election

    Hung parliament confirmed in United Kingdom election

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    Placed against the history of Scottish nationalism, this election result could be read as a success. In fact, the longer-term story remains one of SNP dominance of nearly every form of election in Scotland , to the point that opponents declare success if the SNP sees a drop in seats but still wins overall.
  • Wounded May soldiers on as election shock complicates Brexit

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    Although Corbyn lost the race to Downing Street, Musgrave says that Labour could still have a say in the UK's Middle East foreign policy. Conservative member of parliament Anna Soubry was the first in the party to disavow May in public, calling on the prime minister to "consider her position".