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Author: 0 Record number of female MPs elected in 2017 general election

Only one party has 100 percent female representation: the Green Party, whose only MP Caroline Lucas was re-elected with over 50 percent of the vote. "The number of women MPs in parliament has broken the 200 barrier for the first time", Smethers told the Guardian .

Global News Police arrest 6 in actions directed against terror in UK
Author: 0 Police arrest 6 in actions directed against terror in UK

In a rare glimpse into the weeklong investigation, police released details on Saturday that showed Khuram Butt originally tried to rent a 7.5-ton truck. Inside, they found 13 apparent Molotov cocktails made from wine bottles and a possible flammable liquid. Luggage straps, plastic retractable craft knives and rolls of duct tape were also found.

Global News European stocks rise after United Kingdom vote as pound boosts FTSE 100
Author: 0 European stocks rise after United Kingdom vote as pound boosts FTSE 100

The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI rose 98.34 points, or 0.46 percent, to 21,280.87. Theresa May is likely to come under pressure from her party to resign given the outcome of the election. Some also argue that any Labour-led coalition might aim for a softer deal on Britain's planned departure from the European Union than the "hard Brexit" markets have anxious May would deliver.

Global News Japan enacts law for Emperor Akihito, 83, to abdicate
Author: 0 Japan enacts law for Emperor Akihito, 83, to abdicate

Japan is one of the few monarchies in the world that does not allow women to reign. His Imperial Majesty will be the first monarch in Japan to abdicate for almost 200 years. The government also has to ensure the continuity of a monarchy beset by a shortage of male heirs and shrinking pool of imperial family members. "Considering the ages of the imperial family members, this is an important problem that we can not shelve", he added.

Global News Arab states to 'accept nothing but deep changes' in Qatar
Author: 0 Arab states to 'accept nothing but deep changes' in Qatar

He said "it's important for France to remain in partnership with all these countries", especially with diplomatic, financial and economic interests at stake. As the Qatar crisis continues to spiral, Turkey has offered to mediate and is now trying to fast-track legislation to send more of its troops to a Turkish base in the Gulf state.

Author: 0 Passengers prevent man from blowing up plane

Sri Lankan passenger threatens to blow up Malaysian Airline flight Thu, Jun 1, 2017, 09:43 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka. Police said the incident was not terrorism-related and a 25-year old man, understood to be an Australian citizen, had been taken into custody.

Author: 0 British Prime Minister Theresa May to form a minority government

The number of votes is the highest since 33.6 million voted in 1992, when Conservative leader John Major made it four general election wins in a row for the Tories. The pound hit an eight-week low against the dollar and its lowest levels in seven months versus the euro before recovering slightly on news she would form a DUP-backed government.

Global News Businessman, family shot dead in UP's Sitapur, crime caught on CCTV
Author: 0 Businessman, family shot dead in UP's Sitapur, crime caught on CCTV

Unidentified motorcycle-borne men killed a couple and their teenage son outside their house in City Kotwali area in Sitapur on Tuesday. Another resident from their locality tried to intervene. The horrific incident took place in Sitapur's Civil Lines Area, 90-km away from the state capital Lucknow, at around 9.30 pm. The trader association of the district has given a call for a strike to protest the incident and arrest of those involved in the killing.

Author: 0 Trump to Take Questions at News Conference One Day After Comey Testimony

He hit the key points previously outlined by his personal lawyer in a lengthier statement issued after Thursday's hearing - that Comey gave misleading testimony in parts, but also backed up the president's claims that he "never sought to impede" the Russian Federation investigation.

Global News May working to fill out ranks of minority government after disappointing election
Author: 0 May working to fill out ranks of minority government after disappointing election

May's gamble of calling snap polls backfired after the British electorate delivered a hung Parliament and forcing her to seek the support of a small Northern Irish party for staying in power, as the country braces for hard Brexit talks. Forced into minority government, May is reaching out to Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), which won 10 seats, in the hope of forging a working majority.

Author: 0 Qatar says it will not 'surrender' in Gulf row

On Thursday the four countries issued a list of individuals and entities they said had "terrorist" links to Qatar, in their first joint statement since severing ties with Doha. "Doha now needs to take serious steps very rapidly to placate not only their neighbors but also their allies around the world". The Gulf countries have ordered their citizens out of Qatar and gave Qataris overseas 14 days to return home.

Global News Germany: Iraq's Kurdish region playing with fire
Author: 0 Germany: Iraq's Kurdish region playing with fire

Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region said this week it would hold a referendum on independence, a move that is also unlikely to be welcomed by the central government in Baghdad. "We support a unified, stable, democratic, and a federal Iraq". "Referendum on 25/9/2017 is for Iraqi Kurdistan including Kirkuk, Khanaqin, Sinjar and Makhmour", Hawrami said on Wednesday.

Author: 0 Iran attacks 'reinforce hatred' for US, Saudi: leader

State TV also showed pictures of ammunition, rifles and binoculars laid out next to an Islamic State flag, all, it said, taken from the attackers. The state-run IRNA news agency reported the increase Thursday, citing Ahmad Shojaei, the head of the country's forensic center.

Author: 0 John McCain Blames His Confusing Comey Questions on Late Diamondbacks Games

The feedback from social media led to the most important discovery to be made from these hearings. McCain's fellow senators appeared confounded by the Arizonan's questions. If he says the Trump administration tried to block an ongoing investigation, it's huge news; but if he says the Obama administration tried to cover up the Hillary scandal, it's a minor clarification (if even that).

Author: 0 Trump blames Qatar for funding terror

Tillerson noted that Qatar " has a history " of supporting groups that have spanned the range " from activism to violence " and that the emir of the country " must do more, and must do it more quickly " to crack down on terrorism. Qatari planes were banned from using some of their neighbours' airspace. On Tuesday, Trump seemed to endorse the Gulf states' action in a series of tweets .

Author: 0 North Korea wants the world to know it can sink warships

Calling them a strong means of attack against enemy warships, the media said the missiles flew precisely along pre-planned routes and hit targets in the East Sea. THAAD has already become operational in South Korea, and can intercept ballistic missiles launched by the regime of Kim Jong-un in North Korea. The introduction of the THAAD system, which includes a far-reaching radar that China worries could upset the regional security balance, has sparked protests in South Korea and a ...

Author: 0 UAE President Offers Condolences to Iran After Deadly Attacks

A second attacker was shot dead, he said. The Intelligence Ministry said its forces stormed several "safe houses" linked to the group in the country's northwest, according to state television. Despite the manipulation of candidate lists that took place before President Hassan Rouhani's recent re-election and other problems with the process (there were commentators in the USA who dismissed the whole thing as an empty show), there was a 74% turnout and Rouhani got 57% of the vote.

Global News '100 per cent' willing to testify over Comey conversations
Author: 0 '100 per cent' willing to testify over Comey conversations

Comey, while declining to directly say whether he thought Trump tried to obstruct justice, nevertheless testified that he believed Trump directed him to shut down a probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn and fired him with the intent of changing the course of the larger Russian Federation investigation.

Author: 0 Mosul civilians in 'grave danger' as ISIS resists Iraqi forces

In Iraq, armed forces have launched an operation to capture the last Islamic State-held enclave in Mosul . Rudaw's cameras captured an absolute mayhem as some fleeing civilians were shot at by the ISIS militants in the city's western district of Saha, north of the well-protected ISIS-held Old Mosul .

Global News Trump's legal team to file complaint on Comey
Author: 0 Trump's legal team to file complaint on Comey

Collins, a member of the Senate intelligence committee, which is investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 election, said Comey's motivation "may have been a good one". ( CNN ) The President and his personal attorney, Marc Kasowitz , should be careful what they wish for. In his testimony on Thursday, Mr Comey said the memo whose contents he had a friend leak was not classified and therefore not inappropriate to make public.

Author: 0 British police name third London attacker as Youssef Zaghba

The suspect, identified as a 30-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of "commission, preparation or instigation of terrorist acts", the Metropolitan Police said in a statement early Wednesday. The second man, Rachid Redouane , had not aroused any suspicions. Police said yesterday that "a number" of other people have been detained, but no details were provided.

Global News Arab nations add names to terror list amid Qatar dispute
Author: 0 Arab nations add names to terror list amid Qatar dispute

Some of those comments included praise for Iran, sparking a diplomatic row with Saudi Arabia - long considered Tehran's main regional rival. It also strongly suggests a widening of the aggressive Saudi-led campaign beyond Qatar itself - not least against the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt - where Youssef al-Qaradawi was tried and sentenced to death in absentia following the 2013 military overthrow of the elected president Mohamed Morsi , a Brotherhood member.

Author: 0 Egypt condemns IS-claimed Iran attacks

The statement said Saudi Arabia "constantly supports" terrorists, including the Islamic State group, adding the IS claim of responsibility "reveals (Saudi Arabia's) hand in this barbaric action". Images from the scene showed a major security operation as forces surrounded the building. As tensions flare between Saudi Arabia, Qatar , Iran and their allies, reports of hacking are emerging across the Gulf.

Author: 0 Trump offers to mediate Qatar crisis in call with emir

The Saudi bloc within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has a stronger hand than Qatar , and has used its leverage in the past to wrest concessions from Doha . ally, came as a senior Emirati official told AFP that Gulf Arab states were not seeking regime change in Doha. Now, Qatar's powerful neighbours appear to be demanding a retreat from those conflicts.

Author: 0 Germany: Climate will last longer than Trump presidency

Second, the accord was non-binding, meaning the US doesn't have to withdraw to avoid meeting its obligations-a pledge to cut its greenhouse gas emissions 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025 and commit up to $3 billion in aid for poorer countries by 2020.

Global News Saudi FM says 'brother state' Qatar must act to end crisis
Author: 0 Saudi FM says 'brother state' Qatar must act to end crisis

On Tuesday, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir called on Qatar to stop backing certain Islamic organizations, citing Egypt's Brotherhood and Palestine's Hamas in particular. Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani spoke to Tillerson and was due in Moscow on Saturday. And apparently Saudi Arabia and its allies thought that change had to start with isolating Qatar due to its alleged ties to terrorism - though Saudi Arabia has for years been accused of sponsoring ...

Global News What we learned from Comey's testimony
Author: 0 What we learned from Comey's testimony

Donald Trump Jr. and other high-profile Trump supporters also took to social media and television with rebukes. He also said, "Wow, Comey is a leaker". Trump's advisers and allies - some of whom consider the president's Twitter presence self-destructive - celebrated the restraint he displayed during the day and kept their fingers crossed as the sun started to set.

Global News Rahul Gandhi detained in Neemuch MP
Author: 0 Rahul Gandhi detained in Neemuch MP

Asked about the Congress charge that both governments were using force to suppress the protest, Singh hit back saying the Congress party was "primarily responsible for the farmers' plight in India as it had ruled for almost 60 years". Violence had also hit Dewas, Neemuch , Ujjain districts and some other parts of western MP. Besides the RAF, contingents of the CRPF have been deployed.

Global News Rahul Gandhi Arrested In Madhya Pradesh's Neemuch
Author: 0 Rahul Gandhi Arrested In Madhya Pradesh's Neemuch

Mandsaur has been facing a tense situation with farmers protesting over their demands for remunerative prices for their produce and a farm loan waiver not being met.This unfortunately took an ugly turn earlier on Tuesday when five farmers were killed and eight others were injured in police firing.

Global News 100 muslim leaders gather on London Bridge to condemn attacks
Author: 0 100 muslim leaders gather on London Bridge to condemn attacks

Police shot three terrorists dead as seven victims were killed after extremists ploughed into revellers at 50mph before jumping out and stabbing people last night . He said they believe that Ahmadiyya Muslim's motto is "love for all, hatred for none". "Terrorism has no religion", Imam Abdul Quddus Arif, of the local Ahmadiyya Muslim community, told HuffPost UK on Sunday , slamming the assailants' twisted beliefs.

Author: 0 China's Xi tells India's Modi issues should be managed 'appropriately'

Describing terrorists as the chief violators of human rights and values, Modi said " We have full faith that the SCO would give a new push to our efforts in fight against terrorism ". "It is a very important moment for us", Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev, who is the current chair of the SCO, said, making the announcement of the induction of India and Pakistan, capping a two-year-long accession process.

Global News 3 share lead after 2 rounds at St Jude Classic
Author: 0 3 share lead after 2 rounds at St Jude Classic

Open. Ben Crane, who won the tournament in 2014, was two strokes off the lead after shooting 65 at the par-70 TPC Southwind course. The two-time Arnold Palmer Invitational victor has made just two cuts in 21 events, finishing no higher than 62nd in either.

Author: 0 Iran rejects Trump's comments on Tehran attacks

TEHRAN , Iran (AP) - Iran's Supreme Leader said Friday that the Islamic State-claimed dual attacks that killed 17 people in Tehran this week will add to the hatred that Iranians harbor toward the USA and Saudi Arabia . They have also undermined Tehran's belief that by backing offensives against Daesh across the Middle East, it can keep the militant group away from Iran.

Global News Macron says handshake with Trump 'wasn't innocent'
Author: 0 Macron says handshake with Trump 'wasn't innocent'

US President Donald Trump shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron during a meeting at the US Embassy in Brussels . Mr Macron told the Journal du Dimanche newspaper his approach to the encounter had been about getting respect.

Author: 0 Penguins to stick with goalie Matt Murray for Game 5

The Penguins have come within two games of the first team to capture consecutive Cups in almost two decades due in large part to their resiliency. Pittsburgh got on the board early when defenseman Justin Schultz blasted home a power-play goal at the 1:31 mark after taking a pass from Sidney Crosby , who was sensational throughout this game.

Global News 12-year-old girl helps deliver baby brother
Author: 0 12-year-old girl helps deliver baby brother

The original plan was for Jacee to be present in the delivery room near the top of her mother's bedside. "I didn't see no reason why she shouldn't be there", she said. "I have played fake doctor before, but this was different". Jacee was outfitted in proper medical attire and the doctor guided her hands and helped her through the entire birth, including cutting the umbilical cord.

Author: 0 UAE seeking 'change of policy, not regime' in Qatar: Minister

Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain are among seven states that have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, a gas-rich emirate at the Saudi border. The four countries have suspended all flights to and from Qatar, pulled their ambassadors from Doha and ordered Qatari diplomats to leave.

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