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People France's Macron faces test in parliamentary elections
Author: 0 France's Macron faces test in parliamentary elections

Only candidates who win more than 50% of the vote will do so, otherwise all candidates who secure at least 12.5% will go into the second round, where the victor takes the seat. "If I may say, at the moment you could take a goat wearing a Macron badge and it would have a good chance of being elected", BFMTV political commentator Christophe Barbier said this week.

People Boris Johnson denies plot to topple UK PM Theresa May
Author: 0 Boris Johnson denies plot to topple UK PM Theresa May

The Conservatives have been warned that attempting to form a government with the help of the DUP could be detrimental to LGBT rights . "The details will be put forward for discussion and agreement at a Cabinet meeting on Monday". "May sought a mandate". "May's departure from Downing St.is remorseless". About to lose her seat? After speculation the PM would use a solid win to move Philip Hammond from the Treasury, he and other potential successors as Tory leader, Foreign Secretary Boris ...

People Most demands conceded, Maharashtra farmers call-off 11-day strike
Author: 0 Most demands conceded, Maharashtra farmers call-off 11-day strike

In response to the announcement, the leader of the Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatan Raju Shetti, who had been a key member of the farmers' agitation in Maharashtra , said that their "strike has been suspended for now". However a tense stand-off between the Madhya Pradesh government and farmers is continuing. Govt also accepts the demand of farmers to increase the milk prices.

Author: 0 EU Ready to Start Brexit Talks

May called the snap election supposedly to "strengthen her hand" in the Brexit negotiations in the hope and expectation the Conservatives would increase their majority. Jean-Claude Juncker, the head of European Commission, said he wanted discussions to proceed without delay, while Michel Barnier, the EU's chief negotiator for Brexit, said "negotiations should start when United Kingdom is ready".

People UK prime minister makes Cabinet appointments
Author: 0 UK prime minister makes Cabinet appointments

While the DUP campaigned to leave the European Union in last year's referendum, it has refused to endorse Mrs May's position that "no deal is better than a bad deal" - insisting that there must be no return of the "hard border" with the Republic.

People Theresa May's top two aides quit after election criticism
Author: 0 Theresa May's top two aides quit after election criticism

Some senior Tories have made the removal of Hill and Timothy a condition for continuing to support May, who has vowed to remain prime minister despite the Conservatives' losing their overall majority in Parliament. She put on a fearless face, refusing to show any contrition for the election gamble that spectacularly backfired , but observers say she has been deeply wounded.

Author: 0 UK's Labour leader Corbyn sees possible new election this year or next

The details of the agreement "will be put forward for discussion and agreement" at a cabinet meeting tomorrow, a day before the new parliament meets, the spokesman said. "This DUP deal that they have done is really dodgy, it is unsustainable", the former shadow home secretary told Sky's Sophy Ridge on Sunday . Johnson plans to take advantage of May's weakened state to launch a bid to become Prime Minister, the Mail on Sunday reported , citing a close ally of Johnson.

People UK prime minister's top aides resign after election fiasco
Author: 0 UK prime minister's top aides resign after election fiasco

Some senior Tories had made the removal of Hill and Timothy a condition for continuing to support May, who has vowed to remain prime minister. "The success of the Labour Party winning more seats than expected was because they tapped into anxiety over public spending cuts since 2010, anxiety over the state of National Health Service, and also concerns with youth voters over the amount of student debt and access to United Kingdom housing - two big issues".

Author: 0 United Nations condemns Hamas for tunnel under schools in Gaza

On June 1, Israel discovered a tunnel underneath two schools in Gaza run by the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East. The discovery was made during the summer vacation, at a time when the schools are empty, and in the course of work related to the construction of an extension of one of the buildings.

People Clinging on to her job, Britain's May appoints new ministers
Author: 0 Clinging on to her job, Britain's May appoints new ministers

Chris Leslie, a lawmaker on the right of the party, called the election result "OK" but pointed out that Labour had still lost. To hear more about all this, we called Roger Scully once again. When she took over a year ago, she could have recognized Brexit for the constitutional and political crisis that it has turned out to be. To stay in power, the Conservatives are seeking support from Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party .

People Iran says it killed mastermind of Tehran terror attack
Author: 0 Iran says it killed mastermind of Tehran terror attack

Iranian authorities have arrested eight suspects for allegedly supporting the ISIS-claimed attacks on Iran's parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini that killed 17 people in Tehran , the state-run IRNA news agency reported tonight.

Author: 0 Pollsters Project French Prez Macron's Party On Course To Dominate Parliament

Near-final results from France's first-round parliamentary elections showed President Emmanuel Macron's new movement winning by a large margin and set to land a huge majority in the final-round vote. It is the first test of support for Macron and his En Marche party since he swept to power in the presidential election in May. The National Front had initially hoped for 15, which means they could form a parliamentary group, which would enable them to access more financing and have more ...

Author: 0 'Dead Woman Walking': Amid Election Fallout, Theresa May Stands On Shaky Ground

One political commentator says if any United Kingdom government can be formed out of this extraordinary mess, it will be a minority government - with some parties informally agreeing to provide support on key votes. "Referencing a campaign trail comment she made, he wrote: "'I will be a bloody hard woman to Junker' said May 5 weeks ago. "What tonight is about is the rejection of Theresa May's version of extreme Brexit ", said Keir Starmer, Labour's policy chief on Brexit, saying his party ...

People Tillerson calls on Arab nations to ease blockade on Qatar
Author: 0 Tillerson calls on Arab nations to ease blockade on Qatar

Previously, the USA had insisted the Qatar crisis wouldn't affect US military efforts in the Middle East. The president did not limit his call for greater action against terrorism to Qatar alone but instead urged "Qatar and other nations in the region to do more to combat terrorism and do it faster".

Author: 0 Merkel urges speedy Brexit talks after United Kingdom vote

But her calling for this special election was meant to have strengthened her hand with more Tory seats, not fewer. That is why the European Union wants the talks to go smoothly. Recent data showed some are not prepared to wait any longer, and are starting to leave. The initial reaction to the general election result has been to send the pound plunging.

Author: 0 Coleman happy despite another Wales draw

The quadrennial worldwide football tournament will take place in June 2018 in Russian Federation, with 31 teams that will need to go through the qualifications and Russian Federation that will automatically qualify as the host. Wales took the lead in outrageous fashion in Belgrade as Ramsey scored with a dinked penalty. "I didn't see that coming if I'm honest with you", Coleman said.

People Gadhafi's son released from more than 5 years of detention
Author: 0 Gadhafi's son released from more than 5 years of detention

As such, the rival governments agreed to create the Government of National Accord (GNA), form the Presidency Council and end the political impasse in late 2015. He was previously known for playing a key role in building relations with the West after 2000, and had been considered the reformist face of his father's regime.

People Trump commits to NATO mutual defense after hesitating
Author: 0 Trump commits to NATO mutual defense after hesitating

In keeping with Trump's general fecklessness about spending , he uses NATO-in his eyes that once-obsolete alliance in which our fellow members took advantage of us-as an excuse for more USA spending. Why do the US media characterize Trump's request for payment parity as aggressive? "Perhaps you should pay some or all of that money back". Currently, only the United States , Greece, Estonia, Britain and Poland exceed the 2 percent guideline, though Lithuania has pledged to boost its ...

Author: 0 Some States Review Election Systems for Signs of Intrusion

In Arizona and IL, election officials reported breaches of voter registration databases but said systems involved in counting votes were not affected. Jeanne Atkins, who was OR secretary of state during the election, said Homeland Security tested the state's voter registration database, which is connected to the internet.

People What leaving the Paris climate deal means for business
Author: 0 What leaving the Paris climate deal means for business

He said PNG, through CCDA in partnership with key government departments, state agencies and other development partners, will continue to work with all stakeholders to implement PNG's obligations under the Paris Agreement . "When climate change is threatening our reefs and threatening our weather ... then it's threatening our economy, too". This effort is being led by former New York City Mayor Bloomberg .

Author: 0 UK Exit Poll Suggests PM May's Election Gamble Has Backfired

British media later reported Friday that May had no intention to resign. It's hard to see how it can be anything but an announcement that she intends to resign. The talks, which the European Union wants to ensure a legally smooth British departure in March 2019, would be more uncertain without a strong negotiating partner, he added.

People SC verdict on pleas against linking Aadhaar, PAN on Friday
Author: 0 SC verdict on pleas against linking Aadhaar, PAN on Friday

The department said that linking of Aadhaar and PAN will be useful for e-verifiaction of Income Tax returns using Aadhaar One-Time Password (OTP). While opposing the government's move, the petitioners, including CPI leader Binoy Viswam , have contended before the bench that the Centre can not "belittle" the apex court's 2015 order holding the unique identification number as voluntary.

People Qataris banned from boarding flights to UAE - Etihad
Author: 0 Qataris banned from boarding flights to UAE - Etihad

Trump initially took sides with the Saudi-led group before apparently being nudged into a more even-handed approach when USA defense officials renewed praise of Doha , mindful of the major US military base hosted by Qatar that serves, in part, as a launch-pad for strikes on Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant ( ISIL ).