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Former first minister Alex Salmond loses his seat to the Tories

At the time of writing, the Tories have taken eleven seats from the Scottish National Party. The Liberal Democrats won four seats and enjoyed a notable success in East Dunbartonshire, where former United Kingdom government minister Jo Swinson won back the seat she had lost in 2015.



Trump calls ex-FBI director Comey a "leaker"

Comey testified that after he was sacked, he gave copies of the memos he wrote about his meetings with Trump to "a friend of mine to share" with reporters. Last month, a dramatic New York Times story that first revealed the lengths Comey took to keep Trump at a distance included on-the-record comment from Benjamin Wittes, the Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution.



Saudi, allies issue Qatar-linked 'terrorism' list

The Gulf countries have ordered their citizens out of Qatar and gave Qataris overseas 14 days to return home. "The president offered to help the parties resolve their differences, including through a meeting at the White House if necessary", Trump's office said after the call .


Lorde announces Melodrama tour dates with six shows in New Zealand

Lorde announces Melodrama tour dates with six shows in New Zealand

The 20-year-old musician is going to kick off her tour on September 26 in Manchester, England. AUSTRALIA and her homeland of New Zealand will be the ideal places for Lorde to unleash her musical melodrama in November. In between festival performances, Lorde returns to Australia next month to play an intimate Nova Red Room concert at a secret Sydney landmark. The pre-sale begins at noon on June 14, with the rest of you punters being able to pick up tix on June 19.



Iranian minister blasts Trump's 'repugnant' message after Tehran attack

Foreign Minister Javad Zarif also pointed a finger at Riyadh, though he did not call the country by name Wednesday night. Zarif tweeted: "The Iranian people reject such USA claims ". Medical sources said Thursday that the death toll in the two attacks rose to 17, adding 50 people had been injured. Three assailants, one with a pistol and two with AK-47 assault rifles, carried out the attack in central Tehran, lawmaker Elias Hazrati told state television.



Conservatives Knock Off Scottish National Party Leader

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has conceded her plans for a second vote on independence were "undoubtedly" a factor as the SNP lost 21 seats at Westminster. The Liberal Democrats took their tally of MPs in Scotland from one to four, with former United Kingdom government minister Jo Swinson one of the victors after winning back the East Dunbartonshire seat she had lost in 2015.