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Theresa May says she'll remain PM despite calls to go

British newspapers have a history of openly supporting political parties, but those who backed the Conservative Party before Thursday's election appeared to have abandoned Prime Minister Theresa May after her gamble backfired and the Tories were forced to form a minority government .



Northern Ireland's DUP considering support for UK PM May's Conservatives

The stunning election result comes after a campaign in which May lost popularity over her style and some of her social care policies, including a so-called "dementia tax" that would force the elderly to pay more for their care. But EU budget commissioner Guenther Oettinger said May was now likely to be a "weak" partner. "Now, in 11 days time, Brexit negotiations will start, and our position is significantly weakened.


Trump accuses Qatar of funding terror 'at a very high level'

Trump accuses Qatar of funding terror 'at a very high level'

The dispute escalated on Friday when Saudi Arabia issued a list of 59 individuals it accused of sponsoring terrorism, including members of the Qatari royal family. He credited Qatar's emir with making progress in curbing financial support and expelling terrorists, but added, "He must do more, and he must do it more quickly".



SNP would back 'progressive alliance' in event of hung parliament

For just the second time in 20 years of Westminster and Holyrood elections, the SNP leader did not appear on the manifesto cover, which featured pictures of babies and young children. Sturgeon confirmed that she wants a re-run of the SNP's failed 2014 independence bid in late 2018 or early 2019, but said she could extend that timetable if there was not sufficient "clarity" about the consequences of Brexit, with Britain due to leave the European Union in March 2019.


Theresa May completing Cabinet after election disappointment leaves PM weaker

Theresa May completing Cabinet after election disappointment leaves PM weaker

That view was yesterday emphasised by DUP's Westminster leader Nigel Dodds who told the News Letter: "Under no circumstances would we consider in any way aiding and abetting Jeremy Corbyn to advance his objectives because the man's track record of support for terrorism and bloodshed and murder in Northern Ireland, and his record in terms of global terrorism is one that is just appalling and we would never support that".