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N.Irish unionists agree 'confidence' deal with Tories

N.Irish unionists agree 'confidence' deal with Tories

The Conservative Party brand is bruised and she is at the epicenter of the problem. May's party won 318 seats, 12 fewer than it had before May called a snap election, and eight short of the 326 needed for an outright majority. The DUP has agreed to the principles of a proposal to back the Tories on a " confidence and supply basis", Downing Street says. She's then got to present a programme to Parliament.


Can still be next British PM: says Labour leader Corbyn

Can still be next British PM: says Labour leader Corbyn

While May's top team has been left unchanged, she will have to fill gaps in her ministerial team after nine junior ministers lost their seats in what has been characterised as a disastrous election night for the ruling party, with the shock results going against every pre-election opinion poll forecast and the Jeremy Corbyn-led Opposition Labour faring far better than predicted.


Theresa May to form government in partnership with DUP

Theresa May to form government in partnership with DUP

In an indication of the opposition to Mr Timothy and Ms Hill, former minister Anna Soubry had called for them to be sacked while Mrs May's former communications chief Katie Perrior, who left Downing Street when the election was called, hit out at their "rude, abusive, childish behaviour".


Theresa May Top Aides Resign After Disastrous Election

Theresa May Top Aides Resign After Disastrous Election

May is trying to form a minority government after her Conservative Party lost its parliamentary majority in a June 8 snap election that she had called for back in April. Senior Conservatives said there was no longer support in Parliament for a so-called "hard Brexit" after the party saw its Commons majority wiped out.


Theresa May's joint chiefs of staff resign after botched Conservative election gamble

Theresa May's joint chiefs of staff resign after botched Conservative election gamble

Meanwhile, a survey by the ConservativeHome website further undermined the Prime Minister by revealing most Tory members want her to resign after her election failure. Joining forces with the hard-line Protestant party also threatens London's neutrality in Northern Ireland, which is key to the delicate balance of power in a province once plagued by violence.



Iran leaders accuse US, Saudis of supporting attacks

And Iran's recently re-elected president, Hassan Rouhani , issued a restrained statement about the need to double down on combating extremism and violence in the region. Finally White House officials published a statement condemning the attacks on its website, but in the last sentence seemed to say that Iran had itself to blame .