Brexit plans unchanged by United Kingdom snap election call

For decades, Britain's prime ministers have held nearly unchallenged powers to call early elections, but critics say snap elections have mainly been used by British leaders to hold early votes when it benefited their own parties. "They are wrong", she said. In contrast a shock win (highly unlikely) for the Labour Party, would place the future of Brexit in question. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn hit out at Ms May's decision, revealed by Number 10 aides, saying public debates were "what ...

McMaster Urges Russia to Rethink Syria Support

McMaster Urges Russia to Rethink Syria Support

Russian Federation on Sunday said the cancellation of British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's visit to Moscow demonstrates London's lack of understanding of knowledge of events in Syria. Russian Federation has warned that the USA missile strikes could have serious consequences for the region. A senior official told reporters during a briefing at the Pentagon that "we have no knowledge of Russian involvement in this attack, but we will investigate any information that might lead us in ...

Trump's advisers say US seeks to fight IS, oust Assad

Haley said that Trump's administration has "multiple priorities" and "getting Assad out is not the only priority". Johnson scrapped the trip just hours before he was due to fly out, saying: "We deplore Russia's continued defence of the Assad regime".

British PM wants to hold early election

We have also delivered on the mandate that we were handed by the referendum result . "As the EP Brexit negotiator, I will work with a new government for the best common future possible", Verhofstadt wrote on Twitter , with his reference to a "new government" - perhaps led by May, perhaps not - adding a dash of snark to an otherwise collegial post.

Germany hopes United Kingdom vote will bring 'clarity' to Brexit talks

The pound recovered from an initial drop that accompanied news of a special, but initially unknown, announcement. Prime Minister Theresa May stunned Britain Tuesday (Apri 18) by announcing that she would call an early election on June 8, placing a bet that voters would give her Conservative Party a strong mandate as her government negotiates the country's withdrawal from the European Union (EU).

Defense head: North Korea trying to 'provoke something'

Defense head: North Korea trying to 'provoke something'

Mattis said the Sunday test, which USA defense officials said failed and blew up nearly immediately, was not an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), a weapon that could have the capability of reaching the continental U.S. According to Tillerson - and to President Donald Trump - relations between the two countries deteriorated to a new low following USA retaliatory missile strikes on a Syrian air base in response to the Assad regime's chemical attacks on civilians.