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Car bomb in southeast Turkey wounds three people - Governor's office

A teacher in a separate vehicle was killed in the gunfire and a bystander was wounded, it said, adding the gunmen escaped with the stolen car.
 

UKIP leader resigns after ''disastrous'' UK poll result

After UKIP failed to gain a single seat in Westminster, and with Nuttall coming third in Boston and Skegness, he opted to leave his position.
 

Scottish secessionist dreams of swift independence vote dashed

Sturgeon`s party, which nearly swept the board in Scotland two years ago, lost heavyweights to a Conservative Party reinvigorated by Scottish leader Ruth Davidson.
 

Emmanuel Macron's party set for huge majority in parliament - poll

French President Emmanuel Macron`s party is poised to win nearly a third of the vote in the first round of a parliamentary election on Sunday, setting it up to secure a huge majority in a run-off vote a week later, a poll showed on Friday.

UK vote shows discontent over May`s Brexit strategy: Germany

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said Friday that the UK vote reflected popular discontent over Prime Minister Theresa May`s hard Brexit strategy.

EU`s Jean-Claude Juncker hopes no `further delay` in Brexit talks

I hope that we will not experience a further delay in the conclusion of these negotiations," Juncker told reporters in Prague.

First female Sikh and first turbaned lawmakers take Indian-origin MPs tally in UK to 12

Britain on Friday got its first female Sikh MP and first turban-wearing MP as the UK general election results threw up a small increase in the number of Indian- origin MPs in the House of Commons.

Leader of anti-EU UKIP Party quits after election failure

"I am standing down today as the leader of UKIP with immediate effect. This will allow the party to have a new leader in place by the conference in September," Nuttall said. 
 

Catalonia sets vote on independence from Spain for Oct 1

Catalonia will hold a referendum on splitting from Spain on Oct. 1, the head of the region said on Friday.

Britain in political chaos after election shock, uncertainty over Brexit talks Britain in political chaos after election shock, uncertainty over Brexit talks

British voters dealt Prime Minister Theresa May a devastating blow in a snap election she had called to strengthen her hand in Brexit talks, wiping out her parliamentary majority and throwing the country into political turmoil.

Hostage situation underway at UK job centre

A hostage situation is underway as a man armed with a knife is believed to be holding several members of staff hostage at a job centre in Newcastle, England, on Friday.

 European Union warns of `no deal` if vote delays Brexit talks European Union warns of `no deal` if vote delays Brexit talks

Donald Tusk bluntly warned that the clock was now ticking for negotiations on Britain`s exit and a new trade deal before it formally leaves the bloc in March 2019.
 

Protesters arrested outside Russian parliament Protesters arrested outside Russian parliament

City Hall has insisted that the buildings are too dilapidated, but many residents see the plans as an encroachment on their constitutional rights and do not want to move elsewhere.

Knifeman holding hostages at job centre in northeast England: Police

 A man armed with a knife is holding employees hostage at a job centre.

Spain`s Catalonia announces October independence vote

Speaking in Barcelona, Carles Puigdemont said the question would be: "Do you want Catalonia to be an independent state in the form of a republic."

UK elects first female Sikh MP

Gill secured 24,124 votes to hold the seat in Birmingham Edgbaston for the Labour Party with a majority of 6,917, reports the BBC.
 

UK vote a gamble that could complicate Brexit: Europe leaders UK vote a gamble that could complicate Brexit: Europe leaders

"As far as the EU is concerned, we are ready to open negotiations" on Britain`s exit from the EU," Pierre Moscovici added.

UK election: PM Theresa May's Conservative Party fails to win majority; Opposition calls for resignation UK election: PM Theresa May's Conservative Party fails to win majority; Opposition calls for resignation

UK Prime Minister Theresa May`s ruling Conservative Party has failed to win an overall majority in snap elections, and the country is now set for a hung Parliament, media reports said on Friday.

British PM Theresa May loses majority, faces pressure to resign British PM Theresa May loses majority, faces pressure to resign

Theresa May is now facing questions over her judgement in calling the election three years early and risking her party`s slim but stable majority of 17.
 

UK PM Theresa May no longer able to win outright majority in parliament: Reuters calculations UK PM Theresa May no longer able to win outright majority in parliament: Reuters calculations

British Prime Minister Theresa May can no longer win an outright majority in parliament.

Britain's Theresa May on course to lose majority in British parliament: Exit poll

British Prime Minister Theresa May is on course to lose her overall majority in the British general election, according to an exit poll released as soon as voting finished Thursday night.

 

What happens with Brexit if there's no clear winner of UK election? What happens with Brexit if there's no clear winner of UK election?

Prime Minister Theresa May`s Conservative Party will fail to win a parliamentary majority in Britain's election, according to an exit poll on Thursday, a shock result that would plunge domestic politics into turmoil and could delay Brexit talks.

Mayor of Brussels steps down over extra salary row

The mayor of Brussels has resigned following revelations he drew a salary from a non-profit organisation for the homeless.

UK election hangs in balance in disastrous night for PM Theresa May UK election hangs in balance in disastrous night for PM Theresa May

Prime Minister Theresa May faced calls to quit on Friday after her election gamble to win a stronger mandate backfired, throwing British politics into turmoil and potentially delaying the start of Brexit negotiations.

Britain's Corbyn calls for Theresa May to quit after election losses

British Prime Minister Theresa May should step down after losses for her Conservative Party in the general election.