British PM May to make statement outside Downing Street office
Germany's foreign minister says he hopes Britain's early election will lead to more clarity and predictability in upcoming negotiations on the country's exit from the European Union.
The election will be seen as a key test of support for Theresa May's Brexit strategy with negotiations to begin in earnest with the European Union in the coming months.
MPs must approve decision to dissolve Parliament part-way through full term. She plans to seek a stronger parliamentary mandate in an election June 8. Theresa May likely to substantially increase her slim majority.
Luke Bartholomew, of the investment firm Aberdeen Asset Management, said: "The election should hand Theresa May a much bigger mandate to stand up to the harder line, anti-EU backbenchers which now hold a disproportionate sway over her party's stance on Brexit". "If we do not hold a general election now, their political game playing will continue", she told reporters at Downing Street.
"We need a general election and we need one now" said May, in the shock announcement.
A snap general election is an election called much earlier than expected.
Last month, May triggered the process that began the U.K.'s formal departure from the European Union.
Tim Farron, leader of the Liberal Democrats - which was battered in the 2015 election and now holds just nine seats in the House of Commons - said the election was Britain's chance to change direction.
The party said it had gained 1,000 new members in the hour after May's announcement.
"The Tories see a chance to move the United Kingdom to the right, force through a hard Brexit and impose deeper cuts".
May had taken office in July 2016, after her predecessor David Cameron stepped down, following his failed attempt to get voters to back Britain staying in the EU.
The party with the most lawmakers wins a working majority and is allowed to install its leader as prime minister and implement its manifesto promises.
Negotiations to leave the European Union will be arduous.
Trump told Xi that he welcomes any ideas China has on the issue and the US would be happy to work with Beijing. The U.S. president also accepted an invitation from President Xi to visit China later this year.
But while Gibb seemed to pass unnoticed during the run, race director Jock Semple was infuriated and went after Switzer midrace. The Boston Marathon finally began admitting women in 1972, and Switzer's run is widely credited with forcing the change.
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But voters appear to be warming to his message that he is a safe pair of hands in an election of largely untested candidates. It warned main candidates in the ballot of a threat to their security, according to campaign officials.
President Trump has warned against further provocations, sending an aircraft carrier group to the region as a show of force. Recent satellite imagery suggests the country could conduct another underground nuclear test at any time.
At the United Nations, Russia's deputy ambassador, Vladimir Safronkov, strongly criticized what he called the U.S. USA officials informed Russian forces ahead of the missile strikes on and avoided hitting Russian personnel.
There are, however, concerns that the nation is possibly preparing for its sixth nuclear test or a missile launch soon. The military also rolled out what appear to be a number of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) variants.
In another video Stephens posted on Sunday, he claimed to have murdered 13 people and said he was going to kill more. Police said the Easter Sunday shooting occurred on a residential road in east Cleveland's Glenville neighborhood.
Roginsky claims that she was denied the chance of securing a permanent role at Fox after turning down Ailes' sexual advances. Claims have to address activity that happened in NY and must be filed within a year of an alleged infraction.
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Pineda shines, Yankees top Rays in home opener
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UGA to host NCAA regional and championship events
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NASA providing 1st live 360-degree view of rocket launch
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Bilic says Irons must be… West Ham united
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Estes wins congressional seat in hard-fought election
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Trump suggests Susan Rice might have committed crime
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Indian businessman Vijay Mallya arrested in London
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Scottish leader: May looking to move UK to right
She said the government had the right plan to negotiate Brexit , and there would be no change of course. European Council President Donald Tusk said he had a phone conversation with May after her announcement.
Trump talks tough on North Korea, says Kim 'gotta behave'
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Blue Jackets, Wild in danger of being swept out of playoffs
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Blue Jackets' Calvert suspended 1 game for hit on Kuhnhackl
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Trump drops Steve Bannon from National Security Council
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