Labour on ‘permanent notice‘ for snap election

He said he would “absolutely welcome” a chance to take on Prime Minister Theresa May at the ballot box. It comes just under a year since the Conservatives lost their majority but still won 66 more seats than Labour. Discussion has swirled in Parliament of another election being held this autumn, with one Tory source telling Sky News their office […]

Rees-Mogg urges May to get tough with Brussels

Jacob Rees-Mogg, who is leader of the influential European Research Group of Conservative MPs, said there was “no menace in me at all” over his actions. But in the latest in a series of criticisms of the way the exit talks are being handled, Mr Rees-Mogg said the government had put forward “over-complicated” solutions to the customs issue and must […]

‘Fewer women should face jail‘ – Justice Secretary

The Justice Secretary has given his strongest hint yet that an increased number of women will be given non-custodial sentences if convicted of non-violent crimes. In a wide-ranging interview for Sophy Ridge on Sunday, David Gauke also blasted middle-class drug users for propping up the illegal trade. The government‘s delayed strategy on female offenders, due to be published last year, […]

Correction: Venezuela-Jailed American-Improbable Release

WASHINGTON — In a story May 26 about the release of an American jailed in Venezuela, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the U.S. government had imposed sanctions on Venezuelan first lady Cilia Flores. It has not. A corrected version of the story is below: Backchannel with ‘Dracula‘ helped free Utah man in Venezuela How a secret backchannel led by […]

Giuliani advises no Mueller interview without informant info

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump‘s legal team would advise that he refuse to submit to an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller unless the team can review classified information shared with select lawmakers about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia‘s election meddling, Trump‘s personal lawyer said Sunday. Rudy Giuliani said that should Mueller‘s investigators seek a court order […]

US delegation holds talks with North Korean officials in DMZ

By CATHERINE LUCEY, MATTHEW LEE, HYUNG-JIN KIM and FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press An American delegation met with North Koreans officials in the Demilitarized Zone on Sunday as planning seemed to move ahead for the on-off-perhaps-on-again summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. South Korea‘s president, Moon Jae-in, meanwhile, gave details about his surprise meeting Saturday […]

Pipeline pique complicates Heitkamp‘s 2nd term Senate hopes

By JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press STANDING ROCK SIOUX RESERVATION, N.D. — Standing Rock Sioux tribal member Marlo Hunte-Beaubrun went door to door on North Dakota‘s largest American Indian reservations in 2012 turning out the tribal vote to help put Democrat Heidi Heitkamp in the U.S. Senate. Six years later, with Heitkamp fighting hard to win a second term, Hunte-Beaubrun is […]