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British PM loses majority but battles to stay on

LONDON – British Prime Minister Theresa May will on Friday seek to form a new government, resisting pressure to resign after losing her parliamentary majority ahead of crucial Brexit talks. The Conservative leader had called Thursday’s snap election in a bid to extend her majority and strengthen her hand in the ...

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Spain’s Catalonia declares date for independence vote

Catalonia will hold a referendum on splitting from Spain on Oct. 1, the head of the region said on Friday, setting the stage for months of confrontation with the central government which says such a vote is illegal and must not take place.  Previous secessionist challenges in Catalonia – a populous wealthy region whose ...

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People, police clash in restive Moroccan city

New clashes have erupted between protesters and police in the Moroccan city of al-Hoceima, where people have been holding anti-government demonstrations since the death of a fishmonger late last year. Dozens of youths threw stones at police forces in the Sidi Abed neighborhood of al-Hoceima on Thursday, as police fired ...

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UK elections: Live updates

UK Elections Live Updates May has signalled she will use her right as incumbent to make the first attempt to form a government, but it is unclear whether she will have the necessary support to do so. The Labour Party will put itself forward to lead a minority government after ...

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Storm in Cape Town kills 8

At least eight people were killed in a storm that swept into the Cape Town area, which has been suffering from a severe drought, South African authorities said Wednesday. Victims included four people who died in a fire caused by lightning and one who was killed when a home collapsed, ...

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Blast hits US embassy in Kiev, no casualties reported

An explosion has rocked the US embassy compound in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, with no immediate reports of casualties or damage. Police said Thursday the blast occurred in Shevchenkovsky district in central Kiev early after an attacker threw the device over the embassy’s fence. “Investigators found that an unknown ...

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