There was slightly better news for May from a Panelbase poll which put her party 8 points ahead of Labour, but that still meant the Conservatives' advantage had nearly halved in a week. If this shock YouGov seat by seat survey of 50,000 interviews conducted for the Times accurately predicts the June 8 result, even if the LibDems campaigning on an anti-Hard Brexit platform form a coalition withTheresa May falls, she would still fall short of the 326 seats she needs to form a majority.
During the attack, the man had shouted "this is for Syria", Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said. France is part of the US-led worldwide coalition fighting ISIS and has carried out air strikes against militants in Syria. The 40-year-old man had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group, it emerged earlier Wednesday, but his family voiced shock and officials said he was not known to intelligence services.
It does not indicate whether actual vote-tampering occurred. Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov has strongly rejected new accusations that Russian Federation allegedly staged cyber attacks against the USA election commission, calling them groundless, TASS reports.
The Amaq news agency, which is affiliated with the IS group, said the attacks were carried out by "a detachment of fighters from Islamic State". Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick confirmed police knew the identity of all three killers and Scotland Yard says it will release the terrorists' names "as soon as operationally possible".
Abdul Ahid Wali Zada, the Afghan police spokesperson, said the bomb was planted near the Jama Masjid, the grand mosque dating back to the 12th century in Herat city on Tuesday. The two countries have often accused each other of turning a blind eye to militants operating along their porous border. Afghan security forces say they are still investigating, but that the explosives used appear to have originated in Pakistan .
Mr Varadkar, who came out as gay in the run up to the 2015 same-sex marriage referendum, has been in charge of the welfare system. He beat his rival, housing minister Simon Coveney, with 60% of the votes, and will take over from former Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny in the coming weeks.