With 595 or parliament's 650 seats declared, the Conservatives have won 326, ITV said . Early results confirmed the exit poll forecast, which suggested Labour would lose 61 seats since the 2017 election, finishing on just 201 MPs, as Boris Johnson's Conservatives head for a big majority.
According to Russia's state-owned news agency TASS , Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters Friday: "We've said a couple of times that the United States has been making preparations for violating the INF Treaty". These included an underwater nuclear-powered drone and a laser weapon. Moscow has both denied the allegation and asserted that US missile-defense systems in Eastern Europe violated the treaty - a claim rejected by Washington.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has won the majority he needs to push through Brexit , but he faces another big challenge from Scotland, where the independence-minded Scottish National Party and its leader Nicola Sturgeon have surged to a commanding position.
Multiple news outlets say the two sides have struck an agreement in principle on a Phase 1 deal. China and the United States have been locked in a longstanding trade war that has threatened to roil the global economy. Financial, technology and healthcare stocks powered much of the rally, which gave the S&P 500 its second straight gain and erased its losses from earlier in the week.
The plan for the military officials will be to fly from the patrol vessel HMNZS Wellington toward the island and quickly begin to collect the bodies of eight individuals - the locations of six of whom have already been pinpointed by officials through the use of drones and other monitoring technology, the New York Times reported, citing Mike Clement , New Zealand's deputy police commissioner of national operations.
The article referenced four people who "regularly talk" to Mr Biden saying it would be virtually inconceivable for him to run for re-election. One advisor, however, argued the pledge could also be a boon to younger voters anxious about another eight years of generational stasis.