RESULTS: How would you vote in a snap General Election in June?
United Kingdom commentators say the relentless political logic of an early election, that the Conservatives are expected to win well, has proved too tempting.
The former interior minister, who became prime minister without an election when her predecessor David Cameron quit after last year's referendum, enjoys a runaway lead over the main opposition Labour Party in opinion polls.
Ms Mayer said: "The Prime Minister is playing with fire holding an early general election this June; people in this country have had enough with the Tory agenda of brutal cuts to public services and in the coming weeks Labour will be putting forward our better vision for the future of this country including saying no to her hard Brexit plan that risks people's jobs".
Parliament will still sit for another fortnight, but party leaders wasted no time in hitting the campaign trail on Wednesday evening.
"Following their conversation, the president considers that the real political negotiations on Article 50 with the United Kingdom will start after the elections foreseen for the 8th of June", the spokesman said, referring to the European Union treaty rule that regulates the exit of a member state from the bloc.
The mid-term election was announced due to uncertainties perceived by May in Westminster over Brexit, but Corbyn's focus on wider issues left him open to criticism that Labour continued to be vague on whether it supports Britain leaving the European Union or not.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer said Wednesday: "We have an interest.in predictability and reliability, because we want to get this process done in the prescribed period of time and above all because we don't need upheaval in this negotiating process - either at the beginning or the end".
Now that lawmakers have approved the election, Parliament will be dissolved at midnight on May 2, 25 working days before election day. Its lawmakers abstained during Wednesday's vote. Further, an ideological schism has long festered between the staunchly left-wing Mr Corbyn and a rival section of the Labour leadership, which is more centrist. Polls give the Conservatives a double-digit lead over Labour, and May is gambling that an election will deliver her a personal mandate from voters and produce a bigger Conservative majority.
Polling site Electoral Calculus, which surveyed more than 10,000 people last month, predicts that the Conservatives will increase their seats in parliament from 330 to 381, and that Labour will drop from 229 seats to 182.
Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said that, for May, calling the election is "the political equivalent of taking candy from a baby".
May, who has described herself as "not a showy politician", said she would rather talk directly to voters.
The Lib Dems lost 49 seats in 2015 and now have just nine left.
In Scotland, the Scottish National Party is the dominant force and is advocating an independence referendum to hold on to strong ties with Europe.
She claimed a large Conservative majority would strengthen the Government's hand in getting a good Brexit deal and provide "strong and stable leadership in the national interest". "We called for it, we didn't want it" one Labour MP said, and I can understand why.
"They say I don't play by the rules - their rules".
Schinas and other European Union officials have said they expect draft Brexit guidelines to be adopted by the leaders of the other 27 European Union countries at an April 29 summit.
For a start 15 of her MPs are under investigation for election fraud due to overspending and the CPS will decide if it's going to bring charges before June 8.
"She says that [the election] is about leadership, yet she refuses to defend her record in television debates", he said.
And he challenged the Prime Minister to face him in a public debate.
President Trump met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in a summit early April to negotiate cooperation between the two countries. The Pentagon has also dispatched the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson strike group to the Korean Peninsula.
We're watching it closely and working with others ... to communicate those concerns", Tillerson added, according to Reuters. PRESIDENT NICOLAS MADURO, Venezuela (through interpreter): The time for combat has arrived, my fellow patriots.
The network has protected its marquee host for a long time , she said, through past allegations and other controversies. The New York Times reported that O'Reilly had agreed to pay a total of $13 million.
He also said that the U.S. will decide whether to re-impose the economic sanctions that were eased as part of the nuclear deal . PA representative to the U.N., Riyad Mansour, expressed support for the prisoner hunger strike.
They claimed he was born to them in 1985 at the Rajaji Hospital in Madurai and had run away when he was a student of Class 11. The couple demanded a maintenance charge of Rs 65,000 per month and claimed that they were poor despite having a rich son.
Samsung, which last week unveiled its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8, was helped by strong sales of memory chips. In this March 24, 2017 photo, a man walks past near a logo of Samsung Electronics in Seoul, South Korea .
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But it is important to point out that voter disillusionment is so high in France that as many as a third of people may not vote. An attacker shot dead one policeman and injured two others in one of the most famous streets in the world, the Champs Elysees.
The Thursday evening attack took place in the city's Champs-Elysees district, which is hugely popular with tourists and shoppers. A known extremist opened fire on police officers late Thursday on the Champs-Élysées boulevard in Paris , officials said .
Pacers fall in 0-3 hole after blowing huge lead
The Cavaliers got to within 77-62 early in the third quarter, but the Pacers quickly pushed their lead back to 20. IN shot 56.8 percent in the first half and the Pacers's non-starters outscored the Cavaliers's reserves 28-8.
Pence warns North Korea: "The sword stands ready"
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul thinks China is the key to keeping the erratic North Korean regime in check. The report, carried by Reuters , also warned the USA and its allies "should not mess with us".
New Paris shooting attack
And the pseudonym, Abu Yusuf al-Beljiki, indicated that the attacker already had ties of some sort to Islamic State extremists. Francois Fillon, who is the conservative candidate, said he would cancel the campaign events he had been planning for Friday.
Fugitive Mexican ex-governor moved to Guatemalan prison
Share with Us - We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article, and smart, constructive criticism. The state of Veracruz also became Mexico's most risky region for journalists, with 17 killed during his time in office.
Caitlyn's book is all made up: Kris
She can be seen telling her daughters Kim and Khloe Kardashian that she only came across one good remark about her in the book. In one scene from a show promo, Kim fumes: "Everything she says is all made up".
Arkansas carries out first execution since 2005
But a divided Supreme Court in 2015 ruled that prisoners did not prove the drug entailed "a substantial risk of severe pain". Reese's family declined to speak to reporters after the execution and said they would release a written statement later.
Indian public health group loses permit for foreign funds
The Home Ministry said that the license has been canceled because there has been misuse of funds received from foreign donors. Moreover, it has also been alleged that PHFI had also opened bank accounts which the ministry was not aware of.
It's a boy! Help name April the Giraffe calf
A Farmington, New Hampshire, songwriter even posted a music video on YouTube called, " I'm Going Crazy Waiting (For A Giraffe )". Animal Adventure Park is encouraging people to submit your vote along with a $1 donation and the funds will be split.