>> After a shock election result in the UK, which saw the conservatives lose their parliamentary majority, further blows for the Prime Minister. Theresa May's top two aids announcing they'd quit Saturday, Fiona Hill and Nick Timothy leaving their posts as the PM's top advisors. The decision comes as the Prime Minister has announced she's keeping her core cabinet members in place.
Philip Hammond will remain as Chancellor and Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary. Interior Minister Amber Rudd, Defense Secretary Michael Fallon, and Brexit Minister David Davis staying put too. The PM's office saying a reshuffle of other positions will happen in due course. Theresa May's own position is far from certain though, after her plan to hold a snap election to increase her mandate backfired.
After losing eight seats, she's now been forced to seek support from the hardline Democratic Unionist Party. Ministers say initial talks with the DUP have already begun. But British media is reporting that senior members of the Conservative Party are pushing for May to leave her post. The country's traditionally pro-conservative press savaging the PM too, questioning how she can stay in power now.
It's thought the Tory MPs will allow her to hold her position for six more months, concerned that a leadership contest now could propel Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn into power. A Conservative Party source telling Reuters she's staying for now. But as May loses two of her closest allies, support for her within the party is dwindling, and fast.