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UK Conservatives hold big lead over Labour before June election

As he detailed Labour's Brexit plan yesterday, Starmer looked "wholly out of his intellectual depth" and "achingly dull". "We will scrap the government's Brexit White Paper and replace it with fresh negotiating priorities that reflect Labour values and our six tests", he said. Read More »

Ivanka Trump booed for defending father in Germany

Ivanka Trump spoke to NBC's Hallie Jackson. She paused occasionally to look at the slabs, meant to symbolize the chaos of the Holocaust, and donned sunglasses before emerging on the other side of the monument to a crush of cameras and onlookers. Read More »

Tony Blair: Theresa May will win the general election

Pointing to the crucial European Union withdrawal negotiations to come, Ms May said: "Everyone in our country has a positive reason to lend me their vote". While Mr Corbyn has said he would unilaterally guarantee their rights if he won the election, the Lib Dem leader accused Labour of backing down on the issue in the House of Lords when the Brexit Bill was going through its closing stages in Parliament in March. Read More »

Korea disputes Trump comments on missile system, trade

The planned vote comes amid escalating tensions between North Korea and the US. The China and Russian Federation do not approve nuclear programme and missile testing by North Korea are also opposed to any American military action against North Korea. Read More »

Federal Probe of Fox News Reportedly Widens to Include Postal Service


Questions are circling around whether Fox News should have told shareholders about settlement payments related to sexual harassment allegations against Roger Ailes, according to the report. These consultants were employed by Ailes for various reasons - and at least one was paid $10,000 a month exclusively by submitting a monthly invoice to Fox, according to CNN Money. Read More »

Pentagon chief visits Afghanistan after deadly Taliban attack


Mattis is expected to meet Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani and other top government officials. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in order to discuss intelligence matters, added the assault likely took four to six months to plan and that it was also likely the attackers had help in advance from Afghan troops on the base. Read More »

Russia Questions Quality of French Findings on Alleged Syria Chemical Attack


Syria is in the sixth year of a bloody civil war pitting the government of President Bashar Assad and his allies against opposition forces that has left more than 400,000 people dead. In a video message to the ceremony, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the organization's progress over two decades seeking to eliminate chemical weapons is now under threat. Read More »

Germany´s Merkel wants EU-UK dialogue before Brexit negotiations

Merkel said that talks from the very start must include Britain's financial obligations, including after Brexit. "Countries with a third country status - and that's what Great Britain will be - can not and will not have the same or even more rights as a member of the European Union", she said. Read More »

4th Arkansas inmate executed in 8 days


Kenneth Williams , 38, became the fourth inmate put to death in Arkansas in a span of eight days. He murdered Cecil Boren, 57 at his farmhouse, shooting him numerous times, before stealing Boren's pickup truck to flee to Missouri, where he slammed his vehicle into one driven by delivery man Michael Greenwood , 24, killing him. Read More »

UN Security Council Discusses North Korea


The five people outlined previously unreported details about CNPC's deals with Pyongyang and how it came to dominate that business, giving insight into the two countries' relationship and what's at stake as decades of close ties sour badly because of growing concerns about North Korea's missile programs and development of nuclear weapons. Read More »

Germany's far-right AfD elects new faces for national polls

Around 50,000 demonstrators were expected at the party congress to discuss policies for September's national elections, while police deployed 4,000 officers. Germany's top populist leader suffered a major setback as her right-wing party rejected her bid to move it closer to the mainstream, throwing into further disarray a political force that months ago posed the greatest risk to Chancellor Angela Merkel. Read More »

China won't confirm United States claim of new pressure on North Korea


Also on Thursday, Trump said a major conflict with North Korea is possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programs, but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute. "With each provocation, North Korea jeopardizes stability in Northeast Asia and poses a growing threat to our allies and the US homeland". Under an agreement reached during the administration of Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama, South Korea offers the land and facilities for THAAD but not the cost of ... Read More »

At UN, Tillerson makes case for tougher stance on N. Korea


The top US commander in the Pacific, Adm. Harry Harris, said the system would be operational "in coming days". The Pacific commander said that he was taking Kim Jong Un at his word that the North Korean leader is determined to develop a long-range nuclear missile that could strike the USA and that should "provide us all a sense of urgency" to ensure U.S. Read More »

Trump at Holocaust remembrance ceremony: 'We will confront anti-Semitism'

We must never shrink from telling the truth in our time, he said . Worse still, there are even those filled with such hate, total hate, that they want to erase the Holocaust from history. He lived through an endless nightmare of murder and death, and he inscribed on our collective conscience the duty we have to remember that long, dark night so as never to again repeat it. Read More »

European Parliament Chief: UK Election 'Good For EU


However, Corbyn faces a huge test because he has been systematically undermined by the media and by many members of his own party. "I think is good not only for the United Kingdom, but also for us because we will have the same prime minister, the same ministers, the same negotiator for the next years,". Read More »

Iran condemns Turkish airstrikes in Kurdistan Region

But the PKK's Syrian affiliate targeted in the strikes - the Kurdish People's Protection Units, known as the YPG - has played a key role in turning back IS extremists and is a major component of USA -backed forces preparing for an assault on the IS stronghold of Raqqa. Read More »

Trump warns 'major conflict' with North Korea looms


China is North Korea's only major trading partner, lending Jinping an opaque position of power in negotiations over North Korea's nuclear program that Trump seems unable to fully comprehend. "It's a billion-dollar system", Trump said in a White House interview. Beijing has proposed a freeze on North Korea's nuclear and missile activities in exchange for a halt to the annual US-South Korea military drills that have infuriated Pyongyang. Read More »

North Korea stages big artillery drill as U.S


She praised China's increased pressure on North Korea . A THAAD battery, including the one now being installed in southern South Korea , consists of six truck-mounted launchers that can fire up to 48 interceptor missiles. North Korea did launch a missile on April 16, but it exploded within seconds. President Donald Trump's secretary of state, defense secretary, top general and national intelligence director were to outline for them the North's escalating nuclear capabilities and USA ... Read More »

Former Bachelor star out on bond after court appearance in deadly crash

The accident occurred close to Chris' home in Iowa. Kenneth Mosher has been identified as the victim former "Bachelor" Chris Soules allegedly killed in a terrifying vehicle crash on April 24. The Buchanan County Attorney says before law enforcement could get to the scene, Soules had allegedly left the scene. Witnesses identified him at the scene and called the police. Read More »

U.S. missile submarine, USS Michigan, arrives in South Korea


North Korean leader Kim Jong Un gave the order to start the demonstration, where the large-caliber self-propelled guns lined up along the coast opened fire, state news agency KCNA reported Wednesday. In a separate statement, the South Korean President's Office said a meeting had been held to discuss the situation. "The status quo in North Korea is also unacceptable", Trump told a meeting with the 15 UN Security Council ambassadors, including China and Russian Federation, at the White House. Read More »

China seeks Russia's help to 'cool' N Korea situation

That raised questions about US President Donald Trump's plans for North Korea, which has conducted several missiles and nuclear tests in defiance of United Nations and unilateral sanctions. The North also a year ago launched a long-range rocket that put a satellite into orbit, which Washington, Seoul and others saw as a banned test of missile technology. Read More »

North Korea's capital quiet for army anniversary


The United States has deployed an aircraft carrier strike group led by the USS Carl Vinson to the western Pacific. He said he only had 50% of the submarines he sought for the region - "We need more submarines", he said bluntly - and that he saw a need for more interceptors deployed in California and Alaska to defend against potential North Korean missiles. Read More »

Arkansas executions 'heinous' and 'shameful' says Amnesty


Around 9:30 p.m., Baker lifted the stay and the state began preparations to execute Williams. The time between the first injection and the pronouncement of death was 17 minutes, officials said . In 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the case . His chest stopped moving two minutes after they checked for consciousness, and he was pronounced dead at 7.20pm. Read More »

EU's Tusk says United Kingdom must settle 'people, money and Ireland' first


Grech said Thursday's meeting was "quite unique" as the European Union 27 were formally meeting for the first time after Prime Minister Theresa May triggered the two-year divorce process on March 29. Whether it's tariffs or regulation, a no deal scenario would have chilling effects on both sides of the Channel". They were urged to follow the example of countries such as New Zealand, Chile and Estonia in adopting unilateral free trade policies, regardless of what is offered by Europe. Read More »

Jakarta's 'Ahok' concedes heavy defeat in governor race


Almost all blasphemy cases in recent years have resulted in convictions. The polarizing campaign has undermined Indonesia's reputation for practicing a moderate form of Islam. However, the position of President Joko Widodo should be strong enough to deal with the challenge. Polls opened at 7:00 am (0000 GMT) and will close at 1:00 pm (0600 GMT), with over 7.2 million people registered to vote. Read More »

North Korea timeline: From Trump's inauguration to now


U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will meet Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso on Tuesday, kicking off talks in Tokyo the White House hopes will open doors for U.S. North Korea staged a failed missile launch over the weekend. "I express again a strong support and alliance to the Syrian government and its people for its work of justice, condemning the United States' recent violent invasive act against your country." "We are with you 100 percent", he continued. Read More »

Israeli PM: German FM crossed line; Berlin defends NGO talks

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he tried to telephone Germany's foreign minister to clear the air after cancelling talks during Sigmar Gabriel's visit to Israel but the German minister would not take the call. Netanyahu is also being investigated that he promised to advance legislation to help the Israeli newspaper Yediot Acharonot in exchange for favorable coverage. Read More »

The Simpsons can count to 100 too


Senior aides say they are resigned to it. Trump is far from the first president to rely on executive orders. "He was a little too quick to act". The counties Reuters visited reflect the rural, suburban and largely white coalition that carried Trump to the White House. Read More »

'Baahubali 2': Hype by Makers, Expectations by Fans Touch New Highs


No doubt, the film looks grand and for the way the war sequences have been shot, the crew deserves credit. You can expect the director of photography Madhie and production designer Sabu Cyril to do a spectacular job with the film. "Even Rajinikanth's "Enthiran" and " Kabali " released in just over 500 screens. Ultimately, everything that we have made in this film is bigger than the first part", he added. Read More »

Turkey arrests American entering from Syria


Turkish police have arrested a Briton suspected of fleeing Syria after spending two years with so-called Islamic State. Aristidou was also arrested and the family will be deported to the United Kingdom, according to the official. He said he wanted to look after his family, but accepted that he would never have a normal life again and would probably have to go to prison. The Guardian revealed on Wednesday that Stefan Aristidou had this week surrendered to authorities in the Turkish town of ... Read More »

Amber Alert tipster to receive $10000 reward


Authorities said Cummins searched online about teen marriage, and that he and Elizabeth had exchanged romantic messages using the draft folder of his email. But the girl avoided eye contact, Barry said, and Cummins "was always dominating the conversation". The girl was apparently healthy and unharmed, but authorities were concerned about her mental and emotional state. Read More »

Arsenal bigger power despite Tottenham rise: Wenger

My English is so bad I don't read or listen too much. Arsenal are hopeful of having defender Laurent Koscielny available for the north London derby against Tottenham Hotspur as the Frenchman continues to recover from a knee injury. No Spurs player has scored more goals versus Arsenal in the Premier League than Kane (5 - level with Gareth Bale). Whoever features in Arsenal's backline at the weekend will have to cope with Dele Alli, who Wenger has revealed had been on Arsenal's radar as the ... Read More »