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McDonnell: Labour Will "Come Out Fighting" From Historic Council Election Loss

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Early results from the local elections, which voters often use to punish the ruling party, showed May's Conservatives had instead gained more than 300 council seats and won a mayoral election in the West of England. The Conservatives' most notable triumph was in the West Midlands, where former John Lewis boss and Tory candidate Andy Street was elected its first metropolitan mayor, despite the region being traditionally Labour. Read More »

Trump fires FBI Director James Comey

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein recommended Comey's termination to the president. Comey had been appointed director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation by President Obama in 2013 for a single 10-year term, but the Federal Bureau of Investigation director serves at the pleasure of the president. Read More »

Donald Trump to visit Middle East on first official trip

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Earlier, U.S. President spoke in favor of forming a military coalition with several Arab allies to combat their "mutual enemy", Iran. The president will end his trip in Brussels with a visit to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation on May 25, followed by a meeting at the G7 summit in Sicily. Read More »

Venezuela's Maduro Calls for New Constitution

The leader of the opposition-controlled National Assembly, Julio Borges, called the idea of a constitutional assembly a "giant fraud" by Maduro and his allies created to keep them in power at any cost. Maduro's move mirrored that of his late Socialist predecessor Hugo Chavez , who in 1999 had a 131-member Constituent Assembly of various representatives draw up Venezuela's current constitution. Read More »

Philippines' Duterte says chat with Xi was at Trump's request

He has congratulated Turkey's president for sweeping up more power, hailed Egypt's strongman as a "fantastic guy" and repeatedly spoken of a burgeoning friendship with China's communist leader. Here are five objectionable remarks Duterte has made throughout the years. In contrast to his predecessor Benigno Aquino, Duterte has pursued close relations with China despite its extensive island-building in disputed parts of the South China Sea. Read More »

Hamas Political Chief Announces Successor

Spokesman al-Qanou said that the Hamas movement is pumping new blood into its leadership, referring to the election of hard-liner Yehya al-Sinwar as the leader of the movement in the Gaza Strip, and a new Shura Council. Last week, Hamas released a new amendment to its charter, which some media outlets said indicated a "moderation" in the group's position toward the Jewish state. Read More »

Hollande gets a warm welcome from Merkel

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Mr Macron, who has never held public office and just founded his political movement a year ago, said: "Everyone said it was impossible". "In these conditions it is especially important to overcome mutual mistrust and unite efforts to ensure global stability and security", Putin told Macron. Read More »

Trump on Israeli-Palestinian peace: 'We will get it done'

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US President Donald Trump and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas speak in the Roosevelt Room during a joint statement at the White House on May 3, 2017. Trump ignored a question from a reporter about whether he still plans to move the USA embassy to Jerusalem. Among them, the right of return for Palestinians to lands now held by Israel and the establishment of a Palestinian state with its capital in East Jerusalem and based on 1967 borders. Read More »

PKK terrorists killed in N. Iraq, southeast Turkey

The United States is counting on the SDF, a Syrian Arab- Kurdish alliance, to push into the IS bastion of Raqa in Syria , and is now weighing whether to provide the Kurdish faction with heavy weaponry and other materiel. Abdel Rahman says a female Kurdish fighter was among the dead. The strikes in Syria targeted members of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), a faction of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which have proven integral in the fight against IS. Read More »

At least 26 coal miners trapped after Iran blast

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Officials say the explosion occurred after a mine locomotive stalled at a depth of 700 meters and the workers tried to jump-start the vehicle with an external battery. Rescue workers gather at the scene following an explosion in an Iran coal mine. Another miner said he feared his colleagues trapped inside may have died. Read More »

BJP sweeps MCD, AAP comes distant second with 48 seats

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The BJP won 181 of 270 municipal wards, leaving 48 for AAP and 30 for Congress. The BJP won three seats that year but registered 33 percent of the vote share. He said opposition was doing politics in criticising the BJP-governed Delhi civic bodies. He said almost 18 political parties of the country have raised doubts over EVMs then why is it that the AAP is being made fun of. Read More »

Israel lashes out over "systematic harassment" at UN

The amount each country pays for membership is set according to that country's size. And in March, after the Human Rights Council passed five anti-Israel resolutions , Netanyahu vowed to cut an additional $ 2 million . Sweden was the only western country to support the resolution, while the US, Greece, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom opposed. Palestinian National Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki welcomed the resolution in a statement. Read More »

Brexit brings bank job exodus

It's therefore natural for the PRA (Prudential Regulatory Authority) to become more intrusive. A number of major banks operating in London are planning to move some 9,000 jobs out of the United Kingdom as the country prepares to leave the European Union, a new report has revealed. Read More »

Sanders rejoices as Trump inadvertently endorses universal healthcare

Meanwhile, Sanders wasn't the only one to call for a single-payer system following Thursday's vote, which would decimate coverage and raise healthcare costs for millions of Americans. "President Trump praised the Australian health care system. and the president is right", the video states. Turnbull is expected to raise the issue of United States influence across the world and will ask Trump to remain committed to the Asia-Pacific region. Read More »

North Korea's Latest Missile Never Even Made It Out of Korea

He called the North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un "a pretty smart cookie" for being able to hold onto power after taking over the reclusive Asian nation at a young age. mainland with a nuclear warhead. He has made some very unsafe statements regarding a possible war with North Korea. "This was a small missile", the president said Saturday. Read More »

US Special Forces Member Killed by Al-Shabaab in Somalia

Abdirisak Farah, a Somali military officer, said there were casualties on both sides, with six Shabaab fighters killed. The United States pulled out of Somalia after that incident in which two helicopters were shot down in the capital, Mogadishu , and bodies of Americans were dragged through the streets. Read More »

Death sentences upheld after brutal India gang rape

This decision deals with rapes and other crimes against women. Expressing her lament over the Supreme Court taking a substantive amount of time in upholding the death sentence of the four convicts involved in the gang rape and murder of her daughter nearly five years ago, Asha Devi on Friday demanded creation of fast track courts and a law to hang juveniles in such crimes. Read More »

Pakistan will not tolerate violation of borders :Sartaj Aziz

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Afghanistan's envoy to Pakistan Omar Zakhilwal on Monday rubbished claims that Pakistani security forces killed 50 Afghan soldiers in retaliation to allegedly unprovoked firing in Balochistan's Chaman area, saying only two Afghan soldiers were killed and seven others injured. Read More »

Ousted Obama official Yates to speak on Trump aide's Russian Federation talks

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Asked why her opinion of Trump's January 27 travel ban had differed from the Justice Department's own Office of Legal Counsel, which determined that the order was lawful, Yates said she considered the "intent" of the ban. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) noted that Flynn took part in a number of classified meetings on matters of national security and hired staff, while Sen. During a speech Sunday night in Boston, he urged members of Congress to have "courage" as Trump presses for the repeal of ... Read More »

Man Arrested, Charged with Arson in Pair of Vegas Synagogue Fires

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Monday at Chabad of Southern Nevada - Desert Torah Academy, 1261 Arville St., near West Charleston Boulevard. Las Vegas Police arrested Afshin Bahrampour in a shopping center parking lot across the street from the scene of two fires set at the Chabad of Southern Nevada Desert Torah Academy at 1261 Arville Street late Monday, Las Vegas Fire and Rescue spokesman Tim Szymanski said. Read More »

Okefenokee wildfire spreads, forces evacuations in Georgia

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The West Mims fire, burning in Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge , is 12 percent contained and has blazed through more than 118,000 acres for about a month, according to officials. George Resident. Before the three-mile radius for an evacuation was put in place to include areas south of Georgia 94, the evacuation already had been expanded Sunday morning to include the east side of Georgia 121 four miles north of the crossroads. Read More »

UNESCO passes Jerusalem resolution critical of Israel

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According to the resolution, the excavations are a violation of worldwide law. He, however, noted that "since the Palestinian Authority would like to make East Jerusalem the capital of an eventual state, picking Jerusalem as the site of an embassy would be a clear signal that a country favours one side over the other". Read More »

Trump and Putin: Syria ceasefire heads leaders' agenda

The White House said they also talked about the creation of safe zones in Syria - and lined up a possible face-to-face meeting within weeks on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Germany. Trump, whose campaign appeared to have been aided by hackers aligned with the Kremlin , entered office fawning over Russian Federation, dismissing investigations into Moscow's meddling, and optimistically predicting the two nuclear-armed nations could work together to fight ISIS in the Middle East. Read More »

Le Pen appears to soften on timeframe for Euro exit

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While Macron is favoured in the polls, a high abstention rate or a blank protest ballot could help Le Pen. "Because the day after, we will have a Frexit or we will have [Ms Le Pen's] National Front (FN) again". But at the 1995 event, some skinheads broke away and pushed 29-year-old Brahim Bourram off a bridge into the Seine River, where he drowned. "I will fight up until the very last second not only against her program but also her idea of what constitutes democracy and the French ... Read More »

British local elections give May a boost ahead of key vote

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The Conservative candidate for the new "metro mayor" post for the West of England, Tim Bowles, beat Labours Lesley Mansell by 51.6 per cent to 48.4 per cent, registering another major win for the Tories. May said she was not taking anything for granted. Party leader Paul Nuttall claimed they were "victims of our own success" in driving the agenda on Brexit. Read More »

North Korea accuses CIA, Seoul of plot to assassinate Kim Jong Un

KCNA also said two intelligence services "ideologically corrupted" and bribed a North Korean surnamed Kim and turned him into "a terrorist full of repugnance and revenge against the supreme leadership of the DPRK". The report claimed that USA officials bribed the North Korean citizen, who it called "human scum", with $750,000 in payments to assassinate Kim using biochemical substances. Read More »

Women in Venezuela dress like Cuban 'Damas de Blanco' to march

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More than 10 legislators led the march, in which most of the participants displayed posters calling for peace and recalling the names of the 37 people who have been killed in protests around the country since last April 1. Maduro, 54, the former bus-driver who narrowly won election to replace Hugo Chaávez in 2013, says his foes are seeking a violent coup with the connivance of the United States and encouragement of worldwide media. Read More »

Hillary Clinton Concession Call to Trump to be Released

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Trump has previously used his own Twitter stream to accuse his political opponents of failing to accept defeat in the election. To celebrate the six-month mark after the election, Dan Scavino tweeted a screen grab of Trump then-campaign manager Kellyanne Conway's phone, which shows a phone call that was made by Clinton aide Huma Abedin at 2:30 in the morning on November 9. Read More »

Hundreds rally at Capitol against President Trump's immigration policies

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Officials report at least four people have been arrested in Oakland. SEATTLE, WA - MAY 1: Marchers make their way to downtown during the Workers and Immigrant Rights March on May 1, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. In Philadelphia, 1,000 teachers, who've been working without a contract for years, protested outside schools. The demonstrators said they want to denounce President Trump's anti-immigration policies. Read More »

Trump's mixed messages on ex-FBI Director Comey

He then laughed, thinking it was a prank, the Times said. Ron Wyden, calling for Comey to immediately be summoned to testify to Congress about the status of the Trump-Russia investigation. January 22, 2017: Two days after taking office, Trump appears to single out Comey at a White House reception to thank law enforcement officers and others that helped during the inauguration. Read More »