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Labour thinks it can win back seats in Glasgow from SNP

But a recent surge in support for the Scottish Conservatives could make that success hard to repeat. A recent poll identified Mr Robertson as a potential casualty of the general election, as the Conservatives target traditional Labour heartlands throughout the United Kingdom and SNP strongholds north of the border. Read More »

Alabama beats Arkansas 4-1 in opening round of SEC softball tournament

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Fortunately, Bama had a bat-swinger of its own and emerged with a 10-inning 2-1 win over Texas A&M in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament at Lee Stadium in Knoxville. A bottom-of-the-seventh home run ended that bid, but she still got the extra innings win over Texas A&M. Vidales belted four home runs, three in Sunday's game, drove in eight and set a career high with six RBI in the rubber match. Read More »

President Trump is making it hard for his defenders

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That explains why he sent his aides, including Vice President Mike Pence, out to hammer away at a false narrative for two straight days and then completely walked away from it in his stunning interview with Holt. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-California, tweeted "Mr. President, if there are "tapes" relevant to the Comey firing, it's because you made them and they should be provided to Congress". Read More »

Trump still in denial Russian ambassador attended White House meeting

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The White House admitted Thursday that it was unaware Russian Federation would be releasing photos from the closed-door meeting, with one official telling CNN: "They tricked us". The 29-page executive order signed by Mr. Putin and released by the Kremlin Thursday, "Development Strategies for Russian Information Society from 2017 to 2030", outlines the president's goals, objectives and plans to ensure Moscow's domestic and foreign policies are properly implemented in the digital sphere, ... Read More »

Scottish health boards also affected by cyber attacks

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The attacks yesterday were concentrated in Europe, with Russian Federation the hardest hit, experts said. "Like many other companies, FedEx is experiencing interference with some of our Windows-based systems caused by malware". The demand would double after three days, or data would be destroyed. However, Malwarebytes researcher Jerome Segura said it's too early to tell whether the kill switch will stop the Wana Decryptor attack for good. Read More »

Donald Trump is not impressed with Stephen Colbert's 'filthy' jokes

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There's nothing amusing about what he says. Trump made his comments to Time , in the wake of a lewd joke by Colbert that resulted in a trending hashtag and complaints to the FCC. But when I did his show , which by the way was very highly rated. "To cast that light on someone else when it's really a reflection of you, I think they call that hypocrisy". Read More »

Backed forces prepare for final push on IS-held Raqa

Ankara is also enraged by USA plans to arm the Syrian Kurds, who they consider terrorists. Syrian Kurdish-led forces say they are carrying out mine-clearing operations at the country's largest dam and the nearby town of Tabqa a day after seizing them from Islamic State militants. Read More »

No charges over US police shooting of Alton Sterling

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A person familiar with the decision disclosed it to the AP on Tuesday. "I have assigned a prosecutor from the Louisiana Department of Justice to assist". In statements, the officers said that Sterling was attempting to pull a loaded gun out of his pocket when Salamoni opened fire, according to the justice department summary. Read More »

Turkey plays key role in Belt and Road Initiative: Erdogan

Tom Miller is Senior Asia Analyst at Gavekal Dragonomics, Managing Editor of China Economic Quarterly, and the author of the newly published book China's Asian Dream which provides a geopolitical overview of China's economic plans alongside reporting from a dozen countries across Asia all set to be affected by the Belt and Road Initiative. Read More »

The three biggest economic errors in Donald Trump's interview with The Economist

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Internet etymologists instantly seized upon his remarks, arguing that Trump couldn't have created the term " priming the pump " because it's been around much longer than the president, who was born in 1946. Economists are skeptical of this reasoning. The phrase " priming the pump " dates to the early 19th century. But this metaphor is usually used when the economy is in the dumps, Summers said , not in a situation like we have now with 4.5 percent unemployment and strong corporate profits. Read More »

China's Xi vows to defend climate pact in call with Macron

A White House official said the delay came amid scheduling conflicts. French President-elect Emmanuel Macron said he would defend the Paris agreement in a telephone call with Trump on Monday. "The Paris Agreement is the manifestation of our dual obligations to care for the earth and protect the most vulnerable populations among us", Pesner said in a statement. Read More »

Trump urges peace between Russian Federation and Ukraine

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The Russians used the photos to troll the White House in its social media posts Wednesday. Russian President Vladimir Putin was playing ice hockey as the latest controversy raged in Washington , appearing oblivious to its repercussions. But security experts said the risk was real, if remote. "Deadly serious Q: Was it a good idea to let a Russian gov photographer & all their equipment into the Oval Office?" Former Deputy Director of CIA David Cohen replied to the tweet, "No, it was not". Read More »

Macedonian Crowd Rallies Against New Governing Coalition, Demands Elections

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The organizers of the latest rally insisted they have no political affiliation, and said their activism is aimed at preventing the country from sliding deeper into crisis. Macedonia has been locked in a political crisis since January 2015, when Zaev accused the coalition government led by VMRO-DPMNE of corruption, illegal wiretapping of more than 20,000 people and covering-up a murder. Read More »

North Korea claims sovereign right to ruthlessly punish Americans

The official, who was next to Moon as he spoke with Trump, also said the USA president mentioned the trade issue "in a light fashion, mentioning it on a principle level" and added that the "focus was on the North Korean nuclear issue". "This heinous crime, which was recently uncovered and smashed in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea is a kind of terrorism against not only the DPRK but the justice and conscience of humankind and an act of mangling the future of mankind", North Korea's ... Read More »

Taliban couldn't re-emerge without Pakistan help: Afghan envoy

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All these statements and analysis prove that the actual motive behind this ready-made attack on Mazar-e-Shareef base was to fix and frame Pakistan and to prepare ground for the recent bombing on innocent Pakistani citizens. Chaman border crossing has been closed since May 5 when Afghan forces resorted to unprovoked firing and shelling at civilian population, which claimed 11 lives while injured over 40, with thousands of people stranded on both sides of the border. Read More »

Westminster terror suspect appears in court charged with bomb making offences

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Flanked in the dock at Westminster Magistrates Court by two guards and wearing a grey top and pants, Ali said he did not recognise the charges and "not guilty" pleas were entered on his behalf. Mr Omar Ali was out of the United Kingdom between 2011 and November 2016. He had a kitchen knife in each jacket pocket and a third tucked into the front of his pants, it is said. Read More »

Mets look to complete sweep of visiting Marlins without Harvey

Harvey can appeal the suspension, which removes Harvey from the 25-man roster. "In a situation like that, I've kind of just got to go out there and pitch to my strengths", Wilk said. He allowed 12 runs over 9⅔ innings with eight walks in two losses to Atlanta. The New York Daily News reports that the suspension is a culmination of things that began last season. Read More »

United Kingdom local elections: Conservatives score big gains, huge win for PM May

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If that is true, May, emboldened by a large and pliant Tory party in the Commons, will do much as she pleases on everything from Brexit to immigration and foreign students - all worrying indicators for Indians and Indian corporates. The Scottish National Party, which is seeking another referendum on seceding from the United Kingdom on the back of Brexit, won 31 seats to end up with 431. Read More »

New Hamas chief latest step toward worldwide acceptance

Abdulatif al-Qanou, Hamas spokesman in Gaza , said in an emailed press statement that Haniya replaced Khaled Meshaal, the Hamas leader that has been the chief of the movement for eight years. They added that on top of using aid money to fund military causes against Israel, Murtaja was also seeking "information that would improve the accuracy of Hamas rockets being launched at Israel". Read More »

China and US sign trade deal

By no later than 16 July, American beef producers will have full access to export to the Chinese marketplace of 1.4 billion people; both countries will also work together to allow imports of cooked Chinese chicken. "If you think the problem is the trade deficit, you can not chicken out on China and go after the small countries", he said. The deadline is the same for U.S. Read More »

Photos of Trump's meeting with Russian officials raise eyebrows

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US President Donald Trump speaking with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during their meeting in the White House DC, USA, 10 May 2017. The Russians used the photos to troll the White House in its social media posts Wednesday. CORRECTION: The headline on this article has been updated to clarify that the reaction to outrage from the White House originated from Russian photographer Alexandr Scherbak. Read More »

Phaedra Parks Says She And Her Children Are Receiving Daily Threats

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She told Entertainment Tonight , " You know, my uncle passed a couple of weeks ago and [Parks] did text me and offer her condolences". Parks, 43, was sacked from the show after revealing she spread a freakish rumor that fellow castmate Kandi Burruss and Burruss' husband, Todd Tucker , planned on drugging and raping Williams. Read More »

Knesset enacts Israel Broadcasting Corp split

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Just an hour after Dalia Dorner, the head of Israel's Press Council warned that media freedom in the country was "at risk", the government shut down the state broadcaster's venerable nightly news show. Its replacement, the Israel Broadcasting Corporation ( Kan ), was stripped of a news division during negotiations, leaving a separate entity to broadcast current affairs and hundreds of reporters in limbo. Read More »

Mishra accuses AAP of spreading lies over attack

According to a media report, Mishra, who was sacked by Kejriwal from him Cabinet and suspended from the primary membership of the party, a couple of days ago, was punched, his clothes torn and slapped repeatedly by the assaulter. On the resignation of Gurpreet Singh Waraich from AAP, Mishra claimed that he had urged him to take back his resignation. He said that Ankit Bharadwaj has pictures with several BJP leaders like its former Delhi chief Satish Upadhyay and Union Minister Vijay Sampla. Read More »

European Union welcome return of 82 chibok girls

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At a military base in Borno State, some of the 82 rescued Chibok girls head towards a Nigerian Army helicopter. "Apparently, some of these Chibok girls and other abductees do not want to return because they consider these Boko Haram fighters now their husbands", Ofeibea says. Read More »

Donald Trump warns James Comey over 'leaks' in explosive Twitter rant

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The New York Times reported Thursday that during that dinner, Trump asked Comey to pledge his loyalty. "You will have that", Mr. Comey told his associates he responded. Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe is among four people who will meet Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy Rod Rosenstein. Trump administration officials have flatly denied two key allegations surrounding the James Comey firing - that the decision came after he asked for more resources for the FBI's ... Read More »

French Constitutional Council Officially Approves Macron as President-Elect

Mr. Macron has since attempted to reassure the Anglo-Saxons that he didn't really mean the brash talk on the stump when he said he intended to "punish" them. Far-left leader Jean-Luc Melenchon got almost 20 percent of the vote in the first-round vote. Despite all the fears that the anti-establishment, nation-first populist wave that brought us Brexit and then Donald Trump would subsequently sweep across Europe, Emmanuel Macron defeated his rival, the far-right, anti-immigration, anti-EU ... Read More »

Trump Lawyers Say Tax Returns Show Little Income From Russians

In comments similar to what's reflected in his lawyers' letter, Trump told NBC Thursday, "I have no investments in Russian Federation, none whatsoever". Presidents' taxes are always audited, yet presidents have released their tax returns for several decades. The lawyers also noted that he sold a home in Palm Beach, Florida, to a Russian buyer in 2008 for $95 million, $54 million more than he had purchased the home for in 2005. Read More »

A new type of deal to reduce violence in Syria

The Observatory said government forces shelled and bombed the nearby town of Latamneh and surrounding areas. While the deal and precise boundaries of the zones are still being developed, it could also be the first to involve monitoring by foreign troops in Syria , which has been embroiled in a bitter civil war for six years. Read More »

In Venezuela, mass protests women

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Police in riot gear again took control of major roads in the city as a protest movement entered its sixth week. Venezuela! What do we want? They were halted at various points by lines of policewomen and National Guard troops with armored cars. Read More »

North Korea Would Hold Talks With US Under "Right Co"

Choe Sun-hui, director general for North American affairs at North Korea's foreign ministry, made the comment to reporters in Beijing, Yonhap reported Saturday. The North did not conduct a nuclear test or a long-range rocket launch in April despite a view that it may take such a provocative act to mark a series of key political events in the month. Read More »