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British PM May's Conservatives hold 18-point poll lead

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Mrs May will set out what she claims is the "greatest expansion in workers' rights by any Conservative government", including a new right to request leave for training, leave for workers who lose a child and previously-announced pledges to protect pension schemes at companies that go bust. Read More »

British PM says up to Trump who he shares intelligence with

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The White House on Tuesday defended President Donald Trump's disclosur. The President didn't even know where the intelligence he shared with Russian Federation was from, according to National Security Adviser H.R. Mr. Trump abruptly fired Mr. Comey in the midst of a continuing investigation into possible collusion between the President's advisers and Russian Federation. Read More »

Prince Philip steps away from public life

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He once admitted the curtailment of his career was "disappointing", but said that "being married to the queen, it seemed to me that my first duty was to serve her in the best way I could". Britain's Queen Elizabeth leaves with Prince Philip after a service of thanksgiving for her 90th birthday at St Paul's Cathedral in London , Britain, June 10, 2016. Read More »

Brokers Issue New Targets On Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT)

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About 57,684 shares traded. Today, Citigroup Inc reiterated its Buy rating on Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) with a price target of $50.00. It has by 0.00% the S&P500. (NASDAQ:AMAT) or 45,927 shares. Sun Life Inc reported 19 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Pennsylvania has 0.03% invested in Applied Materials , Inc. Read More »

ICJ judgment may prove fruitful for India: Defence Expert

India's application on Jadhav, who was arrested in March past year and sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and subversive activities, was "unnecessary and misconceived" and must be dismissed, Pakistan told the UN's highest judicial body. Read More »

North Korea is reportedly celebrating the test of a "perfect weapon system"

The long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 (Mars-12) is launched during a test in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 15, 2017. Russia, a onetime ally of North Korea, is a member of a six-nation consortium aimed at reining in the reclusive nation's nuclear program through diplomatic and financial incentives, but that forum has been inactive for almost a decade. Read More »

Vladimir Putin says can prove Trump did not pass Russian Federation secrets

Israel will maintain strong military ties with the USA, the country's Defense Minister said on Wednesday. President Putin joked that that he would reprimand Mr Lavrov because "he hasn't shared those secrets with us". It reported that an official with knowledge of the meeting described Trump as saying: "I get great intel". After White House officials denied that the president had shared data inappropriately, Trump said that he has "the absolute right" to share information with the ... Read More »

Ryan has confidence in Trump and cautions against a rush to judgment

On Tuesday evening, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, the chair of the House Oversight Committee, sent a letter to McCabe requesting that the Federal Bureau of Investigation provide "all memoranda, notes, summaries, and recordings referring or relating to any communications between Comey and the President" by May 24. Read More »

Microsoft and NSA face off over cyber attack

The malware attack, which began on Friday and has been linked by some researchers to previous hits by a North Korean-run hacking operation, leveraged a tool built by the NSA that leaked online in April, Microsoft says. "This particular case - as the media showed - they had the ability in the Microsoft operating system, and Microsoft actually came up with a patch in March". Read More »

US admiral: North Korea's action 'recipe for disaster'

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After taking office, he said that he wants to pursue dialogue as well as pressure to stop the North's weapons programs. US Disarmament Ambassador Robert Wood said yesterday that China's leverage was key. On Monday, the U.N. Security Council said it was vital that North Korea show "sincere commitment to denuclearization through concrete action and stressed the importance of working to reduce tensions". Read More »

US Supreme Court denies stay of execution

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When challenging an execution method on those grounds, a US Supreme Court precedent requires inmates to propose a known and available alternative, and Ledford's lawyers proposed that he be executed by firing squad, a method that is not allowed under Georgia law. Read More »

Sean Spicer Wants You to Know That the Tweet Speaks for Itself

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Trump said. Trump sent out two tweets Friday that suggested he would cancel White House press briefings and instead hand out written statements to communicate with the public. The White House had no immediate comment. John Conyers and Elijah Cummings' letter noted "it is a crime to intimidate or threaten any potential witness with the intent to influence, delay or prevent their official testimony". Read More »

Macron's French 'revolution' faces first test

On Thursday, his Republic on the Move party announced an initial slate of 428 candidates for France's 577-seat National Assembly. Macron has promised that half of those candidates will be new to elected politics, as he was before his victory Sunday. Read More »

Trump asked Comey to end investigation of Michael Flynn

Richard Blumenthal said in a statement that "we are witnessing an obstruction of justice case unfolding in real time ". Meanwhile, democrats are now calling on the White House to make the transcript of the meeting available to them immediately, while the White House says more needs to be done to find out who is leaking information from within. Read More »

Boris Johnson censured for talking about alcohol at Sikh temple

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In fairness to Johnson, while Akal Takht Sandesh (a religious code of conduct) states that Sikhs "must not take hemp, opium, liquor, tobacco, in short any intoxicant", many Sikhs living in the United Kingdom do drink alcohol. "I do think it is relevant to our considerations that whisky is a huge business in this country and a free trade deal with India would be of great value". Read More »

Nikki Haley Vows to 'Call out' Countries Backing North Korea

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On Sunday, the North launched its latest ballistic missile in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions. Haley says the US and China have been working on "a unified plan" on North Korea that would include new sanctions and she predicts a new United Nations resolution will move forward following the weekend launch. Read More »

Trump told Comey to consider imprisoning reporters who publish leaks

The White House issued a furious denial near the end of a tumultuous day that Trump officials spent beating back potentially disastrous news reports from dawn to dusk. RON WYDEN: Coming on the eve of a big foreign trip, what the White House and the president did here in the last couple of days probably is not confidence-inspiring in terms of our relationship with our allies. Read More »

Would Trump request to end Flynn probe have broken law?

And while Comey himself has been silent, his associates have been exposing intriguing details of his encounters with Trump. President Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to shut down the federal investigation into Michael T. This source predicted it's likely that there are other memos to come. Rep. Adam Schiff , who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, echoed that call and said he wanted to bring Comey back to testify again. Read More »

Macron puts finishing touch to new-look French cabinet

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He has been a Member of Parliament for Normandy. Philippe - a moderate member of the Republicans party whose presidential candidate crashed out in the election's first round - is seen as Macron's Trojan horse on the right. Nicolas Bay, the party's secretary general, said Macron's government is becoming "a synthesis of the worst of the right and the worst of the left". Read More »

Syria safe zones closed to US-coalition jets: Russian Federation

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Russian Federation says maps delineating the zones should be ready by June 4. The Russian representatives said that the details of the safe areas established would take another month to iron out. US warplanes have frequently struck the al-Qaida affiliate in the northern Idlib province, where the militant group dominates. The Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad is not a signatory, but its state news agency said it supported the plan. Read More »

Putin offers to give Congress notes of Trump's meeting

Flynn, has fueled accusations that the White House is obstructing justice. The head of the US House oversight committee, Jason Chaffetz, asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation to hand over all documents about meetings and communications between Mr Comey and President Trump. Read More »

Iranian presidential nominee criticizes Rouhani over imports from China

Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi, a pro-conservative candidate in Iran's May 19 presidential election, has criticized incumbent President Hassan Rouhani's government over the country's growing imports from China. Qalibaf had been under pressure from fellow hard-liners to fall in behind Raisi. "He should be able to drive a substantial proportion of these voters to the ballot box". Read More »

These are the four Comey replacement candidates interviewed on Saturday

John Cornyn , the No. 2 Senate leader and a former Texas attorney general; and U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson, a George W. Bush appointee who struck down the centerpiece of the Obama administration's health care law in 2010. At a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Thursday, he heaped praise on his former boss and did not hesitate to rebut narratives advanced by the White House, including its attempt to minimise the Russian Federation probe. Read More »

Macedonia opposition leader given mandate to form government

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President Gjorge Ivanov handed the mandate to Social Democratic (SDSM ) leader Zoran Zaev, who won the support of a parliamentary majority including ethnic Albanian parties. An EU statement welcomed the development and expressed hope that this "constructive spirit" would "continue to prevail so that the country can finally come out of the political crisis". Read More »

Congo reports a single confirmed case of Ebola, UN says

A spokesperson of the WHO, Eric Kabambi, has assured there is no cause for alarm since "the case is in a very remote zone, very forested". The first known outbreak of the deadly disease occurred there in 1976, in Yambuku. An outbreak of this particular strain in the year 2007 in Congo had a fatality rate of 74 percent and 200 people had died because of the deadly virus that year. Read More »

Pakistan's Nawaz given two-month suspension

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That there is no further/additional breach of the PCB Code by Nawaz after commencement of the period of Ineligibility; and no previous breach of the PCB Code by MN comes to light. According to a statement released by PCB, the all-rounder who plays for the national side and Quetta Gladiators (a Pakistan Super League franchise) Nawaz would also pay to the PCB a fine of Rs 200,000. Read More »

China rappers to Seoul: 'Big brother' opposes missile shield

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Kim Jong-un's state media told his citizens testing would continue despite threats and sanctions from three of the world's greatest superpowers - the US, China and Russian Federation. Kim witnessed the test and "hugged officials in the field of rocket research, saying that they worked hard to achieve a great thing", according to KCNA. Read More »

Democrats raise "obstruction of justice" concerns over Comey memo

Trump said A meeting between Comey and Trump following reports that he misled Vice President Mike Pence about his conversations with Russia's ambassador to the United States. Last week, Trump removed Comey from his post as FBI director and claimed that Comey had told him three times he was not under investigation. For its part, the White House has put out a vigorous denial of the story, which they said "is not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation". Read More »

Why FOX Is Televising This Year's Ohio State-Michigan Game

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FOX will also be televising Oklahoma at Oklahoma State and Texas at USC. The University of Toledo football team will play at Michigan State in 2020, UT vice president and athletic director Mike O'Brien announced today. According to multiple reports, MI coach Jim Harbaugh participated via teleconference on Monday's upfronts, calling Fox "the new primary home for Big Ten football". Read More »

Trump seeks new Federal Bureau of Investigation nominee

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The president is reported to have asked Comey whether he could be loyal to him during a dinner meeting in February shortly after his inauguration. TODD: Let me put up that tweet where the president put the word tapes in quotes.so, we don't know quite what that means. Read More »

India's refusal to join China's Belt and Road Forum regrettable: Chinese media

Vannarith says the Belt and Road Initiative is emerging as a key factor shaping the world's economic order, with emphasis on an open and inclusive global economic system. Bank of China plans to offer $100 billion in credit to such projects by year-end. "India hopes that it can shape bilateral relations more actively, and expects China to give special attention to the interests of India". Read More »

Putin shows off piano skills ahead of meeting with Chinese leader

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Putin said the fact that the Kurds were engaged in the fight against ISIS militants meant it made sense to maintain working contacts with them however "even if it's only to avoid (accidental) clashes". He is Russia's president, Vladimir V. Putin, and he added to his public repertoire of feats on Sunday by showing off his skills as a pianist. "For the global community, we must be an example of a collective, innovative and constructive future based on justice, equality and respect for national ... Read More »