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Britain witnesses hectic 1st day of election campaigning

The Prime Minister, campaigning to win a Brexit mandate, has claimed anything other than a Tory victory would mean a "coalition of chaos". It comes after shadow chancellor John McDonnell on Wednesday said the Government should "put the deal to Parliament and possibly to the country overall" and Mr Corbyn dodged a question on the issue in his first keynote speech of the campaign. Read More »

UK MPs back Theresa May's call for election

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Parties across Cumbria and the south of Scotland will begin selecting their candidates to fight the election on 8 June. Schinas and other European Union officials have said they expect draft Brexit guidelines to be adopted by the leaders of the other 27 European Union countries at an April 29 summit. Read More »

Venezuela officials: 12 dead overnight violence

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Tens of thousands of protesters asking for the resignation of President Nicolas Maduro flooded the streets agai. Polls say 75 percent of Venezuelans want Maduro gone, but about 20 percent support him. Auto production in Venezuela has almost ground to a halt amid the country's economic collapse. He accused the government of violating the people's right to live, food and free expression and "it's necessary that we recover those spaces". Read More »

Labour has a real opportunity in this general election

May's decision to bring forward the election by three years has been applauded by the pro-Brexit press, who say it is a chance for the Prime Minister to pursue Brexit on her own terms, unconstrained by so-called "Remoaners". "But things can, and they will, change". The nurse, the teacher, the small trader, the carer, the builder, the office worker win. They're quite right, I don't. Read More »

Legal hurdles abound in death row plan

Before Lee's death, all executions had been put on hold in the state after a judge issued a restraining order on a key lethal injection drug. Lee was convicted and sentenced to death for beating Debra Reese to death with a tire iron in 1993. Read More »

China criticizes North Korea, praises U.S. on nuclear issue

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North Korea , however, withdrew from the six-party talks aimed at the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula in 2009 and has shown no interest in returning. There has also been ratcheted up rhetoric from the U.S. and Pyongyang, with the latter's state media warning Thursday that a pre-emptive strike by North Korea would result in the USA and South Korea being "completely destroyed in an instant". Read More »

Macron and Le Pen neck and neck ahead of French vote

For months, they've been expecting a second round runoff that pitted Le Pen against a more mainstream candidate, either the centrist Emmanuel Macron, a former investment banker and economy minister in the Socialist government, or Francois Fillon . Read More »

No indication Paris gunman was Belgian -Belgium prosecutor

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A police officer has died and two are seriously wounded after a shooting near the Champs-Elysees boulevard in Paris . Coming days before France votes in the first round of its presidential election Sunday, the shooting puts national security, terrorism and immigration at the heart of an already divisive campaign. Read More »

How Trump's order on H-1B visas could affect Washington

William Spriggs , chief economist for the AFL-CIO, said Trump's executive order might pressure USA businesses to hire African-American and other STEM graduates before bringing in foreign workers on H-1B visas. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., a member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, said H-1B visas should be given based on the economic need of the country at a particular time. Read More »

Israel rules out talks with Palestinian hunger striking inmates

There are more than 6 500 Palestinians in Israeli jails, including 500 prisoners held in administrative detention, that is without facing charges or a trial, according to the prisoners' commission. The United Nations says it is keeping a close eye on the situation of more than a thousand Palestinian prisoners, who have gone on hunger strike honoring a call by a fellow inmate. Read More »

UK Parliament approves Theresa May's snap vote

Theresa May will reportedly include her Brexit negotiating priorities in the Conservative General Election manifesto to lock Remain-backing Tory MPs and the House of Lords into backing her stance. She said that " Brexit isn't just about the letter that says we want to leave". But as she spoke Mr Corbyn explicitly ruled out any post-election coalition with the SNP, insisting that he would not do a deal with Nicola Sturgeon's party to forge a so-called "progressive alliance", as hers ... Read More »

US Rep. Dent visits South Korea, Japan

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence made a pitch for President Donald Trump's economic policies, telling U.S. and Japanese business leaders that a tax overhaul and cut in regulations will help business on both sides of the Pacific. In addition to abandoning the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the world's largest FTA, Washington has criticised a number of Asian trading partners, such as China, Japan or South Korea, saying they have worked together to devalue their currencies to gain competitive ... Read More »

Prince Home State Marks Death Anniversary With Celebrations

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Clinton didn't speak about Prince from the stage, instead keeping the focus on his own funk, including "Atomic Dog", "I Got a Thing, You Got a Thing, Everybody's Got a Thing", "One Nation Under a Groove" and "Flashlight". There were still some general admission passes available mid-week for only $549. They can expect to see performers like Apollonia Kotero, Dez Dickerson, and others who were close to him. Read More »

Presidential poll on mind, Yechury meets Sonia Gandhi

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Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPIM) has already decided after a thorough discussion in their Politburo that if there is a common Presidential candidate from the Opposition, they would extend support. "We are sticking to our stand". Yechury too had yesterday expressed the need for the opposition parties to field a consensus candidate for the election to ensure "secular supervision" of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Read More »

Corbyn son running for Parliament story 'completely untrue,' Labour sources tell RT

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The British Parliament approved a snap general election on Wednesday, even though general elections weren't due for another three years. Riding high in the opinion polls , May is seeking to increase her slim majority of 17 in the 650-seat Commons before the battles begin with the European Union over Britain's exit bill and future trade and immigration ties. Read More »

Chevron loses appeal against $260 million Australia tax bill

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The court found the company had reduced its Australian tax debt through 9 percent tax-deductible interest payments on a $2.5 billion loan from US -based subsidiary Chevron Texaco Funding Corp. Chevron admitted in a 2015 Senate hearing on corporate tax avoidance that the current loan, which is under audit by the ATO, could reduce tax payments in Australia by $15 billion. Read More »

MPs vote in favour of snap General Election on 8 June

The former interior minister, who became prime minister without an election when her predecessor David Cameron quit after last year's referendum vote for Brexit, said she needed to strengthen her hand in negotiations which will reshape Britain and test the cohesion of the EU. Read More »

President Trump Talks Tough on Iran in Meeting with Italian PM

Ryan, speaker of the House of Representatives, on Tuesday in which he said that Iran is complying with the nuclear deal. Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday reiterated his country's commitment to a nuclear agreement it signed with six major powers in 2015, and asked the USA to do the same. Read More »

Orthodox, Catholic Belarusians celebrate Easter

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Anthony's Catholic Church in Harlingen. "It overpowers even death, and because of Christ's resurrection from the dead we, too, are given the gift of life eternal". "Easter celebrates the rising of Jesus from death to a new life, reminding us that light conquers darkness, love conquers hatred and truth conquers deceit". Read More »

Turkish party to challenge election decision

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Turkey's electoral authority on Wednesday rejected appeals to annul a referendum granting President Tayyip Erdogan wide new powers, but the main opposition CHP party said it would maintain its legal challenge to the result. "We are going to evaluate the objections before noon", Sadi Güven told reporters in Ankara Wednesday morning. "The German government takes the report by the OSCE and the Council of Europe very seriously, and we expect Turkey to do so", government spokeswoman Ulrike ... Read More »

Youth detained for post against Andhra CM

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When I questioned who they were, one of them identified himself as a cop from Tulluru and said they were taking my husband to question him on the comments he had posted on the Facebook on the TDP leaders. In the particular post that led to Inturi's arrest he pasted an adult kissing scene on to the legislative Council restricting entry to Adults only and Lokesh asking his father that he would love to go inside. Read More »

U.K. Lawmakers Vote in Favor of Early Election on June 8

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She said on Tuesday she had "reluctantly" come to the decision to call for an early election because of political division in Westminster, suggesting that opposition parties were trying to thwart her plans for leaving the EU. As Britain enters an extremely important period in its political future, various MPs assembled this afternoon to discuss and debate the Prime Minister's recent decision to call a snap election. Read More »

Kim Jong-un warns of 'super-mighty preemptive strike' against US

No details were given as to what the potential contingency would be. Lu said Beijing wants to resume the multi-party negotiations that ended in stalemate in 2009 and suggested that US plans to deploy a missile defence system in South Korea were damaging its relations with China. Read More »

Russian planes detected off Alaska 4 times this week

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Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., told CNN's Wolf Blitzer earlier this week that the Russians are "trying to show their teeth", by flying near the U.S. As of now, these aircraft are considered to pose no actual military threat, for the flights stayed within worldwide airspace at all times, but - symbolically - did cross into the Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) that the US military maintains within a 200 nautical-mile range from the USA coast. Read More »

United States considers shooting down N.Korea missile tests

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Lu said Beijing wants to resume the multi-party negotiations that ended in stalemate in 2009 and suggested that US plans to deploy a missile defense system in South Korea were damaging its relations with China. China is defending its trade practices with North Korea after Chinese-made vehicles were seen carrying ballistic missiles during a military parade despite global sanctions against selling military hardware to Pyongyang. Read More »

Iran not pulling weight on 2015 nuclear deal

He also said the U.S.is committed to a strong Europe, but didn't say directly whether he prefers that the European Union stay intact. The shooter was a USA citizen of Afghan descent. Foreign policy experts were dismayed by the Trump administration's ongoing aggression toward Iran, and warned that it could set the us on a path toward war. Read More »

May wins Parliament vote to hold snap elections on June 8

A still image from a video footage shows Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn addressing the House of Commons in central London April 19, 2017 . The last parliamentary session will be held on May 2 before campaigning begins. May will be going into the election holding 330 of the 650 seats in the House of Commons, with a working majority of 17. Read More »

North Korea threatens to 'ravage' USA if Trump orders airstrike

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USA aircraft carrier Carl Vinson, surrounded by a fleet of United States warships, was sent toward the Korean Peninsula in advance of this weekend's festivities in Pyongyang . The US claims it is ready to strike North Korea if nuclear weapons are tested. "We never beg for peace but we will take the toughest counteraction against the provocateurs in order to defend ourselves by powerful force of arms and keep to the road chosen by ourselves", read a statement quoted by Merrit. Read More »

After attack, France looks toward weekend presidential vote

The man, named in reports as Karim Cheurfi, got out of a vehicle on the Champs-Élysées on Thursday night and started shooting. Mr Molins said Cheurfi had a long criminal record, including trying to attack police previously. ISIS quickly claimed responsibility for the attack . The man responsible for a shootout in central Paris on Thursday night was a French national, Belgian interior minister Jan Jambon has told public broadcaster VRT. Read More »