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China defends N Korea trade after its trucks haul missiles

The term "reckless" is one the North Koreans have used to describe ongoing large-scale US and South Korean military exercises, which the North calls a dress rehearsal for an invasion. It also states that North Korea's "illegal ballistic missile activities are contributing to its development of nuclear weapons". Before arriving in Japan, Pence visited South Korea. Read More »

8 'Miscreants' Killed, 4 Hurt in Crude Bomb Explosion in Bengal

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Denying the charges, Trinamool Birbhum district president Anubrata Mondal, however, alleged that "goons" of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) were behind the clash. The groups first attacked each other with bombs in front of Dwarka High School where classes were on, locals said. The eight deceased were identified as local miscreants who were making crude bombs as part of their preparation to continue an ongoing fight between two groups from the locality, he said. Read More »

Policeman killed in Paris attack was on duty during Bataclan massacre

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After killing the officer and injuring two of his colleagues just a few hundred meters from the Arc de Triomphe, the gunman was shot dead in return fire. "The investigations will now focus on determining. the potential help that he may have benefited from", Paris Prosecutor Francois Molins told a news conference on Friday. Read More »

Israel punishes hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners

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. Later Monday, there were unconfirmed reports in both Israeli and Palestinian media that Barghouti had been moved from his usual prison, Hadarim, near Haifa, and had been placed in solitary confinement at another prison. Read More »

Kashmir colleges, universities to remain shut on Tuesday

Its chairperson Justice Bilal Nazki has while taking cognizance of the matter directed Superintendent of Police Pulwama to file a detailed report on the incidents within two weeks, a spokesman of the commission said. Sources said terrorists are addressing small gatherings of people in many areas of south Kashmir urging people to remain loyal to the movement. The students during the protests were raising slogans against the government and government forces. Read More »

Seeking To Bridge Divisions, Democrats Come Together In 'Unity' Tour

The goal, Sanders said, was to transform the Democratic party "into a 50 state party, and a party which does not continue to ignore half of the states in our country including some of the poorest states in America". Sanders also criticized lawmakers for what he saw as a failure to sufficiently help James Thompson, a civil rights lawyer and veteran, in last week's special election when he ran for the Kansas U.S. Read More »

National Football League to unveil 2017 regular season schedules today

The Patriots will host Atlanta in a rematch of Super Bowl LI on Sunday night, October 22. Atlanta has five prime-time games, the same number as New England. The nationally televised game that night will feature the New York Giants against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. The New England Patriots reportedly signed restricted free agent running back Mike Gillislee to a two-year, $6.4 million contract deal. Read More »

Labour Party Vows to Fight Anti-Establishment Election Campaign

It can also be an advantage to be the underdog where expectations are low but there is no denying that Mr Corbyn has a mountain to climb. When asked who would make the best prime minister, more than half of the respondents (54 percent) chose May, with just 15 percent favoring Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Read More »

Trump congratulates Turkey's Erdogan on referendum win

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The head of Germany's main industrial group says the referendum in Turkey could hurt economic ties with European countries. The vote allows Erdogan, who has ruled Turkey first as prime minister and now as president since 2003, to fulfill his long-held ambition for a presidency with executive powers. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn: Labour is stronger than its ever been

I think there is a general view that middle and low earners are being hit very hard by income tax rises and the burden that is placed on them by stealth taxes. Angela Rayner, tipped as a future Labour leader, accused the Government of failing the British people as she vowed that her party would call time on austerity and "invest and rebuild" in the UK's future. Read More »

Trump Says Iran not 'Living up to Spirit' of Nuclear Deal

Schiff said it would be a "grave mistake" to walk away from the deal negotiated by the Obama administration, predicting it would allow Tehran to make strides on its nuclear program. A bipartisan group of senators presented a bill in March that would impose new sanctions on Iran for sponsoring terrorism, as well as for its ballistic missile tests, but the bill has been delayed over concerns about the Iranian election in May. Read More »

MP's back June UK election

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In a sign of the key campaign issues ahead, Mrs May traded barbs in the Commons with opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, whose party is deeply divided and languishing up to 20 points behind the Conservatives . Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron , meanwhile, accused the prime minister of looking after the interests of "party before country". With British voters going to the polls on June 8, the big parties did not want to waste any time ahead of the official launches of their election ... Read More »

Queen Elizabeth II turns 91 with quiet day, gun salutes

It shared a photo of the Queen with a young Charles in 1952, an excellent #flashbackfriday. An extra bank holiday is declared on 5 June and street parties are held across the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. Her birthday will be marked with a 41-gun salute in Hyde Park, a 21-gun salute at Windsor and a 62-gun salute at the Tower of London . Today marks the Queen's birthday - her first one of the year. Read More »

Trump Prods Italy On NATO Spending

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The French election is being seen as a bellwether for whether the move toward nationalism and separation from the European Union , displayed by Britain's move to leave the EU, will continue spreading to other European countries. President Donald Trump has repeatedly called on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation partners like Italy to boost defense spending to 2 percent of gross domestic product that the transatlantic organization requires, and he has threatened to cut U.S. Read More »

European Parliament President: "New UK government could reverse Brexit"

She rightly says the country needs a positive response for the Brexit negotiations, repeating that the decision to leave Europe is irreversible. I don't think that this election is about changing the Government. May called the national election in a surprise move on Tuesday, saying it was necessary to boost her majority and provide stability as Britain gears up for two years of negotiations with the European Union about its departure from the bloc. Read More »

Ontario sets tax on foreign buyers to cool Toronto housing market

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is calling on the province to stop plans to impose a new foreign buyers tax and rent control. Those who believe foreign speculators have been driving up the market have put a lot of weight on the supposed role of worldwide students attending universities in Vancouver and Toronto. Read More »

'Over 2000 migrants rescued in 24 hours from Mediterranean Sea'

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It also distributed life vests to 1,000 migrants still on smugglers' boats who are awaiting transfers to the rescue ships that will bring them to southern Italian ports. "We are where we're needed, what's the European Union doing meanwhile?" A Somali migrant carries her 12-day-old baby on board a rigid-hulled inflatable boat. Read More »

Takeaways From The Georgia 6 Special Election

Some Republicans have suggested Trump could personally campaign in Georgia now that it's a two-person race, while Democrats plan to keep up the pressure - after falling short in another recent House special election in Kansas. By failing to avoid the runoff, Ossoff will now face Handel one-on-one in the runoff. The hotly contested race carried major implications as a gauge of President Donald Trump's popularity - and Trump himself seemed to grasp the high stakes, playing a direct role in ... Read More »

Pence praises moderate Islam in Indonesia

Pence's first engagement in Indonesia was morning tea with Jokowi at the presidential palace. But the remarks were jarring given the timing. Pence is on the final day of a visit to Indonesia before departing at midday for Australia. "Do they like me in Indonesia? ". Trump's company has also paired with Indonesian magnate Hary Tanoesoedibjo to build luxury resorts in Bali and Bogor. Read More »

Pro-IS note said to be found near Paris gunman

The police officials were not authorized to be publicly named discussing the ongoing investigation. The people of France will go to the polls on Sunday for the first round of presidential voting. The gunman himself was killed in a shootout with police. A statement by ISIS' propaganda agency Amaq said the attacker was one of its "fighters", identifying him as "Abu Youssef the Belgian". Read More »

Champs Elysées Assailant Karim Cheurfi Had Note Justifying ISIS

He noted that Le Pen's National Front party voted against an anti-terrorism law in 2014 and, in 2015, against a law that beefed up resources for French intelligence services. A French police officer killed in a terrorist attack in Paris' Champs-Élysées on Thursday was a proud defender of gay rights. Cazeneuve, however, questioned Fillon's position on security, saying that when he previously served as Prime Minister he had cut thousands of security force jobs. Read More »

A look at extremist attacks in France in the past few years

Earlier on Friday, Brandet said in an interview on Europe1 radio that French police are now looking for a man who has been identified by Belgian security services in connection with the shooting. Were you near the Champs Elysees at the time of the shooting? The first round of voting is scheduled for April 23. One officer was killed and two seriously wounded. Read More »

Chronology of events in 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case

To ensure speedy trial, the top court has given two important directions - first, no party shall be granted adjournments without the sessions judge being satisfied of the reasons for it; second, the trial judge hearing the case shall not be transferred till the judgement is delivered. Read More »

Trump to ask for pope meeting on G7 trip

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When the pope was asked about that remark and Trump's plans to build wall along the entire border during a press conference on the flight back to Rome, Francis questioned Trump's Christianity, saying: "A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges is not Christian". Read More »

United States ties with Russian Federation may be at an all-time low

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This team has already found Syrian government forces were responsible for three chlorine gas attacks in 2014 and 2015 and that Islamic State militants used mustard gas. The attack on Khan Sheikhoun is expected to be near the top of the agenda when the OPCW's executive committee meets Thursday at the organization's headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands. Read More »

Young man is 9th fatality in Venezuela protests this month

Maduro critics increasingly doubt that the ruling Socialist Party, which was soundly defeated in 2015 legislative elections, will allow for free and fair elections. Witnesses in the killings of Mr Moreno and Ms Ramírez said that the shooters belonged to "colectivos", pro-government militant grassroots groups. "They're using a Venezuelan's death, for which they're responsible, to commit slander", Machado said on Twitter. Read More »

Trump says Paris attack will help Le Pen in election

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Next week's French elections have every foreign exchange trading desk gaming the odds on the moves in the Euro depending on outcomes. Here's what you need to know. These findings come close to mirroring the results of USA polls that sought to define the typical Trump supporter. "He made possible what had previously been presented as impossible", she said in an interview just days after the November 8 American election. Read More »

UK Labour leader comes out fighting ahead of election

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The Labour leader claims Government figures show more than 40,000 primary school children in England were taught in classes of 36 or more previous year, up from 38,500 in 2015. "If the honorable gentleman was not willing to support him as leader of his party", the Prime Minister told the unlucky Jeff Smith, MP for Manchester Withington, "why should his voters support him as leader of the country?" The former interior minister, who became Prime Minister without an election when her ... Read More »

21st Century stock rises after O'Reilly firing

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O'Reilly was sacked Wednesday after allegations of sexual harassment, abuse and racial discrimination from former female co-workers, following the revelation that he and the network had paid more than $13 million in settlements to five women. Read More »

UK Gov't Calls Snap Election Ahead Of Brexit Talks

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May had earlier asked parliament to back her decision saying the result would help unify parliament behind her Brexit plan and prevent instability. Mrs May said she would not take part in any televised leaders' debates, leading to criticism from Mr Corbyn and other party leaders she was "running scared". Read More »

U.S. announces US$10 billion in Indonesia deals

At the government level, though, President Jokowi's administration, like others all over the world, is still trying to figure out how USA policy would evolve under the Trump presidency. "In the aftermath of the Trump-Turnbull phone call, and no record of any conversation between the president and the prime minister since that phone call, the vice president is clearly coming to try to reassure Australia's political leaders about US commitment to the alliance with Australia", Robinson said. Read More »