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All your burning questions about the snap general election answered

Yet her decision is as strategically flawed as it is tactically clever. First, her and her party's overconfidence. The idea that she would call a snap election initially was dismissed in light of her previous flat denials, but once the other possibilities were eliminated, an election was all that could remain. Read More »

Pound rises as Theresa May calls for new United Kingdom election

NEW YORK , April 18 (Reuters) - Sterling jumped alongside gold , while stocks and the USA dollar fell on Tuesday after Britain called a snap election for June, adding to investor concerns over geopolitical instability. She is counting on winning the support of British voters, who backed Brexit by 52-48 percent. She said: "If the market is taking the view that it is better the devil you know and with the odds massively in Theresa May's favour that she will win this election, we could see the ... Read More »

May goes for broke with election call

With the Labour opposition weakened, May's gamble will probably pay off with an enhanced Conservative majority in Parliament - but it's unlikely to unite a country deeply split over the decision to quit the EU. "If you put all those things together they equal a general election". May triggered a two-year countdown to Britain's exit from the European Union last month, and high-stakes negotiations to settle divorce terms and agree on a new relationship are expected to start within weeks. Read More »

Sidelined by AIADMK, TTV Dhinakaran calls meeting of MLAs, 6 back him

Unity efforts in the AIADMK hit a roadblock on Tuesday after former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam sought the exit of the now jailed V.K. Sasikala and her family, and Chief Minister K. The developments added to the woes of Sasikala - Dhinakaran's aunt. The legislators were bound only by his directions, he said. According to reports, though both the factions are more or less eager for a patch up, the OPS camp has put its foot down for the ouster of Sasikala, the jailed Secretary ... Read More »

Mixed messages from Trump administration over Turkey

The European Union also urged a probe into the poll fraud claims after worldwide observers voiced concerns, but US President Donald Trump called his Turkish counterpart to offer his congratulations. "The employment of military force absent a clear policy construct can be a risky thing", Allen said. The referendum was widely seen as a plebiscite on Erdogan, who has led his country through more than a decade of economic growth and development, first as prime minister and then as president. Read More »

Kids, families celebrate at Easter weekend event

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Asked if the Easter bunny costume was hot and itchy, Shepherd said not itchy but if she stood still too long in one spot, it got hot. Once a volunteer said, "Go" hundreds of children raced across the lawn in sheer excitement, picking up eggs as they went. Read More »

Ex-NFL star begins presenting defense in double-murder trial

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After his arrest in that case, which ended the tight end's career with the New England Patriots, Boston prosecutors charged him with carrying out a fatal drive-by in the city's South End. He said he was with Hernandez for 7-10 minutes and that at no point did he see someone spill a drink or Hernandez appear angry. Salvador said Hernandez initially politely declined his request but agreed after Salvador told him it was his birthday. Read More »

Donald Trump says US-Russia relationship may be at 'all-time low'

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President Trump put it more bluntly. Trump added that he discussed with Stoltenberg additional steps to improve the bloc's fight against terrorism in Syria and around the world. Echoing the Russian stance on cooperation, Tillerson said Russia and the United States will continue discussions about how to find a solution to the Syrian conflict. Read More »

United passenger dragged off plane has a strong legal case, experts say

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Banning overbooking would reduce load factor, and airlines would try to compensate, said Philip Baggaley, senior airlines credit analyst for Standard & Poor's. Dao didn't remember exactly what occurred because of the concussion he suffered, Demetrio said. After what happened, Dao "has no interest in ever seeing an airplane" and will probably be driven to Kentucky, Demetrio said. Read More »

Donald Trump Congratulates Erdogan On Referendum Win

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According to unofficial results, the "Yes" campaign won with 51.41 percent, while the "no" votes stood at 48.59 percent. US President Donald Trump called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to congratulate him hours after his narrow victory in a referendum that will grant him sweeping new powers, the White House announced. Read More »

Why Trump wants Jon Ossoff to lose Georgia special election so badly

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Broce says state officials went to both sites. Associated Press reporter Catherine Lucey in Washington and Kathleen Foody in Alpharetta, Ga., contributed. When former state attorney general Ben Chandler defeated Republican Alice Forgy Kerr to fill a House seat in Kentucky vacated by GOP Governor Ernie Fletcher, Democrats celebrated. Read More »

New immigration policies a mixed bag for hospo industry

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Anyone earning more will automatically be classified as highly skilled. New Zealand employers that rely on a largely migrant workforce could soon face additional struggles after the government revealed controversial immigration changes earlier today. Read More »

Mexican Fugitive Governor Arrested - Second in Days

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Duarte, 43, was arrested in a hotel lobby in Panajachel, 80 miles west of Guatemala's capital, the national police said in a statement. New Veracruz Gov. Interpol issued an global arrest warrant against him. And "he knows a lot of things about a lot of people". He had been governor of Veracruz for six years from 2010 to his resignation in October 2016. Read More »

Documents paint picture of Prince's struggle with pain pills

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Almost a year after his accidental overdose death at his suburban Minneapolis studio and estate, investigators still don't know how he got the fentanyl that killed him. However, the prescriptions were made in Johnson's name to protect Prince's privacy, Johnson told investigators. They told investigators that Prince was recently "going through withdrawals, which are believed to be the result of the abuse of prescription medication". Read More »

In business dealings, Donald Trump has ignored 'Buy American' ethos

President Donald Trump is taking aim at information technology outsourcing companies with an order to review the H-1B visa programme to favour more skilled and highly paid applicants . The order specifically asks the secretary to review waivers of these rules that exist in free-trade agreements. Trump's visit to Wisconsin takes him to the congressional district of House Speaker Paul Ryan, who won't be joining the president because he's on a congressional trip visiting North Atlantic ... Read More »

Trump targets visa program for highly skilled workers

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Administration officials said the order also seeks to strengthen requirements that American-made products be used in certain federal construction projects, as well as in various federal transportation grant-funded projects. "For too long, rather than operating as designed and allowing only the best and brightest to come in and fill key positions, the H-1B nonimmigrant visa program has been administered in a way that harms American workers", a White House official said. Read More »

USA, Canada & Mexico to make joint bid

The proposal for the first World Cup with the field expanded from 32 to 48 teams is that the USA hosts all the games from the quarterfinals. The BBC also notes that because of a rotational policy , European and Asian countries will be barred from bidding for 2026, since Russian Federation and Qatar have already won the right to host the 2018 and 2022 tournaments, respectively. Read More »

Trump Team Outlines Plan For Syria, ISIS

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After Tuesday's chemical attack in Syria, Trump said his attitude toward Assad "has changed very much" and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said "steps are under way" to organize a coalition to remove him from power. A statement carried on the military media arm of Hezbollah condemned the American strike in much stronger language, saying it had "crossed red lines" and vowing to "reply with force" to any future aggression "in a variety of ways". Read More »

London's tribute to murdered police officer Keith Palmer

Thousands of officers from every force in the country lined the streets of central London for PC Palmer who "laid down his life for us" during last month's attack. The Queen gave permission for Palmer's body to rest in Westminster's Chapel of St Mary Undercroft, an honour normally reserved for senior figures of state. Read More »

Flint mayor says water switch 'too risky' after lead crisis

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Weaver said this plan also saves Flint from a 28-year, $7 million a year payment to the Karegnondi Water Authority (KWA) which draws water from Lake Huron. But the river water was not treated to reduce corrosion. The KWA will become a backup source of water for the GLWA, creating needed redundancy in the system that supplies water to 3.9 million customers in 127 communities in Southeast Michigan. Read More »

US attack crossed red lines: Asaad allies

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The regional alliance said the U.S. cruise missile strikes will not deter their forces from "liberating" all of Syrian territory. Boris Johnson, the British foreign secretary, is pushing for the group, which comprises the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom, to call for Russian Federation to drop backing for the country's president Bashar al-Assad or face tough new sanctions, The Times reported. Read More »

EU's Brexit plans unchanged by United Kingdom vote: Spokesman

The ICM/Guardian poll of 1000 people showed Conservative support at 46%, with Labour on 25% and the Liberal Democrats on 11%. May has a Tory working majority of just 17 and no personal electoral mandate from the British public as prime minister, having been elected exclusively by MPs. Read More »

Facebook's Zuckerberg vows to help prevent repeat of Cleveland murder posting

Acting on a tip, Pennsylvania state police spotted Stephens, 37, leaving a McDonald's in Erie and went after him, bumping his auto to try to get it to stop, authorities said. Troopers initiated a chase that lasted for roughly two miles and then attempted a move to try to disable the white Ford Fusion he was driving, officials said. Read More »

NKorean leader's desire for peace a deciding factor

You look at, uh, different things over the years with President Obama, everybody, he's been outplayed. We're gonna see what happens. Because the current leader has only been in power approximately halfway through Obama's two terms, the suggestion that previous presidents have worked with him is simply false. Read More »

To be dead to sin and be alive in God — EASTER MESSAGE

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The story turns when in the garden Mary encounters Jesus, whom she thinks is the gardener and only when he calls her by name does she believe . "But Easter is special". Renee Incorvati, of Ashtabula, said she attended church regularly, but Easter was especially important. Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" The vigil service, which has four segments, began with the blessing and lighting of new fire, from which the Paschal candle was lit, symbolizing the divine life of ... Read More »

General Election 2017: Lib Dems "prepared" for snap election

Tim Farron has said the general election represents a chance to " change the direction" of the United Kingdom as he pitched himself as the man to stop the so-called 'hard Brexit'. According to Fabian Society analysis previous year, Labour has lost as many votes to the Liberal Democrats as it has to Conservatives and Ukip combined. Read More »

Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya arrested in UK on fraud charges

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Since Mallya left the country, the government has been looking at steps to bring him back, he said. The arrest comes weeks after Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had indicated that Mallya's extradition would feature in his talks during his visit to the UK. Read More »

Ahmadinejad: "Iran has Nothing to Fear From US"

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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Friday registered to run for a second four-year term in the upcoming presidential election in the country. As successor to the mild-mannered reformist Mohammad Khatami, he toed a strident line on Israel and the US, refusing to meaningfully negotiate with the West over Iran's nuclear programme despite crippling economic sanctions. Read More »