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Palestinian prisoners just launched a mass hunger strike

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It is known that he has been placed into solitary confinement. Israeli authorities say approximately 1,100 of them are participating in the strike in eight prisons, NPR's Daniel Estrin in Tel Aviv reports , of the approximately 6,200 Palestinians held in Israeli prisons. Read More »

Justice Dept threatens sanctuary cities in immigration fight

It drew an immediate response from de Blasio, who called the rhetoric "nothing new" and "grandstanding". However, New York City now has its lowest crime levels in decades and with respect to Chicago, experts believe that its recent rise in violent crime has little to do with illegal immigration. Read More »

Thousands hit by power outage in San Francisco

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A firefighter works on a fire extinguisher outside a Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) substation after a fire broke out in San Francisco , California, U.S., April 21, 2017 . PG&E said via Twitter that crews are working on the issue and expects power to be restored to " most " customers by 1 p.m. BART was also affected by the power outage. Read More »

Venezuela: 3 killed in massive anti-Maduro protest

On Wednesday, public prosecutors reported the death of a 17-year-old boy in the capital Caracas and of a 23-year-old woman in eastern Tachira state, while the head of the country's moral council, Tarek Saab, announced the death of a national guardsman. Read More »

North Korea warns US, says don't to mess with us

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The WC-135W Constant Phoenix aircraft collects particulate and gaseous debris from the accessible regions of the atmosphere in support of the Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty of 1963. President Donald Trump, for his part, was supportive of Chinese President Xi Jinping's reaction to the threats on Thursday. The U.S. president met earlier this month with Xi and urged him to do more to rein in North Korea's nuclear weapons and missile programs. Read More »

French far-right candidate Le Pen hardens tone on foreigners

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She added that "although this outcome still has a slim probability, the market is showing signs of nervousness about a shock result from the French election". Another point favoring Le Pen is the sure vote of part of the electorate: since she assumed the presidency of the NF in 2011, the candidate led a renewal process of the party that allowed to alleviate the image and win the support of numerous citizens, belonging mainly to the middle class and unfavored sectors of society. Read More »

UK election will strengthen government's hand in EU talks, May says

She said the Conservatives would provide "strong and stable leadership" for Brexit and beyond, and promising to wage "a positive and optimistic campaign". Speaking at First Minister's Questions on Thursday, Sturgeon said: "The idea in this election that Labour is going to replace the Conservatives is frankly pie in the sky". Read More »

UK parliament votes in favor of early national election

Since being fired by Theresa May, Osborne has earned lucrative speaking fees and taken on an advisory role for American investment giant Blackrock. The veteran Italian politician's comments appeared to contradict the prime minister, who has repeatedly said there can be "no turning back" now that Article 50 has been triggered. Read More »

UK'S May promises to keep 0.7 percent foreign aid commitment

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Theresa May has pledged to maintain the government's commitment to spending 0.7% of Gross National Income (GNI) on global development aid should the Conservative Party win the general election. May says she is proud British aid helps people around the world, though she said there is a need to "make sure that we are able to spend that money in the most effective way". Read More »

Champs Elysées: French Media Releases Paris Shooter's Name

Police shot and killed Cheurfi - identified from his fingerprints - during the incident, and later found a pump-action shotgun and knives in his auto. Thousands of troops and armed police have been deployed to guard tourist hotspots such as the Champs Elysees or other potential targets like government buildings and religious sites. Read More »

Le Pen, Macron level in first election round, Melenchon third - BVA poll

The gunman, identified as Karim Cheurfi, opened fire on a police vehicle parked on the Champs Elysees in Paris late on Thursday, killing one officer and injuring two others before being shot dead. Macron is in the lead with 24% of the first-round vote, ahead of Le Pen who had fallen back slightly to 21.5%, according to an Elabe survey of voter intentions taken before the shooting. Read More »

Love Lost? Trump Administration Prepares to Charge Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange

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Now, his administration is preparing charges against the group's founder, Julian Assange , according to CNN . Following the leak, CIA Director Mike Pompeo denounced WikiLeaks as a "hostile intelligence service" and a threat to U.S. "And it overwhelmingly focuses on the United States". Assange has sought refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012, after taking refuge there to avoid extradition to Sweden over allegations of rape, which he denies. Read More »

Not in a position to judge legality of Jadhav's death sentence

She said that charges against Kulbhushan were concocted and farcical. "We will go out to the way to save Jhadav". Jadhav was awarded the death sentence by a Pakistani military court after declaring him a "spy". He further demanded that Indian Parliament should adopt a resolution condemning Pakistan against this accusation of Kulbhushan. "What his condition is, we have no clue", said. Read More »

Trump signs executive orders on financial regulations

Mnuchin said Friday that his agency has held more than 16 meetings about financial regulations, and participants said Trump administration officials were particularly interested in ways to ease mortgage and small business lending. That's part and parcel of the regime's effort to reduce corporate taxes. It might also touch on overlapping rules created to stop foreign-based companies from shifting their U.S. Read More »

British parliament backs May's plan for snap election

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The general election was due in 2020 but the Fixed Term Parliaments Act allows for this to be held earlier provided there is support from a minimum of two-thirds of MPs. "Make no mistake, if the SNP wins this election in Scotland - and the Tories don't - then Theresa May's attempt to block our mandate to hold another referendum when the time is right, will crumble to dust", SNP leader and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said. Read More »

Trump Signs Bill Letting States Deny Federal Funds to Abortion Providers

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Trump has taken various positions on Planned Parenthood . Thought Planned Parenthood was safe after the Obamacare replacement bill failed to pass last month? The resolution had narrowly passed the U.S. Two Republican senators - Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of ME - joined Democrats in voting against the legislation, leading to a 50-50 tie. Read More »

Daesh 'mufti' killed in W. Mosul: Iraqi police official

Khalil Al-Ashouri said the water in Mosul is unfit for human consumption while food prices in areas under Daesh control are so high that one kilogramme of rice costs up to $36. In February, Iraqi ground forces - backed by the US -led coalition's air power - began fresh operations aimed at ousting Daesh from western Mosul, the terrorist group's last bastion in northern Iraq. Read More »

Paris shooting assailant not on security watch list

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Cheurfi was being investigated by anti-terrorism authorities but was not on a watchlist of known radicals, police sources said. A terror investigation has been launched and authorities searched a home early on Friday in an eastern suburb of Paris believed to be linked to the shooting. Read More »

Labour mulls second Brexit referendum in manifesto

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Things can and they will change . However Mr Corbyn said last night there was no chance of any agreement being reached and blasted the SNP as having "no interest" in making the United Kingdom better for working people. Anyone who has questioned May's Brexit plans is labelled as an "enemy of the people" by her media attack dogs, but on stage and in front of the cameras she will actually have to answer the tough questions she seems so intent to avoid since she became prime minister . Read More »

Trump's budget chief: Money for border wall a must

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Trump keeps promising votes that are unlikely to happen, and House Republicans are getting more annoyed by a White House that keeps pushing to make a move that cost them at the polls. This budget could be his first last chance to score a win. But this debate is coming right after an election in which Republicans seized the White House and maintained their majorities in the House and the Senate. Read More »

Brexit: May and Corbyn to do battle in snap election

Meanwhile, Lib Dem leader Tim Farron is to target Conservative MPs who backed staying in the European Union, challenging them to support his bid to stay in the single market. The Conservatives responded to Corbyn's plan to go on the offensive over education by drawing attention to Labour's record in Wales, where it oversees education as part of a coalition with the one Liberal Democrat assembly member. Read More »

Corbyn: Labour will be 'totally united' during election

Labour's position on the European Union referendum wasn't clear to most voters at the time , and its campaign was worse than lacklustre - many Remainers blame Corbyn for the defeat, with some justification. Britain's main opposition leader has launched his election campaign, painting himself as a populist outsider who will overturn a "rigged" political and economic system. Read More »

Stephen Metcalfe MP welcomes vote for General Election

But 80pc said they would be vote the same as they did in the previous election. May has previously backed her predecessor David Cameron's pledge to cut the figure to the "tens of thousands", but there had been speculation in British newspapers the Conservatives might not include the promise in their election manifesto. Read More »

Possible US options on table with N. Korea

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Thursday morning Iran's foreign minister called the USA accusations "worn out" and said America must live up to its obligations. "China is scared of chaos and destabilisation of the regime that would result in millions of refugees in the region so we can make progress through global pressure. Read More »

Canada moves to pop Toronto housing bubble

The initial signs were that Toronto would not to go down that road. If passed, the 15-per-cent Non-Resident Speculation Tax would be applied to homebuyers who are neither Canadian citizens nor permanent residents when they purchase residential real estate in the Greater Golden Horseshoe. Read More »

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 91st birthday

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In Hyde Park at midday, 41 volleys in honour of her birthday will be fired by the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery. At the Tower of London , there was a second 62-gun salute. The queen usually spends her birthday privately. A handout portrait photograph released by Buckingham Palace on June 9, 2016 and taken by Annie Leibovitz to mark the Queen's 90th birthday shows Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (L) and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (R) pictured at Windsor Castle just after Easter in ... Read More »

N Korea warns of 'super-mighty' strike on US

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In my opinion, the most plausible explanation for this is that North Korea blinked. "There is an worldwide consensus now, including the Chinese leadership, that this is a situation that just can not continue", H.R. Everybody has been outplayed. "They've all been outplayed by this gentleman", he said. The latest bellicose statement follows North Korea's weekend display of military hardware in a parade marking the birthday of its founder Kim Il Sung and two attempted missile tests, one of ... Read More »

No US role in Libya beyond defeating IS, says Donald Trump

Gentiloni, premier since December, was also expected to stress to Trump the need for burden-sharing in Europe's refugee crisis, given Italy's proximity to Libya, where large numbers of migrants take the risky voyage across the Mediterranean to reach Europe. Read More »

Police officer killed in Paris terrorist attack was out and proud

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The GPS system of his vehicle revealed entries for the addresses of arms suppliers, the headquarters of a French intelligence agency and a police station in Seine-et-Marne, the area on the outskirts of Paris where he was born and lived. After Le Pen spoke scathingly Friday of the government's fight against extremism, Cazeneuve said Le Pen's party in 2014 voted against an anti-terrorism law and, in 2015, against a law that beefed up resources for French intelligence services. Read More »

'Pakistan has sufficient evidence against Kulbhushan Jadhav'

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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj told agitated lawmakers in Parliament that India would take up the issue with Pakistan at the highest level to ensure that justice was done to Kulbhushan Jadhav. We sought consular access, but were denied. Nevertheless, in the hope that some forward movement could be made, our response was constructive. "The Pakistan Government has also not shared with us his location or any specific details as to how and where is he being held and what is his ... Read More »

Over 400 militants surrender in Balochistan

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Those who surrendered were members of Baloch Liberation Army (BLA), Balochistan Republican Army (BRA), United Baloch Army and Lashkar-e-Balochistan. "I had been operating from Afghanistan since 2012 as a spokesman for the BRA", he said. The Lt. General of Southern Command Aamir Riyaaz said, "Militants who want to lead a normal life are welcomed with open arms, they can surrender themselves". Read More »

Korea calls on UN Secretariat to hold forum on Security Council resolutions

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And Korea actually used to be a part of China. "The most important thing is to get China onboard and we will have to change how the USA has interacted with China", Chang said . The Chinese air force land-attack cruise missile-carrying bombers were being prepared to respond to potential hostilities involving North Korea , a USA defence official told CNN . Read More »

Paris gunman thought to be 39-year-old from suburbs

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Three people from the suspect's family have been taken into custody for questioning, he added. James and Sara Heuser, who married about a year ago, were dining in a restaurant on Champs Elysees when they first heard shots being fired in yesterday's Paris attack. Read More »