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Theresa May wins Parliament vote to hold snap elections on June 8

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The goal of the election, May said, is to give Britain the "strong and stable leadership it deserves" following the decision to leave the European Union. "I trust the British public". Mrs May, addressing voters as she stood surrounded by party activists and supporters, said: "Only you can give us the mandate, so vote for a strong and stable leadership in this country". Read More »

Trump says attack will 'probably help' Le Pen

He said that despite budgetary limitations, Italy was committed to increasing its defense spending from 1 percent of gross domestic product to 2 percent - the threshold that Trump has called for all North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members to adhere to. Read More »

Venezuela Opposition Leader Barred from Holding Office, Protester Killed

Venezuelan authorities confirmed a 19-year-old man was killed on Thursday during demonstrations and vowed to investigate the fatal attack, the first protest death since a controversy over the Supreme Court blew up last week. Lopez was later jailed amid violent protests in 2014. Capriles later said that there were no casualties and the fire was extinguished. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article. Read More »

Paris attack to have 'big effect' on presidential poll, says Trump

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In a statement , the United Kingdom government said it "strongly condemns the appalling terrorist attack in Paris ". After the attack, police carried out raids in the suburb of Chelles, east of Paris , where Cheurfi's family home was located and took three members of his family into custody. Read More »

As tensions with North Korea rise, China is on high alert

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Despite the military movement, the US has no plans to negotiate directly with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at this time. They're threatening to destroy Japan, South Korea and the United States in no particular order. China's Defence Ministry said its forces on the border with North Korea were maintaining a state of normal combat preparedness and training. "We expect that they are able to do it at any time, without any real warning", one official said. Read More »

Theresa May wins Parliament's backing for snap UK election

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The opposition Labour Party and Liberal Democrats welcomed the chance to put their policies to voters, though the Scottish National Party called the election a cynical political ploy. "The prime minister's attempt to dodge scrutiny shows how she holds the public in contempt", he said. Demmer said Wednesday: "The German government assumes that the negotiations can be continued without disruption". Read More »

Who Is Elizabeth Thomas? Missing Tennessee Teen Acted Shy, Tipster Says

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Cummins faces federal charges of transporting a minor across state lines for the objective of criminal sexual intercourse in addition to state charges of kidnapping and unlawful sexual contact with a minor. Both Cummins and Thomas denied that the kiss took place. "Mr. Cummins made a spontaneous statement to me at the time that we took him down that, 'I'm glad this is over, '" Det. Read More »

Pence says United States will honor Obama-era refugee deal with Australia

The nuclear threat from North Korea has dominated Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's official talks with US Vice President Mike Pence . "We will honour this agreement out of respect to this enormously important alliance", Mr. Amid concerns that Trump plans to withdraw focus from the region, the visit is created to both reassure the United States' foreign partners and gauge the mood within Asia towards the most unconventional administration in America's history. Read More »

Man arrested over Borussia Dortmund bus attack

The fact that fake claims of responsibility, purportedly from Islamic radicals, were left at the scene, he said, pointed at "an especially perfidious way of playing on popular fears". He was staying at the team's L'Arrivée hotel in Dortmund on the day of the attack and had moved to a room on the top floor, overlooking the street where it took place, prosecutors said. Read More »

Pence says US will honor refugee deal with Australia

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Pence made the remarks ahead of a meeting on Saturday with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and other Australian officials in Sydney. The deal, signed by former US President Barack Obama, calls for resettlement of up to 1,250 refugees in the US who are now in Australian detention facilities on the islands of Manus and Nauru. Read More »

Indonesian Muslim candidate wins Jakarta election - pollsters

He struck a reconciliatory tone at a news conference after unofficial results came in, pledging to "safeguard diversity and unity". Purnama, the city's first non-Muslim governor for half a century and its first ethnic Chinese leader, congratulated Baswedan and his running mate, adding: "We are all the same, we want a good Jakarta , because it is our home". Read More »

San Francisco power outage traps people in elevators

A major commuter station in the city's Bay Area Rapid Transit network, the Montgomery Street BART hub, went dark as travelers sought alternative means of transportation ranging from ride hailing cars to shuttles organized by the city. After being evacuated from buildings or finding themselves stranded, many people took to coffee shops with wifi in areas that still had power. Francis Zamora, spokesperson for the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management, said The City immediately ... Read More »

President Trump to sign measures to review financial regulation

The treasury secretary said any revived attempt by the administration to overhaul health care would not stand in the way of completing tax reform this year. "These three are specifically created to focus on certain aspects that are enormously important to the Treasury and to the president and that fill in with his campaign promise to make sure that Dodd-Frank is not harming the financial system", Mnuchin told reporters Friday. Read More »

Sisi in Saudi Arabia on Sunday to attend anti-terrorism summit

Mattis' meeting with el-Sisi will be their second this month. The US Defense Secretary's tour of Africa and the Middle East seeks to reaffirm US military alliances with strategic partners in the region and discuss aspects of the fight against terrorism, announced the Pentagon. Read More »

Trump Says NATO "No Longer Obsolete"

He said a US declaration of Chinese manipulation could jeopardize efforts to secure the country's help in containing the threat posed by North Korea. He promised to heavily tax Chinese goods coming into the country. Trump stood by his inaccurate point about cost-sharing at the news conference: "I did ask about all the money that hasn't been paid over the years - will that money be coming back?" However, NATO has changed very little about how it operates with regard to terrorism, and ... Read More »

Paris attacker had been arrested for plotting to kill police

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Police later searched his vehicle and found knives and a pump-action shotgun. Police believe he had "opened fire on the officers in the knowledge he would be killed by them", a source close to the investigation said. There are 11 candidates in the running, including far-right National Front candidate Marine Le Pen and former economy minister Emmanuel Macron. He said officers were "deliberately" targeted. Read More »

12 killed in Venezuela violence

Most of the deaths took place in El Valle , a working class neighborhood near Caracas' biggest military base where opposition leaders say a group of people were hit with an electrical current while trying to steal a refrigerator from a bakery. Read More »

Four cow vigilantes booked in J&K for attacking goatherds

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Regional police chief Shesh Paul Vaid said the family was attacked by "goons" in Reasi district's Talwara area. A huge number of nomadic herder families reside in the state. This is the latest in a series of incidents of cow protection activists attacking people transporting cattle in various parts of the country. Critics say the groups are illegal and single out Dalit and Muslim communities. Read More »

Trump predicts Paris attack will affect French presidential election

Islamic State, which has hundreds of French-speaking fighters, claimed responsibility for the Champs Elysees shooting soon afterwards, in a statement identifying the attacker as "Abu Yousif al-Belgiki [the Belgian]". Trump's recent meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping focused in part on North Korea's nuclear aims. On Sunday, around 50,000 police and 7,000 soldiers will be deployed to protect voters across France. Read More »

Canada condemns attack in Paris which left police officer dead, 3 wounded

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A silver vehicle, believed to have been used by the suspects, can also be seen. Cheroufi pulled up alongside a police van near the top of the Champs-Élysées in a grey Audi auto just before 9pm on Thursday. Trump offered condolences to France and called the attack "a bad thing" during a joint news conference Thursday with the Italian prime minister at the White House. Read More »

More than 1 000 Palestinian prisoners begin hunger strike

Barghouti, a leader of the 2000 Palestinian uprising, is serving five life terms after being convicted of directing two shooting attacks and a bombing that killed five people, including three Israelis. According to human rights organizations, there are now about 6,500 Palestinian political prisoners in Israel , including 57 women, 300 children, 13 legislators, 500 administrative detainees, 18 journalists and 800 prisoners requiring medical attention. Read More »

Security Forces Mobilized For Election After Paris Attack

The following November, IS gunmen and suicide bombers killed 130 people in Paris, and a Tunisian man rammed a truck through crowds in Nice last July, killing 86 people. The attack unfolded on the Champs-Elysees around 9 p.m. local time (3 p.m. ET) when a auto stopped in front of a police van, according to French Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre Henry Brandet. Read More »

Pence says trade with South Korea must change

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Pence said the USA trade deficit has more than doubled in the five years since the U.S. The Vice President's son, Michael J. Pence, is a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps, and his father, Edward J. "You will be glad to know the USA will continue to be a driver of global growth and we will drive the growth like never before". Pence is in the Asia-Pacific region to visit top officials in Seoul , South Korea; Tokyo; Jakarta, Indonesia; and Sydney for discussions on economic engagement ... Read More »

White House praises China for efforts to rein in N. Korea

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Pence will be meeting with leaders of both South Korea and Japan to explain the policy to them, as well as assure them that the United States will protect them from any nuclear operations launched by North Korea in the future. A North Korean army spokesman, meanwhile, has emphasised the difference between his country and Iraq or Libya, who are "miserable victims of (US) aggression, and Syria, which did not respond immediately even after it was attacked". Read More »

Only 34 New England Patriots showed up to meet Trump

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President Donald Trump's address at the New England Patriots' White House ceremony on Wednesday included a callback to the campaign trail. Even his confidence was shaken, though, when New England fell behind the Atlanta Falcons by 25 points in the third quarter. Read More »

2 dead after rail cars carrying logs hit work crew in Canada

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Cpl. Tammy Douglas says it took a significant effort by rescue crews to deal with those who were trapped in the derailment. "There's been quite a call-out", said Rushton. The train was travelling on the Englewood Railway, a 90-kilometre logging railroad stationed in Woss, which runs from Vernon Lake, through Woss, past Nimpkish Lake Provincial Park to Beaver Cove. Read More »

Trump's Korea-China remark starts furor

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It comes just one day after Tillerson, as part of President Donald Trump's hardline stance against North Korea , said the USA is exploring ways to put pressure on Pyongyang. The U.N.'s most powerful body demanded an immediate end to the North's nuclear and missile tests and threatened to take "further significant measures" - U.N. Read More »

Pence says United States will honour refugee deal with Australia

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With tensions boiling on the Korean Peninsula, Mr Pence warned the Trump administration would consider all avenues to stop the regime's development of nuclear weapons - and Mr Turnbull declined to rule out Australian military involvement if the war of words becomes an armed conflict. Read More »

San Francisco power outage snarls traffic shuts rail station

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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 . As of 10:20 a.m. Friday, PG& E is reporting 96,815 customers in San Francisco without power. The department adds there have been no delays in responding to calls. Read More »

VP Pence reaffirms ties with Australia

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Given President Trump's unpopularity with many Australians, Mr Turnbull has been urged by some to distance the country's relationship with the U.S. in favour of stronger ties with China. Part of Mr Pence's mission while in Australia is to smooth any ruffled feathers caused by Mr Trump who blasted Mr Turnbull over an asylum seeker settlement plan during their now notorious phone call shortly after Mr Trump's inauguration in January. Read More »

President Trump Blasts Canadian Dairy Farmers, Again

And again, I want to also just mention, included in there is lumber, timber, and energy. MacNaughton writes that the Canada dairy industry is less protectionist than that of the U.S, which he says has employed technical barriers to keep Canadian dairy out of the US market. Read More »

French police seeks possible second suspect in Paris shooting

French Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said on BFM television that a man came out of a auto and opened fire on a police vehicle. "A vehicle stopped near a [parked] traffic police vehicle". A second suspect in the attack , which also injured three people, has handed himself over to Belgian police after they alerted the French authorities of his possible involvement. Read More »

VP Pence meets an Australian 'crocodile'

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Australia is beginning with a reaffirmation of the two allies' strong ties. Pence said his trip to Australia during the administration's first three months in office and Trump's plans to travel to Asia next fall represented "a strong sign of our enduring commitment to the historic alliance between the people of the United States of America and the people of Australia". Read More »

USA tells North Korea: We don't want a fight, don't start one

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Pence has repeatedly said that "all options are on the table" to deal with North Korea. Mattis denounced North Korea's attempted missile launch as he began a Middle East tour, telling reporters traveling with him to Saudi Arabia, "the leader of North Korea again recklessly tried to provoke something by launching a missile", he said. Read More »

French police detain family members of Paris attacker

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One officer was killed and two police officers were seriously wounded when the attacker emerged from a vehicle and used an automatic weapon to shoot at officers outside a Marks & Spencer's department store at the center of the Champs-Elysees, anti-terrorism prosecutor Francois Molins said. Read More »