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Lib Dems pledge to ban diesel sales

Mrs May's decision to pull Britain out of the single market was not on the ballot paper previous year and any final Brexit deal should be subject to a second referendum, he said. A new Air Quality Plan would include a diesel scrappage scheme , a plan for all private hire vehicles and buses in urban areas to run on ultra-low emission or zero-emission fuels within five years, and a ban on the sa... [Full Article...]

Venezuela leader: Officials treated like Jews under Nazis

Venezuela leader: Officials treated like Jews under Nazis The U.S. government said the judges were being targeted beca us e they had " us urped" democratic authority. "We've been in the street for more than 40 days because this government has broken every law, every human right, and we can not bear it anymore", said one demonstrator, Eugenia, who asked that her last name not be used. [Full Article...]

Boko Haram traps starving people in Nigeria, UN warns

Boko Haram traps starving people in Nigeria, UN warns It said this had left the military "without vital equipment, insufficiently trained, low in morale and under-resourced". A defence spokesman said the allegations were false for the current crop of military officers. "Such an allegation came at the peak of consistent success being recorded in our areas of operational engagements, especially in the North-East, " Enenche said. [Full Article...]

Ruth Davidson seeks support of Labour voters to defeat SNP

He said the nine suspended councillors in Aberdeen "broke those rules". The Aberdeen councillors refused to back out, insisting that the terms of their agreement with the Tories guarded against austerity, and were suspended from the party. The Scottish Labour Party candidate, of Swinton in Berwickshire, will contest the Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire seat at June 8's Holyrood by-election. [Full Article...]

Comey prepped responses ahead of Trump discussions

Rosenstein, the No. 2 Justice Department official, named Mueller amid mounting pressure in Congress for an independent investigation beyond existing FBI and congressional probes into the Russian Federation issue. "He did acknowledge that he learned Comey would be removed prior to him writing his memo", Sen. "I'd think he'd be a good choice", Graham said. But he tells senators: "I can't consider fo... [Full Article...]

Enforcement Directorate Also Registers Police Case, To Question Karti Chidambaram

Enforcement Directorate Also Registers Police Case, To Question Karti Chidambaram While the ED did not clarify whether or not it would attach the assets of those named in the ECIR, the move comes as Karti Chidambaram left for London on Thursday night, while his office maintained that he had "gone on work and would be back by the end of May". [Full Article...]

Notorious Moors Murderer Ian Brady dies in United Kingdom hospital

Notorious Moors Murderer Ian Brady dies in United Kingdom hospital Three were found buried in northwest England's Saddleworth Moor, a rocky and remote bog area near the city of Manchester. The coroner's comments suggest there are fears Brady's ashes may be scattered on Saddleworth Moor in a sickening final insult to his victims and their tormented families. [Full Article...]

United States extends Iran nuclear sanctions relief but introduces new sanctions

The Treasury Department will sanction Iranian defense officials because of the country's ballistic missile program. The Iranian officials coordinated the sale and delivery of explosives, along with other materiel to a Syrian government agency. [Full Article...]

Trump says he's 'very close' to naming a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Trump says he's 'very close' to naming a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director Lieberman traveled to the White House on Wednesday on short notice for an interview and afterward said it was a "good meeting". The White House says President Donald Trump will be interviewing four potential candidates. He has previously said that he would support an independent commission to investigate ties between Trump's administration and Russian Federation. "Those will all happen upon return... [Full Article...]

US court jails 2 for hate crime against Sikh man

US court jails 2 for hate crime against Sikh man Defense attorneys for Little and Leblanc, however, have pointed out that Khalsa himself said he did not hear either of the defendants shout racial slurs or make comments about his ethnicity or religion. He said that having his finger amputated has hindered his ability to work since typing on the computer is an important aspect of his job. 'It's hard for me to go outside now without having pepper... [Full Article...]

Trump's visit to reinforce historic partnership between KSA, US: Jubeir

The United States is close to completing a series of arms deals for Saudi Arabia totaling more than $100 billion, a senior White House official said on Friday, a week ahead of President Donald Trump's planned visit to Riyadh . Al-Jubair affirmed that history will remember that the summit is a turning point from a strained relationship to a strategic partnership between the Islamic world, th... [Full Article...]

Portugal wins Eurovision 2017, Belarus 17th

Portugal wins Eurovision 2017, Belarus 17th The Grand Final, held in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev last night, was won by Portugal. Last Saturday, Salvador Sobral was crowned the victor of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in the host city of Kyiv, bringing his country their first Eurovision victory since their debut in 1964. [Full Article...]

1 firefighter killed, 2 seriously hurt in San Antonio fire

1 firefighter killed, 2 seriously hurt in San Antonio fire The fire broke out at the Ingram Park shopping center at about 9 p.m. and more than 60 fire units responded to the blaze, which quickly damaged multiple units within the shopping center. The six-year department veteran was later found dead among the debris. Three firefighters were trapped during the fight and were soon rescued, witnesses said, adding that they saw them being loaded onto stretch... [Full Article...]

Trump denies asking Comey to stop Flynn probe

President Donald Trump was about to get the question - the one he'd avoided for almost 48 hours but could no longer. Comey associates this week revealed the existence of a memo Comey wrote after his February 14 meeting with Trump in which he says the president asked him to shut down the FBI investigation into ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn . [Full Article...]

Trump pulls trigger on NAFTA negotiations

Many still worry that Trump's planned overhaul of American trade policy is built to revive manufacturing and that farming remains an afterthought. During the 90-day countdown, USTR will consult with "Congress and American stakeholders to create an agreement that advances the interests of America┬┤s workers, farmers, ranchers, and businesses", he said . [Full Article...]

Pentagon: Islamic State's Afghan leader killed in April raid

General John W. Nicholson, commander of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops in Afghanistan, told reporters last month that US and Afghan forces have been attacking Islamic State positions since early a year ago and had reduced its size by two-thirds. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump says he fired James Comey because he was 'unpopular'

Sen. Dick Durbin of IL, the second-highest ranking Democrat in the Senate, said Tuesday Trump's alleged request the FBI quit investigating the former national security adviser "appears to cross the line into the obstruction of justice". Questions have been raised as to whether Trump secretly records conversations with visitors in the White House following his tweet Friday: "James Comey better ho... [Full Article...]

Erdogan says Turkey will act if Syrian Kurdish militia attacks

Erdogan says Turkey will act if Syrian Kurdish militia attacks The State Department also said that acting Deputy Secretary of State Tom Shannon spoke with Turkish Ambassador Serdar Kilic about the fighting that left at least nine injured, including a DC police officer. "It's disgraceful and shouldn't be happening in the United States of America". " This kind of thing cannot go unresponded to diplomatically ", the Arizona Republican said, adding that leg... [Full Article...]

Erdogan watched his bodyguards beat up protesters in Washington

Erdogan watched his bodyguards beat up protesters in Washington The Turkish embassy blamed protesters Thursday for Turkish security officials' attack in Washington , D.C., despite video evidence that contradicts their claims. "This kind of thing cannot go un-responded to diplomatically", said McCain, suggesting that the USA sue the Turkish government if the bodyguards responsible for the violence can't be identified. [Full Article...]

Stephen Lynch says there 'may be grounds' for Donald Trump's impeachment

That could well include the firing of Comey. The White House has denied reports that Trump pressed Comey to drop an investigation into Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn. He called "this" the " greatest witch hunt of a politician in American political history". The allegations broke just days before Mr Trump visits Israel during his first foreign tour, which has already be... [Full Article...]


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