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Lib Dems call for review of pension tax relief

In the party's manifesto today, alongside a commitment to protect the state pension triple lock for the next parliament, the Liberal Democrats said they would launch a pension tax review to look at how a flat rate might work. As well as extra investment for schools and hospitals the Lib Dems are also committed to a £100bn infrastructure investment to help build 300,000 homes a year. [Full Article...]

Priyanka Chopra just bumped into Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Berlin, Germany

Priyanka Chopra just bumped into Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Berlin, Germany Such a lovely coincidence to be in #berlin at the same time. Chopra, who is known for her acting skills as well as supporting social and humanitarian causes, is seen in a floral-print white dress during the meeting. The Bollywood-cum-Hollywood actress was in the city for a special promotion of her latest film, " Baywatch ". Baywatch , also starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron, is slated to r... [Full Article...]

Quickest election u-turn ever? PM announces climbdown on 'dementia tax' after backlash

Quickest election u-turn ever? PM announces climbdown on 'dementia tax' after backlash The Labour Party is fighting back in Wales and is predicted to win the majority of seats there after overtaking the Tories for the first time since the snap General Election was called, according to a new poll. Speaking at the launch of the Tories' Welsh manifesto in Wrexham, Mrs May said: "This manifesto says that we will come forward with a consultation paper, a government green paper". [Full Article...]

Why Middle East peace starts in Saudi Arabia: Charles Krauthammer

Why Middle East peace starts in Saudi Arabia: Charles Krauthammer Trump must contend with well-entrenched anti-Israel bureaucrats at the State Department who will try to use their positions to make moving the embassy hard". It may be that his vision for Palestinians is more limited and hews closer to the Israeli right's vision of Palestinian autonomy or self-determination short of statehood. [Full Article...]

Trump slams recent leaks about Russian Federation as possibly 'fake news'

Administration officials close to President Donald Trump have been pushing Kushner to step aside while the FBI investigates meetings that Kushner he had with Russian figures during the transition period following the November election, The Hill reported. [Full Article...]

Portland double murder: Pressure on Trump to make statement

Portland Police have said one of the two young women on the train was wearing a hijab , and that the attacker ranted on many topics using "hate speech or biased language". Christian was charged with two counts of aggravated murder and one count of attempted murder, all felonies. He is charged with two cases of aggravated murder, one case of attempted murder, two cases of second degree intimidati... [Full Article...]

North Korea leader Kim Jong Unsupervises missile test of new guidance system

North Korea leader Kim Jong Unsupervises missile test of new guidance system North Korea launched a new short-range ballistic missile, similar to a SCUD, on Monday morning, and it flew about 280 miles to land inside Japan's exclusive economic zone. "After all, Kim Jong Un was anxious to sustain a pattern of missile test successes after so many failures from late March through April", he said. [Full Article...]

Sweden drops rape charge against Wikileaks founder

Sweden drops rape charge against Wikileaks founder Assange , who is expected to make an official statement from his Ecuadorean embassy hideout in London , used social media to vent his anger, hours after the Swedish prosecution chose to drop its rape investigation against him. Assange's lawyer, Per Samuelson, said in an email statement that Assange had "proved his innocence". He sought asylum over fears the Swedish rape investigation would result... [Full Article...]

Tillerson declines request to hold event marking Ramadan

Tillerson called Ramadan "a month of reverence, generosity, and self-reflection" in a statement marking the beginning of Islam's holiest month on Friday. Rabiah Ahmed, a spokeswoman for the Muslim Public Affairs Council in Washington, which is normally invited to the event, said they had received no invitation from the State Department to any events marking Ramadan. [Full Article...]

Chaffetz continues to push Federal Bureau of Investigation for Comey memos

Chaffetz continues to push Federal Bureau of Investigation for Comey memos The FBI declined a Congressional panel's request to turn over memos penned by former Director James Comey on Thursday, but committee isn't giving up that easily. "The Committee has its own, Constitutionally-based prerogative to conduct investigations". In fact, the Committee's investigation will complement the work of the Special Counsel. [Full Article...]

Theresa May accused of making United Kingdom a laughing stock in Europe

Theresa May accused of making United Kingdom a laughing stock in Europe But her Conservative Party remained on 43 percent according to a survey conducted by Survation for ITV's Good Morning Britain programme, seeing their lead drop as support for Labour rose 3 percentage points to 37 percent. "You have openly supported the IRA in the past", the audience member says. Corbyn also had to answer as to why he didn't get more of his core beliefs into Labour's manifesto - ... [Full Article...]

Saudi and UAE pledge $100 million to Ivanka Trump womens' fund

Saudi and UAE pledge $100 million to Ivanka Trump womens' fund Since his election, Trump has repeatedly declared his desire to broker peace between Israelis and Palestinians, but has done nothing in practice to make that remotely plausible. The visit raised questions about whether the USA would indicate the site is Israeli territory. Israeli officials say they are largely in the dark about what ideas Trump might present for peace or what concessions he ma... [Full Article...]

Muslims around the world observe Ramadan

The month of Ramadan is that in which the Qur'an was revealed and which has been instituted for Muslims to dedicate themselves to God and to the service of humankind. "The law applies to Muslims, and the rule details that as long as the person is registered and known as a Muslim, they can not act in a way that breaks their fast". [Full Article...]

Chinese pingpong great suspended, ordered home from worlds

Chinese pingpong great suspended, ordered home from worlds And in 2000 he became only the third player to win the World Championships, World Cup and Olympics in the same year. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Marina Bay Sands is one of Singapore's landmark buildings. The writ said Kong had since repaid S$545,625, but failed to offset the balance in full, leaving S$454,375 unpaid. "[I] immediately asked the person to clarify the matter and I ... [Full Article...]

Germany's Merkel is a 'deeply convinced Atlanticist' -spokesman

Germany's Merkel is a 'deeply convinced Atlanticist' -spokesman Merkel's remarks came at the time when the G7 and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation talks proved unhealthy between the major wealthy countries of the world. Merkel spokesman Steffen Seibert said Monday Merkel's comments stand for themselves but the German leader is "a convinced trans-Atlanticist". "We can reassure Mrs. [Full Article...]

Israeli Paratroopers Reenact Famed Western Wall Photo 50 Years Later

Israeli Paratroopers Reenact Famed Western Wall Photo 50 Years Later Tillerson also said, "We solve the Israeli-Palestinian peace dilemma, we start solving a lot of the peace throughout the Middle East region", a linkage that Netanyahu , who has said peace with other states is achievable before Israeli-Palestinian issues are resolved, has in the past forcefully rejected . [Full Article...]

Corbyn insists he won't soften United Kingdom foreign policy

Corbyn insists he won't soften United Kingdom foreign policy But the pair were not set to go head-to-head after Mrs May refused to take part in a live debate with her Labour opposite number, with both instead set to be quizzed separately during the broadcast. Our National Health Service - the institution which is there for us at the most hard times - needs us to make a success of Brexit to ensure we can afford to provide it with the resources it needs for... [Full Article...]

Sabzar Bhat killing: Restrictions imposed in Kashmir Valley

The almost 16-hour gunfight ended early Saturday when Bhat and his associate were killed. Authorities are taking steps to ensure that the killing of the Hizbul commander does not flare up into a major unrest. Clashes erupted in Trehgam village in northern part of Kashmir's Kupwara district on Monday afternoon, reports reaching here said. "There have been many stretches of six months, eight months ... [Full Article...]

Indian Naval ship with relief supplies arrives in flood-hit Sri Lanka

Indian Naval ship with relief supplies arrives in flood-hit Sri Lanka Heavy rainfall triggered flooding and mudslides that killed 91 and left at least 110 others missing, and the country has appealed for worldwide aid to deal with the tragedy. " India condoles the loss of lives and property in Sri Lanka due to flooding and landslides". 40 people with injuries have been admitted to various hospitals in the country. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump denies mentioning Israel in meeting with Russians

Donald Trump denies mentioning Israel in meeting with Russians In his first foreign speech , Trump on Sunday urged Muslim leaders to take a stand against violence committed in the name of religion, describing the struggle against extremism as a "battle between good and evil". could provide clarifications to Israel about the disclosure but said, "I don't know that there's anything to apologize for". He called for unity in fighting terrorism and said "Is... [Full Article...]


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