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Theresa May seeks Parliament's approval for snap election

In another twist, Downing Street's director of communications, Katie Perrior, quit: "Always said I wouldn't stay past an election". He was speaking after Theresa May's shock announcement that she would move to hold a national poll on 8 June . [Full Article...]

Melania Trump reminds Donald to put hand on heart during anthem

Melania Trump reminds Donald to put hand on heart during anthem In a video that has gone viral on social media, US First Lady Melania Trump was seen giving President Donald Trump a nudge at the White House, as the national anthem began. Mr Trump obliged, but after signing the hat he absentmindedly threw it out into the crowd, far from its owner, to cries of 'No!'. The president offered some brief remarks as well. [Full Article...]

British PM calls for early general election on June 8

But she has previously said she will stay in office until the next scheduled national election, in 2020. The call for a snap election came as a shock. It could secure her a big majority and a mandate for the Brexit negotiations, the outcome of which, as well as the subsequent political impacts, is unpredictable. [Full Article...]

Steve Stephens found dead inside car in Erie, Pa.

He fled and the troopers gave chase. One trooper attempted a "PIT" maneuver, which is a way of ramming a vehicle meant to disable it. As The Two-Way reported , police said that Stephens "claimed to have committed multiple other homicides, which are still not verified". [Full Article...]

House tackles Senate bills on elections, school choice

Backers of the bill say it's aimed at ensuring only people who actually live in New Hampshire will vote here, but detractors say it will disenfranchise voters, particularly people without a fixed address. Greg Abbott for the first time Tuesday endorsed a "bathroom bill" and breathed new life into North Carolina-style efforts that businesses and LGBT rights groups hoped had stalled with time runnin... [Full Article...]

Boeing to dismiss hundreds of engineers amid sales slowdown

Boeing to dismiss hundreds of engineers amid sales slowdown The latest round of layoffs are set begin June 23, according to a memo from Vice President of Engineering at Boeing Commercial Airplanes John Hamilton that was obtained by Reuters. "In an ongoing effort to increase overall competitiveness and invest in our future, we are reducing costs and matching employment levels to business and market requirements", Boeing said in a statement. [Full Article...]

China urges diplomatic solution to US-N Korea feud

China urges diplomatic solution to US-N Korea feud Pence's visit to Northeast Asia comes at a time of heightened tensions over North Korea's defiant efforts to ultimately develop a nuclear tipped intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the US mainland, and the Trump administration's determination to prevent that from happening. [Full Article...]

Petersburg: Russia detains 6 terror suspects after metro blast

Petersburg: Russia detains 6 terror suspects after metro blast Petersburg metro, handguns and munitions have been discovered in the apartments the suspects lived in", Petrenko said. The National Anti-Terrorist Committee said yesterday an explosive device had been found at another station, hidden in a fire extinguisher, but it had been defused. [Full Article...]

North Korea threatens to 'ravage' USA if Trump orders airstrike

North Korea threatens to 'ravage' USA if Trump orders airstrike Nearly all the other ballistic missiles in the North's arsenal use liquid fuel, which can take hours to load from tanker trucks. But it is also meant to send an unmistakable message to Washington about the isolated, nuclear-armed North's military might. [Full Article...]

Microsoft Says It Already Patched Most of the Shadow Brokers Exploits

However, though most security experts had called it as the end for the world of Windows users, Microsoft said that there's no reason to be anxious as the exploit vulnerabilities have already been patched. Another hacking tool known as Eternalromance contains an easy-to-use interface and "slick" code. Last summer the group auctioned off a number of NSA exploits. [Full Article...]

Japan and US set framework for economic talks

Pence said , "We appreciate the challenging times in which the people of Japan live with increasing provocations from across the Sea of Japan". "We are with you 100 percent". One U.S. official said the prospective shoot-down strategy would be aimed at occurring after a nuclear test. Prior to Pence's arrival from South Korea, Abe on Monday called for increased diplomacy rather than the use of fo... [Full Article...]

Former South Korean President Indicted For Bribery

The prosecutors' probe has already convulsed the country's biggest conglomerate, Samsung Group, with its chief Jay Y. Lee under arrest for bribing Park and her friend, Choi Soon-sil. Another major charge is leaking government secrets to Choi. Since the scandal was first reported late previous year, Park has denied all charges. [Full Article...]

Mike Pence: It's time for North Korea to 'get the message'

Mike Pence: It's time for North Korea to 'get the message' As the Pentagon looks for ways to pressure the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) into denuclearization without engaging in open conflict, US Defense Secretary James Mattis presented the proposal to Congress, though no final decision has yet come down. [Full Article...]

Law Professor Weighs In On Gorsuch's Confirmation

Law Professor Weighs In On Gorsuch's Confirmation Three Democrats and 51 Republicans voted to give Gorsuch Merrick Garland's seat, pushing him over the 51 simple-majority vote he needed for confirmation. Gorsuch, who was U.S. president Donald Trump's 49-year-old pick, will fill the long-vacant ninth position of Antonin Scalia, who died last February. [Full Article...]

Trudeau Proposes Bill To Legalize Recreational Pot

The federal government set the minimum age at 18, but will allow each province to determine if it should be higher. The movement of cannabis and cannabis products across worldwide borders would remain a serious criminal offence. But keep in mind that until marijuana is legalized next year, all existing laws surrounding cannabis must be respected. Blair said at the news conference in Ottawa tha... [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation obtained Fisa warrant to snoop on former Trump adviser Carter Page

In the first confirmation that the government conducted surveillance on President Donald Trump's team, the Federal Bureau of Investigation obtained a rare warrant to monitor Mr Page's communications from the top secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, the Post said on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Child among seven migrant bodies found off Libya

Child among seven migrant bodies found off Libya After non-stop back-to-back rescues, a total of 2,074 people were brought to safety, the coastguard said, a day after a shipwreck left at least 97 migrants feared drowned off Libya. More than 650 have died or are missing. Eleven more migrants of unknown origin were pulled from a small vessel in the Mediterranean Sea after a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation aircraft alerted the Spanish maritime... [Full Article...]

Operation to reclaim Mosul displaces almost half a million

An investigation has been launched to determine what type of gas was used. Mosul , the largest city in northern Iraq, was captured by the ultra-hardline Sunni Muslim fighters in mid 2014. Around two thirds of the overall number of displaced people fled their homes in west Mosul over the past two months alone. The US dropped more bombs and killed more civilians in Iraq and Syria in March tha... [Full Article...]

Man United beat league leaders Chelsea 2-0 at Old Traford

After the win against Chelsea , Mourinho admitted that his side is somewhat short of quality and he is expected to bolster his otherwise strong squad next summer. The whole point of United having fast wingers and Rashford playing wide at times was to give you that [mobility]. Herrera and Matteo Darmian did brilliant stifling jobs in man-marking Hazard and Pedro Rodriguez, respectively. [Full Article...]

North Korea UN envoy warns of possibility of nuclear war

North Korea UN envoy warns of possibility of nuclear war But the "gentleman" Trump referred to, Kim Jong-un, has only been in power since the 2011 death of his father, Kim Jong-il, so he certainly never negotiated with President Clinton. He later said he thought Xi "means well and I think he wants to help". "That's something that we've never seen tested". "We'll be conducting more missile tests on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis", Han said. [Full Article...]


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