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China urges U.S. and North Korea to refrain from provoking each other

China urges U.S. and North Korea to refrain from provoking each other Choe is considered by outside analysts to be the country's most powerful official after the leader Kim Jong Un. " We will respond to an all-out war with an all-out war and a nuclear war with our style of a nuclear attack ", Choe said. "He is making a big mistake", the US President said. Inside North Korea: The pictures Kim Jong-un doesn't want you to see Wed, April 12, 2017 Photographer Eric L... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom prime minister defends decision to seek snap election

Explaining her change of heart on an early election, May said: "I have concluded the only way to guarantee certainty and security for years ahead is to hold this election". Mrs May will win the coming poll, but in the eyes of some voters she will now be the Prime Minister who went back on a clear promise. The party that wins a majority in Parliament is invited to form a Government, with its lea... [Full Article...]

Trump tries to clarify his stance on China

Trump tries to clarify his stance on China Experts warn that by its very nature, shooting down one of North Korea's test missiles would bring a substantial risk of escalation - and perhaps push the scope of consequences outside the Pentagon's control and impact US allies in the region, particularly Japan and South Korea. [Full Article...]

Trump Congratulates Turkey's Erdogan On Disputed Referendum Vote

Trump Congratulates Turkey's Erdogan On Disputed Referendum Vote Prime Minister and AKP leader Binali Yildirim said Erdogan can rejoin the party he founded in 2001 once official results of the plebiscite, granting him sweeping powers, are announced. Opponents accuse him of leading a drive toward one-man rule in Turkey, a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member that borders Iran, Iraq and Syria and whose stability is of vital importance to the United States an... [Full Article...]

Theresa May seeks snap general election on June 8

The Telegraph reflected the nation's surprise at the imminent election: "May's bolt from the blue". Underlining divisions the vote is unlikely to mend, however, Nicola Sturgeon, first minister of the Scottish government, described the decision as a "huge political miscalculation" that could help her efforts to hold a new independence referendum. [Full Article...]

Turkish parliament approves extension of state of emergency for another three months

Turkish parliament approves extension of state of emergency for another three months He attributed the reason for the extension to the struggle against terror threats, primarily against the so-called Fetullah Terrorist Organisation (FETO) that the government accuses of staging coup attempt on July 15, 2016. The failed July 15 coup attempt, which left 248 people dead and almost 2,200 injured, was organized by followers of the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ) led by Fetullah Gülen, who ... [Full Article...]

Blues Defying Critics, Three up on Wild

Louis for a 3-0 lead in their first-round playoff series. Bryan Rust added two goals for Pittsburgh, and Marc-Andre Fleury overcame a shaky first period to make 33 saves. Minnesota put 19 shots on goal in the third period, but couldn't beat Allen. The Wild are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in St. Louis, 2-8 in the last 10 meetings and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. [Full Article...]

China's economy gains steam; 1Q growth fastest since 2015

Analysts said government spending and a property boom spurred by easy credit were the main factors helping to driving stronger demand. In the first quarter, production totalled 201.1 million tonnes, up 4.6% from the same period a year earlier, and another all time high. [Full Article...]

Scots would 'know more' about Brexit by 2019 vote - but uncertainty remains

Scots would 'know more' about Brexit by 2019 vote - but uncertainty remains If the SNP gain well over 50% this time, how could May maintain her stance that "now is not the time" for a second independence vote, when more than half the Scottish electorate had effectively voted for a party that, in May's own words, "say they will vote against the legislation that formally repeals Britain's membership of the European Union"? Ms Sturgeon said: " She is clearly betting that t... [Full Article...]

'Reluctant' May seeks early elections in UK

'Reluctant' May seeks early elections in UK In purely constitutional terms, the criticism is irrelevant; elections in Britain and in all countries with a British-style system of government such as Singapore are about parties rather than individuals, and whoever is the leader of the biggest party is also prime minister. [Full Article...]

British PM May calls for early election to strengthen Brexit hand

British PM May calls for early election to strengthen Brexit hand Justifying her abrupt U-turn, May said that if she did not hold an election now, the "political game-playing" of the government's critics would continue. The colour blue is associated with the Conservative Party. Political pundits in Britain are also attributing the move as a direct attack on a weakened Opposition, the Labour party under Jeremy Corbyn's leadership. [Full Article...]

Jose Mourinho explains how Manchester United stopped Chelsea

Chelsea will play Tottenham Hotspur in the semi-finals of the FA CUP later this week. Despite the loss, Chelsea are still favourites to lift the trophy in Conte's first season with just six games left. "We reacted after Palace, we bounced back with two wins so it's a similar thing". "We must have great enthusiasm to play these last six games, with patience and a great will to fight". [Full Article...]

Syrian Conflict Continues To Take Devastating Toll On Children

Syrian Conflict Continues To Take Devastating Toll On Children It was not immediately clear whether further evacuations were taking place on Sunday. Body parts and the belongings of evacuees - including clothes, dishes and even televisions - were still strewn at the scene of the attack Sunday, an AFP correspondent said . [Full Article...]

In Georgia's Sixth Congressional District, Big Outside Group Donations Favor GOP

In Georgia's Sixth Congressional District, Big Outside Group Donations Favor GOP He needed 50.1 percent to avoid the runoff, set for June 20. That makes this race something of a double whammy for Democrats: They see not only the chance to win a seat that has been in Republican hands for almost 40 years, but also an opportunity to put a Democrat in a seat once held by the man Trump has charged with dismantling Obamacare. [Full Article...]

Britain urges N. Korea to stop nuclear weapons drive

Britain urges N. Korea to stop nuclear weapons drive North Korea is likely to mark Kim Il Sung's birthday on Saturday with a full military parade, according to NK News journalists now in Pyongyang. "We're prepared to respond to an all-out war with an all-out war", said Choe Ryong-hae, believed to be the country's second most powerful official. [Full Article...]

Lady Gaga, Prince William shine light on stigma of mental health

Lady Gaga, Prince William shine light on stigma of mental health In the largest survey of its kind, we asked over 2,500 people living with mental health problems about disclosure of mental health problems and experiences of seeking support. Kensington Palace released a video of William chatting online to singer Lady Gaga about her struggles . The 32-year-old prince acknowledged that he spent almost 20 years "not thinking" about the death of his mother, Pri... [Full Article...]

British Prime Minister Theresa May calls for snap general election

British Prime Minister Theresa May calls for snap general election Currency traders said May was seeking to turn her lead in the opinion polls into a successful election result and express a Conservative Party vision in the coming Brexit negotiations. The Prime Minister will require the support of two-thirds of MPs to go to the country, with a vote scheduled in the Commons on Wednesday after the surprise announcement, The Telegraph reported. [Full Article...]

State Opening of Parliament likely to be delayed following snap general election

State Opening of Parliament likely to be delayed following snap general election She argued it was an appeal for the British people to put their trust in her on Brexit, but then in the same interview refused to give more detail about exactly what she wants out of a negotiations. "That's what this is about, it's about asking the people to trust me, to trust us in government, to give us that mandate to go and get that really good deal for the United Kingdom". [Full Article...]

Palestinian prisoners' hunger strike leader sent to solitary

They were five counts of murder and membership in a terrorist organization. The protest began Tuesday and was led by Marwan Barghouti, imprisoned since 2002. But IPS spokesman Assaf Librati was quoted by the Times of Israel as saying that the hunger strikers would be disciplined. "It is to be emphasised that the IPS does not negotiate with prisoners". [Full Article...]

INTERNATIONAL: UK Prime Minister to seek general election on June 8

Britain's next election had been scheduled for May 2020, but a two-thirds majority vote in parliament could overrule that. Sterling jumped along with gold, and stocks and the US dollar fell on Tuesday, after Britain called a snap election for June, adding to investors concern about geopolitical instability. [Full Article...]


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