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British Prime Minister May Calls for June 8 General Election

How strong is the United Kingdom economy? He did not say whether that meant he would vote against a Corbyn-led government after the general election. "The conservatives can always find money to go and bomb Libya or Syria or whichever other country in the Middle East that they happen to be attacking. [Full Article...]

United States accuses Iran of 'alarming provocations'

The Trump administration said on Tuesday it was launching an inter-agency review of whether the lifting of sanctions against Iran was in the United States' national security interests, while acknowledging that Tehran was complying with a deal to rein in its nuclear programme. [Full Article...]

Suspect in Facebook murder found dead, Cleveland police confirm

Suspect in Facebook murder found dead, Cleveland police confirm Stephens pulled out a gun and shot himself as the troopers approached the auto, Williams said. "We would like to have brought Steve in peacefully, and really talked to him and find out exactly why this happened". It appears that a tip-off led police to finding his auto in a McDonalds parking lot this morning, after which police briefly pursued Stephens. "I didn't know it was serious, and he just... [Full Article...]

Trump credits himself for Georgia runoff | Cap on charitable tax deductions eyed

Trump credits himself for Georgia runoff | Cap on charitable tax deductions eyed Trump apparently called Handel Wednesday morning to congratulate her, according to a muted tweet she sent out. The news also comes on a day in which Ossoff brought in a record amount of cash - $500,000 in a single day - for his runoff campaign against Handel, which is set for June 20. [Full Article...]

Not in a position to judge legality of Jadhav's death sentence

Not in a position to judge legality of Jadhav's death sentence Pakistan claims that its security forces had arrested Jadhav from the restive Baluchistan province on March 3 a year ago after he reportedly entered from Iran. However, Sharif said that "despite our desire for peaceful coexistence, we can not remain oblivious to defending our sovereignty and protecting our independence". [Full Article...]

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

The defense ministry said US and South Korean air forces were conducting an annual training exercise, codenamed Max Thunder, until April 28. Although North Korea calls itself the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the country is anything but democratic with restrictions on virtually every aspect of the lives of many unfortunate enough to live there. [Full Article...]

PM Turnbull Reveals Immigration Shake-Up With Axing Of 457 Visas

PM Turnbull Reveals Immigration Shake-Up With Axing Of 457 Visas Under the proposals, new arrivals would face a tougher citizenship test which would assess their commitment to Australia and their attitudes to religious freedom and gender equality. Turnbull is specifically targeting the 457 visa, similar to the H-1B visa in the U.S. that president Trump is trying to curb. "Good to see the PM is finally acting on the suggestions I made to him about the citizens... [Full Article...]

Church Bombing: Egypt Announces 3-Month State Of Emergency

Church Bombing: Egypt Announces 3-Month State Of Emergency The Islamic State claimed responsibility for both explosions through its semi-official Amaq news agency. At least 28 people died in a bomb blast inside a church in the northern city of Tanta, according to the ministry. More than 100 people remained injured, according to Egyptian authorities. "It is a disturbing development because it indicates we have the possibility of repeated and continued ... [Full Article...]

Uganda pulls troops from mission to catch warlord Kony

Uganda pulls troops from mission to catch warlord Kony The Ugandan army Wednesday has announced the end of pursuit operations in the Central African Republic (CAR) for the rebel Lord Resistance Army (LRA) and its wanted leader Joseph Kony, saying it has achieved its mission successfully. In a statement, Uganda's army said it had "successfully achieved" its mission to "neutralise" the LRA and its troops would withdraw from auto. Just last month the U... [Full Article...]

Tillerson and Putin find little more than disagreement in meeting

Tillerson and Putin find little more than disagreement in meeting During a heated UNSC meeting, Russia's Deputy UN Ambassador Vladimir Safronkov told the 15-member body that Western countries were wrong to blame Assad for the attack in the town of Khan Sheikhun. He reiterated previous Russian assertions that the chemical weapons attack last week that prompted a US Tomahawk missile barrage on a Syrian air base was either a rebel provocation or caused by Syrian ... [Full Article...]

Pence: US not seeking North Korea negotiations

Vice President Mike Pence acknowledged Wednesday that some of the Trump administration's promises have not yet come to fruition, but he is confident that efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act will be fruitful. He said that the dialogue could lead to formal talks on a U.S. -Japan trade agreement, but that he would leave that decision to the future. It's Tokyo's oldest temple, and ... [Full Article...]

France's Macron, Le Pen edge further ahead of Fillon, Melenchon in poll

France's Macron, Le Pen edge further ahead of Fillon, Melenchon in poll The top two vote-getters Sunday of the 11 candidates on the ballot advance to the May 7 presidential runoff. According to reuters, Opinion polls show the top four candidates within touching distance of each other after a surge by Melenchon in the last few weeks. [Full Article...]

Labour MPs set to be granted automatic reselection as candidates

Mr Corbyn will denounce those benefiting from the current system as "wealth extractors" and say it is only to be expected that they will oppose him. "This is yet more evidence of chaos from Jeremy Corbyn and Labour", he said. Perhaps the decision has been made easier by the realisation that by stepping aside and returning to civilian life, an MP's chances of becoming a minister are unchanged fro... [Full Article...]

Bomb 'kills dozens' of evacuees in Syria

Bomb 'kills dozens' of evacuees in Syria The blast hit the Rashidin area on Aleppo's outskirts, where dozens of buses carrying mostly Shiiite residents of two villages al-Foua and Kefraya that are being evacuated in a deal between warring sides were waiting to enter the city. He said the regime kills scores of people daily using all types of weaponry and doesn't need to kill its own sympathizers. Anthony Lake, UNICEF's executive dire... [Full Article...]

The Trump Administration 'Gets Tough' on North Korea

The United States will not be negotiating directly with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un anytime soon, Vice President Mike Pence told CNN in an exclusive interview. "Japan you are our friend, you are our ally", said Pence. Meanwhile, Yoo said Wednesday that although the Korean economy is showing signs of recovery, including healthy growth in the first quarter, it is too earlier to be optimi... [Full Article...]

Saudi embassy confirms United Kingdom attacker had been in Saudi Arabia

Saudi embassy confirms United Kingdom attacker had been in Saudi Arabia Rowley said two police officers targeted in the attack have significant injuries. British-born Islamic convert Khalid Masood, 52, was shot dead after killing four people including a policemen in a rampage on Wednesday when he rammed his vehicle into pedestrians and tried to force his way into the parliament building in central London . [Full Article...]

North Korea's 'provocative' actions 'can't continue'

North Korea's 'provocative' actions 'can't continue' A United States strike may prompt North Korea to immediately unleash artillery fire on Seoul and its surroundings, which is home to just more than half of South Korea's 51 million people, according to a report published by Stratfor past year. [Full Article...]

Trump takes first step toward H-1B reform

Trump takes first step toward H-1B reform Trump said in Tuesday's speech. Critics of the program say most H-1B visas are awarded for lower-paid jobs at outsourcing firms, many based in India. "The idea that Donald Trump is dramatically turning his back on his " America first " policy as well as his comment that the dollar is "too strong" are hurting the U.S. [Full Article...]

Spanish PM summoned to testify in corruption case

Spanish PM summoned to testify in corruption case The Gurtel case allegedly saw companies shower former PP lawmakers and civil servants with bribes in exchange for contracts. Both the Spanish solicitor general and anti-corruption public prosecutor had opposed Mr Rajoy's having to give evidence. [Full Article...]

White House defends portrayal of 'armada' push toward Korean peninsula

It is happening, rather". Spicer referred reporters to PACOM and the Department of Defense for details on the timing of the carrier group's arrival to the Korean Peninsula. The episode raised questions about whether major allies of the United States , like South Korea and Japan, had been informed of the carrier's whereabouts, and whether the misinformation undercut USA strategy to contain North... [Full Article...]


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