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Labour party to scrap Theresa May's Brexit plan if it wins election

Labour party to scrap Theresa May's Brexit plan if it wins election The Labour Party had previously set out six tests for a successful Brexit - including maintaining a strong, collaborative relationship with the European Union, protecting security cooperation, delivering for the whole of the United Kingdom and introducing a fair immigration system. [Full Article...]

Russia vows to get Ukrainian separatists to comply with deal

Russia vows to get Ukrainian separatists to comply with deal This was stated by foreign policy chief of the EU Federica Mogherini while speaking at a news conference in Moscow . Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, right, welcomes European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini for their meeting n Moscow , Russia , Monday, April 24, 2017. [Full Article...]

General election 2017: 'No apology' for Labour's union ties

General election 2017: 'No apology' for Labour's union ties The veteran peace campaigner, whose Labour Party is around 20 points behind the ruling Conservatives in opinion polls, set out his position on a range of security and foreign policies, saying he would look again at Britain's nuclear deterrent and was against using nuclear weapons. [Full Article...]

S Korea ousted leader Park charged in corruption probe

With the indictment, the prosecutors ended a six-month, multifaceted probe into the corruption scandal that forced Park out of office last month. Prosecutors from the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' officer [official website] also indicted Shin Dong-bin [Forbes profile], chairman of the Lotte Group [official website], on similar bribery charges but did not move to have Dong-bin detaine... [Full Article...]

Astronaut Peggy Whitson Breaks Record; Will Receive Congratulatory Call from the President

Ms. Whitson called her record "a huge honor" and credited NASA , which she said is excited about Mr. Trump signing a bill that aims for a USA -led mission to Mars sometime in the 2030s. Whitson was 56 when she left for her third long-term mission aboard the space station last November, making her the oldest USA woman in space, as we reported. [Full Article...]

North Korea marks anniversary with massive artillery drill

North Korea marks anniversary with massive artillery drill The drill has involved Army, Navy and Air Force. The USS Ronald Reagan and its carrier strike group are based at the Japanese port of Yokosuka. US President Donald Trump said earlier this month in a TV interview he was sending an "armada" and that the US had submarines which are "very powerful, far more powerful than the aircraft carrier". [Full Article...]

The French Election Made These US Stocks Winners

The French Election Made These US Stocks Winners Marine Le Pen has denounced these remarks and worked to broaden her party's appeal. Although generally understood as a far-right politician, on social issues, she is not traditionally conservative. Far-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon came in second in the Pas-de-Calais region in northern France, with 19.25 percent of the vote. An updated estimation by research firm Elabe for local broadcast... [Full Article...]

Former US President George HW Bush staying in hospital few more days

Former US President George HW Bush staying in hospital few more days Bush was hospitalized April 14 for treatment of a persistent cough. Doctors determined that the 41st president had pneumonia and successfully treated him. This is the third hospitalization for Bush this year. His spokesman, Jim McGrath tweeted an update Monday on the former president's condition. In an earlier bout with pneumonia, Bush spent more than two weeks at Houston Methodist in Januar... [Full Article...]

French election: Le Pen, Macron... or Mélenchon?

French election: Le Pen, Macron... or Mélenchon? Le Pen is an outspoken critic of the European Union and its liberal refugee resettlement plans. Le Pen and Macron have jostled for the lead in opinion polls , with conservative candidate Francois Fillon third and far-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon fourth. [Full Article...]

Abe, Pence urge Beijing to do more on North Korea

Beijing is also dealing with divided public opinion domestically. The rather explosive mock-up video may lead people to wonder how things have escalated to this point, apparently, the North Korean tension is the result of several events in the past weeks. [Full Article...]

Bilic: Randolph may be on the bench for rest of season

Bilic: Randolph may be on the bench for rest of season The point means West Ham are seven points above the relegation places with only four games remaining but Bilic insists the battle to best the drop is far from over. "It wasn't just about stopping Lukaku, but he has scored 24 goals and is a major threat of course", he said . We want to make the next step with this club towards a higher level. [Full Article...]

N Korea displays vast military parade, warns United States amid nuclear test fears

N Korea displays vast military parade, warns United States amid nuclear test fears Weapons analysts have suggested intercontinental ballistic missiles may have been among the military hardware presented during the parade in the capital of Pyongyang. Saturday's display was worrying, Hanham said. Kim Jong-un reviews the parade featuring new long-range missiles. "At a time and at a place where the headquarters deems necessary, it will take place". [Full Article...]

Activists protest at French embassy against Le Pen

Activists protest at French embassy against Le Pen Far right candidate says incumbent is 'completely discredited'. Most polls show Macron with a comfortable lead ahead of the vote. They added, however, that concerns over geopolitical risks were likely to persist, limiting the yen's declines and tempering the dollar's gains against the Japanese currency. [Full Article...]

A closer look at Iran's presidential candidates

A closer look at Iran's presidential candidates The disqualification of Ahmadinejad, a two-term president, draws attention to the criteria that the Guardian Council, the governmental body which vets candidates, uses in the selection process. Meanwhile, Iran's Interior Ministry said there would be no live debates in the run-up to the elections. Worldwide sanctions not be lifted as promised and the country's economy had not improved, Mr Mirsalim ... [Full Article...]

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is security 'bulwark', says Trump in reversal

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is security 'bulwark', says Trump in reversal Lavrov again denied Russia's ally the Syrian government was responsible. In western Syria, we will assist the forces fighting against ISIS; in eastern Syria, we will enforce former president Obama's alleged red line on chemical weapons, but otherwise stay out of the fight. [Full Article...]

UK Could Face Legal Battle over Air Pollution Delay

UK Could Face Legal Battle over Air Pollution Delay The government lodged the lengthy application shortly before 7pm on Friday, which was too late for the court to accept. Fresh legal action could be taken against the Government after it sought to delay publishing plans to tackle air pollution until after the General Election on 8 June . [Full Article...]

Xi calls Trump, urges restraint on N.Korea

Xi calls Trump, urges restraint on N.Korea Washington and its allies fear Pyongyang could be preparing to conduct another nuclear missile test or launch more ballistic missiles. And trigger-happy leader Kim Jong-un's finger is hovering above the red button just as an "armada" of USA warships approaches the Korean peninsula. [Full Article...]

Britain's Labour to guarantee European Union citizens rights if wins election

Britain's Labour to guarantee European Union citizens rights if wins election The party would scrap May's Brexit plan - outlined in a White Paper in February - which envisages leaving the single market and customs union. Labour, the Liberal Democrats and other parties could now defeat the Government over a final Brexit deal if they could persuade a small number of Tory rebels to join them. [Full Article...]

Euro jumps to 5-month high in French election relief rally

Le Pen secured 21.5 per cent of Sunday's vote putting her through to the second round along with Emmanuel Macron of En Marche! who gained 23.8 per cent. French far-right leader Marine Le Pen poses for a selfie after a haircut in Paris on Monday. Opinion polls on Monday saw Macron attracting at least 60 percent of the votes on May 7. [Full Article...]

Ann Coulter is not letting Berkeley off easy for calling off speech

Coulter has vowed to stick to the original April 27 date, which she says was tacitly agreed to by the UC-Berkeley administration when she agreed to conditions that the university set, such as limiting the audience of the speech to students and declining to announce the location of the speech until shortly before it begins. [Full Article...]


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