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The Prime Minister said the election was called to give the Prime Minister a greater mandate to secure a Brexit deal. "If they truly trusted the British people - and wanted to give them a real say over the future direction of this country - then they would have committed to a democratic vote on any final deal", she said. [Full Article...]

Prosecutors: Dortmund bus attack suspect acted out of greed

These would have entitled him to sell the 15,000 shares at a pre-determined price, which could have resulted in a substantial profit if their value had fallen in the meantime, prosecutors said. "That there were no additional injuries or even deaths was, as we now know, only because of the vast luck we had". Prosecutors also say there is no evidence linking an Iraqi arrested in the wake of the ... [Full Article...]

Family remember 'darling' son Brax, killed in Berwick smash

Family remember 'darling' son Brax, killed in Berwick smash Two men were also killed in separate crashes in Goornong and Alexandra on Friday, and a pedestrian was killed after he was hit by a 4WD in Shepparton on Friday evening. He said staff at the medical centre performed CPR but were unable to revive Brax. The child, a four-year-old boy, was treated at the scene but died about one hour later. [Full Article...]

Indonesia prosecutors call for 1-yr jail term for Jakarta governor

Asked by the BBC if his group was damaging Indonesia's pluralist democracy, he said: "Democracy doesn't stop someone from voting for a person from the same religion as you". More than 7 million people were eligible to vote, and thousands of police and military personnel were deployed to secure the 13,000-plus polling places. [Full Article...]

Arkansas executes first inmate since 2005

Lee's death late Thursday night was Arkansas' first execut. Lee, 51, who had long maintained his innocence in the 1993 murder of 26-year-old Debra Reese, also became the first inmate executed in Arkansas since 2005. The ruling came in an unprecedented lawsuit from drug distributor McKesson Corp., which alleged state officials misled the company when purchasing its supply of vecuronium bromide ... [Full Article...]

After North Korea Threatens 'Super-Mighty Preemptive Strike,' China on 'High Alert'

Trump is clearly on the mind of the North Korean leadership. The UN Security Council on Thursday condemned North Korea's latest failed missile test and demanded it not conduct any more nuclear tests. In a pair of recent Twitter posts, President Donald Trump referred to the Pyongyang regime as a "menace" that is "looking for trouble". 'But at the same time, ' the prime minister said, 'dialogu... [Full Article...]

To Explain Change On Abortion, Rauner Cites Economic Agenda

To Explain Change On Abortion, Rauner Cites Economic Agenda The legislation would fund elective abortions throughout pregnancy for any reason through the Medicaid and employee health insurance programs. "I have always been and will always be a strong supporter and protector of women's reproductive rights", Rauner said Friday. [Full Article...]

North Korea Ratchets Up Anti-US Rhetoric

Pence said the worldwide community, and China in particular, should put more diplomatic and economic pressure to get North Korea to abandon its nuclear arms and missiles. "North Korea is the most risky and urgent threat to peace and security in the Asia-Pacific", Mr Pence said. "The ball is in their court", Ambassador Nikki Haley told reporters. [Full Article...]

Trump administration denies Exxon request to drill in Russia

The Treasury Department said Friday that it would not issue any waivers to US companies - including ExxonMobil - seeking to do oil and gas drilling with Russian Federation in violation of current economic sanctions. The U.S. government says it will not waive trade sanctions for U.S. companies seeking to drill for oil in Russian Federation, including for U.S. oil giant ExxonMobil. [Full Article...]

North Korea blows up United States in alarming video simulation

The Trump administration is focusing its North Korea strategy on tougher sanctions, possibly including an oil embargo, a global ban on its airline, intercepting cargo ships and punishing Chinese banks doing business with Pyongyang, Reuters reported last week, citing usa officials. [Full Article...]

Timeline of administration's statements shows confusion about location of US aircraft carrier

The move was apparently made over fears North Korea would carry out a sixth nuclear test. The narrative last week was that the USA and its allies in the western Pacific were gearing up for a showdown with strongman Kim Jong Un ahead of the anniversary of the birth of his grandfather, the late North Korean leader Kim Il Sung. [Full Article...]

Bishop Angaelos comments on church attacks in Egypt

Bishop Angaelos comments on church attacks in Egypt Egypt's interior ministry said today it had identified the suicide bomber behind a deadly attack at the weekend outside a church in the coastal city of Alexandria . The United States embassy in Cairo also condemned the attacks in two statements , pledging solidarity with Egypt against terrorism. Even though his aunt was Muslim, Fathi said she would sometimes say her prayers at the churc... [Full Article...]

Keith Palmer's Body Will Receive Rare Honour Before Funeral

Palmer was killed when deranged Khalid Masood ploughed through crowds on Westminster Bridge, killing five innocent pedestrians before stabbing the experienced cop outside the Houses of Parliament. Members of the public outside were able to watch proceedings on screens outside. Police forces from around the country are to attend the service, and Virgin Trains is providing free travel to all polic... [Full Article...]

US, Indonesia seek to cut trade barriers

To be fair, a version of these words is parroted by most Western leaders, including Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, when they visit Indonesia. The Vinson's location and itinerary have been the subject of controversy in recent days: on Saturday, a photo published on Flickr showed her in the Sunda Strait when she was widely believed to be approaching the Korean Peninsula, some 3,000 nm to the n... [Full Article...]

White House downplays Australia tensions ahead of VP visit

Australia's relationship with the new administration in Washington got off to a rocky start when Trump lambasted Turnbull over the resettlement arrangement, which Trump labelled a " dumb " deal. Robinson noted that it took Obama three years to visit Australia after he was elected, while former Vice President Joe Biden waited seven years before traveling Down Under. [Full Article...]

Le Pen Calls for French Border Controls to Be Restored Now

The assault left one police officer dead and two others injured, one of whom remains in hospital. ISIS claimed that the attack - days before the first round of voting and just as candidates were taking part in a TV debate - was carried out by one of its "fighters", whom it called "the Belgian". [Full Article...]

North Korea promises 'super-mighty' pre-emptive strike

The threat came after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the United States continues to look at ways to pressure North Korea over its nuclear program. The term "reckless" is one the North Koreans have used to describe ongoing large-scale USA and South Korean military exercises, which the North calls a dress rehearsal for an invasion. [Full Article...]

China, Germany must do more to cut trade surpluses

China, Germany must do more to cut trade surpluses The report shows the Trump administration is taking an approach to foreign exchange based on data rather than politics, said Nathan Sheets, a former U.S. "China will need to demonstrate that its lack of intervention to resist appreciation over the last three years represents a durable policy shift by letting the RMB [renminbi] rise with market forces once appreciation pressures resume", the repor... [Full Article...]

Marine Le Pen slips behind Emmanuel Macron in French election race

Marine Le Pen slips behind Emmanuel Macron in French election race Trump said: "Whoever is the toughest on radical Islamic terrorism, and whoever is the toughest at the borders , will do well in the election". "From this weak government of inaction I demand the immediate restoration of our national borders", she wrote following reports that the main suspect had traveled to France from Belgium, where recent terrorist attacks exposed serious failures in auth... [Full Article...]

The 53 constituencies most likely to change hands in the general election

The early election is the latest twist a turbulent year in British politics, which was plunged into turmoil when the country unexpectedly voted to leave the European Union last year. Jeremy Corbyn's Labour could emerge from the forthcoming general election in third place behind the Liberal Democrats in terms of vote share, according to one of the UK's leading political scientists. [Full Article...]

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