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British PM May says June election result 'not certain' despite front-runner status

The decision to hold the election on 8 June - three years earlier than scheduled - was approved on Wednesday, with 522 MPs in favour and 13 against. The Conservatives responded to Corbyn's plan to go on the offensive over education by drawing attention to Labour's record in Wales, where it oversees education as part of a coalition with the one Liberal Democrat assembly member. [Full Article...]

JK: Two Lashkar terrorists neutralised in Budgam

JK: Two Lashkar terrorists neutralised in Budgam Police said security forces surrounded Hayatpora village in Chadoora tehsil of Budgam following specific information about presence of militants there. Reinforcements have been rushed to the village which was cordoned off to flush out the militants, the official added. Meanwhule, GNS said that according to police sources, both the militants have been identified as Younis Ganai, a Chadoora reside... [Full Article...]

Afghan officials: 100 casualties in Afghanistan attack

Defense Ministry spokesman Daulat Waziri said on April 22 that the victims were nearly all members of the 209th Corps of the Afghan National Army. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because the government has yet to release exact casualty figures. [Full Article...]

Russian President - Serious Blow To Russian-US Relations

Ms Haley said that the decision to launch the missile strikes had been to tell Syrian president Bashar al-Assad that "enough is enough" and to let Russian Federation know that is was no longer acceptable to "cover for the regime" anymore. [Full Article...]

North Korea's Missile Threat

Earlier this week, Trump praised Chinese efforts to rein in "the menace of North Korea" after North Korean state media warned the United States of a "super-mighty preemptive strike". Pyongyang periodically warns Washington of the dire consequences of taking on North Korea militarily. Asked by host Liz Wheeler whether the US was on the verge of any armed conflict with the North Koreans, Kredo sai... [Full Article...]

Le Pen 'exploited Paris shooting to boost campaign'

Le Pen 'exploited Paris shooting to boost campaign' Fillon is among four candidates bunched at the head of the pack going into Sunday's first-round vote. Later on Friday, Trump signed a new executive order aimed at financial services which is expected to take another step towards rolling back Obama-era regulations on the sector. [Full Article...]

Venezuela shop owner says looting like 'war'

April 19: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Washington is anxious the Maduro government "is violating its own constitution". The protests were further fuelled when the Government barred the opposition's best-known leader, two-time presidential candidate Henrique Capriles, from holding public office. [Full Article...]

UK lawmakers back May's call for June election

The Parliament's backing for snap polls plunged Britain back into political uncertainty weeks before the start of negotiations on leaving the European Union. Parliament will still sit for another fortnight, but party leaders wasted no time in hitting the campaign trail on Wednesday evening. "The future of its leader Jeremy Corbyn is also at stake", he said. [Full Article...]

NASA Livestreams 360-Degree View Of Rocket Launch

NASA Livestreams 360-Degree View Of Rocket Launch It's due there Saturday. NASA's shipper, Orbital ATK, asked Glenn's widow, Annie, for permission to use his name for the spacecraft, following his December death. Tuesday's launch marked the first time NASA, in coordination with the ULA and Orbital ATK , has broadcast a rocket launch with a 360-degree view, which should "virtually place the public at the based of the rocket during launch". [Full Article...]

May wins House of Commons backing for snap general election

The majority of 509 votes gives UK Prime Minister Theresa May her two-thirds majority, which is required to call an election under the Fixed Term Parliament Act. Ms May, who has described herself as "not a showy politician", said she would rather talk directly to voters. Polls give May's governing party a lead of about 20 percentage points, enough to command a majority that could be more than 100 ... [Full Article...]

US sees increased activity by Chinese bomber aircraft

Trump said he has held out the prospect of a better trade deal with China if it helps solve the North Korea problem. South Korea and the United States have also been conducting annual joint military exercises, which the North routinely criticizes as a prelude to invasion. [Full Article...]

Le Pen demands closure of all Islamist mosques in France

Far-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon wants France to rip up global trade treaties and quit NATO, while conservative Francois Fillon's reputation has been sullied by a nepotism scandal. The vote is being closely watched as a pivotal event amid a global swing to the right, including Trump's election in November and Britain's decision to exit the European Union last summer, a move the United Sta... [Full Article...]

Turkish FM: Trump and Erdogan to meet in May

According to observers from the OSCE and human rights body the Council of Europe, the procedures used in the referendum campaign and during the vote in Turkey did not meet global standards. He accused the board of "changing the rules midgame". Becky Anderson reported from Ankara . Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has insisted that his plans to assume sweeping new powers do not ma... [Full Article...]

Security Forces Mobilized For Election After Paris Attack

But analysts warned Thursday's shooting could change that. France is going to the polls on Sunday to vote in what is likely to be a highly contested presidential election. "It is true that maybe her father was more reluctant, but a lot of people in the political party now are homosexual and she never says she finds it unnatural", a gay Frenchman told the BBC . [Full Article...]

OMB preps for shutdown, WH says it's unlikely

OMB preps for shutdown, WH says it's unlikely Democrats, however, aren't going for it. But White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said in an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday that the wall and the money for more immigration agents are priorities. House approval of an Obamacare repeal would give the president a legislative victory to boast about before his 100th day in office April 29. Congress could pass a short-term... [Full Article...]

With tears, tattoos, Prince fans remember him a year later

And there's this. Morris Day - lead singer of The Time and Prince's nemesis in " Purple Rain " - released a new song in his honor. Even when Prince was a diminutive runaway, his former Grand Central bandmates recall that he had the famously taciturn persona and autodidact focus that would make him a star. [Full Article...]

Pope condemns Aleppo bus convoy attack as 'ignoble'

Pope condemns Aleppo bus convoy attack as 'ignoble' According to Tasnim dispatches, over 118 evacuees from the Shiite-populated towns of Foua and Kefraya were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself off near the buses at a transit point west of Aleppo Saturday. A spokesman for Guterres has condemned the attack in Rashideen, and called on all parties involved in the evacuation agreement to ensure the safety of those waiting to be transported. [Full Article...]

Trump Teases Tax Plan to Come Next Week

The executive order and two presidential memorandums come as Trump is scrambling for achievements as the 100-day mark in the White House approaches. President Trump signed a set of executive actions Friday ordering a review of significant 2016 tax regulations along with two separate reviews aimed at rolling back Dodd-Frank financial regulations. [Full Article...]

US Carrier Group Will Arrive Near Korean Peninsula Within Days

The pilot ejected and was safely recovered by a rescue helicopter. National Security Adviser Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster said on Fox News the next day, it was "prudent" to move the strike group near the Korean Peninsula because "North Korea has been engaged in a pattern of provocative behavior". [Full Article...]

3 judges to hear appeal of Hawaii ruling blocking travel ban

3 judges to hear appeal of Hawaii ruling blocking travel ban I am frankly dumbfounded that our nation's top lawyer would attack our independent judiciary. The order did not provide any details about the judges' vote or reasoning. Watson's chambers are in Honolulu , on the island of Oahu. Hirono wrote that, "In spite of the Justice Department's attempt to walk back the attorney general's comments, his words reflect this administration's discriminatory att... [Full Article...]


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