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New UK Government Could Reverse Brexit, European Parliament President Says

Appearing at a campaign event in central England, May refused to say whether she would rule out higher taxes when asked three times by reporters. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: "We welcome the general election but this is a Prime Minister who promised there wouldn't be one, a Prime Minister who can not be trusted". [Full Article...]

War on homosexuals: Chechnya builds concentration camps for LGBT community

War on homosexuals: Chechnya builds concentration camps for LGBT community The Chechen Republic is a federal subject of Russian Federation, ruled by authoritarian Ramzan Kadyrov , a close ally of Vladimir Putin's. "The Russian LGBT Networks is highly disturbed and concerned about the information on the kidnapping and killing of people in Chechnya due to their sexual orientation". [Full Article...]

Lavrov: US strike on Syria aimed at destroying settlement, changing regime

Lavrov said the deal would apply only if the USA and its allies targeted terrorists, not Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces. Mr Trump's comments came at the end of a day of high-level diplomacy in Moscow , after USA secretary of state Rex Tillerson met Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian president Vladimir Putin in Moscow . [Full Article...]

United States will honour refugee deal Trump dubbed 'dumb', Pence tells Australia

So Pence has a pretty big task ahead of him to start charming Aussies and their leaders. The beginning of Pence's tour this Thursday and his contacts here, the high official has an agenda mainly on trade, regional security and struggle against terrorism, but in the first place it attracts the attention of economists. [Full Article...]

Hawaii lawmakers criticize Sessions' island judge remarks

Hawaii lawmakers criticize Sessions' island judge remarks Does Hawaii count as less of a state than, say, Alabama? The attorney general's statement , which was first flagged by CNN's KFile, garnered widespread criticism, including from Hawaii Sen. "Jeff Sessions' comments are ignorant & unsafe". VELSHI: Sir, I think the issue - the issue is - the issue is, as a former USA attorney and a former US senator and as a lawyer, you sort of diminished a ... [Full Article...]

Trump and Italian PM stress importance of defeating ISIS

Prior to their meeting Thursday, Gentiloni said he planned to push Trump to keep the USA focused on Libya and the migrant crisis, both during the White House visit and again during next month's G7 Summit. To keep maintenance and training up, the Italian military has increasingly dipped into the mission budget voted through by Parliament, making it a key element of funding. [Full Article...]

Possible Shutdown, Health Care Quagmire Awaiting Congress

Trump's presidency is approaching the symbolic 100-day mark, but his GOP allies in Congress have been tempering expectations that the president would emerge as a big victor. Lawmakers were said to be making progress on a spending bill to prevent a government shutdown next week, but the White House has purportedly thrown a wrench into negotiations with a series of demands. [Full Article...]

May: Early election will strengthen UK's hand in Brexit negotiations

When Theresa May stepped out onto Downing Street yesterday to announce a general election in just 50 days' time, it's safe to say very few people were excited. "With a bigger majority she can afford more defections", Ford said, adding: "It would give May more freedom to compromise". Outspoken critics of the then Labour leader's policies, I was hoping they'd call him Blairite scum and deman... [Full Article...]

North Korea prepares 'pre-emptive strike' in wake of USA 'recklessness'

North Korea prepares 'pre-emptive strike' in wake of USA 'recklessness' After the attack on Syria, the U.S. dropped a GBU-43, regarded as the most powerful conventional bomb, on an Islamic State base in Afghanistan on April 13. provocation. North Korea put its military might on display during a parade in the heart of Pyongyang while the regime showed off some of its latest arsenal. [Full Article...]

Le Pen says France must reinstate border checks to fight 'Islamist terrorism'

French authorities say the gunman, named swiftly by the Islamic State terror group via its Amaq news agency as Belgian Abu Yousif al-Bajiki, opened fire on a police vehicle parked on the Champs-Élysées, hitting three police officers and a tourist during the attack outside a Marks and Spencer clothing store. [Full Article...]

'Mother of all Bombs' kills 36 ISIS militants, afghan officials say

'Mother of all Bombs' kills 36 ISIS militants, afghan officials say Formally known as the GBU-43, or massive ordnance air blast (MOAB) bomb, it is the largest non-nuclear bomb ever used in combat by the USA military. Afghan defence officials have said the 21,600-pound (9,797-kg) GBU-43, dropped late on Thursday in the eastern province of Nangarhar, had killed almost 100 suspected militants, though they acknowledged this was an estimate and not based on an actual... [Full Article...]

Navy Jet Attached to USS Carl Vinson Crashes Near Philippines

The move comes as North Korea has shown signs of preparing for an intercontinental ballistic missile test and a sixth nuclear test. The "armada" that President Trump said he was sending to deter North Korea still hasn't arrived - and it has thousands more miles to cover if it actually does sail to the Korean Peninsula. [Full Article...]

Leading Candidate in French Presidential Race

Leading Candidate in French Presidential Race Meanwhile, France says it is tightening security for the presidential election after an April 20 terrorist attack killed a police officer in Paris . "I'll let the voters of France decide this Sunday what direction they want their country to go in", he said . ISIS claimed that the attack was carried out by one of its "fighters", whom it called "the Belgian". [Full Article...]

Trump says Dreamers should 'rest easy'

However, hardliners in Iran believe that the bluffing, because it would be risking a diplomatic crisis with the five other signatories, Britain, China, France , Germany and Russian Federation. US President Donald Trump has also promised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu he will not allow Iran develop a nuclear weapon ever. These are sanctions related to Iran's terrorist activitie... [Full Article...]

Russian army denies building up forces near North Korea - Ifax

Russian army denies building up forces near North Korea - Ifax North Korea watchers had also speculated that the regime was ready to conduct an underground nuclear test, but no evidence of any such activity has been detected. North Korea reacted angrily to the resolution, calling the statement "impudent words" and pointed fingers at the United States as the main aggressor in the region. [Full Article...]

Islamic State claims Champs Elysees police killing

For Sunday's presidential vote, the government is mobilizing more than 50,000 police and gendarmes to protect the 70,000 polling stations, with an additional 7,000 soldiers also on patrol. Belgian authorities said they had no information about the suspect. Some believed French stoicism would prevent a lurch to the right in the presidential vote, even though the attack dominated French headlines. [Full Article...]

Egypt's President announces a three-month state of emergency

Egypt's President announces a three-month state of emergency In response, President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi announced a three-month state of emergency, the BBC reports . In a separate graphic published by Amaq, ISIS recalled its December 2016 bombing of a Coptic church that killed 26. George Church. Open Doors works alongside believers in Egypt, number 21 on the World Watch List , in a variety of ways. The most horrific aspect about this attack is th... [Full Article...]

Turkey's Erdogan says to meet Trump in USA in May

Turkey's Erdogan says to meet Trump in USA in May In particular, the electoral board's decision to accept ballots that didn't bear official stamps, as required by Turkish law, raised questions. The board said it objected appeals presented by the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP ), the People's Democratic Party (HDP ) as well as the "Patriotic Party", as ten members decided against annulling the vote, while only one voted in favo... [Full Article...]

Petitions to cancel Turkey referendum result rejected by electoral board

Petitions to cancel Turkey referendum result rejected by electoral board Bulent Tezcan, deputy chairman of the opposition Republican People's Party, or CHP, said the party filed a formal request seeking the referendum be annulled due to voting irregularities. Observers also criticized the government for holding the vote during a state of emergency that was imposed after the failed coup in July against Mr. [Full Article...]

UK's May easily wins parliament's backing for election in June

The House of Commons can pave the way for an early vote by approving it with a two-thirds majority, or it can defeat the prime minister in a vote of confidence and have that result stand for two weeks. May had opposed the idea of a snap poll since she came to office following the resignation of her Conservative Party predecessor David Cameron over Brexit. [Full Article...]

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