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Turkey's supreme election board rejects opposition referendum annulment bid

Turkey's supreme election board rejects opposition referendum annulment bid However, the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) has challenged the result. Earlier Monday, the White House had sidestepped questions on the referendum , with spokesman Sean Spicer saying the US wanted to let an worldwide commission review the results. [Full Article...]

As Trump warned North Korea, his 'armada' was headed towards Australia

As Trump warned North Korea, his 'armada' was headed towards Australia Screaming headlines in Far East news reports - and in the US - on the whereabouts of the Vinson proved to be premature. The official added that the strike group wouldn t be in the region before next week at the earliest - it is thousands of nautical miles from the Java Sea to the Sea of Japan. [Full Article...]

Venezuela: Teen and woman shot dead in protests

Throughout the day, those rallies often devolved into clashes between demonstrators and security forces - chaotic, violent scenes rent by tear gas, tossed rocks and even two reported deaths. "I tried to protect her as much as I could", added the boyfriend, crying beside her dead body. Demonstrators want new elections and the release of opposition politicians. [Full Article...]

'No doubt' Syria behind chemical attack: Mattis

'No doubt' Syria behind chemical attack: Mattis Despite recent tensions, Mr Trump said it would be "fantastic" if the United States and Russian Federation could have better relations. France's U.N. He said Assad's government was responsible. The rhetoric came as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson received an unusually hostile reception in Moscow , where any hope of better US-Russia relations were dashed by the American missile strike. [Full Article...]

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn insists he could still win Britain's snap election

To succeed in negotiations with European Union leaders she will need the flexibility to overrule party hard-liners who will oppose any concession on borders and regulation; that would be hard in the current Parliament. The Conservatives now hold 330 of the 650 seats. Both of these areas were taken from the Lib Dems by David Cameron in 2015, and Tim Farron's pro-EU party will be seeking on ... [Full Article...]

Jeremy Corbyn's No.2 John McDonnell insists 'we will win general election'

May, who took office after the Brexit vote last June, is seeking to capitalise on public support to increase her slim majority of 17 in the 650-seat House of Commons. As the parties scramble to get into campaign mode, Tory sources today indicated Mrs May's manifesto would include clear red lines on the Brexit negotiations. [Full Article...]

Korea on alert ahead of North's army anniversary

Korea on alert ahead of North's army anniversary Tensions have increased between North Korea and the United States in recent weeks. Tensions between the United States and the North have soared recently following a drumbeat of missile tests and fears that Pyongyang may be readying a sixth nuclear test . [Full Article...]

Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 91st birthday

Her parents set a tone for leadership that clearly has influenced their daughter's tenure. "Her Britannic Majesty's Secretary of State requests and requires in the name of Her Majesty all those whom it may concern to allow the bearer to pass freely without let or hindrance and to afford the bearer such assistance and protection as may be necessary". [Full Article...]

VP Pence reaffirms ties with Australia

Pence said Washington would continue working with Indonesia to combat terrorism. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence , second right, speaks with Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, third left, during a lunch reception for Australian and U.S. [Full Article...]

Why you should care about the French election

Hundreds of thousands of French nationals are eligible to vote in the United States, Canada and South America in one of the most unpredictable elections in decades, seen as crucial for the future of a deeply divided country and the beleaguered European Union. [Full Article...]

Defense secretary: Syria keeps chemical weapons

In the aftermath of the American strike, the US said that Russian Federation too was given forewarning. "They'd be ill-advised to try to use any of that again", Mattis said during a joint press conference with Israel's defense minister. [Full Article...]

Satellite spots 'three volleyball games' at North Korea nuclear test site

Satellite spots 'three volleyball games' at North Korea nuclear test site Joe Bermudez, an expert at Washington think tank 38 North, said: "We see that at three locations in the facility - in the main administrative area, at the support area, at the command centre and at the guard barracks near the command centre - they have volleyball games going on". [Full Article...]

Trump's visa executive order could have big impacts on Tennessee

Trump's visa executive order could have big impacts on Tennessee On April 18, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) titled "Buy American and Hire American". Specifically targeted: The H-1B visa program, which allows 85,000 foreign workers into the United States each year to take specific high-skilled jobs with US companies. [Full Article...]

North Korea warns U.S. to end military hysteria or face consequences

Leader Kim Jung-un oversaw the parade which was celebrating the 105th birthday of state founder Kim Il Sung, his grandfather. Kim Jong Un has overseen three nuclear tests and a string of missile and rocket launches since taking over after the death of his father, dictator Kim Jong Il, in late 2011. [Full Article...]

USA says Syria's Assad must go after chemical attack

USA says Syria's Assad must go after chemical attack The Syrian government and Moscow have denied that Syrian forces were behind the gas attack, but Western countries have dismissed their explanation that chemicals leaked from a rebel weapons depot after an air strike as not credible. The American strikes "aim at slowing the victories of the Syrian army and its allies, and reinforcing terrorist groups", they said in a statement. [Full Article...]

National Hockey League roundup: Blues, Sharks both win in OT

National Hockey League roundup: Blues, Sharks both win in OT With a collective, energized push that was as methodical as it was intense. The San Jose Sharks have been in this spot before and showed their toughness in game one after bouncing back from being down 0-2 after the first period. As Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau continue to grow old, this Oilers team will not be an easy first round matchup. It took every player on their bench to do it. [Full Article...]

Champs Elysées: French Media Releases Paris Shooter's Name

The Paris prosecutor Francois Molins confirmed the attacker's identity in a press conference. The Islamic State group's claim of responsibility just a few hours after the attack came unusually swiftly for the extremist group, which has been losing territory in Iraq and Syria. [Full Article...]

Jakarta election: Ex-education minister takes lead over Ahok

Jakarta election: Ex-education minister takes lead over Ahok Despite Purnama's first-round victory, former education minister Baswedan, 47, was initially seen as the favorite in the run-off because the votes from a third, Muslim candidate who was knocked out were expected to go to him. "Anies was largely the anti-Ahok candidate", Marcus Mietzner, an Indonesian politics expert at the Australian National University, said. "Only the president and the first l... [Full Article...]

Pence Admits Syria, Afghanistan Were Used as Props to Warn North Korea

Pence Admits Syria, Afghanistan Were Used as Props to Warn North Korea The alarming movement on the side of North Korea prompted the USA government, under the novice President Donald Trump, to also show force by sending troops near North Korea. With no U.S. trade representative yet in office and other key positions still unfilled, such nitty-gritty discussions will have to come later. "When we requested to restore the agreed language that was of political importa... [Full Article...]

Trump warns North Korea it has 'gotta behave'

Defiant North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has chosen to celebrate an important national holiday by sanctioning a video simulation of a missile being fired at a USA city - all set to rousing music. He added that "we need to apply pressure on North Korea, so they seriously respond to a dialogue" with the global community, urging China and Russian Federation to play more constructive roles on the issue... [Full Article...]


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