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United Kingdom prime minister defends decision to seek snap election

They voted 522 to 13 to authorise an early poll, with the Prime Minister easily securing the support of two-thirds of MPs required to dissolve Parliament and bring the election forward from the scheduled date of 2020. Ms May said the election was about "leadership and stability" ahead of the Brexit talks. It could be worse for the Prime Minister. While some market uncertainty is expected in the short-term, advisers argue a bigger mandate for the Conservative party would give more clarity ... Read More

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US 'Disturbed' By Reports Of Gay Abuse In Chechyna, Calls For Probe

US 'Disturbed' By Reports Of Gay Abuse In Chechyna, Calls For Probe

They wanted to get names of my gay friends from me. Asked to comment on the Novaya Gazeta report, Kadyrov's spokesman claimed that such punitive treatment of gay men in Chechnya was impossible since they "do not exist" in the region. "By helping me, the Network has handed me a reprieve - but they'll find me in the end", he says quietly. New York City-Human Rights First today praised to U.S. Read More

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Italy's Emma Morano, the world's oldest person, dies at 117

Italy's Emma Morano, the world's oldest person, dies at 117

In an exclusive interview with Loop News past year, Brown reflected on life growing up in post-emancipation Jamaica, as the country remained under British rule and the island's black majority remained oppressed. The marriage had never been healthy, she said. "Her sense of humour is her therapy". "Today she has slowed down a bit, reducing the number to two some days because she says three can be too much", Bava was reported saying by Reuters past year. Read More

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French Candidates Boost Security Ahead of Tense Vote

French Candidates Boost Security Ahead of Tense Vote

French presidential election candidate for the En Marche! movement Emmanuel Macron reacts during his visit at the KRYS group's headquarters in Bazainville, near Paris Tuesday April 18, 2017. "You'll see, we'll soon stuff your oligarchic rag in the cupboard", shot back Florian Philippot, the FN vice-president. She has also argued for stronger border control as a way of limiting the impact of what she has called " twin globalizations " of wage-suppressing economic migration and Islamic ... Read More

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Belgium Had Sought Suspect in Foiled French Election Attack

Le Pen's stance on immigration mainly competes with that of former prime minister Fillon, who despite being plagued by a financial scandal is slowly recovering in the polls , and has also targeted far-right voters. Mr Macron met with the head of leading French Muslim group CFCM, Anouar Kbibech. In a statement afterwards, Mr Macron insisted on the importance of respecting France's secular traditions but said they should not be used to target Muslims. Read More

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Mike Pence 'America First' trade policy focus of Japan trip

Mike Pence 'America First' trade policy focus of Japan trip

US Vice President Mike Pence is welcomed by Japan's Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso at the prime minister Shinzo Abe's official residence in Tokyo , Japan April 18, 2017. For example, Korean investment in the United States, from companies like Samsung and Hyundai, have created more than 45,000 American jobs. Pence arrived in Japan for talks Tuesday expected to focus largely on trade with America's anchor ally in the region. Read More

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Pence to North Korea: 'The sword stands ready'

Highlights for U. S. President Donald Trump's administration on Tuesday: NORTH KOREA Vice President Mike Pence reassures Japan of American commitment to reining in North Korea's nuclear and missile ambitions, after warning that U. "North Korea would do well not to test his resolve or the strength of the armed forces of the United States in this region", Pence said. Pence reiterated that after years of North Korea testing the United States and its neighbors in East Asia with its nuclear ... Read More

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Tamil Nadu: AIADMK dumps Sasikala and Dinakaran to facilitate merger

Jayakumar on Tuesday night announced that AIADMK ministers had made a decision to keep Sasikala, Dinakaran and their family members out of the party. The prospects of the merger of the two warring groups of the AIADMK brightened by Wednesday with TTV Dinakaran, the beleaguered deputy general secretary of the Sasikala faction giving enough hints that he would move out of the party leadership. Read More

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Trump declares Georgia Democrats are 'failing'

He didn't clear 50 percent, they say, and he barely improved on Clinton's performance in Georgia 6. The former Georgia Secretary of State is most infamous for being forced to resign from the Susan G. The seat was once held by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and was occupied until recently by Tom Price, who left Congress to become secretary of health and human services in the Trump administration. Read More

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North Korea displays new missiles in military parade

North Korea displays new missiles in military parade

This image captured from footage of North Korea's state-run broadcaster on April 15, 2012, shows North Korea holding a military parade at a plaza in Pyongyang on the 100th birthday of late founder Kim Il-sung. Saturday's holiday, known as the Day of the Sun, normally includes an enormous military parade and synchronized public performances, sometimes involving tens of thousands of people. Read More

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Easter egg hunts on tap

Easter egg hunts on tap

There were about 200 children at the event on Friday, taking pictures with the Easter bunny, petting a goat and participating in an egg hunt. Her family was taking photos of her, next to a display of the approximately 20 Easter eggs she collected and the yellow Tweety-bird basket she collected them in. Read More

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United Kingdom foreign minister cancels planned visit to Moscow over Syria's

Russian Federation has warned that the U.S. missile strikes could have serious consequences for the region. By proxy Russian Federation is responsible for every civilian death last week. "There's always a transformation that takes place from a person who wins the presidency, and then once he assumes office he necessarily sees the world from a different perspective", said Edward Djerejian, a former USA ambassador to Syria and Israel who now directs Rice University's Baker Institute for Public ... Read More

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New report claims Apple will launch THREE new iPhones this year

New report claims Apple will launch THREE new iPhones this year

Like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus hitting the market this week, Apple's update could relocate the iPhone's fingerprint sensor from the front screen to the back. If one takes into consideration the latest report , some variants of the iPhone 8 might feature a curved glass and stainless steel framing. Corroborating months of rumours, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman says Apple will release three iPhone models later this year. Read More

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Iran President Hassan Rouhani says Donald Trump abetting Syria 'terrorists'

The chemical attack killed more than 80 people, including 33 children, and injured more than 500, according to the Syrian Civil Defense group. The two leaders also called for an objective investigation into an incident involving chemical weapons in Syria's Idlib and said they were ready to deepen cooperation to fight terrorism, the Kremlin said in a statement on its website. Read More

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Patriots' Super Bowl LI win was 'legendary'

In light of some recent developments, I am unable to attend today's ceremony, as I am attending to some personal family matters. President Trump was a few minutes away from beginning his story about Bill Belichick's letter of encouragement - "This lovely letter", Trump would say - when he began listing a few of his favorite memories from Super Bowl LI. Read More

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No more Lal Batti' (red beacons) VIP vehicles from May 1

No more Lal Batti' (red beacons) VIP vehicles from May 1

In Punjab, for instance, soon after winning the Assembly polls, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh made a decision to remove red beacons from all government vehicles, including those of the chief minister and all ministers. "From May 1, no person in the country will be able to put a red light on their vehicles". The decision was taken Union Cabinet meeting that took place on Wednesday afternoon after the Election Commission said it desired to use these machines in the 2019 Lok Sabha ... Read More

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US VP Pence warns North Korea: 'The sword stands ready'

China may be getting fed up with continued nuclear bluster from long-time ally North Korea and tilting toward the United States. He said the North Korean regime had for more than a generation sought to develop nuclear weapons and the missiles with which to fire them, impoverishing its people and embittering the region in the process. Read More

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Archbishop of Canterbury urges 'restoration and hope' in Easter Sunday sermon

I believe that as we remember with great thanks Christ's resurrection from the dead, this is something that we can be thankful for every day as we see a new day dawn and give witness to the wonder of God's creation in our lives. And whoever lives and believes in me shall never die. "Easter is a time to celebrate how God's love and presence in this world is greater than anything we can ever face or go through in life and death", said Rev. Read More

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VP Mike Pence Warns North Korea: 'We Will Defeat Any Attack'

Vice President Mike Pence said that the United States' response to any use of weapons by North Korea will be "overwhelming and effective", in a new warning to the reclusive state Wednesday. have ratcheted up in recent weeks and the USA leader recently boasted that he had dispatched an "armada" to the waters off the Korean peninsula. Rather, the three parties agreed that China should collaborate with its neighboring countries to solve what made the deployment of such defense system necessary ... Read More

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Australia scraps visa for skilled foreign workers

It was created to fill gaps in skilled labour but it had been criticised as being too accessible. "They can not really abolish this visa, because it is demanded by employers". One Nation leader senator Pauline Hanson has claimed credit for the changes, recirculating campaign material which emphasises "jobs for Australians first" and "Australian values" - a phrase used by the Prime Minister in his announcement. Read More

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O'Reilly out at Fox?

The decision to oust O'Reilly was a tricky one for Fox News because he is the network's most popular anchor. The host's top-rated program, The O'Reilly Factor, had recently suffered an exodus of advertisers amid revelations that O'Reilly, Fox News and 21st Century Fox had quietly paid out roughly $13 million in settlements to five women who had accused him of sexual harassment. Read More

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Japan says differences with US on economic talks

In an interview with TMJ4-TV, Trump said the US wants peace and that he hopes North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un does, too. "My hope is that they'll continue to get the message not just from the United States, here in Japan, and in South Korea, but on an increasing basis from China and countries all over the world committing to a denuclearized Korean Peninsula", he said. Read More

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Trump takes aim at H-1B visa program

While the White House has said the H-1B visa programme undercuts American workers by bringing in cheaper, foreign workers in large numbers, driving down wages, the tech industry has argued that the H-1B programme was needed because it encouraged students to stay in the U.S. Read More

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Tillerson accuses Iran of 'alarming provocations' as US reviews policy

Security Council — Britain, China, France and Russian Federation — and Germany. Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said the Trump administration appeared to be preparing a tougher line against Iran. Secretary Tillerson said the review would not only look at Iran's compliance with a 2015 nuclear deal but also its behaviour in the region, which he said undermined U.S. Read More

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Sensex trading flat amid firm Asian cues

Sensex trading flat amid firm Asian cues

The Sensex touched a high of 29,701.19 points and a low of 29,286.38 points during the intra-day trade. The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.55% lower in yesterday's trade. On the currency front, the Indian rupee weakened by 11-12 paise to 64.63 against a USA dollar from its previous close of 64.51-52 to a greenback. Foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) sold shares worth a net Rs 250.54 crore yesterday, as per provisional data released by the stock exchanges. Read More

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UK prime minister defends decision to seek snap election

UK prime minister defends decision to seek snap election

Now that lawmakers have approved the election, Parliament will be dissolved at midnight on May 2, 25 working days before election day. Under current legislation, parliaments have to sit for five years before new elections take place. Currently, the Conservative Party has a narrow majority of 330 of the 650 seats in the House of Commons. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn set the tone for his campaign by criticising May for her "broken promises" on healthcare and education, and jabbed at her ... Read More

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Republican Holds On in Closely-Watched Kansas Special House Election

On Tuesday, Republican Ron Estes overcame an unexpectedly tough challenge from civil rights attorney James Thompson (D) in a special election to fill the seat vacated by Mike Pompeo , Trump's new Central Intelligence Agency director. Trump's unpopularity was not the only thing hurting Estes. That will provide a little bit better picture for Republican prospects - especially given the seat in Georgia was vacated by now-HHS Secretary Tom Price. Read More

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Pence says US set on ensuring nuclear-free Korea

Pence says US set on ensuring nuclear-free Korea

Trump has recently spoken highly of the Chinese President, whom he met earlier this month at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida and later described as a "terrific person". Washington's top diplomat said during his visit to Seoul that all options including military action are on the table to counter North Korea's threats. Read More

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White nationalist Spencer speaks at Auburn

White nationalist Spencer speaks at Auburn

The neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer urged followers to travel to the city, promising, "it's definitely going to be a fun scene", and other "alt-right" activists are already there ahead of Spencer's appearance. The suit claimed the university violated free-speech rights by trying to stop Spencer's appearance. "We continue working closely with law enforcement officials to ensure the safety of the campus community", the statement said. Read More

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Nikki Haley: We Don't See Peace in Syria With Assad

On Sunday's "Meet The Press", Haley told host Chuck Todd, "In no way do we look at peace happening in that area with Iranian influence". The U.S. strike on a Syrian air base came in response to the Assad regime chemical weapons attack on the town of Khan Shaykhun, Idlib province, killing some 100 civilians and wounding hundreds of others, mostly children. Read More

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Tens of thousands of Venezuelans march against government

According to the president, the capture of the armed command was achieved after the search of 300 hotels located in central Caracas , in areas such as Plaza Caracas , Sabana Grande and Plaza Venezuela. The countries, who jointly expressed their concerns in the Colombian capital Bogota, "reiterate their rejection of violence" and said to "lament and reject the death of six citizens in the series of protests". Read More

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