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United Kingdom parliament votes in favour of early election

Just as Britain thought it was tuning up for two years of tricky talks with the European Union, the country now finds itself in the middle of a full blown general election , coming up on June 8. Liberal Democrat leader Farron said that broadcasters should hold debates anyway, with an empty chair in May's place. Opinion polls give them a big lead over the Labour opposition, and May is gambling that an election will deliver her a personal mandate from voters and produce a bigger Conservative ... Read More

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China launches first cargo spaceship

China launches first cargo spaceship

Before the rehearsal, staff finished testing the rocket's hermeticity and its power and electric systems. The cargo ship would dock in lower-Earth orbit with the Tiangong-2, a space laboratory launched previous year, and pump fresh propellants into the lab's fuel tanks. Read More

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Jo Pavey hoping London Marathon leads to World Championships

Jo Pavey hoping London Marathon leads to World Championships

The tiny 33 year-old will have a hard decision to make regarding the pace: Should she go with the leaders at world-record pace, or hang back and run her own race? Olympics champion Jemima Sumgong will not line up alongside Pavey to defend her London Marathon after testing positive for the banned blood-booster EPO in an out-of-competition test in February. Read More

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Turkish PM calls for referendum outcome "respect" as opposition seeks formal annulment

The referendum result sets the stage for the prime ministerial office to be abolished and replaced with a presidential system. Erdogan spoke by telephone Monday with U.S. Worldwide observers on Monday echoed some of the opposition concerns, enraging Erdogan . Also, the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe said earlier that the Turkish referendum took place on "an unlevel playing field ". Read More

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France mobilised for election security after Paris attack

In comments to the Associated Press, he said he was not endorsing Le Pen, but nevertheless called her the candidate who is "strongest on borders, and she's the strongest on what's been going on in France". Experts at UBS have predicted the euro could fall by up to 10% if Le Pen wins. In a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel a year ago, President Obama joked , "You know, if I were here and I were German and I had to vote, I might support her". Read More

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Taliban kill 'more than 50' Afghan troops in army base attack

All attackers were killed by Afghan Army soldiers, the Afghan Ministry of Defense said . The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because the government has yet to release official casualty figures. The defence ministry said Afghan forces had killed all the attackers, without specifying how many there were. Armenian peacekeepers are safe after the Taliban attack on an army base on Friday, Spokesman for the Ministry of Defense Artsrun Hovhannisyan reports. Read More

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Russian strike kills 18 civilians in Syria's Idlib: monitor

The US strikes provoked fury in Moscow, which diverted a warship to the Mediterranean to protect the Syrian coast and vowed to bolster Bashar al-Assad's defences against further US missile strikes. The Syrian forces resumed flight operations at the airbase that was hit by the USA on Friday, an opposition group said. Syria decried a U.S. Mr Tillerson said on Sunday that Russia's inaction had allowed the chemical attack to take place. Read More

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Campaign begins as UK MPs vote for early election

The Scottish National Party (SNP) has signalled its MPs will abstain in the vote and Labour and the Liberal Democrats , while accusing May of political opportunism, have welcomed the prospect of an early election. Mrs May has argued that an increased Commons majority would strengthen her hand in the Brexit negotiations, making it more hard for the opposition parties at home to obstruct her plans. Read More

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Trump Budget Chief: Spending Bill Must Have Money for Wall

Trump Budget Chief: Spending Bill Must Have Money for Wall

Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, has proposed replacing the 35 percent corporate income tax with the 20 percent border-adjusted tax on USA companies' domestic sales and imports. A Bloomberg survey of 73 economists this month showed that the median forecast for US economic growth in 2017 is 2.2 percent. Another concern is that Trump might ultimately abandon his plans for a tax reform in favor of temporary tax cuts. Read More

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Trump eyes changes to Obama's tax and Wall Street rules

It directs the U.S. Treasury to evaluate whether last-year rules and taxes by the Obama Administration place an unduly burden on businesses and stifle economic growth. Paul Ryan, the Speaker of House of Representatives, has backed a Congressional plan to collect aboput $2 trillion with border adjustment proposal. Asked if that would include rules against tax-driven foreign corporate deals known as inversions, Mnuchin said: "It's one of the significant things and one of the things we would be ... Read More

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Champs-Elysees gunman had long criminal record, praised IS

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 U.S. Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, who campaigns against immigration and Islamic fundamentalism, took to Twitter to offer her sympathy for law enforcement officers "once again targeted". Read More

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Korea on alert ahead of North's army anniversary

Korea on alert ahead of North's army anniversary

Officials say that if a US military strike against North Korea were to occur, North Korean refugees would likely head China's way, which could cause trouble in an already overpopulated country. Following the President's statement, North Koreans have clearly stated that the U.S. Making the valid point that the North Korean dictatorship is "propped up" by China, Warren then found another way to criticize Trump by saying , "That's how it is that these lines and webs with China is really so ... Read More

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Twitter Responds To Blake Griffin's Playoff-Ending Injury

The 6-foot-10, 251-pound Griffin injured the toe after landing awkwardly with 3:18 left before halftime. He had 11 points, six rebounds and two assists in 18 minutes. A major difference from last season is that Chris Paul is still healthy. Assuming Griffin exercises the early termination option on his contract this summer, he would have the freedom to sign with any team. Read More

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North Korea's show of force

North Korea's show of force

So we'll see what happens", Trump said . The strike group was supposedly steaming towards North Korea last week amid concerns the North is ramping up for a sixth nuclear test, with Pyongyang threatening to hit back at any provocation. "Now that we possess mighty nuclear power to protect ourselves from USA nuclear threat, we will respond without the slightest hesitation to full-out war with full-out war and to nuclear war with our style of nuclear strike, and we will emerge victor in the ... Read More

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Cities across Canada joining others worldwide in March for Science

Cities across Canada joining others worldwide in March for Science

Many got creative with their signs, pulling inspiration from the science field itself. The catalyst for the marches came just four days into the Trump presidency, as federal agencies began instituting gag rules on science programs. "Science extends our lives, protects our planet, puts food on our table (and) contributes to the economy", says Caroline Weinberg, national co-chair for the March for Science. Read More

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Theresa May won't rule out tax rises after election

Theresa May won't rule out tax rises after election

The Prime Minister has risked angering traditionalist Conservatives after she reaffirmed the Government's commitment to worldwide aid spending while refusing to guarantee the "triple lock" for pensioners. "But we need to manage the economy sensibly and sustainably". His latest remarks prompted shadow chancellor John McDonnell to claim that the Conservatives were planning a "tax bombshell" if they were returned to power. Read More

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Iran's Ahmadinejad sees no threat from US

Ardavan Amir-Aslani, a French-Iranian lawyer who advises European companies setting up in Iran, said he would be surprised if Rouhani does not win re-election despite the economic malaise. Reza Khan did in 1921, removing the pro-British Government of Iran. He vowed to serve the Iranians, and try hard for the establishment of "justice and freedom" if he is reelected as the president. Read More

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LA County Hits Lowest Unemployment Rate in Decades

LA County Hits Lowest Unemployment Rate in Decades

OH and MI are now tied for most unemployment in the Midwest, with a jobless rate of 5.1 percent. The state says Indiana's unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent in March, the lowest it's been since 2001. It was also the lowest rate the state has recorded since 1976, when officials started keeping track. Its rate dropped from 5.6 percent in February. Turlock's unemployment rate stayed steady at 7.9 percent for March, remaining unchanged from the month prior. Read More

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Vettel revels in Chinese Grand Prix despite Hamilton win

Vettel revels in Chinese Grand Prix despite Hamilton win

Raikkonen, who rejoined Ferrari in 2014, signed a one-year contract extension last year. "I am really looking forward to more battles with him", Hamilton said, as quoted by Sky Sports after Sunday's race . Scuderia Ferrari's Sebastien Vettel was second in Sunday's 2017 Chinese Grand Prix , finishing behind the Mercedes-Benz of Lewis Hamilton after Ferrari faltered its pit stop strategy in the early stages of the inclement weathered race. Read More

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Pence embraces US-Australia partnership after Trump spat

Mr Turnbull played down Mr Trump's protectionist rhetoric and said it was the president's "sovereign right and solemn obligation" to decide whether deals were in America's interest. Mr Turnbull echoed this, saying: "The eyes of the world are on Beijing". Pence made the remarks ahead of a meeting on Saturday with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and other Australian officials in Sydney . Read More

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Venezuelan opposition calls for more mass protests

At the same time, Maduro has increasingly tightened his grip on government, while blaming capitalists from the USA and Colombia for fueling the crisis and arresting opposition leaders on dubious charges. Government supporters held opposing demonstration as backers dressed in red t-shirts and carried posters of popular late President Hugo Chavez, who governed from 1999 to 2013. Read More

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Theresa May calls for snap elections in June

Theresa May calls for snap elections in June

She said the Conservatives would provide "strong and stable leadership" for Brexit and beyond, and promising to wage "a positive and optimistic campaign". Mrs May will know that going to the polls three years earlier than required is a decision not without risks. Mr Austin, who has held the seat since 2005, also pledged to continue to represent Dudley people on Brexit in the House of Commons . Read More

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Top German nationalist politician urges pragmatism amid tense conference

Germany's Central Council of Muslims that the AfD was on a path to becoming a more radical, anti-Islamic party without co-chief Petry leading it into September's national election. The convention in a Cologne hotel was overshadowed by massive left-wing demonstrations. "The image of the AfD keeps getting determined by the uncoordinated extreme provocations of a few representatives who keep surprising the party leadership", she said in a video message on Facebook. Read More

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