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UK Lawmakers Overwhelmingly Back June Election

Corbyn was elected party leader in 2015 and again past year thanks to strong backing from grassroots Labour members, but many of his more centrist MPs believe he can not secure the broad public support needed to win power. Britain argues for a special UK-EU court, or an informal system without judges. He made only a passing reference to Brexit, widely described as Britain's biggest challenge since World War Two, saying he wanted to focus on life after leaving the EU. Read More

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USA aircraft carrier expected to reach Korean waters in late April

What ultimately makes the entire episode even more weird is that the North Koreans bought the story and assumed that the US carrier strike group was either on its way to Korean peninsula waters or was already there. The spokesman did not respond to requests for comment about why Pacific Command did not clarify the location of the strike force, even as Trump and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis erroneously said it was headed toward Korea. Read More

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Tillerson: U.S.-Russia relations 'at a low point'

Tensions between Russian Federation and the U.S. would not spiral out of control, said U.S. Defence Secretary James Mattis, even as both countries continue to exchange barbs on their involvement in the Syrian civil war. Prior to his talks with Mr Tillerson, President Putin said on Russian Federation television relations between the two super powers have "deteriorated" under the Trump government. Read More

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China puts bombers on 'high alert' amid tensions in Korean peninsula

China puts bombers on 'high alert' amid tensions in Korean peninsula

It turns out that wasn't quite right. Several South Korean newspapers mentioned the Chinese claims over Goguryeo as they lashed out at Trump over the comments, and at Xi for allegedly feeding the USA president Chinese-centric views. "Not North Korea , Korea", the president said. Some analysts say the argument is more political than historical as Goguryeo existed more than a thousand years before the foundation of modern states in Korea and China. Read More

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Brownlee accuses North Korea of 'evil intent'

He believed the early signs coming out of China, an ally of North Korea , were positive, it saying if the problem is going to be dealt with it needs to be through "China, America and the whole world". US Vice President Mike Pence and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull have met to discuss their positions on North Korea . The daily points out that USA threats are meant to keep North Korea from improving its nuclear capabilities. Read More

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Lawyer tells rape trial jury women are 'good' at lying

Lawyer tells rape trial jury women are 'good' at lying

Giannini is facing charges for two other rapes dating back to 2002, but the trial that begins Tuesday only covers the 2014 case. "He thought he could take advantage of a girl who was living in a hotel, a server at the Waffle House, because he was a self-made millionaire and no one was going to believe her over him", Prosecution Attorney Jessica Banti said. Read More

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Shorthand Goals are Downfall of Sharks, Oilers Tie Series

Shorthand Goals are Downfall of Sharks, Oilers Tie Series

This season, McLellan's second behind the bench in Edmonton, he led the Oilers to their first 100-point season in, gulp, 30 years. Sharks forward Melker Karlsson fired a snap shot from the top of the right face-off circle past Oiler goalie Cam Talbot just over three minutes into the first overtime to seal a 3-2 win in Game 1 of the Western Conference quarter-final series. Read More

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North Korea shows off new generation of ballistic missiles in military parade

North Korea shows off new generation of ballistic missiles in military parade

Recently North Korea condemned the USA strike on a Syrian airfield as "an unforgivable act of aggression" and justified its nuclear weapons developments as "the right choice a million times over" because of it. North Korea has a history of marking significant dates with shows of military capability, and it was its ICBMs that were most notable on the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung. Read More

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Pres. Trump visits Kenosha for order signing

Pres. Trump visits Kenosha for order signing

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 USA companies. "We are going to do everything in our power to make sure that more products are stamped, with those wonderful words, made in the USA", Trump told a crowd of technical students and manufacturing employees at the headquarters of Snap-On Tools in Kenosha. Read More

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Pence assures Japan: America is with you '100 percent'

Pence assures Japan: America is with you '100 percent'

US Vice President Mike Pence reiterated his country's commitment to the security of Japan yesterday, as North Korea intensified concerns over its weapons programme with a vow to launch missile tests "every week". The official said Tuesday that Japan still hopes to bring the US back into a multilateral framework such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Trump wrote Sunday on Twitter that China was working with the United States on "the North Korea problem". Read More

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Iran's Rouhani condemns USA attack on Syria, chides Gulf Arabs

Iran's Rouhani condemns USA attack on Syria, chides Gulf Arabs

On Friday, the United States launched dozens of Tomahawk to destroy the Shayrat airfield in Syria, believed by Washington be the base for warplanes that carried out the chemical attack on a rebel-held town on Tuesday. "And so we would want to appeal rationally to Russian Federation - this is a great opportunity for the Russian Federation leadership to re-evalute what they're doing". Read More

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Pence Stares Down North Korean Troops

However, former Tory defence minister Sir Gerald Howarth told the Daily Mail , who published the figures, that it was "completely absurd" to be giving money to a country threatening to start a nuclear war. Meanwhile, North Korea has exported a great deal of iron ore and coal to China. It banned imports of North Korean coal on February 26, cutting off its most important export and Chinese media has raised the possibility of restricting oil shipments to North Korea if it unleashed more ... Read More

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Le Pen loses ground to Macron in French election race

Security was also a prominent concern after a wave of extremist attacks on French soil, including Thursday's attack by a gunman who fatally shot a police officer in Paris before being killed by security forces. The attacker had been undergoing psychiatric treatment over the past few months, the channel noted, after he had threatened to kill police officers. Read More

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Linked Abu Sayyaf Leader Killed on Philippine Resort Island: Army

Linked Abu Sayyaf Leader Killed on Philippine Resort Island: Army

The clashes prompted several countries to issue travel warnings over Central Visayas. The abductors are believed to be members of the Abu Sayyaf group (ASG). A military profile of Melloria, who uses the militant nom de guerre Abu Alih, said he converted to Islam when he married a Muslim woman in 2005. After a yearlong trip to Saudi Arabia, he returned to the Philippines in 2015 and joined Maute, a small nascent group based in the south that has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group. Read More

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North Korea on "Maximum Alert"

North Korea declared itself a nuclear power in 2005. Americans "always have to be concerned" about the prospect of a thermonuclear war with North Korea, Donald Trump has said. Trump, in Washington, and Pence at the tense Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea earlier, have signaled a forceful USA stance on North Korea's recent actions and threats. Read More

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Ireland Citizens' Assembly votes in favor of changing abortion laws

Ireland Citizens' Assembly votes in favor of changing abortion laws

In a third vote, members voted that Article 40.3.3 should be replaced with a constitutional provision explicitly authorising the Oireachtas to regulate the termination of pregnancy and the rights of women and the unborn. Just 16 per cent of the public in an Irish Times opinion poll published in March believed the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution should be retained in its current format. Read More

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NY enacts free middle class college tuition

NY enacts free middle class college tuition

Cuomo is expected to officially sign the budget bills, according to CNN Money . The new program begins in the fall of 2017 and will be phased in over three years . About 940,000 families in the state would meet the income criteria when the program is fully implemented. This is a vital step in making an education easier to achieve, and hopefully other states will follow New York's lead. Read More

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Venezuelan protesters cross into western Caracas

Venezuela's Public Ministry confirmed on Friday that at least a dozen people were killed as protests in the capital of Caracas turned extremely violent. Vice-President Tareck El Aissami said the country faced what he called an "unconventional war" led by opposition groups working in concert with criminal gangs. Read More

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Jose Mourinho fears worst after Ibrahimovic and Rojo injuries sour European win

Jose Mourinho fears worst after Ibrahimovic and Rojo injuries sour European win

He found the run of Marcus Rashford who raced towards the Anderlecht box and found Henrik Mkhitaryan, who placed the ball into the back of the net to give United a 1-0 lead and a 2-1 lead on aggregate. "He has a good mentality, he is a fighter", Mourinho said of Rooney. The break came as welcome relief for the hosts - but they were close to going ahead soon after the restart as Shaw surged into the box and sent in a driven cross which just evaded Lingard. Read More

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Sharks doomed by Edmonton's two shorthanded goals

The Oilers , led by Hart Trophy candidate Connor McDavid , ended the season winning 12 of their final 14 to finish second in the Pacific. They outshot the Sharks 36-16 and outhit them 41-21. The reason we went so far previous year is because we kept coming back in the second and third periods. 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. Read More

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Russian hacker faces decades in prison

Russian hacker faces decades in prison

The elder Seleznev and Russian government officials have described the capture as a " kidnapping " - noting that the agents had no jurisdiction in the Maldives and that Seleznev was not formally arrested until he arrived in Guam on a private plane specially chartered by federal authorities. Read More

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New 15% foreign buyer tax set to come to Toronto

New 15% foreign buyer tax set to come to Toronto

Real estate agent Sabrina Ataullah-Jan said that Canadian properties are undervalued and that is why the Toronto area has an influx of foreign investment. "Right now in terms of the purchasing of a home, the really hot, frantic market is in the Greater Golden Horseshoe and. we have to consistently assess what happens when we bring in the package of initiatives and what happens going forward". Read More

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British Labour lawmaker says her party is not trying to win election

He said the election was fight between the "wealthy ruling Conservatives" versus Labour and the people, adding that he wanted to give preference to the majority's interests. May has called the election to increase the narrow 17-seat working majority in parliament she inherited from her predecessor David Cameron, who quit previous year after Britons rejected his call to stay in the EU. Read More

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Where Did the US 'Armada' Really Go?

Where Did the US 'Armada' Really Go?

If the US Navy did not broadcast a photo of the aircraft carrier passing through the Strait between the Java Islands and Sumatra on April 15, everyone would have thought the armada was heading Towards the Korean peninsula to enter the waters of the East Sea. Read More

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Wenger avoids future talk after Palace loss

The pressure continues to mount on Wenger however, with pundits and former players lining up to say it was time for him to go. For a long time we were unbeaten away but since we lost a few we don't have the confidence. We understood what we might face. "Nacho Monreal and Hector Bellerin play like right and left wingers, the wingers come inside with the centre-forward and they're just left on their own". Read More

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United States will honor 'dumb' Australian refugee deal

United States will honor 'dumb' Australian refugee deal

Under the deal, asylum seekers held in offshore processing camps on South Pacific islands in Papua New Guinea and Nauru will be resettled in the U.S., with Australia taking in refugees from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras in return. Pence also praised China's role in the escalating North Korean crisis but renewed calls for Beijing to use its "unique" position to bring Pyongyang to heel. Read More

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French Policeman Killed in Paris Attack Claimed by IS

The prosecutor's office also said investigators found a pump-action shotgun and knives in the gunman's vehicle and were trying to determine if he had accomplices. Two police officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to publicly discuss the investigation, said the attacker had been flagged as an extremist. Read More

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Trump Jr.'s prairie dog hunt in Montana prompts backlash

Trump Jr.'s prairie dog hunt in Montana prompts backlash

Roughly 500 people are expected this afternoon at a campaign rally here featuring Donald Trump Jr., the president's son. Trump's son is an avid hunter. "They are a species of concern but also a species not in need of management", he said. "They don't know how much fun it is", he said. The Montana congressional special elections are heating up with both House candidates trying to prove their love for guns by shooting screens in a pair of warring advertisements. Read More

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