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UK's Labour Party vows to ditch May's Brexit plan if elected

He also would not want to put himself in a position where, with the Prime Minister absent, he would become the primary target for smaller party leaders hoping to get a chunk of Labour's votes. Starmer said that a Labour government would rewrite May's Brexit negotiating strategy and would focus instead on a deal that retained as numerous benefits as possible of the single market and customs union. Read More

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Australia to add 'values' test to citizenship exam

This country still welcomes skilled workers from around the world, ' he added. "The government will deny their tough talk on immigration and plan to ban 457 visas is because of One Nation but we all know the truth!" The new citizenship laws will also require permanent residency for at least four years, and if successful, new citizens will have to demonstrate their "integration" into Australian society by providing evidence of joining clubs, being employed, and enrolling children in school. Read More

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Trump Abruptly Ends Interview After Obama Wiretap Question

Trump spoke of Obama's kindness "with words" when speaking to him, but promptly switched gears and mentioned "what happened with surveillance" a couple of times in reference to the former president. The "CBS This Morning" telecast featured drop-in interviews with Vice President Mike Pence, presidential daughter Ivanka Trump and White House aides Reince Priebus, Gary Cohn and Sean Spicer. Read More

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Duterte, ASEAN leaders pull back from South China Sea dispute

The statement went easy on China by avoiding tacit references to its building and arming of its manmade islands. On the other hand, when contacted the foreign ministry did not respond to request for comment on Saturday. Duterte's foreign policy strategy is a stunning reversal of that of the previous administration, which had close ties with the United States and was seen by China as a nuisance. Read More

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'Ministers must do everything possible to ensure Le Pen defeat' - Hollande

The top vote-getters of the recent French presidential race-who will face-off in a runoff election on May 7-were Marine Le Pen, with her Frexit plan and opposition to Muslim immigration, and centrist Emmanuel Macron . Le Pen, who won 21.5 percent of the vote in the first round of the elections Sunday, on Tuesday made the statement on halal slaughter. He still supports her candidacy in the presidential runoff. Read More

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Eventually, North Korea will have 'good missiles,' Trump warns

Trump said he won't be happy if North Korea conducts a nuclear test and that he believes Chinese President Xi Jinping won't be happy, either. "He's going to have to do what he has to do". Despite Tillerson's statements about imposing sanctions, China's foreign minister, Wang Yi, did not talk about punitive steps his country might consider, according to the AP. Read More

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Sanctuary: San Fran runs to the court house

Sanctuary: San Fran runs to the court house

Trump tweeted that the 9th circuit, which earlier ruled against his travel ban, has "a awful record of being overturned (close to 80 percent)". Sessions said late Wednesday that the U.S. The judge's "erroneous ruling is a gift to the criminal gang and cartel element in our country", and is "one more example of egregious overreach" by a single judge that "undermines faith in our legal system". Read More

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I thought being president would be easier

I thought being president would be easier

All too aware that he doesn't have much to show for those days, Trump lashed out with a tweet decrying the "ridiculous standard of the first 100 days" - one his own team has repeatedly said is vital. Trump tells the television network of congressional Republicans: "I like nearly all of them a lot" and "I think you're going to see the Republican party really come together". Read More

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Violence scars pre-election May 1 marches in France

Violence scars pre-election May 1 marches in France

Ms Le Pen trails Mr Macron in the polls by about 20 percentage points ahead of Sunday's second round of voting. Mr Macron said he would fight "until the last second" against Ms Le Pen's ideas "of what constitutes democracy". Ms Le Pen said: "The country Mr Macron wants is no longer France; it's a space, a wasteland, a trading room where there are only consumers and producers". Read More

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China launches its first domestically built aircraft carrier

The "made in China" carrier uses a ski jump-style deck for takeoffs, rather than the standard steam piston catapults on American carriers. That compares to 85-90 fixed wing aircraft and helicopters carried by a Nimitz-class carrier. That's seen as reflecting Beijing's desire to put teeth behind its increasingly assertive claims to territory in the East China and South China seas, while establishing itself as the region's most powerful and influential nation and challenging America's global ... Read More

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U.S. security adviser reaffirms that United States will pay for THAAD

Trump had said during the campaign that he'd be willing to speak with the reclusive leader. Trump talked on Saturday night with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, who was also invited to the White House. But McMaster and South Korea's presidential security adviser, Chairman Kim Kwan-jin, spoke Sunday to confirm that the US won't seek money from South Korea to pay for the system. Read More

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Seoul: US defence system can stop Kim's missiles

Seoul: US defence system can stop Kim's missiles

A Japanese destroyer left port Monday, reportedly to escort USA naval ships as Japan increases its military role in the region. March 22, 2017: A North Korean missile appears to explode just after launch. The launch also prompted Tokyo to hold a National Security Council meeting, he added. "There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea", he said. Read More

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French trade unions clash ahead of presidential polls

French trade unions clash ahead of presidential polls

Some urged French workers to vote for Macron. As protesters and police clashed in the city center, presidential candidate Marine Le Pen was basking in the support of her voters at a rally to the north of Paris . "Thus, we need to reform this Europe and we need a new European Union in such a situation to protect our people and settle our globalization". However, on Sunday she renewed her attacks against the single currency, which she said was "dead", - renewing a key theme of her campaign ... Read More

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Coughing, convulsing and calls for probe after Arkansas execution

Coughing, convulsing and calls for probe after Arkansas execution

Boren still lives in the home not far from the Cummins Unit prison, the facility from which Williams escaped in 1999 and where he is scheduled to be executed. The state's supply of midazolam, a sedative, expires on Sunday. McKesson Corp. said in a statement last week that the state had obtained the drug, called vecuronium bromide, under false pretenses and that it wanted nothing to do with executions. Read More

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Trump schedules another phone call with Russia's Putin

President Donald Trump is scheduled to speak with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday for the first time since declaring relations between Washington and Moscow at an all-time low. United States ties with Russian Federation are under scrutiny after U.S. intelligence agencies said hackers directed by the Kremlin accessed the Democratic National Committee networks ahead of the election that put Trump in the White House . Read More

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New Hamas program softens language, but some goals remain

Trump also said before he took office that he would seek to move the USA embassy in Israel's Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a disputed city that both the Israelis and Palestinians claim. Hamas scrambled to find a new venue. Arab Israelis are more likely to describe Israel's "overall situation" as good than their Jewish counterparts, a survey found. Read More

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Wizards, Celtics back on top

Wizards, Celtics back on top

He was determined to get back at the Hawks for a second-round loss in 2015, when he missed three games with a broken hand. We locked in. Our teammates understood what we had (to do). Paul Millsap confirmed on Saturday he "probably will opt out" of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent, leaving the Atlanta Hawks to plot their future following a painful first-round exit from the playoffs. Read More

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National Monuments The President Wants To Strip Of Protections

The Trump administration explained that some monument designations by previous administrations were the result of inadequate public outreach and coordination with state, tribal, and local officials. And this is really widely seen as a direct response to two national monument designations in particular that were made in the late hour of the Obama administration. Read More

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French presidential contenders stage rival rallies on May Day

Macron wins 61% of support against 39% for extremist Marine Le Pen. "An away match is a rather widespread voting technology, and here leader of the En Marche movement (Macron) is not unique", the senator said. Cheers of "Marine President!" and anti-immigrant chants rose up in the crowd of thousands for Le Pen's rally north of Paris. That has fed speculation that a high abstention rate could favor Le Pen, whose supporters typically tell pollsters they are staunchly committed to their candidate. Read More

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Family of Robert Godwin reacts to Steve Stephens' death

Family of Robert Godwin reacts to Steve Stephens' death

Before murdering Godwin, Stephens had written on his Facebook page that he wanted to kill someone out of rage toward his ex-girlfriend. Police said Steve Stephens killed Godwin on Sunday and posted the video on Facebook . The incident was the latest grisly crime posted on Facebook, reviving questions about videos posted on the world's largest social network, and how - or if - they can be monitored. Read More

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Turkey Arrests 1000 'Secret Imams' in Police Purge

Turkey Arrests 1000 'Secret Imams' in Police Purge

Gulen, who has been living in self-imposed exile in the USA, has denied any connection with the coup. "We are trying to cleanse members of FETO inside the armed forces, inside the judiciary and inside the police", he said, using an acronym for the label, Gulenist Terrorist Organisation, which the government has given to Gulen's supporters. Read More

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Trump 'ready to resolve North Korea issue one way or another'

Trump 'ready to resolve North Korea issue one way or another'

I don't think humanity today could bear it", he told reporters. He added: "And if that happens, we can't allow it to happen". North Korea, technically still at war with the South after their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce, not a treaty, regularly threatens to destroy the United States, Japan and South Korea and has said before it will pursue its nuclear and missile programs to counter perceived USA aggression. Read More

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Pope warns of broad destruction if Korean tensions escalate

Already, attacks against Christians in northern Sinai, the epicenter of the insurgency, have forced scores of families to flee the region, seeking refuge elsewhere in Egypt. "Any other fanaticism does not come from God and is not pleasing to him", he said in his homily. Pope Francis said that the parents of Mr. Regeni had appealed to him for help and the Holy See had subsequently intervened in this case, and he added that he was personally very concerned about it. Read More

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