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Still all to Play for, Says Labour

He said: "I don't think we have ever got more than 50 per cent of the vote in Queensbury". But political pundits had already predicted the beginning of the end for the far-right phenomenon after Nigel Farage had stepped down as leader to make way for Paul Nuttall, who has so far failed to make any mark with the electorate and lost heavily when he recently attempted to contest a by-election in Stoke on behalf of his party. Read More

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Tensions rising as North Korea carries out new artillery excercises

Tensions rising as North Korea carries out new artillery excercises

North Korea conducted a failed ballistic missile test on 16 April, prompting US Vice-President Mike Pence to warn it not to "test" President Donald Trump. Senior Trump administration officials, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defence Secretary Jim Mattis, will brief all 100 U.S. senators on the tense stand-off with North Korea at an extraordinary meeting at the White House tomorrow. Read More

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The GOP's big lie: Health care bill 'protects people with pre-existing conditions'

The Republican push to replace the Affordable Care Act was revived this week in Congress by a small change to their plan created to combat concerns over coverage for those with pre-existing health problems. Under the AHCA, women who have undergone c-sections, as well as victims of rape, sexual assault, and domestic violence, are classified as having pre-existing conditions . Read More

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'Be more like Trump': Jean-Marie Le Pen criticises daughter's presidential campaign

Jewish as well as Muslim leaders have lamented the success of the French far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in getting through to the second round in the presidential contest, and warned voters now to reject the "dangerous" candidate . "The voters who voted for Mr. Melenchon are angry voters". I have always considered that the president of the Republic is the president of all the French, and as such they must gather all the French. Read More

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Le Pen tells AP she 'changed everything'

Le Pen tells AP she 'changed everything'

With just a few hours of campaigning left, at the group's headquarters in Paris , many youth are making calls and sending emails to get 5,000 volunteers across France to spread Mr. "Intervening in the last hour of the official campaign , this operation is obviously a democratic destabilization, as has already been seen in the United States during the last presidential campaign". Read More

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A Historic But Unsurprising Election In France

Melenchon are angry voters". Nine other candidates were eliminated. She had previously said she is not a candidate of her party and the policy platform she stood was hers and not reflective of the Front National. (AP Photo/Francois Mori). French far right leader and presidential candidate Marine le Pen , right, adjusts her hair during a ceremony for slain police officer Xavier Jugele, in the courtyard of the Paris Police headquarters, Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Read More

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10 memorable lines from comedian Hasan Minhaj at the WHCA dinner

In his weekly radio address, Trump said the first 100 days of his administration have been "just about the most successful in our country's history". "Tonight looks a little different, but the values that underpin this dinner have not changed. As for the other guy, I think he's in Pennsylvania because he can't take a joke", Minhaj said amidst laughter from the audience. Read More

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US House passes bill to repeal Obamacare

The Republican push to replace the Affordable Care Act was revived this week in Congress by a small change to their plan created to combat concerns over coverage for those with pre-existing health problems. Privately, though, they know that their American Health Care Act is little more than a almost $300 billion tax cut for the rich at the brutal expense of sick and vulnerable people. Read More

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Israel to withhold $1M in funding after UNESCO vote

The Israeli government summoned Swedish Ambassador Carl Magnus Nesser on Wednesday to protest Sweden's vote in favor of the UNESCO resolution. Tuesday's Unesco vote, which reaffirms "the importance of the Old City of Jerusalem and its walls for the three monotheistic religions", also accused Israel of actions that have "altered, or purport to alter the character and status of the Holy City". Read More

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Duke of Edinburgh to step down from royal public engagements

Duke of Edinburgh to step down from royal public engagements

Prince Philip will undoubtedly be missed by royal watchers as he is certainly the most colorful member of the royal household; famous for his witty quips, and for more than a few royal gaffes. He is well known for his outspoken behaviour, controversial remarks, and stark political incorrectness. In a visit to Canada in 1976. "[Prince Philip's] contribution to our United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and the wider world will be of huge benefit to us all for years to come", May said. Read More

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China Celebrates Launch Of 'Homemade' Aircraft Carrier

China Celebrates Launch Of 'Homemade' Aircraft Carrier

Beijing started building its second carrier in November 2013, with dock construction starting in March 2015. It's expected to be formally commissioned sometime before 2020, after sea trials and the arrival of its air wing. That could come as soon as this week, but a publicity campaign involving the country's first aircraft carrier has produced some unexpected results. Unlike the USA navy's longer-range nuclear carriers, both of China's feature Soviet-design ski-jump bows, meant to give ... Read More

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Former South Carolina cop takes plea deal in federal shooting death case

Former South Carolina cop takes plea deal in federal shooting death case

The civil rights offense has a maximum penalty of life in prison. Slager's plea is part of a deal in which state prosecutors will drop the murder charge against him , the Washington Post reports . A five-week trial in December in state court Charleston on murder charges resulted in a mistrial due to a hung jury. After protesting his innocence for more than a year, Slager's plea is a major reversal that will likely - though not definitely - ensure he spends some significant ... Read More

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North Korea's Kim Jong-un is 'pretty smart cookie'

North Korea's Kim Jong-un is 'pretty smart cookie'

Trump's nearly admiring remarks came amid soaring tensions with North Korea over its missile and nuclear programmes, with an alarmed Washington looking to China for help in reining in Kim. When host John Dickerson prodded to see whether that meant Trump was considering military action, the President indicated he hadn't ruled such an option out. Read More

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Trevor Noah Breaks Down Trump's First 100 Days

House oversight committee leaders say President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn , appeared to violate federal law over payments from Russian organizations after a trip there in 2015. It's possible to find past presidents described just as Trump is today. "He went to work right away", a male Trump supporter said in an interview with Bolger's firm. Read More

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Local Election results: Conservatives set for majority of 160 as Labour crumbles

Local Election results: Conservatives set for majority of 160 as Labour crumbles

According to a script given to Labour MPs and reported by the Telegraph , the party is attempting to frame the elections as a "mixed picture". In what is set to be a crushing set of results for Labour and UKIP, and a mildly disappointing one for the Liberal Democrats, these parties' senior politicians had to put a courageous face on the results and persuade everyone that actually, things aren't as bad as they look. Read More

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Trump says 'eventually' North Korea will have 'good missiles'

Trump says 'eventually' North Korea will have 'good missiles'

Trump's nearly admiring remarks came amid soaring tensions with North Korea over its missile and nuclear programmes, with an alarmed Washington looking to China for help in reining in Kim. North Korea has attempted at least nine missile launches since Trump's inauguration in January. North Korea has said the United States is pushing the peninsula to the brink of war after a pair of strategic U.S. Read More

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US House passes Obamacare replacement bill

Asa Hutchinson said Friday on CNN's "New Day". Yet as the 2016 election amply demonstrated, political outcomes can be hard to predict. Republicans argued they would have had a still heavier price to pay if they failed to make good on an endlessly repeated pledge that helped them seize control of the House, the Senate and the White House in the years since the law passed . Read More

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Russia: Others may help secure Syria safe zones

Russia: Others may help secure Syria safe zones

SETA's director of security studies further emphasized the necessity of including the US and the Gulf states for the deal to succeed, emphasizing that implementation of the deal is also highly significant. Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the safe-zone proposal with U.S. President Donald Trump in a May 2 telephone call that focused on Syria. Read More

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Trump signs order aimed at opening Arctic drilling

Gulf of Mexico. The American-First Offshore Energy Strategy allows Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke to "revise or initiate" a new plan to replace a five-year moratorium on oil and gas extraction in parts of the Arctic, Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf of Mexico, issued by President Obama after the largest marine oil spill ever, the Deepwater Horizon disaster of 2010 , which killed 11 people and leaked nearly 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Read More

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Heavy rains lash Toronto; flights canceled, traffic disrupted

Quebec Environment Minister David Heurtel described the rainfall in the predominately French-language province as historic, and said his department recorded the strongest water flow rate in 55 years, or 9,000 cubic metres per second. Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for much of southern and eastern Ontario, where some communities could be soaked with 50 to 90 millimetres of rain through Saturday. Read More

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Third Turk arrested in Malaysia for security reasons

Third Turk arrested in Malaysia for security reasons

Karaman's lawyer has since filed a report to the Kuala Lumpur police on Tuesday, stating that Karaman was abducted by five men while he was going to his auto in the parking of his apartment. Aslan was also reported missing by his wife on Tuesday night after she failed to hear from him for more than a day. He was commenting on the arrests of two Turkish males whose wives claimed were kidnapped but were later confirmed by the Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar that they had ... Read More

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Police officer who fatally shot Jordan Edwards is fired

Police officer who fatally shot Jordan Edwards is fired

After Haber's announcement, Edwards' family praised the decision to fire Oliver, but called for the officer's indictment. Officials identified the officer as Roy Oliver, and said he had been with the department since July 2011. The Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office has ruled his death a homicide, due to a rifle wound to the head. Not only have Jordan's brothers lost their best friend; they witnessed firsthand his violent, senseless murder. Read More

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Myanmar says fake news being spread to destabilise Suu Kyi government

Myanmar says fake news being spread to destabilise Suu Kyi government

She gave Pope Francis a small bas relief of a dove and Pope Francis gave her a new medallion illustrating a passage from the Book of Isaiah, " The wilderness will become a fruitful field ". She assured everyone that she is working towards reconciliation in the area, and her government has set up its own investigation into possible crimes in Rakhine and appointed Kofi Annan, former United Nations secretary general, to head a commission to work for healing divisions between Buddhists and Muslims. Read More

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Tony Blair: Theresa May will win the general election

The party's most electorally successful leader has been critical of Jeremy Corbyn's leadership but has confirmed he will vote Labour on June 8. The thinking on Labour's part may well be that the 2015 "opposition parties" debate that didn't involve David Cameron effectively served as extra promotion for other parties, such as Plaid Cymru, the SNP and Greens, detracting from the message that Labour was the one and only source of opposition. Read More

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Escaped prisoners returned to overcrowded Indonesia jail

Escaped prisoners returned to overcrowded Indonesia jail

The inmates escaped the prison in protest at the overcapacity problem in Sialang Bungkuk Penitentiary, which has only 361 cells to accommodate 1,800 inmates. He added that some were reportedly beaten by residents who found them trying to steal their motorbikes. Director General of Corrections of the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, I Wayan Dusak said prisoners had repeatedly complained about the prison's sub-standard services and conditions. Read More

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