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Britain's May wins parliament's backing for June 8 snap election

It is certainly true that the unexpected calling of a snap election could give rise to further uncertainty, especially in the event of a non-Conservative win, but perhaps it is preferable to have po...

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On path to forecast landslide, May must win over pro-EU voters

A Labour spokesman said: "Bob Marshall-Andrews has not been a member of the Labour Party for some years". In an effort to try and win over support from these voters the Party is mulling a plan f...

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Chasing pair Fillon, Melenchon level as French election nears

Chasing pair Fillon, Melenchon level as French election nears

The euro popped up to a three-week high against the US dollar Thursday, finding support after a poll indicated French centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron was holding to a lead in what'...

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Arron Banks on MP bid: 'I know nothing about Clacton at all'

Arron Banks on MP bid: 'I know nothing about Clacton at all'

I went there during the referendum and had a fabulous day out and I think we are looking forward to getting to know people down there. Douglas Carswell has just announced that he will not stand for ...

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Australia scraps 457 temporary work visa to 'put Australians first'

Australia scraps 457 temporary work visa to 'put Australians first'

This restriction on foreign workers is in response to the Australian government's promise to roll back work visas granted to fast-food restaurants. Dutton said there were 95,757 workers in Austral...

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Is Georgia election a sign of a Democratic comeback?

Overall, turnout was high for a Special Election and, with a few more precincts left to count early Wednesday, it appeared Ossoff would end up with about the same percent Hillary Clinton got in the ...

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Iran foreign minister says U.S. must meet own obligations for nuclear deal

The deal represents the same "failed approach of the past" that brought us to the threat of North Korea, he noted. His statement was the latest in a drumbeat of warnings from the Trump administratio...

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McCain says administration rhetoric "partially to blame" for chemical attack in Syria

If the US -led coalition relies on the heavily Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces to take Raqqa, it will likely defeat the Islamic State but then cause a new war that will result in the rise of a new te...

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Pence warns North Korea: 'The sword stands ready'

Pence warns North Korea: 'The sword stands ready'

After showing a photo of Kim Jong-un as a young teenage boy, Kimmel said: "This is insane". South Korea and the USA agreed previous year to installed the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD...

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Palestinian prisoners just launched a mass hunger strike

Issa Qaraqe, head of prisoners' affairs for the Palestinian Authority, said that "around 1,300 Palestinian prisoners" were participating in the hunger strike and the number could rise. "After ex...

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N Korea poses 'most dangerous' threat to Asia-Pacific - Pence

N Korea poses 'most dangerous' threat to Asia-Pacific - Pence

This change in message, if translated into a firm policy of not negotiating with North Korea, could have huge implications. "The only thing we need to hear from North Korea is that they are ending a...

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Theresa May's call for early election 'cheap opportunism'

After debating the motion put forward by May in the House of Commons, 522 of the 650 sitting MPs voted in favour of the June 8 election, passing the threshold of two-thirds needed to approve the plan....

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A woman gives birth on Turkish Airlines flight

A woman gives birth on Turkish Airlines flight

They tweeted saying, "Welcome on board Princess!". This is the second act of kindness exhibited by Turkish Airlines this month after transporting a plane filled with food aid to Somalia to support...

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2 die in mass protest against Venezuela government

MARGARET WARNER: These latest protests erupted last month, after the pro-government Supreme Court took over the powers of the national legislature controlled by the opposition. Their repeated attempt...

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Airline Passengers Have New Weapon To Fight Overbooking

Airline Passengers Have New Weapon To Fight Overbooking

As previously reported, airline personnel on the flight bound for Louisville from Chicago had asked for passenger volunteers to give up their seats so that several United employees could make their ...

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Russian Federation relations at new low after Syria attacks

Russian Federation relations at new low after Syria attacks

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Moscow on Wednesday as the two countries traded sharp accusations about a chemical weapons attack in Syria. Putin h...

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Sessions tells federal prosecutors to make criminal immigration offenses a priority

Sessions tells federal prosecutors to make criminal immigration offenses a priority

The illegal entry and reentry is nothing new at all. "For those that continue to seek improper and illegal entry into this country, be forewarned: This is a new era". But his Tuesday speech during h...

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North Korea prepares 'pre-emptive strike' in wake of USA 'recklessness'

North Korea prepares 'pre-emptive strike' in wake of USA 'recklessness'

On Thursday, the North's state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said Kim watched from an observation post as special forces dropped from light transport planes "like hail" and "mercilessly blew u...

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Donald Trump's dairy bombast isn't a threat to the industry

Donald Trump's dairy bombast isn't a threat to the industry

Tuesday evening, Canada's ambassador to the US sent his own letter to Walker, calling for the governor "not to lay blame where it does not belong". Ottawa must stand up to U.S. Four U.S. dairy indus...

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IMF concerned about credit boom in China

IMF concerned about credit boom in China

The report, released twice a year, said those challenges would come in ways that are hard to estimate or predict before the negotiation is completed. However, Obstfeld warned that, "capitulating to ...

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France promises proof Assad regime behind chemical attack

While the Syrian military continues to deny responsibility for the attack against Khan Sheikhoun, blaming the rebels and stating that it would never use chemical weapons, "it is hard to imagine that A...

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Protests greet Jacob Zuma at 75

Zuma's firing last month of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in a Cabinet reshuffle intensified concerns about the direction of the country. Markets reacted quickly: South Africa's currency plummeted...

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India, Australia sign MoUs on combating terrorism, civil aviation security

According to Financial Review , Turnbull said Australia and India are both in need of closer security ties in the region because the rise of China had resulted in "a sea change in our interest in eac...

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Allies silent over 'show of force' by U.S. carrier

The Vinson is accompanied by a destroyer ship with an Aegis combat system to track and intercept missiles. Meanwhile, according to photos posted on the US Navy website , the Vinson enters the Sun...

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Allies silent, jibes in China over USA carrier mix-up

A passenger walks past a TV broadcasting a news report on North Korea's failed missile launch from its east coast, at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea, April 16, 2017. 'We have said again and a...

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Tillerson slams Iran nuclear deal as 'failed approach,' vows 'comprehensive review'

He said the USA also is evaluating whether to redesignate Pyongyang as a state sponsor of terrorism. Like with the North, Tillerson said, the Trump administration was unwilling to be patient with Iran...

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Pence says US won't negotiate directly with North Korea -- for now

On Tuesday the U.S. and Japan kicked off talks aimed at achieving a new economic relationship - in line with Trump's vow to focus on bilateral trade deals rather than multilateral ones that he says ha...

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British Lawmakers Overwhelmingly Support Early General Election In June

Theresa May, the British Conservative prime minister, is a hard read. Those also to vote aye included the eight Democratic Unionist Party MPs, three Plaid Cymru, two Ulster Unionist Party, Green Par...

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Murder suspect Steve Stephens dead after police pursuit in PA

Murder suspect Steve Stephens dead after police pursuit in PA

Stephens fled with officers in pursuit. "We would have preferred it not ended this way", Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said. The FBI and local authorities had been scouring the countr...

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Pence evades question on North Korea sabotage

Pence evades question on North Korea sabotage

Even as he affirmed US support for its Asian allies in dealing with North Korea, Pence pressed South Korea and Japan for better trade terms. He also said the USA will honor its alliance with Pacific...

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