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Who's who, what's at stake in Britain's unexpected election

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An average of opinions polls published by the Economist shows the Conservative Party leading with 44 percent of voters' support to Labour's 36 percent, but support for the Labour Party has been rising steadily since April - by some 10 points, according to the average. Read More »

Trump views Germany as political opponent: senior SPD lawmaker

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Other potential changes are also expected to the White House communications office, according to Axios, including fewer on-camera briefings with White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. While trans-Atlantic relations remain of paramount importance, disagreement shouldn't be swept under the carpet, a party official quoted her as saying during the closed session. Read More »

U.S. shoots down mock ICBM with interceptor rocket

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Only nine were partially or fully successful. "That's the reasons we conduct them". The military has been testing the interceptor system since 1999, but this is the first time it was tested on an intercontinental missile. The target missile used in Tuesday's test deployed decoys meant to throw the interceptor missile off its trail. However, this new ICBM target had never been tested before. Read More »

Led Coalition Begins Offensive to Liberate Raqqa From Daesh

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The city is about 90 km from the border with Turkey. Turkey has remained hostile to the Kurdish People's Protection Units, known by their Kurdish acronym the YPG, which form the backbone of the SDF . The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Syria has struck pro-government forces, the Pentagon confirmed. The US said on Tuesday it had started distributing arms to the YPG to help take Raqqa, part of a plan that has angered NATO-ally Turkey, which is anxious by growing ... Read More »

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Council: Igbo can not leave Northern Nigeria

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Suleiman warned that the failure of the Igbo to heed the relocation order, the group would mobilise the people of region against them (Igbo). The youth groups said in their statement that Igbos are a "threat" to national unity because some Igbo organizations still advocate independence. Read More »

Trump travel ban showdown headed for Supreme Court

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The Richmond, Virginia-based 4th Circuit is the first appeals court to rule on the revised travel ban unveiled in March. In the ruling , the judges said they were unconvinced that the measures were ordered for the sake of national security. Read More »

Paul Pogba reveals why Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is special

But Smalling says the fact he played with a broken toe in United's 4-0 defeat at Chelsea last October was evidence of his commitment to the United cause. "I think his numbers speak for themselves and he's still got a long way to go in his career". "Obviously he didn't know the full extent [of the injuries] at that time", he told a press conference. Read More »

Twitter users, blocked by President Trump, cry censorship

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What is the basis of this argument? But this is the first time someone has flipped the script legally, arguing that the privacy measure is actually a restriction on free speech. According to Fallow, if Trump does not unblock users on Twitter, he could potentially face a lawsuit from the Knight First Amendment Institute . That could support the argument that Trump is engaging in government speech , and therefore opposing viewpoints can be restricted without breaching the First Amendment. Read More »

Trump accuses London Mayor of 'pathetic excuse' over attack statement

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Khan did not initially reply personally, but his office said he had "more important things to do than respond to Donald Trump's ill-informed tweet that deliberately takes out of context his remarks". Both orders, aimed at temporarily halting entry to the US from a half-dozen Muslim-majority countries, have been blocked by the lower courts. "One of the reasons we have the travel ban here through that executive order is a focus on national security". Read More »

IRAN: Death toll in Tehran attacks rises to 17

Authorities said the death count had risen to 17 and scores were wounded. Iranian security officials counter that it is their regional rival Saudi Arabia - a close U.S. In an outpouring of support against Iran, dozens of countries have condemned Wednesday's attack on the country's parliament and on the mausoleum of the Ayatollah Khomeini . Read More »

Legal experts to Trump on travel ban: Twitter hurting cause

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The problem with that statement, Rove said , is that Trump's original executive order, which was rejected by the federal courts, argued that his administration wanted only a 90-day pause in immigration to give the administration time to come up with " extreme vetting " procedures. Read More »

Mecca Newspaper: Bahrain foreign minister says all options open on Qatar

The call with Qatar's emir showed Trump trying to personally involve himself in resolving the conflict. As anger mounted in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates , Qatar's foreign minister tried to limit the fallout. "We can not speak of financial support. It was something that was ready to explode". Qatar strongly denies the allegations. Kuwait has been mediating among the countries and Turkey has offered to as well. Read More »

1 dead in twin attacks on Iran parliament, Khomeini shrine

All of the fourteen people injured in the early Thursday acid attack in southern Tehran have been released from the hospital, head of Iran's Emergency Medical Services Pirhossein Koulivand said on Thursday. The comments sparked anger from Iranians on social media, who recalled the vigils in Tehran that followed the September 11 attacks. Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said: "These fireworks have no effect on Iran". Read More »

Trump Sides With Saudis, Other Arab Nations Against Qatar

Even as Trump applauded the Arab countries' move, the Pentagon on Tuesday renewed praise of Qatar for hosting U.S. forces and its "enduring commitment to regional security". "The Qataris should not count on that base as being a guarantee of sort of American protection when it comes to conflict with Saudi Arabia", Al Qassemi said. Read More »

Trump sons defend his criticism of London mayor

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On Monday, Clinton called for strengthened ties with global allies - a clear contrast with Trump, who has in recent days alarmed North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies and withdrawn the United States from a Paris climate accord. "(Mainstream media) is working hard to sell it!" But Donald Trump Jr. argued Khan had also engaged the president - potentially a reference to Khan's past criticism of Trump's proposed U.S.travel ban on people from six Muslim majority countries. Read More »

Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh with heavy wind and rain

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Bangladesh's Cyclone Preparedness programme head had earlier told EFE that 56,000 volunteers had helped in the evacuation in 18 coastal districts of the country. Bangladeshi weather officials still said the cyclone wasn't as bad as they anticipated. The local administration has called in all fishing vessels and advised them to remain anchored, while the Chittagong port authority has postponed activities. Read More »

Activist probing Ivanka Trump's brands in China arrested - rights group

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THREE labour activists investigating a company that produces Ivanka Trump-branded shoes in China have disappeared after their arrest. The three activists were placed under investigation and told they were not allowed to leave China in April, said Li Qiang, CLW's founder - something he said was relatively common. Read More »

N.Korea fires what appear to be land-to-ship missiles

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Kim Dong-yub, a researcher at Kyungnam University and a former officer of the South Korean Navy, said North Korea's missile tests to date suggest that it is testing a variety of ballistic missiles targeting Guam, a us territory with military bases, as well as Japan and South Korea, which both host sprawling USA military bases. Read More »

Pro-Assad alliance threatens to hit US positions in Syria

The statement came hours after a military alliance fighting in support of Damascus threatened to hit U.S. positions in Syria - a response to U.S. air strikes on pro-Syrian government forces on Tuesday. Speaking in Baghdad, a U.S. envoy said the United States was in regular touch with Moscow and used the de-confliction hotline established between the two countries to avoid possible clashes. Read More »

Comey's testimony to put uncomfortable spotlight on Trump

Today, James Comey released prepared remarks for his Senate hearing, and people noticed how Comey wrote that he did, in fact, tell President Trump he was not under FBI investigation. He is a good guy", Comey recalls Trump as saying . "I hope you can let this go, '" Mr Comey said, according to the prepared remarks. Neither Director of Intelligence Dan Coats nor National Security Agency chief Mike Rogers denied the Post story. Read More »

Ex-minister in Temer gov arrested hours before key trial

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He was also being investigated by the Supreme Court for alleged crimes of passive corruption, obstruction of justice and illicit association. A police source told Reuters that Henrique Eduardo Alves, a former tourism minister, was among those targeted by the arrest warrants. Read More »

Things You Should Know About Leo Varadkar, The New PM Of Ireland

Mumbai , As the Indian origin Leo Varadkar today won the leadership race of his party for Ireland's Prime Ministership, there was late night celebration in the family thousands of miles away in suburban Borivali here. Here are some of the headlines from around the world. Mr Varadkar, the minister for social protection, outperformed environment and housing minister Simon Coveney in a surprisingly close internal Fine Gael party contest. Read More »

MAS: "MH128 had not at any point been hijacked"

The Airbus A330-300, which was carrying 337 passengers, returned to the airport about 30 minutes after take-off. Turns out the "thing" wasn't an explosive device, Victoria police not disclosing exactly what it was but confirmed it was an "electronic item, something that everyone would be carrying around with them on a daily basis". Read More »