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May says European Union seeking to affect result of British election

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The Prime Minister has previously vowed to be a "bloody hard woman" to Mr Juncker after the pair were reported to have a hard discussion during a Downing Street dinner. "In order to succeed we need discretion, moderation, mutual respect and a maximum of goodwill". The PM told press outside Downing Street on Wednesday: "Britain's negotiating position has been misrepresented in the continental press. Read More »

China decries protectionism, but Europeans rain on Silk Road parade

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He said we should adopt a free trade policy to enhance business links with each other. Putin, Turkish President Recep Tay-yip Erdogan and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, echoed Xi's theme that economic development would help nurture political stability and neutralize support for radical groups. Read More »

Pakistan bowl out Windies in penultimate over to win series

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Fast bowler Alzarri Joseph claimed three wickets but the West Indies' failure to press home the advantage after getting Younis and Misbah cheaply proved costly. "We need Azhar and Asad to take ownership of the Test side". "Believe me - I think, in all, I've given 27-28 years of my life to cricket". Shannon Gabriel put a fearless front while being shielded well by his partner Chase in the critical half an hour. Read More »

North Korean leader considering a plan to strike South Korea

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The agricultural area around Seongju is deeply conservative, and historically very supportive of the U.S. military presence in South Korea and hostility against the north. For nearly two decades, North Korea has looked to south-east Asia for diplomatic and economic and support while the so-called "hermit nation" was shunned in most countries other than its only major ally, China. Read More »

Backed Syrian forces expects Raqqa assault soon, await weapons

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Meanwhile, Russia has offered the United States a role in securing the zones as a bargaining chip to soften the USA opposition to Iran's involvement in the scheme, reports Bloomberg News . Defense Secretary Jim Mattis that the U.S.is committed to protecting Turkey. "We do not think that we need to abyhow intensify this work", Putin said. Read More »

Macron to name PM on first day as French President

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Centrist Mr Macron has decided on one of the tipped favourites for the job, Mr Philippe, who is the mayor of the northern port of Le Havre and an MP since 2012. "We will need a more efficient Europe, a more democratic Europe, a more political Europe, because it's the instrument of our power and our sovereignty". Read More »

South Korea military reports North Korea has launched a missile

The missile today reached an altitude of more than 2,000km during its 30minute flight time, the Japanese government said. Trump has talked tough about Kim. This will also increase pressure on North Korea, he added. President Donald Trump's administration has called North Korean ballistic and nuclear efforts unacceptable, but it has swung between threats of military action and offers to talk as it formulates a policy. Read More »

World celebrates Mother's Day today

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Certainly, there were more moms than these: Florida Evans on Good Times and Sophia Petrillo on The Golden Girls (and, in fact, all of The Golden Girls ) and Ann Romano on One Day At A Time . Our mothers deserve all the love for risking their life in childbirth, raising us through hard times, and constantly guiding and loving us. All this would have the mother of Mother's Day tearing at her clothes in frustration. Read More »

China's President Pledged $124 Billion For A New Silk Road

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Various trade and infrastructure projects have been lined up to link China much to Asia, Europe and Africa in a bid to promote economic development that is open, inclusive, and beneficial to all . Xi announced China would contribute an additional USD 14.5 billion to the Silk Road Fund, which was set up in 2014 to finance infrastructure projects, taking it to USD 55 billion and USD 8.75 billion financial assistance to the countries taking part in his Belt and Road initiative aimed at ... Read More »

North Korea Alleges CIA Plot to Assassinate Kim Jong

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South Korea squarely blamed Kim Jong Un , accusing him of ordering the elimination of a potential rival. The plot included the use of "biochemical substances including radioactive substance and nano poisonous substance" whose results would "appear after six or twelve months", the statement said . Read More »

North Korea Says Launch Was New Type Of Missile, Warns US

Tong Zhao, an analyst with the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, said if the missile does have the range to hit Guam, it could give North Korea "a regional nuclear deterrence", meaning it might not need to pursue an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which could reach the U.S. Read More »

Justice Officials To Interview These Four People For FBI Director

He spoke following Mr Trump's sudden firing of Mr Comey last week, which drew sharp criticism because it came amid the FBI's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election. For a White House accustomed to bouts of chaos, Trump's handling of Comey's firing could have serious and long-lasting implications. Meanwhile on Saturday, the FBI Agents Association urged Trump to pick former Michigan Rep. Read More »

Syria activists say civilians killed in strike on IS village

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He says the victims were displaced civilians from Iraq and Syria. Human rights groups, however, say that the death toll may be much higher than reported as operations remain ongoing. There were no reports of casualties, but witnesses reported hundreds of civilians fleeing toward SDF battle lines on Sunday as the anti-jihadist force took aim at extremist fighters. Read More »

New French prime minister to be announced at 1230 GMT

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Merkel said ahead of the meeting: "Germany will in the long term only do well if Europe does well, and the election of the new French president offers us the opportunity to bring dynamism to European development". Aides have flagged a likely visit to French troops in Mali for next Friday. The German leader added that "we will do everything to develop good initiatives with the new president, Emmanuel Macron". Read More »

Chelsea Manning to remain on active duty after prison release

Her sentence was commuted by President Barack Obama in the final days of his administration. While Manning's court-martial conviction remains under appeal, she will remain a private in the Army, said Dave Foster , an Army spokesman. She filed a transgender rights lawsuit and attempted suicide twice a year ago, according to her lawyers. She thanked the former president and supporters - including, she said, "veterans, trans young people, parents, politicians and artists" - who wrote to her. Read More »

Doug Marrone: Fournette must earn starting role

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But if that group can flash some steady progress in concert with Fournette's arrival, the Jaguars offense could experience something of a renaissance in 2017. "When you ask me a question, I can answer it or if Dave Caldwell asks me a question, I can answer it". "I thought he moved very well". So I'm going to have my kids come up here with me. Read More »

Aisha Buhari urges Chibok girls to forge ahead

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The released girls were received at the Abuja airport on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari by Alhaji Abba Kyari, his chief of staff. Hosea Abana, Chibok community leader in Abuja, speaks during an interview in Abuja, Nigeria. We will work with the federal government and your parents to determine what is best for you. Human rights groups have criticized the government for keeping them so long in the capital, far from their homes. Read More »

China's Xi appeals to foreign leaders for freer trade

Washington, for instance, is sending a low-level delegation led by White House adviser Matt Pottinger, while France, Germany, and Britain are to be represented by finance officials. He compared countries to "swan and geese" that can "fly long and safely through winds and storms because they move in tandem and help each other as a team". Read More »

White House was warned about Flynn

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Yates appeared once again in the face of the Trump administration when she testified at a Monday hearing created to explore any collusion between the Trump administration and Russian Federation. The testimony by Yates, who was sacked on January 30 after defying Trump over his contested travel ban, confirmed reports that she had informed the White House early on of the justice department's concerns about Flynn. Read More »

Clark to continue governing B.C.

That includes the Courtenay-Comox riding, which was won by NDP candidate Ronna-Rae Leonard by an astonishing nine votes. At 11:30 P.M., the Liberals held 43 seats and the NDP 41. Weaver said he called both leaders to congratulate them. One University of B.C. political science professor says there are places where the Green vote helped the NDP at the expense of the Liberals. Read More »