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Scotland needs choice on independence at end of Brexit: Sturgeon

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Speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr show, Ms Sturgeon reaffirmed her position on an independent Scotland remaining a member of the EU. Speaking to The Saint the First Minister said students at St Andrews and other universities, should vote for the SNP "because, given the challenges that lie ahead for the United Kingdom as a whole and Scotland within that, we need strong voices for Scotland in the House of Commons". Read More »

Hospital Trust 'remains vigilant' after cyber attack

A new version of the ransomware may have also been spreading over the weekend. Britain's National Health Service (NHS), which reported some of the first infections on Friday, said most of its affected organizations were working normally and played down the possibility of another large-scale wave of attacks this week. Read More »

Czech Prime Minister Announces Cabinet Resignation by Week-End

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Mr Sobotka said he wanted to consult the president on Thursday and inform him about Mr Babis' suspicious business activities. Doubts have also surfaced about how Babis obtained his wealth. Elections were due to be held in October. "( Sobotka) destroys everything ", Mr Babis told Czech public radio. "This entire case.is just another attempt to chase me out of politics", he said in a letter to parliament last week. Read More »

Moors Murderer Ian Brady dies aged 79

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When he was sentenced in 1966, the judge said he was "wicked beyond belief". Hindley died aged 60 in 2002. Hindley was convicted of two of the murders and shielding Brady after another murder, and given a life sentence. In February he was refused permission to launch a High Court fight to have the lawyer of his choice representing him at a tribunal where the decision would be reviewed. Read More »

Sunday missile launch was new type of rocket - NKorea

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 (Mars-12) in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 15, 2017. The successful launch comes after a significant embarrassment for North Korea's military in April, when a missile test ended in the destruction of the entire weapon shortly after takeoff. Read More »

U.S. military confirms North Korea fired missile

The country's leader, Kim Jong Un, supervised the launch of the Hwasong-12 missile that reached an altitude of 2,111.5 kilometers (1,312 miles) and flew 787 kilometers (489 miles), KCNA said . The launch is a test for South Korea's new president, Moon Jae-in, with barely a week on the job. Speaking in Beijing , Mr Putin said nuclear tests of the type that Pyongyang had been carrying out in recent weeks were unacceptable, but that a peaceful solution to rising tensions on the Korean ... Read More »

North Korea says new rocket can carry nuclear warhead

The country's official Korean Central News Agency said the missile fired Sunday, May 14, 2017, Korea time was a Hwasong-12 "capable of carrying a large-size heavy nuclear warhead". "It is possibly a new type of missile", Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada said. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff had few other details, including whether the launch was successful or what kind of projectile was sacked Sunday. Read More »

Eight dead as storm hits several states in US

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Parts of the Florida Panhandle could be affected by severe thunderstorms or high winds and risky rip currents. According to the associated Press , in Texas killed four people, three in Arkansas. Police say 65-year-old Julia Schwede was killed when a tree was blown into her home Saturday night. Five people, including Cove Creek/Pearson Fire Chief Doug Decker, were killed due to flooding and strong winds in Arkansas. Read More »

South Korean won up on Moon win

Both the US and South Korea are keen on dismantling the nuclear program of Kim Jong Un and hence, are open to maintaining the sanctions on North Korea already laid in place by Trump's administration. Trump has also been calling for a renegotiation of the bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) and for Seoul to shoulder a larger cost of maintaining USA troops in Korea and pay for a $1 billion antimissile system. Read More »

Trump vows to work for Israeli-Palestinian peace

Like previous USA leaders, Trump faces numerous obstacles in the long-shot bid. Some peace proponents on both sides have concluded that only massive worldwide, regional or American pressure or enticements might break the impasse. Netanyahu rejects the 1967 frontier as a baseline for border talks and rules out a partition of Jerusalem where Palestinians hope to establish a capital. Read More »

Fidget Spinners: There are millions of excuses not to put them down

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Take one prong, give it a spin and watch as the triangle shape becomes a blur, sort of like a ceiling fan. Compare that to the bubble gun, the second most purchased toy that Lambert sells. Shannon Cole said: "I think they are a good idea if they are used for the appropriate reason, they are to help people with ADHD and autism that's the objective of them but they've become a new craze, in schools they have been banned because they aren't being used in a correct manner and in my opinion I ... Read More »

Champions Chelsea target Premier League wins record

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The Italian's side finally broke through West Brom's stubborn resistance with eight minutes remaining and will now chase the double when they face Arsenal in the FA Cup final on May 27. And N'Golo Kante could return after missing out on a Premier League appearance for a third time this season. "My players showed me great professionalism, commitment, work-rate and will to try to win this league". Read More »

Sen. Amy Klobuchar: Yates 'Got the Best' of' Trump on Legal Questions

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These untruths, she warned, could potentially open the National Security Adviser up to blackmail by the Russian government. The key takeaways from the very partisan hearings were based around the timeline and intentions leading up to the controversial firing of former National Security Advisor General Mike Flynn, and the continued questions about the Trump campaign's connections to Russian Federation. Read More »

Russian President Putin sits down at piano in China, plays Soviet songs

According to TASS news agency and state Russian television, Putin played passages from Soviet-era songs about Moscow and St Petersburg. But Chinese social media users were far from impressed. "But never mind. I think I didn't let you down". Putin was on a visit to Beijing for the country's " One Belt, One Road " initiative, an ambitious plan by China to create what the country calls a "modern Silk Road" that will link Asia to Europe. Read More »

Van der Breggen tops Hall to win Women's Tour of California

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Van der Breggen, who did so much to set up team mate Lizzie Deignan's win at the recent Tour de Yorkshire, was again on team duties and did much of the work as the race approached stage two's key climb, the 2,235 metre Daggett Summit. I couldn't do it without them. Hall finished second overall in a significant result for her UnitedHealthcare team which, unlike world powerhouse Boels-Dolmans, races primarily in smaller races in the U.S. Read More »

Former DNI Clapper says Russian Federation likely sees Comey's firing as "another victory"

The former US attorney for New York's Southern District, who was sacked by President Donald Trump in March, called for both parties to team up and investigate the possibility of Russian interference in the election. While Clapper conceded that he does not know what was said at the dinner, he also said that he would find the president's recount of the night "very inconsistent with what I know of Jim Comey". Read More »

Xi opens China's globalization forum with $78 billion pledge

India has reservations about the project because it passes through Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir, which India says challenges its sovereignty by lending legitimacy to Pakistan's claim over the territory. During the address, Xi pledged to pump in an additional Dollars 124 billion for projects that are part of the initiative. Australia's reluctance to commit stems at least in part from reservations against linking, at Beijing's request, an extensive Northern Australia infrastructure development ... Read More »

Trump urged to hand over any Comey tapes

Related: What is a special prosecutor; who appoints one; what do they do? Schumer also warned that Senate Democrats might refuse to vote on a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director until a special prosecutor is named to investigate alleged Russian meddling in the November 8, 2016, USA election. Read More »

Bear struck by vehicle on California freeway near mountains

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Wildlife officials surrounded the sedated bear, placed it in a black truck and transported him to the Inland Valley Humane Society in Pomona. He says the motorist who struck the bear returned to the scene. The bear scurried off the freeway and took refuge in an embankment flanked by freeway lanes and homes. The animal continued to move around in the brush alongside the freeway as rainfall moved into the area, but the tranquilizers eventually took effect and the animal was safely taken into ... Read More »

Nearly 30 state leaders back China President's new globalisation strategy

Yesterday, Xi announced United States dollars 124 billion funding from China for the 60-odd countries taking part in the initiative. Sometimes back, the Shenzhen Speed was known for speedy completion of projects in China, but now it has become a part of history and the future is of the "Punjab Speed", they said. Read More »

Army inquiry on human shield still to conclude

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The Indian Army has denied Indian media reports that an Indian Army Court of Inquiry (COI) had acquitted an army officer accused of tying a Kashmiri man to his jeep, using him as a human-shield while patrolling in India-held Kashmir on April 9, saying that the COI has yet to reach a conclusion in the matter. Read More »

Tillerson gives nod to Paris Agreement at Arctic Council meeting

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a Republican, said climate change was the first thing she looked for when given a copy of the declaration. Uncertainty over how President Trump's proposed climate policy changes may affect the work of the Arctic Council has hung over the meeting in Fairbanks. Read More »

Today's a special one for mothers

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In 1876, the senior Jarvis said "I hope and pray that someone, sometime, will found a memorial mother's day commemorating her for the matchless service she renders to humanity in every field of life". You brought us into the world and life didn't always turn out as planned, but you made the best decision for us. If you're far away, you can surprise her with item at your trusted online stores, special delivery for your mother . Read More »

Myanmar and Holy See Establish Diplomatic Relations

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Police said they would prosecute those responsible for the information, which has spread quickly on online social networks that have grown in popularity amid expanding freedoms and internet access in Myanmar. A number of HRC member countries have dissociated themselves from the resolution or voiced their opposition to the establishment of such a mission. Read More »