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Labour to launch 'radical, responsible' election manifesto

Mr Corbyn described the malware attack on NHS computer systems as "highway robbery against all of us", adding: "We have to have investment in the NHS to protect all the systems so we are not held to ransom by criminals". But Liberal Democrat shadow health secretary Norman Lamb said: "You can not solve the crisis in our NHS and social care services by simply imposing more top-down targets on staff and plucking numbers out of thin air". Read More »

Sean Spicer fails to deny that Trump is recording White House conversations

In his absence, principal deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been fielding questions about the timing of President Trump's firing of FBI Director James B. Kadonaga included pictures of her Spicers poking their immaculately parted hair out of some shubbery. Watch Stephen Colbert's Trump Press Sec. Dippin Dots Wins With Free Press After Sean Spicer Launched Five... Read More »

UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile test, vows sanctions

One source said if two or three booster engines are combined, the maximum range would increase to more than 10,000 km. Speaking to reporters during his visit to China, Putin said Monday that "there's nothing good about" the launch. " The members of the Security Council agreed that the Security Council would continue to closely monitor the situation and take further significant measures including sanctions, in line with the Council's previously expressed determination ", the statement read . Read More »

North Korea Claims To Test Missile That Can Carry Nuclear Warhead

The pictures featured a long nose-coned projectile that appeared to be similar to missiles displayed during an April 15 military parade for the birth anniversary of state founder Kim Il Sung, the current leader's grandfather. The UN Security Council is scheduled to meet Tuesday to discuss Pyongyang's latest test. Seeing Trump's tough-guy posturing prove to be empty words will only reinforce North Korea's skepticism. Read More »

North Korea missile launch tests Trump's China outreach

North Korea said on Monday it had successfully conducted a mid- to-long-range missile test and would continue such launches "any time, any place", defying UN Security Council resolutions and warnings from the United States. They are expected to issue a statement condemning the missile test, calling it "unacceptable", and threatening that if there's another test then the Security Council will hold another meeting. Read More »

Trump revealed classified information to Russian Federation during recent meeting — WaPost

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White House officials disputed the report , saying Trump did not disclose intelligence sources or methods with the Russians, though they did not deny that classified information was disclosed in the May 10 meeting. But McMaster did not deny the president disclosed classified information, and the Post is standing by its story . He added that he wants the House intelligence committee fully briefed on what, if anything, was shared with the Russian officials. Read More »

Syria's SDF leads anti-IS fight, stoking tension with Turkey

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In an unsubtle attempt to give Trump a way out, Erdogan claimed that the decision to arm the YPG was made "under the influence of United States officials" who served under the Obama administration. And, indeed, after the flawed Turkish referendum that increased Erdogan's powers passed in what the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe described as an unfree and unfair election, Trump sought out Erdogan to congratulate him, rather than chide him. Read More »

US military member killed in action in Somalia

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A USA soldier was killed during a joint operation with Somali troops against members of the Al-Shabab organization, the United States Command for Africa (Africom) reported today. The U.S. has been supporting Somalia's military with about 50 U.S. advisers in a mission that began several years ago. The terrorist group, which the Pentagon considers al-Qaida's third most unsafe affiliate, has increased operations against government forces and civilian targets since Mohamed declared war on ... Read More »

North Korea 'Step' Closer to Striking the Continental US

In a statement, adopted unanimously, the 15-member council urged the communist nation to show "sincere commitment to denuclearization through concrete action". If North Koreans had fired the missile at a lower angle, rather than "almost straight up, ... it would have gone maybe as much as 4,000 kilometers, and that is not technically an intercontinental [ballistic missile], but it's still a longer range" than any North Korean missile had previously tested. Read More »

How lawmakers get their health care

Stefanik said that the AHCA will lower costs and improve care. I don't care who you are - we're all going to have a pre-existing condition at some point in our lives. Of those, 43,434 participated through Medicaid expansion. In a phone call with reporters this week, Sen. The American Hospital Association, which represents almost 5,000 hospitals and spent over $20 million on lobbying previous year, said America's hospitals were " deeply disappointed " with the passage of the AHCA. Read More »

Iran's Raisi Calls Qalibaf's Move to Quit Presidential Race 'Revolutionary'

Tehran mayor Muhammad Bagher Ghalibaf on Monday withdrew from this week's presidential election in favor of conservative candidate Ibrahim Reisi. Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf's decision to withdraw from Iran's presidential race would strengthen conservatives at the May 19 presidential election, a former Iranian MP told Trend. Read More »

Next challenge for golf prodigy is Kim Jong

The South Korean became the youngest victor of the tournament, which featured 48 of the world's top 50 players. Kim showed remarkable calm amid inevitable chaos at the TPC Sawgrass to become the youngest victor of The Players Championship. Read More »

Israel wants White House to explain US official's Western Wall comment

The statement was accompanied by a transcript of Netanyahu's meeting with Trump which took place at the White House in February, offered as proof that the Fox News report was false. Palestinians see east Jerusalem as the capital of their future state. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson hinted at the internal debate over Jerusalem during an appearance Sunday on " Meet the Press ". Read More »

Chennai: CBI raid at Chidambaram's residence

There is no allegation against any of them. In a statement issued then, Chidambaram had said: "The Enforcement Directorate has the habit of recycling allegations from time to time". Speaking at a press conference in New Delhi Goyal said that Modi government is acting against corruption. Karti Chidambaram's name has been mentioned in an FIR where he has allegedly been accused of giving foreign investment clearances to a media company. Read More »

UN Security Council Threatens DPRK with New Sanctions for Missile Tests

The nose cone resembles that of the KN-08 ICBM the North is believed to be developing, and the lofted trajectory tests re-entry by putting the missile through extra stress, said Joshua Pollack of the US -based Non-proliferation Review. In Seoul , some citizens expressed frustration. Kim Do-hoon, 31, said that South Korea, while keeping the "door open for conversation" with the North, should also "show a stern attitude at some level". Read More »

Trump aims for high drama on first foreign swing

Trump will conclude his foreign trip with a visit to Brussels for a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit on May 25, followed by a meeting of the G7 in Sicily. It is being reported that Trump's visit is a part of the strategy to reach out across religions and countries to combat extremism - both to fight the ISIS and to further isolate Iran. Read More »

It's far from case closed on Trump, Russia

The FBI and two congressional committees are still investigating, so there is not yet any exoneration. Rogers chaired the House intelligence committee; Cornyn is the Senate's No. Senate Democrats have insisted that Trump should not pick a politician as the next Federal Bureau of Investigation director. "We have a chance to reset as a nation". Read More »

First session of newly elected UP assembly witnesses unprecedented ruckus

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He added that the fact that lawmakers from the opposition benches were continuously whistling as Governor Ram Naik was addressing the joint session of the House spoke volumes of the disregard they have for parliamentary norms and decorum. "People must understand that solutions can be achieved only through discussions and not by discarding the house", Anupriya Patel told ANI. For the first time in recent years, no one from SP patron Mulayam Singh Yadav's family would lead the party in the ... Read More »

Pope casts doubt on Medjugorje Virgin apparitions

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The liturgy, which was celebrated in Portuguese and Latin, and according to the authorities was attended by 500,000 people while eight cardinals, 71 bishops and 2,000 priests concelebrated. More than 30 million Catholics have visited Medjugorje since six children began reporting regular visions of the Virgin Mary in 1981. Relics of the Catholic Church's newest saints were venerated at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral yesterday alongside an image of the Our Lady of Fatima decked with white ... Read More »

Donald Trump's frustrations are boiling over after James Comey dismissal

The president has said Comey told him at the dinner that he was not under investigation as part of the FBI probe into possible links between the Kremlin and Trump campaign associates. He turned to Twitter, his communications method of choice, to issue a threat - the possible scrapping of the daily White House briefings. "The truth is the dismissal of Director Comey is part of a much longer pattern of this administration's interfering with or removing the people who are in a position to ... Read More »

North Korea Tests Strategic Missile That Could Carry a Nuclear Warhead

And EU foreign affairs spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic denounced the launch as "a threat to worldwide peace and security [that could] further aggravate tensions in the region at a time when de-escalation is instead needed". CBS News correspondent Adriana Diaz reports the missile, described by US officials as a KN-17 medium range missile, reached an altitude of more than 1,300 miles - fired, North Korea said, intentionally at a high angle out of consideration for its neighbors. Read More »