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What does council vote tell us about general election?

She said: "The council elections showed people are turning away from the SNP, because they are fed up with the Nationalists' attempt to force another divisive referendum". Davidson, who will be on the campaign trail in Edinburgh on Monday, added: "Across Scotland, it's a two-horse race". "There is now no doubt - they'll sacrifice Scotland's interests and jobs because they're far more concerned about winning votes from Ukip ". Read More »

British PM May's Conservatives open up record lead

One of the most detrimental council losses for the party was Glasgow, Scotland's biggest city and once the staunchest of Labour strongholds. However, Professor Thrasher said his projection was some way short of the win being forecast by opinion polls. Read More »

United Kingdom local elections: Conservatives score big gains, huge win for PM May

Strategists from all the major parties will be scrutinising the results closely for signs that May's relentless message of providing "strong and stable leadership" has persuaded habitual Labour voters to defect to the Conservatives. "The people of Britain are taking our money back'". "They are so determined not to be questioned on their plans, the Prime Minister refuses to take part in any TV debates and will only visit workplaces if there are no workers there, just her own party's ... Read More »

Obama warned Trump not to hire Flynn two days after the election

Michael Flynn was not asked to leave the Trump administration until after The Washington Post reported in February that Sally Yates had warned the Trump administration that Flynn was vulnerable to blackmail. Trump's press secretary Sean Spicer said in response that if Obama "was seriously concerned" about Flynn's connections to Russian Federation or other foreign countries, he should have withheld Flynn's security clearance. Read More »

Kushner Business Goes Abroad Seeking Investors in NJ Project

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The US has become a major point for Chinese rich to acquire real estate for migration. An apology has been issued by a company owned by the family of President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, for referring to his role as a White House adviser during an investment conference in China, CNN reported. Read More »

Paul Ryan poses for photo with man in anti-GOP shirt

The win gives the Wisconsin Republican a signature legislative achievement, one he desperately needed. "Although I will carefully review the legislation the House passed today, at this point there seem to be more questions than answers about its consequences", Collins said. Read More »

Malaysia, North Korea Asian Cup qualifier to go ahead in Pyongyang

As tensions rose over Kim's killing, the Malaysian national team was barred from travelling to North Korea , preventing them from playing the match on March 28, when it was originally scheduled. She said that they're trying to send a message that they're powerful, strong and can make the USA suffer. They allege Kim was in frequent contact through satellite communications with the "murderous demons" of the NIS and Central Intelligence Agency, who instructed him to use a biochemical substance ... Read More »

US deports man tried in Chandra Levy death

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Ingmar Guandique arrived in El Salvador on Friday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials told Fox 5 . "Mr. Guandique unlawfully entered the United States, and once here, continued to violate USA laws by assaulting innocent victims", said Matthew Munroe, Acting ERO Washington field office director. Read More »

AAP suspends Kapil Mishra from party's primary membership

The BJP and the Congress are opposition parties in the state legislature. The party asserted that was Mishra was making baseless allegations against Kejriwal "out of desperation" after being expelled from the Cabinet. The AAP leader said that at a time when the country was facing serious internal and external security threats, the only priority for the BJP and the central government was to finish off the AAP. Read More »

Yates dubs Trump's first travel ban as 'unlawful'

White House press secretary Sean Spicer has since sought to re-characterize Yates's initial warnings by saying in a February press briefing she simply "wanted to give a heads up to us on some comments that may have seemed in conflict with what [Flynn] had sent the vice president". Read More »

North Korea detention of fourth United States citizen 'concerning' - White House

Per their accusations, intelligence operatives from the two nations engaged the North Korean citizen while he was a timber worker in the Khabarovsk Territory of Russian Federation. The new arrest is expected to further fuel tensions between the two countries, which have been engaged in a heated standoff over Pyongyang's testing of ballistic missiles and nuclear deterrents. Read More »

N. Korea accuses USA of assassination attempt

The date of the alleged assassination attempt is unclear; however, Kim Jong Un presided over a military parade on April 15. The alleged plot, Pyongyang claims , involved targeting the dictator at a public parade using "biochemical substances including radioactive substance and nano poisonous substance". Read More »

Somalia army commander killed in Mogadishu blast

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President Donald Trump has ramped up operations against Al-Shabab, an affiliate of the global militant group Al-Qaeda, since coming into office. The Pentagon called it the first US combat death in Somalia since 1993. It was not clear yet if Warsame was the target of the raid, the security source said. Information Minister Abdirahman Omar Osman said the security forces killed Moalin Osman Abdi Badil alongside his three associates in a raid in Bariiree area, but did not indicate if the same ... Read More »

North Korea claims United States tried to assassinate Kim Jong

The CIA and Seoul's Intelligence Services (IS) have "ideologically corrupted and bribed a DPRK citizen surnamed Kim" to carry out the attack on Jong-Un, the statement said . "Upon his repatriation, the [intelligence agencies] conspired with [the suspect] to carry out a bomb attack on our supreme leader, either during an event at the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, or at a military parade", the statement read . Read More »

Netanyahu's Cabinet Seeks To Downgrade Status Of Arabic

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Regarding Arabic, while it will no longer be an official language, Arabic speakers will still have the right to "language-accessible state services". Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid said he supports Likud MK Bennie Begin's version of the bill, which simply states that Israel is the nation-state of the Jewish people in their homeland, and nothing else. Read More »

Afghanistan reacts at Pakistani claims regarding the killing of 50 Afghan troops

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He said that Pakistan and Afghanistan were fighting against terrorism and there was need for further united efforts to combat the menace. The Wesh-Chaman border crossing is a major border crossing between the two countries. Pakistan's military said its forces killed more than 50 Afghan soldiers and destroyed five checkpoints in heavy fighting along their disputed border, a claim quickly rejected by Kabul . Read More »

Israeli Leaders Pressure Trump To Move US Embassy To Jerusalem

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Israel says 890 prisoners are participating in the hunger strike. "Israel will not give in to extortion and pressure from terrorists", asserted Erdan. "It will not influence the 1,500 prisoners who are taking part in the hunger strike". Video footage purportedly shows convicted terrorist and hunger strike leader Marwan Barghouti eating in his cell. Read More »

May calls for caution despite stunning local election results

A majority of Labour supporters want Jeremy Corbyn to quit immediately if he loses the general election, an exclusive poll for The Independent has revealed. Pollsters YouGov ask panels of voters whether they have a favourable or unfavourable view of the main parties and their leaders. But its overall vote share of 18 per cent was their best result in any election since entering a coalition with the Tories in 2010, and put them nine points behind Labour on 27 per cent. Read More »

Floods drive nearly 1900 from homes in Canada's Quebec

Quebec's public security minister is saying water levels across the province are expected to peak between today and Wednesday. Downriver, however, riverfront municipalities between Montreal and Quebec City can expect to see flooding for the next few days as the St. Read More »

Syrian rebels, families start leaving Damascus neighborhood

Should there be violations, he said, "the Syrian army will be prepared to respond in a decisive manner". This track is separate from the Russia-backed deal signed last week in Astana, Kazakhstan, though de Mistura said in a statement that he hopes the Astana agreement "will be implemented in full - thus bringing about a significant de-escalation in violence, and helping shape an environment conducive to the political intra-Syrian talks in Geneva". Read More »

Koreans vote for new president to succeed ousted Park

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So. Hong's party was initially written off in this election, abandoned by most voters because of its connection to the former, disgraced president, Park Guen-hye. Two months after booting their si. Because Park was not able to complete her term, which was supposed to end in February 2018, this election has had a hasty campaign and transition schedule. Read More »

Trump in-laws promote thorny visa-for-sale program in China

Trump adviser Jared Kushner's sister Nicole Kushner Meyer had told a room of wealthy investors in Beijing on Saturday that they could receive green cards if they put money into a Jersey City development. "That was not Ms. Meyer's intention". The family of Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner was in the news over the weekend. The latest reauthorization was granted through the fiscal 2017 omnibus spending bill that Trump signed on Friday. Read More »

France President-elect Emmanuel Macron triumphs but focus turns to challenges ahead

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There are questions about whether Macron - who ran as an independent - will have a mandate to deliver. Almost six decades later, the clash between Macron and Le Pen - one seeking to become the nation's youngest-ever head of state at 39, the other to become its first female leader - symbolized the shock waves that have rocked the political foundations of other major countries in addition to France itself. Read More »

Mexico and police chief slam Texas' new 'sanctuary city' ban

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Abbott signed the measure on Facebook Live Sunday evening without advance notice, which critics say was to avoid protesters but the governor's office says was to take advantage of social media. Abbott recently signed a law effectively banning sanctuary cities across in Texas. This law applies to universities across the state of Texas but it doesn't apply to churches. Read More »