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Corbyn spells out "historic challenge" facing Labour as council losses near 400


Labour tried to play down the significance of a bruising set of results which saw it forfeit more than 300 council seats, lose control of Glasgow for the first time in around 40 years and suffer reverses in Welsh strongholds. British voters last year made a decision to leave the European Union, ending the country's 44-year membership. The party gained control of 11 councils for a total of 28 and added 559 new councilors across England, Scotland and Wales. Read More »

Reports President Asked FBI Dir to End Flynn Investigation


King said Tuesday that if the president asked Comey to end the FBI investigation then "we are getting close to obstruction of justice" and a possible impeachment investigation. Dianne Feinstein of California sent the letter to the Justice Department and the White House on Wednesday. The comments by Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings came as Democrats sought to force a House vote to establish an independent commission to investigate Donald Trump's ties to Russian Federation. Read More »

Trump Rejects Main Demands of Turkey


A brawl outside the Turkish Embassy in Washington, D.C., was captured on video Tuesday - as witnesses claimed that members of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's security detail attacked protesters. The biggest dispute between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies in recent days has been the US plans to arm Kurdish Syrian militants to help them fight ISIL. Read More »

Israeli university criticized for nixing national anthem


He used the opportunity to call for the passage of the Nationality Bill, which would legally identify Israel as a Jewish state, "in order to safeguard through law our national symbols that are so precious to us". The university's student council in a statement called on the university to play the national anthem at all graduation ceremonies. A year ago the same department also decided not to play the national anthem at the graduation ceremony, a decision that raised great opposition among ... Read More »

Trump decries Russian Federation probe as 'greatest witch hunt' in United States history


There is no expiration date for Mr Mueller's authority. "This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history ", he added. Trump tweeted early Thursday that he was the victim of a "witch hunt" and expressed anger that a special counsel hadn't ever been appointed to investigate Hillary Clinton or former president Barack Obama for their "illegal acts". Read More »

Alberta NDP government granted intervener status in Trans Mountain lawsuits


CALGARY-Opponents of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion have no power to stop it, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said Tuesday in her strongest rebuke yet since the outcome of the British Columbia election cast doubt over the project. He is opposed to diluted bitumen from the Alberta oilsands being shipped in tankers, which has carried on intermittently with the existing Trans Mountain pipeline since the late 1980s. Read More »

Conservative pol named French finance minister


It is a delicate balancing act, as centrist Mr Macron tries to redesign French politics by borrowing ministers from left and right, and combining new faces with experienced heavyweights who can help him make his mark on European and world affairs. Read More »

Chechnya: Stop Abducting and Killing Gay Men


MEPs call on the authorities to end this campaign of persecution and immediately release illegally detained persons. "We have consistently raised these issues both within the European Union and in the parliamentary structures of the Council of Europe - regarding the possibility of helping and, if necessary, granting asylum", said Linkevičius. Read More »

ICJ to pronounce verdict on Jadhav death sentence


Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said India was trying to give the Indian-spy Kulbushan Jadhav's case a humanitarian angle to divert the attention of the global communities. The Congress leader said Jadhav was "unfairly" denied consular access or legal assistance and the global community must bring pressure on Pakistan's government and its army. Read More »

Man fights off 10-foot ferocious shark in risky tug-of-war


This went on for about a minute or so. Nic, a game store employee who also works with his dad as a fisherman, explained to Caters that the great white shark swam into their net full of snapper and was eating the fish. When the net is finally freed from the shark's jaw , Wilks can be heard saying "You f*****g idiot". The 10-foot shark held on to the net even after the Aussie fisherman poked the nose as the battle went on for over 17 seconds with the 300-kg fish. Read More »

Lawmakers demand swift action for Turkish Embassy violence

Attacking the small group of protesters with their fists and feet, men in dark suits and others were recorded repeatedly kicking one woman as she lay curled on a sidewalk. A congressional aide told The Associated Press that two members of Erdogan's security detail were detained on the scene Tuesday by diplomatic security agents. Read More »

Roger Ailes dead at 77, Fox News says


Fox is also facing a lawsuit in NY from eight former and current employees alleging the network of systematic racial discrimination dating back years. Before his exit, Ailes, the architect of the Fox News as a ratings behemoth and political force, had signed a multi-year contract to continue running Fox News , Fox Business Network, and Fox Television Stations. Read More »

German, French leaders vow to rebuild EU


Picking him would send a clear signal that Macron hopes to attract other young modernisers from the Republicans to his new centrist party, Republic on the Move (REM), which will contest parliamentary elections in June. Macron was greeted with full military honors upon his arrival, with hundreds of onlookers waving European flags and shouting his name. Both pro-Europe leaders were keen to show solidarity concerning the eurozone and have broken with previous statements by discussing ... Read More »

Trump Won't Use Israel Trip to Announce Embassy Move

He is also planning to visit the Western Wall - but that's not the headline. The Washington Post reported late on Monday that Trump revealed what it said was highly classified information on the Islamic State group (IS) during a meeting in early May with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Moscow's Washington ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Read More »

Chris Cornell Found Dead After Concert in Detroit

He eventually became a Grammy victor with Soundgarden , formed in 1984 and coming out of the rapidly growing Seattle music scene, which included Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains. There's no just kind of flat lining coasting. A rock festival in suburban St. Louis has been canceled following the death of Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell . Read More »

Homes of India's ex-finance minister, son searched in probe


Speaking to the media here state Congress leader Karate R. Thiagarajan said, "This is a politically motivated raid". Chennai , May 16 Senior congress leader P chidambaram today alleged that the Centre was using investigating agencies to target his son and his friends to "silence" his voice against the government. Read More »

Haley: 'I Believe the Western Wall Is Part of Israel'

We had a wide ranging discussion about Russia, Israel, North Korea, Christian Persecution and much more. A senior Israeli official in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office confirmed to ABC News that Israel has asked the United States to clarify its position on the Western Wall after a "senior member of the US delegation" prepping for Trump's upcoming visit told his Israeli counterparts that the Western Wall is "not your territory". Read More »

Intel Trump Shared With Russia Came From Israel


The classified intelligence that President Trump disclosed in a meeting last week with Russian officials at the White House was provided by Israel , according to a current and a former American official familiar with how the United States obtained the information. Read More »

French President Macron to travel to Africa on Friday


A few hours after taking office, Collomb made an unexpected visit to Paris' grand Champs-Elysees avenue, where a police officer was shot to death by an Islamic extremist last month. Nicolas Hulot is a prominent environmental campaigner and documentary journalist whose television series promotes environmentalism while showing off attractive landscapes. Read More »

North Korea claims its new long-range missile can carry heavy nuke


Spokesman Moon Sang-Gyun said it's still unlikely that North Korea has re-entry technology, which would return a warhead safely back into the atmosphere. The test gives a boost to leader Kim Jong Un as he seeks to show his people that he's standing up to America and South Korea. (AFP PHOTO/KCNA VIA KNS)So what's next? But in comments apparently directed at the US, Putin said "intimidating the DRPK is unacceptable", using the acronym for North Korea. Read More »

In Washington there was a fierce fight for the arrival of Erdogan


Nine people were hurt and two were arrested at a protest outside the Turkish ambassador's residence in Northwest D.C. Tuesday, and streets in the area were shut down, authorities said. The scene as President Erdogan of Turkey just pulled away from the Turkish ambassador's residence. Erdogan was reportedly inside the ambassador's residence at the time of the incident. Read More »