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UK parliament votes in favour of early general election

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The Scottish National Party (SNP) has signalled its MPs will abstain in the vote and Labour and the Liberal Democrats , while accusing May of political opportunism, have welcomed the prospect of an early election. Demmer said Wednesday: "The German government assumes that the negotiations can be continued without disruption". Cameron won his unexpected, if small, majority in Parliament in 2015, and soon afterward Labour took a hard left turn, electing Corbyn as its leader. Read More »

Documents reveal just how much wealth is inside White House

A poll has found that a majority of voters feel the roles being played by Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump's daughter, and her husband Jared Kushner in the White House are inappropriate. Ivanka Trump is serving as an unpaid adviser to her father. Riebling, the trademark lawyer, says he applauds any company that is proactive in applying for trademarks. Read More »

OH suspect located dead in Erie, Pa.

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CLEVELAND, Ohio -The daughters of Robert Godwin Sr . and the estranged girlfriend of the man who killed him were brought together Tuesday for an emotional meeting on the same day as Facebook killer Steve Stephens' apparent suicide. She said the two had dated for a while and even looked at engagement rings at one point. Police radio dispatches reveal how Pennsylvania State Police were following Steve Stephens' white Ford Fusion in Erie, Pa. Read More »

Tories lead in latest United Kingdom opinion poll

The Prime Minister will require the support of two-thirds of MPs to go to the country, with a vote scheduled in the Commons on Wednesday. But the Labour leader said he did not regard the SNP as progressive. Welsh assembly member Mark Reckless is set to defect back to the Conservatives and the party's only MP, Douglas Carswell, quit to become an independent in March. Read More »

Pakistan defends Kulbhushan Jadhav sentencing, says due process was followed

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She said if the decision of the Pakistani court is implemented then it will be a pre-meditated murder asserting that there was no evidence against Jadhav. Basit said that the charges against Jadhav called for a trial in a military court and not the civil court. He needs to be tried again in a civilian court in a transparent manner if the case against him has to be convincing. Read More »

Labour MP calls snap general election a 'vanity project'

Corbyn said the Prime Minister's decision gives voters the chance "to vote for a government that will put the interests of the majority first". "She promised she wasn't going to do this, she promised she would go to 2020 - but she's chosen to cut and run". Read More »

New 'Australian values' test planned for citizenship

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From today, the Coalition wants applicants to face a stand-alone English test and ask them to commit to embracing Australian values. Until June, the public will be able to add their own ideas on how Australian values might be tested, before the proposals go before parliament. Read More »

Tillerson accuses Tehran of 'alarming provocations' as United States reviews policy

While Iran has repeatedly said it is not seeking to develop nuclear weapons, Tillerson said Iran's "nuclear ambitions are a threat to the world's peace and security..." Tillerson went on to claim that former President Barack Obama's 2015 nuclear agreement between the United Nations and Iran was a complete failure - citing reports that the country displayed a missile inscribed " death to Israel " during a military parade on Tuesday. Read More »

N.Korea may figure again on 'state sponsor of terrorism' list

The end of North Korea's designation as a state sponsor of terrorism was the result of six-party talks among Russian Federation, the US, Japan, China and the two Koreas to end Pyongyang's military nuclear programs. Bush removed Pyongyang from the list in 2008 in exchange for progress in denuclearization talks. Currently, there are three countries on the state: Iran, Sudan and Syria. Read More »

Jokowi receives Mike Pence at Presidential Palace

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Mr Pence, whose father served in the 1950-53 Korean War, said the United States would stand by its "iron-clad alliance" with South Korea. Approval ratings for Trump's performance, according to many recent polls, is at record lows for a new commander in chief, but Pence said he "couldn't be more proud" to be a part of the current administration. Read More »

'Facebook killer' Steve Stephens found dead after auto chase

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In the Facebook video, which appears shaky, Stephens gets out of his auto and appears to randomly target Godwin, 74, who is holding a plastic shopping bag. Police said they'd received more than 400 tips from the public. Steve Stephens was wanted in a slaying that he apparently recorded Sunday in Cleveland, and posted on Facebook, setting off a manhunt that spread Monday across the north eastern United States. Read More »

How Jon Ossoff became the insurgent candidate in Georgia's special election

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The press secretary pointed to the fact that Ossoff was the only serious Democrat who ran while more than a dozen Republicans threw their hat in the ring. Democrats still have an opportunity to flip the district in the June 20 runoff, but it will be a tall order now that Republicans can put their full might behind a single candidate. Read More »

United States tells North Korea: We don't want a fight, don't start one

That's on top of what the US estimates to be one of the world's largest chemical weapons stockpiles, a biological weapons research program and an active cyberwarfare capability. Case in point: a new video, unveiled at a recent musical performance in honor of Kim Il Sung, shows missiles leaving a USA city in flames. Russian Federation responded by saying , it will reinforce Syria's air defences and, as reported previously, is sending a missile carrying warship to the eastern Mediterranean in ... Read More »

Theresa May wins Parliament vote to hold snap elections on June 8

British lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved British Prime Minister Theresa May's plan for an early general election to be held on June 8. Mr Corbyn agreed on Wednesday to allow all sitting Labour MPs to fight the election in June without facing reselection by local activists. Read More »

How effectively has the strong United Kingdom economy delivered? May and Corbyn debate

Mrs May could also be ready to ditch promises made in David Cameron's 2015 general election manifesto, such as the commitment to spending 0.7% of national income on foreign aid. Jeremy Corbyn should have "nice clear punchy messages" in Labour's general election campaign, former Labour first minister Rhodri Morgan has said. "It is because of these differences that I feel I can not, in good faith, stand as the Labour candidate for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland", Blenkinsop said, ... Read More »

Egyptian Christians bury their dead after Isis bomb attacks

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In the southern Egyptian city of Assiut, police shot and killed seven ISIS militants after a dramatic shootout on Monday . A few hours later, police stopped another suicide attacker from entering the St Mark's Coptic church in Alexandria but he detonated his explosives outside, claiming 17 lives, including several police officers. Read More »

Taiwan return of China dissident seen as bid for better ties

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The council, which is responsible for cross-strait matters, said that after carefully reviewing his case it determined Zhang did not meet the requirements for long-term residency in Taiwan. "It is hard to recognise that the person matches with the existing regulations for long-term residence for special cases", the council, Taiwan's top policymaking body on China, said. Read More »

'New weapons' on display at North Korean military parade

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His visit comes just after a failed missile launch by the North. "The launch of the ballistic missile occurred near Sinpo". The display featured what appeared to be a new long-range missile and two new types of large missile canisters. For his part, President Trump posted a tweet Tuesday in which he said the North is " looking for trouble ". Mr Han said Mr Trump's " aggressive words " were being seen as a threat. Read More »

Al-Moallem, Lavrov, Zarif : US aggression against Syria threatens regional security

The history has proved, when Moscow and Washington cooperate, not only our nations win, but the whole world, according to Russian Minister. Tillerson noted the low level of trust between the two countries. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Trump said his administration's policy was not to demand Assad step down as part of a "peaceful resolution to the conflict", in some contrast to Tillerson's remarks in Moscow. Read More »

Putin backing `evil person´ in Syria´s Assad, says Trump

Speaking at the United Nations in New York, Mr Rycroft said UK analysis of samples from Khan Sheikhoun had tested positive for the deadly nerve agent Sarin. And he suggested that possible war crimes charges could be levied against the Syrian leader. Putin also asserted that Syria has complied with an agreement to dispose of chemical weapons "so far as we know". Read More »

Venezuelan opposition calls for more mass protests

The opposition is demanding early elections, the freeing of jailed politicians, humanitarian aid, and respect for the autonomy of the opposition-led legislature. A group of youths with their faces covered tore down street signs and billboards for makeshift barricades. The demonstrators were attempting to approach the office of the Ombudsman to ask for the official's support in the process that was launched by the opposition-controlled Parliament against the Supreme Court magistrates who took ... Read More »