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UK Votes for June Snap Election

On Tuesday, she said she would seek a "snap" election less than halfway through her government's five-year term, with the goal of gaining a stronger mandate for Britain's withdrawal from the European Union. By contrast, Labour has struggled to form a strategy over Brexit, while Corbyn's left-wing leadership is opposed by many of his more centrist MPs. Labour's embattled Corbyn faces speculation that a dismal performance in the election could spell the end of his time at the helm of the ... Read More »

Students shot dead in march against Maduro

Later, in the opposition hotbed of San Cristobal near the Colombia border, university student Paola Ramirez died after being shot by armed men on motorbikes as she was leaving the protest, according to Mayor Patricia Gutierrez. The government has repeatedly blocked any attempts by the opposition to oust Maduro from power by a referendum vote. "We want to get out of all this oppression and dictatorship, all the mistreatment we have had - the hunger, the kids dying in the countryside, the ... Read More »

UK Parliament approves Theresa May's snap vote

Including these pledges in the manifesto makes it extremely hard for party members who voted to Remain to rebel on the issues if the party wins the snap election on June 8. Labour has already said it supports an early election. A large majority for the Tories would strengthen the Government's hand in negotiating a good Brexit deal and provide "strong and stable leadership in the national interest", she said. Read More »

Cabin crew on Turkish Airlines help woman give birth at 42000 feet

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Mother and daughter were met with an ambulance upon landing, and the airline reports both are doing fine. Staff were praised by the airline which tweeted: "Welcome on board Princess!". The flight was en route to Istanbul , Turkey with a stop in Ougadougou, Burkina Faso , on April 7. They were so happy with the birth of the baby, they took pictures and selfies with the newborn infant, who were wrapped in an in-flight blanket. Read More »

Barghouti's strike part of long road

More than 1,000 prisoners are now participating in the strike, which was launched Monday by Barghouti, who described it as a form of "non-violent resistance" against conditions faced by thousands of Palestinians in Israeli prisons. Furthermore, the Palestinian Detainees' Committee and the Palestinian Prisoner Society have reported that the prison authority in Galboa' Israeli prison has prevented the lawyers from visiting with hunger striking detainees. Read More »

Russian Federation relationship may be at an all-time low

China, Ethiopia and Kazakhstan abstained from the vote. After President Donald Trump's recent unilateral strikes on Syria, a bipartisan group of lawmakers is plotting to ensure Congress votes on future U.S. Most recently, Russian Federation blocked a council resolution in February condemning Syria for chemical attacks using chlorine gas. "The U.K. shares the US assessment that it is highly likely that the regime was responsible for a sarin attack". Read More »

Despite massive flak, defiant United Airlines CEO unlikely to resign

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Dr Dao, 69, who is still recovering from his wounds in a Chicago hospital, was forcibly dragged from United Flight 3411 before it departed Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on Sunday. He appears relatively passive while being dragged. "Once you're there, it becomes tough to disengage. You have an obligation", Murphy said. "If someone is saying they're staying no matter what the property owner says, you have to wonder why they want to try so hard", to stay. Read More »

Canada: Trump wrong when he says dairy practices unfair

But the political market for supply management is weakening. Meanwhile, supply management undermines Canada's credibility in trade negotiations, which hurts those other non-supply-managed farm sectors, which are far more export-oriented than the dairy industry. Read More »

Sessions outlines get-tough immigration plan

Sessions referred to the border as "ground zero" in the fight against criminal aliens. "For those that continue to seek improper and illegal entry into this country, be forewarned: This is a new era". In his Nogales speech, Sessions stressed the dangers of criminal gangs, whose members he said "turn cities and suburbs into war zones", "rape and kill innocent citizens" and profit from trafficking people across the border. Read More »

Economy Watch: IMF Ups Forecast for 2017 Global Growth

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He added that uncertainty over Britain's snap elections announced on Tuesday would not necessarily change the outlook, but a clear mandate from the British people could help Brexit negotiations. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde warned last week that a " sword of protectionism " hung over a brightening global outlook. "The IMF has little leverage since its limited toolkit of analysis-based advice, persuasion, and peer pressure is unlikely to have much of an impact on this ... Read More »

Syrian regime used Sarin or similar chemical agent in Idlib attack: watchdog

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The attack in Khan Sheikhoun has been widely blamed on the Syrian government, though Damascus denies it had anything to do with the attack and also denies it has any chemical weapons. Dan Kaszeta, a United Kingdom -based chemical weapons expert, said the Israeli estimate appeared to be conservative, but nonetheless was enough to be highly lethal. Read More »

IShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (EFA) Short Interest Down 19.5% in March

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Traders may also be paying close attention to RSI levels on shares of Ishares Msci Italy Index Fund (EWI). The Index consists of stocks traded primarily on the Stock Market Division of the Korean Exchange. HSBC MSCI MEXICO CAPPED UCITS ETF (HMEX.L) has a current 14-day CCI (Commodity Channel Index) of 52.67. Investors may use various technical indicators to help spot trends and buy/sell signals. Read More »

17 killed in flash flooding in north-west Iran

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Red Crescent workers are assisting and providing aid. Seven cars have gone missing in Azarshahr, he regretted, adding, despite the warnings some people were reluctant to leave the area. Eight main roads in Tehran, Alborz, Gilan, Ardebil, Golestan and Semnan have been closed due to unsafe conditions, land subsidence, and overflowing rivers. Read More »

Kim Jong-Un oversees North Korea display of military strength amid tension

Trump has sent an aircraft carrier-led strike group to the Korean peninsula to press his point, one of a series of measures that indicate his willingness to shake up foreign policy strategy. It was the first time North Korea had shown the missiles, which have a range of more than 1,000 km (600 miles), at a military parade. The North Korean military statement, issued late Friday in Pyongyang, said the "Trump administration's serious military hysteria has reached a risky phase which can no ... Read More »

Trump's 'Armada' heads to North Korea after sailing in the wrong direction

South Korea's Defense Ministry spokesman Moon Sang-kyun tells CNN that the US Navy's deployment of the Vinson "Is a result of recognizing the grave situation". The anticipated North Korean nuclear test didn't materialize. But questions remain over the efficacy of the tactic over time. "South Koreans' feelings were hurt considerably by remarks by the leader of a close ally". Read More »

Another people's march on Zuma's birthday

Last week, the political worm turned disconcertingly as tens of thousands of people across South Africa joined demonstrations demanding that he step down. "To ensure law and order‚ and that the march is peaceful‚ we call on the organisers to ensure that they have enough marshals in place to assist us". Read More »

Jurgen Klopp shocked by Borussia Dortmund bus attack

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The world players' union Fifpro said that Borussia Dortmund should not have played so soon after Tuesday's attack on their bus and wants clear guidelines on dealing with similar incidents should they happen in the future. The last thing I thought about in this moment was the game actually. "They (Uefa) have to understand that we are not animals". "Of course, I think everyone would understand if you say, 'don't play it, ' and find a solution next week or whatever. Read More »

Trump's Latest U-Turn: Renewing The Iran Nuclear Deal

As with North Korea, Tillerson said, the Trump administration is unwilling to be patient with Iran, ticking through a list of countries where he said Iran supports terrorism and violence. Should the United States break the terms of the agreement, it would upset the other partners of the deal, which was signed in July 2015 - and Iran could consider the move a green light to restart its nuclear activity. Read More »

Australia, India to up security, maritime ties

This was one of the six agreements, including one pertaining to "civil aviation security", which were signed in the presence of the two PMs at Hyderabad House. Senator Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education & Training, Australia, during the event said that Australia will collaborate with India to build capacity of 400,000 Indian Trainers & Assessors over the next few years. Read More »

US Dropped the 'Mother of all bombs'

ABC News has not been able to independently verify the claims. The strike came as US President Donald Trump prepares to dispatch his first high-level delegation to Kabul, amid uncertainty about his plans for the almost 9,000 American troops stationed in Afghanistan. Read More »

Prayers, hugs as OH killer's ex-girlfriend meets family of victim

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There was no fingerpointing - just hugs. During the meeting, the three women shared their pain, the affiliate reported, each affected differently by a killing that stunned the nation. In the video, which has since been removed from Facebook, Stephens mentions Lane in the moments before the shooting, saying to the victim, "She's the reason why all this about to happen to you". Read More »