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Labour reaches highest rating yet in latest General Election poll


People like me are always optimistic ... things can happen. But other senior Labour figures were less enthusiastic, with the shadow defence secretary Nia Griffith passed up an invitation in favour of campaigning in her constituency, having previously clashed with Mr Corbyn over his stance on Trident nuclear weapons. Read More »

'Drive them out': Trump urges Muslim leaders to confront extremism


The White House has sought to draw a clear distinction during the visit with Trump's predecessor Barack Obama , who Saudi Arabia and its Sunni Arab allies saw as lecturing and soft on their Shia rival Iran. On Saturday, Trump signed a $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia , brokered in part by his son-in-law Jared Kushner. With the unabashed assistance of Iran, Trump asserted, Syria's Bashar al Assad has reached new heights of depraved barbarity against his own people, all in the name ... Read More »

Trump Calls For Unified Arab World, West Against Radical Islamic Terror

In a pointed departure from his predecessor, the United States president all but promised he would not publicly admonish middle eastern rulers for human rights violations and oppressive reigns. But Trump did not hesitate to single out Iran, accusing the Islamic Republic of fueling "the fires of sectarian conflict and terror". "We will never be lenient in trying anyone who finances terrorism, in any way or means, to the full force of the law", King Salman said. Read More »

Teens arrested in murder of 6-year-old MS boy


The teens reportedly responsible for the murder; Byron McBride, D'Allen Washington , and Dwan Wakefield were arrested and charged with capital murder. Archie's aunt, Velma Eddington, disputed Mason's claims that law enforcement was not immediately notified that Kingston was in the stolen vehicle. The Madison County Superintendent Dr. Read More »

Newly-freed Chelsea Manning says putting past behind her

Thank you so much, I want you to know you've been my hero since high school and I'm just so happy for you! Friends and family have organised a campaign to raise funds for Manning on her release , which has so far collected more than US$147,000 (€132,242). Read More »

Xi Calls for China-ROK Relations to Return to Normal Track


Chinese official media quoted Xi as saying China is committed to resolving any issues through dialogue and coordination . Lee arrived Thursday for a three-day visit to China following Moon and Xi's first phone conversation since Moon's inauguration earlier this month. Read More »

Ex-President Rallies Support for Re-Election of President Rouhani

There are now four candidates running for presidency, including incumbent President Hassan Rouhani , Ebrahim Raisi, Mostafa Hashemitaba, and Mostafa Aqa-Mirsalim. He has saved much of his most stinging criticism for Qalibaf, whose withdrawal now means Rouhani's campaign has to adapt for the final few days, said Foad Izadi, a member of the Faculty of World Studies at the University of Tehran who is a critic of the nuclear and Rouhani's foreign policy. Read More »

Indonesia arrests 141 men over 'gay party'


Earlier this month Indonesian police detained eight men in the city of Surabaya for allegedly holding a gay party, and they could also be charged under the anti-porn laws. Sunday night's raid came amid concerns over a backlash against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in the world's largest Muslim-majority country. Read More »

NKorea declares medium-range missile ready for deployment


KCNA said that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered the launch and watched from an observation post. The solid-fuel Pukguksong-2 missile flew about 500 kilometers (310 miles) and reached a height of 560 kilometers (350 miles) Sunday before plunging into the Pacific Ocean. Read More »

New Mexico unemployment rate remains at 6.7 percent

In the private sector, increases in the hospitality industry (up 2,000) and construction (up 700) were offset by declines in the catch-all professional and business services category, which shed 1,400; education and health services, which lost 1,100; and manufacturing, which was down 600. Read More »

Trump tells Middle East: "Step up the fight against Islamic extremism"


Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted that Washington may be "milking" Saudi Arabia. He condemned "Islamists" and "Islamic terror of all kinds", but never specifically referred to radical Islam. Arizona Sen. John McCain said on Fox that while the President's Saudi Arabia trip was going well, it needed to include a robust call for United States values. Read More »

Hassan Rouhani sweeps polls to second term

Many saw the election as a referendum on whether Iranians supported the nuclear deal or wanted to return to a more isolationist agenda. For India too, the victory of the reform-minded President will make it easier to do normal business with Iran since the United States had promised lifting of sanctions against it following the signing of the US-led worldwide accord under which Iran had agreed to scale back its nuclear facilities. Read More »

Flynn won't honor Senate subpoena after Trump told him to 'stay strong'

Richard Burr, announced that Flynn would not be complying with the Senate's subpoena - although he later walked that back by saying that he'd not yet gotten a " definitive answer " from Flynn's lawyer. The committee's chairman, Sen. Despite the disclosure, Trump appointed Flynn as his national security adviser. In March, the committee rejected Flynn's request for immunity from prosecution . Read More »

Concerns persist over China's 'Silk Road' initiative


India has persistently raised its concerns over the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. China welcomes Italy to participate in the construction of the Belt and Road, and supports cooperation between the two countries in port management, shipping as well as ship building, he said. Read More »

Jadhav's case should not be politicised: NA Speaker

Talking to the state-run Pakistan Television after the ruling was delivered, Zakaria said India has been "trying to hide its real face" by taking the case of Jadhav to ICJ. The UN Court virtually snubbed Pakistan by pronouncing that no execution will take place before the final decision. Mr Jadhav was arrested in Balochistan in March 2016 and convicted last month. Read More »

Aberg notches winning goal to down Ducks

Game One of the Western Conference Finals went to Nashville . Nashville trailed 1 to 0 in the second period after a Chris Wagner goal. There's no extra day between games for them to recharge mentally and physical by taking a diversionary side trip, as they did during their seven-game elimination of Edmonton in the second round, or to relax by taking a day off to play pool, as they did before they pulled out an overtime win in Game 4 against the Predators on Thursday at Nashville . Read More »

Trump taking unique Saudi-to-Israel flight

What is the current state of the conflict? You know, remember the Israelis and Palestinians haven't had peace talks in a long time. This year marks 50 years since the Six-Day War and the beginning of Israel's occupation. Trump used his visit to Riyadh to bolster US ties with Arab and Islamic nations, announce $110 billion in USA arms sales to Saudi Arabia, and send Iran a tough message. Read More »

Notre Dame students stage walkout protest of VP Pence

Pence was delivering the commencement speech after receiving an honorary degree from the Catholic university, located in his home state of Indiana. Pence set off a large backlash in early 2015 when he signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which gave in businesses "who object to same-sex couples. Read More »

Will try Jadhav as per our laws: Pakistan home ministry

In April this year, the Military Court had awarded death penalty to detained agent of Indian Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) Kulbhushan Jadhav for his involvement in espionage and sabotage activities against Pakistan. A Pakistani military court had sentenced Jadhav to death in March after he allegedly to his crimes. "It is irresponsible to do point scoring on the Kulbhushan Jadhav case", he said. Read More »

Julian Assange still faces arrest warrant - United Kingdom police


May 19 - Swedish prosecutors say they are dropping their investigation into Assange over the rape allegation, saying there were no further avenues to pursue to take the investigation forward. The US CIA Director (Mike) Pompeo and the US attorney general have said that I and other WikiLeaks staff have no. He feared Sweden would hand him over to the United States to face prosecution over WikiLeaks' publication of swathes of classified military and diplomatic documents in one of the largest ... Read More »

NK says its leader OKs deployment of new missile for action

The ballistic missile launched by North Korea on Sunday reached an altitude of about 560 kilometers (348 miles), a South Korean military official said. North Korea on Sunday fired a midrange ballistic miss. At the request of diplomats from the U.S., Japan and South Korea, a United Nations' Security Council consultation on the missile test will take place Tuesday. Read More »

Tillerson: Trump told Russians about Comey to show he's not distracted


The announcement comes as President Donald Trump arrives in Saudi Arabia for his first foreign trip as president. The White House did not dispute the account portrayed, and instead said that the FBI investigation had put unnecessary pressure on the President's ability to conduct diplomacy with Russian Federation. Read More »