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Putin visits new Orthodox Church in Paris

Emerging with Putin from two hours of talks and lunch in the 2,300-room palace, Macron said he wanted to strengthen cooperation with Russian Federation in seeking a solution to the Syria conflict. Macron portrayed the Putin meeting as just a first step in resetting relations with Russian Federation. This did not indicate an attempt to influence the outcome of election, though, Putin said. Read More »

British elections - watching the tide

Quizzed by a businessman about Labour's plans to raise corporation tax, he said: "Yes we are asking the very biggest corporations to pay a bit more but I tell you what, I think it's worth it". In another key exchange, Mrs May said she didn't know whether North Korea receives funding from the UK's foreign aid budget. May's campaign has stumbled as the date of the election approaches, with Corbyn's Labour Party closing in on her in the polls. Read More »

UK Conservatives pledge no tax hike for top earners as vote nears

Some of the polls indicate the election could be on a knife edge that would throw Britain into political deadlock just days before formal Brexit talks with the European Union are due to begin on June 19. Labour has said it will raise income taxes on people earning more than 80,000 pounds ($103,152) a year, while promising no increases for the other 95 percent of taxpayers. Read More »

A U.S.- Europe split? But at what price?

This became obvious when German Chancellor Angela Merkel publicly told her fellow Germans that Europe would no longer be able to count on support from outside countries to provide defence assistance, a reference to the no-longer firm assurance of American commitment, although Merkel said she expected continued close relations with the U.S. Read More »

Britain's main political parties suspend election campaign after London attack

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Another witness, identified as Gerard, told the BBC that he chased the suspects and threw bottles, glasses and other objects in an effort to stop them. Mrs May said: "Our thoughts are with those who are caught up in these terrible events". A senior Conservative spokesman said national events were being suspended and a decision on further campaigning would be taken later in the day. Read More »

Londoners offer cups of tea to those affected by terror attacks

An official with London's Metropolitan Police said it first received reports that a vehicle had struck pedestrians on London Bridge around 10 p.m GMT. K., we will be there - WE ARE WITH YOU . "We took them in but couldn't let anyone else in because we had a baby in the back". "I saw that man with a knife in his hand and after that a man started screaming so I knew something wrong was happening", he said. Read More »

Venezuela toll rises to 48 dead, new protester killed

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Maduro is pushing to resolve the crisis by convening a special assembly to rewrite the nation's constitution. Venezuela has finally set a date for elections. The list includes Maikel Moreno, the president of the Supreme Court, and the seven principal members of the court's Constitutional Chamber who wrote most of the decisions that have undermined the National Assembly , according to the Treasury Department. Read More »

Seven killed and more than 40 injured in London terror attacks

On London Bridge, witnesses told the BBC that a vehicle veered off the road just after 10 p.m. and hit pedestrians. One Australian was in hospital and another was affected by the attack, Mr Turnbull said . Jack Applebee, who owns a restaurant a block away from Elliot's, said he was standing outside when people came running down the street. Eyewitnesses have spoken variously of two, three or four attackers. Read More »

Amber is ambushed on TV

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She can not be bothered. Rudd's appeal to the audience to judge her government on its record drew laughter, while Green Party leader Caroline Lucas and Scottish National Party leader landed several blows on Rudd, including the absence of May who had called the mid-term election but would not appear at the debate. Read More »

Killed in Vehicle and Stabbing Incidents in London

BBC reporter Holly Jones , who was on the bridge at the time of the attack, said a van driven by a man was "probably travelling at about 50 miles an hour" before it hit a number of people. There were also reports of a stabbing incident and gunshots in nearby Borough Market, and in the Vauxhall area of the capital. The three attackers shot by armed officers are all dead, police said. Read More »

Pentagon: Test shows U.S. can outpace North Korea missile threat through 2020

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Underscoring its uninterrupted efforts, North Korea on Monday fired a short-range ballistic missile that landed in Japan's maritime economic zone. The technology behind the GMD is extremely complex, and the system uses globally deployed sensors to detect and track ballistic missile threats. It then fired a missile to intercept it from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Read More »

Kathy Griffin: "Trump Is Trying to Ruin My Life"

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Griffin says the photo and video shoot were motivated by Trump's comments in August 2015 about then-Fox News Channel anchor Megyn Kelly . Kathy Griffin says she is receiving death threats over her photo shoot in which she posed with the likeness of President Donald Trump's severed head. Read More »

'Trump broke me,' says comedian after severed head row

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Griffin appeared in a tearful press conference on Friday where she sobbed of Trump: "He broke me". USA television network CNN on Wednesday fired comedian Kathy Griffin from its annual New Year's Eve coverage after she provoking outrage for being photographed holding up the prop depicting Trump's bloodied severed head. Read More »

London Police Respond to Multiple Incident

At least one pedestrian is thought to have jumped into the Thames to escape being hit. His friend Josh was coming out of the pub a few seconds later and saw people running up to the bridge from Borough Market. "Throughout the whole way across the bridge, there were people littered across bleeding". "I froze, to be honest", Roberts said. He told the station: "I didn't see the van mount the kerb but I saw everything else". Read More »

May calls London attacks as 'potential act of terrorism'

Within eight minutes, armed police confronted three male attackers, shooting them dead in Borough Market. Three terrorists were shot dead. The suspects, who were shot and killed, were wearing hoax explosive vets, police said. The patrons sheltered in the basement and police have arrived at the scene, the witness said. Idle buses are seen from the west side of London Bridge after an incident in the area in London , Britain June 4, 2017 . Read More »

Pound sterling falls further after latest poll slashes Conservative lead

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The selloff was largely triggered by a poll that shows the margin of victory for the Conservatives declined to just 6 percent after this month's deadly bombing in Manchester that has taken the lives of 23 people. Smaller parties, including the Scottish National Party and Northern Irish parties, could win 83 seats, The Times newspaper quoted YouGov as predicting. Read More »

At Least One Australian National Among Victims of London Attacks

Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party suspended national campaigning on Sunday for the upcoming June 8 United Kingdom election, a spokesman for May said following an attack in London which killed six people. "There was a van that crashed into the fences on London Bridge". Officers rushed into the nearby Katzenjammers bar and ordered people to sit on the floor, patron Paul Connell told CNN . Read More »

Lead of UK Conservatives holds, May now seen negatively

In a further blow to the Conservatives on Friday, one of its candidates who beat leading Brexit figure Nigel Farage in the 2015 parliamentary election, was charged with breaking expenses rules during that campaign. "What has impressed me - and there is a real similarity between what he has done and what I did - is he has taken on the establishment of the Labour Party, he has gone to the grassroots and he has tried to transform that party ... Read More »

Bloomberg says USA does not need Washington to fulfil Paris agreement

Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate agreement means that America will likely do very little to ensure that its emission levels are limited. He said under the Paris deal, developed countries agreed to set economy-wide reductions in greenhouse gas emissions while developing countries "should continue enhancing their mitigation efforts" with the aim of achieving economy-wide absolute reductions eventually. Read More »

World leaders pledge to boost climate efforts after Trump move

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Sean Spicer , the White House spokesman, also refused to say whether Trump believes in climate change . Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's philanthropic group pledged $15 million Thursday to "fill the gap left by the United States government backing out of its commitments". Read More »

Manchester Gets Ready For Grande's Benefit Concert

US pop singer Ariana Grande has paid a surprise visit to young fans who were injured in a suicide attack on a concert she gave in Manchester last month, posing with them for selfies and signing t-shirts. Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus , Coldplay and Pharrell Williams are all set to perform. Jaden's mom wrote an FB post and said -Image Source " When your daughter asks after her 2nd operation is Ariana okay? Another girl, 14-year-old Evie Mills from Harrogate, was visited ... Read More »

London Mayor Sadiq Khan says election should not be postponed after attack

There was no official confirmation of reports that one or two suspects were shot as police responded to events but one photograph taken in Borough Market showed two men lying on the ground after being shot. England has been on edge since May 22, when a suicide bomber killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena. Witness Mark Roberts, who was on the bridge at the time of the attack, told CNN the van was traveling south across the River Thames at a speed and was ... Read More »