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General Election polls: Conservatives heading for landslide victory

It says Ruth Davidson's party is now ahead in 15 constituencies in Scotland and may defeat the SNP in parts of the country it previously regarded as unwinnable. In England and Wales, the local elections saw Ukip's vote share bleed into the Tories whereas Labour's vote in Scotland drained into Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson party, re-confiming it as the party of union and opposition to the SNP and Scottish Greens. Read More »

Former French Prime Minister Valls plans to back Macron in June elections

Supporters of French independent centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron gather outside his campaign headquarters in Paris , France, Sunday, May 7, 2017. Any policy adjustments will come as the party gears up for the parliamentary election in June. Le Pen's estranged father Jean-Marie, founder of the party, said on RTL radio last Sunday that his daughter's euro stance was largely to blame for her defeat. Read More »

Don't count on big Obamacare changes this year

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The other factor is an expected analysis by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office of how many million Americans would lose their health insurance coverage under the House bill, if it became law, and how it would affect the USA budget deficit. Read More »

North Korea accuses United States of plot to assassinate Kim Jong Un

The North Korean leader has been pictured inspecting military detachments on the islets of Jangje and Mu, which are close to the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong. The statement alleges that a North Korean, which it identifies only by the surname "Kim", had been "corrupted and bribed" by South Korean intelligence services while he was working in Russian Federation. Read More »

Sonia Gandhi's health stable, likely to be discharged soon from hospital

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The other name that emerges along with him for the post is Meira Kumar. However, the two names that have prominently come up, are Miera Kumar and Gopalkrishna Gandhi. Stephen's College in New Delhi. He is the brother of noted writer Rajmohan Gandhi. He has served as an IAS officer from 1968 till 1992 when he voluntarily retired from service. Read More »

Trump, Moon to Meet 'as Soon as Possible'

South Korea's new president launched worldwide efforts to defuse tension over North Korea's weapons development on Thursday, urging both dialogue and sanctions while also aiming to ease Chinese anger about a USA anti-missile system. The deployment of THAAD was agreed a year ago by South Korea's previous administration after North Korea conducted a long-range rocket launch that put an object into space. Read More »

British Labour's leaked election manifesto

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Corbyn, whose party trails Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives by about 15-20 percentage points in opinion polls, was also grappling on Thursday (Friday NZT) with a leak of his draft manifesto to several newspapers. It was yet to be signed off by most senior party figures, including the shadow cabinet and Labour's national executive committee. But Conservative Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon said the manifesto contained "lots of promises to spend lots more money on lots of ... Read More »

Gordon Brown urges Labour vote - without mentioning Jeremy Corbyn

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May's decision to call an early election for next month caught not only most of her own party by surprise, but has forced Labour and other parties to scramble to devise policies and campaigns nearly overnight. The leaked manifesto claimed Labour will cut tuition fees and nationalise energy companies, rail companies and Royal Mail . The draft was leaked to newspapers, a sign of the divisions that have deepened in the party under Corbyn, whose backers have driven the move leftwards against ... Read More »

Russian Federation downplays President Trump's firing of FBI Director Comey

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That Wednesday meeting was already being seen as a major diplomatic coup for the Kremlin, a red carpet welcome just months after being hit with USA sanctions for meddling in the 2016 presidential election. As the diplomat said, "no serious arguments or jokes managed to stem the flow of questions from U.S. journalists, who looked unaware of how silly it was to ask the foreign minister of a another country about the reasons for certain personnel changes in their own country". Read More »

Kremlin outfoxes White House over photos of Trump meeting with Russians

But the meeting will be impossible to separate from the Trump administration's unfolding political drama in Washington. The US president recently described them as being at an "all-time low" but his talks with Sergey Lavrov mark the highest level, face-to-face contact with Russian Federation of the American leader's term in office. Read More »

US Media Complain About Russian 'Access' to Trump-Lavrov Meeting

US intelligence agencies concluded in a January report that Putin had ordered an effort to disrupt the 2016 election that included hacking into Democratic Party emails and leaking them, with the aim of helping Trump. Jordan Fabian, a White House pool reporter from The Hill, reported that the White House told him on background: "our official photographer and their official photographer were present, that's it". Read More »

SuperGroup PLC (LON:SGP) Receives Hold Rating From Liberum Capital Analysts

Its up 3.29% from 5.89M shares previously. With 4,500 avg volume, 1 days are for Nortel Inversora SA (NYSE:NTL)'s short sellers to cover NTL's short positions. It has a 16.65 P/E ratio. The UK includes operations in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland; Continental Europe includes operations in the Nordic countries, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Spain; North America includes operations in the United States and Canada, and RoW includes ... Read More »

Mugabe not asleep in meetings, he's protecting eyes

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George Charamba was quoted by the state-owned Herald newspaper as saying that Mr Mugabe travels regularly to Singapore to receive specialised treatment for an eye condition. He's just resting his sensitive eyes. This week, the attempt by Charamba to cover up Mugabe's embarrassing public snoozing has only resulted in open floodgates of backlash, with the public not believing the lanky spin to Mugabe's snoozes. Read More »

Akhilesh Yadav stirs controversy, says no martyrs from Gujarat

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Many attributed the loss of the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister to his alliance with Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, whose performance in elections is a lesson of sorts in failure. Denouncing the comments of Yadav as "unwarranted", Maurya said those laying down their lives for the country were Indians first. "Akhilesh Yadav's statement is shameful". Read More »

Hayward mulls opt out, as Jazz hope for return

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The Warriors kept pace with defending champion Cleveland in what has appeared like an inevitable third straight NBA Finals matchup. In the conference finals, they'll have to deal with either San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard or Houston's James Harden, and both players are better than any the Warriors have seen so far this postseason. Read More »

Four dead, two injured in Hwy. 401 crash near Kingston

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Two others were taken to hospital with serious injuries. "The Frontenac fire department came and worked on putting the fire out in the vehicle". OPP will not identify the deceased until next of kin have been notified. Police have not released the age and identities of the crash victims. "The coroner is now on scene as well as our technical traffic collision investigators", Atkinson said. Read More »

Syrian Kurds clear mines after taking town, dam from IS

The Kurdish-led forces were clearing the town and the dam Thursday of land mines, the militants' favorite weapon. The United States regards the YPG as a valuable partner in the fight against Islamic State militants in northern Syria. Unnerved by the Kurdish advances along the border, Turkey sent troops into Syria previous year to help allied Syrian forces battle IS and block the SDF. Read More »

South Korea has new president

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The son of North Korean refugees, once jailed for political activism, a former human rights lawyer, and now South Korea's new president, Moon Jae-in will take the oath of office on Wednesday and speak to the nation shortly after. Moon won with 41.1 percent of the votes, but that seemingly comfortable margin belied an ideological and generational divide in the country of 51 million people. Read More »

Palestinians: 6 wounded at rally supporting hunger strikers

Some 1,600 Palestinians held in Israeli prisons have been participating in the strike, with prisoners reporting severe health deterioration - including several hunger strikers coughing up blood - and continued repressive measures imposed on the prisoners by IPS. Read More »

Real Madrid ride out Atletico storm to reach another Champions League final

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Atleti made a typically aggressive start and duly ignited hopes of a comeback as early as the 12th minute, when Saul Niguez connected with a corner to send the home side 1-0 up on the night... The post How Real Madrid got Champions League final appeared first on Vanguard News. "It's not hard for us to go out and say thank you, because, at the end of the day, everything we do is for them". Read More »

James Comey urges Federal Bureau of Investigation to maintain independence

The Justice Department denies that Comey , a 56-year-old with three decades of law enforcement experience, asked for more resources. Whether sending more troops to Afghanistan or deciding whether to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, the president often embraces opposing positions, but on Comey there was little room for debate inside the West Wing. Read More »

Emma Watson wins an MTV Movie Award for Beauty and the Beast!

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Soon after the opener, Emma took home a Best Actor Award for her role as Belle and praised MTV's decision to make their nominee categories genderless. This is very meaningful for me, both to be winning the award and to be receiving it from you , Asia. Your emotion was one of the best parts of the show! "There is one person I aspire to be every single day", he said, "and that is my mom: a powerful, strong black woman who never listened when people told her she couldn't be more". Read More »