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Election call likened to Hitchcock film by EU's Donald Tusk

The story of the election will run beyond the two big parties as well. "It's a mixed blessing, it's an opportunity for the Labour right to oust Corbyn if he performs badly, but it could be a political disaster and Labour could poll its lowest vote since 1918", political expert and author Eliza Filby told AFP. Read More »

Mattis says North Korea missile test meant to provoke


On Saturday North Korea carried out a failed missile launch which the Pentagon said blew up nearly immediately. Mattis is in Saudi Arabia for the first stop in what will be a week long trip across the Middle East and North Africa, where he will discuss ISIS and the Syrian civil war with USA allies. Read More »

Pence on North Korea: 'It's time for them to behave'

Meanwhile Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi made a new appeal for calm on the Korean Peninsula and says he believed the United States would prefer a diplomatic resolution to the stand-off. He said that an " all-out war " would result if the USA took military action. Mr. Abe said Japan likewise hopes for peaceful dialogue with Pyongyang, "but at the same time, dialogue for the sake of dialogue is valueless". Read More »

California auditor: Disabled parking permits need scrutiny


Of the 369 people investigated with Disabled Person Parking Placards (DPPP), 16 were discovered to be using them illegally. Anyone who thinks someone is using a placard illegally is urged to contact their local DMV investigations office and submit a written complaint. Read More »

US won't draw red line on Korean Peninsula nuclear issue: White House


If you want to get rich, don't get into politics. In contrast, the Trump administration's decision to end the practice means that no records documenting any White House comings and goings will be released on a routine basis while he is in office, though the officials said some information could be released case by case. Read More »

S*x Scandal: State Governor resigns from position


Last week, the Alabama Ethics Commission cited evidence that Bentley broke state ethics and campaign laws and referred the matter to prosecutors who could have sought felony charges tougher than the misdemeanors to which Bentley pleaded guilty . Read More »

Lib Dems hope to cash in on recovery after 2015 annihilation


Since then, they have won one parliamentary by-election, in Richmond Park, and have posted a string of impressive performances in local council contests after taking a robustly pro-EU position after the Brexit referendum. Labour have threatened to vote against the final agreement we reach. On Twitter, Remainers who said they had backed Labour before said they were switching to the Lib Dems over Brexit. Read More »

Germany hopes United Kingdom vote will bring 'clarity' to Brexit talks

Fellow comic Dawn French took aim at the Prime Minister's U-turn, calling her an "untruth teller", after she had previously ruled out a snap election. Britain started the formal process of leaving the European Union last month, but the negotiations are not due to begin for weeks - giving the prime minister a slim window to increase her support for the battles ahead. Read More »

May calls snap United Kingdom election for June 8

The Conservative Party could expand its majority if there are no unforeseen changes in public opinion over the next two months, providing May with much more leeway to pass a Brexit deal without having to make concessions to other British parties. Read More »

Pak SC to rule on Panamagate case involving Sharif on Thursday


Last year, the Panama Papers scandal rocked governments, exposed high-profile personalities, triggered scores of investigations around the world and dealt a blow to Panama as an offshore financial hub. The case filed by various petitioners Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan, Jamaat-i-Islami emir Sirajul Haq and Sheikh Rashid Ahmed essentially seeks disqualification of Prime Minister Sharif over his alleged misstatement in his address to the nation on April 5 and his speech before the ... Read More »

Coalition of nations needed to pressure North Korea, Pence says

The White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, said in a briefing on Monday Mr. Trump would not allow the activities of North Korea to be a threat to America. He said North Korea was "unfazed" and "undaunted" by the Trump administration, which he accused of deploying one strategic strike means after another in South Korea while "trumpeting about peace by strength". Read More »

China warns of war as N.Korea vows 'merciless' response to US

The news comes as the North Korean army on Friday vowed a "merciless" response to any United States provocation, according to the country's official news agency KCNA. Citing the recent missile strike Trump ordered against Syria - which was widely interpreted as a warning to Pyongyang - the KPA denounced the U.S. president for embarking on a path of "open threat and blackmail" against the North. Read More »

Islamic State claims attack on Egypt police checkpoint


The attack on the monastery, built in the 6th century and a popular site for tourists visiting the Red Sea resorts along Sinai's southern coast, comes just over a week after suicide bombers attacked two churches in the Nile Delta city of Tanta and the coastal city of Alexandria, killing 45 people on Palm Sunday. Read More »

Oklahoma health care providers push for cigarette tax hike

When patients can't get care in their hometown, they often go to the most complex and expensive system for treatment, said Chuck Spicer, president and CEO of the University of Oklahoma Medical System, which includes the OU Medical Center and The Children's Hospital in Oklahoma City and the OU Medical Center of Edmond. Read More »

Incumbent Iranian President Rouhani to run for second term

Like all candidates, the 60-year-old must be vetted and approved by a powerful constitutional watchdog known as the Guardian Council before he can ultimately run. Since the deal, Iran has signed multi-billion-dollar contracts with airplane manufacturers Boeing Co. and Airbus. "With the deal in jeopardy, the system will be in vital need of Rouhani's team of smiling diplomats and economic technocrats to shift the blame to the USA and keep Iran's economy afloat", said Iran analyst Ali Vaez of ... Read More »

Venezuela opposition march over Henrique Capriles ban

A decision by the administration-leaning top court to assumed control of the opposition-led congress in what demonstrators said was a lurch toward dictatorship. Capriles' case has echoes of that of former presidential hopeful Leopoldo Lopez, now serving a 14-year jail sentence on charges of inciting 2014 anti-government protests. Read More »

Sheriff: Ohio police officer says shooting story false


He was alone when the gun went off. Witnesses observed no other cars coming or going near Eubanks' vehicle. Investigators used an Automatic Licence Plate reader on the back of Eubanks' cruiser to track down witnesses that had passed by his vehicle at the time he said he was pursuing the suspects. Read More »

Veteran Toronto councillor Ron Moeser dies at 74 following battle with cancer


Part of Moeser's ward includes the Rouge Valley. "He believed in representing and respecting the needs of his community and those of the entire city", the mayor said. He spent almost 30 years in council, both in the City of Scarborough and in Toronto after amalgamation. "The councillor worked tirelessly for this community and was a very tough individual", Jim Hart said. Read More »

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina arrives in New Delhi for talks


Their regional perspectives were similar but not the emphasis. We appreciate the warm reception given by Prime Minister Modi to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. India extended $500 million credit to Bangladesh for military hardware purchases, besides formalising defence engagements. India and Bangladesh signed 22 agreements, including on defence cooperation and civil nuclear cooperation, following Saturday's talks. Read More »

JEE OMR sheet online today, pay Rs 1k for objections


Jee Main is the entrance exam for the admission to National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs). These answer sheets belong to candidates who took the pen and paper-based examination on April 2. "The candidates not satisfied with recorded responses and answer keys may challenge by following due procedure.". Read More »

FBI used dossier allegations to bolster Trump-Russia investigation


The FBI past year used the dossier to win approval to secretly monitor a Trump associate, United States officials told CNN. "This includes approval from the secret court that overseas the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act known as FISA, to monitor Page's communications", Perez continued. Read More »

Lydia Ko fires latest caddie after just nine tournaments


Following the split, Matthews spoke with Golf Digest/Golf World senior writer and Golf Channel insider Tim Rosaforte about the decision. "You never know anything or are told anything", said Matthews. It's hard to keep up with all the caddies that Ko, just 19 until next week, has gone through at this point. This is not the first time Ko's business rapport has come under fire. Read More »

Manhunt underway after suspect streams shooting on Facebook Live

The discovery of his body concludes a multi-state manhunt . Stephens said in one Facebook video that "I killed 13, so I'm working on 14 as we speak". He sped away, and police then hit his auto with their vehicle, causing him to lose control and spin out, at which point Stephens shot himself, Teper said. Read More »