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UK oppositions election manifesto leaked

He continually urged local people to vote for Labour candidates who will scrutinise the government on Brexit and other issues, inferring that he believes the Conservatives will win the election on June 8. Other policies outlined in the draft include the scrapping of university tuition fees, which now run up to £9,250 annually, and launching a review to slow the number of pubs closing. Read More »

Tough road awaits at Rugby World Cup, especially for first Americas qualifier

New Zealand beat South Africa 20-18 at the semi-final stage of the last World Cup in England, before going on to retain the Webb Ellis Cup with a win over Australia. Japan will be reunited with the Scots, who they lost to when they exited in the pool stage in 2015. And to do that we have to be well prepared, and there are no better teams than France and Argentina . Read More »

Lady Bobcats' Bruce selected to CoSIDA academic softball team


Bormann was recently named an Honor Student-Athlete by the NSIC and was awarded the Butch Raymond Scholarship from the NSIC in May of 2016. Named to the Academic All-District 4 Team, Borowicz, who was also a 2016-17 All-ACC Academic Team selection, graduated with a degree in computer science this past Saturday, May 6, with a ideal 4.00 cumulative grade point average. Read More »

Venezuela protesters bring 'poo bombs' to hurl at cops


Opposition leaders have blamed armed pro-government groups known as "colectivos" for a number of protest deaths. Mr Maduro is seeking to create a new super body called a "constituent assembly", with authority to rewrite the Constitution and shake up public powers. Read More »

Trump's firing of FBI director 'Nixonian' say Democrats

While the FBI is investigating possible collusion between the Russians and the Trump campaign, the Watergate investigation was much farther along. "I take Rod (Rosenstein) at his word that be believed everything in that memo but he must know that it's going to be used as a fig leaf to fire Comey", one former official said. Read More »

Turkey gave about 20 minutes notice before Syria strikes


Turkey and the United States can join forces to turn ISIL-held Raqqa into a "graveyard" for the extremists, the Turkish president said yesterday. This was the third day in a row that clashes have been reported across the tense border after the Turkish military jets carried out air strikes targeting the YPG fighters in the area earlier this week. Read More »

Trump asked FBI director three times if he was target of investigations

But most Democrats and some Republicans - including the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is conducting a similar probe - remain skeptical of Trump's reasoning and timing. Gen. Vincent Stewart and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Director Robert Cardillo testify before the Senate intelligence committee. Thursday's hearing was scheduled to address global security threats, but there were frequent questions about Comey and the FBI's Russian Federation probe. Read More »

R6bn, 5 years. That's what Dlamini needs to take over grants


South Africans need to look at the whole process as an investment". Sassa chief executive Thokozani Magwaza, though, disagreed with Dlamini on the time span and said it could be achieved in two to three years. They could also still go on tender for a new service provider, or partial services to aid the post office. Magwaza said the time frame for a full takeover will be determined by these factors, and therefore could take as little as two years, or a maximum of five. Read More »

China New Silk Road Investments Surprisingly Weak Before This Week's Summit

China unveiled its One Belt One Road initiative in 2013 as a development strategy that focuses on connectivity and cooperation among various countries. However, a major roadblock for OBOR at present is the lack of infrastructure in South and Southeast Asia to foster trade. The Belt and Road Initiative aims to expand links between Asia, Africa and Europe through billions of dollars in infrastructure investment. Read More »

South Korea's Progressive New President Is Open to Visiting Pyongyang

North Korea , as of Wednesday afternoon, had yet to comment officially on Moon's election , but experts say there's no reason for it to dislike his win. Moon responded that he's aware of China's concerns and asked Xi to help resolve the difficulties facing South Korean businesses in China, it said. But Moon said during the campaign that he will re-evaluate whether to extend the agreement based on its effectiveness. Read More »

Le Pen sees French presidential vote 'surprise'


Le Pen , meanwhile, is hoping to peel away voters historically opposed to her National Front Party, long tainted by racism and anti-Semitism. "Markets turn the page on Le Pen risks already", Commerzbank strategist Rainer Guntermann, said in a note titled "Au revoir Marine". Read More »

Acting Director: FBI Investigations Not Impeded Despite Shake-Up, Most Employees Liked Comey

McCabe made his public debut as acting director on Thursday, testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee in a seat initially set to be occupied by the ousted Comey. "Any investigation that was taking place on Monday is still taking place today", she said. "I think morale's always been good, but there were folks within our agency that were frustrated with the outcome of the Hillary Clinton case and some of those folks were very vocal about those concerns", McCabe said. Read More »

NEW INFORMATION: Trump suggests `good chance' for Mideast peace


It's the result of a meeting at the White House between President Trump and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. Trump said that he would work to facilitate a peace agreement, but assured both Israelis and Palestinians they would have to strive together to form a lasting agreement. Read More »

New South Korean president commits to dialogue with North

Moon will assume office after the National Election Commission declares him the victor Wednesday to begin his five-year term as president. Moon was chief of staff for the last liberal president, the late Roh Moo-hyun, who sought closer ties with North Korea by setting up large-scale aid shipments and working on now-stalled joint economic projects. Read More »

Theresa May claims Labour has 'deserted' the working-class

While Mr Corbyn's popularity is in the doldrums and Labour appears to be heading for a drubbing - as I write, Labour are 49/1 to win an overall majority at the general election - a smattering of Monsieur Zen's ideas and policies may yet see the light of day. Read More »

FG to reunite 82 Chibok girls with parents


The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Jummai Alhassan, who said this at a press conference in Abuja, stated that the girls were undergoing treatment that would take a few weeks to complete. "It is not true that we are not allowing the parents to see their children; we allow them access but not everyday", she told reporters. In April 2014, 276 girls were abducted after their school was raided in the northern town of Chibok. Read More »

Labour's draft election manifesto leaked

The policies were welcomed by campaigners and trade unions. The draft election manifesto says that if elected Labour will re-nationalize Britain's railways and post office, abolish university tuition fees and reverse cuts to welfare benefits. Read More »

Turnbull departs US after 'family' visit

Trump claimed the acrimonious call with Turnbull early in his White House tenure had been "fake news". Last Friday, Trump chose to stick to the original statement- with an amendment: "Of course the Australians have better healthcare than we do - everybody does", he posted to Twitter. Read More »

Labour holds manifesto meeting as leak reveals radical plans

The 43-page document, which sets out plans to nationalise key industries and reverse years of austerity, was denounced by Tories as a recipe for taxes and borrowing which would put the United Kingdom on the "road to ruin". Leaving the meeting, Unite union boss Len McCluskey said the manifesto was "brilliant" and claimed there was "complete unanimity" among those present about its contents. Read More »

Texas Lawmakers Just Passed A Bill Banning Sanctuary Cities


Instead, by prohibiting policies limiting an officer's ability to ask about immigration status, the Texas bill gives local officers the option to ask about legal status once someone has been detained or arrested. Other Senate Democrats, who thought that the bill might go to a conference committee for final changes before heading to the governor, pressed Perry on the discriminatory nature of the bill and questioned its constitutionality. Read More »

Sen. Thune Begins Work On Health Care Bill


Ever since March 23, 2010, when a Democratic Congress passed the Affordable Care Act, AKA Obamacare , Republicans in the House have been itching to get rid of it. And Sen. Susan Collins of ME said she still hopes there's a way to bring Democrats into the fold to forge a bipartisan solution to Obamacare's wobbly markets. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn's car has just run over a BBC cameraman

Your browser doesn't recognise available video formats. The 43-page document for the June 8 election was due to have an official launch next week but the version that emerged late Wednesday outlines sweeping reforms including renationalisation of railways and some tax rises. Read More »