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UK Opposition Labour Party's manifesto leaked

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon said hiking taxes for people earning the biggest salaries could drive businesses out of Britain. "That is why if elected on June 8 I will ensure that the United Kingdom continues to spend at least 2% of GDP on defence and that the budget rises every year". Read More »

Tehran didn't seek access to Jadhav: Iran's envoy to Pakistan


Iran did not ask for consular access to alleged Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court for alleged spying, Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan Mehdi Honardoost has said. NewsX has learnt that there have been series of meetings in Islamabad to formulate a response and a strategy for the hearing at The Hague that will begin Monday morning. Read More »

Massive creature washes up on Indonesia's Serum Island - but what is it?


The reason for the giant squid washing up on the shore is still unknown, but it is believed to have been dead for at least three days before it was found. Lab tests are underway to confirm the species, the co-ordinator said. It baffled locals who speculated the two-tonne creature was a kind of rare undiscovered dugong. Read More »

White House Angry With Russia Over Oval Office Photos


Sergey Kislyak. By barring all press but a Russian photographer from President Donald Trump's meeting with Kremlin officials this week, the White House opened itself up to more Russia-related criticism from observers. Which, as many observers point out, is rather odd considering the mounting evidence that suggests Comey wasn't fired for his mishandling of the Hillary Clinton emails investigation, but rather for his continued pursuit of alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russian ... Read More »

President Trump: James Comey Was a 'Showboat' and 'Grandstander'

Comey was ostensibly fired over his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. Republican leaders brushed off the idea as unnecessary. McCabe directly contradicted White House assertions that one of the reasons Comey was sacked by President Trump on Tuesday was because he had lost the respect and support of the Federal Bureau of Investigation rank and file. Read More »

Police fatally shoot man barricaded in vehicle at Arlington dealership


Police said the suspect fired a shotgun through the passenger window of his vehicle. Employees at the business became concerned and called police. No officers were injured in the incident, which began around 2:30 p.m. Tear gas was then lobbed into the vehicle. Sometime later he fired the gun through a side window - away from officers who held their fire. Officers returned fire, striking the suspect. Read More »

India cool on Beijing summit as "Silk Road" stirs unease

On May 13th (Saturday), leaders from various countries across Asia and Europe ( including North Korea ) will arrive in Beijing for the much-anticipated Belt and Road Forum where they will discuss China's grand plans of establishing a new Silk Road of highways and high-speed trains through the "One Belt, One Road" initiative. Read More »

Voter Fraud and Suppression in America: What Will Trump Commission Find?

Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach are slated to be named chair and vice chair of the panel dedicated to looking into Trump's as-yet-unfounded allegations of fraudulent voting, White House officials said. As per the executive order, the "Commission on Election Integrity" will study vulnerabilities in voting systems used for federal elections that could lead to improper voter registrations, improper voting, fraudulent voter registrations, and fraudulent voting. Read More »

Macron officially declared France's 25th president


That was because he has already served three parliamentary terms, one of the criteria for ruling out potential candidates as the party tries to put fresh faces in politics. Her sister, Djamila, was among the 130 killed in the November 13, 2015, Paris attacks, according to the party. Chris Saint, senior analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown currency service said: "Domestic influences to push the pound significantly in either direction have been thin on the ground". Read More »

Senate Dems ask GOP to drop their plan to repeal Obamacare

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) addressed the group when it met earlier on Tuesday, though as she exited the meeting she told reporters she wasn't sure whether she'd be invited to become a permanent member. On television talk shows and congressional town hall meetings, meanwhile, attention on the GOP drive to repeal Obama's law showed no signs of fading. Read More »

Hamas elects Ismail Haniyeh to lead political office

Ismail Haniya was named the new chief of Hamas Saturday, a spokesman for the Palestinian Islamist movement in Gaza said. Some analysts say it seems Abbas is seeking to increase financial pressure on Hamas in the impoverished Gaza Strip, but he risks being blamed for worsening conditions in the enclave of two million people. Read More »

Husband claims Indian wife knew about his first marriage


Tahir deceived me and forced me to marry him at gunpoint". Newly-wed India woman to Pakistani man, Dr. Uzma on Friday filed a petition in Islamabad High Court (IHC), seeking repatriation to India on security issues, ARY News reported. She also alleged that she had found out after the marriage that Ali had a wife and four children. The husband alleged that his wife has been illegally and unlawfully detained at the Indian High Commission and his right to meet her has been violated. Read More »

CIA sets up mission center to counter North Korea's nuclear threat

In statements for foreign distribution, North Korea often refers to its leader Kim Jong Un without naming him, instead using the phrase "supreme leadership" or "supreme dignity". Yoon Young-chan, a spokesman for the South Korean administration, said the call had explained China's position over the deployment of THAAD to Mr Moon, who took office on Wednesday. Read More »

Archbishop of Canterbury to pray for Trump on Mideast peace

The question, of course, is whether that hope is warranted. Abbas said a final status agreement that included a two-state solution would help defeat the terrorist threat scourging Israel's Arab neighbors. President Donald Trump has yet to decide if he will move the USA embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters on Wednesday. Read More »

UK Labour`s election manifesto and Brexit plan leaked

In an effort to bridge party divides over Trident, it commits Labour to the nuclear deterrent, but in a nod to Mr Corbyn's opposition to the weapons it says "any prime minister should be extremely cautious about ordering the use of weapons of mass destruction which would result in the indiscriminate killing of millions of innocent civilians". Read More »

Thailand gives Facebook until Tuesday to remove 'illegal' content


Facebook has agreed to consider the requests from the authorities and comply if it breaks Thai laws. Under Thailand's stringent lese-majeste laws that are meant to protect the most senior members of Thailand's royal family from insult or threat, any comment critical of the monarchy can land a person in trouble and a long prison sentence. Read More »

Blast hits convoy of Pakistan Senate deputy, 10 dead


Senior police officer Abdul Razzaq Cheema said that 30 to 40 people were injured. He said Mr. Haideri was slightly injured. The injured have been shifted to Civil Hospital Mastung where emergency has been imposed.The critical are being moved to Quetta .In addition to the 10 dead, police fear many injuries but have declined to provide exact numbers. Read More »

Man seeking free pizza rescued from snowy Arizona mountain


The hiker had attempted to climb the mountain and arrive at the top by a certain time so he would qualify for a free pizza at Pizzicletta, a local pizza spot in downtown Flagstaff. The hungry hiker either didn't check the forecast, or simply disregarded it, because he set out on his trek wearing only shorts and light clothing. The man's identity was not made public. Read More »

Merkel Meets Putin To Discuss Crises In Syria And Ukraine

On North Korea, the Kremlin said Putin called for restraint and that the two leaders had agreed to work together to make diplomatic progress there too. "I'm glad Trump and Putin appear to have agreed on how to disagree on Syria , first and foremost minimizing the chances of an unfortunate direct military conflict between the USA and Russian Federation, which could have bad consequences". Read More »

What does France's new president-elect have to offer?

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Monday quickly reached out to French President-elect Emmanuel Macron to schedule an early meeting and get to work on addressing climate change and a range of global issues. The candidates will be announced by Thursday. Valls, who resigned as prime minister in December after he failed to be win the Socialist nomination for president, backed Macron in the race in March and has now promised to abandon the socialists and sign up to centrist La République ... Read More »

Jeff Sessions will not bring justice to the Justice Department


They said, 'Well, it will be worth the wait.' But no, it's not worth the wait. Sessions is still responsible for several ongoing criminal investigations into other high-profile police killings, including the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner in NY and the shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland that same year, both of which ignited widespread protests .The legal standard for prosecuting police officers for federal civil rights violations is relatively high. Read More »

New Chinese missile can attack aircraft carriers, THAAD

It didn't reveal the type of missile or provide other details. The announcement comes after last month Defence Ministry spokesperson Yang Yujun that Beijing would conduct live-fire drills and test new weapons to safeguard its security in response to the THAAD roll-out. Read More »