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Global May blasts opponent on Brexit as poll lead narrows
Author: 0 May blasts opponent on Brexit as poll lead narrows

Pressed if he would write the letters of last resort to the submarine commanders, Mr Corbyn said: "I will write the appropriate letter to our commanders who are obviously very responsible, very loyal naval officers". Mr Corbyn took the floor first, getting off to a rocky start with questions from an apparently Northern Irish member of the audience on his past association with the IRA, but later finding hit feet - and a rapport with the audience - before losing his cool when questioned on ...

Author: 0 Britain furious over US 'leaks' as Manchester terror attack probe widens

Britain's home secretary criticized USA officials on Wednesday for leaking sensitive information about the inquiry into the extremist attack that killed 22 people at a Manchester concert arena. Jon Rouse of the agency said 64 people were still hospitalized. We are with you Manchester . But if she turns out to be one and the same, twenty-two people, including an eight-year-old girl, may have been blown to pieces and scores of others maimed because security personnel felt a greater need to ...

Global Merkel spokesman: Germany still seeking stronger U.S. ties
Author: 0 Merkel spokesman: Germany still seeking stronger U.S. ties

Relations between the United States and Germany veered further toward crisis on Tuesday as President Donald Trump complained about the USA trade deficit with Germany and said it must pay more for the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation military alliance.

Author: 0 USA starts first test of key defense against ICBM attack

Monday's missile test drew immediate protests from Japan and South Korea, with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe promising "concrete action" in response to the test, and South Korean defense chiefs saying the North would face "strong punishment from our military".

Author: 0 Woods found asleep in auto before DUI arrest, per police

Two tests showed Woods' blood-alcohol content to be zero, supporting his claim that the incident occurred because of an " unexpected reaction to prescription medications ", and not alcohol. Woods, who is second on the all-time list with 14 major titles, was released from jail on his own recognisance and is due in court on 5 July, records show.

Global Key photos from President Trump's first trip overseas
Author: 0 Key photos from President Trump's first trip overseas

In other words, Israel does not accept the principle of peace with the Arab states, and by implication with the Muslim world, in return for withdrawal from the occupied territories. A commentary in Israel's centrist Yediot Aharonot newspaper said that after two days of waiting for Trump's keynote address "the only thing we could learn from that speech was how to say nothing with a whole lot of words".

Global Can Labour overcome unpopular Corbyn with popular policies?
Author: 0 Can Labour overcome unpopular Corbyn with popular policies?

The manifesto included a tax increase from 40 percent to 45 percent for salaries of between £80,000 (94,000 euros, $103,000) and £123,0000 a year, above which there will be a new 50 percent top rate of income tax. Speaking during a campaign visit to a factory in Stoke-on-Trent, the Prime Minister said: "If you look across that manifesto, the question isn't what people are promising but can you believe people will deliver what they are promising?" "Our country will only work for the many not ...

Author: 0 US election claims fiction, insists Vladimir Putin

Putin said the two leaders assess many issues similarly and their relations could be "qualitatively" improved. Considering that Versailles was a prestigious place from which the royal power of a France was exercised, notably as the world's leading power during the reign of Louis XIV, Macron probably sought to indicate that Paris treats as equal with Moscow and subscribed to analysis that indicates that France has little reason to blush against Russian Federation.

Author: 0 UK's May Plays Brexit Card as Polls Tighten

Corbyn said he wanted to come back to the issue of the exact figure in "a moment" and wanted to give "an accurate figure". "It is totally and absolutely completely unacceptable for anyone to throw abuse at anyone else", the Labour leader said.

Author: 0 ICJ can't nullify Jadhav's death sentence: Sartaj Aziz

The ICJ ordered Pakistan to stay Jadhav's execution over allegations of spying until its final decision on India's petition to annul his death sentence. The Adviser said that Kulbhushan Yadav was using fake passport in Pakistan and was involved in numerous subversive activities to destabilize Pakistan.

Author: 0 Wenger Set To Stay At Arsenal

According to reports, Wenger will start the next chapter of his role by offering Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil bumper packages to tempt the duo to pledge their future to the club beyond 2018. Kroenke, who has already sealed the deal with Wenger to stay at Arsenal behind the scenes, admires the work of Gazidis . It's the first time the club have finished outside the top four since Wenger joined in 1996.

Global How Donald Trump's first big trip as President has spelled disaster
Author: 0 How Donald Trump's first big trip as President has spelled disaster

Kushner spoke with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak about facilitating sensitive discussions to explore the incoming administration's options with Russia as it developed its Syria policy. He tweeted he will make a decision next week - but he did not, on behalf of US, join the rest of the G7 in reaffirming a commitment to implement the Paris agreement.

Author: 0 Fighter Jets Scrambled After 'Disturbance' on American Flight

Uskanil then seemed to lunge towards the cockpit door, according to the source, and that's when several passengers subdued him. He was then screened and passed through security. He spent the rest of the flight restrained in a seat with duct tape. According to travellers, the man attempted to break into the cockpit mid-flight.

Author: 0 Kellyanne Conway Defends Jared Kushner Without Disputing Reports

Trump spent Sunday meeting with attorneys at the White House, presumably to set strategy for dealing with the Russian Federation investigation that has largely sidetracked his legislative agenda. Also present at the meeting was Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who is being investigated into whether he accepted money from foreign governments without the required approval.

Author: 0 May and Corbyn to face live TV audience in 'Battle for…

Theresa May has said Jeremy Corbyn would go naked into negotiations with the European Union during her Brexit speech in Wolverhampton. Questions for the Prime Minister are likely to focus on the party's manifesto mess over social care, her hard-line stance on Brexit and whether cuts to front-line services have made the United Kingdom less safe.

Author: 0 WH communications director Michael Dubke resigns as Trump plans staff overhaul

The article describes a December 1 or 2 meeting in which Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and adviser, discussed setting up a direct communication system between Trump and Moscow with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. Spicer is slated to be back on camera Tuesday, however, in what will be his first briefing from the White House press room in 15 days. Mike tendered his resignation just before the president's historic worldwide trip and offered to remain on board until a transition is concluded.

Author: 0 Iranians demanding change deliver emphatic victory for Rouhani

Rouhani, who defeated his conservative challenger Ebrahim Raisi in the Friday elections, garnered 57% of the vote, Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said. But as Rohani knows very well, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei holds ultimate political, military, and religious power in Iran, and can easily derail a campaign or thwart the plans of a president.

Global UK's Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn face tough questions on live TV
Author: 0 UK's Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn face tough questions on live TV

In contrast to signs from a string of opinion polls that have suggested May's Conservatives will increase their majority, the new constituency-by-constituency modelling by YouGov showed it might lose 20 of the 330 seats it holds and the opposition Labour Party could gain almost 30 seats, The Times said.

Global Trump and Merkel 'get along very well': White House
Author: 0 Trump and Merkel 'get along very well': White House

In his tweet , Trump said: "We have a MASSIVE trade deficit with Germany , plus they pay FAR LESS than they should on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation & military". According to the German weekly Der Spiegel , Trump told European officials in Brussels last week that " the Germans are bad, very bad ". German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel also criticized Trump's policies toward refugees and immigration, saying they put Europe's peace at risk.

Author: 0 Mike Dubke quits as White House communications director

Dubke , the founder of Crossroads Media , a conservative media relations firm, replaced Jason Miller , who accepted the communications director job before changing his mind in December , citing family reasons. Lewandowski and his former deputy campaign manager David Bossie had been seen leaving the White House on Tuesday morning. Dubke's tenure is open-ended and it's unclear if he'll officially depart the White House before a successor is named.

Author: 0 Spicer Says President Trump's Relationship With Angela Merkel is 'Fairly Unbelievable'

Research director Daniela Schwarzer of the German Council of Foreign Relations in Berlin asserted that Trump had alienated Germany and other USA allies during the G-7 summit . Merkel on Monday repeated nearly word for word her message from Sunday, when she told her Bavarian conservative allies in a packed Munich beer tent that "we Europeans must really take our fate into our own hands".

Author: 0 Lieberman says uneasy over US-Saudi arms deal

It has also been reported that Iranian scientists have been on hand for North Korean missile tests, and this is only one piece of evidence suggesting that the exchange of missile technology and know-how has run in both directions between the two countries.

Global Swiss court fines man for liking inflammatory contents on Facebook
Author: 0 Swiss court fines man for liking inflammatory contents on Facebook

According to a report in Fortune late on Tuesday, the comments suggested that Erwin Kessler , who runs an animal rights group, holds racist and anti-Semitic views. She said a "like" was associated with a positive, meaning he clearly supported the posts' content. Though Kessler was in fact convicted of racial discrimination back in 1998, that does not mean he can be accused of racism without current proof some 20 years later, found the court.

Global American climber who survived 2015 Mount Everest natural disaster dies near peak
Author: 0 American climber who survived 2015 Mount Everest natural disaster dies near peak

The Alabama mountaineer was returning to Everest after surviving the 2015 natural disaster triggered by a devastating 7.8 magnitude quake which killed 9,000 Nepalese people, according to Nepal tourism officials and his trekking company. Roland Yearwood , 50, from Alabama, perished at an altitude of about 8,400 metres (27,500 feet) in an area called "death zone" which is known for thin air , Murari Sharma of the Everest Parivas trekking company that sponsored his climb said.

Author: 0 Trump Pleased With Results of First Overseas Trip

Before the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit photograph, Trump shoved aside the Montenegrin prime minister to put himself in front, because that's what boorish celebrities do. Trump held no news conferences during the nine-day trip, which allowed him to avoid questions about the Russian Federation investigations. He'll be returning to Washington, D.C.

Author: 0 Trump's Tuesday Morning Tweets: Russians Must Be Laughing; Germans Owe Us

It added that during that meeting, the Russians "broached the idea of using a secure line between the Trump administration and Russia, not Kushner". Russia's President Vladimir Putin says the allegations of Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election are "fiction" invented by the Democrats in order to explain their loss.

Author: 0 City clash fuels fear of IS foothold in southern Philippines

Government forces now control about 70 percent of the southern city, while some insurgents are still hiding here and there. Philippine forces pressed their off. The gunmen were being backed by foreign fighters, including Malaysians, Indonesians and Singaporeans, authorities said. The Maute's ability to fight for so long will add to fears that Islamic State's ideology is spreading in the southern Philippines and it could become a haven for militants from South-East Asia and beyond.

Global Memorial Day Ceremony Held At Nashville National Cemetery
Author: 0 Memorial Day Ceremony Held At Nashville National Cemetery

Walk of Honor bricks are dedicated to veterans twice each year during Memorial Day and Veterans Day ceremonies. "A lot of people probably didn't even know this cemetery was here, and this was the first opportunity for them to see it when they saw we were having a Memorial Day celebration", said Foster.

Author: 0 Oklahoma rallies, Vanderbilt survives a scare in NCAA golf

At one point in the overall match with Baylor, Oklahoma trailed in all five pairings. Defending national champion OR will be paired against Vanderbilt in the other semifinal match. "We have one more to knock down tomorrow, and our guys will be ready". Norman Xiong opened the afternoon match against Vanderbilt with a 3 & 2 victory for the Ducks.

Global Corbyn would be 'alone and naked' in Brexit talks, May claims
Author: 0 Corbyn would be 'alone and naked' in Brexit talks, May claims

The Daily Mail and The Times report Mrs May's attempt to relaunch her campaign following the damaging U-turn on social care by focusing on her policies to tackle domestic violence. "You're not in there to get a deal at any price", she said. Answering questions from an audience of voters on the Sky News/Channel 4 programme The Battle For Number 10 , the Labour leader dismissed claims from his opponents that he would be soft on terror.

Global PM Modi, Merkel agrees to strengthen Indo-German counter terrorism cooperation: MEA
Author: 0 PM Modi, Merkel agrees to strengthen Indo-German counter terrorism cooperation: MEA

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said the West had become weaker as Washington increasingly put US interests first. "The Germans are bad, very bad ". Still, it would be unlike Merkel just to give up on dealing with Trump, Tempel said. The statement also said that Modi and Merkel welcomed the Indo-German partnerships in higher education to facilitate collaborative research and academic and institutional exchanges between 10 universities and institutions of higher Education of ...

Author: 0 Trump's communications director Mike Dubke resigns

Dubke joined the White House communications team in February after campaign aide Jason Miller , Trump's original choice for communications director, withdrew. Mike Dubke , an experienced Republican strategist, was hired in March to revamp the White House media strategy. Spicer said Trump met Tuesday with Pruitt - who has called the Paris pact a "bad business deal" for the USA - to discuss the matter, and an announcement will be made "shortly".

Global Portland hate crime unacceptable, says Trump
Author: 0 Portland hate crime unacceptable, says Trump

It comes amid a wider debate in the USA about the First Amendment, often in liberal cities like Portland and Berkeley, California, and on college campuses, where violent protests between far-right and far-left protesters have derailed appearances by contentious figures.

Author: 0 Trump, Merkel exchange barbs after G7; Vietnam's prime minister heads to DC

Very bad for U.S. This will change", Trump wrote on Twitter Tuesday. Chancellor Merkel and Prime Minister Modi heaped mutual praise upon each other May 30 - each referring to the other as a "reliable partner" in a notable contrast to Merkel's recent public doubts about Germany's ties with the United States .

Author: 0 White House Communications Director Mike Dubke Quits

Dubke's last day has not yet been determined, and a successor has not been chosen. White House chief of staff Reince Priebus thanked Dubke in a statement and said Dubke had "offered to remain onboard until a transition is concluded". To the issue of the Russia probe, I'm wondering, Sean, if you can tell us when the president knew - whether the president knew at the time that Jared Kushner was seeking to establish back channel communications at the Russian embassy to the Russian ...

Author: 0 WH aide Michael Dubke says his last day is TBD

Among the described slights are calling chief of staff Reince Priebus "Reince-y" and calling Speaker Paul Ryan a 'Boy Scout'. "This White House is filled with some of the finest and hardest working men and women in the American Government".

Author: 0 US claims success in N.Korea missile test

A ground-based interceptor was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base , California, and its exo-atmospheric kill vehicle intercepted and destroyed the target in a direct collision. The Pentagon will conduct 43 more tests by the end of this year to "improve protection against North Korean and potential Iranian ICBM threats as they emerge".

Author: 0 Texas to embrace new anti-abortion law

Others said the better question could be who would ensure Texas doctors meet educational and quality standards if the board went away. Larry Taylor said. Patrick accused Straus of using the language of "left-wing Democrats". "We've met some resistance along the way, and we've taken the concerns of our fellow senators and House members into consideration".

Global Former James Bond actor Sir Roger Moore dies after cancer battle
Author: 0 Former James Bond actor Sir Roger Moore dies after cancer battle

Born October 14th, 1927, Sir Roger Moore died at the age of 89 on May 23rd, 2017 after giving movie-goers many hours of blockbusting entertainment, and in the real world the helping hand so needed by millions in the world. Daniel Craig , the current 007 opted to keep things simple and posted a throwback photo of him with Moore, dressed in formal wear. Loving thoughts w his family & friends.

Author: 0 May and Corbyn set out opposing EU stances

I presume you have the figures? EB: You're holding your manifesto, you're flicking through it, you've got an iPad, you've had a phone call while you're in here and you don't know how much it is going to cost. Labour intends to end means-testing of free childcare for two-year-olds and to extend the 30-hours-a-week provision to all three and four-year-olds, not just those whose parents are in work.

Author: 0 Covfefe: Donald Trump Coins New Word On Twitter

Although the word was most likely a typo for the word "coverage", tweeters noticed and made up some conclusions and puns of their own. Someone even started a countdown clock till the time the tweet is deleted! But unlike Tharoor who used a proper but rarely used word, the "covfefe" is result of Donald Trump's typing skills.

Global Donald Trump attacks Germany over 'very bad' trade deficit
Author: 0 Donald Trump attacks Germany over 'very bad' trade deficit

When Trump returned over the weekend from the first foreign trip of his presidency, his aides hailed the tour as a success and a sign of renewed and bolder United States leadership on the world stage. The German chancellor signaled her dissatisfaction with Trump as a reliable ally following the G-7 summit . European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker "supports building bridges", spokesman Margaritis Schinas said, while the EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Twitter ...

Author: 0 David Dimbleby defends Jeremy Corbyn, calls out 'bias' of United Kingdom newspapers

Corbyn meanwhile was grilled over his controversial relationship with the Irish Republican Army, nuclear deterrence and whether he would abolish the monarchy, given his republican stance. There were 239,700 tweets sent about Mr Corbyn - compared with 107,800 for the Prime Minister - over the 90-minute period, during which the pair were questioned by a studio audience and Jeremy Paxman.

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