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Author: 0 Crushing loss for Labour points to big Tory majority in Commons

The Conservative party has swept aside Labour to win the biggest gains by a governing party in a local election for more than 40 years. Mr Corbyn described the results as "mixed" and insisted they were "closing the gap" on the Conservatives, but acknowledged they faced a huge challenge.

Global Former cabinet minister Kapil Mishra on hunger strike, attacked by AAP member
Author: 0 Former cabinet minister Kapil Mishra on hunger strike, attacked by AAP member

These things will happen in the fight that I have started. "Is it an old trick?" he asked. Police haven't confirmed his involvement with any organisation or party although Mishra's supporters claimed him to be an AAP member. He has submitted three complaints to the CBI on these alleged instances of graft. Jha added that if "Kapil is right and gives evidence, I will sit along with him on hunger strike, but if he is wrong, he should apologise".

Author: 0 N.Korea fires missile - S.Korea military

It wasn't immediately clear what type of ballistic missile was launched, although the US Pacific Command said that "the flight is not consistent with an intercontinental ballistic missile". The diplomat, Choe Son Hui, spoke to reporters in Beijing after a conference with former USA officials in Norway. This missile has a theoretical range of about 7,500 miles, which is enough to reach all of the United States from North Korea.

Author: 0 North Korea has Fired an Unidentified Projectile

He said the U.S. maintains its ironclad commitment to stand with its allies in the face of the serious threat posed by North Korea. North Korea needs tests to flawless its missile program, but it also is thought to stage its launches after the elections of new USA and South Korean presidents in an attempt to gauge a new administration's reaction.

Author: 0 Hockey Night in Canada: Predators vs. Ducks, Game 3

They won game one on the road in the first round at Chicago, and again in round two at St. Louis. Big-game resilience hasn't always been Anaheim's strength during the past half-decade. The best-of-7 Western Conference finals will switch to Nashville for Games 3 and 4. Ryan Getzlaf leads the Ducks with 15 points (8G, 7A) in the postseason and is plus-9.

Author: 0 Russia Says Syria Safe Zones Closed to US-Coalition Jets

A senior military source in Damascus said the army had noted breaches but was waiting for the zones to be fully delineated. Germany's foreign ministry said it was anxious by reports of violations but that successfully implementing the deal could be the first step towards a real ceasefire in Syria.

Author: 0 Trump Lawyers Say Tax Documents Show No Income, Debt Links to Russian Federation

The issue has flared again after Trump fired James Comey as FBI director, amid the agency's investigation of possible ties between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation. "The letter only addresses direct lending and ownership arrangements, not indirect", Rosenthal said. They explained that because of the way that Trump operates his businesses, his corporate income and debt would be disclosed on his personal tax returns.

Author: 0 Macron talks up 2024 Paris Olympic bid to Bach

With the competition down to LA and Paris, IOC leaders are considering a proposal to award the next two Olympics, 2024 and 2028, one to each city. The IOC group will meet with Paris bid officials next week. "Because there's going to be important lessons that we can pass on and vice versa for Paris ". Other possible venues for the 2024 Olympics include the Rose Bowl , Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum , and the campuses of the University of Southern California and the University of ...

Author: 0 President signs executive order to investigate alleged voter fraud and suppression

Democrats have long accused Republicans of trying to suppress turnout among minority and low-income voters, sometimes by erecting barriers like requiring identity cards for voting and sometimes by intimidation. Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton , a former USA secretary of state, winning the White House in the Electoral College, the US system of picking presidents in which state-by-state outcomes determine the victor, not the national popular vote.

Author: 0 Unofficial student vote placed BC NDP at top of list

CBC and CTV are each projecting a minority government. Should the Liberals win that seat, the party would have a majority - but if the seat stays with the NDP, the New Democrats and Green Party could hypothetically form a coalition or governing arrangement that would make NDP Leader John Horgan the premier.

Author: 0 Wilbur Ross: 'Gigantic' China Trade Deal Gives US Access to $2B Market

The president of the Nebraska Farm Bureau is celebrating the news. "We will once again have access to the enormous Chinese market, with a strong and growing middle class, which had been closed to our ranchers for a long, long time". President Trump touted the deal on Twitter this morning and fired back at critics saying "this is real news". "You know we will have to wait and see how much actually moves over there", Steinbeisser said.

Global Comey was a 'showboat'
Author: 0 Comey was a 'showboat'

He appeared in place of former FBI Director James Comey , who was sacked Tuesday by President Donald Trump . As a result, how and when Mr. Trump came to his decision to fire Mr. During his testimony at the U.S. Senate intelligence committee on Thursday, acting Federal Bureau of Investigation director Andrew McCabe said Comey was, and still is, highly respected.

Author: 0 Xi Jinping offers billions for China's Silk Road initiative

Progress has been made since China and Russian Federation agreed to align development of the Belt and Road Initiative with the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) two years ago, and pragmatic cooperation should be pushed forward for tangible outcomes, Xi said.

Author: 0 Kuwait- China's Belt and Road initiative benefits nations across the globe - Xi

But he called for "economic integration" and cooperation on financial regulation, anti-terrorism and security - fields in which China's position as the world's second-biggest economy would make it a dominant player, especially after the United States under president Donald Trump pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Global Israel cuts funding to UNESCO
Author: 0 Israel cuts funding to UNESCO

Tuesday's resolution, passed on the day that Israel was celebrating its independence, calls on Israel to rescind any "legislative and administrative measures and actions" it has taken to "alter the character and status" of Jerusalem . Security Council reaffirmed in December. France, Spain, Slovenia and Estonia were among the 23 that abstained from voting, while the United States, Italy, Great Britain, Holland, Lithuania and Greece voted against it.

Global Nepalis cast their vote in local elections
Author: 0 Nepalis cast their vote in local elections

After voting, 41-year-old housewife Shova Maharjan told Agence France-Presse that, "It is hard to expect much from our politicians - they have always been selfish and not worked for the people - but I hope that with this election things will change".

Global Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenas Flynn's records on Russian Federation
Author: 0 Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenas Flynn's records on Russian Federation

She's also the one who told Trump's White House that Flynn was not only compromised, and not only lying about his Russian contacts, but that the "underlying conduct" Flynn was lying about was itself problematic . Flynn is being investigated for his contact with Sergey Kislyak, Russia's ambassador to the US, during the transition period ahead of Trump's inauguration.

Global In Paris preparing for the inauguration of the Makron
Author: 0 In Paris preparing for the inauguration of the Makron

Security was tight, with around 1 500 police officers deployed near the presidential palace and the nearby Champs Elysees Avenue and surrounding roads blocked off. Candidates running under the banner of France's President-elect Emmanuel Macron gathered Saturday in Paris for a training workshop ahead of crucial parliamentary elections in June.

Global Commissioner Quarles praises end of Chinese beef import embargo
Author: 0 Commissioner Quarles praises end of Chinese beef import embargo

American companies will be allowed to ship liquefied natural gas to China . China was the 21st largest market for U.S poultry exports in 2016, purchasing only $33 million out of a total $3.875 billion of US poultry exports. Access to China means farmers can reach one-fifth of the world's population, one that has grown a liking to beef . "The economic impact is going to extend more than just beyond the beef industry".

Author: 0 Pope says he'll seek common ground with Trump, won't preach

Pope Francis addresses journalists during the traditional press conference on his flight back to Rome , following a two-day visit at Fatima, Portugal, Saturday, May 13, 2017. The team also performed for victims of the natural disaster that took place in Amatrice, Italy, last year. The pontiff suggested that the Vatican could decentralize some of its authority to judge priests accused of abuse by creating regional or continental tribunals, saying implementing such an idea is "in the planning ...

Global MLB Rumors: Mets Considering Promoting Tim Tebow Within Minor Leagues
Author: 0 MLB Rumors: Mets Considering Promoting Tim Tebow Within Minor Leagues

Tebow ranks fifth on the Fireflies with 25 hits this season, with seven of those being of the extra-base variety, boasts a triple slash of.250/.330/.370 for the Fireflies in 28 games. Tebow has been raking lately in Single-A ball, posting an.849 OPS in his last 16 games. Tebow has looked promising in the eyes of GM Sandy Alderson, who signed Tebow to a minor league contract back in September, as well as invited him to spring training with the major league club.

Author: 0 Moon to send lawmaker as special envoy to China

The call also touched on a controversial 2015 agreement over compensating South Korean women forced into sexual slavery by Japan's military in World War II, Moon's office said. Ties between Seoul and Beijing have soured over the South's deployment of a controversial US anti-missile system aimed at guarding against threats from the nuclear-armed North.

Global Trudeau Government Says Tillerson On Board With Climate Change
Author: 0 Trudeau Government Says Tillerson On Board With Climate Change

Media projections of geopolitical tensions at today's Ministerial Meeting of the eight member states of the Arctic Council in Fairbanks, Alaska were once again proven wrong. WALDHOLZ: Despite the uncertainty over American policy, All eight nations agreed to try to reduce emissions of methane and black carbon, major contributors to warming in the Arctic.

Global White House says Trump pressed envoy on Syria
Author: 0 White House says Trump pressed envoy on Syria

There was also a false report that American reporters were kept out of the Trump-Lavrov meeting, while Russian reporters were allowed to attend, leading to grumbles that the Trump administration was suppressing the freedom of the press.

Global UK interior minister says health system has recovered from cyber attack
Author: 0 UK interior minister says health system has recovered from cyber attack

Two security firms - Kaspersky Lab and Avast - said they had identified the malware behind the attack in upward of 70 countries, although both said the attack has hit Russian Federation hardest. In the United States, FedEx acknowledged it had been hit by malware and was "implementing remediation steps as quickly as possible". But U.K. hospitals, Chinese universities and global firms like Fedex also reported they had come under assault.

Global Duterte: South China Sea ruling not an issue for ASEAN summit
Author: 0 Duterte: South China Sea ruling not an issue for ASEAN summit

He also noted that the illegal drugs trade is an worldwide empire whose tentacles are wide and far-reaching. The chairman's statement was officially released on Sunday. Another ASEAN summit will be held in November and will include other multilateral meetings such as the East Asia Summit, which the leaders of China, Japan , the US and other dialogue partners are expected to attend.

Author: 0 North Korea blights China's One Belt, One Road party with missile launch

In a statement, China described the situation on the Korean Peninsula as "complex and sensitive". Hua says countries "should not do things that further escalate tensions in the region". "With the missile impacting so close to Russian soil - in fact, closer to Russia than to Japan - the President can not imagine that Russia is pleased", the White House statement said.

Author: 0 North Korea test fires 'new longer range missile'

Officials from South Korea and Japan said the missile flew 430 miles and reached an altitude of more than 1,200 miles before it landed in the sea about 60 miles from Russia's Vladivostok region. The launch, which Tokyo said could be of a new type of missile, is a direct challenge to the new South Korean president and comes as US, Japanese and European navies gather for joint war games in the Pacific.

Global Leeds Bradford Airport reopens after suspect package sparks bomb alert
Author: 0 Leeds Bradford Airport reopens after suspect package sparks bomb alert

Police were called at 8.09pm on Saturday evening (May 13) to a report of a suspicious package at Leeds Bradford Airport. Policemen headed to the airport at 8 pm after they have been informed that there is a "suspicious package" was found there, moreover, they set a cordon and conducted investigations into the incident.

Author: 0 Liberals eke out win as minority government

Barring any major change in the current makeup of seats, Weaver could agree to form a coalition with either the NDP or Liberals to give them a majority. With three seats, the Green party holds the balance of power in the legislature - a remarkable position for Weaver after becoming the first Green elected four years ago.

Author: 0 ISIS Afghanistan leader Abdul Hasib killed, USA military confirms

U.S. military officials on Sunday endorsed Ghani's claims and detailed that United States and Afghan troops killed the leader of the IS's Afghanistan affiliate in an April raid in Nangarhar province. His group is affiliated with Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and the USA military calls it Islamic State-Khorasan, or ISIS-K. Several doctors and medical staff were also killed in the attack.

Author: 0 North Korea Holding 4th US Citizen in Detention

Song is, however, fearful that Kim will invade South Korea. "I hope everybody joins in resolving this issue as soon as possible", said Kim Mi Ok, the wife of agriculture researcher Kim Hak-song, who was arrested Saturday on suspicion of "hostile acts" against the North Korean government.

Author: 0 France's Macron pledges to overcome division in society

Earlier, Mr Macron was handed France's nuclear codes, putting him in charge of what will be the EU's only arsenal of atomic weapons after Brexit is complete. He shook hands with his predecessor, Francois Hollande, at the front porch and the two men briefly posed for photographers. In the days before the first-round of voting in April, a gunman ambushed three Parisian police officers on the Champs-Elysees, killing one and wounding two others.

Global Russia Seeks UN Security Council Backing for Syrian Peace Deal
Author: 0 Russia Seeks UN Security Council Backing for Syrian Peace Deal

Under the agreement, which is to last initially for six months, all combatants in the conflict are forbidden to use weapons in the de-escalation zones, including warplanes. If that is not enough, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem has cast even more doubts about the viability and sustainability of the pact when he said that although the government supports the deal, Syria will continue to fight terrorist factions, a euphemism for all the opposition groups.

Global Macron wins French presidency but hurdles remain in campaign to govern
Author: 0 Macron wins French presidency but hurdles remain in campaign to govern

The candidates will be announced by Thursday. However, reforming France's stringent labour laws has beaten many a president down the years. World leaders congratulated Macron, including Putin, who suggested France and Russian Federation must work together to fight against global terrorism - to which both countries have been recent victims .

Author: 0 Did North Korea Launch Another Ballistic Missile?

Choi Sun-hee, left, the top North Korean diplomat who handles relations with the US walks prior to her departure for Pyongyang, North Korea, at Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing Saturday, May 13, 2017. Security Council resolutions", Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters. The statement says the USA maintains its "ironclad commitment" to stand with its allies in the face of the serious threat posed by North Korea.

Author: 0 China pledges $124 bln for new Silk Road, says open to everyone

It encompasses two main directions of development: Silk Road Economic Belt and Maritime Silk Road. President Xi Jinping will attend the opening ceremony and host a round-table leaders' summit. In his opening address, Xi, without referring to India or CPEC, said, "All countries should respect each other's sovereignty, dignity and territorial integrity, each other's development paths and social systems, and each other's core interests and major concerns".

Author: 0 UNESCO adopts resolution calling Jerusalem 'occupied'

The resolution criticized Israel's refusal to cease "persistent excavations, tunneling, works, and projects in East Jerusalem ", and condemned their continued "military operations in and around the besieged Gaza strip". "There is no other people for whom Jerusalem is as holy and important as it is for the Jewish people", he said in a statement, accusing Unesco of "denying that simple truth".

Author: 0 Warner: Comey won't testify to intel panel next week

The White House initially said Trump was compelled to fire Comey by a critical memo from the deputy attorney general on the director's handling of last year's investigation into Hillary Clinton's email. Trump said the candidates under consideration to lead the FBI - White House officials have identified 11 of them so far - are "outstanding people".

Author: 0 North Korea carries out new ballistic missile test

The latest test was the North's first launch since a USA missile defense system that has been deployed in the South became operational on May 2, and comes shortly after a failed ballistic missile test on April 29. During the South's so-called "sunshine" era of the late 1990s and early to mid 2000s, liberal South Korean leaders held two summits with Kim Jong Un's father, the late Kim Jong Il, and shipped huge amounts of aid to the North.

Author: 0 China calls for restraint after North Korea missile launch

Pacific Command said that "the flight is not consistent with an intercontinental ballistic missile". "By collaborating not only with the United States and South Korea, but also with China and Russian Federation and the global community, we intend to resolutely demand from North Korea to implement the UN Security Council resolutions", Abe told reporters.

Author: 0 Four candidates for Federal Bureau of Investigation director job to be interviewed after Comey firing

Trump told NBC News on Thursday that Comey is "a showboat, he's a grandstander". Vice President Mike Pence and a string of White House officials have said Mr Trump acted upon the advice of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein - although administration officials have also said the president had steadily "lost confidence" in Mr Comey's leadership prior to firing him.

Global Trump threatens Comey in Twitter outburst
Author: 0 Trump threatens Comey in Twitter outburst

Trump said that he asked Comey whether he was the subject of a probe. "That's not a threat". "When you're under investigation you're given all sorts of documents everything..." "It is my opinion and belief that the FBI will continue to pursue this investigation vigorously and completely", McCabe said, adding that he saw no "crisis of confidence within the leadership of the FBI".

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