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Global United Kingdom election goes from tiresome to dramatic as contest tightens
Author: 0 United Kingdom election goes from tiresome to dramatic as contest tightens

The research, based on 50,000 interviews, allowed for big variations in the outcome of the election, ranging from a Tory total number of seats as high as 345 to as low as 274. However, a Labour victory could result in a rally for the Sterling, Meggyesi argues, if Jeremy Corbyn, Tim Farron and Nicola Sturgeon were able to form a coalition government.

Author: 0 Former FBI Director Comey to testify before Congress on June 8

The Senate Intelligence Committee said on Thursday it would hear from Comey, who was sacked by Trump on May 9, first in an open session and then behind closed doors, which would afford senators a chance to discuss classified information. It is not clear if Comey's public statements will be limited by Mueller's investigation, which has curtailed public discussion in the past. Comey has reached an understanding with the special counsel's office about what he can and cannot make public, people ...

Author: 0 Trump delays moving embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

Trump promised throughout the 2016 campaign that he would move the USA embassy from to Jerusalem, an action the Israeli government has long advocated. A U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity stressed to AFP that "it's a question of when, not if", and added that "he doesn't think the timing is right, right now".

Author: 0 Leaving climate deal likely wouldn't add U.S. jobs

Legal scholars have made clear, however, that this theory is incorrect - though the USA promised to cut its emissions by at least 26 percent when it signed on to the Paris Agreement, there are no legal ramifications for a country that fails to live up to its promise.

Global World leaders reaffirm commitment to fighting climate change
Author: 0 World leaders reaffirm commitment to fighting climate change

But a White House official told AP there may be "caveats in the language" that Mr Trump uses to announce the pull-out - leaving open the possibility that the decision is not final. A USA pullout would be disappointing but the European Union stands ready to take global leadership on the issue, European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic said in Brussels.

Author: 0 Theresa May puts 'promise of Brexit' at heart of pitch to voters

Mrs May, who backed Remain in the referendum, will say she believes Brexit provides an opportunity to make the UK more global and outward-looking - a Britain alive with possibilities, more confident in itself, more united and more secure, a country our children and grandchildren are proud to call home.

Author: 0 Lewandowski: Get On Trump Train Or Lose

If you do those things, you will get reelected. At the moment, the House and Senate - through the chambers' intelligence committees - have started asking current and former White House officials to share more information about their communications with officials in Moscow.

Author: 0 Massive bombings strike Baghdad amid Ramadan

It then showed a fireball engulfing a building. Witnesses described a gory scene in the aftermath of the blast, Al-Jazeera reports , with images posted on social media showing ice cream cups scattered on the blood-stained floor of the parlour.

Author: 0 Fleeing civilians wounded by Islamic State mortar fire in Mosul

U.S. Secretary of Defense James "Mad Dog" Mattis announced Sunday that the U.S. military had shifted strategy in the battle to defeat the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria, resorting to "annihilation tactics". One of the worst incidents came on March 17, where the Pentagon determined a US airstrike set off secondary explosives laid by IS; the ensuing blast killed more than 100 civilians sheltering in a home in western Mosul .

Author: 0 Trump Slams Kushner Russia Back-Channel Reports As 'Fake News'

There's no good explanation if Jared Kushner did ask Russia's ambassador to set up a secret way to communicate with the Kremlin , away from the watchful eyes of US intelligence. Kelly, the homeland security secretary, carried the same message on Sunday. "It's both normal in my opinion and acceptable", he told ABC News on Sunday.

Author: 0 Theresa May: Back my vision of brighter Brexit future

May has refused to do any live TV debates, and Corbyn had previously said he wouldn't take part without her. We can build a Britain beyond Brexit that is stronger, fairer and more prosperous than it is today. The Prime Minister didn't have the guts to come along this evening to tell us". "A country our children and grandchildren are proud to call home".

Author: 0 Morgan: Roy to remain our go-to opener

Morgan's faith in Roy means Jonny Bairstow , who scored three fifties in his last four ODI knocks, will not earn selection unless a teammate is injured. Bangladesh are led by Mashrafe Mortaza , with allrounder Shakib-al-Hasan and Mustafizur Rahmn looming as key players as they look to replicate their 2015 World Cup upset.

Global Tom Cruise Confirms a Top Gun Sequel
Author: 0 Tom Cruise Confirms a Top Gun Sequel

Tom Cruise still "feels the need, the need for speed ". As of yet, it is unclear whether the plot pitched nearly 10 years ago will still be going ahead for the confirmed sequel, or if bosses plan to take the movie down a different route.

Global Spicer Offers Cryptic Explanation for Trump 'Covfefe' Tweet
Author: 0 Spicer Offers Cryptic Explanation for Trump 'Covfefe' Tweet

Griffin, who helped with CNN's New Year's Eve coverage , has apologized, saying that the brief video was "too disturbing" and wasn't amusing. In the Monmouth poll, deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders fared a little bit better than Conway, Spicer and Trump, with more than half of respondents voicing no opinion on her, while 23 percent said that she helps the administration and 22 percent said that she hurts.

Author: 0 Former Nurse Please Guilty to Eight Murders

Wettlaufer sat completely still and stared straight ahead as court was told she said she had felt "overwhelmingly angry" about the direction of her career and life. Andrea Silcox said before the court hearing that she was anxious about what she would discover about her father's last moments, but said she'd be grateful to avoid a lengthy trial.

Global What happened to Kingston? Motive sought for boy's death in carjacking
Author: 0 What happened to Kingston? Motive sought for boy's death in carjacking

While Archie was inside, at least two of the suspects drove into the Kroger parking lot in a two-door 2014 Honda Civic Coupe and pulled alongside her Camry. As MSNews Now reports , the autopsy revealed that the six-year-old was shot multiple times . Kingston was found dead in the back seat, police said.

Author: 0 Chinese premier leads calls to keep up fight against global warming

Trump tweeted Wednesday he would be announcing his final decision on the agreement in "the next few days". "There are four key, interconnected risks related to USA participation in the Paris agreement: that the U.S. Olof Skoog, whose country is serving a two-year term on the U.N. Security Council, told reporters today that a US pullout would also "fly in the face of pleas from very friendly European nations".

Global Farmer who won't host 'gay' weddings banned from farmers market
Author: 0 Farmer who won't host 'gay' weddings banned from farmers market

Tennes filed the lawsuit in federal court with the aid of Washington-based Alliance Defending Freedom , an organization that specializes in religious liberty cases. Country Mill Farms declined to host a same-sex ceremony in 2014, before the Supreme Court imposed same-sex "marriage" on all 50 states. "This year, in I think January, they applied and they put back on their website that they would be excluding same-sex couples again from marriage, but still opening it up for marriage for ...

Author: 0 Online game Words with Friends adds 'covfefe' to its list

The original Twitter post, sent shortly before midnight local time, read "Despite the negative press covfefe ". Memes were created and news outlets across the world published articles examining the freakish incident, pondering 'what is a covfefe?' In all non-covfefe seriousness, Trump's enjoyment of the 140-character social media website is reportedly causing some major problems within his inner circle.

Author: 0 Trump yelled at Abbas, 'You lied to me,' Israeli TV reports

Israeli supporters of a Palestinian state alongside Israel, including the non-government group Peace Now , heard a written message from Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas that it was time for both peoples to "live together in harmony". Abbas also spoke of Palestinian insistence that all "final status issues" be resolved "based on global law" and United Nations resolutions, as well as the Arab Peace Initiative first offered more than a decade ago.

Global Trump Poised To Announce Decision On Paris Climate Agreement
Author: 0 Trump Poised To Announce Decision On Paris Climate Agreement

And the final decision may not be entirely clear-cut: Aides were still deliberating on "caveats in the language", one official said . Robert Murray, CEO of Murray Energy Corp, an Ohio-based coal company and major Trump campaign donor, urged Trump to withdraw from the deal.

Global House prices see another fall in value
Author: 0 House prices see another fall in value

May's data indicates that yearly house price growth slid to 2.1% - the weakest in almost four years. "It is still early days, but (the Nationwide survey) provides further evidence that the housing market is losing momentum", said Robert Gardner, Nationwide chief economist.

Global Pressure piles on Trump over climate deal
Author: 0 Pressure piles on Trump over climate deal

A source briefed on the decision told Reuters that Trump has chose to follow through on his campaign pledge to pull the United States out of the Paris accord, a move created to help boost domestic energy production and speed economic growth, after weeks of deliberations on the issue.

Global Europe, China to Strengthen Relations as US Poised to End Climate Deal
Author: 0 Europe, China to Strengthen Relations as US Poised to End Climate Deal

The official insisted on anonymity in order to discuss the decision before the official announcement. And he said Boston will continue its efforts to deal with climate change and reduce the city's greenhouse emissions by 80 percent by 2050, despite the potential lack of federal money and support.

Global Decision on climate accord set for today
Author: 0 Decision on climate accord set for today

But his chief strategist, Steve Bannon, and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt are opposed. A letter signed by 25 major USA firms is running as a full-page ad in Washington, D.C., newspapers on Thursday, part of a last-ditch effort to convince Trump that sticking with the agreement would be better for the economy.

Author: 0 Guterres calls for climate action

Trump himself kept everyone in suspense, saying he was still listening to "a lot of people both ways". However, others on Trump's team are pushing him to withdraw, something he promised to do as a candidate. The intelligence community's stance on climate change has been criticized by Republicans in Congress who question whether it should be part of their portfolio.

Global Trump's cellphone use worries security experts
Author: 0 Trump's cellphone use worries security experts

He is leading a newly created White House Office of American Innovation whose tasks include revamping the structure of the federal government, improving operations at the Veterans Affairs department, combating opioid abuse and modernizing government technology.

Global UN chief Guterres says climate deal is essential
Author: 0 UN chief Guterres says climate deal is essential

Premier Li Keqiang said it was in China's own interest to do so, and urged other countries to do likewise. The Kremlin says Russian Federation is committed to the Paris climate change accords. Juncker, who was among the leaders Trump met with last week, suggests the USA president thinks he can withdraw from the pact immediately, but notes that it takes several years to pull out of new global treaties.

Global Turkcell's MTN lawsuit could go to trial towards end-2018 -lawyer
Author: 0 Turkcell's MTN lawsuit could go to trial towards end-2018 -lawyer

Turkcell's claim for US$4,2bn of damages against MTN Group will go to trial in the high court in Johannesburg, five years after the case was first brought in relation to the awarding of an Iranian licence in 2005. Turkcell says its lawsuit has been delayed by objections from MTN and amended particulars of claim by Turkcell as it sought to accommodate these objections.

Author: 0 Shock Poll Says Britain Could Be Heading For Hung Parliament

When campaigning began last month, polls showed the Conservatives up to 20 points ahead of Labour . On For A Hung Parliament? During the 1992 general election campaign they all pointed to a hung parliament; yet on the day the Conservatives under John Major won, albeit only with a small majority.

Author: 0 Corbyn will join TV election debate, but without May

He may not be as far left as Michael Foot of 1983, but Labour has definitely gone back to the 1980's which further confirms that Theresa May should be heading for a very strong election victory. "Take a look out your window". Dubbed the "dementia tax", it has galvanized chronic fears about Tory austerity policies. Ms Rudd, put in a tough performance, focusing her fire on Mr Corbyn, but she failed to rebut criticism of the Conservatives' record, particularly on public services and the ...

Author: 0 Civilians escape IS-held Syria cities after strikes

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights , a Britain-based war monitor, told Reuters that USA -led warplanes had hit multiple buildings in the town on Thursday and Friday, killing more than 40 children in the process. Oftentimes, US officials have been so outraged at Syria's "indiscriminate" air strikes that they've demanded regime change, and has railed at Russian Federation and Iran for tolerating their tactics in bombing civilian targets.

Author: 0 Donald Trump's communications director Mike Dubke resigns from White House post

President Donald Trump is assailing internal leaks as he considers an overhaul of his White House staff and grapples with a burgeoning crisis involving alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign. Reince Priebus, the White House chief of staff, and Stephen K. Bannon, the President's chief strategist, also dropped off Trump's trip early, in part to return to deal with the political furore over the Russian Federation investigations and the President's decision to fire James B.

Author: 0 China warns of 'global consensus' on tackling climate change

The withdrawal from the agreement would fulfill Trump's campaign promises, but the White House is divided on the action. President Trump's decision is transparently about his own self-interest and those of the 1 percent and the fossil fuel industry.

Author: 0 Labour leader visits Reading to reveal future vision

Wednesday night's debate, moderated by BBC's Mishal Husain, was the latest in a series of special broadcasts before the general election on June 8. The event itself, while not altogether enlightening, provided another platform for him to make his case to voters, gave room for the smaller parties of United Kingdom politics to shine and for Amber Rudd, Theresa May's home secretary, to burnish her credentials at the top of the Conservative power structure.

Author: 0 Former US national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski dies aged 89

He moved to the United States and received a doctorate in government from Harvard in 1953. FILE - In this February 14, 1979 file photo, President Jimmy Carter , flanked by Secretary of State Cyrus, right, and his advisor on foreign policy, Zbigniew Brzezinski , left, walk toward a waiting helicopter to fly to the nearby Andrews Air Force Base, Md.

Global Pakistan says Indian troops fire across border in Kashmir
Author: 0 Pakistan says Indian troops fire across border in Kashmir

The foreign office said the "deliberate targeting" of civilians is contrary to human dignity and global human rights and humanitarian laws. The reports said there has been firing along the LoC in Balnoi and Mankote sectors too. Earlier this month, the army had declared it would carry out "even more counter proactive counter-terrorism operations" along the border with Pakistan.

Global Benfica sells goalkeeper Ederson Moraes to Man City for $45M
Author: 0 Benfica sells goalkeeper Ederson Moraes to Man City for $45M

Having snubbed Joe Hart at the start of last season and sent him out on a season-long loan deal at Torino, it's unlikely that the England worldwide has a future at the Etihad. The Portuguese newspaper describe Ederson as "practically" a Man City player, after Benfica have confirmed their interest in Atletico Madrid's André Moreira as a replacement.

Author: 0 Home National India's longest river bridge opens, improves connectivity between Assam

The UP Chief Minister also highlighted benefits of various Central government schemes and said no sector has been left untouched during the last three years of the Modi government . Built by Navayuga Engineering Co. The bridge is 3.55 kilometres longer than the Bandra-Worli Sea Link in Mumbai. Anini is about 100km from India's border with China .

Author: 0 Trump waives law requiring US to move its embassy to Jerusalem

Israel approved the overtures at Trump's request, stressing at the time that none of the gestures would affect Israeli interests. Trump's closest advisors are reported to be divided about the wisdom of quickly making good on the pledge, a move that would delight many Israelis but dismay Palestinians and raise concerns among Israel's Arab neighbors.

Global North Korean diplomat tells UN
Author: 0 North Korean diplomat tells UN

China has been infuriated by the USA deployment of its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD ) system in South Korea, saying it is a threat to its own security and will do nothing to ease tensions with North Korea . The North's official Korean Central News Agency reported that the Pukguksong-2 will now be produced and deployed throughout the country. Ambassador Liu Jieyi told reporters after a closed-door emergency session on the DPRK following Sunday's missile launch, that China ...

Global Top White House staffer resigns
Author: 0 Top White House staffer resigns

White House communications director Michael Dubke announced his resignation Tuesday. The White House press secretary also said the Afghan strategy review is still underway. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly's claim that back channel communications are "both normal, in my opinion, and acceptable" doesn't fully explain the circumstances of the request coming from someone who is so close to Trump and on the heels of an election in which Russian interference looms large.

Author: 0 Trump to announce Paris climate deal decision on Thursday

Responding to shouted questions earlier on Wednesday from reporters in the White House Oval Office where he met with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Trump said: "I'm hearing from a lot of people, both ways". Clean Power Plan aimed at reducing emissions from main coal-fired power plants. In May, Exxon CEO Darren Woods addressed the issue in a letter to Trump that said the U.S.is now "well positioned to compete" and that sticking with the agreement could help companies access a ...

Global Information leaked in USA affects Manchester bomb probe
Author: 0 Information leaked in USA affects Manchester bomb probe

Hashem Abedi, younger brother of Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi , is seen in an undated photo during a visit to Libya . The other was arrested by police in an undisclosed area of the city. British officials said Abedi had been on the radar of the intelligence community before the massacre. Another possible link under investigation is whether Abedi had ties to Raphael Hostey, a militant recruiter who was killed in Syria, the officials said.

Author: 0 UK PM criticised for missing debate

The Prime Minister, who was ridiculed by opponents after refusing to take part in a major TV debate on Tuesday night, will suggest there could be a "brighter future" for the United Kingdom if there is a good deal with the European Union . But she was a "safer bet" than Mr Corbyn, who "is a pacifist relic of the 1970s, in hock to the trade unions, with no grip on economic issues", the FT said in a leader column on its website.

Global Top Trump aide exiting: Part of a wider shuffle?
Author: 0 Top Trump aide exiting: Part of a wider shuffle?

Neither the White House nor Trudeau's office responded to requests for comment. Nonetheless, Lewandowski, who led the small team that steered Trump's primary victory, has the trust of the president - an advantage that many of Trump's aides lack.

Global Meghalaya BJP leader quits party after denied
Author: 0 Meghalaya BJP leader quits party after denied "bitchi-beef party"

I have chose to quit the party because I am a Christian and Garo first", Mr Marak said today, adding, "The BJP is hurting the sentiments here on the beef issue. The new cattle trade rule of the Centre, that has triggered widespread protests in Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, says cattle sold in animal markers can not be used for slaughter.

Author: 0 European Union leader urges Trump not to ditch Paris climate deal

Taking a jibe at Trump's "fake news" rant, Juncker said, "The law is the law, and everyone has to comply with it". Withdrawing from the Paris agreement is one of Trump's major electoral promises. "As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change put it: 'Human influence on the climate system is clear". "People die or are obliged to leave their homes because of desertification, lack of water, exposure to disease, extreme weather conditions".

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