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Len McCluskey wrong to say Labour can not win election - Kezia Dugdale

McCluskey's initial prediction of 200 seats for Labour would suggest a Tory majority in the Commons of about 80. Should than happen, it would be Labour's worst result since 1935. But it said it would be achieved by exchanging government bonds for shares in the relevant companies, and since profits now used to pay dividends would be used instead to pay interest on those bonds, they would be "no net... [Full Article...]

Trump hired Flynn despite knowing he was under investigation

Trump hired Flynn despite knowing he was under investigation A separate report on Wednesday found that Flynn pushed to delay a plan to retake the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, in northern Syria, a decision that would have lined up with Turkish interests. The national security adviser was sacked after just 24 days in the position. Flynn only registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent in early March, saying he was paid $530,000 previous year for ... [Full Article...]

Trump visit draws country singer Toby Keith to Saudi Arabia

Trump's aides acknowledge the trip will not erase the political turmoil back home. The Trumps are scheduled to return to the United States on May 27. The exuberant reception for Trump reflects the sharp contrast with how Persian Gulf leaders perceived Obama and his policies. "We have seen Iran's record of aggression increase not decrease" since the nuclear pact, Al-Jubeir said, citing the co... [Full Article...]

UK's May promises voters immigration curbs, fairer society

UK's May promises voters immigration curbs, fairer society But many economists say the "tens of thousands" target is arbitrary and could prevent companies recruiting workers with essential skills. However, one of the most contentious policies in the manifesto is the Tories' plans to double the Tier 2 skills visa charge from £1,000 to £2,000. [Full Article...]

South Korea, Japan seek to lower tensions over 'comfort women'

South Korea, Japan seek to lower tensions over 'comfort women' Navy admiral. A senior foreign policy adviser to Chinese President Xi Jinping stressed the importance of relations with South Korea on Friday as the two countries attempt to mend a rift in ties over the deployment of a US missile-defense system to guard against North Korean threats. [Full Article...]

Times Square crash victim was 18-year-old Michigan woman

Details were not immediately available. The 26-year-old was in custody Thursday. The dead woman was named by police as Alyssa Elsman, 18, who was on vacation with her family from MI. Rojas was in custody and unable to comment. Ms Cheryl Howard and her daughter were out shopping when the auto sped down the sidewalk. He said he didn't see or hear anything until people around him began screaming,... [Full Article...]

Venezuela opposition leader blocked from traveling to UN

Ambassador Nikki Haley said . "By imposing these targeted sanctions, the United States is supporting the Venezuelan people in their efforts to protect and advance democratic governan". The announcement followed a series of rulings since mid-2016 in which the court usurped the National Assembly's powers in support of Maduro. Barricades of trash, vehicle tires, and sand littered the streets, as d... [Full Article...]

Japan's Cabinet OKs bill to let Emperor Akihito abdicate

Japan's Cabinet OKs bill to let Emperor Akihito abdicate Japan's Cabinet has approved for legislative debate a bill to allow 83-year-old Emperor Akihito to abdicate. His heir apparent Crown Prince Naruhito-and any future successors-would not be able to abdicate under the same law. Abdication must take place within three years of the bill becoming law. Securing stable succession amid a declining number of imperial family members, highlighted by recent ... [Full Article...]

Senate intel chairman: No decision from Flynn on honoring subpoena

According to Burr, "General Flynn's lawyers said that he would not honor the subpoena and that's not a surprise to the committee" and that they would "figure out what the next step if any is". Flynn's work on Turkey's behalf at the same time that he was Trump's principal foreign policy adviser was not publicly known until March, when he belatedly filed as a foreign agent with the Justice Departm... [Full Article...]

Democrats plan to poll test whether to push for Trump's impeachment

Now, performing such a serious action is not easily done and there are plenty of steps, but it's time to see just what the rules of impeachment actually are. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., told lawmakers after Green's remarks that "members are reminded to refrain in engaging in personalities toward the president such as accusations that he committed an impeachable offense". [Full Article...]

UK punters back an early exit for Trump - bookmakers

Only eight people have been impeached in the House and convicted in the Senate - all federal judges. President Trump has committed an act for which he should be charged by the U.S. Nearly half of USA voters support impeaching President Donald Trump , outnumbering for the first time voters who would oppose his impeachment, according to a new poll published Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Higher taxes in Australia's 'better times' budget

Higher taxes in Australia's 'better times' budget At the same time it has managed to return the budget to surplus within four years. Economic growth of 2.75 per cent in 2017/18 is expected to be driven by a rise in household consumption, non-mining business investment and exports. "If (the levy) is not passed on (to customers), you're stripping capital out of the banks when they have to be unquestionably strong", Murray said. [Full Article...]

United States officials criticize Turkey after attack on DC protesters

United States officials criticize Turkey after attack on DC protesters Turkey regards the YPG as an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which is deemed a terrorist organisation by the United States, Turkey and the European Union. He warned that senior USA diplomat Brett McGurk, in the anti-IS coalition, should not "poison" the administration by backing Kurdish groups. "We strongly condemn the violence that took place yesterday outside the Turki... [Full Article...]

Israeli intelligence officer: Trump's intel blunder is 'our worst fears confirmed'

Israeli intelligence officer: Trump's intel blunder is 'our worst fears confirmed' Mattis said the reports "never even came up" during talks he had Tuesday with three US allies. It was based on information from current and former US officials. Gallagher was also among Republicans who openly questioned the firing of FBI Director James Comey last week and called for continuing Congressional investigations into possible ties between Russian interference in the presidential el... [Full Article...]

Trump denies ever urging Comey to back off Flynn investigation

Burr told reporters Thursday about the response from Flynn's lawyer. Rosenstein was at the Capitol on Thursday afternoon to brief the entire Senate in a closed session about the status of the Russian Federation investigation and about his role in the president's abrupt dismissal of Comey as FBI chief last week. [Full Article...]

Iran calls new USA sanctions bluff

This move came two days before Trump would begin his first foreign trip. That was a relief to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani , who made the 2015 nuclear deal the centerpiece of his efforts to end Iran's isolation and rebuild its economy with foreign investment. [Full Article...]

Saudi says Trump visit to bolster security, trade ties

But the kingdom has recently loosened the reins on entertainment, including allowing musical concerts that had been banned for the past two decades. After his weekend trip to Saudi Arabia, the United States president will continue on to Jerusalem, meet with the Israeli prime minister and Palestinian leaders, as well as " say a prayer at the Western Wall ", McMaster said. [Full Article...]

How will Iran's presidential election impact the US?

How will Iran's presidential election impact the US? Iranian First Vice-President Es'haq Jahangiri has withdrawn in favor of Hassan Rouhani with pro-conservative nominee Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf in favor of conservative-backed cleric Ebrahim Raeisi. Raisi has appealed to poorer voters by pledging to create millions of jobs. So far in public Khamenei has called only for a high turnout, saying Iran's enemies have sought to use the elections to "infi... [Full Article...]

Redskins sign Bob Marley's grandson after minicamp tryout

Redskins sign Bob Marley's grandson after minicamp tryout He went undrafted in the 2016 draft but fortunately was invited to tryout this past weekend at the Redskin's rookie minicamp held in Ashburn, Virginia. "I'm so grateful to Tulane for giving me my only Division I opportunity, but I knew they had some doubts about me". Rohan led the Hurricanes with 95 tackles in 1993 as a junior and in 1995 played for the Canadian Football League's Ottawa Rough Ri... [Full Article...]

1 dead after auto plows into Times Square crowd

The driver, identified as Richard Rojas , a Bronx resident, had two prior DWIs in 2008 and 2015. A auto travelling through Times Square has driven into a crowd of pedestrians, injuring 22 people and killing one. Building foreman Rodney Muir said he heard what sounded like a big bang and crunching metal. She watched the vehicle slam into a steel divider and catch fire, she said. [Full Article...]


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