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British Parliament approves snap election

The motion was passed with 522 in favour and 13 against. "If [May] won't accept that, this is the most squalid election campaign that has happened in my lifetime". Ms May also rejected claims that MPs and peers opposed to her plans for Brexit were "saboteurs" seeking to frustrate the will of the people. May dismissed criticism of her move to send voters back to polling booths for the third ... [Full Article...]

Venezuela Opposition plans silent processions to protest against President Maduro's socialist govt

Venezuela Opposition plans silent processions to protest against President Maduro's socialist govt Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday the United States is anxious Maduro is silencing the opposition. The president in turn has urged his supporters, the military, and civilian militias to defend the socialist "Bolivarian revolution" launched by his predecessor Hugo Chavez in 1999. [Full Article...]

Airstrike on Syrian town hit by chemical weapons kills one

Airstrike on Syrian town hit by chemical weapons kills one On Friday morning, the United States launched 59 Tomahawk missiles from its warships in the eastern Mediterranean, targeting Syria's Shayrat airbase near Homs. "If Russia wants to be absolved of responsibility for future attacks, Vladimir Putin needs to enforce commitments, to dismantle Assad's chemical weapons arsenal for good, and to get fully engaged with the United Nations peacekeeping process... [Full Article...]

McDonald's staff tried to stall Facebook murder suspect, says owner

McDonald's staff tried to stall Facebook murder suspect, says owner Pa . Pennsylvania State Police say that Steve Stephens has committed suicide following a brief pursuit in Erie County, Pennsylvania. Following a short pursuit of about a mile or so, police executed the pit maneuver - striking a vehicle on one of its fenders to make it spin - on Buffalo Road by an abandoned school and an officer saw Stephens pull out a pistol and shoot himself. [Full Article...]

Carrier Vinson Deployment Extended Amid North Korean Tensions

Despite the embarrassing revelation, U.S. vice president Mike Pence warned North Korea not to test the resolve of America's military, promising it would make an "overwhelming and effective" response to any use of conventional or nuclear weapons. [Full Article...]

Illinois Lawmakers Ponder Proposal To Legalize Marijuana

As such, 53 percent of people in the CBS poll think alcohol is more harmful than marijuana . With state legalization sweeping the nation , it may come as no surprise that support for federal legalization has reached an all-time high (no pun intended). [Full Article...]

Raheel Sharif departs for Riyadh to lead military alliance

Raheel Sharif departs for Riyadh to lead military alliance Sharif completed his three-year tenure as Pakistan's army chief last year and he was very popular in Pakistan due to his reputation as being tough on extremists. On April 13, Asif had told the National Assembly: "We will stick to our prerogative when it comes to Yemen, and the agreement we have will remain binding". [Full Article...]

BJP takes Congress stronghold Latur in civic polls, wins 36 seats

BJP takes Congress stronghold Latur in civic polls, wins 36 seats In the 70-member Latur corporation, it was a test of political clout for BJP leader and state minister Sambhajirao Nilangekar and the local Congress MLA Amit Deshmukh, the son of former chief minister late Vilasrao Deshmukh. The NCP had won 13 seats in 2012 polls. The saffron party also retained power in the Chandrapur municipal corporation in Maharashtra. #MahaVoted4BJP . [Full Article...]

Government needs to transform itself from regulator to enabler: Narendra Modi

Government needs to transform itself from regulator to enabler: Narendra Modi The Prime Minister was speaking on the occasion of civil services day, and while addressing the bureaucrats, Modi asked them to break the shackles and work as a team to transform and perform as well. "We will neither be able to see any change, nor any change would come in the country. It creates what I call the burden of experience", he said. Talking about people's perception towards bureaucracy... [Full Article...]

BOMBSHELL: Rep. Jason Chaffetz Says He's Not Running for Re-Election

Bellwether? Not at all, explained Chaffetz shortly afterward on his Facebook page . Chaffetz said that he has no "ulterior motives", but instead said he is ready to return to the private sector. I acknowledge the outstanding work of my dedicated staff. Good luck with that, you baby-faced toad. Yes, that's still nearly certainly a safe bet. The Utah Republican has "authority to invest... [Full Article...]

SC express displeasure over Centre's move to make Aadhar mandatory

SC express displeasure over Centre's move to make Aadhar mandatory To this, the bench asked the Attorney General: "Is this the remedy that you need to have Aadhaar for having PAN?" The Supreme Court bench led by Justice Sikri questioned the Centre as to how Aadhar can be made compulsory and forced on people. [Full Article...]

France promises proof Assad regime behind chemical attack

France promises proof Assad regime behind chemical attack Military and political analysts point out that the USA missile attack flouted a number of provisions in global law and the Security Council is meant to prevent threats to worldwide peace and security and it is sad to note that the notorious three, the evil trio, of the five permanent members of the UNSC cheering on the violation of the sovereignty of another country, killing of innocent unarmed ... [Full Article...]

North Korea Displays Apparently New Missiles amid Rising Tensions across the Region

North Korea Displays Apparently New Missiles amid Rising Tensions across the Region A stream of weapons were paraded between rows of thousands of soldiers gathered for the Day of the Sun in celebration of the birthday of the nation's late founder Kim Il-sung. North Korea has reportedly launched a missile on its east coast which has failed. The North also showed off various other ballistic missiles including what it claims to be a submarine-launched ballistic missile. [Full Article...]

Paris Shooting Investigation: Attack on Police

Paris Shooting Investigation: Attack on Police The official and another, also speaking on condition of anonymity, said Cheurfi was detained toward the end of February after speaking threateningly about police but was then released for lack of evidence. "Emotion and solidarity for our forces of order, once again targets", Le Pen said after the shooting. The slain officer was 30 years old, Molin said. [Full Article...]

Korean official: Ready for war if Trump wants it

North Korea's official name is the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Another nuclear test would invite tougher measures from Beijing, Guo said. A US aircraft carrier, the USS Carl Vinson, is heading to waters off Korea in a show of force. [Full Article...]

Here's why North Korea keeps threatening to use nukes on the US

No.That gives many of us pause, because he's not getting enough information about the way North Korea sees the actions he's taken. North Korea unveiled footage Tuesday of a simulated nuclear strike on a US city to celebrate a major national holiday. [Full Article...]

Russia vetoes UN statement on North Korea's missile tests

South Korea and the United States have also been conducting annual joint military exercises, which the North routinely criticises as a prelude to invasion. The program has been in development with Japan and is aimed at shooting down intermediate-range North Korean missiles that pose a threat to the USA ally. [Full Article...]

PM talks education and security in India

They are also a pointer to our connected destinies. For the Australian government, India is among the "top five priority relationships" and Turnbull's visit will not be about signing "MoUs that don't go anywhere", sources said. The two sides also failed to conclude negotiations for Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA). Amid Chinese aggressive policies in South China Sea, India a... [Full Article...]

Iraqi forces fight door-to-door in Mosul as battles enters seventh month

Scores of civilians were killed this week in suspected US -led coalition airstrikes in western Mosul , now the subject of a major offensive to oust IS militants from the area, according to a local Iraqi NGO. "Under worldwide humanitarian law, parties to the conflict are obliged to do everything possible to protect civilians and limit damage to civilian infrastructure". [Full Article...]

Russia Vetoes UN Resolution Condemning Syria Chemical Weapons Attack

Russia Vetoes UN Resolution Condemning Syria Chemical Weapons Attack The U.S. said relations with Russian Federation are at a 'low point, ' but both countries said they are willing to improve ties. Trump said, "I would like to think that they didn't know, but certainly they could have". While the United States has put responsibility for the attack that killed more than 80 people squarely with Assad, Russia believes it was the work of terrorists, with Putin ... [Full Article...]


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