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Nicola Sturgeon calls large Tory win in United Kingdom election 'a horrifying prospect'

He spoke in defence of ordinary people who he said spent their lives working hard and in the end were left with nearly nothing. In a passionate speech targeting a " cosy cartel " of multinational corporations and rich individuals who dodged their taxes, he said he would not play by the rules "set by failed political and corporate elites". [Full Article...]

United Kingdom parliament approves June 8 general election

United Kingdom parliament approves June 8 general election She said a general election will provide Britain with five years of strong and stable leadership to see the country through its negotiations with the European Union to make sure "we are able to make a success of the European Union referendum result". [Full Article...]

Labour has a real opportunity in this general election

Meanwhile, former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg confirmed that he will fight to retain his Sheffield Hallam seat for the Liberal Democrats. The First Minister said Ms May wants to seize the opportunity to strengthen her power before people become more concerned about the Brexit plan as its implications emerge. [Full Article...]

Queen Elizabeth celebrates 91st birthday

In 2015, she surpassed the reign of her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, to become the longest-reigning British monarch and the longest-reigning queen regnant and female head of state in world history. As of late, she's been taking a step back from royal duties and allowing the younger monarchs to take on more responsibilities. "Parliament has approved the funds for the refurbishment o... [Full Article...]

List of housing measures proposed by Ontario government

Ontario's premier says a package of housing measures that will be announced within days will tackle both the rental and home sales sides of the real estate market. While this is good news, our government has become increasingly concerned about rapidly rising rents and housing prices, and their impact on the many people looking to find a home. [Full Article...]

US Democrats aim to 'Make Trump Furious' in Georgia election

Democrats put their hope in political upstart Jon Ossoff to deliver a rebuke to President Trump in Tuesday night's Georgia congressional election. That means Ossoff , a former congressional staff member, will take on Republican Karen Handel in a June runoff election. [Full Article...]

Cosgrove tells Pence of deep US-Aust ties

Widodo, who wants more foreign investment as he seeks to boost Southeast Asia's top economy, said the leaders had focused on "the United States commitment to enhance the strategic partnership with Indonesia, focusing on cooperation and investment". [Full Article...]

French policeman killed in Paris attack

Isil claimed the shooting, days before French presidential elections, via its Amaq news agency, naming the attacker as Abu Yousif al-Bajiki (the Belgian), but police said the identity had not been confirmed. "On the face of it, the officers were deliberately targeted", Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said. Two police officials say the chief suspect in the fatal attack on polic... [Full Article...]

Have full faith in judiciary: UP BJP on SC's Babri order

Have full faith in judiciary: UP BJP on SC's Babri order The court said that there would be no de-novo trial and the trial court judge would not be transferred till trial was over. The apex court also said that the trial against the accused will take place in a time bound manner together with another case now underway against karsevaks . [Full Article...]

North Korean missile launch strongly condemned by U.N.

North Korean missile launch strongly condemned by U.N. The regime has openly declared that it is racing to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile that can reach the United States - and thus destroy an American city at a Kim Jong-un push of a button. North Korea's state media has warned that they may launch a "super-mighty preemptive strike" against the United States amid growing U.S. threats against them, and growing speculation in recent we... [Full Article...]

Iran's Hassan Rouhani registers for second term in upcoming presidential elections

Rouhani, backed by Iranian reformers, has high chances to become a frontrunner in the presidential race. Some think more people register under moderate or reformist governments as they are less repressive. This election is crucial for Iran as it is seen as a referendum on the nuclear deal it reached in 2015 with global powers. But throughout Ahmadinejad's presidency, Khamenei was wary of him, an... [Full Article...]

Trump would be 'honored' to meet pope on Italy trip: White House

Trump would be 'honored' to meet pope on Italy trip: White House After weeks of making no effort to contact the Vatican to set up a sideline meeting between Pope Francis and Donald Trump at the upcoming G-7 meeting in Sicily next month, Sean Spicer suddenly announced yesterday that they would request the meeting after all. [Full Article...]

York Region police arrest more than 100 men in child prostitution case

York Region police arrest more than 100 men in child prostitution case Investigators are expected to provide more details on the investigation at a news conference scheduled for 11 a.m. tomorrow. "The biggest challenge for us when we're dealing with prostituted children is that enlisting their co-operation is very, very hard", Truong said at a news conference north of Toronto in Aurora, Ont. [Full Article...]

'Aussie values': 457 visa will go

'Aussie values': 457 visa will go Turnbull said the changes would ensure that migrants were better integrated into the community. Speaking on the scrapping of the controversial visa programme, Turnbull says that Australia has been an immigration nation, but that doesn't take away the right that the Australians have on the local jobs as citizens. [Full Article...]

Theresa May seeks Parliament's approval for snap election

Theresa May seeks Parliament's approval for snap election British lawmakers have, as expected, voted in favour of the snap election proposed yesterday by Prime Minister Theresa May, setting the date for June 8. In her speech on Tuesday at the door of 10 Downing Street, May made it clear why she wanted an early election. "What we need to do, though, is look at how that money is spent, and make sure that we are able to spend that money in the most effectiv... [Full Article...]

Leicester's Mark Selby begins World Snooker title defence

There was a wide smile from O'Brien once he knew he was on the board by taking frame nine, but it was largely a tale of disappointment for the 45-year-old, who won a two-hour deciding frame - the longest frame in professional snooker history - against David Gilbert in the final round of qualifying on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Jeremy Corbyn vows to tackle 'rigged system' in battle with 'Establishment'

Jeremy Corbyn vows to tackle 'rigged system' in battle with 'Establishment' Labour's Corbyn made clear he'll focus on May's dramatic decision to reverse her position on an early election as a sign she won't keep her promises. Despite a new opinion poll putting Labour as many as 24 points behind the Tories, he insisted the election result was not a " foregone conclusion ", declaring: "Things can, and they will, change ". [Full Article...]

Russia: Vladimir Putin meets Rex Tillerson as Syria rift deepens

Safronkov said Russia's Foreign Minister asked U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during talks earlier Wednesday in Moscow to jointly request the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons "to immediately put together an independent worldwide mission" to visit Khan Sheikhoun and the air base that the U.S. [Full Article...]

Fox stock gains ground following O'Reilly firing

She left the network shortly after she made remarks that appeared to defend Josh Duggar in the midst of his molestation scandal - and was critical of Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly's interview with him. "They did an investigation", Walsh said. Later that year, O'Reilly was sued for sexual harassment by a Fox producer named Andrea Mackris, whose allegations against the host included claims of inappr... [Full Article...]

Trump congratulates Erdogan on referendum win

Trump congratulates Erdogan on referendum win Turkey's main secularist opposition party is to present its appeal for the annulment of Sunday's referendum boosting the powers of President Recept Tayyip Erdogan to the High Electoral Board (YSK) today. A prosecutor will now consider whether to press charges against Guven. The joint mission of OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and the Parliamentary Assembly of t... [Full Article...]


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