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MPs vote in favour of snap General Election on 8 June

MPs vote in favour of snap General Election on 8 June The election will be held on June 8, almost a year after 52 percent of Britons voted to leave the European Union. The prime minister was speaking after her call for an early election was overwhelmingly backed by MPs. And he will promise that, if elected prime minister, he will not "doff his cap" to the rich and powerful or "play by the rules" set by the establishment elite. [Full Article...]

Number of Americans Supporting Legal Pot Shoots Higher

Number of Americans Supporting Legal Pot Shoots Higher Several states with legal recreational markets are considering bills to protect businesses and consumers in the event of a federal crackdown on marijuana. "Despite broad political division in the country, cannabis seems to be the one factor that has drawn universal support", John Kagia of New Frontier Data told CNN. [Full Article...]

Turkey's opposition CHP says will employ all legal ways to appeal referendum

Turkey's opposition CHP says will employ all legal ways to appeal referendum The main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) and the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) had Tuesday requested the poll be scrapped due to alleged violations. The board, however, published past rulings on the validity of unstamped ballots. Erdogan and his allies say their victory will help bring stability and prosperity to the country. [Full Article...]

Venezuela pro-government protester dies, raising toll to 21

Venezuela pro-government protester dies, raising toll to 21 Fire-fighters put out a truck set on fire during anti-government protests in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, April 24, 2017. Almost 1,500 people have been arrested this month over the protests, with 801 still detained as of Tuesday, according to local rights group Penal Forum. [Full Article...]

ASEAN leaders likely to go soft on sea feud in Manila summit

Dela Rosa on Monday said they are doing everything "humanly possible" to secure the event. For instance, Lopez said that China now sends technical experts to the country whenever there are issues on products that do not meet the global standards. [Full Article...]

Daesh 'mufti' killed in W. Mosul: Iraqi police official

John Dorrian said. A top "mufti" of the Daesh terrorist group was killed by Iraqi police in western Mosul, a high-ranking police official said Friday. That area has been whittled down to about 6.8 percent of Iraqi territory after extensive military operations, which are still going on in the city of Mosul, he said. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation complains to USA over exclusion from Syria chemical probe

Russian Federation complains to USA over exclusion from Syria chemical probe The latest Canadian sanctions "affect 17 high-ranking individuals in the Assad regime and five entities linked to the use of chemical weapons in Syria ", the Foreign Ministry said. Israeli politicians and defense experts unanimously hailed the attack earlier this month, arguing that it indicated that the Trump administration would become more deeply engaged in the region than its predecessor and ... [Full Article...]

Britain's Labour to guarantee European Union citizens' rights if wins election

Britain's Labour to guarantee European Union citizens' rights if wins election The UK could relinquish its right to cut post-Brexit global trade deals if it gets a good withdrawal agreement with the EU, Labour has suggested. "We have to get the best deal we can". "We will build a Britain for the many not the few", the script says . During talks with Mr Juncker and Mr Barnier, the Prime Minister will also bitterly oppose a proposal in a Brexit blueprint which effectively... [Full Article...]

Chicago Artist Under Fire For Plagiarizing a Black Woman's Artwork

Chicago Artist Under Fire For Plagiarizing a Black Woman's Artwork The male artist who crowdfunded the mural and initially took credit for the image, Chris Devins , seems to have plagiarized the image from an artist named Gelila Lila Mesfin . Despite that, Mesfin said she is still keeping him in her prayers. "People", he said, linking to Schorr's portrait as it appeared in The New York Times . [Full Article...]

Federal judge blocks Trump's order to pull funding from "sanctuary" cities

Federal judge blocks Trump's order to pull funding from A portion of that order stipulates that municipalities serving as sanctuary cities, meaning they protect immigrants from deportation, may not receive federal grants. Bay Area cities fighting Trump's sanctuary city order get surprise in courtThe judge rejected the administration's argument that the executive order applies only to a relatively small pot of money and said President Donald Trump can n... [Full Article...]

China launches first domestically-built aircraft carrier

China's other aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, conducted live-fire drills for the first time in November of previous year. According to announcements from China's Ministry of National Defense and local media reports, the size and shape of the new ship are nearly the same as the Liaoning , but improvements have been incorporated throughout the vessel, and the aircraft-loading capacity will also i... [Full Article...]

Amtrak Plans More Track Work at New York's Penn Station

Amtrak Plans More Track Work at New York's Penn Station Rail tickets and passes will be cross-honored on NJ Transit and private carrier buses and by PATH at Newark Penn Station, 33rd Street and Hoboken. "We apologize to our riders for any delays occasioned by this work", Tolbert said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Angela Merkel Invites Ivanka Trump To Join Panel At Summit

While in Berlin, Trump appeared as a panelist for a conversation at the Women's 20 summit on female entrepreneurship. "But I do think that there is a feeling of exclusion for a lot of women, if they deviate in one small way and one small area, and I think one of the things that we have to do is we have to come together, we have to have discussions such as this one where we can respectfully dis... [Full Article...]

Senate confirms Perdue as agriculture secretary

That's why I'm so confident that he is the right person for the job. The National Corn Growers Association also congratulated Secretary Perdue. So, what it means for agriculture is we now have the head of USDA, Sonny Perdue from Georgia, in place as secretary, and he can start that initial, very important work. [Full Article...]

NMPF Statement in Response to Canadian Ambassador's Comments on Dairy Trade Dispute

NMPF Statement in Response to Canadian Ambassador's Comments on Dairy Trade Dispute It was Trudeau's first comment since Trump first attacked the Canadian dairy industry on Tuesday at an event in Wisconsin . Weins, who did not offer any advice on renegotiating NAFTA given Trump's insistence upon changing the trade rules, says the problems facing US dairy farmers were all created by overproduction. [Full Article...]

Wife's Fitbit logs steps after husband says she died

Wife's Fitbit logs steps after husband says she died When Richard Dabate called 911 to report that his wife had been fatally shot inside the couple's home in Ellington, Conn ., he claimed the masked killer was a "tall, obese man" with a voice like Vin Diesel, who'd also tied up Dabate, according to police. [Full Article...]

ANZAC DAY: Solemn mood at Maryborough's dawn service

After the service people will be able to lay poppies on the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior and and in the Hall of Memories. That day marked the start of an eight month campaign in which more than 11,000 Australian and New Zealand soldiers would die. [Full Article...]

CNN Recycles False Claims in Bashing Trump's Holocaust Speech

Holocaust Memorial Museum's Days of Remembrance ceremony on Tuesday morning. "Iran and the Islamic State want to destroy us, and a hatred for Jews is being directed towards the Jewish state today", he said. Two voices of objection that have issued parallel petitions are IfNotNow and Bend the Arc Jewish Action, both grassroots Jewish social justice groups that have become leading Jewish voices ... [Full Article...]

A new high: Poll finds record support for pot legalization

Support for medical marijuana was even higher at 88 percent. State Sen. Dale A. Righter (R-Mattoon), noting that "there's a price" in social ills that would accompany an increase in tax revenue, asked about a news report that attributed marijuana legalization with an increase in homelessness in Denver. [Full Article...]

Gov't shutdown, health bill rescue at stake in Congress

Gov't shutdown, health bill rescue at stake in Congress Trump has pressured Congress to allocate $1.4 billion in the spending bill to begin construction of a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border but the president is now said to be amenable to language that would fund alternative security enhancements. [Full Article...]


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