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UK's Labour Party stung by early leak of election platform

UK's Labour Party stung by early leak of election platform The Labour leader claimed the policies, including re-nationalising the UK's railways, energy firms and the Royal Mail , would "transform the lives of many people in our society". In the morning, Corbyn missed the scheduled launch of a party election poster in the wake of the manifesto leak, while later in the day a police vehicle carrying him to the manifesto meeting ran over the foot of a BBC ca... [Full Article...]

White House fumes after Kremlin releases Trump meeting photos

An administration official also said the White House had been misled about the role of the Russian photographer. Meanwhile, speaking to reporters at the Russian embassy after his talks with Trump and USA secretary of state Rex Tillerson , Lavrov did not hide his irritation with questions about Moscow's alleged meddling in the U.S. [Full Article...]

US Media Complain About Russian 'Access' to Trump-Lavrov Meeting

The meeting is scheduled to take place in the Oval Office and will be closed to press , according to the White House . "You are kidding. You are kidding". The president on Tuesday abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey , dramatically ousting the nation's most senior law enforcement official in the middle of the bureau's investigation into Mr Trump's ties with Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

Tories make gains in United Kingdom local elections

Meanwhile, Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon said voters in Scotland were presented with a straight choice between her party and the Conservatives, after Tories overhauled Labour as the second biggest party north of the border on Thursday. [Full Article...]

French Presidential Candidate Marine Le Pen Steps Aside As National Front Leader

French Presidential Candidate Marine Le Pen Steps Aside As National Front Leader The anti-immigration, anti-EU Le Pen, who campaigned as the candidate "of the people", said voters faced a choice between "runaway globalisation" and a protectionist France . "He is a hysterical, radical 'Europeanist.' He is for total open borders". She said the French government must promote meat from France . Le Pen's father, Jean-Marie, made it to the second round against Jacques Chir... [Full Article...]

White House: Trump Had 'Very Good' Call With Putin

White House: Trump Had 'Very Good' Call With Putin Mr Putin condemned America's military response as a "violation of global law", while the White House said the Kremlin's support for Bashar al Assad had sent relations to a "low point". "I'm glad Trump and Putin appear to have agreed on how to disagree on Syria , first and foremost minimizing the chances of an unfortunate direct military conflict between the USA and Russian Federation, wh... [Full Article...]

French ex-PM Valls wants to join Macron's movement

Ferrand said the names of Macron's 577 candidates in the legislative elections would be announced on Thursday. The breach of Mr. Macron's party, En Marche (On the Move), became public. "If some (people) want to leave and go apart, they can do so and let us work", he said. "I will be a candidate for the presidential majority and I wish to join his (Macron's) movement", Valls, who was prime mini... [Full Article...]

Hot, dry conditions vexing to firefighters — Georgia wildfire

Hot, dry conditions vexing to firefighters — Georgia wildfire The number of firefighters battling the wildfire grew to 725 on Wednesday. The unincorporated community of St. George, south of Folkston, already was under a mandatory evacuation order and area schools closed Monday. "It's a little unnerving", St. George resident Mason Pair told reporters. The evacuation order impacts between 1,500 and 2,000 people, Charlton County Administrator Shawn Boatrigh... [Full Article...]

Government asked to outline national protocols on gorse fires

Government asked to outline national protocols on gorse fires Air pollution levels reached five times the permitted limit in Galway city this week. . Coillte has a comprehensive fire and emergency plan in operation for every forest, which includes the construction of fire breaks, operation of fire patrols, communication with fire brigade services and provision of specialised equipment in high risk areas. [Full Article...]

Germany eyes new sanctions against North Korea: German media

Germany eyes new sanctions against North Korea: German media But one analyst warned that Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, was likely to retaliate with a long-range artillery strike on Seoul, killing masses of civilians. The building stands adjacent to North Korea's German embassy, but the link is otherwise not immediately clear. U.N. Resolution 2321, adopted in late November in the wake of the North's fifth nuclear test in September, forbids member c... [Full Article...]

Leaked Labour manifesto rules out 'no deal' Brexit

Leaked Labour manifesto rules out 'no deal' Brexit Mr Brown said: " Ask yourself, is the National Health Service safe with the Conservative candidates, or the Ukip candidates, or the Liberal candidates in Coventry?" The manifesto also says Mr Corbyn will scrap tuition fees, rule out a "no deal" Brexit and refuse to set a migration target, but keep Trident despite Mr Corbyn's personal opposition to its renewal. [Full Article...]

Trump won't rule out military action against North Korea

Trump won't rule out military action against North Korea The US and North Korea began the new month staring off over the Korean Peninsula, with both sides giving few clues as to what their next move might be. The statement, which came in response to CNN's questions about the latest launch, did not acknowledge Saturday's missile test. Trump has sent a nuclear-powered submarine and the USS Carl Vinson aircraft supercarrier to Korean waters, and North Kore... [Full Article...]

This is what Trump had to say about Holocaust deniers

This is what Trump had to say about Holocaust deniers We will stamp out prejudice. On Monday, Israel came to a 2-minute halt as sirens across the country marked Holocaust Remembrance Day. He said, "Those who deny the Holocaust are an accomplice to this awful evil and we'll never be silent". [Full Article...]

Corbyn misses campaign appearance amid fallout from leak of draft manifesto

Corbyn misses campaign appearance amid fallout from leak of draft manifesto A draft of the election manifesto yet to be formally approved and launched by Britain's Labour Party was leaked to the media today in which the Opposition pledged to re-nationalise the country's energy industry, railways and the Royal Mail . [Full Article...]

Israeli Airstrikes Reported Near Syria's Damascus Airport

Syrian rebel and regional intelligence sources said the strikes targeted weapons that were shipped from Iran on military and commercial cargo planes. In March, Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime fired a number of missiles toward Israeli jets after the Israel Air Force struck targets in Syria. [Full Article...]

U.S. sanctions over 270 Syrians after chemical attack

But an effort to get the United Nations to add pressure on Damascus failed when Mr Assad's close ally, Russia, vetoed a Security Council resolution on April 12 demanding that the Syrian government cooperate with an investigation into the attack. [Full Article...]

Senator Franken Demands Answers on Russian Federation from FBI Director Comey

The thought he might have influenced the outcome made him "mildly nauseous," he admitted, but that "wouldn't change my decision". "It was a hard choice" but he had no other option, said Comey, "I couldn't hide that". Comey also says Russian Federation is responsible for hacking the Democratic National Committee. But Comey said that other than confirming the Clinton investigation existed, he di... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump praises Australia's single-payer health care system

So it was amusing, but not altogether shocking, to watch Trump finish up a day where he celebrated the passage of a major healthcare reform bill by praising a healthcare system that is nearly exactly the opposite of the one proposed in his bill. [Full Article...]

Nigeria negotiating with Boko Haram for more Chibok releases

Nigeria negotiating with Boko Haram for more Chibok releases Others did not want to come home because they'd been radicalized by their captors, they said . The list was published early today after Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari met with the young women before announcing he was leaving for London immediately for medical checkups as fears over his health continue. [Full Article...]

Officials from Arctic nations meet amid drilling concerns

As United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson hands over the chair of the Arctic Council to Finland's foreign minister Timo Soini May 11 in Fairbanks, Alaska , the Arctic Council can look forward to two more years of Arctic co-operation. [Full Article...]


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