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UK's May Says She'd Rip Up Human Rights Law to Beat Terrorists
- June 07, 2017

However, May clarified that she only wants to impose travel restrictions on terrorist suspects. "We did not run into the Human Rights Act as a problem preventing successful prosecutions". "When we reduced it to 14 days, we actually allowed for legislation to enable it to be at 28 days". "Whenever TMay [Theresa May] in trouble she whips out the old anti human rights rhetoric". (more...)
NewsAlert: Body from Thames River may belong to eighth London Bridge victim
- June 07, 2017

Others confirmed as being killed in the attack include Kirsty Boden, Chrissy Archibald and James McMullan . The 45-year-old was crossing the bridge with his girlfriend Christine Delcros on Saturday night when he was possibly run down. Boats from the police marine unit and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution have been searching the river since the attack. "A 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorist acts and has been taken ... (more...)
Trump criticizes London's mayor, again Trump criticizes London's mayor, again
- June 07, 2017

Trump twisted that to suggest that Khan somehow is soft on terrorism, tweeting: "At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is "no reason to be alarmed!" This was in reference to Khan's statement that there was no cause for alarm. (more...)
England reach ICC Champions Trophy semi-finals with victory over New Zealand
- June 07, 2017

The Blackcaps needed someone to steady things and Martin Guptill duly obliged, sending Ball to the boundary as New Zealand slowly began stockpiling some runs. The second, in central London on Saturday, happened within a mile of the hotel some England players were using rather than travelling home between matches. (more...)
Kellyanne Conway's husband weighs in on Trump Kellyanne Conway's husband weighs in on Trump
- June 06, 2017

Gregory wrote in the majority opinion May 25. Or, at least, they hoped he would. "Londoners will see an increased police presence today and over the course of the next few days", Khan said in the complete statement . Pressed again if Trump owed the London mayor an apology, Conway dodged the question again, instead directing the conversation toward the attack itself. (more...)
Was Trump the First U.S. President to Visit the Western Wall? Was Trump the First U.S. President to Visit the Western Wall?
- June 06, 2017

Other parts of the speech included pledges to defend Israel against common enemies, including Iran. "We just got back from Saudi Arabia", Trump said in the video while hesitantly looking at Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. "There is no regional peace process or anything like it", he said, adding "No one is talking about it with us, or with anyone". "The Saudi initiative includes a demand for full Israeli withdrawal to the pre-1967 borders and the absorption of millions of Palestinian" ... (more...)
Trump promises unfulfilled by House GOP health bill Trump promises unfulfilled by House GOP health bill
- June 06, 2017

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said last week that he wasn't even sure how his Republican conference would get enough votes to pass an Obamacare repeal and replace bill. They will have to bridge ideological divides among fellow senators and reach consensus on several major health care policy fronts - from what to do about Medicaid expansion to how patients with pre-existing conditions would be affected - while at the same time, selling their plan to those in the public ... (more...)
I represent people of Pittsburgh, not Paris: Donald Trump I represent people of Pittsburgh, not Paris: Donald Trump
- June 06, 2017

Paris accord WITHOUT further progress would cut warming by 1C. Bloomberg Philanthropies said Friday it will pull together $ 15 million to "support the operations" of the United Nation's Framework Convention on Climate Change , the arm of the UN that coordinates the Paris pact. (more...)
Dayton signs Minnesota to pact honoring Paris accord
- June 06, 2017

Gov. John Carney announced Monday that DE will join the United States Climate Alliance. The alliance was started by the governors of California, New York and Washington. Over the weekend, leaders in Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont announced they would join the alliance. (more...)
One Love Concert kicks off in Manchester
- June 05, 2017

The Manchester concert came the day after attackers targeted the heart of London, killing seven people. The choir's cover of the song quickly went viral after they performed it in tribute to the Manchester bombing victims. " I love you guys so much and I think the kind of love you're displaying is the medicine the world needs right now", she said. Marcus Mumford of British-American band Mumford and Sons started the show with a minute silence, before performing the group's attractive ... (more...)
Police say terror attack in London, reports of fatalities Police say terror attack in London, reports of fatalities
- June 04, 2017

The injured were taken to six hospitals, while other people were treated at the scene, London Ambulance Service Assistant Director of Operations Peter Rhodes said. She added that she saw a man, who had his shirt off and was in handcuffs, being arrested by police. We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety! Multiple people have suffered serious injuries. (more...)
UK PM Theresa May's Conservatives see poll lead narrow again UK PM Theresa May's Conservatives see poll lead narrow again
- June 04, 2017

The new poll showed 42% support for the Conservatives versus 39% for Labour, a dramatic narrowing of the gap between the parties, which had stood at 16 points in a YouGov poll just two weeks ago . The model is based on 50,000 interviews over a week, with voters from a panel brought together by YouGov . "This part of the world voted very strongly for Brexit and I think it's important that we get it right", said Paul Howell, who is standing as a Tory candidate in a seat further north. (more...)
Pop Star Ariana Grande Visits Fans at Manchester Hospital
- June 04, 2017

TMZ.com reports that she went room to room to greet her fans and the little kids were overjoyed to see her. She also made the rounds, visiting concertgoers who had been hurt during the bombing, including a young fan named Jaden Farrell-Mann , whom she took photos with and signed autographs for. (more...)
Putin denies Russian meddling in United States election
- June 03, 2017

Petersburg International Economic Forum 2017 in St. Petersburg on Friday. Trump announced on Thursday that the USA would withdraw from the Paris accord, joining Nicaragua and Syria as the only countries not committed to the pact. On Thursday, Putin suggested for the first time that private "patriotic" hackers could be behind attacks on the world's democracies - but he still denied interfering in the US election. (more...)
Trump was 'exhausted' when he deviated from prepared Saudi speech Trump was 'exhausted' when he deviated from prepared Saudi speech
- June 03, 2017

Saying he came with "a message of friendship and hope and love", Trump told dozens of Muslim leaders that the time had come for "honestly confronting the crisis of religious extremism". "The Iranian regime represents the tip of the spear of global terrorism". He was speaking in Saudi Arabia, Islam's homeland, to an worldwide gathering of Muslim leaders about a topic that Trump has used in the past to inflame tension rather than seek conciliation. (more...)
The 7 most awkward moments from Trump's Israel trip
- June 03, 2017

Ahead of his visit to the Middle East, the second leg of a nine-day tour that began in Saudi Arabia and will move on to the Vatican , Italy and Belgium, administration officials indicated that Trump might talk about "Palestinian self-determination", a nod towards the ultimate objective of statehood. (more...)
Trump Says Has 'Total Confidence' in Son-in-law, Key Adviser Kushner Trump Says Has 'Total Confidence' in Son-in-law, Key Adviser Kushner
- June 03, 2017

President Donald Trump is assailing internal leaks as he considers an overhaul of his White House staff and grapples with a burgeoning crisis involving alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign. Meanwhile, Mr Trump's National Security Advisor HR McMaster said, generally speaking, "we have back-channel communication with a number of countries". (more...)
Trump visits Israel's Holocaust Museum, hails Jewish people
- June 03, 2017

With U.S. President Donald Trump's first state visit to Israel, officials here rejoiced not in what was said, but in what wasn't. I will call them, from now on, losers, because that's what they are: "losers". "Our Palestinian people's attainment of their freedom and independence is key to peace and stability in the world", said the 82-year-old Mr. Abbas , whose popularity among Palestinians has been declining. (more...)
Theresa May slammed for no-show in noisy and ill-tempered debate
- June 03, 2017

Despite not being at the BBC Election Debate, Theresa May still found herself taking multiple hits from the other party leaders as they debated the topics of Brexit , public services, security and leadership. An angry Mr Corbyn was then applauded when he immediately shot back: "Have you been to a food bank?" Ms Rudd said the central question in the election was who should negotiate with the European Union on behalf of Britain, Theresa May or Jeremy Corbyn. (more...)
House committee issues subpoenas; Comey OK'd to testify House committee issues subpoenas; Comey OK'd to testify
- June 02, 2017

After news of Rice's request broke, she denied accusations that she had leaked the names of unmasked Trump officials to media outlets. Ed Markey, a Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told CNN: "Nunes is too close to the Trump White House". (more...)
UK Labour chief challenges May to debate as race tightens
- June 02, 2017

After her speech, Angela Rayner voiced her support for Labour candidate David Drew to reclaim his former position as Stroud MP after he lost to Conservative Neil Carmichael in 2015 and 2010. "Every single pollster, using whatever method, has found a rise in Labour support and something of a decline in Conservative support", said polling expert John Curtice. (more...)
Trump expected to withdraw from Paris climate agreement Trump expected to withdraw from Paris climate agreement
- June 02, 2017

The Paris Agreement is an accord sponsored by the United Nations created to help slow global climate change. The White House signaled that Trump was likely to decide on exiting the global pact - fulfilling one of his principal campaign pledges - though top aides were divided. (more...)
USA approves social media background checks for Visa applicants USA approves social media background checks for Visa applicants
- June 02, 2017

Visa applicants must now supply their social media account handles and fifteen years of biographical information . "The additional questions apply to nationals of every country worldwide, including Indian nationals, but only when a consular officer determines that such information is required to confirm identity or conduct more rigorous national security vetting ", Will Cocks , a State Department spokesman, told PTI. (more...)
Trump to declare climate decision 'very soon' Trump to declare climate decision 'very soon'
- June 02, 2017

The White House Rose Garden". Almost 200 countries are party to the agreement, which includes individualized carbon emission reduction targets set by each country. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and 21 other Republican sent Trump a letter last week urging him to follow through on his campaign pledge to pull out of the climate accord. (more...)
Lebanon bans the new Wonder Woman movie Lebanon bans the new Wonder Woman movie
- June 01, 2017

Dressed all in white, she stands in a Los Angeles studio beside her co-star Chris Pine , who is seated. Ms Galdot has previously appeared as Wonder Woman in 2016's Batman v Superman , which was shown in Lebanese cinemas. The new DC Comics-based movie " Wonder Woman " is lassoing all kinds of early attention. " She has such a special energy". "I don't understand why somebody who has had zero big blockbuster representation for 75 years still has 15 little girls a minute coming ... (more...)
South Africa's Zuma survives renewed calls to resign South Africa's Zuma survives renewed calls to resign
- June 01, 2017

The president survived a similar move to oust him at a meeting of the party's National Executive Committee in November, but unease within the ruling party grew after he fired the widely respected finance minister in March. That's why we open in 1994 to say "let's drill deep and understand the extent of the influence of business on the ANC". "The outcome of the NEC meetings shows that Zuma has still clearly got a lot of support and influence", Abdul Waheed Patel, the managing director of ... (more...)
Polls suggest Tories could now lose a seat in Wales
- June 01, 2017

The ruling Conservative party in the United Kingdom is facing a backlash from both voters and party members following the inclusion in the party's election manifesto of controversial changes to how social care would be funded for the elderly. (more...)
ISIS: Russian vessels fire missiles against Palmyra area ISIS: Russian vessels fire missiles against Palmyra area
- June 01, 2017

Preparation for the launches involved communications with Iran and Iraq, as the missiles had to pass their through the airspace of those countries to reach Syria. And in March Syrian troops claimed to have purged the region of Islamic State jihadis with aid from Russian air cover and Hezbollah fighters. Government forces recaptured Palmyra and its Unesco World Heritage-listed ruins with Russian help in March 2016, but were driven out by IS eight months later. (more...)
UK Labour's Corbyn to join TV debate as gap with Conservatives narrows
- June 01, 2017

UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is dominating the British election campaign - for good and bad - with just a week left before voters choose a government to negotiate Brexit . "Why not change your mind, come and have a debate?" "Theresa May called this election because she is taking you for granted". A seven-way debate does not always yield a clear victor, but barring any gaffes - Mr Corbyn has calculated that the only way is up. (more...)
Climate 'danger zone' seen if Donald Trump pulls out of Paris deal Climate 'danger zone' seen if Donald Trump pulls out of Paris deal
- June 01, 2017

Trump who has previously called global warming a hoax, refused to endorse the landmark climate change accord at a summit of the G7 group of wealthy nations on Saturday, saying he needed more time to decide. Following the news, the United Nations tweeted from its official account, quoting from a speech by Secretary General Antonio Guterres: "Climate change is undeniable". (more...)
Merkel: US relations important, but must also look elsewhere
- May 31, 2017

Merkel did not mention Trump specifically, but she made it clear that her realization had come "in the last few days". "We want the European Union to become stronger and India will play a positive role towards that through the medium of Germany", he told reporters at a joint briefing with Merkel. (more...)
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis obsessed with reality shows
- May 31, 2017

The rose ceremony survivors gather in the mansion sporting street clothes, which is always an interesting moment for me. Before the dates begin, Chris Harrison gives the men a here-for-the-right-reasons check and they all pass-barely. (more...)
Saudi, UAE pledge $100mn to Ivanka Trump women's fund Saudi, UAE pledge $100mn to Ivanka Trump women's fund
- May 31, 2017

But we can only get there working together. And on Tuesday, he is set to head to the West Bank to meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas before returning to Jerusalem to lay a wreath at the Yad Vashem, a Holocaust memorial, and deliver a speech at the Israeli Museum. (more...)
Former Panama Dictator Manuel Noriega Dies at 83
- May 31, 2017

He was still serving that sentence when he went into surgery. Manuel Domínguez, the secretariat for Panama's Ministry of Communication, said Noriega died late Monday in Panama City's Hospital Santo Tomás, where he remained in the intensive care unit until his death, TVN Noticias reported. (more...)
Philippines Army says victory is in sight Philippines Army says victory is in sight
- May 30, 2017

There were no immediate reaction from leaders of the groups to Duterte's offer. He said the fighting in Marawi, along with smaller battles elsewhere in the southern Philippines , may be precursors to declaring a province, which would be "a huge success for the terrorists". (more...)
Portland double murder: Pressure on Trump to make statement
- May 30, 2017

The victims were standing up to hate and intolerance. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the heroes in Portland and the loved ones they left behind". Jeff Merkley, a U.S. Senator representing OR, denounced the incident on Twitter. Jeremy Joseph Christian, the suspect, has a criminal record that includes felony robbery, kidnapping and weapon convictions, The Oregonian's report said. (more...)
BC Greens and BC NDP to hold joint news conference BC Greens and BC NDP to hold joint news conference
- May 30, 2017

Horgan said other legislation may pass or fail depending on the issue, and there may also be Green or Liberal legislation that could pass the house. "The premier will have some choices to make, without any doubt". "In the end we had to make a hard decision, a decision that we felt was in the best interests of British Columbia today". "Because we want to make sure we do things differently in British Columbia, a new deal not for politicians, not for the legislature, but a new deal for British ... (more...)
Merkel says Germany can't rely on U.S. or Trump
- May 30, 2017

However, Mrs Merkel also said at the conference that she remained a "convinced Trans-Atlanticist". In Brussels, Donald Trump said that Germany was " very bad " because of its trade surplus (Germany is Europe top exporter) and the fact that "ome German vehicle companies manufacture in Mexico for importing into the United States, even though many of them produce cars in American factories with American workers", as reported in The New York Times . (more...)
Great white shark jumps into fisherman's boat off coast of Australia Great white shark jumps into fisherman's boat off coast of Australia
- May 30, 2017

Selwood scrambled to safety as the shark was "thrashing around madly", then looked down and said to himself, "There's a shark in me boat!" The shark was later measured at nearly 9 feet (2.7 meters) long. The great white shark was handed over to the Department of Primary Industries for research purposes. "I think next time I might find a crocodile to wrestle, just to stay in the limelight", he said. (more...)
Trump says Jared Kushner is 'doing a great job'
- May 30, 2017

Major issues await Trump. But Trump, breaking with tradition, avoided getting pinned down by a question-and-answer format in which he would face questions either about investigations at home or the nuances of United States foreign policy positions. (more...)
Donald Trump attacks media for 'fake news' following Jared Kushner reports
- May 30, 2017

Mr Kushner went so far as to suggest using Russian diplomatic facilities in the U.S. to protect such a channel from being monitored, the Post said , quoting USA officials briefed on intelligence reports . Trump was meeting with attorneys at the White House on Sunday, presumably over the latest development in the long-running Russian Federation intelligence saga, news reports said. (more...)
What We Know About The Suspect In The Manchester Arena Bombing
- May 30, 2017

The Manchester bombing was the deadliest attack in Britain since July 2005, when four British Muslim suicide bombers killed 52 people in coordinated attacks on London's transport network. Police said three suspects were arrested Wednesday in south Manchester. The Chelsea soccer team announced it would cancel Sunday's victory parade in London to celebrate the team's Premier League title. (more...)
Police arrest man on English south coast in bombing inquiry Police arrest man on English south coast in bombing inquiry
- May 30, 2017

The names of the victims, including six children, were read out in front of the city's town hall earlier on Monday in front of hundreds of people at an annual religious ceremony. In another sign of a lowering of security tensions, Victoria Station in Manchester, a major transport hub which was next to the blast site and has been shut since the tragedy, is due to reopen on Tuesday. (more...)
Trump to visit Israel in search of revived peace process
- May 29, 2017

Commerce Sec. Wilbur Ross says there was "not a single hint of a protester" during President Donald Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia . Pledging to work alongside the West Asian nations to combat extremist ideology in the region, Trump said all the countries from the United States to India, Australia to Russian Federation - have been " victim of terrorism and have suffered repeated barbaric attacks, reported ANI". (more...)
Brexit battle is central to Liberal Democrat manifesto
- May 29, 2017

The Liberal Democrats have also said they would introduce a Father's Month - an additional month of paid parental leave for fathers, to encourage greater sharing of parental responsibilities. Meanwhile, the Lib Dems have said they will spend £7bn over the same period to protect cash per pupil, funded by raising corporation tax to 20%. A vote for the Liberal Democrats can change Britain's future. (more...)
GSHSEB to announce class X results today GSHSEB to announce class X results today
- May 29, 2017

Gujarat Board Class 10th SSC results of 2017 will be declared by the GSEB tomorrow as per the official notification on their website . GSHSEB is going to declare Gujarat SSC 10th Results on 29th May at 8 AM. With the first exam being a language paper of either English or Gujarati. The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education conducts the HSC and SSC Examinations in the state of Maharashtra through its nine Divisional Boards located at Pune, Mumbai, Aurangabad, ... (more...)
Hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners ends after 40 days
- May 29, 2017

The statement says Israeli authorities accepted some of the demands of the prisoners, but does not provide details. Critics condemn it because there are no charges and judges can extend the detentions. Earlier this month, Israel released footage apparently showing Barghouti breaking his fast. In a BBC interview in Arabic, Major General Yoav Mordechai, the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, said today, "Israel will have to cut the supply of electricity to the ... (more...)
Nicola Sturgeon raises prospect of a SNP-Corbyn 'progressive alliance' in Westminster Nicola Sturgeon raises prospect of a SNP-Corbyn 'progressive alliance' in Westminster
- May 29, 2017

It will underline and reinforce that mandate. The SNP leader, who is pushing for a second referendum on Scottish independence before the Brexit process has been completed, also set out her bid to keep Scotland in the EU. She also vowed to do everything she can to keep Scotland in the European Union if she manages to gain independence. With Labour trailing behind the SNP and Conservatives in Scotland, Mr Corbyn is hoping to boost his party's chances of improving on their solitary seat north ... (more...)
G-7 summit ends without unanimity on climate
- May 28, 2017

In talks with European Union leaders, Trump appeared to display a limited grasp of how the world's biggest market operates a common trade policy, railing against Germany's "bad, very bad" surplus with his country. An enduring motif of the G-7, which represents the lion's share of global economic output, has been to champion free trade. Democratic lawmakers appealed to Trump to stay party to the Paris agreement in a letter sent Wednesday. (more...)
Girl pulled into water by sea lion treated for rare bacterial disease Girl pulled into water by sea lion treated for rare bacterial disease
- May 28, 2017

During the ordeal, she received a superficial wound and is being treated for a possible bacterial infection. Otjen said it is possible the sea lion thought the little girl might have more treats. Martin Haulena, the staff veterinarian with the Vancouver Aquarium . The dad, with last name of Lau , is a resident of Vancouver, and credited the girl's grandfather's quick thinking for jumping into the water and raising her up. (more...)