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Author: 0 1200 imprisoned Palestinian terrorists launch hunger strike

Barghouti wrote that Israeli prisons have become the "cradle of a lasting movement for Palestinian self-determination". The strike could also heighten Israeli-Palestinian tensions at a time of renewed USA attempts to restart stalled peace negotiations.

Author: 0 Real Brexit talks will only start after June vote: EU Commission

The former interior minister, who became prime minister without an election when her predecessor David Cameron quit after last year's referendum vote for Brexit, enjoys a runaway lead over the main opposition Labour Party in opinion polls. Lib Dem leader Tim Farron, who is hoping to pick up seats in June by winning over Remain voters to the party, said it was "nonsense" for May to argue she wanted an election to give her a mandate for Brexit negotiations.

Global News Pence to visit mosque in Indonesian capital
Author: 0 Pence to visit mosque in Indonesian capital

The trip so far has been dominated by USA and allies' concerns about North Korea's nuclear and missile development efforts. "Being aboard the USS Ronald Reagan, seeing these extraordinary soldiers, sailors, and Marines gives me great confidence that the United States' presence in the region is strong and under President Trump's leadership will be stronger still", Pence said .

Global News Another turn for The Revolution, a year after Prince's death
Author: 0 Another turn for The Revolution, a year after Prince's death

It was a year ago today that the music superstar was found dead at his home in Paisley Park, the suburban Minneapolis recording complex where he lived. Malinda Listenbee, 46, of Huntsville, Alabama, wore a Prince shirt as she and her husband Ulton waited to enter Paisley Park. One year after his death, rock critic Alan Light has called Prince the "greatest performer of his generation".

Global News Congress expels Barkha Singh for anti-party activities
Author: 0 Congress expels Barkha Singh for anti-party activities

The disciplinary committee of Congress' Delhi unit removed her for indulging in "anti-party activities" days ahead of the municipal polls, where the party is hoping for a revival of fortunes after the 2015 assembly poll debacle. "In an organisation where I myself am unsafe, how will I empower other women in that organisation?" "I will not quit the Congress and continue to wage my war within the party", she said.

Global News Nitish meets Sonia, calls for opposition unity to take on BJP
Author: 0 Nitish meets Sonia, calls for opposition unity to take on BJP

A common opposition candidate for President would begin the process. A day after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar called on Congress president Sonia Gandhi, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad said on Friday that he too would soon meet the AICC chief for a stronger opposition unity against the BJP.

Author: 0 MPs overwhelmingly support May's call for snap election

May has already won approval from Queen Elizabeth for the snap election. Elections are big business for gambling, with one punter winning £1.2m from betting on Trump to win the United States election. "I believe that at this moment of enormous national significance there should be unity here in Westminster not division", she said as MPs debated in Parliament.

Global News Chevron loses appeal against $260 million Australia tax bill
Author: 0 Chevron loses appeal against $260 million Australia tax bill

The judges found the deal was in breach of the transfer pricing stipulations of Australia's taxation law, and now more companies may become the target of a crackdown on such practices. The concept is that intra-company loans involves the stipulation that the terms and conditions don't exceed " what would be regarded as an arm's length price expected to be incurred between independent parties dealing with each other at arm's length ".

Author: 0 UK lawmakers back prime minister's call for June 8 election

All sides are now gearing up for the fourth major election in four years, after last June's shock referendum vote for Brexit, the 2015 general election , and the 2014 Scottish independence vote. 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.

Global News Paris attack: Police launch manhunt for second gunman still at large
Author: 0 Paris attack: Police launch manhunt for second gunman still at large

REUTERS/Christian Hartmann Forensic experts investigate the crime scene after a fatal shooting in which a police officer was killed along with an attacker on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, France, Friday, April 21 , 2017. She has vowed to curb immigration and recently said , "Behind mass immigration, there is terrorism". "That's a bad thing and it's a very, very awful thing that's going on in the world today", he said at a joint press conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo ...

Global News Zarif: US not living up to both letter, spirit of nuclear deal
Author: 0 Zarif: US not living up to both letter, spirit of nuclear deal

Trump praises Chinese efforts to rein in "the menace of North Korea" after North Korean state media warns the United States of a "super-mighty preemptive strike." U.S. A special inter-agency review of policy towards Iran will now look into if the lifting of sanctions against Tehran was in the interest of the US. The Trump administration's inter-agency review of policy towards Iran will examine whether the lifting of sanctions against Tehran is in the United States national security ...

Global News We celebrate Easter year-round
Author: 0 We celebrate Easter year-round

Easter celebrates the most radiant dynamic force there is - the resurrection of Christ. It's the churches 8th annual hunt, hosted by the Knights of Columbus, who say it's a fun way to get the family together and educate children about the importance of the Easter holiday.

Author: 0 Images of North Korea Nuclear Test Site Show ... Volleyball

The U.N. Security Council on Thursday "strongly condemned" the most recent ballistic missile test by North Korea , blaming Pyongyang for "greatly increasing tension in the region and beyond". In a tweet, Trump said: "China is very much the economic lifeline to North Korea so, while nothing is easy if they want to solve the North Korean problem, they will".

Global News Clint Eastwood eyes '15:17 to Paris' as next film for WB
Author: 0 Clint Eastwood eyes '15:17 to Paris' as next film for WB

Sadler, Skarlatos, and Stone later told their story with co-writer Jeffrey E. Stern in the 2016 book The 15:17 to Paris: The True Story of a Terrorist, a Train, and Three American Heroes, which Deadline reports freshman feature screenwriter Dorothy Blyskal has adapted for the Eastwood-helmed production.

Global News Fund launched for child of NYC firefighter killed in fall
Author: 0 Fund launched for child of NYC firefighter killed in fall

The fireman was entering a bucket of a firetruck ladder, and according to reports from CBS 2 , the basket shoot and the firefighter fell to his death. More than 100 firefighters battled to bring it under control. Billy Tolley is survived by his wife Marie and eight-year-old daughter Bella. "It sounded like an explosion when he fell", Angie Cordero, who lives across the street, told the New York Daily News .

Author: 0 North Korea on "Maximum Alert"

Tillerson told reporters this week that the U.S was "reviewing all the status of North Korea , both in terms of state sponsorship of terrorism as well as other ways in which we can bring pressure on the regime in Pyongyang". But then we always have to combine diplomatic pressure, diplomatic overture with Beijing to determine the future of Norht Korea or the Korean peninsula.

Global News German EU lawmaker hopes for compromise with UK
Author: 0 German EU lawmaker hopes for compromise with UK

Britain's most recent general election was in 2015 and before the April 19 vote, the next one was to have been held in 2020. May told The Sun newspaper that if Britain were still negotiating with the bloc in the run-up to a national election, "the Europeans might have seen that as a time of weakness when they could push us".

Global News Trump says Iran violating 'spirit' of nuclear deal
Author: 0 Trump says Iran violating 'spirit' of nuclear deal

While the Trump administration has argued that Iran is not living up to the spirit of the agreement, they recently certified to Congress that Iran is complying with the nuclear pact, which would allow the extension of the agreement. Trump spoke during a news conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni. Trump, who repeatedly blasted the Iran accord during the president campaign, kept up the attacks Thursday.

Author: 0 British Parliament approves snap election

Under that law, general elections are supposed to be held on a regular five-year schedule, with the next vote due in 2020. May, who took over as prime minister without an election in the political turmoil that followed Britain's vote to leave the European Union last June, made the surprise announcement on Tuesday that she wanted to hold a snap election.

Global News China, Russia warn against fuelling North Korea tensions
Author: 0 China, Russia warn against fuelling North Korea tensions

US President Donald Trump has diverted a naval strike group led by the nuclear-powered carrier USS Carl Vinson to the Korean peninsula. State news agency KCNA said the Trump administration's "serious military hysteria " had reached a "dangerous phase which can no longer be overlooked".

Global News Paris attack to have 'big effect' on presidential poll
Author: 0 Paris attack to have 'big effect' on presidential poll

While in detention, Cheurfi had also shot and wounded a prison officer after seizing his gun. He said "the whole of Europe is targeted because it represents the values and ideals of peace". The Arc de Triomphe monument and the top half of the Champs Elysees were packed with police vans, lights flashing and heavily armed police shutting the area down after what was described by one journalist as a major exchange of fire.

Author: 0 Trump says it is time to end war in Syria

President Donald Trump had been "very consistent" in his support of NATO, despite his dramatic shift in rhetoric about the organization, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday. Thanking NATO members for condemning Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's use of chemical weapons, the US President said he has absolutely no doubt over the USA strikes in Syria as it was a right thing.

Author: 0 White House looking to revive reapl of Obamacare

During a White House news conference on Thursday, President Donald Trump said progress was being made on a "great plan" to overhaul the nation's health care system, although he provided no details. If states requested waivers, people with pre-existing conditions would likely be covered through state-run high-risk pools, which can be expensive for patients and for taxpayers.

Author: 0 Back to the ballot box: UK lawmakers back June 8 election

After addressing a rowdy session of the House of Commons, Ms May won the support of 522 MPs in the 650-seat Parliament for an election on June 8, an easy victory for the Prime Minister who could see her majority increase by at least 100 seats in the poll.

Global News Facebook killer's mother says he 'snapped'
Author: 0 Facebook killer's mother says he 'snapped'

Acting on a tip from the McDonald's, state troopers spotted Stephens leaving the restaurant in Erie and went after him, bumping his vehicle to try to get it to stop, authorities said. "The minute he turned out on Buffalo Road, the state police were right behind him at that point, so he couldn't have gotten more than 100 yards before the police were behind him".

Author: 0 Cardell Hayes sentenced to 25 years for Will Smith killing

Fuller objected to the denial of a new trial and invoked Hayes' right for a 48-hour delay of the imposition of his sentence. Saints coach Sean Payton took a front row seat among Smith's family and friends during the Wednesday morning hearing.

Global News MPs overwhelmingly vote for snap general election on 8 June
Author: 0 MPs overwhelmingly vote for snap general election on 8 June

Labour and the much smaller opposition Liberal Democrats said they would vote in favour of the early election, all but guaranteeing her decision will be approved . "A general election is the best way to strengthen Britain's hand in the negotiations ahead", May told lawmakers at the outset of a 90-minute debate.

Global News Buoyant French economy ahead of election a boon to eurozone
Author: 0 Buoyant French economy ahead of election a boon to eurozone

Commenting on the flash PMI data, Chris Williamson, Chief Business Economist at IHS Markit said: "The eurozone economy has enjoyed a strong start to the second quarter". On Sunday, French voters go to the polls to see who will contest the second round of the presidential election on May 7. Although no major survey sees her winning, far right and anti-European Union leader Marine Le Pen is polling strongly.

Global News British Lawmakers Overwhelmingly Support Early General Election In June
Author: 0 British Lawmakers Overwhelmingly Support Early General Election In June

Earlier , under electoral law, May must win a two thirds majority in a parliamentary vote due to be held later on Wednesday before she can officially call an early election. Britain will also not have a say in the future location of London-based European Union agencies, he added, contradicting one United Kingdom official who said this week that the issue would be part of the Brexit negotiations, Reuters reported.

Author: 0 Zarif calls United States bombing of Syria unacceptable

Undaunted by Russia's veto, Trump called on USA allies to "work together to resolve the disaster" in Syria and thanked them for condemning Assad's suspected sarin attack in the town of Khan Sheikhun, which killed 87 civilians. Russia, Syria and Iran have strongly warned the United States against launching new strikes on Syria. For more on U.S. -Russia relationship and NATO, CGTN's Mike Walter spoke with Ivan Eland, senior fellow and director of the Center on Peace & Liberty at the ...

Author: 0 National Basketball Association roundup: Cavs stage huge rally for 3-0 series lead

The Pacers scored just 40 points in the second half. James had a triple-double that included 41 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists for the Cavs. Paul George led the Pacers with 32 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists. A James basket cut the deficit to 98-96 with 7:16 to go. The teams traded leads on each of the next four baskets, but after George's 3 with 5:15 to go gave IN a 104-103 lead, James scored on a layup that started a 12-5 run to seal it.

Author: 0 Pound surge suggests UK election will yield smoother Brexit

The paper cited polling data from YouGov that suggested the Conservatives were on course to win a majority of 114 House of Commons seats on 8 June. Conservatives topped the list with 48 percent, up 4 percentage points on the last poll. The next general election had been expected in 2020, but the Fixed Term Parliaments Act allows for one to be held earlier if two-thirds of MPs back the move.

Global News Key Dates in the life of Aaron Hernandez
Author: 0 Key Dates in the life of Aaron Hernandez

As you've likely heard by now, former National Football League star and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell this morning. Hernandez was drafted by the Patriots in 2010 and spent three years with the team, scoring a touchdown in their Super Bowl XLVI loss to the New York Giants.

Global News French Police Hunting Second Suspect After Paris Attack
Author: 0 French Police Hunting Second Suspect After Paris Attack

President Donald Trump said the shooting "looks like another terrorist attack " and sent condolences to France. A terrorist gunman killed a policeman and injured two others and a passing female tourist on the Paris Champs-Elysees last night, before security forces shot and killed him as he tried to run away at around 21:00 local French time.

Global News Military build-up on North Korea border as tensions grow
Author: 0 Military build-up on North Korea border as tensions grow

Russia's deputy ambassador Petr Iliichev told reporters Thursday morning that the US acted in an "abrupt manner" and insisted that Moscow didn't block the statement and was open to discussions. The joint US-South Korea military drills are due to finish at the end of April, and a US aircraft carrier strike group, led by the USS Carl Vinson , is also heading towards the Korean Peninsula, Trump's administration has said.

Author: 0 Len McCluskey defeats Gerard Coyne in battle for Unite leadership

Len McCluskey has won his bid to remain as general secretary of the Unite union on a turnout of just over 12 per cent. She told BBC Radio 4's The World at One: "My understanding is that the election was going well for Gerard and on some kind of analysis of how the votes were going that it looked as though he was going to win".

Global News French presidential candidates halt campaigns in wake of Paris attack
Author: 0 French presidential candidates halt campaigns in wake of Paris attack

Islamic State claimed it was responsible for the attack and named Abu Yusuf al Beljiki as the attacker - though it is believed this could be a pseudonym for Cheurfi. She wants to tighten French borders controls and build more jails, and says authorities are not doing enough to protect citizens from attacks like Thursday's.