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Author: 0 Deja Vu? UK May Repeat US Election Turmoil in June

Jeremy Corbyn will promise that a Labour government will "put the interests of the majority first" and oppose the "cosy cartel" running the United Kingdom as the left-wing leader delivers his first major speech of the general election campaign on Thursday (20 April).

Global News Debenhams to consider closing up to 10 stores
Author: 0 Debenhams to consider closing up to 10 stores

The company's interim results and strategy review said none of the stores were making a loss but that up to 10 would be reviewed over the next five years if they did "not meet our required return thresholds". Nick Bubb, an independent retail analyst, said in an email on Thursday morning: "The implication is that Debenhams is, like other department store chains, running up a down escalator".

Global News Turkey's AKP eyes gradual Erdogan return to party after referendum win
Author: 0 Turkey's AKP eyes gradual Erdogan return to party after referendum win

A spokesman for the European Commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, said claims from neutral observers of election irregularities had been "examined attentively" in Brussels . Everyone and all sections - and the main opposition party in particular- must show respect. On Sunday in Istanbul , thousands filled the streets protesting a historic referendum that dramatically expanded the president's power.

Global News Nigeria 'Gay Wedding' Bust Leads To Charges
Author: 0 Nigeria 'Gay Wedding' Bust Leads To Charges

Yunusa Umar , the counsel, said the accused persons were detained for over twenty four hours in police custody and that itself was against the law. Under the SSMPA all 53 "conspirators" face up to 10 years in prison. In January 2014, the Hisbah, or Islamic police, in Bauchi state raided several locations and arrested about a dozen men accused of sodomy acts. Violent protests broke out on the court steps with angry mobs demanding the men be put to death.

Global News Josh Hamilton released after injuring other knee during rehab
Author: 0 Josh Hamilton released after injuring other knee during rehab

Team spokesman John Blake said Hamilton injured his right knee while recovering from left knee surgery and will have a procedure on the newly injured knee at some point. Hamilton was the No. 1 overall pick out of high school by Tampa Bay in 1999. Hamilton's rise to fame began after he joined the Rangers in 2008. He was an All-Star all five seasons and named AL MVP in 2010, a season in which he hit.359/.411/.633 (170 OPS+) with 40 doubles and 32 home runs.

Author: 0 Paris attack: Gunman was known for radical Islamist activities

France began picking itself up Friday from another deadly shooting claimed by the Islamic State group, with President Francois Hollande convening the government's security council and his would-be successors in the presidential election campaign treading carefully before voting this weekend.

Author: 0 Trump tells young immigrants in US illegally to 'rest easy'

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the United States is looking at ways to bring pressure to bear on North Korea over its nuclear program. U.S. The bottom line is that the Trump administration has approved 90 days more of sanctions relief for Iran.

Global News United Kingdom parliament votes in favour of early election
Author: 0 United Kingdom parliament votes in favour of early election

The majority of 509 votes gives UK Prime Minister Theresa May her two-thirds majority, which is required to call an election under the Fixed Term Parliament Act . She had resisted calls for an early election from within her own party for months. Currently, the Conservative Party has a narrow majority of 330 of the 650 seats in the House of Commons.

Author: 0 Queen Elizabeth II turns 91 with day at the horse races

Then an hour later the Honourable Artillery Company will fire a 62-gun salute at the Tower of London - an extra 21 for the City of London . She is the world's longest reigning queen or king and the U.K.'s oldest ever monarch. Elizabeth's life was changed forever in 1936 when her uncle, King Edward VIII, abdicated so he could marry his divorced lover Wallis Simpson. What message would you send to the Queen for her birthday? But fear not, she learnt to drive in 1945 when she was 19, ...

Author: 0 Theresa May accuses opposition leaders of seeking to divide UK

Craig Elder and Tom Edmonds, who were in charge of digital strategy and branding during the 2015 Tory campaign, are back in the party's election team under the direction of political strategist Lynton Crosby, a person familiar with the matter said.

Global News Ontario mulls non-resident speculation tax
Author: 0 Ontario mulls non-resident speculation tax

Moments after introducing a package of measures created to cool the GTA's red-hot housing market, Premier Kathleen Wynne conceded she's open to doing more if her plan doesn't work. - A program to leverage the value of surplus provincial land assets across the province to develop a mix of market-price housing and affordable housing.

Author: 0 What to watch for next in the Georgia special election

As of publishing time, with more than five-sixths of precincts reporting , Ossoff had won 48.6 percent of the vote in the 18-candidate field, and Handel 19.5 percent. Republicans have held the seat since 1979, and past occupants include former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and current Georgia Sen. At an Atlanta rally Tuesday night, he said , "We will be ready to fight on and win in June if necessary".

Author: 0 VP Pence meets Indonesian president on Asia tour

US Vice President Mike Pence, with his wife Karen (L) talks to Chief Imam Nasaruddin Umar, during his visit to the Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta , Indonesia April 20, 2017 . Lowy Institute for International Policy executive director Michael Fullilove told the Australian Associated Press that Pence's role is to be an "instrument of reassurance" for allies like Australia in terms of Trump's intentions for USA trade relations as well as the dilemmas posed by the nuclear issue on the Korean ...

Author: 0 Paris Terror Attack Comes Days Before French Elections

Molins said three members of Cheurfi's "close circle" had been taken into police custody. Mr Molins said Cheurfi had been detained by police in February for threatening police officers but had been freed due to lack of evidence. Police forces take positions on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris , France, after a fatal shooting in which a police officer was killed along with an attacker, Thursday, April 20, 2017.

Author: 0 After attack, France looks toward weekend presidential vote

Islamic State extremists claim responsibility for the attack. Speaking Friday morning on RFI radio, Le Pen said: "It is time to stop being naive". Released in 2015 on probation after another two-year sentence for lesser offences, he was detained again in February this year after threatening to kill police.

Author: 0 Babri Masjid Case - 'Advani & Co' Gets into Fresh Trouble

The court said that the trial will held in the northern city of Lucknow and should wrap up in two years. "BJP is with you, " Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah comforted LK Advani on Wednesday. The agency failed, following which it had moved the second appeal in the Supreme Court in February 2011. The political situation in the country was understood to have been discussed at the meeting, the sources said but did not specify the issues.

Global News United Nations threatens new sanctions on North Korea over missile launch
Author: 0 United Nations threatens new sanctions on North Korea over missile launch

The proposed US-drafted statement seen by AFP news agency would have demanded that North Korea "conduct no further nuclear tests " and halt missile launches after Pyongyang carried out a failed test on Sunday. "As far as North Korea is concerned, we are in very good shape", said Trump. "The truth seems to be that the USA military and president jointly created fake news and it is without doubt a rare scandal in US history, which will be bound to cripple Trump's and US dignity", it ...

Global News Trump, Francis, LeBron among Time's 100 most influential
Author: 0 Trump, Francis, LeBron among Time's 100 most influential

Speaking about his place on the list, John said he believes its important for artists to speak out "about issues they care about" as people look up to them. "In my opinion, the most obvious example of European populism is Germany in 1933", he responded, BBC reports . Despite a tense back-and-forth during his presidential campaign, President Trump said Thursday he'd like to sit-down with Pope Francis next month.

Global News Police arrest over 100 men in child prostitution sting
Author: 0 Police arrest over 100 men in child prostitution sting

Sgt. Police said they used this method because it is very hard to get real prostitutes and pimps to cooperate with them and to testify against those buying underage sex. The youngest man was 18 and the oldest was 71. A total of 32 accused men pleaded guilty, five cases were withdrawn, three went to trial and were found guilty.

Author: 0 I will not let World Snooker bully me, says O'Sullivan

O'Sullivan has deliberately and repeatedly given one-word answers to questions he has faced after matches, while in an ITV interview at the World Grand Prix in February he gave a series of responses in a robotic voice. Selby, who has proven to be something of a nemesis for O'Sullivan beating him in the 2010 Masters final and depriving him of a world title "threepeat" in 2014, will meet Irish veteran Fergal O'Brien.

Global News May wins House of Commons backing for snap general election
Author: 0 May wins House of Commons backing for snap general election

Peers would also be forced to back the priorities under the Salisbury Convention, which means that the Lords will not try and vote down government plans mentioned in an election manifesto. The 20 odd Tory MPs being investigated for fiddling their election finances last time round will, probably now not face prosecution. He said: "We can choose to turn inwards and struggle more and more urgently to protect ourselves; or we can look outwards, recognising that our good is bound up with that ...

Global News Bill O'Reilly Could Leave Fox News With Giant Payday
Author: 0 Bill O'Reilly Could Leave Fox News With Giant Payday

Burgess said that she did not report the behavior at the time because she was not an employee of Fox News. In a statement released Wednesday, O'Reilly noted: "I will always look back on my time at Fox with great pride in the unprecedented success we achieved and with my deepest gratitude to all my dedicated viewers".

Global News Venezuela teen dies after shot near protests
Author: 0 Venezuela teen dies after shot near protests

Opposition supporters protested in Caracas and other cities, denouncing Maduro for eroding democracy and plunging the oil-rich economy into chaos. Although she doesn't expect change overnight, she said protesting is the only option the opposition has against an entrenched, increasingly repressive government.

Author: 0 Gunman shoots police officers in Paris; ISIS takes credit

Police have issued an arrest warrant for a second suspect who had arrived in the country by train from Belgium. He had previously also been flagged as an extremist to French authorities, said the police sources. Security in Paris has been stepped up in recent days, but the presence of 50,000 police officers on the streets was not enough to prevent the latest assault, which was being investigated by anti-terror officials.

Global News UK Parliament approves Prime Minister's early election call
Author: 0 UK Parliament approves Prime Minister's early election call

Political pundits in Britain are also attributing the move as a direct attack on a weakened Opposition, the Labour party under Jeremy Corbyn's leadership. Demmer said Wednesday: "The German government assumes that the negotiations can be continued without disruption". A large majority for the Tories would strengthen the Government's hand in negotiating a good Brexit deal and provide "strong and stable leadership in the national interest", she said.

Author: 0 U.S. vice president on way to Australia for first official visit

Pence arrived at the presidential palace in Jakarta for talks with Indonesian President Joko Widodo to a colorful official welcome by hundreds of schoolchildren in regional dress. President Barack Obama scrapped a planned meeting last fall after Duterte cursed him. After his talks with Widodo, Pence also said that the U.S. was committed to building a stronger defense partnership with Indonesia to combat the threat of terrorism.

Global News Champs-Elysees gunman was detained in February for threatening police
Author: 0 Champs-Elysees gunman was detained in February for threatening police

The Paris prosecutor's office said it had identified the attacker and was looking into whether he acted alone. After that attack and others in the past two years - many perpetrated by Islamic State militants or those claiming to be inspired by the extremist group - terrorism and national security have become crucial issues in the most contentious election France has seen in decades.

Global News USS Carl Vinson fighter pilot ejects during routine flight
Author: 0 USS Carl Vinson fighter pilot ejects during routine flight

A news release about the incident from the 7th Fleet did not say whether the plane crashed into the sea. Defense News' well-known naval correspondent Christopher P. Here, an F/A-18E Super Hornet prepares to make an arrested landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). The carrier group is not expected in the Sea of Japan until the end of the month.

Global News Paris attack: Manhunt for second gunman
Author: 0 Paris attack: Manhunt for second gunman

One police officer was killed and two seriously injured in the shooting on the central boulevard of Champs Elysees in central Paris on Thursday evening. The incident recalled two recent attacks on soldiers providing security at prominent locations around Paris: one at the Louvre museum in February and one at Orly airport last month.

Author: 0 Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners launch mass hunger strike

Palestinians have rallied in the occupied West Bank in support of the hunger strikers. It is known that he has been placed into solitary confinement. The protests, which is the biggest in recent years, has been led by jailed Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti and will see prisoners from across the political spectrum participate from within six Israeli prisons.

Author: 0 Vimy Ridge centenary: Thousands of Canadians mark battle's anniversary

The World War I battle was a costly victory for Canada, but one that helped shape the former British colony's national identity. Prince Charles said victory at Vimy Ridge came "at an unbearably high cost", calling it the "single bloodiest day in Canadian military history", but reminding that it showed "Canada at its best".

Global News Labour leader says UK election 'establishment vs people'
Author: 0 Labour leader says UK election 'establishment vs people'

She would not make any announcement before informing her constituency party. Numerous public want us to join forces to help stop the Tories from further wrecking our country for generations to come and we hope you will be willing to at least take the first step and meet with us.

Global News Jordan rejects Assad claim it plans to send troops to Syria
Author: 0 Jordan rejects Assad claim it plans to send troops to Syria

Whether you look at the White House's insistence that Russian Federation stop backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Assad's alleged attacks on Syrian citizens or North Korea missile tests, Davis asks a chilling question: What will happen if USA adversaries finally ignore Washington's warnings? Parking the regime aircraft close to the Russian airbase should prevent further strikes from the United States , with Washington keen not to engage directly with Moscow over Syria .

Global News Pro-Brexit group Leave.EU investigated over referendum donations and spending
Author: 0 Pro-Brexit group Leave.EU investigated over referendum donations and spending

The Commission says the investigation will focus on whether the Brexit-supporting campaign took "impermissible" donations and said there were "reasonable grounds to suspect that potential offences" may have been committed by the campaign. An Electoral Commission spokesperson said: 'The Electoral Commission has begun an investigation into Leave.EU's EU Referendum spending return. "It is however, worth noting that the Electoral Commission chose to ignore our complaint that the Commission ...