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Author: 0 May's Conservatives on course for sweeping British election victory

Britain's Theresa May appeared on course to win a crushing election victory in June after opinion polls put support for her ruling Conservative party at around 50 percent, double that of the opposition Labour party. TV debates don't have a long history in British politics, but were a feature of the last two elections, in 2010 and 2015. When pressed on what the election was about, she said: "This election is about preventing the Tories (Conservatives) from getting such an overwhelming ...

Global News Trump ladies: Melania and Ivanka have a 'frosty' relationship
Author: 0 Trump ladies: Melania and Ivanka have a 'frosty' relationship

Peretz described an unnamed source's visit with the pre-presidential business mogul and his then-pregnant wife. A visitor to one of Trump's homes, late into Melania's pregnancy, recalls him remarking that he agreed to the baby on the condition that Melania would get her body back.

Global News Toll from attack on Syrian evacuees rises to 112
Author: 0 Toll from attack on Syrian evacuees rises to 112

The blast, carried out by a suicide bomber driving a booby-trapped potato truck, rocked the rebel-held Rashideen area in the countryside of Aleppo province, where buses carrying 5,000 pro-government Shiite people were waiting the reactivation of a deal created to secure their transportation to government-controlled area in Aleppo.

Author: 0 Iraqi troops using siege, stealth to evict ISIS from Mosul

They killed women and children, the JOC said, "to make it clear the area was still under enemy control". In the fight for Raqqa in Syria, the Pentagon spokesman said, Syrian Democratic Forces have liberated another 2 square kilometers in the Raqqa valley north and Tabqah areas, and in the Raqqa valley north on the western axis.

Author: 0 Montana lumber mill: new tariffs on Canadian timber are a good start

USA lumber producers asked the Commerce Department last November under President Barack Obama to investigate what they viewed as unfair subsidies to Canadian competitors who procure their timber from government lands at cheaper rates. Smaller Canadian softwood importers will be charged an import duty of about 20 percent. At 9:22 a.m. ET (1322 GMT), the Canadian dollar was trading at C$1.3594 to the greenback, or 73.56 US cents, weaker than Monday's close of C$1.3516, or 73.99 USA cents.

Author: 0 Lawmakers suggest former Trump aide Flynn broke US law

Reps. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the top lawmakers on the committee, told reporters on Tuesday that Flynn inappropriately received almost $34,000 for a 2015 speech in Moscow for the Russian propaganda outlet RT.

Author: 0 Chinese, Iranian firms to sign first nuclear plant redesign contracts

The announcement comes as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson accused Iran of "alarming ongoing provocations" to destabilise countries in the Middle East as the Trump administration launched a review of its policy towards Tehran. Ryabkov said Moscow "will oppose" Washington's "non-productive path" to "unite in one agenda not only the issues regarding the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), but a whole range of claims to Tehran not related to the nuclear affairs".

Author: 0 Immigration Minister denies changes to Australian citizenship is a crackdown on Muslims

Prime Minister Turnbull did not specify exactly what "Australian values" might mean, stating that the government would consult with the public before it decides which questions would be included in the new testing. Turnbull. The government on Tuesday scrapped a visa programme for temporary foreign workers and replaced it with a new system aimed at reducing unemployment among Australians.

Author: 0 Trump to sign executive orders on environment, energy

The 28 directives Trump has signed since taking office January 20th are mostly aimed at such things as rolling back regulatory reform, restricting illegal border crossings and creating jobs. At first, the president's West Wing advisers fashioned an onslaught of executive action to set the tone for this term, with the centerpiece of that first-week blitz being Trump's travel ban.

Global News Sen. Joni Ernst releases statement after Perdue Confirmation
Author: 0 Sen. Joni Ernst releases statement after Perdue Confirmation

As President Trump reaches his 100th day in office this week, he plans to sign an executive order on as-yet-unnamed rural issues, reviving an election trail focus. Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts, the chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, said Perdue will help facilitate recovery in small American towns. The Nebraska Farmer's Union said Perdue looks to be up to the challenges ahead, including immediate work "to address the depressed farm economy, offering assistance to struggling farmers ...

Author: 0 Ivanka Trump takes on criticism of father's view of women in Berlin

She said says she plans "to bring the advice, to bring the knowledge, back to the United States, back to both my father and the president - and hopefully that will bring about incremental, positive change". " I'm used to it, it's fine ". Though she maintained her signature poise, there were awkward moments when she was hissed at by the audience. Trump was quick to dispute the notion that she represents her business interests while serving as a government employee.

Global News France's Marine Le Pen gets criticism from dad
Author: 0 France's Marine Le Pen gets criticism from dad

She came second in Sunday's first round, and will now face independent centrist Emmanuel Macron in a run-off. Macron, who created his political movement one year ago, has received endorsements from former Republican rival Francois Fillon and President Francois Hollande, a Socialist, as the establishment parties unite against Le Pen.

Author: 0 Iraqi soldiers hit by Islamic State gas attack in western Mosul

March 28: The UN says more than 300 civilians have been killed since the start of the west Mosul operation. Issam al-Jibouri, a displaced resident who went by boat to western Mosul to take supplies to needy relatives, said: "We urge more efforts to reconstruct the bridges or bring larger boats".

Global News Trump condemns Holocaust deniers as 'accomplices of evil'
Author: 0 Trump condemns Holocaust deniers as 'accomplices of evil'

Holocaust Museum invite him to deliver the keynote remarks at the National Day of Remembrance?" A number of Holocaust survivors were in the audience and lit candles on stage. Trump's first week in office, his administration issued a statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day which didn't mention the Jewish people. When asked about the rise of anti-Jewish crimes since his election, Trump told a Jewish reporter to "sit down" during a news conference in February and proceeded to defend himself ...

Global News Roadside bomb kills 9 people in northwest Pakistan
Author: 0 Roadside bomb kills 9 people in northwest Pakistan

Separately, the Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan and the Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif also expressed grief and sorrow over loss of precious lives in Kurram landmine blast. Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA), a faction of the umbrella Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, or Pakistani Taliban, swiftly claimed the attack in a message sent to AFP .

Global News North Korea marks anniversary with massive artillery drill
Author: 0 North Korea marks anniversary with massive artillery drill

The 85th anniversary of the North Korean Army on Tuesday passed without a dreaded nuclear or missile launch as US naval forces massed near the Korean Peninsula and pressure from China rose. It has marked such dates in the past with displays of its military capabilities. Xi urged "restraint" on North Korea in the call , according to the Chinese foreign ministry.

Global News Rainout pushes back big league debut for Phils' Pivetta
Author: 0 Rainout pushes back big league debut for Phils' Pivetta

Nola missed the last two months of the 2016 season with an elbow strain and questions about his health persisted into this season. Nola would be eligible to return from the disabled list Monday, when the Phillies will be in Chicago for an 8:05 start against the Cubs.

Global News Spain arrests 9 in probe of Brussels attacks
Author: 0 Spain arrests 9 in probe of Brussels attacks

He said links had been found between some of the nine arrested in Barcelona and the alleged perpetrators of the Brussels attacks that left 35 dead and more than 340 injured. House searches were carried out in Morocco by Moroccan and Spanish police. The group has been linked to the November 2015 Paris attackers . The investigation began eight months ago after the police received pieces of unconnected information from citizens, which showed the existence of an organized group with links to ...

Global News Donald Trump: Great For Ratings, But What About Governing?
Author: 0 Donald Trump: Great For Ratings, But What About Governing?

When I go, they go double, triple. He called it a "tremendous advantage" when he goes on Sunday morning news shows, adding that his appearance on CBS's " Face the Nation " drew the show's highest ratings since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. It bears no relationship to the truth. While Mr Trump is still acutely aware of how he's being covered in the media, rattling off the ratings for some of his television appearances, he said he has surprised even himself with some recent self-discipline: He's ...

Author: 0 China is selling flights to North Korea again

The submarine's arrival comes as the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier headed toward the Korean Peninsula for a joint exercise with South Korea. Instead, "signs are detected that North Korea's military is conducting a large-scale drill around the eastern port city of Wonsan", according to South Korea's Yonhap News Agency , citing a government source.

Author: 0 Trump orders Agriculture Dept. to end unnecessary regulations, help farmers

The order comes shortly after the President announced the US will put a tariff on Canadian soft wood imports in response to the neighbor to the North's longstanding tariff on diary products that hurt American farmers. Last week, I traveled across the state and made several stops to talk with ag leaders and local farmers about what's on their minds, including the next Farm Bill, a strong Renewable Fuel Standard, preventing another avian influenza outbreak, and of course, ongoing threats to the ...

Author: 0 Trump discusses N.Korea with Xi, Abe

State-run newspaper Rodong Sinmun said the country is ready to illustrate its "military force" by sinking a "nuclear-powered aircraft carrier with a single strike". "China has been putting pressure on him, and he's trying to show strength to his country". Trump also spoke to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday, discussing the joint drills under way between the United States carrier Carl Vinson and Japan's Maritime Self-Defence Force.

Author: 0 Bomb Blast Occurs Near Army Base in Afghanistan

There is no word if Nicholson's request for more US troops will be granted. This is Mattis' first visit to the country since US President Donald Trump's inauguration in January. forces in Afghanistan "suggests that the security situation in Afghanistan has not improved this quarter". U.S. officials acknowledge that Afghanistan has rarely in recent years been considered a priority by decision-makers, who have instead been consumed by Syria , Iraq, and, increasingly, North Korea.

Global News Panneerselvam toughens stance on merger as noose around Dinakaran tightens — AIADMK crisis
Author: 0 Panneerselvam toughens stance on merger as noose around Dinakaran tightens — AIADMK crisis

The court accepted his plea and scheduled the next hearing on 24th April. "I'm not scared that is why I did not move anticipatory bail in the case filed against me by the Delhi police", he further said. "I wonder what the apprehension is about". Cadres should be asked to have no truck with them, he said and added that only if this was done, they would regard it as a full victory.

Global News UK Prime Minister Announces Snap General Election
Author: 0 UK Prime Minister Announces Snap General Election

In a surprise move on Tuesday, May called a snap election to be held in June in order to bolster her position before going into two years of negotiations with the European Union about Britain's departure from the bloc. On Friday, May also reaffirmed a commitment to spend 0.7 percent of national income on foreign aid - a pillar of predecessor David Cameron's attempts to soften the image of the party - and failed to commit to uphold pension protections.

Author: 0 Australia unveils major changes to citizenship process

Examples would include evidence of employment, membership of community organizations and school enrolment for all eligible children, a government statement said. At present, there are no such restrictions, Reuters noted. But Shorten said Turnbull had been forced by the most conservative elements of his government to propose the changes.

Global News Pollsters project Macron vs. Le Pen in French runoff
Author: 0 Pollsters project Macron vs. Le Pen in French runoff

Some local media reported that security authority the DCSP had sent an inside memo warning of a "constant and pregnant" threat of violence during the election. Amid heightened security, French voters began casting ballots for their next president Sunday in a first-round poll that's seen as a litmus test for the spread of populism around the world and a vote on the future of Europe.

Author: 0 Palestinians in Israeli prisons begin hunger strike

Among them are detained leaders, legislator Marwan Barghouthi, and Karim Younis, who were transferred from solitary confinement in Hadarim to solitary confinement in al-Jalama prison. Polls suggest that Barghouti, convicted by an Israeli court of deadly attacks against Israelis, is the most popular successor to President Mahmoud Abbas.

Global News Athens calm over Turkey referendum, but keeping eye on Cyprus
Author: 0 Athens calm over Turkey referendum, but keeping eye on Cyprus

Meanwhile, Turkish police detained 38 people in Istanbul over peaceful street protests that took place after Sunday's referendum on expanding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers, opposition newspaper Birgun and activists reported. "You can not build a change in the political system on such a controversial and unfair referendum". A State Department statement on the referendum cited "observed irregularities on voting day and an uneven playing field during the hard campaign period, which ...

Global News France's Macron vows to fight 'threat of nationalists'
Author: 0 France's Macron vows to fight 'threat of nationalists'

France's legislative election in June now takes on a vital importance, with huge questions about whether Le Pen and even the more moderate Macron will be able to rally sufficient lawmakers to their causes. To improve Europe's security, he wants the EU to deploy some 5,000 European border guards to the external borders of the bloc's passport-free travel zone.

Global News Japan Hopes Russia, China to Help Settle North Korea Nuclear Issue
Author: 0 Japan Hopes Russia, China to Help Settle North Korea Nuclear Issue

In the proposed statement, council members expressed "their utmost concern" over North Korea's "highly destabilizing behavior" and again threatened to take "further significant measures". PARIS France said on Wednesday it was imperative the United Nations Security Council apply more pressure on North Korea to prevent it jumping another hurdle toward an effective nuclear weapons capacity that could lead to a unsafe military escalation.

Author: 0 What is the Trump administration's Syria policy?

Could World War 3 happen this year? Washington and Moscow "must find a way to work together to stabilise the situation in a deliberate, realistic and concerted way in support of the political process", he said. He said his forces had not been diminished by the USA strike. -Russian relationship. Likewise, Obama's first secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, officially offered Russia a symbolic "reset" button.

Global News Organization Provides Easter Egg Hunt for Children with Disabilities
Author: 0 Organization Provides Easter Egg Hunt for Children with Disabilities

Darrell Griffin, Moose Lodge member and volunteer, said he's been the "egg guy" who cooked and colored the eggs for the last 25 years, but this year plastic eggs were used because the event lost the sponsorship of a local supermarket. "We've been having egg hunts for 20 years", Hallmark said. An Easter egg hunt that includes children with disabilities took place today at the Sioux Empire Fairgrounds.

Author: 0 Troops mass in Pyongyang show of strength

Experts say they believe the weapons were land and submarine-launched ballistic missiles. As leader Kim Jong Un presided over events celebrating the so-called " Day of the Sun " honouring his grandfather's birth, a close aide addressed the packed square.

Global News Surprise attack sees Iraqi forces advance near key Mosul mosque
Author: 0 Surprise attack sees Iraqi forces advance near key Mosul mosque

Meanwhile, the federal police and interior ministry special forces, known as Rapid Response, continued their battles on the southern and western front lines at the edge of the old city center, the source said . Khalil Al-Ashouri said the water in Mosul is unfit for human consumption while food prices in areas under Daesh control are so high that one kilogramme of rice costs up to $36.

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