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Author: 0 General election 2017: Scotland's political leaders step up their campaigns

It was the Tories who tried to make it a referendum on an independence referendum and they came quite a distant second. SNP leader and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said it is for Ms Aitken, the leader of the SNP group in the council, to decide whether the party goes into coalition or not.

Global News Macron's parliamentary candidates gather in Paris
Author: 0 Macron's parliamentary candidates gather in Paris

He will then attend a ceremony in front of hundreds of politicians and invited guests at which the official election results will be read out. At the end of the ceremony, a 21-gun salute will ring out from the Invalides military hospital on the other side of the River Seine.

Author: 0 Ismail Haniya, Hamas new political leader

Unlike his predecessor, Khaled Meshaal, he is expected to be based in Gaza. He also said the Hamas government would be willing to work with Western governments that vow to support the rights of Palestinians. Israeli authorities, however, shared video footage online on May 7 purporting to show Barghouti secretly eat in his cell. His wife and other Palestinian officials have dismissed it as fake and as an attempt by Israeli authorities to break the morale of other hunger-striking prisoners.

Global News Texas approves call to amend US Constitution to limit feds
Author: 0 Texas approves call to amend US Constitution to limit feds

In a statement last month, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott described an "urgent need" to ban sanctuary cities across Texas , noting such policies "put the lives of our citizens at risk". They are not undocumented immigrants . Currently, these are legally optional and allow law enforcement officers to evaluate detainer requests on a case by case basis.

Global News French PM to be appointed on Monday, new government on Tuesday
Author: 0 French PM to be appointed on Monday, new government on Tuesday

The year-old political movement "Republique en Marche" (Republic on the Move, REM) that he formed to launch his presidential bid intends to field candidates in virtually every constituency in the country. Macron will then review the Republican Guard and a 21-gun salute will be fired, reports The Telegraph. Neither of his two predecessors did. Hollande will also hand over the codes for France's nuclear arsenal.

Author: 0 N. Korea test-fires missile, challenging new leader in South

According to the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff, Pyongyang launched an unidentified missile, presumably a ballistic one, in the vicinity of Kusong, North Pyongan Province, which flew about 430 miles and fell in the Sea of Japan. New missile test by North Korea. According to the government's top spokesman, the missile is thought to have flown for about 30 minutes over a distance of around 800 kilometers before landing in the Sea of Japan.

Author: 0 South Korea's Progressive New President Is Open to Visiting Pyongyang

Moon is an advocate of diplomacy, who has promised a return to the Sunshine Policy which aimed to improve relations with North Korea. The professor was a senior security advisor to former President Roh Moo-hyun, a political mentor for the new president, and was known as a key designer of former President Kim Dae-jung's engagement policy with the North.

Global News Moon Gives Grave Warning to N. Korea over Missile Launch
Author: 0 Moon Gives Grave Warning to N. Korea over Missile Launch

North Korea launched a ballistic missile from the northwestern part of the country early Sunday, the South Korean Joints Chief of Staff said. The launch came only a day after Choe Sun-hui, director general for North American affairs at North Korea's foreign ministry, said her country would be willing to talk to the USA government if conditions were right, according to South Korean news agency Yonhap.

Author: 0 Here's everything you need to know about the local election results

Of the 2,006 adults interviewed by ORB, nearly six in 10, or 59 per cent, said Mr Corbyn should stand down immediately if he loses the general election. This leaves Ruth Davidson's Conservatives comfortably in second place behind the SNP, and shunts Labour down to third - exactly what Labour supporters in Scotland fear will happen in the general election.

Global News North Korea launches a ballistic missile, South Korean officials confirm
Author: 0 North Korea launches a ballistic missile, South Korean officials confirm

The US Pacific Command said it was assessing the type of missile but it was "not consistent with an intercontinental ballistic missile". Moon, who chaired his first National Security Council meeting as president in response to the missile test, said he deeply regrets Pyongyang's latest provocation, which was made only days after the election of a new administration in the South.

Author: 0 Kawakami: Series prediction: Warriors over Spurs in 6, accounting for Popovich Factor

While the Warriors are the unquestioned favorites in the series, a healthy Leonard will at least give the Spurs a puncher's chance against the two-time defending Western Conference champions. Popovich and Leonard are the rebels. Offensively defensively we know what's coming, as far as plays and system and passing, movement. The Spurs won a series and the Warriors won a series, back in 1991.

Author: 0 U.S. calls for stronger sanctions against N Korea

The White House released a statement at 10:44pm Saturday in regards to the latest North Korean missile launch. Kishida says the worldwide community should prioritize efforts to implement the existing U.N. "Despite strong warning from the worldwide community, North Korea launched a ballistic missile again", Abe said. The ballistic, believed to be a new type of missile, flew for 30 minutes before landing in the Sea of Japan.

Global News Pope Francis says he'll speak his mind when he meets Donald Trump
Author: 0 Pope Francis says he'll speak his mind when he meets Donald Trump

Francis' deputy, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, has said the importance of Fatima lies in the fact that poor, illiterate children — not the wealthy, the learned or intellectuals — were able to convey a powerful message of love and forgiveness at a time of war, when "the talk was of hatred, vendetta, hostilities".

Author: 0 Trump warns Comey not to 'leak' conversations

The FBI probe and parallel congressional investigations have hung over Trump's presidency since he took office in January and threaten to overwhelm his policy priorities. The Trump administration is looking to fill the job, which requires Senate confirmation, after Mr Trump abruptly fired director James Comey on Tuesday.

Global News Relatives of jailed Venezuelan dissident seek global action
Author: 0 Relatives of jailed Venezuelan dissident seek global action

They also want Maduro's Socialist Party to release jailed activists, allow humanitarian aid into the country to help alleviate the economic crisis and respect the independence of the majority-opposition National Assembly legislature. Haley also raised the issue of Venezuela's detention of an American citizen, Joshua Holt, arrested in Caracas almost a year ago on what United States media said was false evidence planted by police.

Global News America's 'emotional obsession' with Russian Federation 'will end soon,' Kremlin says
Author: 0 America's 'emotional obsession' with Russian Federation 'will end soon,' Kremlin says

But it comes just a day after the president stunned Washington by firing James Comey as director of the FBI amid an investigation into whether Trump campaign aides colluded with Russian Federation to sway the November elections. on November 10, 2016. Relations between the two former Cold War foes soured under former U.S. president Barack Obama over Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2014 and its unyielding support for Assad.

Author: 0 Ismail Haniya elected as new Hamas chief

The moves come with 82-year-old Palestinian president Abbas losing popularity and a behind-the-scenes succession battle taking shape. "Hamas's document is a smoke screen", he said in a statement shortly after the Hamas document was released.

Author: 0 China's leader offers billions for new Silk Road initiative

China-Pakistan Friendship Association President Sha Zukang has told the official media that China has already committed Dollars 46 billion Chinese investments for various energy and infrastructure related projects in Pakistan. "Prime Minister Sharif said that Pakistan considers China as its most important friend and it fully backs the One Belt One Road Initiative". The U.S.

Global News Trump Riffs On Familiar Themes During Liberty Commencement Speech
Author: 0 Trump Riffs On Familiar Themes During Liberty Commencement Speech

While Falwell has been an avid supporter of Trump since his campaign days, many at his university aren't so easily convinced. President Donald Trump delivers keynote address during the commencement at Liberty University. In his introductory remarks, Mr. Falwell seemed to relish that President Trump was speaking "not at Notre Dame, but at Liberty University". In one of the more freakish sections of the speech , Trump read off the Liberty University football team's entire 2018 schedule, ...

Author: 0 Hamilton edges out Vettel to secure pole position for Spanish Grand Prix

Raikkonen lapped the Circuit de Catalunya with a best time of one minute 20.214 seconds, 0.242 quicker than four times world champion Vettel whose vehicle stopped at the pit lane exit in the closing minutes. There's a lot of bits and bobs that need to be reconnected. "It would have been nice to get the pole but we will see tomorrow". " It's not a massive issue having the old engine ".

Author: 0 Trump sees 'fast' decision over new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

The committee is investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election and any potential connections between Russian Federation, the Trump campaign and some of the campaign's top aides. False. Flynn and Trump met in the summer of 2015, before Flynn took a paid trip to Russia and dined with Russian president Vladimir Putin in December 2015.

Global News Mother's Day 2017: 7 lovely ads that celebrate motherhood
Author: 0 Mother's Day 2017: 7 lovely ads that celebrate motherhood

That would mean more than flowers or any other gifts. She has taught me right from wrong, been there for me no matter what. For simply asking the questions that you and all mothers must ask - because you worry about us. For those whose moms have passed, remember that her love endures even death. It's free, thoughtful and can be done in just a few minutes. Do what she wants, Buy what she wants to eat, take her where she wants to go.

Global News Greek train derails, crashes into house; 2 dead, 7 injured
Author: 0 Greek train derails, crashes into house; 2 dead, 7 injured

Witnesses to the accident said they saw the train crash into a house and watched two individuals inside jump from a balcony, the Washington Post reports. Twelve fire brigade trucks and dozens of ambulances are at the scene where a rescue operation is still under way. "I heard a odd noise and then I saw the train approaching and ramming into my neighbor's house", he said.

Global News Paris police burned as May Day protests turn ugly
Author: 0 Paris police burned as May Day protests turn ugly

Four officers were hurt when masked demonstrators threw petrol bombs at police who responded with tear gas, authorities said. One received third-degree burns to the hand and face, while another officer was wounded in the hand by a stinger grenade.

Author: 0 India to skip China's Belt and Road Forum

President Xi Jinping was preparing to host leaders from 29 nations for the two-day summit in Beijing when US and South Korean military officials confirmed that Pyongyang had launched a ballistic missile. The leaders of 29 countries, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, and officials of over 100 countries are attending the event. According to reports, Tom Miller , author of a recent book, China's Asian Dream , said, "What actually gets built will depend on what deals Chinese ...

Global News Group bails out moms for Mother's Day
Author: 0 Group bails out moms for Mother's Day

More than a dozen social-justice groups are uniting this Mother's Day to bail out women who are incarcerated while awaiting trial. "Black Lives Matter Bay Area is committed to fighting for all Black lives, and fighting against all systems of oppression", said Karissa Lewis, organizer for Black Lives Matter Bay Area.

Author: 0 N.Korea fires ballistic missile

The missile impacted "so close to Russian soil -- in fact, closer to Russia than to Japan -- the president can not imagine that Russia is pleased". Though Chinese analysts recognize the dangers posed by the North, they have long seen Chinese influence as limited and believe that USA hostility toward North Korea is the root cause of peninsular tensions, Snyder said.

Author: 0 Idaho's congressional delegation reacts to Comey firing; probes will continue

In 1993, then-President Bill Clinton dismissed William Sessions as the result of an ethics investigation. Let's not forget that. The announcement of a non-indictment came just days after former Attorney General Loretta Lynch was caught secretly meeting with former President Bill Clinton on her private plane in Phoenix.

Global News UK's opposition Labour leader Corbyn says he is not a pacifist
Author: 0 UK's opposition Labour leader Corbyn says he is not a pacifist

In a speech at Chatham House this morning, Corbyn will take on the accusation often levelled at him by critics that he is weak on national security and defence. "Waiting to see which way the wind blows in Washington isn't strong leadership. And pandering to an erratic administration will not deliver stability".

Global News Obama's Russia Ambassador Doubts Sally Yates' Blackmail Claim About Michael Flynn
Author: 0 Obama's Russia Ambassador Doubts Sally Yates' Blackmail Claim About Michael Flynn

Notably, Trump's own White House requested the House and Senate investigations after he took to Twitter on a Saturday morning and accused Obama of tapping the phones in Trump Tower. I think if you flip this scenario and say, "What if we had just dismissed somebody because a political opponent of the president had made an utterance?" you would argue that it was pretty irrational to act in that matter.

Author: 0 Controversial Oval Office meeting was held at Putin's request

The White House posted photos online of the meeting a full day later, but they did not include any images of Lavrov. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that it is "proper protocol" to close a meeting to the press when Trump is meeting a foreign official who is not a head of state.

Author: 0 Nigeria's First Lady visits rescued Chibok girls

Nigeria's government exchanged them for five detained Boko Haram commanders, according to an official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not permitted to speak to reporters on the matter. A small number of the schoolgirls managed to escape on their own. "We will never prevent them from seeing their daughters", Alhassan said. The group of girls released in October were in "bad shape" and spent two months in medical care, the minister said.

Author: 0 President Trump Is Confident That Israel And Palestine Will Find Peace

Abbas insisted he is committed to peace, but he made clear Palestinian demands for a separate state based on borders that existed before the 1967 Mideast war, a capital in east Jerusalem and the return of Palestinian refugees. "Any follow-up should make clear that the US endorses a negotiated - and enduring - two-state solution that, as President Trump said, will not be imposed by third parties".

Author: 0 Turkey brands USA supplying arms to Syrian Kurds 'unacceptable'

The U.S. -led global coalition said the Syrian Democratic Forces militia has freed the majority of the Syrian city of Tabqa and its nearby dam from the Islamic State [Daesh]. The coalition said Thursday that Islamic State had moved its external attack planning operations to Tabqa after their defeat in Manbij in order to avoid coalition airstrikes in Raqqa.

Global News Most of French voters favor Macron's legislative candidates
Author: 0 Most of French voters favor Macron's legislative candidates

Macron, until last year economy minister in the outgoing Socialist government, has blown apart the traditional political boundaries of French politics by winning the presidential election last Sunday under the banner of his own one-year-old Republic on the Move (REM) party.