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The facts on Swindon South as Jeremy Corbyn drops in

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Elsewhere on the campaign trail on Friday, Mr Farron will challenge Tory MPs who supported staying in the European Union to oppose a so-called hard Brexit. "Our party gets vilified". Answering questions, Mr Corbyn said Labour's manifesto would be "fully costed and will be all accounted for and paid for". Read More »

Russian Federation opposes draft United Nations statement condemning N. Korea over launch

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He called North Korea the most urgent and risky threat to the peace and security of the Asia-Pacific region. After meeting with Abe, Pence held talks with Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso on a new U.S. On Wednesday, Pence will visit the Japan Self-Defence Forces base in Yokosuka, where Japan and the USA conducted joint military drills and where the American aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan is stationed. Read More »

Prince's Hometown Turns Purple On 1st Anniversary

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Last year, on April 21, 2016, Prince passed away at Paisley Park, the suburban Minneapolis recording complex, where he resided. The compound opened as a museum last October. Soso says she is here "just to be part of the purple family, the purple army". Many fans pictures with his gold star while laughing, crying and singing tunes with other faithful purple followers. Read More »

U.S. warship in west Pacific for Japan navy drills, says Tokyo

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Like Spicer, he said it will wind up near the Korean Peninsula to reassure US allies. Confusion has since intensified about the strike group's whereabouts. "(What) the regime in North Korea should make no mistake about is that the United States has the resources, the personnel and the presence in this region of the world to see to our interests and to see to the security of those interests and our allies", Pence said. Read More »

Exxon Mobil has reportedly applied for a waiver to work in Russia

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The unusually direct statement served to clarify that the United States would maintain a tough stance on sanctions against Moscow. The Trump administration delivered a setback to Exxon Mobil on Friday, announcing that it would not grant the oil giant a waiver from sanctions against Russian Federation that would allow drilling in the Black Sea. Read More »

Trump pushes revamped health care bill; future uncertain

Boyle made the point that the way House Republicans can succeed in passing any health care legislation is to keep Ryan on the sidelines, and continue forward with negotiations directly between House Freedom Caucus chairman Rep. Voters disapprove by a 65% to 29% margin of the way Trump is handling health care. But house of Representatives Republican leaders, burned by a March debacle on the measure, were dubious and signs were scant that an emerging plan was gaining enough votes to succeed. Read More »

Exxon Mobil denied permission to resume Russian oil work

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In addition, Rosneft and Exxon Mobil in September 2014, based on the results of drilling of the Universitetskaya-1 well in the Kara Sea, opened a new field in the license area of East Prinovozemelsky-1 and called it "Pobeda". Exxon Mobil's drilling rights in the Black Sea were part of a sweeping strategic partnership Exxon Mobil developed with Rosneft in 2011 while Tillerson was in charge of the USA company. Read More »

Alleged kidnapper, Tad Cummins, to be arraigned Monday

After Barry told them he and Cummins had planned to move more rocks Thursday morning, authorities asked the caretaker to help them capture Cummins. "He needs to be held accountable for kidnapping this girl". He added that he believed his daughter was brainwashed. The pair stayed there for a day or so, but eventually someone showed Barry the AMBER alert photos of Cummins and Thomas. Read More »

Donald Trump says he'll unveil 'massive' tax cut next week

Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, told LifeZette that the administration is laying the foundation to use the tax cord to address "corporate inversions", in which USA corporations merge with foreign firms and relocate company headquarters overseas. Read More »

French expats in Montreal anxiously await results of pivotal election

This is still one percentage point lower than at the same point in the 2012 election, but polling booths will stay open an hour longer outside the main cities closing at 5pm GMT. Unpopular incumbent President Francois Hollande made the unusual move previous year of pledging to not stand for re-election. Hardline right-winger Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, who rails against Europe, was the first of the 11 presidential candidates to vote Sunday morning in his constituency in the leafy Paris suburbs. Read More »

Modi bans mobiles from meetings, says use social media for people's welfare

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Highlighting his government's mantra of reform, perform and transform, Prime Minister Modi said they is no dearth of political will for reforms in his government. "Because there were no alternatives available, the government's responsibilities have grown", he said. He asked the civil servants to strive towards such arrangements. Read More »

Projections: Le Pen, Macron lead in French vote

France is choosing its new president in its most nail-biting election in generations, amid tight security following the latest terror attack in which a Paris policeman was killed. After Britain's impending departure from the European Union, a French exit could spark a death spiral for the bloc. Europe's largest population of ethnic Chinese live in France, with an estimate of 600,000 residents. Read More »

'Aussie first' visa scheme sparks cheers and fears

The so-called 457 visa will be replaced by two new temporary skills visas that require more work experience and greater English skills. Australia has abolished a visa programme - 457 visa - used by over 95,000 temporary foreign workers, majority of them Indians, to tackle the growing unemployment in the country. Read More »

Issue 'Main stumbling block' to peace : Pak

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Ishaq Dar said that peace in Afghanistan is directly linked with the peace in its neighbouring countries, especially Pakistan. Speaking on the topic of "Pakistan's Economic Reforms: Its Quest for Investment, Prospects for Development and Social Change", Mr Dar said Pakistan's economy was now one of the fastest-growing economies in the region with countless investment opportunities, according to a press release issued by the government. Read More »

North Korea is 'getting the message'

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Vice President Pence addressed service members in Japan Tuesday, promising an "overwhelming" USA response to any attack as tensions with North Korea rise. In Tokyo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, speaking to a parliamentary session Monday, said: "Needless to say, diplomatic effort is important to maintain peace". Read More »

UK Gov't Calls Snap Election Ahead Of Brexit Talks

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May holds a slim majority of 17 seats in the 650-seat House of Commons and polls suggest she is likely to strengthen her grip on power. Tim Farron, leader of the Liberal Democrats, said voters would get a chance "to reflect on whether they like the (Brexit) deal" and to change the country's direction. Read More »

Mélenchon en tête en Nouvelle-Aquitaine — Sondage exclusif

Ipsos Sopra Steria pour France télévisions et Radio France et Elabe pour L'Express et BFMTV - donnent Emmanuel Macron nettement en tête, avec 24 %. Le réseau régional de France 3 , le CEVIPOF et Ipsos Sopra- Stéria livrent ce 20 avril 2017 l'ultime enquête sur les intentions de vote pour la Présidentielle avant le 1er tour. Read More »

North Korea Obliterates San Francisco With Missile Attack In Propaganda Video

South Korea and the USA have also been conducting annual joint military exercises, which the North criticises as a prelude to invasion. The U.N. Security Council threatened new sanctions against North Korea Thursday in a strongly-worded condemnation of its latest missile launch after the USA agreed to a Russian request to include a call for "dialogue" with Pyongyang. Read More »

Iran approves 6 to run for president, but Ahmadinejad is out

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According to Hashemi, his late brother stressed the necessity of competing against Rouhani, noting that in addition to running for presidency he asked current Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, former Parliament Speaker Ali Akbar Nategh-Nouri and Jahangiri to register in the election race. Read More »

British parties witness hectic first day of election campaigning

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Opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks during Prime Minister's questions. The Conservatives would need a swing of 5.1 per cent, but Labour has held the seat at every General Election since 1997. May enjoys a runaway lead in opinion polls over the main opposition Labour Party, and the British economy has so far defied predictions of a slowdown, offering her a strong base to launch a poll some lawmakers described as "opportunistic". Read More »

Kim Jong-un puts show of nuclear strength in Pyongyang parade

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The missiles were among one element of a massive, militaristic parade to mark the 1912 birthday of the regime's founder, Kim Il Sung. This weekend, the North is expected to celebrate the birthday of the country's founder with a military parade, and it could soon conduct its sixth nuclear test, experts say. Read More »