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How Theresa May's Election Gamble Could Backfire

Finally, but no less importantly, the Conservative party faces verdicts on the multiple allegations of fraudulent election spending. ComRes conducted its survey for the Sunday Mirror newspaper. Sir Michael told ITV's Good Morning Britain: "I think you saw Jeremy Corbyn yesterday questioning strikes against terrorists, refusing to back the nuclear deterrent, he's been querying our North Atlantic Treaty Organisation deployment and he seems to have fallen out with his own party over the nuclear ... Read More »

Russian FM presses US's Tillerson over Syria probe

Russian Federation accused Western powers yesterday of abandoning talks on ending Syria's civil war in favour of backing regime change in the country. Though Israel has largely stayed on the sidelines of Syria's civil war, there has been frequent spillover of rocket fire, and Israel has occasionally carried out air strikes or returned mortar fire if there is a specific threat. Read More »

La presse internationale salue Macron au 2e tour — Présidentielle française

Plusieurs partisans de M. Fillon ont immédiatement appelé à ne pas voter pour la candidate d'extrême-droite Marine Le Pen . Et une percée historique pour la gauche de Jean-Luc Mélenchon. Cauchemar des marchés, Marine Le Pen a salué "un résultat historique ", avec le score le plus élevé de son parti à une élection présidentielle. La défaite sans appel de François Fillon , arrivé troisième au premier tour de la présidentielle, une première humiliante pour un candidat de droite sous la ... Read More »

Welsh electoral 'earthquake' of Tory gains suggested by poll

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Corbyn has played down the importance of recent polling but as things stand he is on course to lead Labour to one of the party's worst ever electoral performances. The ITV Wales/YouGov survey puts the Conservatives on 40% to Labour's 30%, a finding that would make Theresa May's party the dominant force in the country for the first time in almost 100 years. Read More »

Ivanka Trump is a 'goddess' in China

But the focus on this aspect of Ivanka Trump's role dangerously obscures something else that is at least as important about her: her conduct inside the White House is vexed by the same controversial conflicts of interest plaguing the president himself. Read More »

Celtic into Scottish Cup final in treble chase

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Rangers did create chances towards the end of the match with Kenny Miller and Martyn Waghorn each having a couple of good opportunities to score, but overall the club's Portuguese boss conceded that his side were, in spells, too "passive" in their approach to the semi-final tie. Read More »

Afghan defence chiefs resign over deadly Taliban attack

President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday inspected the site and chaired an emergency security meeting at the base, ordering a serious investigation into the deadly attack. The Afghan national flag will be flown at half-staff in Afghanistan and its missions. The official said it appears likely the attack was either carried out by or planned by a Pakistan-based Taliban faction known as the Haqqani network, which is a US government-designated terrorist organization. Read More »

Backed Think Tank Crafted Plan To Swing Election To Trump

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He was responding to a question from a veteran of the Soviet Union's campaign in Afghanistan who complained that a well-known Russian senator was telling everyone that Vyacheslav Volodin, the speaker of the State Duma, the lower house of parliament, would soon be president. Read More »

Conservatives on course for landslide victory, polls suggest

May's decision to call a June 8 election stunned her political rivals this week and a string of polls released late on Saturday suggested the gamble had paid off, with one from ComRes showing the party of Margaret Thatcher enjoying levels of support not seen since 1991. Read More »

L'opposition turque va contester le référendum devant une haute cour

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Les deux principaux partis d'opposition, le CHP (social-démocrate) et le HDP (prokurde) dénoncent pour leur part des " manipulations évidentes " pendant le scrutin et exigent un recomptage des voix. Un tel scrutin constituerait "une rupture avec les valeurs" européennes, a affirmé hier l'Elysée. Deux candidats à l'élection présidentielle française, Benoît Hamon et Emmanuel Macron se sont eux exprimés lundi matin émettant de profondes réserves vis-à-vis du dirigeant turc et de l'avenir de ... Read More »

China's Xi, in plea to Trump, urges caution in handling North Korea

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The late-Sunday call was the leaders' second conversation since the Mar-a-Lago summit on April 6. The White House said Mr Trump "emphasised that Pyongyang's actions are destabilising the Korean Peninsula". "The United States should not run amok and should consider carefully any catastrophic effect from its foolish military provocative act", Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of the North's ruling Workers' Party, said in a commentary on Monday. Read More »

US 'Armada' to Reach Korea Later This Week

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The Rodong Sinmun newspaper published an editorial warning Kim Jong-un is ready to use its "military force" that is able to sink a "nuclear-powered aircraft carrier with a single strike". Concerns have persisted that North Korea could yet push the button on a sixth nuclear test or another intercontinental ballistic missile launch ahead of the 85th anniversary of the founding of its military next Tuesday. Read More »

UK Conservatives Lead With 48% of Votes Ahead of June Snap Election

During First Minister's Questions at Holyrood, Ms Sturgeon said Labour now had so little support across the United Kingdom that such a deal would not be possible as it would not have enough seats. Green party co-leaders Jonathan Bartley and Caroline Lucas. We are deeply concerned too about the prospect of a further Conservative majority and the impact on our crumbling NHS, the housing crisis, the environment and what for young people is a bleak and uncertain future. Read More »

North Korea will nuclear bomb United States if Trump attacks

The White House has repeatedly called on North Korea to abandon its nuclear and missile programs. USA president Donald Trump has urged China to take stronger steps to press the North to curb its nuclear and missile programmes. In its own display of military might, the North Korean government has recently tested long-range missiles-one of which took place just last week, but failed nearly immediately . Read More »

North Korea Threatens To Sink US Carrier; China Urges Restraint

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A Japanese official said the call between Trump and Abe was not prompted by any specific change in the situation. North Korea has been aggressively pursuing a decades-long goal of putting a nuclear warhead on an intercontinental ballistic missile, or ICBM, capable of reaching the U.S. Read More »

Honda Civic Type R sets front-wheel-drive 'Ring record

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Honda set a lap time of 7 minutes and 43.8 seconds at the famed German racetrack. The brand's Golf GTI Clubsport S did the same but it was three seconds slower when compared to the new Civic, thus losing to a worthy opponent. Otherwise, Honda says the record-setting vehicle is pretty close to the production version. "For example, drivers typically enter the corner after Metzgesfeld at around 93 miles per hour". Read More »

'This Is an Insult': NYC Mayor Fires Back at Justice Department

They're also, as it tuns out, named after an NYPD officer who was killed on the job. "This is an insult", de Blasio said . The year Byrne was murdered, New York City saw 1,896 homicides. Immigrant rights groups painted the DOJ's move as "senseless and hypocritical". That law stipulates: "A$3 Federal, State, or local government entity or official may not prohibit, or in any way restrict, any government entity or official from sending to, or receiving from, the Immigration and ... Read More »

Aya Hijazi returns to U.S. from Egyptian prison

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Hijazi and her husband were acquitted earlier in April of the charges, which officials in the US said were unfounded. Human rights groups said the workers were abused while in detention, according to The Post. "We are very happy to have Aya back home", Trump said. Details of the release, which were first reported by The Washington Post and later confirmed by CNN, include that it was facilitated through meetings between Defense Secretary James Mattis and Egyptian President al-Sissi. Read More »

MPs clear way for UK general election on June 8

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A two-thirds majority of MPs must agree to a move that will shorten the lifespan of a parliament. Elections are now set for 2020, just a year after the scheduled completion of Brexit talks. She suffered a blow in March this year when a plan by finance minister Hammond to increase an employment levy was scrapped following outrage from party lawmakers and newspapers who said it breached the 2015 party election promises. Read More »

Paris attack probe draws blanks as election looms

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On Friday, France said it was hunting for a new suspect based on a Belgian alert received a day earlier, but it later emerged that the man had handed himself in to a police station in the Belgian city of Antwerp. He was killed and two officers were wounded during the ensuing gun battle. The note, which apparently fell from his pocket, praised IS and listed the addresses of security sites. Read More »

Tensions High as US, Russia Call for Syrian Chemical Weapons Probe

He said working groups would be established to improve U.S. The United States and Russian Federation on Wednesday both presented souring views of the relationship between their two countries, exchanging sharp words as Moscow extended an icy welcome to the United States' top diplomat in a face-off over Syria. Read More »

Les bureaux de vote sont ouverts — Présidentielle française

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Quant à François Fillon , il "préconise la création de 10.000 postes de policiers". François Fillon s'est dit prêt à combattre le terrorisme "d'une main de fer". Cette année, cette confrontation aura lieu le 3 mai prochain. "Et je veux avoir une pensée pour la famille de la victime", a-t-il dit. "Le candidat de La France insoumise , Jean-Luc Mélenchon, a décidé de maintenir son programme tandis que Benoît Hamon (Parti socialiste) annulait un déplacement à Evry (Essonne) tout en ... Read More »

Death of Calgary baby ruled a homicide

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He died in hospital a day later. It's believed the fatal injuries were inflicted in the home, however investigators are not revealing the cause of death. Investigators have spoken with the suspects, who have not been identified, but say no explanation has been provided for the baby's injuries. Police say they will release more information at a press conference Monday morning. Read More »

National Panthers Party exhorts student unions to protect Kashmiris

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He said that the abuses shocked him, following which he reported the matter to the warden and guide. "My career demands that I go back but my conscience does not allow me to. On April 22, Sofi reportedly said that he was shocked to see the threats written on his shirt he had left to dry in the open, and the door. The door to his room also had objectionable remarks. Read More »