• French President Macron Wins Big in Parliamentary Vote
French President Macron Wins Big in Parliamentary Vote

According to pollsters, the results likely will translate into Macron's centrist party and its center-right MoDem allies eventually capturing 390 to 455 votes in the 577-seat National Assembly. To win a seat in the first round of voting, candidates have to win more than half of the votes, which must account for at least a quarter of the registered ...

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  • Nigel Farage
Nigel Farage "Concerned" After Trump's State Visit Is Put In Doubt

The speech set out the new government's domestic priorities, including sweeping changes to technical education, beefed-up plans for tackling domestic violence and paving the way for the next phase of Britain's north-south high speed rail network.

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  • Mattis: US conflict with China is 'not inevitable'
Mattis: US conflict with China is 'not inevitable'

A series of meetings in recent weeks in Brussels and Beijing have focused on ways that participants believe the European Union could facilitate negotiations with North Korea, drawing on its members' diplomatic ties with Pyongyang and on its experience in helping to negotiate the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, the officials said .

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  • Otto Warmbier dies after being detained by North Korea
Otto Warmbier dies after being detained by North Korea

Also attending will be Ambassador Joseph Yun, the US special envoy who traveled to Pyongyang to bring Warmbier back, and Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, the Department of State said. But some have been seized and given draconian sentences for seemingly minor offences. "First we must vie for a freeze of North Korea's nuclear and missile ...

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  • Hundreds mourn student who'd been held in North Korea
Hundreds mourn student who'd been held in North Korea

Approximately a hundred people were turned away from the funeral as the auditorium holding roughly 2,000 people was filled to capacity. Warmbier was medically evacuated from Pyongyang and flown to Cincinnati on June 13. . She said it was rare to go somewhere on campus with Warmbier without him running into someone that he knew. "He was on...

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  • European Union to continue fight against climate change
European Union to continue fight against climate change

Trump's decision to turn away from it. "We commit to defining a reduction target for voluntary emissions, reporting advances in reductions, presenting climate change adaptation policies, carrying out the financial evaluation needed to meet this objective, and aligning financial flows toward low emissions", the ministry said.

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  • President Trump Denies Recording Meetings with Comey
President Trump Denies Recording Meetings with Comey

President Donald Trump nominates Judge Neil Gorsuch as the new justice for the Supreme Court in Washington D.C., the United States , on January 31, 2017. Reuters was unable to verify the CNN report. Trump said his reasoning was to keep Comey honest, especially after he said he learned about surveillance and unmasking of Trump campaign member...

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  • Whirlpool: London fire disaster fridge was discontinued in 2009
Whirlpool: London fire disaster fridge was discontinued in 2009

By Friday afternoon, the Government said 14 buildings across nine local authority areas in England were found to have flammable cladding. "This is painstaking work that is going on 24/7 and the working conditions down at Grenfell Tower are hard and distressing in many ways", she said.

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  • Trump says he didn't record conversations with ex-FBI chief Comey
Trump says he didn't record conversations with ex-FBI chief Comey

But he largely appeared to close the saga that began in May, just days after he fired Comey, then the head of an investigation into Trump associates' ties to Russian officials. "And we'll see if we can take care of it". Pelosi has been facing questions about her leadership since Democrats lost the hard-fought race. Trump expressed optimism that t...

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  • Ronaldo on target for Portugal
Ronaldo on target for Portugal

The win moved Portugal top of the table with four points after they conceded an equaliser in stoppage time to draw their opening match 2-2 against Mexico . The next stage in the group A matches is a final match which will serve as a knockout game thereby deciding which teams will head off into the semi-finals.

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  • Senate Judiciary Committee Probing Loretta Lynch's Interference In Clinton Email Investigation
Senate Judiciary Committee Probing Loretta Lynch's Interference In Clinton Email Investigation

The Senate Judiciary Committee is investigating "alleged political interference" by former Attorney General Loretta Lynch during last year's Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server at the State Department.

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  • US Warplane Shoots Down Armed Drone in Syria
US Warplane Shoots Down Armed Drone in Syria

The shoot down comes two days after the USA announced it shot down a Syrian regime fighter jet on Sunday after it dropped bombs near US -backed Syrian Kurdish forces advancing on ISIS's stronghold of Raqqa. Despite the increasing number of incidents, analysts say neither Syria's regime nor Washington now wants a major confrontation. "The U.S. m...

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  • Britain PM Theresa May unveils 'talented' new Cabinet
Britain PM Theresa May unveils 'talented' new Cabinet

Michael Gove , who was sacked by the Prime Minister a year ago, has also been handed the role of environment minister. I think that's what the public would expect. "Young people, who voted in droves at the general election, care about the state of their environment". Placed in the bigger picture, it is truly frightening.

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  • Israel Mocks Iran's First Strike on ISIS in Syria As 'A Flop'
Israel Mocks Iran's First Strike on ISIS in Syria As 'A Flop'

The strikes are the first time Iran has fired missiles at another country in three decades and represent a major escalation of Iran's role in the war in Syria. The statement also promised more retribution attacks should Iran fall victim to any more terror attacks. Raising concerns over what he called "a risky escalation", the lawmaker said it w...

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  • Barack Obama attacks the 'fundamental meanness' of Republican healthcare plan
Barack Obama attacks the 'fundamental meanness' of Republican healthcare plan

Furthermore, he expressed hope that senators would reevaluate the consequences of the new measure and consider a more rational approach than "simply undoing something that Democrats did". Millions of families will lose coverage entirely. McConnell blames the Affordable Care Act for rising health insurance premiums and says insurance ...

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  • Thousands attend slain Muslim teen's funeral in Virginia
Thousands attend slain Muslim teen's funeral in Virginia

Darwin Martinez Torres chased the group in his auto, driving up on the curb, police said . Witnesses say Torres soon caught up with them in a nearby parking lot and got out of his vehicle armed with a baseball bat. Nabra's death means that all of us now have a diminished sense of safety; we all grieve with Nabra's parents, who lost their lovely a...

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  • Qatar's neighbours issue demands to end crisis
Qatar's neighbours issue demands to end crisis

Qatar has been given 10 days to comply with the demands. Most recently, The Associated Press reports , U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had been frustrated at perceived delays in formulating the list of demands - but the wire service notes the U.S.

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  • Term-time holiday father found guilty of rules breach
Term-time holiday father found guilty of rules breach

Giving the judgement, magistrate Jeannie Walker said: "The circumstances of this case fall squarely into that breach of school rules". He was given a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay €2,200 costs plus a €22 surcharge. But local magistrates found there was no case to answer. The court also heard that Mr Platt had not applied f...

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  • Korean leader observes missile test amid North's threats
Korean leader observes missile test amid North's threats

One THAAD battery is composed of six mobile launchers, 48 interceptors, the AN/TPY-2 radar and the fire and control unit. The South Korean leader is set to hold a first summit meeting with his USA counterpart Donald Trump in Washington next week, with the threat posed by North Korea set to feature high on their agenda.

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  • US student freed from North Korea has 'severe' neurological injury
US student freed from North Korea has 'severe' neurological injury

Fred and Cindy Warmbier have said their son was "terrorized and brutalized" by Kim Jong-Un's regime. The 22-year-old Warmbier , a University of Virginia undergraduate, was convicted and sentenced in a one-hour trial in North Korea's Supreme Court in March 2016.

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  • War, violence, persecution push displacement to new unprecedented high: UNHCR report
War, violence, persecution push displacement to new unprecedented high: UNHCR report

But, with more than 65 million people forcibly displaced worldwide - representing a new post-Second World War record - wealthy countries need to do more to help, Beuze told CTVNews.ca in a telephone interview from Ottawa. Meanwhile, the number of refugees arriving in Spain by boat is growing, although still far smaller in number than Italy, ac...

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  • North Korea conducts rocket engine test, possibly for ICBM
North Korea conducts rocket engine test, possibly for ICBM

In a phone conversation with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Kim Dong-yeon said any efforts Seoul makes in denuclearizing the isolated country will in cooperation with the United States and the global community, South Korea's finance ministry said in a statement.

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  • Winning $447.8M Powerball ticket purchased in Sun City, officials say
Winning $447.8M Powerball ticket purchased in Sun City, officials say

The winning numbers were were 20, 26, 32, 38, 58 and the Powerball number 3. No one had matched all winning numbers since April 1. The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are one in 292 million. The victor will have the option of taking the entire $447.8 million spread out over 30 years or elect to take the lump sum amount of $279.1 million. ...

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  • British police: Manslaughter charges will be considered following deadly London fire
British police: Manslaughter charges will be considered following deadly London fire

The disaster has so far resulted in the deaths of at least 79 people . Investigators are still trying to find out whether the use of such materials at Grenfell was illegal. Council leader Nicholas Paget-Brown said he accepted the resignation "with great regret". The investigation comes as authorities realize the horrific fire will have nationa...

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  • Brussels man known to police before botched bombing
Brussels man known to police before botched bombing

Walking up to a group of passengers, prosecutor Eric Van Der Sypt said, "he grabbed his suitcase, while shouting and causing a partial explosion". The suspect reportedly shouted " allahu akbar " - God is greatest, in Arabic - before being shot dead by soldiers on patrol.

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  • Police consider manslaughter charges over fire
Police consider manslaughter charges over fire

The deadly blaze has stoked fears in the United Kingdom over how many other high-rise buildings are also covered in combustible cladding. "There is a bad reality that we may not find or identify all those who died due to the intense heat of the fire", McCormack said, adding that police are working with as much sensitivity as possible.

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  • Iran begins food aid flights into Qatar
Iran begins food aid flights into Qatar

Trump last week waded into the worst Gulf Arab rift in years and praised the pressure on Qatar , which Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain accuse of supporting Iran and funding Islamist groups, charges Doha denies. The restrictions have left thousands of Qataris cut off from relatives in a region where cross-border marriages are common and Gul...

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  • US Senate passes new Russia sanctions
US Senate passes new Russia sanctions

The measure is widely seen as a rebuke to Trump, as it hits Russian Federation with new sanctions to punish Moscow for its interference in U.S. elections, as well as over Moscow's aggression in Ukraine and Syria . "What I wouldn't want to do is close the channels off". The US Senate is aiming to punish Russia's Vladimir Putin for int...

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  • Jeremy Corbyn polls better than Theresa May on Prime Minister suitability
Jeremy Corbyn polls better than Theresa May on Prime Minister suitability

Other groups as well as under-18s do not have to be paid the current living wage. Apprentices only have to be paid £3.50 an hour. This is the first time Corbyn has overtaken May in such a poll. An ambitious and confident alternative government - with Corbyn at the helm - should not throw in the towel as May has done, but could seek membership wit...

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  • Turkey refuses closing military base in Qatar upon Arab states' demand
Turkey refuses closing military base in Qatar upon Arab states' demand

Cutting ties to Iran would prove incredibly hard. Qatar must expel all members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard and cease all military cooperation with the Islamic Republic. One of the biggest disputes was in 2002, when Saudi Arabia withdrew its ambassador to Doha to protest at Al Jazeera's "negative" coverage of Saudi politics.

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  • Colbert goes to Russian Federation, vows to search for Comey 'tapes'
Colbert goes to Russian Federation, vows to search for Comey 'tapes'

Trump tweeted , "I have no idea whether there are "tapes" or recordings. but I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings". On May 12, in response to a New York Times report of Mr Comey's talks with Mr Trump, the President hinted on Twitter that the conversations may have been recorded, saying the former Federal Bureau of Investigation ...

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  • IS militants take children hostage at Philippines primary school
IS militants take children hostage at Philippines primary school

Mr Duterte has said politicians, including some linked to the illegal drug trade, may have covertly backed the militants, who stockpiled arms and supplies before launching their audacious plot in Marawi . Last month, about 500 militants seized Marawi, a mosque-dotted centre of the Islamic faith in the south of the predominantly Roman Catholic na...

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  • Rubio: Trump Should Be 'Welcoming' Probe, Not Tweeting About Witch Hunts
Rubio: Trump Should Be 'Welcoming' Probe, Not Tweeting About Witch Hunts

Trump backers outside the administration, including former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, have said they do not believe Mueller can act independently. But Trump has also said he had made a decision to fire Comey before Rosenstein wrote a memo recommended him.

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  • Fate uncertain for Republican health bill
Fate uncertain for Republican health bill

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unveiled the bill, drafted in secret by a handful of lawmakers and aides, at a closed-door session with party faithful. It's expected that the Congressional Budget Office will release its score of how the bill would impact health-care coverage and funding next week.

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  • Dalit vs Dalit as Oppn chooses Meira Kumar
Dalit vs Dalit as Oppn chooses Meira Kumar

Nitish was at the residence of Lalu to attend an Iftar party hosted by him. Opposition parties on Thursday announced that former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar was their pick for the next president, NDTV reported. Rejecting the likes of Gopalkrishna Gandhi and Prakash Ambedkar , the opposition rallied behind Meira Kumar to take on Kovind de...

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