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Have you registered to vote in the General Election?

Have you registered to vote in the General Election? From Friday, the taxi-hailing app will show British customers who are waiting for their cab to pick them up a link through to the voter registration website , and will urge them "not to be a passenger in this election". To keep things simple, if you are registered at both addresses, you don't need to tell the Electoral Commission which address you are going to vote at. [Full Article...]

Kim Jong-un sets forth nuclear ultimatum to USA

Kim Jong-un sets forth nuclear ultimatum to USA It has been working to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of striking the USA mainland, and experts say Sunday's test was another step toward that aim. In Seoul, some citizens expressed frustration. Several South Korean analysts, including Lee Illwoo, a Seoul-based commentator on military issues, said the missile flew higher and for a longer period than any other the North has ever test-fi... [Full Article...]

Jeremy Corbyn vows to tackle 'rigged system' in battle with 'Establishment'

The vote would be a battle of "the Conservatives, the party of privilege and the richest, versus the Labour Party, the party that is standing up for working people to improve the lives of all", he said. Writing in The Observer , former Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt slammed what he called "an attempted power grab" motivated by opportunism, saying it will be of very little outcome in Brusse... [Full Article...]

Trump to work as 'mediator' for Middle East peace

The Trump-Abbas meeting concluded a series of consultations the new USA president held with regional leaders since assuming office. Trump , with his " great negotiating ability " will be the key to a successful and " historic peace treaty ", Abbas said, because of his determination and desire to get it done. [Full Article...]

Trump shared secret info about IS with Russians

Trump shared secret info about IS with Russians In a shock twist, the intelligence reportedly came from a U.S. ally who did not authorize Washington to share it with Moscow. In response to the leak , Trump's national security advisor, HR McMaster, said "the president and the foreign minister reviewed common threats from terrorist organizations to include threats to aviation". [Full Article...]

Veteran journalist Javier Valdez killed in Mexico's Sinaloa

Veteran journalist Javier Valdez killed in Mexico's Sinaloa He said yes, he was a human being. "I don't want to be asked, 'What were you doing in the face of so much death ... why didn't you say what was going on?'" "You have to fight to change things". Mexico is one of the most risky places in the world to be a journalist, the Committee to Protect Journalists says. "Living in Sinaloa is a threat, and being a journalist is an additional threat", Valdez... [Full Article...]

Moors Murderer Ian Brady dies aged 79

Earlier this year Brady's legal team stated: "He is in very poor physical health". "We can confirm a 79-year-old patient in long-term care at Ashworth High Secure Hospital has died after becoming physically unwell", a Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust spokesman confirmed to multiple United Kingdom. [Full Article...]

Salve charged Re 1 for fighting Jadhav's case at ICJ: Swaraj

Salve charged Re 1 for fighting Jadhav's case at ICJ: Swaraj Harish Salve, leading the Indian legal team, had focused his arguments on Pakistan's denial of consular access to Jadhav as he presented India's case before the judicial body. Qureshi also stressed on the fact that assistance in investigation was a "fundamental requirement" for consular access. "According to the Vienna Convention consular access should be given as both the countries are signatory ... [Full Article...]

China's fixed-asset investment sees slower growth

China's fixed-asset investment sees slower growth Retail sales growth also cooled, rising at a 10.7% year-on-year pace last month which was down from 10.9% (consensus: 10.8%), amid lower sales of cars, white goods and renovation materials. New housing purchased in the first four months of 2017 came to 416.6bn square meters, up 15.7% year on year, 3.8 percentage points slower from the pace in the year ended March. [Full Article...]

S. Korea's Moon to send delegation to China amid frayed ties

But North Korea's nuclear weapons program has made remarkable progress since Moon worked for a liberal government that engaged the North with big aid shipments and economic cooperation projects 10 years ago. Moon has also criticized the US military's hurried installation of a missile-defense system in South Korea in recent weeks, scoffing at Trump's suggestion that the South Korean government pa... [Full Article...]

Trump hopes to nominate new Federal Bureau of Investigation director quickly

Trump hopes to nominate new Federal Bureau of Investigation director quickly The communications staff charged with explaining the decision to the American people had an hour's notice. Now, more fuel for the fire. But he wound up creating new headaches for the White House, including with an apparent threat to Comey . [Full Article...]

In latest airline video, Delta boots family from flight

He was told he would have to give up his son's seat. In the video , an airline employee was shown chastising the family and even told them that they are going to jail and their children will be sent to foster care. Therefore the airline can not allow a two-year old kid to sit instead of Mason's seat. "He can not be in a seat at all", the staffer says in the video. [Full Article...]

Mattis: US reviewing Syria safe zones but has many questions

Mattis: US reviewing Syria safe zones but has many questions The fact that the de-escalation agreement was supported by the United Nations, the United States and Saudi Arabia guaranteed its implementation, the RIA and Interfax news agency quoted Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin as saying. Russian officials said it will be at least another month until the details are worked out and the safe areas established. Dunford and Gerazimov also discussed the... [Full Article...]

Mother's Day special: Handwritten letter is the best gift say viewers

Mother's Day special: Handwritten letter is the best gift say viewers Her mother Ann Maria Reeves Jarvis was a social activist who organised events called "Mothers" Day Work Clubs' to reduce infant mortality where doctors would conduct discussions on how to keep children healthy and best ways to educate them. [Full Article...]

Unofficial student vote placed BC NDP at top of list

It's the first time the province has seen a minority since 1952-1953. While the Liberals ended the night in minority position, that doesn't include absentee ballots, which, when counted later this month, could result in a majority government if the party regains just one seat. [Full Article...]

North Korea accuses US, South Korea of assassination attempt

North Korea accuses US, South Korea of assassination attempt North Korea has accused the United States of America, USA, and neighbours, South Korean of a joint plot to kill its President, Kim Jong-un. The statement said in response to the alleged plot, a "Korean-style anti-terrorist attack will be commenced from this moment to sweep away the intelligence and plot-breeding organisations of the U.S. [Full Article...]

French President-elect Macron gears up for challenges ahead

French President-elect Macron gears up for challenges ahead Half of his candidates for the 577 seats up for grabs in the general election will be newcomers to politics, he has said. During his campaign Macron promised to remake a political system that he says is failed and vacuous and with a plan to energise the economy, and reform the European Union. [Full Article...]

Egypt discovers new necropolis in Minya, first in area

Egypt discovers new necropolis in Minya, first in area Mohamad Hamza, director of excavations at Cairo University, described the find as "important" and "unprecedented, because it's the first human necropolis" unearthed in the area. The mummies were elaborately preserved therefore likely belong to officials and priest, the Egyptian Minister of Antiquities said. "News of antiquities are the things that attract the world to Egypt". [Full Article...]

New Hamas chief makes first public appearance in native Gaza

The two groups had a violent falling out in 2007, when Hamas fighters ousted Fatah from the Gaza Strip. In his debut speech following his election as the Islamic Resistance Movement's top official, Haniyeh said that working for the sake of the prisoners has run very deep within Hamas, and still does. [Full Article...]

China's Xi discusses nuclear issue with new South Korean president

Regional experts have believed for months that North Korea was preparing for its sixth nuclear test and was working to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the United States, presenting US President Donald Trump with perhaps his most pressing security issue. [Full Article...]


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