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Author: 0 What has happened so far in the UK elections

Chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier tweeted that "negotiations should start when U.K.is ready". The Conservatives are traditionally more ruthless than the Labour Party in getting rid of underperforming leaders, and get less bogged down by internal party democracy when choosing the replacement.

Author: 0 Man Tries to Enter Malaysia Airlines Cockpit, Flight Diverted

Passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines flight 128 from Melbourne to KL have subdued a passenger who tried to enter the cockpit just after takeoff off from Melbourne Airport last night. A passenger sitting in business class, who identified himself as Andy, told Melbourne commercial radio station 3AW the man threatened to " blow the plane up ".

World Trump to nominate Christopher Wray as FBI director
Author: 0 Trump to nominate Christopher Wray as FBI director

Wray now works on white collar crime at an global law firm. As the leader of King & Spalding's special matters and government investigations unit, Wray was featured in a story about the award. President Donald Trump announced Wray as his pick early Wednesday. Trump on May 9 fired former FBI Director James Comey, who will testify on his role in the investigation into alleged Russian election meddling and potential Trump campaign collusion Thursday morning.

Author: 0 Japan passes landmark bill for Emperor Akihito to abdicate

The last emperor who abdicated was Emperor Kokaku, who vacated the throne in 1817. Emperor Akihito's abdication will be the first one in Japan in over two centuries. "I have no problem with an empress, there are plenty of women royals ruling overseas", said Yukinori Kumakiri, 61-year-old man working for an electrical company.

Author: 0 Explosions kill at least 6 at funeral in Kabul

They were demanding the government improves security following another bombing that killed more than 90 people and injured 450 more in the Afghan capital. The U.S. Ambassador Hugo Llorens said: "While peaceful demonstrations are welcome in a democracy, some narrow political elements used this opportunity to spark violence, resulting in more death and suffering, compounding the grief", he said.

World Spicer won't say whether Trump has confidence in Sessions
Author: 0 Spicer won't say whether Trump has confidence in Sessions

Trump had gone "rogue", while Republicans and Democrats at the Capitol tsk-tsked the president for breaking the rules of politics, decorum and diplomacy. SEBASTIAN GORKA: It's not policy. "This obsession with covering everything he says on Twitter and very little what he does as president ..." This is a President communicating to his people the only way he knows how (without filter).

Author: 0 North Korea fires suspected cruise missiles after US drills

North Korea has fired several anti-ship missiles from the coast of the city of Wonsan, the South Korean military announced Thursday. Over the last two months, the USS Carl Vinson, a third-Nimitz class aircraft supercarrier, has sailed in the South China Sea to conduct drills with the South Korean military.

World Trump commits to NATO mutual defense after hesitating
Author: 0 Trump commits to NATO mutual defense after hesitating

The escalating crisis in the Persian Gulf erupted Monday, when Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain cut ties to Qatar, accusing the country of tolerating or even encouraging support for extremist groups, including al-Qaida's Syria branch.

World Police arrest 3 more in London Bridge attack investigation
Author: 0 Police arrest 3 more in London Bridge attack investigation

Authorities suspect Butt was radicalized in the United Kingdom and not in Pakistan , the newspapers said. The police said Butt was known to them and the MI5, but there had been no evidence of the attack being planned and Butt was considered to be "low priority".

World Letter bomb wounds Greek ex-prime minister in Athens
Author: 0 Letter bomb wounds Greek ex-prime minister in Athens

ATHENS , Greece (AP) - Greek former Prime Minister Lucas Papademos was recuperating well Friday from injuries suffered when a parcel bomb exploded inside his auto in central Athens, health officials said. Papademos' driver was also injured in this incident. The group had also claimed responsibility for a spate of parcel bombings in 2010 targeting several embassies in Athens and the offices of European leaders overseas.

Author: 0 'We are not ready to surrender,' Qatar FM says

Speaking to reporters in the capital, Doha , on Thursday, Qatar's foreign minister said the move by its fellow Arab states to isolate it was endangering stability in the oil-rich Gulf region. "The Qatari-American ties are not led by marginal institutions, but from official institutions that take their positions on the basis of strategic partnerships", Sheikh Mohammed said.

Author: 0 Police name gunman in Melbourne hostage-taking

Victorian Premier Dan Andrews earlier on Tuesday said the gunman was - until the deadly attack - compliant with the terms of his parole, which was for offences unrelated to terrorism. Khayre was killed during a gunfire exchange. Three police employees suffered injuries during the incidents but they were not life-threatening, police said, without elaborating.

Author: 0 Five takeaways from that explosive Senate Intel hearing

The specter of Russian interference in USA elections and questions about President Donald Trump's reported attempts to derail official probes into such activity dominated a June 7 Senate Intelligence Committee hearing ostensibly convened to discuss the reauthorization of a key espionage authority that is set to expire.

Author: 0 Trump ditches Jerusalem embassy promise, learns peace isn't easy

Embassy. White House strategy chief Steve Bannon supports the move, but Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is less keen and has said Trump is "being very careful to understand how such a decision would impact the peace process". The America-Israel Friendship League (AIFL) said it was "disappointed that there will be a delay in moving the American Embassy to Jerusalem". Trump's decision, the minister said, highlights the US administration's respect to its partners' views.

World Cattle sale row robs BJP of another Meghalaya neta
Author: 0 Cattle sale row robs BJP of another Meghalaya neta

The resignations come at a time when the state is gearing up for the Assembly elections early next year. Meghalaya BJP president Shibun Lyngdoh , who described the resignation of his two district chiefs as "personal decisions as they could not continue in the party for other reasons", said Opposition parties had been running a "propaganda" against the BJP.

World What to Expect From Brazil's Top Electoral Court Ruling
Author: 0 What to Expect From Brazil's Top Electoral Court Ruling

Brasilia is swirling with reports that Mr Janot plans to file a request for the Supreme Court to accept formal corruption and obstruction of justice charges soon, triggering a trial. Rousseff claims innocence as does Temer, who argues that his team was not responsible for the fundraising of the ticket. The questions address the confession made by Joesley Batista, owner of the JBS meat-packing group, to prosecutors, including the presentation of a tape in which Temer can seemingly be ...

World May Canadian Employment Surges 54500, Strong increase In Full-Time Jobs
Author: 0 May Canadian Employment Surges 54500, Strong increase In Full-Time Jobs

A separate report released Friday by Statistics Canada showed utilization of industrial capacity at the highest since 2007. Ottawa-Gatineau's unemployment rate stood at 5.7 per cent last month. By province, the agency says Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec saw the biggest job gains last month. The biggest gains in employment were in the transportation and warehousing sectors, professional, scientific and technical services along with health care and social assistance.

World CBI raid on NDTV
Author: 0 CBI raid on NDTV

Addressing a gathering of mediapersons at Press Club of India on Friday, four days after raids were conducted on properties of NDTV founders Radhika and Prannoy Roy , he said, "This is not about NDTV ". "We are facing more or less the same situation as in the Emergency", he said. Roy was joined by senior journalists such as Kuldip Nayar, Om Thanvi, Raj Chengappa, Shekhar Gupta, Rajdeep Sardesai, former minister, author and journalist Arun Shourie , journalist and former Rajya Sabha ...

World Trump doubles down on call for 'travel ban'
Author: 0 Trump doubles down on call for 'travel ban'

A travel ban isn't needed to start assessment and improvement of our vetting procedures. That's right, we need a TRAVEL BAN for certain unsafe countries, not some politically correct term that won't help us protect our people! It's unclear whether the president has conveyed his requests to the department in a forum other than Twitter.

World Explosion near Afghanistan mosque kills at least 7 people
Author: 0 Explosion near Afghanistan mosque kills at least 7 people

Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday made another offer for talks to the Taliban , even as he hit out at Pakistan for not acting "according to the global consensus on terror" at a conference where Afghanistan is seeking to take back control of the narrative on reconciliation by re-launching the " Kabul Process ".

World London attacker stopped en route to Syria, flagged as suspect
Author: 0 London attacker stopped en route to Syria, flagged as suspect

London police said Zaghba, 22, was an Italian national of Moroccan descent who had been living in the east of the capital. The other two attackers were named Monday as Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane . The Islamic State terror group has claimed the rampage, which sparked fears that Britain is in the grip of a spate of copycat incidents. Security has become a key issue in the run-up to Thursday's general election.

Author: 0 Leo Varadkar set to become Ireland's new prime minister

He will be replacing Enna Kenny, who served in the position for six years. After entering Irish politics at the age of 22 and getting elected to the parliament at 27, 38-year-old Varadkar has also become one of the world's youngest PM. A headline in the Daily Mail in the United Kingdom reads: "Son of Indian immigrant on course to become Ireland's first openly gay prime minister after being chosen to succeed Enda Kenny".

World Islamic State claims it killed two 'kidnapped' Chinese nationals in Pakistan
Author: 0 Islamic State claims it killed two 'kidnapped' Chinese nationals in Pakistan

The claim, by the Isis news agency Amaq, came hours after the Pakistani military announced it had carried out a successful operation against Isis-affiliated militants in the same region. A second Chinese woman accompanying them escaped the abduction while the gunmen were trying to force them in a vehicle. "The Chinese side firmly opposes kidnapping of civilians, terrorism and extremely violent acts in all forms".