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Corbyn might not do TV debates if May declines them
- May 01, 2017

Shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer laid out Labour's Brexit plan this morning, saying "no deal is the worst possible deal". Starmer said: "We accept that outside the European Union our relationship with Europe must change". The Conservatives drove home their central message of the "stronger leadership" needed to deliver a successful exit from the EU. He eventually consented to a single debate with six other party leaders, which many felt to be something of a whitewash as the ... (more...)
American Elites Ready For London Marathon Debuts
- May 01, 2017

The 35-year-old Kenyan broke from the field after the first mile and, while her stride shortened and the pain etched on her faced grew towards the end, she always looked comfortable of victory. He will be part of a five-person Scooby-Doo gang, as Scooby, with hopes of raising money for CLIC Sargent - a cancer charity for children and young people that helped his daughter Tanyel before she died of bone cancer. (more...)
Comedian pokes fun at Trump at correspondents' dinner he snubbed Comedian pokes fun at Trump at correspondents' dinner he snubbed
- May 01, 2017

Trump has not gone into detail about his reasons for missing the event, though the choice was seen as a part of his public feud with the media, which he has called the "enemy of the American people". At the last line, he received a standing ovation. As long as he can hold a rally like the one in Harrisburg on Saturday night where loving crowds cheer his every word, he believes he is succeeding. (more...)
Theresa May Calls For Snap Election Theresa May Calls For Snap Election
- May 01, 2017

EU Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker and the bloc's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier will hold talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May in London next Wednesday, a spokeswoman said. Parliament is expected to be dissolved on May 3, as British law mandates the dissolution must happen 25 working days before a general election . The opposition Labour Party and Liberal Democrats welcomed the chance to put their policies to voters, though the Scottish National Party called the ... (more...)
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte not taking title for granted despite Everton win
- May 01, 2017

The continuing selection problems for boss Ronald Koeman are also a concern. His Swansea counterpart Paul Clement said Rashford had "deceived the referee" but added the point enforced their belief they could retain their elite status - they are two points adrift of fourth from bottom Hull with three matches remaining. (more...)
USA to Enhance Military Presence in Asia Pacific - Vice President Pence USA to Enhance Military Presence in Asia Pacific - Vice President Pence
- May 01, 2017

Most Americans still can't find Korea on a map. So while it opposes actions that might topple Kim's regime and possibly send a wave of refugees across the Chinese border, China has agreed to successive rounds of sanctions since 2006. In the 1990s, North Korea continued with its nuclear programme even as a starvation claimed the lives of perhaps 10 per cent of the population, and it's hard to see more modest sanctions succeeding now. (more...)
Chinese Gov't Approves Three Trademarks for First Daughter's Company — Ivanka's Business Booming Chinese Gov't Approves Three Trademarks for First Daughter's Company — Ivanka's Business Booming
- May 01, 2017

To combat potential conflicts, Trump put the brand's assets in a trust and vowed to recuse herself during instances that could draw conflict of interest complaints. Despite boycotts and several stores limiting her merchandise, Ivanka's brand is flourishing, according to the AP . Imports, mostly from China, leapt about 166 percent last year and the brand has been having record-breaking sales so far this year, according to the AP . (more...)
Dems Buy Ad Blitz in Georgia Attacking Karen Handel Dems Buy Ad Blitz in Georgia Attacking Karen Handel
- May 01, 2017

Handel came in second with just shy of 20 percent of the vote. Because the liberal candidate was not able to cross the 50 percent threshold, he will now compete in a runoff on June 20th against Handel. Greg Blustein, a political reporter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution , said Ossoff's pledge to stand up to Trump resonates with voters. The nearest Republican - former state secretary of state Karen Handel - came in at just 19.8 per cent. (more...)
9 killed by storms and flooding in South and Midwest 9 killed by storms and flooding in South and Midwest
- May 01, 2017

Fifty-six people were treated at three hospitals and six remained hospitalized Sunday morning, two of them in critical condition, ETMC Regional Health Care Systems spokeswoman Rebecca Berkley said. Preliminary reports show tornadoes touched down in several north Texas towns. "We are making every effort to reach out to those affected", the organization said in a statement. (more...)
Donald Trump lashes out at media at 100-day rally in Pennsylvania Donald Trump lashes out at media at 100-day rally in Pennsylvania
- May 01, 2017

Avoid Route 22 and Maclay Street entrances as you will not be able to get in. "It's a false standard, 100 days", Trump said while signing an executive order on Friday, "but I have to tell you, I don't think anybody has done what we've been able to do in 100 days, so we're very happy". (more...)
Flooding forces closure of part of Interstate 44 in Missouri Flooding forces closure of part of Interstate 44 in Missouri
- May 01, 2017

Drivers who need to travel across Missouri are highly encouraged to use Interstate 70 to avoid the closings on I-44. The detour for motorists and commercial motor carriers traveling westbound on I-44 is US 63 to USA 60 to Missouri 360 to I-44. (more...)
Paris cop killed, another injured in apparent terror attack Paris cop killed, another injured in apparent terror attack
- May 01, 2017

Identified as Karim Cheurfi, the 39-year-old gunman was known to police for armed attacks on law enforcement officers. Meanwhile, the two police officers injured in the attack are said to be out of danger. But Mr Cazeneuve, the Socialist prime minister, accused National Front leader Ms Le Pen in particular of seeking to make political hay from the attack. (more...)
Trump tax plan leaves most of the hard work to Congress Trump tax plan leaves most of the hard work to Congress
- May 01, 2017

The April 26 briefing unveiled the White House's opening bid for what officials called the "biggest tax cut" in American history. But Trump's proposal lacks the hard details about making the tax code simpler and more efficient in ways that don't add to the federal government's mounting debt. (more...)
Japan: Missile fell within N. Korea's borders
- May 01, 2017

Trump said he believes China's president, Xi Jinping, has been putting pressure on North Korea over its missile and nuclear weapons programs. "It could have happened today exactly because we had the meeting", Italian U.N. South Korea's military said in a statement Friday afternoon that North Korea had fired the missile from an area around the capital of Pyongyang, but provided no other details. (more...)
Arkansas asks court to lift inmate's stay Arkansas asks court to lift inmate's stay
- May 01, 2017

The plan was to begin executions on Monday, before the state's supply of midazolam, a drug used in the executions, expired at the end of the month. Gov. McKesson claimed Arkansas improperly used medical credentials to obtain the vecuronium bromide and wants the product returned. The firm said Thursday night the state had assured it would return the drug and the company had even issued a refund, but it never was given back. (more...)
Higgins shocks Selby with early lead in snooker world final Higgins shocks Selby with early lead in snooker world final
- May 01, 2017

Barry Hawkins says he will be on the wrong end of some punishment from John Higgins unless he drastically improves ahead of his Betfred World Championship semi-final clash. I am so annoyed with myself. But just as O'Sullivan has experienced in the past, Selby had saved his most gutsy snooker for last. They want to see fast snooker and centuries. (more...)
French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron denies suggestions of impropriety
- May 01, 2017

Melenchon has roared through the bottom half of the field and is now scoring 19.5 percent, equal third with conservative candidate Francois Fillon of the mainstream Republicans party. French voters will cast their ballots under a state of emergency that's been repeatedly extended as new violence has hit. Following attempted disruptions of her rally by anti-National Front protesters and a FEMEN activist, France's presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen reinforced her promises to defend the French ... (more...)
Duterte to Trump: Keep cool over North Korea Duterte to Trump: Keep cool over North Korea
- May 01, 2017

The White House said Trump "enjoyed the conversation" and looks forward to attending the key U.S. -ASEAN and East Asia summits in the Philippines in November. But the White House said Saturday that the two leaders, both elected to office a year ago, had helped orient the US-Philippine relationship "in a very positive direction". (more...)
Trump blasts media at 100th day rally in Pennsylvania Trump blasts media at 100th day rally in Pennsylvania
- May 01, 2017

Trump listed what he said were some of his key early accomplishments, including the successful confirmation to the US Supreme Court of justice Neil Gorsuch and clearing away many regulations on the environment and business. "We can not ignore the rhetoric that has been employed by the president about who we are and what we do", Mason said. "They are gathered together for the White House correspondents' dinner without the President". (more...)
Venezuelans pay homage to people killed in protests Venezuelans pay homage to people killed in protests
- May 01, 2017

She joined thousands of protesters who gathered in Caracas under a scorching sun, many dressed in white and waving Venezuelan flags of red, yellow and blue. The violence began Thursday night and stretched into Friday in El Valle, an area historically known as a hot spot for political protest. Hundreds of people have been arrested and injured in the clashes, which the government and opposition blame on each other. (more...)