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Parliament approves Prime Minister Theresa May's General Election call
- April 22, 2017

There were also a number of abstentions. European Union officials say Britain's surprise election will not interrupt the bloc's preparations for Brexit talks - though they will slightly delay the start of negotiations. May had repeatedly ruled out seeking to hold a snap election. Mr Flanagan said: "This announcement does not change the Government's commitment to ensuring the best possible outcome for Ireland in the upcoming Brexit negotiations where we will negotiate from a position of ... (more...)
Russia Blocks Security Council Statement on North Korea
- April 22, 2017

It was not immediately clear what he was referring to. Colbert asked. "I mean, they were authentic and drew people of all ages, so we know it wasn't Pepsi". North Korea regularly threatens to destroy the United States and amid heightened tension on the Korean peninsula, it has escalated a war of words, warning of full-out nuclear war if Washington takes military action against it. (more...)
Manus Island gunfire 'sparked by fears over boy'
- April 22, 2017

Mr Dutton on Thursday raised the possibility that fears over a five-year-old local boy who was allegedly led into the Australian-run facility sparked the fighting, which resulted in PNG soldiers and police firing up to 100 gunshots. Fairfax Media did not receive a response from Mr Dutton's office before deadline. Further comment has been sought from the Minister. "It's a big lie", he said. (more...)
Theresa May's call for early election 'cheap opportunism'
- April 22, 2017

She continues to oppose Brexit. Currently, the Conservative Party has a narrow majority of 330 of the 650 seats in the House of Commons. Can Brexit be finished in two years? But the Tories said the Labour leader's comments were "a massive own goal". (more...)
Unite leadership candidate suspended from job
- April 22, 2017

The result comes after Mr Coyne was suspended by Unite and after a former trade union chief likened the leadership contest to "something that might go on in North Korea". "They can only suspend him as a union official", a leading Coyne supporter told Sky News . The latest shock move in an election battle that has become a soap opera, with smears directed against both candidates and allegations of dirty tricks, was announced by Mr Coyne's spokesman. (more...)
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn launches election campaign with extraordinary "rigged systems" rant
- April 22, 2017

At yesterday's Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) Corbyn did not raise the issue of Brexit. "Primarily, it's about getting and retaining tariff-free access to the European market". Controversial business figures like Mike Ashley of Sports Direct, Sir Philip Green, Southern Rail and tax-avoiding multinationals should be "worried" about the prospect of a Labour government, said Mr Corbyn. (more...)
Russian Federation decries 'phantom complaints' of gay persecution in Chechnya Russian Federation decries 'phantom complaints' of gay persecution in Chechnya
- April 22, 2017

Ramzan Kadyrov , head of the Chechen Republic, threatened to rid the area of homosexuality "by Ramadan". "Gays in Chechnya and the North Caucasus are in lethal danger", Igor Kochetkov, director of the Russian LGBT Network, told the Times . (more...)
Two policemen killed in Paris shooting Two policemen killed in Paris shooting
- April 22, 2017

French newspaper Le Parisien named the attacker as Karim C, who used the alias "Abu Yousuf the Belgian", and reportedly made threats to kill police using the social media app Telegram, an instant messaging service. Witness Ogur Yilmaz told Eleanor he was leaving a cafe when he heard "two or three shots" and saw people fleeing. We ran. I really didn't understand what was happening, we moved down the street, police told us to move down further. (more...)
Rachael Leigh Cook Continues to Wage War on Drugs in New PSA Rachael Leigh Cook Continues to Wage War on Drugs in New PSA
- April 22, 2017

However some Americans will remember Cook from an anti drugs PSA campaign that ran in the 90s. Now actress Rachel Leigh Cook is back with another egg-based ad, two decades after that famous public service message flooded the airwaves. With description from Cook, we see the brown egg being sentenced to prison and once he is released, the discrimination and stigma in many aspects of his life. (more...)
Obama wades into French election ahead of Sunday vote
- April 22, 2017

The former USA president's last intervention in a foreign election campaign, when he backed the pro-EU campaign in Britain's Brexit referendum, didn't go so well: The other side won. "An endorsement was not the goal of the call, as President Obama is not making any formal endorsement in advance of the run-off election on Sunday", he continued. (more...)
France Says To Provide Proof On Syria Government Chemical Weapons Use France Says To Provide Proof On Syria Government Chemical Weapons Use
- April 22, 2017

OPCW Director General Ahmet Uzumcu told members of the organization's Executive Council the results of tests done by designated laboratories were "incontrovertible". Speaking in Washington during a news conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, U.S. President Donald Trump said the shooting in Paris "looks like another terrorist attack" and sent condolences to France . (more...)
UK PM May urges parliament to vote for early election
- April 22, 2017

A no-confidence motion would act as a trigger for an early election but could be embarrassing for May and the Conservative government and not a route they will want to go down. A YouGov poll published in this week's Sunday Times saw its support reach 44%, giving the party a comfortable 21-point lead over Labour's 23% standing. (more...)
Three women confess to killing blasphemy suspect in Sialkot Three women confess to killing blasphemy suspect in Sialkot
- April 22, 2017

Senior area police officer Ejaz Hameed said local residents had accused Abbas of insulting the Prophet Muhammad in 2004 and that a police case had been registered. Last week (April 13) a mob beat student Mashal Khan to death when blasphemy accusations spread across a university campus in the northern city of Mardan. (more...)
China puts bombers on 'high alert' amid tensions in Korean peninsula China puts bombers on 'high alert' amid tensions in Korean peninsula
- April 22, 2017

One U.S. official said additional space was also being set aside for aircraft at seven airfields. Tensions on the Korean peninsula have been running high as the North continues to engage in provocative behavior in violation of global restrictions. (more...)
Married man sends fake plane hijack email to avoid trip with girlfriend Married man sends fake plane hijack email to avoid trip with girlfriend
- April 22, 2017

Limba added that Vamshi was not in a position to reach the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad on time. The accused told police that his Chennai-based girlfriend had proposed a trip to Mumbai and Goa. "Embarkation (boarding) security increased, anti-contingency plan put in place and meeting of all stakeholders was held". Security was beefed up at the Hyderabad, Mumbai and Chennai airports and security agencies were put on high alert. (more...)
India Warns Pakistan Against Executing Indian Officer Convicted Of Spying India Warns Pakistan Against Executing Indian Officer Convicted Of Spying
- April 22, 2017

Recalling how a senior Pakistani leader had himself expressed doubts about the adequacy of evidence in the espionage case, Swaraj said "From the time his abduction was known, our High Commission in Islamabad has continuously pressed Pakistani authorities for consular access". (more...)
Nitish meets Sonia Gandhi; talks grand alliance, presidential poll Nitish meets Sonia Gandhi; talks grand alliance, presidential poll
- April 22, 2017

President Pranab Mukherjee's term draws to a close on July 25. The meeting followed a discussion between Gandhi and Bihar chief minister and Janata Dal (United) or JD (U) president Nitish Kumar on the issue on Thursday, people aware of the matter said. (more...)
Trump Says Iran not 'Living up to Spirit' of Nuclear Deal
- April 22, 2017

Trump as a presidential candidate vowed to rip up the deal or renegotiate it, but hasn't said since taking office exactly how he'll proceed. Mr. Trump was asked about the shooting Thursday during a press conference with the Italian prime minister - he said it "looks like another terrorist attack" and added , "What can you say?" "Today, we heard unsubstantiated allegations against my country which I categorically reject as a misleading propaganda campaign against Iran and its role in the ... (more...)
Televangelist up for human trafficking appears in court Televangelist up for human trafficking appears in court
- April 22, 2017

Women protesting outside the Hawks' PE offices following the arrest of the pastor. Well-known Port Elizabeth attorney Terry Price was also present at the airport. A group held up placards supporting the alleged sex-abuse victims outside the Hawks' of fices. "We as the association of honest and lawful Nigerians stand against such acts and do not support such", said Uwha. (more...)
Police arrest wanted Boko Haram militant in Bauchi Police arrest wanted Boko Haram militant in Bauchi
- April 22, 2017

He vowed to continue the onslaught against Boko Haram terrorists until they surrender to Nigerian troops. He said the IDPs were being kept in a camp at Banki in Bama Local Government Area of the state. The Boko Haram forces also removed weapons and ammunition from the base armory . The first attack was carried out by over 200 Boko-haram soldiers arriving on bikes and accompanied by five gun trucks which were mounted with twin-barreled artillery guns at around 6pm on Monday. (more...)