• Polls open in UK election after campaign marred by attacks
Polls open in UK election after campaign marred by attacks

Britain went to the polls on Thursday, in a snap election called by Prime Minister Theresa May ahead of Brexit after a campaign shadowed by terrorism. Sterling rallied in April when May called the vote as investors bet her then-large poll lead would translate into a big majority, reducing uncertainty over whether she would have the mandate requir...

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  • Video shows 'obliteration' of ICBM by U.S. missile interceptor in historic test
Video shows 'obliteration' of ICBM by U.S. missile interceptor in historic test

North Korea warned Wednesday it was prepared to launch intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) at any time, as the USA successfully tested a system created to intercept them. It was the first live-fire test event against an ICBM-class target for GMD and the USA ballistic missile defence system. The Missile Defense Agency conducted the...

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  • Trump Signs Waiver to Keep Embassy in Tel Aviv
Trump Signs Waiver to Keep Embassy in Tel Aviv

Because of the hostile negotiations between the two groups, the US has long opted out of relocating its embassy, claiming the decision not to move it to Jerusalem is in hopes a peace agreement might emerge. Zomlot says: "We are ready to start the consultation process with the USA administration". And perhaps Trump communicated with Israeli Prime ...

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  • United Kingdom police name third attacker as new search gets underway
United Kingdom police name third attacker as new search gets underway

Scotland Yard has named two of the terrorists involved in the London Bridge attack as Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane . Also identified in the London Bridge attack was Rachid Redouane , who claimed to be of Moroccan and Libyan origin and sometime went by the name Rachid Elkhdar .

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  • May's lead widens to 7 points - YouGov poll on eve of election
May's lead widens to 7 points - YouGov poll on eve of election

There was no real reason for Theresa May to have called this election so soon after the last general election in May 2015. PM May has warned that the June 8 election is not a second referendum for Scotland's independence and any vote except that for the Scots Tories would be to weaken the union.

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  • Attack on party office: BJP hartal in Kerala capital on Thursday
Attack on party office: BJP hartal in Kerala capital on Thursday

Suresh said the party has called for a 12-hour shutdown from 6 am to 6 pm in the district. BJP alleged the attack was the CPM's tit-for-tat for the violence perpetrated on its general secretary Sitaram Yechury at the AKG Bhavan in New Delhi.

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  • Trump urges Arab unity in call to Saudi Arabia's King Salman
Trump urges Arab unity in call to Saudi Arabia's King Salman

Trump told Salman that a united Gulf Cooperation Council is "critical to defeating terrorism and promoting regional stability", according to a White House readout of the conversation. He later tweeted: "Perhaps this will be the beginning of the end to the horror of terrorism!" It's the worst diplomatic crisis to strike the region since the 1991 G...

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  • Nicola Sturgeon: Kezia Dugdale told me Labour should stop opposing indyref2
Nicola Sturgeon: Kezia Dugdale told me Labour should stop opposing indyref2

The Scottish Labour leader later hit out at the claim on Twitter accusing the SNP leader of lying. "It again goes to show Labour simply can not be trusted on the union". The First Minister's bombshell claim suggests that Jeremy Corbyn's party could help the SNP set up a re-run of the vote on separation. She told Ms Dugdale: "You used to agree...

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  • Trump pushes Gulf unity in call with Saudi king
Trump pushes Gulf unity in call with Saudi king

The episode reveals that the USA president is willing to capriciously drop important US partners with little prior signaling. Trump, meanwhile, appeared to take credit for the decision of the countries to cut diplomatic relations with Qatar, putting his stamp of approval on the move despite Pentagon and US State Department attempts to remain neut...

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  • Kerala HC refuses to block new law on cattle trade
Kerala HC refuses to block new law on cattle trade

The ban was not only an "intrusion" into state's rights, but also an "infringement" on the rights of people on the choice of their food habits. The Rules, which could allegedly impact the beef market, had triggered wide spread protests in states like Kerala , where there are no restrictions on slaughter of cattle.

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  • Kim Guadagno Wins GOP Nod to Succeed Christie
Kim Guadagno Wins GOP Nod to Succeed Christie

Murphy , a Middletown resident who served as President Barack Obama's ambassador to Germany after chairing the Democratic National Committee's finance arm, loaned his campaign more than $16 million. Christie remained neutral during the campaign but said Tuesday that he voted for Guadagno . The University of Virginia's Crystal Ball rated the gene...

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  • UAE seeking 'change of policy, not regime' in Qatar: Minister
UAE seeking 'change of policy, not regime' in Qatar: Minister

Dozens of people were wounded in the attacks, which ended after a standoff lasting several hours as the gunmen holed up in parliamentary office buildings. God willing, they will "bite the dust". Another voice repeats the same words. "Many if not all of these prisoners were subjected to unfair trials and sentenced to death based on confessions e...

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  • White House tries to regroup, but Trump isn't helping
White House tries to regroup, but Trump isn't helping

In December, the exchange involved de Blasio Press Secretary Eric Phillips and White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer . Trump is still angry, says the report , about Sessions' decision to recuse himself from investigations into his campaign's ties to Russian Federation.

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  • What you need to know about FBI nominee Christopher Wray
What you need to know about FBI nominee Christopher Wray

Bush . He oversaw the president's corporate fraud task force and oversaw the Enron Task Force . Already, much is being said about the timing of the president's decision; Comey is due to testify before Congress Thursday, regarding his contacts with the president that relate to the ongoing investigation into alleged attempts by Russian Fed...

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  • London attacker stopped en route to Syria, flagged as suspect
London attacker stopped en route to Syria, flagged as suspect

The other member of the trio, Rachid Redouane , a 30-year-old who had claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan, was not known to intelligence services. The third London attacker has been named as Youssef Zaghba , an Italian-Moroccan restaurant worker who was placed on a European terror watchlist after being stopped in Italy on suspicion of trying ...

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  • Turkey will retaliate if Syria's Raqqa operation presents threat: PM
Turkey will retaliate if Syria's Raqqa operation presents threat: PM

The SDF has been working to encircle Raqqa since November in an offensive backed by the US-led coalition that is also fighting Islamic State in Iraq, where the jihadist group is on the brink of defeat in the city of Mosul . "They reached the eastern edge of the city but have not entered yet". Talal Sillo, a spokesman for the Kurdish-led Syrian...

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  • Qatar Asks Hamas To Cease Terror Planning From Its Territory
Qatar Asks Hamas To Cease Terror Planning From Its Territory

In a sign that Hamas is rapidly reassessing what the regional shifts mean, its new leader in Gaza , Yahya Sinwar, is now in Egypt for meetings. Hamas official Mushir al-Masri said Saudi Arabia's demand was "regrettable" and contradicts traditional Arab support for the Palestinian cause.

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  • United Kingdom police name third man behind London terror attack
United Kingdom police name third man behind London terror attack

But a statement from the Met's Counter-Terrorism Command say he was "not a police or MI5 subject of interest". London Bridge train station also reopened. During a visit to Bangor, North Wales, Theresa May said a review had been launched after the Manchester bombing last month and she expected the same process following Saturday's rampage.

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  • Trump to nominate Christopher Wray for FBI director
Trump to nominate Christopher Wray for FBI director

In a tweet, Trump called the former assistant attorney general and current private attorney a "man of impeccable credentials", adding that details will follow. Five hours after Trump's announcement, Grassley issued a statement saying, "I'm grateful for the President's thorough consultation throughout this process".

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  • North Korea Fires Unidentified Projectile — S.Korea Military
North Korea Fires Unidentified Projectile — S.Korea Military

Kim Jong-Un has sought to ramp up North Korea's nuclear programme under his rule, saying the regime needs atomic weapons to defend itself against the threat of invasion. According to North Korean state media, Kim approved deployment of the Pukguksong-2 after the test. Since 2008, photographer Eric Lafforgue ventured to North Korea six times.

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