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Parliament approves Prime Minister Theresa May's General Election call

Parliament approves Prime Minister Theresa May's General Election call

Labour's Corbyn made clear he'll focus on May's dramatic decision to reverse her position on an early election as a sign she won't keep her promises. Liberal Democrat MEP for the south east Catherine Bearder admitted such as a scenario "would give me a lot of pleasure" and sensed an opportunity for her party to stake a claim in its place.


Can the USA convince China to use their leverage on North Korea?

Can the USA convince China to use their leverage on North Korea?

The unannounced visit at the start of his 10-day trip to Asia was a USA show of force that allowed the vice president to gaze at North Korean soldiers from afar and stare directly across a border marked by razor wire. Mr Pence's comments, delivered in Japan, came a day after he spoke in South Korea where he said the " the era of strategic patience is over ", a comment that was widely seen as hinting at United States military action.


French far-right candidate Le Pen hardens tone on foreigners

French far-right candidate Le Pen hardens tone on foreigners

A separate daily Opinionway poll showed on Monday that Macron was tied with Le Pen in the first round of voting at 22 per cent, with Fillon at their heals on 21 per cent followed by Melenchon on 18 per cent. Similarly, the far-left candidate seeks greater government spending and an upper tax on the most wealthy of 90 percent. With a duel between far-right leader Marine Le Pen and Communist-backed radical Jean-Luc Melenchon, both eurosceptics, among one of six possible outcomes, the election ...


Kim Jong-Un oversees North Korean display of military strength

Kim Jong-Un oversees North Korean display of military strength

Weapons analysts said they believed some of the missiles on display were new types of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM). This would allow North Korea to prevent its limited number of ICBM-capable TELs from being damaged during launch and also make the missiles harder to detect after they're fired, he said.



Trump vs. Planned Parenthood: Showdown Over Funding

Obama issued the order in December of a year ago, barring states from withholding federal family planning funds from Planned Parenthood affiliates and other health clinics that provide abortions. "Taxpayers should not be forced to fund abortion, plain and simple", Ryan said in a statement . "Abortion is a human rights violation that now exists in the state as well as in our nation", explained Deborah Love, executive director of Eagle Forum of Alabama.


Jakarta election: Ex-education minister takes lead over Ahok

Jakarta election: Ex-education minister takes lead over Ahok

Purnama in November was hit with blasphemy charges for comments he made about Islam while on the campaign trail. Baswedan thanked supporters after taking a decisive lead in the unofficial count on Tuesday afternoon, but not before his political patron, Prabowo Subianto, claimed victory first - thanking the scions of Indonesia's establishment by his side.