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Campaigning begins as MPs vote for snap General Election

UK Parliament approves Prime Minister's early election callThe British Parliament approved a snap general election on Wednesday, even though general elections weren't due for another three years. The main opposition Labour Party welcomed May's election call, meaning that it is nearly a foregone conclusion that May will obtain the two thirds support she needs in the House of Commons for the election to be held.



France's Le Pen hardens her tone in final straight

Far-left presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon has advocated for an "independent France which will be the world champion of peace". Marine Le Pen could come top or come fourth and crash out - right now it's a battle to survive for the far-right candidate.


Suspect Arrested in Connection With Stockholm Truck Attack

Suspect Arrested in Connection With Stockholm Truck Attack

According to the paper, Police commander Jonas Hysing said, "we do not know where they are, so we can not enforce expulsion". "In February 2017, the case was handed over to the police to carry out the order, since the person had gone underground", he said.



Jokowi receives Mike Pence at Presidential Palace

Soon after Trump took office, he pulled the US out of the TPP - which needed all the signatory nations to ratify the deal. US VICE-PRESIDENT Mike Pence warned "the sword stands ready" to fall on North Korea yesterday. In remarks made from the State Department treaty room, Tillerson seemed to temper recently heated rhetoric about military confrontation with North Korea.


Sean Spicer's Hitler-Assad comments mirror recent Fox interview

Sean Spicer's Hitler-Assad comments mirror recent Fox interview

In his first attempts to clarify his remarks Tuesday, Mr Spicer appeared to compound his error, saying: Hitler "brought them into the Holocaust centres, I understand that". Ms Pelosi, the Democrats' leader in the House of Representatives, said that Mr Spicer was "downplaying the horror of the Holocaust" and should be sacked, as did the New York-based Anne Frank Centre for Mutual Respect.


Israel Says Assad Has Tons of Chemical Weapons Left

Israel Says Assad Has Tons of Chemical Weapons Left

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said Wednesday that samples from 10 separate victims of the attack indicated exposure to sarin or a sarin-like substance. Such a move would also be against the convention against chemical weapons "as it is the role of the OPCW to lead independently any investigation", he added.