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The UK election just got interesting

The UK election just got interesting

But sterling reversed course in the afternoon, after a poll from Kantar showed the Conservatives' lead over Labour had stretched to 10 points, up from eight points in its previous poll last week. Neil Wilson at ETX Capital said: "A hung Parliament is the nightmare scenario for May". The Conservative government has been calling the prospect of a Labour-Liberal-SNP coalition government the "coalition of chaos".



Former FBI Director James Comey Set to Testify Before Senate Intelligence Committee

The committee said Mr Comey would testify in an open session at 10am (3pm Irish time) followed by a closed session. They say they also hope Comey's testimony will answer questions that have arisen since Comey's sudden firing. The hearing is part of the panel's probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election and any possible ties between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin.


Inside the flat where bomber Salman Abedi spent last evening

Inside the flat where bomber Salman Abedi spent last evening

The New York Times defended its decision to publish detailed images of the Manchester Arena crime scene following Monday's terror attack . Abedi also said he was certain Salman had not been in Syria. Apparently, the leaks led to a major row between the two countries. United States congressman Mike McCaul, Republican chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said the bomb was of a "level of sophistication" that might indicate its maker had foreign training.



Israeli finance minister holds rare West Bank meeting with Palestinian PM

President Donald Trump is expected to renew the waiver that keeps the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv, avoiding, for now, a controversial move to Jerusalem, several senior administration and diplomatic sources told CNN. Under pressure from Arab leaders and others, Trump followed the lead of past presidents of both parties who have waived the law in six-month stretches.



'Cities, businesses and urban citizens can save the planet from climate change'

Trump's son-in-law and top aide, Jared Kushner, was said to be neutral on the deal. America's worldwide allies and Mr Trump's domestic opponents lashed out yesterday at media reports that he had made up his mind to pull the U.S. Mr Trump's position on the Paris accord was a focal point of last week's G7 summit in Sicily , at which leaders of the world's six other leading economies pressed him to renew the USA commitment to the deal.



Iraq paramilitaries move on key town near Syrian border

Today the militants hit the Karrada district in Baghdad , targeting an ice cream shop and killing 26 people. Shiite lawmaker, Karim al-Nouri, says the mainly Shiite Popular Mobilization Forces seeks to drive Islamic State militants out of the center of strategic Baaj, west of Mosul near the border with Syria .