General election: UK Parliament approves Theresa May's snap vote

After the prime minister announced plans for a snap general election on 8 June, John Lehal and Peter Bingle were quick to say that they had seen it coming. Prime Minister Theresa May chided opposition leaders for trying to join hands, and insisted she and her Conservative Party alone could get the best Brexit deal for Britain.

Israeli defence officials: Assad still has chemical weapons

In a 2013 agreement brokered by Russian Federation and the United States, Syria agreed to destroy its chemical weapons. The fighting has killed an estimated 400,000 people and displaced half of Syria's population. Earlier in the day, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical weapons, a global watchdog, said sarin or a similar banned toxin was used in the April 4 strike in Syria's Idlib province.

Democrat Advances in Georgia's 'Trump Referendum' Special Election

The special election, which was held after Congressman Tom Price was selected by Donald Trump to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services, has received an inordinate amount of attention. Ossoff almost pulled off a victory in the first-round jungle primary, in which all candidates, regardless of party, ran on the same ballot. One of Handel's closest competitors, technology executive Bob Gray, even donned hip waders for one television spot as he paid homage to the president by, ...

Runoff in Georgia House race could test Trump

If Ossoff gets the support of the other Democratic candidates, he would have 49 percent, said Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez. Jon Ossoff , a 30-year-old political newcomer who was born in the district but now lives outside it, was well ahead of the 11 Republican candidates vying for Price's old seat.

May asks public to trust her decision on snap poll

MPs are now debating a motion to bring forward the election by three years, with Mrs May expected to secure the two-thirds majority of MPs needed in the vote later this afternoon. "She can not be allowed to run away from her duty to democracy and refuse to let the British people hear the arguments directly". May raised a motion calling for a poll in the House of Commons on Wednesday.

Catholics Heartened by Stay on Arkansas Executions

According to the report, Arkansas was set to carry out a string of executions in a short period of time - eight over 11 days - a number unseen in the modern era. April 18 US drug wholesaler McKesson Medical-Surgical Inc sued Arkansas a second time on Tuesday, saying the state acted fraudulently in obtaining a drug it intends to administer in a record number of executions this month and demanding it not use the batch to kill people.