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UK Parliament Backs PM May's Plan for Snap Election

With Mrs May needing the support of 434 MPs - two thirds of all seats in the House of Commons - some 522 voted for the early election, with just 13 against. She has also played up the strength of the economy, which has so far defied predictions of a slowdown - a key campaign theme that her Conservative Party will use to try to undermine Labour in the election.


Kenya's ruling coalition annuls party primaries after chaotic voting

Kenya's ruling coalition annuls party primaries after chaotic voting

President Uhuru Kenyatta is seeking a second term in office while the opposition parties are expected to name their presidential candidates. "Now we have decided the vote will not go on". The Governor of the southwest Bomet region brings with him support from Kenya's Rift Valley, the largest province in the country. "We want the Jubilee leadership to come out and explain to us what is wrong".



Trump's UN envoy says ouster of Assad is a priority of US

Sen. Lindsay Graham is calling for as many as 6,000 more US troops to fight the Islamic State group. The US launched Friday 59 missiles on a Syrian airbase in retaliation for the suspected chemical weapon attack that killed dozens of civilians, including many children.


Peaceful outcome for Korean peninsula still possible - Pence

Peaceful outcome for Korean peninsula still possible - Pence

North Korea has threatened massive retaliation for any U.S. attack, and such a war would quickly put South Korea directly in the line of fire. Pence said the carrier group was now expected to be in waters off the Korean peninsula before the end of the month, "within days".


Le Pen says France not responsible for WWII Jew round-up

Le Pen says France not responsible for WWII Jew round-up

It said she "in no way exonerates the effective and personal responsibility of the French people who took part in the awful Vel d'Hiv roundup and in all the atrocities committed during this period". He alluded to the fact that Jean-Marie Le Pen has been convicted several times already for contesting crimes against humanity and stating that the gas chambers used to kill Jews were a mere "detail" of history .



Trump to order US Treasury to delve into taxes, post-crisis reforms

The president will travel to the Treasury Department Friday to sign three measures. Trump signed an executive order to review any major tax regulations set previous year by his predecessor, as well as two memos to potentially revamp or eliminate fundamental elements of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reforms passed in the wake of the Great Recession.