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General election 2017: Scotland's political leaders step up their campaigns

General election 2017: Scotland's political leaders step up their campaigns

The Tories gained 500 seats and seized control of 11 councils. Ms Davidson insisted then: "We won the local government election is Gordon this week, beating the SNP into second place". For the first time ever, the Tories had a councillor elected in Paisley's Ferguslie Park - the most deprived part of Scotland - while the party also increased its numbers in Glasgow, where it previously had just one representative.


IS downs Iraqi helicopter west of Mosul

IS downs Iraqi helicopter west of Mosul

UNHCR cited Iraqi authorities as stating that over 630,000 people have left Mosul and surrounding areas since Iraqi forces began a military operation to re-take the city from the Islamic State jihadist group in October, an offensive which the army said it will complete this month.



US likely to expand airline laptop ban to Europe

The US Department of Homeland Security said on Tuesday it was close to a decision on extending to Europe an existing ban imposed on eight countries , as the busy summer transatlantic travel season looms. "Why are laptops the target of such a ban despite the United States' investment in airport security and screening procedures?" "It's not like losing your water bottle or your scissors".



Melissa McCarthy, Alec Baldwin return to 'SNL'

Melissa McCarthy once again brought comic spice plus Spicer to "Saturday Night Live". Later on in the sketch, McCarthy's Spicer meets with Baldwin's Trump at his New Jersey golf club, where the pair embrace and kiss. Had Trump been feeding him lies? Bobby Moynihan , playing New York Times correspondent Glenn Thrush, wanted to know if the firing of the FBI's director, James Comey , had anything to do with his investigation into Russian Federation.



Crude Prices Higher on US Stocks Draw

But probably to bring back confidence in the oil market, Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation - the two pillars of OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers - hinted at an extension of output cuts in 2018. "U.S. tight crude output is expected to rise rapidly and increase by 600,000 bpd in 2017", OPEC said, using anther term for shale. Notably, U.S. crude production continued to climb, rising to 9.31 million bbl/d, from 9.29 million bbl/d the week earlier.



GOP Health Plan Doesn't Address the Biggest Health Care Problems

If the Senate passes a version of the AHCA that doesn't exactly match the Representatives version, it then goes to a "conference committee" of senior members from both houses to create a compromise bill that must also pass both full houses.