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Jeremy Corbyn calls on Scottish voters to reject 'vicious' Tories

Jeremy Corbyn calls on Scottish voters to reject 'vicious' Tories

To grow Britain's opposition Labour party's vote, Jeremy Corbyn has adopted what the BBC has described as a "left-wing Trump" demeanour. He said the Tories were likely to win but a big Labour vote could constrain the PM, whose "unreasonable" policy was being driven by her party's right wing.



White House officials offer conflicting details of Trump tax plan

President Donald Trump's zeal to unveil a tax plan before his 100th day in office is raising questions about just how thorough his "tax reform" plans will be, amid signals that his focus for now is on slashing tax rates. When asked about the deficit impact of the tax plan, Mnuchin said at an International Monetary Fund event Saturday that when accounting for the economic growth that would occur because of the tax changes, the tax overhaul "will pay" for itself.



Entire U.S. Senate invited to North Korea briefing

During the 1994 North Korean nuclear crisis, the administration of then-U.S. President Bill Clinton secretly drew up plans for an airstrike against a North Korean nuclear facility at Yongbyon. "North Korea's a big world problem, and it's a problem we have to finally solve". "People put blindfolds on for decades and now it's time to solve the problem".


China's Xi Urges Trump Restraint On North Korea

China's Xi Urges Trump Restraint On North Korea

A Japanese official said the phone call between Trump and Abe was not prompted by any specific change in the situation. China "hopes that all relevant sides exercise restraint, and avoid doing anything to worsen the tense situation", the Chinese ministry said in a statement, paraphrasing Xi.



China's Xi urges Trump to show restraint on North Korea

Trump spoke by phone with both the Japanese and Chinese leaders today. Meanwhile, Japanese Prime Minister Abe described his 30- minute phone conversation with Trump as "intensive", public broadcaster NHK reported . Adding to the heightened tension, North Korea detained a USA citizen on Saturday as he attempted to leave the country. Tony Kim , also known as Kim Sang-duk, was detained as he attempted to travel from Pyongyang Airport to China with his wife on Saturday.