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Sturgeon: SNP 'vital' to protect Scotland from dangers of Tory government

Sturgeon: SNP 'vital' to protect Scotland from dangers of Tory government

Scotland's First Minister said that "by necessity" Scotland might have to pursue membership of the European Free Trade Association (Efta ) before achieving full EU membership. It is, she said, "to demand a place for Scotland at the Brexit negotiating table and the inclusion of the case for our place in the single market in the negotiating remit".


Napoles ordered to be transferred to Camp Bagong Diwa

Napoles ordered to be transferred to Camp Bagong Diwa

The court on Monday issued a commitment order on the transfer of Napoles to the Taguig jail facility. "The prosecution countered that there is nothing to support the allegations of the accused Napoles and maintained that the BJMP is a more secure place to hold her while awaiting trial".



North Korea continues to threaten USA and its allies: White House

Japan's two-tier missile defense system first targets incoming missiles at the peak of their trajectory with the Standard Missile-3 launched from Aegis-equipped vessels. On May 14 (May 13 EDT in the U.S.), the DPRK did a new - and successful - launch of a ballistic missile. The missile, launched at a steep angle, reached an altitude of 2000km and travelled about 700km, landing in the sea west of Japan.



Busy day for French president: Names PM, meets with Merkel

According to her, from Germany's viewpoint, it would be possible to change European Union treaties, but there will be a lot of reforms first. At home, Macron started to shape his government by appointing relatively little-known lawmaker Edouard Philippe, 46, as his prime minister.


Ivory Coast defense minister says deal reached with soldiers

Ivory Coast defense minister says deal reached with soldiers

The current round of trouble began late Thursday when a soldier presented as a spokesman for the former rebels said they wished to apologise to Ouattara for the January mutiny and were renouncing their demand for huge payouts. On Sunday, armed forces' chief of staff General Sékou Touré vowed to end the mutiny, but the mutineers said they would fight back if loyalist troops intervened.



German state vote shows Merkel on track

The SPD vote slumped from 39.1 percent in the last election in 2012 to just 31.1 percent yesterday. Schulz shrugged off the two disappointments. Martin Schulz said the loss in the state, Germany's most populous and regarded as a centre-left stronghold, was "a hard day for the Social Democrats, a hard day for me personally as well".