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Author: 0 May to tell Scots: Let UK and Scotland 'flourish together'

She claimed the opposition parties are lining up to "prop up" Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn - and that voting SNP puts him closer to Number 10. But Mrs May's visit underlined the size of the victory she thinks is within her grasp, with the Tories now the leading unionist party north of the border, according to polls.

Author: 0 Expert downplays North Korean threat of sinking aircraft carrier

The top naval officer in charge of the US Pacific Command said Thursday the threat from North Korea is at its highest level in history. Japanese guided-missile destroyers joined the USS Carl Vinson aircraft-carrier strike group off the Korean peninsula on Tuesday, as did the USS Michigan , a special-operations and guided-missile nuclear-powered submarine.

Author: 0 Washington Capitals Triumph In Overtime Over Toronto Maple Leafs

Tuukka Rask made 26 saves for the Bruins, who got goals from Drew Stafford and Patrice Bergeron. On paper, it looked as if the Washington Capitals could cruise past the Toronto Maple Leafs as the Pittsburgh Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets beat each other up on the other side of the bracket.

Author: 0 Support to legalize marijuana hits all-time high

More generally on the topic of drug abuse, 69 percent think that should be treated as an addiction and mental health problem rather than a criminal offense. Half of respondents, meanwhile, said they had tried marijuana, including 45 percent of Republicans, 49 percent of Democrats and 55 percent of independents.

Author: 0 Turkish court formally blocks access to Wikipedia

Turkish media said authorities had asked Wikipedia to remove content by writers "supporting terror". A formal court order backing up the provisional order is expected in the coming days. "There are some unusual programmes that would scrap the institution of family, take away its nobility and sanctity", Kurtulmus said at the time. The shows are highly popular in Turkey, but attract thousands of complaints every year, the Guardian reported .

Author: 0 Trump assures wall along Mexico border will be built

While erasing Obama's statute is solidly opposed by Democrats, the budget measure will need support from both parties because GOP conservatives often oppose spending legislation. That's a departure from other Democratic leaders, including Durbin and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who said Tuesday they wanted language in the bill to protect the Obamacare funding.

Global Media S Koreans clash with Police as U.S. installs THAAD Missile system
Author: 0 S Koreans clash with Police as U.S. installs THAAD Missile system

Trump on Monday urged UN Security Council ambassadors to consider stronger sanctions against Pyongyang, and United States senators will be briefed on North Korea at the White House on Wednesday. On Sunday, Japanese defence forces began a joint drill with a visiting US Navy strike group featuring an aircraft carrier, the Carl Vinson, which had arrived in north-east Asia in a display of American resolve.

Author: 0 Tottenham match-winner Christian Eriksen: We showed we're still in title race

To win big trophies and achieve big things, your mentality must be bigger than that. ".My feeling is now, so close, only four points, but massive when only five games to play". Former Chelsea defender Graeme Le Saux believes Tottenham have one key strength over the Blues in that they are the best team in the Premier League without the ball.

Author: 0 Arsene Wenger: 'Arsenal players have good mentality'

This will be Arsene Wenger's 50th north London derby in charge of Arsenal (W22 D20 L7) - the Gunners have scored more goals against Spurs than they have against any other side under the Frenchman (92). 'First of all, you face financial restrictions, which we did. Although it might be less in the future because we have more income. 'Secondly, because you don't feel at home like you were before.

Global Media French election: what you need to know
Author: 0 French election: what you need to know

Le Pen announced on Monday she was temporarily stepping aside as leader of the National Front (FN) to remain "above partisan considerations" while campaigning in the second round of the presidential election . On Saturday, he said the alliance between Dupont-Aignan and Le Pen clarified the choice on offer to voters. "I want to be the president of all the people of France, for the patriots facing the threat of nationalism", he told at a celebration rally in Porte de Versailles.

Global Media Chicago Bears trade down in second round, take Ashland TE Adam Shaheen
Author: 0 Chicago Bears trade down in second round, take Ashland TE Adam Shaheen

Pace has cast his lot with a quarterback who started only 13 games at North Carolina. Even though the Bears gave up way too much to move up one spot in the draft to get the North Carolina quarterback - a loss of potential talent which means Trubisky will end up playing for a worse team in the long run - Trubisky still ended up in a much better spot to achieve his National Football League potential than if his hometown Browns had taken him with the first pick instead of Myles Garrett .

Author: 0 Israel targets 'drone' and Syrian army base in two strikes

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights , a UK-based monitoring group, reported that the powerful blast believed to be located near the main road leading to Damascus International Airport, was heard across the capital at dawn on Thursday.

Author: 0 BC Liberal Leader Christy Clark says U.S. "greed" driving softwood spat

Later in the morning, the Liberals sent out another news release attacking NDP Leader John Horgan's ties to the Steelworkers. British Columbia's Green party is hoping its promise to balance the province's books will shore up the group's economic credentials and translate into more support at the ballot box come election day.

Global Media Jeremy Corbyn Refuses To Rule Out Second EU Referendum On Brexit Deal
Author: 0 Jeremy Corbyn Refuses To Rule Out Second EU Referendum On Brexit Deal

The smaller Liberal Democrats, who lost most of their seats in 2015 after entering coalition with the Conservatives, are hoping to capitalise on their strong support for the European Union to win new support. For Michael Hewson, an analyst at CMC Markets, the elections could also help May by "diluting the influence of the more extreme elements of her own party on the Brexit process".

Author: 0 Korean ballistic missile test fails

He said sanctions must be backed by a "willingness to counteract North Korean aggression with military action if necessary". Inter-continental ballistic rockets will fly into the U.S. Mr Kim reiterated North Korea's longstanding contention that its nuclear programme "is the product of the United States' hostile policy towards DPRK".

Global Media Tensions rise between Turkey, US along Syrian border
Author: 0 Tensions rise between Turkey, US along Syrian border

An unnamed YPG commander said on Friday that U.S. forces would begin monitoring the situation along the Syria-Turkey frontier following cross-border skirmishes between the Turkish military and Syrian Kurdish forces earlier this week. "The Turks said they bombed our headquarters because they claimed our territory is being used to launch attacks against Turkey, but those accusations are unfounded", she said in an op-ed published by the Washington Post.

Author: 0 Sebastian Vettel takes pole position for Russian Grand Prix

I was more than half-a-second off today, so there does not appear to be too many positives. "It's a shame, because I lost the back of my vehicle by pushing a little too much - the tires are very sensitive - during my last lap". "We started the weekend well, in the correct areas, so it's easier to move forward from there". "I'm on the dirty side of the grid so I haven't done myself any favours off the start.

Global Media No motive in DE trooper's fatal shooting, standoff
Author: 0 No motive in DE trooper's fatal shooting, standoff

Sealy fled from the scene and is believed to be barricaded inside a home in Middletwon, Delaware, state police said in a press release . Delaware State Police and EMS personnel on the scene attempted lifesaving efforts on Sealy, but he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead 12 minutes after being shot.

Global Media French Presidential Candidate Emmanuel Macron Reportedly Blacklists RT
Author: 0 French Presidential Candidate Emmanuel Macron Reportedly Blacklists RT

Macron is the only choice - because the other is Marine Le Pen , leader of the extremist right-wing National Front , a xenophobic, all-but-fascist party founded by her father, Jean-Marie Le Pen, an anti-Semite who denies the Holocaust. "I made a decision to leave the presidency of the National Front, and I am no longer the President of the National Front". It is important not to count her out, considering the volatility of the French electorate and the National Front's presence in local ...

Author: 0 Player ratings as Celtic crush Rangers in Old Firm Derby

Brown was nearly in trouble himself after catching Miller with an elbow, but got away with a talking-to. While the hosts' passing was erratic, Celtic's exchanges seemed laser-guided. Midfielder Callum McGregor was inspirational and striker Leigh Griffiths was always a threat. Image: Rangers' Calum McGregor unleashes a shot during the Old Firm derby.

Author: 0 EPA Chief Visits East Chicago Amid Fears Agency Is Leaving Region

Eric Holcomb IN East Chicago. Pruitt's decision came less than a month after he waived an earlier EPA edict that asked 15,000 oil and gas producers to track and report their methane emissions. Members of the Chicago EPA office also want to meet with Pruitt over his proposal to close the office and move it to Kansas. Residents of the housing complex in IN were joined by environmental activists as they protested nearby before Pruitt arrived.

Global Media Qatar calls for independent probe into chemical attack
Author: 0 Qatar calls for independent probe into chemical attack

Lavrov said that actions such as the USA airstrike on Syrian province of Idlib on April 7 to change the Syria regime would fail. On the USA airstrike on an Assad regime air base in retaliation for the chemical attack, Lavrov said, "We reiterated our common position that it was an act of aggression, a flagrant violation of the principles of worldwide law and the UN Charter".

Global Media Syrian official threatens to respond to alleged Israeli strike
Author: 0 Syrian official threatens to respond to alleged Israeli strike

An Israeli missile strike has caused a large explosion and fire at a military site near Damascus global airport, Syrian state media report, according to BBC News. Witnesses said a total of five strikes occurred near the Damascus airport road, about 25km from the capital, early on Thursday. A Western diplomat said the airstrikes sent a strong political message to Iran, effectively saying it could no longer use Iraqi and Syrian airspace to resupply its proxies in Syria with impunity.

Author: 0 "End the injustice!": Plea by Venezuelan official's son stirs nation

He called the organization's actions "intrusive, arbitrary, illicit, misplaced, and vulgar". The decision to leave the OAS comes amid nearly daily clashes between security forces and anti-government protesters that have left at least 28 people dead and hundreds injured.

Author: 0 This Activist Nun Live-Tweeted The Arkansas Executions

On Monday night, Arkansas executed two convicted murders back-to-back, making it the first state to carry out two executions in one day since Texas did it in 2000. He raped and killed Phillips and beat her daughter, leaving her for dead. Jones had left Phillips' 9-year-old daughter for dead, but she survived. The Arkansas eight filed such a claim, arguing that midazolam - the drug used to render inmates unconscious in botched executions in other states - does not reliably prevent a painful ...

Author: 0 Macron hunts for French rural votes, Le Pen cheers new ally

The clash between the two contenders for the decisive round of the presidential election on May 7 marked a sharp escalation in the campaign, with Le Pen taking the initiative and forcing Macron to step up his game after lying low for a few days.

Author: 0 Turkish jets attack US-backed troops in Iraq, Syria

John Dorrian, the spokesperson for Operation Inherent Resolve, told reporters at the Pentagon on Wednesday. The YPG makes up the bulk of the Syrian Democratic Forces alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters taking on IS in Syria . Turkey has insisted that it had informed the United States and Russian Federation before launching strikes against Kurdish forces in Syria and Iraq , as Moscow blasted the bombing raids as " unacceptable " and new border clashes erupted.

Global Media Journalists Honor Press Freedom At a Dinner Without Trump
Author: 0 Journalists Honor Press Freedom At a Dinner Without Trump

It would be very hard for Vlad to make it. Vlad can't just make it on a Saturday, it's a Saturday! "As for the other guy, I think he's in Pennsylvania because he can't take a joke", quipped Mr Minhaj. "It is unbelievable to be among the greatest journalists in the world, and yet, when we all checked into the Hilton on Friday we all got a USA Today ".

Global Media Hague ruling omitted from Asean statement
Author: 0 Hague ruling omitted from Asean statement

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte faced pushback on Saturday at a regional summit over his efforts to weaken Southeast Asian resistance to Chinese expansionism in the contested South China Sea , diplomats said. However, it did include in a section separate to the South China Sea chapter the need to show "full respect for legal and diplomatic processes" in resolving disputes.

Author: 0 4/20 poll: Support to legalize marijuana at all-time high

That ranks marijuana as more unsafe than schedule 2 drugs such as cocaine, meth, oxycodone and OxyContin. Politically, opposition for federal interference with marijuana legalization spans the divide, with all groups showing support for states' rights: Republicans at 63 per cent, 76 per cent of Democrats and 72 per cent of Independents.

Global Media Trump invites Duterte to White House
Author: 0 Trump invites Duterte to White House

Trump said he would travel to the Philippines in November to take part in the East Asia Summit and the US-ASEAN Summit. Ties between security allies United States and Manila improved under Trump, who has not openly criticized Duterte's controversial campaign so far.

Global Media MCD poll results: AAP on course correction, to focus on home turf
Author: 0 MCD poll results: AAP on course correction, to focus on home turf

The post fell vacant when AAP leader Dilip Pandey resigned from the post on Wednesday after party's defeat in municipal polls. He blamed the AAP loss in Punjab election on the party's wrong decision. "With the BJP riding high on a Modi wave, entry of AAP leaders in the BJP camp would dampen the spirit of the party cadre", BJP leaders said. BJP VP Vinay Sahasrabudhe said, "It was an accident that catapulted them into power".

Global Media British Police Shoot Woman, Arrest 4 in Counter-Terror Operation
Author: 0 British Police Shoot Woman, Arrest 4 in Counter-Terror Operation

Police said a 16-year-old boy and a 20-year-old woman were arrested at the address where the woman was shot and a 20-year-old man was detained nearby. It is understood the arrest of the suspect was "intelligence-led" and made as part of a joint operation being carried out by MI5 and counter-terrorism police.

Global Media Iran's Zarif: Some Parties Unwilling to Probe into Syria Chemical Attack
Author: 0 Iran's Zarif: Some Parties Unwilling to Probe into Syria Chemical Attack

It is astounding that Russia , Iran and Assad's regime, are demanding via Lavrov a thorough and honest investigation into the chemical attack in Idlib. Russian Federation has alleged that the victims were killed when Syrian warplanes hit a rebel chemical arsenal. Or does Russian President Vladimir Putin believe he can sit in both camps? Syria's Foreign Ministry has condemned the U.S.

Author: 0 Wizards finish off Hawks with Wall's 42-point game

He may be considered the best German player since Dirk Nowitzki . The first time ever having the keys to the team, he did a great job running that group. Now, they'll be looking for another strong start like Game 3, when the Hawks raced to a 25-point lead in the first quarter. His heart and competitive drive isn't something anyone should question at this point.

Global Media Pope Francis Tries To Heal Wounds During His Speech In Egypt
Author: 0 Pope Francis Tries To Heal Wounds During His Speech In Egypt

On Friday, Francis met Coptic Orthodox patriarch Pope Tawadros II, and both attended an emotional service at the Saint Peter and Saint Paul church attacked in December. The pope kissed an altar set up under a canopy and bowed his head listening to the liturgy, before saying a prayer and listening to a recital from the Bible's Acts of the Apostles, which tells the story of the church's founding.

Author: 0 Palace Win A Big Test Passed For Spurs

Spurs plans to move into the new 61,000-seat stadium for the start of the 2018-19 season. "What is most important is that we go there, try to win the game and focus on our performance". Not the last game, the very last minute. If I was playing for Fulham at Craven Cottage and I wanted to play a high ball to Clint Dempsey on the left, I knew exactly where to put it.

Global Media No sign Philippines raised sea feud win vs. China in summit
Author: 0 No sign Philippines raised sea feud win vs. China in summit

Any slight against China, such as a reminder that it lost a world court arbitration ruling July 12 over the legal basis for its claim to 95 percent of the sea, would be "unnecessarily provocative", said Collin Koh, maritime security research fellow at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

Author: 0 US GDP growth slows to a crawl in Q1 2017

All in all, not the kind of news President Donald Trump wanted to hear on the eve of his 100th day in office or after his campaign promises to get the economy growing by 3 percent a year or better. Still others pointed to stronger growth ahead, saying that companies invested in facilities and equipment at a faster pace than anticipated. Spending on mining exploration, wells and shafts surged at a record 449 percent rate after rising at a 23.7 percent pace in the fourth quarter, ...

Author: 0 Access to Wikipedia blocked in Turkey

The local publications further mention that Wikipedia may have been blocked in the country for the time being but an order by the telecom authority would need to be backed by a full court order in the coming weeks. Other websites, including leading social media, appeared to be working normally. The restriction is in place with support from numerous Internet Service Providers (ISPs) operating in the country.

Global Media Philippines goes easy on China in final ASEAN statement
Author: 0 Philippines goes easy on China in final ASEAN statement

Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ( Asean ) have urged North Korea to seriously comply with global obligations and voiced concerns over Pyongyang's test-firing of mid-range ballistic missiles. The revised Asean message by this year's chair President Rodrigo Duterte reaffirmed his decision not to discuss the arbitral ruling among fellow Asean leaders.

Author: 0 Pyongyang's Washington-Defying Missile Launch Fails

A USA military assessment found the main part of the missile landed approximately 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Pukchang airfield, a U.S. official told CNN . The surge in tensions has rattled China, especially with US President Donald Trump's repeated insistence that the US would take on North Korea alone if Beijing fails to curb Pyongyang's provocative behavior.

Global Media Holocaust Denial Continues To Haunt Le Pen's Presidential Bid
Author: 0 Holocaust Denial Continues To Haunt Le Pen's Presidential Bid

On Friday, nine days before the second round of the election, Ms Le Pen's anti-immigration National Front (FN) was again fighting a furore over a senior official's reported remarks about the Nazi gas chambers. (Onwards!) has called on Le Pen to condemn comments her father made about a ceremony for a policeman who was killed in an attack in Paris last week.

Global Media Indonesian prosecutors seek suspended jail term for Jakarta governor
Author: 0 Indonesian prosecutors seek suspended jail term for Jakarta governor

The Jakarta-based Charta Politika survey showed that 47.3 percent of almost 800 respondents favored Ahok and deputy governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat while 44.8 percent supported Anies and running mate Sandiaga Uno, a businessman. "Honestly, I am confused of whom to vote for, unlike the presidential election in 2012 when I was confident of voting for Jokowi", Indriaty Octarina, a housewife in South Jakarta told Asia Sentinel.

Author: 0 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails launch mass hunger strike

Protests were also held in Palestinian cities in connection with Prisoners Day, including one in Bethlehem that led to clashes with Israeli forces. Demonstrators had set up a rally in the West Bank to voice their displeasure at the poor conditions in which imprisoned Palestinians are kept in on Monday (17 April) before violent scenes started taking place.

Author: 0 North Korea carries out 'large-scale' artillery drill, South Kor

Navy. The nuclear-powered United States submarine USS Michigan also made a port call at Busan in the South today in another show of force, while U.S. The statement said that Seoul and Washington have been pushing to get THAAD quickly working to cope with North Korea's advancing nuclear and missile threats .

Author: 0 Syria blames Israel for missile attack near Damascus International Airport

Throughout the Syrian war, which began in March 2011, Israel has made it clear it would not allow shipments of weapons from Iran to Hezbollah units fighting in Syria. Israel considers weapons obtained by the militant movement inside Syria a threat. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he was negotiating with Russian Federation to acquire the latest generation of an anti-missile system to deal with "Israeli attacks and USA threats".

Global Media Republicans Trump, Ryan join Democrat Schumer to press Canada on milk trade
Author: 0 Republicans Trump, Ryan join Democrat Schumer to press Canada on milk trade

Even the Prime Minister waded into the discussion to defend Canadian dairy. Donald Trump made a statement that Canada has been very unfair towards the dairy farmers and they would take some actions against it. A spokeswoman for Canada's dairy industry said Tuesday night there has not been any new taxes on dairy imports. MacNaughton attached a report from the U.S.

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