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Author: 0 SNP tries to tempt older voters, who tend to vote Tory

In the manifesto the SNP said there should be "no question" that the Scottish parliament should have full control of European Union agricultural funding following Brexit . With Brexit talks set to start soon after the election, Mrs May said: "I am ready to go". The manifesto also sets out "anti-austerity" plans to invest nearly £120 billion in United Kingdom public services and pledges to increase the minimum wage to £10 an hour.

Global Media Text of grieving mother's letter to President Donald trump
Author: 0 Text of grieving mother's letter to President Donald trump

The mother of one of two men fatally stabbed last week on a train while trying to protect young women from anti-Muslim abuse has urged US President Donald Trump to encourage all Americans to protect one another. Christian then allegedly stabbed both Best and Myrddin Namkai-Meche again while Fletcher was seen in the background clutching his neck to stop the bleeding, according to the affidavit.

Global Media White House official: Trump expected to pull out of Paris climate deal
Author: 0 White House official: Trump expected to pull out of Paris climate deal

While Guterres did not mention the Trump administration in his speech, but responding to a question from the audience later, he said the United Nations believes "it would be important for the U.S. Guterres said countries can either "get on board or get left behind" when it comes to taking action on global warming because they will miss out on new economic opportunities from greener industries.

Author: 0 Trans-Pacific Partnership moving ahead without US

The RCEP talks have emerged as the strongest candidate for an Asian-wide trade agreement after United States President Donald Trump in January withdrew his country from the 12-nation TPP deal, saying America would instead negotiate bilateral trade deals.

Author: 0 USA military blames IS for civilian death in Mosul airstrike

That bomb, according to the Pentagon, should have resulted in damage to the structure localized to the front of the second floor where the bomb detonated, but should not have taken down the reinforced concrete building. The report added that an analysis of residual explosive material determined that it was "not consistent with the explosive content of a GBU-38 munition".

Author: 0 Nicola Sturgeon Has Dropped Her Plan To Hold IndyRef2 By Spring 2019

The SNP also gave its support to increasing the top rate of tax across the United Kingdom from 45p to 50p, alongside plans to increase the "real living wage" to just over £10 an hour by the end of the next parliament , as part of a "three-point plan to tackle poverty and inequality".

Author: 0 White House official: Trump plans to pull US from Paris deal

Witness how hard it is to pull out of the Paris accord now, when it went into effect only last November. Doubtless, negotiators had hoped that the United States would produce aggressive plans, implement them in good faith, and ratchet up their goals with every carbon-busting technological breakthrough.

Author: 0 Germany's Gabriel says ties with US 'difficult', will improve

These divergences were aired at a summit of G7 leaders in Sicily at the weekend at which Trump found himself isolated over his threat to ditch the 2015 Paris accord aimed at slowing climate change. And while German politicians sided with Ms Merkel, Mr Gabriel signalled that it was time for cooler heads to prevail. "I think it is inappropriate that we are now communicating with each other between a beer tent and Twitter", Gabriel added in Berlin.

Author: 0 UK Conservatives lose ground after manifesto launches

Although the prime minister insisted that the party's manifesto had left open the possibility of a cap on costs, a press release sent by the Conservatives explaining their plans ruled one out. After the announcement was made around midday regarding the U-turn on "dementia tax", there has been several four-figured bets on the Labour party at odds ranging from 15/1 to 12/1.

Author: 0 Corbyn apologises for failing to put a figure on free childcare policy

May, who was at times heckled by the audience during the televised questioning, was asked by a serving policeman about "devastating" cuts to police numbers during her six-year tenure as interior minister. Mr Corbyn , meeting staff at a nursery in Westminster, said today: "The Labour party believes every child, no matter what their background, deserves a good start in life, and that childcare costs shouldn't be a barrier for parents who want to go back to work".

Author: 0 Leaked information 'undermines' Manchester attack probe

Police and security services are also upset that the name of bomber Salman Abedi was leaked by US officials and published while police in Britain were withholding the name for what they said were reasons of operational security. Police have given no information about how the detained men may be connected to the bombing. A woman arrested Wednesday during a raid on an apartment north of Manchester has been released without charge.

Author: 0 Defense Department Makes Successful Missile-Intercept in Test

The long-planned test conducted Tuesday from Vandenberg Air Force Base was successful based on initial evaluations, according to a U.S. Missile Defense Agency statement. The ground-based mid-course defence (GMD) system used a 165cm "kill vehicle" released from a larger ground-based interceptor missile to obliterate the mock missile, defence officials said.

Global Media Trump handshake 'moment of truth': Macron
Author: 0 Trump handshake 'moment of truth': Macron

Fresh from talks with his Western counterparts at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting in Brussels and a G7 summit in Sicily, Macron will host the Russian president at the palace of Versailles outside Paris. Macron was warned by the French ambassador to the United States after the ambassador learned about the nature of Trump's handshakes . Meyer said many US states, cities, and companies are moving forward on climate action while the Trump administration is "waffling" on the ...

Author: 0 Ariana Grande breaks silence on Manchester attack: "We won't let hate win"

The 23-year-old, who suspended her tour and returned to her Florida home after the tragedy, said she planned a concert as "an expression of love for Manchester ". "Music is something that everyone on Earth can share". The Press and Journal also devotes its front page to Eilidh MacLeod and says her family has been left devastated by her death.

Author: 0 USA interceptor missile hits target in South Pacific

The Pentagon however, in the aftermath of Tuesday's successful intercept, says the USA now has a credible and capable means of defending itself from North Korea's missile threat. And before the test was carried out Navy Captain Jeff Davis , a Pentagon spokesman, said: 'This is part of a continuous learning curve'. The GMD system received the target tracking data and developed a fire control solution to intercept the incoming missile.

Global Media Fallen heroes remembered in Phoenix on Memorial Day
Author: 0 Fallen heroes remembered in Phoenix on Memorial Day

President Donald Trump is preparing his first Memorial Day address at Arlington National Cemetery. He transmitted somehow a personal connection with the fallen and their families and a reverence for them that was palpable. The president did not once mention himself. "We do not know where they came from, who they left behind, or what they hoped to be, but we do know what they did".

Author: 0 Sturgeon insists Scots must be offered independence as Brexit opt-out

Sturgeon confirmed that she wants a re-run of the SNP's failed 2014 independence bid in late 2018 or early 2019, but said she could extend that timetable if there was not sufficient "clarity" about the consequences of Brexit, with Britain due to leave the European Union in March 2019.

Global Media 'You got no safe place': Portland stabbing suspect rants in court
Author: 0 'You got no safe place': Portland stabbing suspect rants in court

Get out if you don't like free speech", Christian said while he was being arraigned on murder charges before Judge Paul G. Crowley at the Multnomah Justice Center in Portland Paul G. Micah Fletcher, who was nearby, got up and stood next to Namkai-Meche. Court documents say Christian shoved Fletcher in the chest and appeared to pull a folding knife from his pocket and hide it in his hand.

Author: 0 Theresa May: Jeremy Corbyn not ready for Brexit talks

Both leaders declared they would secure a good deal, without going into specifics on issues that the European Union has already taken a position on. Mr Corbyn said: "Can we come back to that in a moment?" During her session from the studio audience, Mrs May was accused by a police officer of presiding over "devastating" cuts, asked by a midwife to justify her "chronic underfunding" of the NHS and heckled over school funding.

Author: 0 Pentagon: U.S. successfully destroys ICBM target in missile test

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency ( MDA ) is reporting that its Ground-based Midcourse Defense ( GMD ) system has succeeded in its first attempt to shoot down an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile target ( ICBM ), the U.S. Pyongyang has repeatedly defied a United Nations resolution banning all nuclear and missile activity, and has ramped up the pace of its tests in recent months.

Author: 0 MSM's right-wing bias costs Corbyn 'fair' coverage, says BBC veteran Dimbleby

According to Labour, only 40% of two-year-olds now qualify for free childcare, while some families of three and four-year-olds also miss out. Dimbleby also echoed another trope of Corbyn's supporters by suggesting the Labour leader has more support among the public than he does among the parliamentary Labour party.

Author: 0 US Intercepts a Simulated Missile to Prepare Against NK Attack

The mock threat was launched from the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site in the Marshall Islands. Sensors on the target sent back "target acquisition and tracking data" to command, and the sea-based X-band radar in the Pacific Ocean "also acquired and tracked the target".

Global Media NY Times: Russians discussed how to influence Trump via his aides
Author: 0 NY Times: Russians discussed how to influence Trump via his aides

Controversy has engulfed Trump since he fired FBI Director James Comey on May 9 as Comey oversaw an investigation into possible collusion between his presidential campaign and Russian Federation. Yanukovych, the deposed president of Ukraine living in exile in Russian Federation, who at one time had worked closely with Mr. Manafort. Brennan said he believed he was the first US official to raise the matter of election interference with the Russians, citing a phone conversation he had on ...

Author: 0 John Kelly, Homeland Security Sec, defends back-channel with Russia

In addition to that, and perhaps most importantly, he is a very good person". He had at least three previously undisclosed contacts with the Russian ambassador to Washington , according to reports . Subsequent reports have said the Russians asked Kushner to set up a backchannel. I grew up up during the Cold War, with all of its worries about Russian Federation infiltrating our government and trying to take us over.

Global Media Trump hits out at 'fake news' about son-in-law
Author: 0 Trump hits out at 'fake news' about son-in-law

On the bombing investigation Trump said: "British Prime Minister May was very angry that the info the United Kingdom gave to USA about Manchester was leaked". President Donald Trump returned home to a country wondering how he would address bad news that grew more dire during his nine-day tour overseas.

Author: 0 Philippines Lawmakers Want Debate On Martial Law Amid Siege

It was certainly ballsy, another astonishing move from the most unorthodox president the Philippines has ever had. He dismissed them as the "jayvee team", which in American parlance means the "junior varsity" or the second-rate sports team.

Author: 0 United Kingdom police stop sharing Manchester attack info with U.S. after leaks

Among those taken into custody in Libya were the suspected bomber's father and his younger brother, the latter of whom confessed to knowing "all the details" of the attack plot, Libyan anti-terror authorities said. May said at the time Britain would continue to share intelligence with Washington. Police have swooped in on multiple addresses in the city since Tuesday and those arrested include bomber Salman Abedi's brother.

Author: 0 Trump administration defends Jared Kushner

That has raised questions about why he was meeting with Kushner at a crucial moment in the presidential transition, according to current and former officials familiar with the investigations. Flynn attended the meeting at Trump Tower with Kislyak. Following the reports , Kushner's attorney said the Trump aide would cooperate in the investigation.

Global Media Britain Resumes Sharing Bombing Intel With US After Leaks
Author: 0 Britain Resumes Sharing Bombing Intel With US After Leaks

The disclosure infuriated British officials, and Prime Minister Theresa May brought up the leaks with President Donald Trump at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit Thursday. Around the country, many people fell silent and bowed their heads at 11 a.m. for a minute in tribute to the bombing victims. In Manchester's St. Ann's Square, where a sea of floral tributes grew by the hour, a crowd sang the hometown band Oasis' song "Don't Look Back in Anger".

Global Media Migrant dinghy catches fire at sea, forcing dramatic rescue
Author: 0 Migrant dinghy catches fire at sea, forcing dramatic rescue

Dramatic footage taken by Portuguese and Spanish rescuers shows the migrants, who included nine women, desperately trying to cling on as the fire spreads. Spanish Coast Guard manager Tomas Garcia called the rescue " one of the most complex " his center has ever seen in a statement. The Portuguese Air Force coordinated a successful rescue effort that saved the lives of all 34 migrants.

Author: 0 Top Trump aide exits as wider White House overhaul expected

The White House said Dubke will remain in the post until a successor is in place. In confirming his early departure, Dubke told Politico the reasons were "personal", but showered praise on his fellow White House staffers and his time working for Trump.

Global Media Bomb kills 13, hurts 24 in Baghdad; IS claims responsibility
Author: 0 Bomb kills 13, hurts 24 in Baghdad; IS claims responsibility

At least three persons were killed and 17 others injured in a vehicle bomb attack in downtown Baghdad on Tuesday morning, the Interior Ministry said. In the northern city of Mosul, Iraqi troops are pushing Islamic State fighters out of their last strongholds. "Michael Pregent, former USA army officer and Iraqi government adviser with the Hudson Institute think tank, told Al Jazeera: "[Tuesday's attack is] meant to stoke a sectarian flame to get some sort of response from Shia militias ...

Author: 0 Trump Is Worried About The Trade Deficit With Germany. He Shouldn't Be

She said following the election of the U.S President Donald Trump and Brexit , Europeans "really have to take destiny into their own hands". "We want the European Union to become stronger and India will play a positive role towards that through the medium of Germany ", he told reporters at a joint briefing with Merkel, who hosts Chinese Premier Li Keqiang tomorrow.

Author: 0 Bryce Harper sparks massive brawl with Giants after Hunter Strickland drills him

He displayed that competitive spirit again on Monday as his brawl with San Francisco Giants pitcher Hunter Strickland led to the benches clearing. Both Harper and Strickland are sure to be suspended for Monday's brawl. "There's nothing to be thinking about the first round for because we were out and they were playing Kansas City in the World Series".

Author: 0 Trump Slams NATO Allies Standing Feet Away for Not 'Paying…

Trump and the allies remain at odds over Russia, which is deeply unsettling given mounting questions about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election". But Trump made no mention of the Article 5 commitment as he spoke next to a new monument centered on steel from the crumpled World Trade Center. Mr Trump's sharp words may have won him few friends among the gathered leaders, who appeared to avoid Mr Trump at the end of the "family photo", the group photograph customary at ...

Global Media United Kingdom stops sharing Manchester attack intelligence with US
Author: 0 United Kingdom stops sharing Manchester attack intelligence with US

Based on the account from a younger brother, investigators think Abedi used the internet to learn how to make a bomb and "seek victory for the Islamic State ", bin Salem said. "Always", Fadl said. "Very few people in the community here were close to him and therefore Salman's fanaticism wasn't something the community was aware of".

Global Media Declare cow as National Animal: Rajasthan High Court asks Centre
Author: 0 Declare cow as National Animal: Rajasthan High Court asks Centre

They come close on the heels of the Madras High Court putting a four-week stay on a Central government order that banned that sale of cows for the objective of slaughter. The Rajasthan HC order pertains to the case of the financial irregularities at the Hingonia Cow Rehabilitation Centre, popularly known as the Hingonia Goshala or the Hingonia Gaushala.

Global Media South Sudan soldiers face trial for deadly hotel rampage
Author: 0 South Sudan soldiers face trial for deadly hotel rampage

One reason the pope's trip was canceled was because an advance team sent by the Vatican to South Sudan was unable to obtain assurances that both Dinkas and Nuers would be able to attend a mass of reconciliation to be held by Francis, a church source told Reuters .

Author: 0 Trump triggers NAFTA renegotiation

Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray says his nation is "ready" to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement ( NAFTA ), which President Trump has told Congress he plans to do. There is no denying that foreign trade deals like NAFTA have hurt hardworking Americans and our manufacturing sector. The renegotiation provides the Trump Administration with a unique opportunity to reset the US trade agenda, according to National Farmers Union (NFU).

Global Media Many dead after bombing outside ice cream shop in Baghdad
Author: 0 Many dead after bombing outside ice cream shop in Baghdad

In a statement, ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack. Since the offensive to retake Mosul from Sunni ISIS started in October, PMU fighters have been fighting alongside USA -backed local forces to defeat the terrorist group in Mosul and the surrounding villages in northern Iraq's Nineveh province.

Global Media Severe thunderstorm watch issued for London, surrounding areas
Author: 0 Severe thunderstorm watch issued for London, surrounding areas

Calhoun, Clarendon, Lexington, Sumter. and Richland counties are now under severe thunderstorm warnings until 10 p.m. "The main threats are the gusty winds and the potential hail so it is important to keep a watch on the weather". A severe thunderstorm will make its way through Toronto and much of southern Ontario on Tuesday. Forecasters at the weather service said an upper-level area of low pressure will slowly cross the region this week, which will offer chances for showers and ...

Author: 0 Iraq presses Mosul assault, calls civilians to flee

Iraqi forces have launched a broad assault on parts of Mosul , closing in on the remaining pockets of territory held by ISIL, amid growing concerns over the safety of hundreds of thousands of civilians at risk of being caught in the crossfire.

Author: 0 Jared Kushner Didn't Suggest Back Channel, the Russians Did

The Monday Fox News report , which Trump retweeted on Tuesday, laid blame on the Russians rather than Jared Kushner , Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, for discussing the possibility of a communications back channel between the Trump administration and Moscow.

Author: 0 Pentagon: U.S. successfully destroys ICBM target in defense test

Haley also said the USA and China are working on the timing of when to come out with another resolution toughening sanctions on the North. In Tuesday's U.S. Early in the day, the Pentagon spokesman Capt Jeff Davis told that the test wasnt "timed specifically to the current tensions in North Korea". The system is created to defend the USA against a possible missile launch from a rogue state such as North Korea.

Author: 0 Trump eyes White House overhaul

Trump , according to one person familiar with his thinking, believed he was facing more of a communications problem than a legal one, despite the intensifying inquiries. At the very least, people said, he had been extremely naive; others were more blunt. "Just because you have a back channel, if indeed that's what Jared was after, doesn't mean that he then keeps everything secret".

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