• Spend more, tax the rich: UK's Labour stakes election turf
Spend more, tax the rich: UK's Labour stakes election turf

Labour will lower the threshold for the 45p rate of income tax from £150,000 to £80,000 and introduce a new 50p rate on earnings over £123,000. Labour has said it will not change pension tax relief in correspondence to its proposed changes to income tax , despite concerns pension contributions could be used to get around the tax increase f...

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  • US Senate intel panel invites James Comey to testify in Public
US Senate intel panel invites James Comey to testify in Public

In an audio-only press gaggle, Spicer took questions about the White House's denial of Comey's account, as well as the fact that multiple Congressional committees are asking the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director to give testimony.

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  • Donald Trump forbids James Comey from leaking to media in veiled tweet
Donald Trump forbids James Comey from leaking to media in veiled tweet

One week after Trump was sworn is as the 45th president of the United States, he met with Comey at a private dinner and asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation director to pledge his loyalty, according to a report by The New York Times .

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  • Handover all Comey documents on Trump: US Congress to Federal Bureau of Investigation
Handover all Comey documents on Trump: US Congress to Federal Bureau of Investigation

The day after that Comey met with Trump in the Oval Office and wrote a memo to record the meeting because he was uneasy about the president's request, according to a person who was given a copy of the document. In a separate letter, the Democrat members on the House Oversight and Judiciary committees called for a joint investigation and a public ...

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  • Netanyahu's office denies rumors the prime minister opposes moving US Embassy
Netanyahu's office denies rumors the prime minister opposes moving US Embassy

The statement from Mr. Netanyahu's office concluded: "This is the clear and consistent position of Prime Minister Netanyahu , which he reiterated today". Mort Klein , President of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), said on Monday that he is very disappointed with Trump's handling of the issue.

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  • Deadly tornadoes tear through central US
Deadly tornadoes tear through central US

Several poultry barns at a turkey processing plant across the street from the trailer park were badly damaged, and turkeys could be seen wandering in the debris. In eastern Nebraska, winds damaged homes, farms and businesses and left thousands of people without electricity. He thinks the park had about 50 homes.

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  • Putin offers transcript of Trump meeting with Lavrov
Putin offers transcript of Trump meeting with Lavrov

The New York Times reported later that Israel was the source that shared with USA spy agencies the sensitive intelligence materials. "The security relationship between Israel & our greatest ally the United States, is deep, significant & unprecedented in volume", Mr Lieberman wrote in English on his Twitter account.

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  • Protesters Injured Outside Turkish Embassy in DC after Trump-Erdogan Meeting
Protesters Injured Outside Turkish Embassy in DC after Trump-Erdogan Meeting

Trump's recent decision to approve transfer of weapons to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) dominated by the YPG escalated this uneasy situation even more . refusing to extradite Fethullah Gulen, a Turkish cleric now living in Pennsylvania. This investors' meeting in which Turkey's economic reforms, Turkish-U.S.

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  • Britain's Labour launches 'radical, responsible' election manifesto
Britain's Labour launches 'radical, responsible' election manifesto

When the journalist said he had spoken to candidates who did not want to be associated with Mr Corbyn, Mr McDonnell said: "I don't accept anonymous sources any more - name a name". Worldwide students will not be included in immigration numbers, but the party will crack down on "fake colleges". In addition, Labour said it would increase social...

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  • Putin condemns North Korea missile test
Putin condemns North Korea missile test

North Korea says Sunday's launch tested the capability to carry a "large-size heavy nuclear warhead" and its ambassador in Beijing said on Monday that Pyongyang would continue such test launches "any time, any place". The test-launch was a legitimate act of self-defence and U.S. criticism was a "wanton violation of the sovereignty and dignity of th...

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  • Chinese state media says US should take some blame for cyber attack
Chinese state media says US should take some blame for cyber attack

The attack was eventually disarmed; however, experts warn that attackers could slightly modify the ransomware and launch another attack at any time. The Computer Emergency Response Team (Cert) is not able to confirm whether the New Zealand attacks are connected to the WannaCry virus, which has been holding thousands of computer files hostage by...

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  • US admiral: North Korea's actions 'recipe for disaster'
US admiral: North Korea's actions 'recipe for disaster'

The United States military stationed in South Korea has informed the host country of its detection of a recent North Korean missile launch, but important facts were omitted in the information sharing, sources said Wednesday. "The unification ministry has considered options on this internally but nothing has been decided yet". Philippines Preside...

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  • How will Iran's presidential election impact the US?
How will Iran's presidential election impact the US?

At the same time, they've focused on economic populism, denouncing Rouhani, a pragmatic Conservative, for failing to alleviate poverty and to provide the economic benefits he promised would flow from the signing of a nuclear deal with global powers.

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  • Zidane picks strong side for Celta Vigo showdown
Zidane picks strong side for Celta Vigo showdown

With the 25-year-old now set on leaving, Real have slapped a 75 million euro price tag on his head as the Premier League champions continue to circle, along with rivals Manchester United. But still Sevilla threatened and again Jovetic hit the crossbar from a delicate chip with Navas beaten. However, the fact two of Barca's four league defeats...

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  • Japanese princess gives up royal status to marry commoner
Japanese princess gives up royal status to marry commoner

Like UK's Prince William who met his future spouse, commoner Kate Middleton, in college, Mako also met Komuro at the International Christian University in Tokyo in 2012. Japan is now considering legal changes to allow the emperor to abdicate. Japan's cabinet is expected to approve a bill tomorrow to allow Akihito (83) to step down, the first abdi...

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  • Amazon's Echo Show is Alexa with a touchscreen
Amazon's Echo Show is Alexa with a touchscreen

And if your contact has another Echo device with a camera, you'll be able to do video calling as well. While Show has numerous same functions as the traditional Echo speaker, it looks significantly different and comes with added features .

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  • Trump 'leaking secrets' to Lavrov shows United States plagued by political schizophrenia - Putin
Trump 'leaking secrets' to Lavrov shows United States plagued by political schizophrenia - Putin

In a pair of tweets, the president responded to a firestorm of criticism triggered by the reports. Not with me, nor with representatives of Russia's intelligence services. He was in the room last week when the president shared the information with Russia's foreign minister and US ambassador at the White House. "What I'm saying is really the premi...

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  • Top House Republican criticizes McMaster's remarks on Western Wall location
Top House Republican criticizes McMaster's remarks on Western Wall location

And insisted Israel and Netanyahu should have nothing to do with that part of Trump's visit because it's occupied territory. A dispute erupted on Tuesday between Israel and the United States over comments by U.S. In fact, he (Netanyahu) repeated the calls for the U.S.to move their embassy to Jerusalem today. The Palestinian prime minister war...

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  • Come fly with me: Dutch king was guest pilot for 21 years
Come fly with me: Dutch king was guest pilot for 21 years

For two decades, the king of the Netherlands has been putting the royal in KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. In a newspaper interview published on Wednesday, King Willem-Alexander said that he recently ended his role as a regular "guest pilot" after 21 years on KLM's fleet of Fokker 70 planes and before that on Dutch carrier Martinair.

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  • Kolkata's controversial claric Barkati sacked, refuses to quit
Kolkata's controversial claric Barkati sacked, refuses to quit

Several police complaints have been filed against him in the past. "The termination notice was sent (to Barkati) today". The committee is functioning for 12 years only. Imam Barkati said, "This Board has no right to sack me". Considered close to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, he was seen sharing stage at prominent rallies of Trinamool Congress.

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  • Chelsea Manning to participate in documentary about her
Chelsea Manning to participate in documentary about her

The US Army has previously confirmed Manning will remain an active duty soldier, although in an unpaid status. The Crescent, Oklahoma, native tweeted after being granted clemency that she plans to move to Maryland. The Army has continued to officially consider Manning male, and has kept her in the men's section of the US Disciplinary Barracks...

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  • 'Flirting With EFTA': Sturgeon Says Scotland May Join Free Trade Association
'Flirting With EFTA': Sturgeon Says Scotland May Join Free Trade Association

A second email dated October 30 that year from officials to ministers, including Alex Salmond, said the paper intended "to settle once and for all the accusation that we do not have a legally valid plan for securing an independent Scotland's membership of the European Union".

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  • North Korean hackers behind global cyberattack?
North Korean hackers behind global cyberattack?

In the first clues of the origin of the massive ransomware attacks, Google researcher Neel Mehta posted computer code that showed similarities between the "WannaCry" malware and a vast hacking effort widely attributed to Pyongyang. The spread of the WannaCry virus has slowed as new cyber defences have been put in place, but the malware still foun...

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  • New York Police Chief Shot At Domestic Call
New York Police Chief Shot At Domestic Call

MAYBROOK -Village of Maybrook Police Chief Arnold "Butch" Amthor was shot in the shoulder Tuesday morning as he and other officers responded to a reported domestic dispute at a residence on Abbey Lane in the village. Police have not gone into the house and would not elaborate further on the standoff. The shooting triggered a massive police respo...

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  • French ex-PM Valls wants to join Macron's movement
French ex-PM Valls wants to join Macron's movement

Hamon vowed to "rebuild the left" with a new "broad-based movement", while saying he meant to remain a member of the Socialist Party. The poor result has triggered a fierce debate within the Socialists about whether to stick with Hamon's left-wing platform or to switch back to the more centrist views of Valls and his allies.

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  • MacArthur faces angry residents at New Jersey town hall over AHCA
MacArthur faces angry residents at New Jersey town hall over AHCA

Hundreds of demonstrators who weren't able to get into the town hall protested outside. "That's been my goal from the very beginning", MacArthur told the crowd, adding, "I hear your anger, I hear your frustration. For almost five hours, MacArthur faced hostile question after hostile question from a crowd eager to show its displeasure with Republica...

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  • Are you registered to vote in the General Election?
Are you registered to vote in the General Election?

No one was expecting Theresa May's snap election announcement, and if you are a student who has never voted before you might be a little confused about registration . It found that 3,475 people showed up to vote, only to be told they were not on the register. You will need to have your National Insurance number handy too.

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  • Daesh terrorists only control 10 percent of Mosul, near total defeat
Daesh terrorists only control 10 percent of Mosul, near total defeat

An Iraqi-modified T-72M tank belonging to the pro-government Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary forces advances towards the UNESCO-listed ancient city of Hatra, southwest of the northern city of Mosul , during an offensive to retake the area from Islamic State (IS) group fighters, on April 26, 2017.

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  • EU to welcome back UK if Brexit is abandoned
EU to welcome back UK if Brexit is abandoned

Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas said Mr Corbyn was letting down Britain by refusing to back a second referendum. Corbyn added: "Much of the media and Establishment are saying this election is a foregone conclusion". Despite Corbyn's bravado, his party is divided under his left-wing leadership and is expected to fare badly. The Conservatives ...

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  • UNESCO votes to condemn Israeli occupation of Jerusalem
UNESCO votes to condemn Israeli occupation of Jerusalem

The resolution also refers to UN Security Council Resolution 2334, which in December declared all Israeli settlements, including in East Jerusalem, illegal under worldwide law. Speaking at the start of the weekly Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Netanyahu called the resolution "delusional" and an "absurd decision". Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin N...

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  • Trump on Asking for Comey's Loyalty: 'I Didn't'
Trump on Asking for Comey's Loyalty: 'I Didn't'

Grassley said earlier in the interview that both Democrats and Republicans would ask of the nominee, "how are they going to handle this investigation?" referring to the investigation, confirmed by Comey under oath, of possible coordination between Trump's 2016 campaign and Russian Federation.

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  • Results a sign voters want parties 'to work together,' Clark says
Results a sign voters want parties 'to work together,' Clark says

Premier Christy Clark now leads, with 43 seats as opposed to the NDP's 41 and the Green party's 3. The BC Greens scored a major breakthrough. "We have so much potential for renewable energy in British Columbia", said Adam Olsen, a Green elected in Saanich North on Vancouver Island.

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  • Hospital Trust 'remains vigilant' after cyber attack
Hospital Trust 'remains vigilant' after cyber attack

The ransomware assault triggered internal chaos at various NHS institutions by crippling doctors' and administrators' ability to access patient files and virtually coordinate. When asked if the government ignored warnings that the NHS could be vulnerable to cyber attacks, Prime Minister Theresa May told Sky News that the United Kingdom healthca...

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  • Australian Government Contemplates In-Flight Laptop Ban
Australian Government Contemplates In-Flight Laptop Ban

Australian Business Traveller reported a while ago that a ban on laptops on flights between the U.S. and Europe is expected. The federal government is considering information and advice "we are receiving internationally and working very closely with our partners".

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  • White House plays down Trump's praise of Australian health-care system
White House plays down Trump's praise of Australian health-care system

The two leaders discussed the future of the two countries from the perspective of national security and trade to immigration and enhanced economic cooperation. A 2014 Commonwealth Fund report found that Australia ranked second in quality care out of 11 affluent nations, while the United States ranked fifth.

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