Macron sticks to labour reform plans in rally speech

She called it a "violent" decision for herself, but said she did it "because the higher interest of the country was at stake". "Because the day after, we will have a Frexit or we will have [Marine Le Pen's] National Front (FN) again", Macron said... More..

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'Trumpcare' bill set to hurt Republicans
by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

'Trumpcare' bill set to hurt Republicans

A pre-existing condition is a "health problem you had before the date that new health coverage starts", according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services . "And third, this legislation will help br...More..

Shares slip from highs as Macron win seen priced in
by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Shares slip from highs as Macron win seen priced in

The election of Macron will undoubtedly make this task more hard. All 577 seats in the National Assembly are up for grabs. This accelerated procedure, bypassing parliament, could mean a fiery start to his ter...More..

by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

China's First Domestically Built Aircraft Carrier Launched, To Enter Service By 2020

It was towed from its dockyard at 9AM yesterday, after being officially unveiled for the first time in Dalian, a northern port city. China started building it in November, 2013. In March, it announced it woul...More..

Christian governor sentenced to jail for insulting Islam in Indonesia
by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Christian governor sentenced to jail for insulting Islam in Indonesia

Ahok was defeated in last month's gubernatorial race by a Muslim candidate, Aines Baswedan. "The conviction of Jakarta Governor Ahok demonstrates the inherent injustices of Indonesia's blasphemy law", sai...More..

by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

82 freed Nigerian schoolgirls arrive in nation's capital

He met with the girls at his official residence. But the groundswell eventually waned and the Associated Press reports , numerous girls were forced into marriages with their captors and others were feared ...More..

Jakarta governor Ahok sentenced to prison for blasphemy
by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Jakarta governor Ahok sentenced to prison for blasphemy

As judges at the Jakarta court started recapping the evidence presented in the trial ahead of the verdict, hundreds of demonstrators wearing white Muslim skullcaps protested against Purnama outside the buil...More..

Why Trump's flip on NAFTA has confused Republicans, supporters
by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Why Trump's flip on NAFTA has confused Republicans, supporters

Yesterday, Trump confirmed that was the case, but added a twist in a pair of early morning tweets . Trump's nominee for U.S. trade representative, Robert Lighthizer, has yet to be confirmed by the full Senate....More..

Yates on Trump's travel ban: 'Arguments have to be based on truth'
by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Yates on Trump's travel ban: 'Arguments have to be based on truth'

Known as a tough and independent prosecutor, Yates has been a target of Trump's ire since her refusal in January to support his controversial immigration ban on nationals from several Muslim-majority nations - ...More..

Ashwin in India's Champions Trophy squad
by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Ashwin in India's Champions Trophy squad

India took home the cup in the last tournament held in England. India will head into the Champions Trophy with 3 opening options in Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma . Though Shikhar has given a ...More..

by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

UK Conservatives Make Local Gains Before General Election

The Liberal Democrat results have been mixed, with some gains and some losses. The Conservatives effectively obliterated Ukip - which won just one seat and lost more than 100 - as voters who had deserted the ...More..

Iran makes veiled threat against Pakistan, despite agreement
by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Iran makes veiled threat against Pakistan, despite agreement

He also said Iran expects "Pakistani officials to show responsibility, control their borders, arrest terrorists and shut down outlaws' bases". "If continued, we will hit the terrorists' safe havens anywhere t...More..

by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Trump advisor meets with key critic of Venezuela's Maduro

He blasted Maduro's government for seeking to "change the internal judicial order", and called the proposal for a new constitution a "fraud". Having failed to trigger a referendum on his rule a year ago, the ...More..

by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Syrian FM says no foreign troops on the ground

Russian Col. Gen. Sergei Rudskoi told reporters on Friday that personnel from Russia, Iran and Turkey will operate checkpoints and observation posts. He did not elaborate on who the military police would be b...More..

Defense Department identifies Navy SEAL killed in Somalia
by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Defense Department identifies Navy SEAL killed in Somalia

The Department of Defense has issued a statement on behalf of the Milliken family that reads, "The Milliken family would like to extend their gratitude to the community for their interest in our beloved Kyle"...More..

by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

After decisive win, Macron to take over on Sunday

The far-right candidate was beaten in the polls by centrist Emmanuel Macron , who claimed 66.1% of the vote to her 33.9%. In short, the parliamentary elections could easily be a five-party affair, a reflecti...More..

Liberal candidate Moon predicted to win South Korean presidential election
by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Liberal candidate Moon predicted to win South Korean presidential election

The final Gallup Korea survey before a week-long pre-election blackout gave him 38% support, well ahead of former tech mogul Ahn Cheol-soo on 20%. South Korean presidential candidate Moon Jae-in, center left, o...More..

Trump Won't Make Decision on Paris Climate Accord Until Later This Month
by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Trump Won't Make Decision on Paris Climate Accord Until Later This Month

Spicer said Trump is continuing to hear from advisers on the pros and cons of remaining in the global accord. "The president wants to make sure that he has an opportunity to meet with his team to create the b...More..

Another US Citizen Is Detained In North Korea
by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Another US Citizen Is Detained In North Korea

Trump did not specify what those right circumstances were, but White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer later said the North would have to completely dismantle its nuclear capability, stressing, "Clearly, condit...More..

by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Oil prices rise on expectation of output cut extension

On the physical markets, barrels of North Sea crude changed hands at their lowest levels since late 2015 yesterday. Blas added that Iran appears to be playing along because "it only agreed to freeze product...More..

Watch Donald Trump's Reaction to the White House Correspondent's Dinner
by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Watch Donald Trump's Reaction to the White House Correspondent's Dinner

President Trump bid a strategic retreat to be among the faithful in Pennsylvania. "Others may disagree about that". "I got up. I gave my speech". "I would say it is an honour to be here, but that would be an...More..

Turkey to build wall on border with Iran
by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Turkey to build wall on border with Iran

The PKK, which first took up arms more than three decades ago, is considered a terrorist group by Turkey, the United States and European Union. "As a precaution against this, we are going to build a wall along ...More..

by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

ACLU warns Texas travelers about 'sanctuary city' law

Between 2008 and 2012, the ACLU said, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement requested local jails to hold 834 USA citizens, including some who spent additional days in jail because of the error. This effort and ...More..

by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Theresa May Britain awaits local election results in test for PM

President Donald Tusk of the European Council, who represents the 27 heads of state, said on Twitter on Thursday afternoon: "Brexit talks hard enough". Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council, leav...More..

Duke of Edinburgh to step down from royal public engagements
by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Duke of Edinburgh to step down from royal public engagements

While few were surprised that Philip is stepping back, tourists outside the imposing gates of Buckingham Palace expressed unhappiness about the news. "I have to say I have never been driven by a Duke of Edin...More..