What does council vote tell us about general election?

Professor Curtice said SNP deputy leader Angus Robertson's Moray seat was under threat while the Tories were favourites to take Calum Kerr's Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk constituency. That hasn't happened and the party's performance in Glasgow ... More..

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Australian police closer to deciding Vatican abuse charges
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Australian police closer to deciding Vatican abuse charges

The claims against him came just months after Pell admitted he "mucked up" in dealing with paedophile priests in Victoria state in the 1970s, while giving evidence to an Australian inquiry into institutional re...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Obama says not bombing Syria took political courage

One of only three Obama mentions is his decision not to enforce his "red line" against Syrian use of chemical weapons and invite the Russians back into Middle East to try to "help". Although he has talked up th...More..

Venezuela supports extension of OPEC, non-OPEC production cut
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Venezuela supports extension of OPEC, non-OPEC production cut

Prices on the market will change sharply, should the agreement be reached. "We want to start to see inventories fall". Crude stockpiles in the 35-nation Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development re...More..

North Korea Missile Program Advancing Faster Than Expected, South's Defense Minister Says
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

North Korea Missile Program Advancing Faster Than Expected, South's Defense Minister Says

A day before, North Korea fired off a missile that landed in the sea near Russian Federation. The ruler also pledged further missile tests and nuclear detonations, despite repeated warnings by President Trump...More..

Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' gets April 2018 United States trial date
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' gets April 2018 United States trial date

U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan ruled Thursday, May 4, 2017, that Guzman needs to stay in solitary confinement at a New York City lockup to keep him from trying to control his drug-trafficking empire from behin...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Debris found in Bermuda Triangle after private plane vanishes

A small plane - with four New Yorkers on board - has gone missing near the Bahamas, officials said Tuesday. The New York resident is known for finding run-down, abandoned locations in and around the New York Ci...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Trump says he planned to fire Comey 'regardless' of Justice recommendation

But in the NBC interview, Trump contracted that as well, telling Holt that Comey's firing may "lengthen out the investigation". "And in fact when I chose to just do it, I said to myself, I said you know, this R...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

After Macron win, France's main parties fret over parliament elections

Benoit Hamon, who as the Socialist presidential candidate finished fifth in the first round of the election, said he planned to launch a new leftwing movement. The incoming French leader has also agreed to a ...More..

Pakistan fires mortars, automatics on LoC in Rajouri
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Pakistan fires mortars, automatics on LoC in Rajouri

This he said is the only way to respond to a hostile and inhuman neighbour like Pakistan. Hussain's wife Zaitoon Begum was critically injured and is undergoing treatment. He said in 0-5 kms range from LoC in No...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

United States committed to protecting Turkey's security: USA defense secretary to Turkish PM

It was the first face-to-face meeting of top officials from the two nations since the Pentagon announced the US would arm Syrian Kurds in the fight to oust Islamic State militants from the group's stronghold ...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

President Trump asked Comey to drop Flynn probe

House oversight committee chairman Jason Chaffetz said Tuesday that if a memo FBI Director James Comey wrote detailing President Donald Trump's request to end an investigation exists, then his committee is wil...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Officer who fatally shot boy, 15, in Texas is fired

The Dallas County medical examiner said Edwards died of a rifle wound and ruled his death a homicide. Jordan, a black freshman in high school, was shot multiple times by police officer Roy Oliver while he...More..

Ivory Coast defense minister says deal reached with soldiers
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Ivory Coast defense minister says deal reached with soldiers

The soldiers were promised 12 million CFA francs (S$27,868) for backing Mr Ouattara after former President Laurent Gbagbo refused to accept an election defeat in 2010, but they've received less than half of t...More..

White House is on lockdown, reports claim
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

White House is on lockdown, reports claim

Find us on Facebook too! The account added that the suspect was in custody. Protests greeted Erdogan outside the White House as he met inside with President Donald Trump. The Times said Trump told Comey, ...More..

EU Commission says welcomes court ruling on trade deals
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

EU Commission says welcomes court ruling on trade deals

EU President Jean-Claude Juncker "anticipated this outcome, when he decided previous year that the EU-Canada trade deal should also be ratified at Member State level", said European Commission spokesman Mar...More..

Palestinians hope for settlement curb if peace talks resume
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Palestinians hope for settlement curb if peace talks resume

He said Trump's decision would be informed by feedback from all sides, including "whether Israel views it as helpful to a peace initiative or perhaps a distraction". At least 10,000 Israeli police will be d...More..

Trump defends right to share 'facts' with Russian Federation
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Trump defends right to share 'facts' with Russian Federation

The CIA is declining to comment. Some Democratic lawmakers and former intelligence officials warned that, depending on what exactly Trump told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Ki...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Award-winning reporter shot dead in Mexico

With the death of Javier Valdez , it is now the fifth murder of a journalist in this year alone. Recognised as an expert on the impact of the drug trade on Mexican society, Valdez was honoured in 2011 by t...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Tehran mayor Qalibaf quits presidential race, backs hardliner Raisi

Raisi is Rouhani's sole major conservative rival who hopes not to lose his current sovereignty. Qalibaf finished second in the last election four years ago but with only 16.5 percent of the vote. In the absence...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Killing of teenager pushes Venezuela protest death toll to 40

On May 1, the head of State called for a National Constituent Assembly that should foster dialogue among Venezuelans to achieve peace and guarantee an economy that does not depend on oil revenues. Security forc...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Democrats Keep Pressure on Trump Over Comey Firing

Mr Trump, who has sought better relations with Russian Federation, has continued to question whether it was behind the hacking of email accounts belonging to Democrats involved in Hillary Clinton's 2016 preside...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Sudan's president invited by Saudi Arabia to Trump meeting

Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih told CNBC in March his government believed US infrastructure, in particular, was an attractive investment. "In many ways it is meant to build capabilities for the threats...More..

Pakistan shells LoC areas again, 1000 people evacuated
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Pakistan shells LoC areas again, 1000 people evacuated

The LoC on both sides is guarded by army, while IB is guarded by Border Security Force on Indian side and Pakistan Rangers and on the other side. Earlier in the day, two civilians were killed in a ceasefire v...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

North Korea's Missile Program Is Progressing Faster Than Expected: South Korea

The missile reached an altitude of 2,000 kilometers (1,245 miles), a first for a North Korean missile. Experts said Sunday's successful missile launch signals major advances in developing an intercontinental ...More..