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Britain's General Election: A Ploy to Stop 'Hard Brexit'?

May stunned the country on Tuesday when she announced her plan for an early vote, despite having repeatedly said she would wait until the next election sche...


House intel panel to hear from top officials on Russia probe

After disagreement between Democrats and Republicans over who would testify as it probes possible links between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russian Fe...


No, You Won't See President Trump's Tax Returns Anytime Soon

During the presidential campaign, Democrats slammed Trump's refusal to release prior years' tax returns. Trump repeatedly said his returns were being audited,...


Macron, Le Pen edge further ahead in poll

Hundreds of riot police in full gear were posted around the rally's site. The crowd stood, cheered and chanted, "On est chez nous", or "We are in our land". T...


Illinois lawmakers ponder proposal to legalize marijuana

Heather Steans, a Chicago Democrat, said. The House fell a few votes shy of passing McClintock's recreational marijuana provision in 2015, but Polis expects m...


Russian Federation and Trump's U-turn on Syria

Most recently, Russian Federation blocked a council resolution in February condemning Syria for chemical attacks using chlorine gas. "We both believe in a uni...


Maps Show A Dramatic Rise In Health Insurance Coverage Under ACA

Despite efforts to rekindle repeal talks, insurers have remained largely focused on whether payments embedded in the law, called cost-sharing reductions, are go...


Pence to talk trade, security and koalas during Australian visit

Trump often decries "radical Islamic terrorism" and has enacted policies that target Muslim majority countries. Vice President Mike Pence will meet with Uni...


North Korea Warns US And Its Allies Of 'Super-Mighty Pre-Emptive Strike'

Trump said. "We'll see what he can do". Vice President Mike Pence looked at North Korea, Monday, from Observation Post Ouellette in the Demilitarized Zone (...


North Korea parades combat weapons in a show of strength

Pence is due in Seoul at the start of a 10-day trip to Asia in what his aides said was a sign of the USA commitment to its ally in the face of rising tension. S...


Venezuela illegally seizes auto plant: General Motors

Maduro deployed the Venezuelan armed forces to the streets on Sunday night amid rising tensions. It was unclear how many people remained in custody. Fifty-fou...


Singer Cuba Gooding Sr found dead in his car

The agency didn't give any further details but it said that Cuba Gooding Sr. may have died either due to natural causes or a drug overdose. Gooding was le...


French candidates spar over corruption in debate

Unlike the first debate, Tuesday's featured all of the candidates ahead for the first time in French history. Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader ...


Turkey referendum: Protests continue in Turkish cities

Hundreds of demonstrators marched in a central neighbourhood, clanking pots and pans and chant. Thousands took to the streets of Istanbul on Monday evening ...


Ruling clears way for Arkansas' 1st execution since 2005

Anti-death penalty supporters Abraham Bonowitz, left, and Randy Gardner wait near their taped off "protest corral" outside the Varner Unit late Monday, April 17...


Pence says US stands by ally Japan on North Korea problem

On Thursday, the USA military said it had dropped "the mother of all bombs", the largest non-nuclear device it has ever unleashed in combat, on a network of cav...


State officials ask Congress to secure 'Obamacare' subsidies

House. Conservative and centrist Republicans in the House are working on a deal that some say could unite the two factions and attract enough votes to pas...


U.S. defense secretary looks to rebuild trust in Egypt visit

Aya Hijazi, a USA citizen, her Egyptian husband Mohamed Hassanein and four other humanitarian workers were freed after weeks of behind-the-scenes negotiation ...


Bernie Sanders kicks off cross-country tour in Maine

According to the Hill , Bernie Sanders is the most popular politician in the United States, citing an April Harvard-Harris survey where 57 percent of responden...


Iran 'not living up to the spirit' of nuclear deal, despite compliance

So far, there's been no major revolt from supporters of President Donald Trump, despite their expectation he would be an agent of disruption. US Secretary of ...


Israel Believes Syria Still Has Up to 3 Tons of Chemical Weapons

The attack April 4 on the town of Khan Sheikhoun killed more than 90 people and left hundreds more suffering from effects of the gas. The French foreign min...


Paris shooting: Gunman was 'focus of anti-terror' probe

Panicked tourists fled the scene, and the assailant was shot dead as he tried to make his escape. Reuters cited a police source as saying that the law enforceme...


US defence secretary arrives in Cairo for meeting with Egypt president

Trump was briefed on Hijazi's case early in his term and directed his national security team to take steps to secure her release, he said. Hijazi became the f...


French PM knocks Le Pen, Fillon stance on security after Paris shooting

A gunman wielding a machine gun leapt out of a auto and opened fire on the Champs-Elysees, Paris's most famous boulevard, as candidates were engaging in their...


Le Pen Calls for French Border Controls to Be Restored Now

He said her stated opposition to marriage equality is likely a ploy to appeal to social conservatives. Le Pen, who has stressed her plans to curb immigratio...


French Authorities Discuss Election Security After Paris Shooting - PM

Along with one officer shot and killed, two others were wounded. The attacker emerged from a auto and used an automatic weapon to shoot at officers outside a ...


U.S. considers restoring Pyongyang to terror sponsor list: Tillerson

Another part of the Seventh Fleet, the USS Carl Vinson , is expected to be sent to the Sea of Japan (East Sea) as a show of force against the North Korean regi...


French media report 2 police have been shot in Paris

French politicians immediately spoke out on social media. In this image made from video, police attend the scene after an incident on the Champs-Elysees in P...


Indonesia's Widodo, Brunei Sultan to visit PH in April

The East Asia Summit groups 18 countries including ASEAN member states, the US, Russia and China. "President Trump has already indicated that he is coming in ...


Federal Police Launches New Attack on Old City

Western Mosul, home to the densely populated Old City and a traditional jihadist bastion, is expected to offer stiffer resistance than the east. Iraqi gover...


Tillerson Says "Unchecked' Iran Could Follow North Korea's Path"

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday (Thursday NZ Time) accused Iran of "alarming ongoing provocations" to destabilise countries in the Middle East ...


US envoy Nikki Haley says al-Assad must be ousted

Trump launched the strike in response to what the US government believes was a Syrian led chemical weapons attack on a northwestern Syrian town that killed ...


South Korea on heightened alert

The United States, its allies and China are working on a range of responses to North Korea's missile test, US officials have said . Instead, it should crack ...


U.S. reviewing Venezuela's seizure of GM assets

Still, he said GM expects "significant" improvement in the bottom line this year. The company said the seizure put an end to its Venezuelan operations and tha...


French police hunting second suspect after Paris attack

Searches were conducted in at least one suburb east of Paris after Thursday's attack . In addition to the assault rifle used in the attack , he had a pump...