UK Labour chief challenges May to debate as race tightens

She said on Wednesday that she preferred "taking questions and meeting people" on the campaign trail rather than "squabbling" with other politicians. "If you don't think Jeremy Corbyn is fit to be Prime Minister, if you don't think he's up to negotiating Brexit, if you oppose a second referendum - vote for Theresa May and her Conservative team".

Gunshots and Explosions Reported at Hotel Complex in the Philippines

Police said the gunman was tall with a pale complexion and spoke English.A Reuters witness saw armed police entering a hotel near the complex. A lone gunman sparked panic - and fears of terrorism - in Manila early Friday when he opened fire inside a casino, sending terrified guests and workers fleeing.

Philippines says 500 militants involved in siege

Marawi - Philippine security forces have killed 89 Islamist militants during more than a week of fighting in a southern city but the gunmen are still offering strong resistance and holding hostages, the military said on Wednesday. Shortly after President Rodrigo Duterte took power past year, he questioned the country's decision to buy more technically advanced FA-50 supersonic fighter jets from South Korea.

Venezuela leader: Officials treated like Jews under Nazis

Word of imminent new sanctions coincided with White House talks on Thursday between Trump and President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia, Venezuela's neighbor. jurisdictions and lock them out of much of global banking. "The Venezuelan people are suffering from a collapsing economy brought about by their government's mismanagement and corruption", Steven Mnuchin, the USA treasury secretary, said in a statement .

Turkey's Erdogan watched as protesters were attacked

The U.S. respects Turkish concerns about its "by, with, and through" approach to the Syrian Democratic Forces led by the YPG, and will continue consulting with Ankara as the focus on combating IS continues, Nauert said . The newspaper editorial team called them "thugs", and called for a stronger US response, including the dismissal of Embassy staff from the country.

Trudeau addresses Merkel Trump rift, says Canada committed to Europe and US

Merkel, seeking to fix damage after shocking Washington on Sunday by declaring the era in which Europe could rely on its partners was somewhat over, repeatedly stressed the importance of trans-Atlantic ties but also highlighted Germany's history of cooperating with India and China in a "global world".

New tougher visa vetting includes social-media checks

However, critics have said the new questions would be tiring and lead to long delays in processing, discouraging worldwide students and scientists from travelling to the States. "Consular officers will only use this additional information to vet applicants for potential visa ineligibilities under the existing USA law". They expect it'll affect 65,000 people a year, or roughly 0.5% of visa applicants.

Philippine police say robbery may be motive

Gen. Ronald Dela Rosa said one gunman is believed to be behind the attack early Friday and is still at large. President Rodrigo Duterte said he ordered troops to "wipe them out, everyone". Thirty-six bodies were found inside a casino in the Philippine capital on Friday after a masked man burst in with an automatic rifle and set fire to the building, triggering fears of a terrorist attack, police said.

UN Council To Vote Friday On Blacklisting More North Koreans - Diplomats

The United States presented a draft UN Security Council resolution Thursday that would impose new sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, diplomats said. Within days the United States proposed to China that the security council strengthen sanctions on North Korea over its repeated missile launches. Three Russian firms and one Russian individual were also sanctioned.

Explosion at Wisconsin Grain Mill Leaves One Dead, Two Missing

Two workers are missing. "It's hard to see families struggling", he said. "Yeah, very emotional for them". As a precaution, parents were instructed not to send their children to public schools on Thursday. Raymond says five neighboring school districts- Fall River, Markesan, Pardeeville, Randolph, and Rio- have offered to host the ceremony. At a news conference Thursday evening, Cambria Fire Chief Cody Doucette said a smaller fire occurred in a different part of the facility Monday.

36 die from smoke in Philippine casino after gunman set fire

The police official said police forensics team found that the victims died due to suffocation. "One of them was carrying a bottle", Dones said. Resorts Manila said on its Twitter account that it was "currently on lockdown following reports of gunfire from unidentified men" and "we ask for your prayers during these hard times".

Ariana Grande shares moving essay after Manchester attack

A spokesman for the Libyan anti-terrorism force said the brother, Hashim Abedi, had recently been in contact with Salman and knew of his plans for the attack. "Very few people in the community here were close to him, and therefore Salman's fanaticism wasn't something the community was aware of", he said.

Business leaders react to Trump's Paris accord decision

Rather it's more likely that they may seek to impose carbon-related tariffs on US goods if these are deemed to be enjoying an unfair advantage because they are produced in an economy free of carbon restraints. Elon Musk , the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX , announced that he's quitting the president's business advisory councils because of the decision. Ford told CNBC the company believes "climate change is real, and remain deeply committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in our ...

Trump abandons global climate pact; allies voice dismay

Yet, in a twist of irony, the response to his decision from large corporations, some in sectors ostensibly friendly to Trump's policy agenda, backed the Paris Agreement and the objective of environmental conservation. #ParisAccord protects our planet! President George W. Bush provoked similar anger from European allies when he decided not to implement the 1997 Kyoto climate change treaty, which was ratified by 140 nations.

Philippine TV says at least 34 bodies found at Manila casino resort

He was found dead hours later of an apparent suicide. "Thirty-six deaths, this is due to suffocation", Manila police chief Oscar Albayalde told CNN Philippines. Mr de la Rosa said: "Don't panic, this is not a cause for alarm". The General said one gunman is believed to be behind the attack, in which a security guard was shot and 75 people were reported injured, today.

Gunshots, fire at Manila hotel and casino

Manila , Philippines - Several casualties have been reported as a result of an attack by a lone gunman at Resorts World Manila early Friday morning, according to RWM officials. "There is no indication that this is a terror attack", Albayalde told reporters outside the casino. Low said he heard what sounded like an explosion.

White House Holds Briefing Amid Reports Of Staff Changes, Russia Developments

However, Trump has privately and publicly pinned much of the blame for his administration's woes on the communications effort. "This White House is filled with some of the finest and hardest working men and women in the American Government".

Gunshots and explosions at Philippine mall

The ministry said the South Korean victim suffered an apparent heart attack while resting after the evacuation early Friday. But within three hours of the violence at the complex near Manila's airport, police stressed that they uncovered no ties to terror and suggested the motive could have been robbery.

Trump's Speech On Paris Climate Agreement Withdrawal, Annotated

Macron, for his part, was not deterred by America's withdrawal. "One by one we are keeping the promises I made to the American people", Trump said . Trump tweeted on Wednesday morning: "I will be announcing my decision on the Paris Accord over the next few days". The only other nations not participating in the accord are Syria and Nicaragua .

Trump Waives Law Requiring US Move Its Embassy to Jerusalem

U.S. president Donald Trump has temporarily waived a law requiring the United States to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. The decision comes on the heels of Trump's first worldwide trip, during which he met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas.

Jeremy Corbyn to take part in live TV debate despite May boycott

She said she had taken on Mr Corbyn every week during Prime Minister's Questions, adding that it was "so important" to be taking questions from voters. Mr Corbyn defended his speech last week linking the Manchester bombing to Britain's military interventions overseas, winning support from Mr Robertson and applause from the audience.

Trump, EPA chief meet ahead of decision on climate change

Speculation mounted Wednesday that President Donald Trump would pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate change deal. While travelling overseas last week, Trump was repeatedly pressed to stay in the deal by European leaders and the Vatican.

Bomb kills 13, hurts 24 in Baghdad; IS claims responsibility

Quoting hospital and police officials, the Associated Press reported the Islamic State terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the attack which Iraqi officials said involved apparently remotely detonated explosives inside a parked vehicle.

ACLU against effort to allow Trump travel ban

Last month, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals largely affirmed a federal judge's decision from March, which found the core provision of the revised executive order - temporarily blocking foreign nationals from six Muslim-majority countries from entering the USA - likely violates the Constitution because its primary goal was to disfavor Muslims.

Afghan police fire into air to disperse demonstrators in Kabul

President Ashraf Ghani made a televised address late on Wednesday, calling for national unity in the face of the attack, which his National Directorate for Security blamed on the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani network, but he faces an increasingly angry public.

What the No. 2 pick means for Lakers

If the Celtics feel they have a shot at the likes of Gordon Hayward or Blake Griffin, for example, they could simply draft No. 1 and then take a swing at a star in free agency without giving anything up. And now we squeeze in the lottery and win the pick. Yesterday Magic Johnson proved to be the Los Angeles Lakers good luck charm as the team maintained their first round pick by coming in at second overall.

India, Russia 'natural partners' in fighting terrorism: PM

Spain is the 12th largest investor in India and the seventh largest trading partner in the EU. Trade between the two nations stands at $7.8 billion, down from $10 billion in 2014. "We are keen to attract German Mittelstand [small and medium enterprises] to partner with us in our Make in India programme". Spain is next bigger destination on Modi's bucket list.

UK's Labour Party Invigorated By New Polls Days From Election

But buoyed by rising poll ratings and the chance to make May look evasive Corbyn changed his mind. "If they do, I am confident that we can fulfil the promise of Brexit together and build a Britain that is stronger, fairer and even more prosperous than it is today".

Tiger Woods seen confused, stumbling on police dashcam video

During a field sobriety test, Woods swayed as he straddled the white line and could not take a step in the heel-to-toe method. A breath test registered 0.0 for alcohol, corroborating what Woods said in a statement issued Monday evening. Woods remains the gentleman of golf he always was. However, Woods went on to say that he will make sure that this will not happen again. "Because I really do want to play against him at his best, and I want him to be healthy".

Israeli official disappointed with embassy delay

Under a 1990s law passed by Congress, the president must move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem or the State Department loses half its funding for overseas facilities. Pro-Israel officials in Washington, D.C., have quietly begun to express frustration with the Trump administration in recent weeks following a series of controversies over the administration's position on moving the embassy, as well as the refusal by some senior officials to say that Jewish holy sites are located in Israel proper.

Intl. court asks Pakistan to stay execution of Indian 'spy'

Jadhav is not executed pending the final decision in these proceedings", the ICJ ruled in a unanimous and binding decision on Thursday. India Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley has said that the order of International Court of Justice in Kulbhushan Jadhav case was a serious indictment of the Pakistan's judicial system.

'House of Cards' throws shade at Theresa May for ducking United Kingdom debate

Amber Rudd will step up to the plate to bat for the Tories and will square off against a representative from Labour - later revealed to be leader Jeremy Corbyn - Lib Dem leader Tim Farron , Ukip's Paul Nuttall, the SNP's Angus Robertson , Green co-leader Caroline Lucas and Plaid Cymru's Leanne Wood.

Car bomb explosion in Saudi Shiite city kills two

The Daesh group has also previously launched attacks on Shiites in Qatif. A vehicle bomb has exploded in the predominantly Shia city of Qatif in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province, with initial reports of casualties. The Saudi media outlets, such as al-Marsad, say the vehicle bomb exploded in the town of Qatif in a district with shops and apartment buildings. Two months later, a gunman killed five people at a Shiite meeting hall in the Saihat district of Qatif.

Trump pleased with results of 1st overseas trip

The six other nations in the Group of 7 reaffirmed their commitment to cutting greenhouse-gas emissions in a joint statement issued Saturday. Where President Obama tried to encourage Iran to reform through the Iran nuclear agreement, President Trump sees a new alliance of Sunni Arab states and Israel, united against their common enemy Iran, as the key to curtailing terrorism and to a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians.

Zookeeper attacked by tiger in 'freak accident'

Cambridgeshire police said no animals had escaped, following previous reports that a tiger was on the loose, but the zoo has been evacuated. A Cambridgeshire Police spokesman said: "A tiger had entered an enclosure with a keeper". "She would walk in the cheetah cage and play football with them". "At this point we understood by the reactions of the staff that something was going on inside the enclosure".

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