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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".

Rand Paul: Paris climate deal would kill 6 million U.S. jobs

President Donald Trump is "wide open" on the Paris climate accord as "he takes in the pros and cons", U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said in an interview to air Sunday. President Donald Trump , accompanied by first lady Melania Trump greets French President Emmanuel Macron and Brigitte Macron before a concert by the La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra at the Ancient Greek Theatre of Taormina , Sicily , Friday, May 26, 2017.

McCain on Kushner backchannel reports: 'I don't like it'

The Administration's defence of Kushner coming after it was reported Kushner participated in discussions with Russia's envoy over on setting up a secret back-channel communications link between the White House and the Kremlin. #FakeNews is the enemy! Trump spent Sunday meeting with attorneys at the White House, presumably to set strategy for dealing with the Russian Federation investigation that has largely sidetracked his legislative agenda.

'Missing' Thembisile Yende Lay Dead in Her Office for 10 Days

The family of an Eskom employee found dead at a substation in Springs is demanding answers about her death from the utility. Yende's body was found two weeks after her family had reported her missing and they are questioning why Eskom's investigative unit - which included an alleged thorough search with sniffer dogs around the substation where Yende's company auto was found - had failed to pick up anything.

Taiwan's Top Court Rules in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage

Taiwan's top court has ruled that current regulations prohibiting marriage between partners of the same sex are unconstitutional. The landmark decision came as the LGBT community faces increasing persecution in the region . The panel was undecided, however, on whether to directly change the civil code, which looks after family law, or to create a brand new individual law for same-sex couples.

Social SectorDr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus To Be Next Director-General Of WHO

Tedros beat Britain's David Nabarro and Pakistan's Sania Nishtar after three successive rounds of voting. His leadership during this time was praised by former USAID administrator Ariel Pablos-Mendez, who wrote in an opinion piece for CNN: "Ethiopia has fallen short in some health markers...

New Conservative leader Andrew Scheer looks to unite party

Scheer praised Harper, who frustrated social conservatives by shutting down discussion of abortion and same-sex marriage. In the final round, Alberta voters picked Bernier with 53.07 per cent of the vote compared to Andrew Scheer's 46.93 per cent of the vote.

Ivanka Trump receives $134m women's fund donation from Saudi Arabia and UAE

But let's be clear about what the speech really was: A sop, soaked in platitudes, to the Saudi agenda in the Middle East . -Israeli intelligence cooperation is "terrific" while attempting to dismiss concerns that the incident violated a confidentiality agreement.

Sato nets $2.45m for Indy 500 win, Alonso earns $300k

Takuma Sato says his 2017 Indianapolis 500 victory for Andretti Autosport is redemption for crashing out five years ago after an attempted last-lap pass on eventual victor Dario Franchitti. "I know how big this news is going to be tomorrow when they wake up in Japan". Dixon's vehicle landed on the inside retaining wall and exploded into pieces, but the 2008 race victor was able to walk away with only a limp.

Alabama executes death row 'Houdini'

Tommy Arthur was put to death by lethal injection at 12:15 a.m.in Atmore, Alabama, prison spokesman Bob Horton said, adding there were no complications during the execution. Two of the convictions were overturned on constitutional grounds but the third conviction in 1991, Arthur requested that the jury sentence him to death.

Sir Cliff Richard settles row with South Yorkshire Police over home raid

The investigation into Sir Cliff centred on accusations dating between 1958 and 1983 made by four men. Sir Cliff said live BBC coverage of the police search of his home in Sunningdale, Berkshire, invaded his privacy. "These events have had a devastating effect on (Sir Cliff): the BBC's coverage of the search was shocking, humiliating and embarrassing for him and attracted immediate worldwide attention, as a result he suffered profound and long-lasting damage and distress, and his ...

9th Circuit Struggles Over Revised Refugee Order

Spicer said Monday the executive order is fully lawful. At one point, Paez asked Katyal if the challengers could still win the case if the court didn't consider the campaign statements. Wall appeared taken aback by the comparison and said he would not have been standing in the courtroom if that was the kind of order before the court.

Former Panamanian Dictator Manuel Noriega Dies At 83

Madaxweynaha Panama Juan Carlos Valera ayaa bartiisa Twitter-ka ku sheegay gerida Noriega, waxaana uu sheegay in qoyskiisu si nabad gelyo ah ku duugan karaan. The de facto dictator would leave those official (and empty) titles to the series of puppet civilian presidents whose electoral victories he'd help engineer behind the scenes, a convenient fiction he would maintain until the twilight of his rule in 1989.

Security Experts Investigate #WannaCry Link to North Korea

Who is behind the huge WannaCry ransomware attack? They are sent to study in Russia, China and more recently India , to learn programming, NYT adds.Some North Korean hacking cells have spread to other countries in Asia. The North Korea-linked hacking group has been behind several attacks, including an $81 million bank heist. . Circumstantial evidence suggests North Korea may have been behind the global ransomware attack, according to cybersecurity experts.

North Korea's Dependence on China Is a Problem-for Pyongyang

North Korea has defied all calls to rein in its nuclear and missile programmes, even from China, its lone major ally, calling them legitimate self-defence. "Currently, (the South Korean military) is unable to have real-time access to the detection data of the THAAD radar because the system to share real-time data with the USFK is still under construction", a defense official said on condition of anonymity.

President Trump not expected to move U.S. embassy to Jerusalem

A diplomatic blowup over the status of Jerusalem , followed by revelations Trump had shared highly classified Israeli intelligence with Russian Federation, has reinforced the president's image as dangerously unpredictable. Trump said at a news conference with Netanyahu in February that his administration was looking at moving the embassy "with great care". The Trump administration reportedly will not be moving the U.S.

Trump criticises Germany after Merkel questioned U.S. reliability

Though the Chancellor underlined the need for continued friendly relations with the United States, Britain and Russian Federation, she said that "we Europeans must really take our destiny into our own hands". He said Trump's administration, for example, was unlikely to do much to tackle the causes of the migrant crisis - climate change, wars and persecution.

Tiger kills zookeeper at Hamerton Zoo Park in England

Garry Chisholm, 59, a wildlife photographer in his spare time who knew Ms King through visiting the zoo, said the place revolved around the keeper. The spokesman added that the incident is not being treated as suspicious. A statement from the park says a "full investigation is now underway" to determine what led to King's death, but Cambridgeshire police say the incident is not believed to be suspicious.

City siege was start of extremist plan — Philippine military

A man stands on the rooftop of his house overlooking smoke from burning houses in Marawi City due to fighting between government soldiers and the Maute militant group, in southern Philippines May 27, 2017. Rohan Gunaratna, a terrorism expert at Singapore's S Rarajatnam School of International Studies, believes that IS and the smaller regional groups are working together to show their strength and declare a Philippine province of the caliphate that IS says it created in the Middle East.

MI5 Is Investigating Itself After The Manchester Bombing

Detective Chief Superintendent Russ Jackson from the North West Counter Terrorism Unit said: We continue to track the final movements of Salman Abedi and are particularly interested in his whereabouts between 18 and 22 May 2017. The Bank Holiday raids followed a flurry of police activity in Manchester over the weekend, with the arrest of a 25-year-old man in Old Trafford and a 19-year-old man in Gorton in connection with attack.

Trump on Offensive as Kushner in Trouble

Princeling in Chief Jared Kushner is once again at the center of a crisis engulfing the White House, with reports indicating the President's son-in-law is under investigation for allegedly requesting a secure channel for the campaign to speak to Russian authorities.

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