Sterling crashed to eight-week low but analysts say possibility of softer Brexit may eventually work in UK currency’s favour
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Vermont senator said strong figures show that ‘people are rising up against austerity and inequality’ across the globe Bernie Sanders has congratulated Jeremy Corbyn on Labour’s performance in the general election.
Seven people have died after a terrorist attack at London Bridge and Borough Market.
The Conservative party has made a deal with the Democratic Unionist party so it can form a government.
Editorial: The election has confounded Theresa May and many others.
The leader of the Scottish Conservatives helped her party to 13 seats north of the border.
President will also attend Nato meeting in Brussels and Group of Seven summit in Sicily later this month, according to administration official
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The US president is travelling to the Middle East and Europe, and we want to hear from people in the countries he is visiting Donald Trump is taking his first foreign trip since taking office in January.
On Tuesday evening, the New York Times reported that Trump asked former FBI director James Comey to drop an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
The White House is aware of phone calls between retired lieutenant-general Michael Flynn and ambassador Sergey Kislyak, a senior US official told the Associated Press.
May asks the Commons to back her snap election; Labour MPs win right to automatic reselection; and newspapers target the Brexit ‘saboteurs’
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Only Jeremy Corbyn’s party has the capacity to bring Britain together and genuinely protect jobs and communities Theresa May’s announcement of a snap election is one of the most unscrupulous election announcements of modern times.
The prime minister claims to want unity, but this move is designed to cast other parties as Brexit wreckers Psychologists talk about hindsight bias: our tendency to project inevitability on to unforeseen events.
Less than four weeks from the presidential election, Mélenchon is now stalking the rightwing Les Républicains candidate, François Fillon.
Trump’s insult of the Manchester attacker gained support beyond his usual backers in the media in this instance, but some call it offensive to the victims
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Shows at London’s O2 Arena among those cancelled after Manchester suicide bombing kills 22 Ariana Grande’s European tour has been suspended following the terror attack at her show at the Manchester Arena on Monday.
The US president displays woeful ignorance by making a bogeyman of Iran One of the key questions posed by Donald Trump’s presidency is whether you can believe what he says and even whether he believes it himself.
Michael Flynn, Trump’s first national security adviser, also allegedly attended the meeting.
Repealing the ACA would restrict health care access, plain and simple.
Trump and his people keep lying because they are GUILTY.
Trump may not get his health care bill until after 2018.
People lose health care just so Republicans can claim they've got their act together?
Emissaries for Donald Trump have told Republicans that the president was done negotiating over healthcare legislation and that the House of Representatives must vote on the current bill Friday or he would leave the Affordable Care Act in place.
An independent Scotland’s route to EU membership would be easier, and possibly quicker, if the SNP delayed until after Brexit
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From Brexit to Scotland, the prime minister has become one of modern politics’ greatest risk-takers.
May has accused the Scottish National party leader of having “ tunnel vision” and rejected her planned referendum timetable.
The Conservative party has been fined a record £70,000 and its former treasurer reported to police after an Electoral Commission investigation found “significant failures” by the party to report its campaign spending.
Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon presses for a new referendum – but could it really happen?
4) The SNP does not command universal respect in Scotland.
As Sturgeon knows the only thing that will swing the Scottish electorate to independence is the spectre of a Tory government being seen to deny Scotland a voice or a fair deal in Brexit.
Then there's the unfairness of Scottish people getting to essentially veto Brexit whilst people in England/Wales/NI get no such vote and have to accept whatever Brexit the extremists in cabinet hand us.
Neither candidate has a coherent plan to tackle the very real issue of fundamentalism in France. This is shocking and inexcusable
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With a week until the first round of voting, support for veteran La France Insoumise candidate is rising in a four-way contest Will the real Jean-Luc Mélenchon stand up?
Decision over allegations of misuse of public funds increases pressure on campaign of French presidential candidate The rightwing French presidential candidate François Fillon has been placed under formal investigation for misuse of public funds.
Macron is arrogant and incompetent with no solid backing.
Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen have progressed to the runoff on 7 May
In backing Emmanuel Macron over Le Pen and the other candidates, the French people have voted wisely in the first round.
Macron is as much of an outsider as Trump was.
Within a short period of time investments into France drastically reduced, the global financial rating firms threatened to downgrade Frances credit rating and wealthy French business people threatened to leave the country.
The president has toned down the rhetoric and, abroad at least, he has learned to co-operate
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Sanders also says Senate should use Australian system as model while crafting an alternative to Republicans’ replacement for Obamacare Bernie Sanders has declared President Donald Trump was right to say Australia has better healthcare than the US.
If Trump strikes North Korea, God help us.
President forced to make a quick getaway after his first visit home since moving into the White House It was a case of so near and yet so far.
The US president often closes an eye to autocrats.
I stand in solidarity with my American brothers and sisters from here in Australia against Trump, and our Prime Minister Turnbull for congratulating Trump leaving millions of Americans without adequate health care!
The Guardian needs to explain that drugs and drug dealers kill people?
Why stop Donald Trump from embracing strongman Rodrigo Duterte?
There's been this view, exemplified by Obama that as Trump is now president that people have to work with him.
Many people were worried it would compromise health care in Australia.
Negotiations will last well into the 2020s, giving plenty of time for a change in public mood, and direction
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Scotland’s first minister is demanding a second independence referendum in the belief that Scots don’t support Theresa May’s Brexit vision Nicola Sturgeon disagrees profoundly with Theresa May about Brexit.
In the week Theresa May finally triggers article 50 to launch Britain’s divorce from the EU, the noises coming from the two camps sound ominously different.
David Davis, the Brexit secretary, said EU migration may rise some years after Brexit under the government’s plans.
The real Brexit secretary is on the opposite trajectory.
We are watching the people of Gibraltar being sold down the river by Westminster - note that no one from this government has categorically guaranteed their future - it's all the usual spin and soundbites.
The people have already voted on the terns of Brexit.
How do all these people know what is best?
According to The Herald, a recent poll showed that 53% of Scots believe that Holyrood should decide if Scotland should have a referendum to choose between Brexit and independence and only 35% think Westminster should.
Russian president tells Megyn Kelly he has no relationship with Trump and had never met him
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Russian president tells Megyn Kelly he has no relationship with Trump and had never met him Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied he had any compromising material about US President Donald Trump.
Several Arab countries have announced that they are breaking diplomatic ties with Qatar.
The latest whirlwind of news about Trump, Comey and Russia has again stoked the chorus for impeachment.
On Monday, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, and Bahrain launched an unprecedented campaign to isolate Qatar diplomatically and economically over links to the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas and Iran.
Scotland did vote to Remain by a large majority, but it's quite a clear that a sizeable proportion of the Scottish brexit voters are working class SNP voters who defected from Labour after the 2014 referendum.
Fundamentally, Sturgeon has offered the people of Scotland a say on the Brexit deal.
If you hate Brexit, voting for the Tories or Labour is a wasted vote.
I suspect a lot of people who like Labour economic policy will vote Tory because Labour's 'social engineering' type attitudes stink.
"There isn't a shred of evidence that Assad's state is behind the chemical weapons attack" your mother didn´t tell you that lying was a bad thing?
PUTIN’S_OVERTURE: (political ACCOLADES for trump, Assad is chastened, keep control of SYRIA) DISTRACT from trump’s TREASON.
Foreign secretary is the PERFECT place to put Johnson and kudos to May for finally putting him a position that exposes the inadequacies that the British public and media have always chosen to overlook.
Comics, including Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah and Seth Meyers, took aim at the president’s bizarre inaugural cabinet meeting on Monday
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President’s tweet confirms reports of obstruction of justice investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller Donald Trump seemed to confirm for the first time that he was under federal investigation on Twitter on Friday morning.
One White House version of events said that Trump fired the FBI director on 9 May after concerns over his performance were raised by Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein.
The president dodges his critics but flies headlong into his admirers.
Rosenstein appointed Mueller to head the Russia investigation shortly after the president sacked James Comey as FBI director.
The current Building Regulations already require effective cavity barriers in retro-fit cladding systems with external wall insulation.
Hope not, I attended at council meeting sometime ago & two of the speakers represented local housing associations which were it seemed a sideways movement of council responsibility to remove the costings from the balance sheet.
For people to not know there is a fire in the building until its too late in 2017 is beyond shocking.
I hope the victims recieve some justice and those who put profit before people face the consequences.
Geert Wilders loss in Netherlands hailed by leaders as key moment for tolerant societies and serious politics on continent
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On Monday Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the Turkish president, threatened to impose sanctions on the Netherlands after two of his government ministers were prevented from holding political rallies in Rotterdam over the weekend.
Editorial: Dutch voters have shown that xenophobic populism need not advance unchecked.
But I wouldn’t expect Wilders to be prime minister.
Here’s a summary: The results The Dutch prime minister, Mark Rutte, has seen off a challenge from the anti-Islam anti-EU populist Geert Wilders to claim victory in parliamentary elections.
Letters: Labour parliamentary candidate Catherine West says the train line project is vital, and questions the government’s commitment to it, while Jonathan Marsden calls for more rail spending in the north
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Detectives say Salman Abedi was seen in Wilmslow Road area and city centre carrying suitcase in days before attack Police investigating the Manchester Arena attack have released CCTV pictures of the bomber wheeling a large blue suitcase.
Six people have died after a terrorist attack at London Bridge and Borough Market.
Singer whose concert in Manchester ended in horror is photographed on social media hugging one of the girls injured in the attack American singer Ariana Grande has visited young fans injured in the Manchester terror attack in hospital.
I'm in favour of crossrail but hundreds of thousands of people travel daily between towns between Manchester and Leeds metropolitan districts - and thousands travel between Manchester and Leeds cities.
If argue that a big infrastructure investment in Northern intercity rail links could revolutionise investment in Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield and Liverpool.
A thriving London is a cash cow for the treasury and the rest of the country will be a lot poorer - literally -if projects like Crossrail Two are not supported.
Nancy Pelosi joined Adam Schiff in demanding Nunes step aside from inquiry into 2016 election interference ‘in interest of a fair and impartial investigation’
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Devin Nunes, the Republican chairman of House intelligence committee, alienated peers in both parties this week by going to the White House with the claim that US intelligence may have accidentally but legally surveilled Trump associates.
On Thursday, Flynn indicated he was willing to testify before the FBI and congressional committees about potential links between the Trump campaign and Russia in exchange for immunity.
Afterward, Nunes again referred to Flynn in batting back criticism of his focus.
The problem is you have america with the largest Nuclear arsenal on earth being the only country on earth to ever actually use a weapon of mass destruction (japan ) America has weapons pointed at everyone on earth .
As with Japan in 1942, in the early years of the war China will probably occupy South East Asia in it's entirety before attacking Australia.
Thomas Tuchel was wrong to blame Uefa alone for the Monaco match going ahead a day after the bomb attacks but decision-makers must start to put people ahead of schedules, TV, sponsors, money and the like
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A guide to the explosions that hit a bus carrying German football team BVB Where and when did the attack happen?
“The tight schedule between the quarter- and semi-final [of the Champions League] leaves us with no alternative”.
The Borussia Dortmund manager, Thomas Tuchel, looked ashen after the 3-2 defeat against a predictably professional Monaco, claiming Uefa had high-handedly insisted the match must be played.
The 26-year-old defender Marc Bartra was injured when shrapnel lodged into his arm.
Police treat incident in Swedish capital as terror-related and warn public to avoid city centre
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The prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, blamed Isis for the attack, which was then claimed by an unknown Palestinian group called The Martyr of Baha Alyan Collective, who stated political motives.
Karin Rosander, a communications director at the Swedish prosecution authority, said that police suspected the arrested man had carried out the attack.
8 January 2017: Jerusalem, Israel A Palestinian attacker killed four people and injured 15 after driving a truck into a group of uniformed Israel Defence Forces (IDF) soldiers.
His surreal wiretapping allegations against Obama and the GCHQ – as well as his comments on ‘banning Muslims’ – cost him politically this week
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President Trump himself called it “ unprecedented judicial overreach”.
Revelations about the president’s 2005 return prompted White House fury – but they’re true to his leadership style of mixing personal and business interests Praise the lord.
Has the chaos surrounding the rollout of Trump’s revised travel ban left you confused?
The German chancellor and US president represent contrasting poles of the western alliance, and every moment of their awkward encounter shouted it The cameras clicked and the photographers asked Angela Merkel and Donald Trump to shake hands.
Lord Kerr, who helped draft EU legislation, says uncertainty over who will lead negotiations for UK is ‘very real problem’
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Talks between EU commission president and British PM started pleasantly enough, say reports, but then they started discussing Brexit Jean-Claude Juncker had prevaricated when he was first asked to Downing Street for dinner.
Theresa May complains that ‘some in Brussels’ do not want the UK to succeed in Brexit.
With a landslide on the cards, the prime minister must show leadership for the whole country An awesome responsibility awaits Theresa May as the country staggers towards the general election on 8 June.
Obviously, Trump had knowledge that Flynn was the target of an FBI investigation.
The President 'hoped' that Director Comey would do something dodgy that was easily within his power.
Based on Comey's testimony,Trump likely attempted to obstruct a federal investigation into a potential national security risk (Flynn) by asking the Director of the FBI to essentially scuttle the investigation.
Obviously Americans don't care that Putin picked their President.
Tories and Labour says first minister ignores will of Scottish parliament on issues she disagrees with yet wants Westminster to back Holyrood’s decision
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With the Welsh first minister’s comments following Nicola Sturgeon’s repeated demands on Sunday for a second Scottish independence referendum, Guardian readers shared their hopes for the future of Wales.
Met and authorities to examine arrangements following terror attack with focus on Carriage Gates entrance The Metropolitan police and parliamentary authorities are examining security arrangements at Westminster after Wednesday’s terror attack.
And what kind of message is that to the people of Wales?
He says other EU countries will get a vote on the Brexit deal.
When have City (or PSG for that matter) bought the Champions League?
Pep hasn't yet spent a full season at City and his players have been very erratic under Pellegrini and Mancini as well.
Actually, i think Leicester would have preferred Dortmund or Monaco, a high octane attacking team with poor defense, rather than the stodgy Atletico who are renowned for their counter attacking themselves.
Pep has been embarrassing himself in the Champions League for the last four years.
The world knows little about the palace politics in North Korea, the world’s most opaque country. Yet it seems like Kim is acting intelligently
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The world knows little about the palace politics in North Korea, the world’s most opaque country.
Last week the US president, Donald Trump, warned China that if it failed to put pressure on North Korea to disable its nuclear program then the US was prepared to take action against Pyongyang on its own.
The USS Carl Vinson and its strike group are currently sailing north from Singapore, and are reportedly planning to conduct drills with Japanese self-defence force vessels en route to the waters off the Korean peninsula.
My country has voted for greater authoritarianism. What we saw yesterday was the revenge of those on the periphery of Turkish society
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The amendments will empower Erdoğan, the most influential politician in Turkey since the country’s founding on the ruins of the Ottoman empire by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.
International observers monitoring the Turkish referendum concluded in a preliminary report on Monday that the campaign and vote took place in a political environment where the “fundamental freedoms essential to a genuinely democratic process were curtailed”.
The US president spoke on Monday with Erdoğan, whose triumph in the constitutional referendum escalated concern over his increasingly authoritarian grip on power.
That elite has tried every tactic to regain power from putting Erdogan in prison, trying to ban the AKP party, encouraging Turkey's international isolation and supporting attempted military coups.
What I get most angry about is all the Turkish people living in foreign - first and foremost European - countries and voting for Erdogan and his constitutional amendment which practically abolishes democracy.
So western mainstream international media needs to apreciate Turkey's already complicated local political problems as well the geopolitical realities in the region.
The eye of one of Australia’s worst storms in years hits the mainland between Bowen and Airlie Beach moving south-west at 12km/h
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The storm was downgraded to a category three cyclone just after 3pm, but strong winds continued to lash Airlie Beach, Proserpine and Bowen late in the afternoon.
Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has said there are “preliminary reports” of significant structural damage in Proserpine, and has urged people to remain indoors while the slow-moving storm continues to batter the region.
They’re all getting so low on everything now.” Debbie was not the most damaging cyclone to hit the Queensland coast, even in recent years.
If Cyclone Debbie trends North when it hits the coast, Palm will be cut off.
North Queensland is tropical and cyclones have always been a feature of the tropics.
Australia's deadliest cyclone occurred north of Cooktown in 1889, when 307 people died.
The problems that South Australia has with its privately owned inter-state under capacity interconnectors are the same problems New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and Tasmania have with their privately owned undercapacity interstate inter-connector.
Cyclones occur in the north due to tropical pressure systems.
In meeting on company culture, David Bonderman said there was ‘likely to be more talking’ when Arianna Huffington mentioned having more women onboard
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On Sunday, the board of directors voted unanimously to adopt the recommendations of a workplace review led by the law firm of the former US attorney general Eric Holder.
Kapor Klein also said Kalanick’s leave from the company “enhanced” Uber’s ability to hire a strong COO.
During the meeting presenting the report to Uber employees on Tuesday, Bonderman interrupted his fellow board member Arianna Huffington with a sexist remark, according to an audio recording of the meeting obtained by Yahoo Finance.
Will the earth eventually develop a ‘space junk’ ring?
Picard laid out and measured the Paris meridian before Cassini moved to France.
Spacecraft discovers possibility of alien life, then runs out of fuel Scientists say discovery of ingredients for life on Saturn’s moon Enceladus is bittersweet as spacecraft prepares to end 20-year mission....
Do you think, given the fact that Enceladus is likely to have weaker gravity than earth, that bacterial spores from Cassini could have survived a 50km descent through the Enceladanian atmosphere?
Young protester shot in the head amid continuation of demonstrations that brand President Nicolás Maduro a dictator and demand elections
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Henrique Capriles, the opposition’s presidential candidate in the last two polls, said the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela was tearing up the rulebook drawn up by its deceased figurehead Hugo Chávez.
“The constituent assembly that Maduro has called doesn’t appear in our constitution.
How the new constitutional assembly will be selected remains unclear.
While Maduro says opposition ranks include armed hoodlums, activists accuse the security forces of using excessive force, including firing teargas canisters directly at people and allowing pro-government gangs to terrorise demonstrators.
The take on Venezuela by the most powerful economy in the world: "Venezuela on Wednesday formalized its call for a National Constituent Assembly to modify the country's Constitution.
The only people who have sabotaged Venezuela are the Chavistas.
January 2015: Vice President Joe Biden warns Caribbean countries that the government of President Nicolas Maduro will soon be “defeated” and therefore they should abandon their discounted oil program with Venezuela, PetroCaribe.
You attempting to assist the Maduro regime in a massive fraud on the Venezuelan people with your comments.
Twenty-one-year-old from the Blue Mountains is representing her parents’ birth country Denmark in annual song contest
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The 21-year-old, from the Blue Mountains in New South Wales, is representing her parents’ birth country in the song contest in the Ukrainian capital.
The pair commented on the first few songs during the live SBS broadcast early on Wednesday morning in Australia, but mentioned technical problems and disappeared until the 11th performance of the night.
The new SBS host pairing of Joel Creasey and Myf Warhurst made their debut at Eurovision, taking over from Julia Zemiro and Sam Pang.
Arms dumps include 118 guns, nearly 3,000kg of explosive materials and more than 25,000 rounds of ammunition
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“The French and Spanish governments must help to resolve all the consequences of this conflict.” Eta is still considered a terrorist group by the European Union.
An event is planned in the French Basque city of Bayonne on Saturday to mark “Disarmament Day”, but Etcheverry warned that peace could be harder to find.
On Friday Eta, which termed itself a “Basque Socialist revolutionary organisation for national liberation”, issued a statement in which it claimed that both France and Spain had slowed down the disarmament.
France faces a difficult choice, either water down workers rights and posibly bring down the 10% unemployment but in the process destroy ther welfare state and create a zero hours contract economy like the UKs.
They see absolutely nothing wrong insulting people who do not vote for them because degrading the voters who think different has become the normal among advocates of "liberal" values.
Le Pen can attack Fillon from the left by promising to protect the French welfare state, as well as from the right on migration, terrorism and crime.
Scotland Yard says it has yet to find evidence linking Masood, who killed four people in London, with Islamic State
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However, the Met deputy assistant commissioner Neil Basu, who is also the senior national coordinator for UK counter-terrorism policing, said there was no evidence Masood had discussed the planning of his attack with others.
Coroner opens and adjourns London hearing into deaths of people killed by Khalid Masood on 22 March An inquest has heard details of the injuries suffered by the victims of the Westminster attack one week after the atrocity.
On Wednesday afternoon, police officers gathered on Westminster Bridge to mark a week since the attack.
Attackers inspired by Islamic extremism have rarely lived puritanical lives, but one surprising thing about Masood was his age
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Two police officers remained in hospital with significant injuries.
A joint investigation by Scotland Yard’s counter-terrorism command and MI5 led to three further arrests on Thursday and early Friday in London, Birmingham and Manchester, with two of them still in custody.
More than 50 people, of at least 12 nationalities, were injured in Masood’s attack on Westminster Bridge.
Born Adrian Elms, raised Adrian Ajao, died Khalid Masood.
Since the attack, police have arrested 11 people on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts.
US secretary of state says policy of strategic patience has ended due to threat posed by Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme
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Jason Greenblatt, a Trump lawyer turned special envoy, was due to arrive in Israel on Monday for talks with the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, on Tuesday.
“China has made the decision to support North Korea,” Long said.
Tillerson said North Korea could no longer be allowed to continue developing its nuclear and missile technology.
Trump has repeatedly accused Beijing of decimating US industry through unfair trade practices such as currency devaluation and subsidies, claims that China rejects.
Merkel has a PhD in Physics and wiped the floor with Trump yesterday.
In his strongest comments yet on concerns that North Korea is moving closer towards developing a nuclear strike capability that could threaten the US mainland, Tillerson said “all options are on the table”.
There are accusations of Trump warmongering, when North Korea has openly, publicly and vociferously declared its intent to develop an offensive nuclear warhead (not defensive), capable of being delivered by intercontinental missiles.
WannaCry is believed to use the EternalBlue exploit, which was developed by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) to attack computers running Microsoft Windows operating systems wiki/WannaCry_cyber_attack.
How do you expect people who can't even bother to install security updates to backup their files.
It will be the same thing as having a Windows phone.
This cyber attack highlights the need for increased NHS funding and resources but more crucially, it also highlights the need for better management and risk assessment of data security.
Defence secretary blames ‘fog of war’ for deaths as clashes with militants in Marawi also claims the lives of foreign fighters
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Many residents of Marawi, a city of about 200,000 people, have fled.
President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law across the entire southern region of Mindanao in response to the crisis, which he described as the start of a major campaign by IS to establish a foothold in the Philippines.
The clashes started after security forces tried to capture Isnilon Hapilon, an Islamist militant leader who is the subject of a $5m (£3.88m) reward offered by the FBI and endorsed by Isis.
The Philippines isn't a woolly liberal western country.
Well Duterte confronted the addiction of its urban poor to meth-based shabu by having 7000 slain in under a year.
The common thread for the symptoms (not the disease) you describe is a sense of powerlessness, grinding/entrenched poverty, alienation and suppression by regimes intent on retaining power, corruption, injustice and discrimination.
Now he has imposed martial law on the entire island of Mindanao and is eyeing Luzon whose capital Manila is already imposing check points.
Gorsuch, Trump’s pick to fill Antonin Scalia’s seat, is in after a three-day hearing and a debate that included an all-night protest by a Democratic senator
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Democratic opposition to Gorsuch is rooted in the treatment by Republicans of Merrick Garland, the judge nominated by Barack Obama to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in February 2016.
Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, told reporters on Tuesday that Republicans had the necessary votes to change the rules if Democrats were to filibuster Donald Trump’s first supreme court nominee.
The move teed up a final confirmation vote for Neil Gorsuch on Friday and thwarted efforts by Democrats to block Donald Trump’s nominee.
Since there's no constitutional basis for 60 vote threshold, I'd be happy with Gorsuch and future SCOTUS picks being confirmed with a simple majority.
Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, told reporters on Tuesday that Republicans had the necessary votes to change the rules if Democrats were to filibuster Donald Trump’s first supreme court nominee.
And three Democrats voted to confirm Gorsuch: Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Joe Donnelly of Indiana.
Medical supply company McKesson says state deceptively purchased drugs for lethal injection, becoming first in history to sue a death penalty state for misuse
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Arkansas rushed to put to death Ledell Lee despite widespread concerns around the use of capital punishment in America Arkansas executed Ledell Lee on Thursday night, after it fought and won a complex and sometimes confusing legal battle.
Public attitudes toward the death penalty remain largely in favour.
If Gray’s ruling is vacated by the Arkansas supreme court or the state obtains a different supply of vecuronium bromide, the executions of four other inmates who have not received individual stays could potentially go forward.
If you lock people up for life for murder and still people murder in society - what then?
The death penalty has been a punishment to POOR people since times imemorial.
What is the societal benefit of the three drugs states are hoarding to execute people?
It does, however, constitute evidence (albeit not proof) that a significant proportion of American criminologists do not think capital punishment is a greater deterrent against homicide than life imprisonment.
The death penalty costs more in taxpayer dollars than life in prison.
Technologists say new rules against electronics ‘larger than a cellphone’ on flights from 10 airports seem illogical and at odds with basic computer science
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Both the UK and US have enforced a ban on laptops and tablets from certain countries in the Middle East.
The EU commissioner for transport, Violeta Bulc, plans to speak to the British transport secretary, Chris Grayling, to discuss the UK’s ban on carrying electronic devices larger than a phone in cabin baggage.
The ban on any electronic item larger than a normal smartphone applies to all direct passenger flights from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia.
Democrat Jon Ossoff won an impressive but insufficient 48% of the vote in the sixth congressional district. What are the implications for American politics?
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Democrat Jon Ossoff won an impressive but insufficient 48% of the vote in the sixth congressional district.
A former Georgia secretary of state who has since lost statewide bids for governor and US Senate, Handel is considered the Republican frontrunner.
A bastion of the modern Republican party in the state, the district did not embrace Trump.
Democrats will tie Handel to Trump and try use the specter of Planned Parenthood to win over suburban women while Republicans will paint Ossoff as a leftwinger who will be a knee jerk supporter of Nancy Pelosi.
Democratic nominee says ‘I take absolute personal responsibility’ for defeat but points to Russian hacking and Jim Comey letter as key factors
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So what if the FBI director says he shares our pain.
For Clinton, the impact of Comey’s interventions is not in doubt.
Compare that with the FBI’s investigation into Russian manipulation of the Donald Trump campaign and its hacking of the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
For progressives, it might be argued that Warren represents the best of Clinton and Sanders rolled into one: strong on issues such as equal pay and reproductive rights but equally strong on class inequality and economic opportunity.
By jailing the Jakarta governor Ahok for blasphemy, judges have sent a chilling message to moderates and non-Muslims
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Editorial: The trial of Jakarta’s governor and his tough sentence is a worrying sign of the sway exerted by hardline Islamist groups.
International human rights organisations including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said the verdict would tarnish Indonesia’s reputation for religious tolerance and pluralism, and urged the country to repeal its “unjust” blasphemy law.
The Ahok verdict endorsed an Islamist narrative of blasphemy.
Ahok, a Christian with ethnic Chinese roots, is a “double minority” in Indonesia.
Islam (lit:submission) and democracy are mutually exclusive.
"Blasphemy" laws are a blight in much of the Muslim world.
The thing is that for so long we were fed the line that Indonesia is the largest Muslim country population-wise and was different from other hard line countries, where people enjoyed a modicum of religious freedom.
"he Jakarta court that sentenced governor Basuki “Ahok” Purnama to two years’ imprisonment for blasphemy against Islam has sent a chilling message to non-Muslims in Indonesia."