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North Korea has said it is ready to conduct a pre-emptive strike on the U.S. if tensions between Pyongyang and Washington continue to escalate. North Korea has begun a vast military parade to celebrate the birth of its founding father, Kim Il-sung, and warned that it was prepared to take the "toughest" action unless the United States ended its " military hysteria ", The Guardian reports.
  • Election a chance for Scotland to boost mandate for independence vote -Sturgeon

    Election a chance for Scotland to boost mandate for independence vote -Sturgeon

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    She added: "We need a general election and we need one now, because we have at this moment a one-off chance to get this done, while the European Union agrees its negotiating position and before the detailed talks begin". "And only a vote for the Scottish Conservatives will send a strong message that we oppose SNP's divisive plan for a second referendum". "I can't possibly see what Theresa May would gain for doing this, she effectively has a landslide sized majority in the House of Commons, ...
  • British lawmakers set to approve PM May's June 8 election plan

    British lawmakers set to approve PM May's June 8 election plan

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    But, after thinking "long and hard" during a walking holiday, she decided it was necessary to try to stop the opposition "jeopardizing" her work on Brexit. Political pundits in Britain are also attributing the move as a direct attack on a weakened Opposition, the Labour party under Jeremy Corbyn's leadership.
  • Chelsea defeat keeps EPL title race open

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    Despite the loss, Chelsea are still favourites to lift the trophy in Conte's first season with just six games left. "He has a very good shot, good movement, speed and like a striker sometimes every ball that he touches he scores". Chelsea boss Antonio Conte blamed himself for the defeat, while Jose Mourinho enjoyed the moment by pointing to his new club's badge after the game.
  • The Special Election in Georgia Is Heading to a Runoff

    The Special Election in Georgia Is Heading to a Runoff

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    Republicans had acknowledged even before Tuesday's balloting began that Ossoff would top the 18-candidate field Tuesday. A special election in Georgia grabbed the attention of the United States' political class on Tuesday, with many considering the up-for-grabs House seat a litmus test for Donald Trump's presidency.
  • After Syrian Bus Bombing, Condemnation and Calls for Protection

    After Syrian Bus Bombing, Condemnation and Calls for Protection

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    The attack on a convoy of civilians fleeing the besieged towns of al-Foua and Kfraya, outside Aleppo, marked a "new horror that must break the heart of anyone who has one", said Anthony Lake, UNICEF's executive director. Rami Abdurrahman, head of the Syrian Observatory, said 109 of the victims were from Foua and Kfarya, among them 13 women and 68 children. He called on all parties to uphold their obligations under worldwide humanitarian and human rights law, and to "facilitate safe and ...
  • No winners if fighting breaks out over North Korea - China

    No winners if fighting breaks out over North Korea - China

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    Aides said there were contingency plans for the trip in case North Korea carries out a nuclear test. North Korea is preparing to celebrate the "Day of the Sun" - the anniversary of the birth of North Korean founder Kim Il-sung. One can only hope that Eric Trump doesn't get spooked by North Korea's flash of weaponry this weekend, and that Trump takes the Easter break to play a few long rounds of golf.
  • Mental illness shame: Lady Gaga chats to Prince William on FaceTime

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    His candid interview has already prompted new conversations about how we deal with mental health issues in childhood and adulthood. Gaga - whose full name is Stefani Germanotta - spoke about her struggle with PTSD in an open letter for the first time in December previous year, and she believes addressing her internal fight helped her to overcome her battles, and she has encouraged other people facing the same problem she did to speak about it.
  • Theresa May asks voters to trust her to deliver on Brexit

    Theresa May asks voters to trust her to deliver on Brexit

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    Since she came to power last June in the wake of Prime Minister David Cameron's failure to win the referendum on Britain's continued membership in the EU, Mrs May has had to tolerate jibes that she has no mandate to govern. Under existing law, an election was not due until May 2020, and until today May has insisted she will not call an early election. TV debates don't have a long history in British politics, but were a feature of the last two elections, in 2010 and 2015.
  • May rejects calls for TV debates

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    Referencing the 1992 General election when the two were candidates in the Durham West constituency, LibDem leader Tim Farron said TV debates were now an expected part of the general election. "And un-elected members of the House of Lords have vowed to fight us every step of the way". Why did May change her mind? Analysts at Deutsche Bank also believe a convincing election victory for May will make the deadline to deliver a "clean" Brexit without a lengthy transitional arrangement by 2019 ...