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As recently as last month, her office said an early vote was off the table and there wasn't going to be an election until the planned ballot in 2020. In other words, the government would be exposed to hardball from the European Union because ministers would be desperate to avoid accepting anything that would be politically unpopular, or hold the Brexit process up, at the start of a crucial election cycle.
  • British PM defends decision to seek snap election

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    In purely constitutional terms, the criticism is irrelevant; elections in Britain and in all countries with a British-style system of government such as Singapore are about parties rather than individuals, and whoever is the leader of the biggest party is also prime minister.
  • North Korea threatens 'all-out war'

    North Korea threatens 'all-out war'

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    It said the dialogue would focus on three areas: trade and investment rules and issues, cooperation in macroeconomic policy and specific industry sectors. But Trump is new to the job of president, a neophyte on global affairs and inclined to look at danger zones the way he approached the real estate game: He believes desirable outcomes are just a matter of negotiation.
  • North Korea accuses the USA of provoking a nuclear war

    North Korea accuses the USA of provoking a nuclear war

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    Opinions among South Koreans seem sharply divided. The Turnbull government believes North Korea is on a path to achieving nuclear weapons capability. McMaster is finally calling for action that will lead to lasting stability on the Korean peninsula, action carried out by all the region's major players in coordination with the United States.
  • Jimmy Fallon Returns to His 'SNL' Roots for Jared Kushner Parody

    Jimmy Fallon Returns to His 'SNL' Roots for Jared Kushner Parody

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    As Fallon's Kushner and skele-Bannon faced off to be Trump's right-hand man, the president compared their skills. The New York Times article also refers to what is described as the "marginalisation" of Mr Bannon inside the White House, at the expense of Mr Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner, and the souring of the relationship between Mr Trump and Mr Bannon.
  • Iraq Accuses ISIS of Launching Gas Attacks in Mosul

    Iraq Accuses ISIS of Launching Gas Attacks in Mosul

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    A map of Mosul shows areas of control as of March 16, 2017. The extremists were driven out of the eastern half of Mosul , Iraq's second-largest city, in January. Russian President Vladimir Putin and the nation's defense ministry also accused Syrian rebels and ISIS of staging chemical attacks and framing Assad to draw global support.
  • Pence, Mattis take tough stance on North Korea following latest missile test

    Pence, Mattis take tough stance on North Korea following latest missile test

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    Yokosuka naval base in Tokyo Bay. Pence signed baseballs for players and was presented with two jerseys at Wednesday's gathering with dozens of young ballplayers. "The USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group, which includes Aegis-equipped destroyers, is headed for the Korean peninsula", the report noted. But it would not arrive until next week at the earliest given the vast distance.
  • Theresa May's Election Opportunity

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    As the campaign begins, there is little reason to see that coming. Under the terms of the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act, Mrs May must secure a two-thirds majority of MPs to bring the election forward by three years from the scheduled date of May 2020.
  • Blast in Syria's Aleppo kills 6

    Blast in Syria's Aleppo kills 6

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    The explosion took place in Salahuddien neighborhood, said the report, spelling no further details. Government media said the area between Madaya and Zabadani came under military control Wednesday after gunmen and opposition activists were evacuated.