• British PM May calls for early election to strengthen Brexit hand

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    Labour Party leader Corbyn said he welcomed May's decision "to give the British people the chance to vote for a government that will put the interests of the majority first". Since the election is being called mid-cycle, only 2 years since the last general election, it needs approval by two thirds of MPs in parliament. Labour has already said it supports an early election.
  • Turkey's opposition CHP to demand annulation of referendum

    Turkey's opposition CHP to demand annulation of referendum

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    Supporters of the "no" vote, chant slogans during a protest against the referendum outcome, on the Aegean Sea city of Izmir, Turkey, Tuesday, April 18, 2017 . Showing no sign of pulling his punches after the referendum victory, Mr Erdogan sparked new alarm in European Union capitals by saying Turkey's next plebiscite could be on re-introducing the death penalty.
  • Palestinians slam Israel for refusing talks with hunger strikers

    Palestinians slam Israel for refusing talks with hunger strikers

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    We call on the people of Derry to join the rally taking place at 7pm on Friday 21 April at the Hunger Strike memorial, Rossville Street in solidarity with the prisoners and the Palestinian people. "If their demands are not met, more prisoners will join the strike", he said. The failure to note exactly what Barghouti did raised the ire of Israeli officials, including Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who on Tuesday said that "calling Barghouti a "political leader" is like calling Assad a ...
  • Georgia's Special Election Isn't Over Yet

    Georgia's Special Election Isn't Over Yet

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    There will now be a runoff between Ossoff and the likely second-place finisher, Republican Karen Handel, in June. A young and inexperienced Democratic candidate could win a congressional race in the Atlanta suburbs where Democrats hope to defy President Donald Trump by capturing a seat held by Republicans since 1979.
  • Trump, GOP Facing Referendum in Georgia; Dems Aiming for Upset

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    Former Secretary of State Karen Handel was following Ossoff as of press time with 18.1 percent of the vote, or 25,934 votes. "Just the fact that Ossoff is getting this close and has a chance (in June) tells you there's been a significant swing", said Alan Abramowitz, an Emory University political science professor.
  • Amit Shah seeks the scent of lotus all over Kerala

    Amit Shah seeks the scent of lotus all over Kerala

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    In a tactical image building exercise, Pradhan's supporters have made sure that his posters are seen at all crucial points of Bhubaneswar in view of the party's national executive meet that is being held for the first time in Odisha. Shah said when the BJP won 71 out of 80 Lok Sabha seats in UP in 2014, it was said that it was a "sudden" development but by sweeping the state in the assembly polls the party has proved that people have embraced it "decisively and whole- heartedly".
  • Edmonton Oilers vs. San Jose Sharks

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    Melker Karlsson scored 3:22 into overtime giving the San Jose Sharks a 3-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers Wednesday night at Rogers Place . "We know we've got better games". "I think we've seen one of each so far". He says they got into penalty trouble. We were down by two, but I thought we were playing well. "It was just a matter of time before the puck was going to go in".
  • Fresno gunman targeting whites chose 3 men at random

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    All three men killed in Tuesday's shootings are white. He aimed at a third, killing the 37-year-old on the pavement as he walked with a bag of groceries in a neighbourhood lined with tall trees. Dyer also said in his press briefing that Muhammad told officers while he was being arrested that he was the man they were looking for. Muhammad is being charged with four counts of murder.
  • US seeks Beijing's support for tougher sanctions against Kim

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    Trump has taken issue with the United States' trade deficits with such countries as China and Japan, while maintaining that the US dollar has strengthened too much against some currencies. Mr Trump has been pressuring China, North Korea's benefactor, to help defuse the situation, but has also warned that the U.S. will settle the issue alone if other countries will not help.
  • Zambia's opposition leader arrested and held in solitary confinement

    Zambia's opposition leader arrested and held in solitary confinement

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    Hichilema was taken into police custody this week for allegedly refusing to give way to Lungu's motorcade as it passed through Mongo, 500 km (300 miles) west of the capital Lusaka , last Saturday. "Importantly‚ the Minister should urge that Zambian government to give access to independent medical personnel to assess Hichilema's health and to ensure that his human rights are being upheld‚" said DA spokesman on worldwide relations and cooperation Stevens Mokgalapa.
  • The Quest for a Secret Ballot Is a Zero Sum Game

    The Quest for a Secret Ballot Is a Zero Sum Game

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    The EFF leader said the court should "direct" Mbete to "discharge her obligation" so that the national executive is held to account. "It is thus a scenario comparable to that envisaged in a contested election of the president", Malema says in the affidavit.