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There were also a number of abstentions. The snap election is the latest twist in a turbulent year in British politics, which was plunged into turmoil when the country unexpectedly voted to leave the European Union last year. An early vote will also delay Brexit talks. All said and done, however, whatever be the outcome of the election, Brexit is a reality from which there is no going back.
  • Delta will now pay passengers up to $9950 to give up seats

    Delta will now pay passengers up to $9950 to give up seats

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    United Airlines has changed its rule on commuting employees boarding its flights while not on duty after an incident which saw a passenger dragged off an overbooked flight in Chicago . After this, airlines better brace for another inquiry and more scrutiny of their policies on overbooking flights. Flyers at Atlantic City International this week questioned the incident on United, which does not fly from the airport.
  • Le Pen Wants All Terrorist Suspects Expelled From France

    Le Pen Wants All Terrorist Suspects Expelled From France

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    But Trump suggested his opinion was no different from any other: "Everybody is making predictions on who is going to win". Typically, US presidents avoid speculation on overseas elections. However, two strongly pro-Trump Republican members of Congress - Steve King of Iowa and Dana Rohrabacher of California - met with Le Pen in France in February.
  • France halts campaigning after deadly Paris attack

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    However, police found a note near his body which contained messages sympathetic to the extremist group Islamic State (IS), he added. As well as the assault rifle used in the attack, a pump action shotgun and knives were in his vehicle, Molins said.
  • Pence says seeks fairer trade with Indonesia

    Pence says seeks fairer trade with Indonesia

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    The nuclear threat from North Korea has dominated Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's official talks with US Vice President Mike Pence. "President Trump has made it clear that we'll honor the agreement, but it doesn't mean we admire the agreement", he added.
  • Fear engulfs President polls after Paris attack

    Fear engulfs President polls after Paris attack

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    All candidates involved in the race to become the next French head of state have expressed their horror at the attack. French President François Hollande convened a meeting of the country's defense council Friday. "The man then tried to run away along the pavement and aimed at the police". Because of its worldwide renown and its large number of visitors, the avenue has always been seen as a potential target, the BBC's Hugh Schofield in Paris reports.
  • British Parliament Backs May's Plan for Early Elections

    British Parliament Backs May's Plan for Early Elections

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    Theresa May is using "bogus" arguments about Brexit to justify an early election motivated by party-political calculation, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has claimed. The Brexit divorce settlement should not just be limited to workers, the paper said, and should also apply to family members who join citizens "at any point in time before/after the withdrawal date".
  • Donald Trump Said He Was Sending An 'Armada' To North Korea

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    White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer insisted Wednesday that President Donald Trump didn't mislead or misspeak when he indicated last week that an "armada" was steaming toward North Korea in a show of US military might. Some even reported it had arrived in the area ahead of expected North Korean missile tests. But some questioned why the timeline was not corrected earlier given the tensions involving nuclear-armed North Korea.
  • Fire crews rush to calls in San Francisco outage

    Fire crews rush to calls in San Francisco outage

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    The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency said that all cable vehicle lines were down as a result of the outage around 9:45 a.m. Crews are working to figure out the problem as quickly and safely as possible, according to PG&E. He said something went wrong with a circuit breaker that made it explode but the utility isn't sure yet what happened. A city transportation official said that at its height, the outage knocked out a third of San Francisco's traffic signals.