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According to polls by Opinium, ComRes and YouGov, May's Conservatives held a lead of between 19 and 25 percentage points, with the party's support ranging from 45 percent to 50 percent. "There are decisions which prime ministers have to take and those people in authority have to take (which) are sometimes very uncomfortable", Sir Patrick said.
  • Chinese president urges restraint on N. Korea in call with Trump

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    A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said the call between the two presidents was the latest manifestation of their close communication, which was good for both of their countries and the world. The detention was also confirmed by Martina Aberg, deputy chief of mission at the Swedish Embassy in Pyongyang. Tony Kim is the third American to be held in North Korea.
  • China urges restraint on N. Korea in call with trump

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    Trump hopes China could increase pressure on its isolated ally instead of using military options or trying to overthrow Kim Jong Un's regime. While Beijing has traditionally backed its ideological ally, alongside whom it fought in the Korean War (1950-53), the Chinese are angry at North Korea's nuclear and missile programmes, which have brought too much worldwide attention to the region for their liking.
  • Capitals Advance with Another Overtime Winner

    Capitals Advance with Another Overtime Winner

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    He averaged almost 27 minutes a game, took more shifts (233) than any other player in the first round of the playoffs, played significant minutes on both sides of special teams, scored a big goal, and finished tops among Leafs defencemen with a shot attempt percentage of 54%.
  • Xi Jinping speaks to Trump, asks for restraint over N Korea

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    South Korean officials say there's a chance the country will conduct its sixth nuclear test or its maiden test launch of an ICBM around the founding anniversary of its military on Tuesday. "It is not clear, for example, if they consider a limited strike against their nuclear or missile facilities as an imminent threat, or if they would initially respond with conventional systems", Baker commented, "Though given the military disparity, even a limited strike could be seen as the beginning of a ...
  • Roads Bill Debate Begins on the Senate Floor

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    The statement comes the day before the House Committee on State Affairs is set to discuss a less-restrictive version of a bathroom bill. The bill has been voted on by the House and sent to the Senate, but it has not yet been referred to a Senate committee.
  • Gloves off in French election as Le Pen aide calls Macron 'arrogant'

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    Stock markets around the world are rallying Monday as investors breathe a sigh of relief over how the vote turned out in the first round of France's presidential election. A Harris survey saw Macron going on to win the runoff against her by 64 percent to 36. "He is a hysterical, radical 'Europeanist.' He is for total open borders".
  • Leafs down but not out against Capitals

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    Justin Williams added to his legendary playoff status by scoring 64 seconds into overtime to give the Capitals a 2-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday night and a 3-2 lead in the tight first-round series. Auston Matthews , putting an exclamation mark on a great year that surely will net him the Calder Trophy, scored for the fourth consecutive game, giving the Leafs a 1-0 lead at 7:45 of the third period.
  • Carrier group heads for Korean waters, China calls for restraint

    Carrier group heads for Korean waters, China calls for restraint

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    North Korea's state media writes, via Daily Star , that they will not back down against Trump's attempts to frighten the rogue state. Trump spoke again to the leaders of China and Japan late Sunday to discuss the matter. Two Japanese destroyers have already joined the carrier group for drills in the western Pacific, and South Korea said on Monday it was also in talks about holding joint naval exercises.
  • Afghan defence chiefs resign over deadly Taliban attack

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    John Nicholson, has told Congress he believes the war is at a "stalemate" and has suggested that the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation coalition needs several thousand more troops to turn the tide. The death toll is feared to rise, but so far officials have confirmed the death of 140 soldiers, while around 100 more are wounded. Mattis also is visiting the headquarters of Operation Resolute Support, the NATO-led mission to train and advise Afghan security forces.
  • Twelve People Killed in Venezuela in Overnight Violence

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    The government accuses the opposition of hiring armed agitators to sow violence, while the opposition says it is the government hiring thugs and ordering the police and army to repress peaceful protests. The news comes as the nation has been gripped by three weeks of anti-government protests that have left nearly a dozen dead on both sides of the political divide.