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May had opposed the idea of a snap poll since she came to office following the resignation of her Conservative Party predecessor David Cameron over Brexit. During his first campaign event for the general election on June 8, he said the upcoming poll was not a "foregone conclusion" and Labour could defy the "establishment experts", the BBC reported.
  • Venezuela to withdraw from OAS, denounces campaign by Washington

    Venezuela to withdraw from OAS, denounces campaign by Washington

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    The decision had been expected. "Not only would it be unprecedented regionally, it would send a signal globally of Venezuela's rejection of long-standing global rules and commitments", Sabatini said. Thousands of red-shirted Maduro supporters marched in the state of Falcon on Tuesday, chanting pro-government slogans and denouncing the opposition for violence.
  • Testing China on North Korea

    Testing China on North Korea

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    They are created to shoot down enemy ballistic missiles like the ones that North Korea has been launching at a steady clip. They continued: "Upon hearing the news that the U.S. White House officials and congressional aides sought to play down the significance of the briefing that comes amid heightened tensions. "China is the key to this", said Republican Sen.
  • Mnuchin: Trump tax-cut plan about

    Mnuchin: Trump tax-cut plan about "unleashing economic growth"

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    THE TAX PLAN: Along with expectations for lighter regulations on business, hopes for lower taxes have been among the main drivers for the 11 percent sprint higher for the S&P 500 since Election Day. "It will be a very competitive rate that would bring back trillions of dollars", Mnuchin said. Asian shares slipped Thursday as investors digested the scant details of President Donald Trump's US tax overhaul, and economic and corporate reports .
  • China launches first homegrown aircraft carrier

    China launches first homegrown aircraft carrier

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    The new carrier, China's first indigenously-produced aircraft carrier , was officially launched at China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation's Dalian shipyard, reports China's Xinhua News Agency. "It symbolizes the rise of China , which will also boost China's ability in dealing with territorial disputes", Nankai University military expert Sun Haidong told NBC News.
  • Admiral says USA ships can blunt N. Korean attack

    Admiral says USA ships can blunt N. Korean attack

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    Earlier, South Korea announced the installation of key parts of a contentious USA missile defence system meant to counter the North. The U.S. military started moving parts of an anti-missile defense system to a deployment site in South Korea on Wednesday, triggering protests from villagers and criticism from China.
  • Netanyahu Threatens to Cancel Meeting With Germain Foreign Minister

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    Senior sources within Netanyahu's office told Israel's Channel 2 news that an ultimatum to cancel the engagements was issued to Gabriel, however German diplomats have said the politician meant to go to all meetings as planned. The two groups, Breaking the Silence and B'Tselem, have been widely criticized in Israel for damaging the country's reputation overseas and putting Israeli soldiers and officials at risk of prosecution.
  • Man arrested over attack on German soccer team

    Man arrested over attack on German soccer team

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    Rather than having links to radical Islamism, he was a market trader hoping to make money if the price of shares in the team fell, prosecutors say. A little over a week after an explosion on a German soccer team's bus injured one and postponed the players' game against Monaco, a surprising twist in the case has been revealed.
  • Trump has no plans to release his tax returns, Mnuchin says

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    American families will not be the only ones to benefit from Trump's tax reform. Some owners and small business groups hoped the dramatic cuts in corporate and personal taxes proposed Wednesday could mean more savings to invest in their businesses and more revenue coming in from consumers and businesses with some extra money to spend.
  • Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn go head-to-head at final PMQs before election

    Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn go head-to-head at final PMQs before election

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    Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer is expected to say in a speech today that Labour will guarantee the rights of European Union residents and try to retain access to the single market if they win the general election. "A vote for any other party would be a vote for a weak and failing Jeremy Corbyn propped up by a coalition of chaos which would risk our national future".
  • Top commander in Pacific: US needs to strengthen missile defense

    Top commander in Pacific: US needs to strengthen missile defense

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    An unnamed Foreign Ministry spokesman said the USA administration's policy to maximize pressure on North Korea was "little short of lighting the fuse of total war", the state news agency reported Tuesday. On Monday, Trump called North Korea a global threat and "a problem that we have to finally solve" and said the U.N. Security Council must be prepared to impose new sanctions.