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by | September 01, 2018 | 01:55

Labour won 262 seats in the 2017 general election but are currently down to 257 after the suspension of two MPs pending sexual harassment allegations, while John Woodcock, Jared O'Mara and now Field have quit the party whip in recent months.

by | September 01, 2018 | 01:52

The president said he had not yet heard Mr DeSantis's remarks but did congratulate the Republican candidate's party nomination victory on Twitter . "There is a difference in getting some of the Bernie Sanders people to vote for you in a primary and then going to the broader Florida electorate and trying to sell that message", DeSantis said.

by | September 01, 2018 | 01:07

But the Trump administration wants to vastly reduce the number of people who are granted that status, from 5 million to about 500,000. The United States is ending all funding for the UN's Palestinian refugee agency, the USA state department has said.

by | August 31, 2018 | 01:25

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov told Russian news agencies that Moscow is willing to discuss "the details, the general idea and what practical solutions there are". Lavrov said on Wednesday that militants in Idlib had to be liquidated, describing them as "a festering abscess". De Mistura floated two options: one to not accelerate military escalation to allow more time for talks, and another to "allow and facilitate a credible - credible - humanitarian corridor to allow the ...

by | August 31, 2018 | 01:11

According to The New York Times , Trump and then-attorney Michael Cohen had a plan before the 2016 election to buy the rights to all the negative stories National Enquirer had collected on him, dating back to the 1980s. In exchange for their cooperation, AMI CEO David Pecker and Dylan Howard, the company's chief content officer, won't face prosecution for their roles in the payoffs, according to The Wall Street Journal .

by | August 31, 2018 | 01:04

The latest in the series of demonstrations took place in Pakistan on Wednesday, as more than 10,000 took to the streets to decry Wilders's " blasphemous " plans. But emotions have been running high over the matter in Pakistan, where blasphemy is punishable by death and where the mere accusation of it can cause lynchings.

by | August 31, 2018 | 00:50

Paratroops and Northern Fleet naval forces will also take part. Russia's Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has said the country is planning to hold its biggest military exercises since 1981 next month, Russian news agencies reported. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russian Federation needed "defense capability" to deal with an worldwide situation he described as "quite aggressive and unfriendly".

by | August 31, 2018 | 00:47

The All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) said it was "repressive and arbitrary action as a part of the wider politics of silencing dissent and deterring activists, lawyers, and intellectuals for raising their voice". "Those arrested are violent people who are conspiring against Indian society". But the arrests have brought back into the spotlight the debate about what some called the shrinking space for dissent in India under the government of Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi .

by | August 30, 2018 | 03:29

Trump tweeted Tuesday evening about a report in the conservative Daily Caller that said a Chinese-owned company operating in the Washington area had hacked the server Clinton had used as secretary of state and obtained almost all of her emails.

by | August 30, 2018 | 03:03

The images are meant to educate New Yorkers about what a bee swarm looks like, but I suspect if you were to see one live, you'd know. I am not 100 percent sure, but there sure were a lot of bees on this hot dog stand in Times Square. 'Over crowded hive on a very humid day caused them to take temporary residence while scout bees are out finding a new permanent residence'. Police Commissioner James O'Neill said in a tweet that the bees were being handled "humanely, & safely".

by | August 30, 2018 | 02:30

Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News. McGahn, who joined Trump's administration in January 2017, was reportedly interested in leaving his position and expressed interest that he be succeeded by D.C.

by | August 29, 2018 | 14:25

Meanwhile, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called for unity in the face of criticism from all sides of his handling of an economic crisis and tensions with the US. abandoned the nuclear deal in May and reimposed sanctions. He is the second minister in President Hassan Rouhani's cabinet to be impeached this month, following the removal of Labor Minister Ali Rabiei on August 8.

by | August 29, 2018 | 13:41

After President Donald Trump took to Twitter to claim a "52 percent overall" approval rating just one day after Senator John McCain's death and hours after a gunman opened fire at a video game tournament in Florida, many of his followers pointed out how he may be the only US president not to be invited to two funerals of prominent political figures and one royal wedding.

by | August 29, 2018 | 13:23

Yemen has been engulfed in a brutal civil war since 2015, when Houthi rebels overthrew the government. The U.N. report also found that Houthis could be guilty of war crimes due to their blockage of goods into civilian areas, and cited evidence that the rebels tortured detainees and recruited child soldiers.

by | August 29, 2018 | 13:13

The flags at the White House had been lowered a day earlier but were back up on Monday in a break with tradition. He later told evangelical leaders that "we very much appreciate everything that senator McCain has done for our country". Returning from Vietnam, McCain joined politics and was one of the first persons campaigning for normalisation of US-Vietnam relations through promoting humanitarian issues such as removing unexploded ordnance left by the war, searching for ...

by | August 29, 2018 | 13:09

If not, is it even legal - or politically feasible - for Trump to reach a replacement trade deal with Mexico alone? Writ large, this is the essential problem with renegotiating Nafta . The Mexico-U.S. discussions focused on crafting new rules for the automotive industry, which Trump has put at the heart of his drive to rework a pact he has repeatedly described as a "disaster" for American workers.

by | August 29, 2018 | 13:12

Jon Kyl, who has been helping Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh navigate the Senate confirmation process. " John McCain , a true friend of the Philippines and one of our champions in the United States Congress", said the Philippines' foreign secretary Alan Peter Cayetano.

by | August 29, 2018 | 13:08

The PJ Media story had already made the rounds on conservative media by the time Trump tweeted about it. Lou Dobbs also tweeted it out two days ago, tagging the president's Twitter handle. Twitter pointed to previous statements calling allegations of systemic bias "unfounded and false". After Trump's tweets, the Drudge report claimed credit for bringing the issue to his attention, tweeting, "THE DRUDGE LINK THAT STARTED IT ALL".

by | August 29, 2018 | 13:03

As someone who has personally made this mistake , it's important to note that caveating information doesn't inure you to blowback. One frustrated CNN employee told Buzzfeed News that the network's defense of its report drew ire from staffers.

by | August 29, 2018 | 12:53

Governor Rossello said he would create a commission to implement recommendations from the report and create a registry of people most vulnerable to a future storm; such as the elderly , bedridden or kidney-dialysis patients. The second phase of the study will examine causes and contributing factors behind the deaths, said Carlos Santos-Burgoa, a professor of global health who was the lead investigator of the study.

by | August 29, 2018 | 12:27

Speaking on the first... She said the government was putting in place measures to ensure it could "make a success of no deal" and remained confident it could do similar with a "good deal" - which she maintained it was possible to agree.

by | August 29, 2018 | 12:22

In France , it is illegal to fish for scallops between May and October, France3 reports. But their presence has infuriated the French, who accuse the British of shamelessly depleting shellfish stocks. French fishermen are upset as they are restricted to scallop dredging between 1 October and 15 May due to environmental laws imposed by French president Emmanuel Macron.

by | August 28, 2018 | 02:59

The suspect in a mass shooting that left two people dead and 12 with bullet wounds at a Madden 19 e-games tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, on Sunday, carried two handguns and extra ammunition into the contest venue and specifically targeted his competition, authorities said Monday.

by | August 28, 2018 | 03:00

Kono declined to reveal details about what Pompeo said regarding the cancellation of his planned trip to North Korea . US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was due to return to North Korea next week for what he described as the next stage in ensuring the "final, fully verified denuclearization of North Korea".

by | August 28, 2018 | 02:15

In March, the U.S. military released rare footage of United States special operators and Afghan Special Security Forces carrying out a nighttime raid on ISIS-affiliated fighters in Afghanistan. It's unclear exactly how many Islamic State fighters are in the country, because they frequently switch allegiances. Earlier this month, ISIS claimed responsibility for an attack on a university preparatory academy in Kabul which killed 48 and injured 67 others.

by | August 28, 2018 | 02:02

The Vatican did not immediately comment . Despite repeated requests from journalists, the Vatican had not responded to the allegations by midday August 26. "I repeated them to Cardinal McCarrick at my first meeting with him at the nunciature". What does Archbishop Vigano allege? He also accused McCarrick's successor as archbishop of Washington, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, of having been aware of the abuse allegations.

by | August 28, 2018 | 01:48

The legal system dumped two political hazards this week on Trump. It was only after the crisis for the Trump campaign created by the release of the "Access Hollywood" tape later in October 2016 that Cohen suddenly developed an urgent desire to buy the former porn star's silence.

by | August 28, 2018 | 01:47

Community groups and churches are trying to raise at least $120,000 as the close-knit Little Village neighborhood responds to a horrific fire over the weekend that killed eight children. It's Chicago's deadliest fire in more than a decade. Investigators believe some of the kids who were killed in the fire were at the home for a sleepover, he said.

by | August 28, 2018 | 01:39

Dan Kulak, a meteorologist with Environment Canada , said the air quality index is based on readings of nitrogen, ozone and particles of forest fire material in the air. We're hoping that some weekend rain might be enough to wash away all the haze, but the release from Environment Canada states that we'll be stuck with the smog at least until Friday.

by | August 28, 2018 | 01:16

President Hassan Rouhani, whose labour minister was dismissed by parliament earlier this month, has himself been summoned for questioning on Tuesday. "The United States is publicly propagating a policy meant to damage as severely as possible Iran's economy and Iranian nationals and companies", Mohebi told the court.

by | August 28, 2018 | 01:10

It raises the remarkable prospect that the Nobel Peace Prize victor could see her own generals put on trial for crimes against humanity . The UN genocide panel. The report said "the crimes in Rakhine state , and the manner in which they were perpetrated, are similar in nature, gravity and scope to those that have allowed genocidal intent to be established in other contexts".

by | August 28, 2018 | 01:03

His body was found the next day but his killer has never been identified. His arrest came after police earlier this year appealed to more than 20,000 men to donate DNA samples in a bid to close in on the perpetrator. The case regularly returned to the public eye in the Netherlands over the past two decades. A DNA profile in the case was developed in 2008 using samples found on Verstappen's clothes.

by | August 28, 2018 | 00:48

At the end of his life he faced a cruel and relentless disease. We honor his lifetime of service to this nation in our military and in public life. "The nation mourns the loss of a great American patriot, a statesman who put his country first and enriched this institution through many years of service.

by | August 28, 2018 | 00:45

Under the agreement, Iran and Syria will enhance military and defense cooperation. "Syria is passing through the crisis stage and entering the reconstruction phase", said Amir Hatami , Iran's defence minister, according to the Tasnim news agency.

by | August 28, 2018 | 00:29

He wrote he'd asked Vice President Mike Pence to deliver remarks at a ceremony celebrating McCain's life in the US Capitol on Friday. He will be buried beside his friend and fellow Naval Academy classmate Admiral Chuck Larson. My father is gone, and I miss him as only an adoring daughter can. Short said he personally considers McCain "an American hero who served our country nobly".