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Author: 0 Pound falls on fears of a hung parliament

Sterling, however, recovered during Wednesday's session to trade above $1.29, after two polls showed the party is now the leading choice among voters. Meanwhile, it tipped the Labour Party to gain almost 30 seats - a result that would give no party an overall majority in the House of Commons, forcing a coalition or a minority government.

World Media Relief Supplies from India reaches flash flood-hit Sri Lanka
Author: 0 Relief Supplies from India reaches flash flood-hit Sri Lanka

Military boats and helicopters are used to take people to safety. The supplies were handed over by the Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu. The ship has on board diving teams along with rubber inflatable craft to evacuate persons in flood affected areas. Earlier, the head of military rescue operations Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe told the BBC that troops had reached all the affected areas and the risk to life had receded.

World Media House begins debating N Carolina budget plan
Author: 0 House begins debating N Carolina budget plan

The president's priorities - tax reform, healthcare, building a wall - have become stalled in Congress as numerous investigations are under way into Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election and whether any Trump campaign associated colluded with them.

Author: 0 June 8 Poll: Theresa May Defends UK Political Debate Boycott

Another who attended Corbyn's rally said he was curious about a politician who appeared genuine. The Labour Party had initially said its leader would not participate in the debate if the prime minister was not in attendance. Mr Corbyn was more cautious about spelling out Labour's plans in the case of an inconclusive election, but also insisted there would be no coalition deal.

World Media Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh coast
Author: 0 Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh coast

The cyclonic storm "Mora" over Bangladesh and adjoining Mizoram and Tripura today moved further North- Northeastward owing which warning signals have been lowered at various ports in Odisha. Officials in Chittagong reported winds gusting up to 135 kilometres per hour, and said low-lying coastal areas were flooded by a storm surge with two-metre high waves.

World Media Trump poised to pull out of Paris climate deal: US media
Author: 0 Trump poised to pull out of Paris climate deal: US media

The president tends to seek counsel from both inside and outside advisers, many with differing agendas. The other G7 countries - Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Canada and Japan - reaffirmed their support for the accord last week. Throughout his campaign for the presidency, Trump said he would roll back environmental protections and regulations and threatened to "cancel" the deal.

World Media IS claims attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt
Author: 0 IS claims attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt

Egypt's Interior Minister Magdy Mohamed Abdel Ghaffar formed the groups of the ministry's most professional specialists to investigate the routes of the perpetrators' vehicles before and after the attack. A bombing at Cairo's largest Coptic cathedral killed at least 25 people and wounded 49 in December 2016, including many women and children. Gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt's Minya province Friday, killing almost 30 people and injuring many others, authorities ...

World Media Iraqi Militias Prepared to Join Assad in Fight Against Daesh
Author: 0 Iraqi Militias Prepared to Join Assad in Fight Against Daesh

But for the USA and its Kurdish allies, the situation is different as Washington wants to have the sway in eastern Syria near the Iraqi borders, which explains last month US strike on a Syrian military convoy advancing in the Syrian desert close to the Tanf border crossing with Iraq .

Author: 0 Trump's tweeted typo covfefe becoming vanity license plates

But this time, users the world over have been left scratching their heads over "covfefe": a freakish word apparently created by the president. "Despite the constant negative press covfefe ", read the United States leader's short tweet sent yesterday.

Author: 0 Iran's President Rouhani wins 2nd term by a wide margin

His main challenger, former prosecutor Ebrahim Raisi received 38.5 per cent, or 15.7 million votes. Two other hopefuls - Mostafa Mirsalim and Mostafa Hashemi Tab - won 478,215 and 215,450 votes respectively. Iran has no credible political polling to serve as harder metrics for the street buzz around candidates, who need more than 50 per cent of the vote to seal victory and avoid a runoff.

World Media New poll shows possible defeat for Theresa May
Author: 0 New poll shows possible defeat for Theresa May

On Tuesday, May repeated her Brexit negotiating goals, including withdrawing Britain from Europe's single market in order to control immigration from the continent, and ending the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice. When May stunned politicians and financial markets on April 18 with her call for a snap election, opinion polls suggested she could emulate Margaret Thatcher's 1983 majority of 144 seats or even threaten Tony Blair's 1997 Labour majority of 179 seats.

Author: 0 Patriotic Russians may have staged cyber attacks: Vladimir Putin

Petersburg on Thursday. Speaking at a meeting with senior editors of leading global news agencies Thursday, Putin said that economic restrictions against Russian Federation have had "zero effect". The leaked emails from the DNC, followed by the hacking of Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta's personal email account, have been credited with contributing in some degree to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's loss in the 2016 presidential election.

Author: 0 President Trump comes out in support of his son-in-law Jared Kushner

The White House too has defended the role of Kushner , who is married to Ivanka Trump . Aides said Trump was expected to meet with lawyers as early as Sunday, the New York Times reported . As CBS2's Dick Brennan reported, the president's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner , is now a focus of the investigation into possible collusion between Trump's associates and Moscow.

Author: 0 Clinton jokes covfefe 'a hidden message to the Russians'

It appeared to be the first time Clinton had accused Trump of collusion with Russians. "I think a lot of people, a lot of his peers and friends, thought - why would you buy this ancient medium called a newspaper?" That was a "two-pher!" At an appearance yesterday, Clinton continued to blame Russian interference and fake news and dismissed the email investigation as a factor.

World Media North Korea says ready to deploy, mass-produce new missile
Author: 0 North Korea says ready to deploy, mass-produce new missile

The United States and South Korea, which hosts 28,500 US troops, have said the deployment is aimed purely at defending against the North Korean threat. This is the second missile launch since South Korean President Moon Jae-in's inauguration on May 10th and is likely to test the new administration's dual approach to the regime of denuclearization and dialogue.

World Media Senate panel eager to hear from Comey, given OK to testify
Author: 0 Senate panel eager to hear from Comey, given OK to testify

A source close to Flynn said Tuesday that the former national security adviser would comply with a series of Senate subpoenas issued for documents from Flynn and his businesses. Michael Cohen spent years as the main lawyer for the Trump Organization, the president's New York-based real estate and entertainment business. The Senate Intelligence Committee said on May 19 that Comey, who was sacked by Trump 10 days earlier, would testify before the panel publicly at some point ...

Author: 0 Jeremy Corbyn says Tories planning five more years of austerity

Theresa May attempted to revive her party's election campaign with a promise of a "brighter future" after Brexit as polls showed Labour continuing to close the gap on the Tories. In the speech at CJ Leonard & Sons, May emphasised her plans to improve skills for young people - although the boss's daughter was not impressed. He said the Tories are "weak and wobbly" and can not be believed following the PM's U-turn on the so-called "dementia tax" and her failure to set out how many ...

World Media Focus on Kudankulam power plant agreement as PM Modi lands in Russian Federation
Author: 0 Focus on Kudankulam power plant agreement as PM Modi lands in Russian Federation

India and Russian Federation will celebrate the 70th anniversary of their diplomatic relations. They have withstood the test of time, and grown from strength to strength. "We are opening new areas of cooperation in energy, telecommunications, science and technology, he said". "Our relations with Russian Federation is on a different pedestal and we have a full agenda between us that is important to both of us".

World Media President Trump expected to withdraw from Paris climate agreement
Author: 0 President Trump expected to withdraw from Paris climate agreement

One hundred and ninety-five nations have signed the pact, meant to cope with climate change. "The fruits of our labor will be seen very shortly, even more so". "As someone who cares deeply about our environment, I can not in good conscience support a deal which punishes the United States", he said. But Trump's chief White House economic adviser, Gary Cohn, told reporters during the trip overseas that Trump's views on climate change were "evolving" following the president's discussions ...

World Media Convicted former Auschwitz guard dies in Germany at 95
Author: 0 Convicted former Auschwitz guard dies in Germany at 95

During his trial last summer, Hanning apologized for his role in the events that took place between January 1942 and June 1944 in Auschwitz. "I am ashamed that I saw injustice and never did anything about it , and I apologize for my actions", he said, speaking with a weak voice into a microphone while sitting in a wheelchair.

Author: 0 Trump to announce decision on global climate deal on Thursday

The agreement makes provision for parties to quit, but notice can be given only three years after its entry into force. The issue of complying to the deal aimed at combating climate change has been widely discussed after Saturday, when the leaders of the G7 countries said in a communique of the summit held on the Italian island of Sicily, that the United States had not joined the consensus on the issue reached within the framework of the Paris accord, as the country had still been ...

Author: 0 Philippines lawmakers want debate on martial law amid siege

The priest was taken hostage by the Islamist Maute group in the Muslim-dominated Marawi city, where troops have been mounting an offensive against militants. "The crew were extricated that is why the tank was stolen", the PNP chief said. "It is a challenge for us to prevent enemy reinforcements from coming to the city as they may also disguise themselves as civilians", another military official said.

Author: 0 What does 'covfefe' mean? Social media rushes to define Trump's typo

Controversy over the Russian Federation issue deepened after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey earlier this month, leading to allegations by critics that the president sought to hamper the agency's probe into the matter. "We have a MASSIVE trade deficit with Germany, plus they pay FAR LESS than they should on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation & military", Trump fired back on Tuesday.

World Media City siege was start of extremist plan — Philippine military
Author: 0 City siege was start of extremist plan — Philippine military

He notes, the reasons for the President's actions are clear, yet House members naturally have some questions and they want to seek clarifications from officials in Malacañang and the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Hapilon, an Islamic preacher, was once a commander of the Abu Sayyaf militant group, which pledged allegiance to the Islamic State in 2014. The militants then moved into the centre of the city, capturing the Amai Pakpak Medical Center and the city hall before releasing at least 100 ...

World Media Trump eyes White House overhaul, outside lawyers and PR team
Author: 0 Trump eyes White House overhaul, outside lawyers and PR team

Ted Lieu (D-Calif.), Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) and Peter WelchPeter WelchHouse Dems to WH: Revoke Kushner's security clearance Five roadblocks for Trump's T infrastructure plan Hopes of bipartisanship fade amid Comey chaos MORE (D-Vt.), who signed a similar letter with him in April.

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