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UK PM May's lead widens ahead of June 8 election - ORB poll

The Labour leader outlined terrorism, cyber attacks and environmental concerns as the major security issues facing the country. In a two-part BBC Question Time broadcast last night the Prime Minister defended her decision to call a vote and denied that her campaign was an
exercise in hiding from the electorate. [Full Article...]

Four New England States join Paris climate goal alliance

A decision by President Trump to pull the U.S. out of the world's first comprehensive agreement on tackling climate change and seek renegotiated terms "fair" to America has drawn widespread worldwide condemnation. By backing out, the USA not only diminishes its own influence in these vital diplomatic negotiations, but worse, grants other countries license to neglect their responsibility. [Full Article...]

2016 champ Muguruza loses to France's Mladenovic in Paris

She broke down in tears in her press conference and had to leave the room for a few minutes before returning. - Defending champion Novak Djokovic beat Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas 7-6 (5) 6-1 6-3 to advance to the quarter-finals. It's not a good feeling". "Everything wasn't flawless. There were a few concerns", Mladenovic said, before joking: "I made about 35 double-faults today, but everythi... [Full Article...]

Champions Trophy: Bangladesh wins toss and bats vs Australia

Champions Trophy: Bangladesh wins toss and bats vs Australia I was happy to keep batting through the rain. At this stage, the only thing that looked capable of preventing a win for the men in green and gold was the weather. · Bangladesh have played at the Kennington venue just twice, losing both of those fixtures against England . That might tempt Mashrafe Mortaza and co.to give a boost to their bowling resources by including an extra bowler in t... [Full Article...]

Paris Agreement is a global 'shared legacy': PM Modi in France

Paris Agreement is a global 'shared legacy': PM Modi in France France is the 17th largest carbon emitter and India is No. 3, according to the European Union. Before the joint presser Narendra Modi held bilateral talks with Emmanuel Macron . Modi said that several Indians fought in the first two world wars for world peace. The Frenchman has led Europe's defence of the Paris accord in the face of Trump's climate skepticism. [Full Article...]

Apple unveils "breakthrough home speaker" to rival Amazon and Google

Like the Amazon Echo and Google Home , the HomePod will play music while also helping people to manage their lives and homes. Apple announced the launch of HomePod today at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. [Full Article...]

Indian PM, French leader talk climate in Paris

Indian PM, French leader talk climate in Paris Terming France as India's important strategic partner, PM Modi had earlier said, "I look forward to meeting President Macron and have discussions on issues of mutual interest". "India and France enjoy deep-rooted ties". Modi will have discussions with Macron on key global issues such as UNSC reforms, India's membership at UNSC, counter-terrorism and climate change. [Full Article...]

London Bridge Attack: American Hit in Head by Police Bullet, Witness Says

The three men wearing fake suicide bomb vests men were shot dead by eight officers outside a pub after police opened fire with an "unprecedented" hail of 50 bullets, while a bystander was also shot. "But as our efforts to defeat them overseas are ever more successful, they are increasingly seeking to spread their poisonous ideology and to prey on the weak and vulnerable in our own countries, inspi... [Full Article...]

Report suggests Russia hackers breached voting software firm

In the NSA's classified report from May 5, the agency detailed how Russian government hackers tried to phish U.S. officials and VR Systems , a technology company that creates election software for eight states: California, Florida, Illinois, New York, North Carolina, Indiana, Virginia and West Virginia. [Full Article...]

Muguruza, Venus out; French Open to have 1st-time Slam champ

Venus Williams is still waiting for her first title at the French Open . Former World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark returned to the French Open quarters for the first time since 2010 after she eliminated 2009 champion Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russian Federation 6-1, 4-6, 6-2. [Full Article...]

Ariana Grande Plans To Hold Benefit Concert Following Manchester Arena Bombing

Ariana Grande Plans To Hold Benefit Concert Following Manchester Arena Bombing Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher has announced plans for a benefit concert in Manchester to help victims of the extremist bombing that killed 22 people. A further two people who were arrested earlier in the week have been released. The nine people who remain in custody are men ranging in age from 18 to 44, including a brother of suicide bomber Salman Abedi , the British-born son of Libyan i... [Full Article...]

Kellyanne Conway's husband weighs in on Trump

Kellyanne Conway's husband weighs in on Trump Trump tweeted several times on the proposed travel ban from six Muslim-majority countries, saying his Justice Department should not have submitted a "watered down, politically correct version" to the Supreme Court . In a series of Monday morning tweets, Trump says the Justice Department "should have stayed" with his first executive order aimed at temporarily halting entry to the US from a hal... [Full Article...]

Smoking major cause for lung cancer, say doctors

She said on the average, tobacco users lose 15 years of their life; making its use one of the leading preventable risk factors for non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, among others. Nkurunziza also says that two patients out of five are hospitalized due to tobacco and 20% of deaths are related to tobacco. Although it has been known to cause cancer and a breakdown in t... [Full Article...]

Safety of Indians abroad 'priority' for Modi govt: Swaraj

Safety of Indians abroad 'priority' for Modi govt: Swaraj Trump, of course, failed to mention that the Paris climate agreement is a legally non-binding agreement, where the members declare their own commitments on what they will do to combat climate change. "We will solve our issues bilaterally", Sushma said, but asserted that talks and terror can not go together. Relations between India and China have been volatile. [Full Article...]

SCO can become essential part of global security system -- Kyrgyz official — Interview

SCO can become essential part of global security system -- Kyrgyz official — Interview Assistant Chinese Foreign Minister Li Huilai said Iran is an observer at the SCO and has for a long time "proactively participated" in its activities and has made positive contributions to the SCO's development. The Indian government's statement keeps in accord with Prime Minister Modi's assertion that "talks and terrorism can not go together". "At present the global community in terms of ... [Full Article...]

Qatari markets plunge after Arab neighbours cut ties

Qatari markets plunge after Arab neighbours cut ties Saudi stocks rebounded to close higher as investors resumed buying shares on expectations MSCI will decide on June 20 to begin a review of whether to upgrade Saudi Arabia to an emerging market. How severe the impact will be on Qatar, which hosts the region's main US military base used to launch strikes on the Islamic State group, depends on what further measures will be taken. [Full Article...]

Putin tells NBC: US hackers could have framed Russia in election hack

Megyn Kelly was arguably the highest-profile media figure of the 2016 campaign, thanks to her exchanges with Donald Trump . Although Putin's government signed the Paris climate accord in 2015, the Russian leader has delayed formally ratifying the agreement for at least two more years. [Full Article...]

UK's May sees lead slip further, still set for majority - Opinium poll

The "vast majority" of the one million good quality jobs Labour has pledged to create would go to British workers, Jeremy Corbyn has suggested. University of Queensland political science lecturer Joff Lelliott told The New Daily the Conservatives will "still nearly certainly win the election ", but it was unlikely they would now win with the huge majority of 100-150 seats that many in... [Full Article...]

UK Conservatives pledge no tax hike for top earners as vote nears

We're not in the business of punishing people for getting on. Asked if he would still like to be finance minister after the election , Hammond told the BBC: "Of course I would, that's a silly question ". May has made much of Brexit in the election campaign, pitching herself as the only leader capable of delivering a successful divorce. Corbyn was asked why the British public should tru... [Full Article...]

Leo Varadkar set to become Ireland's new prime minister

Leo Varadkar set to become Ireland's new prime minister As well as becoming Ireland's first gay Taoiseach , Varadkar, 38, will also become the country's youngest leader, and the first from an ethnic minority background. Mr Kenny said he would provide a "brief but appropriate period" for Mr Varadkar to engage with other parties and groupings about leading the country. [Full Article...]


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