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Ministers of 11 TPP member countries to meet in Hanoi

Ministers of 11 TPP member countries to meet in Hanoi The new United States trade representative, Robert Lighthizer , reaffirmed Washingon's resolve to stay out of the TPP pact. "Australia's manufacturing, agriculture, resources and services industries will all gain better access to regional export markets such as Japan, Canada, Mexico, Vietnam and Peru under a revived TPP", he said. [Full Article...]

UK's May and Corbyn questioned by public on TV show

But a bullish Mrs May told the audience she had the "balls" to call an election because she wanted a strong hand to negotiate Brexit and claimed a minority government led by Mr Corbyn would be propped up by the SNP. Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said while May was no longer certain of increasing her parliamentary majority, she added she was skeptical about suggestions the Conservat... [Full Article...]

Police say terror attack in London, reports of fatalities

Police say terror attack in London, reports of fatalities Police said three suspects were shot at the scene, but investigations will determine whether they had support or were part of a larger network The proximity of the attacks and the timing seem to suggest they were coordinated, but police have not confirmed that. [Full Article...]

Islamic State claims responsibility for London attack

The attackers on Saturday night were wearing what looked like explosive vests that were later found to be fake. Police at the scene in Borough high street at London Bridge on June 3, 2017 in London , England. A bystander was also wounded by the gunfire, but the civilian's injuries were not believed to be critical. Seven people were killed in the attack and 21 were in critical condition. [Full Article...]

Malaysia Airlines jet diverted in Australia over bomb scare

A Malaysia Airlines flight was forced to return to Melbourne airport on Wednesday after a passenger tried to force his way into the cockpit claiming he had a bomb , officials said. "If we had an incident where there were further explosives that were triggered, we could have had a mass casualty incident", he said. After the arrest, police learned that Marks apparently had a history of mental... [Full Article...]

Crosby has no time for Subban's games in Stanley Cup Final

Rookie Jake Guentzel has been the star this series for Pittsburgh , recording four goals in the first three games. "We're disappointed we didn't get the result, but we also understand that this is a series ", Sullivan said. "I was able to make some pretty big saves". Phil Kessel only played 15:03. Judging by how Sullivan was talking about the rookie, you can expect Murray will get a chance... [Full Article...]

Trump's health care budget means deep cuts for safety net

Trump's health care budget means deep cuts for safety net But a larger question has emerged: Could all of this fiscal pain fail miserably in its goal of ridding the USA of a federal budget deficit? The budget says these tax cuts will be revenue-neutral, meaning that growth and income will cover the cost of the lost tax revenue, to the tune of $2 trillion. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump departs Israel declaring that peace deal is possible

Donald Trump departs Israel declaring that peace deal is possible On Monday, Palestinians also held a general strike in support of the prisoners. "I am truly hopeful that America can help Israel and the Palestinians forge peace and bring new hope to the region and its people". On Monday, he met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem , and departed for Rome on Tuesday afternoon. Obama "glossed over Israel's security needs and pressed (I... [Full Article...]

Terror attacks strike heart of London; 6 people killed

ISIS has often made such claims not just when it has sent attackers, but when extremists carrying out deadly plots were inspired by the group's ideology. Britain raised its terror threat level to "critical" - meaning an imminent attack is expected - shortly after a bombing outside a concert arena left 23 dead and 119 wounded on May 22, but the threat level was reduced to "severe" five days later. [Full Article...]

UP: Minor raped in Barabanki, two held

UP: Minor raped in Barabanki, two held They have been sent for medical examination. The results will take three to four weeks. The Sabota incident comes at a time when opposition parties have been attacking the Yogi Adityanath government in the UP Assembly over the "deteriorating" law and order situation in the state. [Full Article...]

Police arrest 12 after night of terror in heart of London

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Trump said the attack showed it was time to "stop being politically correct and get down to the business of security for our people", after tweeting the night before - as the scenes of panic in London were still unfolding - that it underscored the need for his contested "travel ban" on several Muslim-majority nations. [Full Article...]

Pope gifts Trump texts on peace, environmentalism

Pope gifts Trump texts on peace, environmentalism The group selected for the monumental meeting between the USA president and the pontiff was diverse, including family members ( First Lady Melania , daughter Ivanka , and son-in-law Jared ) and staff (communications advisor Hope Hicks , former bodyguard Keith Schiller , State Department aide Brian Hook , and guardian of Trump's Twitter account Dan Scavino ). [Full Article...]

Merkel: US relations important, but must also look elsewhere

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) sits next to Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi (C) and speaks to President Donald Trump (R) as they attend a G7 expanded session during the G7 Summit in Taormina, Sicily , Italy. "But the importance we put on these ties can not mean that we abandon fundamental principles such as our commitment to fight climate change and in favour of open societies an... [Full Article...]

Turnbull Urges Asia-Pacific To Reject 'De-Globalisation Impulse'

Turnbull Urges Asia-Pacific To Reject 'De-Globalisation Impulse' He said a secure world was one in which "the big fish respect the little fish and shrimps". China is North Korea's closest ally. Cyber security is a vital priority on the national security agenda of both countries, said Mr Turnbull. "We've had hub and spokes for a long time, and that shouldn't change", Mr Turnbull said. Pointing to the construction of artificial islands and militarisation ... [Full Article...]

Report of multiple casualties in incident on London Bridge

After the initial battle, IS flags flew across the city and masked fighters roamed the streets proclaiming Marawi was theirs, using loud-hailers to urge residents to join them and handing out weapons to those who took up the offer, according to residents. [Full Article...]

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

During the miners' strike in the 1980s, Nottinghamshire miners refused to strike without a national strike ballot. Unemployment is low, but so are wages and educational attainment. Pollsters also have a longstanding (and most likely related ) tendency to overstate Labour support and understate Tory support - a pattern that has held in every election but one since 1987. [Full Article...]

EU, China united on climate, still divided over trade

EU, China united on climate, still divided over trade There will be no last-minute lobbying of the US administration to try to persuade Trump to change his mind, chief spokesman Margaritis Schinas said. Meanwhile, China has stopped building over a hundred coal power plants and said it plans to put hundreds of billions of dollars into renewable energy within this decade. [Full Article...]

Grande: 'Manchester, we're gonna be alright.'

At the Manchester Benefit Concert, the "Side to Side" singer, who opened her performance with her hit song " Be Alright , ' followed by 'Break Free ", also recalled meeting the mother of victim Olivia Campbell, 15, who died in the deadly explosion . [Full Article...]

Amit Shah's wishes won't come true: Chennithala

Amit Shah's wishes won't come true: Chennithala Meanwhile, CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said Amit Shah's visit to Kerala has destabilised the communal harmony in the state. "The people of Kerala are capable enough to see the fox in the sheep skin when they see one", he added. [Full Article...]

Truck and bus collide in north India, killing 22 passengers

Truck and bus collide in north India, killing 22 passengers The bus, belonging to Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation, was carrying 38 passengers, along with two drivers and a conductor, to the state's Gonda district from the Indian capital when the accident happened. According to witnesses, the bus caught fire moments after colliding with truck giving no time for passengers to evacuate. "The bus accident in UP's Bareilly is heart-rending"... [Full Article...]

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