by | May 08, 2017 | 05:44

Thursday's council elections delivered the Conservatives' best results in Scotland for generations, with the party putting on 164 seats to achieve a tally of 276. The Tories narrowly missed out in Edinburgh, claiming 18 seats to the SNP's 19. Scotland's "constitutional obsession" sparked the Tories revival , according to the Daily Record.

by | May 08, 2017 | 05:42

Israel has condemned a Unesco resolution that criticises the country's excavations in the Old City of Jerusalem , a flashpoint area holy to Jews, Muslims and Christians alike. "Once again, the United States rejects the adoption of these anti-Israel resolutions at Unesco", a spokesperson from the U.S. mission to the UN told the Times of Israel .

by | May 08, 2017 | 05:31

I hope the result of the General Election will clearly demonstrate that the majority of the population of the United Kingdom are caring compassionate people who are concerned about the welfare of less fortunate members of society, are not hard-hearted, money grabbing, and selfish.

by | May 08, 2017 | 05:28

In September of last year, Ottolenghi observed, "Flight records show that Iran Air's flight 697 - the Tehran-Damascus route - was operated 66 times over the last year, including three times from Abadan, on Sept. Israel has carried out multiple air strikes in Syria since the country's civil war erupted in 2011, most of which it has said targeted arms convoys or warehouses of its Lebanese arch-foe Hezbollah, which is a close ally of the Syrian regime.

by | May 08, 2017 | 05:23

Testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Comey was responding to a line of questioning from Sen. The phony Trump/Russia story was an excuse used by the Democrats as justification for losing the election. In an appearance before the House Intelligence Committee in March, Comey confirmed the FBI was investigating possible collusion between Russian Federation and Trump's presidential campaign.

by | May 08, 2017 | 05:27

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy told reporters late Wednesday that there are sufficient votes to pass the measure. But Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says "Trumpcare" will strip coverage from millions and voters will hold them accountable.

by | May 08, 2017 | 05:22

U.S. combat troops will not stay on in Iraq after the fight against Daesh is over, Iraq's prime minister said Friday - a statement that followed an Associated Press report on talks between Iraq and the U.S. "They knocked on our door but we did not open it". He was among several dozen people walking out of Musherfa. Iraqi officers said additional reinforcements from the Rapid Response Division had arrived in northwest Mosul on Sunday to help clear areas on the banks of the River Tigris ...

by | May 08, 2017 | 05:05

There are five months to go before the election, and her conservatives lost some support to the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) during the migrant crisis. In February the state of Bavaria announced plans to ban the full-face veil in government workplaces, schools, universities and while driving, reports the BBC .

by | May 08, 2017 | 04:56

Between 11pm and midnight on Wednesday, the Mission's Temporary Operating Base (TOB) in Leer town in the former Unity State came under small arms attack from the direction of the nearby Government-held town. Violence has caused a rise in the number of displaced people into its bases, while thousands have fled to neighbouring Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya.

by | May 08, 2017 | 04:40

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is to set out to London later Sunday night for further medical attention, his spokesman announced in a statement without mentioning the specifics of what ails the 74-year-old leader. That was his third consecutive absence from the weekly meeting chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Earlier on Sunday, he was pictured sitting in an armchair at his residence, dressed in white traditional robes, looking painfully gaunt, surrounded by 82 recently released ...

by | May 08, 2017 | 04:41

The Australian health care system that Donald Trump believes is far superior to America's was first introduced in 1975 by Prime Minister Gough Whitlam and was a change to the previous system in Australia of voluntary health insurance. May 4, 2017. The president and members of the House GOP conference held a celebratory press conference at the White House after the bill passed by a thin margin.

by | May 08, 2017 | 04:39

Some women flashed their breasts in a pacifist move as some alongside Machado waved posters reading: "We have no firearms; just t**s". Protests Saturday night in Los Nuevos Teques, on the outskirts of the capital, and Barquisimeto in the country's west descended into clashes between demonstrators and the military.

by | May 08, 2017 | 04:29

A 10-year-old girl in Florida is recovering Sunday after being bit by an 8-foot alligator and breaking free on her own. She was able to pry open the gator's mouth and remove her leg but sustained several puncture wounds to the back of her knee and lower thigh, the state commission said.

by | May 08, 2017 | 04:23

Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum confirmed on Saturday that Mr Haniya had been selected as the politburo chief. "Electing Haniya and holding the well-organised internal elections on time were made in spite of the situation that Hamas is passing through", said al-Qanoua, adding "this reflects how powerful Hamas movement is".

by | May 08, 2017 | 04:23

More than the parents, I salute the courage of these girls who witnessed the naked jaws of death but yet persevered for three years until more than half of them secured freedom. "Now, it is a testament to the tenacity and commitment of the Federal Government, led by Mr President that they are back with us, and will soon be reunited with their families".

by | May 08, 2017 | 04:22

Race officials confirmed the win for Always Dreaming minutes after he crossed the finish line first at Churchill Downs. The chances of winning are slim for the 3-year-old colt, but his trainer , Todd Pletcher, told NBC Sports that the horse has never been more prepared - or supported - for a race.

by | May 08, 2017 | 04:17

Critics point out that such a rule would discriminate against Arab and other minorities living in Israel. Trump has pledged to jumpstart peace talks. Zionist Union MK Erel Margalit, a contender for the leadership of his party, said that the bill was "reminiscent of dark periods" in history. The bill was one of the factors leading to the collapse of the Israeli coalition government in November of 2014, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a strong supporter of the legislation, clashed with ...

by | May 06, 2017 | 10:33

Jeremy Corbyn's team conceded that Labour could be set to lose hundreds of council seats, especially in Scotland and Wales. The Conservatives made sweeping advances across the United Kingdom, gaining more than 500 councillors, winning tightly-fought battles for elected mayors in the West Midlands and Tees Valley and forcing Labour into third place in its former stronghold of Scotland.

by | May 06, 2017 | 09:19

Haley said the detentions are North Korea's effort to "have a bargaining chip" for talks with the U.S. Crowds in Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, laid flowers and paid respects at giant statues of the country's former leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, one day after the minister of defense reiterated that the North is ready to use pre-emptive strikes or any measures it deems necessary to defend itself against the "U.S.

by | April 29, 2017 | 19:50

The wife of a Thai man who hanged their 11-month-old daughter on Facebook Live said on Wednesday her husband is the only person to blame and she bears no anger toward the social media site or the users who shared the horrific video. Thailand's Digital Economy Ministry announced that it contacted Facebook to delete the videos at the police request. The Rev. Jesse Jackson also called on Facebook to shut down its live video tool for 30 days.

by | April 28, 2017 | 07:10

North Korea, which conducted its biggest ever artillery exercise to mark the 85th anniversary of its military's creation on Tuesday, says it needs to develop weapons to defend itself from USA aggression. TRT World's Shamim Chowdhury has more on the tensions in the Korean peninsula. "Past efforts have failed to halt North Korea's unlawful weapons programs and nuclear and ballistic missile tests", Tillerson said in a statement following the meeting.

by | April 28, 2017 | 07:09

Over 4,000 refugees were rescued from the Mediterranean between Friday and Sunday as pleasant weather conditions before the weekend saw a spike in people attempting to use the sea route to escape war, conflict and starvation. According to the International Organization for Migration ( IOM ), over 32,000 refugees have arrived in Europe so far this year. In March, Italian prosecutor Carmelo Zuccaro from Catania launched an investigation into the funding of the charity ships, essentially ...

by | April 28, 2017 | 07:01

The video footage ends with a picture of burning American flag. The latest message, released by the state-run Korean Central News Agency, was delivered to mark the 71st anniversary of Syria's independence from France. The Pentagon has not discussed which missile blew up "almost immediately" after launch early Sunday from near Sinpo on the North's east coast, and the White House has said only that it was a medium-range device.

by | April 28, 2017 | 07:01

Asked by the Washington Examiner if he had considered proposals to split the court, Trump replied: " Absolutely, I have ". The 9th Circuit in February refused to immediately reinstate Trump's ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations, prompting the administration to release a new, narrower ban.

by | April 28, 2017 | 06:58

A teenager has pleaded guilty to plotting a bomb attack in London , having researched potential targets including Buckingham Palace and an Elton John concert. "You have to find out the price for the machine gun, any gun". He'll be sentenced in June. He will be sentenced in June, following the completion of a psychiatric report and a probation.

by | April 28, 2017 | 06:59

This judgment of Mr Macron is still strongly felt among numerous Mr Sarkozy-faction on the right-wing of The Republicans though others, loosely represented by more moderate ex-prime minister Alain Juppe, have suggested they may choose to join in a majority of support for Mr Macron.

by | April 28, 2017 | 06:57

He also denounced Canada's dairy supply management system as a "disgrace" that is costing American farmers their livelihoods. USA lumber firms have made allegations that Canada subsidizes the industry for decades, leading to at 30 percent tariff in 2002 and that subsequent loss by the United States before the World Trade Organization in 2004.

by | April 28, 2017 | 06:56

While support for legalization has risen across all age groups, millennials are most in favor of legalizing weed, while those older than 65 are most opposed. The department's executive director, Barbara Brohl, told lawmakers during a hearing Wednesday that she believes the legal market for marijuana is eating into the black market, funding drug abuse treatment and prevention, and providing a safer product, The Chicago Tribune ( ) reported.

by | April 28, 2017 | 06:54

Venezuela had threatened to walk from the group if that meeting went ahead and foreign minister Delcy Rodriguez tweeted on Wednesday afternoon that she would soon announce the president's instructions. Protesters threw stones and petrol bombs. Elsewhere, children were evacuated from a school after being exposed to tear gas. Bolivian President Evo Morales agrees with his counterpart that the anti-government protests in Venezuela are "a coup d'etat, driven by the right".

by | April 28, 2017 | 06:46

She has written that in previous elections she has always voted Conservative as a " matter of family duty ". But Mr Johnson said: "As far as I remember, the gentleman in question belonged to another party and wasn't on my bus". Pressed on whether the Government would have to bypass Parliament if there was a phone call in the night calling on the United Kingdom to support USA action, he told LBC radio: "You are putting your finger on the issue".

by | April 28, 2017 | 06:41

The Israeli military later said it shot down "a target" over the occupied Golan Heights neighbouring Syria, although it was unclear whether the two incidents were linked. Israel has repeatedly warned against "game-changing" weapons reaching Hezbollah in Lebanon from Syria which along with Iran supports the militant group.

by | April 28, 2017 | 06:43

On Wednesday, in debating Liberal leader Christy Clark and NDP leader John Horgan on television, Weaver delivered a strong performance, matching his more seasoned political opponents on most of the issues and slamming both the Liberals and the NDP for taking large political donations from big business and labour unions.

by | April 28, 2017 | 06:39

French intelligence services have scientific proof that the Syrian regime was responsible for a suspected chemical attack that killed 88 people, France's foreign minister said yesterday. It said intelligence services were aware of a regime Sukhoi 22 warplane that had struck six times on Khan Shaykhun on April 4 and that samples taken from the ground were consistent with an airborne projectile that had munitions loaded with sarin.

by | April 28, 2017 | 06:37

South Korea's navy has said it plans to hold a joint drill with the US strike group late this month. Susan Thornton, the acting top US diplomat for East Asia, said there's debate about whether Pyongyang is willing to give up its weapons programs.

by | April 28, 2017 | 06:37

Harris scoffed at Chinese objections, saying he believed it was "preposterous" that Beijing would try to push South Korea against a system to defend itself, and suggested Beijing should focus on trying to influence North Korea. North Korea, which conducted its biggest ever artillery exercise to mark the 85th anniversary of its military's creation on Tuesday, says it needs to develop weapons to defend itself from USA aggression.