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Theresa May waters down 'dementia tax' in humiliating Tory U-turn

Questioned at an election event, she grew increasingly irritated at suggestions she was backing down. Theresa May has accused Labour and Jeremy Corbyn o...


Germany's Merkel is a 'deeply convinced Atlanticist' -spokesman

Merkel's comments at a campaign rally signal that last week's Group of Seven and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summits will reinforce her effort to unite...


Germany foreign minister slams Trump administration

Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel meanwhile accused the United States of "short-sighted policies" that he said were against European Union interests. Many are a...


Palestinians mark 50th anniversary of the occupation of Jerusalem

President Donald Trump's trip to Israel was presented as a test of his ability to make the ultimate deal, but it's serving to underscoring just how hard it ...


President, Veep wish Muslims well on Ramadan Fast

The fact that Ramadan and the spirit and values that govern it are appreciated by everyone around the world - despite the ongoing attempts to demonize Islam -...


G7 leaders fail to reach climate change accord

On Saturday, Trump said that the decision on U.S. participation in the agreement would be taken next week. Trump tweeted on Saturday. Last year, when America wa...


President Donald Trump Takes His Peace Mission To Israel

He's in the Middle East on his first overseas trip. Nevertheless, the crucial issue here is not what Trump says he intends to do, but his specific ideas and...


May and Corbyn left bruised after General Election TV showdown

Our Prime Minister has done that now in the third election and got nowhere near meeting that figure. In discussions, Corbyn focussed on domestic policy issues...


Sri Lanka seeks global help after deadly flooding, landslides

Unusually heavy rain triggered more than a dozen landslides that buried homes on mountain slopes. "We are carrying out relief operations in some areas when we...


Sri Lanka faces more landslide risks as death toll rises to 151

Meanwhile, the Red Cross Society of China also granted U.S. $ 100,000 emergency humanitarian cash assistance to the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society for their disa...


Ariana Grande to return to Manchester for benefit concert

It said several roads were closed and officers were "currently assessing the situation". Four days after a British-born suicide bomber killed 22 people and in...


Disharmony at G7 as Trump plays his own tune

The leaders found agreement on other points, such as backing closer cooperation against terrorism in the wake of the concert bombing in Manchester that kill...


North Korea says ballistic missile test successful

The short-range ballistic missile traveled an estimated 248 miles, splashing down within Japan's exclusive economic zone, an area of sea where commercial sh...


Local residents react to passing of Gregg Allman

Ultimately, the album would go on to sell more than 1 million copies and help cement the band's status as architects of a Southern rock sound that included jazz...


Oversight Dem calls for suspension of Kushner's security clearance

Taking his outrage to Twitter, Mr Trump said it was his opinion numerous White House leaks were "fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media". Israel...


Trump dismisses 'fabricated' report of Kushner's outreach to Russian Federation

A secret line with Russia could have allowed the Trump transition and Russian officials to communicate outside of the scrutiny of the departing Obama administra...


Philippines military says close to defeating IS-linked rebels

The military could not say exactly when the problem will be over, but according to AFP Spokesperson Brig. Gunmen are holding parts of the city and fendi...


Kashmir peaceful with restrictions in place

The officials said restrictions on the assembly of people under Section 144 CrPc also continued in the districts of Budgam and Ganderbal in central Kashmir . T...


Ryanair expects lower fares but reports record profits

For the year, profit before tax was 1.47 billion euros, down from 1.72 billion euros a year ago. Unit costs at the airline fell by 11pc, largely driving by a ...


Medicaid expansion, reversed by House, is back on table in Senate

Who knows how many millions more would lose it under a sped-up Senate bill. A new Kaiser Family Foundation analysis estimates that 6.3 million people - ...


Ariana Grande to give benefit concert in Manchester

Three days after 22 people died during USA pop singer Ariana Grande's concert at Manchester Stadium in England, the "Break Free" singer took to Twitter to off...


Merkel warns against "simple answers" after Trump meetings

Polls suggest Mrs. Merkel is on course to be re-elected for a fourth term as German chancellor at elections in September. Although her message was partly aime...


Cloud Computing springs upset in Preakness

Always Dreaming and Classic Empire jumped in market order and were one-two nearly throughout in front of a record crowd of 140,327. Castellano had never even...


Trump's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation scolding long overdue

Mr Trump's comments may disappoint some officials in Europe who had hoped that the U.S. president would offer a public endorsement of Nato's mutual-defense do...


Day war begets 50 years of conflict for Israel

The arrangement has stretched the idea of Israel as a democracy to the breaking point. "This is the time to illustrate to Israelis, to the Palestinians and ...


Suspects in Kim Jong Nam murder appear in Malaysia court

Royal Malaysian Police guarding Siti Aishah into Sepang Magistrate court during charge on death of half-brother North Korea supreme leader Kim Jong-Un. Gooi...


Memorial Day ceremony at Idaho State Veterans Cemetery

The Carson Mall is honoring men and women who served by offering free flags at all 20 of its restaurants and shops on Monday. "We pay tribute to those fearless ...


Manchester attack transforms Britain's election campaign

On who will keep the United Kingdom safe from terrorism, voters back Theresa May over Mr Corbyn by a huge 42%-16% margin, while she has a 26-point lead (42%-1...


Turkey Demands US Oust 'Pro-Kurd' Envoy McGurk

Before the violent confrontation, Erdogan had earlier on Tuesday met with President Donald Trump at the White House. Washington police were initially overwh...


Sri Lanka flood death toll rises to 177 and counting

The meteorological department said the rains ended a prolonged drought that had threatened agriculture as well as hydropower generation. He also ordered autho...


Mattis: Militia hit by USA strike in Syria Iran-directed offensive force

A US official said pro-Assad "forces must now withdraw outside of the established de-confliction zone to avert further Coalition action and remove the threat ...


Britain reduces terror threat level from 'critical' to 'severe'

The Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC) increased the threat level to " critical " - its highest level - meaning a further terror attack was considered "immi...


May and Corbyn put on the spot in live TV grilling

Tim Farron has said Theresa May had a "car crash interview" and also attacked Jeremy Corbyn's Brexit stance following the pair's grillings by voters and Je...


Australia to confiscate passports of convicted Paedophiles

The move follows several recent high-profile cases of child exploitation overseas, including by Australian Robert Ellis who was convicted a year ago of sexually...


British police release new photo of Manchester attacker

The UK's MI5 intelligence agency has launched urgent inquiries into how it missed the danger posed by the Manchester bomber, as British police carried out fresh...


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