Tories take traditional Labour strongholds as Ukip collapses in local vote

Labour tried to play down the significance of a bruising set of results which saw it forfeit nearly 300 council seats, lose control of Glasgow for the first time in around 40 years and suffer reverses in Welsh strongholds. "We know there is an election taking place in the United Kingdom", Ms Margaritis Schinas said on Wednesday. Opinion polls give May a runaway lead in the national election on J... [Full Article...]

Backed Syrian militias say capture Tabqa from Islamic State

Backed Syrian militias say capture Tabqa from Islamic State Yildirim said that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan would raise the issue with Trump when he visits Washington on May 16 and 17. USA -backed Syrian militias said they fully captured the town of Tabqa and Syria's largest dam from Islamic State on Wednesday, a major objective as they prepare an assault on Raqqa city. [Full Article...]

Dead, Dozens Injured After Tornadoes, Storms Batter South

Heavy rain caused the roof of a furniture store in northern Oklahoma to collapse early Monday, although no one was injured, and parts of the state remained under flood and flash flood warnings after excessive rainfall over the weekend. Flooding closed part of Interstate 44 near Hazelgreen, Missouri , and officials expected it would be at least a day before the highway reopened. At least three p... [Full Article...]

Upgrade the Surface Laptop to Windows 10 Pro for Free

Microsoft's new OS offers access to all of the firm's software solutions that could interest learners (Office apps, apps for learning to code, 3D design, etc.). This means that desktop apps, in order to be compatible to run on the latest Windows 10 version, will need to be specially packaged and listed in the Windows Store. [Full Article...]

MEA summons Abdul Basit, demands action against Pak Army soldiers responsible

Ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Mendhar's Mankote area in early morning hours of the day, intermittent firing still continuing. The reaction to this ghastly incident would be at a time and place of India's choosing. The claim was strongly refuted by Pakistan Army on Tuesday. "If the government can not teach Pakistan a lesson, then they should allow me to take revenge of my husband's killing", s... [Full Article...]

Gurpreet Ghuggi quits AAP, questions Mann's appointment as party's Punjab chief

Gurpreet Ghuggi quits AAP, questions Mann's appointment as party's Punjab chief Ghuggi had earlier questioned the "urgency" of appointing Mann as the new Punjab president and also questioned under "what pressure" the decision was taken. "He said he had been defending the various indiscretions of Mann in public", a party source had told the Indian Express . He said that such move would diminish the party roots in the state. [Full Article...]

Watch Always Dreaming Win The First Race Of The Triple Crown

Watch Always Dreaming Win The First Race Of The Triple Crown Racing for the partnership of MeB Racing, Brooklyn Boyz Stable , Teresa Viola, the St. Elias Stable, Sienna Farm and West Point Thoroughbreds, Always Dreaming was kept close to the pace down the home stretch the first time and around the clubhouse turn. [Full Article...]

Trump delays decision on Paris climate pact

Spicer said Trump is continuing to hear from advisers on the pros and cons of remaining in the global accord. "The president wants to make sure he has an opportunity to continue to meet with his team to create the best strategy for this country going forward", said Spicer. [Full Article...]

AAP in huddle; Kejriwal asks councillors 'not to betray party'

AAP in huddle; Kejriwal asks councillors 'not to betray party' After the MCD elections, BJP and AAP would confront each other in the 2019 General Elections and the state polls in Delhi just a year later. Refusing to comment on the performance the Aam Aadmi Party and Congress, Dr Singh said, what these parties lack is the BJP's decisive contemporary leadership, which enables BJP to identify with young aspirational India and at the same time, inspires the hop... [Full Article...]

Haniyeh: Prisoners issue will remain priority for Hamas

Hamas, the Palestinian group that controls the Gaza Strip, said Saturday that it had chosen Ismail Haniyeh, a charismatic grassroots politician, as its new political chief, the latest move in an effort to refresh the militant Islamist group's leadership and manifesto. [Full Article...]

Ann Coulter's Berkeley speech cancelled a day beforehand

He says the school had attempted (and continues in its attempts) to work with the student groups to find a date and venue to host Coulter, but that the original April 27th date was not feasible due to security concerns . Officials at UC Berkeley said last week they feared renewed violence on campus if Coulter followed through with plans to speak. "We have serious concerns and we're acting accor... [Full Article...]

Emmanuel Macron tells Donald Trump he'll defend 'important' Paris climate change deal

Tiffany & Co.'s message to the Donald Trump arrives as the president considers whether or not to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement-the first global, legally-binding agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and avoid the dangers of climate change worldwide. [Full Article...]

Suspect in doctors' slayings once worked at their posh condo

Teixeira was arrested at the scene, treated for his wounds and then taken to Tufts Medical Center, according to police. Speaking to the press, Conley said there was no evidence to suggest they knew each other. He kept his eyes closed through the majority of the proceeding. On Monday, a judge, prosecutor and court officials gathered around Teixeira's hospital bed - where he lay covered up to th... [Full Article...]

A timeline of Yates' warnings to the White House about Mike Flynn

A timeline of Yates' warnings to the White House about Mike Flynn Obama's warning pre-dated the concerns inside the government about Flynn's contacts with the Russian ambassador, one of the officials said . "That may be why it took him 18 days, until it became public, to get rid of Mike Flynn, who was a danger to this republic". [Full Article...]

North Korea's missile test fails

North Korea's missile test fails US President Donald Trump did not answer reporters' questions about the launch, but he did tweet. South Korea's top presidential candidates denounced North Korea Saturday after the communist state launched a ballistic missile and apparently failed. [Full Article...]

Balch Springs Police Department Fires Officer Involved in Deadly Shooting

Police originally said they were called to reports of underage drinking when they heard gunshots. The Balch Springs Police Department said Tuesday that officer Roy Oliver was terminated for violating department policies during the Saturday night shooting that killed Jordan Edwards . [Full Article...]

Eurovision 2017: Here are the results from semi-final 1!

Eurovision 2017: Here are the results from semi-final 1! Now it's over to you to chose what is Ireland's Greatest Ever Eurovision Song. Eurovision fever is upon us, with acts from all over the world preparing to vie for the coveted glass microphone trophy. "When he sings high, I hear Marvin Gaye, and when he sings low, he's got a velvety lower register that sounds like Sarah Vaughan", Clarke adds. "Because it seems to me that the closer we get to th... [Full Article...]

A 'war of regime choices': S. Koreans vote for new president

Conservative Hong Joon-Pyo was far behind at 23.3 percent, with centrist Ahn Cheol-Soo third at 21.8 percent. South Korea's liberal leader Moon Jae-in will take the oath of office as president on Wednesday, tasked with navigating the country out of rising tensions over North Korea's nuclear program and the risk of a rift with the United States. [Full Article...]

Buffett: GOP Health Care Bill a Tax Cut for the Rich

Speaking at Berkshire's annual shareholders' meeting in Omaha , Buffett said his federal income taxes previous year would have gone down 17 percent had the new law been in effect. While pulling $880 billion in funding for Medicaid over ten years, the proposed bill, which passed the House on Thursday, also cuts taxes on the super-rich by nearly $300 billion over the course of ten years, according... [Full Article...]

President Trump fires Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey

President Trump fires Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey Trump said in the letter that he had agreed with Sessions and Rosenstein's recommendations and "you are hereby terminated and removed from office, effective immediately". Mr Schumer and other Democrats insisted a special prosecutor be appointed to lead the Russian Federation probe because a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director appointed by Mr Trump can't be trusted to conduct it impartia... [Full Article...]

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