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Michael Fallon to slam Jeremy Corbyn on defence plans
- April 25, 2017

It comes as polling suggests the Labour Party faces a General Election meltdown in Wales while the Tories are on course to win the majority of parliamentary seats. A Labour government under Mr Corbyn would also carry out an inquiry into the practice of blacklisting, and into the "Battle of Orgreave" in the miners' strike, where striking workers clashed with the police. (more...)
Trump targets visa program he says hurts American workers
- April 24, 2017

President Trump is trying to put more muscle into his campaign slogan of "Buy American and Hire American" and is preparing to sign an executive order Tuesday aimed at strengthening existing government policies to support domestic products and workers. (more...)
France's far-right reaches across spectrum as runoff looms
- April 24, 2017

Anne Sylvan-Chassany, FT correspondent in Paris , told us that "Obama is a very popular political figure in Paris , so it may have helped Macron's credibility". About an hour later the triumphant candidate appeared on the hall's stage, dressed as ever in a dark trouser suit, a huge grin spread across her glowing face. (more...)
North Korea threatens 'super mighty pre-emptive strike' against US North Korea threatens 'super mighty pre-emptive strike' against US
- April 23, 2017

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump has said he would expand America's nuclear arsenal to ensure it is at the "top of the pack" amid a heated war of words between the United States and North Korea . "We are encouraged by the steps that China has taken so far", he said at a joint news conference with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. "We're in a very good position". (more...)
Xi stops in Alaska on way back to China Xi stops in Alaska on way back to China
- April 22, 2017

Earlier in the day, Trump said that " tremendous progress " was made in USA relations with China. Tillerson, who briefed reporters alongside Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross at the conclusion of the summit, also said Trump said China needs to make changes to its economy in order to "level the playing field for American workers, stressing repeatedly the need for reciprocal market access". (more...)
Leicester boss Shakespeare: Let's hope the bookies have got it wrong again! Leicester boss Shakespeare: Let's hope the bookies have got it wrong again!
- April 21, 2017

In the end, both teams came away from their Champions League quarterfinal match relatively satisfied and looking ahead to next week's second leg in England. The referee made his decision - albeit the wrong one. "It is a definite foul but it is outside the box". 11 - None of Bayern's past 11 Champions League games have ended in a draw (W7 L4) since their last-16 match at Benfica last season finished 2-2. (more...)