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Theresa May summons cabinet to decide Syria response

The prime minister will summon the cabinet on Thursday to discuss the government’s response to the suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria. Ministers will consider the options for backing military action threatened by the United States and its allies. Theresa May is prepared to take action against the Assad regime in Syria without first seeking parliamentary consent, sources have told the ... Read More »

Real Madrid knock out Juventus: Bedlam at the Bernabeu – reaction to the drama

In a week where football has been at its chaotic best, Real Madrid and Juventus found a way to top it all. The Champions League quarter-finals served up improbable comebacks, stunning strikes and pure emotion but it was at Real’s fabled home the Bernabeu where perhaps the most exhilarating story of the competition’s knockout stages unfolded. No-one gave Juventus a ... Read More »

US House Speaker Paul Ryan to retire in blow to Republicans

US House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan will not run for re-election this year, in a big blow to Republicans with mid-term elections looming. Congress’ most powerful lawmaker said he would not stand for another term in his Wisconsin district this November. Republicans already face a tough challenge from Democrats to keep control of the lower chamber. Mr Ryan joins ... Read More »

Readying for Trump, North Korea’s Kim engages in steroid diplomacy

A summons from Beijing brought North Korean leader Kim Jong Un out of isolation into his first foreign foray since taking power. This week, his foreign minister is visiting Moscow to meet with Russia’s top diplomat, Sergei Lavrov. From years of isolation to sudden and rapid all-out engagement, the North Korean leadership continues to travel the world. Its envoys shuttle between ... Read More »

Trump brands raid on lawyer Michael Cohen’s office ‘disgraceful’

US President Donald Trump says the FBI’s raid on the offices of his personal lawyer was a “disgrace” and an “attack on our country”. “I have this witch hunt constantly going on,” he told White House reporters. Officials in New York seized “privileged communications” between Michael Cohen and his clients, his lawyer said after the raid on Monday. Documents regarding ... Read More »

Syria ‘chemical attack’: Trump pledges ‘forceful’ US response

US President Donald Trump has promised a “forceful” response to the alleged chemical attack in Syria, as Western leaders consider what action to take. “We have a lot of options militarily,” he told reporters. He added that a response would be decided “shortly”. Mr Trump said the US was getting some “good clarity” on who was responsible for the incident ... Read More »

Oklahoma teachers walkout extends into second week

Oklahoma teachers will continue their walkout for a sixth day Monday, maintaining their pressure on state legislators for increased education funding. The teachers were granted a pay raise last month but say the state’s school facilities, equipment and textbooks are rundown, outdated or in short supply and more spending is needed. At least 58 of the state’s 500-plus school districts — ... Read More »

Trump Tower fire: Man dies in blaze at New York property

One man has died and four firefighters have been injured in a blaze at Trump Tower in New York. The victim was a male resident of the building who died after being taken to hospital, fire officials said. US President Donald Trump has a home and an office in the building. But Mr Trump, First Lady Melania and their son ... Read More »