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Hastings' Amber Rudd to stand in for PM at BBC election debate

Rudd tried to attract support for May by directing her attacks at Corbyn, the main opposition candidate whose chances of a victory have been rising on a daily basis. On what sort of Brexit negotiator the United Kingdom requires and how Mr Davis will fare, Mr Clegg said: "I just really worry that David Davis and his team are just woefully unprepared".



This is how the BBC Election Debate 2017 went down

In the televised debate, Rudd accused Corbyn of having drawn up a "fantasy wishlist" manifesto paid for with a magic "money tree", and noting that most of his MPs backed a failed coup against him past year. The Home Secretary was laughed at by the audience as she called for people to "judge us on our record" on the public finances. "He doesn't seem like other politicians where it's just full of fluff and nothing, and constant regurgitation of slogans; he seems to actually mean what he says".



China vows to work with EU to uphold Paris pact

The White House was initially slated to make a final decision on the climate accord last month but then said it would wait until after the G7 meeting. The emissions goals are voluntary with no real consequences for countries that fail to meet them. The Paris Agreement entered into force on November 4, 2016 - so this means the United States would have to stay with it until November 2019.



Modi supports Merkel's EU leadership as Trump scolds Germany

US President Donald Trump views Germany as an important ally and gets along very well with German Chancellor Angela Merkel , the White House claims, despite the pair's obvious differences. German Chancellor Angela Merkel , once President Obama's staunchest ally in Europe , has been equally unenthusiastic about the man who is now running the show in the United States.


Silk Road founder loses appeal challenging life sentence

Silk Road founder loses appeal challenging life sentence

He was convicted by a jury in February 2015 of seven criminal counts including conspiracy and drug trafficking, in a case that exposed the criminal potential of the Internet's vast underbelly. Joshua Dratel, a lawyer for Ulbricht, did not immediately respond to requests for comment. The creator of Silk Road operated the website from 2011 to 2013 and was used by those seeking the sale or purchase of everything from stolen data to drugs, weapons, and hacking tools.


Pakistan government behaving like 'Sicilian Mafia': Supreme Court Judge

Pakistan government behaving like 'Sicilian Mafia': Supreme Court Judge

In his defence PML-N leader Nehal Hashmi told the court that he was fasting at that time. "The Cabinet members and some individuals have launched a campaign against judiciary", remarked Justice Ijazul Ahsen. Hashmi then forwarded his resignation to the Senate secretary, citing "inevitable reasons" due to which he could not continue to further discharge his responsibilities as a senator.