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Labour closing gap in opinion polls after 'wobbly week' for Tories

Labour closing gap in opinion polls after 'wobbly week' for Tories

The Conservatives enter the final days of the election campaign still ahead in the polls but with the pollsters sharply divided over the strength of their lead over Labour , according to the latest batch of surveys. Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said while May was no longer certain of increasing her parliamentary majority, she was sceptical about suggestions the Conservatives would lose their current slim majority.


PM Modi departs for India after four-nation tour

PM Modi departs for India after four-nation tour

Ties between the France and India have grown in recent years most notably in the defence sector with New Delhi ordering 36 French-made Rafale fighter jets to modernize its aging warplane fleet. Earlier, Macron greeted Prime Minister Modi with a bear hug in the courtyard of the presidential Elysee Palace when he arrived for the meeting and working lunch.



Qatar row: Saudi, Egypt to cut Doha links

They say Qatar backs militant groups including so-called Islamic State (IS) and al-Qaeda, which Qatar denies. As of early Monday morning, the BBC reported that six countries, including Saudi Arabia and Egypt , have severed ties with Qatar.



Police identify gunman in Manila casino attack

He made the remarks Saturday in the southern Philippines , his first comments on the attack. The shooting was initially assumed by some to be a terrorist attack, but it turns out the suspect was a Philippines Department of Financing employee who had a gambling problem at the casino.


United States warns Beijing of South China Sea Islands

United States warns Beijing of South China Sea Islands

When asked if the U.S. would attack the North preemptively and without warning South Korea, Mattis only said the USA was "trying to exhaust all possible alternatives" to avert North Korea's nuclear ambitions. "It is therefore imperative that we do our part each of us to fulfill our obligations and work together to support our shared goal of denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula", Mattis said in a policy speech at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore .



Tearful Muguruza laments French Open crowd's 'lack of respect'

The 13th-seeded Mladenovic will next face Bacsinszky, whose best result at a major tournament was reaching the semifinals at Roland Garros in 2015. Raonic had caught a break en route to the fourth round when he needed less than a half hour to complete a third-round victory.