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Sturgeon warns of 'emboldened Tory government' ahead of SNP manifesto launch

Sturgeon went on to say that a strong SNP vote in June would give her a mandate to "demand a place for Scotland at the Brexit negotiating table" - a demand that May has previously been clear will not be met. The Lib Dems meanwhile would see the number of MPs it returns from Scotland increase from one to three, which would include a return to Parliament for Jo Swinson, taking the seat she held until 2015 from the SNP in East Dunbartonshire.


77000 new jobs added

77000 new jobs added

In the Stratford-Bruce Peninsula economic region, unemployment saw a significant decline to 4.5 per cent, even as the region lost 3,500 part-time jobs. The numbers easily eclipsed expectations leading up to the survey's release. A consensus of economists had expected job gains of 11,000 last month and for the unemployment rate to move up to 6.6 per cent, according to Thomson Reuters.


LA may cede 2024 Olympics to Paris

LA may cede 2024 Olympics to Paris

Bid chair Casey Wasserman appeared to concede to Paris when he said: "We have never been only about 2024". We're better partners than that. That's because the issue of which city gets 2024 and which must wait four more years will not be resolved Friday.



British election: PM May under pressure 'to go' after disastrous election result

May called the snap election in April in an attempt to extend her majority and strengthen her position, but her gamble backfired spectacularly after she failed to win enough seats to form a Conservative government . The Tories lost seven frontbenchers, with ministers Jane Ellison, Simon Kirby, Gavin Barwell, James Wharton, Nicola Blackwood and Rob Wilson going down to defeat, along with Cabinet Office minister Ben Gummer , the author of the widely criticised Tory manifesto.


House Speaker: Agreement reached on casino-related bill

House Speaker: Agreement reached on casino-related bill

The tribes had sought approval for their project in an effort to compete with the opulent MGM casino/resort now under construction in Springfield, Massachusetts. The so-called "satellite casino" which development had been put under consideration was aimed to be located between Hartford and Springfield as a worthy competitor of the MGM Springfield gaming resort that is planned to be officially opened in 2018.



Scottish National Party sees steep losses

A dramatic night of general election results in Scotland , which saw former first minister Alex Salmond lose his seat, has raised questions over the future of the SNP and the prospect of Scottish independence. The prospect for a second independence referendum in Scotland appears more unlikely than at any point since last year's European Union referendum thanks to the SNP's poor showing at the polls on Thursday.