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Philip Morris stock suffers historic plunge

Philip Morris International’s stock was on track for its worst percentage decline in a decade, dragging down other tobacco stocks as cigarette …

Philip Morris

Donald Trump warns Russia: 'Get ready, because missiles are coming'

A war of words between Russia and the US over the deadly sarin gas attacks in Syria escalated today as Donald Trump warned Moscow 'get ready, …

Donald Trump

Anger over Sheffield's plan to fell healthy trees

Sheffield City Council is carrying out a programme of tree felling as a part of a £2.2bn contract with private firm Amey.<p>The move has prompted an angry response from some parts of the community but others want the work to go ahead.<p>The row has attracted the involvement of high-profile names …

City Politics

Jeremy Corbyn launches Labour's local election bid

<b>Voters should use the local elections to tell the government "enough is enough" and that they want a change in direction, Jeremy Corbyn says.</b><p>Launching Labour's campaign for the May polls in English authorities, he highlighted increases of almost 6% in council tax bills across the country.<p>He accused …

East London

Mitch McConnell's big gift to the banks

<b>(CNN) —</b> This month marks the tenth anniversary of the $29 billion US government-backed bailout of Bear Stearns. The collapse of this giant investment bank in March 2008, under the weight of its bad mortgage-linked bets, marked the beginning of the global financial crisis.<p>To commemorate it, the US …

Finance

Justice Department sues California over 'sanctuary' laws: report

The Justice Department is suing the state of California over its "sanctuary" laws, according to a New York Times report Tuesday night. The federal …

U.S. Department of Justice

Netanyahu Details His Talk With Trump On Iran And Palestinians

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed his Oval Office meeting with President Trump, offering praise for the U.S. leader's knowledge about Iran, but dodging questions over investigations Netanyahu faces back home.<p>The prime minister does not grant many interviews to reporters based in …

Israel

Trump attacks Canada and Mexico over trade

President Donald Trump lashed out Monday morning against two of America’s top international trading partners, attacking Canada for its treatment of U.S. farmers and demanding that Mexico do more to stop the cross-border flow of narcotics.<p>Trump also suggested that Canada and Mexico could avoid …

Donald Trump

Two people killed in shooting at Central Michigan University campus dormitory

A suspect has been arrested for fatally shooting his mother and father Friday in a dormitory at Central Michigan University, according to police and school officials.<p>The university police department released a statement on the school’s website at 6 p.m. identifying the victims as James Eric Davis …

Central Michigan University

Supreme Court Ruling Means Immigrants Could Continue To Be Detained Indefinitely

<b>Updated at 5:27 p.m. ET</b><p>The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that immigrants, even those with permanent legal status and asylum seekers, do not have the right to periodic bond hearings.<p>It's a profound loss for those immigrants appealing what are sometimes indefinite detentions by the government. …

Immigration

Israel’s justice minister explains why Trump is good for her West Bank plan

JERUSALEM — The Trump administration has, so far, been less critical of unilateral Israeli policies in the occupied territories compared to its predecessors, and politicians on Israel's right have argued it is time to take advantage. Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked is one of them.<p>Shaked, 41, is …

Israel

Trump issues fresh opposition to short-term DACA bill

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump on Wednesday reiterated his desire for the Senate to pass his proposal on immigration -- pressuring Republicans to reject anything else -- as lawmakers are set to begin debating legislation.<p>The President's statement serves as a fresh layer of difficulty for a Senate …

Immigration

ACLU’s Campaign for Smart Justice Unveils Trio of Animated Films Depicting First-Hand Stories of Incarceration — Watch

The three animated films, spotlighting the stories of Lavette Mayes, Jason Hernandez, and Johnny Perez, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last …

Curbing migration post-Brexit would be 'catastrophic' for Scotland: report | Reuters

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Curbing migration after Britain leaves the European Union would be “catastrophic” for Scotland’s economy, the devolved Scottish government said on Wednesday.<p>The Union flag,The Scottish Saltire and The European flag fly at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh Scotland, Britain …

European Union

Elon Musk's SpaceX rocket heading towards asteroid belt after overshooting Mars

Elon Musk's super-rocket has taken flight and overshot Mars' orbit, going further out into the solar system than originally planned.<p>His cherry-red Tesla, carrying a dummy and blasting Bowie's Life on Mars, was supposed to take a path around the Sun which would take it out into Mars' orbit.<p>It …

Best Buy To Pull CDs From Its Stores, According To Report

Best Buy has told music suppliers that it will pull all CDs from its stores this summer, according to a report from Billboard. This move should come as no big surprise: Between unlimited streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify, and the ongoing vinyl revival, CDs just don't have the sway …

Apple Music

Feds Considered Forcing Undocumented Teen to Have Experimental Procedure to 'Reverse' Abortion

The top official in charge of the Trump administration’s Office of Refugee Resettlement was so desperate to make an undocumented teenage woman’s …

Coffee may come with a cancer warning in California

<b>(CNN) —</b> California coffee shops may soon be forced to warn customers about a possible cancer risk linked to their morning jolt of java.<p>The state keeps a list of chemicals it considers possible causes of cancer, and one of them, acrylamide, is created when coffee beans are roasted.<p>A lawsuit first …

Coffee

Researchers Discover 'Anxiety Cells' In The Brain

Scientists have found specialized brain cells in mice that appear to control anxiety levels.<p>The finding, reported Wednesday in the journal <i>Neuron,</i> could eventually lead to better treatments for anxiety disorders, which affect nearly 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.<p>"The therapies we have now have …

Neuroscience

Jamaica bans Holocaust denier and anti-gay Arizona hate preacher Steven Anderson

Steven Anderson has called for LGBT people to be stoned to death.<p>After the Pulse nightclub shooting in Florida, he said there were "50 less …

Russia recognises first gay marriage - then immediately charges couple with criminal damage

Russian government official updates gay couple's documents.<p>Now they have been charged with damaging their passports.<p>A gay Russian couple became the …

The biggest moments from Donald Trump’s interview with Piers Morgan

<b>Ever wondered if Donald Trump sits up in bed tapping out his own tweets?</b><p>Well, now you know.<p>That was one of the oddest moments from his highly …

Gay couple sue US after son born via surrogate denied citizenship over Israeli DNA

Parents are fighting for their son Ethan to receive the same rights as his brother Aiden.<p>US State Department argues biological link to a US citizen …

Magnitude 8.2 earthquake strikes Alaska, tsunami watch issued for US West Coast

British 15-year-old gained access to intelligence operations in Afghanistan and Iran by pretending to be head of CIA, court hears

A 15-year-old gained access to plans for intelligence operations in Afghanistan and Iran by pretending to be the head of the CIA to gain access to his computers, a court has heard.<p>From the bedroom of the Leicestershire home he shared with his mother, Kane Gamble used “social engineering” – where a …

James Clapper

Emmanuel Macron confronts the UK with a hard truth: it is burning its bridges to Europe

The French president has made clear that there will be no special treatment for the UK if it leaves the single market.<p>Building bridges is not …

United Kingdom

Brexit Bulletin: Macron's full English summit

Good afternoon.<p>Theresa May has given Emmanuel Macron a classically English welcome to the United Kingdom, taking him for lunch at a traditional 17th century pub in her Maidenhead constituency before going onto an Anglo-French summit at Sandhurst. The French president, Anne-Elisabeth Moutet says, is …

United Kingdom

Donald Trump faces backlash as he reveals 'Fake News Awards' winners

President highlights journalists’ errors despite anger from some in his own party over his treatment of the media<p>Donald Trump, who has routinely peddled conspiracy theories and mistruths from the office of the presidency, sought to question the accuracy of the media on Wednesday by unveiling the …

Donald Trump

Iowa lawsuit pits gay rights against religious freedom

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa is caught up in a legal fight with a conservative Christian student group that denied a leadership position to a student who is gay.<p>The case pits a university policy barring discrimination based on sexual orientation against the religious beliefs of a …

LGBTQI