25 May 2017

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British PM May calls for early election to strengthen Brexit hand

KONFRONTASI-British Prime Minister Theresa May called on Tuesday for an early election on June 8, saying she needed to strengthen her hand in divorce talks with the European Union by shoring up support for her Brexit plan.

Standing outside her Downing Street office, May said she had been reluctant about asking parliament to back her move to bring forward the election from 2020, but decided it was necessary to win support for her ruling Conservative Party's efforts to press ahead with Britain's departure from the EU.

Two British universities halt pro-Palestinian events

KONFRONTASI - Two British universities have been accused of undermining freedom of speech after cancelling an annual pro-Palestinian event aimed at raising awareness about human rights violations in the occupied territories.

The accusation was leveled on Monday after the University of Exeter and the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) announced the cancellation of a pro-Palestinian student-run event called Israel Apartheid Week.

Brits set to stage massive protest against Trump’s Muslim ban

KONFRONTASI - Thousands of British citizens are preparing to stage a massive rally in London to protest US President Donald Trump’s immigration bans.

More than 25,000 people have so far said yes to author and journalist Owen Jones’ call for an “emergency demo” on Monday evening, in solidarity with people who have been banished from entering the US upon Trump’s order.

Fallout from British EU vote alarms Asia, deepens party conflicts

KONFRONTASI-Turmoil unleashed by Britain's vote to leave the European Union heightened anxiety in Asia on Sunday, with China, Japan and South Korea all fretting over the risk to world financial stability a few hours before markets reopen.

China's finance minister said fallout from Thursday's referendum "will cast a shadow over the global economy" while a senior official in Tokyo warned of the danger of "speculative, violent moves" in currencies.

Brexit: Britain votes to leave EU in historic divorce

KONFRONTASI-Britain has voted to leave the European Union in a referendum, with the result throwing into question the fate of the 28-nation bloc and Prime Minister David Cameron announcing that he will step down by October.

The official results were announced on Friday with the Leave campaign receiving 52 percent in Thursday's historic referendum.

Cameron, who had backed the campaign to remain in the EU, said the British people made "a very clear decision to take a different path.

British PM condemns massacre in Pakistan’s Peshawar

KONFRONTASI-British Prime Minister David Cameron has condemned a pro-Taliban-led massacre in Pakistan’s north western city of Peshawar.

David Cameron described the incident as “a dark day for humanity”. He slammed those who carry out act of terrorism in the name of Islam, saying extremism has nothing to do with Islam.

British convoy hit in deadly Kabul attack

KONFRONTASI-A suicide attack on a foreign convoy in Afghanistan capital Kabul has left at least five people dead and 20 others wounded, according to the country's Health Ministry.

General Ayoub Salangi, the deputy interior minister, said the bomber was riding a motorcycle on Jalalabad Road during Thursday's attack.

The Taliban claimed responsibilty for the attack, saying that it had killed many foreigners.

Did British Papers Do the Right Thing, or Does the World Need to See the Islamic State’s ‘Violence Pornography’?

HT- Following the release of a video purporting to show the beheading of British hostage Alan Henning, the fourth recent on-camera execution of a Western hostage by Islamic State militants, several British newspapers have decided not to publish images from the latest video, stating they don’t want to award the extremist group a propaganda victory.

Stop bombing Iraq, Syria: Hundreds rally in London against British airstrikes

Hundreds of activists rallied against Britain’s involvement in airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria on Saturday. Protesters marched through central London holding banners and chanting anti-war slogans.

Demonstrators chanted "Hands off the Middle East, No justice, No peace," which marching toward Prime Minister David Cameron's Downing Street office, where the rally was planned to end.

They held banners which read: “Stop bombing Iraq” and “Iraq III No!”

This Photo shows British man Alan Henning, whom the Islamic State said it Beheaded

CAIRO (AP) — An Internet video released Friday purports to show an Islamic State group fighter beheading British hostage Alan Henning and threatening yet another American captive, the fourth such killing carried out by the extremist group now targeted in U.S.-led airstrikes.

The video mirrored other beheading videos shot by the Islamic State group, which now holds territory along the border of Syria and Iraq. It ended with an Islamic State fighter threatening a man they identified as an American.

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