"The Conservatives, Labour, the SNP and the Greens have suspended their national election campaigns in the wake of a terrorist attack in London.
A Conservative Party spokesman said: "We will review as the day goes on and as more details of the attack emerge."
The Tories will campaign at a local level, with other parties expected to follow suit.
UKIP are not suspending their campaign as leader Paul Nuttall said that was "what the extremists would want"."
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BBC - LIVE TEXT REPORTING
"As it happened: US quits Paris climate pact
Trump: American citizens come first
Donald Trump withdraws the US from the Paris climate change pact
"In order to fulfil my solemn duty to protect America and its citizens, the United States will withdraw," he said
Trump said he may renegotiate a better deal but European countries said that won't happen
French president Emmanuel Macron says decision means US is 'turning its back on the world'
The US is the second biggest greenhouse gas emitter in the world after China
Greenpeace said this turns the US from climate leader to 'climate deadbeat'"
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Nigel Farage is a “person of interest” in the US counter-intelligence investigation that is looking into possible collusion between the Kremlin and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, the Guardian has been told.
Sources with knowledge of the investigation said the former Ukip leader had raised the interest of FBI investigators because of his relationships with individuals connected to both the Trump campaign and Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder whom Farage visited in March
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"The polling company chosen to select the audience for the BBC's election debate has defended its political make-up amid claims of "left-wing bias".
Andrew Hawkins, founder of ComRes, said the recruitment of people to watch the seven-way debate had been "more complex" than he had ever witnessed.
He said five of the parties were left of centre - which meant "cheering is going to be skewed in one direction".
But Boris Johnson said the debate was an "echo chamber for left-wing views""
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"Donald Trump is becoming increasingly isolated and stressed as the demands of the Presidency take its toll, according to a new report.
"He now lives within himself, which is a dangerous place for Donald Trump to be," one source close to Mr Trump told CNN.
"I see him emotionally withdrawing. He's gained weight. He doesn't have anybody whom he trusts."
The President was already “in a pretty glum mood” before his first foreign trip to the Middle East and Europe, according to the source"
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fox news article
"President Trump will announce his decision on the involvement of the United States in the Paris Climate Agreement on Thursday afternoon, according to a tweet the president sent on Wednesday night.
Trump is expected to announce that he is pulling the United States out of the deal, two sources told Fox News.
"I will be announcing my decision on Paris Accord, Thursday at 3:00 P.M. The White House Rose Garden. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” Trump tweeted on Wednesday"
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Strange that they don't have a comments section on this article. I would have thought that plenty of americans would want their say on it.
BBC ARTICLE -
"Senior politicians from seven parties - although not the prime minister - took part in the BBC election debate on Wednesday.
Home Secretary Amber Rudd went head-to-head with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, Lib Dem leader Tim Farron, UKIP's Paul Nuttall, SNP deputy leader Angus Robertson, Green co-leader Caroline Lucas and Plaid Cymru's Leanne Wood.
Defending her absence, Mrs May said she preferred "taking questions and meeting people" on the campaign trail rather than "squabbling" with other politicians.
Here are five key themes from the showdown."
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CAB thoughts -
The BBC's five key themes were
1. Where's Theresa?
2. Magic money trees
3.Clash over immigration
4. The coalition of chaos
5. Farron packed in punchlines
Interestingly, the BBC do not seem to mention in the list the accusations of bias mentioned by some commentators and other online publishers, including ITV's Robert Peston -
You may guess my views on immigration but odd that this "balanced" BBC audience is clearly much keener on immigration than much of UK
— Robert Peston (@Peston) May 31, 2017
The accusations seem to be a big talking point for everyone else so strange they are not in the list of five themes.
The formal response from the BBC was thus:
“The BBC commissioned polling company ComRes to recruit an audience that is representative of the country demographically and politically.
“They have lots of experience doing this.
“This covered age; gender; ethnicity; socio-economic; party politics; how they voted in EU referendum; and some undecided.”
BBC - ARTICLE
"A US comedian has apologised for a photo shoot in which she appeared holding a fake bloodied head that resembled US President Donald Trump.
In a video message posted on Twitter, Kathy Griffin "begged" for forgiveness and said she had "crossed a line".
She said she was asking celebrity photographer Tyler Shields to remove the photo from the internet."
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GUARDIAN - ARTICLE
"The man accused of fatally stabbing two men in Portland, Oregon, when they tried to shield young women from his anti-Muslim tirade, made repeated outbursts in court on Tuesday, including shouting: “You call it terrorism, I call it patriotism!”
Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, was in Multnomah County courtroom Tuesday afternoon for his first court appearance on two counts of felony aggravated murder and other charges for the Friday attack.
Authorities say Christian started verbally abusing two young women, including one wearing a hijab. Three men on the train intervened before police say Christian attacked them, killing two and wounding one. "
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BBC - ARTICLE
"President Donald Trump's lawyer has received requests for information from two congressional panels investigating alleged Russian political meddling.
Michael Cohen confirmed to US media that he had been asked to "provide information and testimony" about any contacts he had with the Kremlin.
Mr Cohen said he turned down the request because it was "overly broad" and "not capable of being answered""
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