News Headlines - 03 May 2017

Theresa May declares war on Brussels, urging: 'Let me fight for Britain' | The Guardian

Speaking after returning from Buckingham Palace to inform the Queen that parliament had been dissolved for the 8 June poll, May delivered an unexpectedly antagonistic speech outside No 10, urging voters to “give me your backing to fight for Britain”.

Shinzo Abe Announces Plan to Revise Japan’s Pacifist Constitution - The New York Times

In a video message delivered at a celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Constitution, Mr. Abe said he wanted to make “explicit the status” of the country’s self-defense forces, as Japan’s military is known, by amending the Constitution by 2020.

Somali minister shot dead in car after being mistaken for militant - police | Reuters

Somali security forces shot dead a minister for public works in his car in the capital Mogadishu on Wednesday after mistaking him for an Islamist militant, officials said.

Puerto Rico files for biggest ever U.S. local government bankruptcy | Reuters

Puerto Rico announced a historic restructuring of its public debt on Wednesday, touching off what may be the biggest bankruptcy ever in the $3.8 trillion U.S. municipal bond market.
While it was not immediately clear just how much of Puerto Rico's $70 billion of debt would be included in the bankruptcy filing, the case is sure to dwarf Detroit's insolvency in 2013.

Korean internet broadcaster victim of racial slur in Japan

Video jockey Kim Min-sung, known as BJ Minsung on internet broadcaster Afreeca TV, heard the insults when he tried to enter an eatery as he filmed himself with a selfie stick in Kyoto on April 29.








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