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Author: 0 BC election was close, but no cigar

That happened even though Clark spent $15 million in taxpayer dollars on partisan government advertising wrongly promoting the B.C. Liberals and having the most heavily corporately funded political party in Canada, raising over $12 million in 2016.

Author: 0 Cyberattack reportedly hits Renault production

The Newcastle Evening Chronicle reported, that production was briefly halted Friday evening. Researchers at security software maker Avast said they had observed 57,000 infections in 99 countries with Russia, Ukraine and Taiwan the top targets.

Author: 0 Trump Lawyers Say Taxes Show Few Russia Ties Over 10 Years

I have no investments in Russian Federation. This week's dismissal of FBI director James Comey has added to questions about an ongoing investigation into possible links between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation. "And in terms of high-end product influx into the US, Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets; say in Dubai, and certainly with our project in SoHo and anywhere in NY".

Global Belt And Road Push: Chinese provinces invest more
Author: 0 Belt And Road Push: Chinese provinces invest more

The pursuit of the Belt and Road Initiative is "not meant to reinvent the wheel", Xi told delegates. Xi focused on his initiative, boasting that it represented a "road for peace", but he cautioned "all countries should respect each others' sovereignty.

Global Erdogan says 'saddened' by USA flags with Syrian YPG
Author: 0 Erdogan says 'saddened' by USA flags with Syrian YPG

Analysts say the dispute will be the number one issue when Erdogan meets Trump for the first time as president on May 16 in the United States . USA officials say the troop movement is part of its operations with the Kurdish forces in northern Syria.

Author: 0 India cool on Beijing summit as 'Silk Road' stirs unease

Beijing's grand vision - unveiled by Xi in 2013 - includes the "Silk Road Economic Belt", which extends from China to central Asia through Europe, linking northern Xi'an city with Dushanbe in Tajikistan, Moscow, Rotterdam and Venice. According to reports, China is said to be spending $1 trillion on it. One of the criticisms of the Silk Road plan is that host countries may struggle to pay back loans for huge infrastructure projects being carried out and funded by Chinese companies and banks.

Author: 0 China's Xi says Silk Road plan boosts finance, security ties

India firmly opposes the $46 billion economic corridor which cuts through Pakistan-administered Kashmir. Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday. President Xi expressed appreciation for Turkey's support for China's Belt and Road Initiative . "It is my belief that Britain, lying at the western end of the Belt and Road , is a natural partner in this endeavour".

Author: 0 North Korea Launches Missile, Trump Speculates On Russia Response

While Pyongyang regularly tests shorter-range missiles, it is also working to master the technology needed to field nuclear-tipped missiles that can reach the USA mainland. "The missile was launched from the Kusong city area". A United States defence official confirmed that it flew that far, but said Washington was still investigating to determine the type of missile.

Author: 0 United States airplane laptop ban could be extended to Europe

European Commission spokeswoman Anna-Kaisa Itkonen said the EU had no new information about a specific security concern. The US Department of Homeland Security sparked deep concern in Europe on Tuesday when it said was close to a decision on extending to Europeans an existing ban imposed on eight countries .

Author: 0 Israel summons Sweden's ambassador over support for UNESCO vote

The vote took place on Israel's Independence Day. The resolution, which is renewed periodically, passed with 22 votes for and 10 against with 23 abstentions and three absentees out of 58 member states. During a speech at an Israel Independence Day event at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Pence said that the president is giving "serious consideration" to moving the USA embassy "as we speak".

Author: 0 Trump son-in-law family apologizes for China name drop

Kushner Companies insisted the reference was not an "attempt to lure investors". Kushner Companies, the development firm formerly run by presidential adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, apologized yesterday for statements made in Beijing regarding the One Journal Square project in Jersey City.

Author: 0 Trump Says 'Fast Decision' Likely on FBI Comey Replacement

The announcement comes the same day Mr Trump said he could name a new FBI Director as early as next week. The 49-year-old McCabe, a career FBI agent, has taken part in a number of high-profile investigations, including probes into the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 and the attacks against USA installations in Benghazi, Libya in 2012.

Author: 0 Julie Bishop condemns North Korea's 'risky' missile test

Sunday's launch, at 5:27am Seoul time, came two weeks after North Korea fired a missile that disintegrated minutes into flight, marking its fourth consecutive failure since March. "Relevant Security Council resolutions have clear rules about North Korea using ballistic missile technology to carry out launches". The White House says North Korea has been "a flagrant menace for far too long".

Author: 0 Trump Would Have Fired Comey 'Regardless of Recommendation'

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and of course Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe , 49. Mr. Comey's account, his answer to Mr. Trump's initial question apparently did not satisfy the president, the associates said . The first of those calls was initiated by Trump, POTUS said, adding that he had asked if it was possible for Comey to let him know if he was under investigation.

Author: 0 Labour thinks it can win back seats in Glasgow from SNP

The SNP is claiming victory in Glasgow despite narrowly failing to take overall control of the city council as Labour was ousted from power after nearly 40 years. That compares to the 394 seats the party won in 2012. And this is where we'll be until June 8th and most likely for some time after that, two entrenched camps - unionist and nationalist - shouting at one another about the constitution.

Author: 0 SKorea: Rival N.Korea launches possible ballistic missile

The missile was sacked early on Sunday from a region named Kusong located northwest of Pyongyang, where the North previously test-launched an intermediate-range missile it is believed to be developing, the last time in February. Outside militaries and experts will closely analyze what the North fired. Japan's Kyodo News said the missile may be capable of covering a range as far as 4,000 kilometers (2,500 miles) if launched at a normal trajectory, citing unidentified sources.

Global New push to drive IS from 4 neighborhoods in Mosul
Author: 0 New push to drive IS from 4 neighborhoods in Mosul

Furthermore, the media bureau of the Popular Mobilization Units, commonly known by the Arabic name Hashd al-Sha'abi, announced that the pro-government fighters had cut off the road linking al-Qirwan region to the mainly Izadi-inhabited Sinjar town.

Author: 0 New president of France faces an uncertain future

Ferrand said the names of Macron's 577 candidates in the legislative elections would be announced on Thursday. In a poll, 59 percent of Macron voters said they supported him primarily to keep Le Pen from becoming president. French deputy to the European Parliament Sylvie Goulard said Macron would make Berlin his first official visit, with perhaps a stop to see French troops stationed overseas as well.

Author: 0 Sturgeon: Tories plan to "sacrifice" of Scottish economy to win Ukip vote

John Curtice, professor of politics at Strathclyde University and one of the most respected figures in analysing Scottish election results, said the party could struggle significantly more in the region than elsewhere. The first minister said it showed the only party that could possibly "stand up" to the Tories were the SNP, and Ms Davidson said it demonstrated the only party that could "stand up" to the SNP were the Scottish Conservatives.

Global Local Legislator Gives Impassioned Speech on Senate Bill 4 Debate
Author: 0 Local Legislator Gives Impassioned Speech on Senate Bill 4 Debate

Democrats and immigrant rights groups argue this makes the bill "show-me-your-papers"-type legislation that will allow police to inquire about a person's immigration status during the most routine exchanges, including traffic stops". Sylvia Garcia , a Democrat from Houston. Patrick praised the Senate's move late Wednesday in a news release, saying, "I have been working to end sanctuary cities in Texas since my days as a state senator".

Global White House says missile should worry Russia
Author: 0 White House says missile should worry Russia

China, the main ally and economic lifeline of North Korea, has urged Pyongyang to stop the tests in line with UN Security Council resolutions, as have Japan and the United States. "This missile could have been the new mobile missile seen in North Korea's April 15 parade". US President Donald Trump is calling for tougher sanctions on North Korea following its latest ballistic missile test.

Author: 0 South Korea's new president Moon Jae In pledges unity

He said that he would even be willing to visit Pyongyang under the right circumstances. But Moon's position is generally considered softer than both the USA line and that of the previous South Korean administration. "If needed, I will immediately fly to Washington", he said. Another issue Moon will be forced to address is the dispute with China over America's deployment of a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile shield in South Korea.

Author: 0 Local polls boost May five weeks before United Kingdom general election

But with all 88 councils in Britain having declared their results, these graphics really drill home just how big the win was. In the West Midlands, Conservative candidate and former John Lewis boss Andy Street became the region's mayor, narrowly beating Labour's Sion Simon by 238,628 votes to 234,862.

Global Senate committee subpoenas former Trump adviser Flynn over Russian Federation
Author: 0 Senate committee subpoenas former Trump adviser Flynn over Russian Federation

The Intelligence Committee's subpoena comes the day after President Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey, claiming Comey was no longer doing a good job. The Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday issued a subpoena to former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn for documents pertaining to the ongoing investigation of Russian meddling in the USA election.

Global South Korean military: North Korea launches projectile
Author: 0 South Korean military: North Korea launches projectile

Upon receiving a report about the North Korean missile firing, the president immediately convened an emergency meeting of the National Security Council and ordered the military to stay on standby and maintain a watertight defense readiness in order to counter any military provocation from North Korea.

Global North Korea fires unidentified projectile, South Korea says
Author: 0 North Korea fires unidentified projectile, South Korea says

The launch also comes as troops from the US, Japan and two European nations gather near Guam for drills that are partly a message to North Korea. Tensions with North Korea have recently been escalating, with the country continually making moves despite the threat of consequences with its ally, China, and global sanctions.

Author: 0 Spurs' Kawhi Leonard to play in Game 1 vs. Warriors

San Antonio Spurs All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard will play in Sunday's NBA Western Conference finals opener at Golden State despite a nagging left ankle injury, coach Gregg Popovich said Saturday. Green and company enter the conference finals as overwhelming underdogs, with few outside of South Texas expecting an extended series verses the Warriors.

Author: 0 N. Korea test-fires missile, challenging new leader in South

U.S. President Donald Trump "cannot imagine Russian Federation is pleased" with North Korea's latest missile test on Sunday, as it landed closer to Russian Federation than to Japan, the White House said in a statement. Security Council resolutions, the presidential office said. Japanese officials said it reached an unusually high altitude of 1,240 miles, which could indicate a new type of missile.

Global Pope Francis Canonizes Two Children At The Fatima Shrine, Portugal
Author: 0 Pope Francis Canonizes Two Children At The Fatima Shrine, Portugal

Authorities said they expected 1 million people. The siblings died two years after the visions during Europe's Spanish flu pandemic. Francisco and Jacinta Marto were small children in Fátima on May 13, 1917, when they said they saw a vision of the Virgin Mary while they were tending sheep.

Author: 0 Trump to move quickly to replace Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Almost half of Americans disapprove of President Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, according to a poll released Friday. The decision is subject to confirmation by the U.S. McCabe told a Senate panel it was not "standard practice" to tell an individual whether they are or are not under investigation. Previous presidents have made a public show of staying out of legal matters, so as not to appear to be injecting politics.

Author: 0 Unrest Death Toll Rises as Looting Ravages Venezuela

According to the state prosecutor's office, at least 37 people have died , 717 have been injured and hundreds arrested in the widespread unrest this past month around the volatile South American OPEC nation. media said was false evidence planted by police. The Maduro government has also accused the opposition of not wanting to engage in talks, instead looking to achieve his ouster by any means necessary.

Global Controversial Oval Office meeting was held at Putin's request
Author: 0 Controversial Oval Office meeting was held at Putin's request

But it comes just a day after the president stunned Washington by firing James Comey as director of the FBI amid an investigation into whether Trump campaign aides colluded with Russian Federation to sway the November elections. The U.S. -Russia dynamic has always been a struggle for worldwide dominance, but Trump's clear admiration for Putin and his openness to improving ties were expected to bring about a new era of relations - one that deeply concerned foreign policy experts and politicians ...

Author: 0 Trump's attempt to intimidate Comey could come back to haunt him

Trump said in excerpts of an NBC News interview released Friday that Comey "should have never exonerated" Hillary Clinton. Clapper said it would have been former FBI Director James Comey's discretion to notify him of any evidence of collusion and said it was his practice to always "defer" to the director.

Author: 0 China's leader offers billions for new Silk Road initiative

Xi made the remarks when delivering a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the two-day Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. "Our government, the presidential administration, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China are preparing the package of documents, including the action plan to implement our strategic initiative for the coming years", Putin said at a meeting with Xi in Beijing .

Global Alex Salmond tells Tories he's 'well up for battle' over Gordon seat
Author: 0 Alex Salmond tells Tories he's 'well up for battle' over Gordon seat

But matters could be complicated by the lack of overall majorities, and complex talks are now getting under way across Scotland to try to stitch together either formal coalitions or informal deals to give councils workable administrations. The local elections brought mixed fortunes for Willie Rennie's party. She will say: "We go into this election with one seat". She is expected to say: " Theresa May's extraordinary attacks on our European partners demonstrate that an unchecked Tory ...

Global Trump Delivers Commencement Address At Liberty U
Author: 0 Trump Delivers Commencement Address At Liberty U

Trump said Comey is a "showboat" and "grandstander" who was sacked because he wasn't doing a good job. "They're people who can't get the job done". Since he somehow realized he was speaking at school that's highly influenced by the teachings of Jesus, Trump made several errant remarks about Christianity, such as, "In America, we don't worship government, we worship God, " and, "We're going to protect Christianity, and I can say that, I don't have to be politically correct".

Global Christy Clark remains BC premier until all votes counted
Author: 0 Christy Clark remains BC premier until all votes counted

If the NDP had Green support to form a government it could possibly order more environmental or health assessments on the pipeline which would postpone the start of construction. "They want us to work together collaboratively and across partisan lines", said Clark, who was trying to win the party's fifth straight majority government.

Author: 0 Spanish Grand Prix: Hamilton takes pole ahead of Vettel

Hamilton, fastest in both Q1 and Q2, appeared on course to seal an easy pole only for Vettel to provide a late charge in the closing moments of the session. "And a big thank you to my team". Instead of working on repairing the water leak problem, the team made a decision to fit a new power unit immediately, the German's third of the year's permitted supply of four.

Author: 0 Georginio Wijnaldum: 'We will be stronger next season'

West Ham host Liverpool in the penultimate round of Premier League action on Sunday, with the visitors looking to move a step closer to ensuring a top-four finish. Mark Noble and Cheikhou Kouyate are out for the last two games of the current campaign after undergoing surgery on long-term injuries. And Hammer of the Year Michail Antonio, who signed a new contract last week, is also out.

Global Yanis Varoufakis endorses Macron in French presidential race
Author: 0 Yanis Varoufakis endorses Macron in French presidential race

Marine Le Pen's campaign team is attempting to shake off ridicule over her alleged plagiarism of a speech by Francois Fillon, just days before the French presidential election. " Emmanuel Macron is just Francois Hollande who wants to stay and who is hanging on to power like a barnacle", she told a rally in Villepinte, a suburb north of the capital.

Author: 0 Kushner Family Business Pitch In China Prompts Questions About Investor Visas

The apology came after weekend reports about Nicole Kushner Meyer's trip to Beijing, where she touted a Kushner family project in Jersey City and mentioned the controversial EB-5 visa program. Workers wait for investors during an event promoting EB-5 investment. Kushner resigned as CEO from his family's real estate company in January, ahead of joining the White House staff.

Author: 0 India's absence from Belt and Road forum is likely to displease China

The deal will see China plough money into Nepal for a series of projects including boosting its road network, power grid and a new railway connecting the capital Kathmandu with Lhasa in Tibet. The US has now made a decision to send senior representation to the event, with an inter-agency delegation led by Matthew Pottinger, a top adviser to the Trump administration and National Security Council senior director for East Asia to take part.

Author: 0 Poll shows Tories in commanding lead despite slip for Theresa May

Across Scotland, the Conservatives had the biggest gains, up 164 seats to 276 - pointing to a revival for the party which has only one MP north of the border. Speaking during an early-morning round of interviews, he said: "So far, it's been a tough night, but it hasn't been the wipeout that people expected".

Author: 0 North Korea fires unidentified projectile - S Korea military

The type of missile is being assessed, but the flight was not consistent with an intercontinental ballistic missile, according to a statement from U.S. Friends and foes alike have all warned North Korea to end the tests, which are regarded as part of an effort to develop a nuclear weapon that can be mounted on a missile.

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