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Author: 0 BC election exposed a polarized province

It is within the realm of possibility after absentee ballots are counted and judicial recounts done that B.C. will have a majority Liberal government. "In Courtenay-Comox, the greens made big gains and the NDP Lost, and yet the NDP winds up there in a virtual tie with the Liberals who really collapsed in that riding", Cameron says.

Global N. Korea vows to strengthen nukes as United States increases pressure
Author: 0 N. Korea vows to strengthen nukes as United States increases pressure

The paper cited an example of Russian Federation, which it said has endorsed the United Nations sanctions on the North following Pyongyang's missile and nuclear tests but has also engaged in joint economic projects with the North. It has been working to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of striking the US mainland. The U.S. defense chief warned Friday that a military solution to the standoff with North Korea would be "tragic on an unbelievable scale", while the North vowed to ...

Global Seoul says North Korea fires an unidentified projectile
Author: 0 Seoul says North Korea fires an unidentified projectile

A White House official said the projectile was a medium-range ballistic missile, a system that North Korea tested in February. Officials from the North American Aerospace Defense Command determined the launch did not pose a threat to North America.

Global Clashes between Palestinians, Israeli soldiers in Gaza leave 8 injured: medics
Author: 0 Clashes between Palestinians, Israeli soldiers in Gaza leave 8 injured: medics

The incident took place near a checkpoint where the day before, an Israeli settler opened fire at Palestinians who pelted his vehicle with rocks at a protest in solidarity with the hunger-strikers. An Israeli settler opened fire on a group of Palestinians throwing rocks at his vehicle, killing one and injuring a journalist. A video of another settler handing out chocolates to "celebrate" the death of a young Palestinian man only served to exacerbate anger.

Global Palestinians injured during rallies for prisoners
Author: 0 Palestinians injured during rallies for prisoners

About 1,300 inmates have been taking part in the large-scale hunger strike demanding the improvement of conditions in the Israeli jails. All hunger striking Palestinian prisoners have been moved from their cells to three prisons which have field hospitals on site, the head of the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners' Affairs said yesterday.

Global 20 policemen killed in Afghanistan Zabul province
Author: 0 20 policemen killed in Afghanistan Zabul province

Finland's Ministry for Foreign Affairs is investigating, according to a statement from the Finnish government. "The only detail that I can give at this stage is that there is no information yet about the kidnappers", said ministry spokesperson Karoliina Romanoff.

Global Notre Dame Students Plan to Protest Mike Pence's Commencement Speech
Author: 0 Notre Dame Students Plan to Protest Mike Pence's Commencement Speech

If graduates persevere, they will prevail, he concluded. It will be his first commencement address as vice president. "I've been a governor, now I'm vice president of the United States, but the most important job that I will ever hold is husband and father to three wonderful kids", Pence told the largest graduating class in the Christian college's 137-year history.

Global Ilham Aliyev attends Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh
Author: 0 Ilham Aliyev attends Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh

Ahead of a full meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council, the US and its six member nations exchanged a memorandum of understanding outlining each's commitment to move against terror financing. A Sunday meeting with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi underscored the kinship, with Trump saluting his counterpart on the April release of Egyptian-American charity worker Aya Hijazi, who had been detained in the country for almost three years.

Author: 0 Pro-striking prisoners' protests, Trump visit focus of dailies — Newspapers Review

Jerusalem's municipal services extend to all parts of the city, including the Arab sectors. Bill Clinton and George W. Bush did so on the campaign trail only to have the diplomatic realities of the move prevent any follow-through. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., the House minority whip. The cumulative effect was clear: Israel would not get the pass they originally thought regarding settlement construction.

Author: 0 Israel supposedly the source of Trump/Russia Intel flap

Erekat, however, warned against relocating the USA embassy in Israel to Jerusalem . In the interview , Trump evaded the question of whether the U.S. Israel was looking for a definitive statement that the Western Wall is in Israel. Shortly after the meeting, the Prime Minister's Office issued instructions to all government ministers requiring them to be in attendance at the airport at the time of Trump's arrival.

Author: 0 Sydney Leathers celebrates Anthony Weiner's guilty plea

The US attorney's office in Manhattan confirmed the court appearance but declined to release additional details about the charges against the Democrat. "Today, former Congressman Anthony Weiner admitted and pled guilty to sending sexually explicit images and directions to engage in sexual conduct to a girl he knew to be 15 years old", acting US Attorney Joon H.

Global Rebels leave last opposition district in Syria's Homs
Author: 0 Rebels leave last opposition district in Syria's Homs

Under the deal, opposition fighters are granted safe passage by the Assad regime out of Homs to opposition-held areas elsewhere in Syria. Soldiers and vehicles from Syrian regime ally Russian Federation were seen on the outskirts of Waer.

Author: 0 Israeli minister expresses concern over US-Saudi arms deal

On Sunday, Trump will participate in a meeting with member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council as well as a summit with leaders and representatives from around 50 Middle Eastern and Islamic countries. Trump said the visit would happen before long. Despite some of his harsher anti-Muslim rhetoric during the 2016 presidential campaign ("I think Islam hates us", he once said), Trump continued to receive a warm welcome from Arab leaders in the Saudi capital.

Author: 0 Danny DeVito urges voters to put their trust in Jeremy Corbyn

She'll take away your winter fuel payment. "Those elderly people who've been anxious about how they pay for care in their home won't have to worry about that in the future", she said. Mr McDonnell, a key ally of the Labour leader, said he did not accept anonymous sources any more after a BBC journalist said he had spoken to Labour candidates who did not want help from Mr Corbyn.

Global Hero's welcome in Pyongyang for North's missile developers
Author: 0 Hero's welcome in Pyongyang for North's missile developers

The timing of the launch, just days after the inauguration of South Korea's new President Moon Jae-in, was created to test the resolve of the incoming government and fits into a pattern of similar provocations. The date for a bilateral summit between Xi and Moon hasn't been confirmed yet, South Korea's delegation said. North Korea calls the weapon, "The strength of the powerful self-reliant nuclear state".

Global North Korea fires ballistic missile
Author: 0 North Korea fires ballistic missile

The missile flew east about 500 km (over 300 miles), South Korean officials said. The missile resembled North Korea's Pukguksong-2 type, an upgraded, extended-range version of its liquid-fuel submarine-launched ballistic missile, the official said by telephone.

Global White House warned Michael Flynn was 'compromised'
Author: 0 White House warned Michael Flynn was 'compromised'

Sally Yates, who was briefly the acting USA attorney general earlier this year, told White House counsel Don McGahn on January 26 that Flynn had not been telling the truth about his contacts with Russia's ambassador to Washington . Hours later, NBC News reported that Flynn withheld information from the Defense Intelligence Agency when the Obama administration renewed his security clearance in April 2016.

Author: 0 Trump Boasted of Firing 'Nut Job' James Comey to Russian Ambassador

Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the committee, said Comey "deserves an opportunity to tell his story. He was insane, a real nut job", the Times reported that Trump said during the May 10 meeting. The president's son-in-law Jared Kushner is among those whose contacts with the Russian government have come under scrutiny. It cited current and former administration officials as saying USA intelligence officials were so concerned about the conversations between Flynn and the Russians that they ...

Author: 0 Rouhani, a man of the Islamic Revolution, opens Iran to West

Voting time had been extended by five hours on Friday, until midnight, amid an unexpectedly high turnout of about 70%. The election is important "for Iran's future role in the region and the world", Rouhani, who struck a deal with world powers two years ago to curb Iran's nuclear programme in return for the lifting of most economic sanctions, said after voting.

Author: 0 Sea lion dragged girl into the water

Footage of the incident shows a man, believed to be a family member, leaping into the water to rescue the child. "She and her family, I guess, they came, they started feeding the animal bread crumbs or whatever it was, and then I guess the animal got a little too comfortable".

Global Enes Kanter's Turkey Passport 'Cancelled, Thunder Center Is Held In Romania
Author: 0 Enes Kanter's Turkey Passport 'Cancelled, Thunder Center Is Held In Romania

You know, the reason behind it is just of course my political views. Oklahoma City Thunder said they were looking into the case and working through the appropriate channels, according to ESPN . Romanian border police said in a statement that Kanter had come from the United States and made a stop in Frankfurt. "He's a dictator. (Adolf) Hitler of our century".

Global Unesco Director Condemns Assassination of Mexican Journalist
Author: 0 Unesco Director Condemns Assassination of Mexican Journalist

One of Mexico's most respected journalists has been shot to death in his home state of Sinaloa, in northwestern Mexico, and a large group of gunmen has attacked seven other journalists traveling in the southwest. In this photo released by Riodoce , journalist Javier Valdez poses for a photo an unknown location in Mexico. Eleven journalists were murdered and 426 attacks on the media were registered in Mexico in 2016, the press rights group Article 19 said.

Global 62 per cent of French Catholics voted for Macron
Author: 0 62 per cent of French Catholics voted for Macron

Macron founded his En Marche, or "On the Move", movement barely a year ago, sweeping to a win in Sunday's presidential election with the help of voters fed up with establishment parties. Macron´s emphatic victory brought comfort to investors and European allies alike, who had been nervous about the risk of another populist upheaval, following Britain´s vote to quit the EU and Donald Trump´s election as USA president - neither of which had been predicted by pollsters or bookmakers.

Author: 0 Trump, in address to Muslims, urges fight against terror

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (second left) welcomes US President Donald Trump to dance with a sword during a welcome ceremony at Al Murabba Palace in Riyadh , Saudi Arabia May 20, 2017 . Huge billboards around the city featured Trump and King Salman , while the city's roads were lined with alternating American and Saudi flags. First lady Melania Trump wore a black pantsuit with a golden belt and did not cover her head for the arrival, consistent with custom for ...

Global Donald Trump says he fired James Comey because he was 'unpopular'
Author: 0 Donald Trump says he fired James Comey because he was 'unpopular'

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., a critic of Trump's inside the GOP, said the Rosenstein briefing led him to believe the nature of the Russian Federation investigation had changed , from one examining how far Russian Federation had meddled in the election to whether any USA citizens were part of the effort.

Author: 0 Trump Meeting With Arab Leaders Ahead of Major Speech

Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz is accompanying the premier. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said deals worth in excess of $380bn had been signed on Saturday. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon also got the chance to participate in the dance together with their president.

Global Trump accepts invitation to visit Egypt
Author: 0 Trump accepts invitation to visit Egypt

The visit, he said, is historic and opens the door to cooperation between the two countries in the fields of trade, investment and education. "I've never shut off the phone to anyone who wants to talk and have a productive conversation", Tillerson said.

Global Trump tells Russians about firing 'nut job' Comey
Author: 0 Trump tells Russians about firing 'nut job' Comey

Meanwhile, during a news conference across town at the White House, Trump told a different story. I'd like to take a moment to thank President Trump. According to Wittes, Comey was particularly wary about appearing to be too close to the Trump administration following his role in the Clinton email investigations.

Global Trump to speak of need to confront Islamic extremism in Saudi visit
Author: 0 Trump to speak of need to confront Islamic extremism in Saudi visit

Meanwhile, The Washington Post reported that an unidentified senior Trump adviser was being considered a "person of interest" in the law enforcement investigation. Not only did Obama ink many arms deals with the Saudis, one user pointed out, but the Obama administration also "watched hundreds of thousands of Syrians die and did nothing".

Global McCain: Russia probe reaching the point 'of Watergate size'
Author: 0 McCain: Russia probe reaching the point 'of Watergate size'

But in an interview with NBC News' Lester Holt, President Trump told the anchorman that he had fired James Comey over "this Russian Federation thing". Senate Intelligence Committee on May 29. That was obstruction of justice. "He's saying, 'Well, the President has made clear that, ' or, 'The President believes that, ' - that means Spicer does not want these words to reflect on him".

Global Key ministers in new French government
Author: 0 Key ministers in new French government

On his tweeter account, Jean-Christophe Cambadelis, chief of the Socialist Party, wrote "a new government but not a government of renewal". Center-right Republicans in the new government include Édouard Philippe as prime minister and Bruno Le Maire as finance minister.

Global Trump participates in Saudi Arabian sword dance
Author: 0 Trump participates in Saudi Arabian sword dance

Trump is the only American president to make Saudi Arabia , or any majority Muslim country, his first stop overseas as president " a scheduling choice designed in part to show respect to the region after more than a year of harsh anti-Muslim campaign rhetoric.

Global Impeaching Trump is now being openly discussed as a real possibility
Author: 0 Impeaching Trump is now being openly discussed as a real possibility

The president has admitted the investigation factored into his decision to fire Comey. "Look at the way I've been treated lately, especially by the media", Trump said at the commencement address. Mr Mueller said: "I accept this responsibility and will discharge it to the best of my ability". The witness-tampering statute covers, among others, anyone who "knowingly uses intimidation, threatens, or corruptly persuades another person with intent to influence, delay, or prevent" testimony in ...

Global This Is What Happens If President Donald Trump Actually Gets Impeached
Author: 0 This Is What Happens If President Donald Trump Actually Gets Impeached

And the 25th Amendment gives it the power to remove a president who is deemed by the vice president and Cabinet officials to be "unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office". The House voted 228 to 206 in favour of impeaching President Clinton for the first charge, and 221 to 212 on the second. There are years of this administration in front of us, but the impeachment process would seem like an eternity in the Trump era if the current pace of news keeps up.

Author: 0 Jared Kushner identified as 'person of interest' in Trump-Russia probe

Joe Lieberman of CT on the shortlist of possible successors to fired FBI Director James B. Comey. Former Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating stops to answers questions from members of the media as he leaves the West Wing of the White House in Washington , Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

Author: 0 GST: Luxury cars, aerated waters, cigarettes subjected to highest tax rate

We do hope the Government will continue to extend the prevailing tax benefits for greener technologies which are purely based on the fuel efficiency and eco-friendliness. With the government focus on keeping tax on items of mass consumption low, this sector could be the clear victor. With the change in GST, curd and milk will be exempted from taxation; however, sweets will be liable for a 5% tax.

Global Yemen's Houthis say fire ballistic missile towards Saudi capital
Author: 0 Yemen's Houthis say fire ballistic missile towards Saudi capital

Salman Al-Ansari, president of the Saudi American Public Relation Affairs Committee (SAPRAC), said US President Donald Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia holds unprecedented strategic significance in strengthening bilateral ties, especially given that for the first time in history the Kingdom will be the first country visited by a sitting US president while on their duties overseas.

Global Watch Melissa McCarthy Take Her Spicer Impression to the Streets on 'SNL'
Author: 0 Watch Melissa McCarthy Take Her Spicer Impression to the Streets on 'SNL'

As another reporter agrees and calls Spicer "bullish", McCarthy bursts into the room and sprays the reporter with a fire extinguisher. "All right, let me put this whole Russian Federation thing to bed once and for all", she said. SNL doubled down on the edge McCarthy's impression has brought to the show, leaning into the insecurities her gender-bending performance has allegedly engendered in the president himself.

Author: 0 Deputy AG stands by the memo used to justify Comey firing

Neither is a part of the current administration. Asked point-blank if he'd done anything that might merit prosecution or even impeachment, Trump said no - and then added of the lingering allegations and questions: "I think it's totally ridiculous".

Author: 0 Syrian Kurds welcome U.S. arms, Turkey says 'unacceptable'

The Kurdish units of the SDF are from the Kurdish Peoples' Protection Units (YPG), which Turkey says are linked to the Kurdistan Workers' Party ( PKK ), a group they call terrorists. Jets carrying out air strikes against the jihadist group have flown from Turkey's Incirlik air base. In the meantime, Turkey's defense minister declared that the move to arm the Kurds is a "crisis", adding to the statement from the Turkish deputy prime minister that the decision is " unacceptable ".

Global North Korea says USA has to roll back 'hostile policy' before talks
Author: 0 North Korea says USA has to roll back 'hostile policy' before talks

The risk consultancy said in a report published on Friday that South Korea's newly elected president Moon Jae-in is unlikely to achieve a major breakthrough on nuclear disarmament with the North and find a lasting resolution. Haley was asked about comments by Russian President Vladimir Putin in Beijing on Monday who called North Korea's nuclear and missile tests "unacceptable" but also said the United States should stop intimidating Pyongyang.

Author: 0 Indian man arrested in Pakistan for not carrying travel documents

He said India had provided robust proof of continuous violation of VCCA by Pakistan in repeatedly denying India consular access to Jadhav, when he was in detention, when he was put to trial and even after he was convicted and condemned. "If the Army chief said that he provided the lawyer for the Jadhav case and then any criticism directed at him is baseless", Geo News quoted Sadiq, as saying.

Global Iran's President Rouhani wins 2nd term by a wide margin
Author: 0 Iran's President Rouhani wins 2nd term by a wide margin

The turnout of the voters for that year was 73 percent. Election officials extended voting hours at least three times. Reporting from Tehran , Euronews' Javad Montazeri said: "Rouhani's outstanding number of votes are a show of firm support for him and his future government, to follow the route that's been started".

Global Berks lawmakers react to appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel
Author: 0 Berks lawmakers react to appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel

It's an excellent choice. Trump is responding to the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to lead a probe of allegations that Trump's campaign collaborated with Russian Federation to sway the election. So what changed his mind? Trump has aired such grievances publicly almost weekly, arguing that he is being treated unfairly by the news media and by his Democratic opponents.

Global Assange still faces London arrest after Sweden drops rape investigation
Author: 0 Assange still faces London arrest after Sweden drops rape investigation

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Friday said the battle to clear his name will go on even after the dropping of rape charges against him by Swedish prosecutors. Scotland Yard said it was obliged to execute a warrant issued by Westminster Magistrates' Court for Assange's arrest following his failure to surrender to the court in June 2012, should he leave the embassy.

Global China releases list of achievements from Belt and Road Forum
Author: 0 China releases list of achievements from Belt and Road Forum

The heads of the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the United Nations also attended the summit. The Belt and Road initiative is China's most ambitious foreign policy project , a multibillion-dollar infrastructure venture that is aimed to make China a leader in the new ear of trade and development.

Author: 0 John McCain: Throw Turkish ambassador out of US

US lawmakers demanded stronger action. McGurk isn't the only ambassador in this relationship potentially in trouble, Sen. State also confirmed that two members of the Turkish security team were detained after Tuesday's incident, and then released.

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