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Local elections: Full list of Scottish results published

Susan Aitken spoke out after a "historic" result saw the SNP become the largest party in the authority for the first time in its history. "Sturgeon stagnates" might be a reasonable way to look at the direction of travel since that vote, but it seems only fair to compare like with like, and a slump in local election terms seems somewhat harder to quantify. Read More »

Met Gala 2017: The 15 Most Memorable Looks From Fashion's Big Night

This year it was Res Kawakubo/Commes De Garcons: Art of the In-Between in honour of the celebrated Japanese designer and her label, hence why Rihanna and many other attending stars were wearing the luxury brand. For last night's event, attendees were given the jumping-off point of Rei Kawakubo-the avant-garde mastermind behind Comme des Garçons. Thought Rihanna's Met Gala look was ideal? Dakota Johnson, Behati Prinsloo, Jourdan Dunn , Frances Bean and Bella Hadid were among the guests ... Read More »

Things You May Not Know About Cinco de Mayo

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Happy Cinco de Mayo! many events will be taking place here in Pasadena and surrounding communities to commemorate this day of reflection, including songs at some of our local schools, a party at the Pasadena Senior Center, organized festivals, entertainment at local restaurants, and much more. Read More »

3 killed as driver plows into crowd at auto auction

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The vehicle then went through the wall of the building, Tuttle said. Ryan said the driver was waiting to enter the garage, which is laid out with alternating red lanes for vehicle travel and blue lanes where visitors can stand and watch. Read More »

Options for truly independent Russian Federation probe are limited

The ladies on "The View" clearly didn't expect their audience to cheer as they announced Wednesday on their show that President Donald Trump had fired FBI Director James Comey . Senior White House officials appeared to have badly misjudged the impact of Trump's sudden move. Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said reports that Comey had requested more funding for the Russian Federation investigation are "totally false". Read More »

May Day rallies push for 'sanctuary state' designation

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In the U.S., International Labor Day hasn't traditionally been the focus for the kind of mass rallies seen around the world. "Organizers say that likely drove down turnout for the march today because people are scared". Immigrati. Pleasant, Zeferina, a member of the Committee for Labor Solidarity & Worker Power with the D.C. community group Many Languages One Voice , spoke to the intersection of immigrant and workers rights. Read More »

Nigeria presidency releases names of freed Chibok girls

Meanwhile, NPR's Ofeibea Quist Arcton reports that "Some of the young women looked bewildered and tired by all the attention". Recalling that over three years after the violent raid in the village of Chibok, 115 of the 276 students abducted are still missing, the experts remain deeply concerned about the plight of the girls still in captivity and their families. Read More »

DFA: No insistence to tackle ruling on PH-China dispute

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), is a regional intergovernmental organization established in 1967, which brings together 10 countries in Southeast Asia: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines , Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Read More »

Moon Jae-in sworn in as president of South Korea

Moon was chief of staff for the last liberal president, the late Roh Moo-hyun, who sought closer ties with North Korea by setting up large-scale aid shipments and working on now-stalled joint economic projects. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in a statement called South Korea its most important neighbor, sharing strategic interests and looking forward to work with South Korea's new leadership. Read More »

Putin says Comey's firing will not impact US-Russia relations

But a search is underway for an interim director who can hold the post while the Senate considers Trump's eventual nominee for the position. Some of the most discussed names that are coming up to replace Comey as the new FBI Director are names that most of the public may already be very familiar with, especially since we are just getting over a Presidential election in which they were very involved with. Read More »

Moon, Trump agree on close cooperation on N. Korea: Seoul

He also stated he will "sincerely negotiate" with the USA and China over the deployment of the US anti-missile THAAD system. Beijing has claimed the system allows Washington to spy on China's military operations. "I will negotiate seriously with the United States and China to resolve the THAAD issue", Moon said. "We must put the days of fierce competition behind and hold hands marching forward". Read More »

Mishra visits CBI office to file complaint against Kejriwal, AAP leaders

Mishra then appealed to his supporters not to retaliate violently. Sacked Delhi water minister Kapil Mishra's recent complaint of corruption against chief minister Arvind Kejriwal may be the least of Kejriwal's worries.Kejriwal and his colleagues are facing multiple probes from the Delhi Police, CBI, Income Tax, Punjab Police and the Election Commission. Read More »

Donald Trump insists no evidence of collusion with Russia

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Flynn had been involved in that we knew not to be the truth. we told them how we knew that this - how we had this information, how we had acquired it, and how we knew that it was untrue". Yates' comments came after former Obama officials revealed that the outgoing president himself firmly warned Trump against naming Flynn as national security advisor, just two days after the November 8 election. Read More »

Alarm about Russian blackmail led to warning on Michael Flynn: Sally Yates

The intense scrutiny following every word of the testimony from former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates as she outlined the steps she took to warn the White House about then-National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. Trump did not, however, pay heed to Obama's counsel on Flynn, bringing aboard the former military intelligence officer who supported Trump during his campaign as his NSA. Read More »

Clashes break out just 'minutes' after Syria de-escalation deal implemented

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The plan calls for the cessation of hostilities between rebel groups and forces fighting on behalf of Bashar al-Assad's government in four so-called "de-escalation zones" in mainly opposition-held areas of the country. The idea of armed monitors is a new element. Teams of global observers would monitor the safe zones. The Syrian opposition's High Negotiations Committee has contested Iran's signing of the agreement, saying it is "an aggressor that should be held accountable for violations ... Read More »

White House says Trump pressed envoy on Syria

President Donald Trump on Wednesday welcomed Vladimir Putin's top diplo. "We hope that it will not affect" relations with Russia, Peskov said, according to a report from Russia's TASS news agency . Lavrov is speaking at the Russian Embassy in Washington after meetings with President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Trump has said he has no ties to Russia and isn't aware of any involvement by his aides in any Russian election interference. Read More »

Video shows black bear playing in California pool, confronting dog

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But as the bear crept closer to the home, the dog sprinted after it, chasing the bear to a nearby playground. "What are you thinking, dog?" the helicopter cameraman can be heard saying. The pup retreated to the deck after multiple bluff charges from the bear, but when the bear turned its back and started to leave the property, Ba Bao charged. Read More »

US looks at sanctions, military action to counter North Korea

He added later: "It is a chess game". I just don't want people to know what my thinking is. The US is the current rotational president state of the Council. allies and strategic partners in the Asia Pacific are primed for a crisis that could descend into war. "It will take some more time to get the results", South Korea's Ministry of Unification spokesman Lee Duk-haeng said at a press briefing on Monday, noting that the government was analyzing what type of missile it was. Read More »

Spicer Calls Sally Yates a 'Political Opponent' of Trump

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But second, and most importantly, she said that "the Russians also knew that General Flynn had misled the vice president and others", exposing Flynn to blackmail. What's more, her career with the Justice Department stems much further back, across multiple administrations and parties. Yates recounted for the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism two meetings she had with Don McGahn, Trump's White House counsel. Read More »

U.S. warns 'third country sanctions' on North Korea

Last week, Tillerson chaired a special ministerial session of the U.N. Security Council and urged U.N. members to suspend or downgrade diplomatic relations with the North and cut off trade ties supporting Pyongyang's illicit activities. At the conclusion of the meeting, however, Duterte said the ASEAN hopes to finish drafting a binding code of conduct before yearend. "So that North Korea does not gain benefit from its diplomatic channels for its nuclear and missile aspirations", Murphy ... Read More »

Hanford crews work overnight to begin tunnel repairs

State and federal officials said all workers were accounted for, there were no injuries and no indication of "release" of radioactivity into the environment. Worker safety has always been a concern at Hanford, which is located about 200 miles southeast of Seattle. Responding agencies include the U.S. Department of Energy; Richland, West Richland, and Kennewick city fire and police; Benton, Franklin, and Grant County fire and police officials; Washington state patrol; and OR and ... Read More »

Deal of the Week: Gift ideas for mothers

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Anna Marie Jarvis, an activist and social worker. And last but not least, we head to Tumi for a gift idea for our jet setters. "We would do something special like visiting the flower fields with Grandma and then lunch". Is your day fit for a Queen or do you just love spending the day with the people who get the pleasure of calling you Mom? Only 6% of moms said they'd like to receive candy as a gift . Read More »

Flynn Under Pentagon Investigation for Accepting Foreign Payments

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Prior to working for Trump, Flynn had led the Defense Intelligence Agency under former President Barack Obama. But the White House team that put Flynn in charge of national security still hasn't released a "single shred of paper" in relation to the committee's investigation, says the ranking Democrat. Read More »

Russian Federation is "greatest threat of any nation on Earth" — FBI director

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The occasion was the annual review of the Federal Bureau of Investigation by the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is charged with exercising oversight of the powerful police agency. "What a coincidence. So I mean you just can't make this stuff up", Clinton said. "Let me tell you, he was the least popular presidential candidate to win in the history of polling". Read More »

Law enforcement ride bikes to remember fallen officers

The Milwaukee Police Band performed, along with the Greater Milwaukee Fire and Police Pipes and Drums unit. Snook's name is being added to the Police Memorial Statue in Arlington County during a ceremony Wednesday. Officer David O'Brien was killed in the line of duty by a bomb explosion on November 24, 1917. According to Cohagen-Gibson people will hang or wear blue ribbons and the Muskingum County Court House will shine blue lights on, 2017 to honor the law enforcement. Read More »

Trump defies norm with Comey dismissal

LaBella, now in private practice in San Diego, says he doesn't expect that Comey will comment on the President's claim that Comey told him three times that he wasn't the target of the FBI's investigation. During their meeting, Burr and Warner pressed Comey to speed up the investigation. "I respect that very much". "Kellyanne Conway gives the impression of being out of control when she gives interviews", Jasculca said. Read More »

Tillerson thanks Russian envoy for coming to DC

When asked about the situation in Afghanistan, Lavrov denied accusations that Russian Federation is providing Taliban militants with weapons. Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov said that Russian Federation hoped that the Federal Bureau of Investigation director's firing would not affect bilateral relations. Read More »

Republican Graham curious on Trump business deals

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Known as a tough and independent prosecutor, Yates has been a target of Trump's ire since her refusal in January to support his controversial immigration ban on nationals from several Muslim-majority nations-for which he fired her. During their conversation, Mr. Obama warned Mr. Trump not to hire Flynn, whom he himself fired in 2014 from his position as head of the Defense Intelligence Agency because of his temperamental issues. Read More »

NKorea to host Malaysia in soccer after diplomatic dispute

PUST confirmed to NBC News that Kim Hak Song , who had been doing agricultural development work at its experimental farm, had been detained but declined to say much more. He also holds a US passport and Chinese citizenship, and is known for extensive missionary work as an evangelical Christian. "When a USA citizen is reported to be detained in North Korea, we work with the Swedish embassy in Pyongyang". Read More »

Protesters call for investigation following FBI director firing

Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia. "The reason I'm here today is not that he was sacked but because it was so clearly because Trump was afraid of something", Davis said. A new director chosen by Trump could decide to drop the FBI investigation altogether, or not pursue it as aggressively as Comey has. Schumer tried various tactics to draw attention to his demand, including summoning all 48 members of the Senate Democratic caucus to gather on the Senate floor as the day began to listen ... Read More »

US, China must 'lead the way' on climate: Obama

The co-authors say the Paris Agreement strengthens competitiveness by ensuring a more balanced global climate effort and will reduce future climate impacts, including damage to business facilities and operations, declining agricultural productivity and water supplies and disruption of global supply chains. Read More »

White House alerted about Flynn's blackmail risk: Ex

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She requested an urgent face-to-face meeting in the White House, then came back the next day to press home the seriousness of the situation. There is no evidence Flynn was excluded from top secret meetings in this period. Clapper has a record of being a somewhat slippery witness at such hearings. Republicans on the committee pressed Yates and Clapper on whether they leaked confidential information to the press or improperly unmasked the names of Americans. Read More »