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Iranian opposition figure Karoubi to vote for Rouhani in election

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Qalibaf's endorsement may push those so far unexcited by the election into voting for Rouhani, said Cliff Kupchan, the chairman of the Eurasia Group. A survey by the state-affiliated Iranian Students Polling Agency last week showed the potential implications: support for Rouhani was at 42 percent, with Raisi on 27 percent and Qalibaf at 25 percent. Read More »

B.C. kids vote Green party the official opposition to NDP majority

Adam Olsen took the riding of Saanich North and the Islands, and Sonia Furstenau won in Cowichan Valley . Olsen has 42.91 percent of the vote with 49 of 113 ballot boxes counted. Shelley Cook (NDP) finished in second place with 24.79 percent of the vote, followed by Robert Mellalieu (Greens) with 13.47 percent and Brian Thiessen (Independent) with 2.15 percent. Read More »

Tories on course for biggest local elections victory in a decade

Today's local election results, which show a surge in support for Theresa May's party at the expense of Labour and UKIP , have sparked anaylsis from financial spread betting firm IG. UKIP's Roger Helmer, a European Parliament member, tweeted Friday that without his party, Brexit would never have happened. The real world, of course, isn't that simple. Read More »

The X Files of Turkey & US: The conflict is out there

Ties became poisoned in the last months of the Barack Obama administration by venomous disputes over USA support for Kurdish fighters in Syria and the presence in the United States of the Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen whom Erdogan blames for last year's July 15 failed coup. Read More »

Putin willing to turn over transcript of Trump meeting with Russians

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You know, the meeting during which Trump leaked highly classified intel? It's a sad day for America when the Russian president is willing to provide transcripts of the conversation between the president of the United States and Russian officials in order to prove that the USA president isn't lying. Read More »

US Congressmen call for Donald Trump impeachment on House floor

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Twitter saw a massive spike in Donald Trump impeachment posts on Tuesday, and the word "impeach" was found to have been spoken of in 107,313 tweets on May 16, as Vocativ reported . Even Democrats popular among progressives as potential 2020 candidates are not quite ready to say "impeachment". Amid the committee's investigation, the White House released subpoenaed recordings of conversations that revealed Nixon had taken part in his administration's efforts to cover up its involvement ... Read More »

Erdogan urges U.S. to 'immediately' reverse decision on arming Syrian Kurds

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The dispute could ignite more fighting between the two key US allies in the battle against the Islamic State group as Syrian Kurdish forces gear up for a major operation to drive the militants from their declared capital, Raqqa. Turkish officials want reassurances from the U.S. that the Kurds will not remain and occupy Raqqa, and that the Arabs within the SDF will lead the actual fight within the city. Read More »

NATO Committee Possesses No Knowledge on Nature of Information Trump Gave Lavrov

On Monday, the Washington Post newspaper reported, citing officials, that Trump had revealed some highly classified information during a meeting with Lavrov and Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergei Kislyak. "The last person Trump needs to vouch for him right now is Vladimir Putin", Schiff said in an interview with CBS News. "If they want to send something, you know, hats off". Read More »

How to protect yourself from the global WannaCrypt ransomware attack

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Smith's blog post did not address another factor in the ransomware's spread, one that hints at the difficulty of uniting against a hacking attack: Users of pirated Microsoft software are unable to download the security patch, forcing them to fend for themselves or rely on a third-party source for a solution. Read More »

McCain Equates Trump's Scandals With Watergate

McCain was speaking to CBS News' Bob Schieffer as he was about to receive an award during the International Republican Institute's 2017 Freedom Dinner. Democrats, meanwhile, have started to use the word "impeachment" themselves. "It is time that we look at the idea of whether it's an independent commission or a special prosecutor", Rep. Read More »

General election 2017: Sturgeon hails SNP's 'decade of delivery'

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Her office sent an email marked "restricted" on July 11, 2013 to three of her ministerial colleagues, the Lord Advocate, the Scottish Government's permanent secretary and the mandarins of two Scottish Government departments. "Now more than ever it is vital to have strong SNP voices standing up for Scotland". In the event that there is a second referendum, Ms Sturgeon has also said that the SNP may seek a "phased approach" to securing European Union membership. Read More »

Trump to visit Jewish, Christian holy sites in Jerusalem

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Tuesday that the Western Wall is part of Israel , something other Trump administration officials would not unequivocally state the same day. In an apparent coincidence, Steven Tyler, lead singer of Aerosmith, was visiting at the same time and briefly spoke to Friedman. Senior officials in the US State Department, Department of Defence and US intelligence services have urged the White House not to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's ... Read More »

Emmanuel Macron prepares to introduce new French government

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Jean-Yves Le Drian, 69, who led France's military operations overseas as former President Francois Hollande's defense minister, will stay on in Macron's government as foreign minister and also be in charge of European affairs. Co-president of Paris 2024 bid Tony Estanguet, front right, takes a selfie of the back row from left, International Olympic Committee Evaluation Commission Chair Patrick Baumann and new French President Emmanuel Macron, member. Read More »

82 freed Nigerian schoolgirls arrive in nation's capital

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He is now travelling to London for medical reasons as concern grows for his health. He congratulated the girls and their parents, saying he could not express how happy he felt. "Remember, we told you when some 21 girls were released in October, last year, that some of their colleagues said they would remain with their captors", he said. Read More »

North Korea May Be Responsible For Global Cyberattack

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Meanwhile, the South Korean Navy revealed a USA nuclear-powered aircraft carrier group was to remain in the vicinity indefinitely, while Seoul's defense ministry warned it was ready to carry out a preemptive strike if it detected a missile threat from North Korea. Read More »

Cyber attack 'could come back this morning' as people return to work

The "Wannacry" computer virus attack over the weekend was reportedly disseminated with the aid of software developed by the US National Security Agency (NSA). Internet security professionals fear new versions of the worm dubbed "WannaCry". "We will continue to work with affected (organizations) to confirm this", the agency said. Read More »

Notorious British child killer dies aged 79

Ian Brady's lawyer has said if the serial killer had information on the burial site of 12-year-old Moors Murder victim Keith Bennett it would have been revealed in the 1980s. Keith's body has never been found, despite exhaustive searches of the barren landscape by the police, army and even using a United States spy satellite. Read More »

BC election results won't be final until May 22

Check out the full thread for answers to all your burning questions - seriously, it's a goldmine. "So it is my intention to continue to lead British Columbia's government". "I was the house leader for the opposition and we worked together on making sure he got access in the legislature", Horgan said. But Weaver's platform contains certain key planks that align more with the NDP than the Liberals - universal child care, for example, aggressive measures on housing affordability, higher ... Read More »

Uber adds real-time public transportation data to its app

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Tapping on a specific departure card will take you to the Transit app , which you should have installed, to show you the complete directions and info on that particular mode of transport. A future which Uber further explains as one that is centered around creating cities that are better connected, with reduced traffic and parking , and ones which place less of an onus on private vehicle ownership. Read More »

Family denies DNC staffer leaked information to WikiLeaks

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Despite this, Fox News ran with the story anyway, and Sean Hannity interviewed Wheeler on his program last night. "I only got that [information] from the reporter at Fox News ", Rob Wheeler later told CNN . And speaking with Newsweek, Wheeler, the private investigator, seemed to walk back his comments. A languishing Washington, D.C., murder mystery took a unusual turn this week when the Fox News Channel suddenly became a major player in the search for answers - but turned out to ... Read More »

Banks confront Morrison on levy details

At the same time it has managed to return the budget to surplus within four years. Banks are maintaining fierce opposition to the levy, which will hit Australia's five biggest banks - ANZ, the Commonwealth, NAB, Westpac and Macquarie Bank - over four years raising $6.2 billion for budget fix. Read More »

Acting FBI chief declines to say if Trump is under investigation

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I'm sure he will be. But he wound up creating new headaches for the White House, including with an apparent threat to Mr Comey. Was the president trying to threaten the man he fired on Tuesday to keep silent? The White House refused to confirm or deny whether someone in the West Wing is in possession of a recording of the dinner between Mr Trump and Mr Comey. Read More »

Britain's notorious child killer Ian Brady dies

The sick pair snatched youngsters off the street before sexually assaulting their victims and burying many of their bodies on Saddleworth Moor. Alas, however, he departed this earth with one final insult to the families of those he murdered, and kept the location he buried 12 year old Keith Bennett a closely guarded secret in his sadistic game of cat and mouse, and upon his death essentially gave the family the middle finger by not divulging the information. Read More »

Merkel's party wins big in rivals' heartland

Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) beating the Social Democrats by about 34% to a bit over 30.5%. State polls have been seen as voter mood tests ahead of Germany's parliamentary elections in September. The opposition Left Party fell just short of the 5% needed to win seats. It is home to almost a quarter of all German voters - more than 13 million. He urged the party to concentrate now on the national election, saying: "We will sharpen our profile further - we have to as well. Read More »

CBI raids: Jaitley says 'day of reckoning' has come

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Karti has asserted that all the charges on him are completely bogus and he will stand vindicated. A total of at least 14 locations in Chidambaram's home city of Chennai were searched by the CBI, India's main federal crime-fighting agency, Republic TV reported. Read More »

Israel 'shocked' over Trump aide's Western Wall comments

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has faced a political backlash from his right-wing base over the issue, particularly after a report that he advised Trump against moving the embassy to the disputed city for now. (New US ambassador Daniel Friedman, however, made it his first stop on arrival in Israel.) Having Trump there at all is a coup of sorts for Netanyahu , even as a private stop without live press coverage. Read More »

Putin 'ready to provide recording' of Lavrov-Trump exchange

Speaking at a joint news conference with the visiting Italian prime minister on Wednesday, Putin said he had "no other explanation" as to why Trump came under attack other than "political schizophrenia". Despite fears that the leak could endanger a valuable Israeli intelligence asset within the Islamic State group, officials stressed that nothing would change as a result of the extraordinary breach. Read More »

Corrected - Trump to visit Jewish, Christian holy sites in Jerusalem

Embassy -- like all embassies -- should be moved to Jerusalem ". Some even called for the end of the idea of a Palestinian state. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: his office expressed shock at the USA team's position. Asked about the matter, a White House official told Reuters on Tuesday: "These comments were not authorized by the White House". The US, like most of the global community, considers Jerusalem disputed ahead of final-status negotiations. Read More »

Trump honors fallen during Police Week, vows to reduce violence

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US President Donald Trump lit the White House with blue lights honouring slain police officers, the media reported. The president took the opportunity to speak about his desire to change the culture of negativity toward police and law enforcement in general, saying officers are under attack in the United States. Read More »

Embattled White House lurches from crisis to crisis

Ryan told reporters Wednesday that Congress "can't deal with speculation and innuendo". Confidence in Trump's ability to strengthen the US economy also took a hit, with the USA dollar dropping to 0.89 of a euro. Associates of Comey later confirmed the details of it to The Washington Post . "While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to ... Read More »

'We Need Facts': Ryan Urges Caution On Trump Revelations

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), a longtime critic of President Trump, said the crisis facing the White House has reached the size and scale of Richard Nixon's Watergate. (He may even have violated the recently ballyhooed emoluments clause of the Constitution.) Second , Flynn lied to Vice President Pence about the subject matter of a December telephone conversation between himself and the Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak. Read More »