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British Columbians voted for a change in government: NDP Leader John Horgan

They are now elected in three ridings - leader Andrew Weaver's seat in Oak Bay-Gordon Head plus new wins by Adam Olsen in Saanich-North and the Islands, and Sonia Furstenau in Cowichan Valley . But all of it may be a moot point with more than 170,000 absentee ballots that won't even be counted until May 22, some of the razor-thin ridings may flip entirely, delivering one party or another a majority of seats in the legislature. Read More »

PAF ready to respond to any misadventure of enemy: Air Chief


Reports said earlier that Pakistan Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman visited Forward Airbases at Siachen where the PAF showcased its war expertise and preparedness during its drills. The letter also talked about various issues in the Army including favouritism and sexual harassment. Training needs to be focused towards this, he added. Read More »

Arctic Nations Meet in Alaska Under Climate Change Concern

Lisa Murkowski, seated left, speak with representatives of Alaska Native groups at an Arctic Council event in Fairbanks, Alaska. The Arctic Council is an advisory body that promotes cooperation among member nations and indigenous groups. Bill Erasmus of the global Arctic Athabaskan Council, which represents indigenous Athabascan governments in the US and Canada, said climate change and economic stability were the most important issues in the region. Read More »

Clapper: US government 'under assault' by Trump after Comey firing


However Democrats said he was sacked over the FBI investigation into alleged links between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign in the run-up to the election. But sources close to him have cast doubt on the president's account, noting it would be extraordinary for an FBI director to discuss an open investigation. Read More »

Flynn rejects Trump-Russia probe subpoena; Dems say he lied


During the 2016 campaign, Trump blasted aides to Hillary Clinton for taking the Fifth Amendment in relation to the investigation of her use of a private email server while secretary of state. "General Flynn's claims directly contradict documents the Committee has obtained showing that RT paid more than US$45,000 for General Flynn's participation in the 2015 gala in Moscow", Mr Cummings said in the letter. Read More »

Trump Condemns 'Evil Losers' Behind Manchester Concert Massacre

The White House said Trump spoke with British Prime Minister Theresa May shortly after the attack, reassuring her that Americans stand with Britain and "will never waiver in the face of terrorism". KEITH: Trump was sharing the stage with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and reported back about his earlier meeting with the Palestinian leader, Abbas. Read More »

Israelis and Palestinians are ready 'to reach for peace'

Trump spoke earlier on Tuesday with President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority , who he described as someone eager to keep trying to reach an agreement. President Trump said he is "personally committed to helping Israelis and Palestinians achieve a peace agreement". 'The terrorists and extremists, and those who give them aid and comfort, must be driven out from our society forever, ' Trump had said. Read More »

Pope names cardinals for Laos, Mali, Sweden, Spain, Salvador


Pope Francis on Tuesday deplored the deadly terrorist attack on the Manchester Arena which was claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group, calling the bombing a "barbaric" and "senseless act of violence". The Vatican also took a dim view of Trump's anti-Muslim campaign rhetoric, although Trump softened his tone considerably in a major speech in Riyadh. Read More »

Trump pushes for peace in ME

Solving the Mideast peace riddle is the task of Trump's son-in-law and jack-of-all-trades troubleshooter, Jared Kushner. " President Abbas assures me he is ready to work towards that goal in good faith, and Prime Minister Netanyahu has promised the same", Mr. Read More »

Trump budget keeps pledges: Cuts for poor, more for military

Hastedt points out that ME already has the third worst rate of hunger in the nation, and she says that would become worse under this budget. "He's going to keep going at this to get the money for the programs that he needs and it's going to take money away from programs that benefit people in ME", she says. Read More »

France says North Korea's new test demands swift United Nations action


The UNSC is also due to hold a meeting behind closed doors on Tuesday at the request of the US, Japan and South Korea to discuss the North latest Korean launch. ended its hostility toward Pyongyang. Kim reportedly said the launch was a success, "approved the deployment of this weapon system for action" and said that it should "be rapidly mass-produced". Read More »

Trump 'hopeful' of brokering Middle-east peace deal


If he is to effectively lead an Israeli-Palestinian peace initiative, Trump will have to make a strong commitment to a coherent vision, and the only viable vision is a two-state solution, Israel and Palestine living side by side in peace and security. Read More »

Amnesty slams Turkey over 'arbitrary' crackdown on employees

More than 200 suspects have gone on trial accused of plotting and orchestrating last year's failed coup in Turkey . The remainder appeared in court for the first time inside a prison complex in Sincan outside Ankara. Constitution in our country, nor should we ignore the growing authoritarianism in that country, which contributes to extremism. The prime suspects are alleged members of the so-called Peace at Home Council, a group on whose behalf a coup declaration was read on state television ... Read More »

France gainsays Trump, highlights Iran's role in Mideast peace

PARIS France wants to develop its political dialogue with Iran in the hope that it will lead to constructive efforts to solve regional crises, its foreign ministry said on Monday, a day after U.S. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks in a press conference in Tehran , Iran, Monday, May 22, 2017. US-Iran relations had reached a major breakthrough, but the prospect of growing Iranian influence in the region unsettled many, including Saudi Arabia, a longtime US ally. Read More »

India beat Indonesia 4-1 in Sudirman Cup


The Indian pair put their opponents under huge pressure after winning the opening game but then they fought back to push the match into a decider. Satwiksairaj and Ashwini opened on Tuesday with a 22-20, 17-21, 21-19 win over Tontowi Ahmad and Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja in the mixed doubles in an hour and six minutes. Read More »

Trump, Francis: After clashing, a search for common ground

The president and the Pope have clashed on political matters, but Francis , who has advocated more compassion for refugees, told reporters this month he embraces opportunities to seek common ground. Trump went on to argue that the Mexican government was "using the Pope as a pawn" and wrongfully feeding him information. Instead, the Catholic leader said he would be honest and open with Trump and expects to talk about "common things". Read More »

Senate intel issues 2 new subpoenas related to Flynn


A new letter from the leading Democrat on the House oversight committee, Rep. Elijah Cummings, reveals new information about former national security adviser Michael Flynn and what he told investigators about his ties to foreign governments when he was interviewed about his security clearance. Read More »

Donald Trump departs Israel declaring that peace deal is possible

Trump has criticized the Palestinian Authority for paying salaries to people sentenced for terrorism by Israel. The U.S. president also pledged his support for renewed Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations. They would think that's a great name. "I won't call them monsters, because they would like that term". "Given the president's proclivities, no one wants to get on his bad side", he said. Read More »

'No specific intelligence' of risk to Europa final

The clash will take place on the evening of May 24 at Friends Arena in Stockholm and will be screened on the free-to-air BT Sport Showcase channel, the BT Sport website and app and YouTube. Bosz says of Wednesday's game in Stockholm: "Tomorrow evening should be a feast". "We do from time to time like I did with Louis van Gaal and David Moyes", Ferguson said. Read More »

French Progressives: Uh, 11 Million People Still Voted For A Racist


The unexpected collapse of many mainstream opponents certainly played a part but Macron had also gotten the luck to seize his chance, by applying his skills as a deal-making investment banker to the world of politics. A large archive of emails purportedly from Macron's campaign leaked online Friday, two days before the election . But when life gives you lemons, claim that Macron's election shows that Britain needs a leader with just as strong a mandate and someone who can stand up to ... Read More »

Iran's president trounces hard-liner to secure second term

As the results of the Iran vote were announced, Trump was beginning his first foreign trip as USA president, arriving in Saudi Arabia. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani won reelection by a comfortable margin over his main arch-conservative challenger, buoyed by high voter turnout in a closely watched race, according to official results released Saturday. Read More »

Pacific Rim ministers meet in Hanoi, seek to revive TPP

The decision, which fell short of a wholehearted commitment to move ahead immediately, came on the sidelines of a meeting of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation ( APEC ) countries that has highlighted the turmoil in global trade negotiations. Read More »

South Korea opens fire when it sees object


Only eight such video conferences have been held since January 2010, the last one 15 months ago, right after the North's fourth nuclear test and launch of a space rocket. They also sent warning broadcasts three times toward North Korea , the JCS added. The spike in tensions comes with a new president in South Korea. Read More »

SKorea tourist arrivals hammered by China boycott


At the Great Hall of the People in Beijing , Xi urged both sides "to consolidate the mutual political trust and properly handle divergence on the basis of mutual understanding and mutual respect". China's military has also conducted live fire drills and tested new weapons in response to THAAD's deployment. This photo, taken on May 20, 2017, shows Moon Hee-sang (C), South Korean President Moon Jae-in's special envoy who returned from Japan after a four-day trip. Read More »

Trump proposes $639b defence budget

His budget reflects his vow to hamstring the EPA's ability to control and monitor climate pollution by cutting its budget by about 30 percent - more than any other agency. Instead, President Donald Trump has proposed deep cuts to Medicaid and other welfare and social service programs. The plan is laced with $3.6 trillion in cuts to domestic agencies, food stamps , Medicaid , highway funding, crop insurance and medical research, among others. Read More »

Prince William, Duchess of Cambridge 'shocked and saddened' by Manchester attack

An unidentified 23-year-old man was arrested in south Manchester in connection with the attack, and armed police officers also raided two addresses near the Chorlton area of Manchester around lunchtime, The Guardian reported . Campaigning for Britain's June 8 national election was suspended in the aftermath of the attack, the deadliest in Britain since four suicide bombers killed 52 London commuters on subway trains and a bus in July 2005. Read More »

Tillerson holds briefing in Saudi Arabia without US press

When Chris Wallace quizzed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson about a sword dance he performed the night before with Saudi Arabians during the first night of President Donald Trump's overseas trip, the "Fox News Sunday" host told him he "looked pretty good" while he was doing it and asked him if he had been practicing. Read More »

Victims Of Manchester Bombing Include 8-Year-Old, 18-Year-Old

U.S. Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats said Tuesday that despite the group's statement, "We have not verified yet the connection", and noted in a Senate hearing that "they claim responsibility for virtually every attack". "Please.please retweet. Looking for my daughter and her friend", Michael MacIntyre wrote on Twitter , alongside an image of his daughter Laura and her friend Eilidh. Read More »

Ariana Grande Manchester attack: Blondie, Take That cancel United Kingdom shows

Pint-sized diva Ariana Grande was pictured for the first time Tuesday after a nail bomb exploded at Manchester Arena the night before, killing 22 people and injuring as many as 59 concert goers. The attack was the deadliest in the United Kingdom since four British Muslims killed 52 people in suicide bombings on London's transport system in 2005. Read More »

Trump touts ultimate peace, but same obstacles remain


But Rubio, who sparred with Trump on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict during the 2016 Republican presidential primary, said the Palestinians' view of peace is at odds with those of the American people. May your first trip to our region prove to be a historic milestone on the path towards reconciliation and peace. During his whirlwind visit to Israel and the West Bank on Monday and Tuesday, the US leader was treated with the deference befitting a CEO. Read More »

Trump meeting with Abbas in the West Bank

They all failed at bringing peace. "We must drive out the terrorists and the extremists from our midsts, obliterate this evil ideology and protect and defend our citizens and people of the world", Mr. He added that Jews in Israel are free to do whatever they dream, and that "Muslims, Christians and people of all faiths are free to live and worship according to their conscience" there. Read More »