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Author: 0 B.C.'s absentee ballots likely to solidify a minority government: economist

Following Tuesday's election, the Liberals have 43 seats, the NDP won 41 and the Greens took three. Kevin Milligan found that the BC NDP enjoy an absentee ballot advantage in provincial elections - and this time, that advantage could see them gaining some seats, losing others, but still maintaining the same count they had on election night.

Author: 0 South Korea's Progressive New President Is Open to Visiting Pyongyang

It said South Korea should end annual military exercises with the US and prohibit Seoul activists from sending anti-Pyongyang leaflets across the border. He takes office at a time when the country is struggling with the arrest of Park Geun-hye and tensions with North Korea over its nuclear and missile programs.

World I Would Have Fired 'Showboat' James Comey Absent DOJ Advice
Author: 0 I Would Have Fired 'Showboat' James Comey Absent DOJ Advice

Trump played down the advice offered by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in an interview with NBC's Lester Holt on Thursday, saying he would have fired him regardless of Justice's advice. "Comey lost the confidence of nearly everyone in Washington, Republican and Democrat alike". "It seems to me the Intelligence Committee should hire James Comey to run our investigation", King said.

World Sergey Lavrov's White House meetings
Author: 0 Sergey Lavrov's White House meetings

Even as Russian Federation and the U.S resume talks, the same won't be enough to end the unfolding political drama where the Kremlin is accused of meddling in the U.S elections previous year. visit in order the meet with Trump. Tillerson thanked Lavrov for traveling to Washington and expressed gratitude to Lavrov for playing host in Moscow in April.

Author: 0 What to know as Texas nears passing 'sanctuary city' law

That was far from the only drama this week under the Pink Dome. If both houses of the Legislature approve an identical bill, it will go to the governor's desk. "We have an obligation to make sure our elections are sacrosanct and protected", Turner said. The chiefs, as have we, question the constitutionality of local jurisdictions being compelled to enforce federal immigration law.

Author: 0 Acting FBI chief contradicts White House on Comey firing

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and of course Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, 49. "I was going to fire regardless of recommendation". That memo cited Comey's mishandling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's secret email server as the primary cause for a loss of confidence.

World Pentagon: IS in Afghanistan leader killed in April raid
Author: 0 Pentagon: IS in Afghanistan leader killed in April raid

General John W. Nicholson, commander of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops in Afghanistan, told reporters last month that USA and Afghan forces have been attacking Islamic State positions since early past year and had reduced its size by two-thirds.

Author: 0 China says Silk Road plan is not tied to presidency

China is urgently seeking support from global lenders to close a yawning financing gap for projects under its "Belt and Road Initiative", a top official said. China's President Xi Jinping will meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin next week on the sidelines of Beijing's flagship One Belt One Road summit in Beijing.

World Fentanyl overdose deaths increasing in Washington
Author: 0 Fentanyl overdose deaths increasing in Washington

Had it used the old protocol, the lab would have identified 53 fentanyl-related deaths in 2016. In the fourth quarter of 2016 , prescription opioids were present in 9 percent of opioid-related overdose deaths where a toxicology result was available.

Author: 0 Acting FBI chief contradicts White House on Comey firing, Russian Federation probe

Sources told various news outlets that Trump had chose to fire Comey and met with Pence and other senior officials to discuss the move before asking Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to provide written justification. Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters Wednesday that a factor in Trump's decision to fire Comey was that "the rank and file of the Federal Bureau of Investigation had lost confidence in their director".

Author: 0 Only rich should get Medicare hike: Labor

Deloitte's analysis of the impost of the Medicare Levy is all well and good, but it does ignore that high income earners - those earning more than $180,000 a year - would also receive a 2% income tax cut from the expiry of the Budget Repair Levy.

World British, UN leaders to address Somalia humanitarian crisis
Author: 0 British, UN leaders to address Somalia humanitarian crisis

It will also agree on a new global partnership aimed at keeping the country on course for increased peace and prosperity by 2020. Somalia requires a further $900m (£700m) in aid this year to combat a worsening drought, the United Nations secretary general, António Guterres, has said.

Author: 0 Syrian Kurds clear mines after taking town, dam from IS

Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said Thursday he had "no doubt" that Turkey and the United States would work out any differences arising from the USA decision to arm Kurdish fighters in Syria. "There will be supplies of those weapons which are needed". The spokesman for the USA -led coalition against IS, Col. John Dorrian, told reporters at the Pentagon Wednesday that the weapons would be delivered to the Kurds soon.

World Trump's trade nominee easily overcomes Senate hurdle
Author: 0 Trump's trade nominee easily overcomes Senate hurdle

Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer was confirmed by the upper chamber by a vote of 84-14. Orrin Hatch, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and who voted in favour of Lighthizer added "there are definitely opportunities to update and improve NAFTA".

World Obama starts defining his new role in the age of Trump
Author: 0 Obama starts defining his new role in the age of Trump

Mr Obama's stop in Germany will coincide with Mr Trump's first visit to Europe as president, likely setting up a stark contrast between the 44th and 45th presidents on the world stage. Flynn lost his job in February after he lied about the nature of phone discussions with Russia's ambassador regarding forthcoming sanctions on Russian Federation by USA under then-President Barack Obama.

World Eight killed when magnitude 5.5 quake hits China's northwest
Author: 0 Eight killed when magnitude 5.5 quake hits China's northwest

A 5.5 magnitude quake jolted northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, killing eight people and injuring 11 others. Eleven people are also believed to have been injured, with more casualties expected to be confirmed as the damage is assessed by emergency services.

World Hamas Political Chief Announces Successor
Author: 0 Hamas Political Chief Announces Successor

Though he served as prime minister of the Palestinian Authority (PA) for a short period of time, the refusal of the global community to work with Hamas, and the deadlock and violence between the two parties eventually led to the dismantling of the unity government in 2007, after Hamas seized control of the Gaza Strip.

Author: 0 Confusion over cost of company tax cuts

The government plans to spend AU$5.3 billion ($3.9 billion) on building a second worldwide airport in Sydney which is due to open in 2016. The flagship project is an A$8.4 billion Melbourne to Brisbane inland railway to begin construction next financial year.

Author: 0 Federal budget 2017: Who will bear the cost of the bank tax?

This levy would apply to about A$2.6tn in liabilities including senior bonds, covered bonds, subordinated bonds and all retail deposits above A$250,000 per individual, and raise A$6.2bn for the government over four years. "There is no "magic pudding" [like in the children's book]". The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) also took a softer tone with CEO Ian Narev saying time was needed to work through the implications.

Author: 0 Comac C919 takes off for maiden flight in China

China's civil aviation regulator has issued a top-level red alert for mass flight delays that may hit the Pudong airport between 1pm and 3:30pm today. The successful flight moves China one step closer to transforming itself from a manufacturer of low-priced goods to a creator of advanced technology.

World Chinese investor visas deserve extreme vetting
Author: 0 Chinese investor visas deserve extreme vetting

Meyer's relationship to her brother was mentioned as part of the presentation. "That was not Ms Meyer's intention". To read this article in one of Houston's most-spoken languages, click on the button below. lawyer that despite his tough talk on immigration, Trump himself was a key decision-maker for EB-5 policy and was unlikely to make any changes to it in the near future - making it a safe path to USA residency.

Author: 0 Senate blocks bid to revoke Obama-era methane rule

Proponents of a movement to quash an Obama-era rule regulating methane emissions from oil and gas production sites on federal lands lost their battle May 10 when the U.S. The unexpected defeat is a blow to Republicans who eyed the methane rule as a priority for repeal. The rule allows the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to set standards to prevent methane leaks and excessive flaring (that is, burning off methane that escapes during drilling).