Author: 0 UK PM's party secures big gains in local polls

Results from the local elections suggest the message is getting through. Labour were down 150 seats and lost control of one council. In a highly symbolic victory, Conservative Ben Houchen became the first elected mayor of Tees Valley, in Labour's north-eastern heartland, beating Labour's Sue Jeffrey by more than 2,000 votes in the second round of counting.

Author: 0 SKorea: Rival N.Korea launches possible ballistic missile

Kim Jong-un confirmed the hermit state has successfully carried out a newly developed mid-to-long range missile test aimed at carrying a "large scale heavy nuclear warhead". "Let this latest provocation serve as a call for all nations to implement far stronger sanctions against North Korea". It appeared to demonstrate an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) that could "reliably strike the U.S.

World Fairfax Media receives revised $2.7bn offer for whole business
Author: 0 Fairfax Media receives revised $2.7bn offer for whole business

Fairfax's stable in New Zealand includes the Stuff website, and newspapers such as the Dominion Post and The Press . Financier TPG Group, which owns stakes in STX Entertainment and US Hispanic broadcaster Univision, is looking to buy 100% of the Sydney-based media and publishing group for around A$1.25 a share.

Author: 0 Trump meets Abbas, predicts 'very good chance' of peace with Israel

The US, Abbas and the Israelis " will be working so hard " to get a peace agreement that's " been a long time " coming, Trump vowed, turning to Abbas. "Whenever there is a vacuum, the worst forces fill it", Ross said during a talk at the Washington Institute , a research center dedicated to Middle East policy.

Author: 0 BC Greens face stickhandling act in deciding which party it would back

Weaver and others want to join with me, I am happy to do that". While the final count won't be concluded until May 22, 2017, voter turnout is estimated at around 57 per cent, up from 55 per cent in 2013. The NDP and Greens were perceived as opponents of resource development such as the Site C hydroelectric project, the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion, and liquified natural gas proposals.

World Hong Kong | Gov't rejects asylum for refugees who sheltered Snowden
Author: 0 Hong Kong | Gov't rejects asylum for refugees who sheltered Snowden

The asylum-seekers include two men and a woman from Sri Lanka, and a woman from the Philippines, along with their three children who were born in Hong Kong and are stateless. Hong Kong is not a signatory to the UN's refugee convention and does not grant asylum. The families have said they are too scared to return homes in Sri Lanka for fear of persecution.

Author: 0 China's Xi outlines plans for wide cooperation in trade plan

The Chinese proposal envisages the creation of six economic corridors: Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar, China-Mongolia-Russia, China-Central Asia-West Asia, China-Indochina Peninsula, China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and Eurasian Land Bridge.

Author: 0 World renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik seeks justice for Kulbhushan Jadhav

Speaking after the hearing, Salve expressed his hope that "justice" in the form of provisional measures would be delivered following the hearings, and that India was "here in the hope" that it would lead to annulment of the death sentence. India had termed the death sentence awarded to Jadhav "an act of premeditated murder", while maintaining that Jadhav was a retired officer of the Indian Navy.

World Donald Trump 'faces IMPEACHMENT': Expert says 'worse than Watergate'
Author: 0 Donald Trump 'faces IMPEACHMENT': Expert says 'worse than Watergate'

Impeachment chatter appears to be heating up among Congressional Democrats - with a second member of the House now explicitly calling for the President to be impeached. Professor Tribe has not alleged that President Trump engaged in treason or bribery. But Tribe is particularly troubled by Comey's firing and its aftermath.

Author: 0 Si Woo Kim becomes youngest Players Championship victor

Si Woo Kim of South Korea, holds The Players Championship Trophy, Sunday, May 14, 2017 , in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla . Ian Poulter hit back at Brandel Chamblee after the Golf Channel commentator said he "didn't play to win" the Players Championship .

Author: 0 Trump, South Korea's Moon agree to cooperate on North Korea

China bitterly opposes the deployment of the system, which it says will upset the strategic balance in the region, and during the campaign Mr Moon said he would review the system once he was elected. If Moon is willing to open up relations with North Korea again, another question is to what extend? Via various media, the communist state called on the new South Korean government to change the previous government's North Korea policies.

Author: 0 Moors murderer Ian Brady dies aged 79

It took two decades for her parents to find out what had happened to her as her body was only discovered in 1987 after the murderers confessed to the killing. He went on to admit the murders of Pauline Reade, 16, and 12-year-old Keith Bennett. Had the pair not made a crucial blunder in involving Hindley's brother-in-law David Smith in their next enterprise, the murder of Edward Evans, 17, might not have been their last.

Author: 0 Trump says wants to move quickly to nominate new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

President Donald Trump is considering almost a dozen candidates to succeed ousted FBI Director James Comey, choosing from a group that includes several lawmakers, attorneys and law enforcement officials. Richard Burr says he expects James Comey will soon speak privately with members of the Senate Intelligence Committee after the former FBI Director declined an invitation to testify before the panel next week.

World Marriage of Muslim woman during 'iddat' not void, says Delhi Court
Author: 0 Marriage of Muslim woman during 'iddat' not void, says Delhi Court

The bench said "it may not be possible to deal with all the three issues in the limited time we have". The Centre, which also sought that the issues of polygamy and " nikah halala " should not be excluded from the ongoing deliberations, got an assurance from the apex court that these aspects were open and would be dealt with later.

World After 6 years, L.A. Reid out as chairman of Epic Records
Author: 0 After 6 years, L.A. Reid out as chairman of Epic Records

Billboard says that Sony instigated its own investigation after receiving the letter, though it is not known what that investigation concluded. Under his label, Reid propelled to fame Fifth Harmony, Meghan Trainor, Future , and DJ Khaled.

World Conservative drops out of Iran election to back hard-liner
Author: 0 Conservative drops out of Iran election to back hard-liner

President Hassan Rouhani has cast his hardline clerical opponents as power-hungry pawns of Iran's security forces, going far beyond the traditional boundaries of Iranian political discourse in a blistering final TV debate a week before an election.

World Macron defeats Le Pen in French presidential election
Author: 0 Macron defeats Le Pen in French presidential election

All that's missing, it seems, are a butcher, a baker and a candlestick-maker. Macron's plans also included lower state spending, higher investment and reforms of France's tax and pension systems. Macron's party, En Marche, has promised to put up a candidate for all 577 seats in the Assembly. In a joint declaration published May 5 in La Croix, 38 Catholic organizations urged voters not to support Le Pen and warned that the National Front's program posed "a danger to democracy, social peace ...

Author: 0 BC Liberals win minority government

Liberal leader Christy Clark said she intends to form the next government. The legislative minority means the tiny Green party will hold the balance of power as Premier Christy Clark tries to push forward with pipeline expansion plans and a promise to apply a levy to thermal coal exports to the USA in retaliation for United States duties on softwood lumber.

World Emmanuel Macron moves quickly on first full day in office
Author: 0 Emmanuel Macron moves quickly on first full day in office

Asked whether le Pen would now stand for election as a member of parliament in June, FN secretary general Nicolas Bay told a news conference: "I won't announce anything today, it is for Marine Le Pen to do that". But Mrs Merkel had warned France to carry out reforms to revive the economy before it considers policy change. That said, Macron will still seek an equal-footed partnership with the US, Fyodorov said, adding that in foreign policy Macron will stay the course of his predecessor, ...

World North Korea has a long history of odd accusations
Author: 0 North Korea has a long history of odd accusations

North Korea's reactions to the statements of USA officials and politicians indicates that the isolated and reclusive regime is paying close attention to Western media. It refers to another of $50,000 but it is unclear if this is additional. Such an operation would be extremely hard to prepare and carry out successfully.

World Kamal, other PSP leaders held before reaching CM House
Author: 0 Kamal, other PSP leaders held before reaching CM House

Talking to the media men, Ghouri said that issues of the city were increasing day by day as the provincial government had failed to deliver. On Saturday, PSP chief had said that he expects one million people to march towards the "palace of the Sindh chief minister" for their rights.

World Melissa McCarthy mocks Sean Spicer with motorized podium
Author: 0 Melissa McCarthy mocks Sean Spicer with motorized podium

The White House Press Secretary has given the writers plenty of fuel for laughs. Definitely expect to see those bushes on Saturday. As the news kept getting more ridiculous over the last couple of days, McCarthy couldn't help but add an addendum to that video on her Instagram account Thursday.

Author: 0 Attorney general orders tougher sentences, rolling back Obama policy

Now, if prosecutors wish to pursue lesser charges for these low-level crimes, they will need to obtain approval for the exception from a US attorney, assistant attorney general or another supervisor. Holder himself responded , calling the policy " dumb on crime ", "ideologically motivated", and "cookie cutter". Sessions issued a new policy instructing federal prosecutors to charge individuals with the "most serious, readily provable offense".

Author: 0 Tabqa: ISIS Loses Control of Key Town to Syrian Democratic Forces

Washington says that arming the Kurdish forces is necessary to recapturing Raqqa, Islamic State's de facto capital in Syria and a hub for planning attacks against the West. USA officials have indicated that 120 mm mortars, machine guns, ammunition and light armored vehicles were possibilities. "The argument that a ground operation in the fight against Daesh would be successful only with YPG has nothing to do with reality", he said.

World Bindi Irwin Recalls Wrestling a Crocodile at 8 Years Old
Author: 0 Bindi Irwin Recalls Wrestling a Crocodile at 8 Years Old

In 2012, rumors swirled that the longtime family friend of the Irwin's, recently divorced, had begun an amorous relationship with the mother of two. In fact, Terri revealed in August she hasn't been on a date since her late husband died over 10 years ago.