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Author: 0 Liberals eke out win as minority government

Joined on stage with his new Green colleagues in the legislature, Adam Olsen and Sonia Furstenau, Mr. Weaver said his party's actions in the days ahead will be informed by an evidence-based approach to each issue. But he says even if that's true, it's hard to argue a Green vote split cost the NDP. With more than 176,000 absentee ballots still to be counted by Elections BC, final totals are due by May 24.

World Gingrich spreads conspiracy theory about slain DNC staffer
Author: 0 Gingrich spreads conspiracy theory about slain DNC staffer

It continues to spread and be poked, prodded, and shared on sites like Twitter, Reddit, and Medium, where there is little to no oversight on what is posted. According to reports, Rich was set to testify against Hillary Clinton in a lawsuit for campaign fraud. They started, this time, with Fox 5 commentator Rod Wheeler on Monday night.

World Dutch king reveals double life as an airline pilot for KLM
Author: 0 Dutch king reveals double life as an airline pilot for KLM

He says that before 9/11, when the cockpit doors were occasionally open, passengers would occasionally spot him as they boarded or deplaned, but that he is never officially acknowledged as a co-pilot. Willem-Alexander-the first King of the Netherlands in 123 years after three successive queens, including his mother Queen Beatrix, who abdicated four years ago-said he finds solace and concentration in flying.

Author: 0 U.S. to continue with Obama-era Iran nuclear deal, for now

The newly-imposed measures aim to punish Iranian defence officials and a Chinese business tied to Tehran's ballistic missile programme, which it says is in breach of global law because they could carry nuclear warheads in the future. It says Tehran's support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Syria's civil war, Houthi rebels in Yemen's civil war and the Hezbollah Shi'ite political party and militia in Lebanon, have helped destabilise the Middle East.

Author: 0 Turkish President Makes Statement On Raqqa Offensive

A man with a bullhorn is repeatedly kicked in the face. According to the International Crisis Group, at least 2,798 people, including state security personnel and Kurdish militants, have been killed in Turkey. Multiple videos taken at the scene by Voice of America show that supporters of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan initiated the violence with one supporter shoving a female protester to the ground.

Author: 0 France's Macron calls for 'historic reconstruction' of Europe

Some of the reforms Macron has floated include the creation of a finance minister for the eurozone, a shared budget and EU-wide social insurance. "We need more trust, much more trust and more specifically, results". In a move that will no doubt please Germany, Macron also announced the appointment of Édouard Philippe as his prime minister on Monday. Hollande's five years in power were plagued by a sluggish economy and bloody terror attacks that killed more than 230 people.

World France's Macron to meet unions on Tuesday on labor reform
Author: 0 France's Macron to meet unions on Tuesday on labor reform

Macron also said that he had spoken with Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika about regional security on Thursday by telephone. It projected that, after the second round on June 18, Macron's party would have secured 280-300 of the 535 mainland seats in the lower house, where 289 seats are needed for an absolute majority .

Author: 0 Cloud Computing Pulls Upset Win At Preakness, Ending Triple Crown Hopes

Cloud Computing ran down Classic Empire Saturday to win the 142nd running of the Preakness Stakes. Cloud Computing , victor of Saturday's Preakness Stakes, emerged from the race in good condition, but his status for the Belmont Stakes is undecided, trainer Chad Brown said Sunday.

World Kashmir cop who fled with rifles has joined Hizbul Mujahideen
Author: 0 Kashmir cop who fled with rifles has joined Hizbul Mujahideen

The constable, a resident of Shopian in south Kashmir, decamped with four Self Loading Rifles (SLRs) from the guard room the other evening. During the search operation by the Army at Freshitring Nard in Keran area of the district, two AK rifles, two UBGLs, two pistols, twenty pistol magazines, 20 AK magazines, 600 AK rounds, 27 pistol rounds, one tracer, one knife, wire and a binocular have been recovered, a police official said.

World Privacy of 82 Chibok girls released should be a priority
Author: 0 Privacy of 82 Chibok girls released should be a priority

The ICRC said it had acted as a neutral intermediary to transport the freed girls into Nigerian government custody. Two days after the release of additional 82 girls kidnapped from GGSS Chibok in Borno State, credible sources told the Daily Trust yesterday that the third part of negotiations for release of more of girls has commenced.

Author: 0 Fired FBI chief Comey to testify publicly in Congress

The New York Times reported Friday that Trump told the Russians that recently fired FBI Director James Comey was a "nut job" whose ouster relieved "great pressure" on him. Sessions has recused himself from the Trump-Russia probe, citing his close involvement in the Trump campaign previous year. "I'm not under investigation", the USA president told Russian officials.

Author: 0 Rouhani Re-elected by Strong Margin as Iranian President

His main challenger, hardline judge Ebrahim Raisi, received 38 per cent. They had thrown their support behind Raisi to safeguard their interests. The 12th presidential election was held nationwide and in 102 world countries on May 19. Trump has repeatedly threatened to rip up the deal. It was a direct rebuke to Mashhad's Friday prayer leader - and Raisi's father-in-law - Ayatollah Ahmad Allamolhoda who past year banned concerts and told young music-lovers to "Go somewhere else".

World Australian iron ore magnate donates $300 million to charity
Author: 0 Australian iron ore magnate donates $300 million to charity

Some Aus$75 million has been earmarked towards fighting cancer, with the rest aimed at initiatives including tackling modern slavery, improving education and creating better equality of opportunities. The previous largest single donation to a charitable fund in Australia was AU$200 million made in 2014 by gambling billionaire James Packer, chairman of Crown Resorts, to be spent on the arts and Aboriginal communities over a decade.

World Telecom sector disappointed with 18% GST rates
Author: 0 Telecom sector disappointed with 18% GST rates

Also, Sugar, tea, coffee are at a 5 percent GST. The tax rate on gold has not been finalised yet. At the moment healthcare is part of the negative list which keeps its free of any service tax levy. GST will see the base 28% tax and 15% cess taking total taxes on such models to 43% which is lower than current rate which could result in a lower pricing.

Author: 0 Ex-FBI chief Comey to testify in US Congress

President Donald Trump during his White House meeting on May 10. Trump and his team planned the trip as an opportunity for the USA president to unify Muslim, Jewish and Christian leaders against extremism, a senior administration official said.

World Billboard Music Awards: All the highlights
Author: 0 Billboard Music Awards: All the highlights

British singer Rita Ora took over the red carpet at this year's Billboard Music Awards in a bejeweled ensemble by designer Francesco Scognamiglio. Footage from the award-winning film played in the background as she sang. In a attractive, Met Gala-ready white gown, she belted out "My Heart Will Go On", the Oscar-winning song from "Titanic". "That was a moment right now!" host Ludacris said.

World Jason Chaffetz leaving Congress on June 30
Author: 0 Jason Chaffetz leaving Congress on June 30

Comey was sacked by President Donald Trump earlier this month. Chaffetz is expected to speak with James Comey tomorrow, which comes almost two weeks after the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director was sacked by Trump. Rep. Jason Chaffetz speaks with reporters at his home Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Alpine, Utah. On Wednesday his committee subpoenaed Federal Bureau of Investigation records, sparking speculation of a showdown with the White House.

World Philippine minister starts damage control after Duterte's China war remark
Author: 0 Philippine minister starts damage control after Duterte's China war remark

Despite China's expansionism extending into areas of the sea claimed by the Philippines, Duterte has been determined to pivot his nation's foreign policy away from the United States in favor of Beijing and Moscow. After that ruling, President Duterte met with his Chinese counterpart and signaled the world as if he is moving out of the USA camp in favor of closer ties with China.

World Tories claim they could win 15 seats in Scotland at general election
Author: 0 Tories claim they could win 15 seats in Scotland at general election

Party leader Nicola Sturgeon said: "The SNP has won the council elections". They want to pick fights with Europe. Despite gains for the Tories and SNP losses on Perth and Kinross Council at the local elections , Ms Sturgeon said she is "very confident" Mr Wishart will be re-elected and claimed the council election results are a "huge springboard for the SNP going into this election".

World Ousted FBI director James Comey is willing to testify
Author: 0 Ousted FBI director James Comey is willing to testify

It also escalated a potentially damaging stand-off between a fuming, undisciplined president and the unorthodox lawman he dismissed three days earlier. White House press secretary Sean Spicer did not elaborate on Trump's tweet . Trump was widely known to record some phone conversations at his office in Trump Tower during his business career, sometimes remarking to aides after a call as to whether or not he had taped it.

Author: 0 Trump administration kickstarts Nafta renegotiation

Trump has frequently called the 23-year-old trade pact a "disaster" that has emptied US factories and sent well-paid manufacturing jobs to Mexico. A few weeks ago, he was weighing whether to pull out of the deal entirely. "If special interests dictate how NAFTA is renegotiated, the new deal could become more damaging for working families", Dingell said. Still, "it's important that Mexico prepare its strategy for any scenario", she said.

World Hamas winds up trial of military leader's alleged killers
Author: 0 Hamas winds up trial of military leader's alleged killers

According to Xinhua reporter who attended the court session, two defendants, Ashraf Abu Leila and Hisham Aloul were sentenced to death by hanging, Abdullah Nashar, another defendant, was sentenced to death by shooting. The week-long trial was the first to be held since Hamas took over Gaza by force in 2007. The Hamas chief stressed that the Israeli regime was behind the criminal act.

World Car bombings in Baghdad kill 11 people
Author: 0 Car bombings in Baghdad kill 11 people

The two attacks killed a total of 18 people and wounding some 20 others, the source said, adding that many of them were policemen. Five civilians and three officers were killed in the attack, Shimmari said. No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attacks but the Islamic State group in most cases is responsible for such assaults targeting the security forces and crowded areas across Iraq.

Author: 0 Trump hosts Twitter forum with young people from Saudi Arabia

Many were wondering how Trump's first overseas speech as president would go. But unlike his predecessors, Trump didn't link Islamist terrorism to any specific conditions within the Muslim world. After landing in Riyadh on Saturday, Trump was greeted with a warm welcome from King Salman, his senior officials, a military brass band and was also greeted by a military jet flyover.

Author: 0 Trump meeting with Arab leaders ahead of major speech

Under political fire at home, U.S. President Donald Trump sealed a $110 billion (84.4 billion pounds) arms deal with Saudi Arabia on Saturday on his maiden foreign trip as he struggled to shift attention from the aftermath of his firing of the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.