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Liberals eke out win as minority government

The source, who is in the premier's office, says Lt. -Gov. The results could change with 176,104 absentee ballots still to come and the NDP's Ronna-Rae Leonard clinging to a nine-vote lead over Liberal Jim Benninger in Courtenay-Comox. The Liberals lost seats in Metro Vancouver and several cabinet ministers were defeated. The difference between the Liberals and NDP in the popular vote on Tuesday was about 17,800 votes in favour of Clark's party. Read More

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Violence Breaks Out During Protest At Turkish Embassy In Washington, D.C.

Violence Breaks Out During Protest At Turkish Embassy In Washington, D.C.

President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, discussed ways to strengthen the Turkish-American relationship during their first face-to-face, the White House said after they met Tuesday, according to AzVision. Samantha Power, the former USA ambassador to the United Nations under President Barack Obama, said of the violence on Tuesday: "Clearly Erdogan's guards feel complete impunity, drawing on tools of repression they use at home & knowing he has their back, no ... Read More

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UNSC, Turkey condemn North Korea missile test

UNSC, Turkey condemn North Korea missile test

The United Nations Security Council on Monday condemned North Korea's recent ballistic missile tests, warning that the launches contributed to the development of nuclear weapons delivery systems and were greatly increasing tensions. The missile fell in the Sea of Japan outside of Japan's special economic zone. The launch complicates the new South Korean president's plan to talk to the North, and came as U.S., Japanese and European navies gather for joint war games in the Pacific. Read More

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China rappers to Seoul: 'Big brother' opposes missile shield

China rappers to Seoul: 'Big brother' opposes missile shield

The Security Council, which has imposed six rounds of sanctions on the North, discussed possible further action at Tuesday's meeting. The United States, Japan and South Korea requested the emergency discussions after Pyongyang launched a missile Sunday in an unusual high altitude ballistic path that indicated it might be a new two-stage liquid fueled rocket capable of flying up to 4,500 kilometers. Read More

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Trump revealed 'secrets' to Russian Federation

President Donald Trump took to Twitter Tuesday morning to defend sharing information with Russian officials after a published report alleged he revealed "highly classified" intelligence. In fact, it was so unexpected that officials later called the National Security Agency and the CIA to inform them of the breach of protocol and try to limit any damage. Read More

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Trump and Erdogan Push Past Differences to Reaffirm 'Great Relationship'

Trump and Erdogan Push Past Differences to Reaffirm 'Great Relationship'

President Donald Trump walks back into the White House in Washington after seeing off Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan following Erdogan's visit today. The Turkish government fears that arms the US supplies to the Kurds in Syria will end up across the border. Erdogan jailed more than 47,000 people after last year's failed coup in Turkey, and he has also cracked down on independent media, jailing more than 150 journalists according to Human Rights Watch . Read More

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Comey wrote in memo that Trump asked to end Flynn investigation

Flynn is a subject of a counter-intelligence probe. Republicans and Democrats demanded answers from Comey. "We don't routinely share sensitive information with the Russians", the reporter said. The newspaper said Comey was in the Oval Office that day with other national security officials for a terrorism threat briefing. In a statement following the Times' report, Bruce Brown, the executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, said, "The comments attributed to ... Read More

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Urbandale Police Holding Peace Officers Memorial Service

Urbandale Police Holding Peace Officers Memorial Service

A percentage of the money from the plates goes back to the Law Enforcement Memorial Association, which supports families of fallen heroes. It's also said that the Lord is close to the broken-hearted. "This is a calling; this isn't a job". They're doing it because they want to do it. They go out to work not knowing what they might face, but do so with the utmost professionalism and bravery. Read More

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Most UK patients saw no change on Monday after cyber attack - minister

Most UK patients saw no change on Monday after cyber attack - minister

A cybersecurity researcher in Britain managed to slow down its spread by activating the software's "kill switch", but there were fears that the cybercriminals would release even more malicious versions. Among the organisations targeted worldwide have been Germany's rail network Deutsche Bahn, Spanish telecommunications operator Telefonica , US logistics giant FedEx and Russia's interior ministry. Read More

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Spend more, tax the rich: UK's Labour stakes election turf

Launching the manifesto in Bradford, leader Jeremy Corbyn said: "This is a programme of hope". "Our proposals are of hope for the many all over this country and I am very proud to present our manifesto for the many not the few". A Labour government would introduce a new 50p top rate of tax for people earning £123,000 as well as reducing the starting point for those paying the 45p rate to those earning £80,000, according to the party's manifesto. Read More

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Sunderland boss hails players' character, despite defeat at Arsenal

Sunderland boss hails players' character, despite defeat at Arsenal

Laurent Koscielny admits the uncertainty over Arsene Wenger's future at Arsenal has created a "difficult situation" for the Gunners this season and has urged Alexis Sanchez to commit himself to the club. As Wenger explained yesterday when asked about our chances of still making the Top Four. "More importantly, I thought we passed the ball well when we got it, and I thought the players played like we've probably played for eight or nine weeks". Read More

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Supporters, opponents of Turkey's Erdogan clash in Washington

Supporters, opponents of Turkey's Erdogan clash in Washington

At a White House meeting, Trump lauded Erdogan as an important ally in the "fight against terrorism" and did not mention Erdogan's domestic crackdown after last year's failed coup attempt. Trump capped off the joint statement with Erdogan by calling the meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov "very, very successful" from the standpoint of united to fight terrorism - comments that come amid new reports that Trump disclosed potentially highly classified information to Russian ... Read More

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North Korea: Ballistic missile test successful

North Korea: Ballistic missile test successful

It signaled to apply new sanctions. The Security Council members expressed their "utmost concern" over the DPRK's "highly destabilising behavior and flagrant and provocative defiance of the Security Council by conducting these ballistic missile launches in violation of its worldwide obligations under United Nations Security Council resolutions", the statement said. Read More

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Japanese Princess Gives Up Her Royal Status To Marry A Commoner

Japanese Princess Gives Up Her Royal Status To Marry A Commoner

The couple, who were in the same year at International Christian University in Tokyo, is expected to get officially engaged in mid-June at the earliest and marry sometime in 2018, agency sources said. He has not yet qualified as a lawyer. "I had no idea" they were dating, said Komuro's boss at the law office on Tuesday night. According to public broadcaster NHK, Mr Komuro once worked to promote tourism to the beaches of Shonan in Kanagawa prefecture. Read More

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Jeff Sessions wants all those prisons full

This rolls back the 2013 directive from former AG Eric Holder, known as the Holder Memo , which advised federal prosecutors to use their discretion when building a case against non-violent drug offenders, as a way to reserve harsh mandatory minimum sentences only for violent or high-level drug crimes. Read More

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Si Woo Kim youngest Players Championship winner, Ian Poulter second at Sawgrass

Si Woo Kim of South Korea, holds The Players Championship Trophy, Sunday, May 14, 2017, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla . I think I've still got some work to do. But he failed to birdie the short par-4 12th and gave back his eagle gains on the next two holes to end any title hopes. When Kim Si-woo tapped in for par on the 18th green at Sawgrass to clinch victory in the Players Championship on Sunday, it represented only the fourth time in 19 PGA Tour starts this season that the 21-year old South ... Read More

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No second spike in cyber attacks is 'encouraging': British minister

Telefónica: Spanish authorities confirmed the Spanish telecom company Telefónica was one of the targets, though the attack affected only some computers and did not compromise the security of clients' information. Ryan Kalember, senior vice president at Proofpoint Inc. which helped stop its spread, said the version without a kill switch could spread. Thanks to a lucky find by a UK-based security researcher, yesterday's massive global ransomware attack is reported to be slowing down today. Read More

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Guam residents cast wary eye at North Korea after launch

Guam residents cast wary eye at North Korea after launch

Communications were severed by the North past year, Lee said, in the wake of new sanctions following North Korea's fifth nuclear test and Pyongyang's decision to shut down a joint industrial zone operated inside the North. The comments came hours after the South, which hosts 28,500 US troops, said it wanted to reopen a channel of dialogue with North Korea as Moon seeks a two-track policy, involving sanctions and dialogue, to try to rein in its neighbor. Read More

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Sturgeon: Tories plan to "sacrifice" of Scottish economy to win Ukip vote

The only way to stop the nationalists is to vote Labour . A total of 172 independent councillors were elected, along with 67 Liberal Democrats and 19 Greens. After all, three years - and an independence referendum - elapsed between the 2012 local elections and the 2015 general election. In four constituencies - Midlothian, Airdrie and Shotts, Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath, and Glasgow South West - Labour was within one percentage point of the SNP in the top-ranked candidate votes in last ... Read More

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Russia, Saudi call for oil output deal extension

Russia, Saudi call for oil output deal extension

World oil prices leapt after the Saudi-Russian announcement and made further gains on Tuesday in Asian trade, with benchmark West Texas Intermediate up 19 cents at Dollars 49.04 per barrel. Members of OPEC meet next week to discuss rolling over output cuts into the second half of 2017. In the first quarter of 2017, "the oil market was nearly balanced", the International Energy Agency said in its latest monthly report. Read More

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Trump Gave Classified Info To Russians During White House Visit

Still, the day-after accounts prompted questions about McMaster's earlier comments on the story that was first reported by The Washington Post . The ally reportedly hadn't given permission to share the intel. His action raised fresh questions about his handling of classified information and his dealings with Russian Federation, which is widely considered an adversary by many United States officials and Western allies. Read More

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Eurovision winner arrives home to Portugal

Eurovision winner arrives home to Portugal

Salvador was crowned victor during a tense finale in Kiev, Ukraine, marking the first time Portugal has finished inside the top five in 53 years of taking part. A top Ukrainian official said Saturday that "Russian invading forces" had killed four civilians in shelling hours before the contest started. Though the competition itself explicitly forbids political messaging from the performers, it has not escaped the bruising of a minor political kerfuffle in the leadup: Russia's entrant, Yulia ... Read More

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Former US Attorney reacts to Sessions' call for tougher sentences

Under Holder, prosecutors were directed not to include drug quantity amounts in criminal charges in some cases if it would trigger mandatory minimum sentences - that policy was rescinded in Sessions' directive. If you want to collect a drug debt, you can't, and you don't, file a lawsuit in court. You can read the full text of Sessions' memo to prosecutors at this link or by scrolling below. Read More

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Netanyahu's office denies rumors the prime minister opposes moving US Embassy

Netanyahu's office denies rumors the prime minister opposes moving US Embassy

US top officials warned US President Donald Trump not to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital on his upcoming visit to the region, for fear that it could ruin the peace process, CNN reported on Tuesday. Embassy from Tel Aviv. Moving the embassy could serve as a sweetener to Israel at the end of negotiations, or as part of their conditions, perhaps alongside a US embassy to the Palestinian state. Read More

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Turkey threatens military action against US-allied Syrian Kurdish fighters

Turkey threatens military action against US-allied Syrian Kurdish fighters

A "forced withdrawal" of ISIS fighters contributed to the worldwide anti-ISIS coalition-partnered ground forces retaking of the northern Syrian city of Tabqa on Wednesday, the Coalition has announced. Talal Sillo, a commander with SDF, said no weapons have yet been delivered to the group but that the US-led coalition had said that fast delivery was expected from weapons already in Syria with the worldwide coalition. Read More

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Palestine President accorded reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan

Apart from the political support to the Palestinian cause, India continues to support developmental projects in Palestine by extending technical and financial assistance", the ministry had said in a release yesterday. The frost has thawed, however, with India - the world's biggest arms importer - increasingly seeking closer defense ties with Israel, a top weapons exporter. Read More

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TMC wins 4 civic bodies, GJM captures 3 in the hills

TMC wins 4 civic bodies, GJM captures 3 in the hills

Speaking to News18 , leader Gautam Deb said, "We are happy that for the first time, people in the hills have voted for a party from the plains". And now with the party's influence getting seriously hurt in its own fortresses (the TMC has also opened accounts in Darjeeling, Kurseong and Kalimpong civic bodies that were won by the GJM), its supporters have questioned their leadership. Read More

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BBC journalist slapped after accidentally touching woman's breast during live broadcast

BBC journalist slapped after accidentally touching woman's breast during live broadcast

Instead, being the distinguished gentleman that he is, Brown placed his hand on her chest, cupping her right breast, and physically moved her out of the way. As he was attempting to brush her aside, Brown appeared to grab her breast, sparking outrage. But Brown was so fixated on Smith during their interview that when he reached out to push her way, his hand somehow managed to cup around her right breast. Read More

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