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B.C. kids vote Green party the official opposition to NDP majority

She won the Cowichan Valley riding, where she was a regional district councillor fighting the provincial government over a contaminated land site. Advance votes are still being counted tonight and could swing the result in some close ridings. "They want us to work across party lines". "The only thing you can guarantee out of this close election is that an urban rural divide now exists in B.C.", said Joseph Angolano, vice-president of Mainstreet Research. Read More »

Snapchat shares plummet as company posts $2.2 billion loss

JMP Securities reissued an outperform rating and issued a $28.00 price objective on shares of Snap in a research note on Thursday. Citigroup Inc assumed coverage on shares of Snap in a report on Monday, March 27th. The correct version of this story can be accessed at Read More »

G7 nations to agree joint fight against cyber attacks: draft

Finance chiefs from the world's largest industrialized economies sounded a note of cautious optimism this weekend on US plans for a tax overhaul, and agreed to bolster the financial system against increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks. "The decision to use the same wording in Bari suggests the United States' partners have made little progress in convincing President Donald Trump to commit to a multilateral approach to trade that he has threatened to abandon". Read More »

Erdogan: New Silk Road to eradicate terrorism

The Russian leader said the rise of trade protectionism is creating a "breeding ground for global extremism and terrorism". He said the world must promote the multilateral trade system, the establishment of free trade regions, and the facilitation of free trade. Read More »

China has conducted new missile tests to counter THAAD

In a brief statement, the Chinese defence ministry did not specify when the missile was tested. The operation was created to " enhance the combat skills of the forces " to safeguard national security, the brief statement said , but clearly the move was to display just how powerful their forces were to the world. Read More »

Hamilton resists Vettel to claim Spanish GP pole

Hamilton's team mate Valtteri Bottas , a first-time victor in Russian Federation two weeks ago, qualified third, with Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen fourth. Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso , whose McLaren broke down in first practice and was slowest overall on Friday, enjoyed a miraculous transformation - and delighted his home crowd - by qualifying in an astonishing seventh. Read More »

Cell phone camera captures fist fight aboard Southwest flight

As the flight entered Burbank, two men completely lost it and started fighting with each other. The other man, a 37-year-old from Lancaster, Calif., was arrested for misdemeanor battery and booked into the Burbank City Jail. According to NBC 4 Los Angeles, the flight attendant had been helping deplane passengers from Dallas when a man complained that the woman behind him was "messing with his chair". Read More »

Emergency Declared At Manhattan Project Nuclear Site In Washington State

Hanford? Never heard of it. The site is located near Richland and is half the size of Rhode Island. It was created by the USA government to produce huge amounts of plutonium, which is used in the creation of nuclear weapons. There were less than a dozen employees near the tunnel that collapsed. Officials say a collapsed patch of ground above a nuclear waste storage tunnel in Washington state was larger than first believed. Read More »

Saudi Arabia to be Trump's 1st stop on first foreign trip


Describing the visit as historic, Mr al-Jubeir said President Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia would include a bilateral summit, a meeting with Arab Gulf leaders and another with leaders of Arab and Muslim countries. The US is also now Saudi Arabia's main arms' source, but the two countries wish to strengthen their ties. Saudi Arabia's powerful Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met Trump in Washington in March in a visit a senior Saudi advisor called a "historical turning point" in ... Read More »

Sessions ends Obama-era leniency on sentencing


However, some local leaders agree tougher sentencing is not the way to reduce crime. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is telling the nation's federal prosecutors to pursue the most serious charges possible against most suspects. "Indeed, the drug epidemic challenging our country today is a devastating indictment of the one-size-fits-all punishment regime that General Sessions seeks to expand". Read More »

North Korea successfully fires missile into Sea of Japan

The direction of the missile, so close to Russian Federation, was likely an attempt by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to send a message to both Moscow and Beijing , said Carl Schuster, a Hawaii Pacific University professor and former director of operations at the US Pacific Command's Joint Intelligence Center. Read More »

G7 financial leaders reiterate FX pledges, vow more cyber cooperation

Canada's Finance Minister Bill Morneau rejected U.S. duties on softwood lumber as "baseless" in a meeting with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Those concerns include faster-than-expected USA interest rate increases, which could affect some developing economies by triggering an outflow of capital and investment, and China's reliance on excessively rapid credit expansion for growth. Read More »

Where the global cyberattack has hit hardest


Although the spread of the malware - known as WannaCry and variants of that name - appears to have slowed, the threat is not yet over. Europol's European Cybercrime Centre, known as EC3, says its Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce, made up of experts in high-tech crime, "is specially created to assist in such investigations and will play an important role in supporting the investigation". Read More »

Emmanuel Macron arrives for his Presidential inauguration ceremony


His Republic on the Move movement has announced an initial list of 428 candidates for the 577 seats up for grabs in France's lower house of parliament in June. After that, the pomp will ramp up. Jacques Charles Gaffiot, a historian, told Al Jazeera: "What differs is that in France , the ceremony takes place in the Elysee Palace under the splendor of the republic, whereas in the United States, it's the people's jubilation - it's a grand show that is organised". Read More »

Global cyber-attack's success largely rests with laziness, neglect, procrastination


Alan Woodward, visiting professor of computing at the University of Surrey, said there was evidence the ransomware was spreading using a Microsoft flaw exposed in a recent leak of information from US intelligence agencies. In Britain, the National Cyber Security Center said it is "working round the clock" with experts to restore vital health services. Security experts warn there is no guarantee that access will be granted after payment. Read More »

Bank warns of 'moderate' growth as it keeps interest rates at 0.25%

Speaking at a press conference following the announcement, Carney said the Bank was "tolerating" an overshoot in inflation now as it was the result of the exchange rate adjusting ahead of Brexit negotiations. But Mr Carney warned that improving fortunes were based on a "smooth" adjustment when it came to European Union withdrawal that would see a transition period to avoid a cliff edge departure. Read More »

Laptop ban could pose safety risk, say Europe officials

Roughly 40% of overseas travelers to the USA come from Europe, crossing the Atlantic on more than 350 flights a day. A congressional official said it appeared that Homeland Security was likely to expand the ban soon, but did not say when or to what airports. Read More »

Beazer Homes USA, Inc. (BZH) Set to Announce Earnings on Thursday


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Hamilton back on pole in Spain

Vettel, a four-time world champion, is 13 points clear of Mercedes' triple title victor Lewis Hamilton after the German won in Australia and Bahrain. After an overnight electrical problem and a morning water leak forced him to revert to an old power unit, Bottas was fourth fastest in the opening round ahead of Verstappen and Ricciardo. Read More »

When cyber-attacks become a matter of life and death

His $11 purchase of the name may have saved governments and companies around the world millions, slowing its spread before USA -based computers were more widely infected. Security experts say this attack should wake up every corporate board room and legislative chamber around the globe. "We are implementing remediation steps as quickly as possible", a FedEx statement said. Read More »

UK Health Care Systems Recovering From Cyber-Attack


The Government today called a meeting of its emergency committee, Cobra, to discuss how to handle the situation. The ransomware appeared to exploit a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows that was purportedly identified by the U.S. French carmaker Renault's assembly plant in Slovenia halted production after it was targeted. The radio report says the Revoz factory in the southeastern town of Novo Mesto stopped working on Friday evening to stop the malware from spreading. Read More »

UCLA forward Mallory Pugh joins the Washington Spirit


A report from Steven Goff at The Washington Post says that USSF president Sunil Gulati was "deeply involved in the process" all the way from Federation Internationale de Football Association meetings in Bahrain and that the road has now been paved for Pugh to end up in Washington. Read More »