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It's a trap! Cup champion Penguins wary of stingy Senators

Ottawa clinched a berth in the conference final by once again defying the oddsmakers with a six-game series win over the New York Rangers in the second round as +130 underdogs on the National Hockey League series prices, but now enters Saturday night's matchup at PPG Paints Arena set at long +250 odds to reach the Stanley Cup final for the second time in the modern era. Read More »

UBC economist says chance of Liberal majority just one in ten

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Greens won two former NDP ridings and helped a Liberal to win in a third by siphoning off NDP votes, she said. Speaking in the Rose Garden of the B.C. "That's the back and forth discussions that we would have had". The ever-upbeat Clark tried to spin the May 9 election results in a positive light, despite the fact her party ended up the biggest loser, with a number of Liberal cabinet ministers losing their seats to the NDP. Read More »

North Korea reportedly fires ballistic missle

Abe said he and South Korean President Moon Jae-in discussed by phone North Korea's latest missile test, while his top national security adviser also spoke with his US counterpart. The launch comes just hours after The South China Morning Post reports Choe Son-hui, head of the North Korea's Foreign Ministry's North America bureau, offered the assurance in the Chinese capital after an informal meeting in Norway with Thomas Pickering, a former USA ambassador to the United Nations. Read More »

NHS cyberattack: nearly all systems have been recovered, says Home Secretary

China's information security watchdog said "a portion" of Windows systems users in the country were infected, according to a notice posted on the official Weibo page of the Beijing branch of the Public Security Bureau on Saturday. At the time , there was scepticism about whether the group was exaggerating the scale of its hack. In Britain, the National Cyber Security Center said it is "working round the clock" with experts to restore vital health services. Read More »

India likely to skip One Belt One Road Forum

Many countries who are now engaged in territorial disputes with China over the South China Sea issue, including Vietnam and Indonesia, are also sending official delegations. In order to discuss China's vision and the impact as it is being felt on the ground, RUSI is delighted to host Tom Miller , author of the newly published " China's Asian Dream " and Shashank Joshi , who recently worked on a report looking at China and India's relations. Read More »

An alert researcher, cooperation helped stem cyberattack

Two security firms - Kaspersky Lab and Avast - said they identified the malicious software in more than 70 countries. May 13 The British government does not yet know who was behind Friday's global cyber attack that disrupted the country's health system, interior minister Amber Rudd said on Saturday. Read More »

White House Defends Steps Taken Before Flynn's Firing

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Russian Federation has repeatedly denied any meddling in the election and the Trump administration denies allegations of collusion with Russian Federation. It didn't seem like the most promising venue for memes, but yesterday's Senate committee hearing on Russian influence in the 2016 election provided two of them nevertheless. Read More »

Conservatives have 15 point lead over Labour - Opinium poll

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His comments came after a high-profile speech to worldwide affairs thinktank Chatham House, in which he insisted he was "not a pacifist" but cautioned against a "bomb first, talk later" approach to foreign policy. Kosovo, Sierra Leone, the Gulf War, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and now Syria - he's opposed them all. This election is not about who people might have voted for before. Read More »

Guardiola sharpens knife for City clear out

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Iheanacho has been linked with a move away from the Premier League club, because of little playing time under the former Bayern Munich and Barcelona boss. Finishing fourth would mean again going through the Champions League play-offs, while third would bring direct entry into the group stage. "I was expecting a fight until the end, especially in the Premier League, because in the Champions League we were not ready to compete with the best teams in Europe". Read More »

Nigeria's First Lady visits rescued Chibok girls

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President Buhari delayed a previously scheduled trip to London for medical treatment to meet with the girls in Abuja Sunday. The Minister of Information and Culture, Mr. Responding on behalf of her colleagues, Rhoda Chibok, thanked the federal government for ensuring their safe return and appealed for the rescue of all Nigerians held in captivity by the insurgents. Read More »

Trump Says He Planned To Fire Comey Before Justice Department Recommendations

Three other were expected to be interview on Saturday afternoon. Among those also expected on Saturday were acting Federal Bureau of Investigation director Andrew McCabe, Michael J Garcia , an associate judge on New York's highest court, and Senator John Cornyn of Texas, the number two Senate leader and a former state attorney general. Read More »

UK Conservatives have 18 point lead over Labour: Comres poll

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He said: "I am not a pacifist". "I accept that military action, under worldwide law and as a genuine last resort, is in some circumstances necessary". Mr Corbyn is meeting campaigners and pensioners on the town's seafront. She said she was not interested in politics until Mr Corbyn was elected. Read More »

America's 'emotional obsession' with Russian Federation 'will end soon,' Kremlin says

During an interview with NBC, the president himself admitted to calling Comey and asking him if he was under FBI investigation. "I actually asked him, yes", Trump said. Trump was reportedly surprised at the backlash to the announcement Tuesday. If you were a Justice Department official, how would you interpret such a message from the White House? On Friday, NBC News released excerpts of an interview with the President where he said that the former FBI Director "should have never ... Read More »

USA arming Kurdish Syria fighters unacceptable, shouts Turkey

The fall of Tabqa leaves no other major urban settlements on the road to Raqqa, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) away. "In Tabqa, the SDF's increased pressure on ISIS from each flank allowed it to accelerate the pace of the fight, clear the final neighborhoods of the city and isolate Tabqa Dam", the Coalition wrote in a statement on Thursday. Read More »

Tillerson says USA listening to other nations on climate

Much of the council's work during that time stemmed from the policies of President Barack Obama, who made climate change and the Arctic priorities of his administration. Soini said Arctic resources and transportation routes may attract interest. Those concerns have increased amid new tensions between Russian Federation and the United States. Read More »

Trump expresses desire to improve relations with Russia

The Russian photojournalist was a TASS employee who regularly serves as Lavrov's personal photographer. Donald Trump's administration was left red-faced Thursday after the Moscow surprised them by releasing pictures of a closed-door meeting between the U.S. Read More »

Trump Threatens To Cancel Press Briefings 'For The Sake Of Accuracy'

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Since the explosive decision was announced Tuesday, the president's advisers have struggled to come up with a consistent timeline and rationale. Um, didn't you JUST say this morning that Trump fired Comey not because of his own misgivings but because he got a recommendation from the Attorney General and "made a quick and decisive action"? "Joe, even earlier this year you thought it was time for him to step down", she added. Read More »

Finland Takes Arctic Council Chair

FAIRBANKS, Alaska -The run up to this week's Arctic Council ministerial was dominated by just how U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson would navigate his first Arctic Council ministerial as chair. Though President Donald Trump remains publicly suspicious of the Paris accord, especially with regards to its potential impact on the USA economy and American jobs, he has yet to articulate a formal position and some members of his administration are apparently pushing him to abide by the agreement. Read More »

North Korea launches another missile, South Korean military says

The flight "was not consistent with an intercontinental ballistic missile", the US Pacific Command said. The paper also called on South Korea and the U.S.to stop conducting joint military exercises. Newly-elected South Korean president Moon Jae-in called an emergency national security meeting Sunday, but did not comment about the launch. Pyongyang has sought to advance its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. Read More »

Canadian Press NewsAlert:Greens win three seats in British Columbia election

The NDP won one riding by only nine votes, making a recount a certainty that will determine the difference between a minority and slim majority if it were to flip to the Liberals . While late results showed the Liberals with 43 seats, the NDP with 41 and the Greens with 3, that could change, with some ridings still very close. Read More »

Letters: The electoral arithmetic of Macron's victory means a bumpy ride

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On Sunday, FN presidential candidate Marine Le Pen lost to Macron with 33.9 percent of the votes against his 66.1 percent. France's economic malaise, especially high unemployment, had undermined the popularity of outgoing Socialist President Francois Hollande to the point where he decided not even to run again as a candidate. Read More »

Cabinet Selections to Rock France after Macron Win

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The defection highlights the disarray in the Socialist party, whose candidate Benoit Hamon attracted just six percent of votes in the first round of the presidential election. Macron's En Marche party now has no seats in parliament, though an opinion poll last week predicted it would emerge as the largest in the parliamentary elections next month. Read More »

Palestinian Authority hails UNESCO's anti-Israel resolution

The figures include around 300,000 Palestinian residents of east Jerusalem , which Israel captured in the Six-Day War of 1967 and later annexed in a move not recognised by the worldwide community. The resolution was supported by 22 countries while 10 voted against it and 23 abstained. "Even now, after this miserable vote, this blue and white flag is flying high above the Temple Mount and throughout Israel's eternal capital city, Jerusalem , waving in the wind, saying to all, 'Here we are, ... Read More »

Officials working on motive for double murder of engaged Boston doctors

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Friday night with their throats slit and their hands bound, according to The Boston Globe . The two were a couple: identified as Richard Field , 49, and Lina Bolaños, 38. On Monday, a judge, prosecutor and court officials gathered around Teixeira's hospital bed - where he lay covered up to the neck in a white blanket - as he was charged with two counts of murder. Read More »