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James Comey rejects invitation to testify before Senate committee

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Press secretary Sean Spicer rejected USA media reports that the president sounded out Mr Comey at a private White House dinner in January. As a student at a high school where most people lean Republican (St. Spicer refused to budge, saying at one point that he's "not aware" of the existence of any recording of Trump and Comey's January dinner. In my mind, Mr. Read More »

REAL SCOOP: IHIT investigates fatal shooting in Richmond

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The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team believes that the 24-year-old was shot while driving his auto and lost consciousness, which led to the crash on Granville Avenue. Police say the attack appears targeted, and that Klair was known to police and had a "limited criminal record", though couldn't confirm if he had gang ties. Read More »

N.Korea claims new missile has United States in crosshairs

UN Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley yesterday said the world was fast losing patience with North Korea. Outside experts don't believe the North can do that yet, but each new test pushes them closer to the goal. Haley said that Kim "can sit there and say all the conditions he wants". At one of the sessions during the conference, Nikai was critical of the missile launch stating that, "It is unforgivable that North Korea has carried out this provocative act on a day like today - ... Read More »

India boycotts China's global trade jamboree

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A "nervous" India can not stop its neighbours from joining China's Belt and Road project even if it wants to stay out of it, a commentary in a Chinese daily said. Germany, Estonia and Hungary are among the European Union countries spurning the document, the diplomat said on condition of anonymity. A diplomat who requested anonymity told AFP the EU countries believe the text did not sufficiently address European concerns on transparency of public procurement and social and environmental ... Read More »

Ivory Coast shootings enter day 3 as mutineers refuse to retreat

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In a statement broadcast on state-owned television late Friday, Military Chief of Staff General Sekou Toure threatened the soldiers with "severe disciplinary sanctions" if they did not end the revolt. The move clearly came as news to numerous soldiers, who in recent days have taken their weapons into the streets in the economic capital Abidjan , the erstwhile rebel stronghold Bouake , and cocoa production centers such as San Pedro and Daloa. Read More »

Australia boosts infrastructure spending

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The treasurer said fresh spending would partly be financed by slugging the country's five most profitable banks with 6.2 billion Australian dollars in extra fees on their liabilities over four years. Schools to receive an extra A$18.6 billion over 10 years, but university students to face higher fees ranging from A$2,000 to A$3,600 for a four-year course. Read More »

North Korea claims Central Intelligence Agency plotted to assassinate Kim Jong

Amid all this tension, Pyongyang has now accused the Central Intelligence Agency of using "biochemical substances" to assassinate its leader Kim Jong-un. The South Korean military regularly conducts exercises to prepare for a possible attack on North Korea , occasionally involving U.S. troops, such as a joint naval drill in October in which South Korean and United States naval warships practiced a theoretical attack on North Korea's nuclear facilities, as part of the country's Korea ... Read More »

Macron inaugurated as French president

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More than 230 people have been killed in terrorist attacks in France since January 2015, many carried out in the name of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group. Following the ceremony and military honours at the Elysee palace, Mr Macron was to go to the Tomb of the Unknown soldier, at the Arc de Triomphe at the top of the Champs-Elysees Avenue, a tradition followed by all heads of states in France's modern history. Read More »

Emmanuel Macron sworn in as French President

He vowed to see the European Union "reformed and relaunched" during his time in office. Some analysts and opponents have questioned the strength of his mandate; though Macron defeated his rival Marine Le Pen in a landslide, many who voted for him on May 7 said they cast their ballot reluctantly, in a bid to boot out the far right. Read More »

Korea claims successful intermediate-range ballistic missile test launch

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The country's leader, Kim Jong Un, supervised the launch of the Hwasong-12 missile that reached an altitude of 2,111.5 kilometers (1,312 miles) and flew 787 kilometers (489 miles), KCNA said. But the launch came only days after Moon was sworn in. South Korean President Moon Jae-in, right, presides over a meeting of the National Security Council at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, May 14, 2017. Read More »

U.S. working on new N.Korea sanctions: Tillerson

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Murphy said Washington was not encouraging ASEAN states to formally cut ties, but to examine the North Korean presence "where it clearly exceeds diplomatic needs". On China, Tillerson said the United States has a "tremendous opportunity" to define its relationship with the superpower for the next several decades, and that he sensed great interest by the Chinese leadership to do that as well. Read More »

U.S. defense chief affirms commitment to protecting Turkey

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It was not clear if the leaders discussed the US decision this week to arm the People's Protection Unit (YPG) against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Erdogan said he would take up the issue during a planned meeting with Trump on Tuesday. "They only have different names", Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said. Read More »

Sears in spat with maker of Craftsman power tools

The business, part of Hong Kong-based Techtronic Industries, has threatened to file a lawsuit against Sears as it attempts to get out of a contract, Mr. I also shared my view that while we are not asking to be spared from informed opinions about our business performance, the recent wave of dire predictions about our company's future have done harm to our business. Read More »

Korea Missile could carry nuclear warhead

Leader Kim Jong-Un personally oversaw the test, it said, and "hugged officials in the field of rocket research, saying that they worked hard to achieve a great thing". disregard or misjudge the reality that its mainland and Pacific operation region are in (North Korea's) sighting range for strike". Kishida says: "We need to keep studying what could be the most effective while monitoring how North Korea would respond". Read More »

China is ready for $124 billion investment

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No major Western leaders attended, though Britain, France and Germany were represented by top finance officials. India, on the other hand, has made a decision to boycott the multi-nation economic project, which is pegged at $1 trillion. "It will be an initiative that would put an end to terrorism". Beijing on Monday taunted New Delhi for turning down its One Belt and Road (OBOR) invite by saying that India will have a very "small role" to play if it decides to join the initiative in ... Read More »

New variants of the NSA-derived cyberattack already spotted

In England, 48 National Health Service (NHS) trusts reported problems at hospitals, GP surgeries or pharmacies, and 13 NHS organisations in Scotland were also affected. "The numbers are going up", he added. Peter SinkambaA global cyber-attack using hacking tools believed to have been created by the US National Security Agency (NSA) has infected tens of thousands of computers in almost 100 countries last week. Read More »

Australia and New Zealand largely escape global cyber attack

In addition to the UK's NHS, the WannaCrypt ransomware also hit Spain's Telefonica telco and other companies in Russia, Spain, Taiwan and Ukraine, according to the security firm Malwarebytes. U.S. software firm Symantec said that part-way through Saturday, transactions totalling $28,600 had taken place through the five Bitcoin addresses used by the ransomware . Read More »

Another Global Cyber Attack likely to hail on Monday after Ransomware

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Most stations had recovered. Companies including Hitachi and Nissan Motor Co. reported problems but said they had not seriously affected their operations. That low-priced move redirected the attacks to the server of Kryptos Logic, the security company he works for. "The numbers are going up, I am anxious about how the numbers will continue to grow when people go to work and turn (on) their machines on Monday morning", Europol Director Rob Wainwright said. Read More »

Cyberattack hits at least 200000 victims in 150 countries

Cyber security experts say the spread of the virus dubbed WannaCry - ransomware which locked up computers in auto factories, hospitals, shops and schools in several countries - has slowed, but that any respite might be brief. So let's not forget that if we don't step up to protect ourselves against cyberthreats, no one else will. Keep your systems up to date, your files backed up, and stay tuned as the story unfolds. Read More »

Syria deal's no-fly areas put US, Russia at odds

The Observatory said government forces shelled and bombed the nearby town of Latamneh and surrounding areas. The agreement says that the de-escalation areas and security zones are a temporary measure, that could be in place for six months. Read More »

Liberals eke out win as minority government

And here tonight, we have been presented with an opportunity by British Columbians to open a whole new dialogue in our province, in our legislature. "B.C. You can use the map to navigate to individual riding results, and click the star to favourite ridings you want to track. The leaders spent election day on a final push to get out votes after a sometimes bruising 28-day campaign fought on jobs, the economy and the influence of big donors in provincial politics. Read More »