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ELECTION 2017: Unstable minority unlikely to last

Clark said Wednesday she spoke with Lt. Governor Judith Guichon, who asked her to remain as premier while absentee ballots are counted and one or more recounts takes place. Clark, for her part, has worked well in the past with Weaver. There has never been a night in British Columbia where three political leaders stepped to the podium in front of their supporters and gave victory speeches. Read More »

Emmanuel Macron names Edouard Philippe as French prime minister


Philippe praised Cazeneuve's "quite exceptional" ministerial career and his "constant elegance". Conservative lawmaker Edouard Philippe has been chosen to be the next prime minister. He has been Mayor of Le Havre since 2010. Macron is the youngest president in the country's history and the 8th president of France's Fifth Republic, created in 1958. Read More »

United Nations slams DPRK's latest ballistic missile test


Yesterday the United Nations Security Council condemned North Korea's recent missile tests. The test heightened North Korea's apparent advancement when it comes to intercontinental ballistic missile. Japanese officials said Sunday that the missile flew for a half-hour and reached an unusually high altitude before landing in the Sea of Japan. It was North Korea's seventh test this year of a missile it says can reach us military bases in the Pacific. Read More »

Turkey's Erdogan Calls Arming Of Kurdish YPG 'Unacceptable' In Meeting With Trump


The biggest dispute between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies in recent days has been the US plans to arm Kurdish Syrian militants to help them fight IS. The White House said after the meeting that Trump raised the incarceration of Pastor Andrew Brunson, an American pastor detained since last October, and asked that the Turkish government expeditiously return him to the United States. Read More »

Who are we to say triple talaq is un-Islamic?


As Sibal stressed on the point that personal law was a matter of faith and court should not step in, Justice Joseph said: "May be". On the second day of the hearing, senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid, who is the amicus curiae in the matter, said before the Supreme Court that the controversial Islamic divorce system can not be justified whatsoever. Read More »

General election 2017: Sturgeon hails SNP's 'decade of delivery'

She said: "The starting point for Scotland is we'd use the pound until we made a decision to do something else". "One thing we are learning in this campaign is that Scotland is leading the United Kingdom in the delivery of many crucial policies, but it's absolutely vital that Scotland is not dragged back by the Tories and their austerity agenda". Read More »

Launched missile could carry large nuclear warhead: North Korea


Some outside analysts believe the Hwasong-12 missile, if proven in further tests, could help North Korea achieve its goal of developing missiles with nuclear warheads capable of reaching the USA mainland. The UN statement also condemned an April 28 ballistic missile launch by Pyongyang. USA officials reported that the missile landed 60 miles from the Russian city of Vladivostok. Read More »

Korea, US to hold Washington summit in June


New South Korean President Moon Jae-in will visit the White House next month for a summit with President Donald Trump amid worries over North Korea's progress in building a nuclear and missile arsenal, Seoul's presidential office said Tuesday. Read More »

Trump revealed 'secrets' to Russian Federation

As president, Trump has the ability to disclose classified information largely as he chooses. But there was nothing wrong with that, he insisted. The feedback from Capitol Hill has been brutal, two officials said, with several members of Congress and staffers bluntly offering concern at the notion Trump may have shared classified information. Read More »

How to Shield Your System Against WannaCry Ransomware Attack


First and foremost, let's clarify exactly what WannaCry is. The Friday's cyber attack hit roughly 200,000 computers in at least 150 countries ( according to Europol) around the globe. Named WannaCry (also known as WannaCrypt), the ransomware has infected computers in hospitals, businesses, and homes. Unfortunately, the outbreak being stopped is only temporarily. Read More »

S Korea, US to hold Washington summit in June: Seoul


President Moon Jae-in's special envoys began embarking on trips Wednesday to discuss possible summit talks between the new South Korean leader and his counterparts in the United States, Japan, China and Russian Federation. Pottinger later told reporters that the countries reaffirmed "desires to get the two leaders together quickly" following a telephone conversation last week that Trump used to invite Moon to the White House. Read More »

USA officials warn Trump against moving U.S. embassy to Jerusalem

According to USA law, if the president wants to continue keeping the embassy in Tel Aviv, he must sign a waiver every six months explaining why. The senior PLO official is convinced of Abbas' awareness that there will be no two-state solution as long as Netanyahu is prime minister. Read More »

Comey documented 'everything he could remember' after Trump conversations

And I think - I'm a lapsed lawyer, I cannot tell you if it meets all of the legal definitions, but I can tell you from a lay point of view, it looks like he was trying to impede the investigation, he was using his power to do that, and when James Comey didn't go along with him, he wasn't his boy, he fired him, which I think is also relevant to the question of what he was trying to do. Read More »

3 takeaways from SPD's regional election disaster


Chancellor Merkel's party has beaten its rival Social Democrats in their stronghold in North Rhine-Westphalia, projections showed. Thus, the candidate of the SPD Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia Hannelore Kraft ( Hannelore Kraft ) will probably lose the post of Prime Minister. Read More »

Contradictions by Trump create credibility gap for aides

Trump's national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, said Tuesday that he stands by his previous statement on The Washington Post report - he said the story "as reported is false" - adding, "The premise of that article is false that in any way the President had a conversation that was inappropriate or that resulted in any kind of lapse in national security". Read More »

Concussed cyclist narrowly avoids deadly collision with riders on Tour of California


Clearly disorientated and struggling to find his balance, Skujins can be seen attempting to pick his bike up from the road and continue with the race. "Toms instinctively continued riding but it was clear that he couldn't go on". Skujins added that he was "feeling all right" and "healthy". "Concussion recovery varies from person to person and from day to day". Read More »

Britain's Labour Party unveils 'radical' election manifesto

A Labour government would increase taxes by nearly £50 billion and borrowing by £25 billion a year to pay for "a fairer, more prosperous society for the many, not just the few", Jeremy Corbyn has announced. " 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 ". "Holding another referendum on leaving the United Kingdom is the wrong thing to do for Scotland's economy, especially when there is so much economic ... Read More »

White House insists Trump's disclosures 'wholly appropriate'


The Obama administration was not aware that the information was being brought to unsecure facilities or given to any third parties, but the officials said simply moving the documents without prior approval raised serious concerns. Republicans, caught off-guard, insisted they wanted to hear from Comey, who was sacked last week a day before Trump met in the Oval Office with the Russian diplomats. Read More »

Besieged White House denies, defends as new bombshells hit

The FBI declined to comment, according to the Times , but acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe told the Senate last week that there haven't been any efforts to impede the FBI's investigation. Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday to defend his actions. July 5, 2016: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump calls the FBI's decision not to bring criminal charges against Clinton the greatest example yet that the system is "rigged". Read More »

What Trump discussed with Russian officials was 'wholly appropriate,' adviser says

The intelligence Trump reportedly shared with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov concerned the so-called Islamic State's internal operations. Former deputy administrator at the U.S. Transportation Security Administration John Halinski said that the proposed expansion of the laptop ban to flights originating in Europe is a response to thin bombs that can evade X-ray detection, according to Bloomberg . Read More »

We'll use the pound, or not, says Sturgeon


Nicola Sturgeon has hailed the SNP's "decade of delivery" as she marked the 10th anniversary of her party coming to power. Nicola Sturgeon has blamed Conservative austerity policies for the growth of food banks in Scotland. I've been very clear that's not good enough but, just to put that into context, we have a survey that measures pupils in the second year of secondary school but measures them against the standards that they are expected to achieve in the third year of secondary school. Read More »

Brexit to make families poorer: Bank of England

Data published on Thursday showed industrial production disappointed in the first quarter, and little boost for exporters from the fall in the pound since the Brexit vote. He said: "We maintain the view that the Bank is being too upbeat on the growth outlook with some pretty optimistic assumptions, particularly relating to the likely pick-up in wage growth". Read More »

Clipper Editor's Note | Show your mom some appreciation today

Carnations are very popular flowers for Mother's Day and are thought to be made from the tears of Jesus' mother when she wept at his feet the day he was crucified. She was so effective in promoting the idea that President Woodrow Wilson made Mother's Day an official US holiday in 1914. Do check out some really loveable messages for mom's day. Read More »

China Concludes Silk Forum with Development Consensus


It pointed out that China and Pakistan signed new deals worth $500 million over the weekend, while Nepal - sandwiched between India and China - has also formally joined the Belt and Road initiative. India refused to send an official delegation to Beijing, reflecting displeasure with China for developing a $57 billion trade corridor through Pakistan that also crosses the disputed territory of Kashmir. Read More »