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Canadian Press NewsAlert:Green candidate wins seat in BC legislature

Tuesday's election delivered 43 seats to the Liberals, 41 to the New Democrats and three to the Green Party, exposing a deep political divide in the province that is both ideological and geographical. The timing of that potential drama remains uncertain; the legislature is not now scheduled to sit again until October, and MLAs can't test their confidence in the government until they sit. Read More »

France has a new prime minister (for now)

Mr Macron, who won the May 7 run-off on promises of cleaning up the corruption and stagnation marking traditional parties, said he will require ministers to sign a commitment to "integrity and morality". Philippe is the mayor of the Normandy port of Le Havre, a trained lawyer and an author of political thrillers. There was a warm welcome for the new French president both from Angela Merkel and - unusually - a crowd singing and dancing outside the chancellory. Read More »

Microsoft Faulted Over Ransomware While Shifting Blame to NSA

There are almost 150 million computers running Windows XP operation system globally. Those who didn't pay heed to the Windows XP patch are the ones who have fallen prey to the world's biggest ransomware attack . Cybersecurity Ventures predicts global annual cybercrime costs will grow from $3 trillion in 2015 to $6 trillion by 2021, which includes damage and destruction of data, stolen money, lost productivity, theft of intellectual property, theft of personal and financial data, ... Read More »

Britain Worked Through Night to Counter Cyberattack on Health Service: Minister

Scores of organizations inside the NHS, which provides free medical care for all and is a source of pride for Britons, were hit by the ransomware on Friday. But the cross-border police agency Europol said the situation was "stable", after attacks that struck computers in British hospital wards, European vehicle factories and Russian banks. Read More »

After US and Britain, Australia considers banning laptops from airliner cabins

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Prime Minister Turnbull told ABC News "We are taking into account all of the information and advice we're receiving internationally and we're working very closely with our partners". It's therefore entirely conceivable that those who plotted to attack flights to the US either had Australia on their lists or added the nation after the ban. Read More »

Trump meets Australia's Turnbull, says spat 'all worked out'

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Several medical associations also oppose the long list of pre-existing conditions under the Republican replacement, called the American Health Care Act . The leaders spoke aboard the USS Intrepid, a decommissioned aircraft carrier, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of a World War II battle that reinforced the ties between the USA and Australia. Read More »

Trump, Turkish leader hail ties despite United States arming of Kurds

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If we are strategic partners, we should make decisions in an alliance. Turkey has long insisted that USA arms were already going directly to the Syrian Kurdish group. On Monday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Germany could move its 250 troops from Turkey's Incirlik air base to an alternative base in Jordan after Turkey did not allow German lawmakers to visit the base. Read More »

Putin condemns North Korea missile test

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Japan's Kyodo News agency said the missile may be capable of covering a range as far as 4,000 kilometers (2,500 miles) if launched at a normal trajectory, citing unidentified sources. Some experts, including officials in Tokyo, estimated Sunday's launch successfully tested a new type of missile, potentially the longest-range in North Korea's arsenal. Read More »

Top Republican senator criticizes Trump for disclosing secrets to Russians

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In another tweet , Trump warned those who were "leaking" information. The disclosure also risks harming his credibility with USA partners around the world ahead of his first overseas trip. "The best information I have at this time comes directly from the widely-respected General McMaster who said the "premise" of the story that came out is false", said Cramer. Read More »

New FBI chief: 4 in the running

He dismissed as less desirable at least two of the 14 candidates under consideration by Trump, former Rep. Mike Rogers of MI and Sen. Rogers was an FBI special agent until 1995, when he left the bureau to enter politics, and later served in the House from 2001 to 2014. Read More »

Trump weighs embassy move's effect on Mideast peace process

Reuters reported on Trump's comments of several weeks ago, when he said "I want to see peace with Israel and the Palestinians", adding "ask me in month about that", as to whether he will use a late May trip to Israel to declare us recognition of the entire city of Jerusalem as the Jewish nation's rightful capital. Read More »

White House denies trying to influence Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into Flynn

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Sources told CBS News late Tuesday that President Donald Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to end an investigation focusing on former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. He did not deny news reports that he had shown Russia Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and others highly classified information on the Islamic State, as first reported by The Washington Post , but rather explained his version of events. Read More »

White House denies that Trump asked Comey to end Flynn investigation

In Senate testimony last Thursday, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe told lawmakers that despite Comey's firing, there had been "no effort" to impede the FBI's ongoing investigations. Comey reportedly documented many of his meetings, including those with Trump regarding the Russian Federation investigation. In this May 8, 2017, file photo, then-FBI Director James Comey speaks to the Anti-Defamation League National Leadership Summit in Washington . Read More »

South Korea, US to hold summit meeting in late June

The summit was arranged at a meeting in Seoul between Chung Eui-yong, head of Moon's security and foreign affairs task force, and a visiting senior White House official, Matthew Pottinger, senior director for East Asia at the National Security Council. Read More »

Partners Real Estate Investment Trust Announces Distribution of $0.02083 per Unit

Other equities analysts have also recently issued reports about the company. Numerous investment brokers have in recent days changed their price targets on shares of Real Estate Investors (LON:RLE). If you are accessing this piece on another publication, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of worldwide copyright laws. Currently, the 14-day ADX for Globalworth Real Estate Investments Ltd (GWI.L) is sitting at 9.62. Read More »

Emmanuel Macron names Edouard Philippe prime minister

As a student, Mr Philippe had been an activist for the social-democrat faction within the French Socialist party, before leaving the party to join the right. Voters go to polls again in June to elect 577 National Assembly lawmakers. Past year he was part of Juppe's unsuccessful campaign team in The Republicans' primaries, and then joined the presidential campaign of Francois Fillon, the party's nominee. Read More »

S.Korea to attend China's Silk Road summit amid diplomatic rift

The White House said Trump and Moon "agreed to continue to strengthen the alliance and to deepen the enduring friendship between our two countries". The progressives are not particularly enamoured of the ROKs alliance with the United States and they root for constructive engagement with North Korea. Read More »

S. Korean open to North trip

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Moon also has said he would reconsider the deployment of a controversial USA missile defense system known as THAAD, which was installed on the divided peninsula based on an agreement with ousted President Park Geun-hye. President Moon stressed that the alliance is the basis of Seoul's security and diplomatic policy direction and will continue that way, showing appreciation for President Trump's efforts to prioritize the North Korean issue. Read More »

Oil prices rise after Russian-Saudi agreement to cap outflow

The American Petroleum Institute was scheduled to release data for last week at 4:30 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, with the U.S. Energy Information Administration report due at 10:30 a.m. US energy firms have added oil rigs for a 17th week in a row, extending a 12-month drilling recovery that is expected to help boost crude production in the United States to a record high next year. Read More »

9 people injured at demonstration outside Turkish Embassy in DC

At the White House earlier Tuesday, Erdogan said, "We are committed to fighting all kinds of terrorism, without any discrimination whatsoever, that impose a clear and present threat upon our future". Turkey has been pressuring the U.S.to drop support for the militants and doesn't want them spearheading an operation to retake IS' self-declared capital of Raqqa. Read More »

DOJ press conference for Alton Sterling investigation set for 1 p.m.

U.S. Attorney Corey Amundson told reporters that investigators had concluded after an exhaustive review that there was insufficient evidence to charge the officers in the death of Alton Sterling , 37, in part because they could not determine whether he was reaching for a gun at the time he was shot. Read More »

Detention of fourth United States citizen by N. Korea 'concerning': White House

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Since the United States has no formal diplomatic relations with North Korea, Sweden serves as the "protecting power" for the U.S. government and handles consular affairs when Americans are detained there. However, North Korea did carry out three ballistic missile tests last month in violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions, though two are believed to have failed. Read More »