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Lawyer 'very surprised' if Ian Brady knew where Keith Bennett's body was

Had the Brady and Hindley not made a crucial blunder in involving Hindley's brother-in-law David Smith in their next enterprise, the murder of Edward Evans might not have been their last. The trial judge, Mr Justice Fenton Atkinson, described Brady and Hindley in his closing remarks as "two sadistic killers of the utmost depravity". Read More »

State of emergency declared in Montreal

Residents are being told to stay off water-covered streets, and to be ready to evacuate. The Canadian military has deployed about 1,200 troops to help deal with the flooding, with more rain expected. Coiteux said he has been impressed by the number of volunteers who have come out to help their neighbours. In the western Quebec community of Gatineau, 380 residences were evacuated and some federal employees were advised not to go to work on Monday because of the flooding. Read More »

Nebraska Governor Joins Mexican Officials to Defend NAFTA


Loss of the Mexican marker would be a devastating blow to a state struggling with a $900 million budget deficit and wrangling over deep cuts to education and aid for the elderly and disabled as a way to bail out of the red ink. In 2016, USA corn exports to Mexico totaled 13.3 million tonnes (523.5 million bushels) of corn, valued at $2.5 billion. "Be sensitive, don't take our business for granted", Basarte said. Read More »

Paul Ryan: 'We need the facts' on Russia Investigation


But, following a seven-day series of scandals, Trump is still intact in the Oval Office, having overseen a tectonic week, which opened with the firing of F.B.I. The revelation raised questions about whether the president sought to influence the Federal Bureau of Investigation at the same time the agency is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion with Moscow by Trump associates. Read More »

Wikileaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning released from prison

Manning was released Wednesday from a lockup at Kansas' Fort Leavenworth. The 29-year-old served seven years in jail over what is believed to have been the biggest breach of classified information in U.S. Manning, who was arrested in 2010, filed a transgender rights lawsuit in prison and attempted suicide twice previous year, according to her lawyers. Read More »

Turkish president's security clashes with DC protesters

Trump assured that his government will support any efforts to reduce violence in Syria and promote a peaceful solution, and highlighted his offer to Turkey in its fight against the Islamic State (IS) and the illegal Workers' Party of Kurdistan (PKK). Read More »

BC Greens gain two more seats in 2017 provincial election

To which NDP leader John Horgan responded, "A majority of British Columbians voted for a new government". These numbers likely won't hold. The Greens are " kingmakers ". "And we have also won the most seats". 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 »

Greek playoff abandoned after beer can hits PAOK manager


Four red cards, a mass brawl and a manager struck on the head by a bottle - little wonder then that Panathinaikos v PAOK Salonika was abandoned. The 40-year-old was struck on the right side of the head and received treatment in the dressing room at Stadio Apostolos Nikolaidis in Athens before having stitches in hospital. Read More »

Supreme Court won't rescue NC voter ID law

The restrictions harked back to the state's Jim Crow past , the court said, and targeted racial minorities "with nearly surgical precision". The Republican-backed 2013 law imposed several voting restrictions including a voter ID requirement, reduced early-voting hours and a prohibition on registering to vote and casting a ballot on the same day. Read More »

Donald Trump did not threaten James Comey: White House

Trump tweeted Friday, " James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" He said there has been no interference so far. They include Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, the FBI's Acting Director Andrew McCabe, former Justice Department official Alice Fisher and New York Court of Appeals judge and former U.S. Read More »

Terry mulls retirement after Sunderland match

Watford boss Walter Mazzarri said: "Tomorrow I will investigate, but I don't think it was anything". Yet after the Watford match Terry said retirement was one of the options he is considering. The manager has shown great confidence in me. Should he retire at the very top of the game? Terry wasn't going to waste his moment back in the Stamford Bridge spotlight and he wasn't going to miss an opportunity to make it 17 consecutive top-flight seasons with a goal . Read More »

GOP primary challenger rips into Flake for questioning Comey firing

He said the discussions happened in two phone calls and at a dinner in which Comey was asking to keep his job. Comey has not explicitly denied the account. When Trump spokesmen cited a memo written by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as the basis for the firing, the No. 2 person at the Justice Department threatened to resign. Read More »

Israel Lauds US Security Ties Following President Trump Disclosures


Netanyahu's office had not responded to requests for comment on the intelligence sharing. "We need to punish the Americans, it's possible, so that we don't put Trump in a position where he is again tempted, we need to abstain from transferring information to him, or to only give him partial information so that he can't endanger any source", Yatom told The Times of Israel . Read More »

Canada floods: Montreal declares state of emergency

And it's always good to have people on the ground to reassure the population". Local media reported that the Canadian military will deploy about 1,200 troops to help deal with the flooding. "The amount of moisture is significant", he said of the situation. Residents of several dozen homes were ordered to move to safety. The federal government has asked employees who work in Gatineau to avoid travelling to their offices on Tuesday for a second day in a row. Read More »

Intel spat adds to Israeli concerns about Trump visit

To make matters worse, in a move that strengthens Netanyahu's right-wing opponents, Tillerson appeared to blame Israel - that is, Netanyahu - for the embassy delay. Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, however, said Trump still has not decided on the matter. Trump told a conservative Israeli news outlet in January. Read More »

Defending Yourself - and Your Computer - From WannaCry Ransomware


In two village panchayats of Kerala, computers were hit with messages demanding $300 in virtual currency to unlock hacked files. Kaspersky Labs's Global Research and Analysis team points out that WannaCry starts with a remote code execution in Microsoft Windows, taking advantage of a vulnerability dubbed "EternalBlue". Read More »

McMaster refuses to clarify U.S. position on Kotel


Israel captured the Old City and the rest of east Jerusalem in the 1967 Mideast war and annexed the area, in a move that most of the world community does not recognize. Trump is to visit the site by himself. As President Donald Trump prepares for an extended overseas trip that will include a stop in Israel, tensions between the Trump administration and the Israelis appear to be at an all-time high. Read More »

No rush to Trump judgment, Ryan says; Dems demand deep probe

Some legal experts aren't so sure. But barring recordings, a memo still becomes a case of " he said , she said ", said former prosecutor Jonathan Lopez. The Daily Beast spoke with nine current and former Trump administration and law enforcement officials for the story, which paints a funereal picture of life in the beleaguered White House. Read More »

For Trump, Russia probe is crisis he can't control

Q. What are a special counsel's powers? "The appointment of former FBI Director and respected lawyer Robert Mueller as special counsel for the Russian Federation investigation is a positive development and will provide some certainty for the American people that the investigation will proceed fairly and free of political influence", Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr and Vice Chairman Mark Warner said in a joint statement. Read More »

Trump willing to resolve with North Korea nuclear crises


North Korea has made no secret of its work to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of striking the United States and has ignored calls to halt its nuclear and missile programmes, even from China, its lone major ally. would suffer the "most severe consequences" if it continued with its sabre-rattling on the Korean Peninsula. China for its part has been infuriated by the United States placing the advanced Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system in South Korea, ... Read More »

President Trump says Russia probe by special counsel will prove 'no collusion'


March: Comey declines to drop the investigation. "But circumstances surrounding the firing of James Comey still raise significant questions about whether Mr. A similar appointment came in 2003 when the Bush Justice Department turned to Patrick Fitzgerald, then the top federal prosecutor in Chicago, to investigate who leaked the identity of Valerie Plame, a covert Central Intelligence Agency officer. Read More »