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BC election exposed a polarized province

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Several ridings were decided by fewer than 300 votes, including Courtenay-Comox, where the NDP won by a mere nine votes. Due to redistribution, British Columbia now has 87 seats and 371 candidates are vying for them. British Columbians were sold a good on LNG. "British Columbians sent a very strong message to all sides of the legislature". Horgan admits he exchanged a phone call with Andrew Weaver but both stopped short of any talk about working together. Read More »

12 states, including Romania, discuss economic cooperation in Black Sea

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The Summit discusses current situation in the Black Sea region, fight against terrorism, deepening cooperation among the member states, factors undermining the efficient functioning of the organization and prospects for future development. Trade restrictions between Russian Federation and Turkey have been lifted. Serbia subsequently joined the BSEC. Christides noted that the summit will display the enthusiasm of member states in leading the efforts of transforming the geostrategic region ... Read More »

Senator asks ethics office to review Trump hotel payments

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Shaub said of the White House request. "I've fought strenuously to preserve CDBG funding in the past because I realize its importance in meeting the needs of our seniors and people with lower incomes in our communities", said Rep. "The letter sent by Mick Mulvaney, the head of the Office of Management and Budget, questions whether the ethics office has the authority to demand information regarding ex-lobbyists who are now working in the federal government ". Read More »

Netanyahu: I will discuss 'ways to advance peace' with Trump

There is no reason for Trump or for Melania - with whom he will be traveling - to be aware of the extremely sensitive gender politics of the Wall, and it has the potential to cause all sorts of issues. Whereas before the pertinent things to watch for on this trip were how Trump would lay the foundation for policy issues under his control - moving the embassy or keeping it in Tel Aviv, recognizing all or part of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, convening a trilateral summit with Netanyahu and ... Read More »

International Court of Justice, The Hague stays Jadhav execution

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Interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said Jadhav's case would be taken to its "logical conclusion" according to Pakistan's Constitution and laws. Notably, the Jadhav ICJ case falls under the ambit of Aziz, who is Pakistan's de factor foreign minister. A case has been filed under Article 14 of the Foreign Act and the man has been transferred to jail on judicial remand. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn Isn't Visiting Labour's Most Vulnerable Seats

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Despite being behind in the polls, Corbyn's visits have followed a predominantly offensive strategy - similar to May's - focusing on seats Labour would be hoping to gain on their way to a majority, rather than defending constituencies they are at serious risk of losing. Read More »

Flash flood watches cover parts of 6 southern states

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The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) urges everyone to be aware of possible risky weather conditions and flooding for much of the state through Tuesday evening. May of the areas covered by the flash flood watch could get as much as 5 inches of additional rainfall. Rainfall amounts between 2 and 4 inches are possible in the warning area, the weather service says. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn rejects claims he is a pacifist

Now he does have a stronger record than anyone of opposing Britain's recent series of foreign wars and will say: "The "war on terror" which lies behind these interventions has failed". He will pledge a "robust", independent foreign policy and "no hand holding" with US President Donald Trump. Criticism of Mr Corbyn on defence issues has focused on his opposition to nuclear weapons and admission he would not be prepared to use them if he was prime minister. Read More »

North Korea launches missile in latest show of defiance

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South Korea's incoming left-leaning government has taken a more conciliatory line with Pyongyang than its conservative predecessors, but has reacted strongly to the latest two missile tests. "US Pacific Command stands behind our ironclad commitment to the security of our allies in the Republic of Korea (South Korea) and Japan", it added in a statement. Read More »

Mattis: Convoy hit by coalition in Syria likely 'Iranian-directed'

United States forces, accompanied by Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) fighters, drive their armored vehicles near the northern Syrian village of Darbasiyah, on the border with Turkey on April 28, 2017. A military source on the Syrian government side said on Friday that the air strike had hit "one of our military points", without elaborating, Syrian state TV reported. Read More »

Xi suggests aligning B&R initiative with European investment plan

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An official at a development bank said there are very few suitable infrastructure projects in developing nations the institution could invest in. Rwanda's ambassador to China, Lt. Speaking to reporters at the end of the meeting, Xi expressed confidence over the future prospect of the B&R initiative, a flagship project of which - the CPEC- runs through Gilgit and Baltistan in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. Read More »

This Is What Happens If President Donald Trump Actually Gets Impeached

Vice President Mike Pence is no picnic. "We have no idea where this is going next", White House courtiers are saying, shaking their heads and walking around in a daze trying to control fires their king had lit all around them . But it turns out a president can accumulate lots of damage by firing an FBI director; changing the story about why; becoming the target of a congressional investigation that's expanding into money-laundering; sharing intelligence with Russian Federation, to the ... Read More »

Kushner Family Apologizes for Referring to White House Adviser Jared Kushner

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It is a government visa- giveaway program; the private-sector businesses, in effect, sell them, in return for low-priced financing of projects they would probably do anyway. Those are the visas, created in 1990, that provide eligible immigrant investors with a path that can lead to permanent residence. The pitch events are the latest example of potential conflicts of interest involving China and the Trump administration. Read More »

China, Asean countries reach consensus over South China sea code

In July past year, The Hague-based Permanent Court of Arbitration ruled against China and in favor of the Philippines in an arbitration case. China has ignored the ruling and insisted that any maritime disputes in the area must be resolved bilaterally, by the countries directly concerned, not through global bodies. Read More »

Experian slumps after Jefferies downgrades on Trump uncertainty and Brazil financial scandal

Therefore 53% are positive. Land Securities Group Plc has GBX 1600 highest and GBX 1 lowest target. Destination Wealth Management acquired 14,474 shares as Vodafone Group Plc New (VOD)'s stock 0.00%. The average true range, a measure of volatility is at 0.46, however its weekly and monthly volatility is 1.05%, 0.87% respectively. Mothercare plc are listed in the Consumer Services sector within UK Main Market. Read More »

American climber dies, Indian goes missing after successfully climbing Mount Everest

Murari Sharma, from the Everest Parivas trekking company that sponsored his climb, said: 'We have confirmation of his death but no other details are known. His climbing guide Lakpa Wongya Sherpa was also found unconscious after suffering from frostbite at Camp IV. According to the Himalayan Times , 50-year-old Vladimir Strba suffered severe altitude sickness and died on the peak Sunday. Read More »

Dozens Walk Out on Pence at Notre Dame Graduation

WeStaNDFor put out a release last week explaining that they are primarily protesting Pence's opposition to gay rights, his attempts as governor to prevent Syrian refugees from resettling in IN, his support of President Donald Trump's immigration travel ban, and his opposition to sanctuary cities that do not enforce federal immigration laws. Read More »

Trump's Popularity Drops in Israel After Embassy Move Delayed

However a last minute upgrade to the schedule means that President Trump will now be greeted at Ben Gurion airport by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Rivlin, as well as a military band. Trump left the United States for his first trip overseas as commander-in-chief on May 19, arriving in Saudi Arabia on Saturday. Palestinian and Israeli negotiators said on Saturday that the two-state solution is the key to solving the decades-long Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Read More »

United Kingdom threatens to quit Brexit talks if it faces massive bill

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Others would be less confident taking the mickey out of the prime minister's campaign slogan but Davis, known to colleagues as "the Old Knuckleduster" - is in his element, the nearest thing we've got to a deputy prime minister and limbering up for the opening round of his Brexit bout with the European Union's Michel Barnier . Read More »

Pacific Rim ministers meet in Hanoi, seek to revive TPP

The word "fair" has increasingly entered the USA trade lexicon alongside its old mantra of "free" as Mr. Trump seeks to do more to enforce or renegotiate trade agreements in the name of protecting American jobs - particularly in manufacturing. Read More »

North Korea fires 'unidentified projectile' - Seoul

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North Korea's deputy U.N. ambassador Kim In-ryong said on Friday that Pyongyang will not join any kinds of talk unless the United States decides to take back the " hostile policy ". "If you are a country that is supplying or supporting North Korea, we will call you out on it". "We have had seen multiple times that what President Trump tells media does not necessarily correspond with involved department or following explanations by advisors", Dr. Read More »