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Donaldson looks forward to being in NDP minority government

The Green-NDP deal pledges to "immediately refer the Site C dam construction project to the B.C. Utilities Commission", but Horgan confirmed there will be no halt to construction while a review proceeds. Following a defeatist speech from Christy Clark on Tuesday morning, it appears nearly certain that the NDP will govern British Columbia with a minority government. Read More »

Putin ridicules claims of meddling in United States vote

Putin has repeatedly denied the U.S. Intelligence Community assessment that he ordered a "multifaceted" influence campaign to "undermine public faith in the United States democratic process" and to "harm [Hillary Clinton's] electability". Russian Ambassador to the US Sergei Kislyak is at the centre of US suspicions about Kremlin contacts with the Trump team. "And I should say that we should be grateful to President Trump because today in Moscow , I hear they're saying it snowed and it's ... Read More »

Trump's Paris pullout sparks protests and new climate pledges around the world

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And the Democratic mayor of Pittsburgh, Bill Peduto, had some thoughts about Trump mentioning his city in announcing the decision on the accord. A plume of steam billows from the coal-fired Merrimack Station in Bow, N.H. Right now, only nations can be party to the agreement, though Bloomberg told the New York Times that he is hopeful that a "parallel" pledge from USA cities and states would indicate to the world that the United States has not ceded all of its climate leadership. Read More »

Trump's decision harming him, US, poor countries, says daily

But many on Twitter refused to see the economy and climate change as separate issues, and some expressed anger in seeing one prioritized before the other. "We don't need the federal government throwing in [billions of dollars] a year and redistributing it through an worldwide octopus, to keep San Diego going down a green road." one commenter said . Read More »

Goldman Sachs caught up in anti-Maduro protests

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Although the US$2.8 billion deal is a boost to the economy, opposition leaders accused Goldman Sachs of providing a "lifeline" to a "dictatorship". It argued that the opposition violence was part of the plan of the "international right wing, with the complicity of the most powerful governments of the world, with the sole objective of taking control over Venezuela's energy resources". Read More »

Worry about Saudi carrying out another 9/11: Iran to Trump

President Trump also fell victim to the age old presidential posture problem and the question of bowing in the presence of foreign leaders. Saudi King Salman on Monday described US President Donald Trump's visit to the Muslim kingdom in the Gulf as a "turning point" in relations between the two countries. Read More »

After leak, United Kingdom stops sharing bombing intelligence with US

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The name of the man arrested in the early hours Friday and those of the eight others in custody were not released. Abedi's relative said the suspected bomber was pained by the killing of Abdel-Wahab Hafidah, an 18-year-old who news reports say was chased by a group of men, run over and stabbed in the neck in Manchester in May 2016. Read More »

North Korea 'poses a threat to us all': Mattis

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Asked by a general of the Chinese People's Liberation Army in the audience if this meant the USA was abandoning the "one China policy", which treats China and Taiwan as one country, Mr Mattis denied this was the case. China would best succeed, he said, by building on trust and co-operation. China claims almost all of the South China Sea , despite partial counter-claims from Taiwan and several southeast Asian nations including the Philippines , Brunei , Malaysia and Vietnam . Read More »

Bill Maher uses racial epithet during HBO show

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Ben Sasse: "I'm not trying to beat up Millennials". Maher's parent network, HBO, has not yet responded to his use of the slur. "They don't do that in Nebraska?" Yeah, we don't do that quite as much. Some people in the crowd offered splattered laughs, but ultimately the left-wing comedian was left thanking a few individuals in the crowd for acknowledging his ill-humored joke. Read More »

Champions Trophy 2017: Jasprit Bumrah is a quality pacer, says Glenn McGrath

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With the Bangladesh-England encounter on June 1, Champions Trophy started with a bang! There is not a lot of time in this tournament to bounce back, it's very short with only a few games before the knockout. We will plan for Virat Kohli just the same as we will for the other Indian players. He added: " England are a very good side". If you look at our side, at least four or five players have been playing cricket together the last 10, 12 years, more than 10, 12 years. Read More »

Timing may thwart Trump's climate move

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When asked about his personal views on climate change , Pruitt said he agrees global warming is occurring and that "human activity contributes to it in some manner". Many states and cities have already said they will be sticking with climate action . Youngstown, Ohio, Mayor John McNally (D) said he supports the Paris agreement in a phone interview Friday, adding he was surprised at the shoutout from Trump. Read More »

US sanctions more, including Russians, over North Korea arms

China , North Korea's only significant diplomatic ally, is opposed to Pyongyang's missile launches and will support any new United Nations sanctions against the country, China's Premier Li Keqiang said on Friday. A Kremlin spokesmen on Friday critiqued Thursday's designations by the U.S. Treasury of Russian companies linked to North Korea and warned they will impact bilateral relations, in comments to several Russian government-linked news agencies. Read More »

We'll always have Paris: Trump should keep his promise

A day earlier, Trump on return from his maiden overseas trip met with Pruitt. Although the officials caution no decision is final until the president officially announces it, the White House is now working on how to roll out the announcement and explain the reasons behind Trump's decision. Read More »

NIA conducts raids in Kashmir, Delhi 'over funding'

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The NIA has so far found Rs 1.25 crore in the raids, reported The Times of India . So, zero tolerance towards terrorism is the stand of Modi- government is exhibited in these raids and they are important and I think in one voice the entire nation should applaud it.? Houses of several separatists and some businessmen were raided this morning. Read More »

U.S. Companies and Cities Agree to Uphold Paris Agreement

He is also a UN Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change. West Virginia Coal Association Senior Vice President Chris Hamilton said US withdrawal from the Paris accord would build confidence in USA mining and industry even if it wouldn't make major changes on the ground. Read More »

C P Joshi pips Ruchir Modi to become RCA president

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In the elections, post of secretary was won by Rajendra Singh Nandu , whereas, Pinkesh Jain won the post of treasurer. Modi is now living in the United Kingdom and had fielded his son Ruchir Modi for the top post. Voting for the RCA elections was held on May 29 and counting of votes was held on Friday after the Rajasthan High Court on May 30 granted permission for counting of votes on Friday. Read More »

Jurors chosen for Cosby trial

He has called the encounter consensual. In this combination of file photos, entertainer Bill Cosby pauses during an interview in Washington on November 6, 2014, and Andrea Constand poses for a photo i. "No one should make an effort to be on this jury, and no one should make an effort to not be on this jury", Judge Steven T. O'Neill told the group. Read More »

Jared Kushner will answer questions 'when the time is right'

President Trump has just returned from a nine day global tour and he took to his favorite platform Twitter to rubbish the allegations. President Trump on Tuesday retweeted a Fox News report citing an anonymous source that pushes back on another report that White House aide Jared Kushner tried to establish backchannel communications with Moscow . Read More »

USAA says it will reinstate ads on 'Hannity'

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The company added that it never sought to support one set of views over another. Explaining the retraction of the story, Fox News later said: "The article was not initially subject to the high degree of editorial scrutiny we require for all our reporting". Read More »

Kathy Griffin too emotional to speak when asked about Anderson Cooper

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What's happening to me has never happened in the history of this great country. By Wednesday, the backlash was loud enough to get Griffin fired from her gig on CNN's New Year's Eve program, which she had co-hosted alongside Anderson Cooper since 2007, and cost her an endorsement deal with Squatty Potty, a line of bathroom footstools. Read More »

Tim Farron once again can not answer whether being gay is a sin

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NF: That was the bones of his question Mr Farron. While he would not repeat these answers in the LBC interview, the parliamentary candidate for Westmorland and Lonsdale in Cumbria said he was passionate about LGBT+ rights. Among the questions Mr Farron fielded were: 'Are you prime minister?', 'How did God make the world?', and 'Why does Theresa May want to stop us eating school dinners?' NF: You have clarified the situation Mr Farron, why don't you remind everybody what you said on this. Read More »

PM Modi arrives in France on last leg of 4-nation tour

Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). Listing the steps taken to make the economic environment more attractive to foreign investors, Modi said his three-year-old government had abolished more than 1,000 obsolete laws and introduced some 7,000 reform measures, in all, at the central level to improve the ease of doing business. Read More »