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by | May 23, 2017 | 00:13

British Columbia's election hangs in the balance with thousands of votes still to be counted, kicking off weeks of speculation and backroom negotiations with the newly influential Green party. The B.C. Liberals are the party that approved the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, which is set to start construction in the fall. Clark endorsed the project after the federal government's approval, but Horgan has promised to use "every tool in the toolbox" to stop it.

by | May 23, 2017 | 00:59

Joe Lieberman , a career politician from CT and long-time Democrat, is USA president Donald Trump's top pick to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation, he indicated on Thursday. Along with former Republican Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, Lieberman helps lead the political group No Labels, an organization aimed at promoting bipartisanism.

by | May 23, 2017 | 00:14

Moon's predecessor, Park Geun-hye, who was impeached and ousted as president, had agreed to the deployment of THAAD, saying that it was needed to protect South Korea against a growing ballistic-missile threat from North Korea. This could most easily be done with their common ground over THAAD, as China has complained that they don't like the idea of USA missile defense being deployed just off their coast.

by | May 22, 2017 | 23:14

U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-Spartanburg, is reported to be the likely next head of the powerful House Oversight Committee, according to Politico . Other Republicans have also faced heat from constituents, but Chaffetz's prominent role and frequent media appearances have made him a lightning rod for critics who say he has not pursued oversight of the Trump administration with the same fervor he did President Barack Obama's.

by | May 23, 2017 | 00:03

The two countries are developing cooperation in the nuclear energy sector. A special session of the BSEC Council of Foreign Ministers was held in Istanbul yesterday. "BSEC planted seeds 25 years ago and now they have come to bloom". "[The BSEC] is ready to lead the way to turn our geostrategic region into an area of cooperation, stability and prosperity", he added.

by | May 22, 2017 | 23:22

State media paraphrased North Korea's leader as saying that "the most ideal weapon systems in the world will never become the eternal exclusive property of the US", warning that "the U.S. Experts have said the sanctions have been largely ineffective because North Korea still has trade and investment with China and Russian Federation.

by | May 23, 2017 | 00:23

The report indicates the White House recently fired off a letter challenging a recent inquiry the Office of Government Ethics made into the matter on the basis that they believe the ethics office is overreaching their authority. Marilyn L. Glynn , who served as general counsel and acting director of the agency during the George W. Bush administration, called the move by the Trump White House "unprecedented and extremely troubling".

by | May 22, 2017 | 23:45

Because of the explosive nature of the issue, Trump has put on hold a campaign promise to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem , a move favored by many in Israel and opposed by Palestinians. But with "a new sheriff in town", as Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, put it, both the Israelis and Palestinians want to give the new administration a chance.

by | May 22, 2017 | 22:33

Warner, the vice chairman of the panel, said that he hopes Comey's testimony "will help answer some of the questions that have arisen since Director Comey was so suddenly dismissed by the President". Flynn has previously sought immunity from what he described as "unfair prosecution " to cooperate with the committee. Russian officials bragged in conversations during the presidential campaign that they had cultivated a strong relationship with former Trump adviser retired Gen.

by | May 22, 2017 | 22:27

Churches belonging to Egypt's minority Christian society have been under attack in recent months, with two deadly church bombings in Alexandria and Tanta taking more than 45 lives in April. One day following the April attacks, the interior ministry said that police had killed seven members of a terrorist cell connected to the bombings in a shootout in Upper Egypt's Assiut governorate.

by | May 22, 2017 | 22:13

Francis will formally elevate the churchmen to cardinal's rank in a ceremony at the Vatican on June 28. All of them are under the age of 80, meaning they would be eligible to vote should a new conclave be held. Since being elected pontiff in 2013, Francis has gone out of his way to visit his flock in places where Catholics are in the minority, as well as to improve relations between churches and among believers of different faiths.

by | May 22, 2017 | 22:21

An ad-hoc judge would have done the same", Aziz said. The International Court of Justice on Thursday blocked the execution of Jadhav, sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of spying and subversion. The ICJ was set up in 1945 to rule on disputes between nations in accordance with worldwide law. "It was a consensus decision to appoint Khawar Qureshi as our lawyer", he said.

by | May 22, 2017 | 22:56

The driver said he had picked up the couple on Friday night around 10.30 pm and was heading to a McDonald's drive-thru. A couple, who took a ride with the driver, reportedly hurled profanity and racial slurs before attacking him. Another witness came forward with video footage of the incident. Police official Ian Whish-Wilson said the two passengers were charged in relation to the assault on Singh.

by | May 22, 2017 | 21:58

But Mr Corbyn said he would not immediately lower the 45p threshold to include everyone paid more than £80,000, instead favouring a phased approach over the course of the next parliament, which will end in 2022. "I was really excited to get so close to Jeremy today, I've been following him since the start of his leadership campaign previous year and am a huge fan".

by | May 22, 2017 | 21:13

Trump was meeting with FBI director candidates when the White House was formally told that a special prosecutor had been named in the Russian Federation investigation. " Once again , the real story is that our national security has been undermined by the leaking of private and highly classified conversations". "I'm not going to divulge more of that meeting", McMaster said.

by | May 22, 2017 | 22:31

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. As if 8 inches of rain in one night wasn't enough - more is on the way. Many areas covered by the flash-flood watch could get as much as five inches of additional rainfall.

by | May 22, 2017 | 22:02

That order has been shot down by federal courts in two different forms, largely based on Trump's campaign rhetoric regarding Islam. Indeed, Mr Trump and Mr Salman were in agreement on the threat Iran poses to the region when they addressed their fellow leaders: Mr Trump accused Iran of "destruction and chaos" and the king said its rival "has been the spearhead of global terrorism".

by | May 22, 2017 | 21:04

Corbyn said that he realized that military action may be necessary "as a last resort", but vowed to focus on defusing tensions. He did say that he was in favour of using military force in some circumstances, suggesting that Britain was right to enter the Second World War but not the First World War.

by | May 22, 2017 | 20:48

Turkey has warned the United States that its decision to arm Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State in Syria could end up hurting Washington, and accused its North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally of siding with terrorists. Redur Xelil, a spokesperson for the group noted that arm supply decision will enable the Kurdish forces quickly stamp out the terrorist group. "We agree 100 percent with Turkey's concern about PKK, a named terrorist group".

by | May 22, 2017 | 21:56

Lieberman was born in Stamford, Connecticut, educated at Yale and Yale Law school, and served in the Connecticut state senate and as attorney general of the state before being elected as the state's Senator in Washington . During his time in the Senate, Lieberman was one of the most ardent supporters of expanding government surveillance. Collectively, the Democrats and independents who voted for a debate have accepted just under $5 million in campaign contributions from oil and gas companies.

by | May 22, 2017 | 22:15

Macron is visiting France's largest overseas military mission and following up on his campaign promise that fighting terror would be a top priority. Macron also said that he had spoken with Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika about regional security on Thursday by telephone.

by | May 22, 2017 | 20:44

The United Nations Security Council is due to meet tomorrow behind closed doors to discuss North Korea's latest missile test at the request of the United States, Japan and South Korea, diplomats say. Trump is visiting Saudi Arabia and Israel, and will attend a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting and a Group of Seven summit to open Friday in Italy.

by | May 22, 2017 | 20:50

This "flagrant aggression launched by the global coalition exposes the falsity of its allegation about fighting terrorism and undoubtedly demonstrates the reality of the Zionist-American project in the region", the Syrian official said . Russia's deputy foreign minister Gennady Gatilov said the destruction of the convoy was a "breach of Syrian sovereignty" and an attack against Syrian armed forces was "completely unacceptable".

by | May 22, 2017 | 21:40

The U.S. president did not use his signature term "radical Islamic terrorism", a signal that he chose to employ a more moderate tone in the region after using the phrase repeatedly as a presidential candidate. Adding that the deadliest toll of "fanatical violence" has been on Arab nations, the USA president conjectured that the gathering of leaders from Muslim countries at the summit may be the beginning of peace in the Middle East and perhaps all over the world.

by | May 22, 2017 | 21:23

Representatives from dozens of countries gathered in Beijing on Sunday to discuss China's trillion-dollar global trade and investment initiative, known as One Belt, One Road. The inclusive tone of China's Belt and Road push stands in stark contrast to US President Donald Trump's "America First" policy. Speaking on the final day of the forum aimed at promoting his signature foreign initiative, Chinese President Xi Jinping said economic growth was "not on solid ground".

by | May 22, 2017 | 21:51

Trump fired Comey last week, suggesting his decision was motivated by the FBI's investigation into possible collusion between Russian Federation and his campaign. First, a majority of the House of Representatives would have to vote in favour of impeachment. The White House did not comment for the story. You could then expect hearings during which members of Congress who are for and against impeachment make their case.

by | May 22, 2017 | 21:48

Prosecutor Marianne Ny said she could not judge whether the 45-year-old Australian native was guilty or innocent because the investigation had been thwarted. "We are not making a statement about his guilt". Ny said the case could be reopened if Assange comes to Sweden before the statute of limitations expires in 2020.

by | May 22, 2017 | 20:49

The Jammu and Kashmir Government has made a decision to impose restrictions in areas under five Police Stations of old Srinagar . Shops and other business establishments remained closed in commercial hub of Lal Chowk due to the strike called by Hurriyat leadership to pay homage to Mirwaiz Moulana Muhammad Farooq, Abdul Gani Lone and the Hawal martyrs on their anniversaries.

by | May 22, 2017 | 20:08

Nicole Kushner Meyer, sister of Ivanka's husband, Jared Kushner, promoted the USD500,000 visas - which grant United States permanent residency - at one of the events in a Beijing hotel ballroom this past weekend, reports the Washington Post .

by | May 22, 2017 | 20:05

The 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations and China adopted a non-binding "declaration of conduct" in 2002 to discourage hostile acts. China had refused to abide by the decision since there is no legal mechanism for enforcing the ruling .

by | May 22, 2017 | 19:19

Barratt Developments PLC had 180 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Hold" rating by HSBC given on Tuesday, January 17. Eagle Point Credit Company a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The company has a 50 day moving average of $19.95 and a 200-day moving average of $21.32.

by | May 22, 2017 | 19:50

The 49-year-old Slovakian solo climber Vladimir Strba died at Camp IV on Sunday afternoon. "The reason for Yearwood's death is yet to be confirmed", he said. "The climber breathed his last at an altitude of 7500m on the Tibetan side when he was descending to lower camps after suffering from altitude sickness at around 8000m on the mountain", officials at the Tibet Mountaineering Association said.

by | May 22, 2017 | 18:50

The Washington Post is reporting that a senior White House advisor is a "person of interest" in the Department of Justice's Russian Federation probe, although just who that person is remains an open question. But despite that insistence, news has just broken that the probe has officially entered the White House with a "person of interest ". It was the most recent example of Mr.

by | May 22, 2017 | 18:44

Senior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat and former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni spoke in separate interviews on the sidelines of a regional World Economic Forum meeting. The original plans involved a straightforward ceremony on the tarmac before Trump was to be taken by helicopter to Jerusalem for a meeting with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin at the presidential residence.

by | May 22, 2017 | 20:33

Vice President Mike Pence called Notre Dame a "vanguard of freedom of expression and the free exchange of ideas" during his commencement address on Sunday . "If we are going to build walls between American students and worldwide students, then I am skewered on the fence", said Mr Pine, who was raised in China.