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B.C. Green Leader Andrew Weaver reelected in Oak Bay-Gordon Head

The unofficial Elections BC numbers have the Liberals elected in 43 ridings, the NDP elected in 41 ridings with the Green Party holding the balance of power with three of its members elected. "People ...

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Conservatives make strong gains in United Kingdom local elections

The result is a shift from Labour to Tory - with Labour winning the most seats last time out. " There are some disappointing results, but there are good ones too such as holding on to the counci...

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Jeremy Corbyn casts doubt over Labour pledge to renew Trident

Jeremy Corbyn casts doubt over Labour pledge to renew Trident

He said that while a Labour government would want a "strong and friendly" relationship with the U.S., it would "not be afraid to speak our mind" to Washington. "It doesn't make me a pacifist". He sa...

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White House: Trump interviewing 4 FBI candidates

Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore chooses Connecticut Sen. The other candidates scheduled to speak with Trump about the job are acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, former Oklahoma Gov. John C...

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Putin says he can prove Trump did not give secrets to Russian Federation

Putin says he can prove Trump did not give secrets to Russian Federation

Earlier a spokesman in Netanyahu's office confirmed the phone call took place on Tuesday afternoon but did not say who initiated it. President Trump secretly spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjam...

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Hinting at secret tapes, Trump warns ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Hinting at secret tapes, Trump warns ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation director

The President has long insisted the investigation will not discover any wrongdoing. At a hearing on Capitol Hill on Thursday, the acting Federal Bureau of Investigation director Andrew McCabe contra...

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Ex-French PM Manuel Valls wants to be Emmanuel Macron candidate

Valls, a man deeply associated with the unpopular President François Hollande, supported Macron rather than the Socialist Party candidate during the presidential election. Macron's party now has no se...

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Comey's abrupt ouster boomerangs on Trump, courtesy former's aides

Comey's abrupt ouster boomerangs on Trump, courtesy former's aides

The White House is disputing a report that President Donald Trump asked Comey to shut down an investigation into ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn. Comey was so appalled by the reques...

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Labour and Tories set to woo working-class voters with new policies

Labour and Tories set to woo working-class voters with new policies

While the national living wage for workers aged 25 and over, now £7.50 will rise in line with average earnings until 2022. Mr Serwotka added: "As a government, they have introduced the most anti-tra...

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Vladimir Putin dismisses Donald Trump information-sharing scandal

The news, which sent another shock wave through Washington, heightened concerns that Trump tried to block the probe into his campaign's ties to Russian Federation, the Globe's Matt Viser reports. Na...

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Democrat Representative on House Floor: Trump 'Must Be Impeached'

Democrat Representative on House Floor: Trump 'Must Be Impeached'

There is no question that, as the former adviser to Nixon and Clinton, David Gergen, put it this week we are in "impeachment territory". There is a belief in this country that no one is above the law....

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Pentagon head makes clear US commitment to protecting Turkey

Pentagon head makes clear US commitment to protecting Turkey

The dispute could ignite more fighting between the two key USA allies in the battle against the Islamic State group as Syrian Kurdish forces gear up for a major operation to drive the militants from...

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Weaver says Greens will fight pipeline; calls Clark's Liberals 'reckless'

Weaver says Greens will fight pipeline; calls Clark's Liberals 'reckless'

The splintered election outcome that saw the Greens win three seats and potentially hold the balance of power in an 87-seat legislature has Green leader Andrew Weaver calculating the benefits of co-op...

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Indian mountaineer creates history by scaling Mt Everest for the fourth time

Indian mountaineer creates history by scaling Mt Everest for the fourth time

Anshu's double ascent expedition was flagged off this year by His Holiness Dalai Lama on April 2 from Guwahati. A mother of two teenage children, Anshu scaled Mount Everest twice in May 2011 and aga...

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US Rep. Vern Buchanan Weighs in on Comey Trump Memo

If the Trump administration deemed it appropriate, Putin said Russian Federation could hand over a transcript of Trump's meeting with Lavrov to us lawmakers to reassure them that no secrets were rev...

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Vietnam urges prevention of WannaCry ransomware

Vietnam urges prevention of WannaCry ransomware

The cyber attack has dominated headlines for a number of days, with hackers requiring payment to allow users back into an estimated 230,000 computer systems across the world. "It spread very, very qui...

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North Korea accuses United States of assassination plot against Kim Jong Un

North Korea accuses United States of assassination plot against Kim Jong Un

Rodong Sinmun specifically criticized the Chinese media's call for more sanctions against North Korea as a way to avert war. And Beijing's role in helping do so seems to be a litmus test that will ...

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McCain Compares Trump Scandals to Watergate

McCain Compares Trump Scandals to Watergate

John McCain invoked Watergate when he described the escalating controversy that surrounds alleged ties between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russian Federation. After the firings, calls f...

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Wakefield cat could lose his world record

Wakefield cat could lose his world record

The current record-holder, from the United Kingdom, is also a Maine Coon which is just over 118cm long. Ms Hirst said she was contacted by Guinness World Records who said Omar could be the longest...

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Sturgeon Claims Independent Scotland Will Rejoin EU in Stages, Without Euro

Sturgeon Claims Independent Scotland Will Rejoin EU in Stages, Without Euro

An English lawmaker from the ruling Conservatives who told a schoolgirl supporter of Scottish independence to "fuck off back to Scotland" and said he meant that as a joke, drew criticism on Monday f...

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Chelsea Manning to participate in documentary about her

Chelsea Manning to participate in documentary about her

Manning was arrested in 2010 and sentenced in 2013. "I can imagine surviving and living as the person who I am and can finally be in the outside world", she wrote last week. Manning attempted suicide ...

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Friction between Trump, Israel on Western Walls grows ahead of visit

Friction between Trump, Israel on Western Walls grows ahead of visit

Ron Dermer, Israel's ambassador to the U.S., claimed that moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem "will cause [Palestine] to understand that Israel will be here forever with Jerusa...

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French right torn apart as Emmanuel Macron, PM prepare to name government

French right torn apart as Emmanuel Macron, PM prepare to name government

On Monday evening in Berlin, the president said he doesn't want to pull existing euro area government debt and pledged to implement economic reform in France as he sought to revive the French-German p...

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82 kidnapped Nigerian girls free after prisoner swap deal

82 kidnapped Nigerian girls free after prisoner swap deal

The girls were released near the town of Banki in Borno state near Cameroon and will be transported to the capital, Abuja . The official spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to sp...

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Trump Set to Welcome Turkey's Leader Erdogan to White House

Trump Set to Welcome Turkey's Leader Erdogan to White House

Turkey says the fighters are an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK. The Wall Street Journal on May 10 reported that the USA was beefing up joint intelligence efforts with Turke...

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Donald Trump 'asked Comey to shut down Flynn investigation'

John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said late Tuesday that the developments had reached "Watergate size and scale". The White House denied that the president asked Comey to d...

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Global ransomware attack is similar to North Korean-orchestrated hacks, expert says

Global ransomware attack is similar to North Korean-orchestrated hacks, expert says

Eric Chien , an investigator at Symantec , told the New York Times: "At this time, all we have is a temporal link". "I think we might have a very capable adversary in North Korea as well", said...

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Ransomware Attack Hit 200000 Victims In 150 Countries

Wainwright said Europol provided free downloads of decryption programmes for most ransomware. The Shadow Brokers released Eternal Blue as part of a trove of hacking tools that they said belonged t...

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Ian Brady's Ashes Must Not Be Scattered On Saddleworth Moor

Brady had been held at the secure psychiatric unit Ashworth Hospital in Merseyside since 1985 after being diagnosed as a psychopath. The high-profile murderer, who had been on oxygen for a while, d...

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British Columbia election puts energy projects at risk

And in a major development for B.C. politics, the Green Party finally broke through, capturing three seats, one short of the number needed for official party status , but enough to hold the balance o...

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