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BC Liberals win minority government

There are also absentee ballots yet to count, so the actual mix in the Legislature will not be known for a couple of weeks. That race is expected to go to a judicial recount. Weaver said he and Horgan agree on some key issues, such as electoral reform and a ban on corporate and union donations. The Liberal campaign focused on economic growth and job creation.

Uttar Pradesh: No school bags for students on Saturdays

Convening a meeting of education officials of UP and state of Haryana, Sharma said, if any girl student wishes to study in these government secondary schools, she will be given admission. For the UP government has decided to make Saturday a "Funday" by involving children in joyful activities. Principal Secretary (Secondary Education) has been directed by Dinesh Sharma to repave a proposal within a week and send it to him for approval.

'I was a little bit surprised' over backlash against Comey's firing

James Clapper, the director of national intelligence under former president Barack Obama, was asked on CNN whether he knew if Trump's White House was in fact secretly recording conversations. Trump said in an interview with NBC that the Russian Federation investigation factored into his decision to fire Comey. The changing rationales the White House offered added an element of chaos to the president's action.

Fallout over Comey firing continues after tumultuous week for the White House

Trump wrote on Twitter Friday morning. For a White House accustomed to bouts of chaos, Trump's handling of Comey's firing could have serious and long-lasting implications. Trump fired Comey on Tuesday, later saying that "he wasn't doing a good job". When the opposite occurred, Trump grew incensed - both at Democrats and his own communications staff for not quickly lining up more Republicans to defend him on television.

Nepalese vote in 1st local elections in 20 years

The voting in Nepal polls started from 7 in the mo ing and will end at 5 in the evening.The number of voters queuing outside polling stations has high expectation from the leader for solving their problems. At least one Nepali Congress Cadre also got killed in the poll violence. It was diffused without incident. The election will take place in two phases; the second round is scheduled for June 14 in provinces 1, 2, 5 and 7.

Trump denies he asked Comey for loyalty, threatens to cancel press briefings

Trump abruptly fired Comey on Tuesday and later said Comey was a "showboat" and "grandstander" who was not doing a good job, drawing a firestorm of criticism. "We have got to make sure that these tapes, if they exist, don't mysteriously disappear", he said. The changing rationales the White House offered added an element of chaos to the president's action.

Israel to Cut UN Funding Over UNESCO Vote on Jerusalem 'Occupation'

In anticipation of the resolution's adoption earlier in the day, Netanyahu declared: "We [Israel] do not believe in UNESCO. Grateful", the foreign minister tweeted. "More countries opposed this resolution than past year and fewer countries supported it", Netanyahu said. Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu slammed the declaration, saying it denies the Jews' historical connection with Jerusalem by presenting Israel as an occupying power there.

China hosts Silk Road summit in shadow of N.Korea missile

As India on Sunday skipped China's Belt and Road forum to oppose the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Islamabad and Beijing vowed to conclude the contentious economic route. "We are looking forward to the One Belt, One Road initiative in promoting a prosperous and peaceful community of nations", it added. "Both strive to create opportunities, global public goods and win-win cooperation".

U.S. says Trump 'can't imagine Russian Federation pleased' with North Korea missile

The missile traveled for about 30 minutes from Kusong, landing in the Sea of Japan. Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada said the missile could be of a new type. The White House issued a statement late Saturday saying that North Korea has been "a flagrant menace for too long", and that the latest "provocation" should serve as a call for all nations to implement stronger sanctions against the North.

In testing missile, N. Korea challenges South's new leader

But, she said, more analysis is needed. "Let this latest provocation serve as a call for all nations to implement far stronger sanctions against North Korea", the White House said in a brief statement. "That's why we've been calling on China as a key player in this matter to increase the economic pressure on North Korea to make it change its behaviour".

French Socialists prepare to expel Manuel Valls

The first potential high-profile defector, Mr Manuel Valls, who was interior and prime minister under President Francois Hollande and lost in the Socialist Party's primary, said he would like to run for Parliament under Mr Macron's party, saying that "this Socialist Party is dead".

India Boycotts Mega China Summit Over 'Sovereignty Concerns'

The China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, which was set up to support OBOR projects, announced on Saturday seven new countries had signed up, including Chile and Greece, taking total members to 77. Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged $124 billion on Sunday for his ambitious new Silk Road plan, saying everyone was welcome to join what he envisioned would be a path for peace and prosperity for the world.

India skips China's BRF summit ceremony

He said China will provide assistance worth 60 billion yuan (USD 8.7 billion) to developing nations and worldwide organizations participating in the Belt and Road initiative to launch more projects to improve people's well-being. The new financing that he promised on Sunday includes 100 billion yuan ($14.5 billion) for the Silk Road Fund and lending schemes worth 380 billion yuan.

Priyanka Chopra pens note on Nirbhaya gang-rape verdict

Locals in Medawar Kala, located on the border of Ballia and Ghazipur, 45 km from the district headquarters, say they had been praying for justice to their "daughter" since the diabolical attack of December 16, 2012 came to light. Nearly two weeks later, the victim died while getting treated in a Singapore hospital. The woman died of intestinal injuries two weeks later in a Singapore hospital, where she been taken for specialised treatment.

Nations scramble to secure systems after unprecedented global 'ransomware' attack

The European Union's police agency, Europol, says it is working with countries hit by the global ransomware cyberattack to rein in the threat and help victims. In Britain, patients of the state-funded country-wide service are facing days of chaos as appointments and surgeries were cancelled after almost 45 NHS organisations from London to Scotland were hit in the "ransomware" attack on Friday.

MI researcher who helped stop cyberattack anxious

Investigators are now working non-stop to hunt down those responsible for the Wanna Decryptor ransomware, also known as WannaCry. Now you might be thinking: Has this actually stopped the malware from spreading altogether? Europol, the European Union's police agency , said the onslaught was at "an unprecedented level and will require a complex global investigation to identify the culprits".

Trump defends decision to fire Comey, denies Russian collusion

The Republican chair of the Senate intelligence committee, Sen. Six days later, the White House announced Comey's dismissal citing recommendations from Sessions and his deputy Rosenstein. As for the investigation, Trump said that Comey had assured him during a dinner and in two subsequent phone calls that he was not personally under investigation.

North Korea's Another Ballistic Missile Test Has Put Everyone on High Alert

Before the missile test, the US Treasury said it was considering "every tool in our arsenal" to cut off sources of worldwide financing for illegal activities in the North. Tokyo said the flight pattern could indicate a new type of missile. According to the Japanese Defence Ministry , the projectile was in the air for 30 minutes and had reached an altitude of 2000 km or 1240 miles.

The four people being interviewed on Saturday — FBI director job

A federal law enforcement source familiar with morale in the FBI's Los Angeles field office - where Comey was when he saw the TV reports that he had been fired - said "it varies from sadness to. leader means the political endgame is far in the distance. Trump in an interview with Fox News's Jeanine Pirro denied demanding Comey's loyalty, though he added, "I don't think it would be a bad question to ask".

Enough proof that Pak army regulars mutilated Indian soldiers

Meanwhile, some official sources have said the Indian army patrol, whose two members were beheaded might just have walked into a death trap laid by the enemy. He also called on the citizens to trust the capability of the Indian Army to respond to the outrage in Jammu and Kashmir, The Times of India reported .

North Korea accuses U.S. of 'biochemical' attempt to assassinate Kim Jong Un

North Korea said a terrorist group helped coordinate the plot. It said the two Chinese publications asserted the North Korean nuclear weapons program was a threat to China. It did not identify the alleged "terrorist" group, and neither the Central Intelligence Agency nor South Korea has responded to the claims. In a recent interview with Bloomberg that received some criticism, Trump said he'd be "honored" to meet with Kim Jong-un "under the right circumstances".

Donald Trump calls for stronger sanctions on North Korea after missile

South Korea's military said the North launched the missile at around 5:27 a.m. from a site about 100 kilometers north of Pyongyang, and that it flew some 700 kilometers for half an hour before falling into the East Sea. "All relevant parties should exercise restraint". There is also a new president in Seoul keen on dialogue. This is the first provocative move from North Korea since South Korea's new President Moon Jae-in took office.

South Korea: North Korea launches possible ballistic missile

Security Council resolutions barring North Korea's missile and nuclear technology more thoroughly. The US Pacific Command said it was assessing the type of missile, fired on Sunday, but it was "not consistent with an intercontinental ballistic missile".

North Korea launches test missile, and Donald Trump wonders what Russian Federation thinks

OBOR is a personal project of Xi's, who spoke of the importance of "harmonious co-existence" with other countries during the opening ceremony. As CNN points out, this is the 10 attempted missile launch since Trump was inaugurated in January.

Kerala HSC exams 2017

Students who appeared for the exam can check their results on the official site of the board . It is important for the aspirants to note that they need to get the hall ticket or roll number for checking the results of Kerala 12th HSE VHSE.

China to contribute additional $15B to Silk Road Fund - Xi Jinping

He said his government will provide aid worth 60 billion yuan to developing countries and global organisations. The Philippines was represented by acting Foreign Affairs Enrique Manalo during the opening ceremony of the "Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation" in Beijing.

DeCinces convicted of insider trading

DeCinces stared toward the jury in the Ronald Reagan Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, shaking his head slightly, as the guilty verdicts were read. The 2008 merger came as Advanced Medical Optics, which made equipment for LASIK surgery as well as contact lens-related products, struggled to deal with falling revenue and rising debt in the midst of a Wall Street crash.

Fallen Officers To Be Honored During DC's Police Week Vigil

For more information, including the names of officers added this year to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, visit www.LawMemorial.org/2017RollCall. Monday, May 15 is "Peace Officers Memorial Day". It was a somber night in the nation's capital as thousands paid tribute to fallen law enforcement officers.

France to inaugurate a new leader: Macron

His inauguration will take take place later on Sunday. The official result of the vote was proclaimed in a ceremony Sunday at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris by the president of the Constitutional Council, Laurent Fabius. "I am not handing over power to a political opponent, it's far simpler", said Hollande, who once picked Macron to make him an economic adviser and then later a minister.

President Trump is making it hard for his defenders

In citing their conversations, Trump is nearly certainly referring to the three occasions on which he says he and Comey spoke and Comey, according to the president, told him he was not under investigation. During his testimony, McCabe contradicted the White House's assertion that the President "and the rest of the FBI" had lost confidence in Comey. "Instead, Mr.

Review board adjourns hearing of extension in Hafiz Saeed, aides' detention

It also asked the Attorney General of Pakistan to be present at the next hearing on May 15. Pakistan's home ministry, which levelled the charge, produced him before a three-member board judicial review board that's headed by Pakistan Supreme Court judge Ejaz Afzal Khan and comprises two other senior judges, as per sources.

Moon's down-to-earth manner is a refreshing change for South Koreans

Beijing's displeasure over THAAD has reportedly been felt by South Korean businesses, particularly Lotte, the South Korean conglomerate that signed off on a land swap deal with the government to provide a site for the THAAD launch systems in late February.

S. Korea's New President Heading for Friction with the US?

The deployment of the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System (THAAD) in the South has angered China, Seoul's major trading partner, which sees the system's powerful radar as a threat to its security . Suga only said Abe told Moon that the agreement should be "appropriately managed", but did not elaborate. A new documentary, The Blue Butterfly Effect, exposes the tensions in the South Korea-US relationship by showing local opposition to the installation of an anti-missile system to ...

South Korea's new leader discusses North Korea, defence system with China's Xi

On his second day in office, President Moon Jae-in spoke on the phone with the leaders of South Korea's two most important neighbors: China, followed by Japan. In his first speech, he said he would work towards resolving the nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula and negotiate with Washington and Beijing over Thaad.

Seoul: Moon, Xi agree on denuclearization goal

He has taken a more conciliatory line with North Korea than his conservative predecessors and advocates engagement. He also said he was prepared to go to Pyongyang "if the conditions are right". "We have plans to send special envoys to the four countries, but nothing has been decided on who will be sent, when or to how many countries", Moon's office said as quoted by the Yonhap news agency.