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BC election results are 'beginning of something different,' Clark says

Although three seats is minimal, Andrew Weaver will no doubt have a voice in the provincial capital. "The people in Kootenay-East have made a decision, and they have decided with a party of free enterprise". And if not for local NDP riding in-fighting in Cowichan, Columbia River-Revelstoke and Fraser-Nicola over bitterly contested nominations, likely costing the party three seats, Horgan would be premier-elect now.

Cyber attack spreads across 74 countries

Meanwhile, a global manhunt is on for the perpetrators of the attack that is being described as the biggest-ever cyber ransom attack. Hundreds of hospitals and clinics in the British National Health Service were infected Friday, forcing them to send patients to other facilities.

Trump Moves to Pack More Conservatives Onto Federal Courts

Indeed, the fact that today the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals is hearing arguments on the president's extreme and unconstitutional Muslim ban only serves to underscore the importance of a thorough and rigorous confirmation process. And he is nominating conservative judges to fill them. "He just ticks all the right boxes in terms of the background you want a. nominee to have", Weber said.

North Korean missile 'no danger' to Russia: Defence ministry

Its Musudan intermediate-range missiles with ranges of over 3,000 km put the USA strategic military base in Guam within striking range. "The North wants to show before negotiations that their precious, powerful weapon is not something they would give up so easily", Yang said.

Emmanuel Macron sworn in as France's youngest ever president

Macron's entourage says that the visit marks the president's will to show "deep empathy toward the people fighting for freedom" in France and around the world. All countries in the world are "interdependent ... we are all neighbours", he said. In a first for the world's fifth largest economy that is a founding member of the European Union, the 39 year-old centrist newcomer was unknown to the wider public three years ago and does not belong to any traditional political grouping.

White House presses Russian Federation on N. Korea missile test

The United States maintains our ironclad commitment to stand with our allies in the face of the serious threat posed by North Korea. Those are the missiles the U.S.is most anxious about, with the ability to reach the U.S. "It's his way of telling the Russians, 'You need to speak up, '" and stop US-supported global sanctions on North Korea, Schuster said. Along with nuclear-capable bombers and ICBMs, the SLBM completes the strategic nuclear arsenal, which experts call the "nuclear triad".

UN Security Council to meet Tuesday on North Korea missile launch

The launch, which Tokyo said could be of a new type of missile, is a direct challenge to the new South Korean president and comes as US, Japanese and European navies gather for joint war games in the Pacific. How close to an ICBM? It follows a failed April 29 ballistic missile test by Pyongyang. The North attempted but failed to test-launch ballistic missiles four consecutive times in the past two months but has conducted a variety of missile testing since the beginning of a year ago at an ...

Nuclear deterrent safe from cyber attacks which hit NHS: Fallon

China's network information safety working group sent a warning to universities about the cyber-attack and the National Internet Emergency Centre suggested that users update Windows security patches. "Now, you probably can't picture a grown man jumping around with the excitement of having just been ransomwared, but this was me", he wrote on his blog.

Trump seeks to quickly replace sacked Federal Bureau of Investigation director

The choice of a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director seen as independent from the White House will be closely scrutinised as Trump faces an avalanche of criticism for firing Mr Comey, the man in charge of a criminal probe into his campaign's possible ties to Russian Federation.

Vivek Oberoi donates 25 flats to Sukma martyrs' families

Vivek Oberoi According to reports, Vivek's organistation Karrm Infrastructure Pvt Ltd has written a letter to the CRPF fraternity announcing the flats to the kin of the martyrs who laid their lives for the nation in different operations. The details of the remaining 21 families will be given to Vivek Oberoi's company in the forthcoming months and the final allotment will be made soon.

Lovely new picture of Princess Charlotte released by Duchess

Charlotte's first birthday was marked with the release of four official photographs by her parents. The photo, snapped by Kate Middleton herself, is a display of the royal family's signature refined and classic style. When he turned two in 2015 Prince George's official birthday photograph was taken by renowned Italian photographer Mario Testino taken at the christening of Princess Charlotte .

Now what? Election puts BC into political parts unknown

Adam Olsen won Saanich North and the Islands unseating incumbent NDP Gary Holman. The Liberal party won 43 seats, leaving it one seat short of a majority government. The softwood lumber dispute "really provided an opportunity for the premier to stay on her message of jobs for the resource sector", said Gerald Baier, University of British Columbia political science professor.

We'll need another strong performance at Stoke - Wenger

Having been pretty inconsistent all season, his last two performances for the Gunners against Manchester United and Southampton have been very impressive indeed and many Arsenal fans think Wenger has made a big mistake. "We were dynamic, quick going forward, well organised. Let's focus and give everything at Stoke on Saturday". Wenger confirmed former Southampton man Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was forced off in the first half with a hamstring problem - but is hoping it was mainly ...

Nigeria Chibok girls: 103 freed girls to go back to school

Aisha Alhassan said the students' parents will travel from the remote northeastern town in Borno state to meet their daughters in the capital, Abuja. Shortly after receiving the girls at the presidential state house in Abuja, President Muhammadu Buhari announced that he was leaving for London, his second medical trip in 2017.

Korean missile travels 450 miles

Shotaro Yachi, Abe's top security adviser, also had a call with USA national security adviser H.R. McMaster, Abe also told reporters. Hua says countries "should not do things that further escalate tensions in the region". It comes just days after the election of a new South Korean president and as U.S., Japanese and European militaries gather for war games in the Pacific.

North Korea Launches Missile Closer to Russian Federation than Japan

Japan's Defense Ministry said the missile reached an altitude of 2,000 kilometers (1,240 miles) and flew for 30 minutes. The launch was also aimed at "maximising the North's political leverage" ahead of possible negotiations with the USA, as Pyongyang and Washington both recently signalled they were open to talks, he added.

North Korea Missile Lands Near Russia

The missile test is likely to embarrass Beijing, which was hosting an worldwide summit Sunday to promote its ambitious global trade infrastructure project. But he slammed the missile test as a "reckless provocation" after holding an emergency meeting with national security advisers. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe repeated the protest in comments to reporters.

North Korea launches ballistic missile, South Korea says

The two most recent launches last month were deemed to have failed, as they exploded within seconds. In his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday, President Xi Jinping said the North Korean nuclear issue should be resolved through political means.

Clapper: 'Our Institutions Are Under Assault Externally and Internally'

Politicians from both parties reprimanded Mr Trump's actions last week, which included shifting explanations from the White House for Mr Comey's dismissal and an ominous tweet by Mr Trump that warned Mr Comey against leaks to the press because he may have "tapes" of their conversations.

Ransomware spreads globally, infects computers in over 74 nations

Mr Ingram said his team was yet to hear from any New Zealanders affected by the ransomware though this country is listed among the 104 nations mappers say have been hit by the malware. "I don't think it's to do with that preparedness. We're living an online life, and we all deserve security there". 'There has been a report to the Australian Cyber Security centre of one instance of what we believe could be this ransomware, ' she told reporters in Cairns.

Trump 'raises concerns' with Abbas on prisoner payments

Trump said any agreement can not be imposed by the United States, "or by any other nation", but said he hopes to create peace between Israel and the Palestinians. Heading in to their meeting, Abbas, 82, planned to urge Trump to take a personal stake in brokering an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, according to his spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh.

Labour faces 'historic' task to win power, Corbyn admits

The Labour party sought to play down its drubbing with the shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, claiming the party had "all to play for" in the General Election. "We knew it was going to be a hard night". In Tees Valley, Conservative Ben Houchen won after a run-off against Labour's Sue Jeffrey and Conservative Tim Bowles was declared the victor in the West of England.

North Korea test firing of missiles is a threat to International Peace

World leaders have expressed concern after North Korea conducted a further ballistic missile launch on Sunday despite heavy United Nations and U.S. sanctions imposed on it for its pursuit of nuclear weapons. "And, in the short term, North Korea's missile capability is still some distance from Washington's red line - where it presents a real threat to U.S.

Pence: Trump considering moving U.S. embassy to Jerusalem

Israel occupied East Jerusalem al-Quds during the 1967 war and later annexed it, declaring the whole city its indivisible capital despite outcry by the global community. The UK, which is in the process of leaving the European Union, made clear from the beginning that it would not support the move, and Germany - which led the negotiations over the language of the resolution - in the end also voted against.

Macron inaugurated as French President

He was elected on May 7, beating his far-right rival, Marine Le Pen. On Sunday, Macron sought to inject fresh optimism into a French public that was so disillusioned with the political establishment that in the first round of the presidential elections almost half of its voters opted for candidates who wanted to blow up the nation's political order.

New South Korean president vows to address North Korea, broader tensions 'urgently'

South Korea's new president launched worldwide efforts to defuse tensions over North Korea's weapons development yesterday, urging both dialogue and sanctions while also aiming to ease Chinese anger about an American anti-missile system. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Thursday that the two leaders talked for 25 minutes and did not go into details of the outstanding issues, and agreed to meet as soon as possible for further talks.

Donald Trump Says He "Can't Talk About" Tapes Of Comey Conversations

Your afternoon shot of politics, sent straight from the desk of Joshua Miller. "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" Trump said in a string of Twitter posts on Friday.

Mazzarri demanding no let up from Watford players against champions Chelsea

The Spaniard provided the cross for Michy Batshuayi to fire home the victor and secure Chelsea the title in the 1-0 win over West Brom at The Hawthorns on Friday night. Watford were dealt another defensive injury blow by the loss of Christian Kabasele to a hamstring problem during the first half at Goodison Park on Friday.

China invests $124bn in Belt and Road global trade project

During the address, Xi pledged to pump in an additional United States dollars 124 billion for projects that are part of the initiative. "With the initiative expected to generate vast investments in infrastructure, let us seize the moment to help countries make the transition to clean-energy, low-carbon pathways - instead of locking in unsustainable practices for decades to come", he said, praising Chinese leadership on climate change.

Belt & Road Initiative 'project of century' to benefit people worldwide: Chinese President

The delegation was part of a 10-point list of understanding announced on Friday in which China promised to help narrow its trade surplus by increasing imports from the U.S. "It is also about adding new economic flavours by creating infrastructure projects that are based on 21st-century expertise and governance standards".

Former cabinet minister Kapil Mishra on hunger strike, attacked by AAP member

After Mishra was sacked from Delhi Cabinet, he has waged an open war against the AAP and Kejriwal. They were bundled into a bus and taken away even as they were shouting "inquilab zindabad" and carrying banners saying "Kapil Mishra jis thali mein khata hai, usi main chhed karta hai".

South Korean military: North Korea launches projectile

Choe was returning from Oslo, the capital of Norway, with a North Korean delegation after holding talks with former USA officials there, the first such dialogue since the start of the Trump administration. Mr Moon called the launch a "grave challenge" to the peace and security of the Korean Peninsula and the worldwide community. "Despite strong warning from the worldwide community, North Korea launched a ballistic missile again", Abe said.

India skips China's Silk Road summit, warns of "unsustainable" debt

India skipped the meeting due to its sovereignty concerns over the United States dollars 50 billion CPEC, which goes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). To provide more funding for Belt and Road cooperation, China will also encourage financial institutions to conduct overseas RMB fund business with an estimated amount of about 300 billion yuan, Xi said.

UP school allegedly instructs students to sport 'Yogi haircut'

Students claimed that they were asked to get a haircut like Yogi Adityanath, although the secretary later clarified that all he meant by the reference to the newly appointed Chief Minister was that the students should have close-cropped hair .

North Korea Rolls Out Missiles, Says Ready For 'Nuclear War'

The missiles were among one element of a massive, militaristic parade to mark the 1912 birthday of the regime's founder, Kim Il Sung. And on the same day, a top North Korean official offered a warning to the USA, accusing President Trump of "creating a war situation".