• BC Liberals to support ban on corporate, union donations to political parties
BC Liberals to support ban on corporate, union donations to political parties

Premier Christy Clark, whose Liberal Party lost its majority in a knife-edge election on May 9, has recalled the province's legislature for this Thursday. Party spokesman Emile Scheffel issued a statement confirming that voluntary reporting, which started in January, has ended. This is no time for gloating as the BC Liberals make promises - promi...

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  • US warplane blasts Syrian drone from sky
US warplane blasts Syrian drone from sky

The incident has similar hallmarks to a June 8 downing, when a United States jet destroyed a pro-regime drone after it dropped what turned out to be a dud bomb near US-backed local forces. The U.S. has said it shot down the aircraft Sunday to defend allied forces fighting to seize back the city of Raqqa , the de facto capital of the Islamic St...

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  • Was the United Kingdom election a rejection of Brexit?
Was the United Kingdom election a rejection of Brexit?

And she will have to deal with the fallout of the van attack near the Finsbury Park mosque , which she said is being treated "as a potential terrorist attack". Mrs May hailed the Tories' advances north of the border - where the party won 12 seats - and said that although "we may not have got an overall majority in Westminster" the Conservatives ...

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  • New Zealand must be brave against Mexico: Coach Hudson
New Zealand must be brave against Mexico: Coach Hudson

The team played very well against a side playing at home with the support of their fans. 'What fans have been waiting for over so many years is finally happening. He skipped the post-match press conference which he was supposed to attend as the man of the match. Opening goalscorer Quaresma, who benefited from a lovely Ronaldo pass, did speak br...

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  • Clark pledges $1-billion in childcare spending
Clark pledges $1-billion in childcare spending

Clark has already foreshadowed other key planks of what could be her government's final throne speech at the legislature Thursday. Several of the Liberal throne speech promises mark major reversals in policy during the government's dying days, including a $100 monthly raise to the welfare rate (after 10 years in which the Liberals refused to in...

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  • Man Tasered after incident at mosque
Man Tasered after incident at mosque

He was arrested on suspicion of affray. They found a man waving an item around, which turned out to be a shoe horn taken from the mosque. The incident occurred just days after a man rammed a van into pedestrians outside a mosque in Finsbury Park, east London, injuring 11.

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  • Autistic kids holding others back - Pauline Hanson
Autistic kids holding others back - Pauline Hanson

Ms Husar fairly vibrated with rage as she told reporters Senator Hanson owed an apology to the estimated 164,000 Australians who have autism spectrum disorder. "Not only is it great for them but it is also great for those students who don't have disabilities", said independent Jacqui Lambie. Speaking in the Australian Senate, the controversial O...

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  • Teen's slaying leaves doubt about motive in Muslim community
Teen's slaying leaves doubt about motive in Muslim community

Police said he beat her with a baseball bat early Sunday, drove off with her in his auto and assaulted her again - they haven't said how - before dumping her body in a pond near her home. Funeral attendees Wednesday were torn on whether they believed the attack was religiously-motivated, or if Hassanen was just at the wrong place at the wrong time...

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  • Iranian drone shot down by PAF, FO confirms
Iranian drone shot down by PAF, FO confirms

The drone's downing was reported amid an emergency flag meeting between Pakistani and Iranian officials following the unprovoked firing of several mortar shells into Pakistani territory over the weekend. In May, Pakistan and Iran formed a joint commission to probe the incident after head of the Iranian armed forces had threatened to bomb militant h...

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  • In the end Shiv Sena-BJP are 'Hindutva brothers': Swamy
In the end Shiv Sena-BJP are 'Hindutva brothers': Swamy

The Shiv Sena earlier on Wednesday said that Bhagwat is the ideal candidate for president. "The Shiv Sena has always kept away from such vote-bank politics", said Uddhav Thackeray at a rally to mark the party's 51st foundation day celebrations.

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  • In Iowa, Trump ready to rally base, celebrate GOP resilience
In Iowa, Trump ready to rally base, celebrate GOP resilience

Terry Branstad , who will soon take up residence in China as the US ambassador. On Tuesday, Trump had tweeted that he has basically given up on getting help from Chinese President Xi Jinping on North Korea after investing a lot of effort to coaxing Beijing to use its influence on Pyongyang.

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  • Prez poll: Opposition in disarray as Nitish Kumar backs Ram Nath Kovind
Prez poll: Opposition in disarray as Nitish Kumar backs Ram Nath Kovind

Jha's remarks came soon after JD-U's Sonbarsha legislator Ratnesh Sada said the party has chose to support Kovind for the July 17 presidential poll. "Just two days ago, me and Kovindji both of us were there in a programme in Patna where 151 couples were getting married and there we spoke but he was unaware of his party's decision", Singh said.

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  • Al-Qaida-linked group says it staged Mali attack
Al-Qaida-linked group says it staged Mali attack

The Portuguese military says one of its soldiers on a European Union training mission in Mali has died in what it calls a terrorist attack. In a similar attack at a hotel used by Westerners in neighbouring Burkina Faso in January 2016, 20 people were killed .

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  • Democrats Ask Why Jared Kushner Still Has a Security Clearance
Democrats Ask Why Jared Kushner Still Has a Security Clearance

The Democrats on the House Oversight Committee are questioning why the White House didn't suspend the security clearances of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and presidential adviser Jared Kushner , after questions arose about their contacts with Russian officials.

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  • Scalise was close to death when he arrived at the hospital: doctor
Scalise was close to death when he arrived at the hospital: doctor

Republican Rep. Chuck Fleischmann of Tennessee scored in the first inning, enjoying a different sort of adrenaline than the one he experienced Wednesday when he passed by the shooter over bloodied ground to take shelter in a dugout - confessing later that "the fear factor was horrific".

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  • Philippines says it learned of city siege plans in advance
Philippines says it learned of city siege plans in advance

Mouhajer urged "caliphate soldiers" to continue their actions during Ramadan in Iraq and Syria. Duterte said on Sunday he had not expected the battle to be as serious as it became, adding it had now emerged "that Baghdadi himself , the leader of "IS", has specifically ordered terroristic activities here in the Philippines ".

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  • United States lays down gauntlet to China on N. Korea regime
United States lays down gauntlet to China on N. Korea regime

But she said the US wants more action against blacklisted North Korean companies doing business through China. He is not specifying any particular action China may take to meet that goal. The death of an American college student after his imprisonment in North Korea is threatening to overshadow the talks at the State Department. Like past presi...

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  • Several sailors' bodies found on stricken Navy destroyer
Several sailors' bodies found on stricken Navy destroyer

He wouldn't say how many, pending notification of next of kin. According to reports, the crash caused the Fitzgerald to cave in about a third of the way back, causing significant damage. The search at sea, has been called off, he said . The missing sailors have not been identified. The 7th Fleet said the sailors were in stable condition an...

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  • Queen's Speech: Pomp, ritual in delivering United Kingdom gov't program
Queen's Speech: Pomp, ritual in delivering United Kingdom gov't program

The speech took place as Prince Philip was hospitalised over an infection late on Tuesday night. His rare absence from the State Opening of Parliament added to the solemnity of an occasion cherished by the British people and replete with tradition.

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  • Saudi Arabia's King Salman ousts nephew in favor of son
Saudi Arabia's King Salman ousts nephew in favor of son

Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, who is King Salman's nephew, was widely praised for his role as Saudi Arabia's counter-terrorism chief and for suppressing an al-Qaida bombing campaign against the kingdom between 2003 and 2006. "On the foreign policy side he's also embroiled Saudi Arabia in Yemen and Qatar without an exit strategy", said James Dorsey, se...

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  • Engaged in bringing about India-Pak dialogue: United Nations chief
Engaged in bringing about India-Pak dialogue: United Nations chief

This comes despite Pakistan continuing to openly support terrorism in Kashmir and pushing through terrorists across the LoC. Mr Guterres, addressing reporters at his first press conference at the world body's headquarters since assuming office in January, was asked about the escalating tensions between India and Pakistan along the Line of Control...

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  • Surprise, surprise: Cristiano Ronaldo may stay at Real Madrid
Surprise, surprise: Cristiano Ronaldo may stay at Real Madrid

That secured a double for Madrid having already pipped Barcelona to the La Liga title by three points in May. His Hong Kong-based Mint Media acquired all of the Portuguese's commercial rights until 2021, except those directly related to Real Madrid , for an undisclosed sum.

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  • DUP and Sinn Féin to meet with Leo Varadkar
DUP and Sinn Féin to meet with Leo Varadkar

Following a meeting, the party president, Gerry Adams, spoke alongside his colleagues outside No 10. Labour's shadow chancellor John McDonnell has raised concerns over reports the DUP want to end airport tax on visitors to Northern Ireland - which generated around £90m in 2015/16, according to HMRC estimates.

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  • Pentagon chief blasts N.Korea over US student who died
Pentagon chief blasts N.Korea over US student who died

He says, "We must step up our efforts to curtail these sources of revenue". Trump wrote on Twitter that while he appreciated the efforts of President Xi Jinping and China to help with North Korea, "it has not worked out". The governor says Warmbier's family showed strength and courage through a awful ordeal. "They must be held accountable for...

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  • IS Claims Responsibility of Fatal Stabbing of Israeli Policewoman
IS Claims Responsibility of Fatal Stabbing of Israeli Policewoman

Israeli authorities said on Saturday they had found no evidence of Islamic State involvement in attacks by three Palestinians that killed an Israeli policewoman, despite the group's claim of responsibility. Following the attacks, the Israeli government took a number of punitive measures against Palestinian residents in the West Bank. A statem...

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  • Trump lawyer says president not under investigation, despite tweets
Trump lawyer says president not under investigation, despite tweets

It was an unusual move for Sekulow, now 61. In 2011, The Tennesseean found that two of the attorney's charities had paid out $33 million to groups at least partly owned by Sekulow family members. "The point here is not that he's some kind of fringe crackpot", MSNBC's Steve Benen wrote of Sekulow. The statement comes even though Trump himself ...

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  • Philippine: Forces launch fresh offensive against militants to end battle soon
Philippine: Forces launch fresh offensive against militants to end battle soon

In Marawi, more than 200,000 residents have reportedly fled to neighboring municipalities when violence broke out. Herrera said the drug-fueled determination of the terrorists and their use of high-powered firearms, such as antitank weapons, and fuel bombs were slowing the advance of government troops.

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  • Ronaldo summoned for hearing as Mourinho also accused of tax fraud
Ronaldo summoned for hearing as Mourinho also accused of tax fraud

The 54-year-old Portuguese, who coached Real Madrid from 2010 to 2013, was accused of 'two offences against the public treasury, ' the the public prosecutor's office in Madrid said in a statement. "We've not received offers for him (Ronaldo), Morata or James". In an earlier report, Marca said Ronaldo has told his team-mates he was leaving a...

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  • Ex-Obama homeland security chief to face intelligence panel
Ex-Obama homeland security chief to face intelligence panel

Lawson also told the Senate intelligence committee Wednesday that the government is not sharing classified details about the breach with state officials. The first panel included expert witnesses from DHS and Federal Bureau of Investigation to discuss the intelligence community's unclassified assessment of the Russian intervention and U.S.

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  • Congress hears sinister tale of Russia election meddling
Congress hears sinister tale of Russia election meddling

When he convened a conference call of state officials August 15 of a year ago to tell them he was planning to designate the country's election system as part of the nation's "critical infrastructure" - a move that would have provided extensive federal cybersecurity protections similar to that given to power grids, dams and financial services - the ...

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  • UK PM May's party confident of sensible deal with NIrish DUP-minister
UK PM May's party confident of sensible deal with NIrish DUP-minister

Talks between the DUP and the Government "haven't proceeded in a way that DUP would have expected", sources have told Sky News. But the source said agreement before Wednesday's State Opening of Parliament could not entirely be ruled out if there was movement in the talks between the parties.

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  • United Kingdom government's priority is to win best possible Brexit deal
United Kingdom government's priority is to win best possible Brexit deal

The main non-Brexit bills include a domestic violence and abuse bill and a data protection bill. Also absent were key pledges the Conservatives had given in their manifesto for the recent election which analysts said had bombed with the electorate - such as reform of social care for the elderly and more shake-ups in schools.

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  • Queen's Speech: Pomp, ritual in delivering UK gov't program
Queen's Speech: Pomp, ritual in delivering UK gov't program

Delivered on the day of the ceremonial opening of Parliament, the speech is the centerpiece of a great state occasion, normally replete with crowns, tiaras, ermine robes and soldiers on horseback. The Queens Speech was originally set for June 19. "Is the queen trying to tell us something about Brexit with her hat?" the Daily Telegraph aske...

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  • Queen outlines UK government agenda in scaled-down speech
Queen outlines UK government agenda in scaled-down speech

The Queen's Speech usually sets out the government's legislative plan for the 12 months ahead, but this year's is different. She said the minority government, led by prime minister Theresa May , will aim to maintain a "deep and special" partnership with European allies, whilst establishing new trading relationships across the world.

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  • USA lawmaker shot by anti-Trump gunman showing improvement
USA lawmaker shot by anti-Trump gunman showing improvement

This person was not authorised to speak publicly about the case and spoke on condition of anonymity. After operations over the past two days to control internal bleeding and stabilize his vital signs, Scalise's condition has improved, but he remains in the hospital's intensive care unit in critical condition, Salva said.

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