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BC Greens face stickhandling act in deciding which party it would back

That means either B.C. NDP leader John Horgan would be asked to form a new government, with Green Party support, or a new election could be called. Looking at seats the NDP picked up where the Gre...

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New S. Korea President to Defuse Tensions

China has rigorously objected to the deployment of the U.S. missile defense system in South Korea, saying it destabilized regional security and did little to curb any threat from North Korea's nuclear...

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Pope will seek common ground with Trump, won't preach

He said Collins, who resigned from the papal sexual abuse commission in March, was "right" in critiquing Vatican officials' resistance in fighting abuse. Francis said people can expect he will be "sea...

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Trump's lawyers say his tax returns show few Russia dealings

The letter provides no independent verification of the president's business relationships, and its conclusions are carefully worded and incomplete, tax lawyers said. Because the Trump Organization is ...

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Natural disaster of 5.7 magnitude kills two, injures hundreds in Iran: State media

Natural disaster of 5.7 magnitude kills two, injures hundreds in Iran: State media

The US Geological Survey measured the quake at 5.8 magnitude, and said it occurred at a depth of 12.5 kilometers (7.8 miles). The quake led to a power outage, but there have been no reports on casua...

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North Korea fires missile days after new South Korea leader pledges dialogue

North Korea fires missile days after new South Korea leader pledges dialogue

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe repeated the protest in comments to reporters. Japan's defence ministry said the missile probably reached an altitude of 1,240 miles. As not even a single mistake should be...

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Macron sworn in as France's new president

Macron sworn in as France's new president

He then chose to be driven by military jeep rather than civilian limousine to the Arc de Triomphe, where he stood in the rain, without coat or umbrella, to light the flame in tribute to France's war d...

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2 militants gunned down in Kupwara

2 militants gunned down in Kupwara

A joint team of the state police and the Indian Army's 21 Rashtriya Rifles had launched a search operation in the area after receiving inputs about the presence of terrorists there. "Both the militant...

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Ahead of EVM hacking challenge, EC to meet 55 parties on Friday

Ahead of EVM hacking challenge, EC to meet 55 parties on Friday

The AAP is firm on its demand for VVPAT machines. AAP was a divided house when the party leadership raised suspicion against EVMs following the defeats in Delhi civic elections and Assembly polls in P...

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Unprecedented global 'ransomware' attack seeks cash for data

Unprecedented global 'ransomware' attack seeks cash for data

The ransomware is a type of malicious software that infects a computer and restricts users' access to it until a ransom is paid to unlock it. "This week's incident emphasises the importance for all ...

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Mishra Begins Hunger Strike, Demands Details of Travel Funding

The BJYM has also denied having any link with Bharadwaj. Mishra was suspended from party recently after levelling allegations of corruption against chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and minister Satyen...

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Arctic Council presents united front as Finland takes over from US

The Arctic Council, which includes the United States, Russia, Canada and five other countries, meets every two years to tackle problems in the region, which is warming at a faster pace than any other ...

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Trump to Order Commission on Fraudulent Voting in Elections

League of Women Voters President Chris Carson, meanwhile, said, "the real objective of this effort is to justify President Trump's false claims of widespread voter fraud in the 2016 elections". The ...

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Japan says N. Korea missile fell into sea

While the ballistic missile version of this rocket has not been successfully launched, the non-weaponized version has been used twice. Regardless, the apparent success of the launch and the steady p...

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US says Trump 'can't imagine Russia pleased' with North Korea missile

Choe did not elaborate on what the North's conditions are, but her comments raise the possibility of North Korea and the USA returning to negotiations for the first time since 2008, when six-nation ta...

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US Cattle Producers To Access $2.6B Chinese Beef Market in July

US Cattle Producers To Access $2.6B Chinese Beef Market in July

China's appetite for beef has increased massively in recent years, with its imports increasing from 860,000 tonnes in 2012 to an estimated 950,000 tonnes this year, making it one of the top buyers o...

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As Tensions Simmer, CIA Says It Will Spy Even Harder on Pyongyang

The prosecutors called for the arrests and extraditions of those they say led or were involved with "the disgusting state-sponsored crime". The CIA announcement comes shortly after North Korean amba...

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Trump warns ex-FBI director Comey about 'leaks' in explosive Twitter rant

Those associates felt comfortable going public with the story following Trump's decision to fire Comey on Tuesday evening, amid an escalating FBI investigation into his campaign's contacts with Russia...

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Donald Trump Deletes Tweet Calling Mahmoud Abbas Visit an 'Honor'

The pair held a joint press conference on Wednesday, trading pleasantries and expressing their shared desire to strike a deal that would end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In the past, Abbas balked...

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Katy Perry Stuns at Met Gala in All-Red John Galliano

Katy Perry Stuns at Met Gala in All-Red John Galliano

Like most of the internet, Gaga agreed that Rihanna was the best-dressed attendee of the night. "By inviting us to rethink fashion as a site of constant creation, recreation, and hybridity, she has ...

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UK's Theresa May Maintains Strong Lead in Weekend Opinion Polls

He spoke out after the party suffered heavy losses in local council polls. The right-wing U.K. Independence Party, whose animosity to the European Union helped drive Britain out of the bloc, failed ...

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President Trump On Israel-Palestine Peace: 'We Will Get This Done'

Moreover, during a February press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Banjamin Netanyahu, Trump had stated, "I'm looking at two-state and one-state, and I like the one that both parties like.I ca...

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Netanyahu's cabinet seeks to downgrade status of Arabic

It says that "every resident of Israel, without distinction of religion or national origin, is entitled to work to preserve his culture, heritage, language and identity", and that "the state may allow...

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Trump threatens Comey: 'Better hope' there are no tapes of our conversations

In an interview with USA news network NBC on Thursday, Trump revealed that he had asked Comey on three occasions whether he was under investigation as part of the FBI's probe into Russia's meddling in...

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Trump told Jeanine Pirro he wanted to fire Comey on January 20

Trump told Jeanine Pirro he wanted to fire Comey on January 20

Comey. "We don't have press conferences", Trump told Pirro. In another tweet, Trump had said the solution was to hand out "written responses" to the press. "We do it through a piece of paper with ...

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North Korea Launches Missile, Trump Speculates On Russia Response

President Trump has been briefed on the latest missile test by North Korea. While Moon called the launch a "reckless provocation", the U.S. said North Korea has been "a flagrant menace for far too lon...

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Trump should be wary of Duterte

Trump should be wary of Duterte

President Xi Jinping of China spoke by phone Wednesday (May 3) with the president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, in what Chinese news media described as a friendly call that came just a few day...

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Mexican activist feared for her life before murder

Mexican activist feared for her life before murder

Mexico's National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) condemned the murder, saying the case was a classic example of state's failure to keep its public safe. Despite the danger, groups like the one organiz...

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North Korea vows revenge over failed attempt to poison Kim

Kim is the second American professor at the university to be detained by North Korean authorities within the past month. A third USA citizen, Kim Sang Dok, who was associated with the same school, w...

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Trump on Comey 'tapes': 'I can't talk about that'

Trump on Comey 'tapes': 'I can't talk about that'

At one point in the briefing, Huckabee Sanders had clearly moved on from Karl to another reporter, but he nonetheless continued shouting and Huckabee Sanders invited Karl to " trade places " with her....

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India to boycott China summit due to unrest in held Kashmir

After the MoUs and agreements were signed, Chinese President Xi Jinping told Sharif that the bilateral ties remain "a priority for China" and Beijing was willing to enrich the "all-weather" strategic ...

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Trump on Russia-Ukraine conflict: 'Let's make peace'

Lavrov's visit to the Oval Office was a rare welcome for a foreign minister - or any non-head of state representing a foreign country. "We're going to stop the killing and the death [in Syria]". The e...

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Xi congratulates new South Korea president Moon Jae

Relations between Seoul and Beijing have been growing sour amid the ongoing deployment of the US missile defense system called Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD). Moon, who was elected Sout...

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Turkey: Ankara slams Trump's decision to arm Syrian YPG

Turkey: Ankara slams Trump's decision to arm Syrian YPG

A statement released by the Kurdish elements of the SDF said that although the decision was "made a bit late", it will bring "rapid" results in the fight against terrorism and noted that, until no...

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New French leader Macron vows to fight terror

New French leader Macron vows to fight terror

After defeating Le Pen, Macron has become the French's youngest president to date. He said he hoped to restore French values and applauded voters for resisting the wave of populism in choosing him o...

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