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Global News 'Shock' As Tories Gain In Glasgow From Labour
Author: 0 'Shock' As Tories Gain In Glasgow From Labour

The local election results saw the SNP lose just seven seats, while the Tories gained 164, mainly at the expense of Labour who lost 133. The Conservatives have comfortably left Labour and the SNP trailing in their wake as the main political party in East Renfrewshire following last week's elections.

Author: 0 Christy Clark remains BC premier until all votes counted

Legislature. "And they voted for an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top", Horgan said. "There's still 176,000 seconds on the clock and I'm going to wait to see what the final outcome is". "I suspect other parties would be crawling over themselves to offer us official party status in light of where we stand today." Asked about reports of bad blood between the two men, Weaver said that he and Horgan are both "passionate" people.

Author: 0 China offers billions for new Silk Road initiative

The President met Xi and Russian President Vladimir Putin during the welcome banquet hosted for the world leaders at the Great Hall of the People. Mr Xi said Beijing will contribute an additional 100 billion yuan (Dh53bn) to the Silk Road Fund set up in 2014 to finance infrastructure projects.

Author: 0 Nicola Sturgeon: SNP backlash claims ludicrous

Speaking after the results, the party's leader Ruth Davidson said: "There were a lot of people who voted for us for the very first time and what I would say is that every single Conservative councillor who has been elected across Scotland will absolutely work so hard to put local services first and not drag us back to any more constitutional division".

Global News Evaluating LA bid for 2024 Olympics requires imagination
Author: 0 Evaluating LA bid for 2024 Olympics requires imagination

With the International Olympic Committee now assessing a proposal to award the next two Olympics - one to each city - Paris officials insist the French capital city is the right choice for 2024. "I think any city would have to look at the terms of the rule change, what a 2028 award means", Garcetti said. "Growing up in Los Angeles taught me that anyone can succeed as long as they have dreams and goals", Williams, a four-times Olympic gold medallist, said in a statement.

Author: 0 North Korea ballistic missile launch challenges new leader in Seoul

While Pyongyang regularly tests shorter-range missiles, it is also working to master the technology needed to field nuclear-tipped missiles that can reach the United States mainland. The launch came just days after South Koreans went to the polls to elect a new president. Find us on Facebook too! Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni said the G-7 summit his country is hosting later this month would discuss how to deal with the risk North Korea's missile launchings pose to global security.

Global News J&K: 2 militants killed in Handwara operation
Author: 0 J&K: 2 militants killed in Handwara operation

Speaking to reporters after the encounter, Commanding Officer of 21 RR, Kuldeep Matoo, said the militants were involved in the "fidayeen" (suicide) attack on an army camp in Panzgam area of Kupwara on April 27 in which three soldiers, including an officer, were killed.

Global News Melissa McCarthy seen on Spicer's motorized podium in an NYC street
Author: 0 Melissa McCarthy seen on Spicer's motorized podium in an NYC street

The eight-minute sketch, which features McCarthy's Spicer angrily berating the press, chewing massive amounts of gum, and using props, has racked up over 27 million views on YouTube. "Do you have any interest in coming in and doing Spicer for us?'" McCarthy recalled on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in March. In preparing for the next " Saturday Night Live ", their heads are hurting from oversaturation of White House material.

Author: 0 Parents demonstrate at school where 8-year-old was bullied

Taye, in the dark top, would kill himself two days after the incident. But in the surveillance footage, according to a police report by Detective Eric Karaguleff , Gabriel was hit and kicked for five minutes while he was unconscious in a bathroom at Carson Elementary School before the school's assistant principal, Jeff McKenzie, rushed in.

Author: 0 Led coalition lauds capture of Syrian IS town

The Pentagon on Tuesday said it was aware of concerns in Turkey, a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally that has given vital support to a US-led campaign against ISIS in Syria and Iraq. The city is largely surrounded and it is only a matter of time before YPG and other forces in a Kurdish-Syrian Arab alliance launch an offensive against the city.

Author: 0 Mishra Begins Hunger Strike, Demands Details of Travel Funding

This was after AAP leaders tweeted a picture in which Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari and Mishra were seen in one frame. Earlier, Kapil Mishra on Tuesday approached Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as he also accuses Kejriwal of accepting a bribe of Rs 2 crore by minister Satyendra Jain.

Author: 0 Top official in Trump's 'election integrity' commission has history of voter suppression

Unable to admit such a failure, Trump insisted that he was the real popular vote victor because millions of undocumented immigrants voted illegally for his opponent. The commission, which will have as many as 15 members, will provide a report on voter irregularities by next year. Trump is trying to change the subject and distract from the Russian Federation, but in the bigger picture, this White House is also anxious to make it harder for people who are more likely to support Democrats to ...

Author: 0 China pledges $124 billion for new Silk Road, says open to everyone

Chinese President Xi Jinping has promised to spend billions of dollars on a 21st century Silk Road. "China is willing to share its development experience with all countries", Xi said. The " Belt and Road " is Xi's signature foreign policy initiative. Mr Xi also pledged an additional assistance worth 60 billion yuan ($9.5 billion) for developing countries and worldwide organisations participating in the initiative to improve people's well-being over the next three years.

Global News Sinclair Takes Advantage of Looser FCC Rules to Buy Tribune Media
Author: 0 Sinclair Takes Advantage of Looser FCC Rules to Buy Tribune Media

Sinclair has 173 stations, including KUTV in Salt Lake City, KOMO in Seattle and WKRC in Cincinnati. In all, Sinclair said its stations will reach 72 percent of all USA households with a TV once the Tribune and Bonten deals close. There has also been speculation that Sinclair, with the addition of Tribune's portfolio, could try to launch a rival to Fox News , though the company has not commented on the possibility.

Author: 0 Trump Promises Israel-Palestine Peace, But Offers No New Policies

But I hope that it is possible to achieve a change and to pursue a genuine peace. A caricature in the daily depicts Abbas, dressed in his underwear, begging to a Donald Trump dressed as the Statue of Liberty. The turnout at the rally "reflects the people's support for the prisoners at a time when the Palestinian leadership failed in everything", said Sharif Suleiman, a 32-year-old project manager who attended the gathering.

Global News United States and China Take First Steps in Trade Deal
Author: 0 United States and China Take First Steps in Trade Deal

The move would allow China to diversify its supply and provide a major market for American suppliers, though the expansion could lead to higher prices for us consumers. "As noted in the U.S". The agreement also suggests that American firms will soon be able to sell liquid natural gas on the Chinese market, while American and Chinese regulators will cooperate in oversight of financial transactions, and Chinese safety reviews of American biotechnology applications will be expedited.

Global News Guardiola hails ref's bravery as City hold on for vital win
Author: 0 Guardiola hails ref's bravery as City hold on for vital win

There was controversy over the home side's first goal , which came when David Silva turned in Leroy Sane's shot, with Leicester claiming unsuccessfully that Raheem Sterling was offside as he tried and failed to help it over the line. "Our target, our goal , is to win the next two games". "In the second half, we didn't know whether to attack or defend". "We had a hard week but we've won convincingly so the focus is there, the fighting spirit is there and we're pleased to win", manager ...

Global News N. Korea accuses Central Intelligence Agency of bio-chemical plot against leaders
Author: 0 N. Korea accuses Central Intelligence Agency of bio-chemical plot against leaders

North Korea maintains that it must develop nuclear weapons because of the "hostile" policy of the United States, which retains 28,500 troops in South Korea and holds bi-annual military drills the North considers rehearsals for invasion. In fact, the US and North Korea's relationship has become so strained that China - North Korea's main ally - told the two countries to "stop irritating each other".

Global News Mustafa Kamal arrested as police cracks down on PSP's march
Author: 0 Mustafa Kamal arrested as police cracks down on PSP's march

The parties could not agree on six demands, according to the sources. Talking to the media after his release the PSP chairman condemned the use of force to disperse his party workers and said that the provincial government should be ashamed for arresting innocent citizens.

Global News Melissa McCarthy films SNL as Sean Spicer outside CNN
Author: 0 Melissa McCarthy films SNL as Sean Spicer outside CNN

McCarthy first debuted the character back in January, and the impression became an instant hit. Although McCarthy/Spicer initially greets the audience with her now-famous scowl, her expression quickly softens into one of joy. But she wasn't done yet. McCarthy, in full Spicer attire, appeared to be navigating nicely through the morning gridlock. A few very lucky New York City residents were treated to the sight of McCarthy rolling down the street behind the White House Press Secretary's ...

Author: 0 Sessions Cracks Down: Reverses Obama-era Sentencing Guidelines

The memo is already being referred to as "the Sessions Memo". "We will enforce the laws passed by Congress pure and simple", he said at an awards ceremony in Washington D.C, adding that prosecutors deserved to be "unhandcuffed and not micro-managed from Washington ".

Author: 0 Mattis tells Turkey's PM: US committed to your security

The Pentagon said the move is significant because it supports the notion that the Syrian Democratic Force is the fighting force that will eventually go in to Raqqa, a city in Syria's center that has been under the control of the self-styled Islamic State terrorist group since 2014.

Global News Independent Scotland may need phased return to EU: Nicola Sturgeon
Author: 0 Independent Scotland may need phased return to EU: Nicola Sturgeon

In an interview with the BBC's Andrew Marr Show , Sturgeon called on voters to back her Scottish National Party at an election on June 8 to strengthen her hand and make sure that Scotland's voice is heard in the Brexit negotiations. Now more than ever, it is vital that Scotland has strong voices standing up for Scotland in Westminster - but no matter what the occasion, the only thing the one-trick Tory party can talk about is independence.

Global News Bindi Irwin Recalls Wrestling a Crocodile at 8 Years Old
Author: 0 Bindi Irwin Recalls Wrestling a Crocodile at 8 Years Old

Asked to comment on the reports during an appearance on Access Hollywood Live on Friday (12May17), she said , "We are friends so he did contact me and asked me if there's something I should let him know. However, both have denied the allegations on numerous occasions - stating they are just good friends. "They want them to set up home together in Florida [Chandler's home] and get engaged in the first season, which will culminate in their wedding", an "insider" told the women's mag.

Author: 0 'Fast decision' possible on new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

The decision is subject to confirmation by the US Senate, where Republicans have a majority. "Unless I have them every two weeks and I do them myself, we don't have them", he said. District Judge Henry Hudson. She left after about an hour and a half inside the building and declined to comment to reporters. Comey had been leading the federal counterintelligence investigation into whether advisers to the President had sought to collude with Russian officials in their efforts to swing the 2016 ...

Author: 0 Top Democrats demand any "tapes", all communications between Trump and James Comey

Still, he denied that in firing Comey, he was trying to stall the FBI's investigation into contacts between his campaign and Russian interests, saying that he wants the probe to happen. During the interview Trump said he had been previously told by Comey that he was not under investigation, a total of three times , Trump said.

Author: 0 South Korean leader Moon discuss North Korea with China's Xi: Blue House

But former US officials held two days of informal talks in Oslo, Norway, this week with a Pyongyang delegation led by Choe Son Hui, a senior diplomat for North America. During his call with Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe, the two leaders agreed that their countries must not let their hard history hamper co-operation in dealing with North Korea's nuclear program, Moon's office said.

Global News Macron becomes France's 25th president… and youngest ever
Author: 0 Macron becomes France's 25th president… and youngest ever

Macron, who was an unknown before being made economy minister in 2014, took over from President Francois Hollande, the Socialist whose five years in power were plagued by stubborn unemployment and bloody terror attacks. Hollande launched Macron's political career, plucking him from the world of investment banking to be an advisor and then his economy minister. "We will, together, be an example of a people that knows how to affirm their values, their principles - those of democracy and the ...

Author: 0 Mishra Says AAP Lied on Donations; AAP Says BJP Using Him

Mishra, who began his hunger strike on Wednesday, accused Kejriwal of using Jha as a pawn to disrupt his agitation. "If Mishra can prove his allegations to be true, I will myself join him in demanding Kejriwal's resignation as the Chief Minister", Jha told the media.

Global News Talking WTA Tennis Amidst Serena Williams' Pregnancy Buzz
Author: 0 Talking WTA Tennis Amidst Serena Williams' Pregnancy Buzz

Hours after Serena Williams seemed to accidentally post photos of her baby bump on Snapchat , the tennis overlord's publicist has confirmed the impending arrival of her blessed bébé. The announcement, however, left the tennis fraternity to think as to how long she would continue with the sport. This is wonderful news and we wish her the very best.

Author: 0 The weather in Donegal, Saturday, May 13th

The rain will make its return on Tuesday night however. It will be dry with sunny spells in between and as the rain clears - through later this afternoon there will be sunny spells developing again in the evening. Get ready for a HUGE warm-up Wednesday and Thursday . High temperatures will mostly be in the 50s. The best chances for rain will be from Saturday through Monday .

Author: 0 Hamas Political Chief Announces Successor

Haniyeh, seen as a relative moderate with close ties to Hamas' military wing, will move from Gaza City to Hamas headquarters in Doha, Qatar, to take over from Khaled Meshaal, who has been responsible for the organization's foreign relations and financing for the last 12 years.

Author: 0 Turkey's Erdogan says White House visit will be a 'milestone'

It is the first face-to-face meeting between senior US and Turkish officials since President Trump gave the Pentagon the green light to directly provide arms and heavy weapons to Kurdish militias battling the Islamic State in Syria. Last Wednesday, Ilnur Cevik, a senior aide to President Erdogan , said American forces teamed up with members YPG, could be in danger of being hit by Turkish fighters patrolling the volatile border region with Syria.

Global News India Caucus co-chair on Trump's list of possible Federal Bureau of Investigation picks
Author: 0 India Caucus co-chair on Trump's list of possible Federal Bureau of Investigation picks

They've been vetted over their lifetime, essentially. "I think the process is going to move quickly because nearly all of them are very well-known, they've been vetted over their lifetime essentially", he said. The White House had no immediate comment on Clapper's remarks on a morning in which no White House aide appeared on the Sunday news shows to discuss Trump's firing.

Author: 0 Israel urges USA to transfer embassy to Jerusalem

Tillerson linked Trump's deliberations directly with his aspiration to broker peace in the Middle East. " The president, I think rightly, has taken a very deliberative approach to understanding the issue itself, listening to input from all interested parties in the region, and understanding what such a move, in the context of a peace initiative, what impact would such a move have ", Tillerson told Meet the Press host Chuck Todd.

Author: 0 Gunman in OH nursing home shooting had violent record

On Friday, Licking County Sheriff Randy Thorpe said Hartless killed Kirkersville Police Chief Steven DiSario and two employees of a nursing home there before turning the gun on himself. "I no longer feel that my support can help Tom with his issues", she wrote in a May 5 court filing. Some residents had barricaded themselves in various places, he said.