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Author: 0 Local election results in Scotland likely to heal COSLA rift

All in all, there is little in these local election results to suggest that Labour is on course to reverse the losses it suffered at the hands of the SNP in its Clydeside heartland two years ago. Labour polled 20.2% of first preference votes and are the largest party in three authorities: Inverclyde, Midlothian and East Lothian. Thursday's (4 May) council elections saw the Conservatives gain 164 seats in Scotland to achieve a tally of 276.

Author: 0 British Columbia election puts energy projects at risk

Key seats that ended the night too close to call include Courtenay-Comox, where the NDP's Ronna-Rae Leonard holds a razor-thin nine-vote lead over Liberal Jim Benninger. The BC Liberals would have the first option to seek the confidence of the house, which means seeking the support of the Green Party. The party's first priority, he said, will be removing big money from politics.

Author: 0 Ivory Coast sends troops against protesting soldiers

In Bouake , soldiers broke up a gathering of young people, injuring four, said Charles Gnaore, a lawmaker for the town from the ruling Rally of the Republicans party. Shots were also heard from Gallieni camp in the city centre. "We're still hearing shooting", Kouadio said by phone. In signs of the economic impact of the crisis, the banking association, the APBEF, ordered all banks to remain closed on Monday and many businesses at the port in Abidjan from which cocoa is exported were ...

Author: 0 Jordan Edwards: Texas police officer fired for shooting and killing black teenager

The police originally reported that Edwards' vehicle was driving aggressively towards the officers, but police body-camera footage from the scene showed the opposite. According to the Dallas Police Department, the auto Edwards was in drove away from police when it was ordered to stop, and the officers encountered the vehicle as they were responding to gunshots in the area.

Global News Nepal Voters face problems with election materials
Author: 0 Nepal Voters face problems with election materials

Nepal transitioned from monarchy to parliamentary form of government in 2008 after a long drawn civil struggle. The long gap between polls has left an institutional void at local level, which has seen graft become a way of life in Nepal, hampering the delivery of basic services as well as the recovery from a devastating 2015 quake.

Global News Erdogan visits Trump, amid much friction between US, Turkey
Author: 0 Erdogan visits Trump, amid much friction between US, Turkey

More than 160 news outlets and hundreds of NGOs have been closed, more than a 100 ,000 civil servants have been sacked or suspended, over 110,000 people have been detained and almost 50,000 have been arrested. As recently as two weeks ago, Turkey carried out airstrikes against Kurdish fighters in both Iraq and Syria . Being the consummate pragmatist that he is, Erdogan may well decide to pick up the threads of the peace process with Kurds from where he summarily left them in 2015 ...

Author: 0 Merkron? France's Macron seeks close ties with Germany to shore up EU

Emmanuel Macron was welcomed with military honors by German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin Monday afternoon. "The French agenda will be a reform agenda", Macron said at a joint press conference with Merkel in Berlin following his first high-level talks since becoming head of state.

Author: 0 Sessions Issues New Charging, Sentencing Policy to US Attorneys

So what does pursuing the maximum possible sentence for a heroin user look like? All of those charging factors are now gone under Sessions' reign - not surprising, as he has previously telegraphed his desire to prosecute more federal cases generally.

Author: 0 Sullivan: Total package of Derek Jeter made him great

Sunday night, The New York Yankees held ceremonies to retire his number and dedicate the plaque that has been placed in Monument Park. Practice makes ideal! Derek Jeter told reporters that he feels "unprepared" for fatherhood at a news conference following his jersey retirement ceremony on Sunday, May 14.

Author: 0 Chelsea Manning to Be Released From Prison, Remain on Active Duty

Manning changed her name and underwent hormone treatment while in prison. While her court-martial conviction is under appeal, Manning will be placed on leave without pay as a private, though she will have access to healthcare and other benefits, such as commissaries and military exchanges.

Global News Trump Details Anti-Abortion Ban Over US Global Health Aid
Author: 0 Trump Details Anti-Abortion Ban Over US Global Health Aid

President Trump signed a presidential memorandum on January 23 to reinstate it and to order the secretary of state to explore how to expand it. The rules - dubbed the "Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance" plan, and approved by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson - restrict any foreign non-governmental organization receiving USA global health aid from using any of their other funding to "perform or actively promote abortions as a method of family planning", according to a senior ...

Global News Fashion designer Carolina Herrera's nephew killed in Caracas
Author: 0 Fashion designer Carolina Herrera's nephew killed in Caracas

According to NBC Miami , Reinaldo Herrera , was having dinner with his business partner, Fabrizio Mendoza , 31, at a restaurant in Caracas, Venezuela, when a group attacked and abducted them. Carolina Herrera's company did not immediately comment. "The family and I appreciate your kindness", wrote the 78-year-old on her brand's Instagram account.

Global News Trump's China trade deal won't wipe out the deficit
Author: 0 Trump's China trade deal won't wipe out the deficit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beijing will open its borders to US beef, while cooked Chinese poultry is closer to landing on American supermarket shelves under a U.S. "China just got a steady supply of liquefied natural gas, which will also reduce the deficit but not really add up to many, if any,", said James McGregor, China chairman of APCO Worldwide.

Author: 0 Congress' exasperated as White House in 'downward spiral'

Even when aides moved ahead on an executive order creating a voter fraud commission - a presidential pet project that some advisers thought they had successfully shelved - Trump signed the directive in private. But Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told NBC's " Meet the Press " program there is no question that "the Russians were playing around in our electoral processes".

Author: 0 China's Xi says Belt and Road needs to reject protectionism

UN Bodies and regional organisations have embraced it, as multiple projects under the "One Belt-One Road" have complementarity. The Prime Minister said it is imperative that "we appreciate the "Belt and Road" initiative in its proper perspective of interconnected development".

Author: 0 Democrats maintain pressure on Trump over Comey firing

Liberty's president, Jerry Falwell, Jr., was a key early supporter of Trump during his campaign and helped rally support among religious conservatives. Rogers, an ex-FBI agent and former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has drawn the backing of the FBI Agents Association. "I would find that very inconsistent with what I know of Jim Comey", Clapper told MSNBC, adding it would have been "out of character for him to ask to stay on".

Global News Hillary Clinton Is Launching a New Political Group
Author: 0 Hillary Clinton Is Launching a New Political Group

Those included Clinton's former campaign finance director Dennis Cheng, former Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs at the U.S. King told Sunday's "The Cats Roundtable". In an email, Clinton said her organization would provide direct funding as well as message outreach for civic groups.

Author: 0 Travel ban judges scrutinize Trump's Muslim statements

That's the question before two federal appellate courts that have now heard arguments over Trump's revised travel ban and are being asked by Trump's opponents to use the president's own anti-Muslim campaign rhetoric against him. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Ap. The ruling is now widely considered regrettable. "Would the Korematsu executive order pass muster under your argument?" "You emphasize facially legitimate", Paez replied.

Author: 0 Who is running in Iran's presidential race this week?

Iran elects a President for a four-year term by direct vote. Some have speculated that Qalibaf could serve as a vice president in Raisi's administration in exchange for his support. Raisi, a former attorney general, serves as the head of the Imam Reza charity foundation, which manages a vast conglomerate of businesses and endowments in Iran.

Author: 0 China's Xi outlines plans for wide cooperation in trade plan

He said rapid digitalisation and next generation connectivity are at the heart of our agenda for transforming into a knowledge-based economy. "OBOR is a testimony of visionary leadership of China and attracting the entire world", he said while talking to media persons on board.

Global News Lawmakers, ranchers praise China agreement on beef
Author: 0 Lawmakers, ranchers praise China agreement on beef

America would also meanwhile allow nationwide companies to export natural gas in the liquefied state to China . It also grants more access to American credit rating agencies, bond underwriters and other financial service businesses. 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 ...

Global News Int'l court may be next for Duterte
Author: 0 Int'l court may be next for Duterte

On March 30, Alejano filed a 12-page supplemental complaint against President Duterte following his failure to assert the country's exclusive sovereign rights over Benham Rise and Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal). He maintained that the impeachment complaint is "constitutionally infringed" and "warrants outright dismissal". The government refutes that, releasing data on May 2 showing almost 4,600 people have been killed in police anti-drug operations and homicides found to be drug-related.

Global News Residents of Pyongyang, Seoul comment on test of new missile
Author: 0 Residents of Pyongyang, Seoul comment on test of new missile

Sunday's launch was the North's seventh missile test this year. Some analysts believe the missile, if proven in further tests, could reach Alaska and Hawaii if fired on a normal, instead of a lofted, trajectory. "This is a very uncomfortable development for the United States", said Lee Illwoo, a Seoul-based commentator on military issues. "North Korea is capable of continuing to develop longer-range missiles", Physicist David Wright, told CBS News, adding that the regime's longest-distance ...

Author: 0 Clapper: US govt 'under assault' by Trump after Comey firing

Clapper said America's founding fathers had created three co-equal branches of government with checks and balances, but with Trump as president, that was now "under assault and is eroding". "If there are any tapes of this conversation, they need to be turned over". Attorney Alice Fisher arrives at the U.S. Department of Justice on Saturday, May 13, 2017 .

Global News At Liberty, Trump Calls Critics 'Pathetic,' Praises Putting 'Faith Into Action'
Author: 0 At Liberty, Trump Calls Critics 'Pathetic,' Praises Putting 'Faith Into Action'

White House officials initially said Trump acted on a Justice Department recommendation, but the president later said he would have fired Comey anyway, calling the former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief a "showboat". In a Friday tweet, Trump said Comey "better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" Comey reportedly refused, offering only to be honest.

Author: 0 Trump is urgently looking for a new head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation

But he wound up creating new headaches for the White House, including with an apparent threat to Comey. "I think in many ways our institutions are under assault both externally - and that's the big news here is the Russian interference in our election system - and I think as well our institutions are under assault internally", Clapper said on CNN's " State of the Union".

Global News Thailand backs down on Facebook ban over royal posts
Author: 0 Thailand backs down on Facebook ban over royal posts

Tispa had reportedly sent a request to the managing director of Facebook Thailand on Friday giving a deadline of 10am Bangkok to remove the content. According to the authorities, about 6,900 websites and online posts have been blocked in the country since 2015. With each offence punishable by up to 15 years in jail, more than 105 charges have been raised during the junta's tenure, several of them related to sharing online posts.

Author: 0 Log In, Look Out: Cyber Chaos Spreads With Workweek's Start

And WannaCry threatens to create even more havoc on Monday when people return to work. Cybersecurity experts have said the majority of the attacks targeted Russia , Ukraine and Taiwan. "Computers that had not been updated with the Microsoft patch were vulnerable to attack". While this protected newer Windows systems and those with updates on, many computers remained unpatched.

Author: 0 Lawmakers Dismayed by Report That Trump Spilled Classified Intel

President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information about Islamic State militants to Russian officials during a meeting last week, The Washington Post reported Monday, prompting strong condemnation from both Democrats and Republicans.

Author: 0 Oklahoma officer says she recalled training as she shot man

She said she chose those two colors because purple stands for royalty and signifies that the wearers are God's people, while lime green is her minister's favorite color. She acknowledge it was an important detail, but she said she had forgotten. Gray disputed Shelby's claim that she did not have time to unholster her stun gun, saying she had time to pull her actual gun.

Global News Syria activists say civilians killed in strike on IS village
Author: 0 Syria activists say civilians killed in strike on IS village

It said the strike on the ISIS-held village of Akayrshi might have been carried out by the US-led coalition. The deaths came after another strike by the US-led coalition in Raqa province on Sunday that killed 12 women, the monitor said. The Islamic State-linked media outlet Amaq said coalition strikes killed 15 people and wounded 35 others in Al-Bukamal. Russian President Vladimir Putin says Moscow is not planning to arm Syrian Kurds fighting the Islamic State group.

Author: 0 Veteran journalist Javier Valdez killed in Mexico's Sinaloa

According to the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists, in 2009 unknown attackers threw a grenade into the Riodoce offices days after it had published an investigation on drug trafficking. Valdez was a nationally and internationally recognized journalist who authored several books on the drug trade, including " Narcoperiodismo " and " Los Morros del Narco ".

Global News Storms Stay In Panhandle Tonight, Increase Across State Tuesday
Author: 0 Storms Stay In Panhandle Tonight, Increase Across State Tuesday

Southerly winds will range from 10 to 20 miles per hour already by tomorrow morning, and lasting through the day. Storms are a little more likely Monday night. Another round of showers/storms are possible Friday and Saturday as a low pressure system moves across Missouri and keeping Iowa on the northern part of the storm.

Author: 0 The Brooklyn Nets' Pain Is the Boston Celtics' Draft Gain

The Suns have a 19.9 percent chance of winning the lottery , while the Lakers have 15.6 percent odds and the Sixers 11.9 percent. It has been well documented that the Boston Celtics won the Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett trade with the Brooklyn Nets.

Global News Neck restraint death raises questions in Vegas
Author: 0 Neck restraint death raises questions in Vegas

Officers were attempting to respond to him when the man ran off on foot into a secured area of the property toward a pickup truck. The man was then taken to a nearby hospital, where he died about 45 minutes after he had first approached police.

Author: 0 Putin undecided which song to play when he meets Trump

Putin performed the unofficial anthems of Russia's capital, Moscow, Moskovskie Okna , and his home city of Saint Petersburg, Gorod nad Volnoy Nevoy . The piano performance was no different, with many on social media tweeting about the video and suggesting someone tune the piano. "As regards the source of these threats, I believe that the leadership of Microsoft have announced this plainly, that the initial source of the virus is the intelligence services of the U.S.", Mr.

Global News Conservative drops out of Iran election to back hard-liner
Author: 0 Conservative drops out of Iran election to back hard-liner

Iran's upcoming election is largely a referendum on Rouhani, following Iran's landmark 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. This is especially true in the run-up to the elections, which the Regime wants to present to the world as free and fair, as a choice between different candidates, but the Iranian people know that there is no choice at all and they have not been shy about expressing that.

Global News Trump shared secret info about IS with Russians
Author: 0 Trump shared secret info about IS with Russians

US President Donald Trump disclosed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister about a planned Islamic State operation during their meeting last week, two US officials with knowledge of the situation said on Monday. A day before the meeting with the Russians, Trump fired FBI Director James Comey , who was leading the bureau's investigation into possible collusion between Russian state actors and the Trump campaign.

Author: 0 Ford to slash 10% of workforce in North America and Asia

Citing "people briefed on the plan", The Journal says the idea is to improve Ford's profits and stock price amid a $3 billion cost-cutting effort. The paper says that most of the jobs will be salaried workers who do not have union protection, rather than the 57,000 USA hourly staff who work on assembly lines.