White House was warned Trump aide Flynn a blackmail risk

White House was warned Trump aide Flynn a blackmail risk But they did cast new doubt on Trump's judgment in choosing Flynn, a controversial Washington figure, for such a crucial job in the first place - on a day when it emerged that outgoing President Barack Obama counseled him to pick another national security adviser. [Full Article...]

British Columbia election puts energy projects at risk

A tight race in Courtenay-Comox could also change the vote spread, which now sits at 43 seats for the Liberals, 41 for the NDP and three for the Greens. Green Party campaign platform page on natural resources. Another scenario, and one that Johnston believes is more likely, is the NDP and Greens band together to bring down the Liberals and then convince the lieutenant-governor to let them ... [Full Article...]

Senate intelligence panel invites Comey to appear in closed session

In a separate letter, Mr. Sessions said he has concluded that a fresh start is needed at the leadership of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, based on his evaluation as well the reasons expressed by the Deputy Attorney General. He also added that he greatly appreciated Comey's informing the President " on three separate occasions " that he is "not under investigation". Burr also said he sp... [Full Article...]

Trump Defends Comey Firing, Mocks Democrats for Playing 'So Sad'

Trump Defends Comey Firing, Mocks Democrats for Playing 'So Sad' Trump said in a tweet on Wednesday morning. President Donald Trump says that Republicans and Democrats will soon "be thanking me" for firing FBI Director James Comey. After Trump sent Comey packing, the California Democrat took a decidedly different position. Democrats would have been "dancing in the streets" had Hillary Clinton won the presidency and fired Comey, Sanders said on MSNBC. [Full Article...]

Erdogan says Turkey retaliating against 'serious' mortar fire on Syria border

Turkey's military has relocated a convoy of armoured vehicles and personnel carriers to a base near the Syrian border as tensions with US -backed Syrian Kurdish militants escalate, local media and activists reported Saturday. Although the information did not specify civilian casualties, they indicated that there were continuous gun attacks on rural areas in various areas, a situation that aggrav... [Full Article...]

Senate Intel Committee subpoenas documents from Michael Flynn

The Russian government-funded news outlet that U.S. intelligence agencies say played a key role in disseminating stolen emails meant to damage the candidacy of Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. He's been subpoenaed by a Senate committee investigating possible Trump campaign dealings with Russian Federation. In announcing the subpoena, the Senate Intelligence Committee said that Fl... [Full Article...]

Taylor hits grand slam in 1st, Dodgers pound Pirates 12-1

Wood did not allow a hit through 4 and 2/3, finishing the game with just one walk and 11 strikeouts in five scoreless innings. Counting a grand slam by Bellinger on Saturday - Sunday's game was rained out - Taylor gave the Dodgers grand slams in consecutive games for the first time since September 2004. [Full Article...]

Putin blesses Comey firing: "Trump is acting in accordance with … the Constitution"

Deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Wednesday said Comey committed "atrocities" in his handling of the Clinton email probe. "You've gotta nominate someone who is absolutely beyond reproach", Corker said he told Trump during a Tuesday night phone call. But that's a long ways away and, right now, Comey is out of a job, the force and independence of the FBI's investigat... [Full Article...]

5.5-magnitude quake hits China, 8 dead

5.5-magnitude quake hits China, 8 dead Xinhua news agency said the injured people were sent to hospital for treatment. Other photos, all from the official natural disaster monitoring center, show ceiling panels on the ground in one building and products on the ground in a store. [Full Article...]

Police Officer in Teen Shooting Terminated

He previously said police video of what happened Saturday night contradicted his department's original statement and raised questions about whether officers had acted correctly. While inside the house trying to locate the homeowners, police heard gunshots outside. "I'm an African-American mother". The vehicle continued to reverse and back into the main roadway despite commands from the off... [Full Article...]

Senate intel committee subpoenas Michael Flynn

In a sharp new development in the Russian Federation probe, the Senate Intelligence Committee announced Wednesday it issued a subpoena to Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn for Russia-related documents. The retired Army lieutenant general is also being investigated by other congressional committees and by the Pentagon's inspector general regarding his contacts and earnings fr... [Full Article...]

Bernie Sanders Calls Out Trump for Praising Australia's Universal Health Care

Countries with "better health care" would also seem to necessarily entail nations with the kind of single-payer system conservatives abhor - like Canada. 'We have a failing healthcare, ' Mr Trump said. Press Secretary Sean Spicer was fulfilling naval reserve duty at the offices of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon, according to Huckabee Sanders. [Full Article...]

Kurdish supporters hail Donald Trump after key arms decision

On April 27, Turkish warplanes struck YPG forces in Syria and also hit Kurdish forces in neighbouring Iraq in what Ankara described as " terrorist havens". She said the decision is likely to be met with "aggression" from Mr Erdogan. "We want to know that our allies will side with us and not with terror organizations", Erdoğan said. [Full Article...]

What to expect from Windows 10 S

The Surface Laptop will be available in four colours - burgundy, graphite gold, platinum, and cobalt blue. The new devices come after Microsoft revealed its struggles with Surface computers in the quarter ended March 31. Microsoft Surface Laptop is powered by Core i5 and i7 processors and supports up to 1TB PCIe SSD option. "We want students to feel proud when they pull this out of ... [Full Article...]

Trump urges Russia to 'rein in' Syria's Assad, Iran

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions also recused himself from the probe of Russian ties to the Trump campaign after admitting that he failed to disclose during his confirmation hearing that he held two meetings with Kislyak past year. But the Russians' visit to the White House also came as the Kremlin made its first public comments on Comey's removal. Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesm... [Full Article...]

Le Pen puts major stake on parliamentary elections

But she insisted that she was not definitively turning her back on political struggle, and the temporary move may be part of a global strategy to reintegrate the party's leadership after the purge, or reshuffle, expected as the effect of her aunt's presidential defeat last Sunday. [Full Article...]

Patagonia Is Going After Trump For His National Monument Plans

Patagonia Is Going After Trump For His National Monument Plans Potential changes sought through the review would likely be controversial and probably would be decided by the courts. Previous presidents have tweaked - but not revoked - predecessors' designations. While introducing the Trump, Vice President Mike Pence said that the order "will begin to undo one of the great federal overreaches of recent decades: the abuse of the Antiquities Act by politicians i... [Full Article...]

NDP candidate David Eby wins Vancouver-Point Grey

NDP candidate David Eby wins Vancouver-Point Grey These results exclude the 16% of British Columbians who are undecided or express no preference. "I said I hope you serve the constituents with the passion and commitment that I have felt". "The (Liberal) government is in a pretty good position to hang on", he said. "What's happened in B.C. and in a lot of other elections, is these polls - we get a lot of robo-polls, we get a lot of online pane... [Full Article...]

US again warns against travel to NKorea after new detentions

It said his detention was not related to his work at the university and therefore it could not comment further. He was arrested for allegedly carrying out "hostile criminal acts" against North Korea, according to the regime's Korean Central News Agency . [Full Article...]

Setting aside human rights, Trump courts Asian leaders

Earlier today we talked to Chito Gascon. "I did not realize how severe and how serious the drug menace was in this republic until I became president", said Duterte. It was not clear if Abella was quoting Trump as praising the anti-drugs campaign specifically, or Duterte's performance as president in general. Duterte said, Trump has not yet called him to ask on what he and Xi discussed, "but if... [Full Article...]

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