• BC Liberals promise welfare rate hike days as government is expected fall
BC Liberals promise welfare rate hike days as government is expected fall

He was asked what he thought of pre-throne promises made by Premier Christy Clark and the Liberals. Before the election, the Liberals promised an independent panel that would report to the legislature on political fundraising, but Wilkinson said the government decided that process was "too slow".

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  • Georgia voters streaming to polls in expensive Congress race
Georgia voters streaming to polls in expensive Congress race

Nobody gave the Democratic candidate in the SC contest much of a chance, even if Republican Ralph Norman's three point victory was far from the double digit win that Republicans in the state expected. And a legion of more than 12,000 Ossoff volunteers inundated the district with appeals to vote. Handel, Trump said, "will fight for lower taxes, ...

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  • Chelsea Planning To Sign Lewandowski
Chelsea Planning To Sign Lewandowski

The former Borussia Dortmund hitman is a handful for defenders physically, while also bringing flair and, most importantly, goals to the table. The 28-year-old scored 43 times for Bayern last season, with 30 of these arriving in the league.

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  • Otto Warmbier's family declines autopsy
Otto Warmbier's family declines autopsy

He died on June 19, shortly after being returned to his family in a vegetative state. It's unclear exactly how many Americans go to North Korea every year. Trump said he had spoken with Warmbier's family and praised them as "incredible". "What happened to Otto is a disgrace". "I think the President's direct engagement with President Xi of Chi...

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  • Seattle officer in fatal shooting: 'I don't have a taser'
Seattle officer in fatal shooting: 'I don't have a taser'

I had the distinct honor and privilege earlier this summer of being the featured speaker for an incredible fundraiser in Seattle . Charleena Lyles , 30, called police on Sunday to report a burglary at her apartment but the officers who arrived at the scene killed her because of her allegedly violent behavior.

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  • US Shoots Down Pro-Syrian Drone
US Shoots Down Pro-Syrian Drone

The United States continues to maintain its end of the deconfliction line with Russian Federation for operations in Syria and would want to continue communications, US Department of Defense spokesperson Capt. forces have established a base. Contrary to reports from Russia's defense ministry, American officials on Tuesday said there is "a ...

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  • French polls predict Macron's party will secure large majority
French polls predict Macron's party will secure large majority

There is also the difficulty that most of the LREM's newly elected MPs are unknown and new to politics, people handpicked by the President due to their professions, gender or age in an effort to create France's most diverse political movement rather than because they share the same beliefs.

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"Secret" Health Care Bill Takes Shape

John Thune , R-S.D., and Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, meets with reporters following a closed-door strategy session, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 20, 2017. His comments Tuesday came amid growing indications that the climactic vote could occur next week. Schatz said he suspects Senate Republicans will try to push through thei...

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  • US Shoots Down Armed Iranian-made Drone Over Syria
US Shoots Down Armed Iranian-made Drone Over Syria

The drone was assessed to be armed and in firing range of US troops. Russian Federation also said it was halting communications with the United States aimed at preventing such incidents. The strikes are the first time Iran has fired missiles at another country in three decades and represent a major escalation of Iran's role in the war in Syri...

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  • Iran's missile attack kills 65 IS terrorists in Syria
Iran's missile attack kills 65 IS terrorists in Syria

Iran has been involved in Syria's long-running civil war, in which it has backed embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad . The extremists increasingly have fled to Deir el-Zour as the Islamic State group's de facto capital of Raqqa has come under punishing USA -led airstrikes.

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  • Vehicle plows into police van in Paris Champs-Elysees 'attack'
Vehicle plows into police van in Paris Champs-Elysees 'attack'

Paris prosecutor's anti-terrorism section had opened an investigation into the incident. No injuries were reported in the incident as the explosion was limited to the inside of the driver's vehicle, police said. "They took the man out and put him a bit further away (from the car) on the other side of the road, " she recalled. Police had said ear...

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  • Who are the main players in Syria's conflict?
Who are the main players in Syria's conflict?

The tensions between Moscow and Washington escalated after United States Navy F-18 attacked Syrian Su-22 government warplane, on Sunday which was carrying out operations against the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) positions south of Tabqah. In another first, Iran - another close Assad ally - fired ballistic missiles at IS targets in eastern Syria, i...

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  • CPI(M) gives Govt. June 20 as 'deadline' to declare Prez candidate
CPI(M) gives Govt. June 20 as 'deadline' to declare Prez candidate

The duo held discussion with Congress president Sonia Gandhi , her party colleagues Ghulam Nabi Azad and Mallikarjun Kharge. We would have certainly thought about such a person, but they did not suggest any name. "After all, our government is safe in the hands of the BJP", another minister said. Talking to ANI here, Yechury said, "There was no...

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  • Iran fires missiles into Syria in revenge for attacks
Iran fires missiles into Syria in revenge for attacks

For the first time in its involvement in Syria's six years of civil war, Iran has launched missiles against Islamic State (IS) targets in Syria. The missiles, which were variously estimated to be between four and six in number, were reportedly launched against Takfiri (extremist) terrorists' key sites in Syria's eastern region of Deir Ez-...

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  • Led Coalition Downs Pro-Regime Drone In South-East Syria
Led Coalition Downs Pro-Regime Drone In South-East Syria

A Western intelligence source said it was "unquestionably Iranian ". (Arab 24 network, via AP, File). The area falls in a part of Syria that was recently identified as a military priority by Damascus, and is seen as strategically important for Iran as it seeks to secure a land corridor between forces it backs in Syria and Iraq .

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  • US dispatches supersonic bombers in show of force against North Korea
US dispatches supersonic bombers in show of force against North Korea

South Korean President Moon Jae-in stressed the need to bring North Korea back to the negotiating table while telling the communist North that denuclearization was the "right path" to ensure its safety in a recent interview published Wednesday.

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  • US Congressional bypoll being seen as test for Trump
US Congressional bypoll being seen as test for Trump

Handel emphasized her experience and decades of public service, tying Ossoff to national Democrats and pointing out that he didn't even live in the district. For the Democrats going forward, grassroots passion and voter mobilization will continue to be effective tools to achieve their many political objectives, but they can't be the only tools t...

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  • Brussels train station blast being treated as terror attack
Brussels train station blast being treated as terror attack

The Belgian capital, home to the headquarters of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the European Union, has been on high alert since a Brussels-based Islamic State cell organised the attack that killed 130 people in Paris in November 2015.

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  • Republican Handel wins Georgia House seat
Republican Handel wins Georgia House seat

Ossoff , a former congressional aide and documentary filmmaker, captured the anti-Trump fervor coursing through the Democratic Party and raised over $ 23 million for his campaign. This is more than double the 56,830 early ballots cast in the April 18 special election. But it could be a huge psychic boost for the winner's party - and a blow for t...

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  • London tower fire: 79 people presumed dead
London tower fire: 79 people presumed dead

The interior of the 24-storey tower block was gutted beyond recognition, with police commander Stuart Cundy referring to the conditions as "indescribable". Experts believe the new panelling, which contained insulation, helped spread the flames quickly up the outside of the public housing tower. "Equally, there may be people who thankfully managed...

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  • Freed US Student Was
Freed US Student Was "Brutalized" by North Korea

Doctors caring for Otto Warmbier , the USA student detained by North Korea and medically evacuated to his family in Cincinnati on Tuesday, have said that his condition has caused serious damage to his nervous system and that North Korea's explanation for his condition doesn't hold up.

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  • The Government Still Uses Floppy Disks - Trump Wants To Change That
The Government Still Uses Floppy Disks - Trump Wants To Change That

For instance, a meeting on drones is slated for Thursday, while the Trump administration also plans to announce "additional tech reforms at the Department of Veterans Affairs on Friday". Ivanka Trump , daughter of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump , visits with women GOP members of Congress at the Republican National Committee...

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  • Macron wins parliamentary majority
Macron wins parliamentary majority

The more traditional Conservative and Socialist parties lost several seats and could find it hard to form a competing block against La République en Marche . Devastation, too, for Marine Le Pen's Front National where, despite Ms Le Pen being elected with seven others, the party's hopes of having up to 40 MPs fell apart.

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  • Perez: No talks with Ronaldo on exit rumors
Perez: No talks with Ronaldo on exit rumors

The Portugal forward has strenuously denied the allegations and threatened to quit the country. "The players are very fond of Keylor and also the coach". He was named world player of the year in 2008, and was twice named PFA Player of the Year. For now the two richest clubs in football, who'll train near each other in Los Angeles next month a...

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  • US shoots down drone close to Iraqi-Syrian border
US shoots down drone close to Iraqi-Syrian border

The US-led global coalition later confirmed the incident in a statement , saying the armed drone was downed "after it displayed hostile intent and advanced on Coalition forces " that "were manning an established combat outpost to the northeast of At Tanf where they are training and advising partner ground forces in the fight against ISIS ".

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  • In Georgia, Republicans aim to hang onto congressional seat
In Georgia, Republicans aim to hang onto congressional seat

Now that the votes are in for this year's most closely watched race in the nation, find out how the 6th Congressional District special election was won and what it means. The election outcome will not alter the balance of power in Washington , where Republicans control both chambers of Congress. The Georgia race isn't the only special ...

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  • May still working on supply deal with DUP
May still working on supply deal with DUP

Discussions created to guarantee DUP support for Theresa May's government have been going on for 10 days. The Conservatives have been in negotiations with the DUP since Mrs May lost her Commons majority in the General Election earlier this month.

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  • Russia FM: new US sanctions sign of 'Russo-phobic obsession'
Russia FM: new US sanctions sign of 'Russo-phobic obsession'

The Islamic State group is in retreat across Syria and Iraq, and the contours of a new conflict among the array of parties battling it are already starting to appear. The competition between the Syrian army and the militias and US-backed Free Syrian Army rebels has stepped up in the Badia desert that stretches to the Iraqi border after IS abandoned...

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  • Australia suspends Islamic State airstrikes after US downed Syrian warplane
Australia suspends Islamic State airstrikes after US downed Syrian warplane

Elsewhere, government air and artillery bombardments hit rebel-held areas of the Syrian city of Deraa after a two-day ceasefire expired, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said . Moscow condemned the incident as an act of "aggression", and Russia's defense ministry today said it will treat USA -led coalition planes in Syria, west of the Euphr...

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  • Russian Jet Buzzes US Recon Plane
Russian Jet Buzzes US Recon Plane

Navy guided-missile destroyer in the Black Sea, while the U.S. Army was unloading dozens of tanks and 500 U.S. Army soldiers arrived in a port in nearby Romania. It was unclear whether Russia's maneuvers on Monday over the Baltics were a reaction to the strike a day earlier in Syria. The vast majority of these encounters have been safe and professi...

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  • Iran fires missiles at militant groups in eastern Syria
Iran fires missiles at militant groups in eastern Syria

Iran's Revolutionary Guard said it fired missiles at Islamic State targets in Syria in response to recent attacks in Tehran , the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported . In February, Michael Flynn, who was then USA national security adviser and has since resigned, said the Trump administration was "putting Iran on notice " followi...

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

The U.S. military said it had shot down an armed, Iranian-made drone that had been bearing down on its forces near a garrison in Syria's southeast on Tuesday , in the latest sign of increasingly frequent confrontation with Damascus and its allies, APA reports quoting Reuters.

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  • Japan May exports jump 14.9%
Japan May exports jump 14.9%

The May deficit is "mainly because of a rise in imports, reflecting Japan's resilient economy", Minami said. Last month, Japan's exports to China rose by 23.9% year-on-year, following a 14.8% annual rise in April. Meanwhile, imports spiked 17.8% year-over-year after climbing 15.1% the month before. Bigger shipments of flat panels and semiconduc...

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  • Trump Says China Failed to Help US With North Korea Problems
Trump Says China Failed to Help US With North Korea Problems

Sen. John McCain said Tuesday that the USA government should not be responsible for Americans who are "stupid" enough to still want to travel to North Korea , especially in light of recent events. Spokesperson Geng Shuang from the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the Chinese government hoped the USA and North Korea would be able to handl...

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  • Handel wins nationally watched election in Georgia
Handel wins nationally watched election in Georgia

Handel told about 200 supporters: "Y'all rock". Handel's relatively slim victory is already being spun as a victory for Trumpism, a mark of approval for Obamacare repeal efforts, a condemnation of Democratic centrism, an encouraging sign for the left's midterm hopes, and an endorsement of Lil Yachty, or something.

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