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NDP holds Courtenay-Comox, focus shifts to absentee ballots in BC recount

NDP holds Courtenay-Comox, focus shifts to absentee ballots in BC recount

One of those ridings, Courtenay-Comox now has Liberal Jim Benninger ahead of the NDP's Ronna-Rae Leonard by just 3 votes. The announcement of a news conference comes as Elections B.C. The counts will be updated several times throughout the next two days. For Courtenay-Comox that would be approximately 58 votes, for Coquitlam-Burke Mountain, about 47 votes, and for Maple Ridge-Mission approximately 52 votes.


Trump lands in Israel

Trump lands in Israel

Netanyahu and his wife Sara, as well as President Reuven Rivlin and members of the Israeli cabinet, were at Tel Aviv's Ben-Gurion airport to greet Trump and first lady Melania in a red carpet ceremony after what is believed to have been the first direct flight from Riyadh to Israel.



No surprises: Iran re-elected the President

Deputy Interior Minister Ali Asghar Ahmadi told journalists in a televised news conference earlier in the day that more than 40 million Iranians voted in Friday's election. Election organisers were forced to extend polling by several hours on Friday, as they struggled to adapt to a population explosion that has added 20 million names to the voting rolls in the past two decades.



Trump delivers remarks at law enforcement memorial service

They came to hear President Donald Trump and to see their law enforcement family turn out in force. Trump directed the Department of Justice earlier this this year to develop a strategy to better prevent violence against law enforcement officers.


More Prisoners Join Palestinian Hunger Strike in its Second Month

More Prisoners Join Palestinian Hunger Strike in its Second Month

In a related development, at least 13 Palestinians were injured on Monday in separate clashes with Israeli forces in the West Bank towns of Ramallah and Hebron, Palestinian news agency Maan reported. Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian teenager as he allegedly attempted to stab a border police officer at a checkpoint near Bethlehem, on the eve of US President Donald Trump's visit to the city on Tuesday.


Conservatives U-turn over cap on social care costs

Conservatives U-turn over cap on social care costs

He added: Caring for our elderly must be above party politics and that is why I want to urge anyone who opposes the Conservatives' plans to come together to stop it. "The Lib Dems are seeking to increase spending on the NHS and social care by putting an extra 1p on income tax". The U-turn is only partial: The plan to begin charging elderly people for care within their homes will remain in the plans, Sky News reports .