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Mike Smyth: B.C.'s voters have spoken. Now what?

Mike Smyth: B.C.'s voters have spoken. Now what?

Adam Olsen (Saanich North and the Islands) and Sonia Furstenau ( Cowichan Valley ) were both elected Tuesday night their respective ridings. Weaver said he wouldn't demand official party status from the other parties to support a minority government, but there's a chance the Greens could get recognized anyway.


Trump 'to do everything' for Middle East peace

Trump 'to do everything' for Middle East peace

Turning his attention to the Middle East, Trump said he was negotiating a peace deal between Israel and Palestine - something that he said eluded American presidents for decades. In a statement following his call with British Prime Minister Theresa May, Mr. Trump reassured the Prime minister that "Ameircans stand with the people of the United Kingdom" and offered aid in the UK's investigation into the attack.


Swedish Prosecutor Office Drops Rape Charges Against Julian Assange

Swedish Prosecutor Office Drops Rape Charges Against Julian Assange

Britain and the United States have an extradition treaty , so if Assange leaves the Ecuadorian Embassy where he's claimed asylum, the British could arrest him and send him to the US. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has claimed that Assange is a priority for the department, the Times reported. Ny warned that the investigation of the alleged sexual offenses could be reopened if Assange visited Sweden before the statute of limitations expired in August 2020.


Rouhani says Iran's ballistic missile programme will continue

Rouhani says Iran's ballistic missile programme will continue

As his victory was announced on Saturday, U.S. President Donald Trump was in Saudi Arabia , Iran's regional rival, bolstering a coalition of states opposed to the Islamic republic. New French President Emmanuel Macron congratulated Rouhani for his re-election on Saturday and said this reinforced the hope his government would apply the worldwide nuclear agreement.


Ousted South Korean leader Park goes on trial

Ousted South Korean leader Park goes on trial

The constitutional court upheld the bill to impeach Park on March 10. Her longtime confidante and alleged co-conspirator, Choi Soon-sil, sat near Park. The trial is expected to last several months. Choi, the daughter of a shadowy religious figure who was Park's mentor for years, is similarly accused of using her presidential ties to force top firms to "donate" almost $70 million to non-profit foundations which she then used for personal gain.



Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato react to Ariana Grande concert bombing

Terror shattered a care-free evening at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, leaving at least 19 dead and scores more injured. The relatives of dozens of missing concert-goers, many of them children, circulated their pictures on Twitter and Facebook in a bid to find them.