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BC Greens face stickhandling act in deciding which party it would back

Even after the final results are announced May 24, tight finishes could trigger judicial recounts. "The game's not over", said Horgan, who refused to concede defeat on Wednesday. "That interpretation is not that the Greens hurt the NDP and allowed Christy Clark to win but in fact the NDP would have done worse in this election had it not been for the Green vote", she said.



President Trump Delivers Commencement Address at Liberty University

Trump did not specifically mention Comey or other political disputes that have marked his first four months in office, but made repeated general references to his maverick campaign and presidency. Falwell was effusive in his praise of Trump, who was awarded an honorary doctorate before his speech. Mr. Trump went on the question the Liberty University students about challenging accepted wisdom and taking on established systems.


Train derailment in northern Greece leaves 4 dead, 5 injured

Train derailment in northern Greece leaves 4 dead, 5 injured

The driver was in critical condition, TRAINOSE said. Themanews reports that half a dozen passengers had to be extracted from derailed carriages by rescue crews. A 24-year-old man who lived in the house which was hit told reporters that he managed to jump off a balcony to safety just before the impact. "We heard a bad explosion and we were very scared", Mir, who only gave his first name, told AP.



Palestinian West Bank local elections a test for Fatah party

Escalating tensions between Hamas and the more moderate Fatah led to Hamas's seizure of Gaza in 2007, while Abbas's party was left with control of the West Bank. Hamas did not present any candidate lists of its own, saying the vote would only add to divisions. "No doubt this is the democratic life we have promised our people", said Fatah Deputy Chief Mahmoud al-Aloul.



Syria ceasefire in four zones starts Saturday

The Syrian opposition has criticized the deal, saying it lacks legitimacy. The plan, details of which will still be worked out over the next several weeks, went into effect at midnight Friday. The headline on the AP story reads, "Russia: Syria deal bans US-led coalition aircraft", which is true ... but it also bans all other aircraft as well.


SC Senators reject calls for independent probe into Trump-Russia ties

SC Senators reject calls for independent probe into Trump-Russia ties

Graham's comments appeared to reference statements made by Trump during a presidential debate in September. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says an exchange he had with former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper during a hearing on Monday stoked his curiosity about President Trump's shady business dealings in Russian Federation.