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With Qalibaf dropping out , there are now five candidates contesting, though others may choose to drop out in the coming days. State television says Tehran Mayor Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf dropped out on Monday. The talks to reach agreement on a deal required bilateral negotiations between Iran and the United States, at the foreign ministerial level, breaking a three-decade taboo on direct negotiations between the two countries.
  • Coast Guard: Parts found in search for plane in Bermuda Triangle

    Coast Guard: Parts found in search for plane in Bermuda Triangle

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    Authorities are searching for Jennifer Blumin , a fashion world figure of NY, her 2 young sons and Nathan Ulrich , her pilot boyfriend. Pilot Ulrich is the founder and owner of Xootr, a manufacturer of folding kick scooters. "There's no indication of significant adverse weather at the time", said Lt. Cmdr. The father of two young boys who were on a plane that vanished on Monday posted heartbreaking updates to Facebook and gave an interview discussing his grief - and disbelief - over ...
  • Liberals off to strong early lead as votes are counted

    Liberals off to strong early lead as votes are counted

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    Olsen has 42.91 percent of the vote with 49 of 113 ballot boxes counted. While still short of the four seats needed for official party status , Weaver was pleased with the "first ever Green elected caucus in North America". "If the Greens with their three seats hold the balance of power, it will be very interesting to see what they do". The last time there was a minority government in the province was 1952.
  • Election 2017: Nicola Sturgeon wants seat at Brexit talks table

    Election 2017: Nicola Sturgeon wants seat at Brexit talks table

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    Since then, Ms Sturgeon, who leads Scotland's devolved government, has been arguing that the country should be allowed to hold a referendum on independence at a time of its choosing. Scotland is leading the United Kingdom with its "progressive policies", Nicola Sturgeon insisted, as the SNP marked the "milestone" of 10 years in power at Holyrood.
  • Independents hold the key in Ashfield's county council elections

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    Defence secretary Michael Fallon, the Conservatives' most accomplished media performer, toured the broadcast studios early on Friday morning. UKIP lost all eight seats on the council. Liberal Democrat Philip Daniel narrowly took Ringmer. Nuttall claimed the party, which did well in 2013 council elections and won 3.8 million votes in the 2015 general election, was a "victim of its own success".
  • Congressman calls for Trump's impeachment on House floor

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    Chaffetz said on Tuesday that if Comey perceived "undue influence" from the president of the United States, he had a number of options. "So, from my point of view, this is of enormous outcome for his presidency". Details of the memo were first reported by The New York Times and were confirmed by a Reuters source. The White House on Tuesday defended Trump discussing with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ambassador to the U.S.
  • Putin Accuses U.S. Of 'Political Schizophrenia' Over Trump And Secrets

    Putin Accuses U.S. Of 'Political Schizophrenia' Over Trump And Secrets

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    Speaking to CNN before reports emerged that Israel may be the source of the intel, former Israeli spymaster Danny Yatom said the revelation of classified intelligence by Trump "is a very disturbing issue and might cause a lot of danger". Meanwhile, as if to add insult to injury, Russian news outlet Vesti asked, "What is there for Russian hackers, when the American president himself shares secrets with Russia!" May was the first foreign leader to meet with Trump following his ...
  • Lawyer 'very surprised' if Ian Brady knew where Keith Bennett's body was

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    Brady has died in a high-security hospital at the age of 79. The high-profile murderer, who had been on oxygen for a while, died due to an undisclosed illness. Lesley Ann Downey, 10, could be heard telling Brady and Hindley: "Let me go, please", "Don't undress me, will you?" and "I want to see mummy". He said: "I would like an assurance before I do so that first of all the person who asked to take over responsibility for that funeral has a funeral director willing to deal with the ...
  • Macron win boosts hopes of turn in populist tide

    Macron win boosts hopes of turn in populist tide

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    The broader movement also has more opportunities to make gains with elections coming later this year in Germany, Norway, Denmark, the Czech Republic, and Portugal, among others. The Prime Minister's Office says the two leaders reaffirmed the "rich and diverse bilateral relationship that exists between Canada and France". German Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman said it was a "victory for a strong and united Europe" and the two had a "very warm" telephone call after his victory was ...
  • Friend of Trump: Comey was not obligated to tell Congress

    Friend of Trump: Comey was not obligated to tell Congress

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    Democrats and a number of Republicans said they wanted to hear from Comey, who was sacked last week a day before Trump met in the Oval Office with the Russian diplomats. The White House on Tuesday defended Trump discussing with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak an Islamic State group terror threat related to the use of laptop computers on aircraft.
  • General election 2017: Workers' rights protections promised by Theresa May

    General election 2017: Workers' rights protections promised by Theresa May

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    Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said it was good news the Prime Minister accepted the importance of EU-derived workers' rights but added: "There is no way that working people can rely on the rest of her party feeling the same way". Labour accused May of making "ridiculous claims". Tim Roache, general secretary of the GMB union, was equally sceptical saying "the greatest extensions of workers' rights by a Tory government frankly wouldn't be that hard to achieve given recent history".
  • Putin offers transcript of Trump meeting with Lavrov

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    McMaster told reporters Monday night. He dismissed outrage over President Trump's disclosures as USA politicians whipping up "anti-Russian sentiment". They have stood by Trump for months during his tumultuous presidency, but key Senate Republicans are beginning to edge away from him after revelations that he gave top secret information to the Russians and attempted to quash the Russia investigation, the Globe's Annie Linskey reports.