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BC Green leader begins talks with other parties

With such a narrow margin separating the NDP and the Liberals in this riding, it's possible the absentee ballots could result in Courtenay-Comox switching red - which would hand the Liberals the 44 seats needed to form a majority government.



US U-turn on China puts India in a fix

The US and a number of other western countries have either skipped the summit or deputed officials to attend it. Concerns such as these have led to the serious thoughts whether to send representatives to the event or not and if yes, officials of what level are to attend.



South Korea urges 'parallel' talks, sanctions to rein in North

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation this month to tighten sanctions by targeting North Korea's shipping industry and companies that do business it. The waning years of recently ousted South Korean president Park Geun-hye's administration saw Seoul's relationship with Beijing deteriorate as dramatically as did Park's reputation.


PM Modi attends Vesak Day celebration in Sri Lanka

PM Modi attends Vesak Day celebration in Sri Lanka

Modi was welcomed at the airport Thursday by Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe . Travelling to the central tea growing Norwood area after opening an Indian gifted 1.2 billion rupee hospital at Dikoya, Modi said he was increasing the number of houses India was gifting to plantation workers by another 10,000 units, up from the previously committed 4,000 houses.



United States urges Southeast Asian countries to intensify pressure on DPRK

Last month, North Korea's foreign minister drafted a letter to the ASEAN warning of a "nuclear holocaust" if it refuses to join forces in opposition to the United States . "Our immediate concern is that the tension in the peninsula does not increase, because the more it increases the more danger of some kind of miscalculation".