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Patrick Brown should take a hike, for party's sake

Patrick Brown should take a hike, for party's sake The move comes a day after Brown said that he intends to sue CTV News to restore his reputation after the broadcaster changed elements of alleged incidents that forced him to resign as the PC leader. Meanwhile, CTV News is standing by its story. That move came just hours after Brown was kicked out of the Tory caucus. The PC caucus is dealing with the fallout of Brown's departure as it works to f... [Full Article...]

Obama urges 'common-sense gun safety laws' after Florida mass shooting

Obama urges 'common-sense gun safety laws' after Florida mass shooting In the emotional interview, Alhadeff yelled at the camera, "The gunman, a insane person, just walks into the school, breaks down the window of my child's door and starts shooting". "This is about us begging for our lives". Earlier on Thursday Trump addressed the shooting in a White House speech that emphasised school safety and mental health but made no mention of gun policy. [Full Article...]

J&K: Three civilians injured in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Uri sector

J&K: Three civilians injured in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Uri sector During the exchange of fire, one Pakistani intruder was killed , while others managed to escape. A large cache of arms and ammunition was recovered from the intruder. "The Army is keeping a strict vigil across the LoC and is prepared to thwart any nefarious designs of Pakistan sponsored terrorists", he said. Pakistan has repeatedly failed to fulfil ceasefire agreements signed in November 20... [Full Article...]

Blame it on the rain: Special Weather Statement contnued for Halton

Blame it on the rain: Special Weather Statement contnued for Halton Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Chatham-Kent and Windsor-Essex, calling for heavy rainfall beginning Monday afternoon. "The first steady period of rain will begin this evening and last into Tuesday morning, so that could slow down the commute", Hull said. [Full Article...]

China secretly talking to Baloch militants to protect CPEC

China secretly talking to Baloch militants to protect CPEC Later, commenting on the development, a report in Pakistan daily Dawn said, "For more than half a century, Beijing has maintained a policy of non-interference in the domestic politics of other countries". "Ultimately, if there's peace in Baluchistan, that will benefit both of us", the paper quoted a Pakistani official as saying. While the move has clearly surprised many, Pakistan's minister fo... [Full Article...]

Iceland seeks to ban male circumcision amidst uproar

Iceland seeks to ban male circumcision amidst uproar The Progressive Party's bill before Iceland's parliament - which has yet to be voted on - says circumcision of young boys violates Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Children. The new bill, which is to be taken up by the Icelandic parliament, suggests a 6-year-long imprisonment for anyone carrying out the surgery without medical reasons. [Full Article...]

Flights to New Zealand capital grounded as former cyclone Gita hits

Flights to New Zealand capital grounded as former cyclone Gita hits Air New Zealand cancelled all flights into Wellington and four other airports through to midnight on Tuesday as roads were closed around the coastal town of Kaikoura and schools in the upper half of the South Island closed ahead of the storm's arrival. [Full Article...]

President Ramaphosa's proposed investor conference welcomed by tourism industry

President Ramaphosa's proposed investor conference welcomed by tourism industry Financial markets roared their approval when Ramaphosa of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) was sworn in last week. Ramaphosa was elected in Parliament on Thursday by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng. I would like to be optimistic about the future but I'm not sure. Acting-President Cyril Ramaphosa eagerly greeted by a morning jogger on Sea Point Promenade. [Full Article...]

Thai Court Says Japanese Tycoon Can Raise His 13 Surrogate Children

Thai Court Says Japanese Tycoon Can Raise His 13 Surrogate Children In 2014, Shigeta, who is unmarried, was at the centrt of an global scandal after a luxury apartment in Bangkok was raided and found to contain nine children and their seven 24-hour nannies. The Japanese man was given custody of the 13 children on Tuesday largely due to his financial and professional stability, and he was found to have no links to human trafficking, the court statement said. [Full Article...]

Trump plan: Less-comprehensive health plans at lower cost

Trump plan: Less-comprehensive health plans at lower cost Consumers, he said, need "more, not fewer, health insurance options". "The Trump Administration is taking action so individuals and families have access to quality, affordable healthcare that works for them". The Administration said its goal is to give people more insurance options at a time when premiums have been rising. The administration also issued separate regulations January 4 that woul... [Full Article...]

More Sexual Misconduct Claims Launched Against #MeToo California Assemblywoman

More Sexual Misconduct Claims Launched Against #MeToo California Assemblywoman He said Kernick was warned for not doing his job, was encouraged to do better and was sacked when his work did not improve. In addition to these accusations, another lawyer Wednesday unveiled a list of other allegations by Garcia's four former employees, who preferred to remain anonymous. [Full Article...]

Who is Alex Van Der Zwaan, Special Counsel Robert Mueller's New Defendant?

Who is Alex Van Der Zwaan, Special Counsel Robert Mueller's New Defendant? Update: A Skadden spokeswoman initially issued a statement to the Kyiv Post saying that Van der Zwaan would plead guilty, and then requested that that portion of the statement be removed . The lawyer, Alex Van der Zwaan, is the son-in-law of Russian oligarch German Khan. Mueller's indictment of Manafort alleges that offshore accounts associated with Manafort and his partner, Rick Gates, paid m... [Full Article...]

Venezuela about to launch its 'petro' cryptocurrency

Venezuela about to launch its 'petro' cryptocurrency Venezuela's regulator said last week that it would draw investment from Qatar, Turkey and other Middle Eastern countries, as well as from European nations and the US. “You have to keep an eye on protests because there is discontent in the population”, Schemel, a former pollster for the opposition before becoming a politician for Maduro, said Sunday during a televised interview. [Full Article...]

'Black Widow' Catherine Nevin, Kildare woman who murdered husband, has died

'Black Widow' Catherine Nevin, Kildare woman who murdered husband, has died Last September she was given full-time temporary release from prison as she sees out her final days in a nursing home. Tom Nevin was killed during a staged robbery at Jack Whites Inn on 19 March 1996. She lost an appeal against her conviction in 2003. She had recently launched a legal challenge to a High Court ruling that prevented her inheriting any part of her late husband's estate. [Full Article...]

David Davis: Brexit won't mean worse health and safety standards

David Davis: Brexit won't mean worse health and safety standards Among the possible consequences were enumerated lowered wages, reduced rights for consultations and bargaining between workers and employers and increased exposure to chemicals and carcinogens - meaning higher risk of getting cancer at the workplace. [Full Article...]

Polish embassy in Tel Aviv defaced with swastikas

Polish embassy in Tel Aviv defaced with swastikas The text states, "Whoever claims, publicly and contrary to the facts, that the Polish Nation or the Republic of Poland is responsible or co-responsible for Nazi crimes committed by the Third Reich ... "We will accept no limitation on truthful historical research". Over the weekend Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, provoked even more anger in Israel and among Jews worldwide when, spe... [Full Article...]

Dallas Mayor Pro Tem asks NRA to relocate annual meeting

Dallas Mayor Pro Tem asks NRA to relocate annual meeting Caraway held a news conference Monday morning on the steps of City Hall where he said the NRA needs to come to the table ready to discuss reforming laws to "help to stop gun violence in our communities". "No politician anywhere can tell the NRA not to come to their city". The NRA's event, which is set to draw crowds of 80,000 and host over 800 exhibitors across acres of floor space, was anno... [Full Article...]

Vigil held in Toronto for Florida school shooting victims

Vigil held in Toronto for Florida school shooting victims Days after the Las Vegas shooting in October, a group of almost 100 House Democrats sent Trump a letter seeking to enlist his help in combatting gun violence. Laurie Woodward Garcia, the mother of a 14-year-old girl, echoed many in the crowd, who said they believed that this shooting would lead to change, though so many others had not. [Full Article...]

Australia, US, India And Japan Developing Alternative To China's OBOR?

Australia, US, India And Japan Developing Alternative To China's OBOR? The US official who was not identified described that the plan as an " alternative " to the Belt and Road Initiative rather than a "rival", the report said . Reps for Turnbull, Foreign Minister Julie Diocesan and also Profession Priest Steven Ciobo did not instantly reply to ask for remark. " It is not the situation that this is to respond to China's Belt as well as Roadway", he stated. [Full Article...]

Black Panther Sparks Rare Michelle Obama Twitter Reaction: "I Loved This Movie"

Black Panther Sparks Rare Michelle Obama Twitter Reaction: Tre Singleton, founder of the Urban Mentoring Academy of Savannah, is excited to partner with the Frank Callen Boys and Girls Club to take local kids to see the movie . The film was seen as a gamble by some, who clung to a long-held (and unsubstantiated) belief that films with mostly black casts wouldn't perform well overseas. [Full Article...]


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