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Half Of Brits Back PM Theresa May Ahead Of Snap Vote Half Of Brits Back PM Theresa May Ahead Of Snap Vote
- April 23, 2017

Polls put May's Conservatives about 20 points ahead of their rivals, which is enough to win a majority that could be over 100 seats, but the prime minister said she was not complacent. Only 14 percent named Corbyn. She says an early election would provide "certainty and stability" in the negotiations, which will now start after the vote. (more...)
Edmonton Police Looking For Two People After Toddler Found Dead Edmonton Police Looking For Two People After Toddler Found Dead
- April 23, 2017

The statement said investigators were working to determine the exact relationship between the suspects and the little boy, who was estimated to be about 20 months old. Police say at this time, no further tips are required from the public and no further details will be released until Sunday. "I can't think of words bad enough to describe it". (more...)
2nd gas attack on Iraq troops in as many days 2nd gas attack on Iraq troops in as many days
- April 23, 2017

Government forces, including army, police and elite counter terrorism units have taken back most of it, including the half that lies east of the Tigris river. -led coalition forces have made major gains against the extremist group, having liberated eastern Mosul. But since the bridges were closed on Friday, no aid convoy has reached the Hammam al-Alil camp, southwest of Mosul, the main arrival point for displaced fleeing the fighting, a camp and a United Nations official said. (more...)
Joe Pavelski scores fastest playoff goal in Sharks history Joe Pavelski scores fastest playoff goal in Sharks history
- April 23, 2017

Kassian's goal, his second straight game-winner, came at the 10:45 mark of the third period and was enough to give the Oilers a two-games-to-one series lead. While the Sharks have a vast encyclopedia of playoff knowledge at their disposal, they don't think it automatically gives them the edge heading into Game 4. (more...)
Trump says charges against Assange would be 'OK' Trump says charges against Assange would be 'OK'
- April 23, 2017

President heralded his " great friend " Luciano Pavarotti. "I think they are doing a tremendous disservice to an agreement that was signed", Trump said. Trump's rejection of that role is at odds with his recent actions - launching a missile strike in Syria, escalating tensions with North Korea, and authorizing a review of the nuclear deal with Iran - but in line with his promise during the 2016 presidential campaign. (more...)
Arsene Wenger under pressure after Arsenal's crushing defeat to Crystal Palace Arsene Wenger under pressure after Arsenal's crushing defeat to Crystal Palace
- April 23, 2017

I've managed over 1 000 games and we are not used to this, it's a big worry. "We don't go out there to lose games, we try to work the best we can but tonight it just didn't happen". "Now it's time for him to go", Hartson said, saying Arsenal's showing against Palace was "inept - there was a lack of leadership, a lack of togetherness". (more...)
More Than 1000 Palestinians In Israeli Prisons Go On Hunger Strike More Than 1000 Palestinians In Israeli Prisons Go On Hunger Strike
- April 23, 2017

The goal of the strike is ostensibly to protest prison conditions, to receive more visitation time with family and to end detention without trial, but a number of observers see the effort as part of a Barghouti run for PA leadership. Some 6,500 Palestinians are now detained by Israel for a range of offenses and alleged crimes. "Some have been killed while in detention", he wrote. (more...)
This new bill would legalize weed in Canada This new bill would legalize weed in Canada
- April 23, 2017

Residents will be able to grow up to four plants per home, in addition to making legal-cannabis products. The government is intending the proposed legislation to also prevent profits from the production and sale of cannabis from going into the pockets of criminal organizations and street gangs. (more...)
Ontario to place 15 per cent tax on foreign home buyers Ontario to place 15 per cent tax on foreign home buyers
- April 23, 2017

The worst of these exemptions is one that allows students to apply for a full rebate of the non-resident speculation tax (NRST). Worldwide speculators who have children studying overseas often buy real estate in their children's names. The provincial Liberal government's housing plan contains 16 measures in total. The solution from Vancouver, on the west coast, was to impose a foreign buyer tax. (more...)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth celebrates her 91st Birthday! Britain's Queen Elizabeth celebrates her 91st Birthday!
- April 23, 2017

As per tradition, the King's Troop, Royal Horse Artillery staged a 41-gun salute in London's Hyde Park in honour of the Queen, who celebrated her birthday privately at Windsor Castle. The Queen, whose horse, Maths Prize was about to run the first race, was nearby at the time. After her 90th birthday previous year, which saw national festivities held in her honour, the 2017 milestone will seem more subdued. (more...)
Trump accuses Iran of violating 'spirit' of nuclear deal Trump accuses Iran of violating 'spirit' of nuclear deal
- April 23, 2017

Iran has defended its nuclear programme as purely civilian and its supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei warned in November that Tehran would retaliate if the United States breached the nuclear agreement . The president said Friday he spent his first 100 days laying the "foundation" for progress later in his administration, including by building relationships with foreign leaders. (more...)
Erdogan slams criticism of disputed Turkey poll Erdogan slams criticism of disputed Turkey poll
- April 23, 2017

The referendum results now allow Erdogan to shift Turkey's parliamentary system to one centered around his presidency. Other changes are to be implemented sooner, including scrapping a requirement that the president not be a member of any political party. (more...)
US carrier heading for Korea trains with Japanese destroyers US carrier heading for Korea trains with Japanese destroyers
- April 23, 2017

On April 11, President Donald Trump stated after being asked about North Korea that "we are sending an armada". A Navy FA-18E fighter jet crashed on final approach for landing on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson. Tuesday's anniversary also comes as the North finishes winter military drills and as South Korea and the United States wrap up annual joint military exercises. (more...)
India extends $4.5 billion line of credit to Bangladesh India extends $4.5 billion line of credit to Bangladesh
- April 23, 2017

He said there is one "thought" in South Asia that inspires and encourages terrorism. Talking about India extending the Line of Credit (LoC) worth Rs. Hasina said her country was indebted to India for its role in the birth of Bangladesh. We both want to make our borders free from criminal activity... (more...)
WW3 threat: China's new warship fires deadly missiles off North Korea WW3 threat: China's new warship fires deadly missiles off North Korea
- April 23, 2017

Multiple US officials said all current anti-missile ships and other ground-based interceptors in Alaska are available. US military officials indicated earlier this month that the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson and its support group would sail toward the Korean Peninsula in response to rising tensions and reports of a looming North Korea missile test. (more...)
Poll finds record support for pot legalization Poll finds record support for pot legalization
- April 23, 2017

Most Americans - 71 percent - do not think the federal government should try to prohibit the sale and use of marijuana in the many states where the drug has been legalized in some form. Attorney General Jeff Sessions ― who has stated his personal opposition to weed ― has anxious some marijuana advocates with ominous comments about the supposed dangers of loosening restrictions on the nation's favorite illicit substance. (more...)
Israel slams Marine Le Pen over Vel d'Hiv roundup claim Israel slams Marine Le Pen over Vel d'Hiv roundup claim
- April 23, 2017

In addition to leading candidates Macron, Fillon and far-right leader Marine Le Pen , the list included three candidates who passed the threshold of 500 elected officials just in time: Jacques Cheminade and Philippe Poutou of small far-left parties and centrist lawmaker Jean Lasalle. (more...)
Champs Elysées: French Media Releases Paris Shooter's Name Champs Elysées: French Media Releases Paris Shooter's Name
- April 23, 2017

A pump-action shotgun and knives were found in his vehicle, the French TV station BFMTV reported . A police document obtained by The Associated Press identifies the address searched in the town of Chelles as the family home of 39-year-old Karim Cheurfi, who has a criminal record. (more...)
United Airlines CEO won't resign United Airlines CEO won't resign
- April 23, 2017

How many times in the a year ago has United Airlines removed a passenger that has already boarded a plane due to overbooking or other reasons outside the customer's control? "That is not who our family at United is and you saw us at a bad moment", Munoz told ABC News . (more...)
Turkey condemns attack on Champs-Elysees in Paris Turkey condemns attack on Champs-Elysees in Paris
- April 23, 2017

The Paris shooting attack came just days ahead of the French presidential election scheduled on Sunday. The Thursday evening attack took place in the city's Champs-Elysees district, which is hugely popular with tourists and shoppers. The Paris prosecutor said his office had opened a terrorism investigation. But he was known to French authorities and armed with an AK-47 rifle, two US law enforcement officials briefed on the attack told NBC News earlier. (more...)