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PENCE: A peaceful outcome for the Korean peninsula is still possible PENCE: A peaceful outcome for the Korean peninsula is still possible
- April 23, 2017

The Japanese force did not specify where the exercises were taking place, but by Sunday the destroyers could have reached an area 2,500 km (1,500 miles) south of Japan, which would be east of the Philippines. "If Australia persists in following the US' moves to isolate and stifle North Korea . this will be a suicidal act", a North Korean foreign ministry spokesman said after Mr Pence's visit to Australia. (more...)
Canada Moves To Legalize Recreational Marijuana Canada Moves To Legalize Recreational Marijuana
- April 23, 2017

The press release says the legislation would set up a regulatory framework "for controlling the production, distribution , sale and possession of cannabis in Canada". Those looking to purchase pot will have to be at least 18 years of age and will only be allowed to carry about an ounce of marijuana at one time. (more...)
'Cow-protection' group attacks family in Jammu-Kashmir 'Cow-protection' group attacks family in Jammu-Kashmir
- April 23, 2017

Naseem Begam, one of the survivors, told the Indian news channel NDTV: "They beat us ruthlessly". All of us were crying. They even beat our elders very badly. "We have arrested four people who are involved in this incident". "The delay in arrests is unfortunate". Pointing out that some people are hell bent on creating communal tension in the state, he said that such acts must be discourages by one and all and such miscreants booked under law. (more...)
Ontario's New Fair Housing Plan Aims to Stabilize Heated Market Ontario's New Fair Housing Plan Aims to Stabilize Heated Market
- April 23, 2017

The intention of the package is to "give everyone some breathing space" in a frenzied market, Premier Kathleen Wynne said Wednesday. Possibly the most far-reaching of these measures is a 15% Non-Resident Speculation Tax (NRST). This happens when a buyer who has purchased a pre-construction property decides to sell/assign her right to buy the property to another buyer for a fee. (more...)
Death toll from US MOAB rises to 94 Death toll from US MOAB rises to 94
- April 23, 2017

During Karzai's tenure as president, his opposition to airstrikes by foreign military forces helped to sour his relationship with the United States and other Western nations. Mr Trump hailed the mission in Achin district as "very, very successful". The US has concentrated heavily on combating them while also supporting Afghan forces battling the Taliban. (more...)
India examining consequences of Australia abolishing popular visa programme India examining consequences of Australia abolishing popular visa programme
- April 23, 2017

The high-level skill visa also requires advanced proficiency in English . "However, it is important that businesses still get access to the skills they need to grow and invest, so the 457 visa will be replaced by a new temporary visa specifically created to recruit the best and the brightest in the national interest". (more...)
Trump says Iran not living up to nuclear deal Trump says Iran not living up to nuclear deal
- April 23, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump has accused Iran of "not living up to the spirit" of its nuclear agreement with world powers and said the United States would soon have a response. However, hardliners in Iran believe that the U.S.is bluffing, because it would be risking a diplomatic crisis with the five other signatories, Britain, China, France , Germany and Russian Federation. (more...)
La Crosse County earns an A in air quality La Crosse County earns an A in air quality
- April 23, 2017

The American Lung Association's 2017 "State of the Air" report found continued improvement in air quality , but a continued increase in unsafe spikes in particle pollution is putting Americans' health at risk. Dayton had more unhealthy days for short-term particle pollution . Experts attributed the improved air quality to cleaner forms of electrical generation and the retirement of aged diesel engines. (more...)
White House defends portrayal of 'armada' push toward Korean peninsula White House defends portrayal of 'armada' push toward Korean peninsula
- April 23, 2017

Defense Department and White House sources indicated that the confusion stemmed from an ill-timed, vague press release, poor coordination and an incorrect announcement from Mattis, who initially suggested that the joint exercises had been canceled. (more...)
Questions about Ivanka Trump's business and politics not going away Questions about Ivanka Trump's business and politics not going away
- April 23, 2017

Trump has always been conducting a corporate two-step, trying to build her own global brand as she has helped push her father's name into new parts of the world. January 11, 2017: Ivanka Trump announces she will take a "formal leave of absence" from executive positions at the Trump Organization and her lifestyle brand. (more...)
Thousands of United Kingdom police pay respects to officer killed in attack Thousands of United Kingdom police pay respects to officer killed in attack
- April 23, 2017

Thousands of police officers from every force in the country lined the route, along with members of the emergency services. Scotland Yard's first female chief in its 188-year history, Met commissioner Cressida Dick, was also there in her first public engagement in her new role. (more...)
N Korea displays vast military parade, warns USA amid nuclear test fears N Korea displays vast military parade, warns USA amid nuclear test fears
- April 23, 2017

Pyongyang threatened to launch a strike in response to what it's describing as American provocation. After inspecting an honor guard, Kim, in a black suit, watched the parade pour into Kim Il-Sung Square, accompanied by top military and party leaders, state television showed in a live broadcast. (more...)
Le Pen, Macron level in first election round, Melenchon third - BVA poll Le Pen, Macron level in first election round, Melenchon third - BVA poll
- April 23, 2017

Global news sources repeatedly used the terms "populist" and "nationalist" when reporting on candidates in both the USA and Europe. During the U.S. "Enough of laxity, enough of naivety", Le Pen declared. Macron, only 39, is seeking to become France's youngest ever president and has campaigned on a strongly pro-EU and pro-business platform. (more...)
U.S. 'will honour' refugee deal with Australia that Trump called 'dumb' U.S. 'will honour' refugee deal with Australia that Trump called 'dumb'
- April 23, 2017

Fresh from bilateral talks with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, the visit represented a lighter side to Mr Pence's weekend trip to Australia. "The United States intends to honour the agreement", Pence said Saturday, but added that it "doesnt mean we admire the agreement". (more...)
Sharks hammer Oilers 7-0, tie series at two wins each Sharks hammer Oilers 7-0, tie series at two wins each
- April 23, 2017

Game 5 of the series goes Thursday at Rogers Place in Edmonton. "It's a one-off. We take the game tape and throw it away". "Eventually, our big guys are going to step up and win us a game". Thornton had missed the past two weeks after injuring his knee in a regular-season game at Vancouver. Does the manner in which a game is won have any relevance to how the next game is played? Sorensen knocked in a rebound midway through the period and Couture ended Talbot's night with a wrister from the ... (more...)
French voters begin casting ballots in presidential election French voters begin casting ballots in presidential election
- April 23, 2017

Some 50,000 police and 7,000 soldiers are deployed at polling stations across the country, with eleven candidates fighting for the presidency. Centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, one of the front-runners in France's unpredictable election, has voted in the coastal town of Le Touquet in northern France alongside his wife Brigitte Macron. (more...)
Australia to raise English language standard for citizenship Australia to raise English language standard for citizenship
- April 23, 2017

A year ago a new "special pathway visa" was created, which was meant to give Kiwis a new way to become Australian citizens. SCRAPPING 457 Visas is fine but more money needs to be invested in skills and training according to Member for Macquarie Susan Templeman. (more...)
As Trump warned North Korea, his 'armada' was headed toward Australia As Trump warned North Korea, his 'armada' was headed toward Australia
- April 23, 2017

Here's ABC's chief white house correspondent Jonathan Karl. USA aircraft-carrier strike groups include guided-missile destroyers with powerful radars that could potentially be useful in tracking missile launches, like the kind recently attempted by North Korea. (more...)
Videos show desperation of suspect in Facebook video killing Videos show desperation of suspect in Facebook video killing
- April 23, 2017

Williams, the police chief, said Tuesday that the case started with one tragedy and ended with another, about 100 miles from the street in Cleveland where Stephens is alleged to have killed Godwin. It was all due to the quick thinking of a McDonald's employee that led police to Steve Stephens. "The hashtags Joy Lane, Joy Lane massacre, I don't even know who Joy Lane is anymore, or how to pick up all the pieces of my world at this moment", Lane said. (more...)
Tamil Nadu Minister Uses Thermocol To Save Water. Twitter In Splits Tamil Nadu Minister Uses Thermocol To Save Water. Twitter In Splits
- April 23, 2017

The thermacol which was stuck together with tape was pushed back to the shore by the wind and water. The minister on Saturday, made a decision to set afloat Rs 10 lakh worth of thermocol taped together on the water, to prevent it from evaporating. (more...)