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Search Continues For Missing Man In St. Lawrence River Search Continues For Missing Man In St. Lawrence River
- September 07, 2018

OPP say the male has not been located yet and the search will continue in the morning with help from the OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit. "We remain committed to finding this young boy so we can provide his family and the community with a resolution", Leeds County OPP detachment commander Mike Francis said. (more...)
NAFTA talks to resume after late-night Canada-U.S. chat
- September 07, 2018

The bilateral meetings will start again around noon, picking up after Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland's late night, 20-minute meeting with her USA counterpart, trade czar Robert Lighthizer on Thursday. A USA official told Reuters on Thursday that Canada needed to move further on dairy. U.S. President Donald Trump is threatening to move ahead on a deal that excludes Canada, but he also needs a win on trade ahead of midterm elections in November that will test his ability to keep ... (more...)
Tiny Pacific island Nauru takes on Beijing in furious diplomatic spat Tiny Pacific island Nauru takes on Beijing in furious diplomatic spat
- September 07, 2018

Du and the Chinese delegation then stormed out, with Du reportedly striding around the room to emphasise his displeasure before leaving. Australia has signed on to an agreement that labels climate change the "single greatest threat" to Pacific island nations but has also been outed by one neighbour as having pushed behind the scenes to water down language on emissions pledges. (more...)
Israeli teen plunges 800 feet to his death at Yosemite, report says Israeli teen plunges 800 feet to his death at Yosemite, report says
- September 07, 2018

They have ruled the fall an accident. Park officials said Tuesday's incident is under investigation and would not provide details about the circumstances of the fall. The Jerusalem Post reported that the Israeli Foreign Ministry confirmed the death and was coordinating with USA officials to transfer the teen's body back to Israel. (more...)
Trump tells supporters it’ll be ‘your fault’ if he gets impeached
- September 07, 2018

Trump's campaign rallies are often characterised by raucous interactions among supporters, Trump, and, sometimes, protesters. And given the midterm elections in November could shift the congressional balance of power toward the Democrats, Trump knows all too well that could trigger impeachment proceedings against him. (more...)
Dr Atif Mian asked to step down from Economic Advisory Council Dr Atif Mian asked to step down from Economic Advisory Council
- September 07, 2018

Earlier today, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Senator Faisal Javed Khan announced the government's decision to ask for Mian's resignation from the EAC after a hefty number of people had opposed his appointment taking into account his religious beliefs. (more...)
Man denies 1970 murder of United Kingdom toddler Cheryl Grimmer in Australia
- September 07, 2018

The man, who can not be named as he was a minor at the time of the alleged offence, spoke only to confirm his name and enter a not guilty plea. The accused man, originally from Britain, was arrested in Melbourne in March a year ago and appeared at the Supreme Court in Sydney today via video-link. (more...)
As Trump Stumps for Ted Cruz in Texas, This Billboard Will Remind Voters of the President's Anti-Cruz Past As Trump Stumps for Ted Cruz in Texas, This Billboard Will Remind Voters of the President's Anti-Cruz Past
- September 07, 2018

The president said via Twitter last week that he intends to host a rally for Cruz in the Lone Star State's "biggest stadium" come October. A GoFundMe page organized by USA Latinx raised almost $10,000 to place a billboard in Texas ahead of the rally that would display one of the president's tweets from 2016 bashing his former political opponent. (more...)
Northern California Wildfire Triples in Size Near Redding Northern California Wildfire Triples in Size Near Redding
- September 07, 2018

They quickly grew together, showing extreme fire behavior and a growth rate of up to one miles per hour. Fire crews on the front lines were met with 300-foot flames. An evacuation shelter is available at Mount Shasta Community Center at 629 Alder Street in Mount Shasta. The Boot Fire near Walker and Bridgeport has burned 6,706 acres and reached 3 percent containment as of Thursday morning, reported the U.S. (more...)
Global leaders, including Canada, issue statement backing United Kingdom spy claims Global leaders, including Canada, issue statement backing United Kingdom spy claims
- September 07, 2018

Meanwhile on Thursday, Kremlin rejected that Russian President Vladimir Putin is ultimately responsible for poisoning Sergei Skripal in England, and said Russia is not going to investigate the suspects. Britain - Metropolitan Police statement - Novichok - a small glass bottle labeled Nina Ricci Premier Jour with a modified nozzle contained a significant amount of Novichok, found at rubbish bag in a private home. (more...)
White House in meltdown after Trump hunts mole
- September 07, 2018

The speculation has ranged from Cabinet secretaries to Mike Pence , but the fact is there are hundreds of officials who could be telling the same tale. Most of the country that opposes Trump may cheer that because they dislike Trump, and the officials may justify it to themselves and their like-minded fellow officials by pointing to the potentially calamitous alternative. (more...)
Mass grave with 166 skulls found in Mexico
- September 07, 2018

Mr Winckler would not reveal the exact location of the grave for security reasons but he did say that investigators had found 32 burial pits and 114 identification cards in the field. Duarte himself is in jail awaiting trial on allegations of involvement with organised crime and siphoning off millions of dollars during his tenure, and prosecutors recently added charges of ordering the hit squads to "disappear" his enemies. (more...)
U.S. report criticizes FEMA response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico U.S. report criticizes FEMA response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico
- September 07, 2018

The agency examined FEMA's response to Maria in the context of its response to three other disasters: Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and wildfires in California. Currie added that FEMA was already 30 percent understaffed after Hurricane Harvey, and that some personnel were already drained by the storms and fires that hit prior to Maria. (more...)
Boris Johnson and wife Marina Wheeler divorcing after 25 years of marriage Boris Johnson and wife Marina Wheeler divorcing after 25 years of marriage
- September 07, 2018

In 2004 Boris confessed to having had a four-year affair with a journalist named Petronella Wyatt, and in 2010 it was revealed that he had fathered a daughter with Helen MacIntyre, an arts consultant. A poll yesterday by Tory grassroots website ConservativeHome found that Mr Johnson is surging ahead as the favourite among party members to lead the Tories after Theresa May . (more...)
Philippine senator defies Duterte’s arrest order in Senate standoff Philippine senator defies Duterte’s arrest order in Senate standoff
- September 07, 2018

Robles said the administration's effort to revive the charges against Trillanes was "wishful thinking", saying the revocation of amnesty and the arrest order has no legal basis. He read out the original copies of the September 2011 rulings of the Makati RTC courts dismissing the rebellion and coup de 'etat cases against Trillanes. (more...)
Iran, Russia and Turkey leaders to meet for crunch talks on Syria Iran, Russia and Turkey leaders to meet for crunch talks on Syria
- September 07, 2018

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that barrels of chlorine and munitions had been delivered to Idlib , while members of the White Helmets, which had been involved in the staged chemical weapons incident in the Syrian town of Douma in April, were getting their cameras ready. (more...)
Attorney general launches statewide investigation into clergy abuse Attorney general launches statewide investigation into clergy abuse
- September 07, 2018

NY and New Jersey launched new investigations into the Roman Catholic Church's handling of clergy sex abuse allegations Thursday as the number of similar inquiries around the country continues to grow. That's because the state now has one of the strictest laws in the nation when it comes to allowing victims to sue or press criminal charges. Underwood's office said an investigator would "review all allegations", and that law enforcement would "seek to protect victims' and witnesses' ... (more...)
Trump personally intervened to get government photographer to hide tiny inauguration crowds Trump personally intervened to get government photographer to hide tiny inauguration crowds
- September 07, 2018

Records from the Interior Department show that Trump seemingly persuaded a National Parks Services photographer to adjust the pictures to make the crowd look bigger and "accurately" represent "the inauguration crowd size", which resulted in the photographer cropping the image "where the crowd ended". (more...)
Police raid home of couple who raised $400K for homeless man Police raid home of couple who raised $400K for homeless man
- September 07, 2018

Katelyn McClure and Mark D'Amico were raided by authorities, who said Thursday they've opened a criminal investigation and executed a search warrant at the home of the New Jersey couple who raised $400,000 online for a homeless good Samaritan who now claims they mismanaged the cash. (more...)
John McDonnell condemns anti-Israel posters John McDonnell condemns anti-Israel posters
- September 07, 2018

It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the pictures but they are thought to have been put up in response to the Labour Party's decision Tuesday to accept the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism . (more...)
Paraguay embassy backs out of Jerusalem Paraguay embassy backs out of Jerusalem
- September 07, 2018

Paraguay's decision came as a major blow to Netanyahu's drive for global recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital; Paraguay was one of two countries to move its embassy following the USA decision to recognize the city as Israel's capital and move its own embassy in May. (more...)
Andrew Napolitano Concerned About Mueller's Written Questions Andrew Napolitano Concerned About Mueller's Written Questions
- September 07, 2018

Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani , told The Wall Street Journal late Thursday. It is not a good idea for President Donald Trump's legal team to answer written questions coming from special counsel Robert Mueller's team, Fox News judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano said Thursday. (more...)
Human Skulls Found in Mexican Mass Graves
- September 07, 2018

Forensic specialists are still working at the scene. The 166 skulls are believed to have been buried at least two years ago, according to Veracruz state prosecutor Jorge Winckler. Mr Winckler could not rule out finding more victims. It was unclear whether the grave described by prosecutors was the same site. Mexico has seen a rapid increase in violence since the army was deployed to fight the drug cartels in 2006, with more than 200,000 people murdered since then - 28,702 past year alone. (more...)
Russia Confirms Air Strikes on Syria's Idlib Russia Confirms Air Strikes on Syria's Idlib
- September 07, 2018

Russian Federation has warned the U.S. military twice in the last week that its forces, along with Syrian regime units, are prepared to attack in an area where dozens of United States troops are located, according to several USA defense officials. (more...)
Myanmar: Wives of convicted Reuters reporters shocked by sentences Myanmar: Wives of convicted Reuters reporters shocked by sentences
- September 07, 2018

A Myanmar judge on Monday found the two journalists guilty of breaching a law on state secrets and jailed them for seven years, in a landmark case seen as a test of progress towards democracy in the Southeast Asian country. "We admire her a lot - me, Wa Lone , the family - we feel really sad that the leader that we admire is misunderstanding us". "I believed that we would be able to go home together", she said, adding that later she "almost went insane". (more...)

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