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May and European Union consider extending transition to break Brexit impasse May and European Union consider extending transition to break Brexit impasse
- October 18, 2018

Picture: Reuters All smiles: Leo Varadkar and Theresa May during a meeting in Brussels yesterday. Now little more than three months remain before a final deadline on a "crash-out" no-deal Brexit. Irish border. "But the extended transition period could not be a substitute for a backstop". This offer would not in itself resolve the back-stop issue, which must be settled in the Brexit treaty that must be ratified before March to avoid a damaging "no deal" scenario. (more...)
Drug-impaired driving concerns as Canada legalises cannabis Drug-impaired driving concerns as Canada legalises cannabis
- October 18, 2018

All underwent criminal background checks, but a small pot possession conviction would not necessarily disqualify them. Yesterday, Canada became the second country after Uruguay to legalise so-called recreational marijuana. Hoping to keep pot users away from dealers of harder drugs, the Netherlands in the late 1970s began allowing "coffee shops" to sell marijuana. The federal government set a few baseline rules and left others to the provinces . (more...)
Cops lure runaway pig back home with Doritos Cops lure runaway pig back home with Doritos
- October 18, 2018

One of the responding deputies came up with a pretty tasty and effective solution by reaching into her lunch bag, where she found a bag of Poppin Jalapeño Doritos. He was returned to his pen, and deputies secured the gate. "It was fun!" police said. Apparently there's nothing the crunchy snack can't do, especially when it comes to a roaming pig with a hearty appetite. (more...)
Nationwide search continues for missing Wisconsin teen whose parents were killed Nationwide search continues for missing Wisconsin teen whose parents were killed
- October 18, 2018

Authorities believe Jayme is in imminent danger. "That's the main point", he said. "Is it random or targeted?" Fitzgerald said there are 200 law enforcement on ground. The sheriff says he can not say for sure that it is not Jayme Closs in surveillance video from Florida released Tuesday. "We've explained that time and again, that every behavioral change in someone is important", said Fitzgerald. (more...)
Duchess Meghan says she is 'running on adrenaline' during royal tour Duchess Meghan says she is 'running on adrenaline' during royal tour
- October 18, 2018

Pip Job NSW Drought Coordinator and National Rural Woman of the Year and a beef cattle producer near Dubbo showed the couple graphs of the rainfall and explained how hard it is to get hay. They will then head to a primary school to meet students who are involved in sustainability programs before they go to South Melbourne beach via the iconic Melbourne tram. (more...)
Italian bonds hit over possible EU revision of 2019 budget plan Italian bonds hit over possible EU revision of 2019 budget plan
- October 18, 2018

The weeks of wrangling that preceded the budget's approval and the previously announced plan to raise the deficit took markets on a roller coaster ride, but its passage by Conte's cabinet seemed to be saluted with relief. Italy's budget puts its economy minister, Giovanni Tria - seen as a moderate influence in the coalition - in a hard position as he has pushed for lower spending but was overruled by the coalition leadership. (more...)
Indian minister resigns, engages 97 lawyers to fight sexual assault accuser Indian minister resigns, engages 97 lawyers to fight sexual assault accuser
- October 18, 2018

India's fledgling #MeToo movement claimed its highest-profile scalp to date on Wednesday as a government minister and veteran editor quit after at least 20 women accused him of sexual harassment. The Vishakha Guidelines issued by the Honourable Supreme Court in 1997 and the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 ("POSH Act") have clearly laid down the steps to be taken to protect women at their workplaces. (more...)
Trump To Present Medal of Honor To Vietnam Vet Trump To Present Medal of Honor To Vietnam Vet
- October 18, 2018

After his captain was wounded in the fighting, then-Gunnery Sgt. Canley took command of his company to fend off multiple enemy attacks over a week, reports ABC News . They spent the past 13 years gathering interviews, first-person accounts and other materials needed to see their company gunny's award upgraded to the only one they thought he deserved: the Medal of Honor . (more...)
Australia considers moving embassy to Jerusalem Australia considers moving embassy to Jerusalem
- October 18, 2018

Palestinians want the capital of an independent Palestinian state to be in East Jerusalem, which Israel captured in the 1967 war and annexed. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates said it wishes to explicate to the Australian Prime Minister that the commitment towards a two-state solution means that no unilateral action shall be taken to undermine the status of Jerusalem. (more...)
Central Texas Floods & Bridge Collapse [PHOTOS & VIDEOS] Central Texas Floods & Bridge Collapse [PHOTOS & VIDEOS]
- October 18, 2018

The Llano River is still roaring and still causing havoc to communities. Massive floods swept through Central Texas on Tuesday, and rushing waters are expected to rise overnight and into Wednesday morning. Three bodies have been recovered. Fire officials in Austin have temporarily banned all boating along the city's waterways as heavy rain and flooding create risky conditions. (more...)
Canada becomes the first industrialised nation to legalise cannabis Canada becomes the first industrialised nation to legalise cannabis
- October 18, 2018

The Ontario Cannabis Store website - which offers different types of pot with names such as Easy Cheesy, Super Sonic and Shiskaberry - garnered mixed early reviews on social media, with some praising the website's simple design while others complained about high prices. (more...)
May faces European Union leaders head-to-head as Brexit deal falters May faces European Union leaders head-to-head as Brexit deal falters
- October 18, 2018

But he said she was "not against" the idea of extending the transition, a position confirmed by the European Union official. British Prime Minister Theresa May spoke of "working intensively over the next days and weeks" to achieve agreement that avoids a no-deal departure. (more...)
Long lines on first day of legal pot sales in Canada Long lines on first day of legal pot sales in Canada
- October 18, 2018

Marijuana possession first became a crime in Canada in 1923 but medical use has been legal since 2001. A coalition of groups concerned about the health risks associated with marijuana is calling legalization a "dark day for Canada". Marijuana will be available to purchase either online or in retail stores depending on the province. "Recreational cannabis users in Canada ... will just continue with their (existing) sources of supply until the legal system catches up". (more...)
Treasury Employee Accused of Leaking Documents to Reporter Treasury Employee Accused of Leaking Documents to Reporter
- October 18, 2018

Attorney Geoffrey Berman . Edwards is accused of disclosing "suspicious activity reports" (SARs) related to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former Manafort associate Rick Gates to a BuzzFeed reporter, starting in October 2017. (more...)
Hollywood actor called for the overthrow of Donald trump Hollywood actor called for the overthrow of Donald trump
- October 17, 2018

On social media, some Republicans blasted the New Hampshire Democratic Party for hosting Baldwin, whose tepid response to the #Metoo movement, support of Hollywood colleagues accused of sexual abuse, and aggressive remarks to press have raised eyebrows on both sides of the political spectrum. (more...)
20 scribes rally behind Priya Ramani, want to testify against MJ Akbar 20 scribes rally behind Priya Ramani, want to testify against MJ Akbar
- October 17, 2018

He said that Ramani "began this campaign a year ago with a magazine article " but had not named him earlier "as she knew it was an incorrect story". His resignation has come two days after he filed a defamation case against one of the accused, Priya Ramani . "The only office where I worked with her was that of The Asian Age ". (more...)
Iranian border guards kidnapped on border with Pakistan Iranian border guards kidnapped on border with Pakistan
- October 17, 2018

Lulakdan is a small village 150 kilometers (about 90 miles) southeast of Zahedan, capital of the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchistan. The Revolutionary Guards said in a statement carried on state television that some of its members were kidnapped by a terrorist group at a border post in the city of Mirjaveh in Sistan-Baluchestan province. (more...)
Sabarimala row: Protestors attack journalists, claim mediapersons ‘are creating trouble’ Sabarimala row: Protestors attack journalists, claim mediapersons ‘are creating trouble’
- October 17, 2018

A total of 30 people have been arrested in Pamba, 9 yesterday and 21 today, in connection with protests against the entry of women in age group 10-50 to Sabarimala Temple. The OP van of a news channel has been attacked by the mob. Briefing reporters the decisions of a Cabinet meeting here on Tuesday, Mr. Vijayan said the government would give due protection to the faithful. (more...)
Grandmother of girl in oven charged with murder Grandmother of girl in oven charged with murder
- October 17, 2018

The grandmother was taken in for questioning but has not yet been named or formally charged with a crime, according to the Associated Press. Jones made an initial appearance Tuesday evening before a judge, who set bail at $500,000. Williams said those toys had belonged to the child. He didn't know if she had a lawyer. Her body has been sent to the state Crime Lab in Pearl for an autopsy. (more...)
Europe Offers Britain an Olive Branch to Break Brexit Impasse Europe Offers Britain an Olive Branch to Break Brexit Impasse
- October 17, 2018

However, she dodged questions from pro-Brexit MPs like Boris Johnson and Iain Duncan Smith, who asked her whether the backstop would have a fixed end date. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday that while there was "still a chance" for an accord with Britain to leave the EU, Berlin was preparing for the possibility of a no-deal Brexit. (more...)
PM moves to protect gay students from expulsion due to their sexuality PM moves to protect gay students from expulsion due to their sexuality
- October 17, 2018

Labor Leader Bill Shorten told AAP that the law needs to change. "These laws are no longer appropriate, if indeed they ever were appropriate". State schools are already banned from discriminating against students on the basis of their sexuality. (more...)
Marijuana Became Fully Legal in Canada at Midnight Marijuana Became Fully Legal in Canada at Midnight
- October 17, 2018

Cannabis is legal in Canada and everyone should come to Canada and enjoy our cannabis". Premier Doug Ford took several swipes at the Trudeau government's legalization of marijuana during remarks to the Ontario Police Association Annual General Meeting. (more...)
European Union leaders prepare hardball Brexit summit choice for UK's May
- October 17, 2018

The choreography of Wednesday's summit opening highlights British isolation. Brexit negotiations are top of the agenda, with the PM due to meet European Union chief Donald Tusk before giving a speech to European Union leaders at a dinner. (more...)
Outraged Parents Say Davis Student Shared Cookies Made with Her Grandparent’s Ashes Outraged Parents Say Davis Student Shared Cookies Made with Her Grandparent’s Ashes
- October 17, 2018

Police said the claim is based on what students told them, and that the cookies have not yet been tested. In comments to the Bee , Davis Police Department spokesperson Lieutenant Paul Doroshov clarified the order of events. The police officer told The Sacramento Bee that it was a "good question" whether the incident could be considered a crime, and that there was an obscure penal code section over the improper disposal of human remains. (more...)
Israeli jets hit targets in Gaza after rocket attack Israeli jets hit targets in Gaza after rocket attack
- October 17, 2018

Israel's military said it struck armed training camps in Gaza and also targeted a squad about to launch a rocket. Her swift response likely saved their lives, as the home was destroyed and debris was scattered throughout the neighborhood. It has intensified the protests in recent weeks as Egyptian-mediated cease-fire efforts have faltered. The rioters carried burning tires, Molotov cocktails, hand grenades, rocks and live fireworks, all of which they threw at Israeli soldiers who were ... (more...)

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