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Trudeau's comments on Boushie verdict suggests Canadian justice system is wrong Trudeau's comments on Boushie verdict suggests Canadian justice system is wrong
- February 14, 2018

Colten Boushie vigil at Windsor courthouse. "We have to work with the provinces and territories to ensure there are Indigenous peoples that are in the jury pool, how they notify those individuals, why Indigenous communities feel disenfranchised or marginalized away from the system", Ms. (more...)
Secret Talks to Discuss Aftermath of Queen's Death Secret Talks to Discuss Aftermath of Queen's Death
- February 14, 2018

According to reports, a group of "high level" individuals from around the Commonwealth (consisting of Lord Howell, former British energy secretary; Louise Frechette, former United Nations Deputy Secretary-General; Robert Hill, former Australian defence minister; Dame Billie Miller, former Deputy Prime Minister of Barbados; Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former Nigerian finance minister; and George Vella, former Deputy Prime Minister of Malta and chaired by Anote Tong, former President of Kiribati) ... (more...)
Foreign aid helps create U.S. jobs, makes Americans more secure: Bill Gates Foreign aid helps create U.S. jobs, makes Americans more secure: Bill Gates
- February 14, 2018

Answering the question, Melinda Gates laid the answer out simply: "because they can do things no one else can". "Take the example of developing new diagnostics, drugs, and vaccines for diseases of poverty". Bill Gates has never had a reputation for being the easiest guy to work with. The question is how best to do it. "It's always been important to us that we are equal partners in our foundation's work". (more...)
Israel warns Assad: Do not allow Iran to attack Israel from Syria Israel warns Assad: Do not allow Iran to attack Israel from Syria
- February 14, 2018

They dispatched an Iranian drone from Syrian territory into Israel. To say the entire conflict is volatile is an understatement with so many players on the board. In the past few years, Hezbollah has " issued massive threats " towards Israel with military action. If the downing of a jet will cause Israel to exercise more restraint, Russian Federation will welcome it and the Syrian government will claim it as a victory. (more...)
Climber dies after fall on Mount Hood; witness saw him 'cartwheeling' Climber dies after fall on Mount Hood; witness saw him 'cartwheeling'
- February 14, 2018

The sheriff's office said an Oregon Army National Guard helicopter was called in to air lift the man from the Hogsback area of the mountain. He was later declared dead. "(The rescuers') priority, of course, is to reach the injured, assist the injured and make a determination to get (those two people) off of the mountain as quickly and safely (as possible)". (more...)
Flying leadership transfer inside Germany's SPD meets with resistance Flying leadership transfer inside Germany's SPD meets with resistance
- February 14, 2018

Schulz on Friday then gave up plans to become German foreign minister, hoping to shore up support among SPD members for the new coalition - but the manner in which he anointed Nahles as his successor rankled with many in the party. Kevin Kuehnert, who leads the SPD's youth wing and is campaigning for members to vote against another tie-up with Merkel, welcomed the decision as he said it would enable the party to focus completely on the members' coalition ballot. (more...)
Two Israelis Nearly Lynched in Jenin, Saved by Palestinian Authority Forces Two Israelis Nearly Lynched in Jenin, Saved by Palestinian Authority Forces
- February 14, 2018

Only family members were allowed to remain in the courtroom, and diplomats from Germany, Britain, Ireland and other European countries present to observe also were asked to leave by the judge, Lieutenant Colonel Menahem Liberman. An online petition by her father has received 1.7 million signatures while her face appears on street murals and posters. Signatory Michael Bennett of the Seattle Seahawks was past year among several American football players who pulled out of a propaganda tour ... (more...)
Assange stalemate drags on as judge rules arrest warrant stands Assange stalemate drags on as judge rules arrest warrant stands
- February 14, 2018

She added that Assange should have the courage to come to court to face the consequences of his choices. "He should have the courage to do the same". Arbuthnot, England's chief magistrate, had last week rejected claims by Assange's lawyers that the warrant for skipping bail was rendered null-and-void because there was no longer any underlying crime. (more...)
Omarosa Manigault Warns About 'Extreme' & 'Scary' Mike Pence While on 'Big Brother' Omarosa Manigault Warns About 'Extreme' & 'Scary' Mike Pence While on 'Big Brother'
- February 14, 2018

This week, Omarosa warned fellow Celebrity Big Brother inmates that Veep Mike Pence would make a far scarier president than Donald Trump because of his religious extremism. Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman has a warning for Trump haters longing for an impeachment: Be careful what you wish for. "I can honestly say I've never been spoken to in my life like the disgusting, foul-mouthed, homophobic way Omarosa spat at me throughout the weeks of filming", ... (more...)
Egypt in top-level talks with USA on political, economic, security releations Egypt in top-level talks with USA on political, economic, security releations
- February 14, 2018

The Egyptian military campaign comes ahead of presidential election in March, in which President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is seeking a second term in office. The US officials said the aim was to keep the coalition focused on the complete defeat of the Islamic State and other militant groups, and then rebuilding war-devastated zones to prevent extremists from regaining territory. (more...)
Off-duty Chicago Police Officer killed Off-duty Chicago Police Officer killed
- February 14, 2018

The suspect was taken into custody. With a 30 year veteran gone, Chicago police superintendent Eddie Johnson got emotional relaying the news to reporters. Authorities said the officer ranked as a commander with the police. His body was led in a procession from Northwestern to the medical examiner's office near Damen and Harrison on the West Side just after 5 p.m. (more...)
Trump hamstrings US NAFTA team, says Canada's chief negotiator Trump hamstrings US NAFTA team, says Canada's chief negotiator
- February 14, 2018

Nathan Small (D-Las Cruces). A renegotiated free trade deal between Canada, Mexico and the USA has made limited progress because the talks are moving along too quickly, Canada's chief negotiator said Tuesday. Representative Darin LaHood of IL, a Republican who sits on the Ways and Means Committee, said Tuesday that "pulling out of Nafta would be a grave mistake" and that the Trump administration's trade policy has been misguided. (more...)
Man dies in Heathrow Airport vehicle crash Man dies in Heathrow Airport vehicle crash
- February 14, 2018

A man has died after two vehicles crashed into each other at London's Heathrow Airport on Wednesday morning. Additional details have not been released, though a spokesperson said The Health and Safety Executive has been informed and officers from the Met's Serious Collision Investigation Unit are investigating. (more...)
France to strike Syria if chemical weapon use is proved, Macron says France to strike Syria if chemical weapon use is proved, Macron says
- February 14, 2018

On January 22: A suspected chlorine attack in Douma, led to at least 21 cases of respiratory problems, including children, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. In a telephone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday, Macron said he was "worried about indications suggesting the possible use of chlorine on several occasions against the civilian population in Syria these last few weeks". (more...)
Trump's inhumane food stamp replacement pitch is no Blue Apron Trump's inhumane food stamp replacement pitch is no Blue Apron
- February 14, 2018

Under the new proposal, households getting $90 or more a month in SNAP benefits would receive a portion of their benefits in the form of a USDA Foods package. They can be redeemed at many stores for food , but the program is rife with abuse. Pat Roberts of Kansas, who head the committees, said in a joint statement that they are "committed to. (more...)
Woman stabbed, dumped on remote road dies Woman stabbed, dumped on remote road dies
- February 14, 2018

Gross and Leonardo are both in custody at the Santa Rita Jail . "The last thing, we believe, that she was able to do was to point us in the direction of the people that killed her". It said she crawled about 100 yards until a passerby spotted her and called 911. A trail of blood and clothes lined the roadway. The two suspects and the victim all knew each other. (more...)
Pentagon defends airstrike that reportedly killed 'dozens' of Russian mercenaries in Syria Pentagon defends airstrike that reportedly killed 'dozens' of Russian mercenaries in Syria
- February 14, 2018

I can't give you anything on that. UPDATE #1 - 11:38 am ET: While Bloomberg's original report put last week's death toll at over 200, the New York Times and other American news outlets are reporting far more conservative numbers. White . While the USA has used private contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan for years, Russian law forbids the hiring of mercenaries or working as one even though Russia has used proxies in eastern Ukraine, where it has backed pro-Moscow separatists since 2014. (more...)
Obama Reveals Unconventional Portrait By Nigerian Painter Obama Reveals Unconventional Portrait By Nigerian Painter
- February 14, 2018

Obama's portrait and Amy Sherald , for Mrs. Obama - are black; both have explored themes of race in their work. Artist Kehinde Wiley painted Barack Obama's portrait, which showed him sitting with a garden in the background. Established artists don't need commissions; Mrs. Obama's selection of Sherald, however, will have a major impact on her career right when she needs it. (more...)
Missing firefighter on Whiteface Mountain is: 'Outgoing, positive, larger than life' Missing firefighter on Whiteface Mountain is: 'Outgoing, positive, larger than life'
- February 14, 2018

A Canadian man whose disappearance from a New York ski resort last week prompted a mass search was found safe in Sacramento Tuesday, according to the New York State Police Department. "We reached the point, with some things looked over three or four times, . professionals (were) saying, 'Maybe he is not on this mountain.' That's how thorough they were". (more...)
Hawks now looking for Duduzane Zuma Hawks now looking for Duduzane Zuma
- February 14, 2018

A police officer told Reuters: "This is a crime scene". Speculation is rife that the raid is in connection with the Gupta family's alleged involvement in state capture . "They have not been arrested or charged with anything and are still free as we speak‚" he told TimesLIVE a short while ago. The raid happened as the ruling African National Congress Party awaited a response from Mr Zuma after instructing him on Tuesday to quit office because of a series of scandals. (more...)
Alexander Delgado, Who Swapped Places With Twin Brother To Escape Prison, Recaptured Alexander Delgado, Who Swapped Places With Twin Brother To Escape Prison, Recaptured
- February 14, 2018

Alexander Delgado was recaptured Monday after a year on the run. Alexander Delgado Herrera was serving a 16 year sentence for child sexual abuse and robbery in a prison outside the Peruvian capital, Lima, when his twin brother, Giancarlo, visited in January 2017. (more...)
Netanyahu remains defiant in face of corruption allegations Netanyahu remains defiant in face of corruption allegations
- February 14, 2018

He added that "our government will finish its term and I am sure that in the next elections [due in 2019], I will again win your confidence". "In his framework, what was discussed was the assistance of Mr. Police said Netanyahu tried to promote legislation to extend a 10-year tax exemption for returning Israelis on income earned overseas - which Israel's media nicknamed the " Milchan Law " because it could have saved him tax expenses. (more...)
Bomber sentenced to 2 life terms for Manhattan attack Bomber sentenced to 2 life terms for Manhattan attack
- February 14, 2018

Rahimi was also ordered to pay $562,803 in restitution to the victims of his crimes, the statement added. Inspired by the Daesh and Al-Qaeda terrorist groups, Rahimi planted and detonated several bombs in the USA states of New York and New Jersey, including a pressure cooker device that exploded in the New York City neighborhood of Chelsea , wounding 30 people. (more...)
Political crisis in South Africa: President Jacob Zuma told to step down Political crisis in South Africa: President Jacob Zuma told to step down
- February 14, 2018

The recall does not remove Zuma from office, but it does corner him. The Presidency has urged the media to await official communication on the matter. However, the African National Congress (ANC) said it does not know whether the politically isolated president will heed the decision of the party's national executive committee, which expects a response from Zuma on Wednesday. (more...)
South Africa: Police raid Gupta family home South Africa: Police raid Gupta family home
- February 14, 2018

The people must elect the new South African President, not a few connected cadres within the ANC, he concluded. But what if the president continues to resist the calls to step down? Here's a look at what might happen next. The decision to tell Zuma, who faces multiple charges of corruption, to stand down was taken at anemergency session of the highest decision-making body of the African National Congress near Pretoria, the administrative capital, late on Monday evening, and conveyed to the ... (more...)

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