Thursday October 19-th, 2017

South African opposition protests Zuma, who celebrates 75th

The ruling African National Congress (ANC) party has rejected calls for Zuma to step down. The opposition has called for a no-confidence vote against Zuma in parliament on April 18. He sold the country . The EFF's Provincial Secretary Jossey B...

In surprise move, Iran's Ahmadinejad to run for president

Mashaei, however, was not able to make it past the Guardian Council's vetting of the final list of presidential candidates. Ahmadinejad was known during his two terms in office as a hardliner who pushed forward Iran's nuclear program despite glob...

NY set to make state college tuition free for middle class

When the bill is signed, NY will become the first state to make tuition free at four-year colleges. In 2018it will be increased to $110,000, then $125,000 in 2019. Middle-class families could save up to $25,880 for a four-year degree at a State Uni...

Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner meet to smooth tensions Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner meet to smooth tensions

Business Insider cited in its report two unnamed sources familiar with the matter. Bannon resigned from Breitbart News in November and has repeatedly said he no longer makes editorial decisions. In the days that followed, Breitbart conspicuous...

BC parties ready for election race to May 9 finish BC parties ready for election race to May 9 finish

Clark says freezing those tolls is part of their plan to make the B.C. easier to live in. - The Liberals accused the NDP of collecting $672,576 in donations from the United Steelworkers in one year, which the party says is the largest single-year d...

Prince George, Princess Charlotte to be in Pippa Middleton's wedding Prince George, Princess Charlotte to be in Pippa Middleton's wedding

The couple began dating in 2012 but remained broken up for several years. The whole family will be in attendance at Pippa's wedding, but no word yet on what Kate's role will be. This is a modus operandi which Kate has employed at numerous other w...

Putin says expects 'fake' gas attacks to discredit Syria's Assad

The meeting follows Tillerson's comments on Sunday when he said Russian Federation was "incompetent" for allowing Syria to maintain stocks of chemical weapons. "We have seen sanctions against Ukraine, and they didn't achieve much". Tillerson spoke ...

Pakistan seeks global cooperation in stopping bloodshed in Occupied Kashmir Pakistan seeks global cooperation in stopping bloodshed in Occupied Kashmir

Government forces opened fire on Sunday on crowds of people who attacked polling stations during a byelection for a vacant seat in India's Parliament, killing eight people. Many were grievously injured with bullets fired by police and paramilitary tr...

State of Emergency declared ahead of Wednesday's weather

In Ware County, Waycross Middle School, located at 700 Central Avenue, opened at 6 p.m. Wednesday as a care center for any individual needing safe shelter during the storm. And a child was injured when a tree fell on the family house in Latta, in eas...

Executions in China said to outpace world despite decline Executions in China said to outpace world despite decline

The US-based rights group Dui Hua estimated that about 2,400 people were executed in China in 2013, and it says that number remained more or less the same in 2014 and 2015. Vietnam is also one of the world's biggest executioners. Sangiorgio s...

US, Mexico, Canada join to launch 2026 World Cup bid US, Mexico, Canada join to launch 2026 World Cup bid

Perhaps a U.S. -Mexico tug of war over the final at Los Angeles's new National Football League stadium or Mexico City's Azteca Stadium, which has hosted two World Cup title games? The World Cup was last held in the region at US 94, while Mexico h...

Senate Confirms Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court Senate Confirms Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court

And, Republican senators in using the " nuclear option " of a majority-only requirement for approval, reject the very logic they used against Garland, that the people through their votes would let it be known what kind of justice they wanted.

Sweden attack suspect refused residency Sweden attack suspect refused residency

The suspect was arrested this evening in Marsta, a suburb around 40 kilometres, north of Stockholm. In Europe, vehicles have also been used as deadly weapons in attacks in Nice, France, Berlin and London over the past year that were claimed by th...

Sergio Garcia Wins The Masters: Triumphs In Tournament After Epic Finish Sergio Garcia Wins The Masters: Triumphs In Tournament After Epic Finish

He lost a three-shot lead in the final round at Carnoustie in the 2007 British Open, and after losing in a playoff to Padraig Harrington, he said he was playing against "more than the field", intimating that somehow, the golfing gods were out to get ...

Will continue to provide outstanding opportunities to Indian students: Australian PM

During their talks, the two leaders made a decision to significantly expand their ties in several key areas including defence, trade, energy and education. A major sticking point for the Indians is labour mobility. The countries also pledged to exp...

Four hikers die in Canada after avalanche hits popular trail Four hikers die in Canada after avalanche hits popular trail

Family members of the hikers had gathered in Lions Bay Sunday morning. Before the bodies were recovered Colwell told Postmedia: "This is a challenging search". "The tracks were at the summit and there was an obvious sheer break in the snow over the...

Israel Closes Border With Egypt Israel Closes Border With Egypt

No injuries were reported. According to the IDF, the rocket was sacked from the Sinai Peninsula, presumably by the Islamic State terrorist group's affiliate there. "In light of the gravity of the threat, the anti-terror bureau advises Israelis now ...

White House Says Trump Open to More Action in Syria White House Says Trump Open to More Action in Syria

Trump and Xi last week held their first summit at Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida where they announced a 100-day plan to improve strained trade ties, the only tangible announcement after their meetings that were overshadowed by the U.S. President Trump'...

Groups sue to obtain White House visitor logs Groups sue to obtain White House visitor logs

None of us remotely expected that Donald Trump-the guy who has kept his tax returns under wraps-would keep up President Obama's practice of disclosing visitor logs to the White House. The 2009 agreement permitted some exceptions to disclosure, includ...

S.N.L. Nails Pepsi's Tone-Deaf Kendall Jenner Commercial S.N.L. Nails Pepsi's Tone-Deaf Kendall Jenner Commercial

The commercial has been accused of trivialising a serious issue by some of its online critics, but Pepsi has defended the advert, saying it carries an "important message". He says that Jenner was "nice to every person" on set and she "talked when ...

Netanyahu: Israel committed to working with Trump for peace

Israel, it is fair to say, is not viewed as a burden or a fly in ointment by the new administration, as it had been for eight years. The U.S. Embassy is no closer to moving to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government...

Syrian refugee in Jacksonville hopes airstrike will prompt change Syrian refugee in Jacksonville hopes airstrike will prompt change

Trump appears to have taken a very different view towards refugees from that country, seeking to bar them indefinitely with his attempts at a travel ban, despite an outcry not to do so. "The meaning of freedom is to have a good life", she told report...

Trump, Xi have 'candid,' 'positive' talks in Florida

The dinner began at 7 p.m. "The relationship developed by President Xi and myself I think is outstanding", Trump said in contrast to the anti-China rhetoric of his 2016 election campaign. "For President Xi, this will be embarrassing internationally...

Somalia's new military chief survives bombing that kills 15

The Islamist group al Shabaab was behind the attack, said Abdiasis Abu Musab, al Shabaab's spokesman for military operations. The blast which was aimed an army convoy carrying senior Somali military commanders ripped through a passenger bus and dam...

Timeline - The six months to the topsy-turvy French presidential election Timeline - The six months to the topsy-turvy French presidential election

Two of the outside contenders in France's presidential election, Francois Fillon and Jean-Luc Melenchon, whipped up support with mass rallies on Sunday, seeking a last-gasp boost ahead of an increasingly tight first voting round. Feb 5, 2017 - Le Pen...

No political solution in Syria with Assad in power: Haley

Haley's harsh and public rebuke of Bolivia's request echoes the strong criticism she levied against Assad and the Syrian regime during Friday's security council meeting. But Russia condemned the strikes against its ally in Damascus, and said it was s...

Threat level raised in Norway after device found

The suspect in the attack, who is in police custody, is a 39-year-old native of Uzbekistan, the Associated Press reports. Police have block a area in central Oslo and arrested a man after the discovery of "bomb-like device", in Oslo , Norway Apr...

Kremlin to Tillerson: Trump's Syria strike 'plays into the hands of extremists'

Tillerson echoed the president's comments, telling Stephanopoulos, "I think the president was very clear in his message to the American people, that this strike was related exclusively to the most recent, horrific use of chemical weapons against wome...

Trump Trying to Discredit Congressional Investigations, Schiff Says

The US intelligence community has long assessed RT to be a propaganda tool of the Kremlin, writing in a January report on Russian interference in the US election that the organization had participated in disinformation campaigns aimed at the US.

US, Russia at odds over strikes on Syrian air base

JUDY WOODRUFF: Both Russia and Syria claim rebel groups were responsible for Tuesday's chemical attack, and the Russians quickly condemned the US missile strike. role in the Syria war. In her opinion, "now we just need to talk and negotiate like...

United Nations strongly condemns North Korea's latest missile launch United Nations strongly condemns North Korea's latest missile launch

Most of these missiles are also relatively shorter range weapons, although they are capable of reaching anywhere in South Korea. Council members said they "deplore" all North Korean ballistic missile activity, stressing that it contributes to the c...

Le Pen says banks will not quit France if it quits…

Unlike that first debate, Tuesday's will feature all of the candidates and not just the top five, provoking fears it could become unwieldy. To channel such discontent away from the populist right of Le Pen, Emmanuel Macron founded a new political p...

Foreign Office defends navy for ordering Spanish warship out of Gibraltar waters Foreign Office defends navy for ordering Spanish warship out of Gibraltar waters

After an European Union document suggested that Spain would be given a say on post-Brexit agreements governing the Rock, Tory peer Lord Howard said he was certain that the Prime Minister would be ready to defend the Rock as Margaret Thatcher did ...

China president's plane stops in Alaska after Trump visit China president's plane stops in Alaska after Trump visit

The Chinese government officially notified the governor's office last month that President Xi Jinping would be flying into Anchorage, and requested a meeting between President Xi and Governor Walker. Ahead of the two presidents' second round of talks...

Dallas looking at why emergency sirens sounded in error Dallas looking at why emergency sirens sounded in error

Outdoor emergency warning sirens went off across Dallas late Friday, despite no severe weather or any other live emergency threat. They started sounding around 11 p.m., and the Office of Emergency Management had to turn them off manually.

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