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Clark calls on Ottawa to ban coal exports after softwood lumber duties

Green Leader Andrew Weaver said he was pleased by Clark's lobbying efforts to ban thermal coal, but he accused the Liberals of waiting too long to take that position. Christy Clark is calling for a ban of American thermal coal. "I told British Columbians that I would use every tool at our disposal to ensure we get a fair deal on softwood lumber", Clark said in the letter. [Full Article...]

Israeli Newspaper Claims Trump to Recognize Jerusalem as Jewish State's Capital

The new US ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, reportedly will arrive in Israel on May 15 and present his credentials to President Reuven Rivlin in June. President Barack Obama did not visit until his second term. It was also reported that the chairman of the Republican Party in Israel, Marc Zell, hinted that Jerusalem prefers that the embassy remain in Tel Aviv at the moment. [Full Article...]

After attack, France looks toward weekend presidential vote

After attack, France looks toward weekend presidential vote The Champs-Elysees gunman who shot and killed a Paris police officer just days before France's presidential election had a note with him defending the Islamic State group, France's anti-terrorism prosecutor said Friday. Molins said the shooter had arrived in a vehicle, walked out of the passenger seat and opened fire with a Kalashnikov at around 8.47 p.m. local time (1847GMT) on a police patrol ... [Full Article...]

Future of revamped health care bill remains dubious in House

Five days to pass a spending bill, The Washington Post adds , is "a tight timeline under the most generous of circumstance that would be almost impossible to meet if House leaders also try to force a vote on the repeal legislation". During their recess, some Republican lawmakers have faced angry constitutions - many of them upset over the Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare - during town hall ... [Full Article...]

Prime Minister Sharif Says Pakistan Can Respond to Any Threat

Prime Minister Sharif Says Pakistan Can Respond to Any Threat Jadhav, who was arrested in March past year by Pakistan and accused by the country of spying, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on Monday triggering tension between India and Pakistan. Reacting strongly to Jadhav's sentencing, India has said that if the ruling was carried out, "the government and people of India will regard it as a case of premeditated murder". [Full Article...]

Hundreds more held in Turkey over suspected links to U.S. cleric Gulen

Turkish authorities arrested more than 1,000 members of the Security Directorate for alleged links to the opposition movement Hizmet, headed by the controversial theologian Fethullah Gulen, an official source informed today. They are the latest indication there will be no let-up in the fight against Turkey's perceived enemies after the referendum, with fighter jets on Tuesday pounding Kurdish mil... [Full Article...]

Fitbit data used as evidence in Ellington murder case

Fitbit data used as evidence in Ellington murder case While Dabate claimed that an unknown masked intruder killed his wife during a robbery, investigators are piecing together information obtained from Connie's FitBit device that likely proves her husband is not being forthcoming about what really transpired in their CT home the day she was killed. [Full Article...]

Senior White House Official Says Military Preparations Are Underway Regarding North Korea

Senior White House Official Says Military Preparations Are Underway Regarding North Korea Trump has discussed North Korea with United Nations ambassadors, increased US military presence in the region, and leaned on China to pressure Pyongyang. House members will get a separate administration briefing at the Capitol later in the day. Despite the friction with China over THAAD, Harris has been "encouraged" by China's recent contacts with North Korea to try to influence its behavior. [Full Article...]

Nasdaq tops 6000 as earnings boost Wall St; US tax code eyed

About 7.31 billion shares changed hands in USA exchanges, above the 6.4 billion daily average over the last 20 sessions. Shares of financial companies rose 0.9%, with banks leading the rally. Straight Path rose 6.3 per cent after the company said a "multi-national telecommunications company" had offered $104.64 per-share, topping AT&T's bid of $95.63 per share. [Full Article...]

Kelly Sotherton upgraded to Olympic bronze after Tatyana Chernova doping disqualification

Kelly Sotherton upgraded to Olympic bronze after Tatyana Chernova doping disqualification The silver medalist in Beijing, Lyudmila Blonska of Ukraine, has already been disqualified for doping. Britain's Kelly Sotherton is set to be upgraded to an Olympic bronze medal for the second time in five months after retrospective drug tests. [Full Article...]

10 killed in landmine blast in Pakistan

10 killed in landmine blast in Pakistan Jamaatul Ahrar, a splinter group of the outlawed Tehrik- e-Taliban Pakistan, had claimed responsibility for that bombing. The injured and the bodies were moved to Tehsil Headquarters Hospital, Kurram. Data from the South Asia Terrorism Portal shows more than 2,600 Shia Muslims have been killed in militant attacks since 2002 across Pakistan. It said through its spokesman that the attack targeted ... [Full Article...]

Chechen President Reportedly Wants Gays 'Eliminated' by Ramadan

Chechen President Reportedly Wants Gays 'Eliminated' by Ramadan Human Rights First Advocacy Counsel Shawn Gaylord said his organization aimed to "drive action" and "help achieve justice" with the video , which was produced in partnership with the Russian-Speaking American LGBT Association , or RUSA LGBT. [Full Article...]

MK vets say MPs won't vote against Zuma

MK vets say MPs won't vote against Zuma While parliamentary speaker Mbete "has no position" on the issue of a secret ballot, the rules of the National Assembly "do not provide for secret voting", parliamentary spokesman Moloto Mothapo said in an emailed statement. UDM leader Bantu Holomisa took to Twitter to celebrate. "In this matter the applicant has not exhausted its internal remedies‚ in that‚ a party or a member has the right to ... [Full Article...]

Canada's Trudeau Defends Dairy System After Trump Criticism

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin and NY state officials have asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to take action to help dairy farmers in their states who've been hurt by Canada's decision to change policy in pricing its own milk. MacNaughton says the facts don't bear out that Canada's policies are the cause of financial loss for US dairy farmers. Trump has vowed to reform NAFTA, which allows fr... [Full Article...]

1980s stars Bananarama reunite for first tour ever

1980s stars Bananarama reunite for first tour ever Almost 30 years after "petty squabbles" forced Siobhan Fahey , Keren Woodward and Sara Dalin ended a six-year run on the pop charts that included the hits, " Cruel Summer ", " Venus " and " I Heard a Rumour ", the group tells The Sun that they've burried the hatchet and are launching a United Kingdom tour kicking off in November. [Full Article...]

Exit Polls Predict Sweep For BJP, AAP Rout In Delhi Civic Polls

There are over 1.1 lakh first-time voters. L-G Anil Baijal was the first to vote at 8am in Masjid Moth polling centre. It had recently lost the by-polls to the Rajouri Garden seat which it blamed was due to hostile constituency dynamics. The election to two wards has been postponed due to the death of candidates. Interestingly, former Delhi minister and turncoat Arvinder Singh Lovely, who rece... [Full Article...]

Toddler Among Five Dead In New York House Fire

Among those killed were a 2-year-old boy, a 9-year-old boy, a 14-year-old girl, a 20-year-old woman and a 45-year-old man, police said. "Today, the fire department mourns with this community and the loss of five people in this home". Mayor Bill de Blasio is on his way to the scene. "I'm just emotional about it because I'm a grandfather and I have kids, too". Witness Tiasha Johnson told the Dail... [Full Article...]

United Nations chief Guterres says 'everything' must be done to confront North Korea

United Nations chief Guterres says 'everything' must be done to confront North Korea The source added that Beijing is also not ruling out the beginning of May as a possible time for a test. Kim said the DPRK's policy is shaped by the Trump administration's push for "high intensity sanctions" against the country, deploying tactical nuclear weapons in South Korea and launching military action aimed at "beheading" the North's leadership headed by Kim Jong Un. [Full Article...]

Arkansas fights on multiple legal fronts to begin executions

Arkansas fights on multiple legal fronts to begin executions District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas via AP). This combination of file photos provided by the Arkansas. Baker, dealt another blow Saturday. In her order Saturday, US District Judge Kristine Baker said there was "a significant possibility" the inmates will succeed in challenging the execution protocol. [Full Article...]

Madison Area YMCA campaigns to prevent child abuse

Madison Area YMCA campaigns to prevent child abuse Together, in small or big ways, people can help bring awareness to child abuse and neglect and make a difference in communities. Many of these t-shirt wearers are also carrying info packets they can pass out on Potter/Randall Counties child abuse statistics, as well as CASA's contact information. [Full Article...]


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