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Venezuela leader: Officials treated like Jews under Nazis

Global pressure on the troubled South American nation has been increasing, with the Organization of American States voting Monday to hold a rare foreign ministers' meeting later this month to discuss the crisis. "We are not a threat against peace on the worldwide or regional level". A senior United Nations political affairs official briefed the 15-member Security Council on the situation on We... [Full Article...]

'Everybody' has better health care than the US

'Everybody' has better health care than the US The bill to repeal and replace significant parts of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) passed the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, leaving millions of Americans facing the prospect of losing their health insurance. Healthcare in the USA is much more complicated, as there is no broad overarching government-funded healthcare system. Sanders, looking like he was ready to jump ou... [Full Article...]

Police search for toddler, stepfather swept away in Quebec floods

In Quebec, the province hardest hit by the flooding, more than 1,500 homes have been flooded in 121 towns and cities and almost 1,000 people evacuated, the emergency services said. They say the water is very cold and there is a current". On Thursday, Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard told an assembly of the province's municipal politicians that 132 municipalities had been effected thus far by fl... [Full Article...]

Bobby Moynihan Ends 9 Year Run on SNL This Week

Bobby Moynihan Ends 9 Year Run on SNL This Week This season was Moynihan's ninth on "SNL" - placing him among the longest-running cast members in the show's history. He also played recurring original characters such as Drunk Uncle , Riblet and Anthony Crispino . Moynihan's final appearance on the show will take place this weekend for SNL's season finale which will feature host Dwayne Johnson and musical guest Katy Perry. [Full Article...]

BC election results are 'beginning of something different,' Clark says

The unofficial results showed Liberals finished with 40.85 per cent of the popular vote, down about four per cent from 2013. Regardless of the outcome of the last riding, no party would be able to win the 44 seats necessary to govern with a majority in the 87-seat legislature. [Full Article...]

Georgia executes man who killed elderly neighbor in 1992

Georgia executes man who killed elderly neighbor in 1992 They said its use would violate constitutional protections against cruel and unusual punishment. However, Georgia law requires executions by lethal injection . But the three-judge panel ruled: "The Georgia legislature is free, within the parameters established by the United States Constitution, to choose the method of execution it deems appropriate". [Full Article...]

Pakistan can not execute Kulbhushan Jadhav till the court rules on case: ICJ

On Monday, India and Pakistan presented their arguments before the International Court of Justice with New Delhi demanding the immediate suspension of his death sentence and Islamabad accusing it of using the world body as a stage for "political theatre" through a "misconceived" plea. [Full Article...]

President Trump: James Comey better hope there are no 'tapes' of talks

Mr. Comey is reportedly happy about the existence of the tapes, and hopes they exist . The shifting accounts of the decision to fire Comey, whom Trump derided as a "showboat" and "grandstander", added to a mounting sense of uncertainty and chaos in the West Wing, as aides scrambled to get their stories straight and appease an angry president. [Full Article...]

Japan economy expands at 2.2 percent annual pace in Jan-Mar

Japan economy expands at 2.2 percent annual pace in Jan-Mar The economy grew at a 1.2 percent pace in the last quarter of 2016. Japan had previously been reluctant to have the TPP come into force without the United States amid fears that such a deal would be unlikely to provide the tailwinds needed for Japanese exporters such as automakers and electronics makers. [Full Article...]

John Terry has made most of season on periphery at Chelsea

Chelsea captain John Terry said that he is mulling over retirement after their last game of the season on Sunday. I will sit and consider it with my family, whether it's here or overseas. And Watford substitute Stefano Okaka equalized after holding off Terry before Fabregas' decisive 88th-minute strike. But it wasn't to be and two minutes from time Cesc Fabregas came up with the victor, the S... [Full Article...]

Intel spat adds to Israeli concerns about Trump visit

Israel complained that a USA representative rejected allowing Israel's prime minister to join Trump for a visit to the Western Wall because it isn't in Israeli territory. It considers the entire city its eternal capital and is set next week to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of what it calls Jerusalem's unification. [Full Article...]

Jordanian Spies: Israel Unlikely as Source of Secret Trump Information

Jordanian Spies: Israel Unlikely as Source of Secret Trump Information It said that Trump told Lavrov about a specific Islamic State group bomb threat. A report on ABC Tuesday said that Israeli officials were now very concerned that the life of the Israeli spy who obtained the information that Trump presented to the Russians, according to reports Tuesday, is in danger. [Full Article...]

Kulbhushan Jadhav case: 10 arguments that India made

Kulbhushan Jadhav case: 10 arguments that India made The International Court of Justice (ICJ) today denied permission to Pakistan to play a purported "confessional" video of retired Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav at a public hearing here. It also told the court that Jadhav was framed. Both lay claim to complete control over the Himalayan territory of Kashmir which has been divided between India and Pakistan since the end of British coloni... [Full Article...]

State of emergency in Montreal after heavy flooding

One of the hardest-hit towns has been Rigaud, west of Montreal, the AP reports. Flood watches remain in effect in the regions of Montreal, Outaouais, the Laurentians, Lanaudière, the South Shore and Mauricie, where the St. "We're doing the utmost to try and slow down the flow of water coming - and it's massive", said Quebec Environment Minister David Heurtel. "We are here to serve the civilian... [Full Article...]

North Korea rejects UNSC statement on its missile firing

North Korea rejects UNSC statement on its missile firing Han said that Sunday's test-launch was "successful in flight". On Sunday, the North launched its latest ballistic missile in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions. Pyongyang defends its weapons programmes as necessary to counter US hostility and regularly threatens to destroy the United States. First, the test-firing was conducted just days after Moon Jae-in had been sworn in as the new ... [Full Article...]

PIA crew returns home after heroin bust episode

PIA crew returns home after heroin bust episode Addressing a news conference here on Wednesday, he said only media is airing the news that the United Kingdom authorities recovered narcotics from Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight, PK-785, that had left from Islamabad for London on May 15. [Full Article...]

Melissa McCarthy Hosts 'Saturday Night Live'

Aidy Bryant takes to the White House Press Room podium as Sarah Huckabee Sanders, with an accent straight out of the Bible belt, filling in for the on-leave Spicer. " Saturday Night Live " has previously used kisses between Trump and his associates as a means of poking fun at the president. And upon being informed of reports that Trump might fire him , Spicer embarks on his podium to NY and the... [Full Article...]

Now what? Election puts BC into political parts unknown

The NDP won 41 seats and the Greens have three seats, leaving Weaver to determine whether to side with the Liberals or the New Democrats in a minority government situation. "People across British Columbia have shown that they are ready for politics to be done differently". Barring any major change in the current makeup of seats, Weaver could agree to form a coalition with either the NDP or Lib... [Full Article...]

Ohio high school students get pepper-sprayed for class

Ohio high school students get pepper-sprayed for class Before getting sprayed, the volunteers needed to get a waiver signed by their parents to give them permission to the sprayed by the OC. Today reported that the required permission slip advised that the experiment was "completely voluntary" and that students had the option between being "swabbed" or receiving "a quick "burst" to the facial area with this chemical agent". [Full Article...]

Mitch McConnell: I Recommended Merrick Garland for FBI Director

Mitch McConnell: I Recommended Merrick Garland for FBI Director Last week, Donald Trump fired James Comey as director of the FBI in the middle of the Russian Federation investigation, sparking outrage and accusations of obstruction of justice. The inability of the White House to settle on a single explanation for why Comey was sacked rapidly turned into a debacle aided and abetted by the president. [Full Article...]


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