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Chemical weapons experts in Turkey to investigate alleged Syrian sarin attack

Western leaders including US President Donald Trump have accused Assad of being behind last week's attack in the rebel-held town Khan Sheikhoun, saying his forces unleashed a chemical weapon during an air strike. It was the deadliest such incident since a sarin gas attack killed hundreds of people in a rebel-held suburb of Damascus in 2013, prompting threats of USA military action. [Full Article...]

Canada introduces law to decriminalize marijuana

Canada introduces law to decriminalize marijuana No later than July 2018, Canadians will be able to pop into their local cannabis distributor to buy some pot - no medical prescription required. In many cases, it is easier for our children to get cannabis than it is to get cigarettes. Canada, he added , would also " make the very strong point" that its new legal regime would be better at protecting children and keeping illegal cash away from or... [Full Article...]

BC NDP promises to freeze BC Hydro rates

At her BC Liberal Party's campaign platform launch on Monday in Vancouver, Premier Christy Clark spent 21 minutes answering questions from reporters on everything from child care to bridge tolls, and First Nations benefits from resource developments. [Full Article...]

'Conflict could break out at any moment' over N Korea: China

He added: "We will go to war if they choose". The U.S. commander in Afghanistan said on Friday that the decision to use one of the biggest conventional bombs ever used in combat was purely tactical. I think we had a very good chemistry together. The Vice Minister, speaking to the Associated Press , said North Korea will "certainly will not keep our arms crossed in the face of a USA pre-empt... [Full Article...]

China warns war could break out 'at any moment' over North Korea

North Korea, still technically at war with the South after their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce but not a treaty, has on occasion conducted missile or nuclear tests to coincide with big political events and often threatens the United States, South Korea and Japan. [Full Article...]

Residents, fighters evacuate from four besieged Syria towns

Thousands of militants and their families would depart for Idlib, while thousands of people would leave Foua and Kefraya for government-held parts of Aleppo province, according to the terms of the deal. The evacuations Friday marked the first stage in a months-long process to evacuate some 30,000 Syrians from the opposition-held towns of Madaya and Zabadani in the south and Fouaa and Kefraya in th... [Full Article...]

China, Russia warn against fuelling North Korea tensions

During his 40-minute interview with the AP, Han placed the blame for tensions on Trump. The prosecutor-turned-politician vowed to complete the deployment of an advanced USA missile defense system here in the first half of this year and procure more reconnaissance and strike equipment as well as nuclear-powered submarines created to fend off submarine-launched ballistic missiles from the North.... [Full Article...]

Aaron Hernandez acquitted in Boston double murder

The Patriots cut Hernandez the day he was arrested and right before we found out what the charges were. Hernandez denied killing that man in 2013 or the other two men in 2012. Prosecutors said the former New England Patriots tight end killed the men because he was angry over a spilled drink at a nightclub. He wept quietly in court after the jury announcement acquitting him. [Full Article...]

Canada introduces bill to legalize marijuana

Canada introduces bill to legalize marijuana Canadian citizens may also be allowed to grow marijuana but it will be limited up to four plants per household. But the government stresses that fulfilling Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's campaign promise isn't going to start a pot free-for-all: They say the main aim of legalization is to put criminals out of business and keep the drug out of the hands of young people. [Full Article...]

Nigeria thwarts Boko Haram plan to attack US, UK embassies

Eighty percent of them were girls. It fuels a crisis in the Lake Chad region where more than 2 million people are displaced from their homes. "First and foremost, these children are victims of the conflict", the 23-page report states. The upcoming third anniversary of the Chibok girls' kidnapping on Friday has renewed focus on their plight. A few of the abducted girls who managed to escape tol... [Full Article...]

Thousands march against Zuma, as he celebrates his birthday

Thousands march against Zuma, as he celebrates his birthday Thousands of people marched from Church Square to the Union Buildings all agreeing on one thing - the president's removal. "I'm here to support my leadership and fight for my freedom -Zuma must fall", said Precious Nqumalo, a 39-year-old mother of two who said she came to the march straight after ending her night shift as a cleaner on the Gautrain rail service to the global airport outside Joha... [Full Article...]

Vucic wins Serbian presidential elections with 55.13%

Vucic supports this [development of relations with Russia] and therefore, of course, we are impressed that he has managed to secure victory in the election", Peskov said . Vucic "has been presenting himself as a pro-European ever since he took power, and gave significant signs of his involvement, such as the 2013 Belgrade-Pristina agreement" on normalisation of ties with Kosovo, Tregoures said . [Full Article...]

Kansas Republican could face primary challenger after close race

Thompson came up short in his bid to beat Republican state Treasurer Ron Estes in a special election to replace current Central Intelligence Agency director and former U.S. Republicans have held the House seat centered on that part of the state since 1995. That said, the results in Kansas serve as a reminder to the political world that, as things stand, the GOP is facing serious headwinds - an... [Full Article...]

Eta: Basque separatists 'begin weapons handover'

The details of the caches were handed over to French authorities at a ceremony organised by the International Verification Commission (IVC), in Bayonne, Basque Country, France. ETA had said in 2011 that it was abandoning its armed struggle in the Basque region straddling the Spanish-French border, and announced its "total disarmament" on Saturday. [Full Article...]

Taxes: President Scraps Tax Plan, Timetable Threatened

Taxes: President Scraps Tax Plan, Timetable Threatened A business lobbyist said that for Republicans, the Ryan blueprint was the ideal one, written to satisfy the presidential election campaign. Essentially, he is threatening to discontinue insurance subsidies for poor people unless the Democrats sit down with him to negotiate a plan that will subsequently reduce insurance subsidies for millions of poor people anyways. [Full Article...]

Swedish police confirm identity of Stockholm truck attack suspect

Swedish police confirm identity of Stockholm truck attack suspect Since 2010, when Taimour Abdulwahabal-Abdaly, a disaffected Iraqi Swede, blew himself up on a side street just yards from where Friday's attack took place, the threat level in Sweden has been 3 on a scale of 5, where 3 indicates the possibility of an attack and 5 represents the most serious threat. [Full Article...]

Two cops fired after videos of violent traffic stop surface

Bongiovanni pulled Hollins over in Lawrenceville, just outside Atlanta, police said. Highway 29 near Patterson Road. "I ordered Hollins out of the auto". In multiple of the use of force reports stretching back to 1999, Bongiovanni admitted to punching suspects in the head (each event was considered lawful). [Full Article...]

UP: 8 coaches of Rajya Rani Express derails near Rampur

UP: 8 coaches of Rajya Rani Express derails near Rampur Earlier in the day, Meerut- Lucknow Rajya Rani express got derailed near the Rampur district in Uttar Pradesh. The Ministry of Railways has announced compensation of Rs.50,000 to those injured in Rajya Rani Express derailment. As per a railway official, it occurred around 2 a.m. when the train that plies between Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh and Hazrat Nizamuddin in Delhi derailed between Laadpur and... [Full Article...]

UP signs 'power for all' agreement with central government

UP signs 'power for all' agreement with central government Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister is aiming to cut down the list of public holidays in the state. Uttar Pradesh is one of the largest states in the country with its per capita consumption of electricity rising to 524 units in FY16 from 450 units in FY12. [Full Article...]

Nearly 100 migrants missing after Libya boat sinks

In a response to questions from Left Party lawmakers, the German government says it considers "imposing restrictive measures" on European Union exports of boats, engines and vehicles to Libya to be an appropriate measure to crack down on people smuggling. [Full Article...]


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