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NDP confirms BC's planned $0.50 minimum wage hike in September

NDP confirms BC's planned $0.50 minimum wage hike in September He said the raise will take B.C.'s minimum wage from seventh place among the provinces to third. The new NDP B.C. government says its still committed to a promised $15 per hour minimum wage in B.C., but for now it's settling for a 50-cent per hour raise from $10.85 to $11.35, effective September 15. [Full Article...]

Families of Ariana Grande Concert Attack Victims to Receive $324000

Families of Ariana Grande Concert Attack Victims to Receive $324000 Chris Parker has been charged with two counts of theft, and will appear in court in relation to the crimes later today. On Tuesday, Councilor Sue Murphy , chair of the trustees of the fund , announced that families of the 22 people killed in the tragic terrorist attack at Ariana Grande's Manchester concert will get $342,000 each. [Full Article...]

North Korea and McMaster's Deterrence Dishonesty

North Korea and McMaster's Deterrence Dishonesty Guam and the US air and naval forces that are based there have been under alert since it was named by North Korea as a potential demonstration target, with the regime threatening to fire missiles into the sea near the island that's home to some 160,000 people. [Full Article...]

Gold dips as investors seek riskier assets amid easing North Korea tensions

Gold dips as investors seek riskier assets amid easing North Korea tensions Gains were broad-based, with the S&P financial sector rising 1.60 percent and the technology index 1.39 percent, putting the S&P index on track for its biggest single-day percentage gain in almost four months. Spot gold rose 0.3% to $1,264.50 per ounce at 8.54am, while USA gold futures for December delivery rose 0.6% to $1,270.40 per ounce. "I think (the North Korea situation) is going to conti... [Full Article...]

China mum on its incursion attempt in Ladakh

China mum on its incursion attempt in Ladakh Some of the Chinese wore iron rods and stones. Personnel from both sides received some injuries in stone-pelting. India's worries over Chinese repeated border crossings into Kashmir's Ladakh region has seen massive Indian army built up in the cold desert in recent years. [Full Article...]

Barack Obama's anti-racism tweet sets record, most liked on Twitter

Barack Obama's anti-racism tweet sets record, most liked on Twitter At the rally, a suspected neo-Nazi is accused of driving his vehicle through a group of counter-protesters, killing one woman and injuring 19 others. The southern university town witnessed violent protests as a white supremacist, alt-right clashed with leftist protestors over the removal of a Confederate statue. [Full Article...]

Korea may put off Guam strike if 'foolish Yankees' refrain from provocations

Korea may put off Guam strike if 'foolish Yankees' refrain from provocations He was also skeptical about Pyongyang's threats to target the USA territory of Guam in case of an attack. North Korea's Minju Joson newspaper said in an editorial Saturday that the North's army is "capable of fighting any war the USA wants". [Full Article...]

Trump's manufacturing panel CEOs, companies comment on Charlottesville

Trump's manufacturing panel CEOs, companies comment on Charlottesville His resignation came shortly after Trump told reporters on Tuesday that "both sides" were responsible for violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville , Virginia. The events in Charlottesville on Saturday killed one woman and injured 19 other individuals after a auto rammed into a crowd of people present at a "Unite the Right" rally populated by white supremacists, neo-Nazis and ... [Full Article...]

Central Intelligence Agency chief: Not surprising if North Korea tests missile again

Central Intelligence Agency chief: Not surprising if North Korea tests missile again Tension in the region has risen since North Korea carried out two nuclear bomb tests previous year and two intercontinental ballistic missile tests in July, tests that the North often conducts to coincide with important national dates. "He's also said 'I'm not negotiating my way back to the negotiating table, ' and North Korea knows exactly what it has to do". As the sole remaining Cold War al... [Full Article...]

Texas passes 2 new abortion-related laws

Texas passes 2 new abortion-related laws If no bill passes, Gov. Greg Abbott could call a second special session. This bill is an important step toward providing Texas with critical information when abortions are performed. The measure that advanced the farthest was Senate Bill 3, which passed easily on a party-line vote in the Republican-controlled Senate and then died in the House. [Full Article...]

White national extremist set to speak at University of Florida

White national extremist set to speak at University of Florida It's not affiliated with the university and no student groups are sponsoring it, the letter explains. " Racism is evil, and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists , and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans", Trump said , reading slowly from prepared remarks. [Full Article...]

A snapshot of Guam before US-North Korea conflict and now

A snapshot of Guam before US-North Korea conflict and now Separately, Mr Moon met with the top USA military officer, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford, in Seoul , who said the United States wants to peacefully resolve a deepening standoff with North Korea but is also ready to use the "full range" of its military capabilities in case of provocation and if a diplomatic push or sanctions did not work. [Full Article...]

The Public Pulse: Reach out to North Korea

The Public Pulse: Reach out to North Korea North Korea's military has reacted angrily by stating its preparedness to "contain" the U.S. bases on the Pacific island of Guam with missile strikes. Google Trends reported that there is no way to know what will happen if missiles strike the U.S. However, Trump said that the Communist regime will be met "with fire and fury like the world has never seen". [Full Article...]

Bannon vs. Murdoch, Breitbart vs. WSJ: The proxy war over Trump

Bannon vs. Murdoch, Breitbart vs. WSJ: The proxy war over Trump A Trump critic during the 2016 election, Palomarez oversaw the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce when it issued its first ever presidential endorsement for Hillary Clinton, citing Trump's inflammatory rhetoric towards Latinos and minorities. [Full Article...]

Rouhani warns Iran can quit nuclear deal over new United States sanctions

Rouhani warns Iran can quit nuclear deal over new United States sanctions Earlier this month, the Trump administration imposed new sanctions against six Iran-based satellite companies after the State Department warned that an Iranian rocket launch breached a United Nations security council resolution. "The bill also imposes a visa and travel ban on US military and security organizations and their commanders who have provided financial, intelligence, military, logistic... [Full Article...]

Kenya: Odinga puts off announcement on "next plan of action"

Kenya: Odinga puts off announcement on A statement by Musalia Mudavadi, one of the leaders of the National Super Alliance opposition coalition issued a statement saying the consultations are taking longer than anticipated. The NGO Coordination Board on Monday claimed it had de-registered the Kenya Human Rights Commission. President Uhuru Kenyatta celebrates with Deputy President William Ruto after he was announced victor of the pre... [Full Article...]

Kenyans Await Word on Election Challenge From Odinga

Kenyans Await Word on Election Challenge From Odinga Outrage from Odinga's supporters followed his claims of election rigging in favour of Kenyatta. Kenya's oversight body for non-governmental organizations announced late Monday it had de-registered the Kenya Human Rights Commission. The U.S. government later congratulated President Kenyatta on his reelection but expressed concerns over reports of violence in the country. Police have fatally sho... [Full Article...]

Army Launches Mobile Strike Force to Crush Boko Haram Insurgents

Army Launches Mobile Strike Force to Crush Boko Haram Insurgents Scores of people were feared killed by suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers at a market in the village of Konduga in northeast Nigeria's Borno State , multiple sources said late Tuesday. The news channel quoted a medic from a hospital in Maiduguri as saying that 28 people were killed at the explosion site, while two others died after being taken to a hospital. [Full Article...]

Disappointing finish to PGA Championship for Anirban Lahiri

Disappointing finish to PGA Championship for Anirban Lahiri His bogey on the last hole made no difference after Kisner, who was two shots back and needed to hole his approach on 18 to tie Thomas , rinsed his second shot in the creek beside the 18th green. Except for Rory McIlroy , the 2012 and 2014 champion, every PGA victor since 2008 has been a first-time major trophy-holder. Francesco Molinari (three under through 12) and Patrick Reed (three und... [Full Article...]

Nigeria condoles with Sierra Leone over tragic mudslide

Nigeria condoles with Sierra Leone over tragic mudslide A burial is to take place on Thursday, according to government authorities. More than three hundred people died and rescue workers continue to search for more bodies. "Although a full picture of the damage is still emerging, reports indicate that the situation in and around Freetown is extremely serious", said Alex Carle, director of global programs at the British Red Cross. [Full Article...]


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