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Parties promise jobs, public investments at dawn of BC election campaign

Parties promise jobs, public investments at dawn of BC election campaign As Langley City mayor Ted Schaffer pointed out, it's all very well to chop tolls, but the money to pay for building those bridges will still have to come from somewhere. "The opposition would replace our tax cuts with tax hikes ... and they would push B.C. Families to the brink". James said the Liberals' promise to improve Wi-Fi on ferries shows how out of touch the party is. [Full Article...]

New York to offer free tuition to 4-year public colleges, universities

New York to offer free tuition to 4-year public colleges, universities While some states and cities have free tuition for community colleges, NY is the first to make tuition free for its four-year schools. Over the weekend, the NY state legislature approved legislation making tuition for all public four-year colleges in the state free. [Full Article...]

Inside the Intimate Church Where Pippa Middleton Is Getting Married

Inside the Intimate Church Where Pippa Middleton Is Getting Married The couple will say their "I dos" at St. Mark's Church in Englefield, which is just seven miles from the Middleton family home in Bucklebury. 3-year-old George will be pageboy and Charlotte (who will turn 2 on May 20) will be a bridesmaid at Pippa's wedding to 41-year-old hedge fund manager James Matthews . [Full Article...]

G7 rejects United Kingdom call to sanction Russian Federation over Syria chemical attack

Hours later a jet bombed the hospital in what the U.S. believed was an attempt to cover up the attack, the agency said. "I really do hope Russian Federation will take this opportunity to be on the right side of history". Tillerson previewed the message he would take to Moscow. -Russian relationship, but "for the overall atmosphere on the world stage". "Russia has really aligned itself with the... [Full Article...]

5 bodies recovered from British Columbia snow slide

5 bodies recovered from British Columbia snow slide A sixth hiker with the group had fallen behind and when he arrived at the summit of Mount Harvey in British Columbia his five friends had disappeared. On Saturday afternoon a hiker contacted authorities concerned because of the collapse of the cornice on the peak of Mount Harvey, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Squamish said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Indian state terrorism continues

Indian state terrorism continues Defense officials said the exchange started at around 3:45 p.m. local time and went on for several hours. The former chief minister, who is contesting the state by-elections from Srinagar , lamented that the Indian government had failed to provide security to the people of IoK. [Full Article...]

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Severe storms likely today

Three weather radars maintained by the U.S. Defense Department were not operable Wednesday in the Southeast where several tornadoes touched down. Similar scenes played out in spots around Alabama and SC amid drenching rain , high winds and scattered hail. [Full Article...]

Executions in Pakistan decrease by 73% in 2016: Amnesty

Executions in Pakistan decrease by 73% in 2016: Amnesty Amnesty International arrived at its estimate by evaluating information from people sentenced to death and their families or representatives, non-governmental and intergovernmental organisations, field research, news reports and occasional semi-official disclosures in Chinese state media. [Full Article...]

Ecuadoreans vote in closely watched presidential election

While Lasso has said he would evict Assange from the embassy where Ecuador granted him asylum in 2012 to prevent his extradition to Sweden, Moreno has said he could stay, increasing global interest in Sunday's vote. But there is one person, holed up in Ecuador's embassy in London for the past five years, who must be watching the elections very closely and very nervously, for the outcome may de... [Full Article...]

Six people arrested after deadly St. Petersburg subway bombing

Kyrgyzstan officials identified the suspected perpirtrator of Monday's attack as 22-year-old Akbarjon Djalilov . Dzhalilov followed some radical Islamist pages on Russian social network, and media reports quoted investigators alleging he was linked to the Islamic State group. [Full Article...]

Senate confirms Trump pick Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court

Senate confirms Trump pick Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court The Senate voted 54 to 45 on Friday to confirm Gorsuch, ending more than a year of bitter partisan conflict over the ideological balance of the nation's highest court. Two other Democrats - Sens. The judge won support from 51 of the chamber's Republicans as well as three moderate Democrats up for re-election in states Trump won last fall: Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Heidi Heitkamp of North D... [Full Article...]

Venezuela opposition leader banned from office for 15 years

Venezuela opposition leader banned from office for 15 years Several thousand people attended the demonstration. Capriles lost narrowly in the 2013 election that brought Maduro to the presidency after the death of his mentor Hugo Chavez - father of Venezuela's "socialist revolution". They're committing crimes and violating human rights by stepping on the rights of people. Capriles later said his offices were damaged when gas canisters were shot through ... [Full Article...]

Israel shuts Egypt border after terror warning Passover eve

Israel shuts Egypt border after terror warning Passover eve No injuries were reported but one person was treated for shock. A military spokesman said it was sacked from Sinai. The recent terrorist attacks on Egyptian churches in different provinces are motivated by the decline of the Sinai-based affiliates of the Islamic State militant group in the Sinai Peninsula due to massive security campaigns, said Egyptian security and political experts. [Full Article...]

Palm Sunday bombings: Emergency declared in Egypt

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for both blasts. He failed to dismiss his minister of interior and other security chiefs for their incompetence, or to declare specific plans to combat hate speech and incitements by his Salafi allies that is at the root of these attacks. [Full Article...]

US, Mexico, Canada launch bid for soccer's 2026 World Cup

US, Mexico, Canada launch bid for soccer's 2026 World Cup The joint bid is the first to formally declare their candidacy to host the 2026 World Cup. CONCACAF made the decision to support the bid at its congress in Aruba at the weekend with US Soccer federation president Sunil Gulati Gulati shortly to appear with his US and Mexican counterparts Victor Montagliani and Decio de Maria at a news conference in NY. [Full Article...]

Cook County criminal judge shot to death in Chicago

Cook County criminal judge shot to death in Chicago Words were exchanged before the man fired, hitting the woman once. Cook County Associate Judge Raymond Myles was slain just before 5 a.m. behind his home at 9443 S. Judge Myles, 66, worked at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse , Cook County's main criminal courthouse at 26th and California. The judge was appointed to the Cook County Circuit Court in 1999 after an extensive career in law and com... [Full Article...]

No Shanghai surprise but Ferrari confirm challenge

No Shanghai surprise but Ferrari confirm challenge Vettel finished second after winning the season-opening Australian Grand Prix last month, so the pair are locked on 43 points. Merc's W06 in the lead. The Brit started from pole position and led from beginning to end to capture the 54th race title of his career and his first of the new Formula One season. [Full Article...]

Sweden Attack Suspect Had Been Ordered To Leave Country

Sweden Attack Suspect Had Been Ordered To Leave Country The beer truck, stolen earlier Friday, mowed down pedestrians along Drottninggatan, a busy pedestrian shopping street. Last month, a man plowed his vehicle into a crowd in London , killing five people, only months after 12 were killed in Berlin when a truck rammed into a Christmas market in Berlin . [Full Article...]

U.S. joins Syrian war, bombs base

U.S. joins Syrian war, bombs base If the global community is successful in pushing for a diplomatic solution in Syria. He said the United States expected Russian Federation to take a tougher stance against Syria by rethinking its alliance with Assad because "every time one of these horrific attacks occurs, it draws Russian Federation closer into some level of responsibility". [Full Article...]

Abe, Trump agree on close coordination over N. Korea issues

Abe, Trump agree on close coordination over N. Korea issues He says Trump's missile strike was meant as a "very strong signal to Assad and his sponsors" that the US will not stand idly by, and that Russian Federation should now reconsider support for the "murderous regime". That strike group, once again, is headed by the USS Carl Vinson . "I think a first step could be getting North Korea to freeze all of its activities - no more nuclear testing, no mor... [Full Article...]


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