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How major USA stock indexes fared on Wednesday

How major USA stock indexes fared on Wednesday Among the most active Canadian stocks by volume were Canopy and Aphria; Bombardier Inc, down 2.3 percent at C$ 3.40; and Ivanhoe Mines, losing 3.1 percent to C$3.41. Stocks were lifted earlier Wednesday by a surge in Boeing which forecast better-than-expected full-year profits and said it expects to deliver a record number of commercial aircraft in 2018, sending its shares up 4.9 percent. [Full Article...]

Kenya's top TV stations still off the air amid crackdown

Kenya's top TV stations still off the air amid crackdown On Thursday, activist Okiya Omtatah won a court order saying the channels should be reopened. "At around 8am today, two men, who introduced themselves as police officers posted at the Communications Authority of Kenya, abducted my court process server at the headquarters of the authority, and detained him", he said. [Full Article...]

Five migrants shot in Calais turf wars

Five migrants shot in Calais turf wars The four who were shot were listed in serious condition, while 14 others were slightly injured. Hundreds of migrants have converged on the area in an attempt to cross the Channel to the UK. "There's been an escalation of violence that has become unbearable..." Why are the migrants there? More than 1130 French security forces have been posted in Calais to keep migrants out of the port and E... [Full Article...]

USA added 200000 jobs in January, unemployment hovers at 4.1%

USA added 200000 jobs in January, unemployment hovers at 4.1% Since then, the economy has added jobs for seven straight years and then some, or 87 straight months. With the 4.1 per cent unemployment rate, a 17-year-low, the ranks of the long-term unemployed - those looking for work for 27 weeks or longer - continued to drop, falling six percent to 1.4 million. [Full Article...]

Rep. Titus Celebrates National African American History Month

Rep. Titus Celebrates National African American History Month Today, we start off the month with our Black History Month in Focus series of editorials to highlight our history. February 25, 1 p.m.: The Black History Month Closing Gala at Wolf Performance Hall, 251 Dundas St., followed by a reception at 4 p.m. [Full Article...]

London mosque attacker jailed for 43 years

London mosque attacker jailed for 43 years Far-right loner Darren Osborne , 48, was convicted in less than an hour over the van attack on a crowd of worshippers in June past year. Father-of-four Darren Osborne, 48, had earlier been found guilty by a jury of deliberately driving into a crowd of Muslims, killing one person and injuring a further nine worshippers. [Full Article...]

Trump's message to Republicans on immigration: Compromise or win in 2018

Trump's message to Republicans on immigration: Compromise or win in 2018 Some Republicans have indicated they want a full-year of defense spending attached to a short-term bill, and conservatives in the House have suggested they won't support another short-term bill unless the House votes on the hardline immigration bill they support. [Full Article...]

UN Security Council experts discuss Russia's proposal on Syria chemical probe - chairman

UN Security Council experts discuss Russia's proposal on Syria chemical probe - chairman Years of efforts by two US presidents have failed to end the harrowing reports on chemical weapons use in Syria. An agreement between the USA in Russian Federation in 2013 bound Moscow to remove all chemical weapons from Syria, but as repeated instances of chemical weapons attacks show, that was simply not the case. [Full Article...]

Israel Postpones Polish Official's Visit in Holocaust Row

Israel Postpones Polish Official's Visit in Holocaust Row The law also introduces censorship in Poland for conducting discussions on the guilt of Poles for crimes committed during the Second World War. Polish President Andrzej Duda, who has firmly denied official Polish participation in the Holocaust , is expected to sign the bill into law. [Full Article...]

Nepali leaders meet visiting Indian FM

Nepali leaders meet visiting Indian FM After the breakfast meeting with Swaraj at Hotel Soaltee Crowne Plaza on Friday, Prachanda said - whose party formed Left Alliance with CPN-UML during the recently held elections in Nepal - said, "We discussed the situation emerging after the conclusion of the elections and the preparation for formation of new government". [Full Article...]

Three killed, one injured after snow avalanche hits army post in Machil

Three killed, one injured after snow avalanche hits army post in Machil A soldier injured in the incident was shifted to a hospital in Srinagar , he added. Deceased soldiers were identified as Havaldar Kamlesh Kumar, Niak Balbeer and Sepor Rajinder. In December, five soldiers deployed at the Army post in Bandipora went missing after an avalanche hit the region. Four soldiers were swept by the avalanche and a rescue operation was quickly started, the sources said. [Full Article...]

USA touts vision for free and prosperous Americas

USA touts vision for free and prosperous Americas The United States has had a troubled relationship with much of Latin America where, during the Cold War, it placed Cuba under embargo and often supported dictatorial right-wing regimes against social reformers. They're expected to discuss not only Venezuela but also "the surge in coca cultivation and cocaine production, economic issues and the growing refugee population" from neighboring Venezue... [Full Article...]

Los Angeles school shooting was accidental, 12-year-old in custody

Los Angeles school shooting was accidental, 12-year-old in custody A 15-year-old girl was also shot in the wrist, but was said to be in "fair condition". The gunfire struck a 15-year-old boy in the head, leaving him seriously injured , and another 15-year-old on the wrist. "It's a big investment but it has to be done", Senz said. "Our children now see more shootings and deaths than we ever did in my lifetime", said Inez Beckon-English, the hospital's assis... [Full Article...]

Groundhog Day: How it all started

Groundhog Day: How it all started John Griffiths and A.J. Dereume, members of Punxsutawney Phil's "Inner Circle", hold the famous groundhog . Those predictions have been overwhelmingly in favor of more winter . However, since a groundhog's life expectancy is between 6-8 years, you be the judge. That 15 times longer than the lifespan of an average groundhog . [Full Article...]

Russia To American Pilots: "If We Scare You, Then Stay Away…"

Russia To American Pilots: Russia's RIA news agency quotes the Defense Ministry as saying: "After the surveillance plane of the U.S. Navy had changed its course to move away from the border, the Su-27 returned to its base". The Russian Defense Ministry dismissed the claim that the Russian pilot's actions were risky or unprofessional, and said the interception was nothing out of the ordinary. [Full Article...]

Michelle Obama on divisiveness and fear: 'Forget what they're saying in Washington.'

Michelle Obama on divisiveness and fear: 'Forget what they're saying in Washington.' Mrs. Obama appeared on the Ellen Show Thursday morning in her first television interview since leaving the White House last January; claiming "people are frightened" and that average Americans should "forget what they're saying in Washington". [Full Article...]

3 types of flu are rampant in Coryell County

3 types of flu are rampant in Coryell County The Center for Disease Control reports this flu season will likely be the worst outbreak since the Swine Flu pandemic of 2009. The flu can occur suddenly and cause mild to severe illness and sometimes lead to death, Oakland health officials said. [Full Article...]

Palestinian President to Address UN Security Council

Palestinian President to Address UN Security Council Referring to United Nations state members vote on the decision, he said only 9 states out of 193 voted against motion, mirroring a resounding rejection of the U.S decision. The Undersecretary for Regional and GCC Affairs also participated in the meeting of the Arab Peace Initiative Committee which took place prior to the ministerial meeting and reviewed the decisions of the Mini Ministerial Comm... [Full Article...]

Congressman Trey Gowdy leaving politics

Congressman Trey Gowdy leaving politics Gowdy has had a full plate since becoming the oversight chairman: He also sits on the Judiciary Committee, the Ethics Committee, and has played a major role in the House Intelligence Committee's probe into Russian election interference. President Donald Trump carried the district by 26 points in 2016. Spartanburg County Republican Party Chairman Josh Kimball took to Facebook to say he is exploring... [Full Article...]

Ola makes worldwide foray, sets up operations in Australia

Ola makes worldwide foray, sets up operations in Australia Ola co-founder and chief executive Bhavish Aggarwal said he sees "immense potential" for the ride-sharing ecosystem in Australia. Further details of the start of commercial operations, which will be subject to necessary regulatory approvals, will be announced later. [Full Article...]


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