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Playing political poker with bridge tolls

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Sunday, the Liberals opened by promising to cap bridge tolls at $500 a year if elected, a move that would save drivers using the Port Mann and Golden Ears bridges between $1,000 and $1,500 per year. "We're going to make sure that we get Hydro back on track so that it's working for British Columbians as it was originally meant to do". Clark says if the Liberals are re-elected, they would cut the small business tax to two per cent, phase out provincial sales tax on electricity for all ... Read More »

US Missile Strikes in Syria Trigger Protests in San Francisco

He said Trump decided that the United States "could not yet again turn away, turn a blind eye" after Obama's inaction in 2013. "It is a response that we believe is both proportional and appropriate". The indiscriminate use of chemical weapons against innocent civilians is one of those times. ANGELA MERKEL , German Chancellor (through interpreter): The attack of the United States is understandable, given the dimension of the war crimes. Read More »

North Korea calls US strikes on Syria 'unforgivable'

McMaster said Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed at their summit in Florida that "what must happen is the de-nuclearization of the Korean peninsula". For its part, the North test-launched a ballistic missile just ahead of the Trump-Xi meeting and has been rumored to be preparing for a possible nuclear test. Read More »

Clinton: 'Deeply concerned' about Russian election role

Hillary Clinton pauses as she addresses her staff and supporters about the results of the U.S. election at a hotel in the Manhattan borough of NY, U.S., November 9, 2016. - Misogyny. "Certainly, misogyny played a role". She made the remarks in her first public interview since her shock election defeat to Donald Trump in last year's United States election. Read More »

World Cup 2026 Q&A

Montagliani argued that all three countries would be capable of bidding on their own - even though the 2026 World Cup will be the first that's expanded to 48 teams and 80 games, up from 32 and 64 - but that a joint bid makes sense. Canada and Mexico will only get a slice of soccer's biggest prize if the joint North American bid for the 2026 World Cup is successful. The joint bid will start as the heavy early favourite in the race, despite United States prosecutors leading the probe ... Read More »

Bernie Sanders will make a return trip to Utah for DNC

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Other rallies will be held in Arizona, Kentucky, Maine, Montana, Nebraska and Utah. Sen. Bernie Sanders ' talk show is joining the podcast universe. The one-week tour begins April 17. Current Utah Democratic Party Chair Peter Corroon said the joint visit by Sanders and Perez will help the state's minority party boost their fortunes at the ballot box. Read More »

Trump's granddaughter sings and recites Chinese poetry for Xi Jinping and wife

She wrote that she was "very proud of Arabella and Joseph for their performance in honour of President Xi Jinping and Madame Peng Liyuan's official visit to the U.S.!" Noting that China and the United States should enhance communication and cooperation in the area of arts, Peng said she hopes that teachers and students of the Bak Middle School of the Arts will make greater contribution in strengthening bilateral ties and friendship through education and arts. Read More »

Church Bombing North of Egypt's Capital Kills 13

Sunday's deadly church bombings in the Egyptian cities of Tanta and Alexandria were meant to "intimidate and embarrass" the ruling regime in advance of a planned visit to Egypt by Roman Catholic Pope Francis, according to Egyptian experts. Read More »

Norway Raises Threat Level after Oslo Bomb Scare

Bjornland also said the youth was part of "extreme Islamism" circles in Norway. Norway intelligence agency said the terror threat against Norway has been increased for "a two-month period". Police said the motive of the youth, whose name has not been released, was not known and it was unclear whether he had acted alone. "It was a boy's prank", she told broadcaster NRK . Read More »

Russian computer programmer arrested in Spain: Embassy

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Commenting upon the same, US Justice Department's Criminal Division spokesperson, Peter Carr, said , "The US case remains under seal, so we have no information to provide at this time". has charged that Levashov is spam kingpin Peter Severa, who is closely associated with of Russia's most active cyber criminals. He would also use login credentials harvested by Kelihos to gain unauthorized access to commercial email servers, which he used to send out spam messages that would appear to be ... Read More »

UN strongly condemns North Korea's latest missile launch

Tensions between the USA and North Korea continue to escalate as United States officials consider the best way forward. Unlike a liquid-fuel missile that takes time to erect and fuel, activities which "we can watch", mobile solid-fuel weapons are more hard to track, he said. Read More »

John Clarke: Satirist beloved in Australia dies

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Born in Palmerston North, New Zealand, Clarke achieved fame in his home country before moving to Australia in the 1970s. And in the 1980s he was part of The Gillies Report team, in which he would male straight-faced reports on the fictional sport of " farnarkeling ". Read More »

Israel condemns Egypt church attack

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An Israeli army spokesman said that a rocket fired from the Sinai peninsula landed in southern Israel. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks. Israel called on its citizens to leave Egypt on the eve of the Passover holiday that commemorates the biblical Exodus story of the Israelites' escape from slavery in Egypt. Read More »

Gambia parliament vote crucial to transition for new leader

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The election of a new parliament was seen as an important step towards establishing a democracy after more than two decades of Mr. Jammeh's autocratic rule in the West African nation. "I'm voting for Assan Touray, UDP, but more for the candidate". The elections is being monitored by dozens of observers from the African Union, European Union and officials of the regional economic bloc, ECOWAS . Read More »

McFarland to Exit White House as McMaster Consolidates Power

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Instead of sitting on the National Security Council, McFarland will reportedly accept a new post as US ambassador to Singapore. Flynn was forced to resign on February 13 over his contacts with Russia's ambassador to the United States, Sergei Kislyak, prior to Trump taking office on January 20. Read More »

Violent clashes break out ahead of rally by far-right Le Pen

April 4, 2017 - Firebrand leftist Jean-Luc Melenchon was found the most convincing performer by viewers of a televised debate among the 11 candidates, a snap poll showed, with Macron in second place. Le Pen has denied any wrongdoing, but has invoked her immunity as an MEP in refusing to attend questioning by investigating magistrates. Asked about a slight fall in support according to recent surveys, the independent centrist replied: "They show exactly what I feel: that nothing is decided yet. Read More »

Macron leads Le Pen slightly in tightening French election - Harris poll

Graffiti is drawn on an electoral poster of Socialist candidate for the presidential election Benoit Hamon, in Marseille, southern France, Thursday, April 6, 2017. But behind them, Communist-backed firebrand Jean-Luc Melenchon continues to surge after strong performances during the debates when he repeatedly tackled Le Pen over her hardline views on immigration and Islam. Read More »

Maduro Dissolves Legislature In Venezuela

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Having already shot down most of the National Assembly's measures since the opposition won control in 2015, the pro-Maduro Supreme Court on Wednesday said it was taking over the legislature's role because it was in "contempt" of the law. He called on supporters to "continue the fight for freedom" and hold a new protest in the capital Caracas on Saturday. The U.S. State Department reiterated its call for immediate elections to resolve Venezuela's political crisis, saying the decision to ... Read More »

Did Susan Rice act inappropriately when she 'unmasked' names in intelligence reports?

Trump. "I think it's going to be the biggest story", Trump told The New York Times . "It's such an important story for our country and the world. It's one of the big stories of our time ". The meeting was supposed to be a follow-up to public testimony by Comey and Rogers to the committee in late March on the topic of Russian meddling in the presidential election and the alleged mishandling of intelligence related to the Trump transition team. Read More »

Somalia President Changes Military Leadership, Declares War on Terror

He added that "There is flesh and blood everywhere". Somalia's new military chief is said to have survived the suicide vehicle bomb attack. "No one can identify the number of casualties (as) bodies of (the) dead (were blown up) into pieces and blood covered the area of the suicide auto bomb attack, vehicles were also destroyed and burned", a journalist at the scene told Xinhua by phone. Read More »

Turkey says Syria strike is not enough

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The air raid killed a woman and wounded her son, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Local Coordination Committees. " There can be no dispute that Syria used banned chemical weapons, violated its obligations under the chemical weapons convention ", Trump said. "By defeating ISIS and removing their caliphate from their control, we've now eliminated at least or minimized a particular threat not just to the United States, but to the whole stability in ... Read More »

European Union offers pre-Brexit trade talks

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Tusk's negotiating guidelines are likely to back Merkel and Hollande's position on striking a deal on departure first - with Britain's €60bn (£51bn, $64bn) divorce bill covering its outstanding obligations likely to be high on the agenda. Tusk said he would meet with British Prime Minister Theresa May in London before an April 29 summit in Brussels. The draft guidelines , issued by European Council President Donald Tusk, argue for a " phased approach " in talks. Read More »

North Korea to deliver 'ruthless blow' if provoked by USA, says envoy

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Bush, pulled its nukes from South Korea in 1991 to persuade North Korea to let global inspectors into its nuclear plants and re-energize diplomatic talks. The missile could cover a full range of targets in North Korea if deployed from the southeastern city of Pohang. The North has carried out five nuclear tests - two of them previous year - and expert satellite imagery analysis suggests it could well be preparing for a sixth. Read More »

North Korea says Syria airstrikes prove its nukes justified

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The Carl Vinson Strike Group was making a port call in Singapore and was scheduled to sail for Australia when the U.S. Pacific Command ordered the ships to sail north instead. The administration has made it clear that any threat to the USA and its allies will be met with an "overwhelming response". He described such action as: "some combination of special forces with South Korea and cyber". Read More »

South Africans protest Zuma as country downgraded to junk

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President Jacob Zuma plunged South Africa into a political crisis when he fired Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan March 31, prompting a drop in the rand and triggering a downgrade to junk from S&P Global Ratings. Today, scores of camouflage-wearing members of MK, the former armed wing of the ANC, paraded at the party's headquarters in downtown Johannesburg in a show of loyalty to Zuma . Read More »