Erdogan ratifies amendments to constitution

Erdogan's supporters say the changes are necessary for effective government and to avoid fragile and unstable coalitions that were a feature of Turkey's political scene in the past. The president-elect will not be obliged to be a non-party nominee an... More..

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90 whales remain stranded after up to 300 die in New Zealand
by | Saturday, February 11, 2017

90 whales remain stranded after up to 300 die in New Zealand

The fact that pilot whales move together in large groups means that occasionally a navigational error could lead to a mass stranding. Conservation workers and volunteers were hoping to refloat the surviving w...More..

by | Saturday, February 11, 2017

Just how much trouble is Michael Flynn in?

Flynn initially denied that he had discussed sanctions with Kislyak. Rep. Elijah Cummings, a Democrat on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, also issued a statement concerning the new in...More..

Florin Iordache resigns as Minister of Justice
by | Saturday, February 11, 2017

Florin Iordache resigns as Minister of Justice

The justice minister resigned Thursday over the unrest, but more protests are forecast for the weekend with demonstrators demanding the resignation of the whole government. However, he still backed the governme...More..

by | Saturday, February 11, 2017

Landslide due to torrential rain kills 12 in Indonesia

Five houses in Songan village were also engulfed, killing seven people, injuring two others seriously and leaving another two with minor injuries. "Their residents are advised to be on alert as landslides, fl...More..

What's behind Trump's tough talk on Iran?
by | Saturday, February 11, 2017

What's behind Trump's tough talk on Iran?

Trump has threatened to undo the nuclear deal that has brought Iran some relief from worldwide economic sanctions and said he was putting Tehran "on notice" after it conducted a missile test last month. Speak...More..

by | Saturday, February 11, 2017

Trump Still Doesn't Know the Basics of Nuclear Policy

The phone call with Putin has added to concerns that Trump is not adequately prepared for discussions with foreign leaders. "If this report is true, president Trump should immediately review the provisions of...More..

LA Protests Deportation Raids, Commits to Sanctuary Policies
by | Saturday, February 11, 2017

LA Protests Deportation Raids, Commits to Sanctuary Policies

On Thursday evening, activists held a vigil at ICE's downtown Los Angeles field office. Advocates said they fielded calls Thursday from immigrants and lawyers reporting raids at homes and businesses in gr...More..

by | Saturday, February 11, 2017

Russian airstrike kills three Turkish soldiers in northern Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed condolences to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a telephone call and blamed the strike on poor coordination, according to a Kremlin spokesman. "Initial info...More..

by | Saturday, February 11, 2017

French police arrest teen girl, 3 others in suspected terror plot

Two other men were arrested , a 33-year-old and a 26-year-old, along with the 16-year-old girl, according to the prosecutor's office, which handles terrorism investigations in France. His 16-year-old girlfrien...More..

White House confirms Trump's agreement to honor 'One China' policy
by | Saturday, February 11, 2017

White House confirms Trump's agreement to honor 'One China' policy

A White House statement said that Mr. Trump and President Xi spoke at length on the phone on Thursday night, Washington time. During the phone call , President Xi said that China is ready to boost mutuall...More..

by | Saturday, February 11, 2017

US, Chinese planes have 'unsafe' encounter in South China Sea

USA officials said the two aircraft came within 300 meters (984 feet) of each other. The aircraft incident happened as United States president Donald Trump held his first phone call since his inauguration wit...More..

President Trump backtracks on Israeli settlements, Jerusalem embassy
by | Saturday, February 11, 2017

President Trump backtracks on Israeli settlements, Jerusalem embassy

On the transfer of the USA embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Trump said that he was considering it and that it is "not an easy decision". "The deal with Iran was a disaster for Israel. A top Hamas official ...More..

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman's First Photo Together is Epic [View]
by | Saturday, February 11, 2017

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman's First Photo Together is Epic [View]

They already have us doing double-takes, squinting our eyes, and trying to process which is which. She said: "I was so focused on thanking my mom because I wanted to thank her and she was the one sitting righ...More..

by | Friday, February 10, 2017

Former PM and dual-US citizen wins Somali presidential election

Speaking to reporters Monday, the chairman of an independent anti-corruption committee threatened to expose those who are offering and accepting bribes. Somalia has not had a functioning central government sinc...More..

by | Friday, February 10, 2017

Brazilian city of Vitoria hit by police strike

A military police strike that began late last week in southern Brazil has led to widespread looting and violence, calling into question just how much responsibility this notoriously lethal unit should have over...More..

by | Friday, February 10, 2017

Unmarried woman wins right to partner's pension

Ms Brewster's solicitor, Gareth Mitchell of public law firm Deighton Pierce Glynn, said the ruling could affect millions of cohabitees across the UK. Ms Brewster explained that challenging the decision was ne...More..

by | Friday, February 10, 2017

State of the Nation Address 2017

Some members of the community of Tzaneen said that they can not wait to hear Zuma address the nation and how he is going to tackle corruption and unemployment. While at least one group of protesters scuffled wi...More..

by | Friday, February 10, 2017

United States says it killed bin Laden-era al Qaeda leader in Syria

The Al-Qaeda leader has been identified as Abu Hani al-Masri who also had close ties with the network's founder Osama bin Laden and current leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. Its headquarters in Idlib city was reportedl...More..

by | Friday, February 10, 2017

Melania Trump Wins 'Substantial' Settlement from Blogger over Escort Claims

Melania Trump , like her husband, seems to be ready to use the office of the presidency to make money. The first lady's lawsuit against the Daily Mail - which published Tarpley's post - was dismissed in...More..

by | Friday, February 10, 2017

UK MPs back Theresa May's Brexit bill

A senior Labour source said there was " no truth " to suggestions the leader had informed his inner circle of plans to quit, while shadow cabinet member Ian Lavery said: 'There's not a grain of truth to the r...More..

Afghanistan: ICRC halts operations after workers killed
by | Friday, February 10, 2017

Afghanistan: ICRC halts operations after workers killed

Right now my thoughts are with the families, friends and colleagues of those who have lost loved ones and the two other ICRC colleagues who remain missing . "These staff members were simply doing their duty, se...More..

by | Thursday, February 09, 2017

Russian opposition leader 'found guilty' of embezzlement

According to Judge Alexei Vtyurin, Mr Navalny was guilty of embezzling timber worth about £400,000. It is unknown whether the judge will also pronounce sentence on February 8. A judge in the provincial city o...More..

by | Thursday, February 09, 2017

French presidential hopeful Francois Fillon denies wrongdoing in wife's pay scandal

Political commentators said The Republicans may formulate a clear plan on Tuesday after the party's deputies have reported back from their constituencies on how Fillon is perceived. Instead of working in Brusse...More..

Demonetisation, a right decision at right time: PM Narendra Modi
by | Thursday, February 09, 2017

Demonetisation, a right decision at right time: PM Narendra Modi

Indira Gandhi. He has used unacceptable language about former Prime Minister, " he said. "If Modi has become the Prime Minister despite his poor background, it is because we preserved democracy", he said. As me...More..

by | Thursday, February 09, 2017

Scottish Voters Pushed Toward Independence by UK Brexit Plan

The party's chief whip, John Lamont, said the SNP wanted to use the debate to "sow division and grievance in order to further its unwanted plan for a second independence referendum". That poll was carried out w...More..

Squamish sixth fastest growing town in Canada
by | Thursday, February 09, 2017

Squamish sixth fastest growing town in Canada

The fastest-growing neighbourhood in the region was Waterloo's university district - south of Columbia Street, east of the University of Waterloo, west of King Street and north of the uptown core. Woodstock's p...More..

France Ex President, Nicolas Sarkozy to stand trial over campaign financing
by | Wednesday, February 08, 2017

France Ex President, Nicolas Sarkozy to stand trial over campaign financing

This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Bygmalion allegedly invoiced Sarkozy's party rather than the presidential campaign to allow UMP to exceed the limit. The f...More..

President Trump Casually Offered To
by | Wednesday, February 08, 2017

President Trump Casually Offered To "Destroy" A Texas Senator's Career

A 2014 Washington Post investigation found that police seized $2.5 billion in cash from motorists not charged with crimes as part of a federal program. "The president says a lot of things off the cuff", Hinojos...More..

Trump administration: Dakota Access pipeline approval will be granted
by | Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Trump administration: Dakota Access pipeline approval will be granted

The tribe protested the pipeline for months, citing concerns over contamination of the Missouri River water supply and damage to cultural sites on their land. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) in a statement . "Now, we all...More..

François Fillon sinks in polls after 'Penelopegate' scandal
by | Wednesday, February 08, 2017

François Fillon sinks in polls after 'Penelopegate' scandal

He said he had failed to appreciate how this practice might be seen as unacceptable by voters and apologised for an "error". Although Fillon confirmed he'd hired his family members, he pressed that his action...More..

Trump's Controversial Education Secy. Pick Up For Final Vote
by | Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Trump's Controversial Education Secy. Pick Up For Final Vote

But Collins played a pivotal role in the process, casting a deciding vote late last month in the Senate's Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee that allowed DeVos' nomination to proceed to the full Se...More..

by | Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Trump to take Abe to Florida resort after summit: White House

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering increasing energy imports from the United States as he prepares to meet President Donald Trump, who has complained about Japan's trade surplus, two sources familiar with...More..

by | Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Two Big WrestleMania Announcements to Expect on Raw Tonight

In addition to Joe appearing, WWE will offer an update on Seth Rollins' injury status, and Goldberg will respond to Brock Lesnar's WrestleMania 33 match challenge. Bill Goldberg is taking select bookings afte...More..

NZ Customs help Australian cocaine bust
by | Tuesday, February 07, 2017

NZ Customs help Australian cocaine bust

The following morning four other men - a 66-year-old, two 62-year-olds and a 32 -year-old - were also arrested in Sydney and on the south coast. Shortly before midnight on Thursday, 2 February 2017, the HM...More..

by | Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Qatar Airways Plane Takes Longest Flight in History

Qatar Airways is using a Boeing 777 on the 14,534 kilometre (9,031 mile) flight, its first service to New Zealand, it said. Qatar Airways Flight 920 covered a distance of 14,535 km, taking around 16 hours, sp...More..

by | Tuesday, February 07, 2017

UK Speaker: Trump shouldn't be allowed to address Parliament

Neither Ronald Reagan nor George W Bush addressed Parliament during their state visits. For what it's worth, it is worth noting that prior to becoming Speaker, John Bercow was a Member of Parliament from the ...More..

by | Tuesday, February 07, 2017

German magazine sparks furor with cover of Trump beheading Statue of Liberty

The magazine, which recently featured on its cover an image of Trump holding a knife in one hand and the chopped-off head of Lady Liberty in the other, argued in the editorial that it's "absolutely necessary"...More..

by | Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Queen becomes first British monarch to reach Sapphire Jubilee

It's 65 years since she became Queen following the death of her father King George VI. "It's very, very hard to dislike her", Andrew Gimson, author of "Gimson's Kings and Queens", told AFP. "Inevitably, a lon...More..

by | Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Donald Trump says 'any negative polls are fake news'

In a series of tweets , he tossed his opinion, " Any negative polls are fake news , just like CNN, ABC, NBC polls in the election". A Gallup poll released last week found that about half of Americans...More..

by | Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Germany's centre-left closing on Merkel's lead in polls

Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian conservative allies threw their weight Monday behind her quest for a fourth term, putting aside a long-running argument over her migrant policies as Germany prepares for a ...More..

Freezing rain special weather statement issued for Toronto
by | Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Freezing rain special weather statement issued for Toronto

A low pressure area will bring a significant precipitation event to Southern Ontario Tuesday. Enjoy the drive into the work this morning, because it could be a very messy commute at this time tomorrow. "The m...More..

by | Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Trump and NATO Secretary General discuss cooperation and Ukraine

In his first visit to the MacDill Air Force Base, US Central Command Headquarters in Florida, the newly elected US president praised American troops for their efforts and offered support to the families of the ...More..

Israel strikes Gaza following rocket attack
by | Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Israel strikes Gaza following rocket attack

Palestinian sources said there were no casualties on their side. The attacks came after the Israeli army claimed that a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit an open terrain in the Eshkol regional council. The...More..

Siraj terms struggle of Kashmiri people as ideological, undefeatable
by | Monday, February 06, 2017

Siraj terms struggle of Kashmiri people as ideological, undefeatable

Hafiz Saeed is under house arrest along with 35 of his associates. Mainstream political parties have also taken the issue to the provincial assemblies, extending their support to the banned outfit. JuD activi...More..

by | Monday, February 06, 2017

Uttarakhand polls: Party heavyweights set to address electorate today

For women, the manifesto promises free pressure-cookers and gas stoves (to every household) along with subsidies for purchasing gas cylinders. 33% reservation for women in state government jobs has also been in...More..

India reunites 5-year old Pakistani boy with mother at Wagha border
by | Monday, February 06, 2017

India reunites 5-year old Pakistani boy with mother at Wagha border

Following which the boy's mother Rohina Kiyani who belongs to Pak-administered Kashmir, filed a case in an Indian court for his custody. He took the boy first to Dubai and from there to Srinagar. Though the cas...More..

by | Monday, February 06, 2017

Prince Harry Races William & Kate at London's Olympic Park

Concerns unfortunately did not have Kate Middleton and Prince William. Kensington Palace have confirmed that the couple will not be spending the 14th February together. Athletes Iwan Thomas and Paula Radcliff...More..

by | Monday, February 06, 2017

Tamil Nadu to get a new Chief Minister

Sasikala. "We have an MLAs' meeting tomorrow... after that some decision will be taken", she said. Besides asking her to accept party workers' request, Panner successfully managed to convince her to assume th...More..

Donald Trump says he 'respects' Vladimir Putin even though he's 'a killer'
by | Monday, February 06, 2017

Donald Trump says he 'respects' Vladimir Putin even though he's 'a killer'

The US president has said he wanted improved relations with Mr Putin, a former KGB agent who has been accused of ordering the deaths of opposition politicians, dissidents and journalists during his almost t...More..