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Canada announces legislation to legalize marijuana

The government's plan has been broadly shaped by a panel of experts, but many issues still need to be worked out before legal sales can begin. New laws would also increase the penalty for people who sell to the under-aged, as well as create a new offence for people "exploiting children in the trafficking of cannabis". [Full Article...]

Pence visits Tokyo to reaffirm ties as N Korea tensions rise

Pence visits Tokyo to reaffirm ties as N Korea tensions rise But Mr Yoshihide Suga , the government's chief spokesman, elaborated later when asked about the comments at a regular briefing. Washington is anxious that North Korea may soon build a nuclear-tipped missile that could reach the United States. [Full Article...]

Pradhan may be BJP's CM face for Odisha

At a time when the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government is completing three years in office in May, Prime Minister Modi asked his ministers and party leaders to take a big leap forward in delivering on the promises it made to the people. [Full Article...]

Mike Pence to North Korea: 'Era of strategic patience is over'

Mike Pence to North Korea: 'Era of strategic patience is over' We hope to achieve this objective through peaceable means. On a visit to South Korea, Vice President Mike Pence said the US' commitment to its ally was "iron-clad and immutable" in the face of the North's work to advance its nuclear and ballistic missile programme. [Full Article...]

Turkey's Erdogan Declares Referendum Victory

Turkey's largest cities however, Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir, voted no . As huge crowds of flag-waving supporters celebrated on the streets, Erdogan praised Turkey for taking a "historic decision". About 100,000 people have been fired from their jobs in the crackdown that followed on supporters of a US -based Islamic cleric and former Erdogan ally who the president blamed for the attempted putsch... [Full Article...]

US envoy Nikki Haley says Syria regime change is 'inevitable'

US envoy Nikki Haley says Syria regime change is 'inevitable' Late Thursday evening, President Trump authorized the launch of roughly five dozen Tomahawk missiles at an air base in Syria ; the same base that supported an atrocious chemical weapons attack against innocent civilians and children just days prior. [Full Article...]

Pence: 'Era of patience' with North Korea is over

Pence is on the first stop of a four-nation Asia tour meant to show America's allies, and remind its adversaries, that the administration of President Donald Trump was not turning its back on the increasingly volatile region. She advised patience with China on the issue. "I don't think that you're going to see the president drawing red lines in the sand, but I think that the action that he took... [Full Article...]

Attorney General 'looking to block bid to prosecute Tony Blair'

Attorney General 'looking to block bid to prosecute Tony Blair' A spokesperson told the Guardian: 'It's not unusual for the attorney general to intervene in cases in order to represent the public interest. A private prosecution is being attempted against Blair, former foreign secretary Jack straw and former Attorney General Lord Goldsmith for the crime of " aggression ". [Full Article...]

Death toll in Sri Lanka garbage mound collapse rises to 27

She said all the two-storey houses were completely swallowed. Guttila Silva, a former mayor and local politician, said residents were angry that the Colombo Municipality had continued to dump hundreds of tonnes of garbage at the site daily, despite safety concerns. [Full Article...]

Doctor denies genital mutilation; judge keeps her locked up

Doctor denies genital mutilation; judge keeps her locked up The girls were interviewed by an Federal Bureau of Investigation child forensic expert and identified Nagarwala as the doctor who operated on them. "(Investigators) interviewed several minor girls in MI about FGM ( female genital mutilation ). [Full Article...]

Tips on Facebook killer being in Philadelphia likely false

The victim's son, Robert Godwin Jr ., told Cleveland.com that he can't bring himself to watch the video . Godwin Sr. was shot and killed in a video posted on Facebook by Steve Stephens . Wearing dark blue and grey or black striped polo shirt. Police said they have received "dozens and dozens" of tips about the possible location of the suspect, Steve Stephens , and tried to convince h... [Full Article...]

No motive known for Cleveland shooting

Later in the day, they expanded their search nationwide. Detectives contacted suspect Stephens on his cellphone Sunday shortly after Robert Godwin, 74, was shot, Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said . This video does not show the shooting, however the content may disturb some viewers. Godwin did not seem to recognize the woman's name. In a text message to CBS News Sunday, Lane sa... [Full Article...]

Narendra Modi assures Sheikh Hasina of early solution to Teesta

Narendra Modi assures Sheikh Hasina of early solution to Teesta They sustain our peoples and their livelihoods. "We in India rejoice in our ties with Bangladesh. I assure you and the people of Bangladesh of our continuing efforts on Teesta", said Modi, according to ANI . She will attend a talk with Indian business delegations Monday morning, reports BSS. "It is an absolute honour to host PM Sheikh Hasina". We both want to make our borders free from crimin... [Full Article...]

Basque group ETA hands over arms in southern parts of France

Basque group ETA hands over arms in southern parts of France The separatist group is thought to have given French authorities information on the location of arms stashes, according to sources in Spain. Spain says the ETA doesn't need to be applauded for the move because the hard work of police and judges had already defeated the group, leading to a cease-fire in 2011. [Full Article...]

North Korea To Reinforce Defenses after Syria Missile Strike

The missile barrage enhances Trump's image as a leader willing to use USA military power quickly and in a precision-strike manner _ which is exactly the scenario that concerns North Korea most. Chinese President Xi Jinping (3rd R) and his USA counterpart Donald Trump (3rd L) hold the second round of talks in the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, the United States, April 7, 2017. [Full Article...]

North Korea has amassed chemical weapons - Japan

North Korea has amassed chemical weapons - Japan North Korea marks the 105th anniversary of the birth of state founder Kim Il Sung on Saturday, North Korea's biggest national day called " Day of the Sun ". USA responded to latest North Korean missile launch by sending a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. Mr Trump is concerned over North Korea's plans to develop a missile which could reach the continental United States, but Pyongyang is more l... [Full Article...]

Boris Johnson urges Russia: 'Stop acting as lifeline for Assad'

Boris Johnson urges Russia: 'Stop acting as lifeline for Assad' But in a Fox Business Network interview, the US president said he wouldn't intervene militarily against Assad unless the Syrian leader resorts to using weapons of mass destruction again. Trump's comments follow a Thursday U.S. cruise missile strike on a Syrian airbase suspected of dropping chemical weapons on civilians. Lavrov dismissed the claim at the press conference, asking for evidence ... [Full Article...]

Trump Adviser To Register After Lobbying For Pro-Russia Ukrainian Leader

Manafort worked as an global political consultant for a pro-Russia party in Ukraine. They include payments in 2007 and 2009, providing the first evidence that Manafort's firm received at least some money listed in the so-called Black Ledger. [Full Article...]

Trump's opinion of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation changes, says no longer obsolete

The statement further added that the leaders discussed several issues of mutual concern and interest, including the conflict in eastern Ukraine and the situation in Afghanistan. "The U.S. hasn't gotten anything from China yet", said Evan Medeiros, who was Obama's top Asia adviser in the White House. That is certainly coloring USA relations with Moscow. [Full Article...]

Joint Statement on Transportation Package from Legislative Republicans

Joint Statement on Transportation Package from Legislative Republicans Brown says this time it's going to be different. "It helps bring prosperity". "The Governor and the Legislature have a record of regularly raiding transportation funding for other purposes, and Californians already pay the highest gas prices and vehicle registration fees in the country", said Flora. [Full Article...]


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