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Green Party set to play spoiler as BC election officially kicks off

The Greens have an even more ambitious child care plan, with daycare at no cost and expansion of kindergarten to include three- and four-year-olds. Broken down into demographics, the NDP were most popular with female respondents (41 per cent), and all voters aged 18 to 34 (43 per cent) and 35 to 54 (also 43 per cent). [Full Article...]

Canadian National Vimy Memorial highlights

The CAMC was a disciplined unit that was prepared for the daunting task that stood before them. The City of Toronto will honour the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge during a commemorative ceremony with the Canadian Armed Forces today at Fort York. [Full Article...]

Trump and Chinese leader Xi talk as tensions rise with North Korea

Trump and Chinese leader Xi talk as tensions rise with North Korea Mr Pyne said the responsibility to rein in North Korea mostly rests with China - "the Hermit Kingdom's closest ally" since the 1960s. The North has conducted five nuclear tests, two of them past year, and is working to develop nuclear-tipped missiles that can reach the U.S. [Full Article...]

Chinese tabloid warns North Korea against nuclear and missile tests

Chinese tabloid warns North Korea against nuclear and missile tests There are concerns the hermit kingdom could conduct a nuclear test this weekend to mark the 105th anniversary of the birth of North Korea's founding father Kim Il-sung. Xi said that he wants to keep in contact and to coordinate with the USA, the state broadcaster said. On the situation in North Korea, Xi said: "China adheres to the goal of denuclearization of the peninsula and insists on preserv... [Full Article...]

Russia's Lavrov warns USA not to strike Syrian regime again

The Kremlin said there is some "probability" that President Vladimir Putin will meet Tillerson as the top USA diplomat's first visit to Russian Federation since Donald Trump's election started Wednesday. "Putin is backing a person that's truly an evil person, and I think it's very bad for Russian Federation", he said. Mr Tillerson said he wanted "a very open, candid and frank exchange" wit... [Full Article...]

Putin meets Tillerson as US, Russia fiercely feud over Syria

Erdogan has previously called on Russian Federation to abandon its support for Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and cooperate with the U.S. in Syria. On April 13-15, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem is due to pay a visit to Russian Federation on the invitation of Lavrov, she added. Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov blasted United States claims that it has "irrefutable evidence" of el... [Full Article...]

N.Korea fires ballistic missile, US says clock has now run out

North Korea will figure prominently in President Donald Trump's summit in South Florida this week with China's Xi Jinping. However, the USA government insists it is ready to consider all options to contain the North Korean threat given the reclusive state's continued defiance of United Nations resolutions. [Full Article...]

ISIS second-in-command reportedly killed in airstrike

New data shows air and ground strikes near the Iraqi city of Mosul have resulted in nine civilian deaths and injuries to three others in the ongoing battle against Islamic State, the US -led military coalition announced Saturday. In March, Amnesty International accused the coalition of "flagrant violation of international humanitarian law" as the coalition failed to take precautions to prevent hig... [Full Article...]

Moscow Wants to 'Comprehend US Strategy' During Tillerson's Visit

Moscow Wants to 'Comprehend US Strategy' During Tillerson's Visit The parallels haven't gone unnoticed by Russian President Vladimir Putin as US officials have accused his military of knowing about Assad's recent chemical weapons attack ahead of time and trying to help cover it up. Moscow has dismissed suggestions that the Syrian government that it backs could be behind the attack in Idlib province. Since ordering the strike on the Shayrat airbase in western... [Full Article...]

North Korea warns of 'war' in response to US Navy moves

North Korea warns of 'war' in response to US Navy moves The recent US missile strikes on Syria carried a clear warning for North Korea, but the risky regime armed with nuclear bombs and various missiles is a different case from Syria, apparently with little capability to retaliate, they said Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Asian stocks slip, yen and gold rise as global risks weigh

Shares rose in Taiwan and were mixed in Southeast Asia. The stock climbed 69 cents, or 7.2 percent, to $10.29. Phone companies and financial stocks lagged the broader market. Rent-A-Center also issued an optimistic 2018 forecast. "Those are having a negative impact on risk sentiment and also dollar-yen". The euro, which sank more than one per cent overnight, extended losses and touched a five-... [Full Article...]

Abe, Trump Agree On Close Coordination Over N Korea

Abe, Trump Agree On Close Coordination Over N Korea Trump launched a missile strike on Syria late Thursday while meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. In a statement provided to CNN by officials in North Korea, Pyongyang said the "current grim situation" justified its "self-defensive and pre-emptive strike capabilities with the nuclear force at the core". [Full Article...]

Trump and Xi hold phone talks on N. Korea issues

Trump and Xi hold phone talks on N. Korea issues In fact, the Vinson was in South Korea last month for military exercises. North Korea also often marks important anniversaries with tests of its nuclear or missile capabilities. Meanwhile - President Trump is having his own personal bout with North Korea on the world stage and is finding himself standing alone in the efforts to intimidate the Asian country into stopping their missile tests. [Full Article...]

Iran's Ahmadinejad defends decision to run

Mr Rouhani, who engineered Iran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers that secured a removal of global financial and trade sanctions against Tehran , is expected to seek re-election. "His disqualification by the Guardian Council would show that the council is not independent and follows the orders of the supreme leader", said political analyst Saeed Leylaz. [Full Article...]

Philippines: Shoot-out between security forces and militants kills nine

Philippines: Shoot-out between security forces and militants kills nine Just days before the raid the United States and Australian governments warned their citizens about potential "terrorist" kidnappings on Bohol and neighbouring Cebu island, also a major tourist destination. Eduardo Año in press conference Wednesday. Their arrival aboard three pump boats in Inabangan, Bohol last April 10 was detected, thanks to the reports of civilians in the area, the AFP chief s... [Full Article...]

North Korea is looking for trouble, says Trump

North Korea is looking for trouble, says Trump Trump had ordered the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group to head to the peninsula in an attempt to deter North Korea's nuclear and long-range missile ambitions, which it is developing in defiance of United Nations resolutions and sanctions. [Full Article...]

United Airlines Controversy: New Footage Shows Passenger's Conversation With Security

Bridges via AP). With the federal government and a Senate committee looking into the dragging of a man off a United Express flight, the airline industry is beginning to speak up against any effort to bar them from overselling flights. According to witnesses, he was pulled screaming from his seat by security and back to the terminal at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. More video clips show... [Full Article...]

'We're not going into Syria' and 8 other interview highlights

The U.S. has been conducting airstrikes in Syria since September 2014 and more recently has enabled a makeshift Syrian Arab and Kurdish force to isolate the city of Raqqa, which is ISIS' self-declared capital. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump told a TV channel that the U.S had no intention to involve more deeply in the Syrian civil war, indicating that the missile strike was a specific response t... [Full Article...]

China's Xi tells Trump 'peaceful resolution' needed on North Korea

On Saturday, an United States naval strike group led by aircraft carrier Carl Vinson was sent to the Korean Peninsula. "Our revolutionary strong army is keenly watching every move by enemy elements with our nuclear sight focused on the USA invasionary bases not only in South Korea and the Pacific operation theatre but also in the United States mainland", it said. [Full Article...]

Terrorists Celebrating US Strikes In Syria, Says Hassan Rouhani

In a series of media interviews on Sunday, Ms Haley and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson sought to link the military strikes to the chemical attack and insist that there had been no change in U.S. "Justified and appropriate though USA action was, it was also necessarily limited". US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is blaming Russia's inaction for helping fuel a deadly poison gas attack ag... [Full Article...]

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