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Ontario Government to manage sale and use of marijuana

Ontario Government to manage sale and use of marijuana Ontario residents will be able to buy marijuana at dozens of LCBO run stores once it's legalised next summer. Salz believes a majority of Canadians already believe that dispensaries are legal, and Ontario's decision will only increase confusion. [Full Article...]

European Union refines Brexit positions, warns on Ireland

European Union refines Brexit positions, warns on Ireland The position paper reveals the EU's convictions that, "it's the responsibility of the United Kingdom" to ensure that Brexit protects the special "political, economic, security, societal and agricultural context and frameworks on the island of Ireland". [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Jr questioned by Senate investigators

Donald Trump Jr questioned by Senate investigators But he needed to find out for himself if the Kremlin-connected lawyer had damaging information on his dad's opponent after an associate promised she could deliver the goods, the newspaper reported. He said he was skeptical about taking the meeting in the first place and that, "as it later turned out, my skepticism was justified". He said the meeting quickly turned from a confusing allegation abo... [Full Article...]

Paris 'bomb factory' suspects believed to have links to Syria

Paris 'bomb factory' suspects believed to have links to Syria A counterterrorism investigation was opened under potential charges of "criminal terrorist association" and production, possession and transportation of explosive substances "in relation with a terrorist action by an organized gang". French Interior Minister Gérard Collomb said the suspects deny any terror plans despite regular phone contacts with people in Syria. TATP, a peroxide-based explosive,... [Full Article...]

Jose expected to become major hurricane by Friday -NHC

Jose expected to become major hurricane by Friday -NHC It's moving west at about 16 miles per hour, with maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour. Category 5 Hurricane Irma is churning in the Caribbean and Hurricane Jose formed Wednesday in the open waters of the Atlantic. Katia and José have maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour. Beginning as Tropical Depression 13, the storm formed Tuesday in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico, stre... [Full Article...]

Amit Shah to hold series of events in Odisha

Amit Shah to hold series of events in Odisha The North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), a coalition of eight parties including the BJP, that already holds power in five of the eight northeastern states, have begun preparations to wrest power in the three remaining states of Tripura , Meghalaya and Mizoram. [Full Article...]

Germany to push for tough line on Turkey with European Union leaders

Germany to push for tough line on Turkey with European Union leaders At least 12 Germans are now being held as political prisoners, according to the German government. Dr Merkel's comments came only after Mr Schulz appeared to surprise her by vowing to push for an end to the negotiations if he was elected chancellor in the Sept 24 federal election. [Full Article...]

US Might Say Iran Violating Nuclear Deal Without Withdrawing, Envoy Says

US Might Say Iran Violating Nuclear Deal Without Withdrawing, Envoy Says The final piece is the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act ("the Corker-Cardin law"), which conservatives maligned but that may be the key to straightening out our Iran policy. "It is his decision to make, and his alone". The congressional requirement was a compromise that President Barack Obama accepted to win legislative backing for the deal, which he chose not to submit to the Senate for rati... [Full Article...]

Gas Prices Rise Thanks to Harvey

Gas Prices Rise Thanks to Harvey While the impact of Hurricane Harvey left some markets in Texas without gasoline, Florida, Georgia and Tennessee remain well supplied. "While it may be weeks or longer before all refineries are back online, the situation is beginning to look up", he said. [Full Article...]

Siding with Democrats, President Trump agrees to 3-month debt-limit rise

Siding with Democrats, President Trump agrees to 3-month debt-limit rise Trump, after meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday at the White House, told reporters on Air Force One that the deal with Democrats would be "very good". However, White House officials argued that putting other issues off until December cleared the decks for tax talks. The U.S. Senate will take up funding soon, and that body could tie the Harvey funding to other larger issues, like raisin... [Full Article...]

Karnataka CM orders SIT probe into journalist Lankesh's killing (Second Lead)

Karnataka CM orders SIT probe into journalist Lankesh's killing (Second Lead) Gauri Lankesh, editor of weekly Kannada tabloid magazine Lankesh Patrike , columnist in newspapers, a panelist on TV channels and an activist, was shot dead outside her house in Bengaluru last night. Tulsidas Bhoite , Editor of Jai Maharashtra said, "The culprit responsible for murdering Gauri Lankesh will be caught after investigation". Journalists took out a march from the Press Club to th... [Full Article...]

Three Republicans vote against Harvey aid package

Three Republicans vote against Harvey aid package A senior House member, who asked to not be identified, called the tactic a "charade" and asked, "Why not attach the debt ceiling in the first place?" He also said that President Donald Trump and Congress made it clear that the president's initial request of almost $8 billion "is just a down payment". [Full Article...]

Nebraska National Guard sending medical team to help Hurricane Harvey relief

Nebraska National Guard sending medical team to help Hurricane Harvey relief A Guard spokesman didn't immediately return a call from The Associated Press. The state of Texas requested this support from Iowa. The guardsmen will leave Saturday and be deployed for up to 30 days, according to a news release from the governor's office. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump's Pick to Lead NASA Would Be Terrible for the Planet

Donald Trump's Pick to Lead NASA Would Be Terrible for the Planet Bridenstine is one of two GOP lawmakers that Trump nominated on Friday to positions in his administration. Bridenstine now serves on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. Rubio continued that he would have to see the nomination held up over "partisanship, political arguments, past votes, or statements made in the past - because the agency can't afford it and it can't afford ... [Full Article...]

Police cite hundreds of drivers in CT during holiday weekend

Police cite hundreds of drivers in CT during holiday weekend As of Friday, there have been 529 reported traffic deaths in Virginia, compared to 477 this same date previous year. State Police, working with local cops, will take part in the national "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign and will have added patrols and DWI checkpoints, Cuomo said. [Full Article...]

Kenyan school fire that killed nine pupils was arson - Education minister

Kenyan school fire that killed nine pupils was arson - Education minister Matters are said to have gotten more complicated as the fire caused the lights to go off blinding the students who lost sense of direction. In 2016, more than 100 schools across the country were targeted by arsonists. Cooper said some schools set on fire have dismissed their principals afterward. Nearly none of the cases have been successfully prosecuted. Kenya frequently sees deadly protests,... [Full Article...]

Muslims hit Suu Kyi, Myanmar govt over Rohingya plight

Muslims hit Suu Kyi, Myanmar govt over Rohingya plight Recent Nobel prize victor Malala Yousafzai has called on her fellow laureate to condemn the "tragic and shameful treatment" of Myanmar's Rohingya population. However, under the Narendra Modi regime, we have unequal treatment for the Rohingyas of Myanmar, who are clearly facing as big a genocide as those that were carried out in Rwanda, Kosovo, Bosnia and more. [Full Article...]

South Korea seeks tougher sanctions after North conducts another nuclear test

South Korea seeks tougher sanctions after North conducts another nuclear test Trump has insisted that "all options" are on the table in an implied threat of pre-emptive military action, while on Thursday US heavy bombers and stealth jet fighters took part in a joint live fire drill in South Korea intended as a show of force. [Full Article...]

North Korea fires missile over Japan in longest-ever test

The only reasons for North Korea to hold off: threat of more severe sanctions, or, a sign that dialogue could lead to sanctions relief, Januzzi says. "We continue to work together, and the minister and I share a responsibility to provide for the protection of our nations, our populations and our interests", he said . [Full Article...]

Mahrez leaves Algeria camp to 'formalise' transfer

Mahrez leaves Algeria camp to 'formalise' transfer Mahrez, valued at £50million by Leicester , was now training with his global team-mates ahead of a World Cup qualifier against Zambia on Saturday. Manchester United have been heavily linked with Mahrez and are in a flawless position to make a move on transfer deadline day if we wanted. [Full Article...]


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