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Ex-leader Patrick Brown expelled from Ontario PC caucus

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On Sunday, Brown addressed a crowd of supporters in a Mississauga hotel and explained why he'd made a decision to enter the leadership race that was sparked by his resignation less than four weeks ago over sexual misconduct allegations. "In the court of public opinion and among the many journalists I've spoken to, these allegations are now seen for what they are - fictitious and malicious", Brown wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday. Read More »

China in talks with Balochistan terrorists to protect CPEC installations, claims report

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Beijing's willingness to get involved in Pakistani politics has fuelled concerns in New Delhi, which is anxious about China's growing political influence in neighbouring countries, including Nepal, Myanmar and Sri Lanka. Last year, 10 Pakistanis were killed by unidentified gunmen while the former were working near Gwadar port, a key part of the economic corridor. According to the report, more than one Pakistani official told the newspaper that the powers-that-be in Pakistan have welcomed ... Read More »

Any anti-Pak decision by FATF to harm war on terror: Ahsan

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An FATF report a year ago is believed to have also highlighted that there continue to be certain "UNSCR 1267 designated entities" (terror entities) in Pakistan that receive and disperse funds without controls being applied by the competent authorities. Read More »

Cyclone Gita makes landfall in New Zealand

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Seven districts - including Christchurch, Grey District and Buller District have declared a state of emergency as the cyclone began to make landfall overnight. Widespread flooding and power outages were expected. The TranzAlpine tourist train service was cancelled on Tuesday and for Wednesday as visitors were encouraged to leave low-lying areas. Read More »

Country outlaws male circumcision

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The Icelandic bill on circumcision will go into committee stage if it passes the first reading and will become law in following months. "Children should also have their own rights for their own beliefs when they are adults". In the United States, 98% of Jewish men are circumcised, according to the world agency. In Iceland, Gunnarsdóttir's draft law has political support in Parliament and popular backing. Read More »

Time to upgrade South Africa's credit rating

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President Cyril Ramaphosa should demonstrate his commitment to what he said on Friday night during his state of the nation address by getting rid of those ministers whose presence in the government has only ever been a source of scandal and failure‚ says Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane . Read More »

'Spin the bottle' game among newest allegations against California lawmaker

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Last week, four anonymous former Garcia staffers submitted a complaint to the Assembly through the same attorney as Kernick, describing a "toxic environment" of heavy drinking and graphic sexual discussions in her office. "Oftentimes Ms. Garcia pressured staff to join her in drinking alcoholic beverages both at the office and at local bars, including events she was hosting", the letter states. Read More »

Meet Merkel's Possible Successor: From Tiny State to National Party Leadership

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The surprise reshuffle comes after Tauber said at the weekend he was stepping down for health reasons, and with Merkel struggling to form a new government after a tricky general election last September. It is not without risk as it will cut her off from her power base in Saarland and will not give her the ministerial experience of running a department. Read More »

Rape-accused dragged out of Arunachal Pradesh police station by mob, lynched

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Arunachal Pradesh police said, "The incident took place at 12:05 pm". The girl's disappearance from Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh state, and the discovery of her badly disfigured body, sparked widespread anger. Later, the child's relatives spotted her beheaded and mutilated body in a pool of blood inside a jungle near Namgo village. According to a senior police officer of Lohit district three police personnel have been suspended for failing to prevent the mob lynching. Read More »

Venezuela Set To Launch The Petro, Its New Cryptocurrency

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Government officials hope the currency could help combat hyperinflation in the country , which the International Monetary Fund has warned could spiral to 13,000% in 2018. It is worth mentioning, that the sanctions, put past year by Washington, prohibit US banks and investors from buying just issued Venezuelan debt, in fact, keeping the country out from taking money overseas to bring in new hard currency or refund current economic burden. Read More »

Britain promises no 'Mad Max style' deregulation after Brexit

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He will tell Austrian business leaders: "I know that for one reason or another there are some people who have sought to question that these really are our intentions". "We are working towards a deal later this year and frankly my last couple of days of visits (and) everything I have seen indicates that that is well on the cards", Davis said Tuesday. Read More »

Australia, US, India, Japan mulling 'infrastructure scheme to rival China'

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Last month, China lodged a formal protest with Australia after Turnbull's minister for global development, Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, said the Belt and Road plan risked building "useless buildings" and "roads to nowhere". Representatives for Turnbull, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Trade Minister Steven Ciobo did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Read More »

"Black Panther" Breaks Record at Box Office — TopTrenders

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The epic box-office debut of " Black Panther ", the first Marvel superhero movie with an African-American in the title role, will force Hollywood to reassess the work it gives black actors and filmmakers and lead to better roles for minorities and women. Read More »

Two-Man Bobsleigh Team Achieves Korea's Best Olympic Result

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Yet, he was wary of being drawn into the propaganda campaign or projecting an image of "going soft" on North Korea . Kono noted that North Korea conducted a military parade on the eve of the Olympics . That first Sunday of nearly any Olympics is a high or near-high as the marquee names take to their events (or do not, in the case of Mikaela Shiffrin ), and viewer interest is still sparked coming off the always hyped Opening Ceremony. Read More »

Wait continues for relatives of crash victims

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This means that helicopters and other non-fixed wing aircraft can not deliver rescue teams over to the crash site which is believed to be at the Zagros Mountains near Semirom City in the nearby province of Isfahan. Iran Air Crash has reportedly left all the 65 people dead in one of the most deadly air accidents in the recent time. Lifting sanctions on aviation purchases was a key clause in the nuclear deal Iran signed with world powers in 2015. Read More »

S. Korea to resume joint military drills with US

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He further said that he is "listening" for an indication from North Korea that they are ready for direct talks. North Korea is "fully ready for both dialogue and war" and prepared to respond to any USA "provocation by prompt counterstrike", state-run media said Monday as the Winter Olympics continued in South Korea . Read More »

Pa. Congressional Map Fight Likely Headed For Federal Court

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The new boundaries may weed out some contenders for the local congressional seat in the May 15 Primary . Chris Borick, a political science professor at Muhlenberg College, says the district north of Pittsburgh formerly known as the 12th, now modified into the 17th, could see the biggest change ahead of the 2018 election cycle. Read More »

Trump Jr. to deliver foreign policy speech during business trip to India

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Dozens of property investors and their families will be treated to dinner with Donald Trump junior in Delhi this week after snapping up flats in a Trump Towers luxury development in Gurugram. Apartments worth $70 million have been sold since the Gurugram towers project was launched in early January said Amit Sharma, spokesman for the Gurugram developer. Read More »

Kosovo celebrates 10 years of independence with ceremony

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The 1998-99 Kosovo war, the last of the conflicts that broke up Yugoslavia, claimed more than 13,000 lives including more than 11,000 ethnic Albanians of Kosovo. Home to 1.8 million people, Kosovo is one of the poorest parts of Europe and hugely dependent on remittances from its diaspora to drive economic growth of around four per cent. Read More »

Butler County Sheriff offers free concealed carry training for teachers

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At Cincinnati Public Schools, the region's largest district, the Board of Education and administrators haven't talked about providing any kind of training to teachers on the use of guns. An Ohio sheriff thinks he has a plan to stop future school shootings - by arming teachers and getting USA vets to patrol schools. On Facebook , a screenshot of his tweet had amassed almost three thousand shares in 4 hours. Read More »

Onodera: US F16 dumps fuel tanks into lake

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The Misawa Defense Office said no injuries or damage have yet been confirmed in the wake of the incident, according to local media reports . In a statement, the USA military confirmed that one of its F-16s had been forced to "jettison two external fuel tanks into an unpopulated area" after an engine fire broke out. Read More »

Wrexham's Laura Deas revels in 'incredible' skeleton bronze medal at Winter Olympics

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At the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, perhaps the first controversy has come over Great Britain's skeleton suits. Yarnold is flying under the radar at these Games, having banked just one World Cup podium this season. That left Austria's Janine Flock , the leader after three runs, as the only competitor left who could take away gold. Going into the final day, the Brits were hoping to definitely pick up one medal if not two. Read More »

Women's Hockey: Canada joined the United States in the final

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But on a day when International Ice Hockey Federation president René Fasel announced that the Olympic tournament would be expanded to include 10 teams, from eight, for Beijing 2022, which will allow China to ice a team, the tournament once again came down to the only two real contenders for gold in women's hockey . Read More »

LeBron James joined Inside the National Basketball Association crew after winning All-Star MVP

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LeBron James made one thing absolutely clear on Saturday afternoon during All-Star weekend about athletes and their right to an opinion: "We will definitely not shut up and dribble ". "Unfortunately, a lot of kids - and some adults - take these ignorant comments seriously", Ingraham said on her show Thursday night. We have a voice we can speak on anything going on the world, it's not just about basketball, it's bigger than basketball. Read More »

Donald Trump visits Florida hospital that treated school shooting victims

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Mr Trump said he would travel to Florida to meet with victims' families, explore how to better secure schools and "tackle the hard issue of mental health". During a Saturday rally, student and shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez went after the National Rifle Association by saying that "politicians who sit in their gilded House and Senate seats funded by the NRA telling us nothing could have been done to prevent this, we call B.S, ". Read More »

Helicopter crashes while assessing Mexico quake damage, killing 13 on the ground

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The 7.2 magnitude natural disaster which hit Mexico on Friday will not trigger a pay out from the World Bank's new auto 118 - 119 cat bond issued earlier this month. Natural disaster alarms sounded across the capital and adjacent areas. The network had been showing clips of the town from earlier in the day. Residents stand out in the street following a 5.9-magnitude quake in Mexico City early on February 19, 2018. Read More »

White House Media Driver Detained After Bringing Gun to Work

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As is often the case, the White House procures local drivers for certain vehicles in the President's motorcade , while other cars - including Trump's - are driven by Secret Service or military personnel. The incident came as the White House said the President is supportive of efforts to improve the federal background check system for gun purchases, less than a week after the Florida school shooting that killed 17 people. Read More »

Trump Will Hate This New Ranking of US Presidents

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The result comes just months after Trump finished his first year in office as the most unpopular president in modern history. The highest score received President Abraham Lincoln (95 points), George Washington (93 points) and the 32nd head of the White house Franklin Roosevelt (89 points). Read More »

Volcanic blast reshaped summit of Indonesia's Mount Sinabung

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Mount Sinabung killed two people when it roared back to life in 2010 after lying dormant for 400 years. Mount Sinabung spews volcanic ash as it erupts in Kutarakyat, North Sumatra, Indonesia , Monday, Feb. When Sinabung erupted in 2014, more than a dozen people were killed and thousands were evacuated. The peak shot ash more than 16,400 feet into the air. Read More »