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Labor seeks to refer nine MPs to High Court over dual citizenship

Labor seeks to refer nine MPs to High Court over dual citizenship This follows implementation of the new citizenship disclosure regime. But while ratcheting up pressure on Labor, the government, thus far, is digging in behind a group of its own MPs who have not provided watertight evidence about their own citizenship status, including Josh Frydenberg and Jason Falinski. [Full Article...]

BC announces minimum age of 19 for marijuana use and possession

The B.C. government said its age limit of 19 is consistent with provincial rules on alcohol and tobacco. Under the proposed law, the federal government would be responsible for regulating production and setting health and safety standards. [Full Article...]

50 injured after passenger train hits freight train in Germany

50 injured after passenger train hits freight train in Germany While a rescue operation was launched immediately, authorities have said the injuries people suffered were not life-threatening. Rail operator Deutsche Bahn said a passenger train of the regional provider National Express drove into a freight train from DB Cargo. [Full Article...]

South Korean Joint Large-Scale Military Exercises Underway

South Korean Joint Large-Scale Military Exercises Underway They come on the heels of North Korea's test last week of its most powerful long-range missile, which experts say puts all of the United States in targeting range. China is expressing its discontent with its own aerial exercises over the West Sea and the East China Sea, sending a message to Seoul and Washington. [Full Article...]

Islamic terror plot to assassinate British PM Theresa May thwarted, report says

Islamic terror plot to assassinate British PM Theresa May thwarted, report says Armed police and members of Britain's MI5 apprehended Naa'imur Zakariyah Rahman from north London and Mohammed Aqib Imran from southeast Birmingham last week. "In retrospect, the intelligence can be seen to have been highly relevant to the planned attack", Mr Anderson concluded. An official report into the attack released on Tuesday found opportunities to thwart it had been missed. [Full Article...]

Senate Confirms Trump's Pick for Homeland Security Secretary

Senators voted 62-37 to confirm Kirstjen Nielsen, formerly Kelly's deputy in the White House and his chief of staff when he led DHS. DHS Acting Secretary Elaine Duke, who will serve as Nielsen's deputy, said: "Nielsen is a homeland security expert with a deep understanding of the issues facing the Department and is well-positioned to lead us into the future". [Full Article...]

May to reconvene Brexit talks with European Union this week

May to reconvene Brexit talks with European Union this week Coveney said that draft texts were produced following progress in talks last Thursday and that discussions had continued over the weekend. Downing Street has described the meeting as an "important staging post" on the route to the "crucial" summit with the other 27 leaders in the middle of the month when it hopes trade talks can begin. [Full Article...]

Portugal, Spain favourites but Santos wary of Morocco and Iran

Portugal, Spain favourites but Santos wary of Morocco and Iran Furthermore, World Cup could be an ideal launchpad for his greater ambition of being appointed as a greater team. Although Sweden's Ibrahimovic being replaced with its latest attacking inspiration Emil Forsberg is expected to reward the hard-working team, the remaining two - Mexico and South Korea do not seem to have the quality to challenge Germany, the defending champions. [Full Article...]

All Eyes On Moscow for World Cup Draw

All Eyes On Moscow for World Cup Draw The draw was relatively kind to most countries, if not all, and it shouldn't be hard for most of the favourites to get out of the group stages. A colourful new installation dedicated to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia ™ was opened in front of the Moscow Manege exhibition centre before the Final Draw on Friday, when the competing nations discovered their fate in the Russia 2018 group stages. [Full Article...]

11000-acre Creek fire prompts mandatory evacuations from La Crescenta to Sylmar

11000-acre Creek fire prompts mandatory evacuations from La Crescenta to Sylmar More than 5,700 structures have been destroyed. An increase in the number of dead and dying trees also can exacerbate the wildfire threat, Cal Fire officials said. Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) and the U.S. Forest Service were on the scene, being supported by water-dropping helicopters. The fire is likely to keep spreading due to strong wind gusts in the area, authorities said, KT... [Full Article...]

Potential US move on Jerusalem 'worrying': Turkish presidential spokesperson

Potential US move on Jerusalem 'worrying': Turkish presidential spokesperson Kalin called on the US administration "not to make such fatal mistake". "If the (current) status of Jerusalem is changed and another step is taken. that would be a major catastrophe", Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said during a televised press conference. [Full Article...]

Turkey threatens to sever ties with Israel over United States embassy move

Turkey threatens to sever ties with Israel over United States embassy move Incidentally, Yisrael Katz himself looks like a mafia boss. At the same time, according to the publication, it is not yet planned to transfer the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Politico, a Washington-based news outlet, reported that two classified diplomatic cables had been sent to embassies in recent weeks urging preparedness ahead of a potential announcement. [Full Article...]

As government shutdown looms, GOP pushing two-week extension

As government shutdown looms, GOP pushing two-week extension Mitchell McConnellTop GOP senators say they have the votes to pass tax bill Angus King on GOP tax push: "To call this a circus would be an insult to circuses" McConnell works to salvage tax bill MORE (R-Ky.) is backing the passage of a short-term stopgap bill aimed at preventing a government shutdown ahead of Friday's deadline. [Full Article...]

Trump Attorney: The President Can't Obstruct Justice

Trump Attorney: The President Can't Obstruct Justice Overall, Nixon and Clinton's impeachment proceedings clearly illustrate that presidents can obstruct justice, and suffer political consequences for doing so. For instance, former federal corruption prosecutor Randall D. Eliason said, "I have the right to throw my laptop in the river, but if I do that with intent to destroy evidence, then it becomes obstruction". [Full Article...]

Police respond to school shooting in Graham, Washington

Police respond to school shooting in Graham, Washington The conditions of the wounded students were not immediately known. The shooters are described as multiple males who left in a green vehicle, possibly a Chevrolet Impala. A spokesperson for Bethel school district said schools in the area were on lockdown. Students are being reunified with parents at the Frontier Middle School gymnasium, Troyer said. [Full Article...]

10 suspects arrested over Malta journalist slaying

10 suspects arrested over Malta journalist slaying Apart from Marsa, arrests were also made in Zebbug and Bugibba, the Prime Minister said yesterday. The most significant investigations by the murdered journalist stemmed from the Panama Papers , a leak of documents from the archives of the offshore law firm Mossack Fonseca. [Full Article...]

I Warned Iran's Revolutionary Guards Over Iraq — CIA Head

Soleimani is commander of the Quds Force, which carries out foreign operations for Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC). Pompeo added that Soleimani "refused to open" his letter. "Those around him are not feeding him the truth about the place that he finds himself - how precarious his position is in the world today". Former CIA Director Leon Panetta, who was also a member of the pane... [Full Article...]

Christine Keeler, former model at heart of Profumo affair, dies at 75

Christine Keeler, former model at heart of Profumo affair, dies at 75 In later years, Keeler married twice and had two sons and granddaughter. "There was a lot of good around Chris's rather tragic life, because there was a family around her that loved her", he told the Guardian . "I think what happened to her back in the day was quite damaging". That spring, Keeler and Mandy Rice-Davies - the showgirl who was also embroiled in the Profumo scandal - rented a f... [Full Article...]

BJP could lose majority in Gujarat, says ABP-CSDS survey

BJP could lose majority in Gujarat, says ABP-CSDS survey According to the poll, both BJP and Congress would secure 43 per cent of votes each, with BJP possibly winning anything between 91 and 99 seats. SP chief general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav also said the use of voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines, along with EVMs, would enhance the confidence of the political parties as well as the candidates in the poll procedure. [Full Article...]

Possible 'elements of genocide' in Myanmar: UN rights chief

Possible 'elements of genocide' in Myanmar: UN rights chief It passed 33 to 3 - China, the Philippines and Burundi voted against it - with nine abstentions. Myanmar's ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, Htin Lynn, slammed the resolution adopted Tuesday, decrying it as "unethical and unprofessional" and as "infringing on the state sovereignty of Myanmar". [Full Article...]


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