News from around the world and the Dispora
By CTVNews.ca Armed with official support from the federal Conservatives in Canada and the promise of a Brexit deal next year, advocates of an agreement calling for freer trade, movement, and greater co-operation between Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom are ramping up their efforts. Although the idea has been floating around for […]Read More
Eleven people have died after eating rice that had likely been contaminated with a toxic substance at a Hindu temple ceremony, a health official said Saturday. Another 29 people were critically ill and undergoing emergency treatment across various hospitals in Mysore, a city in the state of Karnataka. “11 people have died so far and […]Read More
Sri Lanka’s disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has stepped down from his post, signalling an end to a seven-week long political crisis that has kept the Indian Ocean nation without a functional government. Rajapaksa signed a letter of resignation in front of supporters and journalists at his private residence on Saturday. The 73-year-old former president […]Read More
By KEVIN J. KELLEY IN SUMMARY Republican members of the committee unanimously favoured Mr McCarter’s nomination while nine of the 10 Democratic members voted against the Illinois state legislator. Mr Trump’s choice, announced in March, has proved controversial. Democrats on the Foreign Relations Committee fired critical questions at Mr McCarter at a hearing in July. […]Read More
By AFP IN SUMMARY For all the drama, though, his domestic accomplishments were slender and he ends the year with approval percentage ratings in the low 40s But after decades of unproductive US saber rattling and military standoffs, Trump also won plaudits for trying something new. He came, he disrupted, he declared victory. Ask […]Read More
By Reuters Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to win a vote of no confidence triggered by angry Brexit supporters in her Conservative Party on Wednesday, but said she would step down as leader before the next election in four years time. Less than four months before the United Kingdom is due to leave the European […]Read More
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