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Portland cancels annual Roses Parade after threats from 'resistance'

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He described it as an "awesome parade ", and expressed sadness at its cancellation. "Following threats of violence during the Parade by multiple groups planning to disrupt the event, 82nd Avenue of Roses Business Association can no longer guarantee the safety of our community and have made the hard decision to cancel the Parade ", the group said in a statement . Read More »

Samsung reports biggest quarterly net profit since 2013

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CHIPS SIZZLE A memory chip super-cycle and the revival of the mobile business - damaged by the costly failure and fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 past year - look set to underpin Samsung's profitability after the best quarterly result since 2013. In a separate statement, it said it will cancel more than $35 billion of treasury shares held by the company. Lee Jae-Yong is accused of bribing Park and her secret confidante at the heart of the corruption allegations with millions of dollars in a bid to ... Read More »

Christy Clark optimistic as BC election approaches halfway mark

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The startling admission came after Horgan had slammed the Liberal Party for taking millions in donations from wealthy donors and corporations. As a reminder, Trudeau promised fact-based decision-making, and also promised the needs of the economy and the needs of the environment could be balanced. Read More »

West Bank and Gaza shutdown in support of Palestinian prisoners

Many Palestinian prisoners have died as a result of torture and inhuman conditions in Israeli jails. Israeli leaders have refused to negotiate, with war minister Avigdor Lieberman writing, "When it comes to the hunger strike ..." GAZA, Palestinian Territory - Gaza's ruling Hamas movement says it will not be cowed by threatened funding cuts, signalling escalating tensions between the militant group and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Read More »

United CEO will not take chairman's role in 2018

Munoz is now a member of the board, and he was scheduled to take on the role of chairman at the company's 2018 annual stockholder meeting. Also in the proxy, United outlined changes to its 2017 executive compensation program, tying it more closely to customer satisfaction. Read More »

George HW Bush hospitalised with pneumonia

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Bush, who started the Iraq War by falsely accusing its leader of possessing ‶weapons of mass destruction". He is looking forward to going home, but won't be discharged Wednesday. The source said the Bushes had not previously announced the hospital visit because they did not want to worry anyone over the Easter weekend. In 2012, Bush spent Christmas in intensive care because of a bronchitis-related cough, along with other issues. Read More »

Palestinians on strike in support of prisoners

The Israeli prison authorities employ mass incarceration, solitary confinement, administrative detentions, torture, and even the incarceration of minors as a matter of state policy. The Palestinian national crisis had become very deep and there was a feeling that it was impossible to act together with a single voice. Seven seats were won by student blocs affiliated with the leftist PLO. Read More »

Turkish lawmakers file papers against election body

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According to unofficial results of the April 16 constitutional referendum, the "Yes" campaign won with 51.41 per cent, while the "No" votes stood at 48.59 per cent. " Calling people to the street is wrong and is outside the line of legitimacy ", Yildirim said. He added that " we expect the main opposition party's leader to act more responsibly ". Read More »

Donald Trump assures wall along Mexico border will be built

Democrats have objected to Trump's insistence funding to build a Mexican border wall be included in the bill. This year saw the emergence of the executive branch of government in the form of the Trump administration playing politics with the question of funding a continuing resolution to keep government agencies and operations functioning. Read More »

Erdogan says Turkey could reconsider its position on Europe

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During its Spring Part Session on April 25, PACE made a decision to re-open the monitoring procedure in respect to Turkey, which has been under post-monitoring dialogue since 2004. "This constitutes the most fundamental obligation and legitimate right of a state", the foreign ministry said in a statement. The PACE decision was blasted by the Turkish Foreign Ministry as risking delivering a boost to terrorism. Read More »

Deadliest Taliban Attack on Afghan Army as Mattis Arrives in Kabul

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Mattis said in February his commander-in-chief had been "rightfully reticent" on the matter because he was waiting for input from his generals. Mattis said he expects an ongoing dialogue with the Afghan leadership in order to provide his best assessment and advice to US President Donald Trump. Read More »

One moment from each day of the Trump administration so far

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No period of a presidency is as scrutinized as the first 100 days , but it's easy to forget with a jam-packed news cycle what the big stories were. Again, we're sure that such an avid TV consumer like Trump must have watched the House of Cards episode when the Underwoods, after Francis becomes vice-president, have their house invaded by secret agents who install themselves in the basement. Read More »

Green Party would overhaul tax system

Income tax, carbon tax, corporate tax, real estate tax and natural resource royalties would all go up immediately under a B.C. Green Party government, according to platform costing released by leader Andrew Weaver. She said her party has been spending every day talking to voters about what they believe in, including the importance of job creation and economic growth. Read More »

Ce que proposent Le Pen et Macron — Usine Whirlpool d'Amiens

C'est le cas de François Fillon et Benoît Hamon, deux candidats éliminés au premier tour, qui ont appelé les Français à voter pour Emmanuel Macron le 7 mai. En France, il y a deux étapes pour élire le président de la République. "Quand on est de gauche, on ne biaise pas, on est immédiatement dans le combat contre le Front national", a affirmé le patron du PS Jean-Christophe Cambadélis. Read More »

Trump to visit U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

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The Anti-Defamation League's Jonathan Greenblatt called it "puzzling and troubling", even as the White House defended the statement as inclusive of all who suffered and Press Secretary Sean Spicer said "the president went out of his way to recognize the Holocaust". Read More »

Arvind Kejriwal Pulls Up State Election Commission Over Faulty EVMs

The exit poll said that in North Delhi Municipal Corporation, the BJP is expected to get 87 of the 103 seats while the Congress is expected to get seven and the AAP eight seats. According to State Election Commission, a total of 2,537 candidates were in the fray. The party that wins will get the much-needed confidence to contest the Gujarat Assembly polls later this year. Read More »

YPG militants target Turkish army posts from Syria border town

Senior members of the Syrian Democratic Forces sought reassurances from the US government after the Turkish airstrikes. Yesterday, Turkey claimed YPG forces in the north-west Syrian enclave of Afrin had attacked two of its military border posts in Hatay province with mortar fire. Read More »

Palestinians hold mass strike in support of hunger-strikers

On 12 April, Mr Abbas said Palestinians faced a "dangerous and tough situation" and that he was "going to take unprecedented steps in the coming days to end the division". Israel is now holding some 6,500 Palestinians in its prisons, including over a dozen elected members of the Palestinian parliament, and hundreds of others who are being held in administrative detention. Read More »

United States sanctions 271 in Syrian chemical attack

The latest Canadian sanctions "affect 17 high-ranking individuals in the Assad regime and five entities linked to the use of chemical weapons in Syria", the Foreign Ministry said. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical weapons, a global watchdog, said sarin or a similar banned toxin was used in the April 4 strike in Syria's Idlib province. Read More »

Senior Israeli Officer: Hard to Believe Assad Didn't Know About Gas Attack

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Dan Kaszeta, a United Kingdom -based chemical weapons expert, said the Israeli estimate appeared to be conservative, but nonetheless was enough to be highly lethal. At least 86 people were killed and more than 500 others affected, according to monitoring groups and local doctors. Bashar Assad believes that Washington is hampering the probe because if the experts arrive in Idlib, “they will find that all their (the US) narratives about what happened in Khan Shaykhun and then the attack on ... Read More »

North Korea threaten to hit USA aircraft carrier

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Angered by the approach of the USA carrier group, a defiant North Korea said on Monday the deployment of the USS Carl Vinson was "an extremely unsafe act by those who plan a nuclear war to invade the North". Concern has grown that the unpredictable communist country may press ahead with another nuclear test as early as this week, as it is scheduled to celebrate the 85th anniversary of the founding of its armed forces on Tuesday. Read More »

Macron gives France a sensible alternative

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In chaotic scenes broadcast live on French TV, the centrist, pro-European Union former finance minister is telling workers outside the Whirlpool factory in northern France that he wouldn't ban job losses if he is elected president on May 7. Read More »