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Saakashvili requests court declare his expulsion from Ukraine illegal

Saakashvili requests court declare his expulsion from Ukraine illegal Kiev accuses Saakashvili , 50, of trying to stage a coup sponsored by allies of former Kremlin-backed Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych - a charge he strongly denies. "It is, like always, good to be here", Saakashvili said to the NOS. The deportation on Monday came shortly after a Kiev court rejected his appeal against extradition to Georgia, where he was convicted for abuse of powe... [Full Article...]

First openly queer US Olympic athletes clash with Vice President

First openly queer US Olympic athletes clash with Vice President McCain said. In an interview last month, Rippon fumed at the mention of Pence's involvement with the Winter Olympics . The Olympian is very vocal about his disgust over the vice president's views on gay rights. She continued, "Wasn't he the guy who walked out of the football game because people were kneeling and not standing?" Following their 2017 NBA Championship victory, The Golden State ... [Full Article...]

Honour Colten Boushie by fixing broken justice system

Honour Colten Boushie by fixing broken justice system Colten Boushie was 22 years old, the baby of the family, the recipient of a number of citizenship awards and the one considered to be the optimist of the family. Would this have been different verdict if it had been a non-Indigenous youth being killed? But now, we know to document things. Logan says Indigenous people are crying for help because they feel all alone dealing with poverty, abuse, a... [Full Article...]

N. Ireland power-sharing talks enter 'decisive phase'

N. Ireland power-sharing talks enter 'decisive phase' DUP leader Arlene Foster also told reporters late Monday that her party remained committed to finding a deal to restore the devolved government, "but it has to be an accommodation that's good for everybody". She added: "We continue to have those conversations and we will continue to have conversations with Sinn Fein around the outstanding matters and indeed with our own government as well". [Full Article...]

Qatar committed to supporting Iraq reconstruction: FM

Qatar committed to supporting Iraq reconstruction: FM The announcement came at an global donor conference held in Kuwait for the reconstruction of Iraq following the war against ISIS. Saudi Arabia said it would provide $1.5bn, while Qatar pledged $1bn. The United States under President Donald Trump also seems uninterested in directly investing in Iraq's reconstruction . US government auditors also found massive waste and corruption, fueling su... [Full Article...]

UK police investigating unspecified incident in parliament

UK police investigating unspecified incident in parliament Police said the letter was delivered at around 11.30am (10.30pm AEDT) on Tuesday and is being assessed by specialists. "The letter contained a white powder is now being assessed by specialists". Specialist officers have just arrived to examine it. The Palace of Westminster was not locked down and the main Carriage Gate entrance - the scene of the attack on Westminster last March - was ope... [Full Article...]

Man Who Posed as Twin to Escape Prison Is Found

Man Who Posed as Twin to Escape Prison Is Found Police said he drugged his brother, swapped his clothes and walked free. He was the first prisoner in more than a decade to escape from the prison. Giancarlo was initially put under arrest under suspicion that he had aided and abetted his brother, but was subsequently cleared of charges. [Full Article...]

Paul Ryan: 'Clearly we should all be condemning domestic violence'

Paul Ryan: 'Clearly we should all be condemning domestic violence' The House Oversight Committee launched an investigation into the security clearance for former White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter on Wednesday, escalating a growing controversy into what the White House knew about domestic violence allegations against President Trump's senior aide. [Full Article...]

United Nations warns conditions not right for Rohingya return to Myanmar

United Nations warns conditions not right for Rohingya return to Myanmar He affirmed that "conditions are not yet conducive to the voluntary repatriation of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar". The refugees fled to neighbouring Bangladesh after the Myanmar authorities launched a violent crackdown in northern Rakhine state last August. [Full Article...]

Missing Adirondacks skier from Toronto found safe in California 6 days later

Missing Adirondacks skier from Toronto found safe in California 6 days later Constantinos "Danny" Filippidis, 49, was reported missing after being last seen on February 7 at Whiteface Mountain during an annual ski trip with seven other colleagues. "He said he was dropped by a truck driver, said he slept a lot during the trip here, and did not have a huge recollection of how he got from A to B". [Full Article...]

YRP dog helps investigation of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur

YRP dog helps investigation of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur Idsinga confirmed more planters were removed from the property Tuesday "out of an abundance of caution". The digging for potential evidence started late Tuesday afternoon. Toronto police have recovered the remains of at least six people and identified one of them as Andrew Kinsman. Idsinga said last week that police only found human remains in the planters they confiscated from the Mallory Cre... [Full Article...]

Omarosa offered sex to Piers Morgan to win 'Celebrity Apprentice,' he says

Omarosa offered sex to Piers Morgan to win 'Celebrity Apprentice,' he says So, you and I could do that, and then we could sell it, and make lots of money. 'How are your kids going to feel when they wake up and discover their dad's a f**king f*gg*t?' Unless you have been living under a rock, you will have heard the name Omarosa at some point. [Full Article...]

Germany Proposes Free Public Transport to lower Urban Emissions

Germany Proposes Free Public Transport to lower Urban Emissions The move is being considered to reduce journeys in private cars as Germany faces sanctions from Brussels for not doing enough to reduce harmful nitrogen dioxide emissions. Several courts in Germany were also independently mulling imposing a driving ban on diesel vehicles in the worst-affected cities. As some background here for those unfamiliar with the situation, a number of cities in Germany a... [Full Article...]

Iconic Obama Portraits Unveiled in DC

Iconic Obama Portraits Unveiled in DC By borrowing stylistic elements from classical portrait painting and applying them to black and brown figures, Wiley encourages the viewer to contemplate the relationship between prestige and appearance . "We miss you guys", Obama said , turning to some of his former aides in attendance. As far as the "kill whitey" claim , it is true that Wiley once created a painting that featured a bl... [Full Article...]

South African police target business family linked to Zuma

South African police target business family linked to Zuma It is unclear whether Zuma is trying to strike an amnesty deal or if he is digging in his heels. The ANC caucus in parliament chose to move the vote forward after it formally asked the president to resign on Tuesday. The deputy in question was Jacob Zuma , who took over the presidency the following year. "Will the ANC participate in a no-confidence vote if President Zuma does not resign?" "Go... [Full Article...]

Minister in talks with Oxfam Scotland after prostitution scandal

Minister in talks with Oxfam Scotland after prostitution scandal The actress later said on Twitter that she was "devastated by the response" of Oxfam which she had been "raising awareness for since I was nine years old". Teenagers can volunteer in Oxfam charity shops through the award. Meanwhile, the International Development Secretary is to meet with the National Crime Agency following the Haiti sex workers scandal. [Full Article...]

Germany coalition: SPD's Schulz gives up cabinet role to save deal

Germany coalition: SPD's Schulz gives up cabinet role to save deal The planned handover of the SPD leadership from Martin Schulz to Andrea Nahles is also viewed with skepticism, according to a survey by Emnid for Sunday's edition of the Bild newspaper. Mr Schulz, formerly European Parliament President, has said he will not serve as foreign minister. He told German news agency, "Die Welt", that "there no statutory basis exists in the SPD's rules that allows ... [Full Article...]

Senate opens the floor for proposals on immigration reform

Senate opens the floor for proposals on immigration reform Last year, Trump terminated DACA, which temporarily protected young immigrants from deportation, and gave Congress until March 5 to enact legislation addressing their legal status. He said that even if neither bill received 60 votes, it could allow them to better assess what proposals could pass. Mr. Trump's erratic record of "negotiating" on dreamers legislation, in which he twice killed rea... [Full Article...]

Airport vehicles collide at London Heathrow; 1 dead, 1 hurt

Airport vehicles collide at London Heathrow; 1 dead, 1 hurt They said one man was taken to the hospital with a broken shoulder. Some flights at the airport have been delayed due to the incident, but passengers have been told to check in as normal. It added that the deceased man has yet to be formally identified, but his next of kin had been informed. A stock image of Heathrow Airport , which is just west of central London. [Full Article...]

War-battered Iraq says it's 'open for investors'

War-battered Iraq says it's 'open for investors' Speaking at a conference on the reconstruction of the war-torn country, according to Reuters , he also said Iraq planned to boost its crude oil production capacity to 7 million barrels per day by 2022, from 5 million bpd at present. World Bank officials joined Iraqi government representatives yesterday in Kuwait City to seek pledges from more than 2,000 representatives of worldwide firms in att... [Full Article...]


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