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by | April 26, 2017 | 11:32

Individuals would be allowed to carry up to 30 grams of recreational pot, similar to the one-ounce standard set in several USA states with legal marijuana laws in effect, while households would be allowed to grow up to four plants. Canada has been in "very close touch" with the US on the issue, said Goodale, but he had little to say about Canadians who might fear trouble from American border guards when travelling south.

by | April 26, 2017 | 11:23

On April 15, North Korea showed off its advancing nuclear weapons and missiles programme in an elaborate military parade in Pyongyang honouring Kim Il-sung, the late founder of the communist North Korean state and grandfather of the current ruler.

by | April 26, 2017 | 11:18

Canada is pushing back over US President Donald Trump's criticism that its protectionist dairy policies are hurting US farmers. Whatever Trump has in mind, his comments on dairy, lumber and energy suggest his administration is ramping up to play hardball in future NAFTA talks.

by | April 26, 2017 | 11:16

Only the two top-getters will advance to the runoff on May 7. Following the shock results in Britain and the U.S. in 2016, the French are on edge as they grapple with the prospect of a far-right president. At a large rally in the city of Marseille on Wednesday evening, Le Pen is expected to reinforce that message. But Melenchon, her euroskeptic hard left opponent, sought to soften his position on Tuesday night, stating that he did not seek to end the European Union or the euro despite ...

by | April 26, 2017 | 11:14

Trump's comments came during a White House news conference with Gentiloni, who implored the United States to step up its "critical" involvement in Libya, a former Italian colony. "But we have to be aware of the fact that this push that goes against free trade as a catalyst for world growth. that is why we need to work politically, culturally and economically to fight against this trend".

by | April 26, 2017 | 11:12

Odor led off the ninth with a sharp single off Travis Wood (0-2), who didn't face another batter before Peter Moylan took over and gave up the hit to Andrus. He not only hit it really far, he absolutely destroyed the ball by hitting it with an exit velocity of 116.1 miles per hour, which allowed it to travel 462 feet.

by | April 26, 2017 | 11:12

Paul Whittaker, CEO of the Alberta Forest Products Association, called the USA accusation about Canadian lumber subsidies "baseless and unfounded". "It's not a question of President Trump messing with the Canadians". "Having a good constructive working relationship allows us to work through those irritants". "We have prevailed in the past and we will do so again", Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr told a news conference.

by | April 26, 2017 | 11:05

His website also features the statement sent to media outlets after Fox News made his firing official, in which he called it "tremendously disheartening that we part ways due to completely unfounded claims". "Some of those are really old clips, some of those people don't even work for Fox News anymore, they've been gone for quite a while", Bila told the panel.

by | April 26, 2017 | 11:04

Separately, South Korea's Navy said it was conducting a live-fire exercise with U.S. destroyers in the waters west of the Korean Peninsula and would soon join the carrier strike group approaching the region. But with increasingly provocative statements and actions coming from North Korea, the emphasis is on military deterrence. Pyongyang was alarmed by the United States deployment of the THAAD anti-missile system in South Korea earlier this year, warning that such actions might lead to ...

by | April 26, 2017 | 10:57

We will not stand for this. Interfor Corp. CEO Duncan Davies said the tariff is an attempt by the gain leverage in negotiations. The duties on Canadian lumber imports are "a pretty hard blow", Gary Hufbauer, senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, said of the lumber sanctions.

by | April 26, 2017 | 10:56

Last week's anti-government protest in Venezuela , which was dubbed the "mother of all marches", saw hundreds of thousands of citizens take to the streets to demonstrate against food and medicine shortages which have crippled the country. What's needed now is "the global community keep its eyes on Venezuela ", and Maduro be pressed to hold general elections, with credible worldwide observers, and he lift the bans on opposition leaders to participate, Almagro said.

by | April 26, 2017 | 10:56

The board met for seven hours Wednesday before rejecting the request. US Presdent Donald Trump has telephoned his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to congratulate him on his referendum victory and to discuss recent US missile attacks on Syria, the White House said.

by | April 26, 2017 | 10:56

During 38 days on the run, Cummins tried to avoid detection by switching license plates on a 2015 Nissan Rogue he stole from his wife and disabling its GPS system, authorities said. Cummins left Tennessee because he was anxious about an investigation into his relationship with the girl, the court documents said. Cummins was arrested Thursday when he and Thomas were found in Siskiyou County, California after a nationwide search.

by | April 26, 2017 | 10:53

Under the 2015 deal struck between Iran and the US and five other nations, Iran's nuclear program would be reduced and closely monitored in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions. The Iran certification, made 90 minutes before a midnight Tuesday deadline, means Tehran will continue to enjoy relief from USA nuclear sanctions. STEEL Trump moves against China and other exporters of cheap steel into the USA market, starting a federal investigation to determine whether foreign-made steel ...

by | April 26, 2017 | 10:53

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un oversaw the country's military conduct a massive live-fire drill on Tuesday (25 April), which coincided with the arrival of the US Navy's nuclear powered submarine - the USS Michigan - in South Korea. Pyongyang's forces reportedly held its largest military drill as a show of strength against the US and South Korea's increasing pressure. Addressing reporters after their lunch, Trump's ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, described the talks as an "open dialogue".

by | April 26, 2017 | 10:48

Atlanta Braves' Ender Inciarte hits the first home run for 2-RBIs in SunTrust Park for a lead over the San Diego Padres during the sixth inning in the Braves' home opener on Friday, April 14, 2017 , . And an Inciarte two-run homer in the sixth - his third in two games - staked Atlanta to a 5-2 lead that made the fans' timeless tomahawk chant last as long and strong as it ever did in either of the previous two home stadiums.

by | April 26, 2017 | 10:45

The inmates sued over the sedative used in the two-drug protocol. Two inmates received lethal injections about three hours apart as Arkansas completed the first double execution in the U.S. "I'm glad that chapter is closed", she said Monday night. In a letter earlier this month, Jones said he was ready to be killed by the state. The pharmaceutical companies said there is a public health risk if their drugs are diverted for use in executions, CBS reported , and that the state's ...

by | April 26, 2017 | 10:43

Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz, a Republican from Utah, and ranking member Elijah Cummings, a Democrat from Maryland, said it appeared Flynn had not received permission for or properly reported the funds he received from a 2015 speech in Russian Federation and lobbying work his firm did for Turkey.

by | April 26, 2017 | 10:40

Asked if Congress would opt instead to pass a stopgap measure to buy more time to negotiate, McConnell said he was optimistic that lawmakers would reach an agreement on legislation that would fund the government through the end of the fiscal year, on 30 September.

by | April 26, 2017 | 10:40

A huge assortment of 22 smart arms, including 13 AK series assault rifles and 5 INSAS rifles, 3,420 live rounds of various rifles, 75 magazines of AK rifles, 31of INSAS, 67 live UBGL rounds, 22 bullet proof jackets, two binoculars, five wireless sets and a deep search metal detector were also looted by the rebels, they said.

by | April 26, 2017 | 10:23

The temporary ruling was issued Tuesday by Federal judge William Orrick who ruled in a lawsuit challenging Trump's order, and the decision will remain while the lawsuit goes through court, the Associated Press noted. Trump made cracking down on illegal immigration a centerpiece of his campaign and signed an executive order announcing plans to withhold funding.

by | April 26, 2017 | 10:21

The Ducks have been waiting to see which divisional foe they will face in the second round, and now they know. The Oilers played well in the first period, outshooting the Sharks 9-6. "I was just trying to stay patient", Talbot said of his key save. The Sharks yanked Jones with 1:43 remaining and pressured the Oilers relentlessly the rest of the way.

by | April 26, 2017 | 10:21

The drill marked the 85th anniversary of the founding of North Korea's military in which people dance at an outdoor party in the capital city of Pyongyang . Despite the buildup, U.S. President Donald Trump has reportedly settled on a strategy that emphasizes increased pressure on North Korea with the help of China, the North's only major ally, instead of military options or trying to overthrow North Korea's government.

by | April 26, 2017 | 10:20

Trump recognised Italy's lead role in Libyan stabilisation but stressed "I don't see a U.S. role in Libya". President Donald Trump greets Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni as he arrives at the West Wing of the White House in Washington , Thursday, April 20, 2017.

by | April 26, 2017 | 10:20

These analysts also forecasted Growth Estimates for the Current Quarter for HAL to be -57.1%. The stock of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) earned "Buy" rating by Argus Research on Wednesday, July 22. The company did not provide guidance in its earnings release, but second-quarter 2017 consensus estimates call for EPS of $0.15 on revenues of $4.79 billion.

by | April 26, 2017 | 10:17

Relatively recent Grand Slam winners such as Li Na and Marion Bartoli retired, while Garbine Muguruza has not followed up on her French Open title of 2016. Over the past year Williams' schedule has included few tournaments outside the Grand Slams . If Williams is pregnant, the timing would be a bit of a surprise.

by | April 26, 2017 | 10:03

President Donald Trump's administration is reviewing America's strategy for its longest war and weighing what impact the proposed deployment of several thousand additional troops into Afghanistan could have on the battlefield stalemate with the Taliban.

by | April 26, 2017 | 10:02

Meanwhile, the wind will pick up alongside the rain, with gusts to about 30 miles per hour. Any type of severe weather is possible, including isolated short-term flooding. Rain will continue through midday on Wednesday , tapering to scattered showers before ending in the afternoon. Clouds will remain through the night and into Wednesday until the next cold front arrives late Wednesday night .

by | April 26, 2017 | 09:53

The OSCE started a special monitoring mission in Ukraine in 2014 when the president was ousted from office and Russian Federation took control of the Crimean Peninsula. The death triggered a U.S. call for a transparent, timely investigation. The two injured monitors, from Germany and the Czech Republic, were taken to a hospital for examination.

by | April 26, 2017 | 09:49

Trump's initial comments were relayed by four people who were in the room and confirmed by an administration official. The move comes ahead of expected talks to renegotiate the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement. Lumber prices may actually decline in order to curtail Canadian shipments to the USA, he said. The allegations are the same made in previous softwood trade battles which were rejected and overturned by independent Nafta panels, she said.

by | April 26, 2017 | 09:45

According to Baez, the Hernandez family wants to donate the former National Football League player's brain for the study of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, commonly known as CTE. He was rushed to the hospital at 3:05 a.m., but was pronounced dead at 4:07 a.m. CTE stands for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, a type of brain injury found in athletes and others who have experienced repetitive brain trauma.

by | April 26, 2017 | 09:44

Trump promised that as president, "I will always stand with the Jewish people, and I will always stand with our great friend and partner, the state of Israel". His voice echoing off the walls of the U.S Capitol, Trump spoke forcefully and deliberately, calling out those who would deny or seek or erase the Holocaust.

by | April 26, 2017 | 09:40

Orrick does not sit on the USA 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Quoting a Supreme Court decision against the Obama administration on the Affordable Care Act by threatening states with denying Medicaid fund, Orrick likened the threat of withholding federal funds represented a "gun to the head".

by | April 26, 2017 | 09:39

New Zealand Trade Minister Todd McClay told Reuters in an email that his government was "currently assessing the WTO-consistency" of Canada's dairy industry policy, and had raised concern with the Canadian government. He said he has been in contact with the White House, updating them on the situation, and wants the federal government to push Canada to be more transparent about their pricing structures.

by | April 26, 2017 | 09:35

Reps. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and Elijah Cummings, D-Md., said Flynn could be criminally prosecuted because, as a former Army officer, he was barred from accepting payments from foreign governments. Flynn already has said he will testify, if he's granted immunity from prosecution. This is significant in regards to Donald Trump and the Russian Federation investigation for many reasons, but especially because Trump knew about Flynn's ties to Russian Federation before he chose him as his ...