Kerry says Syria Peace Efforts must Continue Despite Break with Russian Federation

Kerry says Syria Peace Efforts must Continue Despite Break with Russian Federation

Kerry suspended talks with Russian Federation on Monday, accusing Moscow of failing to live up to its commitments to halt fighting and assure aid reached besieged communities. Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein said the Security Council should adopt rules to limit veto use by its five permanent members in cases of war crimes, crimes against humanity, or genocide. Read More

North Korea prepares new nuclear test

North Korea prepares new nuclear test

North Korea was, predictably, displeased with Park's remarks. "North Korea's behavior is no different than before", Reiss said. Other former officials and experts dismiss the engagement option as appeasement that will end up subsidizing the North's nuclear program, and reinforce the message that coercion works. Read More

Trudeau unveils Canada's carbon price plan in 2018

Trudeau unveils Canada's carbon price plan in 2018

Alberta's carbon tax kicks in January 1, in the form of a broad-based tax based on the equivalent of $20 per tonne of carbon emissions, rising to $30 in 2018. Another issue Wall wrote about was the damage he sees a unilateral carbon tax as bringing to the Saskatchewan economy-an economy that is already adversely affected by the downturn in commodity prices. Read More

Bill Clinton avoiding controversy after health-care riff

Bill Clinton avoiding controversy after health-care riff

Obama carried OH twice, making frequent visits during his campaigns. "And you know, it's shocking when women are called names and judged on the basis, exclusively on the basis of physical attributes", Clinton said. "The government has just gone bad". "She worked across the aisle when she was first lady to get the CHIP program passed so that 8 million low-income kids have health insurance in this country, including 150,000 in Indiana". Read More

BJP's Needless Aggression Does Injustice to Modi, Army

BJP's Needless Aggression Does Injustice to Modi, Army

Sharif's first statement spoke of "naked aggression" by India, words that clearly indicated that what had taken place was much more than the routine cross-border firing and clashes. The build-up, which has swelled numbers at the staging posts to nearly 250, comes even as Pakistani troops have escalated shelling and small-arms fire directed at Indian forward positions, with over 25 ceasefire violations reported in the past three days. Read More

'Clown Lives Matter' march planned in wake of scares across country

Police didn't find anyone matching the description when they arrived. Clowns are seemingly terrorising the village of Brotton, with police now investigating after a young girl reported seeing one clown possibly carrying a blade. Indeed, plenty of professional clowns are speaking out against the rash of "creepy clown" sightings that have spread across the United States and now into Canada . Read More

Tolerance is good for society, the soul, pope says at Azerbaijani mosque

Tolerance is good for society, the soul, pope says at Azerbaijani mosque

Pope Francis gestures as he speaks to journalists on his flight back to Rome following a visit in Georgia and Azerbaijan. During his meeting with the press, he recounted a meeting with a French father, who spoke about his young son that wanted to be a girl after reading about gender identity in his school textbook. Read More

Russia faces Security Council showdown Saturday over Syria

Russia faces Security Council showdown Saturday over Syria

Last month, after a brief USA and Russian-backed ceasefire agreement fell apart and airstrikes resumed, the secretary of state delivered a blistering address to the UN Security Council, accusing the Assad regime of targeting civilians and Russia of targeting a UN aid convoy. Read More

US THAAD deployment to provoke war against Russia, China

To counter the evolving threats, Park stressed the need to further strengthen "effective measures" based on Washington's extended deterrence, and to beef up South Korea's own military capabilities, its Kill Chain preemptive strike system and Korea Air and Missile Defense system. Read More

Sri Lanka to build 100000 bpd refinery with India's IOC

Sri Lanka to build 100000 bpd refinery with India's IOC

On economic co-operation among SAARC members -Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka - Wickremesinghe lamented that the activity is low and there is virtually no integration in the South Asian sub-continent. Read More

Syria's Assad says 'no option' but to expel rebels from Aleppo

Speaking in Geneva, he said that around 900 members of al-Nusra were still in Aleppo and he asked the jihadists to "look at my eyes" and decide if they were prepared to stay in the city even if it meant more casualties among the 275,000 civilians in the area. Read More

Russia suspends cooperative nuclear research deal with US

The move came after Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday ordered a halt to an agreement with the U.S. on weapons-grade plutonium disposal in retaliation for Washington s "unfriendly actions". The foreign ministry in its statement said that "we can no longer trust Washington in such a sensitive sphere as modernisation and ensuring the safety of Russian nuclear installations". Read More

Thailand detains Hong Kong teen activist 'at China's request'

A Thai student activist who was expected to meet him said Wong been detained at the Bangkok airport, Law told CNN. Thai student activist Netiwit Chotipatpaisal gestures as he talks to the media on Hong Kong teen pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong's detention at Bangkok's airport, in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Oct. Read More

Rubber bullets fired on South African students

Police fired stun grenades, rubber bullets and tear gas at hundreds of protesters marching and dancing through the Johannesburg campus on Tuesday, demanding free education. "The consequences of a shutdown are far-reaching and such a decision should be one of last resort", Habib said in a letter to staff and students on the university's Twitter page on Monday. Read More

Royals head to Haida Gwaii

Royals head to Haida Gwaii

When they arrived at the jetty, they were greeted by three community leaders: canoe pacer Elder Guujaw , former president of the Haida Nation; Ms Lyndale George , a member of the Skidegate Band Council; and Ernie Gladstone, superintendent of the Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve. Read More

Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam says surgical strikes against Pakistan were fake

Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam says surgical strikes against Pakistan were fake

Nirupam tweeted that Every Indian wants surgical strikes against Pakistan but not a fake one. It also claimed that similar surgical strikes had been undertaken in the past too but the information had not been made public in interest of national security. Read More

TRACKING THE TROPICS: Haiti braces for powerful Hurricane Matthew

The potential threat was enough for Rick Knabb, director of the National Hurricane Center, to fire off a warning to Americans. "Wherever that center passes close to would see the worst winds and that's what's projected to happen for the western tip of Haiti ", said John Cangilosi, a hurricane specialist at the USA center. Read More

GfK poll: Third party backers a wild card in 2016 race

GfK poll: Third party backers a wild card in 2016 race

In a Los Angeles Times/USC Tracking poll released on Sunday, Trump leads Clinton in a two-way race among likely voters, 46.9 percent to 42.2 percent. He has called for balancing the federal budget within five years, in part by raising the retirement age for Social Security recipients and overhauling the rapidly growing health care programs of Medicare, which covers health costs for the elderly, and Medicaid, which pays health costs for low-income people. Read More

Get free coffee at Luke's Diner pop-ups in central Pa.

Get free coffee at Luke's Diner pop-ups in central Pa.

I'm now halfway through season five when Luke just ended it with Lorelai, forcing her to get her morning caffeine fix from some random spot in Stars Hollow . Gilmore Girls first aired on October 5 in 2000, so this event celebrates the 16th anniversary of coffee-coffee-coffee, rapid talking, and backwards baseball caps warming our hearts. Read More

U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan during mission targeting ISIS affiliate

U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan during mission targeting ISIS affiliate

The service member was killed conducting operations with Afghan forces when the patrol triggered an Improvised Explosive Device. The offshoot group, which has as many as 1,300 members, has been recruiting former Pakistani Taliban members with the allure of higher pay, US officials told the website. Read More