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Bank of Canada keeps benchmark interest rate steady at 1%

Measures of core inflation have edged up, in line with a narrowing output gap and the diminishing effects of lower food prices. The global and Canadian economies are progressing as outlined in the July MPR. The bank pointed out that while the unemployment rate has continued to fall, other labour market indicators are still lagging, including wage growth and average hours-worked, both of which remain below historical averages. Read More »

Macron, Johnson to play "good cops" in Iran visits


The Russian senators also noted that the agreement on the Iranian nuclear program is important because it greatly contributed to the global regime of non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and established and tested a model that could be used to resolve similar worldwide disputes. Read More »

Bogus Clinton investigations blow up Senate Judiciary Committee from within


The joint statement said the committees "will review these decisions and others to better understand the reasoning behind how certain conclusions were drawn". Investigators also knew "Russians were compromising American contractors in the nuclear industry with kickbacks and extortion threats, all of which raised legitimate national security concerns", The Hill reports. Read More »

Messi shedding tears of blood in ISIS threat poster


The poster shows Messi behind the bars crying blood, along with the words, printed in both English and Arabic, "You are fighting a state that does not have failure in its dictionary". The image also has the words "Just Terrorism", a likely play on sport brand Nike's "Just Do It" slogan. The official symbol of the 2018 World Cup finals was also included in the image. Read More »

Flu shots available at Mayo Clinic Health System in Tomah

January through March is the usual peak flu season. Health professionals say that's the biggest misconception about the influenza vaccine - as well as one of the most risky as we head into flu season. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk of serious flu complications. According to the Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit, there were 691 reported flu cases and eight related deaths during the last flu season. Read More »

Texas Father Arrested after Police Find Remains of Three-Year-Old Daughter


He was arrested and charged with felony injury to a child . He was initially arrested October 7 and charged with child endangerment before posting bond and being released the next day. In his revised statement Monday, he said the girl choked on the milk and that he removed her body from the home after he believed she had died . He is reported to have told the police that he went back to the house to do laundry. Read More »

North Korean official: "North Korea has always translated its threats into deeds"


The world should expect North Korea to test a nuclear bomb above ground, according to an interview with North Korean official Ri Yong Pil. "The talking about a military option and even practicing military moves", Ri said. Moreover, Kim Jong-un earlier this month praised the country's nuclear weapons as a means of "safeguarding peace" on the Korean Peninsula amid USA pressure. Read More »

Scott Brown Investigated For Calling Crowd Of Peace Corps Staffers 'Beautiful'


According to a New York Times report on Wednesday, former MA senator and current U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand Scott Scott Brown was investigated for remarks to women that he made while visiting the island nation of Samoa in July. "We were shocked there might even be an of the things Scott and I have noticed since we been here - we speak English, New Zealanders speak English but a lot of things we say and a lot of things Kiwis say to us we misunderstand". Read More »

Support for marijuana legalization reaches record high: Gallup poll


Recreational marijuana has since been legalized in a total of eight states and D.C., including five where adults can purchase marijuana from government-regulated retail dispensaries: Colorado, Oregon, Alaska, Nevada and Washington state. Sessions has repeatedly criticized marijuana legalization, according to Forbes. According to a new poll released by Gallup, for the first time ever the majority of Republican voters support marijuana legalization. Read More »

Concerns Mount Over 401(k) Cuts in Trump Tax Plan


It sounds like the GOP would prefer to push money into the relatively little-used saver's credit, available to individuals with incomes below $31K, or married couples below $62K. Republican leaders want to prohibit people from deducting state and local taxes from their federal taxable income because they believe low-tax states unfairly subsidize high-tax states with the current structure. Read More »

When I Meet Rahul Gandhi, Whole Country Will Know, Vows Hardik Patel


The once prosperous community has dwindled to an onlooker in Gujarat because it has been excluded from affirmative action policies, Hardik Patel says, which has meant it is not part of the famous "Gujarat Model of Development" sold by the BJP as its main accomplishment during almost two decades of uninterrupted charge of the state. Read More »

Russian Federation vetoes extension of mission probing chemical weapons use in Syria


Eleven Security Council members voted in favor of the resolution to renew the group's work for another year and two countries, China and Kazakhstan, abstained - while Russian Federation and Bolivia rejected it. After inaugurating as the President of the United States President Trump ordered an attack on Syrian government-controlled Shyrat airbase in response to an alleged chemical attack by the Syrian government. Read More »

European Union vote to renew glyphosate for 10 years fails


The Guardian notes that France has already shown resistance to the renewal of the license, and representatives have even stated the country's intention to vote against it. Shortly after the European Parliament approved the glyphosate ban resolution, the Commission walked back its recommendation. Experts from the EU's 28 member states are due to discuss the Commission's recommendation on Wednesday, but it is unclear whether they will vote on the measure or where each of the individual ... Read More »

UK Parliament Vote On Brexit Deal May Come After Britain Leaves - Minister


While an outline agreement would be sought quickly, any transition deal wouldn't be finalized in all its detail until just before Brexit day in March 2019, Davis said, confirming comments from Prime Minister Theresa May this week. Mr Davis said: "It's no secret that the way the union makes its decision tends to be at the 59th minute of the 11th hour of the 11th day and so on, and that is precisely what I would expect to happen". Read More »

Vegas Shooter's Brother Bruce Paddock Arrested for Heinous Sex Crime


TMZ was the first to report the arrest, adding that Bruce Paddock had child porn on his computer. It was reported that there was a warrant for Bruce's arrest earlier this month. It wasn't immediately known if he has an attorney. The investigation reportedly began prior to the October 1 shooting at the Route 91 Harvest music festival, where authorities say brother Stephen shot hundreds of people, killing 58 people before taking his own life. Read More »

Fees Could Double at Most Popular National Parks


Start saving now, because the National Park Service is considering a proposal to more than double entrance fees. That same year, Obama announced a program called "Every Kid in a Park", in which all fourth-graders and their parents would be admitted free to national parks as a way to introduce children to the outdoors and American history. Read More »

City becomes first in the USA to ban texting and walking


The Honolulu Police Department has used the past 90 days since its signing to educate pedestrians about the danger of crossing a street while looking at a cellphone or other electronic device, such as a video game or tablet. The Hawaiian city is the first major American city to pass a law targeting so-called "distracted" walking . Pedestrian deaths in the U.S. were up 10 percent to nearly 6000 fatalities previous year, the highest since 1990. Read More »

Latvians have tenth most powerful passports in the world


Germany, this year, slumped to the second position with a score of 158. Passports of 193 United Nations member countries and six territories were considered in the index . Singapore was named the country with the most powerful passport in the world - while the USA travel document has taken a tumble since President Trump took power, according to a new ranking. Read More »

It's a baby girl for Asin


Rahul shared the happy news on his Twitter handle as he wrote, "Ecstatic to announce that Asin & I have been blessed with an Angelic Baby Girl earlier today". In fact, when Asin Thottumkal and Rahul Sharma got married, it was only Akshay Kumar who received the invite from the industry. "Thank you for all your love & wishes", read the tweet. Read More »

County jobless rate rises slightly


In April and May, Benton's unemployment rate was still a low 2.8 percent. The national unemployment rate also was at 4.2 percent in September. Jobless rates declined in 85 of Ohio's 88 counties last month as students went back to school, and bus drivers and cafeteria workers went back to work, said Angela Terez, a spokeswoman for the state Job and Family Services Department. Read More »