• Why everyone is talking about the Ontario Basic Income project
Why everyone is talking about the Ontario Basic Income project

So when the provincial government announced earlier this week that it is working on a plan to reform social assistance so that it helps more people break the cycle of poverty, re-enter the workforce and get back on track, he became hopeful.

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  • Trump admits son met with Russian to get information on opponent
Trump admits son met with Russian to get information on opponent

Trump knew of Don Jr.'s meeting with a Russian attorney at Trump Tower before the meeting, CNN reports . The Washington Post reported that Trump had expressed concerns in the past week about his son Donald Trump Jr's legal exposure from the 2016 Trump Tower meeting .

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  • Vintage plane crash in Swiss Alps kills all 20 people on board
Vintage plane crash in Swiss Alps kills all 20 people on board

It was flying a group of 17 Swiss nationals and a three-member family from Austria on a sightseeing tour for the company JU-AIR. It was the first time the airline had experienced an accident that resulted in death or injury to passengers or crew members, Waldmeier said.

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  • Mendocino Complex of Fires spreads closer to Lakeport
Mendocino Complex of Fires spreads closer to Lakeport

A fast-growing California wildfire that has already forced thousands to flee their homes and shut down a large national park surged overnight into Saturday, as tired firefighters battled gusting winds. August 2, 2018. The fire had reached into remote areas of the country's third-oldest national park. In Sierra Nevada, firefighters achieved 41 per...

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  • Parts of Virginia city evacuate over possible dam failure
Parts of Virginia city evacuate over possible dam failure

The University of Lynchburg , which is near the lake, said it has not ordered an evacuation because it is not downstream of the dam, according to affiliate WSLS in Roanoke. The Lynchburg Sheriff's Office says the E.C. Glass High School auditorium is available for any residents who are evacuating their homes. "About 200yards down that hill i...

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  • Gov. Scott treads the Trump effect carefully in Tampa
Gov. Scott treads the Trump effect carefully in Tampa

DeSantis introduced then-candidate Trump at a 2016 rally in St. Augustine, and now, as the president of the United States, Trump returned the favor. The president is expected to discuss "record-breaking jobs and economic data from the booming Trump economy" among other topics at the rally, according to the Trump campaign.

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  • Erdogan says Turkey to complete 1,000 projects in 100 days
Erdogan says Turkey to complete 1,000 projects in 100 days

Those conflicts include the arrests of USA citizens as well as local consular staff, US senators pushing to block the delivery of American F-35 jets following Turkey's pledge to buy the Russian S-400 missile system, and Turkey's demand that Fethullah Gulen, a US -based cleric blamed for a failed coup attempt, be extradited to stand trial.

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  • Muslim survivors of Indian massacre shaken by citizenship test
Muslim survivors of Indian massacre shaken by citizenship test

The legally-binding list is being updated for the first time since 1951 to recognize Indian citizens living in Assam and identify those not legally living in the state. The people from various states go and live in other states of the country either for work, business or marriage. "This is a draft list, not the final list", said Home Minister Rajn...

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  • Mendocino Complex Fire as of Thursday morning — FIRE MAP
Mendocino Complex Fire as of Thursday morning — FIRE MAP

Several roads in the area remained closed. The fire, which is almost twice the size of Sacramento, was only partially contained after more than a week. The two fires have killed eight people, with the Carr Fire alone responsible for six of the deaths. In addition to California, there are now major fires burning in Alaska, Arizona, Colorado,...

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  • Syria air defenses destroy 'hostile target' near Damascus
Syria air defenses destroy 'hostile target' near Damascus

An Israeli military spokesperson declined to comment on the SANA report. Israel says it will not allow Iran - Israel's arch-foe - to strengthen its military presence in Syria - something Israel considers a direct threat. Two days later another Russian diplomat contradicted Viktorov and claimed Iranian forces had pulled out to 85 kilometer f...

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  • Trump thanks Kim for handing over remains of war dead
Trump thanks Kim for handing over remains of war dead

U.S. President Donald Trump received a letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as the two continue to discuss Pyongyang's commitment at a recent Singapore summit to rid itself of nuclear weapons, but no second meeting is now planned, the White House said on Thursday.

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  • Trump says Koch brothers are 'a total joke' in GOP
Trump says Koch brothers are 'a total joke' in GOP

Their company, Koch Industries, is the second largest privately owned business in the USA and has interests ranging from pipelines to paper towels. The Koch network has dabbled in working with and supporting Democrats when their interests have aligned, and the network alarmed some Republicans earlier this year when it funded a digital ad campa...

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  • Zimbabwe election: ZANU-PF wins parliamentary majority, electoral body says
Zimbabwe election: ZANU-PF wins parliamentary majority, electoral body says

Chamisa's MDC won in most urban centres, where it enjoys majority support. Mr Chamisa is a 40-year-old pastor and lawyer and if he wins he will be the youngest candidate elected to the head of state in Zimbabwe. "He tweeted: " #InZimHarare a couple people have been injured from the rubber bullet shots. "Now is the time for responsibility and abo...

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  • Pompeo to announce US economic initiatives in
Pompeo to announce US economic initiatives in "Indo-Pacific"

An Australian minister said on Tuesday a new infrastructure partnership with the United States and Japan does not challenge growing Chinese investment in the Indo-Pacific region. "We work very closely with India ... and so the USA and India are working bilaterally, and we also do that in cooperation with other like-minded partners, especially Jap...

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  • Kentucky soldier killed in Korean War identified
Kentucky soldier killed in Korean War identified

Sixteen other United Nations member countries fought alongside USA service members on behalf of South Korea. According to the United Nations Command , North Korea has recovered and sent an estimated 629 sets of US war remains to the USA since 1990.

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  • Swedish crown jewels stolen
Swedish crown jewels stolen

Two crowns - one belonging to King Karl IX , the other to Queen Kristina - were snatched on Tuesday morning, as well as a royal orb. The jewels - including two crowns and an orb , were taken from Strängnäs Cathedral . Maria Ellior, of the Swedish police's National Operations Department, told Sweden's TT news agency the items are "impossibl...

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  • Sen. Johnson: Shutdown Threat Not 'Helpful'
Sen. Johnson: Shutdown Threat Not 'Helpful'

He said the border funding issue in particular would probably have to wait until after the elections. Ryan said on Capitol Hill after the meeting: "The president's willing to be patient to make sure that we get what we need so that we can get that done".

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  • Donald Trump Echoes Rudy Giuliani: 'Collusion Is Not A Crime'
Donald Trump Echoes Rudy Giuliani: 'Collusion Is Not A Crime'

GIULIANI on Fox News on Monday : "I have been sitting here looking in the federal code trying to find collusion as a crime..." But the United States lawyer snapped back in sarcasm and said: "Oh yeah, you scared me away". Guy Benson bluntly asked whether Trump knew about the Trump Tower meeting . Michael Cohen, Trump's former personal attorn...

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  • Zimbabwe election protesters clash with police
Zimbabwe election protesters clash with police

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) said of 210 parliamentary seats, 153 had been counted with Zanu-PF winning 110 and the MDC Alliance 41. The electoral commission had said it would start announcing results for the presidential race from 10.30 GMT but election officials said they would announce the results from Thursday.

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  • North Korea 'making new missiles' despite USA pledge
North Korea 'making new missiles' despite USA pledge

Based on this and other evidence, USA officials reportedly believe that work is underway on at least one and possibly two liquid-fueled ICBMs at the factory. The process of finding and repatriating their remains has always been hampered by North Korea's reluctance to allow USA military investigators unrestricted access to battle sites, and to wring...

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  • All eyes on Virginia court as Paul Manafort's fraud trial begins
All eyes on Virginia court as Paul Manafort's fraud trial begins

Prosecutors say he hid millions of dollars in income from lobbying for Ukrainian politicians, failed to pay taxes while spending the money on U.S. real estate and luxury purchases, and lied to banks in order to take out more than $20 million in loans.

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  • At Least 3 Dead, Several Injured In New Orleans Shooting Attack
At Least 3 Dead, Several Injured In New Orleans Shooting Attack

He said they "appeared to have fired indiscriminately" into the crowd but then "stood over one individual and fired multiple rounds". Police haven't named the suspects but have said one was armed with a pistol and the other was armed with a long gun.

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  • At least 14 dead as 6.4 magnitude natural disaster strikes Lombok island
At least 14 dead as 6.4 magnitude natural disaster strikes Lombok island

Even though tremors were felt in Bali , which is about 200 km away, there was no damage or casualties. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency, said on Twitter late Sunday that out of 820 people who were on the slopes of the volcano when the quake struck, 246 had been successfully evacuated.

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  • Disappointment for relatives as long-awaited investigation into MH370 proves inconclusive
Disappointment for relatives as long-awaited investigation into MH370 proves inconclusive

Communications equipment was also turned off. He said: "We can not establish if the aircraft was flown by anyone other than the pilot, but we can not exclude the possibility of unlawful interference by a third party". Despite other attempts to locate debris using satellite imagery and the mapping of ocean drifts, the 1,046-day search was calle...

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  • Rudy Giuliani doesn't rule out Trump interview for Mueller investigation
Rudy Giuliani doesn't rule out Trump interview for Mueller investigation

Mr Giuliani , the former NY mayor who now leads the president's personal legal team, said that Michael Cohen should release the estimated dozen tapes he had made in which he discusses paying women to cover up alleged affairs with Mr Trump.

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