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Source: Toronto Star

Ottawa :: Canada | updated 2014-04-16 17:10:01 -0700 | political-news

Nigel Wright's file as it pertains to the cheque for Mike Duffy, above, is a rare piece of positive news for the government in an episode that has so far defeated its damage-control efforts, writes Chantal Hebert. Nigel Wright for...
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Source: BBC

Grimsby :: United Kingdom | updated 2014-04-16 13:48:43 -0700 | political-news

Veteran Labour MP Austin Mitchell to step down Austin Mitchell has been MP for Great Grimsby since 1977 The veteran Labour MP Austin Mitchell has announced he will step down at the next general election. Great Grimsby MP Mr Mitchell,...
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Source: Toronto Star

Ottawa :: Canada | updated 2014-04-16 16:48:49 -0700 | political-news

Twitter image The outage lasted for nearly three hours before power was restored shortly before 11 p.m. A power outage that sent tens of thousands of Torontonians into darkness was caused by a HydroOne line coming into contact with a...
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Source: Fox

New York City :: NY :: USA | updated 2014-04-16 16:25:07 -0700 | political-news

The former city manager of Bell was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in prison and ordered to make restitution of $8.8 million in a corruption scheme that nearly bankrupted the small, blue-collar city. Robert Rizzo apologized during sentencing in Los...
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Source: United Press International

Caracas :: Venezuela | updated 2014-04-16 12:50:38 -0700 | political-news

Members of the Venezuelan government met with opposition leaders for the second time on Tuesday in an attempt to end months-long anti-government protests. Tuesday's meeting followed an initial gathering on April 10 , mediated by the Union of South American...
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Source: Fox

Oakdale :: MN :: USA | updated 2014-04-16 16:31:42 -0700 | political-news

Pa.   Emphasizing skills training as key to a growing middle class, President Obama on Wednesday announced $600 million in competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs to help people land good-paying jobs. "When it comes...
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Source: Arab News

Riyadh :: Saudi Arabia | updated 2014-04-16 15:53:18 -0700 | political-news

This is with reference to the report Brotherhood members banned from elections (April 16)...Such elements should not be allowed to take part in democratic exercises...Many would argue that such actions are not good for the strengthening of democracy.
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Source: The Star

Kampar :: Malaysia | updated 2014-04-16 17:33:51 -0700 | political-news

It was a highly emotional scene at the Kampar Hospital mortuary as family members of the late Bukit Gelugor MP Karpal Singh arrived. His wife Gurmit Kaur was inconsolable,  as she wailed, "Why why", while his son, Puchong MP Gobind...
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Source: Arab News

Karāchi :: Pakistan | updated 2014-04-16 15:53:10 -0700 | political-news

Only dialogue with the Taleban can bring peace to Pakistan, a leading politician visiting the country said here recently. Senator Raja Muhammad Zafar-ul-Haque, leader of Pakistan's upper house, was in Jeddah to attend the Saudi-Pakistan Friendship program held on April...
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Source: BBC

New Delhi :: India | updated 2014-04-16 14:21:46 -0700 | political-news

Indians are due to begin voting in the biggest day of the general election pitting the ruling Congress party against the main opposition BJP. Polling will be held in 121 seats in 12 states, including the key states of Karnataka,...
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Source: Christian Science Monitor

Boston :: MA :: USA | updated 2014-04-16 17:13:00 -0700 | political-news

Job training is an important component of getting Americans back to work and the economy humming again. President Obama and Republicans offered dueling messages Wednesday. Washington Both President Obama and House Republicans offered dueling messages Wednesday on an issue important...
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Source: Chicago Tribune

Woodstock :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-04-16 17:09:42 -0700 | political-news

Special to the Tribune Police said four Woodstock High School students face criminal charges related to the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl--an act that authorities said was filmed and posted on a social media website. Two 18-year-old high school...
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Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-04-16 16:59:17 -0700 | political-news

Security boosted for WA Premier and Treasurer over suspicious packages Updated April 17, 2014 09:31:06 Security arrangements for the WA Premier and Treasurer are to be heightened after suspicious packages were delivered to their offices yesterday. The packages were discovered...
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Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Townsville :: Australia | updated 2014-04-16 16:59:15 -0700 | political-news

The service between Townsville and Cairns is expected to reopen tomorrow morning, but the track between Mackay and Townsville will remain closed. North Queensland regional general manager Michael Mitchell says repairs are being completed as quickly as possible. "With the...
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Source: The Washington Times

Mexico City :: Mexico | updated 2014-04-16 16:56:59 -0700 | political-news

No one knows how many foreign nationals are residing illegally in the United States estimates range from 11 million to 20 million. But everyone understands that it is an untenable situation that must be addressed. The two extreme positions of...
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