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B.C. firm linked to Facebook data scandal defends its political work

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 20:32:12 GMT

The co-founders of a B.C. company at the centre of the international scandal over the alleged inappropriate use of Facebook data are defending their work in support of political campaigns around the globe. Speaking to a parliamentary committee, Jeff Silvester of the B.C.-based political advertising firm AggregateIQ says the company helps its customers craft their messages for online political ads and how to effectively make use of data for their campaigns.

Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron arrive for a visit at George...

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 06:48:36 GMT

A sit-down between US president Donald Trump and French president Emmanuel Macron followed by a joint news conference will highlight the business portion of the French leader's second day in Washington. The pageantry of Mr Macron's official state visit, the first of the Trump presidency, comes on Tuesday night with a lavish state dinner at the White House.

Artist Gillian Wearing with a model of suffragist leader Millicent Fawcett

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 04:36:56 GMT

The first statue of a woman in Parliament Square is to be unveiled, two years after the campaign to get female representation outside the Palace of Westminster first began. Millicent Fawcett, the suffragist who fought for women's right to vote in the early 20th century, will join eleven all-male statues including Sir Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi.

I was wrong: Armenia's premier quits as thousands join protests

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 00:25:48 GMT

Serzh Sargsyan has resigned as prime minister of Armenia after thousands of people poured into the streets to protest over his political manoeuvring to cling to power. Serzh Sargsyan has resigned as prime minister of Armenia after thousands of people poured into the streets to protest over his political manoeuvring to cling to power.

Turbulent times for outgoing B.C. Lieutenant Governor

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:03:14 GMT

Lt. Governor Judith Guichon's five-year term as the Queen's representative in B.C. ends today, with a ceremony at the B.C. legislature and a parting gift from Premier John Horgan. Guichon's tenure will be long remembered for June 29, 2017 decision to accept former premier Christy Clark's resignation and call on NDP leader John Horgan to form a minority government, supported by three B.C. Green MLAs.

UK financial sector warned EU equivalence decision will be - political'

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:39:53 GMT

Champions for London's financial sector have long advocated for a mutual recognition deal over equivalence with the EU Financial heavyweights from the UK and Switzerland have dismissed equivalence as way for the City to retain EU market access after Brexit, warning it could impact on Britain's competitiveness and leave the Square Mile open to political machinations from Brussels. Jorg Gasser, Switzerland's state secretary for international finance, said his country has found it increasingly difficult to clinch equivalence - which requires EU approval - since the Brexit vote.

36 dead, mostly Chinese, in North Korea traffic accident

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:06:57 GMT

A traffic accident in North Korea has killed 32 Chinese tourists and four North Koreans, Chinese officials said Monday. Two other Chinese tourists were badly injured and were in "acutely serious condition," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Kate Middleton in labor with 3rd royal baby

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 08:49:47 GMT

The Duchess of Cambridge entered a London hospital Monday in labor, Britain's royal palace said. The baby will be a third child for her and husband Prince William and fifth in line to the throne.

Stephen Lawrence's life and legacy to be celebrated 25 years after murder

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 04:39:27 GMT

The life and legacy of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence will be celebrated during a memorial service marking the 25th anniversary of his death. National figures, including Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle, will join Stephen's family for the event being held today at the central London church of St Martin-in-the-Fields.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their wedding day

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:36:20 GMT

The security operation for the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge cost police more than A 6 million, figures have revealed for the first time. Nearly A 3 million was spent on overtime costs alone, with hundreds of officers drafted in to help police crowds watching the event in London in 2011.

Shops looted as political protests continue in Nicaragua

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 20:26:34 GMT

An anti-government protester holds up the Spanish sign: "Nicaragua free" at the Jean Paul Jennie round-about Dozens of shops in the Nicaraguan capital of Managua have been looted as protests sparked by government social security reforms continue. Images broadcast by local news media showed looted shops in the sprawling Oriental Market district and at least one Walmart.

The head of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 16:01:50 GMT

The Antiquities Ministry said the head was found in the Temple of Kom Ombo during work to protect the site from groundwater. It said archaeologists have also unearthed artefacts belonging to a shrine for the god Osiris-Ptah-Neb inside the ancient temple of Karnak in the city of Luxor.

Turkey opposition OKs party switch in challenge to Erdogan

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 13:46:40 GMT

In this Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 file photo, Meral Aksener, a former Turkish interior minister and deputy parliament speaker, addresses her party's first meeting in Ankara, Turkey. Turkey's weak opposition is scrambling to try and mount a strong challenge against strongman Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with just nine weeks to prepare for snap elections, scheduled for June 24, 2018.

News 9 Mins Ago Suicide bomber strikes in Afghan capital, 31 killed

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 09:20:07 GMT

A suicide bomber struck a voter registration center in the Afghan capital on Sunday, killing at least 31 people, officials said. Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majro said another 54 people were wounded in Sunday's attack, updating an earlier toll.

17 killed as 2 dragon boats capsize in southern China

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 07:18:58 GMT

Rescuers search for missing boaters on the Taohua River in Guilin in southern China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Saturday, April 21, 2018. Chinese state media said that several people have died and others are missing after two dragon boats capsized in southern China, causing dozens of people to fall into the water.

World's oldest person dies in Japan at age 117

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 03:10:17 GMT

The world's oldest person, a 117-year-old Japanese woman, has died. Nabi Tajima died of old age in a hospital Saturday evening in the town of Kikai in southern Japan, town official Susumu Yoshiyuki confirmed.

Jeremy Corbyn is addressing the party's Welsh conference in Llandudno

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 01:02:16 GMT

Jeremy Corbyn is accusing Theresa May of being personally responsible for the Windrush generation controversy by setting a deliberately unreachable bar with her "hostile environment" immigration policies. Mr Corbyn is set to tell the Llandudno gathering on Sunday: "This week, something rotten at the heart of Government has come to the surface.