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Political leaders call for more restraint – TVC News Nigeria

Political and religious leaders in Abuja have urged more restraint on rhetoric that may lead to division among Nigerians. They have also assured citizens of their readiness for peaceful resolution of recent agitations for restructuring and secession. The leaders spoke with journalists after observing Muslim prayers at the Al-nur masjid in Wuse 2 district of Abuja […]

Irish and British business groups call for “sensible” deal on border trade post Brexit

Any new EU-UK trade deal must include comprehensive transitional arrangements to avoid a damaging “cliff edge” scenario for businesses both North and South, one of the UK’s most influential industry leaders has warned. Carolyn Fairbairn, director general of the Confederation of British Industry, said it was vitally important there is a “sensible agreement” on the […]

EU has its tail up after tumultuous time

European political leaders concluded a morale-boosting summit in Brussels last week, agreeing to a range of initiatives, including enhanced defence cooperation. The meeting capped off a remarkable few months for the European Union (EU), following the failure of far-right populists to win power in France and the Netherlands, and Brussels now believes the Eurosceptic wave […]

San Diego homeless crisis turns a corner, maybe

History may show that San Diego’s homeless crisis, at long last, reached a turning point for the better in June 2017. There are reasons to doubt this, but let’s explore the optimistic case first. Last week, a private group dropped a policy bombshell into a symposium on homelessness hosted by University of San Diego and […]

We must all create a culture of respect in the Twittersphere: Gooch

Montreal restaurant owner David McMillan, a.k.a. “Joe Beef,” tweeted a photo with his daughter Dylan, Justin Trudeau and Barack Obama earlier this month. Twitter can be powerful tool for politicans when used properly.  (Ho, Patrick / TWITTER)   By Tiffany Gooch Sun., June 25, 2017 We, as a society, have yet to determine exactly what we are […]

Tamil Nadu: Who’s residence is it anyway? Jayalalithaa’s Poes Garden lies unoccupied | india-news

The strikingly simple yet elegant brown invitation perhaps bears testimony to J Jaya-lalithaa’s taste for both in her personal style. Now faded, the card announces Jaya-lalithaa’s request that you attend her ‘gruhapravesam’. The year was 1972 and the invite was for the house warming ceremony of Vedha Nilayam, Jayalalithaa’s ‘new’ residence at Poes Garden. How […]

Opposition leader the toughest job in politics: Sears

Joe Clark and Pierre Trudeau discuss the transition of power after Clark’s Tories beat Trudeau and the Liberals in the 1979 election. Despite early humiliations as opposition leader, “it was a mere three years later that Joe Clark became — albeit, briefly — prime minister,” writes Robin Sears.  (Jeff Goode / Toronto Star Archives)   By Robin […]