Ontario's financial watchdog says the province's deficit will rise to $12.3 billion this fiscal year, half a billion more than he predicted before the spring election.
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Disturbing eyewitness footage of a group of police officers wrestling an infant child away from his mother on the floor of a benefits office in New York as sparked outrage online and among city politicians. Read Full Article at RT.com
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France has opened a probe into Russian “interference” in the anti-government Yellow Vest protests, with Russian media and “Russia-linked” social media accounts targeted for the grave crime of actually reporting on the crisis. Read Full Article at RT.com
UK Prime Minister Theresa May addresses the House of Commons after the canceling the parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal, a day before it was scheduled to take place. Read Full Article at RT.com
The National Chief Imam has honoured Dr Mahamudu Bawumia by presenting to him a specially designed batakari during the commemoration of the birth of Prophet Muhammad.
Former President Kufuor has argued that, it would be inimical to the policy to ask students with rich parents to be excluded from the Free SHS policy in its early stages.
The Accra Technical University will from January next year commence training programmes in Drone Technology and 3-D Printing among other courses.
The Greater Accra Police Command has started looking into how four British girls and their teacher were sexually assaulted at gunpoint on Saturday.
Environment, Science and Technology minister Prof. Frimpong Boateng has urged Accra residents not to panic following earth tremors Sunday morning.
One in four people surveyed say they have either experienced a shortage of their medication, or know someone who has, as Canada grapples with a «dire» problem.
David Saint-Jacques, Canada's newest astronaut, is speaking with the media from the International Space Station at 10 a.m. ET today.
The national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls concludes its evidence gathering activities this week as final submissions from parties with standing will be heard in Ottawa.
A B.C. man whose Florida vacation was ruined after Air Canada lost his luggage, says agents never told him he could claim up to $2,100 for necessities while away. An airline passenger rights advocate says Air Canada is ‘lying’ to passengers to avoid paying compensation that is rightfully owed.
The Ontario Human Rights Commission is releasing the findings from an extensive inquiry into racial profiling and discrimination by Toronto police. It is expected to be the most detailed report on police and race ever conducted in Ontario.
The race between Uber and Lyft to go public next year promises to extend their rivalry for customers to competition for global investors.
The Chevrolet Volt is headed to the scrap heap, but during its decade on the market the electric vehicle reflected the strengths and weaknesses of General Motors and auto making in Detroit.
Two large British banks are among those ensnared in the controversy over Huawei Technologies. The dispute escalated over the weekend after the Chinese government warned Canada it would face “severe consequences” if it didn’t release the Chinese telecom giant’s finance chief.
Gilead Sciences is planning to hire industry veteran Daniel O’Day to take the helm and help the drug company revive sales and recover from a disappointing deal.
Japanese prosecutors on Monday indicted former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn on charges of underreporting his compensation on five years of Nissan’s financial reports, Kyodo News reported.
Manufacturing is in the early stages of a state of disruption brought on by technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and 3D printing. «Additive manufacturing» has already worked itself into companies such as Porsche and Bugatti, and aircraft builder Airbus is experimenting with UAV THOR, a drone made entirely of 3D-printed parts
Cyprus said on Wednesday it had no comment on a US official report showing that the island secretly hosted a $70 million American helicopter base for four years that was quietly shut down in 2017.
Detectives have interviewed the star, 24, but have not yet arrested the middle-aged man (circled) accused of screaming racist abuse at him at Stamford Bridge on Saturday night.
The Prime Minister is locked in intense talks with allies and aides as they try to find a way through the dire situation.
Author: ARAB NEWSID: 1544385496918470300Sun, 2018-12-09 22:57 JEDDAH: Dr. Mishaal bin Fahm Al-Salami, speaker of the Arab Parliament, expressed his resolve to continue making efforts to support Arab causes particularly the Palestinian issue. Following his election as the speaker of the Arab Parliament for a second term, he said the Palestinian issue is our top priority. He said a special committee was formed to devise a strategy to address a number of issues including the status of Jerusalem, Israeli barriers and repeated violence against the Palestinians. Al-Salami said terrorism is also an issue facing the Arab world. He pledged to fight terrorism in all its forms and ensure the safety of the Arab world. The Arab Parliament not only condemns terrorist acts but also seeks strategies, means and procedures to fight terrorism. Al-Salami was elected as the speaker of the Arab Parliament at a special session on Saturday. His election is a seen as recognition of Saudi Arabia’s role in serving Arab issues. He is also a member of the Saudi Shoura Council. Al-Salami has been a member of the Arab Parliament since 2013, and a member of the Saudi Shoura Council since 2009. He started his academic career as a lecturer in the Department of Islamic Studies at King Abdul Aziz University in 1997. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Arab parliamentSaudi Arabia Saudi elected as Arab Parliament speakerDraft resolutions on Yemen submitted to Arab Parliament
Author: ARAB NEWSID: 1544385526668471900Sun, 2018-12-09 22:58 JEDDAH: The Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) participated in Solar Power-Gen Conference held in Orlando, Florida in the US from Dec. 4 to 6. The authority represented Saudi Arabia at the event with the aim of creating awareness about the investment opportunities available in the solar energy sector in the Kingdom. Under the Solar Power Project Plan 2030, the Kingdom expects to produce 200 gigawatts of solar energy by 2030. The Saudi solar initiative will help to diversify the national economy and stimulate investment in non-oil industries. The project will also reduce solar power production costs and create employment opportunities for Saudi workers, with up to 100,000 jobs in solar power schemes alone. The Kingdom’s history of solar research goes a long way back, when a research plant was opened at King Abdul Aziz City — the first solar-powered site in the Kingdom. The plant provided solar electricity to Uyayna, Jubaila and rural centers near Riyadh. The solar village, part of a Saudi-US partnership, produces 350 kilowatts of electricity through concentrated photovoltaic complexes. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) SAGIA issues licenses to 4 Swiss companiesSAGIA aims to get Kingdom in top 20 for ease of doing business by 2020
Author: ARAB NEWSID: 1544385556488474400Sun, 2018-12-09 22:58 JEDDAH: Saudi Education Minister Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammad Al-Issa on Sunday received British Ambassador Simon Collis at his office in Riyadh on Sunday. They exchanged views on education in both the public and private sectors and the programs offered in both countries. The number of foreign students applying to British universities has hit an all-time high, with some of the biggest increases coming from the Arab world, according to figures released by UCAS, the body that processes applications to UK universities. After several years of declining numbers, applications from Saudi Arabia increased this year by 10 percent to 640 applicants. The number of international students wanting to continue their education in Britain has surpassed 100,000 for the first time in 2018, a rise of more than 8 percent from last year. Applications from the UAE numbered 430 in 2009, 1,550 in 2017 and 1,800 this year, up 16 percent in a year. The upward trend is repeated in almost every Arab country, from Morocco to the Gulf states. Applications from Jordan are up 16 percent from 2017, and up 7 percent each from Oman and Kuwait. Applications from Lebanon and Morocco have surged by 25 percent each. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: British Ambassador Simon CollisSaudi Arabia British ambassador to Yemen posts video in Arabic giving updates on Stockholm talksBritish ambassador lauds relations with Saudi Arabia
Author: ARAB NEWSID: 1544385372888456400Sun, 2018-12-09 22:55 JEDDAH: The Saudi Islamic Affairs Ministry on Sunday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Mauritania’s Islamic Affairs Ministry to increase cooperation in different fields and to promote the concepts of moderation in Islam. The MoU was signed between Saudi Islamic Affairs Minister Sheikh Abdulatif Al-Asheikh and his Mauritanian counterpart Ahmed Ould Ahl Dawood at the Ministry of Islamic Affairs headquarters in Riyadh. The MoU included nine main articles. It envisages cooperation in introducing Islam and its position on contemporary issues, serving the Holy Qur’an and the Sunnah, and cooperation in mosque affairs, their construction and maintenance. In addition to that, the two sides will work under this MoU to adopt and propose programs to explain and promote concepts of moderation in Islam and assist the progress and advancement of Muslim nation in various fields. The two sides will also share information, coordinate their efforts during international events, and cooperate in preparing studies and conducting research related to protecting, reviving and spreading Islamic heritage. The MoU also stated that the two sides shall encourage the exchange of visits at various levels, participate in Islamic seminars and conferences held in both countries, and form a joint committee for the implementation of the MoU’s content. The MoU concluded that the Hijri date is to be used in all correspondence between the two sides. The MoU shall enter into force on the date of its signature between the two sides and it shall be implemented within five years and will be automatically renewed for the similar duration unless one side informs the other that they wish to amend or terminate it. Al-Asheikh said: “This memorandum of understanding comes under the guidance of King Salman and Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz in the framework of the distinguished historical relations between the two countries, especially in serving Islam and Muslims.” He referred to what has been achieved through Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s recent visit to Mauritania, which was the first visit of a senior Saudi official to Mauritania in four decades to strengthen relations between the two countries to unprecedented levels. Al-Asheikh pointed out that the MoU will promote joint cooperation in various fields. The Mauritanian minister hailed the strong bonds and historical relations between the two countries and their cooperation in many fields. He also praised the articles of the MoU, which he described as important and historical. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi islamic affairsMauricio Pochettino Saudi crown prince affirms support for Mauritania during official visitKSRelief delivers 100 tons of dates to Mauritania
Mon, 2018-12-10 02:09 JEDDAH: King Salman patronized on Sunday the inaugural ceremony for the restoration of the Tarif historical district in the presence of leaders, presidents, and delegations from Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. The program aims at the development of the ancient historical city so as to transform it into an international tourist and cultural hub. It also aims to list it among the world heritage sites. In a speech delivered during this ceremony, Prince Faisal bin Bandar, Governor of Riyadh region, thanked King Salman for his support of the program, which coincides with the fourth anniversary of the king’s ascension to the throne. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: TarifSaudi Arabia King Salman to launch Tarif district restoration programRehabilitation of Saudi heritage village of Rijal Alma complete to join UNESCO’s list
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The government’s latest financial forecasts were endorsed by the Malta Fiscal Advisory Council on Monday. Set up by the Finance Ministry, the independent council is tasked with reviewing fiscal and economic policy objectives proposed by the government. In a statement, the council on Monday said it had endorsed the government’s updated official macro-economic and fiscal forecasts for 2018 and 2019. According to the Finance Ministry, the Maltese economy will maintain strong growth over the forecasted horizon. However, real GDP growth is expected to decelerate gradually, from 6.7% in 2017, to 5.8% in 2018, and 5.3% in 2019. The government is expecting further fiscal surpluses over the two-year period, albeit smaller than in 2017. The fiscal surplus, which in 2017 amounted to 3.5% of GDP, is set to drop to 1.1% in 2018, and then increase slightly, to 1.3% in 2019. Meanwhile, the debt-to-GDP ratio is expected to maintain its gradual downward trend, falling from 50.9% in 2017, to 46.9% in 2018 and to 43.8% in 2019. The analysis carried out by the council suggests that there could be a marginal downside risk for real GDP growth for 2018, however for 2019 the risk outlook is...
UK Prime Minister Theresa May drew widespread criticism on Monday after delaying a parliamentary vote on the Brexit deal she appeared certain to lose heavily. The Opposition Labour Party said Britain now no longer had a functioning government. «The government has decided Theresa May's Brexit deal is so disastrous that it has taken the desperate step of delaying its own vote at the eleventh hour,» Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said in a statement. «We don't have a functioning government ... Labour's alternative plan for a jobs first deal must take centre stage in any future talks with Brussels.» Scotland Chief Minister Nichola Sturgeon said the Brexit deal should have gone before parliament immediately so that it could be voted down. The postponement, she said was «an act of pathetic cowardice by a government now collapsing under utter chaos». The deputy leader of the DUP, the N.Ireland party propping up the conservative government, said he would not welcome a no-deal Brexit, but was not afraid of one. The Northern Irish party said May needed to renegotiate her Brexit divorce, or be replaced by someone willing to change course. "What (the EU) need to be faced with is either...
Ġnien it-Tfulija in Żebbuġ has been given €200,000 facelift financed in part through the Planning Authority’s Development Planning Fund. The garden has been embellished with exercise equipment, a new lighting system, benches and a gazebo. CCTV cameras have also been added. The PA fund is made up of contributions developers must pay when undertaking construction projects. So far this year, €1 million from the fund has been used to enhance 17 public gardens in 10 towns and villages, Infrastructure Minister Ian Borg said. Dr Borg said a further €27 million in funds were available for councils to use and urged them to make use of all the funds. The minister was joined by Żebbuġ mayor Sarah Agius Saliba and parliamentary secretary Silvio Parnis. Mr Parnis said that local councils had submitted 85 proposals to receive funding, with 32 of those approved – 28 in Malta and four in Gozo. Just over €2.5m had been allocated in the first tranche of funding and 18 projects had already been completed, with most of the rest scheduled for completion within the next six months. Mayor Agius Saliba thanked Dr Borg and Mr Parnis for their support.