Former Liberal candidate is not the first diplomat to be paid above scale, says Prime Minister's Office. Those 15 tweets, delivered in rapid succession, went something like this: Sarkar comes to the post with impressive business qualifications ...

Trump's path to boosting infrastructure full of potholes

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Administration officials have said a plan will be released in the third quarter of this year, but Congress is unlikely to tackle the issue right away. Lawmakers will have too much other must-pass legislation on their agenda when they return to work ...

Emanuel uses test scores to make the case again for school funding

Bruce Rauner's amendatory veto of a school funding reform bill that the governor has condemned as a "Chicago bailout. The state's Senate, where Democrats hold a veto-proof majority, has already voted to override the governor's veto. The House is a ...

Donald Trump staring at the sun is 'most impressive thing any president has done', says Fox News host

Trump was joined by his wife, Melania, and son Barron to witness the once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon, although they at least took the safety advice on board. His daughter Ivanka, who also watched from the balcony, even tweeted from the White House ...

Trump: US will not pull out of Afghanistan

While US President Donald Trump opened the door on Monday to beefing up US forces in Afghanistan, he provided few details on how sending more troops will hasten a conclusion to America's longest war. 'There is no quick fix to this ...

No Brexit deal could make it harder to return abducted children to British parents

Sources said without a deal between the UK and EU, ministers would look at other international agreements which "govern child abduction". But, warning of potential delays in settling tricky cases, they added: "You have a range of, for example, time ...

Trump adviser Kushner leading US delegation to Middle East

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They were in the Persian Gulf on Tuesday and expected to be in Israel on Wednesday, the official said. They were planning to meet separately with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday. Latest ...

Military chief says ISIS too weak to plot terror attacks from Iraq

He said the gains by the Iraqi Security Forces meant Daesh - the alternative name for the Islamic State - were on the "path to defeat" in Iraq and Syria. The big directive attacks, those are really difficult to orchestrate right now form Iraq and ...

'Tremendous bravery and fortitude': Solemn ceremony pays tribute to Dieppe raid's fallen

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says soldiers braved bullets, not raindrops on Aug. 19, 1942. Of the 5,000 Canadians who landed at Dieppe on Aug. 19, 1942, 907 were killed, 586 wounded and almost 2,000 were taken prisoner. Veteran Stan Edwards ...

Eclipse darkened skies, then Skilling's tears on WGN lit up Twitter

Skilling started crying and hugging people around him in Carbondale, where he'd gone to cover the celestial event. This is amazing. What do you think of this, guys?' Skilling said after seeing his first eclipse. 'Look at this! Oh, my word!' The ...

Belarus invites international observers for Zapad-2017 drills

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Belarus Zapad-2017 (West-2017) military exercises. According to the press center of the defense ministry, invitations were sent to representatives of Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Sweden and Norway. The observers were invited within ...

Controversial farm-centered community up for a vote in Gwinnett

About 150 people 'like' or 'follow' the coalition's Facebook page. The Gwinnett County Planning Commission has recommended that Brady's requested rezoning be approved with conditions. Those conditions include prohibiting potential commercial uses ...

Theresa May 'confident' Brexit talks will move to trade in October despite EU resistance

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THERESA May is "confident" Brexit talks will move to trade negotiations by October despite European Union (EU) leaders trying to slow down negotiations.. Theresa May 's spokeswoman, said: 'We are confident that we will have made sufficient progress ...

Twitter accused of failing women by not tackling online abuse

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Tweets singled out for concern included apparent rape threat, "sexually degrading" images of women and 'extreme violent language". The study was carried out by the Fawcett Society and Reclaim the Internet. Labour MP Yvette Cooper, a former Shadow ...

Radical change is now within touching distance as Scottish Labour holds the key to getting Tories out

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Our columnist argues that a Labour government will deliver bold change to benefit Scots, shake up complacent SNP and remove Tories from Westminster.. Unlike Theresa May, this won't be a stage-managed flying visit " Jeremy will be here for five days ...

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