N Korea has ‘no fear’ of sanctions
SWITZERLAND: North Korea has nothing to fear from any United States move to broaden sanctions aimed at cutting it off from the global financial system, and will pursue ‘‘acceleration’’ of its nuclear and missile programmes, a North Korean envoy says.
‘Ruthless’ Irish rebel leader became peacemaker
DUBLIN— Martin McGuinness, the Irish Republican Army (IRA) commander who led his underground paramilitary movement toward reconciliation with Britain, died Tuesday, his Sinn Fein party announced.
Turning from rebel to peacemaker, McGuinness served as Northern Ireland’s deputy first minister for a decade in a power-sharing government...
Trump aide allegedly hid pro-Russia payments
KYIV, UKRAINE— A Ukrainian lawmaker released new financial documents Tuesday allegedly showing that a former campaign chairman for U.S. President Donald Trump laundered payments from the party of a disgraced ex-leader of Ukraine using offshore accounts in Belize and Kyrgyzstan....
Diehl: Prez will target Liz in 2018
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is a likely 2018 target for the Trump political operation eager to remove her as a “major obstacle,” according to state Rep. Geoff Diehl, who’s huddled with the president’s team as he weighs his own Warren challenge.
“I’ve got some connections with his team that I made friends with and are loyal in a campaign-related way...
Canada considers ban on laptops in flight
OTTAWA — Canadian passengers flying Royal Jordanian Airlines will be affected by a U.S. ban preventing large electronic devices from being stowed in carry-on baggage, the carrier said Tuesday, even as Canada studies whether to issue a similar order.
Trump warns GOP: Pass health care bill or risk re-election chances
WASHINGTON — Time for talk running out, United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned wavering House Republicans that their jobs were on the line in next year’s elections if they failed to back a GOP bill that would overhaul Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act....
Rape suspect had been picked up at border
One of the two suspects accused of raping a 14-yearold student at Rockville High School in Rockville, Maryland was picked up by a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Texas seven months ago, determined to have illegally entered the country, and issued a notice to appear in immigration court, federal officials said Monday....
Inmates irate over substandard federal prison grub
OTTAWA — A program aimed at cutting the cost of feeding federal prisoners has achieved only “dubious” savings while sparking racial tensions and contributing to a deadly riot, the prison ombudsman believes.
Documents obtained through access to information laws...
Paramedics deserve equal treatment
Ihave, on more than one occasion, phoned 911 dispatch. All but one of those calls were on behalf of others.
The one time I did call for myself was on a cold January night a few years back. I was out on a run, when it came to my attention that I might be having a stroke...
LUCK AND LONGEVITY RUN OUT FOR COIN-EATING TURTLE
Tourists used to toss coins at a sea turtle that lived in a pond in eastern Thailand, wishing for luck and longevity. But swallowing the tidbits turned out to be a death sentence for the reptile. After having nearly a thousand coins removed from its stomach in a four-hour operation two weeks ago, the turtle — nicknamed “Omsin,” or “Piggy Bank” — died Tuesday...
Ousted leader grilled
SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korean prosecutors grilled the country’s just-ousted president on Tuesday in a long-awaited investigation of corruption allegations that ended her rule and now threaten to put her in jail.
The questioning of Park Geunhye came...
These carrots are a cut above
Naomi Pomeroy’s cookbook lives up to its name. Taste & Technique: Recipes to Elevate Your Home
Cooking (Ten Speed Press/Penguin Random House, $54) has echoes of Julia Child’s detailed recipe style.
The theme of the handsomely illustrated book is this: Follow each directive and you will succeed — even with the more complicated recipes, including puff pastry....
you want. Negotiate on your own behalf and you will avoid being taken advantage of or getting too little in return. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Relationships will pose a problem. Absorb what others are telling you and don’t react until you have found a way to deal with the situation reasonably...
M-103 debate sparks protests in Ottawa
OTTAWA • More than two dozen police officers had to separate duelling mobs on Parliament Hill Tuesday after the two groups spent their lunch hour hurling loud and often profane epithets at each other in support of or in opposition to an anti-Islamophobia motion that was debated in the House of Commons....
A man who’ll stand up for rights of men
On International Women’s Day a few weeks ago, I sat on a radio panel devoted to the occasion with two young women, both enthusiastically self- avowed feminists, who think we still live in a “patriarchy” in which men’s interests are better served than women...
Don’t let them eat cake
For the past 25 years, after he immigrated penniless to Venezuela from Portugal, Eduardo Dos Santos has taken care of the loyal clients at Mansion’s Bakery.
But now the downtown Caracas corner store is in the hands of diehard socialists, and Dos Santos is at...
Blocking new independence vote is wrong, says Sturgeon
DENYING Scots a second referendum would be “wrong, unfair and utterly unacceptable,” Nicola Sturgeon claimed yesterday as she was told voters were “sick to death” of SNP games.
Opening a two-day debate on whether Holyrood should have the power to stage a new referendum, the First Minister insisted people should have a choice over accepting Brexit....
UK bans laptops from cabins on flights from six countries
The UK has announced a sweeping cabin ban on laptops and tablets on inbound flights from six Muslim-majority countries following a similar move by the US.
The British ban on any electronic item larger than a normal smartphone applies to all direct passenger flights from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia...
Trump tells own party to repeal Obamacare or face consequences
Donald Trump warned yesterday there may be consequences for Republicans in the House of Representatives if they fail to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, after one of the few visits he has made to the US Capitol since taking office.
The House speaker,...
Double FBI blow for Trump
FBI chief James Comey dealt Donald Trump a double blow on Monday by confirming a probe into his election campaign’s links to Russia last year, while repudiating the president’s claim that he was wiretapped by Barack Obama.
In a high-stakes public hearing televised...