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Toronto real estate summit could yield solutions for Vancouver's reheating housing market

Called the " Non-Resident Speculation Tax ", it is similar to the tax imposed in Metro Vancouver a year ago, but with a rebate for homebuyers who become resident within a limited time period after the purchase. Further, the approach to lowering Toronto's housing prices attempts to solve numerous issues without considering whether government measures, such as restrictive zoning or current rent controls, have contributed to these woes in the first place. Read More »

Wichita runner finishes strong at Boston Marathon

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It was wonderful, especially the little girls who were there with their moms. The first time around, as a Syracuse University student, she registered for the marathon as K.V. Before the race, she wrote on Facebook: "Today is the race of my life". Semple died in 1988. "I just blew him a big kiss". Evans, who completed his 52nd marathon overall, said he wanted to show that Boston is back to normal. Read More »

Secretary Tillerson Meets with Putin to Discuss Syria

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But his chances looked bleak. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who hosted his Iranian and Syrian counterparts at Friday's trilateral meeting in Moscow , denounced last week's US attack on Syria and warned that any further such action would entail "grave consequences not only for regional but global security". Read More »

Taliban infiltrators massacre at least 140 Afghan soldiers in military base attack

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Our prayers and condolences to the families who lost loved ones", said Modi. The Pentagon issued a statement saying the Taliban's attack on a military base proved their "barbaric nature". "Afghanistan CEO Abdullah Abdullah has condemned the "cowardly" attack". A U.S. military spokesman says the "significant" strike coukd have killed and wounded as many as 50 Afghans . Read More »

Paris Terror Attack Comes Days Before French Elections

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According to CNN, candidates were engaging in their final TV debate as at the time of the incident. A truck ploughed into a Bastille Day crowd in Nice a year ago, killing more than 80, while coordinated attacks on the Bataclan concert hall and other sites in Paris claimed about 130 lives in November 2015. Read More »

Venezuelan protests against government leave three dead

Protesters point to a moment a few weeks ago as proof of Maduro's ever-tightening grasp on the levers of power, when a Supreme Court loyal to the president attempted to nullify the opposition-dominated Legislature. "Same place, same time", said the opposition leader last night. "Immediately the global media and those irresponsible people, including that trash called Capriles, came out to accuse the government, the revolution, the army, the National Guard", Maduro said, wearing a white ... Read More »

China denies putting bomber forces on high alert near North Korea's border

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Later Mr Pence vowed to "defeat any attack and meet any use of conventional or nuclear weapons with an overwhelming and effective American response". Abe, right, and Pence shake hands at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo , on April 18, 2017. "When we requested to restore the agreed language that was of political importance and expressed commitment to continue to work on the draft, the USA delegation without providing any explanations cancelled the work on the draft", the ... Read More »

CBS Omits GM Factory Being Seized by Socialist Venezuela

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Venezuelans face chronic, severe shortages of food, medicine and other basics in what once was Latin America's wealthiest country. “We will not rest until constitutional order is reestablished, ” Henrique Capriles, the governor of Miranda state and a main opposition leader, said Wednesday. Read More »

Swedish police arrest suspect in truck-ramming attack

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The police arrested a 17-year-old and his mother from an address linked to the 39-year-old suspect from Uzbekistan. People flee after a terror suspect rammed a beer truck into Ahlens department store in Stockholm on Thursday. Footage has emerged showing the lorry used in the Stockholm terror attack hurtling down a pedestrianised street as shoppers run for cover. Three of the four victims in the attack have been identified and their next of kin notifed, Hysing told broadcaster SVT . Read More »

Afghan Army base attack death toll rises to 140?

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The attack took place near a mosque at the base, located in the city of Mazar-e-Sharif, the spokesperson said. Another 160 people were wounded in the attack, Mohammad Ibrahim Khair Andesh, head of the provincial council, announced. He said four police were wounded in the blast. "There was gunfire and explosions everywhere". Daulat Waziri, spokesman for the Afghanistan Ministry of Defence, said the gunmen entered the compound manned by members of the 209th Corps of the Afghan National Army ... Read More »

French PM Attacks Marine Le Pen In Wake of Paris Shooting

Le Pen, a 48-year-old mother of three, has distanced herself from her father, National Front party founder Jean-Marie Le Pen, who has been convicted of crimes related to anti-Semitism and mocked the Holocaust as a "detail" of history. We want to protection for them and for all emergency services. Campaigning by the 11 presidential candidates got off to a slow start, bogged down by corruption charges around once-top candidate Fillon before belatedly switching focus to France's biggest fear: ... Read More »

Govt working on Mallya's extradition

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The source said Indian authorities will have to present a case for extradition of Mallya. Extradition hearing in Court started today as expected. His now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines owes Rs. "We will not spare anyone who is within the ambit of law". This case relates to the loan default of Rs 9,000 crore. He had fled India on March 2, 2016 and has repeatedly dismissed the charges against him. Read More »

Gold Prices Remain High as French Election Nears

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Le Pen, who said on Friday that the fight against terrorism "must" be France's "absolute priority" and has advocated for strict immigration control, has been steadily rising in French polls as her center-right opponent, Francois Fillon , battles corruption charges. Read More »

Trump plans review of Obama-era rules on corporate inversions

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On the campaign trail, president Trump promised to spend more on improving US roads, but hasn't provided any details on how he would pay for it. Mulvaney said any plan wouldn't be ready until the fall (Southern hemisphere spring). "We're here today to continue this great economic revival", he said as he signed three presidential directives to further protect American workers and taxpayers. Read More »

United Kingdom may reverse Brexit post polls: EU Parliament President

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Fifty per cent said they would vote Conservative, 25pc Labour, 11pc Liberal Democrats, 4pc Ukip and 68pc said they would vote the same as they did in the previous election. The hotly contested "Brexit" referendum ended with the resignation of then-Prime Minister David Cameron . This election is a chance for them to change direction of the country. Read More »

Anti-Kashmiri hoardings in UP

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Responding to this young doctors in Kashmir, men and women, protested silently with hand written placards questioning this doube standard. "The contributions of the people of Kashmir in nation building are vast". He said he has asked the Home Ministry to immediately circulate an advisory to all states in this regard. In the last incident against Kashmiris, Subharti University in Meerut had expelled 67 students from Kashmir for celebrating Pakistan's victory over India in a cricket match in ... Read More »

Trump calls 100-day assessment 'ridiculous'

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The U.S. president also appeared to appeal to French voters in favor of far-right candidate, Marine Le Pen of France's National Front party. It was part of his stump speech in the final week of the campaign - he asked his crowds in Minnesota, Florida, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and elsewhere to "imagine what we can accomplish in the first 100 days of a Trump administration". Read More »

British Parliament Votes In Favour Of Early Election

Britain's most recent general election was in 2015 and before the April 19 vote, the next one was to have been held in 2020. She rightly says the country needs a positive response for the Brexit negotiations, repeating that the decision to leave Europe is irreversible. Read More »

French overseas territories begin presidential voting

Pre-elections surveys put Benoît Hamon of outgoing President Francois Hollande's Socialists only in fifth place, followed by six other candidates, all under the five-percent level. While Trump campaigned on a message of "America First", Le Pen has campaigned on promises to make France, " more French ". Over 50,000 police backed by 7,000 soldiers from the Sentinelle (Sentry) anti-terror operation will be on patrol during the vote. Read More »

Sathyaraj apologies for his remarks against Kannadigas

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I appeal to Tamils to understand", said Sathyaraj. Protestors in Bengaluru against the film's release. "We can't accept anything else other than apology by Sathyaraj". On Thursday, one of the voices against Sathyaraj told news agency PTI that the protests would continue unless the actor apologised and called for a bandh in Bengaluru on the day Baahubali: The Conclusion is to release. Read More »

BSNL's Response To Jio's Dhan Dhana Dhan Plan

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Meanwhile, according to commentators, the landscape of the Indian telecom industry had changed completely over the past decade with the rise of smartphone usage or the switch from older 2G networks to high-speed 3G and 4G. Under this scheme, a user gets 2GB 3G data per day after which the speed gets throttled to 80Kbps. There is also free national roaming service. Currently, the company has limited the off-net calling for 25 mins/day, which is very less than what other telcos are providing. Read More »

BJP Will Try to Come to Power in Odisha in 2019 : Naidu

He added: "It would be a golden era not only for the BJP but also for the country, to make India a truly great nation in the world". He sought party workers and leaders not to be complacent after poll victories and rather set their eyes on taking "a long jump" in history and "march with speed" to "change history". Read More »

Dortmund bus attack suspect 'led ISIS unit'

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German police investigated a possible Islamist link to three explosions that rocked the Borussia Dortmund football team bus as the club vowed Wednesday it won't give in to "terror". Oh yeah, when I saw Marc there and I saw Schmelle (Marcel Schmelzer), I sat next to Schmelle and I will never forget Schmelle's face. "We are very happy because we made a big impact". Read More »

Indonesian prosecutors seek suspended jail term for Jakarta governor

His platform has focused on improving public education, providing no-deposit home loans for low-income groups and opposing a giant seawall in Jakarta Bay that Purnama has advocated. Instead, his competitor Anies Baswedan claimed a decisive landslide victory. The maximum penalty for blasphemy in Muslim-majority Indonesia is five years in prison. Read More »

UP Police arrests 3 terror suspects

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The crackdown against the Islamic State-inspired unit was conducted by the Delhi special cell, the anti-terrorism squads of Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra, as well as the police of Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and Bihar. They were arrested in a joint operation conducted by police from 5 states. "We have also found that they were definitely influenced by the material available on the internet", he said. Read More »

Babri Masjid demolition case: Advani, Joshi, Uma to be tried for conspiracy

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Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh will also face trial but after the completion of his term as the Governor of Rajasthan. The apex court ruling out a fresh trial transferred the case from Rae Bareily to Lucknow and instructed the sessions judge in Lucknow to conduct trial sessions every day and ensure the trial is completed in two years. Read More »