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MH370 MYSTERY MAY BE SOLVED

The mystery surrounding the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH-370 may be closer to being solved now that airplane debris has been found off the east coast of Africa.         A U.S. official says air safety investigators have a “high … read more

AI WEIWEI DENIED 6 MONTH BRITISH VISA

Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has been refused a six-month visa by the British government amid claims he lied on his visa application form.    Ai posted a letter on Instagram this morning stating his entry to the UK had … read more

66 PERCENT OF CANADIAN VOTERS WANT CHANGE AHEAD OF FALL ELECTION: CTV POLL

It’s not the best news for Prime Minister Stephen Harper ahead of an expected election call this weekend. A new CTV News poll reveals that two in three respondents agree it is “time for a change in government”.  The survey … read more

RU-486 ABORTION PILL APPROVED BY HEALTH CANADA

It’s a pill that has been used by women in France for 25 years.  The abortion pill, commonly known as RU-486, has been approved by Health Canada for use in this country. The decision follows a review process that began at the … read more

BOOKER FOR FICTION SHORT-LIST ANNOUNCED

Americans Anne Tyler and Marilynne Robinson are among 13 novelists in the running – for the $78,000 Booker Prize for fiction. The long list ran to 156 entries – and the short-list also includes “A Brief History of Seven Killings” … read more

ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, FEDERAL ELECTION CALL THIS WEEKEND

Prime Minister Stephen Harper will call the election as early as this Sunday. CBC confirms he will go to Rideau Hall either Sunday or Monday to ask the Governor-General David Johnston to dissolve Parliament. The Conservatives have already sent out … read more

GENEROUS AMERICAN ENABLES ANCIENT PAINTING TO STAY IN BRITAIN

A medieval panel by Italian painter Giovanni de Rimini will be staying in England – thanks to the generosity of an American businessman and philanthropist. “Scenes From The Lives Of The Virgin And Other Saints” was painted around 1300 – … read more

U.S. ECONOMY IMPROVING, FED MAY HIKE INTEREST RATE IN SEPTEMBER

As the economic picture in the U.S. continues to brighten, the Federal Reserve says it’s leaving the door open for a possible interest rate hike when central bank policy makers huddle again in September. After a two-day meeting that wrapped … read more

KEITH RICHARDS DOCUMENTARY AND SOLO ALBUM TIMED FOR RELEASE IN SEPTEMBER

Zoomer rocker Keith Richards is the focus of a new documentary.  It will air on Netflix in September, timed with the release of his first solo album in more than 20 years. The documentary is called Keith Richards: Under the Influence.  Director … read more

NO DISAPPOINTMENTS IN NEW DR. SEUSS BOOK

As we reported you last week, there is a new Dr. Seuss’ new book, called “What Pet Should I Get?”.  It features the same siblings from the 1960 classic “One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.”               The book … read more