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Source: The Guradian

Edvard Munch: Scandi novelists on the master of misery and menace

Today 08:59 GMT

Edvard Munch’s most famous creation is a bit of a scream: the funny little figure with its squishy bald head, hands to face as if edified by some particularly scandalous bit of gossip, and all against that glorious flame-red sky.

I remember going to parties where you had to stand behind a giant copy of the painting, put your face through a hole in the middle of it and have your photograph taken.

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Source: BBC

Trump vows to 'crush' remaining IS cells

Today 15:24 GMT

US President Donald Trump has promised to "totally crush" remaining Islamic State group militants after its five-year "caliphate" came to an end.

Mr Trump's remarks came after Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) raised victory flags in the Syrian town of Baghuz, the IS's last stronghold. US President Donald Trump has promised to "totally crush" remaining Islamic State group militants after its five-year "caliphate" came to an end.

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Source: The Week

In praise of Mueller

Today 15:24 GMT

We don't know precisely what's in the report the special counsel delivered this week to the Department of Justice, but it seems possible it will contain neither the full-throated condemnation of President Trump that critics want — there are reports Mueller has recommended no further indictments — nor the clean-sweep exoneration that many MAGA-minded citizens have been demanding from the beginning.

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Source: Global News

Anti-Brexit march takes over London as protesters demand 2nd referendum

Today 15:24 GMT

Hundreds of thousands of people opposed to Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union marched through central London on Saturday to demand a new referendum as the deepening Brexit crisis risked sinking Prime Minister Theresa May’s premiership.

Marchers set off in central London with banners proclaiming “the best deal is no Brexit” and “we demand a People’s Vote” in what organizers said could be the biggest anti-Brexit protest yet.

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Source: CTV

Morneau 'not ruling out' a pharmacare election promise

Today 15:24 GMT

When Solomon pressed Morneau on the likelihood of spotting pharmacare on the Liberal Party’s 2019 election platform, he said “we’re not ruling that out.”

The seemingly lackluster pharmacare announcement sparked speculation that the Liberals might be setting national pharmacare aside until they can deploy it to tantalize voters in the fall election. When Solomon pressed Morneau on the likelihood of spotting pharmacare on the Liberal Party’s 2019 election platform, he said “we’re not ruling that out.”

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Source: CTV

Scheer: Criticism for not mentioning Muslims in N.Z. statement 'completely baseless'

Today 15:24 GMT

Andrew Scheer says criticism over his initial failure to mention that Muslims were targeted in the recent mass murder in New Zealand is "completely baseless" and driven by "disgusting" Liberal efforts to score political points from the tragedy.

In answering a question Saturday about how he deals with that criticism, the federal Conservative leader once again initially made no reference to Muslims.

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Source: ABC News

Pittsburgh jury clears white cop in fatal shooting of fleeing black teenager

Today 15:24 GMT

A Pittsburgh jury acquitted a white former police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in the back last summer as the young man fled a traffic stop.

Last June, Rosfeld told ABC affiliate WTAE in Pittsburgh that the shooting occurred just three weeks after he joined the East Pittsburgh Police Department and just hours after he was officially sworn in as an officer on the force. He said he's been a police officer since 2011, previously working for the Oakmont, Harmer and University of Pittsburgh police departments, before coming to East Pittsburgh.

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Source: Global News

Democrats plot strategy while awaiting release of Mueller findings

Today 15:24 GMT

Congressional Democrats are plotting strategy as they await the conclusions of Robert Mueller’s now-completed Russia investigation, with senior lawmakers demanding full transparency and preparing for next steps if the results are favourable to President Donald Trump.

READ MORE: Democrats call for Mueller report to be made public, no ‘sneak preview’. House Democrats planned meetings by phone on Saturday to share what they know about the probe and to discuss how to move forward.

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Source: CTV

26-year-old charged with attempted murder in Montreal priest stabbing

Today 15:24 GMT

A 26-year old man has been charged with attempted murder in the stabbing of a Catholic priest during morning mass at Montreal's St. Joseph's Oratory on Friday.

Vlad Cristian Eremia, who appeared in a Montreal courtroom via videoconference Saturday afternoon, is also charged with assault with a weapon for allegedly attacking the Oratory's 77-year-old rector with a knife. Eremia, who wore a blue-and-white checked shirt, did not speak during his brief appearance other to confirm he was represented by a legal aid lawyer.

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Source: Global News

Canada will give $3.5 million to aid African nations reeling from Cyclone Idai

Today 15:24 GMT

Canada will provide up to $3.5 million to humanitarian organizations responding to the damage caused by Tropical Cyclone Idai, which made landfall in southern Africa on March 15 and has killed more than 700 people so far.

Cyclone Idai death toll climbs to 600 as survivors, rescue workers battle dire conditions. “Canada is providing life-saving humanitarian assistance as Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe deal with the impact of this horrific tropical cyclone,” Minister of International Development Maryam Monsef said in a statement. “Canada’s assistance, provided through trusted humanitarian partners, will help meet the immediate needs of vulnerable communities in all three countries.”

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Source: The Guradian

Once more Balmedie prepares to fight Trump on the beaches

Today 15:24 GMT

The word “douce” sits easily alongside a place like Balmedie, but would never be seen within a million miles of Donald Trump or any of his enterprises.

The prospect of these pastures being violated by a large detachment of bricks and mortar on the other hand seems inconceivable.

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Source: Global News

Despite losing all territory, Islamic State’s leader is still at large

Today 15:24 GMT

The Islamic State group has lost all the territory it once controlled in Iraq and Syria, but its shadowy leader and self-proclaimed “caliph” is still at large.

Al-Baghdadi’s fighters went onto to capture a contiguous stretch of territory across Iraq and Syria, including key cities such as Raqqa in Syria and Mosul in Iraq. Nusra Front’s leader Abu Mohammad al-Golani refused to accept the takeover — as did al-Qaida’s central leadership, which broke with al-Baghdadi.

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Source: DW

Trump's Golan recognition: A dangerous precedent?

Today 15:24 GMT

US President Donald Trump's call to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights is being seen by some observers as a blatant attempt to influence upcoming Israeli elections, with experts warning that it serves neither US nor Israeli interests and could encourage other countries to make land grabs.

In an abrupt break with diplomatic norms, Trump took to Twitter on Thursday to call on the United States to recognize Israel's full sovereignty over the Golan because of its "critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability (sic)."

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Source: The Guradian

Brexit: Hammond denies plotting to oust May but admits deal may not pass

Today 15:24 GMT

Philip Hammond has admittedthat Theresa May’s Brexit deal may not be able to get through the Commons amid swirling speculation that the prime minister could be forced out within days in a cabinet revolt.

There was intense speculation over the weekend that a group in the cabinet wanted to oust May and replace her with her deputy, David Lidington, who would serve as an acting prime minister to try and resolve the Brexit crisis.

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Source: Fox News

Fox News Poll: Fewer voters feeling nervous about the economy

Today 15:24 GMT

As economic worries wane, approval of President Trump’s job performance remains just two points shy of his record, according to the latest Fox News Poll.

The poll released Sunday finds more voters feel nervous (43 percent) than confident (37 percent) about the economy by just six points. It was 31 percentage points in March 2016 when 61 percent felt nervous and 30 percent were confident.


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