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Filippidis is a captain with Toronto Fire Services, according to Chief Matthew Pegg. The CBC quotes a firefighters union official as saying Filippidis made contact with his wife but "he was confused" and unable to give direct answers to her questions.
  • Have years of scandal finally caught up with Jacob Zuma?

    Have years of scandal finally caught up with Jacob Zuma?

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    It added that two people were arrested following the raid. He also argued that Mr Zuma must be treated with dignity and not humiliated. National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete has scheduled the motion for 2pm on Thursday. Besides the pressure from the ANC, Zuma is facing a no-confidence motion in parliament brought by the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters. Ramaphosa, the deputy president, must revive the economy and crack down on what he has admitted is rampant government corruption if ...
  • Russian Federation targeting 2018 elections, U.S. intelligence chiefs say

    Russian Federation targeting 2018 elections, U.S. intelligence chiefs say

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    And Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said there is "no single agency in charge" of blocking Russian meddling, an admission that drew the ire of Democrats. But the latest testimony actually confirmed that it is occurring. "The American people are smart people", he said. "My problem is, I talk to people in Maine who say the whole thing is a witch hunt and it's a hoax 'because the president told me, '" King said, arguing that the issues of Russian election meddling and alleged ...
  • Chuck Schumer Visits Mitch McConnell's Hometown In Kentucky

    Chuck Schumer Visits Mitch McConnell's Hometown In Kentucky

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    Trump is ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, which lets young immigrants known as "Dreamers" temporarily live and work in the U.S. Mitch McConnell is fulfilling his promise to Democrats by opening up the Senate floor for a fortnight of immigration debate, but the Senate majority leader's intentions are a mystery, Politico reports .
  • Allies pledge billions for Iraq's reconstruction

    Allies pledge billions for Iraq's reconstruction

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    The US, the largest backer in the global coalition against Isis, has no plans to pledge any cash in this conference, American officials told Reuters. The US did not promise any aid at the conference. It is also counting on a Saudi-Iraqi rapprochement to weaken Iran's influence in Iraq. The UN estimates that 8.7 million Iraqi people require humanitarian assistance and nearly 2.6 million remain internally displaced.
  • German SPD leader resigns amid infighting

    German SPD leader resigns amid infighting

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    Martin Schulz announced on February 13, 2018 to resign with immediate effect as SPD chairman, according local media Focus Online. Last Monday, the SPD reached an agreement with German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Conservatives Union to form a grand cabinet in formal government coalition negotiations, a move likely to end the longest ever new government vacuum after the September 24 federal elections.
  • German Social Democrats shake up leadership, focus on govt

    German Social Democrats shake up leadership, focus on govt

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    The chairman of the Association of Social Democratic Lawyers in the SPD, Harald Baumann-Hasske, also brought up the legality of appointing a new chair, per the party's charter. And members of the SPD could yet reject the coalition deal in a ballot whose results will be announced on 4 March. Deputy party leader of the SPD, Ralf Stegner, has said: "We need a new start".
  • Tonga ravaged by Cyclone Gita

    Tonga ravaged by Cyclone Gita

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    Gita could be the strongest cyclone to ever hit the country. "We signed that off yesterday before we had any sense of the scale of what we might face". It was horrific. We're on the third floor of one of the safest buildings in Nukualofa and... There were no reports of deaths, but several people were injured, Graham Kenna, an Australian government adviser at Tonga's National Emergency Management Office, told Reuters .
  • Tillerson says Turkey's Afrin operation hampering coalition's fight against ISIL

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    Tillerson's trip to Cairo comes after Vice President Mike Pence visited last month to discuss security in the region and the future of U.S. aid to Egypt. "But they're also partners with whom we're facing some of the toughest issues that we have to face in the region". He is also set to visit Jordan to meet King Abdullah II and Lebanon to meet President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Saad Hariri.
  • Hawks raid Gupta compound

    Hawks raid Gupta compound

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    The controversial Gupta family is being investigated by multiple law enforcement agencies who are hunting for more than R50 billion allegedly looted from South Africa's state-owned companies through an elaborate state capture project. "They have not been arrested or charged with anything and are still free as we speak‚" he told TimesLIVE a short while ago. According to the DA, then-minister of communications, Muthambi forwarded a presidential proclamation detailing her powers to the ...
  • Refusing to believe domestic violence victims has to stop

    Refusing to believe domestic violence victims has to stop

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    But FBI Director Christopher Wray contradicted days of shifting explanations from the administration Tuesday when he said the bureau gave the White House a partial report on problems in Porter's background last March. Porter's departure from the White House following the publication last week of allegations of spousal abuse by his two ex-wives has rattled Trump's White House and led to internal tensions, with the president privately griping about Kelly and musing about replacements.