Ontario reportedly plans to slash Toronto city council  | CBC News

Ontario reportedly plans to slash Toronto city council | CBC News

Ontario's new government is reportedly planning to redraw the City of Toronto's ward boundaries and cut the number of city councillors from 47 to 25. Premier Doug Ford is expected to announce the plan on Friday, the Toronto Star reported on Thursday, citing unnamed sources within the Progressive Conservative government. The reported move comes after Toronto city council…
Trump takes his hard sell to the heartland

Trump takes his hard sell to the heartland

DUBUQUE, Iowa — Donald Trump traveled to the American heartland to greet workers Thursday, but he never left familiar territory — portraying another policy climb-down as a victory. Trump touched down here amid rising concerns over the economic impact of several rounds of tariffs on the farmers and rural voters who make up his political…
After series of attacks, why is the far right ‘granted impunity’?

After series of attacks, why is the far right ‘granted impunity’?

Kiev, Ukraine - On June 17, some 150 ultra-nationalists sporting closely-cropped hair and camouflage trousers blocked a street in central Kiev, Ukraine's capital.  Many were from C14 - a group named after a 14-word slogan of US white supremacists - "We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children." They…
Adil Rashid: England spinner says Michael Vaughan’s comments are ‘stupid’

Adil Rashid: England spinner says Michael Vaughan’s comments are ‘stupid’

Michael Vaughan presented Adil Rashid with his first Test cap in 2015 England v India, first Test Date: 1-5 August Time: 11:00 BST Venue: Edgbaston Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, Radio 4 LW and the BBC Sport website. In-play clips and live text commentary on the BBC…
The many challenges awaiting Pakistan’s new prime minister

The many challenges awaiting Pakistan’s new prime minister

As Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) takes the lead in Pakistan's disputed general election, it is likely to face multiple challenges as a new ruling party.  The first and foremost will be to transform its head, Imran Khan, from the perennial opposition leader that he has been in his 22-year political career into a statesman and to…
New Manafort docs appear to contradict own lobbying claims

New Manafort docs appear to contradict own lobbying claims

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is not set to face trial on lobbying-related charges until September. But he will face trial next week on separate Mueller charges of tax evasion, bank fraud and failing to report foreign bank accounts.| Andrew Harnik/AP New court documents offer potential evidence that Paul Manafort's team lobbied on behalf…