IIO clears Kelowna RCMP officer in shooting of homeless man

B.C.’s Independent Investigations Office (IIO) has cleared a Kelowna RCMP officer of any criminal wrongdoing in connection with an August, 2017, incident where she shot a homeless man carrying an axe handle. The IIO released its report on the incident on Thursday concluding that the RCMP officer didn’t commit a crime or any other offence. […]

CNN evacuated after bomb threat at Time Warner Center

A bomb threat at the Time Warner Center in Manhattan caused evacuations at CNN’s Midtown studios on Thursday night, reports said. Cops at the Midtown North Precinct said that an investigation at Columbus Circle was ongoing and the streets were closed to pedestrian traffic. NBC News reported that an “unsubstantiated telephone threat” was called into […]

Julian Smith caught on camera being snubbed by Tory rebel on Brexit

The toe-curling reality of politics: Chief whip Julian Smith caught on camera being snubbed by Tory rebel after he invites a camera crew watch him try to drum up support for the Brexit deal ITV News were allowed to follow chief whip Julian Smith in run up to crunch vote In extraordinary scenes, Tory rebel […]

Leader of 1922 committee tells Theresa May to delay Brexit vote

‘Go back to Brussels to avoid vote humiliation’: Leader of backbench Tories tells Theresa May not to risk crushing Commons defeat on her Brexit deal Sir Graham Brady said the Prime Minister should go back to Brussels  Wants to re-negotiate the backstop to make sure UK is not tied to EU rules  Downing Street said: […]

PETA ripped for comparing ‘speciest’ language with racism, homophobia

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is in the doghouse for comparing “speciesist” language with racism and homophobia. The animal-rights group warned this week against using common phrases like “Kill two birds with one stone” and “Beating a dead horse.” Instead, it wants people to say: “Feed two birds with one scone” and “Feeding […]

Add basic ethics to long list of the Board of Elections’ failures

If demonstrated incompetence isn’t enough to force change at the city Board of Elections, how about ethical no-no’s? NY1 caught the board’s executive director, Michael Ryan, failing to report five trips paid for by the company that makes the city’s ballot scanners. Ryan did report four other trips, and blames clerical errors for the ones […]

Denmark plans to banish unwanted migrants to small, remote island

Denmark plans to banish rejected migrants or those with criminal records to Lindholm, a small island.  (AP) Denmark is trying to banish migrants whose applications have been rejected or who have a criminal record to a small, remote island that currently contains a crematory and laboratories. The plan adopted Friday by the center-right government and […]

Labour veterans blast Unite union boss Red Len McCluskey for saying a second Brexit referendum was a 'betrayal' of Leave voters

Labour deputy Tom Watson stepped in, branding his comments “deeply unhelpful” after Mr McCluskey insisted Labour had to tackle people’s concerns about immigration. Mr Watson blasted: “To suggest it represents a ‘betrayal’ grossly distorts Labour’s position and is deeply unhelpful to those seeking a solution to an issue that is reaching crisis proportions. “It can […]