• Missing UBC student Louis Gonick dropped off in Stanley Park

    Missing UBC student Louis Gonick dropped off in Stanley Park

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    She says an extensive land and water search of the area near the Lions Gate Bridge has not turned up anything. "He specially asked to be dropped off near that particular area", she said. "You live deep in the hearts of the people who have the privilege of knowing you". Gonick's mother, Lupe Carrera, spoke through a translator, expressing her love for her son and her hope for his safe return.
  • Acer takes on Microsoft Surface Pro series with the new Switch 5

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    It also has front facing speakers and a metallic cover, etched at the edges to give it that extra bit of flair. The Switch 3 packs in an adjustable kickstand, while the Switch 5 features a unique retractable kickstand. It runs on Intel Pentium and Intel Celeron processors. The 0.7-inch metallic chassis weighs just 1.3kg and comes in a choice of three different colours: pink, gold and silver.
  • Netanyahu Government in Diplomatic Crisis with Germany

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    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cancelled a meeting with Germany's Foreign Minister after he made a decision to meet with NGOs opposed to the occupation of Palestinian territories, an official said. The spat follows Netanyahu's demand to Theresa May during an official visit to London that the British government cease funding Breaking the Silence, despite the fact it is not a recipient of direct British aid.
  • India refuse to name Champions Trophy squad amid ICC row

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    The BCCI had opposed changes on two counts - ICC's Governance model, which required a change in its constitution with review of full membership, and a two-tier Test structure. For a lot of you wondering what's all the fuss about India's participation in the upcoming ICC Champions trophy and what this BCCI-ICC standoff is made of, its all about money.
  • The first round of the NFL Draft is Thursday

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    They now have eight total picks ( two in the fourth round) in the seven-round draft, including the No. 14 overall selection. The former Washington wide receiver set an National Football League scouting combine record in the 40-yard dash with a time of 4.22 seconds, passing running back Chris Johnson's mark of 4.24 in 2008.
  • Gorse fire tears through scenic valley

    Gorse fire tears through scenic valley

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    Update 1pm: An overnight gorse fire at a scenic spot near Gougane Barra, Co Cork has been contained by firefighters this morning. A GORSE FIRE in a remote valley in Cork has been brought under control after fire crews tackled the blaze through the night.
  • President Trump's tax plan cuts top rate

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    The top tax rate for individuals would drop by a few percentage points, from 39.6 percent to the "mid-30s", according to an official with knowledge of the plan. In a pass-through business, the owners report profits on their personal tax returns. "[The White House needs] to get their act together". Republicans greeted news of the tax cut plan enthusiastically, though some GOP members and Democrats anxious that the plan would further increase federal debt, cutting taxes without increasing ...
  • Talks to Avoid a Shutdown Are Faltering Over an Obamacare Dispute

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    Negotiations on a $1 trillion-plus catchall spending bill have hit a snag over former President Barack Obama's health care law. "Let me be clear: The only thing standing in the way of a landmark defense and border security bill is a handful of Democrats who are insisting on an 11th hour bailout of Obamacare", he said.
  • Trump Changing Tactics on Tax After Health-Care Repeal Failure

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    The president plans to unveil the tax cut during a week when Republicans will be trying to pass a spending measure needed to keep the government from shutting down. "The market will not interpret the plan negatively, but there are obstacles in that course, just like with anything that Trump says and does". Trump seized on the poll's findings in a pair of tweets Sunday afternoon saying: "New polls out today are very good considering that much of the media is FAKE and nearly always ...