Home WestNet.ca WebMail


Posted: Sat-Sep-2017

Other Headlines:

Brexit: UK needs to clarify issues - Macron
The French president says Theresa May needs to sort out three key issues before talks turn to trade. ... read more

Catalonia referendum: Madrid moves to take over local policing
The Catalan government rejects Spain's latest move to stop its disputed independence referendum. ... read more

Macron's labour reforms spark huge demonstration in Paris
Crowds take to the streets in protest at labour reforms signed into law by President Emmanuel Macron. ... read more

Asli Cakir Alptekin: Life ban for winner of 'dirtiest race in history'
Former Olympic champion Asli Cakir Alptekin is given a life ban by the Turkish Athletics Federation after a third doping offence. ... read more

Actor Colin Firth gets dual British-Italian citizenship
The Bridget Jones actor is now a dual British-Italian citizen, because of "the uncertainty around". ... read more

Kalashnikov statue changed because of German weapon
Part of a statue to Russia's creator of the AK-47 rifle is cut out because it had the wrong weapon. ... read more

Miss Turkey stripped of her crown over coup tweet
The beauty pageant's organisers say they discovered the "unacceptable" tweet after the ceremony. ... read more

Erdogan protesters beaten and ejected from New York speech
Violence erupts at a New York hotel as protesters heckle Turkey's leader with chants of "terrorist". ... read more

France's Macron signs labour reforms in law, defying protests
Protesters have condemned France's new labour laws, but they are a key part of the president's plans. ... read more

Syrian activist and journalist daughter 'murdered' in Istanbul
The two women were friends of US aid worker Kayla Mueller, who died in IS captivity in Syria. ... read more

Eurozone sees 'burst of activity' in September
The eurozone economy ended the third quarter of the year on a strong note, a survey indicates. ... read more

Uber London loses licence to operate
Ride-hailing app Uber is "not fit and proper" to operate in London, the transport regulator says. ... read more

Germany: A history of division and unity
Post-war politics of Germany: A history of division and unity ... read more

Why some Catalans want independence... and some don't
Four people in Catalonia's capital city, Barcelona, tell us what it means to be Catalan - and why some people there want independence from Spain. ... read more

German election: How young voters are shaking up the election
"Ignored" by parties, here's how young German voters are mobilising ahead of the federal election. ... read more

Deadly fire engulfs Russian hotel
Two people died when the three star Torn House hotel in Rostov-on-Don caught fire. ... read more

Germany's other vote
Berliners hold a vote on the future of Tegel airport - and it has become a hot political issue. ... read more

Bill of fare
In a remote corner of Iceland, the taste of the seabird is a reminder of home. ... read more

Political football
The Catalan referendum places some uncertainty over the future of Spain's prestigious football club. ... read more

Speed teens
Bosnia's young lugers are helping to restore an old Winter Olympic run in the mountains above Sarajevo. ... read more

The context around Trump's NFL and NBA comments has done little to ease concerns about his racial views
In the last 24 hours, President Donald Trump has criticized NFL players who refuse to stand for the national anthem and NBA superstar Steph Curry for expressing ambivalence about whether or not to attend the traditional White House celebration for champions in professional sports.
... read more

NBA stars and NFL chief slam Trump
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Saturday slammed President Donald Trump's criticism of NFL players kneeling in protest during the National Anthem in remarks the President made at a rally in Alabama Friday night.
... read more

Golden State: Trump has made it clear that we are not invited
... read more

Hear Trump's comments that sparked backlash
President Donald Trump criticized some in the National Football League at a rally for Alabama Republican Senate candidate Luther Strange, saying team owners should fire players for taking a knee during the national anthem.
... read more

With 'son of a b****' comments, Trump tried to divide NFL
... read more

MLB has its first player kneel in protest during anthem
... read more

Van Jones: Trump goes for cheap applause lines
CNN's Van Jones slammed President Donald Trump's suggestion that NFL team owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem.
... read more

Opinion: What Trump's remarks should signal to his base
President Donald Trump is going to war with some high-profile African-American athletes who have political thoughts on their minds. The President said that fans should walk out when NFL players like Colin Kaepernick take a knee during the national anthem to protest our nation's inadequate response to racial inequities.
... read more

Under Armour sticks up for athletes with tweet
... read more

Analysis: The 64 most memorable lines from Trump's Alabama speech
When President Donald Trump took the stage in Alabama on Friday night to rally support for Sen. Luther Strange, you could tell he was in the mood to make some noise -- and some news.
... read more

LeBron films video to address Trump's remarks
After President Donald Trump criticized professional athletes, NBA star LeBron James said he can't stand for the division the President is bringing into the sports world.
... read more

Trump says media won't show crowd (as CNN does just that)
President Trump told a rally audience in Alabama that the media won't show his crowd as the crowd was being broadcast live on CNN.
... read more

New quake shakes hard-hit Mexico
A 6.1 magnitude earthquake shook southern Mexico on Saturday morning, the US Geological Survey said, rattling a country still coming to grips with the devastation from two stronger temblors earlier this month.
... read more

East Coast urged to monitor Maria
After clobbering Caribbean islands through the week, Hurricane Maria could bring "direct impacts" to the US East Coast in the coming days.
... read more

Noxious substance sprayed on people in London
A number of people were injured after a group of males sprayed them with what appears to be "a noxious substance" near Stratford Shopping Centre, London Metropolitan Police said Saturday night.
... read more

US bombers fly close to North Korea
Seismic activity was detected Saturday near the site of North Korea's Punggye-ri nuclear site, but it is not known whether a nuclear test caused the development. The first sign Pyongyang has conducted a nuclear test is usually seismic activity.
... read more

NK: Trump making US attack inevitable
Speaking at the General Debate of the U.N. General Assembly in New York, North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said that in insulting the dignity of North Korea, President Donald Trump made a rocket attack on the United States mainland more inevitable.
... read more

Iran unveils new long-range ballistic missile
Iran unveiled a new ballistic missile Friday as its president stepped up pressure on the United States by defending its right to strengthen military defenses.
... read more

Reports: Carmelo Anthony traded to Thunder
... read more

Trump takes on McCain over health care vote
President Donald Trump on Saturday continued his criticism of Sen. John McCain, going after the Arizona Republican on Twitter after he threw the Senate GOP's latest health care effort into jeopardy.
... read more

Backlash After Trump Slams NFL Players' Protests, NBA's Curry
NBA star LeBron James was among those hitting back after President Trump criticized NFL player protests and withdrew a White House invitation to Stephen Curry. ... read more

Why It's Unclear When Puerto Rico Will Get Power Back
Puerto Rico's fragile and neglected power grid collapsed under Hurricane Maria, and officials are still trying to assess the damage ─ let alone restore service. ... read more

Watch: Stevie Wonder Takes a Knee at Global Citizen Festival
"Tonight, I'm taking a knee for America," says music legend Stevie Wonder live in Central Park at the Global Citizen Festival in New York City. ... read more

Mark Cuban Defends Athletes' Right to Protest
After President Trump criticized athletes for protesting, Businessman Mark Cuban defended Steph Curry and other athletes' right to protest. ... read more

What Would Happen if North Korea Tested an H-Bomb?
There could be political and actual fallout if the North Koreans defy President Trump and do the first atmospheric test of a hydrogen bomb in 37 years. ... read more

Another Mexico Quake Sends Panicked People Into Streets
An earthquake with a 6.1 magnitude shook southern Mexico on Saturday and was felt in the capital, where seismic alarms sounded, residents ran into the streets. ... read more

Yiannopoulos' 'Free Speech Week' at UC Berkeley Canceled
UC Berkeley said Saturday a conservative student group cancelled the so-called 'Free Speech Week' they organized with right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos. ... read more

Former College Wrestler Sentenced to 10 Years for Spreading HIV
The 10-year prison sentence of Michael Johnson, also referred to in news reports as "Tiger Mandingo," raises ethical questions about HIV criminalization laws. ... read more

Price to Stop Private Plane Use on Business During Review
The HHS inspector general's office says the agency is reviewing Tom Price's charter flights to see if they violated government travel regulations. ... read more

U.S. Fighter Jets Fly Near North Korea in Show of Force
A Pentagon spokeswoman said the military mission underscores 'the seriousness with which we take (North Korea's) reckless behavior.' ... read more

Scaramucci Takes Revenge on White House Staffers
Anthony Scaramucci came on "The View" with a plan to take the high road. Like his time as White House Communications Director, that didn't last long. ... read more

Failing Dam Endangers Thousands in Hurricane-Hit Puerto Rico
The National Weather Service said that operators of the Guajataca Dam "continued to report the threat of a failure" which could cause flooding downstream. ... read more

Goodell Says Trump Showed 'Lack of Respect' for NFL
Goodell on Saturday hit back at Trump's criticism of players who kneel during the national anthem, slamming the comments as 'divisive.' ... read more

How Germans See the World's Most Powerful Woman
Angela Merkel has been such a constant presence in German politics that a verb has been derived from her name. ... read more

Betsy DeVos Rescinds Obama-era Title IX Protections
DeVos turned her intention to rescind Obama-era Title IX guidance into action on Friday, drawing mixed reactions from advocates of victims and those accused. ... read more

America's Most Effective Anti-ISIS Allies Want Their Own Country
Experts say Iraqi Kurds will likely vote for independence — but what that will actually mean in reality is still unclear. ... read more

A 'Dotard' Wouldn't Know What It Means. Do You?
North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un called President Donald Trump a "dotard" in a scathing statement Thursday. But what does the word mean? ... read more

Got a News Tip? We Want to Know About It
Do you have a story to share with us? Did you witness something you think should be reported? Reach out to our journalists by sending in your news tip. ... read more

Calgary News Releases

Copyright 2014 WestNet-HD Action News

Email this story to a Friend!
Your Email :

Friend Email Address :

Copyright 1996-2014 WestNet-HD Action News. A Division of WestNet Continental Broadcasting.
News Desk