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Ken Hanly

Digital Journalist based in Brandon, MB, Canada. Joined on Jun 28, 2009
Expertise in General business news & info, Politics, Education

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Only 10.7 percent of US workers belong to a union

In 2016 the US had the lowest percentage of workers in unions on record. The level could drop even lower as right-to-work laws are being pushed at state and federal levels.

Op-Ed: Libyan Government of National Accord asks for NATO training help

NATO claims to have received a new detailed request from the UN-brokered Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) to train and develop its military.

Op-Ed: Sixth anniversary of February Revolution celebrated in Libya

Friday the 17th of February marks the sixth anniversary of the Day of Rage that helped begin the revolt that overthrew the regime of Muamar Gaddafi. Many Libyan cities are preparing ceremonial activities to commemorate the event.

Op-Ed: Libya's attempted coup leader opens repaired Tripoli airport

Tripoli - Khalifa Ghwell, the prime minister of the Salvation Government presided over the re-opening of the Tripoli International Airport, in celebration of the sixth anniversary of the 17th of February Revolution that overthrew Muammar Gadaffi.

Op-Ed: New plan may involve sending regular U.S. ground troops to Syria

Washington - A anonymous defense official told CNN that the U.S. Defense Department might suggest that the U.S. send conventional ground troops to Syria in order to accelerate the fight against the Islamic State there.

Op-Ed: For 3rd consecutive day U.S. and Canada stock indices set records

There may be mayhem in the political news market with Trump facing all sorts of criticism about some of his administration members' relationship with Russia. There are also constant complaints about the uncertainty of his policies.

Op-Ed: Cairo meeting fails to find solution for Libyan crisis

Cairo - Egyptian government attempts to mediate a peace deal between Presidency Council (PC) leader of the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA) Faiez Serraj and Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) failed.

Op-Ed: Intelligence community may be attacking Trump administration

Washington - Dennis Kucinich, a former presidential candidate for the Democratic Party, in an interview on Fox Business Network claimed that the US intelligence community was responsible for leaking information that led to the resignation of Mike Flynn.

11 US Republican Senators urge Trump to keep Guantanamo operating

Washington - Barack Obama pledged to close Guantanamo during his campaign for president but when he left office on January 20th he still had not been able to keep his pledge.

U.S. and Canadian stock indices reach new record highs

The Toronto stock market rose again today after setting records on Friday. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with U.S. president Donald Trump. They both vowed to strengthen economic ties.

NASA scientist born in US has to turn over phone at US border

Sidd Bikkannavar a natural-born American citizen claims he was detained on January 30 at Houston International Airport. This was just days after new president Donald Trump signed an executive order banning citizens from seven countries.

Op-Ed: Joint US Afghan raid in Helmand province kills 22 civilians

Both Afghan officials and local residents claim that 22 civilians mostly women and children were killed in a joint U.S., Afghan operation carried out in the southern province of Helmand.

Rival militias clash using heavy weapons in Tripoli

Tripoli - There were clashes between the Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade (TRB) led by Haithem Tajouri and a group of mostly Misratan fighters based in Tripoli commanded by Mahmud Baiyu who goes by the name Sharikan.

Veteran's group raises over $200,000 to support pipeline protest

Cannon Ball - Veteran's Stand, a military veteran's organization has collected $213,500 to send supplies to the Standing Rock Native American reservation in North Dakota as part of a renewed campaign against the Dakota Access oil pipeline.

School Board in Windsor cancels field trips to the United States

Windsor - The Greater Essex County District School Board in Windsor, Ontario, Canada has decided to cancel all student trips to the United States for the rest of February.

Op-Ed: Toronto Stock Exchange reaches record high as do U.S. markets

While media reports are all about the problems and protests generated by U.S. President's Donald Trump policies stock markets at the end of the week continue what many call the Trump rally.

Dutch sculpture of strange creature a big hit in Russia

Leiden - Margriet van Breevoort who created the sculpture of an odd creature at the Leiden University Medical Center was surprised when her creation won the hearts of Russian Internet users.

Op-Ed: Libya National Guards formed from western armed factions

Tripoli - A number of different armed groups mainly from Misrata have announced the formation of the Libyan National Guards (LNG). Reports claim that dozens of Misratan vehicles entered the capital Tripoli overnight.

Op-Ed: UN envoy to Libya Martin Kobler to be replaced by Palestinian

The new UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres plans to appoint former prime minister of the Palestinian authority, Salam Fayyad, as UN envoy to Libya. Diplomats say he wil take on the task of brokering talks to change the Libya Political Agreement (LPA).

Op-Ed: Liberal bill that would negatively impact pensions 'frozen'

Ottawa - Bill C-27 An Act to amend the Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985 was introduced into the Canadian House of Commons on October 19th last year.
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