Families of the Britons killed in the Tunisia terror attacks are expected to gather today in a final search for answers. Judge Nicholas Loraine-Smith is due to deliver his inquest conclusions over the slaughter of 30 Britons when extremist Seifeddine Rezgui opened fire in Sousse on June 26 2015, shooting 38 people dead.
Russia pledged to veto a Western-backed U.N. resolution Tuesday that would impose sanctions on 21 Syrian individuals, organizations and companies allegedly involved in chemical weapons attacks in the war-ravaged country. The draft Security Council resolution would also ban all countries from supplying Syria's government with helicopters, which investigators have determined were used in chemical attacks.
The B.C. government has moved to require licensing or registration of pet breeders, billed as a crackdown on "puppy mills" that mistreat animals bred for sale. Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick introduced legislation Monday that would authorize an external agency, probably the SPCA, to regulate breeding of dogs and cats.
Former prime minister Sir John Major has called on Theresa May to inject "a little more charm and a lot less cheap rhetoric" into the Brexit negotiations. In a stinging attack, the ex-Tory leader said he had watched with "growing concern" over the way the country has been led to expect a future outside the European Union that is "unreal and over-optimistic".
Jeremy Corbyn has insisted he is "very happy" and Labour is moving forward as a key ally warned a "soft coup" was under way against his leadership of the party. Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said elements within the party, in alliance with the "Murdoch media", were intent on "destroying" Mr Corbyn and all he stood for.
The only British winners at the Academy Awards have described their win as "bitter-sweet" after they scooped an Oscar for their documentary about the Syrian war. The White Helmets, about a group of volunteer rescue workers who risk their lives to pull out others from bomb wreckage, landed the trophy for best documentary short.
Former All Blacks rugby lock Ali Williams and ex-Australia back James O'Connor have been released from jail after they were arrested while allegedly buying cocaine during a night out in Paris. The Paris prosecutor's office said Williams would be summoned at a later date for allegedly buying the equivalent of 2.4 grams of the drug.
Indonesian police said they shot a suspected militant in the West Java capital of Bandung on Monday after his bomb exploded in a vacant lot and he fled into a municipal building and set it alight. He said no one apart from the suspected militant was hurt in the attack, which triggered a massive police response and apparent gunbattle.
Sunrise Records is placing a major bet on Canadian music sales with plans to move into 70 retail spaces being vacated by HMV Canada. Sunrise's expansion gives the company a quick foothold in the Canadian music scene just as the industry's largest retailer closes shop.
Supporters gather outside the residence of Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to celebrate his birthday, in Istanbul, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. Turkey will hold a national referendum in April 16 on expanding Erdogan's powers.
The family of a Welsh rugby international killed in a car crash have paid tribute to her as "loved and valued by many". Elli Norkett, 20, sustained fatal injuries in the collision in Neath Port Talbot, south Wales, at 7.40pm on Saturday.
Thousands of Russians are marching in the streets of Moscow to mark two years since opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was gunned down outside the Kremlin. http://www.independent.ie/world-news/march-marks-two-years-since-opposition-leader-boris-nemtsov-shot-dead-in-moscow-35483372.html People march in memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was killed two years ago in Moscow, Russia Thousands of Russians are marching in the streets of Moscow to mark two years since opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was gunned down outside the Kremlin.
Chief Inspector David McIntosh, of Police Scotland, said: "Immediate coastline searches at Arbroath Cliffs have been carried out this morning involving coastguard and lifeboat teams. "Moving forward today, the search parameters will be widened as we extend our operation further up and down the coastline.
Ms Rudd said the Government was "against cliff edges" as she revealed businesses and others will be consulted on plans for a new immigration system in summer. She confirmed that ministers are considering plans to limit benefits for new immigrants but insisted it was one of a range of options and that no decisions have been made.
Women in elegant, long-flowing dresses saunter on the red carpet while men in tuxedos smile broadly and wave to hundreds of people who have lined up along Rio de Janeiro's Avenida Atlantica to have a look. As the guests walk into the iconic Copacabana Palace Hotel, they are greeted with the rhythms of a Japanese drum ensemble and the sounds of ocean waves just across the street.
Syria's top opposition delegates taking part in talks mediated by the United States in Geneva said they condemn terrorism but are hinting that Saturday's attacks in the city of Homs may have been done by the Syrian government itself. Nasr al-Hariri, head of the main opposition negotiating delegation, condemned all kinds of terrorism but said the Syrian government in Damascus was the primary "sponsor of terrorism."
WestJet says early results of an investigation into an ice chunk that crashed through a Calgary home indicate one of its planes is to blame. Airline spokeswoman Lauren Stewart says in an email that a preliminary investigation with Nav Canada has concluded the ice on Friday evening fell from a WestJet plane on approach into Calgary from Regina.