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Alberta won’t support Ottawa’s climate change plans without a pipeline

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says the province will not support Ottawa’s climate change plan unless the federal government makes progress on new oil pipelines to Canada’s coasts.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a national “floor price” on carbon Monday as he kicked off debate in the House of Commons over whether Canada should ratify the Paris accord on climate change.


‘Immigrants are ISIS messengers and will radicalise France’ Thousands of migrants protest

More than 3,000 locals took part in the protest, which was organised by a group of local right-wing politicians in Louvenciennes, a wealthy Parisian suburb, to denounce plans to open a migrant reception centre on the town’s outskirts amid fears it could become ‘the new Calais’.

Locals are worried that the state’s plan to build a temporary tent camp on a piece of land the same size as the Calais ‘Jungle’ camp – just over 22 hectares – bordering the A13 motorway, and with the capacity to house more than 100 migrants, will have a negative impact on the town’s reputation and economy.


Over 5,600 migrants rescued from sea in a single day

At least 5,650 migrants were rescued on Monday as they tried to reach Europe on about 40 boats, one of the highest numbers in a single day, Italy’s coast guard said.

One coast guard ship rescued about 725 migrants on a single rubber boat, one of some 20 rescue operations during the day. Three were still under way and the spokeswoman said the number saved could reach 6,000 by the end of the day.


New Surge of Unaccompanied Minors Crossing Border Into U.S.

Some are likening it to the 2014 crisis in which there was an enormous surge of unaccompanied minors crossing into the U.S., Casey Stegall reported this morning.

Border Patrol officials say it’s actually worse this time around, with Texas’ Rio Grande Valley as the epicenter. More than 54,000 have already been processed since August, compared to more than 66,000 in all of 2014.


Obama sees origins of Trump’s rise in Sarah Palin

“I see a straight line from the announcement of Sarah Palin as the vice-presidential nominee to what we see today in Donald Trump, the emergence of the Freedom Caucus, the tea party, and the shift in the center of gravity for the Republican Party,” the president told New York Magazine. “Whether that changes, I think, will depend in part on the outcome of this election, but it’s also going to depend on the degree of self-reflection inside the Republican Party. There have been at least a couple of other times that I’ve said confidently that the fever is going to have to break, but it just seems to get worse.”

Another star in her crown!


Sarah Palin: Obama’s Right; ‘the Trump Movement Began in 2008’ When ‘the Silenced Majority’ ‘Found Their Voice’

There’s a reason pro-American activists have been living rent free in President Obama’s head these past eight years. Some may feel guilty about the running tab, but I’ll just add it to his doubling of the national debt to $20 trillion. This far-left administration is the overseer of a piled-on $200 trillion unfunded liabilities bill that’s destroying our children’s future, and that’s what should occupy the President’s headspace, not some hockey mom from Alaska. He’s right though — the rise of the Trump movement began in 2008 when the “silenced majority” that’s been trampled on by both parties rose up, found their voice, and uses it mightily today.


Canadian college students say dead Nazi general a good choice to lead peacekeeping mission

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wants Canada to get more involved in peacekeeping missions in certain African nations. So how do students at Ryerson University feel about having an experienced military man — like, perhaps, Hitler’s General Erwin Rommel — heading up the campaign?


Film about ISIL girl recruits grips France

The alarming success of ISIL in recruiting teenage girls, often from non-Muslim middle-class homes, is highlighted in a new French film on which work began three days after last November’s massacre in Paris.

In a country beleaguered by repeated extremist attacks and the threat of more, Le Ciel Attendra (Heaven Awaits), which will be shown in French cinemas from Wednesday, is attracting huge attention.

It has even caught the interest of the French education ministry, which arranged pre-release viewings of the film for high school students in major cities across the country.


LE PEN BOMBSHELL: Shock poll shows growing number of French back anti-migration hardliner

According to the poll carried out by Odoxa for French television station France 2, 74 per cent of those who consider themselves ‘conservative’ and who claim to support right-wing politics want the head of the country’s leading anti-immigrant party to play a more influential role in French politics, both now and in the future.


Atlanta school employee fired after racist Facebook post about Michelle Obama

Officials with a Georgia school district say an employee has been fired after she described first lady Michelle Obama as a gorilla on Facebook.

Forsyth County Schools said in a statement that elementary school paraprofessional Jane Wood Allen was fired Monday. The statement says “racism and discrimination are not tolerated” in the school district.

She looks more like a poorly shaved baboon.