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Travis Green to be named Canucks' new head coach

Travis Green to be named Canucks' new head coach

His four years running the show for the Utica Comets included two trips to the Calder Cup playoffs and one Calder Cup Final bid. The Canucks are coming off back to back seasons without a playoff appearance. Vancouver is in a rebuilding phase. There's also Adam Gaudette, whom Vancouver drafted in the fifth round in 2015. Third-year centre Bo Horvat, 21, was the only Vancouver player this season to reach 20 goals and top 50 points (52).


Don't know Kulbhushan's location in Pak, have no access to him

Don't know Kulbhushan's location in Pak, have no access to him

And these two facts were communicated to Pakistan one year ago when the matter of his illegal custody came to our knowledge. "What is his condition, where is he being held, these facts can not be ascertained". We had made 13 requests for consular access to him but Pakistan has denied them so we can not ascertain any facts about how he is or where he is. The claim has been refuted by the Indian government, which has stated that Jadhav was a former Navy officer but had nothing to do with the ...


Senate confirms Sonny Perdue as secretary of agriculture

Senate confirms Sonny Perdue as secretary of agriculture

Perdue said he intends to maximize America's agriculture and agribusiness sector to create jobs, to produce and sell the foods and fiber that feed and clothe the world, and to reap the earned reward of their labor. Perdue, 70, grew up on a dairy farm and holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine. "Governor Perdue's confirmation comes at a critical time as negotiations for the 2018 farm bill reauthorization are underway, and as the White House drafts a new trade agenda.


In Call to Trump, Chinese Leader Urges Restraint Over North Korea

In Call to Trump, Chinese Leader Urges Restraint Over North Korea

Two Japanese destroyers have joined the U.S. carrier group in a show of solidarity. "The council must be prepared to impose additional and stronger sanctions on North Korean nuclear and ballistic missile programmes."The official China Daily said it was time for Pyongyang and Washington to take a step back from harsh rhetoric and heed calls for a peaceful resolution."Judging from their recent words and deeds, policymakers in Pyongyang have seriously misread the United Nations sanctions, which ...


United States carrier group heads for Korean waters as China calls for restraint

United States carrier group heads for Korean waters as China calls for restraint

South Korean Defence Ministry spokesman Moon Sang-gyun gave no details about the South's plan to join the U.S. carrier group for exercises, apart from saying Seoul was holding discussions with the U.S. China, North Korea's sole major ally which nevertheless opposes Pyongyang's weapons programs, has appealed for calm. "Judging from their recent words and deeds, policymakers in Pyongyang have seriously misread the United Nations sanctions, which are aimed at its nuclear/missile provocations, ...


US rekindles trade conflict with Canada over lumber

US rekindles trade conflict with Canada over lumber

He said the dispute centers on Canadian provinces that have been allegedly allowing loggers to cut down trees at reduced rates and sell them at low prices. A draft cabinet memo, first reported by a Canadian newspaper last month, said that if the USA introduced protectionist measures, Canada would consider retaliation against "certain goods used in certain infrastructure projects".