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No partisan appointments to new Saskatchewan trade offices: minister

REGINA — Saskatchewan’s trade minister says the government won’t be making partisan staff appointments to three new international offices. Jeremy Harrison says hiring decisions will be made by the public service, and taxpayers won’t see the trade offices filled with former politicians or large donors to the Saskatchewan Party. Premier Scott Moe on Thursday announced […]

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U.S. prosecutors probe Giuliani’s links to Ukrainian energy projects -WSJ

WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors in New York are investigating U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani’s ties to Ukrainian energy projects and whether he violated federal lobbying laws, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter Bloomberg, citing three unnamed U.S. officials, on Thursday reported federal prosecutors in Manhattan […]

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Texas A&M suspends G Starks

Texas A&M suspended junior guard TJ Starks indefinitely for violating team rules. While the university did not disclose the reason for the suspension, The Eagle newspaper of Bryan, Texas, said Starks was arrested Thursday and charged with possession of two ounces or less of marijuana. Police in College Station pulled Starks’ car over after they […]

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21 children sent to hospital after complaining of unusual odour from school bus

GATINEAU, Que. — Twenty-one elementary school students in Gatineau were taken to hospital today after complaining of head, chest and stomach aches following a school bus ride. Maude Hebert with the Portages-de-l’Outaouais school board says no one showed signs of serious injury and the children were brought to hospital as a preventive measure. She says […]

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Randall Denley: The federal Conservatives have a few lessons to learn from Ontario PC party’s mistakes

Here’s some urgent advice for federal Conservatives wondering who should lead their party in the next election and what ideas they should offer. Do not, I repeat, do not follow the course taken by Ontario PCs after their 2011 defeat. It’s a tested plan for losing the next election and it’s one the federal party is […]

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Browns’ Garrett suspended indefinitely for helmet swing

Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett has been suspended indefinitely for attacking another player with a helmet, the National Football League (NFL) said on Friday. Garrett, who Cleveland selected with the first overall draft pick in 2017, will miss the remainder of the regular season and postseason and must meet with the commissioner’s office prior […]

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Turkey says it will not step back from its purchase of Russian defenses

ANKARA — Turkey will not step back from its purchase of Russian S-400 missile defense systems, a senior aide to President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday, two days after talks with U.S. President Donald Trump. Erdogan and Trump held talks in Washington on Wednesday to overcome mounting differences between the NATO allies, ranging from looming […]

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India’s federal police raid local Amnesty International offices

MUMBAI — India’s federal investigating agency raided the local offices of human rights group Amnesty International on Friday, the Central Bureau of Investigation said, in a probe into alleged violations of foreign funding rules. “It was alleged that the provision of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act 2010 and Indian Penal Code were contravened,” the federal […]

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Trump adviser Stone found guilty of lying to Congress, obstruction, witness tampering

WASHINGTON — A jury convicted U.S. President Donald Trump’s longtime adviser Roger Stone on Friday, finding the long-time Republican operative and self-proclaimed “dirty trickster” guilty on seven criminal counts of lying to Congress, obstruction and witness tampering. The verdict, in a trial arising from investigations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, is not […]

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It’s sad, but true: Survivor’s #MeToo moment is the most real thing reality TV has ever done

On Wednesday night’s episode of Survivor, CBS’s longest running reality series, contestant Dan Spilo was accused of sexually assaulting several of his fellow contestants. But in a surprising turn of events, he was not removed from the island. Instead, one of his accusers was voted off. Players Kellee Kim and Missy Byrd had both expressed […]

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Women in prison have higher rates of HPV, cervical cancer

(Reuters Health) – Across the world, imprisoned women have higher rates of cervical cancer and the human papillomavirus (HPV) infection that can lead to cancer, according to a research review. Screening and treatment could address these problems in an especially vulnerable population of women, the authors conclude in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. […]

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Overtime ban by bus drivers begins in Metro Vancouver transit dispute

VANCOUVER — Escalating job action is expected across Metro Vancouver today with plans by Unifor bus drivers to stage a one-day overtime ban. They join mechanics working for Coast Mountain Bus Co. who have been refusing overtime since Nov. 1. Two days of talks collapsed on Thursday between Unifor — which represents bus drivers, mechanics […]

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Lebanon to hold state gasoline tender on trial basis – caretaker minister

BEIRUT — Lebanon will hold a state tender for 95 octane gasoline next month that will cover about 10% of annual needs, its caretaker energy minister told Reuters on Friday, adding the results would determine whether the state becomes a long-term buyer. Energy Minister Nada Boustani said the tender was announced after private importers, who […]

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Lebanon to hold state gasoline tender on trial basis – caretaker minister

BEIRUT — Lebanon will hold a state tender for 95 octane gasoline next month that will cover about 10% of annual needs, its caretaker energy minister told Reuters on Friday, adding the results would determine whether the state becomes a long-term buyer. Energy Minister Nada Boustani said the tender was announced after private importers, who […]