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Merkel fourth term in doubt as German coalition talks fail

BERLIN (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday her efforts to form a three-way coalition government had failed, thrusting Germany into a political crisis and pushing Europe’s largest economy closer to a possible new election. German Chancellor Angela Merkel of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) during the exploratory talks about forming a new coalition government in Berlin, Germany, November 19, 2017. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt The pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) unexpectedly pulled out of more than four weeks of negotiations with Merkel’s conservative bloc and the ecologist Greens, citing irreconcilable differences.Read More


Advocate hopes movement against harassment continues to grow

A hashtag on Twitter is sparking conversations across the globe and here at home on sexual harassment and assault. In mid-October, the words “Me Too” went viral, prompting many victims to share experiences of sexual harassment and assault, or share messages of solidarity. It’s the kind of dialogue advocate and former RCMP officer Sherry Lee Benson-Podolchuk has long been encouraging. “Having the conversation brings in the people who have suffered from before. They may never say anything, but at least they’re acknowledged,” Benson-Podolchuk said. “And the people of today areRead More


Ontario Liberal government moves to introduce legislation to end college strike

The Canadian Press Published Thursday, November 16, 2017 6:05PM EST Last Updated Thursday, November 16, 2017 9:15PM EST Ontario’s Liberal government is moving to introduce back-to-work legislation that would end a nearly five-week strike by college faculty, though opposition from the NDP means it may not happen quickly.   Premier Kathleen Wynne said unanimous support of the legislation would have meant students could return to class on Monday morning.   “We have said repeatedly that students have been in the middle of this strike for too long and it is not fair,”Read More


Concern mounting over no-show salmon run

In an average year, up to 20,000 salmon would have made the journey to Goldstream Park by now. This year, only 4,800 have shown up. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC


WADA rules Russia ‘non-compliant’ in Winter Games blow

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SEOUL (Reuters) – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Thursday that Russia remains “non-compliant” with its Code, dealing a major blow to its hopes of being cleared to compete at February’s Winter Olympics. A woman walks into the head office of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada November 9, 2015. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi/File Photo Russia’s anti-doping agency (RUSADA) has been suspended since a 2015 WADA report found evidence of state-sponsored doping and accused it of systematically violating anti-doping regulations. WADA set out a roadmap for Russia toRead More


Amid turmoil in Zimbabwe, Canadians there urged to remain indoors

The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017 3:51AM EST Last Updated Wednesday, November 15, 2017 3:57AM EST OTTAWA – Canadians in Zimbabwe were being advised Wednesday to stay indoors in the capital city of Harare due to political turmoil in the African nation. In a message posted on its website, Global Affairs Canada said the “situation is tense” in the city due to increased military activity and advised Canadians there to “remain indoors and monitor the media.” #Zimbabwe: There is increased military activity in #Harare and the situation isRead More


Canada Ravens rugby league team set to make World Cup debut against Kiwis

Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, November 14, 2017 3:38PM EST Canada steps into the deep end at the Women’s Rugby League World Cup in Sydney, Australia, on Thursday when it makes its international debut against three-time champion New Zealand. While many of the Canada Ravens have impressive rugby union credentials, they are new to the 13-woman code. And Canada coach Mike Castle, a transplanted Brit who now makes his home on Australia’s Gold Coast, has had little time with his new team. But he likes what he sees.Read More


World’s oldest wine found at Stone Age sites in Georgia – Technology & Science

Emily Chung Scientists say the oldest evidence of winemaking to date has been found at an archeological site in Georgia from the end of the Stone Age. Residues found in six jars at two ancient village sites dating back to between 5400 to 5000 BC show the chemical signature of wine, reports a team led by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, the Georgian National Museum, and the University of Toronto. That makes it 600 to 1,000 years older than evidence of winemaking found in the Zargos Mountains of IranRead More


Iconic mom-and-pop fish market to close

For five decades you could always count on Portuguese Joe’s – but now the beloved family business is preparing to say goodbye. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC


Iran ends rescue operations, battles to shelter quake survivors: TV

ANKARA (Reuters) – Iran said on Tuesday that rescue operations have ended in areas hit by a powerful weekend earthquake that killed at least 450 people and injured thousands of others, state television reported. People react as they run following an earthquake in Sarpol-e Zahab county in Kermanshah, Iran. REUTERS/Tasnim News Agency “The rescue operations in the (western) Kermanshah province have ended,” Pir-Hossein Kolivand, head of Iran’s Emergency Medical Services, said on state TV. Sunday’s 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck villages and towns in the mountainous area of Kermanshah province that bordersRead More