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Merkel’s 4th term in doubt as German coalition talks fail – World

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. 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. The euro hit a two-month low against the yen soon after FDP leader Christian Lindner said on Sunday that his party was withdrawing from the talks as the three would-beRead More

Two people hurt in rollover crash near Wellesley

Regional police are investigating after a single-vehicle rollover crash west of Wellesley. Police were called to Perth Line near Perth Road 107 around 1pm on Sunday afternoon. Two people were taken to hospital with minor injuries. It’s not clear yet what lead to the crash or if any charges will be laid. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

Cowboys’ Jerry Jones apologizes for racial remark in video

FRISCO, Texas — Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has apologized after a gossip website posted a 4-year-old video of him making a racially insensitive comment. The Blast website reported the video was shot in 2013 at a Dallas hotel by a white man who asked Jones if he would tape a message for his fiancee. Jones appeared to be joking when he said, “Hey, Jennifer, congratulations on the wedding. Now, you know he’s with a black girl tonight, don’t you?” After the video’s release Friday, Jones apologized in a statementRead More

WE Care for Kids celebrates massive fundraising year

The WE Care for Kids campaign in Windsor-Essex had one of its best fundraising years.  A special event was held Friday to announce $430,000 was raised in this year’s fundraising efforts – from lemonade stands to walk and run events. The lemonade stands alone raised $19,000. Other children decided to give up gifts for their birthday in exchange for money for the campaign. WE Care for Kids Foundation President Leah Hanson says she is stunned by the success of this year’s campaign. The money will help support pediatric health careRead More

No injuries reported after shots fired through front of Scarborough bar

Police are investigating after multiple shots were fired at a bar in Scarborough early Saturday morning. It happened at Fusion Restaurant and Lounge on Brimley Road south of Lawrence Avenue. No injuries were reported as a result of the shooting. Police say that shell casings were found on scene. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

Trump delays policy allowing importation of elephant parts – World

CBC News U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday he’s delaying a new policy allowing the body parts of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review “all conservation facts.” The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday that it will allow the importation of body parts from African elephants shot for sport. The agency said encouraging wealthy big-game hunters to kill the threatened species would help raise money for conservation programs. Animal rights advocates and environmental groups criticized the decision. On Friday, the Republican chairman ofRead More

‘Power framework’ pitched by Ontario Chambers of Commerce

CTV Windsor Published Friday, November 17, 2017 5:06PM EST Last Updated Friday, November 17, 2017 5:08PM EST Ontario politicians are being asked to commit to a power framework, drafted by the Windsor and Essex Chamber of Commerce and the Ontario Electricity Stakeholders Alliance. “The rising cost of electricity, up to 400 per cent in the past number of years, has made it the number one issue for businesses across Ontario,” said WERCC President & CEO Matt Marchand. Marchand says the Power Framework, which consists of eight recommendations, provides the roadmapRead More

Rocky Mountain House man charged following RCMP investigation into sexualized chats with preteen

A 30-year-old man has been arrested and charged after the parents of a 12-year-old girl discovered explicit chats and photos and contacted RCMP. According to RCMP officials, the parents of the preteen made the disturbing discovery in August of this year and notified the authorities. An investigation was conducted by members of the Rocky Mountain House RCMP detachment and the Internet Child Exploitation unit of the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) and a suspect was identified. On November 16, 30-year-old Tyler James Cumberland was arrested. According to RCMP, CumberlandRead More

Suspects break through wall to steal drugs from pharmacy

Police are searching for the suspects who busted through the wall of a pharmacy and stole prescription drugs. South Simcoe Police says an unknown number of suspects broke into a vacant store next to the Bradford Drug Mart some time over night between Wednesday and Thursday. Once inside, police say the suspect broke through a wall and gained access to the pharmacy. They then accessed a safe and stole narcotics. A quantity of cash was also taken. Anyone with information is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers. Source linkRead More

Hydro One CEO says rate hike needed to keep the system stable

TORONTO — Hydro One has applied for a rate increase in order to keep the power system stable, its president and CEO said Thursday. Speaking after delivering remarks to the Empire Club, Mayo Schmidt spoke about the application that’s currently before the Ontario Energy Board, which seeks to increase rates by 0.5 per cent this year and 4.8 per cent next year. Hydro One has kept its distribution rates flat, what it is seeking is an increase to transmission rates, he said. “What we apply for is to keep theRead More