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Boeing CEO meets victims' relatives on 2nd day of testimony about deadly crash failures

Wed, 30/10/2019 - 11:57am

Boeing chief executive Dennis Muilenburg faced a second day of questions on Wednesday from U.S. lawmakers on the company's now-grounded 737 Max plane after sharp criticism at a Senate hearing Tuesday.

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Chile withdraws as APEC, climate summit host as riots, protests continue

Wed, 30/10/2019 - 11:44am

Chile is dropping plans to host the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) trade summit as it struggles with riots and mass protests over economic inequality.

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Fatal Hydro One helicopter crash shows need for clearer safety belt rules, says TSB

Wed, 30/10/2019 - 10:30am

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada says wants changes to federal standards for safety belts because of a helicopter crash that killed four people in 2017.

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Bianca Andreescu drops out of WTA Finals with knee injury

Wed, 30/10/2019 - 9:40am

Canada's Bianca Andreescu was eliminated from the WTA Finals on Wednesday after retiring from her match against Karolina Pliskova with a left knee injury.

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Lone Quebec NDP MP says party faces uphill fight in the province

Wed, 30/10/2019 - 8:56am

The NDP's lone Quebec MP says there's no denying the party has a mountain to climb if it wants to win back the province next election.

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Quebec will make immigrants pass 'values' test to qualify for residency

Wed, 30/10/2019 - 8:48am

Immigrants to Canada who want to settle in Quebec will soon be required to pass a provincial values test to prove they have learned "democratic values and Quebec values."

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Greta Thunberg declines climate prize

Wed, 30/10/2019 - 8:21am

Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg, who has inspired protests around the world urging leaders to better tackle global warming, has declined an environmental prize, saying "the climate movement does not need any more prizes."

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Combustible cladding on London's Grenfell Tower key to deadly fire: inquiry

Wed, 30/10/2019 - 7:51am

Combustible materials used to refurbish London's Grenfell Tower were central to the catastrophic chain of events in June 2017 that turned an ordinary kitchen fire into a deadly inferno, an official inquiry said on Wednesday.

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Dangerous dry winds forecast to sweep into fire-plagued Los Angeles

Wed, 30/10/2019 - 7:24am

Extraordinarily dry, prolonged Santa Ana winds are predicted to gust through Southern California on Wednesday, prompting strong warnings from meteorologists as residents contend with damaging wildfires.

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U.K.'s party leaders brace for Brexit election

Wed, 30/10/2019 - 7:21am

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn were set to trade barbs over Brexit and public spending Wednesday when they face off in U.K. Parliament for the last time before a Dec. 12 general election.

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Turkey summons U.S. ambassador after U.S. House recognizes Armenian genocide

Wed, 30/10/2019 - 4:44am

Turkey on Wednesday condemned two resolutions passed by the U.S. House of Representatives that symbolize deteriorating Turkish-American relations.

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Bank of Canada holds interest rate at 1.75%, wary of global slowdown

Wed, 30/10/2019 - 4:25am

The Bank of Canada has maintained its target overnight interest rate at 1.75 per cent, as widely expected by analysts.

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Saskatchewan and Alberta once detested each other, so how did they become so politically aligned?

Wed, 30/10/2019 - 4:00am

Not that long ago, Alberta and Saskatchewan saw each other as rivals. but in the wake of last week's federal election results, their political union seems fully consummated. So how did this happen?

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Canadian e-commerce firm Shopify looks set to challenge Amazon

Wed, 30/10/2019 - 4:00am

Could it be that a Canadian company — founded by three snowboarders in Ottawa — might emerge as a serious rival to the behemoth of the business world, Amazon?

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Elementary school stops bullies by fostering talk, trust

Wed, 30/10/2019 - 4:00am

When traditional methods of punishment weren't doing anything to reduce bullying and school violence, a school in Truro, N.S., decided to try a restorative-justice approach — and says it's paying off.

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'It's the smart thing to do': Canadian oil driller moves all its rigs to the U.S.

Wed, 30/10/2019 - 4:00am

A significant exodus of oil-drilling crews and equipment to the U.S., including hundreds of drilling rigs over the past five years, reflects the depressed state of the industry in Western Canada. It also suggests any return to fortune for the sector is viewed as still years away.

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Few losing opposition leaders get a second chance — and fewer still succeed if they get it

Wed, 30/10/2019 - 4:00am

Only two Canadian opposition leaders defeated in their first election became prime minister on their second try. Andrew Scheer wants to be the third.

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Ford layoffs another hint Canada is heading for peak car: Don Pittis

Wed, 30/10/2019 - 4:00am

Ford's announcement of 450 layoffs at a Canadian plant may be a symptom of a long-predicted decline, Don Pittis writes.

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Canada cool so far to the idea of Silver Alert system for missing seniors

Wed, 30/10/2019 - 4:00am

A push to create a national Silver Alert system that would attempt to help locate elderly individuals suffering from diseases like Alzheimer's and dementia has so far been met with a cool response from jurisdictions across the country.

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India moves to divide contested Jammu and Kashmir state despite protests, attacks

Wed, 30/10/2019 - 3:32am

India will formally split up the disputed Jammu and Kashmir state into two federal territories on Thursday, aiming to tighten its grip on the restive region that has been the target of a harsh security clampdown for nearly three months.

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