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Could Europe’s Cyprus halloumi dispute derail CETA? Maybe, but solution likely – National

Halloumi might be known to many as a salty cheese good for throwing on the grill but this week, it’s the centre of a political dispute that threatens to derail Canada’s free trade deal with the European Union. Cypriot lawmakers last week voted against ratifying the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), most […]

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21 injured in fire aboard ship at Naval Base San Diego

SAN DIEGO — Twenty-one people suffered minor injuries in an explosion and fire Sunday on board a ship at Naval Base San Diego, military officials said. The blaze was reported shortly before 9 a.m. on USS Bonhomme Richard, said Mike Raney, a spokesman for Naval Surface Force, US Pacific Fleet. Seventeen sailors and four civilians […]

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Media refuse to admit the coronavirus doesn’t care about red vs. blue

With coronavirus cases surging in the United States, the media were quick to blame: “Several Republican-led states that moved quickly to reopen this spring at the urging of President Trump have seen new cases explode,” The New York Times reported. Yet hyper-Democratic California is actually seeing the highest number of new cases. Yes, GOP-led Arizona, […]

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Bogus ‘contact tracing’ apps deployed to steal data: researchers

WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES — At least a dozen bogus “contact tracing” apps designed to look like official software to track coronavirus infections have been deployed globally to spread malware and steal user data, security researchers said Wednesday. The researchers from California-based firm Anomali said the apps, once installed on a device, “are designed to download […]

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Feds establishing guidelines to reopening economy, won’t be as easy as ‘flipping a switch’: PM

OTTAWA — In an effort to temper expectations, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to reopening the economy and while it may happen more quickly in one province, others will have to remain patient. Trudeau said he and his team will work with provincial and territorial leaders on a set of […]

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Keir Starmer hands major role to Labour leadership rival in huge shadow cabinet overhaul | Politics | News

The new Labour leader has appointed Lisa Nandy as Shadow Foreign Secretary and takes over from Emily Thonberry, who was eliminated early on in the leadership race. But there is no role on the revamped Shadow Cabinet for fellow leadership rival Rebecca LongBailey, who is a strong ally of former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. His […]

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UK coronavirus live: hospital car parking charges waived for NHS staff in England | Politics

The chancellor, Rishi Sunak, is expected to announce that the taxpayer will pay self-employed workers up to 80% of their recent earnings to help contain the economic impact of coronavirus, as 470,000 extra benefits claims sparked warnings of an “unemployment crisis”. Sunak has been under growing pressure to do more for the UK’s 5 million […]

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Draft emergency funding bill proposes broad spending powers through end of 2021

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals are proposing to grant themselves the power to spend money, borrow, and change taxes without parliamentary approval through to Dec. 31, 2021, according to a draft copy of legislation the government is expected to table Tuesday as it passes COVID-19 emergency economic measures. According to a copy of the bill […]

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How well are women represented on your local city council? Search hundreds of cities in our exclusive database to find out

One hundred years ago, on a winter day in 1920, Constance Hamilton, a suffragist, social activist and talented pianist, took her seat on Toronto city council, making history as the first woman elected to municipal office in Ontario. A century later, and despite a decades-long push to get more women into municipal politics, gender parity […]

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Who is Sir Keir Starmer? Meet the MP who is favourite to become Labour leader

The latest headlines in your inbox Sir Keir Starmer is the current favourite to replace Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader. The MP for Holborn and St Pancras entered the race with calls to “rebuild” the party “fast”. The shadow Brexit secretary said Labour had lost the public’s trust over a lack of clarity on Brexit, anit-Semitism and a […]

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