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‘Tehran’ Is an Uncomplicated Look at Global Conflict: TV Review

An Israeli-produced series debuting on Apple TV Plus, “Tehran” is a show that looks at Iran through an alternately adversarial and nostalgic lens. The protagonist, Mossad agent Tamar Rabinyan (Niv Sultan), infiltrates the nation following an emergency landing of a passenger jet in the capital city; she is on a mission that, should it succeed, […]

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Dublin dog pound under review by council amid Garda investigation

A review into the operations of a Dublin dog pound has been initiated by Dublin City Council following concerns over animal welfare at the facility. Gardaí are investigating allegations in relation to the improper use of veterinary drugs, used to euthanise animals, at Ashton Dog Pound in Ashtown, west Dublin. The pound operates dog warden […]

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Ethics commissioner monitoring Liberals’ WE Charity grants, while Tories call for procurement ombudsman review

Article content continued “Outsourcing a $900 million-dollar program designed to pay students and recent graduates for volunteer work to a third party raises justifiable concerns and a number of questions. In addition, the connections between WE Charity, the Prime Minister, and the Prime Minister’s relatives are well documented,” the Conservative MPs wrote in their letter […]

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Book review: The Last High by Daniel Kalla

Article content The Last High Daniel Kalla (Simon & Schuster) We apologize, but this video has failed to load. Book review: The Last High offers a glimpse into Vancouver drug crisis Back to video $22 | 308 pp The exhausting and emotionally charged evening that follows the unexpected ER patient admissions kicks off a series […]

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Chin and Collazo: Asia 2019 in review — who’s up, who’s down and how does boy band BTS figure in?

President Trump continued his disruptive approach to diplomacy and pushed back on China trade practices in 2019, as the on-again-off-again U.S.-China trade war sent U.S. equity markets on a volatile ride to record levels. If on nothing else, Trump has united partisan Washington on the need to rebalance the U.S.-China economic relationship. How that relationship evolves […]

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Newsletter: Essential California Week in Review: A year in homelessness

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It is Saturday, Dec. 21. Get our Essential California newsletter Thank you to those of you who have already written in to tell us about how this year’s California headlines have affected your lives. If you haven’t already, we’d love tohear about your experiences for a […]

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The Eighth Life (for Brilka) by Nino Haratischvili review – a landmark epic | Books

John Steinbeck wrote in A Russian Journal (1948) that wherever he went in Russia, “the magical name of Georgia came up constantly”. This southern land in the Caucasus, with its Black Sea coast and vineyards, was spoken of “as a kind of second heaven”. Yet used as a chapter epigraph towards the end of Nino […]

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Exclusive: U.S. Navy secretary backs SEAL’s expulsion review, despite Trump objection

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (Reuters) – U.S. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer said on Friday a Navy SEAL convicted of battlefield misconduct should face a board of peers weighing whether to oust him from the elite force, despite President Donald Trump’s assertion that he not be expelled. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Navy SEAL Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher […]

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