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Spain’s top court says jailed Catalan separatist cannot be released: El Mundo

MADRID (Reuters) – The sentencing of Catalan separatist leader Oriol Junqueras to 13 years in prison barred him from enjoying immunity as a member of the European Parliament and he has to remain behind bars, Spain’s Supreme Court ruled on Thursday, according to El Mundo newspaper. The decision comes three weeks after the European Union’s […]

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Mount Everest weather stations show sun may be melting ice at the top of the world

At 8,430 meters above sea level, the high-altitude expedition team celebrates after setting up the world’s highest operating automated weather station during National Geographic and Rolex’s 2019 Perpetual Planet Extreme Expedition to Mount Everest. (Mark Fisher/National Geographic) SAN FRANCISCO — Data from a network of newly installed weather stations atop Mount Everest shows that the […]

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Surrey’s new top cop looking forward to the challenge, even if it is short-lived

He could be the last Mountie in charge of policing in Surrey. But Chief Supt. Brian Edwards, Surrey’s new top cop, says he is ready for the challenge no matter what the future holds. Edwards, who will be promoted to assistant commissioner when he assumes the post in January, told reporters Thursday that he jumped […]

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How I went from rowing novice to UK top 10 in just two months

In the nick of time, I burst into the toilet to expunge the entire contents of my breakfast burrito. This, in its technicolour glory, was the crowning moment of my two-month rowing journey. Save for the odd workout on a machine down the gym, I had absolutely no experience in the sport. But then someone […]

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Stephen Poloz to step down: How Canada’s top banker went from folksy obscurity to steady hand

OTTAWA — Outgoing governor Stephen Poloz once joked that, after being chosen to succeed Mark Carney as head of the Bank of Canada in 2013, he was received much like the guy who replaced Wayne Gretzky. That is to say: nobody actually remembers the guy who replaced The Great One. Poloz was plucked from relative […]

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Navy SEAL case closed as far as top U.S. general concerned

MANAMA (Reuters) – The top U.S. general said on Monday that as far as he was concerned the case of a Navy SEAL convicted of battlefield misconduct in Iraq was now closed, a day after Defense Secretary Mark Esper removed the Navy’s top civilian over the saga. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Joint Chiefs Chairman General Mark […]

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