Daily Archives: August 11, 2017

'I saw his hand under her skirt': Taylor Swift bodyguard testifies in groping case

Pop star Taylor Swift’s former bodyguard told a U.S. jury on Friday that a former disc jockey the singer-songwriter accuses of groping her bottom had been drinking, and that he saw the man’s hand go under her skirt during a photo shoot.  Former bodyguard Greg Dent was the latest witness in the civil trial that is considering the duelling lawsuits between Swift and ...

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U.S. arsenal 'locked and loaded,' Trump warns North Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump issued another warning to North Korea on Friday, with a reference to American weapons as being “locked and loaded.” “Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!” Trump tweeted a day after his defence secretary said the United States was ready to counter any threat from Pyongyang.  The ...

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Anxious about nuclear war in the Trump era? You're not alone

U.S. President Donald Trump’s avowal to unleash “fire and fury” on North Korea if they don’t “get their act together” has raised the spectre of a nuclear confrontation between the countries, ratcheting up public anxiety about the potential for such a devastating event. While the escalating rhetoric may be mere sabre-rattling, psychologists say feeling fearful or anxious about the threat ...

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Why Melissa Bishop keeps running an unwinnable race

One of Canada’s best remaining hopes for a medal at the world track and field championships in London is entered in a race she has little hope of winning. Melissa Bishop is the Canadian and Pan American Games champion at 800 metres and is the reigning world championship silver medallist. The 29-year-old from Eganville, Ont., finished a dramatically close fourth ...

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How do you solve a problem like Korea? Investors are unsure

EUROPEAN markets have started the day with losses of 1% or so, following a 2% decline in Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index and the 1% loss in the S&P 500 index on Thursday. The Vix, a much used measure of market fear, jumped to 16, its highest level since the Presidential election. These are significant moves by the standards of ...

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You can't get Ontario's free abortion pill without an ultrasound — a hurdle for rural doctors

Women across Ontario can now theoretically access the abortion pill Mifegymiso for free — but physicians warn there are still major barriers to access. The Ontario government had first promised to publicly fund the medication, also known as RU-486, in its spring budget, saying it wanted to provide women with more autonomy around their reproductive health, especially those living in rural ...

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Google cancels meeting on diversity, citing workers' safety

Google surprised many of its workers Thursday after the company suddenly canceled a town-hall meeting in the wake of the firing of a worker who had written the controversial leaked memo on diversity. In an email to employees, CEO Sundar Picahi said some workers had expressed concerns they would be “outed” for their questions about the company and the firing, The ...

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