Daily Archives: December 2, 2017

Teen among 3 dead in protests over Honduras election

Two people died as Honduran security forces clashed with demonstrators and fanned out to enforce a curfew, officials said on Saturday, after a contested presidential election triggered looting and protests. At least three people have now died and hundreds have been arrested after the tally from last Sunday’s presidential race stalled without a clear winner and opposition leaders accused the ...

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'Displace Saudi barrels': a Trump-like cry heard in Canada

Canada likes to think it has enough good sense to avoid the belligerent trade protectionism that’s currently driving NAFTA talks over a cliff. More often than not, that’s the case, with one curious exception — 86,000 barrels a day of imported Saudi oil. It’s a relative drop in the bucket compared to the four-million-plus barrels produced here every day, and it’s ...

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Toronto's #MeToo march gives hundreds of sexual misconduct survivors space to stand together, heal

Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Toronto on Saturday afternoon to transform the pervasive two-word social media discussion #MeToo into action against sexual harassment and assault.  For many marchers, like Canadian actress and director Devery Jacobs, it was the first time they had publicly shared their experiences as survivors of sexual misconduct in the workplace and their personal lives.  “It’s really sickening to see how ...

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5 digital tricks to help you through the holidays

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 11: Atmosphere as Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall meets some of the patients of Helen & Douglas House for a Christmas lunch at Clarence House on December 11, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie – WPA Pool/Getty Images)  (2014 Getty Images) December is a month of simple pleasures: evergreens in the living room, gingerbread ...

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Canadians detained in commercial dispute looming over Trudeau trip to China

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau may want to focus on trade, tourism, and business opportunities during his trip to China, but there is a pressing problem threatening to knock him off his positive message. He is facing growing pressure to resist entering free trade talks with China until a commercial dispute involving detained Canadians is resolved.  John Chang and his wife, ...

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The Crown season 2 bids hello to a new age and goodbye to its stars

Season two of the acclaimed series The Crown depicts the British Royal Family in a time of conflict both inside and outside the palace — with growing social revolution a metaphor for the personal struggles facing the Royals. “Philip goes on tour and wrestles with his inner demons, and so does Margaret,” Vanessa Kirby, who plays Princess Margaret on the series, told CBC ...

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Tom Hanks says 'it's never too late to change things' following sexual misconduct uproar in Hollywood

Tom Hanks said the environment in Hollywood could change following numerous sexual misconduct allegations against powerful people in the movie industry.  (Reuters) Two-time Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks discussed the bombshell sexual misconduct allegations that have rocked Hollywood recently, saying “it’s never too late to change things.” Hank, in a Hollywood Reporter roundtable discussion with other actors William Dafoe, Sam ...

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