Daily Archives: December 4, 2017

Trump can be guilty of obstructing justice, legal scholars say

First, he tried blaming himself. Now, the personal lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump is trying a new defence, one that legal experts say understates just how exposed Trump is to legal jeopardy. It follows a potentially incriminating Trump tweet over the weekend, when the president’s account made what sounded like an inadvertent confession: That the president knew his former national security ...

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The entertainment industry already has big plans for self-driving cars

Intel Corporation and Warner Bros. announced a collaboration to develop in-cabin, immersive experiences in autonomous vehicle settings during Automobility LA on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in Los Angeles. Called the AV Entertainment Experience, Intel will create a first-of-its-kind proof-of-concept car to demonstrate what entertainment in the vehicle could look like in the future. (Credit: Warner Bros.)  (Warner Bros.) Just think ...

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Justin Trudeau's great expectations clash with reality in China: Chris Hall

Charles Dickens wrote a classic when he penned Great Expectations. Political leaders, on the other hand, make the classic mistake whenever they create expectations they don’t meet. Justin Trudeau was no exception Monday as he left the Great Hall of the People in Beijing without an expected announcement that Canada and China would begin formal free trade negotiations. Not that ...

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'It broke my heart:' mother's call for 'justice' opens Thunder Bay MMIWG hearings

Hearings in Thunder Bay, Ont., for the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls began Monday with emotional testimony by the mother of Delaine Copenace, the 16-year-old girl who went missing and was subsequently found dead last year in Kenora, Ont. Copenace was reported missing in Kenora on Feb. 28, 2016. On March 22, her body was found ...

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Shashi Kapoor, veteran Bollywood star and producer, dead at 79

Shashi Kapoor, a leading Bollywood actor and producer from the 1970s and ’80s, has died after a long illness. He was 79. A family member, Randhir Kapoor, said he passed away Monday at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, where he was being treated for a kidney ailment. Kapoor acted in more than 100 Hindi films and was also a key theater ...

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Germany offers money for migrants to go back home

Migrants arrive at the Trapani harbor in Italy in November 2017.  (AP) Germany has come up with a novel way to thin the ranks of migrants who have sought asylum but been rejected: paying them to leave. The country, which has come under fire in some quarters for its acceptance of refugees fleeing war and hardship in various Muslim-majority countries, ...

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