Daily Archives: January 14, 2018

Canadiens centre Phillip Danault at home resting after taking Chara shot to the head

Montreal Canadiens centre Phillip Danault has been released from hospital after taking a slapshot to the head Saturday night, the team has announced. Danault was struck by a rising shot off the stick of Boston Bruins defenceman Zdeno Chara with about a minute to go in the second period. Montreal Canadiens’ Phillip Danault lies injured on the ice after he was hit in ...

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UK politician's model girlfriend suspended after reported 'vile' Meghan Markle remarks

UKIP leader Henry Bolton’s girlfriend apologized after making “racist” Meghan Markle remarks commenting on the duchess-to-be’s biracial background.  (Twitter/Reuters) The model girlfriend of a United Kingdom Independent Party leader was suspended from the political party after she reportedly made “racist” remarks about Meghan Markle, saying the duchess-to-be has a “tiny brain” and will “taint” the Royal family with “her seed.” ...

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Venezuela, Russia aim to dodge sanctions with cryptocurrency, but experts aren't buying it

The governments of Russia and Venezuela are turning to cryptocurrencies in an effort to dodge international sanctions, but cybersecurity analysts and former government officials say it’s a long shot. Nicolas Maduro, president of the oil-rich but economically beleaguered South American country, said in early January on state television that he had ordered the creation of 100 million “petro” backed by “the ...

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Iran lifts block on Telegram app as protests wane

Iran on Saturday lifted restrictions on the messaging app Telegram, the state news agency IRNA said. Iran’s authorities had blocked the popular service as security forces sought to contain the most widespread public protests in the country since 2009. “An informed source announced that the filtering of the Telegram messenger has been ended and it is being used by users,” IRNA ...

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Wet, windy and warm weather wreaks havoc in Atlantic Canada

A significant rain storm combined with above-normal temperatures has flooded homes, washed out roads and caused multiple power outages in the Atlantic provinces. As much as 100 millimetres of rain was expected in areas of New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador with Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia expecting to see totals as high as 60 and 50 millimetres respectively. In ...

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