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Armenians block streets, halt train service in mass protest over government standoff

Protesters blocked roads across Armenia on Wednesday, responding to a call from opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan for a civil disobedience campaign to force the ruling party to make him prime minister. Armenia is locked in a political crisis after the ruling Republican Party, severely weakened after days of protests that forced veteran leader Serzh Sargsyan to quit as prime minister, ...

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Alberta's recession is over, and we'd best make peace with that

Alberta’s recession is now long over. The latest data from Statistics Canada, released Wednesday, shows 2017 was a year of strong economic growth. Gains in the province’s oil and gas sector were particularly high, driving half the gains for the year. But, after 18 months of economic recovery, the province remains divided between those who see it and those who ...

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Trudeau Liberals press case for Indigenous rights legislation with divided chiefs

The Liberal government took its case directly to First Nations chiefs that Ottawa’s planned Indigenous rights legislation poses no threat, but instead breaks with decades of federal policies that sought to extinguish rights in exchange for agreements. Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett and Joe Wild, senior assistant deputy minister for treaties and Aboriginal government, outlined the government’s case on Tuesday to those gathered ...

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Tina Fey's Mean Girls, SpongeBob musical lead Tony nods

Tina Fey’s musical Mean Girls, which she adapted from her much-beloved and oft-quoted 2004 high school comedy movie, and the goofy undersea adaptation from the cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical lead the Tony Award nominations with dozen nods each. Fey and her husband, Jeff Richmond, who wrote the Mean Girls music, both admitted they awaited the announcement with bated breath. For Mean Girls, ...

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Armenian parliament votes against protest leader who was sole candidate to be PM

The Armenian parliament has rejected making the opposition lawmaker who led weeks of anti-government rallies the country’s prime minister, as tens of thousands of his supporters thronged the streets outside. After a nine-hour session, the chamber voted 55-45 on Tuesday against appointing Nikol Pashinyan, who was the only candidate nominated to replace the ex-president who resigned as prime minister due ...

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