Daily Archives: June 12, 2018

U.S. politicians not yet toasting Trump-Kim summit

Republican and Democratic leaders aren’t quite celebrating U.S. President Donald Trump’s historic meeting Tuesday with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, saying the initial agreement they struck won’t mean much unless the North completely denuclearizes.  Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell called the meeting a “major first step,” in U.S.-North Korea relations but not a decisive one if North Korea does not follow through. ...

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U2 dedicates song to Anthony Bourdain at Apollo show

U2 frontman Bono honoured the late Anthony Bourdain toward the end of the band’s special performance at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. Bono spoke of losing a “lot of inspiring, useful people” over the past few years “who gave up on their own life” alluding to the apparent suicides of musicians Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington, as well as fashion ...

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Donald Trump lobs a grenade from afar into the G7

FOR a moment, the Group of Seven (G7) leaders attending their annual summit, in a mountain village in Quebec, looked like they had managed to paper over their differences with President Donald Trump and present a united front. They found just the right wording to secure American agreement on matters that never used to be in question, such as supporting ...

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Canadian total oil production expected to rise by a third by 2035

Driven by growth in Alberta’s oilsands, Canada’s total oil production should increase to 5.6 million barrels per day by 2035 — a 33 per cent increase over 2017 levels, according to a new industry forecast. But the report by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) also says that the country needs to become more competitive and build more pipelines if it wants ...

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Eurosatory 2018: Huge wheeled military ATV swims and surprises

Gigantic self-inflating tires turn this bulletproof combat all-terrain vehicle into a tiny tank that floats and swims. Sure, it may look like a whole lot of fun and a must-have adult version of Big Wheels, but this eye-catching ATV, dubbed the SHERP, also delivers amazing off-road performance on the toughest of terrains like slick ice and steep rocky inclines In ...

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Supreme Court to rule on controversial risk assessment tests accused of bias against Indigenous offenders

An upcoming Supreme Court of Canada ruling could decide whether controversial tests that are used to predict criminals’ likelihood to reoffend violate the Charter rights of Indigenous people. In 2017, Jeffrey Ewert, an Indigenous inmate, challenged the reliability of risk assessments. The tests assign a score to an inmate and can guide sentencing. Ewert has been in the federal prison ...

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