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Emmy Awards: 5 takeaways from TV's big night

With ever-dwindling audiences for award shows, the 2018 Emmy Awards faced an uphill battle to draw eyeballs Monday night.  The three-hour TV awards ceremony, held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, had a few truly genuinely happy moments (yay for Barry‘s Henry Winkler, a supporting actor winner 43 years after his last nomination). It also attempted to evade some of the pitfalls ...

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Trump declassifies documents related to Russia probe

U.S. President Donald Trump is declassifying a trove of documents related to the early days of the FBI’s Russia investigation, including portions of a secret surveillance warrant and former FBI director James Comey’s text messages. The move was confirmed in a statement from White House press secretary Sarah Sanders. Trump is taking the extraordinary step in response to calls from his ...

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Trump imposes tariffs on $200B more of Chinese goods

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he will impose 10 per cent tariffs on about $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, but he spared smart watches from Apple and Fitbit Inc. and other consumer products such as bicycle helmets and baby car seats. Trump, in a statement announcing the new round of tariffs, warned that if China takes retaliatory action ...

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Immigration takes centre stage at Quebec English-language leaders debate

Immigration policy, once again, featured as a key issue in Quebec’s election campaign as Liberal Leader Philippe Couillard and his chief rival François Legault, the leader of Coalition Avenir Québec, sparred repeatedly at Monday’s historic English-language debate. It was the first televised debate in English between Quebec’s political leaders, with two weeks left before Quebecers go to the polls Oct. 1.  The showdown came at a ...

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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel finds the Emmy Awards marvelous

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel was the big winner at tonight’s Emmy Awards, winning a total of five trophies, including best comedy series. Series star Rachel Brosnahan was honoured as best comedy actress, Alex Borstein earned the supporting trophy and the series creator, Amy Sherman-Palladino, nabbed writing and directing awards for the new sitcom about a 1950s homemaker turned edgy stand-up comedian. Amy Sherman-Palladino accepts the award for outstanding ...

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Machines will do more than half the work by 2025, report predicts

More than half of all workplace tasks will be carried out by machines by 2025, organizers of the Davos economic forum said in a report released Monday highlighting the speed with which the labour market will change in coming years. The World Economic Forum estimates that machines will be responsible for 52 per cent of the division of labour as ...

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Couillard's Liberals need English debate to resonate beyond anglophones

The Quebec Liberals need the support of the province’s anglophones and others who don’t speak French as a first language in order to form a government. But while non-francophone voters form the bedrock of the Liberals’ electoral base, they aren’t enough to put the party over the top. That is why Monday’s English-language debate is important for Philippe Couillard — and why the debate needs ...

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Republican joins Democrats in push to release interviews in House Russia probe

The U.S. House intelligence committee chairman said Sunday he plans to release the transcripts of dozens of private interviews conducted during its investigation into Russian election-meddling and would push the director of national intelligence to declassify others. “I think full transparency is in order here, so I expect to make those [transcripts] available from our committee to the American public here ...

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