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Facebook to Invest $1 Billion in News Industry After Australia Row

Facebook to Invest $1 Billion in News Industry After Australia Row

Facebook on Wednesday pledged to invest at least $1 billion in the news industry over the next three years, days after a high-profile stand-off with the Australian government over……

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Federal Gun Bill Raises Constitutional Questions on Jurisdiction

Federal Gun Bill Raises Constitutional Questions on Jurisdiction

New federal legislation to further restrict long guns would allow municipalities to have their own gun bylaws, while legislative attempts in Alberta and Saskatchewan to keep munic……

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Victims’ Rights Advocates Weigh In on Ottawa’s Plan to Axe Minimum Sentences

Victims’ Rights Advocates Weigh In on Ottawa’s Plan to Axe Minimum Sentences

New legislation introduced by the Liberals would eliminate many minimum sentences for drug offences and some gun-related crimes, a move that has drawn a mixed response from victim……

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Ontario Lays out Vax Timeline for Seniors as Feds Urged to Plan Off Reserve Rollout

Ontario Lays out Vax Timeline for Seniors as Feds Urged to Plan Off Reserve Rollout

Ontario laid out a firmer timeline for administering COVID-19 vaccines to seniors Wednesday as advocates urged the federal government to come up with a national plan to inoculate ……

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‘Being Branded a Racist Is Hurtful’: London Bar Owner Explains Message on His Sign

‘Being Branded a Racist Is Hurtful’: London Bar Owner Explains Message on His Sign

In the early hours of Feb. 18, Alex Petro was in the office of Ale House, the bar he owns in London, Ont., when his bar manager told him, “We got trouble.”There were stories maki……

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Long-Serving Saudi Oil Minister Ahmed Zaki Yamani Dies at 90

Long-Serving Saudi Oil Minister Ahmed Zaki Yamani Dies at 90

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—Ahmed Zaki Yamani, a long-serving oil minister in Saudi Arabia who led the kingdom through the 1973 oil crisis that shattered the West and once found h……

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Feds Agree to Allow Canadians With Mental Illness to Receive Assisted Death

Feds Agree to Allow Canadians With Mental Illness to Receive Assisted Death

The federal government has agreed with the amendment of a bill in the Senate that would allow Canadians suffering solely from mental illnesses to receive medical assistance in dyi……

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Ahead of Party Convention, Social Conservatives Mobilize to Advance SoCon Policies

Ahead of Party Convention, Social Conservatives Mobilize to Advance SoCon Policies

Social conservatives are more organized than they’ve been in decades as they mobilize to get their core issues integrated into the Conservative Party’s platform at its upcoming co……

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China’s Weaponizing of Rare-Earth Exports a Menace for Canada

China’s Weaponizing of Rare-Earth Exports a Menace for Canada

News AnalysisWhat emerged as a potential weapon the Chinese regime could employ during the heights of the trade tensions with the Trump administration appears to have more teeth ……

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PBO’s Latest Estimate Says Warships Will Cost $77B as Estimated Price Jumps $17B

PBO’s Latest Estimate Says Warships Will Cost $77B as Estimated Price Jumps $17B

OTTAWA鈥擯arliament’s budget watchdog is predicting another multibillion-dollar increase in the cost of a new fleet of warships for the Royal Canadian Navy, pegging the price for wh……

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UK’s Heathrow Airport Says Passenger Numbers Drop to 1970s Levels

UK’s Heathrow Airport Says Passenger Numbers Drop to 1970s Levels

Britain’s Heathrow airport has said that 2020 has been one of its most challenging years with passenger levels not seen since the 1970s.Announcing its 2020 financial results on W……

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Liberal Cabinet’s Abstention From Genocide Vote Echoes History

Liberal Cabinet’s Abstention From Genocide Vote Echoes History

CommentaryOn Jan. 24, 1939, Liberal MP Pierre Gauthier issued a statement on what was then the intensifying plight of the Jewish people under Nazi rule. With remarkable callousne……

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Authorities: Prison Riots in Ecuador Leave 62 Dead

Authorities: Prison Riots in Ecuador Leave 62 Dead

QUITO, Ecuador—Sixty-two inmates have died in riots at prisons in three cities in Ecuador as a result of fights between rival gangs and an escape attempt, authorities said Tuesday……

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‘Humans Beings Are Not Bartering Chips’: Biden Pledges to Help Canadians Detained in China

‘Humans Beings Are Not Bartering Chips’: Biden Pledges to Help Canadians Detained in China

U.S. President Joe Biden said the United States will work with Canada to secure the release of two Canadians, Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig, currently detained in China.Biden……

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In War Against Faith, Chinese Regime Burns Religious Books, Jails Believers

In War Against Faith, Chinese Regime Burns Religious Books, Jails Believers

China’s communist party has continued its broad attack on faith through the pandemic, burning and trashing religious books while jailing spiritual adherents for possessing religio……

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German Court Convicts Radical Imam of Membership in ISIS

German Court Convicts Radical Imam of Membership in ISIS

BERLIN鈥擜 former imam at a radical mosque in Germany was convicted Wednesday of being a member of the ISIS terrorist group and sentenced to 10-1/2 years in prison.The state court ……

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Germany Prepares Way for Its Troops to Stay in Afghanistan

Germany Prepares Way for Its Troops to Stay in Afghanistan

BERLIN—The German government is preparing the way for the country’s troops in Afghanistan—the second-biggest contingent in the NATO force—to stay in place until next year if neede……

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Civil Liberties Lawyer Concerned After Toronto Man Billed for Police Response

Civil Liberties Lawyer Concerned After Toronto Man Billed for Police Response

TORONTO鈥擜 civil liberties lawyer says a decision by the City of Toronto to bill a restaurant owner nearly $200,000 to cover the cost of enforcing lockdown regulations raises conce……

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Updates on CCP Virus: Merkel Says Variants Risk Third Wave, Must Proceed Carefully

Updates on CCP Virus: Merkel Says Variants Risk Third Wave, Must Proceed Carefully

New variants of the CCP virus risk a third wave of infections in Germany and the country must proceed with great care so that a new nationwide shutdown does not become necessary, ……

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German Court Issues Guilty Verdict in First Syria Torture Trial

German Court Issues Guilty Verdict in First Syria Torture Trial

KOBLENZ, Germany鈥擜 German court sentenced a former member of President Bashar al-Assad’s security services to 4-1/2 years in prison on Wednesday for facilitating the torture of ci……

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UK’s Johnson Refuses to Boycott Beijing Winter Olympics Over Uyghur Abuse

UK’s Johnson Refuses to Boycott Beijing Winter Olympics Over Uyghur Abuse

Britain does not favour sporting boycotts, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday when asked if he thought the UK should boycott the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics over the ……

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Mexican President Says Mexico Doing Better Than US on Virus

Mexican President Says Mexico Doing Better Than US on Virus

MEXICO CITY—Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Tuesday that his country is doing better than the United States in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, even thoug……

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Judge Says Wife of Drug Kingpin ‘El Chapo’ to Stay in Jail

Judge Says Wife of Drug Kingpin ‘El Chapo’ to Stay in Jail

WASHINGTON—A federal judge has ordered the wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to remain temporarily jailed after she was arrested and accused of helping her hu……

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More Hong Kongers Gain Residency in Australia to Escape Communist Control

More Hong Kongers Gain Residency in Australia to Escape Communist Control

As Beijing tightens its grip on Hong Kong following the imposition of the National Security Law in July last year, Australia has given safe harbour to Hong Kongers fleeing the cou……

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Summer Catch-Up Lessons Planned for Schools in England

Summer Catch-Up Lessons Planned for Schools in England

The British government has announced a £700 million ($989 million) package to help pupils in England catch up on lost learning during the CCP virus pandemic, including provisions ……

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Archeologists Find 17,000-Year-Old Kangaroo Painting

Archeologists Find 17,000-Year-Old Kangaroo Painting

An Australian rock painting has been dated at approximately 17,300 years old—the oldest known artwork still on the wall of a rock shelter in the country—in a finding that unlocks ……

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French Actor Gerard Depardieu Charged With Rape in Revived Case

French Actor Gerard Depardieu Charged With Rape in Revived Case

PARIS—The Paris prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday that French actor Gerard Depardieu was charged in December with rape and sexual assault after authorities revived a 2018 invest……

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WA Labor Party Could Gain Both Houses Following Huge Lead in Election Polls

WA Labor Party Could Gain Both Houses Following Huge Lead in Election Polls

The Western Australian (WA) Labor Party appears to be on track for an unprecedented win in the upcoming March election after February Newspoll results, conducted by The Australian……

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NSW Government ‘Retires’ Accellion File Transfer System Amid International Cyber Breach

NSW Government ‘Retires’ Accellion File Transfer System Amid International Cyber Breach

The NSW government has blocked access to an international file transfer company after servers at the state’s health and transport department were among those in major organisation……

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Toronto Bills BBQ Restaurant Owner $187,000 for Costs Spent Enforcing Its Closure

Toronto Bills BBQ Restaurant Owner $187,000 for Costs Spent Enforcing Its Closure

The city of Toronto is asking the owner of an Etobicoke barbecue restaurant to pay $187,000 in costs it incurred when police tried to enforce COVID-19 lockdown orders at his busin……

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