• World leaders voice opposition to Trump's travel ban
World leaders voice opposition to Trump's travel ban

It took nearly a day between Trump banning citizens of seven countries - Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, and Libya - to officially confirm that Canadian passport holders would not be affected. The order also suspends the USA refugee program for 120 days and bars the entry of Syrian refugees indefinitely. About 30 Lower Mainland resi...

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  • Benoit Hamon to be Socialist candidate in French presidential election
Benoit Hamon to be Socialist candidate in French presidential election

The first round of the Socialist primaries took place on January 22, with Hamon coming first as he received 36.5 percent of votes and Valls trailing him with 31.9 percent. Financial prosecutors are investigating an allegedly fake but handsomely paid job as a parliamentary aide held by this wife, Penelope. With a headline-grabbing proposal to pay ...

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  • 'Calexit' supporters can start work to make ballot
'Calexit' supporters can start work to make ballot

The proposed "Calexit" initiative would ask voters to repeal part of the state constitution that declares California an inseparable part of the U.S. An initiative that would give voters the chance to weigh in on whether California should secede the USA has been cleared by the Secretary of State's office for signature gathering.

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  • Rahul Gandhi names Amarinder Singh as Congress' CM candidate for Punjab
Rahul Gandhi names Amarinder Singh as Congress' CM candidate for Punjab

In an apparent reference to growing incidents of sacrilege in Punjab, Mr Gandhi claimed that on the one hand, PM Modi was proclaiming himself to be against communalism of any kind and on the other, he is backing a party that is creating "communal polarisation in Punjab".

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  • GM to slash up to 600 jobs at CAMI plant, union says
GM to slash up to 600 jobs at CAMI plant, union says

Mike Van Boekel, chair of the Cami unit of Unifor local 88, said the layoff notices affect people who have been working at the plant for about a year. Wickham said the layoffs are not a direct result of Terrain production moving to Mexico but an expected decline in overall production at the facility for the old Equinox.

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  • Security chief's high hopes for Trump-Putin call
Security chief's high hopes for Trump-Putin call

Speaking at a joint news conference with Hollande in Berlin, Merkel underlined the importance of unity among European Union member states. Trump has also said Merkel made a "catastrophic mistake" by allowing more than a million refugees, mostly Muslims fleeing war in the Middle East, to come to Germany.

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  • ABC Wins Wednesday With Modest Turnout for Trump Interview
ABC Wins Wednesday With Modest Turnout for Trump Interview

However, these are all statements he's made before. On Wednesday morning, Trump vowed to investigate fraud claims in an election he won, which some Democrats fear will increase voter suppression . "They were showing pictures that were very unflattering, as unflattering-from certain angles-that were taken early and lots of other things". [Note: h...

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  • Two police officers killed as they respond to KDF attack
Two police officers killed as they respond to KDF attack

Pro-al-Shabab websites say the three men were accused of helping in carrying out airstrikes against al-Shabab officials. That attack was considered the bloodiest by al-Shabab militants to date. Al-Shabaab frequently overstates the death toll from its attacks while Kenya commonly underplays its losses. MOGADISHU, Somalia- Suspected Al Shabaab as...

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  • Trump Speaks With Putin In Busy Day Of Calls With Foreign Leaders
Trump Speaks With Putin In Busy Day Of Calls With Foreign Leaders

With all the foreign contacts, White House press secretary Sean Spicer tweeted Friday that Trump is getting the most out of the his first week in office. But it's Putin - who Trump has spoken very fondly about - that'll take the most interest from the media and American citizens today. "If we can have a great relationship with Russian Federatio...

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  • Turkey Threatens To Cancel Greece Migration Deal
Turkey Threatens To Cancel Greece Migration Deal

The German government has expressed alarm about the crackdown on alleged plotters linked to the coup while Turkey has criticized Berlin for failure to extradite alleged terror suspects. Greece and Turkey have had a tumultuous relationship in the past, marred by events such as the Turkish intervention in Cyprus in 1974. In a statement the T...

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  • FA Cup: Ikeme Rested As Wolves Knock Liverpool Out
FA Cup: Ikeme Rested As Wolves Knock Liverpool Out

Then the ref didn't see the handball of Long and it doesn't help in a game like this. Paul Lambert says Wolverhampton's game plan was sublime, but they were anxious until the last kick of the match. The home side may well opt to make some changes of their own, having played late on Wednesday before an early Saturday kick off, but I have no doubts...

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  • Theresa May 'to discuss trade' with President Erdogan on Turkey visit
Theresa May 'to discuss trade' with President Erdogan on Turkey visit

During the visit, the UK-based BAE Systems and Turkish Aerospace Industries signed a Heads of Agreement document establishing a partnership for the continued development of the Turkish Fighter Programme (TF-X). Mr Erdogan said the two sides were targeting increasing annual trade from $15 billion (Dh55bn) to $20 billion. In both visits, she has tr...

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  • Russian Federation denies claims of forcing draft Syrian constitution
Russian Federation denies claims of forcing draft Syrian constitution

Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed hope that the Astana negotiations could become " a good basis " for the reconciliation efforts in Geneva. "It is necessary to focus on certain issues in Geneva like work on [the Syrian] constitution", added Lavrov in Moscow.

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  • Things you must know about Chinese New Year 2017
Things you must know about Chinese New Year 2017

But along with the reunions come a lot of traditions - and superstitions - aimed at making sure the year ahead is lucky and prosperous. "The Chinese New Year is the most important holiday in the Chinese calendar, and we are pleased to honor this ancient tradition with all of our students", said Nick Broom, the school's global student coordinator....

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  • Fires destroy town in Chile
Fires destroy town in Chile

More global help has been arriving in Chile to help the country fight the worst wildfires in the country's modern history. Forest fires are a regular feature of Chile's hot, arid summers, but a almost decade-long drought combined with historically high temperatures have created tinder-dry conditions.

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  • Talks with Putin Soon, Cooperation with Russia Could Defeat ISIL
Talks with Putin Soon, Cooperation with Russia Could Defeat ISIL

Senator John McCain has warned Donald Trump that the Senate would quickly reimpose sanctions on Russian Federation if they are lifted by the president, setting up an early showdown between the White House and congressional Republicans over a vital foreign policy issue.

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  • Australian Open 2017: when 30 is the new 20
Australian Open 2017: when 30 is the new 20

Bulgarian right-hander Dimitrov had beaten Nadal for the first time in eight attempts previous year and started in confident fashion, taking the first two points from the Spaniard's serve before Nadal held on. "Right now, I'm enjoying the fight, that's for sure", he said. A 30-something Australian Open that has become really something, not ...

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  • Knights of Malta head quits after row over condom programme
Knights of Malta head quits after row over condom programme

According to a Vatican statement, Fra' Matthew Festing submitted his resignation as Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta during a private meeting with Pope Francis on Tuesday. Boeselager says Festing offered no valid reason for him to resign, and that he was therefore under no obligation to obey. The Knights of Malta has numerous trapping...

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  • German prosecutors probing former VW CEO for fraud
German prosecutors probing former VW CEO for fraud

The prosecutor's office in Braunschweig, near Volkswagen's Wolfsburg headquarters, said Winterkorn was now being investigated on suspicion of fraud, beyond an earlier focus on a possible securities-market violation. The prosecutor said the number of people under investigation has now risen to 37, including Winterkorn. It is also facing 8.8bn euro...

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  • No signs of a post-Brexit vote slowdown
No signs of a post-Brexit vote slowdown

Economists had expected GDP to climb by 2.2 percent. Consumer spending, the biggest part of the economy, rose 2.5 percent, in line with projections. The estimate revealed that across the months October-December the United Kingdom growth was consistent with growth levels of previous years, suggesting a resilient British economy in the aftermath o...

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