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Members of Pride Toronto have voted against allowing the city’s uniformed police officers from participating in this year’s parade. The vote comes about three months after the organization lifted a ban on uniformed officers taking part in the annual event, saying the force was welcome to apply to be a part of...
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court said Tuesday it will take up its first gun rightscase in nine years, a challenge to New York City’s prohibition on carrying a licensed, locked and unloaded handgun outside the city limits. The court’s decision to hear the appeal filed by three New York residents and...
Russian police said they detained a drunken man who threatened the crew of a passenger plane flying Tuesday from a Siberian city to Moscow, forcing it to land shortly after take-off. The Russian Investigative Committee said that the man told the Aeroflot crew that he was armed and demanded the diversion...
First-term Democratic Senator Kamala Harris of California, a rising party star and outspoken critic of U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, launched her 2020 campaign for the White House on Monday by touting her prior career as a prosecutor. Harris, 54, the daughter of immigrants from Jamaica and India, enters the race with the potential...
Security forces have fired tear gas against protesters in a poor neighbourhood just 3 kilometres from Venezuela’s presidential palace after an apparent uprising by a national guard unit. The disturbance early Monday started hours after a group of men dressed in military fatigues and carrying assault weapons published a series of...
A man in Iowa, who may or may not have a lot of time on his hands, won $1 on a scratch ticket and drove all the way down to lottery headquarters and insisted on being paid out with a massive novelty cheque. Tyler Heep hit the $1 jackpot earlier...
A hooligan in Kentucky tried to destroy a massive, nine-foot tall snowman using a truck, but failed horribly after not realizing good-old Frosty was built over a tree stump. Cody Lutz and his family decided to have some fun after a recent snowfall in Petersburg, making a very large snowman...
SHREVEPORT, La. — A recently graduated Louisiana police officer has been fatally shot as she was in uniform leaving for work on the night shift. Officer Chateri Payne, who had graduated from the police academy Nov. 16, died within hours of being shot outside a home Wednesday night, Shreveport Police...
A Canadian national was kidnapped in northern Burkina Faso near the Malian border in West Africa on Tuesday night, Security Minister Clement Sawadogo told reporters on Wednesday. The Canadian worked for a mining company called Progress Minerals, Sawadogo said. According to Progress Mineral’s website, it’s is an exploration company, focused on the “West African Birimian Greenstone Belts, targeting...
Around 2,000 Hungarians protested late on Wednesday outside parliament against new legislation allowing employers to ask staff to work up to 400 hours per year of overtime, a reform its critics have dubbed the “slave law”. Prime Minister Viktor Orban‘s ruling Fidesz party pushed the law through the legislature earlier in...

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Canada ratifies deal to prevent commercial fishing in High Arctic

OTTAWA — Canada has ratified an agreement that would prevent commercial fishing in the High Arctic for 16 years. The deal was initially signed last October by...