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US, Canada host world summit on N. Korea… but Russia & China will only be briefed on results

Canada and the US are hosting a meeting on the Korean peninsula deadlock, gathering diplomats from 20 nations. Moscow and Beijing, however, are not invited, and will only be “briefed” on the outcome, Russia’s FM Lavrov said. The meeting, held January 15-17, seeks to achieve the goal of a “secure, prosperous and denuclearized Korean peninsula,” according to its organizers. “The ...

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US & Canada clash over historic building that crossed border during winter storm

An historic building blown into Canada from the US during the polar cyclone has become the subject of an “urgent if not critical” dispute between the bordering countries. A brining shed, one of five buildings that make up McCurdy’s Smokehouse fish processing facility in Lubec, Maine, was ripped from its moorings in blizzard conditions earlier this month before floating under ...

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Chinese bitcoin miners consider setting up in energy-rich Canada

The mounting pressure by Chinese authorities on the country’s cryptocurrency industry is forcing mining companies to look for alternatives, and Canada is one of the preferred hot spots. Read more Bitmain Technologies, the operator of some of the largest mining farms in China, is among several companies looking to expand overseas. The company’s spokesman, Nishant Sharma, told Reuters that it ...

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HQ Trivia arrives on Android in Canada in beta

App-based trivia sensation HQ Trivia is on its way to Android, as the company previously revealed, but a special group of users can access it right now — Canadians. The app is now live in the Canadian Google Play Store, though it’s an “Unreleased” beta version of the live trivia game (via MobileSyrup). HQ Trivia debuted on iOS earlier this ...

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Kiev hails US & Canada for greenlighting lethal arms supplies that could kill Ukraine peace process

By including Ukraine on the list of countries approved for lethal weapons sales, Canada has become a side in a bloody civil war, undermining a shaky peace process, a senior Russian senator said, as Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko applauded the move. Poroshenko praised the US and Canadian governments for stepping up military cooperation with Ukraine, which could lead to lethal ...

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Canada dumps Boeing fighter jet deal over trade dispute with US

Published time: 6 Dec, 2017 13:52 Plans to buy 18 Boeing Super Hornet fighter jets have been scrapped by the Canadian government due to the deepening dispute with the US aerospace company, sources told Reuters. Read more According to the sources, next week Ottawa will announce it intends to acquire a used fleet of older Australian F-18 jets. It’s the ...

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Canada could make a fortune from legalized pot

Published time: 4 Dec, 2017 10:10 Canada is a step away from becoming the first G7 country to legalize recreational marijuana with weed retailers getting ready to make billions of dollars. The Cannabis Act was introduced in the Canadian Senate last week. The bill is overwhelmingly backed by the general public and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and is expected to ...

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Crunch Report | Apple could give us a bigger iPhone X, Lyft goes to Canada

Today’s Stories  Apple could give us a bigger iPhone X next year Lyft heads to Toronto, Canada in December, the first city outside the United States SoftBank might not do the deal with Uber after all Credits Written by: Sarah BuhrHosted by: Sarah BuhrFilmed by: Joe ZolnoskiEdited by: John Murillo Notes: Tito’s continues his journey out in the Outback this week so you’re ...

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F-word can go uncensored on radio in Canada – if it’s in French

Published time: 9 Nov, 2017 15:58 The word “f**k” has always been a cardinal sin on Canada’s airwaves, usually covered up with some sort of ‘bleep’ sound. Now the country’s broadcasting council has ruled that it can be used on radio… if broadcasts are conducted in French. While it could be argued that the curse word is offensive in any ...

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