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Trade war fears ebb as U.S., China agree to continue talks

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Washington and Beijing both claimed victory on Monday as the world's two largest economies stepped back from the brink of a global trade war and agreed to hold further talks to boost U.S. exports to China.

3+ months after Maria, barely half of Puerto Rico has power

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico authorities said Friday that nearly half of power customers in the U.S. territory still lack electricity more than three months after Hurricane Maria, sparking outrage among islanders who accuse the government of mismanaging its response to the Category 4 storm.

Trade war fears ebb as U.S., China agree to continue talks

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Washington and Beijing both claimed victory on Monday as the world's two largest economies stepped back from the brink of a global trade war and agreed to hold further talks to boost U.S. exports to China.

US to impose 'strongest sanctions in history' on Iran

US to impose 'strongest sanctions in history' on IranUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday warned Iran would be hit with the "strongest sanctions in history" and cautioned European firms against continuing to do business in Tehran, toughening up Washington's policy line after its withdrawal from the nuclear pact. In his first major foreign policy address since moving to the State Department from the CIA, the longtime Iran hawk and ardent opponent of the 2015 nuclear pact outlined an aggressive series of moves designed to counter Tehran, which he called the world's top sponsor of terror.


Fire at Walnut Studios leaves dozens of Toronto artists devastated

Walnut Studios fire

The "family" of Toronto artists who rely on the west end studio have lost thousands of dollars worth of art, but also their main work space.

US demands wholesale changes in Iran policies post-nuke deal

US demands wholesale changes in Iran policies post-nuke dealThe Trump administration on Monday demanded that Iran make wholesale changes in its military and regional policies or face "the strongest sanctions in history," as it sought to turn up heat on Tehran after President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from a landmark nuclear deal. In speech that called Iran out for a wide range of "malign activities" apart from its nuclear program, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for the negotiation of a new deal that would go far beyond the single focus of the 2015 agreement and would have the status of a formal treaty. Unless such a treaty can be reached, Pompeo warned that Iran would face tough sanctions that would leave it "battling to keep its economy alive." But he laid out no strategy for convincing Iran, the other participants in the original deal — Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the European Union — or others to open such a negotiation.


16 horses dead, 13 rescued in stable fire at Sunnybrook Park

Toronto Police say 16 horses have perished in the fire that took place at Sunnybrook Stables early Monday. Officials also confirmed they were able to rescue 13 horses. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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Town Talk: Folk who helped make 2017 what it was

Future historians may wonder how we stayed calm in the face of 2017’s global economic and nuclear threats let local drug overdosing, homelessness and, for many, unreachable real-estate prices. They may also conclude that 2018’s perils vastly exceeded those before. For now, though, here are some folk from this column who helped give 2017 its […]

Canada, Latin American group of countries won't recognize Venezuelan election

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Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro faced international condemnation on Monday after his re-election in a vote foes denounced as a farce that cemented autocracy in the crisis-stricken oil-producing nation.

'Significant' issues remain over NAFTA: U.S. treasury secretary

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday said major issues remained in talks involving the United States, Mexico and Canada to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Indigenous learners get training in life-saving skills in Ottawa pilot project

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Five young Indigenous people from across Canada have been learning first aid and CPR in Ottawa. It's part of a pilot project aimed at spreading First Aid skills to Indigenous communities. The program is funded through private donations but organizers hope Ottawa will take notice.

Students launch online campaign to scrap student loan interest charges

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A group representing hundreds of thousands of students across Canada has launched an online campaign calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to make billions of dollars in student loans interest-free.

Premier Brad Wall wants Canada to slow on Syrian refugee intake, ensure safety

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall wants Canada to suspend the current plan to bring 25,000 more Syrian refugees into the country. The promise to up Canada’s refugee intake by the end of the year was made by Justin Trudeau during the federal election campaign. Now Wall has penned a letter to the new prime minister, asking […]

Netflix and Obama: Barack and Michelle Obama to produce films for streaming giant

Netflix has announced a multi-year production deal with former U.S. President Barack Obama and wife Michelle Obama.

Vancouver-filmed ‘Deadpool 2’ rakes in US$125 million in opening weekend

It's the second best domestic opening weekend for a Vancouver-shot film... eclipsed only by its predecessor.

Britain basks in royal wedding afterglow; Meghan Markle’s bouquet laid at soldier’s grave

Unwilling to kiss Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding goodbye just yet, Britain basked Sunday in the scale of the spectacle.

COMMENTARY: Having a ‘national seniors strategy’ could ease wait time crisis

Wait times are not the core problem. They are a symptom of the problem, says Dr. Chris Simpson of Queen's University.

Deadly virus spreads in southern India, transferred through fruit bats

Nipah, which was first identified during a 1998 outbreak in Malaysia, is often carried by fruit bats, but can also be spread through human-to-human contact, according to the World Health Organization.

Toronto researchers develop handheld machine that can print skin

The device looks something like a duct tape dispenser, except it deposits a strip of skin. They hope it will change how wounds are treated.

And That Happened: Sunday’s Scores and Highlights

The Marlins took a 6-0 lead in the fourth inning after Lewis Brinson cracked a grand slam down the left field line. Miguel Rojas hit a two-run homer in the seventh to bring the Marlins’ lead back to six runs at 8-2. The Braves entered the bottom of the ninth trailing 9-4, but Marlins relievers Brad Ziegler and Tayron Guerrero both melted down.

Olympian Ariana Kukors Smith sues USA Swimming over sexual abuse coverup

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Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors Smith sued USA Swimming on Monday, alleging the sport's national governing body knew her former coach sexually abused her as a minor and covered it up.

Serena Williams won't get seeding at French Open

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Serena Williams's return to Grand Slam tennis from maternity leave just got even tougher as French Open organizers announced Monday they will not give her a seeding, meaning the former world No. 1 risks facing highly ranked players in the early rounds.

MLB extends Roberto Osuna's leave through May 28

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Major League Baseball has extended the administrative leave of Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna for a third seven-day period through May 28 as it investigates an assault charge filed against the all-star



Federal Conservatives would form government if election held today: Poll

If a federal election was held today, the Conservatives would roll over the Liberals to form a government, according to a Forum Research poll. Forum found 46% of voters would cast ballots for Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives, while Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberals could only count on the support of 30% of the electorate. […]

ELDER: Fake Russian ads stoked racial tensions — race-hustling Democrats ‘colluded’

Trump’s “lies” pale in comparison with the Big Lies of the modern left U.S. President Donald Trump rejects the narrative that Russia wanted him to win. USA Today examined each of the 3,517 Facebook ads bought by the Russian-based Internet Research Agency, the company that employed 12 of the 13 Russians indicted by special counsel […]

Meghan Markle declares herself a feminist on the British monarchy’s website

LONDON — Meghan Markle does not appear to be reining in her feminist views since becoming the Duchess of Sussex following her traditional-yet-modern nuptials to Prince Harry. On her new page on the British monarchy’s official website – in pulled out quotes – Markle says “I am proud to be a woman and a feminist,” […]

16 horses killed in barn fire at Toronto stables

An early morning fire ripped through Sunnybrook Stables on Victoria Day, killing 16 horses. The main barn — the north building, with a silo — was destroyed. There is extensive damage to a second barn. A resident in the area saw smoke in Sunnybrook park, located in the Leslie St.-Eglinton Ave. area, and called 911 at […]

Man shot dead downtown at Yonge and Wellington identified, police seeking three suspects

TORONTO — Police are searching for three suspects after a man was chased and shot to death Sunday evening in the city’s core. Shortly before 9 p.m., police say the victim — identified as 28-year-old Jaiden Jackson — left the Pick 6ix restaurant on Yonge St. at Wellington St. W. in the company of a female.  […]

KRYK: How to end anthem protests at NFL games? Stop playing the anthem

ATLANTA – Here’s an idea to end the NFL’s divisive player protests staged pregame, during playing of the U.S. National Anthem. Many won’t like it. But it’d work. NFL owners gathered here on Tuesday and Wednesday, for their annual spring meeting, ought to at least consider it. That is, just don’t play The Star Spangled […]
 

Ukrainians in Canada could be game-changers in federal election

OTTAWA — Federal political parties have been staunchly showing support for pro-Western aspirations in Ukraine and condemning Russian aggression in the Crimean peninsula. The fact there are more than 1.2 million Canadians of Ukrainian descent may help explain this. An Ottawa […]

Fertility MDs warn some doctors performing inseminations, fertility treatments outside scope of practice

The nation’s fertility specialists are calling for minimum qualifications for doctors offering assisted baby-making procedures, saying that doctors who don’t have the proper training to perform the procedures are treating some patients. In a new position statement, the Canadian Fertility […]

Canada’s Arctic ice caps melting rapidly since 2005, according to documents

OTTAWA — Glacier monitoring conducted by the federal government in Canada’s High Arctic shows the shrinking of ice caps that started in the late 1980s “has accelerated rapidly since 2005” and is part of a “strongly negative trend,” according to […]

Hirokazu Kore-Eda’s Shoplifter wins Cannes Palm d’Or

Chris Knight reports from Cannes on the Palme d'Or winner Shoplifters and other prizes.

‘Strokes aren’t what they used to be’: Terry Gilliam’s movie screens at Cannes after 25 years in the making

Chris Knight interviews Terry Gilliam about his new film, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, 25 years in the making.

‘It made me feel like there was something more for me’: Woman describes being recruited for Allison Mack’s sex cult

'No one is immune from being swindled. There’s usually a cozy setting and lovely little party to kick things off'

Remembering Tom Wolfe, a novelist-reporter of ludicrous energy and panache

Calum Marsh: We will miss Wolfe for his capacity to trawl any depth and resurface with something luminous and genuine, something that glimmers with the essence of the real

Why restaurants need to get over themselves and accept substitutions

Claudia McNeilly: Why do restaurants refuse to acknowledge that there is a difference between fussy diners and those asking for simple swaps or omissions?

Rita Moreno reveals Marlon Brando was much better in bed than Elvis Presley

'He was really one of the most sexual men on Earth'
 
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