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Raul Castro's blunt message to Washington: Detente won't change the system Cubans fought for

6 hours 38 min ago

HAVANA - Cuban President Raul Castro sent a blunt message to Washington Saturday as the White House works to reverse a half-century of hostility between the U.S. and Cuba: Don't expect detente to do away with the communist system.

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RCMP seek public's help in High River armed bank robbery

6 hours 43 min ago
RCMP are asking for the public's help to find a man responsible for an armed robbery in High River on Friday.
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Cornwall horse centre raises money for women's shelter

7 hours 12 min ago
For the fourth year in a row, the Hughes-Jones Centre is using its horses to raise money for Anderson House, an emergency shelter for women and children in P.E.I.
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Sony hacking case combines rare blend of international intrigue and Hollywood star power

7 hours 45 min ago

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The hackers who hit Sony Pictures Entertainment days before Thanksgiving crippled the network, stole gigabytes of data and spilled into public view unreleased films and reams of private and sometimes embarrassing executive emails.

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Cosby extends patented pregnant-pause for PR tactic as he maintains silence in face of scandal

7 hours 47 min ago

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Bill Cosby has the right to remain silent — and that may be his best strategy.

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Moisson Montreal volunteers pack up 10K emergency food kits

8 hours 26 min ago

More than 260 volunteers helped the Moisson Montreal food bank get ready for Christmas on Saturday.

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ECB's Coene supports government bond purchases: newspaper

8 hours 26 min ago

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Central Bank should start buying government bonds to tackle poor investor confidence and low inflation in the euro zone, governing council member Luc Coene said in an interview published on Saturday. The Belgian central bank chief said the bank had already waited too long, and that this could be one tool to spur economic activity in the 18-country euro zone and fight off deflationary pressures. "In this context, the purchase of sovereign bonds could prove to be an effective tool," he told La Libre Belgique. ...

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Former Panamanian dictator Noriega still behind bars 25 years after US invasion

8 hours 36 min ago

PANAMA CITY - Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega is nearly forgotten, languishing in a steamy jungle prison near the interoceanic canal while the country enjoys democracy and economic prosperity a quarter-century after the strongman was toppled by a U.S. military invasion.

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Airbnb ads raise awareness for homelessness in Calgary

8 hours 40 min ago
Travellers looking online for a short-term rental in Calgary over the holiday season may be offered a few cheap but less-than-appealing listings.
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Afghan president has yet to name Cabinet after 3 months, missing promised deadlines

8 hours 51 min ago

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani has promised a complete overhaul of Afghanistan's government to root out corruption and incompetence, but after three months in office, three missed deadlines and countless promises, he and his election rival-turned-deputy have yet to appoint a single Cabinet minister.

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World Health Organization: Recorded Ebola deaths top 7,000, fueled by surge in Sierra Leone

8 hours 51 min ago

CONAKRY, Guinea - The worst Ebola outbreak on record has now killed more than 7,000 people, with many of the latest deaths reported in Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization said as United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon continued his tour of Ebola-affected countries in West Africa on Saturday.

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Bombings kill 12 people in and around Baghdad

8 hours 51 min ago
BAGHDAD - Bombs targeting commercial streets and an army patrol killed 12 people in and around Baghdad Saturday, Iraqi authorities said.
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Soviet threat to Santa? No way, said JFK; presidential library reissues letter to worried girl

8 hours 52 min ago
BOSTON - The Kennedy Presidential Library wants to remind the world that not even the threat of thermonuclear conflict can stop Santa Claus from making his rounds.
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UK, Canadian military and reservists leave Britain to join Ebola fight in Sierra Leone

8 hours 55 min ago

LONDON - Reservists and troops from Britain and Canada have left for Sierra Leone to help in the battle to contain the Ebola virus outbreak.

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TTC bus hits, kills Scarborough teen, driver fails to remain at scene

9 hours 4 min ago
A TTC bus driver is expected to face charges after failing to remain at the scene of an accident that left a 14-year-old pedestrian dead.
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24-year-old man critical after fight near Whyte Ave.

9 hours 17 min ago
A 24-year-old man is in hospital with life-threatening injuries he was found beaten near Whyte Avenue early Saturday morning.
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Etobicoke sex assault suspects armed and dangerous: police

10 hours 2 min ago
Toronto police said the four men wanted in connection with an alleged sexual assault in Etobicoke should be considered armed and dangerous.
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Sony cyberattack gets muted coverage in Japanese media

10 hours 43 min ago

Japan's biggest newspaper, Yomiuri Shimbun, featured a story about Sony Corp. on its website Friday. It wasn't about hacking. It was about the company's struggling tablet business.

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2 in critical condition after crash in northeast Calgary

11 hours 50 min ago

Two people are in a Calgary hospital with serious injuries after a crash in Marlborough Park Friday night.

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2 teens accused of manslaughter in killing of Tausif Chowdhury

11 hours 56 min ago
Two young Ottawa men have been arrested in connection with the killing of Tausif Chowdhury, a 23-year-old international student who was found dead in the brush near the South Keys Transitway station in November.
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