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Beijing prosecutors indict Jackie Chan's son on drug charge, 4 months after his bust

44 min 29 sec ago

BEIJING, China - Chinese prosecutors on Monday indicted the son of Hong Kong action film star Jackie Chan on the charge of sheltering others to use drugs, more than four months after he was detained.

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Going to pot: As attitudes to marijuana mellow, could legalization be next?

46 min 25 sec ago
TORONTO - Smoke it, toke it, vape it, eat it — marijuana, it seems, is going mainstream.
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Top aide to Chinese ex-president under investigation, as Xi further consolidates his power

54 min 4 sec ago

BEIJING, China - The top aide to former Chinese President Hu Jintao has been placed under investigation for unspecified disciplinary violations, the official Xinhua News Agency said Monday, in a sign that President Xi Jinping is removing his predecessor's influences while consolidating his power.

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St-Michel man, 21, arrested for threatening Montreal police

55 min 46 sec ago

Montreal police have confirmed a 21-year-old St-Michel man was arrested on Friday and will face terrorism-related charges.

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Man arrested in Montreal for allegedly threatening police officers

55 min 55 sec ago
MONTREAL - A man has been detained for making alleged threats against Montreal police stations.
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Spain's Christmas lottery hands out $3B, spreading the payoff among many winners

1 hour 4 min ago

MADRID - Spaniards who bought lottery tickets in an upper middle class Madrid neighbourhood hit the jackpot on Monday, cracking open bottles of champagne on the streets as they celebrated winning 400,000-euro ($490,000) payoffs from a 2.5 billion-euro ($3 billion) pot of cash divided among thousands of ticketholders.

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Tech trends for 2015: virtual reality, wearables, streaming video

1 hour 10 min ago

TORONTO - Will 2015 be the year that virtual reality goes from sci-fi fantasy to real world play thing?

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Prosecutor: No charges against white ex-Milwaukee police officer in black man's fatal shooting

1 hour 14 min ago

MILWAUKEE - A white former Milwaukee police officer who fatally shot a black man in a downtown park in April won't face criminal charges, the county's top prosecutor said Monday.

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American Apparel confirms takeover offer, sets new 'poison pill'

1 hour 14 min ago

(Reuters) - Struggling American Apparel Inc, which fired controversial Chief Executive Dov Charney last week, said it was evaluating a proposed takeover and announced the appointment of a new head of the board, sending its shares up in early trade. The clothing retailer and manufacturer said the proposed offer - from a party it did not identify - was pitched at $1.30 to $1.40 per share, which would value the company at $226 million-$243 million. The Wall Street Journal reported last week that private equity firm Irving Place Capital was interested in making a bid at $1.30 to $1.40 per share. ...

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ATV crashes through liquor store door

1 hour 31 min ago
RCMP in western P.E.I. are investigating an incident early Sunday morning where someone crashed through the door of the local liquor store.
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Italian authorities breakup neo-Fascist plot to attack immigrant, institutional targets

2 hours 34 min ago
MILAN - Italian authorities say they have cracked a neo-Fascist plot to attack immigrants and political targets, including magistrates.
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Spain: Judge orders Princess Cristina to go on trial with husband in fraud, corruption case

2 hours 35 min ago

MADRID - A Spanish judge on Monday ordered the king's sister, Princess Cristina, to be tried along with her husband on charges of tax fraud — making her the first member of the country's royal family to face charges in court since the royalty was restored in 1975.

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Global shares and ruble rally into Christmas, oil stalls

2 hours 35 min ago

By Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) - World share markets extended their rally into a fourth day on Monday, as a recovery in beaten-down oil prices and the ruble and more calls for quantitative easing from the ECB helped lift sentiment. Sentiment was also lifted by expectations that Greece could avoid destabilizing snap elections after Greece's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras made a surprise offer to bring pro-European independents into the government if they backed his choice for new president. ...

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Social justice found online voice in 2014: Experts say

2 hours 36 min ago
TORONTO - Celebrity watchers and armchair coaches may have produced the most social media chatter over the past 12 months, but those tuned into the web's global conversations believe 2014 will be remembered as the time when social justice advocates found their voice.
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White Christmas doubtful for many in more populated parts of Canada: Forecast

2 hours 39 min ago

TORONTO - The Weather Network says Canadians' dreams of a white Christmas likely won't come true for many of those living in the more populated parts of the country.

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Twitter users can control lights on a holiday display at US company

2 hours 41 min ago
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. - Twitter users anywhere in the world can control the lights on a holiday display in New Jersey.
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Banff poised to benefit from low dollar, cheaper gas

2 hours 49 min ago
With prices at the pump dropping and the Canadian dollar getting cheaper, business in Banff could be poised for a boom.
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Russia entering 'full-fledged economic crisis', says ex-minister Kudrin

2 hours 53 min ago

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's government has pushed the country into an economic crisis by not tackling its financial problems fast enough, former finance minister Alexei Kudrin said on Monday, warning the full effects would be felt next year.

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Activists, lawmaker say protester shot dead at Chinese-backed copper mine in Myanmar

3 hours 32 min ago
YANGON, Myanmar - A woman was fatally shot Monday during a crackdown on protesters at a controversial Chinese-backed copper mine in northwestern Myanmar, activists and an opposition lawmaker said.
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UK to extend Libor manipulation laws to cover gold, oil, silver

3 hours 38 min ago

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will widen the scope of laws which make the manipulation of market benchmarks a criminal offense to include seven more rates covering the currency, gold, oil and silver markets by April 1, the government said on Monday.

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