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Oil surges 5 percent as bears take profits, seeing $60 floor

18 min 54 sec ago

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil closed up as much as 5 percent on Friday, its biggest gain in over two years, as some traders took profits on short positions after prices this week hit their lowest since 2009.


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Mandy Rice-Davies, key figure in Cold War scandal that rocked British politics, dies at 70

22 min 7 sec ago

LONDON - Mandy Rice-Davies, a key figure in the "Profumo Affair," a sex-and-politics scandal that rocked Cold War Britain, has died at age 70.


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Woman saved by pig liver 20 years ago reunites with medical team

22 min 12 sec ago
MONTREAL - Mavis McArdle says she doesn't feel weird at all that a pig's liver helped save her life.
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Protesters demand male dentistry students be expelled over sexist Facebook posts

23 min 6 sec ago
HALIFAX - People marched to the office of Dalhousie University's president Friday to demand the school expel dentistry students accused of posting misogynistic messages online about their female peers.
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Ethics watchdog starts preliminary probe into pair of Conservative MPs

25 min 40 sec ago
OTTAWA - The House of Commons ethics watchdog is reviewing a potential conflict of interest case involving Conservative MPs Rob Clarke and Rod Bruinooge.
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Canadian Press NewsAlert: Sony defends decision to shelve 'The Interview.'

29 min 34 sec ago
LOS ANGELES, - Sony Pictures defends decision to shelve 'The Interview,' says "We had no choice."
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Dog dies in illegal trap on Green Mountains nature reserve

32 min 27 sec ago
A Quebec woman is warning nature lovers to be careful in the woods after her dog became ensnared in an illegal trap and died.
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Frustrated Oilers fans post 'Lowe must go' newspaper ad

34 min 37 sec ago

An organization calling itself “The Kevin Lowe Must Go Facebook group” has taken out a full-page ad in the Edmonton Sun begging the Oilers’ owner to fire the hockey operations president.


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Sidewalk Astronomers Club donates 3 telescopes to schools

38 min 16 sec ago
A P.E.I. astronomy club donated three telescopes to schools in the province this week.
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Investigation into Bergdahl disappearance wraps up; top leaders get briefings on report

1 hour 20 min ago

WASHINGTON - The Army has finished its investigation into how and why Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl disappeared from his base in Afghanistan and leaders were briefing Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel this afternoon, officials said Friday.


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TSX climbs for fourth day, powered by energy sector rebound

1 hour 21 min ago

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose for a fourth straight session and posted its biggest weekly gain in three years on Friday, powered by a rally in energy stocks as the price of oil extended its rebound from multiyear lows. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed up 121.51 points, or 0.85 percent, at 14,468.26. (Reporting by Solarina Ho and Jeffrey Hodgson; Editing by Peter Galloway)


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Richard Henry Bain denied bail in Quebec's 2012 election shooting

1 hour 24 min ago

MONTREAL - A judge denied bail Friday to the man charged in Quebec's 2012 election shooting, telling him political violence is unacceptable in a democracy such as Canada.


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Parents of Colorado theatre shooting suspect rekindle emotional debate with plea for his life

1 hour 25 min ago

DENVER - The parents of the gunman who killed 12 people at a Colorado movie theatre pleaded Friday for his life to be spared through a plea bargain —rekindling the long-running, emotional debate about whether the horrific details of the mass killing should be played out at his upcoming trial.


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Obama on whether he'd consider Republican Keystone bill: 'I'll see what they do'

1 hour 34 min ago

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama spent five minutes today disparaging the potential benefits of the Keystone XL pipeline project. He then kept it alive with five words.


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What's On: Marking the winter solstice and more

1 hour 34 min ago
The Shortest Day
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Obama vows U.S. response to North Korea over Sony cyber attack

1 hour 36 min ago

By Aruna Viswanatha and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama vowed on Friday to respond to a devastating cyber attack on Sony Pictures that he blamed on North Korea, and scolded the Hollywood studio for caving in to what he described as a dictator trying to impose censorship in the United States. Obama said the cyber attack "caused a lot of damage" to Sony but that the company should have spoken to him before letting itself be intimidated into canceling the release of "The Interview," a comedy portraying the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. ...


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OSC withdraws securities allegations against former Nortel executives

1 hour 38 min ago
TORONTO - The Ontario Securities Commission has closed its investigation into three former Nortel Networks executives who were acquitted of fraud last year.
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Video of Ottawa home invasion suspect released by police

1 hour 38 min ago

The man suspected of invading the Ottawa apartment of a 101-year-old war veteran, robbing him and leaving him bound with a plastic bag over his head is seen gaining entry to the building in a video released by police on Friday.


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Russians face oil-sector sanctions, new travel restrictions, over Ukraine

1 hour 42 min ago
OTTAWA - Canada is once again imposing new sanctions against Russia in response to its incursions into Ukraine.
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Edmonton authorities issue Amber Alert for 3 boys abducted from home

2 hours 18 min ago

Authorities in Edmonton have issued an Amber Alert for three children.


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