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Israel PM cancels talks with German minister in rare diplomatic spat

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JERUSALEM—Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu abruptly cancelled talks Tuesday with the German foreign minister over the visiting diplomat’s plans to sit down with an Israeli rights group, sparking a rare diplomatic feud with one of Israel’s closest and most important allies.The last-minute cancellation cast a cloud over a visit that had been meant to draw attention…

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Witness chokes back tears testifying at Calgary gas-and-dash murder trial

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Witness chokes back tears testifying at Calgary gas-and-dash murder trial

CALGARY—A woman who witnessed the hit-and-run death of a Calgary gas station worker in 2015 choked back tears Tuesday as she described the incident.Joshua Cody Mitchell, 22, is on trial facing several charges including second-degree murder in an incident at a Centex gas station in June 2015.Maryam Rashidi, who was 35, was trying to stop…

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Winnipeg bowling alley offering ‘Glow and Vape’ night once a week

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Winnipeg bowling alley offering ‘Glow and Vape’ night once a week

WINNIPEG — A local bowling alley is taking a new business approach heading into the summer months, allowing vaping inside the building one night a week.Starting May 3, Roxy Bowling Lanes on Henderson Highway will be hosting a ‘Glow and Vape’ bowling night every Wednesday night from 6 pm. to 10 p.m.“We’re a rock and roll…

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NDP pushes Trudeau for specifics after his remarks about pot possession

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NDP pushes Trudeau for specifics after his remarks about pot possession

OTTAWA—The federal NDP is challenging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s assertion that he wants to make things more fair for those charged with pot possession only after marijuana becomes legal in Canada.New Democrat Leader Tom Mulcair says his party has repeatedly called for an amnesty on charges for possessing small amounts of pot, but nothing has…

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SAIT to open second culinary campus in downtown Calgary

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Construction has begun on a second SAIT culinary campus in downtown Calgary.The space, which will be located at the Barclay Centre, is expected to be ready for the fall semester. Story continues below Related SAIT culinary enrollment explodes CHEF: Kyle Groves, SAIT Culinary Program, and Maggie Schofield, Executive Director, Calgary Downtown Association and The Big Taste…

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Former cabinet minister Vic Toews, now a judge, under investigation by judicial council

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Former cabinet minister Vic Toews, now a judge, under investigation by judicial council

OTTAWA—A review by the Canadian Judicial Council into the actions of former public safety minister Vic Toews may not take too long.Toews, who is now a judge in Manitoba, is being investigated after the federal ethics commissioner ruled he violated conflict-of-interest rules shortly after leaving politics.The judicial council says 80 per cent of its investigations…

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Winnipeg students mummify their vice principal

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Winnipeg students mummify their vice principal

WINNIPEG — Winnipeg students got some hands on experience learning about ancient Egypt after mummifying their vice principal Tuesday afternoon.Students at Bernie Wolfe Community School in Transcona decorated their vice principal, Ryan Francis, with Egyptian salts and spices and wrapped him in linen over a span of 20 minutes.As two students narrated the steps, other kids…

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Broken elevator prompts Winnipeg man with disability to file human rights complaint

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WINNIPEG — It’s been a week since residents living in a downtown condo complex have been without elevators and some are staying in hotels until the problem is fixed.On Friday, Global News first brought you the story after dozens of elderly and people living with disabilities were trapped inside their condos at 77 Edmonton Street just off Broadway….

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Australian PM looking forward to meeting Trump, 3 months after tense phone call

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Australian PM looking forward to meeting Trump, 3 months after tense phone call

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA—Australia’s prime minister said Tuesday he is looking forward to meeting soon with U.S. President Donald Trump, three months after their heated telephone conversation over an Obama-era refugee deal.Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was speaking to reporters at the al-Minhad airbase in the United Arab Emirates after meeting in Afghanistan with U.S. Defence Secretary James…

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As marijuana legalization looms, Trudeau hints at amnesty for possession convictions

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As marijuana legalization looms, Trudeau hints at amnesty for possession convictions

A transitional period is never very dignified, or consistent, and Canada’s approach to marijuana is as good an example as any.Every day, we move closer to a legal recreational market for pot, by working through the “how” questions. Police figure out how to identify stoned drivers, provinces figure out how to sell pot in a…

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