In Versailles, Macron vows to reform to avoid king's fate

VERSAILLES, France (Reuters) – President Emmanuel Macron told dozens of the world’s most powerful executives on Monday that he would not follow the path of guillotined French royals and would continue to reform the French economy despite a sometimes violent popular revolt. For the second year running, Macron hosted corporate A-listers like Microsoft Chief Executive Satya Nadella, Snapchat’s Evan Spiegel […]

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Toddler rescue effort reaches most dangerous stage in Spain: engineer

TOTALAN, Spain (Reuters) – Efforts to reach a two-year-old boy who fell into a borehole in southern Spain more than a week ago are nearing their most dangerous stage, an engineer on the rescue team said on Monday. The toddler, Julen, fell down the shaft as his family walked through a private estate in Totalan, Malaga on Jan. 13. There […]

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BBC to crack down on people who don’t pay their £150 TV licence fee

BBC to crack down on people who don’t pay their £150 TV licence fee, after figures reveal 1.9million households are watching illegally ‘Evasion rate’ for non-payment rose from 5 percent in 14/15 to 7 percent last year Around 1.9 million household may be avoiding the £150.50 annual charge Failing to cut license fee dodging costs the BBC tens of millions […]

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Northern Ireland police respond to three security alerts, days after car bomb

LONDONDERRY, Northern Ireland (Reuters) – Northern Ireland police carried out a controlled explosion on a vehicle that was hijacked by masked men in Londonderry on Monday and were examining two other abandoned vans, two days after a car bomb exploded in the city. There was a large bang and black smoke from the first van after an army bomb disposal […]

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‘Just disgusted’: Widower of Victoria RCMP officer says he wasn’t told of wife’s killer’s parole hearing

The widower of Const. Sarah Beckett, the Victoria-area RCMP officer killed on duty by a drunk driver fleeing police nearly three years ago, says he wasn’t informed of a parole hearing for her killer. On Monday, Kenneth Fenton was granted limited day parole to attend alcohol abuse treatment. Fenton pleaded guilty in the deadly crash in May, 2017 and was sentenced […]

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5,000 N.S. Power customers left in the dark after alleged theft of copper wire in Spryfield

More than 5,000 Nova Scotia Power customers were left in the dark on Monday afternoon as crews worked to repair damage at one of the company’s substations. Officials with Nova Scotia Power say that someone broke in and stole copper wire from a substation in Spryfield, forcing crews to make emergency repairs on Monday. “These crimes endanger thieves & the workers […]

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Brantford police release photos of hate crime suspects

Brantford police continue to investigate an alleged hate crime at a local mosque and have released photos of two suspects in the case. In the early morning hours of Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, police say two suspects were at the Brantford Mosque on Greenwich Street, where they allegedly spray painted the walls of the mosque and the parking lot with hateful […]

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Greenland’s Ice Sheet Is Melting Four Times Faster Than Expected

After the release of a new study, scientists are now concerned that the ice in Greenland is melting at a rate that is four times faster than expected. The study also found that the ice melt is coming from the land-fast ice sheet and not from Greenland’s glaciers. As National Geographic points out, “the largest sustained ice loss from early […]

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Man charged after death of 2-year-old believed to have died by snake venom poisoning

North Vancouver RCMP say they have arrested a 51-year-old man in connection with the 2014 death of a two-year-old who is believed to have been poisoned by snake venom. Police say on May 18, 2014, Henry Thomas, who is a resident of Seabird Island, Agassiz, had a two-year-old girl in his care. In the early morning hours, he returned the […]

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London police lay charges following shooting, stabbing on Cleveland Avenue

London police have charged one man in relation to a weekend shooting and stabbing investigation but remain on the lookout for a second suspect. Just before 2 a.m. Saturday, officers responded to the area of 495 Cleveland Ave. with reports of one person having been shot and another having been stabbed. Upon arrival, police say they found two injured men, […]

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