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City completes ice blading of Edmonton residential roads to ‘speed up melting process’

Snow and ice have been evaporating across Alberta’s capital this week and the city has had crews out the past few days to help speed up the melting on Edmonton’s residential streets.“We have completed ice blading of all neighbourhoods as of last night,” a spokesperson with the city’s Parks and …

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The Papers: Rebels' revenge and an Ashes 'plot'

[unable to retrieve full-text content]A Tory mutiny in Westminster and alleged cricket test-fixing plot feature on Thursday’s front pages.

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Toronto airport requires extra security checks after 'customs breach'

TORONTO (Reuters) – Some U.S.-bound flights from Toronto’s main international airport were delayed on Wednesday afternoon due to an incident that prompted authorities to require some passengers to go through customs a second time, a spokeswoman said. “A customs breach” occurred shortly after 3:30 p.m. (2030 GMT) in Terminal 3, …

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There may be violence in Jerusalem, but some Middle East analysts see a new path to peace

One week after U.S. President Donald Trump proclaimed Jerusalem the capital of Israel, leaders from 57 Muslim countries have called on the world to recognize East Jerusalem as the “occupied capital” of Palestine.The statement from the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation came after Trump’s controversial commitment to move the American embassy …

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Winnipeg Jets land at Children’s Hospital for annual holiday visit

A number of Winnipeg Jets made the rounds at hospitals across the city for the club’s annual tour Wednesday afternoon.Among the places the team visited was the Children’s Hospital. Players made an appearance on the hospital’s own TV channel, did a ‘meet and greet’ with children and families at which …

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Suspicious mailbox activity in West Kelowna and Peachland

West Kelowna and Peachland residents are being asked to be vigilant following a reported mail theft.RCMP say the incident happened Friday, December 8 at a community mailbox in the 4500 block of Trepanier Road where a resident discovered empty packages on the ground. They say most of the packages appeared …

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Disney deal set to value Fox at more than $75 billion: source

(Reuters) – Walt Disney Co’s (DIS.N) deal to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (FOXA.O) will value the latter at over $40 per share, or $75 billion, a person familiar with the matter said. A screen shows the trading info for The Walt …

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Roy Moore loss in Alabama fuels faint hope that Republicans might support NAFTA

The scandal-tinged defeat of Roy Moore in Alabama’s special Senate election is raising faint hopes that it might embolden some decidedly reluctant Republicans to speak out in support of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).Story continues belowNotwithstanding a series of explosive sexual misconduct allegations, Moore had the strong backing …

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Swansea City 0-4 Manchester City

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola praised the competitive nature of “animal” David Silva after his goals helped the Premier League leaders thrash Swansea and extend their record run of consecutive top-flight wins to 15. Silva scored twice and further goals from Kevin de Bruyne and Sergio Aguero ensured City maintained …

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Ecuador VP Jorge Glas sentenced for corruption in Odebrecht case

The vice-president of Ecuador has been sentenced to six years in jail in connection with corruption at the Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht. Jorge Glas is the highest-ranking politician to be convicted in the scandal that has spread across Latin America and further afield. Prosecutors said he took $13.5m (£10.2m) in …