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UK's May faces parliamentary showdown with Brexit rebels

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May’s control of the Brexit process will undergo its stiffest parliamentary test yet on Wednesday, when she faces a showdown with rebels in her own party over the laws that will take Britain out of the European Union. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May leaves …

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'I was saved from a £10,000 car scam'

Seventy-two-year-old Barry Fox is one of hundreds of people saved from scams after bank staff stopped him spending £10,000 on a fictitious Rolls Royce. The retired lorry driver went into his Barclays branch intending to withdraw the cash to pay for the luxury car he saw on an internet auction …

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Sugary drinks during pregnancy may increase a child’s risk of asthma: study

Pregnant women who consumed sugary beverages during pregnancy may be putting their children at risk of developing asthma down the road, a new study suggests.The study, which was recently published the Annals of the American Thoracic Society, found children between the ages of seven and nine were at a greater …

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Firefighters wrestle to control massive California wildfire

CARPINTERIA, Calif. (Reuters) – An out-of-control California wildfire that has already destroyed nearly 700 homes in its path of destruction crept closer to the upscale hillside community of Montecito on Tuesday despite calmer winds that slowed its progress. With Thomas wildfire flames burning behind it, a Christmas Tree stands as …

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Winnipeg sisters make Balmoral Hall Blazers hockey team a family affair

WINNIPEG – When it comes to uniting hockey players, who better to do so than lifelong teammates.The Zacharias sisters bond over the Balmoral Hall Blazers. Sarah and Katie both coach the club while Bethany, the oldest of the three, helps find homes for the players who aren’t from Winnipeg.“We get …

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Tillerson, in new overture to North Korea, says ready to talk without pre-conditions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered on Tuesday to begin direct talks with North Korea without pre-conditions, backing away from U.S. demands that Pyongyang must first accept that any negotiations would have to be about giving up its nuclear arsenal. “Let’s just meet,” Tillerson said in …

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Winnipeg emergency crews help build Habitat home for family

A Winnipeg family was handed the keys to their new home Tuesday just in time for the holidays.The home the Belay family of four is moving in to was part of the Habitat for Humanity Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project.READ MORE: Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter in Winnipeg for …

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US makes "encouraging progress" to fix Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON, Dec 12 (KUNA) — The White House affirmed Tuesday that the US Administration continues to make “encouraging progress with Congress to fix the US-Iran deal and address long-term proliferation issues.” Addressing reports that the congressional leaders have no plans to re-impose sanctions on Iran by the deadline of December …

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Halifax crosswalk flag program to continue – for now

A program that outfitted dozens of Halifax-area crosswalks with reflective flags is set to continue in its current form after regional council voted against expanding the program on Tuesday.Staff from the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) had recommended councillors not allow any further installations of the flags until a decision on …

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New option to deal with vacant commercial space in Edmonton

In an old brick building just northwest of downtown, a bright, open retail space sits at the ready, but for the last six months it’s been under-utilized.“It’s a beautiful, vacant space that we just don’t need yet,” Garner Beggs explained.Story continues belowBeggs is behind Duchess Bake Shop and Café Linnea.  He …