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Saudi Arabia to open first movie theatres since 1980s, but content will be censored

Saudi Arabia announced on Monday it will allow movie theatres to open in the conservative kingdom next year, for the first time in more than 35 years, in the latest social push by the country’s young crown prince.It’s a stark reversal in a county where movie theatres were shut down …

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Mario Batali, celebrity chef and ‘The Chew’ co-host, takes leave amid sexual harassment allegations

Celebrity chef Mario Batali has taken leave from ABC’s The Chew and his B&B Hospitality Group, a global restaurant empire, amid sexual harassment allegations made by former employees.WATCH BELOW: Half of working women have faced sexual harassment

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Fredericton police say body camera test program successful

Fredericton police say a three-month pilot project to test body cameras on officers was a success — and the next step is to test the technology for a full year.Deputy police Chief Martin Gaudet says the cameras are another tool to help the force in its investigations and in increasing …

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Iran will treat jailed aid worker as Iranian citizen-foreign ministry

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Iran will treat a British-Iranian aid worker as an Iranian citizen and she will serve her sentence as determined by the judiciary, Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson discussed Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s case with Iranian officials after flying to Tehran over the …

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Maritime Link sends first electricity between Newfoundland, Nova Scotia

For the first time, electricity has been sent between Newfoundland and Nova Scotia through the new Maritime Link.The 500-megawatt transmission line was tested Friday, but won’t go into commercial operation until early in the New Year.READ MORE: Subsea electric cable linking Newfoundland and Nova Scotia now connectedRick Janega, the CEO of …

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Nova Scotia community hopes rocket launch site will revitalize economy

Residents of a sleepy fishing village on Nova Scotia’s eastern coast are looking to the stars to breathe new life into their economy as a proposal to install Canada’s only commercial spaceport inches closer to becoming a reality.Developers, municipal officials, construction workers and other stakeholders are set to meet in …

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2 men killed in Highway 63 crash north of Fort McMurray

Two men were killed when the minivan they were in collided with the back of a transport bus north of Fort McMurray Sunday evening.Mounties said the crash on Highway 63 happened shortly after 5 p.m. at the top of what is known as Supertest Hill — a long, steep hill …

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S&P, Dow flat after explosion at New York commuter hub

(Reuters) – The S&P 500 and the Dow were flat in early morning trading on Monday after an explosion rocked New York’s Port Authority, one of the city’s busiest commuter hubs. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, (NYSE) in New York, U.S., December …

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Service interrupted on RTM Candiac line after train collides with vehicle

Service on the Réseau de transport Métropolitain’s (RTM) Candiac line to Montreal was interrupted for several hours during Monday’s rush hour after a train collided with a vehicle.It happened at around 7:50 a.m. at a level crossing near the Sainte-Catherine station when a vehicle slid through the barriers.READ MORE: Safety a …

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EU to resume political contact 'at all levels' with Thailand: statement

BANGKOK (Reuters) – The European Union will resume political contact “at all levels” with Thailand, its foreign affairs council said on Monday, after putting relations on hold following a 2014 coup by the Thai military. The move comes after Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha announced in October that a general …