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Turkish air strikes kill 17 Kurdish militants in northern Iraq: army

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish warplanes hit Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) targets in northern Iraq on Monday and killed 17 of the group’s militants, Turkey’s armed forces said. The PKK fighters were believed to be preparing an attack on Turkish border posts from the Hakurk region of northern Iraq, the army …

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Small Canadian miners in pole position for electric vehicle battery boon

VANCOUVER (Reuters) – Canadian developers of cobalt and lithium mines stand to benefit from a round of investments from the makers of electric vehicles and the batteries powering them, a potential game-changer for small miners short on money to develop deposits of these critical battery ingredients. FILE PHOTO: Batteries for …

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Russia urges India to line up behind China's Belt and Road initiative

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Russia threw its weight behind China’s massive Belt and Road plan to build trade and transport links across Asia and beyond, suggesting to India on Monday that it find a way to work with Beijing on the signature project. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (L) Indian …

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Montreal police investigating incident at TMR home as attempted arson

Montreal police are investigating after a home in the Town of Mount Royal was the target of an arson attack.It happened at around 10:45 p.m. on Sunday.READ MORE: Montreal police investigating alleged arson in TMRPeople inside the single-family residence on Geneva Crescent called 911 after an incendiary object was thrown through …

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Option nationale votes to merge with Québec Solidaire ahead of 2018 election

Two small, left-leaning Quebec sovereigntist political parties have voted to join forces ahead of next year’s provincial election.The members of Option Nationale voted today by a strong margin to approve the merger with Québec Solidaire.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, Manon Massé named Quebec Solidaire spokespersonsThe two parties reached an agreement in October but the …

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Putin orders 'significant part' of Russian forces in Syria to withdraw

MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin ordered “a significant part” of Russia’s military contingent in Syria to start withdrawing on Monday, saying Moscow and Damascus had achieved their mission of destroying Islamic State in just over two years. Putin, who polls show will be re-elected comfortably in March, made the …

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Russia's Putin and Egypt's Sisi discuss Middle East tensions in Cairo

CAIRO (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin met Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo on Monday for talks on cooperation and tensions in the Middle East following Washington’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (L) meets with Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (R) in …

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What's behind Vietnam's corruption crackdown?

HANOI (Reuters) – Vietnam’s crackdown on high level corruption has led to the arrest of dozens of officials from state oil firm PetroVietnam and the banking sector. Flag of PetroVietnam (R) flutters next to Vietnamese national flag (C) and Communist Party flag in front of the headquarters of PetroVietnam in …

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Uber's London license appeal to be heard next year

LONDON (Reuters) – Uber [UBER.UL] will defend its right to operate in London in court next year after the app was deemed unfit to run a taxi service and stripped of its license in its most important European market. FILE PHOTO: A photo illustration shows the Uber app on a …

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School and other cancellations around southern Manitoba on Monday

Southern Manitoba didn’t get a lot of snow but it was enough to cause some cancellations Monday morning.If you have a cancellation to report, please contact us at 1-204-786-6868.You can see a full list of cancellations below: All schools in Lord Selkirk School Division