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Hamilton Bulldogs making ‘win now’ moves in pursuit of Memorial Cup

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Growing up in the Hamilton area, Nicholas Caamano remembers watching the Bulldogs win an American Hockey League championship in 2007. He wants to bring another major hockey title to his hometown by capping his junior career with a Memorial Cup.Story continues belowThe 19-year-old Caamano, from Ancaster, Ont., …

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Urgent CBK keeps discount rate at 2.75 pct

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British lawmakers defeat May's government on Brexit law

LONDON (Reuters) – MPs defeated Prime Minister Theresa May’s government on Wednesday, voting to change her Brexit blueprint in a move which could complicate her efforts to sever ties with the European Union. Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London, December 11, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville The parliament …

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Tory rebels defeat PM over Brexit vote

The government has been narrowly defeated in a key vote on its Brexit bill after a rebellion by Tory MPs. In a blow to Prime Minister Theresa May, MPs voted to give Parliament a legal guarantee of a vote on the final Brexit deal struck with Brussels. The government had …

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FM commends depth of Kuwaiti-Bahraini relations

KUWAIT, Dec 13 (KUNA) — Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on Wednesday extolled the deeply-rooted ties with the Kingdom of Bahrain.After attending Bahrain’s Embassy’s reception on the occasion of the 47th National Day celebrations, Sheikh Sabah Khaled expressed pride of the great achievements and …

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Congress secures tax deal, Trump backs 21-percent corporate rate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congressional Republicans have reached a deal on final tax legislation, the U.S. Senate’s top Republican tax writer said on Wednesday, with President Donald Trump saying he would back a sharply lowered corporate tax rate of 21 percent. U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks during his …

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Fears of Israeli job cuts at Teva sparks call for general strike

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Reports that Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (TEVA.TA) is planning a restructuring involving mass layoffs in Israel sparked calls on Wednesday for a half-day general strike to be held in protest. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, the world’s biggest generic drugmaker and Israel’s largest company, …

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Erdogan: US made "wrong decision" to recognise Jerusalem as Israel capital

ISTANBUL, Dec 13 (KUNA) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Summit’s message to the US is it made the “wrong decision” to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.“I believe with this historic summit, we showed the world, as …

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Middlesex OPP warn residents to be on alert over ‘hitman’ scam emails

Residents are urged to be wary of suspicious emails after Middlesex OPP received a report of what is commonly known as the “hitman” scam. READ MORE: OPP warn of Facebook scam after Norfolk County resident loses $100KStory continues belowLast Thursday, someone from Middlesex Centre contacted police saying they had received multiple …

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US Federal Reserve raises interest rates again

The US Federal Reserve has agreed to raise interest rates by 0.25%, the third rate rise in 2017. Policymakers at the US central bank say the move underscores strength in the US economy. It marks a further retreat from the ultra low rates that were put in place during the …

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