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October 16, 2018 1:28 PM French hostage in Yemen freed after more than four months

Yemeni security officials said the Houthis released Goma from a prison in the capital, Sanaa, which is under rebel control. They said the release came after “intensive” talks between France’s envoy to Yemen and Houthi leaders in Sanaa. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to brief reporters. Goma’s family members 10

October 5, 2018 3:35 PM Nuns couldn’t stop Wells Fargo from making another big gun loan

NEW YORK — Wells Fargo & Co. is doubling down on the gun industry, undaunted by criticism of its deep ties to firearm companies and the National Rifle Association. The San Francisco-based bank last week issued a $40 million line of credit to gun manufacturer Sturm, Ruger & Co., according to financial filings. That’s on top of the $431 million in debt that Wells 12

September 23, 2018 1:10 AM Ottawa to name new ambassador for women, peace and security, Freeland says

MONTREAL—Canada will create a new ambassador position dedicated to women, peace and security, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Saturday. Freeland made the announcement at a meeting of female foreign affairs ministers in Montreal that she co-hosted with Federica Mogherini, the high representative for the European Union. Freeland did not offer 13

September 7, 2018 1:48 PM Iran, Russia and Turkey presidents meet for summit to discuss Syria’s future

“The fires of war and bloodshed in Syria are reaching their end,” Rouhani said, while adding that terrorism must “be uprooted in Syria, particularly in Idlib.” Each of the three nations has its own interests in the years-long war in Syria. Iran wants to keep its foothold in the Mediterranean nation neighbouring Israel and Lebanon. Turkey, which backed 15

August 23, 2018 12:08 AM Educators slam Ford’s ‘snitch line’ for teachers who defy sex ed rollback

Also on Twitter, Sam Hammond, president of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, which represents 83,000 public school teachers, wrote, “Doug Ford & the Minister of Ed calling on parents to file complaints against Teachers. Unprecedented, outrageous, and shameful! This is a blatant attack on the professionalism ... of teachers.” In a statement 16

August 19, 2018 1:02 PM Israel closing Gaza crossing after violence along frontier

Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire and another 60 were wounded during violent protests Friday amid ongoing Egyptian efforts to broker a ceasefire. The protesters threw rocks and firebombs at Israeli troops from behind clouds of black smoke from burning tires. The soldiers responded with tear gas and live fire. Hamas officials have been meeting 10

July 20, 2018 2:30 AM American flag burned outside L.A. offices of congresswoman Maxine Waters

“The Oath Keepers would like nothing more than to inflame racial tensions and create an explosive conflict in our community,” Waters said in a statement a day earlier urging counter-protesters to stay away. She said the group, which has formed militias across the country, has a history of attempting to stoke violence. A few dozen counter-protesters including 18

July 17, 2018 6:09 PM Bunnies are still swarming Canmore despite a cull

Jay Honeyman, a human-wildlife conflict biologist, said the rabbits do attract large predators to the town. “We’ve certainly got coyotes and we’ve got bears and cougars known to be feeding on rabbits within the urban footprint,” he said. “The reality is that the rabbits are a potential food source and the town has been trying to get a handle on that. Canmore’s 29

July 15, 2018 10:18 PM Canadian tourists still visiting U.C. despite trade conflict

“All of that being said, we’ve not seen a trade war like this, so that may change,” she said, “but as of now, the U.S. remains a very popular destination.” Florida accounts for the largest number of visitors from the north, typically snowbirds in the winter. New England is also a popular destination, and beaches like Old Orchard Beach and Hampton Beach 29

June 25, 2018 12:30 PM Italy’s interior minister vows to help Libya stem flow of migrants

TRIPOLI, LIBYA—Italy’s firebrand interior minister vowed on Monday to do everything possible to help Libya stem the flow of migrants and develop itself commercially, saying Italy wants Europe to view its former colony as a “great opportunity” and not a problem. Matteo Salvini made his first official visit abroad to Tripoli, Libya’s capital, to hammer 17