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January 15, 2019 6:00 PM U.S. postal workers protest in solidarity with Canada Post counterparts

Ottawa passed legislation last November that required striking postal workers to resume their duties, appointing a mediator to arbitrate an end to the Crown corporation’s dispute with members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. Those efforts, led by Elizabeth MacPherson, former chairwoman of the Canada Industrial Relations Board, broke down in December 6

January 10, 2019 10:55 PM Feds to examine limo 3 months after wreck that killed 20

ALBANY, N.Y. - Some federal employees furloughed under the government shutdown may be recalled to start examining a limousine that crashed in rural upstate New York three months ago, killing 20 people, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday. An NTSB statement said with the help of the county court, the agency is co-ordinating investigative 10

January 10, 2019 9:14 PM Montana lawmaker proposes to give $8M to build border wall

HELENA, Mont. - A Republican lawmaker in Montana is proposing to give more than $8 million to help build President Donald Trump’s proposed wall on the Mexican border, while South Dakota senators voted Thursday to endorse the president’s plans. As Trump travelled to the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday to make his case for $5.7 billion to build the wall in the government 8

January 9, 2019 7:22 PM Fifteen military suicides reported in 2018 despite new prevention strategy

OTTAWA—The Canadian Forces saw more than a dozen service members die by suicide last year even as it was implementing a number of new services and benefits to prevent such tragedies. New figures from the Department of National Defence show 15 members of the Canadian military killed themselves in 2018 — one fewer than the previous year. The latest deaths 12

January 9, 2019 1:15 PM On his Mideast trip, Pompeo makes unannounced Iraq stop

BAGHDAD—U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Iraq on Wednesday in an unannounced stop on his Mideast tour meant to promote the White House’s hard-line position on Iran. The trip comes amid confusion over conflicting statements by U.S. President Donald Trump and senior U.S. officials about a planned U.S. troop withdrawal from Syria, where Iran is backing 6

January 7, 2019 11:20 PM U.S. district judge in Russia probe case criticizes attorney as ‘unprofessional’

WASHINGTON—A federal judge on Monday reprimanded an attorney for a Russian company accused of interfering in the 2016 presidential election, saying his references to Looney Tunes and Animal House in recent court filings are inappropriate. U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich confronted attorney Eric Dubelier after his most recent court filing included 6

January 4, 2019 3:06 PM A video of Ocasio-Cortez dancing in college is leaked to smear her, but the internet finds it adorable

First it was a photo of long-haired Beto O’Rourke playing in a punk band. Now, it’s college-age Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dancing on a rooftop. Both were surfaced by the right to seemingly smear the progressive politicians. Both efforts backfired spectacularly. The Ocasio-Cortez clip in question shows the politician rocking some 1980s “Breakfast Club”-style 11

December 16, 2018 1:50 PM North Korea marks 7th anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s death

PYONGYANG, KOREA, DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF—North Koreans are marking the seventh anniversary of the death of leader Kim Jong Il with visits to statues and vows of loyalty to his son and successor, Kim Jong Un. As snow fell Sunday, tens of thousands of people offered flowers and paid respects to the late leader at Mansu Hill in central Pyongyang 17

December 13, 2018 5:37 PM Canada’s envoy to China decries Huawei arrest as U.S.-inspired

“The detention of Ms. Meng is not a mere judicial case, but a premeditated political action in which the United States wields its regime power to witch-hunt a Chinese high-tech company out of political consideration,” Lu said. “The reason behind all the bullying behaviours of the United States is that it pursues power politics against other countries 19

December 12, 2018 11:07 PM Bausch Health looks to make first acquisition in more than three years

LAVAL, QUE.—Bausch Health Companies Inc. is looking to make its first acquisition in more than three years after focusing efforts on reducing its debt and dealing with highly damaging legacy issues. The Quebec-based pharmaceutical company formerly called Valeant Inc., says it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets of Synergy 18