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December 10, 2018 7:53 PM Nearly 85 per cent of UN nations back migration deal, excluding U.S

Louise Arbour of Canada, a former UN human rights chief, said the issue also has been tied up in parliamentary debates in Belgium, Bulgaria, Estonia, Italy, Israel, Slovenia and Switzerland — although some of them did participate in creating the accord, which has since been ensnared by tough political headwinds. The conference is the capstone of efforts 10

December 10, 2018 6:04 PM Qualcomm say it won ban on sale of some iPhones in China

The patents are related to adjusting and reformatting the size and appearance of photographs and managing applications using a touchscreen, Qualcomm said. They are just two of a number of patents Qualcomm is using against Apple in disputes in several countries. China is the world’s largest market for smartphones and is home to the manufacturers of the iPhone 6

December 8, 2018 8:49 PM Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard vs. Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo should be fun to watch

It’s still far too early to start thinking about awards and honours, but fleeting thoughts about all-star and all-NBA and, yes, most valuable player awards aren’t far away. “The guy, he’s talented, man,” Raptors teammate Pascal Siakam said of Leonard. “I think people forgot that a little bit, how talented he is, the things he can do at the level he can do them at. “Not just (score) 7

December 3, 2018 1:31 PM Trump wants to grant Kim Jong Un’s wishes, says South Korea president

Moon said he and Trump agreed during their meeting that Kim’s trip to Seoul would play a “very positive role” in U.S.-North Korea nuclear diplomacy. Moon said it’s still unclear whether Kim will visit Seoul by the end of this year, and that it’s up to the North Korean leader. Moon, who has facilitated a series of high-level talks between the United States 14

November 29, 2018 1:58 PM Trump’s keeping it quick, taking in-and-out trip to G20 in Argentina

Three current and former White House officials said Trump has at times expressed frustration about travel overseas, and they have curtailed trips to his liking. The White House did not respond to a request for comment. All spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal matters. White House aides said Trump prefers to play the role of host rather 16

November 28, 2018 9:49 AM He was the ‘world’s oldest rebel’: Anti-poverty activist Harry Leslie Smith dies in Belleville at 95

Harry Leslie Smith, a tireless advocate for the downtrodden who in his later years earned a legion of younger followers through his books, podcast and Twitter account, has died. The 95-year-old had been receiving treatment in an intensive care unit in Belleville, Ont., after his family said he suffered a fall. Smith, who split his time between England 21

November 27, 2018 5:03 PM Mexico’s new leader faces clash with Trump over migrants

Unpredictable. Temperamental. Beloved by his base and loathed by his detractors. López Obrador, known by his initials AMLO, has been compared more than once to Trump. And as is often the case with the U.S. president, even his closest aides say they are not sure which López Obrador will emerge: the avuncular leader who preaches love and morality, the leftist 20

November 26, 2018 11:48 PM GM shows Doug Ford’s Ontario isn’t so ‘Open for Business’

Doug Ford’s attempt at damage control for doomed GM workers consisted of handing out his mobile phone number, and hinting at extra benefits for the jobless. But the damage is done. No matter the premier’s political spin, the economic spinoff from car assembly plants is a powerful force multiplier — or vaporizer, in this case. Oshawa’s loss is Ontario’s 17

November 21, 2018 1:02 PM Dennis Oland to plead not guilty, finally face retrial for his father’s murder

SAINT JOHN, N.B.—Dennis Oland is expected to enter a plea of not guilty this morning, as his retrial in his father’s murder finally gets under way. Oland will be re-arraigned in a Saint John courtroom, before the much-delayed case proceeds to opening statements and possibly the first witnesses. The New Brunswick Court of Queen’s Bench judge dismissed 15

November 15, 2018 11:09 PM Woman ticketed for not holding escalator handrail to be heard by Supreme Court

OTTAWA—The Supreme Court of Canada agreed Thursday to hear the case of a woman who was ticketed and arrested after she refused instructions to hold onto an escalator handrail. Bela Kosoian was in a subway station in the Montreal suburb of Laval in 2009 when a police officer told her to respect a pictogram with the instruction, “hold the handrail 19