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January 15, 2019 2:47 PM Tories rev up fundraising machine with big-ticket events featuring Premier Doug Ford, energy minister

Under Wynne’s restrictions, all MPPs, candidates, and staff were forbidden from attending any event where money was raised for political parties. But last November Finance Minister Vic Fedeli changed the law to enable politicians and their staff to go to fundraisers. That had been the case prior to Wynne’s reforms almost three years ago amid accusations 142

January 15, 2019 11:00 AM Tilray, U.S. brand group partner on cannabis-infused retail products

Tilray says it will receive up to 49 per cent of the net revenue from these products bearing names from ABG’s portfolio of more than 50 brands, with a guaranteed minimum payment of up to US$10 million annually for 10 years. Under the deal, Tilray would be the preferred supplier of active cannabinoid ingredients, such as CBD and THC, for ABG’s cannabis 92

January 14, 2019 2:36 PM Polish mayor dies after being stabbed in heart

The spokeswoman for the ruling Law and Justice party Beata Mazurek said the attack should be “absolutely condemned by all, regardless of what side of the political spectrum they are on.” She insisted politicians in Poland need “greater responsibility for words, for deeds” because “there is no shortage of madmen on both sides” of the political scale 74

January 14, 2019 2:25 PM Trump threat to Turkey shows U.S. commitment to Kurds, says Pompeo

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA—U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that President Donald Trump’s threat to devastate NATO ally Turkey’s economy if it attacks U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria underscores America’s commitment to its partners. Pompeo said he had yet to speak with Turkish officials or Trump about the president’s tweeted threat and that he assumed 76

January 14, 2019 2:11 AM Ghosn’s wife slams Japan detention as ‘draconian’ in letter

TOKYO—The wife of Nissan’s former chairman Carlos Ghosn has written a letter to Human Rights Watch, a global advocacy group, criticizing her husband’s long detention and Japan’s criminal justice system as unfair and harsh. “My husband’s is a case study in the realities of this draconian system,” Carole Ghosn wrote in a nine-page letter Monday to the Tokyo 40

January 12, 2019 11:07 PM Raptors’ reserves are finally settling into their roles

It was a stellar night that included 22-of-44 shooting from the field, six three-pointers in 15 attempts, 16 rebounds and only two combined turnovers. The combination of VanVleet and Wright seems to be rounding into the same form that made them so dangerous last season. They had 22 points and eight assists between them but, most important, they were flying 41

January 11, 2019 9:03 PM Jury decides to strip Mongols biker gang of trademark logo

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Federal prosecutors say a California jury has decided the Mongols motorcycle gang should be stripped of its trademarked logo. Jurors in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana on Friday found that the government could seize control of the group’s trademark. The jury previously found the Mongol Nation, the entity that owns the image of a Mongol 23

January 11, 2019 7:38 PM The Latest: Judge: Women could lose birth control under rule

A U.S. judge in California says new rules by the Trump administration would result in a substantial number of women losing birth control coverage. Judge Haywood Gilliam made the comment Friday during a hearing in Oakland to decide whether to block the rules. The changes set to go into effect on Monday would allow more employers to opt out of providing 19

January 11, 2019 5:42 PM A Timeline of the US involvement in Syria’s conflict

Summer of 2014: The U.S. administration reveals that several dozen special operations troops had been on the ground in Syria briefly in an effort to rescue foreign hostages taken by the Islamic State group, but did not find them. Sept. 22, 2014: Obama launches a U.S. air campaign against the Islamic State in Syria, one month after launching airstrikes 22

January 11, 2019 5:27 PM Lebanon to complain to UN over Israeli border wall

BEIRUT - Lebanon says it will file a complaint at the U.N. over Israel’s construction of a wall along the border, which Israel says is entirely within its own territory. Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency quoted Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil as calling the Israeli move a violation of a U.N. Security Council resolution that ended the 2006 war between 24