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November 17, 2018 9:43 PM Greek police clash with protesters marking 1973 uprising

About 15,000 people participated in the march held earlier to observe the 45th anniversary of the student rebellion. The precise number of deaths in the uprising is unknown. Estimates range from 18-40. While the event went off relatively trouble-free, government ministers and other marchers representing Greece’s ruling Syriza party had plastic bottles 7

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 6

November 9, 2018 5:24 PM Two minors in custody after Nunavut grocery store fire

IQALUIT, NUNAVUT—Two Iqaluit youths are in custody after a series of fires earlier this week in the Nunavut capital, including one that damaged the city’s largest store and grocer. RCMP said Friday charges of arson and disregard for human life are pending against the pair, who are not identified. “As the investigation progresses we’ll be able to release 27

November 8, 2018 8:41 PM Tens of thousands flee fast-moving Northern California fire

A hospital and several schools were evacuated as thick grey smoke and ash filled the sky above Paradise and could be seen from miles away. The Adventist Health Feather River Hospital in Paradise evacuated all its patients and staff, given its close proximity to the fire, and transported them safely to hospitals in neighbouring towns, said Jill Kinney 16

November 7, 2018 2:43 PM Warsaw mayor bans far-right independence march

WARSAW, POLAND—The mayor of Warsaw banned a march that radical Polish nationalists planned to hold to coincide with the centennial of Polish independence, saying Wednesday she made the decision to curb “aggressive nationalism.” Mayor Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz said she wanted to put a stop to extremist displays that have appeared during the past decade 12

November 5, 2018 7:40 PM Man accused of Fredericton murder spree says he wants different lawyer

FREDERICTON — A Fredericton man accused of murdering two police officers and two civilians in an August shooting spree has told a judge that he wants a new lawyer. The court was to have heard the Crown’s application today for a psychological assessment, but that’s on hold until Raymond’s lawyer issue is settled. During two previous court appearances 15

November 1, 2018 1:11 PM Tree of Life Rabbi Myers says he saw a ‘warm and personal side’ to Trump that surprised him

“I was privileged to have a private 15 or 20 minutes with the family,” Myers said. “The president was very warm, very consoling, put his hand on my shoulder, and the first question he asked me was, ‘Rabbi, tell me how are you doing.’ I must say throughout the time we spent together, I was pleasantly surprised by a warm and personal side to the president 13

October 29, 2018 4:02 PM Study shows CEOs say they want to promote women, yet lack action plans to do so

The study, “Advancing Women as Leaders in the Private Sector,” was released on Monday by the Canada-U.S. Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders. It’s hard to address personnel trends that don’t get tracked in the first place. Less than half of top HR officers said their companies had accurate data on a variety of measures 10

October 17, 2018 3:50 PM Protesters in India defy court ruling by preventing females from entering temple

NEW DELHI—A temple in southern India that is one of the world’s largest Hindu pilgrimage centres opened its doors to females of menstruating age on Wednesday to comply with a Supreme Court ruling, but women weren’t able to enter as hundreds of protesters fought street battles with police to keep them out. As the gates of the Sabarimala temple were flung 16

October 17, 2018 2:07 AM Uber driver kidnapped and groped a woman, prosecutors say. Then she was billed $1,047

“What’s been reported is horrible and something no person should go through,” the company said. “As soon as we became aware, we immediately removed this individual’s access to the platform.” The company said Parmar was blocked from the Uber app in February and had not provided a trip on Uber’s platform since then. Uber also said the woman’s fare was refunded 17