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October 24, 2017 4:34 AM China's Communist Party inserts Xi Jinping into party constitution

BEIJING - China's ruling Communist Party amended its constitution to add President Xi Jinping's name and ideology Tuesday in an extension of his formidable political sway. Xi's concept of "socialism with Chinese characteristics for a new era" was added to the party constitution at the close of a twice-a-decade major congress. "The Chinese people and nation 4

October 24, 2017 1:56 AM Discovery of human remains rattles Silver Creek region of B.C

Yellow police tape cordoned off an entire rural property on Monday and officers were stationed at entry points as residents struggled to take in the news that human remains had been found on the bucolic site owned by long-time residents described by neighbours as helpful and caring. Investigators worked under white tents on the farm at 2290 Salmon River 5

October 24, 2017 1:47 AM American-born critic of Vladimir Putin allowed into U.S. after being temporarily blocked

Businessman Bill Browder said he had been placed on an international police watch list and blocked from a flight to the U.S., and he accused the Russian government of being behind it. WASHINGTON—An American-born traveller being allowed to enter America isn’t usually news — unless that American is a bitter foe of Vladmir Putin, accused of crimes by the Russian 5

October 23, 2017 11:28 PM American-born Putin critic blocked from U.S. after lobbying Canada

Businessman advocating for sanctions against Russian officials says he's now on Interpol watch-list American lawmakers are demanding answers from their national government after a U.S.-born foe of Vladimir Putin was allegedly denied entry into the United States. Bill Browder, who is now a British citizen, had just successfully lobbied Canada to become 6

October 23, 2017 9:05 PM Quebec TV star Julie Snyder files sex-assault complaint against Just For Laughs founder Gilbert Rozon

A spokesperson for Snyder’s production company says the former wife of business tycoon Pierre Karl Peladeau went to police in the past few days to inform them of the alleged attack. MONTREAL—Julie Snyder, one of the biggest names in Quebec’s entertainment industry, has filed a complaint of sexual assault against Just For Laughs founder Gilbert Rozon 5

October 23, 2017 8:58 PM A $25 Apple Watch? This insurer says yes

Last year, insurance company John Hancock introduced a program for certain customers to get an Apple Watch for $25 in exchange for recording their daily activity. The activity goes toward points that reduce (or eliminate) the monthly payments for the wearable. That program has proven very successful for the company, which has announced that it is now an option 7

October 23, 2017 5:17 PM Amazon says it received 238 proposals for 2nd headquarters

NEW YORK -- Amazon said today that it received 238 proposals from cities and regions in the United States, Canada and Mexico hoping to be the home of the company's second headquarters. The online retailer kicked off its hunt for a second home base in September, promising to bring 50,000 new jobs and spend more than $5 billion on construction 11

October 23, 2017 4:27 PM Donors pledge $228M in new funds for UN's Rohingya appeal

GENEVA -- U.N. humanitarian agencies said a pledging conference held Monday raised $228 million in new funds to aid Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, as governments and international organizations chipped in to help the Muslim minority group that has fled violence in Myanmar. A total of 35 pledges from donors that include the European Union and a royal 7

October 23, 2017 3:04 PM Down Goes Brown Weekend Wrap: Leafs not yet worthy of favourite status

Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Morgan Rielly talks about his teams hot start to the season, their ability to score goals and importance of playing well especially against defensive teams. Every Monday, Sean McIndoe looks back at weekend play in the NHL and the league’s biggest storylines. You can follow him on Twitter. You may have seen the news spread 7

October 23, 2017 2:08 PM Prominent Russian reporter stabbed in Moscow radio station

Tatyana Felgenhauer injured after assailant bursts into studio ​​The deputy editor in chief for Russia's leading news radio station was stabbed Monday by an unknown attacker who burst into its studios — the latest of a string of attacks on journalists and opposition activists in Moscow. The attacker broke into its studios of Ekho Moskvy (Echo of Moscow) 12