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February 28, 2018 3:41 PM Seven of 10 Bloc Quebecois MPs quit caucus in protest of leader Martine Ouellet

The seven MPs will now sit as Independents. Louis Plamondon, who has spent the last 25 years as a Bloc MP, said he is “leaving the leader” but “is not leaving the Bloc Quebecois.” OTTAWA—Seven of the 10 Bloc Quebecois MPs quit Wednesday because of Martine Ouellet’s leadership style, leaving the once-powerful party in complete disarray. The seven, who will sit as Independents 61

February 26, 2018 12:06 AM White House answers online petitions but ducks calls for Trump’s tax return release

The White House said the tax-return question “is not within the scope” of the government feedback tool because the issue “does not address an action or policy of the Federal Government.” That petition attracted more than 1.1 million signatures. WASHINGTON—After more than a year of silence, the Trump administration is beginning to address a backlog of petitions 52

February 25, 2018 10:09 PM Oprah Winfrey praises Florida students as 'warriors of the light'

A Wrinkle In Time star said protests by young people are a 'proud moment' Oprah Winfrey has nothing but praise for the Florida school shooting survivors who have channeled angst into activism, calling them "warriors of the light" and comparing them to civil rights pioneers. In an interview with The Associated Press on Saturday, Winfrey drew parallels 114

February 19, 2018 1:58 PM Pope backs down from harsh ultimatum, OKs resignation of divisive Nigerian bishop

Francis originally gave priests in Nigeria 30 years to pledge obedience to Monsignor Peter Okpaleke, but some still expressed problems working with him. VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis backed down Monday and accepted the resignation of Nigerian bishop who had been rejected for years by the priests of his diocese, setting a precedent that could have repercussions 67

February 15, 2018 11:29 PM Toronto police union holding ‘non-confidence’ vote on Chief Mark Saunders

The symbolic vote is meant to obtain “quantitative” evidence of the membership’s lack of support for the city’s police chief, the union says. The Toronto police union is launching a “non-confidence” vote against Toronto police Chief Mark Saunders — something the union president is calling the chief’s “last opportunity” to act on its demands. The vote, to take place 49

February 13, 2018 9:13 AM Trial begins for Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi, accused of slapping Israeli soldier

Military judge said Tuesday the trial will be closed to the media 'for the protection of the minor' Palestinian protest icon Ahed Tamimi is to go on trial before an Israeli military court for slapping and punching two Israeli soldiers in December in a case that has drawn wide criticism of Israel for prosecuting the teenager. It has also underscored what Palestinians 116

February 4, 2018 11:06 PM Activists protesting police brutality block light rail carrying spectators to Super Bowl

Metro Transit’s Green Line was shut down a little after 2 p.m., about three hours before kickoff, by a group of about 30 activists at the Stadium Village station. MINNEAPOLIS—Police on Sunday arrested a group of activists who locked themselves along a light-rail line carrying Super Bowl ticket holders to U.S. Bank Stadium, shutting down trains for more than two hours 48

February 1, 2018 1:48 AM Senate passes bill to make O Canada more gender neutral

OTTAWA—The Senate has passed a bill to make the national anthem more gender neutral, fulfilling the dying wish of Liberal MP Mauril Belanger. The Senate has given its final approval to the legislation, which would change the second line of the anthem from “in all thy sons command” to “in all of us command.” The legislation now only requires formal royal 44

January 16, 2018 2:55 PM 3 churches firebombed during Pope's visit to Chile

Fires on 1st day of Pope Francis's visit, during which he offered apology for sex abuse by priests Three churches have been firebombed in Chile on the first full day of Pope Francis's visit to the Andean nation. Authorities say two churches were burned in the early hours of Tuesday in the southern Araucania region. The Pope is set to visit with indigenous 81

January 15, 2018 5:50 PM Tahoe Resources cutting 250 jobs at Guatemala silver mine amid legal fight

Company suspended operations at the mine last July after ruling by Guatemalan court Tahoe Resources Inc. says it has cut 250 jobs at its Escobal silver mine in Guatemala as a legal battle to reopen the mine drags on. The company says it was forced to suspend operations at the mine last July after the Supreme Court of Guatemala issued a provisional decision 50