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October 22, 2018 12:10 AM Jordan plans to revoke parts of its peace treaty with Israel

JERUSALEM—Jordan’s King Abdullah II announced Sunday that he does not plan to renew parts of the country’s 24-year-old peace agreement with Israel, amid public pressure to rebuke the Israeli government following the U.S. Embassy’s move to Jerusalem and ongoing violence in Gaza. In Israel, the announcement was received with surprise. Analysts said it was a populist 6

October 20, 2018 9:03 PM A timeline of Saudi statements on the killing of Khashoggi

Oct. 7: Turkish officials say Khashoggi has been killed at the consulate. A Saudi government statement describes the Turkish allegations as “baseless.” Oct. 11: Turkey says it has agreed with Saudi Arabia to form a joint group to shed light on the disappeared journalist’s fate. The Saudi team arrives in Istanbul a day later. Oct. 13: Saudi Arabia’s interior 7

October 18, 2018 4:33 PM Michael Bublé shuts down rumours of retirement from music

The report suggested the Grammy-winning singer was stepping away from music for good following his son Noah’s cancer battle in 2016, but Bublé said the story is false. “I’ll keep going until the news of my death comes out, which will probably be fake too,” he said with a chuckle. “At that point, you’re really famous now. Things are really going well on this record 8

October 16, 2018 3:44 PM Federal government tables bill to transform prisoner segregation

OTTAWA—The Trudeau government tabled legislation today to transform the way it separates inmates in federal correctional institutions from the general prison population. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the bill is the result of recent court decisions on administrative segregation as well as recommendations from a coroner’s inquest into the 2007 death 10

October 16, 2018 1:28 PM French hostage in Yemen freed after more than four months

Yemeni security officials said the Houthis released Goma from a prison in the capital, Sanaa, which is under rebel control. They said the release came after “intensive” talks between France’s envoy to Yemen and Houthi leaders in Sanaa. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to brief reporters. Goma’s family members 10

October 15, 2018 9:35 PM Thanks to Doug Ford, the sky’s the limit for marijuana in Ontario

Come Wednesday, marijuana will waft across our parks, jogging trails and beaches with impunity. For better or for worse, the pungent odour will float in the open air — while weighing down our public spaces. If you have forgotten the stale aroma of cigar or pipe smoke in our past, brace yourself for a trip back in time as the smell of cannabis wends its way into your nostrils 11

October 12, 2018 11:05 PM Peel Regional Police Chief Jennifer Evans is retiring

The News also reached out to members of the Police Services Board for comment, but has yet to get a response. In 2015, she raised the ire of some community members when she defended Peel’s controversial carding policy and rejected her police board’s direction to suspend the practice until the province had studied it and come up with its own guidelines 44

October 12, 2018 3:34 PM Canada ‘clear, strong’ with Saudi Arabia on human rights, Trudeau says

WASHINGTON—Justin Trudeau says Canada has been and continues to be clear and strong with the kingdom of Saudi Arabia about defending human rights. The prime minister also says Canada has “serious issues” around reports about the disappearance of U.S. journalist Jamal Khashoggi, although he says there is still more to learn before he’ll comment further 14

October 11, 2018 12:09 AM Montreal businesses rally for NBA team

MONTREAL—A group of Quebec businesspeople led by former federal cabinet minister and senator Michael Fortier is continuing its full-court press to bring a National Basketball Association franchise to Montreal — even though the league has no current plans for expansion. Fortier said Wednesday he has spoken to NBA commissioner Adam Silver about Montreal’s 16

October 8, 2018 4:45 PM ‘What are you afraid of?’: Quebec teachers decry proposed religious symbol ban

Like Kaur, Namarta Malhi believes politicians are trying to create a problem where none exists. Both say they’ve grown up in the province, learned French, and have always felt like they belonged in Quebec society. “There has never been a case, to my knowledge, when an authority figure is not performing a task properly because they have this thing on their 11