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July 14, 2018 2:38 PM ‘This is a historic day for all of us’: Eritrea’s president visits Ethiopia amid thaw between former rivals

In a speech Saturday evening, Abiy said the countries had agreed to develop together and that Isaias had offered to help “lead this great nation.” He added that “we have finally found our sister nation after many years of hiding,” and he warned those trying to instigate violence inside Ethiopia to stop or “you may lead us to take a path that we don’t 6

July 10, 2018 11:45 PM Canadian lacrosse team was unified by labour standoff

NETANYA, Israel — Canada will begin its defence of its world lacrosse title with precious little preparation time on the field. But players say team unity is already ironclad after joining together in a labour standoff with the Canadian Lacrosse Association. The Canadians didn’t have a full roster playing together until last week’s training camp, but just a couple 9

July 2, 2018 1:21 PM EU moves ahead against Poland over its new Surpeme Court law

The law is the culmination of the ruling populist Law and Justice Party’s efforts to put Poland’s entire court system until its control, a plan it began nearly three years ago. For their part, party leaders claim they are reforming an inefficient, corrupt court system in the grip of an unaccountable caste of judges. Critics see the law on Poland’s Supreme 11

June 29, 2018 10:47 PM Child care shortage puts parents on edge

Frantic parents who feared their west-end Toronto daycare would be closing Aug. 31, are breathing easier this weekend after the owner agreed to stay open for another year. “Everybody is feeling quite happy and relieved,” said area mother Alex Harris. “But it really shows how vulnerable families are when it comes to child care in this city.” Harris waited 12

June 29, 2018 6:08 PM Canadian hyperloop company threatens to relocate unless government supports innovation

MONTREAL—A Canadian hyperloop company is threatening to relocate its headquarters to Europe unless it gets political support at home for the implementation of its technology that would transport goods and passengers through tubes at airplane speeds. Transpod CEO and co-founder Sebastien Gendron says politicians need to step up if they are serious about 9

June 27, 2018 11:28 PM Man found dead in Atlanta Braves stadium cooler was Minnesota inventor

ATLANTA—A body found inside a beer cooler at the major league home of the Atlanta Braves belongs to a Minnesota inventor who was doing contract work at the stadium, police in Atlanta’s suburbs said Wednesday. Keeling had worked an overnight shift for a beverage vendor, authorities said. A co-worker found his body inside the beer cooler at SunTrust Park before 13

June 27, 2018 7:06 PM Japanese spacecraft arrives at asteroid to collect samples

The first touchdown is planned for September or October. Before the final touchdown, scheduled for April or May, Hayabusa2 will send out a squat cylinder that will detonate above the asteroid, shooting a 2-kilogram copper projectile into it at high speed to make a crater. Hayabusa2 will hide on the other side of the asteroid to protect itself during 13

June 25, 2018 9:00 AM Students in poorer neighbourhoods may miss out on ‘vital programs,’ report says

The number of Ontario schools offering before- and after-school care has jumped dramatically in the last six years — but families in the poorest neighbourhoods are less likely to benefit, a new report shows. While school boards must provide child care for elementary students where there is a demand, “there may not be equitable access to these vital programs 9

June 24, 2018 5:26 PM Feds to make it ‘fair’ for those with criminal records for marijuana possession

Goodale’s office says once Bill C-45 is enacted, the government will examine how to make things fairer for individuals who have been previously convicted for minor possession offences, adding that it’s committed to reforming the pardons system. The government’s legislation to legalize and regulate marijuana passed last week, but it won’t come into effect 16

June 19, 2018 4:07 PM Trudeau has billions of reasons to dig in against Trump on dairy

Justin Trudeau’s defence of Canadian dairy tariffs isn’t just about farmers and politics — it’s about debt, too. The prime minister squared off with U.S. President Donald Trump this month over Canada’s “supply management” system, which sets quotas for dairy, eggs and poultry and charges high tariffs above that threshold. Despite a U.S. surplus on dairy 11