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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 6:24 PM Corbyn risk weighs most on firms filling Britain’s bath tubs

Why? The U.K. Labour Party, under Jeremy Corbyn has pledged to nationalize sections of the industry, while also hitting it with new caps aimed at slashing household bills. The latest episode of Conservative Party turmoil re-stoked fears that a Prime Minister Corbyn could one day be a reality. “Today’s news does make the market more worried that the Labour 7

November 13, 2018 9:07 PM BP deep water well off Nova Scotia lacks commercial quantities of oil: partner

It is BP’s only well currently being drilled in the deep waters of the Scotian Shelf, an area about 330 kilometres from Halifax where the company holds multiple licences in waters over two kilometres deep. Environmental, fishing and Indigenous groups have repeatedly criticized the various drilling programs as lacking sufficient response systems for potential 7

November 13, 2018 5:53 PM U.K. Cabinet to meet after Britain, EU reach draft Brexit deal

Even with such measures in place, the British government says leaving the EU without a deal could cause major economic disruption, with gridlock at ports and disruption to supplies of foods, goods and medicines. On Tuesday, the European Commission published a sheaf of notices outlining changes in a host of areas in the event of a no-deal Brexit. They point 7

November 10, 2018 9:42 PM Mayor ‘fed up’ with explosions from Saint John metal recycling facility

The mayor of Saint John, N.B., says a large explosion at the city’s American Iron & Metal recycling facility rattled the harbourfront Saturday morning. Don Darling said the blast shook nearby houses, adding that he received messages from residents who reported feeling the explosion from kilometres away. He said Saint John residents are concerned with the frequency 5

November 8, 2018 9:40 PM Norwegian frigate could sink after being rammed in harbour

COPENHAGEN—A Norwegian Navy frigate carrying a crew of 137 was rammed by a tanker while in a harbour on the country’s west coast Thursday, tearing a large hole in its side, the military said. Eight people on the KNM Helge Instad were slightly injured — two of whom were taken to a nearby hospital — in the 4 a.m. accident in Sture, north of Bergen, said Rear Adm. Nils Andreas 13

October 31, 2018 1:46 PM Pakistan acquits Christian woman facing death for blasphemy

ISLAMABAD—Pakistan’s top court on Wednesday acquitted a Christian woman who was sentenced to death on blasphemy charges in 2010, a landmark ruling that sparked protests by hard-line Islamists and raised fears of violence. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar announced the verdict to a packed courtroom and ordered Asia Bibi released. She has been held at an undisclosed 11

October 29, 2018 12:06 PM Video shows Texas school bus swept away by floodwaters

LEANDER, TEXAS—Dash cam video shows what happened when a school bus driver ignored a barricade and drove into a flooded road in Texas. Footage released by police in Leander shows the bus, carrying one child, was quickly swept away as the water got deeper and covered the hood. The bus eventually ended up in a clump of trees, where the driver and 12-year-old 11

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 15

October 19, 2018 2:28 PM Migrants prepare to cross Guatemala-Mexico border

TECUN UMAN, GUATEMALA—Members of a 3,000-strong U.S.-bound migrant caravan massed in a Guatemalan border town and prepared to begin crossing the muddy Suchiate River to Mexico Friday, in spite of U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats of retaliation. The first members of the group began arriving in Tecun Uman on buses and trucks early Thursday, but the bulk of the caravan 15