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January 12, 2019 7:26 PM French yellow vest protests hit ninth week, clash with police

PARIS—Thousands of yellow vest protesters marched Saturday through Paris and other French cities for a ninth straight weekend to denounce President Emmanuel Macron’s economic policies, and repeated tensions broke out with police. Sporadic violence broke out during protests in Paris, Bourges, Bordeaux, Rouen, Marseille and Toulouse. Protesters walked 37

January 11, 2019 3:55 PM Hepatits vaccine, often prescribed for travellers, facing shortage in Canada

Hepatitis A is mostly spread through contaminated food and water. Most people infected recover completely with no permanent liver damage, but in some cases infection can lead to sudden liver failure. Hepatitis B, a more serious disease primarily spread through sex, can lead to a chronic infection that increases the risk of cirrhosis, liver failure and liver 22

January 11, 2019 5:55 AM The Latest: Aeromexico passengers released

Two passengers who were detained after becoming unruly on a diverted Aeromexico flight in Oakland have been released. The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office says Flight 622 from Guadalajara was scheduled to land at San Francisco International Airport on Thursday morning but was diverted because of fog. Passengers said they were held on the plane on the tarmac 19

January 8, 2019 7:46 PM Water cannon aimed at container ship that has been burning for five days

Tim Seifert says the 71-metre offshore supply vessel Smit Nicobar is carrying all 22 members of the container ship’s crew, none of whom were injured after the fire started inside a container on Thursday, then spread to several other containers. Seifert confirmed the fire is still burning among containers on the ship’s forward deck, though he did not provide 20

January 7, 2019 5:45 PM Five Golden Globes surprises that shake up Oscar predictions

The group’s golden choices are often ignored by the nearly 8,200 Oscar voters, the members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences who last year gave their Best Picture prize to The Shape of Water, rather than either of the HFPA’s top winners: Lady Bird (musical/comedy) and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (drama). Sunday’s play-it-safe 38

January 7, 2019 12:18 AM Ukrainian Orthodox Christians formally break from Russia

He had signed the Tomos in a civil ceremony with Poroshenko on Saturday, and sanctified it in a mass on Sunday. The ceremony began before dawn, with priests chanting hymns under a single chandelier in St. George’s Cathedral. The cathedral was flooded with light as the patriarch blessed the new metropolitan, dressed in blue, white and gold vestments and a glittering 18

January 6, 2019 3:12 PM Spain rescues 549 migrants from boats in Mediterranean

On Sunday another 199 migrants were pulled from five different boats, including two tiny inflatable boats meant for small bodies of water or near the beach. One of those tiny recreational boats was carrying four children. The other was packed with 10 adults. The United Nations refugee agency estimates that 2,262 migrants died while crossing the Mediterranean 17

January 4, 2019 1:13 PM Navy SEAL to plead not guilty to murder charge of Daesh teen

Warpinski said when another SEAL questioned Gallagher, the chief replied that “I was working on him, and he just died.” His defence attorney also indicated to the court the teen died from injuries from the airstrike. Warpinski, who spoke to nine members of SEAL Team 7, said he was told Gallagher would fire into crowds of Iraqis. He is accused of shooting 20

December 30, 2018 4:20 PM Almost 40 water-related deaths in Atlantic Canada this year, Red Cross says

The Canadian Red Cross says there were at least 39 unintentional water-related deaths in the Atlantic provinces this year — a type of death that the organization says is often preventable. The Red Cross says that in 2018, there were 13 water-related deaths in Newfoundland and Labrador, four in New Brunswick, 16 in Nova Scotia and six in Prince Edward 29

December 27, 2018 10:38 PM CN Rail lining up pilot plant partners to make oilsands bitumen pucks

CALGARY—Canadian National Railway Co. says it is planning to build a pilot plant worth up to $50 million next year to create pucks made of oilsands bitumen to transport by rail and ships to customers around the world. CN has been working for years on a technology that mixes and coats the heavy, sticky oil with polymer plastic, creating a pellet-shaped 27