• Kinross Gold suspends operations at Chilean mine over water use dispute

    Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K) says it has suspended operations at a mine in Chile ahead of schedule because of a dispute involving water use. Kinross had planned to suspend operations at Maricunga in the fourth quarter of 2016. The company says that sanction substantially reduced water pumping at Maricunga

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  • Vancouver Whitecaps looking for a win in a place they usually lose

    If the Vancouver Whitecaps hope to pump some air into their deflating playoff hopes they badly need a win Saturday night in a place where they have rarely won. The Whitecaps (8-12-6) face the L.A. Galaxy (9-4-12) in a Major League Soccer match at the Stubhub Center where Vancouver is 1-7-0. During

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  • Ottawa says it won't criminalize cellphone use at the wheel

    The federal government is not considering making cellphone use at the wheel a criminal offence. A spokeswoman for Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould said Thursday provincial laws already exist to crack down on the dangerous practice. Quebec coroner Michel Ferland recently suggested Ottawa amend

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  • Hong Kong rules US short seller Left engaged in misconduct

    U.S. short-seller Andrew Left engaged in market misconduct by publishing false or misleading information about a Chinese property developer, a Hong Kong tribunal ruled Friday. The city's Market Misconduct Tribunal said in its decision that Left was reckless and negligent when his firm Citron Research

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  • Ex-Wailers members go to court over use of band's name

    Former members of Jamaican reggae band The Wailers, which played alongside Bob Marley, are going to court to try to stop the group they left from performing under the same name. Aston "Family Man" Barrett and other ex-Wailers members said in a petition filed in a Virginia Beach court this

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  • Most of remaining Fort McMurray evacuees allowed to go home Wednesday

    Some of the last evacuees from the Fort McMurray wildfire are being allowed to return home after Alberta's top health officer approved the cleanup of their neighbourhoods. "I am confident that the municipality has the plans, mitigations and tools in place to ensure people returning to these

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  • Back to school in Fort McMurray: Grads get prom, others return to counselling

    The dress was left hanging in an alterations shop in downtown Fort McMurray when a huge wildfire spread into the northern Alberta city in May. Four months after the fire forced more than 80,000 residents to flee and destroyed 2,400 homes and buildings, students in Fort McMurray are preparing to head

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  • Quebec hearings begin into who knew what regarding sale of Rona Inc.

    The former chief of staff to a cabinet minister who has just resigned contradicted his ex-boss Thursday at a special legislature hearing into the controversial purchase of hardware firm Rona Inc. by Lowe's. Pierre Ouellet told committee members that Jacques Daoust was informed about the intention

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  • More crashes, more injuries, leads ICBC to seek 4.9 per cent rate hike

    The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia will seek a 4.9-per-cent hike to its basic auto insurance rates, but a company official warns the increase could have been much higher. The corporation has submitted its application to the B.C. Utilities Commission, with interim approval expected in early

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  • US economy grew at tepid 1.1 per cent pace in spring

    Friday's estimate is slightly below the Commerce Department's previous figure of 1.2 per cent growth as measured by gross domestic product, the broadest gauge of the economy. Consumers offset the corporate cutbacks in the April-June quarter by spending at the fastest pace in six quarters, Commerce

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  • Merkel: Britain's exit shows EU's need to communicate better

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday that Britain's decision to leave the European Union has exposed the need for better communication within the bloc that is facing security and economic challenges. Merkel spoke in Warsaw ahead of talks with the leaders of four central European nations about

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  • Crystal ball-like web tool could help patients with lung disease: B.C. doctor

    Millions of people who feel like they're suffocating from the symptoms of a lung disease could benefit from a new website its creator considers a crystal ball for helping doctors calculate how progression could be delayed with tailored therapies. Vancouver resident Alan Finch, 62, is among an estimated

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  • Memories remain, mementoes left behind in family homestead

    SANT'ANGELO, Italy — Rustic yet refined, the two-story villa at the foothills of the Apennines is a family treasure, embracing five centuries of the Celli family's noble history, memories and mementoes. Giancarla Pomponi was near tears as firefighters walked gingerly through the home Thursday

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  • Quake damaged roads threaten access to Italy town

    Strong aftershocks damaged two key access roads into quake-struck Amatrice on Friday, threatening to isolate the tiny hilltop town as hopes dimmed that firefighters would find any more survivors from the earthquake that killed at least 267 people. Some crumbled buildings in Amatrice cracked even further

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  • Car bomb attack in Turkey kills 11 police; 78 wounded

    A Kurdish militant suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden truck into a checkpoint near a police station in southeast Turkey on Friday, killing at least 11 police officers and wounding 78 other people, the prime minister said. The attack struck the checkpoint 50 metres (yards) from a main police station

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  • Rebels, civilians to evacuate long-besieged Damascus suburb

    Buses, ambulances and trucks lined up at the entrance of a long-blockaded Damascus suburb on Friday to evacuate rebels and civilians under a deal struck between the Syrian opposition forces and the government. The surrender of the Daraya suburb, which became an early symbol of the nascent uprising against

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  • Flood waters stabilize in India, but thousands evacuated

    About 3,000 people were evacuated in India's remote northeast after a lake created by an earlier landslide threatened to collapse and flood their villages, even as flood water levels stabilized in the worst-hit areas of the north, officials said Friday. Rakesh Ranjan, a National Disaster Response

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  • Philippine rebels agree to indefinite cease-fire

    Philippine communist rebels announced an indefinite cease-fire Friday in peace talks aimed at ending one of Asia's longest-running insurgencies. The Maoist rebels announced their agreement to put down their arms in a joint statement with Philippine government officials at the end of weeklong talks

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  • Slain nuns leave void in Mississippi community they served

    In the rural Mississippi community they served, two nuns found slain in their home "would do anything for anybody," friends said. Dr. Elias Abboud, who worked with the sisters for years and helped build the Lexington Medical Clinic, said he's not sure what will happen to the facility in

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  • Hungary to build stronger anti-migrant fence, Orban says

    Hungary will build a new, "more massive" fence on its southern borders to defend against a possible surge in the number of migrants, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Friday. Orban, who earlier said migrants were "poison," said on state radio that there may soon be a "greater

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  • Indonesia steps up fire response as haze blankets Singapore

    Six Indonesian provinces have declared states of emergency as forest fires blanketed a swath of Southeast Asia in a smoky haze. Singapore's air quality deteriorated to unhealthy levels on Friday as winds blew smoke from fires on Sumatra, where millions of people are already affected by haze, across

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  • Clinton says Trump unleashes 'radical fringe' in GOP

    Trump is rejecting Clinton's allegations, defending his hard-line approach to immigration while trying to make the case to minority voters that Democrats have abandoned them. The back-and-forth accusations came Thursday as the two candidates vie for minorities and any undecided voters with less

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  • Chicago Story: Trump sends GOP donors spinning

    Ron Gidwitz, Dan Webb and William Kunkler are veteran Republicans — and friends — from Chicago's political money circuit. Gidwitz is hosting fundraisers for Donald Trump. Webb wrote a big check for Hillary Clinton.

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  • Trump immigration waffle reflects voter confusion on issue

    Dean Green supports Donald Trump partly because of the GOP presidential nominee's tough, deport-them-all stance on illegal immigration. It has been 30 years since the country embarked on an immigration overhaul, and the ambivalence of voters like Green is one reason why. "The electorate is

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  • France's top administrative court overturns burkini ban amid shock and anger worldwide

    France's top administrative court has overturned a town burkini ban amid shock and anger worldwide after some Muslim women were ordered to remove body-concealing garments on French Riviera beaches. The ruling by the Council of State Friday specifically concerns a ban in the Riviera town of Villeneuve-Loubet

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