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Grinch-like Christmas light thief can’t dim senior’s spirit [Video]

Some Grinch-like person stole John A MacDonald’s Christmas lights — but they couldn’t harden his heart.
MacDonald, a St. Catharines senior who is in bad health and grieving the loss of his wife, was stunned when he went outside his home on Rockwood Avenue.
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6 police officers killed by Cairo bomb blast

Six policemen were killed and three wounded on Friday when a roadside bomb exploded near a security checkpoint in Cairo, the interior ministry said.
The attack, close to a government building in a middle-class neighbourhood of Cairo, was the latest in a series of security incidents in Egypt often claimed by radical Islamists.
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Trudeau, premiers meet in Ottawa today to craft climate deal

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the premiers will gather in Ottawa today to try and reach a national climate agreement, a document Ottawa hopes will help the country meet its greenhouse gas emission targets.
The agreement will include a reference to pricing carbon, but will also stress flexibility to allow provincial and territorial governments to limit the impact carbon pricing will have on their economies.
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Dutch court finds Geert Wilders guilty of hate speech

A Dutch court convicted populist anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders of hate speech Friday at the end of a trial he branded a politically motivated "charade" that endangered freedom of speech.
Presiding Judge Hendrik Steenhuis said the court would not impose a sentence because the conviction was punishment enough for a democratically elected lawmaker.
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Movie reviews: 'Office Christmas Party' opts for sentimentality over debauchery

OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY: 2 STARS
Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman appeared in the edgy “Horrible Bosses” films so you’d expect their new movie, “Office Christmas Party” to be holiday fare more naughty than nice. But you’d be wrong.
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Ghana's opposition claims victory, but electoral commission still to weigh in

Ghana's main opposition leader, Nana Akufo-Addo, has won the country's presidential election with an absolute majority over President John Mahama, the private radio stations Joy FM and Citi FM said on Friday.
The two respected news stations based their projections on results from Wednesday's election announced at the constituency level.
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Trudeau, premiers meet in Ottawa to craft climate deal

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the premiers will gather in Ottawa today to try and reach a national climate agreement, a document Ottawa hopes will help the country meet its greenhouse gas emission targets.
The agreement will include a reference to pricing carbon, but will also stress flexibility to allow provincial and territorial governments to limit the impact carbon pricing will have on their economies.
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Russia threatens retaliation over latest round of Canadian sanctions

Canada has quietly imposed additional sanctions on Russian nationals over the annexation of Crimea and Moscow's ongoing support for separatists in eastern Ukraine.
The new measures, including asset-freezing and a prohibition on business dealings, were passed by the Liberal cabinet on Nov.
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Ontario's new law banning loyalty programs from slapping an expiry date on points will benefit many consumers, not just Air Miles collectors.
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The government of so-called evidence-based decision making is ignoring a glut of evidence that would, in a non-image-obsessed scenario, compel it to expand its inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women (MMIW) to include missing and murdered Indigenous men.
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Americans getting better deal than Canadians on rebate for Samsung washers

Samsung, the giant South Korean conglomerate, is having one of those years.
Most people have heard about its premium Note7 mobile phones catching on fire. But that's not the end of it.
Samsung is also dealing with washers that can come apart, and is now facing questions about why Canadian customers are being offered different terms than Americans on rebates for those recalled washers.
 

Donald Trump's choice of generals for top posts 'extremely unusual'

Hup, two, three … heck, maybe even four.
The procession of former military officers nominated for top jobs in Donald Trump's administration is raising concerns over whether the appointments could defy an American constitutional tenet: civilian oversight of government.
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