U.K.'s Nigel Farage demands a seat at Brexit talks

Nigel Farage demanded a seat at Brexit negotiations on Monday after his new party swept to victory in the United Kingdom's European Parliament election, warning that he would turn British politics upside down if denied.
Farage, a bombastic 55-year-old commodities broker-turned anti-establishment supremo, won by riding a wave of anger at the failure of Prime Minister Theresa May to take the United Kingdom out of the European Union.
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Fiat Chrysler proposes merger with French carmaker Renault

Fiat Chrysler is proposing a merger with French carmaker Renault aimed at saving billions of dollars for both companies.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said in a statement Monday that the merged company would be 50 per cent owned by FCA shareholders and 50 per cent by Renault shareholders.
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Trump says he backs Japan's efforts to talk with Iran

U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday that he would back the Japanese prime minister's efforts to open communications with Iran, citing Japan's good relations with the U.S. nemesis in the Middle East.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering a visit to Iran next month amid rising tensions between Tehran and Washington over Iran's nuclear program and destabilizing activities in the region.
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Bad grad campers leave piles of trash, chairs behind

Calgarian Jon Bek was just enjoying a weekend camping trip when his walk in the woods turned into an involuntary frat party cleanup crew.
Bek and some friends were camping at Waiparous, near Cochrane, when they discovered a couple hundred meters away was a group of graduating high school students — about 50 vehicles and 100 students, Bek said.
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Rouyn-Noranda Huskies beat Halifax Mooseheads to win Memorial Cup

The Rouyn-Noranda Huskies have won their first Memorial Cup.
Peter Abbandonato scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period as Rouyn-Noranda beat the host Halifax Mooseheads 4-2 on Sunday to capture the biggest trophy in major junior hockey.
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As Alberta Premier Jason Kenney pushes forward with a plan to scrap the province's carbon tax, federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says he shouldn't ignore climate science — especially in the face of wildfires raging across the western province.
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Brexit Party wins, Conservatives bashed in U.K.'s EU voting

LONDON -- Britain's governing Conservative Party was all but wiped out in the European Parliament election as voters sick of the country's stalled European Union exit flocked to uncompromisingly pro-Brexit or pro-EU parties.
The main opposition Labour Party also faced a drubbing in a vote that upended the traditional order of British politics and plunged the country into even more Brexit uncertainty.
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Trump is first head of state to meet Japan's new emperor

TOKYO -- U.S. President Donald Trump made history Monday under a blazing, hot sun at Japan's Imperial Palace, becoming the first world leader to meet the new emperor of Japan.
Emperor Naruhito ascended to the throne on May 1, opening what is called the era of "Reiwa," or "beautiful harmony.
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Japanese man dies inflight after eating 246 cocaine packets

MEXICO CITY -- Mexican prosecutors say a Japanese man who died aboard an airliner shortly after takeoff from Mexico City had ingested 246 packets of cocaine and went into cardiac arrest from a drug overdose.
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Three hurt in log ride crash at California amusement park

RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Authorities say three members of a family were injured, one critically, when they were ejected from the log ride at a Southern California amusement park.
Fire officials say the ride malfunctioned and one of the log-shaped vessels overturned Saturday at Castle Park in Riverside.
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No link between secularism bill and incident at Quebec mosque, ministers say

Quebec's immigration minister on Sunday denounced a violent incident that took place outside the Quebec City mosque where six men were shot dead in 2017, but said it has nothing to do with his government's proposed secularism bill.
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German official cautions Jews on wearing skullcaps in public

The German government's top official against anti-Semitism says he wouldn't advise Jews to wear skullcaps in parts of the country.
Felix Klein was quoted in an interview with the Funke newspaper group published Saturday as saying that "my opinion has unfortunately changed compared with what it used to be" on the matter.
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