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Australian bank charges dead client service fee for a decade

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Financial advisers working for Australia's largest bank continued charging clients service fees after they died -- in one case for more than a decade -- a government inquiry heard on Thursday.
The Commonwealth Bank had been receiving complaints from clients of being charged for services that had not been provided since 2002, according to documents presented to the inquiry into misbehaviour in Australia's financial sector.
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Poland marks 75th anniversary of uprising in Warsaw Ghetto

WARSAW, Poland -- People in Warsaw pinned paper daffodils to their clothes as the Polish capital held a day of commemorations Thursday on the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
People stopped in the street and officials stood at attention as sirens wailed and church bells tolled at noon in a sign of mourning for the Jews who died fighting, as well as the millions of other Jews murdered in the Holocaust.
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Google Street View maps 7 more Canadian national parks

For anyone planning their next summer camping trip or for those who prefer to appreciate the great outdoors from the comfort of their couch, Google Street View has you – and most of Canada – covered.
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North Korea has expressed its desire for "complete denuclearization" of the Korean peninsula and is not seeking conditions such as U.S. troops withdrawing from the South first, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday.
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Supreme Court decision on cross-border beer could rewrite trade rules

OTTAWA - A Supreme Court of Canada decision coming today about a New Brunswick man's cross-border booze run could profoundly shake up the rules on interprovincial trade.
In October 2012, Gerard Comeau of Tracadie, N.B.
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SCC 'free the beer' decision could rewrite trade rules

OTTAWA - A Supreme Court of Canada decision coming today about a New Brunswick man's cross-border booze run could profoundly shake up the rules on interprovincial trade.
In October 2012, Gerard Comeau of Tracadie, N.B.
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Funeral today for B.C. officer who spent 30 years in coma after crash

VICTORIA - A procession of police officers from across Canada and the United States will march down a Victoria street today ahead of the funeral for Const. Ian Jordan.
The officer died last week after spending 30 years in a mostly unresponsive state.
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The election campaign hasn't even started yet in Ontario, but already there are predictions that it will be one of the nastiest races for premier in the province's history.
Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne is trying to stop Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford from taking her job on June 7, and she's among those warning voters about the tone they can expect to hear in the weeks leading up to election day.
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Supreme Court decision on 'free-the-beer' case lands today

The Supreme Court of Canada will issue a ruling today on whether Canadians have a constitutional right to buy and transport alcohol across provincial borders without impediments.
The so-called 'free-the-beer' case also could have major implications for sales of tobacco and cannabis, and for the supply management system relied upon by Canada's dairy and egg industries to maintain prices.
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Why sending the U.S. spy chief to meet Kim Jong-un was a 'savvy' move by Trump

It's probably the clearest indication yet that U.S. President Donald Trump's unconventional diplomatic approach toward North Korea might be working to achieve his desired "peace through strength." It's also a blaring warning that the North is more dangerous than ever, confident it now has the long-range nuclear goods to strike the continental United States.
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Central bank gambles Canadians won't get into the inflation habit: Don Pittis

Canadian borrowers fearful of another hike in Bank of Canada interest rates are likely off the hook for three months at least.
There is a tiny chance central bank governor Stephen Poloz and his deputy Carolyn Wilkins could raise rates at the next meeting on May 30, but since there is no news conference scheduled to explain their actions, it's likely the next opportunity to hike won't be until July.
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Tom Cochrane releases his reworked version of 'Big League'

TORONTO - Tom Cochrane has released a reworked version of his song "Big League" and will donate all proceeds to a fund created to support those affected by the April 6 crash in Saskatchewan involving the Humboldt Broncos team bus and a tractor-trailer.
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