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Lawsuit filed against operators of limo in fatal NY crash

ALBANY, N.Y. -- The operators of a limousine that crashed and killed 20 people in upstate New York were grossly negligent in putting the "dangerous and defective" vehicle on the road, according to a lawsuit filed Monday by one of the victim's parents.
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NATO deputy calls for alliance unity on 'increasingly aggressive Russia'

HALIFAX -- NATO's deputy secretary general is making a pitch for alliance unity in the face of what she says are "complex and challenging security issues" that include an "increasingly aggressive Russia."
Rose Gottemoeller made the comments in an address today before the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, which is wrapping up after four days in Halifax.
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Nissan chair Carlos Ghosn arrested in financial misconduct probe

Nissan Motor's chair Carlos Ghosn has been arrested and will be dismissed for alleged under-reporting of his income and misuse of company funds, the company said Monday.
The Japanese automaker's chief executive Hiroto Saikawa confirmed that Ghosn was arrested after being questioned by prosecutors following his arrival in Japan earlier in the day.
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Toronto stock market lower; U.S. stocks and loonie also down

TORONTO -- Canada's main stock index was in the red in late-morning trading, weighed down by losses in energy and financial stocks, while the health-care sector, which includes the big marijuana companies, also lost ground.
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Outsiders, academy members to pick Nobel Literature winners

COPENHAGEN -- Only half of those who choose the winners of next year's Nobel Prize in literature will be members of the scandal-rocked Swedish Academy that has always previously awarded the prize, the prestigious body said Monday.
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Fairfax buys 13.7 per cent stake in Stelco for $250M

Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. says it has bought a 13.7 per cent stake in steel producer Stelco Holdings Inc. for roughly $250 million.
The insurance-focused financial services company says it has acquired 12.2 million common shares of the Hamilton-based firm for $20.50 each.
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Yellow Pages reaches deal with Quebec sales employees, ends lockout

MONTREAL -- Yellow Pages Ltd. says its lockout of sales representatives in the province of Quebec has been lifted after they ratified a new three-year collective agreement.
The Montreal-based publisher of digital and paper-based advertising announced in mid-September that it was locking out about 130 of its unionized employees after the two sides failed to reach a labour agreement.
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Volcano of Fire, already deadly this year, threatens Guatemalans again

About 4,000 residents fled Guatemala's Volcano of Fire Monday as red-hot rock and ash spewed into the sky and cascaded down the slopes toward an area devastated by a deadly eruption earlier this year.
Guatemala's volcanology unit said that explosions from the 3,763-metre high mountain shook homes with "constant sounds similar to a train locomotive.
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Ont. woman who livestreamed her chemo session dies from cancer

A Windsor, Ont. woman who livestreamed her chemotherapy session has died, according to a family statement on Facebook.
Michelle Prince’s spouse, former Windsor, Ont. mayor Eddie Francis, said she died early Sunday morning, five years after her cancer diagnosis, according to a note on Prince’s personal social media page.
 

Toronto police charge 6 students in St. Michael's College School investigation

Toronto police have charged six students in connection with an alleged sexual assault at St. Michael's College School.
Deputy Chief James Ramer said five students turned themselves in on Monday, while another was arrested on his way to school.
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Six students arrested, charged in St. Michael's investigation

TORONTO -- Toronto police have confirmed six teens have been arrested and charged in connection with an alleged sexual assault at an all-boys private school in Toronto.
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Taiwan president defends pro-independence film award winner

BEIJING -- Taiwan's president expressed her support for the prestigious Golden Horse film awards after a pro-Taiwan independence director's speech ignited controversy in mainland China.
"We have never accepted the term 'Chinese Taiwan,"' Tsai Ing-wen said in a Facebook post Sunday.
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