Bulldozers start demolishing Calais migrant camp

CALAIS, France -- Bulldozers have started demolishing the makeshift migrant camp in the French port city of Calais, one day after authorities declared it empty.
Work intensified on Thursday to remove the tents and shelters, shops and restaurants at the site, until recently a sprawling temporary home to thousands of people trying to go to Britain.
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UNICEF calls airstrike on school a potential war crime

BEIRUT - The UN Children's agency called the airstrikes in Syria's rebel-held northern Idlib province a day earlier an "outrage", suggesting it may be the deadliest attack on a school since the country's war began nearly six years ago.
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Barry Jenkins's Moonlight casts gritty story in loving light

Moonlight has been generating critical acclaim ever since making its world premiere last month at TIFF.
The much buzzed-about drama hits theatres Friday, giving Canadian audiences a chance to see the movie that The New York Times floated as the best of the year.
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British economy didn't take a hit in 1st quarter since Brexit vote

Britain's economy grew more than expected in the third quarter despite uncertainty in the aftermath of the vote to leave the European Union.
The Office of National Statistics said Thursday that Britain's economy grew by a quarterly rate of 0.5 per cent in the July-September period.
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Why Donald Trump's path to win the Keystone State runs uphill

A light rain drizzled down on Donald Trump supporters as they boarded a bus in a grocery store parking lot in York, Pa.
Near the back, George Flinn sat with his wife and said he was looking forward to the rally he was going to for Mike Pence, the running mate of the Republican candidate for the U.S.
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What's happening in Muskrat Falls? Here's a primer

The fight over the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project in Labrador appears to have stopped short of reaching a crisis point — including fears around the fate of three protesters staging a hunger strike — for now.
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CMHC plays catch-up with vaguely alarming house price warning: Don Pittis

Warnings about the Canadian property market are nothing new. International business publications and global banks have been calling it a bubble for years.
Nobody listened.
Now that the Crown corporation that insures residential mortgages, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, has added its voice with what turns out to be a mushy and moderate warning, will anybody listen?
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Justin Trudeau protest marks 'turning point' for frustrated youth

Tuesday's protests against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reflect a growing discontent over a lack of Liberal action on affordable education and jobs for young Canadians, youth leaders say.
And they warn that more demonstrations are likely on the way.
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Gingrich is above discussing sex lives of politicians? That's a howler: Keith Boag

With stunning hypocrisy Newt Gingrich slammed FOX News anchor Megyn Kelly Tuesday night for, in his view, putting prurience ahead of public policy in her coverage of the U.S. presidential race.
Gingrich scolded Kelly for framing her question about Donald Trump's nosedive in opinion polls around whether the Republican nominee is a sexual predator.
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Early voting shows good news for Clinton in key battlegrounds

WASHINGTON - Millions of votes that have been cast already in the U.S. presidential election point to an advantage for Hillary Clinton in critical battleground states. Data compiled by The Associated Press also show signs of Democratic strength in traditionally Republican territory.
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Montreal borough to adopt bylaw in bid to stem tide of gentrification

MONTREAL - A gritty Montreal neighbourhood with roots that date back to the industrialization of Canada is trying to stop itself from turning into an enclave of trendy, upscale restaurants and little else.
A zoning bylaw set for a final vote on Tuesday would prevent new restaurants from setting up within 25 metres of an existing establishment.
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European Parliament officials embarrassed by trade deal impasse with Canada

The European Union's inability to complete a trade agreement with Canada is an embarrassment and could harm its ability to negotiate future deals, a European Parliament vice president said in a radio interview.
The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) has been seven years in the making and is backed by all 27 other EU governments but was rejected by the French-speaking south of Belgium, meaning Belgium as a whole cannot sign it.
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