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TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada’s move to legalize recreational marijuana this week is unlikely to immediately trigger a flood of pot-fuelled tourism, as tour operators and consumers are unsure about rules governing the brand new industry. FILE PHOTO: A sign warning travellers about crossing international borders with cannabis is seen at the Ottawa International Airport in […]

On Thursday President Donald Trump said for the first time that he believes Khashoggi is no longer alive, more than two weeks after the Washington Post columnist entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, never to be seen again. “It certainly looks that way to me, it’s very sad,” the president said when asked if Khashoggi […]

OSLO (Reuters) – Norway is to release a Russian man held on suspicion of spying, police tweeted on Friday. FILE PHOTO: A printer is marked with a handwritten sign reading “DO NOT USE!!” in parliament in Oslo, Norway, on Sept. 24, 2018, after the arrest of Russian Mikhail Bochkaryov on suspicion of espionage. REUTERS/Nerijus Adomaitis/File […]

BUCHAREST (Reuters) – A power struggle between Romania’s government and judiciary is reaching a tipping point that risks driving a new wedge between the European Union and its eastern members over democratic standards. Justice Minister Tudorel Toader has said he will soon decide the future of the prosecutor general, the last major figure in an […]

TOKYO (Reuters) – Cherry blossoms across Japan have bloomed six months early after two powerful typhoons pummelled the country in September, stripping leaves, bringing a warm snap and turning the trees unseasonably pink. “We get reports every year of cherry blossom blooming early, but those are confined to specific areas,” Toru Koyama, a senior official […]

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey’s investigation into the disappearance of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has revealed recordings made on his Apple Watch purportedly indicating he was tortured and killed, a Turkish newspaper reported on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: A human rights activist holds picture of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a protest outside the Saudi Consulate […]

HONG KONG (Reuters) – As Hong Kong’s government hews closer to Beijing, officials are taking a tough line on perceived national security threats, even deploying an elite police unit for political monitoring and surveillance – a sharp escalation in rhetoric and action. In just the last few months, the special administrative region has banned the […]

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (Reuters) – International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Saturday she has not cancelled her plans to attend an elite Saudi investment conference later this month, but will be “very attentive” to any new information about the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks during […]


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