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Thursday Apr 24, 2014

Military rocked by allegations of sexual assault in published report

OTTAWA - The country's top military commander has ordered an internal review of programs and policies to combat sexual violence following a published report that says assaults in the Canadian Forces have reached epidemic levels. Gen. Tom Lawson, Canada's chief of defence staff, describes the allegations in the latest edition of Maclean's magazine...

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Thursday Apr 24, 2014

Couillard promises to work with Ottawa but also to defend Quebec's interests

QUEBEC - Quebec's new Liberal premier promised Thursday to work closely with other provinces and the federal government while at the same time defending his own province's interests.

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Thursday Apr 24, 2014

Canadians can bank on low interest rate environment for years to come: Poloz

SASKATOON - Canadians can expect to enjoy relatively cheap borrowing costs for some time to come even after the economy returns to full capacity and the Bank of Canada starts hiking interest rates, bank governor Stephen Poloz said Thursday.

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Thursday Apr 24, 2014

Blunt Kerry says Russia not taken a single step to ease Ukraine crisis, warns of new sanctions

WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry is accusing Russia of failing to live up to commitments it made to ease the crisis in Ukraine.

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Thursday Apr 24, 2014

The debate in the U.S. over Keystone XL, summarized in a single scene

Story ImageWASHINGTON - A visual snapshot of the rowdy American debate over the Keystone XL pipeline played out Thursday on one of the world's most famous stages.

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Thursday Apr 24, 2014

Afghan government guard opens fire at Kabul hospital, kills 3 Americans, wounds another

Story ImageKABUL - Three Americans a pediatrician and a father and son were killed by an Afghan government security officer at a hospital Thursday, the latest in a series of attacks on foreign civilians that has rattled aid workers, contractors and journalists.

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Thursday Apr 24, 2014

Exiled senator says she's had second thoughts about paying money back

OTTAWA - Suspended senator Pamela Wallin says she regrets paying back money for expense claims that she still doesn't see as dubious.

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Thursday Apr 24, 2014

Newfoundland faces 'unacceptably high risk' of power outages in future

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Lack of generation capacity, equipment upkeep and training were factors as lights went out across Newfoundland last winter, says a new report flagging an "unacceptably high risk" of future blackouts.

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Thursday Apr 24, 2014

Elections commissioner halts robocalls probe, says no evidence for charges

Story ImageOTTAWA - A three-year probe into allegations of fraudulent federal-election robocalls in 2011 has come up empty, with investigators finding no proof of an orchestrated scheme or intent to deceive voters beyond one pocket of southwestern Ontario.

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Thursday Apr 24, 2014

Camilla 'devastated' by death of brother who fell in NY, suffering head injury

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Prince of Wales and his wife, Camilla, are "utterly devastated" by the death of her brother, who fell outside a Manhattan hotel bar and suffered a head injury, British royal officials said.

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Thursday Apr 24, 2014

Ukraine launches operation against insurgents in the east; Russia ramps up military exercises

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine - Russia announced new military exercises Thursday involving ground and air forces near its border with Ukraine, swiftly responding to a Ukrainian operation to drive pro-Russia insurgents out of occupied buildings in the country's tumultuous east.

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Thursday Apr 24, 2014

Federal jury finds ex-Hawaii soldier guilty of murder in beating death of 5-year-old daughter

HONOLULU, Hawaii - A federal jury has convicted a former Hawaii soldier of murder in the beating death of his 5-year-old daughter.

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