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Russian journalist faked own murder in Kiev

Arkady Babenko, a Russian journalist, was complicit in faking his own murder in order to break up a real murder plot, it was revealed the day after he was supposedly killed.

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Russian journalist murdered in Ukraine

Here’s one of the tweets I saw Tuesday morning about the death of Arkady Babenko: One by one, Russian journalists who have attempted to hold the Kremlin to account are being murdered. https://t.co/ZrqkUSL54E — Jo Becker (@Jo_Becker) May 29, 2018

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Green Leader Elizabeth May fined $1,500 over TMX transgression

Wilfully getting within five metres of Kinder Morgan property in Burnaby, B.C. during an anti-Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline protest in March has cost Green Party Leader Elizabeth May $1,500.

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Moody’s warns of risks to Alberta economy from TMX dispute

The lede: “An influential international credit rating agency says the Trans Mountain pipeline dispute is “credit negative” for Alberta, even taking into account Ottawa’s pledge to compensate the project’s backers for money lost due to B.C.’s attempts to block the project.”

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Trump says nuclear summit with North Korea is off

Citing intensely angry North Korean statements in recent days, U.S. President Donald Trump has cancelled the June 12 nuclear summit in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

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Vancouver, Squamish Nation lose their TMX court challenges

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has rejected legal challenges to the Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) pipeline project brought forward by the City of Vancouver and the Squamish Nation.

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B.C. sues Alberta over Bill 12

British Columbia has filed a lawsuit in Alberta seeking to have Bill 12, which gives Alberta the right to cut back on oil and gas shipments to its western neighbour, declared unconstitutional.

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Torture overseer appointed as CIA director

Gina Haspel, a veteran of the CIA’s black sites in the post 9/11 period, has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the CIA’s new top official.

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Britain may double number of troops in Afghanistan

Following a request from U.S. President Donald Trump, Britain is reportedly considering doubling its small troop contingent in Afghanistan.

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Federal NDP leader tweets against TMX pipeline

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh must have done some math. His party won 14 seats in B.C. in 2015, and one in Alberta. Then he must have thought, “Sorry, Alberta colleague, gonna have to cut you loose.” Then he issued the following tweet:

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