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More than 1,000 people detained during G20 summit in Toronto can sue police

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Ontarios top tribunal devoted go-ahead to two suits alleging civil rights abuses and noted the role legal action could play in forcing police to change behaviour

More than 1,000 people detained during the 2010 G2 0 summit in Toronto described as one of the

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Venezuela to launch cryptocurrency to combat US ‘blockade’, Maduro says

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Venezuela to launch cryptocurrency to combat US ‘blockade’, Maduro says

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President claims digital currency called the petro will be backed by Venezuelan reserves of gold, petroleum, gas, and diamonds

President Nicolas Maduro has said Venezuela would launch a cryptocurrency to combat a US-led fiscal “blockade,” although he provided few clues about how the economically

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Bitcoin Surges Past $ 7,000 to Extend Record Rally

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Bitcoin surged past $7,000 for the first time, breaching another milestone less than one month after it tore through the $5,000 mark.

The digital currency got new impetus this week after CME Group Inc ., the world’s largest exchange owner, said it plans to

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Cuba’s soccer defectors hunt for respect in the United States

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It is Cubas baseball players that usually attract the most attention, but a growing number of footballers are hoping to improve their skills in a new country

The moment was loaded with sentiment. For the first time in almost a decade, the soccer-mad son

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‘I’m moving to Canada’: the policemen, pop superstars and athletes who made good on the threat

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‘I’m moving to Canada’: the policemen, pop superstars and athletes who made good on the threat

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From the female squash champ fleeing the Taliban, to the homosexual popstar who became a hit back in macho Brazil, its often Canadas newcomers who can tell its most dramatic stories

The cliched threat to move to Canada because of political unpleasantness in your

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Digital currency firm co-founder admits to US money laundering charge

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Guilty plea comes days before Arthur Budovsky, co-founder of Liberty Reserve, was to go on trial accused of enabling the offender to launder more than US$ 6bn

The co-founder of the Liberty Reserve digital currency service has pleaded guilty to money laundering conspiracy, days

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Growing number of Venezuelans trade bolivars for bitcoins to buy necessities

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Growing number of Venezuelans trade bolivars for bitcoins to buy necessities

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Bitcoin users still represent a small minority, but some believe that the currency will become more popular in Venezuela as economic uncertainty escalates

Amid growing economic chaos, and the highest inflation rate in the world, some Venezuelans are swapping bolivars for bitcoins in order

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Fidel Castro Fast Facts

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( CNN) Here’s a look at the life of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro.

Personal: Birth date: August 13, 1926
Death date: November 25, 2016
Birth place: Biran, Cuba

Other Facts: Timeline

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Gustavo Dudamel assaults Venezuelan president Maduro: ‘Enough is enough’

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Gustavo Dudamel assaults Venezuelan president Maduro: ‘Enough is enough’

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LA Philharmonic director speaks out against president and urges government in his home country to listen to the people

Throughout Venezuelas slow descent into its current political and humanitarian crisis, the countrys most famous musical diplomat has chosen to remain largely silent.
But following

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Cleveland Indians’ name and logo may be banned from Toronto ALCS games

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Cleveland Indians’ name and logo may be banned from Toronto ALCS games

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Indigenous activist Douglas Cardinal launches legal challenge in Ontario against Chief Wahoo logo, for years deemed offensive to Native Americans

A court challenge launched in Ontario, Canada, is seeking to have the Cleveland Indians barred from employing their name and logo in Toronto, just

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