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Russia adds to list of famous World Cup upsets

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With a spirited home crowd cheering on, Russia made a memorable contribution to the World Cup’s history of upsets. The Russians beat Spain on penalty kicks in the round of 16 on Sunday, eliminating the 2010 champions and overcoming seemingly nonstop possession by the Spaniards. Russia is No. 70 in the FIFA ranking and Spain is No. 10, and the Spanish were considered serious contenders to win the tournament. The FIFA ranking may have underrated Russia because as the host country, it didn’t have to play any qualifiers. Still, thisRead More


Bali airport reopens after ash threat stranded thousands

Mount Agung's crater glows red

The Associated Press Published Friday, June 29, 2018 9:22AM EDT Last Updated Friday, June 29, 2018 9:42AM EDT DENPASAR, Indonesia — The international airport on the Indonesian resort island of Bali reopened Friday afternoon after a nearly 12-hour closure due to a volcanic ash threat that disrupted travel plans for thousands. Nearly 450 flights were cancelled Friday, affecting some 75,000 people, as the Mount Agung volcano gushed a 2,500-metre column of ash and smoke for a second day. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said tests showed there was no ashRead More


Habs go heavy on centers on second day of NHL draft

NHL Draft in Dallas

After picking Finnish center Jesperi Kotkaniemi with the third overall pick on Friday night, the Montreal Canadiens continued to add depth up the middle during the NHL draft’s second day. Overall, the Canadiens added another six centremen to their ranks. In the second round, they took Swede Jacob Olofsson while adding Canadian Cameron Hills in the third. In the later rounds, they selected Allan McShane of Barrie, ON, Cole Fonstad, Samuel Houde and Brett Stapley. Also selected were several wingers, including Finish-American Jesse Ylonen at thirty-fifth overall. Ylonen’s father, Juha,Read More


Toddler struck by vehicle in Royal Gardens

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CTV Edmonton Published Monday, June 18, 2018 10:18PM MDT Last Updated Monday, June 18, 2018 10:26PM MDT A toddler was struck by a vehicle in southwest Edmonton tonight. Police confirm it happened, around 8:30 p.m., near the intersection of 41 Avenue and 115 Street. The 2-year-old child was sent to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The EPS Major Collisions unit is investigating the crash scene, just south of Whitemud Drive, in the Royal Gardens neighbourhood. More to come… Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the worldRead More


China says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to visit Beijing

Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping

BEIJING — Chinese state media say North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will make a two-day state visit starting Tuesday. Kim’s trip follows his groundbreaking summit with President Donald Trump in Singapore last week that resulted in a surprise announcement of a U.S. suspension of military drills with its South Korean ally. Security was tight Tuesday morning at the Beijing airport where paramilitary police prevented journalists from shooting photos. A motorcade was seen leaving the airport in vehicles that were not apparently carrying flags. The state media reports did notRead More


OHL dreams? Brantford to study Civic Centre reno plan

OHL dreams? Brantford to study Civic Centre reno plan

In Brantford, it’s a question that never quite stops being asked. The city is bigger than five of the 17 Ontario communities which currently host Ontario Hockey League teams. It’s centrally located. It has its own place in hockey history, having given the game such legends as Wayne Gretzky and Doug Jarvis. So why doesn’t it have its own OHL team? Currently, junior hockey competition in Brantford tops out at junior B. The 99ers – named after Gretzky, of course – compete at that level. The 99ers play their homeRead More


Three Londoners rescued after sailboat capsized on Lake Huron

Capsized sailboat on Lake Huron

Three young Londoners are lucky to be alive after their sailboat capsized on Lake Huron. It happened shortly after 11 a.m. Sunday about two kilometers from shore north of Bayfield. The three men, between the ages of 19 and 24 were thrown into the water and were not wearing life-jackets, and none were on board. The OPP Marine Unit managed to locate the sailboat within 10 minutes and pulled them to safety as they were holding onto the hull of the boat. The trio were treated for hypothermia and exhaustion.Read More


Five arrested following bear spray attacks and attempted break-ins near Cochrane

Members of the Cochrane RCMP detachment continue to investigate a Monday night crime spree that resulted in five arrests, the recovery of a stolen pickup truck and left two RCMP constables suffering from minor injuries. According to RCMP, officers received reports a pedestrian has been assaulted by the occupants of a vehicle and attacked with bear spray at an undisclosed location at approximately 10:40 p.m. While the investigation into the attack on the pedestrian was underway, a Rocky View County resident interrupted three people who were rummaging through a vehicleRead More


Breaking down the possibilities that could come from the Ontario’s votes

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Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, June 6, 2018 6:32PM EDT The twists and turns of Ontario’s election campaign have made it impossible to predict the outcome of Thursday’s vote, with several possible scenarios in play. The Progressive Conservatives and New Democrats are virtually tied in recent polls, while the governing Liberals, by Premier Kathleen Wynne’s own admission, are not a contender for government. The Canadian Press spoke to experts about what could unfold. How does power change hands after an election? The Crown, represented provincially by the lieutenant-governor,Read More


High court says libel suit against Israeli newspaper should be heard in Israel

Supreme Court of Canada

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada says a Canadian businessman who claims he was defamed by an Israeli newspaper will have to pursue his libel case in Israel. Mitchell Goldhar, who owns a soccer team based in Tel Aviv, filed a defamation suit in 2011 against Israel’s oldest newspaper, Haaretz, over an article about his management style and business practices. The story appeared in print and on the newspaper’s Hebrew and English-language websites. Lower courts in Canada said Goldhar’s suit could proceed here, but in a 6-3 ruling, theRead More