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Congress approves bill allowing the killing of sea lions... to protect salmon

Wildlife managers say sea lion populations have grown so large that they no longer need all the protections that were put in place for them in 1972.

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Saipem says Shamoon variant crippled hundreds of computers

A hack on Italian oil services firm Saipem that crippled more than 300 of the company's computers used a variant of the notorious Shamoon virus, Saipem said, a development that links the case to a massive attack in 2012 on Saudi Aramco.

Trudeau, Scheer spar for what might be the last time in Parliament's Centre Block

A century ago, King George V said he believed that Canada's new Parliament building would "redound ...

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British PM May survives party confidence vote but Brexit deal still teetering

British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a confidence vote by the Conservative Party on Wednesday, but a mutiny by more than a third of her ...

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May's confidence vote win doesn't change Brexit arithmetic: DUP

A senior member of a Northern Irish political party that props up British Prime Minister Theresa May said her survival in a vote of confidence on ...

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House approves farm bill without tightened food stamps criteria

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the farm bill on Wednesday, capping months of acrimonious debate to finalize the legislation funding the ...

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Bemused by Brexit? Here’s a Guide to the Endgame

British Prime Minister Theresa May almost lost her job over the proposed Brexit deal she struck with the European Union. She held on -- and now can’t be challenged from within her Conservative Party for a year -- but is still in search of a pact ...

Chaos erupts as Hungarian Parliament passes judicial, 'slave' laws

Hungary's Parliament passed laws Wednesday that allow employers to demand more overtime work and give the government greater control over the judiciary.

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British bookmakers foresee Theresa May surviving confidence vote in Parliament

British bookmakers foresee Theresa May surviving confidence vote in Parliament

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Hungary: Lawmakers OK labor code changes seen as ‘slave law’

Hungary’s parliament has approved amendments to the labor code that trade unions and opponents have criticized as “slave law” benefiting employers

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Shamoon computer virus variant is lead suspect in hack on oil firm Saipem

A hack on Italian oil services firm Saipem that crippled more than 300 computers was likely caused by a variant of a notorious destructive virus ...

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Swedish political crisis deepens as opposition get its budget passed

Sweden's political crisis deepened on Wednesday as parliament rejected the caretaker government's budget in favor of a tax-cutting one from the opposition.

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British PM May tells her lawmakers she will not lead them into next election

British Prime Minister Theresa May has told lawmakers in the ruling Conservative party that she will not lead them into the next general election, one Member of Parliament said.

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Italy's Salvini changes tack on EU in bid for center ground

Right-wing firebrand Matteo Salvini is softening his eurosceptic policies in a bid to capture the middle ground of Italian politics and eventually take centre-stage in Europe, even if it means disappointing his more radical supporters.

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'The Voice' recap: Did Adam Levine's controversial pleas save Reagan Strange?

Adam Levine's voice wasn't enough to save Reagan Strange on "The Voice." The competition eliminated half its performers Tuesday. Finals are next week.        

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How Paul Ryan is selling his food stamp loss

The compromise farm bill is stripped of every controversial proposal the House GOP wanted on food stamps.

2019 Fantasy Baseball prospects: Second base rankings, dynasty targets from MLB insider

Scott White is an award-winning Fantasy Baseball analyst

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Brazil Green Groups Prepare Climate-Change Contingency Plan

With its wooden walls and posters on protecting forests and fauna, Brazil's pavilion at the U.N. climate talks in Poland offers no hint of the angst at home and abroad over mixed messages on global warming from its president-elect. But campaign promises made by Jair Bolsonaro that could weaken protection for the Amazon rainforest are a hot topic ...

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As Finances Improve, Greece Scraps Pension Cuts

Greece's parliament on Tuesday voted to scrap plans to cut state pensions, in a motion led by the left-led governing coalition hoping to shore up its flagging support ahead of a general election next year. Athens agreed two years ago to cut pensions in 2019, in an attempt to placate lenders and get the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to back a ...

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Court Approves Plea Deal With No Jail Time in Baylor Rape Case

Jacob Anderson, a former fraternity president accused of raping a fellow student, was given a fine and probation for unlawful restraint. Sexual assault charges were dropped.

'Put it back!' UK Parliament erupts after lawmaker grabs mace in Brexit protest

Just when you thought the Brexit roller coaster had reached its dizzying zenith, in marches a lawmaker to grab a giant ornamental mace in a uniquely ...

UK Parliament erupts after ceremonial mace grabbed in protest

Just when you thought the Brexit rollercoaster had reached its dizzying zenith, in marches a lawmaker to grab a giant ornamental mace in a uniquely ...

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This Elegant Italian Red Wine Is Easy to Love

Barolo has long been considered the power wine of the Piedmont. But the truth is, many prefer the more-accessible, graceful and often less-expensive ...

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At least 4 killed and 8 injured near Christmas market in Strasbourg, France

The city center was locked down as authorities tried to locate the assailant, whose gunfire produced panic in the eastern French city that hosts the ...

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After Brexit vote delay, leadership challenge looms for May

An attempt to oust British Prime Minister Theresa May gathered pace on Tuesday, a day after her decision to delay a vote in parliament on her Brexit deal for fear of a rout angered many in her Conservative Party.

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Senate approves farm bill compromise that avoids food stamp cuts

U.S. lawmakers have reached an agreement on a farm bill that leaves out a proposal to tighten food stamps criteria backed by President Donald Trump, and offers some financial certainty to farmers suffering from the U.S. trade war with China.

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Woman who claims to have wed 300-year-old pirate ghost now says they split up

The controversial couple got married on a boat off the Irish coast in international waters earlier this year.

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