Sober start as recreational marijuana becomes legal in Canada

TORONTO/ST JOHN’S, Newfoundland (Reuters) – Canada became the first industrialized nation to legalize recreational cannabis on Wednesday, but a lawful buzz will be hard to come by in its biggest cities like Toronto and Vancouver, where stores are not yet open. Marijuana enthusiasts in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada’s easternmost province, kicked off the first permitted sales at midnight. Over 100 ...

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U.S. pushes EU for rapid trade results, says progress not enough

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The United States demanded rapid results on Wednesday from its trade talks with the European Union and complained that the bloc was stalling progress. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross poses in his office during an interview with Reuters at the U.S. Department of Commerce building in Washington, U.S., October 5, 2018. REUTERS/Mary F. Calvert “Our purpose ...

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Greek foreign minister quits in Macedonia name row

ATHENS (Reuters) – Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accepted the resignation of his foreign minister on Wednesday, Greece’s first major political casualty in a crusade to end a decades-old name dispute with Macedonia. FILE PHOTO: Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras speaks with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias during a parliamentary session before a vote following a motion of no confidence by ...

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Mako Vunipola: England and Saracens prop to miss autumn internationals with calf strain

Mako Vunipola limped off midway through the first half of the 13-3 win in Glasgow on Sunday England have been dealt a further injury blow ahead of the autumn internationals after prop Mako Vunipola was ruled out for about six weeks. Vunipola strained his calf in Saracens’ Champions Cup win over Glasgow. The 27-year-old’s brother Billy is sidelined after breaking ...

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Turkey’s Erdogan made clear Saudis are cooperating in Khashoggi probe: U.S.’ Pompeo

(Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan had made clear in talks in Ankara that Saudi officials were cooperating with Turkey’s investigation into missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to reporters while his plane refuels in Brussels, Belgium October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis/Pool “He made clear ...

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No retrial for ‘sex on plane’ teacher Eleanor Wilson

Image copyright PA Image caption Eleanor Wilson had faced four counts of sexual activity with a child under 18 while in a position of trust A former teacher who was accused of having sex with a 16-year-old pupil in a plane toilet will not face a retrial. Eleanor Wilson, 29, of Dursley, Gloucestershire, denied four counts of sexual activity with ...

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