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New opportunities, new threats: Internal CSIS note details ‘mega trends’ set to alter society

Team Leader 15/01/2018

OTTAWA — From cryptocurrencies, to artificial intelligence, to the rise of millennials, a top-secret document by Canada’s spy agency explores the so-called “mega trends” on its radar and details how they will transform the economy, society and security. The evolution of these trends — set to play out over the next five to 15 years — will unlock new opportunities and new threats, said the recently released document prepared for Michel Coulombe, who was director… New opportunities, new threats: Internal CSIS note details ‘mega trends’ set to alter society

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Trump blames ‘bad deal’ for London trip cancellation, but Brits think they scared him away

Team Leader 12/01/2018

LONDON – Many Londoners on Friday offered their own reasons for President Donald Trump canceling a possible trip to the British capital: He was nervous about the expected protests that could greet him. “It seems he’s finally got the message,” wrote London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan. Many Londoners have made it clear that Donald Trump is not welcome here while he is pursuing such a divisive agenda. It seems he’s finally got that message. pic.twitter.com/YD0ZHuWtr3 —… Trump blames ‘bad deal’ for London trip cancellation, but Brits think they scared him away

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Why Steve Bannon’s olive branch may be too late for an angry Donald Trump

Team Leader 08/01/2018

Steve Bannon’s apology for his comments trashing Donald Trump’s family did little to tamp down the president’s anger at his former chief strategist, as aides describe the president demanding a stark choice from supporters of both men: you’re either with Bannon, or with me. Trump’s aides are tracking who came out with full-throated criticism of Bannon over the weekend, and they put out the word that the president is keeping score. Trump remains irritated over… Why Steve Bannon’s olive branch may be too late for an angry Donald Trump

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Here are the reasons it’s never been a better time to be alive

Team Leader 06/01/2018

It’s a frequent critique that newspapers don’t write enough about “nice” things. We write about unusual things, and those unusual things are usually bad. But amid the constant coverage of murder, wars and drug overdoses, it’s easy to forget that, in the main, the cause of human wellbeing has never been better. Below, just some of the indicators that make 2018 history’s greatest year to be alive. All the statistics cited here speak to a… Here are the reasons it’s never been a better time to be alive

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After Trump tries to block ‘Fire and Fury’ book, its publisher moves up the release

Team Leader 05/01/2018

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump threatened legal fire and fury Thursday in an effort to block a new book portraying him as a volatile and ill-equipped chief executive, but the publisher defied his demand to halt its release and instead moved up its publication to Friday because of soaring interest. Angry at the publisher’s refusal to back down, Trump took aim late Thursday at the book’s author, Michael Wolff, and one of his primary sources,… After Trump tries to block ‘Fire and Fury’ book, its publisher moves up the release

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Chris Selley: John Tory explains difference between him and Doug Ford, warning about the ‘chaos of the past’

Team Leader 30/12/2017

Spend any time on Toronto-themed social media and you will soon notice that Mayor John Tory gets blamed for decisions that he inherited from the previous city council; for things that are far beyond any mayor’s individual control; and for policies a left-wing mayor might well support too, if only because a majority of Council might not support the alternatives. That’s normal. The popular notion of a mayor ascribes far more executive power to the… Chris Selley: John Tory explains difference between him and Doug Ford, warning about the ‘chaos of the past’

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Federal prosecutors looking into $285m loan given to Kushner’s real estate company one month before election

Team Leader 28/12/2017

Federal prosecutors have requested records related to a $285 million loan that Deutsche Bank gave Jared Kushner’s family real estate company one month before Election Day, the company confirmed this week. The records were sought by prosecutors in Brooklyn and do not appear related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. A Kushner Cos. spokesperson said that the firm is cooperating in the review of what it called a… Federal prosecutors looking into $285m loan given to Kushner’s real estate company one month before election

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