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North Korea showing 'will for a complete denuclearization,' South Korean president says

North Korea has expressed its desire for “complete denuclearization” of the Korean peninsula and is not seeking conditions such as U.S. troops withdrawing from the South first, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday. Moon said big-picture agreements about normalization of relations between the two Koreas and the United States should not be difficult…

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Supreme Court decision on 'free-the-beer' case lands today

The Supreme Court of Canada will issue a ruling today on whether Canadians have a constitutional right to buy and transport alcohol across provincial borders without impediments. The so-called ‘free-the-beer’ case also could have major implications for sales of tobacco and cannabis, and for the supply management system relied upon by Canada’s dairy and egg industries…

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Why sending the U.S. spy chief to meet Kim Jong-un was a 'savvy' move by Trump

It’s probably the clearest indication yet that U.S. President Donald Trump’s unconventional diplomatic approach toward North Korea might be working to achieve his desired “peace through strength.” It’s also a blaring warning that the North is more dangerous than ever, confident it now has the long-range nuclear goods to strike the continental United States. The revelation…

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All-party parliamentary committee calls for 'universal single-payer' pharmacare plan

A parliamentary committee has delivered its report on pharmacare, and it’s recommending an expansion of the Canada Health Act to include prescription drugs dispensed outside of hospital settings. “Such an approach would … ensure that all Canadians have equitable and affordable access to life-saving prescription drugs. In short, it will save money and lives,” said…

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Southgate Centre assault victim identified

CBC News has learned the identity of the victim in a violent assault at Southgate Centre earlier this week. Iain Armstrong, 61, is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after trying to intervene in a robbery Tuesday around 10:30 a.m. His son, Sean Armstrong, confirmed his identity to CBC News in a statement. “My father is an incredible…

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