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Source: Global News

Trudeau calls Ford government’s attempt to block carbon tax ‘irresponsible’

Today 06:05 GMT

The Ontario government’s attempt to block the federal carbon tax is shortsighted and irresponsible, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told an environment conference in Montreal Thursday.

The Trudeau government’s tax only applies to Ontario, New Brunswick, Manitoba and Saskatchewan – four provinces Ottawa says don’t meet national standards on greenhouse gas emissions. After Trudeau’s short speech he was met on stage by high-profile Quebec environmentalist Steven Guilbeault for an armchair discussion.

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Source: BBC

Sainsbury's-Asda deal blocked on price fears

Thursday 21:50 GMT

The proposed merger between Sainsbury's and Asda has been blocked by the UK's competition watchdog over fears it would raise prices for consumers.

The parties perhaps underestimated how the scale of this deal, and the CMA's focus on consumer markets, meant they would face such serious obstacles in securing approval."

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Source: Fox News

House committees launch probe into DHS shakeup, as White House blocks Miller testimony

Today 06:05 GMT

Democrats on several top House committees launched an investigation Thursday into the massive shakeup in leadership at the Department of Homeland Security due to allegations that President Trump removed top officials for refusing to carry out his desired immigration policies.

House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md.; Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y.; and Homeland Security Committee Chair Bennie Thompson sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security Thursday seeking documents related to recent immigration-related actions by the president and White House aide Stephen Miller "to remove senior leaders throughout DHS who reportedly refused orders to violate the law."

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Source: BBC

The worshipper who blocked a bomber

Thursday 20:55 GMT

Nothing can bring back her dear Ramesh, but his heroic actions - which spared other families pain - at least help comfort her own.

If that wasn't enough pain, Chrishantini tells me her aunt died in the boxing day Tsunami in 2004, which claimed more than 2,000 lives in Batticaloa. This scenic stretch of the country's east coast has witnessed large-scale tragedy on so many occasions, and it's people like Chrishantini who live through the daily anguish.

“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte