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Source: Global News

Quebec court to hear appeal of challenge to British royal succession law

Monday 21:52 GMT

The Quebec Court of Appeal is set to begin reviewing a case on Monday that challenges the rules governing the ascension to the British throne, and the result could have political consequences in Canada.

The two law professors from the Université de Laval are trying once again to get Canada’s law on royal succession declared unconstitutional. READ MORE: The Queen appoints first official black assistant in British royal history. The conflict dates back to 2011, when leaders of Commonwealth countries agreed to modify the rules so that a woman can become queen if she is the oldest heir to the throne.

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Source: Global News

B.C. government to formally challenge Alberta’s wine ban

Monday 23:42 GMT

The B.C. government is formally challenging Alberta’s ban on B.C. wines through the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) dispute settlement process.

“B.C.’s wine industry is an important contributor to our economy, creating good jobs and other economic benefits for people in B.C.,” said B.C. Jobs, Trade and Technology Minister Bruce Ralston. “We’re standing by our wine producers and the communities that rely on this important industry by launching a formal trade dispute, and we are confident we will be successful.”

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Source: NBC News

China 'starting to challenge the dominance' of U.S in disputed sea

Monday 21:52 GMT

The risks of a "miscalculation" and armed conflict have risen in the disputed South China Sea with a militarily stronger China now able to challenge the United States, which used to be the dominant power in the strategic waterway, the Philippine envoy to Beijing said Monday.

"Whereas before the South China Sea was dominated by the U.S. 7th Fleet, now the Chinese navy is starting to challenge the dominance," Sto.

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Source: CTV

B.C. launches challenges of Alberta's ban on wine

Monday 23:42 GMT

Trade Minister Bruce Ralston said Alberta's actions threaten the livelihood of the families that have worked to build B.C.'s wine industry.

B.C. said Monday it has notified Alberta that it is formally requesting consultations under the Canadian free trade agreement's dispute settlement process. Trade Minister Bruce Ralston said Alberta's actions threaten the livelihood of the families that have worked to build B.C.'s wine industry.

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Source: CBS News

Willem Dafoe: The actor's quest for challenges

Monday 08:59 GMT

Not necessarily what you'd expect sitting down with Willem Dafoe, who was once nominated for MTV's Best Movie Villain Award as the Green Goblin in "Spider-Man."

"The fact that basically he was making it with a mixed cast of professional and new performers and children and non-performers filming in an actual place, telling a story that's not usually told, of an underclass, of a world that I didn't really know," Dafoe replied.

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Source: The Guradian

Kosovo at 10: challenges overshadow independence celebrations

Saturday 05:10 GMT

Among the guests will be Cherie Blair, whose husband is fondly remembered in Kosovo for his leading role in Nato’s intervention in the 1998-99 Kosovo war, which ended the oppressive Milosevic regime’s hold on Kosovo and paved the way for independence.

I don’t think so!”. Bernard Kouchner, a former UN special representative to Kosovo who was French foreign minister at the time of Kosovo’s independence declaration, describes Kosovo as “one of the successes of the UN system”. “There was a war, a bloody war, and now there is no more war,” he says.

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Source: Global News

Judge rejects challenge of Toronto actress’ lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein

Saturday 18:11 GMT

A judge has rejected a legal challenge of a Toronto actress’ sexual assault lawsuit against disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, his former assistant and two entertainment companies.

Harvey Weinstein’s former assistant challenging parts of lawsuit from Toronto actress. “Although the claims against Schneeweiss are not for the sexual assaults themselves, they all involve civil liability for actions that relate directly to Weinstein’s (alleged) sexual assaults,” Justice Patrick Monohan wrote.

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Source: New York Times

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’: Get Out of My Station

Saturday 15:26 GMT

The opportunity for a narrative caught Shangela’s eye, as did a note posted in Trixie Mattel’s workstation from Thorgy Thor, who was eliminated in Episode 2. The note included a pointed jab at Shangela, referring to her as a “shady, shady bitch,” in surprisingly nice handwriting — I suppose when you’re constantly journaling about all the people who’ve wronged you, your penmanship will flourish. “She was sad and I’m honoring her,” Trixie explained, then tore off the offending portion, perhaps realizing a joke from Thorgy — who deserves special commendation for stirring the pot from off-site; that’s reach — may not be the best sword to fall on.

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Source: BBC

South Africa: the economic challenge

Saturday 11:47 GMT

South Africa's new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, will have a daunting in-tray, including a formidable economic agenda to tackle.

Still, if the new president can make progress on the rest of the economic agenda and get some decent growth it would do a lot to reinforce the public sector's financial position.

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Source: Fox News

Republican Kevin Cramer announces bid to challenge Heitkamp for Senate in North Dakota

Sunday 02:26 GMT

North Dakota Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer announced Friday plans to run for Senate against Democratic incumbent Heidi Heitkamp.

"Voters will see right through Congressman Cramer and hold him accountable for a self-serving record that has hurt North Dakotans," Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee spokesman David Bergstein said in a statement.


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