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US pot producer asks Trump to stop Canada's domination of market

An American marijuana producer is warning Donald Trump that Canada is poised to take over the North American cannabis market and he needs to do something to eliminate barriers to financing and market capital in the U.S.

'Concrete block on your chest': astronauts recount failed space launch

Moscow - Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin on Tuesday said the G-force during last week's emergency landing of the Soyuz spacecraft felt like a concrete block on his chest but he and NASA astronaut Nick Hague are now in "great" health.

Review: Goo Goo Dolls bring 'Dizzy Up The Girl' tour to Beacon Theatre Special

New York - On October 15, acclaimed pop-rock group, Goo Goo Dolls, headlined Beacon Theatre in New York City, as part of the 20th anniversary tour of "Dizzy Up The Girl."

Climate driven crash in insect populations decimating food web

In the past 40 years, there has been a staggering decline, as much as 60 percent, in the biomass of arthropods – invertebrate animals such as insects, millipedes, and sowbugs in the tropical forests of northeastern Puerto Rico.

Diplomats stage UN protest during US event on Cuba

New York - A group of UN diplomats disrupted a US-organized meeting on the plight of Cuban political prisoners at the United Nations on Tuesday, shouting down a US diplomat who demanded that security guards remove them from the hall.

Op-Ed: Bitcoin may not be a safe haven but seems to be in recovery mode

While there is as yet no analysis of Bitcoin price movements today by Omkar Godpole on CoinDesk there was an analysis yesterday on CoinDesk by Godpole and two other authors arguing that Bitcoin was not a safe haven but a risk asset.

If you’re at IoT World Congress you’ll want to read this

Planning to attend IoT World Congress 2018, in Barcelona? Good choice. It’s a unique opportunity to learn from IoT experts, network with industry pros, and experience some of the newest IoT solutions first-hand.

'Urgent' donations needed to deal with Venezuela's migrant crisis: UN envoy

C - The UN special envoy for Venezuelan migrants called Tuesday for international donations to help South American countries deal with an "avalanche" of migrants from the crisis-wracked country."We will be appealing to donors...

Salvini, Macron clash after France caught migrant dumping

Rome - Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Tuesday hit out at President Emmanuel Macron after French police were caught committing the "unprecedented offence" of dumping migrants in Italian woods.

Terror-hit French town suffers second trauma in floods

Paris - A French town that was the scene of a jihadist shooting spree earlier this year has been swamped by floods, with one local woman known to have lost her husband in the attack and her parents in the latest disaster, officials said Tuesday.

Rembrandt painting to be restored online for all the world to see

Amsterdam - "The Night Watch" by Rembrandt, one of the world’s most spectacular paintings, is to be restored under the world’s gaze at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Beginning in 2019, the restoration, expected to take several years, will be live-streamed online.

As Canada awaits, Uruguay's legal cannabis project provides benchmark

Montevideo - As Canada prepares on Wednesday to become only the second country in the world to legalize the use of marijuana, experts in Uruguay say its pioneering move three years ago helped to reduce drug trafficking in the South American nation.

Palestinians win UN backing to lead developing country bloc

New York - The Palestinians won backing Tuesday to lead the biggest bloc of developing countries at the United Nations, raising their profile at the world body despite opposition from the United States.

Istanbul thrives as Arab media hub despite Khashoggi anxiety

Istanbul - Istanbul, the buzzing Turkish metropolis where Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared two weeks ago, has since the Arab Spring become a hub for Arabic-language media despite Turkey's own reputation for eroding press freedoms.

Bulgaria urged to save communist-era architectural 'masterpiece'

Bulgaria - Perched like a vast flying saucer on a central Bulgarian mountainside, Buzludzha is a brutalist concrete monument that was built to glorify communism nearly 40 years ago.

Canada primed for pot legalization

Ottawa - Pot stores across much of Canada were poised to throw open their doors Wednesday as the sale and recreational use of cannabis is made legal for the first time by a major Western country.Stores in St.

Cuban diplomats at UN stage noisy protest at US event

New York - Cuban diplomats shouted slogans and noisily pounded tables at the United Nations on Tuesday, disrupting a meeting organized by the United States on the plight of Cuban political prisoners.

Foreign fighters still joining IS in Syria: US general

Washington - Foreign fighters continue to flow into Syria to join the Islamic State group despite its forces being largely decimated, Pentagon Joint Chiefs chairman Joe Dunford said Tuesday.

Mystery over shooting of British mountain biker in French Alps

Annecy - French investigators are struggling to explain how a young hunter out on a shooting expedition in the French Alps ended up killing a British mountain biker at the weekend, prosectors said Tuesday.

Sundar Pichai spoke about Google's China plans for the first time

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai commented publicly for the first time on the company's efforts to launch a censored search engine in China.
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