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Will a new Prime Minister come out of Canada elections?

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  1. Hullo Pillow

    October 21, 2019 at 8:03 am

    When is the election ?

  2. Bob Ross

    October 21, 2019 at 8:03 am

    Look At 0:13 … Look at the people in the background. The all have the same expression. I find it un-nerving.

  3. john ross martens

    October 21, 2019 at 8:03 am

    With trudope we have moved backwards and a chance of a libtard ndp coalition makes me wonder why i diddnt buy stock in crayola because id be rich if those two get together to form government

  4. bird of paradise

    October 21, 2019 at 8:03 am

    The late Former Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau's approach to China w an open-minded & rooted in a desire to understand China. Pierre Trudeau had a deep fascination & interested in what made between CA & China work, & he was prepared to listen. Because of his approach to China had received criticism at home (Canadian soil) but favor in China. It's quite a story that the late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau diplomatic relations btw the 2 countries & visited Beijing in 1973. Pierre Trudeau gets assistance w his chopsticks fr the Chinese Premier Chou En-Lai during a meal visit to China of Oct.1973. Pierre Trudeau's son, Alexander Trudeau Author a book of Barbian Lost: Travels in the New China in 2016. A book that received positive reviews with 41/2 stars ratings by readers.

  5. khoo boo beng

    October 21, 2019 at 8:03 am

    Populism votes vs Political votes. Maybe? What do Canadian wants.

  6. theGoliath

    October 21, 2019 at 8:03 am

    huehue

  7. CryptoANYTHING

    October 21, 2019 at 8:03 am

    Yes, one without black face

  8. Gia Pacella

    October 21, 2019 at 8:03 am

    YES

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Republicans Shift Defense of Trump, While He Attacks Another Witness

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Ms. Pelosi, also appearing on “Face the Nation,” suggested that Mr. Trump — who is blocking key witnesses like Mick Mulvaney, his acting chief of staff, from testifying — make his case for himself, while delivering a brief lesson in Latin: “If he has information that is exculpatory, that means ex, taking away, culpable, blame, then we look forward to seeing it.”

Hours after that broadcast, Mr. Trump — who last week attacked Marie L. Yovanovitch, his former ambassador to Ukraine, on Twitter while she was testifying — unleashed an afternoon Twitter storm, lashing out at a second witness, Jennifer Williams, an adviser to Vice President Mike Pence.

Ms. Williams, a longtime State Department employee with expertise in Europe and Russia who has been detailed to Mr. Pence’s national security staff, is among those who listened to a July 25 telephone call in which Mr. Trump asked President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine to “do us a favor” and investigate former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his son Hunter.

Mr. Trump had frozen the military aid about a week before.

Ms. Williams told House investigators she thought the telephone call was “unusual and inappropriate,” adding, “I guess for me it shed some light on possible other motivations behind a security assistance hold,” according to a transcript of her deposition released Saturday evening by Democrats.

“Tell Jennifer Williams, whoever that is, to read BOTH transcripts of the presidential calls, & see the just released ststement from Ukraine,” Mr. Trump wrote, misspelling the word “statement.” “Then she should meet with the other Never Trumpers, who I don’t know & mostly never even heard of, & work out a better presidential attack!”





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Iran Blocks Nearly All Internet Access

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The Associated Press reported that Iran also experienced wide disruptions and outages of internet service on Friday and Saturday, according to the group NetBlocks, which monitors worldwide internet access. By Saturday night, connectivity had fallen to just 7 percent of ordinary levels, NetBlocks said.

“The ongoing disruption is the most severe recorded in Iran since President Rouhani came to power, and the most severe disconnection tracked by NetBlocks in any country in terms of its technical complexity and breadth,” the group said. The internet firm Oracle called it “the largest internet shutdown ever observed in Iran.”

Ahmad, a taxi driver in Tehran who did not want his last name used, said in telephone interview that when he tried to connect to the internet on his mobile phone, a recorded message said that because of a decision by the National Security Council, connectivity had been cut off.

WhatsApp and Instagram, both used widely by Iranians, were also blocked.

Fahimeh, an accountant, said she and her friends relied on WhatsApp to find out the location and time of protests, and in the absence of the internet, it would be difficult for Iranians to plan and spread the word.

The Ministry of Information said Sunday that it had identified bad actors among protesters and warned that those responsible for unrest would be arrested.

Intelligence agents on Sunday arrested Abdoleza Davari, a senior aide to Iran’s former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and a vocal critic of the gas price policy, according to his wife, Elham Salmani. Mr. Davari had posted a tweet a day earlier saying that the people have the right to demonstrate and that parliament must hear their concerns and stand up to the branches of the government imposing this policy.

“They have failed to successfully counter freethinking with ideology so the only tool at their disposal is violence,” said Ms. Salmani, a journalist and political activist, in a telephone interview. She said the prosecutor’s office had threatened to arrest her as well and had accused her of hiding her husband’s mobile telephone and laptop computer.

Mostafa Tajzadeh, a prominent reformist politician, said on Twitter that if elected officials could not listen to the demands of the people, “they should resign and leave the country to its real rulers.”



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Life Dealt Him a Series of Blows. Now He’s Fighting Back.

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Owayne Mcleod has been drawn to athletics for as long as he can remember.

As a child in Jamaica, he racked up trophies as a sprinter on his school’s track and field team. To pass the time, he and his friends played cricket, raced barefoot in the streets of Kingston and lifted makeshift barbells fashioned from concrete and metal rods.

But life was not all fun and games. “I would go days without eating,” he said. “It was horrible.”

Mr. Mcleod’s parents divorced when he was young. His mother emigrated to the United States when he was 4, leaving him in the care of his grandmother and two older brothers. The situation at home was so dire that his mother would send the family barrels of clothes and food that would last them months.

Mr. Mcleod’s mother eventually remarried and settled in New York City. When he was 12, he and one of his brothers left Jamaica to move in with her and their stepfather on the Lower East Side. “As soon as that plane landed, as soon as I got into the house, I looked in the fridge,” he said with a chuckle.

Now 21, Mr. Mcleod has smiling eyes and a relaxed demeanor that belie the hardships he went through. He was in middle school when he first came to the United States, and his mother had him wear suits and church shoes to class. “The teachers loved it,” he said. But many of his classmates bullied him over his dapper style and mocked his Jamaican accent, which has since faded.

“It made me feel like I didn’t belong here,” he said. “I wanted to go back home.”

One day after school, Mr. Mcleod started a fight with someone who was bullying him. “People were saying that I got beat up,” he said. “I felt like I had something to prove.” He wanted to learn how to defend himself, so he went home and watched videos of Ultimate Fighting Championship athletes to study their techniques. Later, he came across a book at school about professional boxers. Two of his teachers noticed his interest and helped him find a boxing gym.

The sport has defined his life ever since; his goal is to become a professional boxer.

Mr. Mcleod trains every day for about three hours at a gym in the Bronx with John Skerret, a former boxer. Mr. Skerret trains 13 fighters of varying ages, and said Mr. Mcleod is his best. “He listens,” he said. “When he’s committed to something, he’s committed.”

Mr. Skerret has been training Mr. Mcleod for about six years, and has never charged him for his services. Sometimes Mr. Mcleod cannot afford to pay the gym’s $50 monthly fee, so Mr. Skerret offers to split it. “He does it out of love,” Mr. Mcleod said. “He’s like a father figure to me.”

Recently Mr. Mcleod has been devoting time to other ambitions. In June, he graduated from the Brooklyn High School for Leadership and Community Service, a transfer school for older and undercredited students run by the New York City Department of Education and Brooklyn Community Services, one of the seven organizations supported by The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund.



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