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Brittany Higgins: Rape case that shook Australian politics abandoned over mental health fears

Sydney, Australia CNN — Prosecutors in Australia have ended high-profile legal action against a former government staffer accused of raping a colleague inside Parliament House, saying a retrial would pose a “significant and unacceptable risk” to the woman’s life. The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) director of public prosecutions, Shane Drumgold, told reporters Friday that the …

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Regina resident applied for medically assisted death after consistent surgical delays

Despite not having a terminal diagnosis, Jolene Van Alstine from Regina has considered medical assistance in dying (MAiD) due to the extreme pain she has suffered while waiting for surgical treatment. It’s an unacceptable situation, says Saskatchewan NDP leader Carla Beck. “Thirty-six thousand Saskatchewan people are waiting for surgery and they’re more than just numbers,” …

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Who is the new US Democratic House Leader Hakeem Jeffries? | Politics News

Democrats in the House of Representatives, one of the two branches of the United States Congress, have selected New York’s Hakeem Jeffries to lead their caucus. His appointment, following a unanimous vote on Wednesday, was historic. Never before has a Black politician been named a party leader in the US Congress. Jeffries is set to …

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Ottawa ‘not looking for a fight’ over Alberta sovereignty bill, Trudeau says

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Ottawa is “not looking for a fight” with Alberta over the provincial government’s proposed sovereignty bill, but added that he will not “take anything off the table.” His comment comes the morning after Alberta Premier Danielle Smith tabled legislation that, if approved, will give the provincial cabinet wide-ranging powers that …

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Euro zone inflation rate eases to 10% in November as energy prices slow

Markets track the latest inflation data out of the euro zone ahead of a new ECB meeting. Julien DeRosa | dpa | Getty Images Inflation in the euro zone slowed slightly in November, according to preliminary figures out Wednesday, with prices coming off record highs and missing analyst expectations. Consumer prices have been sky high …

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ECB to announce QT program details at December meeting

Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank speaks at an event. The central bank is due to meet in mid-December for more monetary policy decisions. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images The European Central Bank could be about to answer a lingering question in the coming weeks that could have major repercussions for financial …

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House January 6 committee chairman says panel ‘close to putting pens down’ on final report

CNN — The chairman of the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol said Tuesday that the panel is “close to putting pens down” on its final report, which is slated for release by the end of this Congress. “The body of the report is complete and there is …

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Canada stands with people ‘expressing themselves’ amid China COVID-19 protests: Trudeau – National

Canada stands with people “expressing themselves” in a rare wave of protests across multiple cities in China, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says. He made the comment on his way into a cabinet meeting Tuesday morning, as China grapples with its biggest public display of dissent since the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests — which ended in …

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Uvalde mom sues police, gunmaker in school massacre

WASHINGTON (AP) — The last conversation Sandra Torres had with her 10-year-old daughter was about her nervous excitement over whether she’d make the all-star softball team. Hours later, Eliahna Torres was one of 19 children and two teachers massacred at their elementary school in UvaldeTexas. With little closure and few answers about law enforcement’s 77-minute …

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