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Ontario approves insurance plan aimed at Uber


Uber riders can rest a little easier en route, says the ride-hailing company, after the province approved an insurance plan Thursday that covers paying passengers. The plan, approved by Ontario’s insurance regulator this week, ends Uber drivers’ legal limbo. It also makes Ontario the second Canadian jurisdiction after Alberta to …

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Obama calls on European Leaders to stand firm


WARSAW, Poland (AP) – President Barack Obama on Friday called European leaders to firm against Russia, Islamic State terrorism and other challenges facing NATO – even as a Britain is poised to retrench from Europe. In an op-ed published in the Financial Times on Friday, Obama argued Britain’s looming exit …

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Venezuela’s leader sidelines opposition-controlled congress


CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) – When Venezuela’s opposition lawmakers took over the congress in January, they vowed it was the beginning of the end for President Nicolas Maduro. But Maduro has since managed to almost completely sideline the legislature with the help of the Supreme Court, and now the ruling socialist …

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AAP on the back foot as Congress counts its gains


From seeking an independent and credible probe into allegations against AAP MLA Naresh Yadav’s involvement in the desecration of Quran at Malerkotla to claiming AAP’s hand cannot be ruled out to demanding his arrest, the statements of Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh have changed sweepingly over the last week. …

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