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Trade war fears ebb as U.S., China agree to continue talks

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Washington and Beijing both claimed victory on Monday as the world's two largest economies stepped back from the brink of a global trade war and agreed to hold further talks to boost U.S. exports to China.

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Bitcoin is an energy hog: New numbers suggest how big a problem it is

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Bitcoin miners will guzzle more electricity this year than some countries do, according to new numbers from a leading researcher. And while some critics take issue with these figures, few disagree that the digital currency's energy use is a growing problem.

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Kensington Palace shares family portrait, other royal wedding photos

Britain Royal Wedding

Kensington Palace has released three official wedding photographs taken of Prince Harry and the former Meghan Markle shortly after they were married on Saturday.

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Lava from Hawaii volcano enters ocean, creating toxic cloud

Hawaii Volcano

White plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass are billowing into the sky over Hawaii as molten rock from the Kilauea volcano pours into the ocean, creating yet another hazard from an eruption that began more than two weeks ago.

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Gun rights not at risk in wake of school shooting, Texas governor says

School Shooting Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is set to hold a series of meetings on how to combat school violence, three days after a teen killed 10 people in the fourth-deadliest mass shooting at a public school in modern U.S. history. But tighter restrictions on guns is not in the cards, he says.

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Group affected by CIA brainwashing experiments wants public apology, compensation from government

Alison Steel

A group of Canadians affected by CIA brainwashing experiments conducted at McGill University's Allan Memorial Institute met for the first time on Sunday to start organizing for a public apology and compensation from the federal government through a possible class-action.

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U.S. issues steep list of demands for nuclear treaty with Iran

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo offered Iran dramatic concessions if it agrees to make "major changes" amounting to a wholesale transformation of its key policies — concessions that could go so far as to restore full diplomatic and commercial ties between the countries.

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Plastics, other garbage found in ocean trench nearly 11 kilometres below surface

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New research published in the journal Marine Policy shows that humanity's garbage isn't just floating on the ocean surface where there might be some hope of cleaning it up. Video footage has captured images of garbage — including single-use plastics — on the bottom of the earth's deepest ocean trench more than 10 km below.

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Banks poised to report strong Q2 despite housing slowdown: analysts

Go Public bank sales

Canada's biggest banks are upping the ante in the mortgage wars amid slowing growth and national housing sales at lows not seen in several years, but analysts say real estate market woes won't dent lenders' earnings, just yet.

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Trade war fears ebb as U.S., China agree to continue talks

hi-shipping-trade

Washington and Beijing both claimed victory on Monday as the world's two largest economies stepped back from the brink of a global trade war and agreed to hold further talks to boost U.S. exports to China.

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'Significant' issues remain over NAFTA: U.S. treasury secretary

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday said major issues remained in talks involving the United States, Mexico and Canada to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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Oregon's flooded recreational pot market a cautionary tale for Canada: economists

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As marijuana farmers in Oregon say a flood of supply is killing their businesses less than three years after recreational cannabis was legalized, economists say it's a warning to Canada.

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Bitcoin is an energy hog: New numbers suggest how big a problem it is

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Bitcoin miners will guzzle more electricity this year than some countries do, according to new numbers from a leading researcher. And while some critics take issue with these figures, few disagree that the digital currency's energy use is a growing problem.

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Trans Mountain: Meet the people who live along Canada's most controversial pipeline

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The route of Kinder Morgan's controversial Trans Mountain pipeline runs from Edmonton to Vancouver. CBC's Nick Purdon and Leonardo Palleja traveled it and spoke to regular people who live beside the pipe about what's at stake for them and their communities.

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