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The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018 list is out, with an Italian spot taking top honours


Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy was once again named the best restaurant in the world

Cannabis will soon be as readily available as alcohol, but how does pot affect you compared to booze?

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Those who study drugs generally agree that the hooch is more harmful, but the debate is a nuanced one

CFL Week 2: B.C. Lions QB Jonathon Jennings tries to find the right amount of swagger

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Meanwhile, Winnipeg's Adam Bighill talks about how he never quite fit in during his NFL adventure in New Orleans

Eritrea is sending a rare peace delegation to rival Ethiopia for talks to calm tensions

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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Eritrea’s president announced Wednesday he is sending a rare delegation to neighbouring Ethiopia for peace talks, days after Ethiopia’s new prime minister took a major step toward calming deadly tensions with its…

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Examining Trump’s claim that ‘massive’ tariffs turned Canada into a nation of shoe smugglers

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Trump was almost certainly referring to — and distorting — an opinion piece by Isabel Vincent, a former National Post writer

Cook this: Gianduja gelato is hazelnut heaven for chocolate lovers


David Lebovitz's luscious gelato is a play on the classic chocolate and hazelnut spread from Turin, Italy

‘Complete chaos’: Trump’s separation system can’t even guarantee that migrants will ever get their kids back

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Instances have been reported in recent months of parents deported to Central America while their children are left behind in U.S. foster care


Jealousy over baby drove Canadian Blake Leibel to torture, kill girlfriend, L.A. prosecutor tells jury

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It was the first time the prosecutors had ventured to answer why Leibel, a graphic novelist from a wealthy Toronto family, would have killed Iana Kasian


How a former lawyer and George Bush aide became a lightning rod for Trump’s controversial border policy

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Democratic members of Congress are already baying for Kirstjen Nielsen’s resignation, as is a former classmate, appalled at behaviour he believes is out of character


‘A historic vote’: Senate passes marijuana bill, clearing way for legalization

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It’s now up to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet to choose the date the law will take effect. The legislation gives provinces eight to 12 weeks to prepare

Babies forcibly separated from migrant parents sent to ‘tender age’ shelters, AP discovers

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Those who have visited the three Texas shelters described to the Associated Press play rooms of crying preschool-age children in crisis


John Ivison: Byelection result suggests Quebec is a two-horse race for the first time in nearly 20 years

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Liberal Denis Lemieux won the seat in 2015 with just 31% of the vote because it was a four-way fight. Those days are over — for now, at least

Christie Blatchford: ‘If I didn’t shoot, I felt I was going to be shot,’ homeowner tells murder trial


An un-modern capacity for self-reliance, coupled with a soldier’s training, meant that Peter Khill’s first thought when he heard an intruder was not to call 911


‘It’s a priority’: Singh to review NDP policies in the wake of ‘disappointing’ byelection in Quebec

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Monday's dismal result marked the second time since Singh became leader that the NDP has been reduced to the role of bystander in a Quebec byelection


Make online political advertising more transparent and beef up privacy commissioner powers, committee urges MPs

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The recommendations would push Canada to tougher data protection rules in the style of the EU, where companies have been scrambling to comply

University of Guelph giving raises to full-time female faculty after review

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All full-time female faculty members at the University of Guelph will be getting a raise after a salary review found they were being paid less than their male colleagues. Charlotte Yates, the provost at the Ontario university, said the…

Josephine Mathias: Swimsuit competitions aren’t the problem. Miss America is


The pageant tries getting ‘progressive’ by dropping bikinis, but there’s nothing progressive about ranking women


What does Trinity Western’s Supreme Court loss mean for Charter challenges of the summer jobs attestation?

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The case shows the court's narrowing view of what can be justified on grounds of religious freedom but the two cases have important distinctions

‘Reverse the trend of this crisis’: Nearly 4,000 Canadians died from opioid overdose — and 78 per cent were men

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The numbers for apparent opioid-related fatalities show a national death rate of 10.9 for every 100,000 people in the population in 2017, up from 8.2 in 2016

Barbara Kay: The Yazidis are in danger of extinction and Ottawa’s stopped helping


Nada survived sexual slavery at the hands of ISIL. Recently, in Ontario, she recognized the man who'd enslaved her in Iraq. What's he doing here?

Tuesday, Jun 19

Tesla is investigating ‘extensive’ sabotage by a rogue employee, Elon Musk says

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The worker, who had been denied a promotion, is reported to have broken into the company's manufacturing operating system and sent highly sensitive data to unknown third parties

Conservatives steal riding from Trudeau Liberals in first byelection test of Scheer’s Quebec strategy

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Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer has endorsed a number of Quebec-focused policies designed to appeal to erstwhile separatists and soft nationalists

Andrew Coyne: We know how much a carbon tax would cost. If only we could say the same about the Tories’ alternative

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Surely a party so devoted to full disclosure will not withhold this important information from voters? Or are the Conservatives engaged in an anti-carbon tax cover-up?

Christie Blatchford: Indigenous man could have been on his knees when fatally shot, trial hears


The Ontario judge and a jury have heard repeatedly, that Jon Styres was shot dead Feb. 4, 2016, as he attempted to steal Peter Khill’s aged pickup truck

Monday, Jun 18

Toronto man’s boast of being in notorious MS-13 gang leads to deportation order

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The MS-13 was started in the 1980s by Salvadoran immigrants in Los Angeles and has had a presence in Toronto for at least 10 years

Kelly McParland: The voters sent the Liberals a clear message. Why should Doug Ford water it down?

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Refusing the Liberals party status would be entirely in line with the aim of Ontarians

Somalian kidnapper of Canadian reporter Amanda Lindhout given 15 years in prison

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Lindhout and photographer Nigel Brennan of Australia were snatched by armed men while pursuing a story, the beginning of 15 months in captivity

Armed civilian kills gunman and stops shooting spree at Washington Walmart

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Two armed civilians in the parking lot confronted the suspect, one of whom shot the man dead

Sunday, Jun 17

A woman went to check her cornfield — and was found swallowed whole by a python

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He parted the snake flesh, and it was just like a year earlier. Tiba lay inside the snake, clothed just as when she went to check the corn

How computer data helped police to investigate Quebec City mosque shooter Alexandre Bissonnette

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His seized laptop was forced to reveal its secrets through a specialized internet evidence finder software called IEF, created by Canadian company Magnet Forensics

Hirving Lozano goal sees Mexico stun reigning champions Germany 1-0 at World Cup

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In the 35th minute, Lozano picked up Javier Hernandez's pass inside the penalty area and beat Mesut Ozil, before shooting past Manuel Neuer

As Vancouver tried to woo Amazon, staff fretted over housing data that could make city ‘look bad’

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Internal records show officials were faced with a major potential weakness: how to make the city attractive in the midst of an affordability crisis?

Saturday, Jun 16

Rescue ships dock in Spain as Europe’s bitter row over migrants rumbles on

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The Italian coast guard vessel Dattilo was the first of the three boats bearing the 630 migrants to touch land just before 7 a.m. Sunday

‘Mortgaging the future of this country’: Greece opposition leader urges vote to end dispute with Macedonia

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Tsipras and Macedonia's Zaev agreed to rename Greece's northern neighbour North Macedonia, while Athens would allow it to join NATO and the European Union

Andrew Coyne: Compete instead of retaliate — the middle path to handling Donald Trump


Neither war nor appeasement is what is required. A civil tongue, cool heads and a flinty-eyed focus on what works, rather than what feels good, should see us through

‘You hear the girls screaming’: Witnesses describe shocking shooting of young sisters in Toronto playground

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Two sisters took the worst of it. The older, aged nine, was hit in the ankle. The younger one, just five years old and hit in the abdomen, was more grievously injured

Friday, Jun 15

Are the unknown victims of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur hidden among these 22 cold cases?

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The Post combed through 186 Toronto cold cases and countless newspaper reports between 1975 and 1997, searching for a pattern

Conrad Black: Take heed Canada: the U.S. would win a true trade war


Behind the peeling façades of Norman Rockwell and Walt Disney, America is a monster, and not always an amiable one

Trump praises Kim Jong Un’s authoritarian rule, says ‘I want my people to do the same’

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It was unclear whether he was referring to Americans or only to his staff. In an interview, Trump showered praise on Kim and said 'it's great to give him credibility'

How quickly could Canada build an atomic bomb?

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We’ve got the uranium, the know-how and a sudden desire to be respected by our nearest neighbour