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Canada-EU free trade deal to be rejected by Germany, says report — Germany is to reject a multibillion-dollar free trade deal between the European Union and Canada which is widely seen as a template for a bigger agreement with the United States, a leading German paper reported on Saturday. Citing diplomats in Brussels, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported that Berlin objects to clauses outlining the legal protection offered to firms investing in the 28-member bloc.

Massive 22-kilogram cod caught off Notre Dame Bay — A photograph of a 22-kilogram cod that was caught during the annual recreational fishery in Notre Dame Bay, N.L., has caught the public's attention in a big way. The photo shows 10-year-old Koby Rice of Pilley's Island holding up the huge fish. Koby's mother, Kayla Brown, caught the fish Thursday at Valley Pond, near New World Island.
Jul 26, 2014

RT @JohnGushue: You're going to need a bigger boat! Awesome @CBCNL story re Koby Rice and his very large cod

Jul 26, 2014

Gives new meaning to "kiss the cod" RT @CBCNews: Massive 22-kilogram cod caught off Newf.

Montreal police call in sick to protest pension reforms — The dispute over Quebec's proposed pension reform legislation took a new twist overnight Friday when more than 100 Montreal officers simultaneously called in sick. The situation sparked a 2 a.m. emergency meeting between Quebec's labour board and the police union - the Montreal Police Brotherhood - that lasted until 6 a.m Saturday.

Ukraine crisis: Government forces attempt to retake key town — Ukrainian officials said their forces advanced to the outskirts of a key town north of Donetsk on Saturday in hopes of retaking the stronghold held for months by pro-Russia rebels. The move comes as Ukrainian forces appear to have gained some momentum recently by retaking control of territory from the rebels.

Gaza conflict: Israel agrees to extend ceasefire to midnight — Israel has agreed to extend by four hours a humanitarian truce agreed with Hamas and other armed groups in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, an Israeli government source said, declining to be named. It was not immediately clear if Hamas Islamists, who control Gaza, had also agreed to prolong the original 12-hour ceasefire and continue the quiet until midnight local time.

South Asian business owners form chamber of commerce — Dissatisfied with what they say is a local focus on larger businesses, a group of south Asian business owners have come together to form their own chamber of commerce. A group of about seven entrepreneurs have formed the South Asian Canadian Chamber of Commerce, a Hamilton-based organization that represents lawyers, realtors, accountants and about 60 others of South Asian descent.

Sick of fake news stories? A do-it-yourself guide to checking out videos and photos on-line. — Devastating photos and videos purportedly from Gaza and Ukraine are being shared widely across social media. Many are real, but others are out of context or doctored to push an agenda. Brent speaks to Craig Silverman of Regret the Error and the Verification Handbook about some basic tools you can
Jul 26, 2014

RT @CBCDay6: Sick of fake news stories? Here are some simple tools anyone can use to find the real origins of photos and videos:

U.S. evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes — The United States shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighbouring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid a significant deterioration in security in Tripoli as fighting intensified between rival militias, the State Department said. "Due to the ongoing violence resulting from clashes between Libyan militias in the immediate vicinity of the U.S.
Jul 26, 2014

RT @CBCAlerts: More @CBCNews on U.S. pulling staff from embassy in #Libya amid increasing violence:

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17: Parents of victim tour crash scene — The parents of a woman who was on Flight MH17 when it was shot down in eastern Ukraine last week travelled to the scene of the crash Saturday, arriving from Amsterdam after a journey from their home in Perth, Australia.