Billionaire media mogul seeks to lead Quebec separatists

Media mogul Pierre Karl Peladeau announces he will seek the leadership of the Parti Quebecois, the standardbearer of a movement to split the province from the rest of CanadaMedia mogul Pierre Karl Peladeau announced Thursday he will seek the leadership of the Parti Quebecois, the standardbearer of a movement to split the province from the rest of Canada. Peladeau, 53, made the announcement in a speech to students at the University of Montreal. The majority shareholder of telecom giant Quebecor, which also controls 40 percent of newspapers and broadcast news in the mostly French-speaking province, only recently entered politics, winning a seat in Quebec's legislature in April. At the same time, he shocked many by revealing his support for Quebec independence.


Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized Following Coronary Blockage

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized Following Coronary BlockageSupreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been hospitalized after doctors discovered a blockage in her left coronary artery.Ginsburg, 81, "experienced discomfort during routine exercise" on Tuesday evening, according to a statement from the Court.She underwent coronary catheterization procedure at MedStar Washington Center this morning.Despite being diagnosed with colon cancer in 1999 and pancreatic cancer in 2009, Ginsburg, appointed to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton in 1993, has never missed a day of oral arguments due to medical treatment. ...


US protesters force closure of mall near Ferguson

Demonstrators lie down with signs of protest inside the Galleria shopping mall on November 28, 2014 in Brentwood, MissouriUS protesters forced a crowded St Louis mall to close for around two hours on Friday, demanding a boycott to post-Thanksgiving shopping and justice for an unarmed black teenager killed by police. Scores of demonstrators, including young children, shouted "No justice, no peace," and "Stop shopping and join the movement" at the St Louis Galleria Mall. Around 100 people lay on the floor for four and a half minutes to symbolize the more than four hours that 18-year-old Michael Brown lay in the road after being shot dead by a white police officer in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson. About 200 people gathered in support of the boycott of "Black Friday", which comes the day after America's Thanksgiving holiday and sees stores offering steep discounts, leading to often-frenzied consumer spending.


Ferguson protest spreads to London
Shouts of "Hands up, don't shoot!" and "No justice, no peace. Stop the racist police," fill the chilly November air as the crowd jostles for position in a fenced-off pen on the sidewalk.

The tiny town that Hollywood loves
Europe's hottest destination for tourists, Berlin offers more than bargain-priced nightclubs and Cold War nostalgia.

Gunman attacks Mexican Consulate
A "violent anti-government" gunman shoots at and tries to burn down a Mexican consulate building in the U.S., as the police chief warns political rhetoric may have fed into the attack.

Exclusive: Obama plan to 'Power Africa' gets off to a dim start

U.S. President Barack ObamaBy Joe Brock JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Barack Obama last year told a cheering crowd in Cape Town that a $7 billion plan to "Power Africa" would double electricity output on the world's poorest continent and bring "light where currently there is darkness". A year later, the U.S. president's flagship project for Africa has already achieved 25 percent of its goal to deliver 10,000 megawatts of electricity and bring light to 20 million households and businesses, according to its annual report. But the five-year plan has not yet delivered the power. ...


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