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Canada legalizes pot

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 6/20/18, 11:32 am

The Canadian Senate on Tuesday passed a measure to legalize and regulate marijuana, joining Uruguay as the only countries in the world to create a nationwide market for pot. Canadians as young as age 18 can begin legally purchasing the drug in early to mid-September. The Canadian government had hoped for a July 1 start date, but provincial and territorial governments said they need eight to 12 weeks to prepare for legal retail sales.

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Kim repeats vow to nix nukes during China visit

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/20/18, 10:54 am

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday wrapped up a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping as denuclearization talks continue. During the two-day trip, the leaders discussed Kim’s historic meeting last week with U.S. President Donald Trump and possible ways to handle the denuclearization process, according to the Korean Central News Agency. Kim also vowed to work with Chinese officials in “opening a new future” on the Korean Peninsula.

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Stranded migrants dock in Spain

International | The latest row highlights Europe’s struggle for good migration policy
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/19/18, 04:13 pm

Spain allowed a ship with 630 migrants aboard to dock Sunday after it drifted at sea for a week while European countries argued over it fate. 

The Aquarius rescue ship, run by aid groups SOS Mediterranee Sea and Doctors Without Borders, sat stranded off the coast of Sicily after Italy and Malta refused to allow the boat to dock. The migrants included 630 people from 31 nations, 68 minors, and at least seven pregnant women. The ship finally docked in the Spanish city of Valencia.

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