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Exclusive: New data shows race disparities in Canada's bail system

TORONTO Black people in Canada’s most populous province spent longer behind bars awaiting trial than white people charged with many of the same categories of crimes in each of the past five years, according to data obtained by Reuters.

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Ending Iran nuclear deal would worsen North Korea situation: Kerry

GENEVA U.S. President Donald Trump risks driving Iran toward nuclear proliferation and worsening a standoff with North Korea if Washington ends a nuclear deal with Iran, former Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday.

NZ Prime Minister-elect Ardern focuses on final touches in coalition deal

WELLINGTON New Zealand Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern said she would spend Friday ironing out issues and ministerial posts with coalition partner New Zealand First, one day after becoming the Pacific nation's youngest leader in more than 150 years.

6:22pm EDT

'A long way to go' in German coalition talks, liberal FDP says

BERLIN There is a long way to go in talks on forming a new German coalition led by Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, a senior member of the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) said after meeting the environmentalist Greens on Thursday.

1:37pm EDT

Kurdish officials say thousands flee Kirkuk since Iraqi army takeover

BAGHDAD Kurdish officials said on Thursday thousands of their people had fled Kirkuk region fearing persecution since Iraqi armed forces retook it following a referendum on Kurdish independence that was rejected by Baghdad.

Iraq, United Nations 2:25pm EDT

Italy's Renzi pledges to hike budget deficit if he wins election

ROME Former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Thursday that if he wins next year's election he will slash taxes and sharply raise Italy's budget deficit rather than lower it as European Union rules require.

Italy 4:04pm EDT

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