Canadians left with worthless wads of cash after Indian government scraps rupee bills

TORONTO – A number of Canadian residents have suddenly found themselves with worthless wads of cash after the Indian government abruptly scrapped its highest-denomination currency notes this week.
On Tuesday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in a surprise broadcast that his government was withdrawing all 500 and 1,000 Indian rupee notes — which are equivalent to about $10 and $20.
He said the action was being taken to combat corruption, money laundering and counterfeiting in India, where there is a significant amount of so-called undeclared, untaxed “black money.”

People in India were told to deposit their discontinued notes in banks and post office savings accounts before the end of the year. They were also told they could exchange limited amounts for new 500 and 2,000 rupee bills that are being delivered.
But for anyone with the cancelled currency outside India — including members of the large Indian diaspora in Canada — there appears to be confusion on what to …
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'Peace cannot wait anymore': Colombia, FARC rebels reach new deal to end 52-year war

Colombia’s government and Marxist guerillas said on Saturday they had agreed on a new peace deal to end their 52-year war, six weeks after the original one was narrowly rejected in a referendum for being too lenient on the rebels.
The government and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), who have been negotiating a deal in Havana for four years, said they had incorporated changes proposed by various sectors of society into the accord.
“We have reached a new final accord to end the armed conflict that integrates changes, precisions and proposals suggested by the most diverse sectors of society,” both sides said in a statement.
“We call upon all Colombia and the international community….to back this new accord and its quick implementation so as to leave the tragedy of war in the past,” the statement read. “Peace cannot wait anymore.”

People react to the new agreement between the …
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What you missed in Canadian politics this week

OTTAWA – There were more than a few quiet tears shed this week in political Ottawa.First, Donald Trump’s win shook up politicos across the spectrum, prompting a fundamental rethinking of so many pillars of Canadian politics — our approach to defence policy, our embrace of multilateralism and multiculturalism and championing values like free trade, respect for women and visible minorities. Story continues below

READ MORE: Donald Trump’s transition team points to a return to Republican establishmentViewing parties deflated early on Tuesday night, setting the mood for the next few days during which most conversations dwelled on the election results.The week ended with a sombre Remembrance Day ceremony in the biting wind that brought together hundreds of veterans, the prime minister and the Governor General.Beyond the sadness and the scrambling for comprehension, decision makers and politicians took concrete steps — on the trade front, on the Trump front and …
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Ireland 52-21 Canada

Autumn internationals: Ireland v CanadaIreland (21) 52Tries: Earls, Marshall, O’Halloran 2, penalty try, Dillane, Marmion, Tracy Cons: Jackson 6Canada (14) 21Tries: Van der Merwe, Paris, Evans Cons: McRorie 3Ireland’s second string eased to a comfortable eight-try victory over a determined Canada at the Aviva Stadium.With 15 changes from the win over New Zealand, the Irish led 14-0 after tries by Keith Earls and Luke Marshall.Tries from DTH van der Merwe and Taylor Paris levelled but Tiernan O’Halloran gave Ireland a 21-14 half-time lead.

A penalty try, Ultan Dillane, Kieran Marmoin, O’Halloran and debutant James Treacy added to Ireland’s tally while Matt Evans …
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Ireland clinch eight-try win over Canada

Autumn internationals: Ireland v CanadaIreland (21) 52Tries: Earls, Marshall, O’Halloran 2, penalty try, Dillane, Marmion, Tracy Cons: Jackson 6Canada (14) 21Tries: Van der Merwe, Paris, Evans Cons: McRorie 3Ireland’s second string eased to a comfortable eight-try victory over a determined Canada at the Aviva Stadium.With 15 changes from the win over New Zealand, the Irish led 14-0 after tries by Keith Earls and Luke Marshall.Tries from DTH van der Merwe and Taylor Paris levelled but Tiernan O’Halloran gave Ireland a 21-14 half-time lead.

A penalty try, Ultan Dillane, Kieran Marmoin, O’Halloran and debutant James Treacy added to Ireland’s tally while Matt Evans …
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After the All Blacks feast, Ireland devour Canada

DUBLIN Ireland received a hero’s welcome from 51,000 Dublin fans following their historic defeat of the All Blacks and then celebrated with a hard-fought and entertaining 52-21 win over Canada at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.A week after earning their first-ever win over world champions New Zealand in Chicago, a completely revamped Irish side had a slightly absent-minded homecoming before finally overpowering the world’s 18th ranked side with eight tries.Irish coach Joe Schmidt opted to rest all the players who began the All Blacks game with a view to next weekend’s feverishly-anticipated rematch and witnessed a mixture of enterprise …
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UPDATE 1-Rugby-After the All Blacks feast, Ireland devour Canada

DUBLIN Ireland received a hero’s welcome from 51,000 Dublin fans following their historic defeat of the All Blacks and then celebrated with a hard-fought and entertaining 52-21 win over Canada at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.A week after earning their first-ever win over world champions New Zealand in Chicago, a completely revamped Irish side had a slightly absent-minded homecoming before finally overpowering the world’s 18th ranked side with eight tries.Irish coach Joe Schmidt opted to rest all the players who began the All Blacks game with a view to next weekend’s feverishly-anticipated rematch and witnessed a mixture of enterprise …
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Tiernan O’Halloran grabs two tries as underwhelming Ireland beat Canada

• Ireland 52-21 Canada
• Joe Schmidt changes entire XV following win over New Zealand

Ireland’s Dave Kilcoyne runs at Canada’s Taylor Paris during the home side’s 52-21 victory in Dublin.
Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Ireland’s second string beat Canada 52-21 in Dublin but most likely failed to sway the head coach Joe Schmidt’s selection for the New Zealand rematch next weekend.
Ireland racked up eight tries at the Aviva Stadium, but laboured for nine first-half minutes with the scores locked at 14-14. Tiernan O’Halloran scored twice, with Keith Earls, Luke Marshall, Ultan Dillane, Kieran Marmion …
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Four down-ticket U.S. election results that could affect Canadian business

North Carolina Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate Roy Cooper campaigning on November 6, 2016. (Jeff Hahne/Getty)It was anyone’s Senate going into the election on Tuesday. With the Republicans defending 24 seats, and the Democrats just 10, five of which they needed to win, the odds, by some estimates, were in the Democrats’ favour. But after the shocking result of the presidential vote, the fact that the GOP maintained control over the chamber inspires little surprise, or reaction in general.
While the ramifications of a Republican Senate and House of Representatives (which was never really within the Democrats’ grasp) may seem trivial compared to having Trump as commander in chief, it’s not. With a Republican Congress backing him (most items need 60% support to pass in the Senate), Trump will be in a position to reverse trade agreements, immigration policies, Roe V. Wade, the Iran nuclear deal, and any other policy the party …

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Jonathan Lemire and Steve Peoples, The Associated Press

Published Tuesday, November 1, 2016 9:05AM EDT

Last Updated Tuesday, November 1, 2016 11:29PM EDT

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. — With just a week to go and the race for the White House tightening, Hillary Clinton — with help from President Barack Obama — unleashed a fresh offensive Tuesday against Donald Trump and his vulgar comments about women. Trump strove to blend a quieter, presidential tone with his usual tough rhetoric, warning that a Clinton victory would “destroy American health care forever.”

The White House contenders clashed from afar –Clinton in battleground Florida and Trump in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — with the sprint to next Tuesday’s finish well underway.

“For my entire life, I’ve been a woman,” Clinton, who would be the nation’s first female president, declared in critical Florida. “And when I think about what we now know about Donald Trump and what he’s been …