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Husky Energy offers apology for largest ever oil spill off Newfoundland coast

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Husky Energy is apologizing for Newfoundland's largest-ever oil spill last month, which saw 250,000 litres leak into the ocean.

The huge spill of oil, water and gas happened while Husky Energy's SeaRose platform was preparing to restart production during a fierce storm that was, at the time, the most intense in the world.

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Brexit deal in turmoil as May postpones Parliament vote

LONDON - Facing almost certain defeat, British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday postponed a vote in Parliament on her Brexit deal, saying she would go back to European Union leaders to seek changes to the divorce agreement.

With EU officials adamant the withdrawal deal is not up for renegotiation, May's move threw Britain's Brexit plans into disarray, battered the pound and intensified the country's political crisis.

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Nearly 85 per cent of UN nations back migration deal; not US

MARRAKECH, Morocco - Defying fierce opposition from the U.S. and a few other nations, nearly 85 per cent of U.N. member states agreed Monday on a sweeping yet non-binding accord to ensure safe, orderly and humane migration.

The debate over the Global Compact for Migration, the first of its kind, has proven to be a pivotal test of the U.N.-led effort to crack down on the often dangerous and illegal movements across borders that have turned people smuggling into a worldwide industry, and give people seeking economic opportunity a chance.

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Former ServiCom employee warns about unofficial fundraising drives

SYDNEY, N.S. - People planning on donating funds to help the almost 700 call centre employees who lost their jobs in Cape Breton last week are being warned to be careful about where they send their money.

"We haven't really authorized or endorsed anyone to do fundraising for us," said Tanya Wilneff, a former manager at the ServiCom Canada facility in Sydney.

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