Nazarbayev's handpicked successor Tokayev elected Kazakh president

NUR-SULTAN/ALMATY (Reuters) – Kazakhstan’s interim president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, chosen successor of veteran ruler Nursultan Nazarbayev who retains sweeping powers, has won a snap presidential election which observers say was tarnished by violations of basic freedoms. Nazarbayev, who ruled oil producer Kazakhstan for almost three decades, handpicked the 66-year-old career diplomat as his successor when he stepped down in March. In

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N.S. RCMP warn of suspicious phone calls requesting credit card, personal information

Nova Scotia RCMP has issued a warning to the public after reports of suspicious phone calls in the province asking for credit card and personal information. The Mounties say that in each instance, the targeted person’s caller ID showed the phone number as 911 followed by a regular seven-digit phone number. If those who were targeted tried to call the

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N.L. Crime Stoppers cancels ad campaign that provoked anger in St. John’s

Crime Stoppers has abruptly cancelled a heavily criticized awareness campaign in Newfoundland that included “anonymous” posters describing violent crimes. The campaign was scheduled to run in the northeast Avalon region, including the city of St. John’s, with radio ads and monochrome posters describing crimes like robberies and assaults, all signed “anonymous” without further explanation. Residents and business owners criticized the

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