16 arrested at Fairy Creek blockades as police bemoan 'egregious safety violations'

Police accused protesters of cutting down 18 living trees and laying them across the logging road leading into the watershed. (BC RCMP) Police accused protesters of cutting down 18 living trees and laying them across the logging road leading into the watershed. (BC RCMP)

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Social Democrats narrowly beat Merkel's bloc in German vote

Germany's centre-left Social Democrats won the biggest share of the vote in a national election Sunday, narrowly beating outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel 's centre-right Union bloc in a closely fought race that will determine who succeeds the long-time leader at the helm of Europe's biggest economy.

'Moulin Rouge! The Musical' sashays home with 10 Tony Awards

'Moulin Rouge! The Musical,' a jukebox adaptation of Baz Luhrmann's hyperactive 2001 movie, won the best new musical crown at the Tony Awards on a Sunday night when Broadway looked back to honour shows shuttered by COVID-19, mourn its fallen and also look forward to welcoming audiences again.