North Korea flies warplanes near South Korea after missile launches

Binoculars are pointed towards the east DMZ overlooking North Korea in Goseong, South Korea, on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette Binoculars are pointed towards the east DMZ overlooking North Korea in Goseong, South Korea, on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

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Quebec adopts law making oath to King optional for elected members

The oath of allegiance to the monarch that has long rankled Quebec sovereigntist politicians is a thing of the past after the provincial legislature passed a law on Friday abolishing the requirement for its elected members. The Coalition Avenir Quebec government tabled a bill this week to make the oath optional after weeks of debate in the aftermath of the October election, as three members of the opposition Parti Quebecois refused to swear allegiance to King Charles and were barred from sitting.

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