Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Eighth NewsWatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Eighth NewsWatch-

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(WEA-Cda-Flooding) (Audio: 72)

The flooding continues across Canada, with heavy rain in B-C, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada drenching already water-logged ground.

Floodwaters are expected to peak today in Quebec, where nearly 19-hundred homes are flooded and the Canadian Armed Forces has been called in to help.

Montreal is the latest city in Quebec to declare a state of emergency after three dikes gave way in the Pierrefonds-Roxboro borough.

As much as 100 millimetres of rain has fallen in New Brunswick over the past two days, and Environment Canada is warning more is coming.

Rain combined with warm temperatures have accelerated the melting of the snowpack in B-C, causing flooding and mudslides throughout the province. (8)

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(France-Election) (Audio: 59)

France's Interior Ministry says voter turnout in today's presidential runoff is 65.3 per cent -- a drop of more than six per cent compared with voting in 2012.

French polling agencies project 65 per cent of votes went to centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and 35 per cent to far-right rival Marine Le Pen.

Meantime, the Paris prosecutors' office says it has launched an investigation following the hacking attack targeting Macron. (8)

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(Tim-Hortons-UK) (Audio: 57)

Tim Hortons will open its first United Kingdom location next month, and the C-E-O of the Tim Hortons parent company says he's confident the coffee and donut chain synonymous with Canada will become one of the biggest competitors across the pond.

The first restaurant is being launched in Glasgow, Scotland, with several other locations being opened across the U-K over the next year.

Daniel Schwartz of Restaurant Brands International says he thinks it will be some time before the new coffee shops can match Canada's numbers of pouring 80 per cent of all coffee sold in the country, but adds Tim Hortons has "big, big ambitions. …

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