PRESS DIGEST-Canada-Feb 25

Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:34am EST
 
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Feb 25 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

THE GLOBE AND MAIL

** As promised, U.S. President Barack Obama vetoed Keystone XL approval legislation Tuesday, escalating the confrontation with Congress over the controversial Canadian project to ship Alberta oil sands crude cross the United States to the Texas Gulf Coast. (bit.ly/1aisRcn)

** Canadian special-forces soldiers providing counterterrorism training in Niger have been forced to pack up from a border region and relocate to another part of the African country in order to stay out of the way of fighting between Boko Haram extremists and government troops. (bit.ly/1MQNoUm)

** An Alberta online bank is believed to be the first Canadian financial institution to deny service to Americans, citing the burden of complying with strict new U.S. tax rules. Canadian Direct Financial, a subsidiary of Edmonton-based Canadian Western Bank, is refusing to open new Internet accounts for U.S. citizens, even to those living in Canada. (bit.ly/1D8H5U9)

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