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McDonald's salads linked to intestinal illness in two states

McDonald's salads linked to intestinal illness in two states

Dr Patricia Quinlisk, Iowa's public health medical director and epidemiologist, said anyone with symptoms who ate a McDonald's salad should get tested. Left untreated, the illness "may last for a fe...

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Ryanair pilots to strike on July 12th

Ryanair pilots to strike on July 12th

IAG chief executive Willie Walsh said the strikes, which have taken place over French President Emmanuel Macron's labour reforms, were the "biggest challenge facing our industry". The demands also shi...

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Ryanair to cancel 30 flights on Thursday

Ryanair to cancel 30 flights on Thursday

The airline is cancelling some flights on high-frequency routes from Ireland to London, and other United Kingdom destinations including Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle. Irish national broadcaster R...

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DOJ Appeals Court Ruling That Paved Way For AT&T-Time Warner Merger

DOJ Appeals Court Ruling That Paved Way For AT&T-Time Warner Merger

However, now the DOJ appears to have changed its mind, and served notice today in federal court in Washington, D.C. The action took AT&T by surprise. "While the losing party in litigation always has...

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Build-A-Bear shuts down 'pay your age' discount after 'overwhelming' crowds

Build-A-Bear shuts down 'pay your age' discount after 'overwhelming' crowds

We have closed lines in our USA and Canada stores. The company is working hard to make it up kids, issuing a statement that said in part, "We distributed vouchers to Guests, who were present in ...

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BC Minister of Transportation criticizes Greyhound on discontinued routes

BC Minister of Transportation criticizes Greyhound on discontinued routes

She says her ministry is also talking to all providers of bus services to find out what capacity exists in the province to ensure that people have safe, reliable transportation. Declining ridershi...

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China trade surplus with USA hits historic high & timing couldn’t be worse

China trade surplus with USA hits historic high & timing couldn’t be worse

China's June trade grew by double digits amid mounting tensions with Washington but Beijing warned its exporters to face "rising instabilities and uncertainties". "They are just a trade bully", he ...

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Trump Says U.S. Allies Agree to Raise NATO Defense Spending

Trump Says U.S. Allies Agree to Raise NATO Defense Spending

Trump closed out the tumultuous two-day summit by reaffirming the United States' commitment to the almost 70-year-old alliance and signing the joint declaration , despite spending much of the summit ...

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British PM May's Brexit Plan Might Not Get the Votes

British PM May's Brexit Plan Might Not Get the Votes

Trump said her plan would likely "kill" any UK-US trade deal. Trump also had harsh words for current London Mayor Sadiq Khan, a fervent critic of the president, saying Khan "has done a bad job" ...

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Trump says committed to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation as allies agree to boost defense spending

Reversing the harsh criticisms he has leveled at NATO , President Trump says the alliance is very strong - in part because of promises from America's allies to boost their military budgets to 2 perce...

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Deadly bacterial outbreak sparks food recall in Australia

Deadly bacterial outbreak sparks food recall in Australia

Listeria is a type of bacteria that can live in soil, water, dust, animal faeces or other substances. Listeria is a threat to people with low immune systems, pregnant women and unborn babies. The...

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More rate hikes on way?

More rate hikes on way?

This is the first rate hike in six months and the fourth since last summer. Analysts at Rabobank explained that the Bank of Canada raised the policy rate 25bp to 1.50% as was widely expected. Outs...

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Brent crude suffers biggest price drop in two years

Brent crude suffers biggest price drop in two years

Economists are anxious that escalating trade tensions between the U.S. and China will hurt the global economy, lowering demand. China is a top buyer of USA crude, and has said it could tax US oil if t...

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Trump Criticizes Pfizer for Raising Drug Prices

Trump Criticizes Pfizer for Raising Drug Prices

The move was announced on Tuesday evening by Trump in a tweet, in which he said he had talked with Pfizer chief executive Ian Read and Alex Azar, secretary of Health and Human Services, to discuss th...

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Turkey's Erdogan sworn in with new powers, appoints son-in-law as finance minister

Turkey's Erdogan sworn in with new powers, appoints son-in-law as finance minister

Abolishing the post of prime minister , the president will now form the government, appoint ministers, vice presidents and high-level bureaucrats, issue decrees, prepare the budget and has the power ...

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Bank of Canada raises overnight rate target to 1 ½ per cent

The Bank of Canada raised its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points to 1.50 per cent, the fourth hike since last summer. BNN Bloomberg speaks with PIMCO's Ed Devlin about his take on the Bank ...

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Trade war erupts as China fights back against U.S. tariffs

Trade war erupts as China fights back against U.S. tariffs

Beijing , it charges, is orchestrating a brass-knuckles campaign to supplant US technological dominance and over the next few decades make Chinese companies global leaders in such fields as robotics a...

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India Cuts Iran Oil Imports Sharply In June

India Cuts Iran Oil Imports Sharply In June

This was stated in as many words by Iran's deputy ambassador to India, Massoud Rezvanian Rahaghi, while speaking at a seminar on Emerging Challenges and Opportunities in Global Diplomacy and its Imp...

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Iran says Trump 'destabilising' oil market

Iran says Trump 'destabilising' oil market

Brent crude futures settled down 86 cents, or 1.1 percent, at $76.46 a barrel. "Reduce pricing now!" the U.S. leader tweeted. Two other sources said South Korea canceled July loadings of crude a...

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Jet Blue crew helps dog in distress

Jet Blue crew helps dog in distress

Darcy, who was safely tucked into her carrier under the seats in front of the couple, was breathing heavily. Flight attendants politely told her the dog had to remain under the seat due to regul...

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China raises tariffs on optical fiber materials

China raises tariffs on optical fiber materials

The tariffs could take effect after public consultations end on August 30, according to a statement from the U.S. Trade Representative's office Tuesday. Hours later, China came out with more tariffs, ...

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Yaşar Güler appointed as Turkey's new Chief of Staff

Yaşar Güler appointed as Turkey's new Chief of Staff

Presidents Buhari and Erdogan enjoy a great relationship and have met a number of times since their coming into office. Under the new system, Erdogan will not only run the executive branch but also ...

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Woman dependent on oxygen tank dies after company cuts power

Woman dependent on oxygen tank dies after company cuts power

We were all horrified". "We panicked. They cut the power off on what had to be the hottest day of the summer", she said. 'And she's a senior. A source involved in the rescue mission who saw two ...

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Bitter foes Ethiopia, Eritrea hold historic peace talks

Bitter foes Ethiopia, Eritrea hold historic peace talks

The two nations have not had warm relations in a very long time. Last month a grenade was thrown at a rally the prime minister addressed in the capital Addis Ababa . Eritrea was part of Ethiopia un...

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Northeast BC unemployment rate dropped almost one percent in June

Northeast BC unemployment rate dropped almost one percent in June

Unemployment in the region was recorded at 7.9 per cent in May. The unemployment rate for the Red Deer region for June was 5.4 per cent, according to Statistics Canada . "Overall employment was lit...

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Timehop breached due to lack of 2FA, 21 million users hit

Timehop breached due to lack of 2FA, 21 million users hit

The company said a hacker gained access to its infrastructure and stole details on its users that included usernames, emails, telephone numbers, and access keys. So evidently there was more than one...

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Erdogan vows to advance Turkey under new governance system

Erdogan vows to advance Turkey under new governance system

The introduction of the new presidential system marks the biggest overhaul of governance since the Turkish republic was established on the ruins of the Ottoman Empire almost a century ago. Those atten...

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Oil prices edge up, U.S.-China trade war in focus

Oil prices edge up, U.S.-China trade war in focus

Brent, the global benchmark, is now trading at around $77 a barrel. But as is the case with any geopolitical conflict, the smart money always identifies opportunities, and Lee Dal-seok, senior resea...

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Experts warn trade battle with China could last into 2019

Experts warn trade battle with China could last into 2019

Beijing insists it's the injured party. " China promised to not fire the first shot, but to defend national core interests and the interests of the people it has no choice but to strike back as nece...

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UK Brexit negotiator David Davis quits

UK Brexit negotiator David Davis quits

Davis announced his resignation late Sunday. The Irish border issue has paralysed the Prime Minister and those around her despite being soluble, and prevented the sort of creative and constructive app...

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Starbucks, citing environment, is ditching plastic straws

The company previously announced a $10 million effort to develop and introduce a "fully recyclable and compostable hot cup", according to the news release. A number of local governments have recently ...

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Seattle bans plastic straws, utensils at restaurants, bars

Seattle bans plastic straws, utensils at restaurants, bars

San Francisco and Berkeley are among the Bay Area cities that have considered a ban on plastic straws. In addition to restaurants, the plastic straw and utensils ban also applies to delis, coffee sh...

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Divers re-enter cave as Thai rescue restarts

Divers re-enter cave as Thai rescue restarts

The rescue started at 10 am Thai time and involved 13 global divers and five Thai navy seals, who were described by Governor Narongsak as "an all-star team", reports the Daily Mail . He said the ex...

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All ministers have to sell her Brexit plan

All ministers have to sell her Brexit plan

European Parliament Brexit coordinator Guy Verhofstadt said he read the Chequers summary "with great interest" but "the devil is in the detail". If Mrs May's red lines have "turned pink", he said ...

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ZTE names new CEO, other top executives to comply with US mandate

ZTE names new CEO, other top executives to comply with US mandate

NEW YORK/HONG KONG-China's embattled ZTE has received a temporary reprieve from the USA government to conduct business needed to maintain existing networks and equipment. ZTE has removed Zhao Xianming...

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Mark Zuckerberg becomes third-richest in the world

Mark Zuckerberg becomes third-richest in the world

Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A), and once the world's richest person, is now No. 4, at $81.2 billion. Zuckerberg is worth an estimated $81.6 billion, about $373 million...

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Netflix is testing some new plans. Here's what they do

Netflix is testing some new plans. Here's what they do

People will no longer be able to write their feedback on a show, and in mid-August, people will no longer be able to read existing user reviews on Netflix either, CNET reported. Unfortunately, this ...

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United States jobs growth stronger than expected

United States jobs growth stronger than expected

It's the 93rd consecutive month of job gains, an impressively long and strong stretch of growth . The small increase in unemployment - up from 3.8 percent in May - appears to be the result of more ...

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USA unemployment rate ticks up to 4 pct in June

The jobs report Friday showed that, compared with a year earlier, overall employment was up 1.2 per cent last month following the creation of 214,900 jobs. It had declined for three months in a row....

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China Hits Back After US Imposed Tariffs Worth $34bn

China Hits Back After US Imposed Tariffs Worth $34bn

But rules on auto manufacturing and other industries require companies to work through state-owned partners, which forces them to share know-how with potential competitors. Despite three rounds of neg...

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