• Finance
    The Canadian Press

    How Greece will exit its bailout program and what it means

    ATHENS, Greece — Europe has agreed on a plan to finally shepherd Greece out of its bailout program and keep it afloat in coming years.

  • Justices adopt digital-age privacy rules to track cellphones
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    The Canadian Press

    Justices adopt digital-age privacy rules to track cellphones

    The Supreme Court ruled Friday that police generally need a search warrant if they want to track criminal suspects' movements by collecting information about where they've used their cellphones, bolstering privacy interests in the digital age. The justices' 5-4 decision marks a big change

  • Police: Backup driver in fatal Uber crash was distracted
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    The Canadian Press

    Police: Backup driver in fatal Uber crash was distracted

    The 300-page report released Thursday night by police in Tempe revealed that driver Rafaela Vasquez had been streaming the musical talent show on her phone via Hulu in the 43 minutes before the March 18 crash that killed Elaine Herzberg as she crossed a darkened road outside the lines of a crosswalk.

  • Lone woman digs for family lost under Guatemalan volcanic rubble
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    Lone woman digs for family lost under Guatemalan volcanic rubble

    By Carlos Jasso and Sofia Menchu SAN MIGUEL LOS LOTES, Guatemala (Reuters) - Eleven days after the Fuego volcano rained down on the Guatemalan village of San Miguel Los Lotes, a backhoe ripped the roof off one of the homes buried by ash, revealing a corpse in the still-hot dust. "It's my sister

  • Dems seek info about Virginia facility after abuse claims
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    The Canadian Press

    Dems seek info about Virginia facility after abuse claims

    Virginia's two Democratic senators asked the Trump administration Friday for answers about operations at a juvenile detention facility in the state where immigrant children said they were bound, beaten and isolated in solitary confinement. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine sent to the head of the U.S. Office

  • Merkel plays down chances of breakthrough in EU migration talks
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    Merkel plays down chances of breakthrough in EU migration talks

    By Andreas Rinke BEIRUT (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel played down expectations of any major breakthrough at hastily-arranged talks among European Union leaders on Sunday on the migration dispute dividing Europe and threatening her own government. Plans for the emergency meeting, before

  • French exceptionalism? Bankers, billionaires balk at Macron's elitism
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    French exceptionalism? Bankers, billionaires balk at Macron's elitism

    By Leigh Thomas PARIS (Reuters) - Perhaps only in France would a billionaire and one of the nation's most powerful bankers both publicly chastise the president for neglecting ordinary people. The man who led Macron's presidential campaign last year, Richard Ferrand, reacted with irony. "

  • The Latest: German auto lobby makes warning over Trump tweet
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    The Canadian Press

    The Latest: German auto lobby makes warning over Trump tweet

    Germany's powerful auto lobby group is warning against an escalation of the trade dispute with the United States after President Donald Trump's latest threat to raise tariffs on imported cars. President Donald Trump is threatening to slap a 20 per cent tariff on cars from the European Union.

  • News
    The Canadian Press

    WHAT'S HAPPENING: Suit adds to pressure for immigration bill

    A class-action lawsuit over the treatment of teenage migrants detained in Virginia added to the mounting pressure for immigration reform. Trump on Friday told fellow Republicans in Congress to "stop wasting their time" on immigration legislation until after November, dismissing his party'

  • Pope to make Vatican changes in push for reform, transparency
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    Pope to make Vatican changes in push for reform, transparency

    By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis will be making several significant changes in the Vatican in the next few weeks and months to bring in fresh faces with new ideas and promote others as part of his push for reform. The pope disclosed his decisions in a rare sit-down interview

  • World Cup helps Putin step up his diplomacy
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    World Cup helps Putin step up his diplomacy

    By Jack Stubbs MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin hosted the first official visit by a South Korean president to Russia since 1999 on Friday, in the latest of a series of meetings he has secured with international guests on the sidelines of the soccer World Cup. Increasingly isolated on the

  • South Sudan peace deal attempt fails as Kiir rejects Machar
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    The Canadian Press

    South Sudan peace deal attempt fails as Kiir rejects Machar

    The latest attempt at ending South Sudan's five-year civil war failed Friday as President Salva Kiir rejected working again with rival Riek Machar after their first face-to-face meeting in almost two years. "This is simply because we have had enough of him," government spokesman Michael

  • Lebanon's Hariri signals new government near
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    Lebanon's Hariri signals new government near

    Lebanon's Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri said on Friday he was very close to forming a new government and would hold more talks with the country's main parties. Foreign donors have said Lebanon, which held a parliamentary election in May, needs to build a government quickly to maintain

  • Russia accused of using World Cup to bury bad news
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    Russia accused of using World Cup to bury bad news

    By Polina Ivanova MOSCOW (Reuters) - Opposition politicians accused the Kremlin of using Russia's World Cup as a cover to avoid dissent while it pushes through unpopular measures, while all eyes are on the country's sporting successes and a de facto ban in place on political protests. Since

  • U.S. must find alternatives to detaining children, migrants: U.N.
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    U.S. must find alternatives to detaining children, migrants: U.N.

    The United Nations called on the Trump administration on Friday to overhaul its migration policies and find alternatives to detention, saying that migrant children and their parents should not be treated like criminals. The United States has faced fierce criticism for separating more than 2,300 children

  • After lineup photographed, England urges media to help team
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    The Canadian Press

    After lineup photographed, England urges media to help team

    A photo of a scribbled team lineup, spotted in the hands of an assistant coach, threatens to sour the unusually cordial World Cup relations between the England team and its travelling media pack. Four years after the team leadership banned reporters for snooping on closed training sessions in Brazil

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    The Canadian Press

    Cartoonist who cited politics in firing finds new outlet

    A former Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial cartoonist who says he was fired because of his anti-Donald Trump drawings has found a new home for his work in Pittsburgh. A new alternative weekly, the Pittsburgh Current, said Thursday it had reached an agreement with Rob Rogers' syndication group to

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    The Canadian Press

    Warren Buffett's son funds central Illinois zoo train

    The train route at the Scovill Zoo in Decatur will now stretch alongside the lake shoreline and take passengers to the nearby children's museum. The (Decatur) Herald & Review reports that the track was initially installed in 1984 and encompassed a 1-mile (1. Howard Buffett, son of entrepreneur

  • EU retaliatory tariffs on raft of US goods go into force
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    The Canadian Press

    EU retaliatory tariffs on raft of US goods go into force

    The European Union is enforcing tariffs on $3.4 billion in U.S. products as of Friday in retaliation to duties the Trump administration has put on European steel and aluminum. The goods targeted include typical American products like bourbon, peanut butter, and orange juice, in a way that seems designed

  • UK split by Brexit divide 2 years after vote to leave EU
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    The Canadian Press

    UK split by Brexit divide 2 years after vote to leave EU

    It's been two years since the shoppers and traders of London's Romford market voted by a wide margin for their country to leave the European Union. Enthusiasm for Brexit in this working-class district on the British capital's eastern edge hasn't dimmed. A mere 20 miles (32 kilometres

  • Finance
    The Canadian Press

    Airbus threatens to leave Britain in case of no-deal Brexit

    Aviation giant Airbus is threatening to leave Britain if the country exits the European Union without an agreement on trade relations, underscoring the concerns of business leaders who say the government is moving too slowly. Airbus, which employs about 14,000 people at 25 sites in the U.K., said it

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    The Canadian Press

    Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa leaves hospital after fall

    Nobel Literature laureate Mario Vargas Llosa has been discharged from a Madrid hospital, 24 hours after sustaining light injuries in a fall at home. The 82-year-old Peruvian writer left the Spanish capital's Hospital Ruber Juan Bravo on Friday. Vargas Llosa spent the night under observation after

  • Greek financial markets rally on deal paving to bailout exit
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    The Canadian Press

    Greek financial markets rally on deal paving to bailout exit

    Greece's financial markets rallied Friday on news that the country's creditors have agreed to debt relief measures that pave the way for an end to the nation's eight-year bailout program in two months. Bond markets rose, leading to a drop in the government's borrowing rates. It also

  • South Korean president in Russia to boost economic ties
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    The Canadian Press

    South Korean president in Russia to boost economic ties

    South Korean President Moon Jae-in visited Moscow Friday on a trip intended to boost bilateral economic ties. Following Moon's talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin, officials from the two countries signed agreements on co-operation in various economic projects, energy, transport

  • UK High Court rules against gender-neutral passports
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    UK High Court rules against gender-neutral passports

    A campaigner has lost a legal bid to force the British government to introduce gender-neutral passports. Christie Elan-Cane had argued at the High Court that the current policy requiring applicants to choose from the categories of male and female is "inherently discriminatory". Elan-Cane