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Source: Global News

Marijuana to be legal in Canada starting October 17, Trudeau confirms

Thursday 19:10 GMT

Recreational marijuana will officially become legal in Canada on Oct. 17, 2018, the prime minister announced on Wednesday afternoon.

Trudeau had promised to give provinces, municipalities and marijuana businesses between eight and 12 additional weeks to prepare for the new reality. The bill is expected to receive royal assent within days, but that, in itself, will not lift Canada’s near-century-old cannabis prohibition.

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Source: CBS News

"This isn't a suitable place to live": Many in Puerto Rico under tarps as storm threat looms

Thursday 19:10 GMT

There are thousands of people in similar circumstances across Puerto Rico nearly nine months since the most devastating storm to strike the island in decades.

Nine months later, she is still relying on a blue plastic tarp to protect her home, even with a new storm season already two weeks old. Torres points out where rain seeps into the bedroom of her small house in a San Juan neighborhood known as Barriada Figueroa, where the narrow streets surged with floodwaters during the Sept. 20 storm.

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Source: Common Domain

Cosco Offers to Put Long Beach Terminal Into U.S.-Run Trust

Thursday 19:10 GMT

Chinese state-run Cosco Shipping Holdings Co. has offered to put a large container terminal in Long Beach, Calif., in a U.S.-run trust to allay U.S. national-security concerns about Chinese ownership of the facility, according to people familiar with the matter.

Cosco executives met with CFIUS officials last week in Washington and proposed to place the Long Beach terminal in a third-party trust under U.S. management for up to a year, until it is sold, one person directly involved in the matter said.

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Source: NBC News

South Korea tops the list of best quality vehicles for the third year

Thursday 19:10 GMT

New vehicle quality has improved for the fourth consecutive year, according to the annual J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Survey.

"As vehicles become more complex and automated, it is critical that consumers have complete confidence in automakers’ ability to deliver fault-free vehicles,” said Sargent. In the IQS, the lower the score the better, as it refers to the number of problems per 100 vehicles, or PP100, reported by owners.

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Source: Common Domain

Central Bank Leaders Warn Trade Conflicts Could Damage Global Economy

Thursday 19:10 GMT

SINTRA, Portugal—Leaders of the world’s top central banks warned Wednesday that escalating trade conflicts could ricochet through financial markets and hurt the world economy, potentially prolonging the era of ultralow interest rates.

For Japan, whose central bank maintained its aggressive stimulus policies last week to support a softening economy, the trade conflict is “a matter of great concern,” said Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda. The indirect impact on Japan’s economy could be “quite significant if the escalation between China and the U.S. continues,” Mr. Kuroda said, because it could affect the Asian supply chain centered on countries like Japan and Taiwan and across southeast Asia.

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Source: CBS News

Shady industry finds new way to charge student borrowers

Thursday 18:14 GMT

Student debt companies, which say they will reduce or eliminate your loans for a fee, have flourished for years by making false promises to struggling borrowers.

Many have emailed NerdWallet, which posted a Student Loan Watch List last year with warnings about more than 130 student debt businesses. Equitable, which also finances uninsured medical services and consumer products, has been in business for more than 50 years.

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Source: CBS News

Commentary: How Trump can still win the immigration debate

Today 06:08 GMT

For everyone who thinks this disastrous week in Donald Trump's presidency will do lasting damage, a question: Have you been in a coma since January 20, 2018?

Even if there is, does anybody really think that being (as Trump put it on Wednesday) "too strong" on the borders is what's going end Trump's run? And once again, even if Trump's pays some short-term price, there's a long-term upside for the president and, eventually, Republicans.

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Source: Washington Post

Antwon Rose, unarmed teen shot and killed by East Pittsburgh police, remembered as ‘a true joy’

Today 11:50 GMT

Black people have been the victims in 23 percent of fatal police shootings since January 2015, when The Post began tracking these shootings, and account for 36 percent of the unarmed people who have been shot and killed during that time.

Rose is the only person who has been shot and killed by an East Pittsburgh Police Department officer since 2015, when The Post began collecting data on officer-involved shootings.

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Source: NBC News

Charges are dropped against 17 immigrants. Now they have to find their kids.

Today 00:39 GMT

Charges against 17 people accused of entering the country illegally were dropped Thursday, despite President Donald Trump's vow a day earlier to continue prosecuting everyone arrested for illegal entry.

The organization is trying to set all of them up with lawyers to help them find their children, turning to other advocacy organizations that provide legal services and firms that do such work pro bono.

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Source: New York Times

Intel C.E.O. Resigns After Relationship With Employee

Today 03:26 GMT

Intel, one of the world’s largest makers of semiconductors, said on Thursday that its chief executive, Brian Krzanich, resigned over a past consensual relationship with an Intel employee.

“Intel was recently informed that Mr. Krzanich had a past consensual relationship with an Intel employee,” the company said in a statement. “An ongoing investigation by internal and external counsel has confirmed a violation of Intel’s non-fraternization policy, which applies to all managers.”

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Source: Global News

Pete Davidson confirms engagement to Ariana Grande on ‘The Tonight Show’

Thursday 19:09 GMT

#arianagrande #petedavidson #petiana #peteiana #grandson. A post shared by ariana grande + pete davidson (@peteandariana) on Jun 20, 2018 at 3:56pm PDT. The comedian proposed with a three-carat engagement ring from jeweller Greg Yuna, for which he reportedly paid US$93,000 in May.

Ariana Grande says cancelling tour after Manchester attack was ‘not an option’. Fallon told Davidson that his set for the Tonight Show could be a good place to get married.

Source: Global News

Reduce taxes, fees to help grow Canada’s airline industry, lower prices: study

Today 03:25 GMT
Source: Common Domain

England’s Southend-on-Sea Has Seen Prices Rise Almost 291% Since 2000

Thursday 21:00 GMT
Source: CBS News

Make Music Day celebrates the musician in everyone

Today 09:03 GMT
Source: BBC

Dixons Carphone sees big profits fall

Thursday 19:08 GMT
Source: DW

EU firms worried about China's tough business environment, trade tensions

Thursday 21:54 GMT
Source: Fox News

Putin to meet with South Korea's Moon as World Cup diplomacy continues

Today 03:25 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Home Depot: How It Could Keep Building Online

Today 00:38 GMT
Source: The Guradian

China's Twitter erases John Oliver after scathing Xi Jinping skit

Today 05:18 GMT
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Mexico Criticizes U.S. Over Policy Removing Immigrant Children From Parents

Wednesday 18:15 GMT
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Source: Reuters

In Mexico, Trump's child separations trigger wrenching decisions

Thursday 05:16 GMT
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Source: Reuters

Sweden bury World Cup opening jinx to beat South Korea

Tuesday 13:38 GMT
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Source: Common Domain

Saudi Coalition Enters a Key Airport in Yemen

Sunday 16:21 GMT
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Source: Fox News

Trump administration withdrawing from UN Human Rights Council

Wednesday 18:14 GMT
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Source: NBC News

'The lucky ones': Families who slip through the gap in Trump's zero-tolerance border policy

Wednesday 15:30 GMT
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Source: Global News

Global stock markets slump as Donald Trump threatens China with another $200B in tariffs

Wednesday 12:47 GMT

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