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China fires back at U.S. accusations over aerial encounter

BEIJING -- China on Tuesday denied its fighter jet pilots operated dangerously during an encounter with a U.S. surveillance plane in international airspace in which the American pilot took evasive action to avoid a possible collision.
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GM profit falls 40%, better than analysts expected

General Motors' quarterly profit was sharply down after the sale of its European operations. (DAVE CHIDLEY/CP )
General Motors' second-quarter net profit fell more than 40 per cent largely due to a loss from the sale of its European unit.
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Australia minister quits Cabinet because he might be Italian

CANBERRA, Australia -- An Australian government minister quit the Cabinet on Tuesday after his mother told him he might be Italian and therefore ineligible to be a lawmaker.
Resources Minister Matt Canavan's shock announcement that the Italian government lists him a citizen followed the resignations this month of two senators who discovered days apart that they had technically never been elected because there were dual citizens.
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Man drowns saving his wife at Nova Scotia beach

A Nova Scotia man is being hailed as a hero after he died saving his wife from drowning at a local beach on the weekend.
Inverness District RCMP said they responded to a report of a suspected drowning at Port Hood Beach in Cape Breton, N.S.
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American fashion brand Michael Kors is buying luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo in a deal worth $1.35 billion US
Kors says that Jimmy Choo, which counts Jennifer Lopez, the Duchess of Cambridge and Beyonce among its fans, is "the ideal partner" and will have its online presence bolstered.
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Man arrested in Spain for attacking police with knife shouting 'Allahu Akbar'

MADRID — Authorities in the Spanish enclave of Melilla say a knife-wielding man has been arrested after attacking a Spanish policeman at the busy frontier with Morocco while shouting “Allahu Akbar.”
The agent received a small cut to one finger, a spokeswoman with the local office of the Interior Ministry said.
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Suspect in Swiss chainsaw attack still at large

BERLIN — A man suspected of wounding five people with a chainsaw was still on the loose Tuesday, and a massive manhunt was taking place on the Swiss-German border.
All-night searches for the suspect, 51-year-old Franz Wrousis, accused of attacking two employees of a health insurance company in their office in Schaffhausen’s old town on Monday morning, were unsuccessful, Swiss police said in a statement.
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Disney splits with YouTube star Jake Paul after TV report

LOS ANGELES - Disney has parted ways with a YouTube star days after a local television news report that revealed some of his Los Angeles neighbours were fed up with his stunts.
Jake Paul posted a note on Twitter over the weekend announcing his departure from the Disney Channel series "Bizaardvark.
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Preliminary hearing set to begin in Montreal in suspected compassion killing

MONTREAL -- A preliminary hearing is scheduled to begin today for a Montreal man charged with murdering his wife in a suspected compassion killing.
Michel Cadotte, who is in his mid-50s, was charged in February with second-degree murder, one day after Jocelyne Lizotte was discovered in cardiac arrest at a long-term care facility.
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Cott sells traditional beverage manufacturing business to Refresco for US$1.25B

TORONTO -- Cott Corp. (TSX:BCB) announced a deal Tuesday to sell its traditional beverage manufacturing business to Dutch company Refresco for US$1.25 billion.
The Toronto-listed company's Cott Beverages division is one of the world's largest producers of drinks on behalf of retailers, brand owners and distributors.
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Turkish president ramps up his anti-Western rhetoric

BRUSSELS -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ramped up his anti-Western rhetoric Tuesday ahead of a meeting between his foreign minister and top European Union officials, saying the era of a submissive Turkey bowing to every Western demand is over.
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Michael Kors takes over shoemaker Jimmy Choo

LONDON -- American fashion brand Michael Kors has bought luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo in a deal worth $1.35 billion (896 million pounds).
Kors says that London-listed Jimmy Choo is "the ideal partner" that will be bolstered with further development of its online presence.
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