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Asia stocks mixed after Wall Street down, China manufacturing up

Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday after the U.S. economy contracted and China reported stronger factory activity.
Shanghai and Hong Kong gained, while Tokyo and Seoul declined. Oil prices advanced.
Wall Street's benchmark S&P 500 index edged down 0.1% on Wednesday after data showed the U.S.
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Air Canada to reduce flights this summer amid 'customer service shortfalls'

Air Canada is planning to reduce its flights in July and August, according to a statement from the company’s president, as the airline continues to deal with “customer service shortfalls.”
“Regrettably, things are not business as usual in our industry globally, and this is affecting our operations and our ability to serve you with our normal standards of care,” Michael Rousseau wrote.
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Air Canada to make 'meaningful reductions' to summer flight schedule

Air Canada will cut dozens of daily flights this summer as the airline grapples with a series of challenges amid soaring demand for travel.
"Regrettably, things are not business as usual in our industry globally, and this is affecting our operations and our ability to serve you with our normal standards of care," Michael Rousseau, the airline's president and CEO, said in a statement released Wednesday.
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Jan. 6 committee subpoenas top Trump White House lawyer Pat Cipollone

The U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection issued a subpoena Wednesday to former White House counsel Pat Cipollone, who is said to have stridently warned against former president Donald Trump's efforts to try to overturn his election loss.
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Jan. 6 hearings fuel the question: Did Trump commit a crime?

The House Jan. 6 committee has heard dramatic testimony from former White House aides and others about Donald Trump's relentless efforts to overturn the 2020 election -- and his encouragement of supporters who stormed the U.S.
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With Israel's Knesset set to dissolve, PM Bennett says he will not seek re-election

Israel on Wednesday moved closer toward its fifth election in less than four years, plunging it deeper into political uncertainty as it grapples with rising living costs amid renewed international efforts to revive a nuclear deal with Iran.
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N.Y. to limit where guns can be carried: governor

New York will ban people from carrying firearms into many places of business unless the owners put up a sign saying guns are welcome, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Wednesday, describing a deal with state legislative leaders that is being finalized.
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Trump no longer deemed in contempt of court in New York case

Donald Trump is no longer in contempt of court, a New York judge ruled Wednesday.
Judge Arthur Engoron, who declared the former president in contempt on April 25 for being slow to respond to a civil subpoena issued by New York's attorney general, said Trump has now met conditions required to lift the sanction following a protracted legal battle.
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Cameron Diaz is coming out of retirement, thanks to Jamie Foxx

After an eight-year hiatus, Cameron Diaz is making movies again.
Diaz, who officially confirmed her retirement from Hollywood in 2018, is set to star in the new Netflix film "Back in Action," alongside Jamie Foxx.
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Former U.S. President Donald Trump is no longer in contempt of a New York court, a judge said in an order Wednesday.
Trump was held in civil contempt in April for failing to comply with a subpoena from the New York Attorney General's Office for documents as part of its investigation into the former President's company.
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Judge lifts Trump's contempt order after 2-month legal fight

Donald Trump is no longer in contempt of court, a New York judge ruled Wednesday.
Judge Arthur Engoron, who declared the former president in contempt on April 25 for being slow to respond to a civil subpoena issued by New York's attorney general, said he has now met conditions required to lift the sanction following a protracted legal battle.
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