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Trump isolated as CEOs abandon business councils

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump has abruptly dismantled two of his White House business councils-an apparent attempt to manage his increasing isolation and the continued fallout from his combative comments on racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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'A broken system': Why workers are fighting mandatory mail-order drug plans

Jamie Mueller has had heart problems since suffering complications from rheumatic fever as a child.
Now 51, and mother to a 13-year-old girl, the longtime Labatt employee takes seven different pills a day.
For 10 years, she filled her prescriptions at the same pharmacy in London, Ont.
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Worried about PC Financial's move to CIBC? Here's what you need to know

CIBC and President's Choice Financial are amicably breaking up a 20-year banking marriage and divvying up the assets — news one financial expert says isn't necessarily a good or bad thing for consumers.
In a nutshell, President's Choice Financial will keep the PC Financial MasterCard credit card service and the PC Plus loyalty program, while the two million PC Financial banking customers will move to CIBC's new service called Simplii Financial.
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No one should be surprised at Trump's thoughts about Charlottesville: Keith Boag

No one who's paid any attention to what's been happening in the U.S. for the last two years could dare ask after Charlottesville, "How did it come to this?"
Nor can those who truly understand the dark chapters of American history deny the darkness of this moment.
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U.S. opens NAFTA talks with focus on trade balance — and a deficit of facts

Robert Lighthizer didn't give a long speech on Wednesday to open the talks to renegotiate NAFTA. But he really didn't have to.
Donald Trump's choice to get a better trade deal for the United States had only one message, one that comes straight from the president.
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Where does the CIBC-PC Financial breakup leave consumers?

CIBC and President's Choice Financial are amicably breaking up a 20-year banking marriage and divvying up the assets — news one financial expert says isn't necessarily a good or bad thing for consumers.
In a nutshell, President's Choice Financial will keep the PC Financial MasterCard credit card service and the PC Plus loyalty program, while the two million PC Financial banking customers will move to CIBC's new service called Simplii Financial.
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Flooding maroons people in India, eases in Nepal

LUCKNOW, India - Monsoon flooding is easing in Nepal, but the water flowing downriver has worsened floods in northern India and marooned thousands of villagers across the border, officials said Thursday.
The existing flood situation was aggravated in Uttar Pradesh state after three rivers became swelled with the waters from Nepal, said disaster relief official Mohammad Zameer Ahmad.
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Spain rescues 600 migrants in Mediterranean in 24 hours

MADRID - Spain's maritime rescue service says it has rescued some 600 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Morocco in the past 24 hours, making it one of its busiest days so far this year.
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Anti-immigration Australian senator wears burqa to Parliament in bid to ban them

An Australian senator provoked an angry backlash from lawmakers by wearing a burqa in Parliament on Thursday as part of her campaign for a national ban on Islamic face covers.
Pauline Hanson, leader of the anti-Muslim, anti-immigration One Nation minor party, sat wearing the black head-to-ankle garment for more than 10 minutes before taking it off as she rose to explain that she wanted such outfits banned on national security grounds.
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Good chance of Pacific trade deal being reached: New Zealand lawmaker

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- New Zealand’s trade minister said Thursday he believes there’s an odds-on chance that a group of 11 Pacific nations including Japan and Australia will sign a free-trade deal, despite the U.S.
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War would be 'horrific' but North Korean nukes 'unimagineable': top U.S. soldier

BEIJING - The top U.S. military officer said Thursday a military solution to the North Korean missile threat would be "horrific" but allowing Pyongyang to develop the capability to launch a nuclear attack on the United States is "unimaginable.
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War would be 'horrific' but North Korean nukes 'unimaginable': top U.S. soldier

BEIJING - The top U.S. military officer said Thursday a military solution to the North Korean missile threat would be "horrific" but allowing Pyongyang to develop the capability to launch a nuclear attack on the United States is "unimaginable.
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