Russia's Gazprom to shut gas pipeline to Europe for 3 days

A key pipeline conveying Russian natural gas to Europe will shut down for three days at the end of this month to undergo "routine maintenance," Russia's state-owned energy company Gazprom said Friday.
In a statement posted online, Gazprom said the only operational turbine at a key compressor station along the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, which links western Russia and Germany, will shut down for maintenance from Aug.
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Fire and explosion destroy fish plant building in Murray Harbour, P.E.I.

About 40 firefighters from several Prince Edward Island departments rushed to Murray Harbour Friday afternoon to fight a blaze at the Machon's Point Fisherman's Co-op.
Murray Harbour Fire Department deputy chief Alan Glover told CBC News the explosion was caused by propane tanks at the mechanics' shop and ice manufacturing facility.
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Immigrant gets 38 years in prison for fatal Arizona robbery

A Mexican immigrant was sentenced to 38 years in prison for killing an Arizona convenience store clerk during a 2015 robbery that was cited by former president Donald Trump and other Republicans in complaints about immigrants who commit crimes while in the U.S.
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U.S. Democratic lawmakers on Friday asked social media platforms to turn over data regarding an increase in online threats aimed at law enforcement following a search of former president Donald Trump's Florida home. The lawmakers also asked social media companies how they planned to respond.
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Members of a Freedom Convoy-affiliated group remain at an Ottawa church one day after the owner of the historic property moved to evict them over unpaid rent.
The bailiff who issued the eviction notice on the doors of St.
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California sets new low unemployment record in July

California's unemployment rate fell to 3.9% in July, the lowest point since 1976 as employers in the nation's most populous state continued to defy expectations by adding 84,800 new jobs.
Record-high inflation coupled with a cool-down in the housing market have prompted warnings of an economic slowdown as consumers react to high prices for goods from groceries to gasoline.
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Court documents allege an eastern Ontario doctor killed four people around the same date in 2021.
Dr. Brian Nadler was initially charged with first-degree murder last year in the death of 89-year-old Albert Poidinger at the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital.
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Nicaraguan police detain bishop, other priests in raid

Nicaraguan police on Friday raided the residence of a Roman Catholic bishop critical of President Daniel Ortega's administration, detaining him and several other priests in a dramatic escalation of tensions between the church and a government increasingly intolerant of dissent.
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Eli Phillips may be a boy of few words, but his hair makes a loud statement.
The 11-year-old from Akwesasne, the Kanien'kehá:ka (Mohawk) community that straddles the Quebec, Ontario and New York State borders, rocks a mullet and is among 25 finalists vying for the 2022 USA Mullet Championship title.
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Plane fails to descend as pilots reportedly fell asleep during flight

Two pilots are believed to have fallen asleep and missed their landing during a flight from Sudan to Ethiopia on Monday, according to a report by commercial aviation news site Aviation Herald.
The incident took place on board an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-800 en route from Khartoum to Addis Ababa, the report said, "when the pilots fell asleep" and "the aircraft continued past the top of descent.
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Walmart expands abortion coverage for U.S. employees

Walmart, the U.S.'s largest employer, is expanding its abortion coverage for employees after staying largely mum on the issue for months following the Supreme Court ruling that scrapped a nationwide right to abortion.
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Consumer behaviour, a looming recession and the reactions of retailers to pandemic-driven supply chain issues are combining to drive a liquidation renaissance, according to one business advisor and retail futurist.
Businesses like the defunct Canadian chain Liquidation World have liquidated consumer merchandise in North America for decades, usually moving stock left over from bankrupt retailers.
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