May 28th, 2017

Business

Unionized CN Rail employees issue strike notice

By The Canadian Press on May 27th, 2017

MONTREAL – A union representing employees at CN Rail is threatening job action to back contract demands. The Teamsters union has given the company 72 hour strike notice and could legally walk off the job Tuesday morning. CN chief operating officer Mike Cory says the company is continuing to bargain with a federal appointed mediator. ... Read More »

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Jet owned by Elvis auctioned after sitting 35 years

By The Associated Press on May 27th, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley has been auctioned after sitting on a runway in New Mexico for 35 years. The plane sold for $430,000 on Saturday at an Agoura Hills, California, event featuring celebrity memorabilia, GWS Auctions Inc. said. The buyer was not disclosed in the sold note posted ... Read More »

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Jet owned by Elvis auctioned after sitting 30 years

By The Associated Press on May 27th, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley has been auctioned after sitting on a runway in New Mexico for 30 years. The plane sold for $430,000 on Saturday at an Agoura Hills, California, event featuring celebrity memorabilia, GWS Auctions Inc. said. The buyer was not disclosed in the sold note posted ... Read More »

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Trump’s trip: Conventional images and unconventional talk

By Julie Pace And Jonathan Lemire, The Associated Press on May 27th, 2017

TAORMINA, Italy – As he dashed through the Middle East and Europe, Donald Trump looked like a conventional American leader abroad. He solemnly laid a wreath at a Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, had an audience with the pope at the Vatican and stood centre stage with Western allies at the annual summits that dominate the ... Read More »

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BA outage creates London travel chaos; power issue blamed

By Jill Lawless And Barbara Ortutay, The Associated Press on May 27th, 2017

LONDON – British Airways cancelled all flights from London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Saturday as a global IT failure upended the travel plans of tens of thousands of people on a busy U.K. holiday weekend. The airline said it was suffering a “major IT systems failure” around the world. Chief executive Alex Cruz said ... Read More »

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G7 leaders agree to fight protectionism, but U.S. hedges on Paris Agreement

By The Canadian Press on May 27th, 2017

TAORMINA, Italy – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau came out of the G7 summit Saturday calling it a success, even though the United States did not commit to the Paris climate accord. “Obviously, any new administration or any new government is going to have its own approach and its own priorities,” Trudeau told reporters. “I think ... Read More »

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Computer outage grounds hundreds of BA flights in London

By Jill Lawless, The Associated Press on May 27th, 2017

LONDON – British Airways cancelled all flights from London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Saturday as a global IT failure upended the travel plans of tens of thousands of people on a busy U.K. holiday weekend. The airline said it was suffering a “major IT systems failure” around the world. It didn’t say what was ... Read More »

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Trump calls first trip abroad ‘home run’ as challenges await

By Jonathan Lemire And Julie Pace, The Associated Press on May 27th, 2017

President Donald Trump on Saturday said his maiden first trip abroad was a “home run” and he vowed to overcome the threat of terrorism, concluding a grueling five-stop sprint that ended with the promise of an imminent decision on the much-discussed Paris climate accord. Trump ended his nine-day trip with a speech to U.S. troops ... Read More »

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The Latest: BA cancels all flights from Heathrow, Gatwick

By The Associated Press on May 27th, 2017

LONDON – The Latest on British Airways flight stalled by IT failure (all times local): 4:40 p.m. British Airways says it is cancelling all of its flights from London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports for the rest of the day because of a “major IT system failure.” BA has not said what is causing the computer ... Read More »

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Trump’s budget renews debate on Arctic refuge oil drilling

By Dan Joling, The Associated Press on May 27th, 2017

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – President Donald Trump’s plan to help balance the federal budget features a new attempt to open the coastal plain of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to petroleum drilling. The effort is the latest chapter in a long-running political fight between two camps: environmentalists, who revere the plain as a maternity ward for ... Read More »

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Trump makes G-7 deal on trade, takes rain check on climate

By Colleen Barry, Sylvie Corbet, And David McHugh, The Associated Press on May 27th, 2017

TAORMINA, Italy – Seven wealthy democracies ended their summit Saturday in Italy without a unanimous agreement on climate change, as the Trump administration plans to take more time to say whether the U.S. is going to remain in the landmark Paris accord that fights climate change. The other six nations in the Group of Seven ... Read More »

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