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UK leader May hits back on Brexit plan; pound falls

UK leader May hits back on Brexit plan; pound falls

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May accused the European Union on Friday of creating an "impasse" in divorce negotiations by bluntly rejecting her blueprint for Brexit, sending the value of the pound falling as worries about a chaotic U.K.

World trade body to rule on US, China anti-dumping spat

GENEVA — A World Trade Organization arbitrator will step into a years-old dispute brought by China over U.S. anti-dumping measures. A trade official said Friday the arbitration was triggered automatically after the U.S.
Finance minister challenges past government's budget numbers

Finance minister challenges past government's budget numbers

TORONTO — Ontario's finance minister challenged the previous government's budgets on Friday, saying an independent commission has concluded that the recently defeated Liberal government ran a deficit in the last fiscal year rather than balancing the
Mass tourism threatens Croatia's 'Game of Thrones' town

Mass tourism threatens Croatia's 'Game of Thrones' town

DUBROVNIK, Croatia — Marc van Bloemen has lived in the old town of Dubrovnik, a Croatian citadel widely praised as the jewel of the Adriatic, for decades, since he was a child. He says it used to be a privilege. Now it's a nightmare.
Eerily empty condo-style retail mall in Calgary postpones grand opening

Eerily empty condo-style retail mall in Calgary postpones grand opening

CALGARY — The developer of a nearly empty new mall just north of Calgary says he's confident it will become the bustling Asian-style bazaar it is meant to be despite having to delay its late-October grand opening until sometime next year.
Iran's domestic car market stalls as nuclear deal falters

Iran's domestic car market stalls as nuclear deal falters

TEHRAN, Iran — Across Iran's capital, rush-hour traffic always grinds to a halt, a sea of boxy Renault four-doors and Peugeot coupes all idling their way through the streets of Tehran.
California makes people ask for straws, sodas with kid meals

California makes people ask for straws, sodas with kid meals

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — If you want a straw with your drink or a soda with a kids' meal at a California restaurant, you'll need to ask for them starting next year. A law signed Thursday by Gov.
4 dead, including suspect, after Maryland warehouse shooting

4 dead, including suspect, after Maryland warehouse shooting

ABERDEEN, Md. — A woman working a temporary job at a drugstore warehouse in Maryland got into an argument at work Thursday morning and began shooting colleagues, killing three before fatally turning the gun on herself, authorities and witnesses said.