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The announcement adds to the potential hurdles standing in the way of the project and raises the potential for a dispute with the federal and Alberta governments, which both maintain B.C. On Thursday, B.C. Environment and Climate Strategy Minister George Heyman and Attorney General David Eby said they had hired Thomas Berger, QC, to provide advice to the government.
  • Swiss franc eases slightly after spiking on North Korea tensions

    Swiss franc eases slightly after spiking on North Korea tensions

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    China remains relatively flat, with benchmark Shanghai Composite down 0.2 percent to 3275. Risk off sentiment was broadly pervasive through the currency markets especially with European stocks set to follow Asia's lead lower with major index futures indicating a 0.5 to 0.8 percent decline.
  • Gold Beats US Stocks as North Korea Worries Drive Haven Demand

    Gold Beats US Stocks as North Korea Worries Drive Haven Demand

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    Bullion has climbed 11 percent in 2017, overtaking the S&P 500 index of leading USA stocks as Japan and South Korea warned the North Korean dictatorship it faces a strong response if it follows through on threats to launch a missile toward the US territory of Guam.
  • United States stocks close lower after President Trump's remarks to North Korea

    United States stocks close lower after President Trump's remarks to North Korea

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    Senator Ben Cardin, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Mr Trump sent "the wrong message" in his comments about North Korea . The back-and-forth came on the heels of reports the USA intelligence community has determined North Korea has successfully produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles.
  • Wall Street set to open lower as tensions with North Korea mount

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    The Dow ended down 0.2% and the S&P 500 narrowed to a fractional loss. Among the actives, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China plummeted 2.46 percent, while Agricultural Bank of China skidded 1.88 percent, Bank of China plunged 2.21 percent, Vanke advanced 0.79 percent, Gemdale added 0.42 percent, PetroChina shed 0.73 percent, China Petroleum and Chemical (Sinopec) eased 0.17 percent, China Life dropped 1.31 percent and Ping An Insurance was down 0.74 percent.
  • Housing market lull 'spreads from London'

    Housing market lull 'spreads from London'

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    Nevertheless, the national figure conceals diverging trends across parts of the UK. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors ( Rics ) said Northern Ireland, the West Midlands and the South West of England posted increases in July. The number of houses being put up for sale fell for a 17th consecutive month in July, with estate agents having record-low amounts of property to sell.
  • Walmart apologizes for display marketing firearms as back-to-school items

    Walmart apologizes for display marketing firearms as back-to-school items

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    Once the store is determined the company says it wants to figure out if the sign was placed by an employee or by a shopper. According to this profile, the Twitter user is from the Los Angeles area. Crowson also said early indications the sign was at a store in Evansville, Indiana, were incorrect. A photo of the grim juxtaposition went viral online, with people saying it recalled the horror of massacres at schools such as Sandy Hook and Columbine .
  • Disney plans to rival Netflix and Amazon with new streaming service

    Disney plans to rival Netflix and Amazon with new streaming service

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    Disney CEO Bob Iger tells CNBC that the company had a "good relationship" with Netflix , but chose to move its content - including Star Wars titles and popular Pixar films, off of the platform. Netflix has not released regional subscriber number statistics for a number of years. It's unclear at this time how much Disney's newly announced streaming services will cost, but these projects sound pretty exciting.
  • Facebook Watch is a social video service for mobile and beyond

    Facebook Watch is a social video service for mobile and beyond

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    Users will be able to watch " shows " either live or recorded, which will follow a theme or storyline. Facebook also hopes the Watch tab will open up a new method of advertising that doesn't clutter users' News Feeds, and keep its 2 billion users on its site longer.
  • U.S. stocks close slightly lower

    U.S. stocks close slightly lower

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    The dollar's weakness in early Tokyo trading also stemmed from a report of North Korea's state-run Korean Central News Agency that the country is carefully considering making missile strikes on areas around the U.S. Japan is the world's biggest creditor nation and there is an assumption investors there will repatriate funds should a crisis eventuate. The Swiss franc reversed a two-week losing streak and gained 1.1 percent to as firm as 0.9611 per dollar.
  • Roseville Gas Prices Rise Heading to Final Summer Vacations

    Roseville Gas Prices Rise Heading to Final Summer Vacations

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    York - $2.48/g, up 3.4 cents per gallon from last week's $2.44/g. Including the change in gas prices in Sacramento during the past week, prices yesterday were 33.5 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 1.9 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.
  • Chicago To Sue Trump Administration Over DOJ Sanctuary Cities Crackdown

    Chicago To Sue Trump Administration Over DOJ Sanctuary Cities Crackdown

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    During a press conference, Emanuel accused the Sessions-led Department of " blackmailing " Chicago into changing its values. Jamie Gorelick - a partner at Wilmer Hale who also represents Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner on non-Russia related legal issues, is one of the many attorneys who is listed as pro bono counsel on the suit .
  • Man wounded in shooting near Golden Gate Park

    Man wounded in shooting near Golden Gate Park

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    All victims, two men and a minor, were transported to trauma centers, according to police. " I normally can handle (myself) well in these situations, but I was pretty sure I had just lost my life ", Hatter said. An investigation is ongoing and no other information was immediately available. Juhasz said the police responded quickly to the incident. Another witness told the site that he saw a man holding a handgun with a grey hoodie over his head.
  • Toyota, Mazda to build $1.6 billion factory in the US

    Toyota, Mazda to build $1.6 billion factory in the US

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    In January, Trump singled out Toyota , threatening the company with a steep border tax if it did not invest in USA production. The Corolla will be located at the new factory in the US, which will be established as a joint venture between Toyota and Mazda and will open by 2021.
  • Teenage boy jumps from plane that landed at San Francisco airport

    Teenage boy jumps from plane that landed at San Francisco airport

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    A teenager was taken for a medical evaluation after he opened an emergency door on an plane in San Francisco . Passenger Matt Crowder told NBC affiliate KNTV that the teen "jumped out onto the wing and then slipped off" onto the runway. According to AP, Doug Yakel , an airfield construction crew who confronted the boy, said the teen appeared to be in a state of emotional setback.
  • The RBA signals its discomfort with the rising Australian dollar

    The RBA signals its discomfort with the rising Australian dollar

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    One bright spot for the economy is the prospect of recovery in business investment spending. "The Australian dollar has appreciated recently, partly reflecting a lower USA dollar". A factor working in the other direction is increased competition from new entrants in the retail industry. Moreover, Lowe actually said in his statement the terms of trade are expected to decline "over the period ahead".
  • Gboard update adds Maps, doodles and video to iOS keyboard

    Gboard update adds Maps, doodles and video to iOS keyboard

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    Google's update for Gboard also includes a fun new drawing tool that allows users to create various doodles in the keyboard and share them with their message recipients. Gboard was launched in 2016, initially only on iOS and later integrated for Android as well. The Gboard now features an emoji search box where you can tap on the emoji handwriting icon to draw directly on the screen.
  • Arab nations express willingness to begin talks with Qatar regarding demands

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    Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al Jubeir deemed today Qatar's request to internationalize the holy places as an aggression and declaring a war against Saudi Arabia. Qatar said later in June that the hack had originated in the countries waging the diplomatic war on Doha. Earlier this month, the Washington Post , citing USA intelligence officials, reported that the UAE may have been behind the hack.