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Canada unemployment falls to 7.0 percent in July OTTAWA: Canada added 42,000 jobs in July, pushing the unemployment rate down a notch to 7.0 percent, according to revised numbers released by the government statistical agency Friday.The figure is a big jump from the 200 jobs that Statistics Canada reported in error last week and twice what analysts had forecast. The agency said it is investigating a breakdown in its internal checks."Details within the report were not quite as strong," commented CIBC World Markets economist Avery Shenfeld. But it is "still better news than what we had before."More Canadians 54 years old or under were employed in July, said Statistics Canada.Employment in educational services and in information, culture and recreation was up in the month. At the same time, employment declined in construction as well as health care and social assistance.Private sector employment also increased in July, while the number of self-employed declined. Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...

Police identify officer who shot US teen WASHINGTON: US authorities on Friday identified the officer who shot dead an unarmed black teen in the Missouri town of Ferguson last weekend, sparking protests and riots.Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson, speaking to reporters, named the officer as Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran of the police force.The victim, Michael Brown, was killed in broad daylight on Saturday, with witnesses and law enforcement providing conflicting accounts of how the 18-year-old lost his life. Brown's family and ...
Obama to visit Estonia, meet with Baltic leaders in September EDGARTOWN: US President Barack Obama will travel to Estonia in September and meet with leaders from three Baltic states on his way to a NATO summit in Wales, the White House said on Friday.While there, he will meet with the prime minister and president of Estonia as well as the presidents of Lithuania and Latvia to discuss regional security, economic growth, and collective defense, it said. "In light of recent developments in Ukraine, the United ...
Karina weakens to tropical storm in Pacific MIAMI: Karina, swirling in the Pacific far off the coast of Mexico, has been downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm, forecasters said Friday.The system, currently 715 miles (1,150 kilometers) west-southwest of Baja California, is expected to weaken further over the next two days, according to the National Hurricane Center. With maximum sustained winds of near 70 miles per hour (110 kilometers per hour), Karina is predicted to move to the west or west-northwest ...
Kerry flies commercial after plane trouble HONOLULU, Aug 15, 2014 (AFP) - US Secretary of State John Kerry was forced to go commercial for the nine-hour flight between Hawaii and Washington on Thursday after his Air Force jet suffered a malfunction.Kerry, along with many staff members and reporters, including AFP, who had accompanied the top US diplomat on his week-long world tour, ended up boarding a United Airlines flight from Honolulu.Kerry's regular plane, a Boeing 757 that has carried him across ...
New Yorkers protest after black Missouri teen's death NEW YORK: Several hundred people protested in New York late Thursday against police brutality after the shooting death of a black teenager in Missouri that triggered four nights of angry protests.The mostly young and African American protesters were also shouting slogans against the death of a black father after a New York policeman put him in an apparent chokehold last month."Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Justice," some signs read."Solidarity w/people of Ferguson, victims of legitimized hate ...
US troops meet refugees on besieged Iraq mountain: Pentagon WASHINGTON: A small party of US troops were flown onto Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq on Wednesday to assess the situation of thousands of civilian refugees besieged by Islamist militants, the Pentagon said.A US military official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told AFP that the special forces soldiers had returned safely to base. "They had contacts with the refugees. They went back to Arbil," he said.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...

 



 
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