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Passenger says she woke up alone on an empty Air Canada plane

Tiffani O'Brien said she woke up on an empty Air Canada plane, in the dark and "freezing cold," after a short flight from Quebec City to Toronto's Pearson International Airport, CNN network partner CTV reported. Source: CNN Americas Passenger says she woke...

Italian mafia boss escapes from Uruguayan prison

An Italian mafia boss has escaped from a detention center in Uruguay, where he was awaiting extradition to Italy, the Uruguayan Ministry of Interior said in a statement. Source: CNN Americas Italian mafia boss escapes from Uruguayan prison

Europe

Brussels aims for price transparency in food chain

After bans on unfair trading practices and better producer cooperation, the EU Commission made proposals Wednesday for greater transparency in the way prices are reported throughout the food chain. Source: European Business News Brussels aims for price transparency in...

Europe goes to the polls

Three days of Europe-wide elections for the European Parliament got under way Thursday with voters in the Netherlands and also, finally, the United Kingdom going to the polls.The count starts Sunday. Source: European Business News Europe goes to the polls

EU approves unprecedented cuts to single-use plastics

EU ministers gave final approval Tuesday to new laws to tackle marine litter coming from single-use plastic products found on European beaches, as well as abandoned fishing gear and oxo-degradable plastics. Source: European Business News EU approves unprecedented cuts...

Brussels signs landmark aviation agreements with China

The EU strengthened aviation relations with China Monday, signing an agreement on civil aviation safety and a horizontal aviation agreement in a boost for EU trade in aircraft and related products. Source: European Business News Brussels signs landmark aviation...

Banks fined over EUR 1bn for foreign exchange cartel

The EU Commission fined five banks - Barclays, RBS, Citigroup, JPMorgan and MUFG - EUR 1.07 billion Thursday for taking part in two cartels in the Spot Foreign Exchange market for 11 currencies. Source: European Business News Banks fined over EUR 1bn for foreign...

EU launches citizens' initiative to save the bees

The European Commission decided Wednesday to register a European Citizens' Initiative entitled ‘Save the bees! Protection of biodiversity and improvement of habitats for insects in Europe'. Source: European Business News EU launches citizens' initiative to save...

Asia

Nissan shareholders to vote on governance overhaul

YOKOHAMA: Nissan shareholders are set for a fractious annual meeting on Tuesday (Jun 25) over revamping operations at the crisis-hit Japanese automaker following the Carlos Ghosn scandal and amid testy ties with French partner Renault. The meeting will see votes on a...

Hamilton says governing body should decide F1 rules, not teams

Five-times world champion Lewis Hamilton said decisions about Formula One's rules should be left in the hands of the governing body rather than teams with vested interests. Source: Channel News Asia Hamilton says governing body should decide F1 rules, not...

Ruling party candidate declares himself victor in Mauritania vote

NOUACKCHOTT: Government candidate and frontrunner Mohamed Ould Ghazouani has declared himself the winner of the first round of Mauritania's presidential election. The 62-year-old former head of the domestic security service made the claim in the early hours of Sunday...

Torres to sign off after Japan reunion with Iniesta, Villa

Fernando Torres will hang up his boots for good after taking on Andres Iniesta and David Villa in a J.League match in August, the former Spain striker said on Sunday, having decided to retire before his body gives up on him. Source: Channel News Asia Torres...

Dani Alves to depart PSG, destination unknown

SAO PAULO: Dani Alves announced he was leaving Paris St-Germain on Sunday, just hours after captaining Brazil to a 5-0 win over Peru in the Copa America and chipping in with a goal. The flamboyant full back joined the French club in 2017 after spells at Sevilla,...

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