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No more fines for U.K. PM Boris Johnson after police wrap ‘partygate’ probe

Britain's Metropolitan Police told Prime Minister Boris Johnson he faced no further action over lockdown-breaching gatherings at his official residence and other government sites, after the force said Thursday it has concluded its investigation into politicians' parties that violated the country's coronavirus restrictions.Police said they issued a total of 126 fixed-penalty notices to 83 people…

European formula not yet on store shelves despite temporary Health Canada allowance

Measures to keep Canada's stretched baby formula supplies from spiralling into a widespread shortage like that seen in the United States are unlikely to offer immediate relief, and even then may be short-lived, experts say.On May 9, Health Canada recommended that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency temporarily suspend bilingual labelling and nutrient composition requirements to allow…

Canada bans Chinese tech giant Huawei from 5G network

The federal government has banned Huawei from working on Canada's fifth-generation networks over security concerns — a decision critics say was long overdue.The move puts Canada in line with key intelligence allies like the United States which have expressed concerns about the national security implications of giving the Chinese tech giant access to key infrastructure.The government is also banning…

Danger Zone – Why Top Gun: Maverick is the most Tom Cruise film ever

His voice is a little deeper, there are a few creases around the eyes, but Tom Cruise is as we remember him.  At 59, Cruise has been one of the few constants in the ever-changing film business. He has yet to play a superhero. He's resisted the siren call of television. "I make movies for the big…

China has lifted a 3-year ban on Canadian canola, Ottawa says

A three-year Chinese ban on Canadian canola has come to an end, according to the federal government.In a joint statement released Wednesday afternoon, Trade Minister Mary Ng and Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau said China has reinstated market access for two Canadian grain trading companies that have been prevented from exporting canola seed to China since…

U.S. looks to Defence Production Act to combat baby formula shortage

U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday invoked the Defence Production Act to speed production of infant formula and authorized flights to import supply from overseas, as he faces mounting political pressure over a domestic shortage caused by the safety-related closure of the country's largest formula manufacturing plant.The Defence Production Act order requires suppliers of formula…

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Exclusive-Top EU official backs multi-trillion plan to rebuild Ukraine

4/4 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Local residents walk past a burned building during Ukraine-Russia conflict in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine April 4, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko 2/4 By Marc Jones BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A top European official has backed a multi-trillion-euro "Marshall"-style plan to rebuild Ukraine, pledging the firepower of the EU's lending…

U.S. household strength may prolong Fed’s inflation fight

© Reuters. A person pushes purchases in a shopping cart in a supermarket in Brooklyn, New York City, U.S., March 29, 2022. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly By Howard Schneider and Lindsay (NYSE:) Dunsmuir (Reuters) - The financial strength built up in U.S. households limited the damage from the coronavirus pandemic but may now be aggravating - and…

U.S. inflation simmers, worst of price gains likely behind

© Reuters. People carrying shopping bags walk inside the King of Prussia shopping mall, as shoppers show up early for the Black Friday sales, in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, U.S. November 26, 2021. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer price growth slowed sharply in April as gasoline eased off record highs,…

George Carlin’s Bittersweet Melody

My father’s first serious girlfriend after he and my mother broke-up was a dream for my twin sister, younger brother, and me. Kaye lived just down the block from my grandparents on the Upper West Side, a genial, welcoming woman, and possessor of that enviable 1983 daily double: a VHS machine and cable TV (we…

Squid Game Season 2 Two Promises Bloody Clashes—With State Police

After a series of red lights, Squid Game, the massively successful Korean drama that took over Netflix in the second half of 2021, has officially received the green light for a second season. (No, Netflix employees were executed in this decision making process.) Netflix co-CEO and Chief Creative Officer Ted Sarandos made the announcement in…

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