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Exclusive - Hyundai directors kept in dark on size of $10 billion land bid: sources

1 hour 44 min ago

By Hyunjoo Jin SEOUL (Reuters) - Hyundai Motor and two listed affiliates did not seek board clearance for the size of their record $10 billion bid for a plot of land in Seoul, more than triple its appraised value, four board members of the companies told Reuters. Thursday's winning bid for the land sent shares in Hyundai Motor, Kia Motors and Hyundai Mobis plunging, wiping out $8 billion in shareholder value, and sparked howls of protest from investors, rekindling worries about corporate governance at South Korea's conglomerates, or chaebol. ...


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Bad weather delays SpaceX launch to space station with 3-D printer, Sunday next attempt

2 hours 2 min ago

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Rainy weather has forced SpaceX to delay its latest supply run to the International Space Station.


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Turkish prime minister says 49 hostages held by Islamic militants have been freed

2 hours 35 min ago

ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Saturday that 49 Turkish hostages who were seized by Islamic militants in Iraq have been freed and safely returned to Turkey, ending Turkey's most serious hostage crisis.


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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell breaks silence, says 'same mistakes can never be repeated'

2 hours 43 min ago

NEW YORK, N.Y. - More defiant than contrite, Roger Goodell announced no sweeping changes in his first public statements in more than a week of turmoil surrounding the NFL's handling of players accused of crimes.


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As G20 chases growth goal, members differ on how to get there

3 hours 25 sec ago

By Lincoln Feast and Gernot Heller CAIRNS Australia (Reuters) - As the Group of 20 leading economies meet to change no less than the "destiny" of the global economy, members remain divided on how to get there with Germany pushing back at U.S. calls for more government stimulus. Opening the meeting of finance ministers and central bankers, Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey outlined an ambitious agenda of boosting world growth, fireproofing the global banking system and closing tax loopholes for giant multi-nationals. ...


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Fence-jumper makes it through doors of White House, prompting evacuation; Obamas not at home

3 hours 10 min ago

WASHINGTON - A man jumped over the fence of the White House and made it through the front door before officers managed to apprehend him, just minutes after President Barack Obama had departed, the Secret Service said.


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Late night taxi hubs proposed for some Calgary LRT stations

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 23:01
Calgary's taxi committee has agreed to look at establishing late night taxi hubs at key LRT stations in each quadrant of the city. The idea is to help C-Train riders connect with a taxi to get them the rest of the way home. - For more on the story watch the report from CBC's Bryan Labby above
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Differing visions in New Brunswick campaign aim to revive Frank McKenna miracle

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 22:50

Starkly differing Liberal and Progressive Conservative visions of how to reignite New Brunswick's jobs renaissance of the 1990s — still referred to as "the McKenna Miracle" — are being presented to voters worried about the economy in Monday's provincial election.


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Mountie joked about movie not sex act, breach of trust trial hears in B.C.

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 22:47
KAMLOOPS, B.C. - Jokes about a soon-to-be released Hollywood movie, not images on closed-circuit video of two women having sex in a jail cell, are what caused a Mountie to laugh while surrounded by his colleagues, B.C. Supreme Court was told.
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Cougar shot in Calgary spurs public outrage, complaints

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 22:30
Many people have questioned a decision by Alberta Fish and Wildlife officers to shoot and kill a cougar that was outside Calgary's South Health Campus on Thursday. Alberta Fish and Wildlife officials say they have received numerous complaints about how the situation was handled. "Tranquilizing a cougar can be difficult and it can be dangerous for the people that are around," said Brittany Verbeek with the Alberta Wilderness Association.
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Shania Twain visits Brampton, Ont., school

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 22:19
Canadian country music superstar Shania Twain surprised some Brampton, Ont., elementary school students selected to participate in her foundation's program with a visit to their class on Friday. "The whole purpose of the club is so that you have the best time you've ever had in school," she told a group of Winston Churchill elementary school students. The program will focus on being respectful and making friends, said program co-ordinator Constance Guglielmo.
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Spokane Bishop Blase Cupich, a moderate, to be next archbishop of Chicago

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 22:08

Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Washington, will be named the next archbishop of Chicago, The Associated Press has learned.


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Florida town's residents knew man who shot his daughter, 6 grandchildren had troubled past

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 21:14

BELL, Fla. - Most people in this rural, north Florida community seemed to know about the Spirit family's troubled and tragic past.


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Ukrainian talks produce agreement on buffer zone, pullout of foreign fighters, heavy weapons

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 21:13

MINSK, Belarus - Negotiators in Ukrainian peace talks agreed early Saturday to create a buffer zone to separate government troops and pro-Russian militants and withdraw heavy weapons and foreign fighters in order to ensure a stable truce in eastern Ukraine.


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Actress detained by police defies calls to apologize for claiming racial profiling

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 21:12

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - An actress who was detained by Los Angeles police is refusing to apologize for claiming race played a role in the incident, despite calls from local civil rights leaders.


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Charlottetown mayoralty candidate Philip Brown opens campaign office

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 20:44

Charolottetown mayoralty candidate Philip Brown opened his campaign office Friday and laid out four key campaign promises.


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Flushable wipes cause waste treatment plant backups

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 20:42

Flushable wipes and other not-so-flushable products are causing problems for waste treatment plants.


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Jean-François Lisée congratulates Scotland’s No camp in a tweet

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 20:37
There's been a lot of reaction here in Quebec about the independence referendum vote in Scotland.
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Ernst & Young in tentative deal in Canada on Sino-Forest audit

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 20:35
TORONTO (Reuters) - Major accounting firm Ernst & Young LLP has reached a tentative settlement with Canada's biggest securities regulator over its audits of Sino-Forest Corp and another China-focused company, the Ontario Securities Commission said on Friday. The OSC will hold a hearing on Sept. 30 to decide whether to approve the settlement related to audits of the insolvent forestry company and clothing and footwear company Zungui Haixi Corp, it said in a brief statement. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed. ...
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TransCanada says Keystone XL costs surged during six years in limbo

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 20:29

CALGARY - Costs for the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline will likely balloon from US$5.4 billion to as much as US$10 billion, TransCanada Corp. confirmed Friday, as the project marked its sixth year in regulatory limbo.


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