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CWA says that workers are demanding AT&T commit to bargaining that addresses wage increases that cover rising healthcare costs, job security against outsourcing, affordable healthcare, and a fair scheduling policy. CEO Randall Stephenson got a raise of several million dollars a year ago, bringing his personal take-home pay up to $28.4 million in 2016. As part of its next contract, the union wants to bar AT&T from changing its commission structure unilaterally.
  • Bank of England keeps rates at record low as economy slows

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    The small downgrade comes after a first quarter in which slower consumption put a brake on growth, with a weak 0.3 per cent quarterly expansion that surprised many economists. Still, there remains a chance that one other policymaker will vote for higher interest rates - possibly former Citi economist Michael Saunders, who hinted at this last month.
  • Indonesian Governor Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Blaspheming Islam

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    The minority Christian governor is now on trial on accu. The trial has been widely seen as a test of religious tolerance in the world's largest Muslim-majority nation, tolerance lost. The Islamist opposition to Ahok started in 2014 when he became the Governor of Jakarta , but intensified with the blasphemy case and subsequent protests.
  • Portion of tunnel containing nuke waste collapses at Hanford

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    The tunnel in question may itself contain items that were used when the plant was operating and which remain contaminated. This image provided by the U.S. The collapse occurred where the roof of one of the tunnels at the PUREX facility had caved in, affecting a 20-foot stretch of the roughly 100-foot tunnel, Henderson said.
  • French Stocks Soar to Near-Decade Highs as Macron Tops Poll

    French Stocks Soar to Near-Decade Highs as Macron Tops Poll

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    On Sunday, Macron and Le Pen emerged as the two top contenders in the first round of the election, set to face each other in the run-off on May 7. The French term she used signalled that the move to step aside would be temporary. The other line of attack is to play up his past associations with President François Hollande. Critics say her tactics would range from unconstitutional to inhumane, and they warn that the financial panic unleashed by any attempt to leave the European Union would ...
  • Trump agrees to renegotiate NAFTA with Mexico, Canada

    Trump agrees to renegotiate NAFTA with Mexico, Canada

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    The mere rumour of it happening this week, floated by the White House, shaved nearly two per cent off the Mexican peso and a third of a cent off the loonie, while businessmen and lawmakers were up in arms. "I'm happy to engage with the president regularly", Trudeau said Thursday. The move, which one source said might come as soon as Trump's 100th day in office on Saturday, could unravel one of the world's biggest trading blocs.
  • Le Pen speech plagiarism 'a wink to former candidate Fillon'

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    A police source said: 'Around one hundred hooded protestors got as close as they could to police lines, and then one or two threw Molotov Cocktails. It appears far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen plagiarized nearly an entire speech from former French prime minister, as well as her former rival presidential candidate, Francois Fillon .
  • 54 attacks on journalists in 16 months, says report

    54 attacks on journalists in 16 months, says report

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    The media advocacy organization Reporters Without Borders ( RSF ) describes Iraq as "one of the world's most risky countries for journalists" where journalists are targeted by pro-government forces and the rebel groups, including the ISIS group.
  • United Airlines, doctor dragged off flight settle lawsuit

    United Airlines, doctor dragged off flight settle lawsuit

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    Last year Southwest bumped 15,000 passengers off flights, more than any other US airline. The passenger's lawyer said his client lost two front teeth in the scuffle, incurred a concussion and a broken nose. In a confrontation captured on video, a bloodied Dao was forcibly removed from the flight. The dragging was a major public-relations crisis for United.
  • Will your bank accept £5 paper notes after May 5?

    Will your bank accept £5 paper notes after May 5?

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    The Bank of England will still exchange the old notes after this date - there is no time limit on this. The Bank of England said 150 million of its paper £5 notes - the equivalent of about three for every adult in the United Kingdom - remain with the public.
  • UFC mulling launch of women's flyweight class

    UFC mulling launch of women's flyweight class

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    Women's fighters on the current UFC roster will also be eligible to participate in the show as long as they are able to consistently make 125-pounds throughout the season. Are you ready for another UFC weight class? Just to clarify, the announcement that was posted on the UFC's official website, which provided specifics such as date, time and location for female flyweights to tryout for the reality show, was erroneous? The promotion crowned Germaine de Randamie its first female ...
  • Declining Energy Trade Drives Canada's Record Deficit in 2016

    Declining Energy Trade Drives Canada's Record Deficit in 2016

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    The Commerce Department said the trade gap dipped 0.1 percent to $43.7 billion. Shortly afterwards, the US administration slapped tariffs on Canadian exports of softwood lumber and complained about Canada's dairy sector, helping to sink the Canadian dollar to 14-month lows.