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November 14, 2018 10:36 PM Suncor CEO to retire next year, be replaced by COO

(Reuters) - Suncor Energy Inc said on Wednesday its chief executive will retire mid-next year, with the company’s chief operating officer taking over the top job at that time. Steve Williams, who has been with the company for 16 years and CEO since 2012, will step down after Suncor’s Annual General Meeting in May 2019, the Calgary-based company said. He will be replaced 90

November 14, 2018 9:42 PM Conservation land in British Columbia gets $11m investment

Canada is investing C$14.6m ($11m; £8.5m) to set aside 7,900 hectares for wildlife conservation in the Rocky Mountains. The funding will help expand a tract of land in southeastern British Columbia (BC) already set aside for protection. The initiative is led by a conservation group, BC and the federal government, and will help protect some 40 species 77

November 9, 2018 3:33 PM McDonald's adds new international items to flagship restaurant menu

This McDonald’s is expanding its international menu again with menu items from India, Australia, France, Canada, and Germany - like this Cheddar BBQ Bacon Burger. (McDonald's) McDonald’s new flagship store in Chicago has been serving international items such as poutine from Canada, a McSpicy Chicken Sandwich from Hong Kong, and a McFlurry Prestígio from Brazil 127

November 7, 2018 9:01 PM Canada apologizes for turning away Nazi era ship of Jews

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talks to reporters as he arrives to a caucus meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP) TORONTO – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau formally apologized Wednesday on behalf of his nation for turning away a ship full of Jewish refugees trying 77

November 4, 2018 10:57 AM Husband of freed Pakistani Christian woman appeals to Trump for refuge

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The husband of a Pakistani Christian woman acquitted after spending eight years on death row on charges of blasphemy has appealed to U.S. President Donald Trump for refuge, citing danger to family members’ lives. Ashiq Masih, the husband of Asia Bibi, whose case has outraged Christians worldwide and been a source of division within 105

November 2, 2018 11:31 PM Novartis abandons effort for U.S. approval of biosimilar rituximab

(Reuters) - Novartis International AG said on Friday that its Sandoz division is abandoning an effort to gain U.S. regulatory approval for a biosimilar of rituximab, a medication used to treat certain cancer and rheumatoid arthritis. The decision comes after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sought additional information to support the company’s 130

November 2, 2018 3:46 PM Soccer: Four Balkan countries consider 2030 World Cup, Euro 2028 bids

VARNA, Bulgaria (Reuters) - Bulgaria, Greece, Serbia and Romania are considering a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup and the European championship two years earlier, Balkan countries’ officials said on Friday. No Balkan nation has hosted the World Cup while the former Yugoslavia, which broke up in 1991, hosted the four-country European Championships 88

October 30, 2018 5:05 AM Traveling to the UK is about to get easier (for some)

Lilit Marcus, CNN • Updated 30th October 2018 The notoriously long passport lines at London's Heathrow Airport may soon get a bit shorter -- provided you're from one of five countries. In the 2019 budget presented to the House of Commons on October 29, 2018, chancellor to the exchequer Philip Hammond proposed adding more e-passport gates at airports 75

October 26, 2018 3:17 AM Robert Wickens confirms he's paralyzed from Pocono crash

IndyCar driver Robert Wickens, injured in a violent crash Aug. 19 at Pocono Raceway, confirmed Thursday night that he is paralyzed from the waist down. The Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver posted a note on Instagram on Thursday to provide clarity on the extent of his injuries. Wickens, whose car got airborne and spun several times along the Pocono 59

October 24, 2018 9:09 PM Surgeon age doesn't affect cataract surgery outcomes

(Reuters Health) - Late-career surgeons perform a large proportion of cataract operations, and they do it with an overall low rate of adverse events, a Canadian study suggests. In recent years, researchers have analyzed whether surgeons’ age affects their skills, dexterity and risk for mistakes in the operating room, the study authors note in JAMA Ophthalmology 123