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Forget salt – flavour with spices instead

Thinkstock<p>Basil<p>This herb has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant actions. It’s also a source of vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, potassium and iron. Add dried basil to pasta sauces made with tomatoes canned without added salt, sodium-reduced soups and homemade salad dressings; toss chopped fresh basil …

Food

RBS in contact with Sumitomo over Citizens sale: sources

LONDON/TOKYO (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS.L) has had contact regarding the possible sale of its U.S. retail business Citizens with Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (8316.T), while Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (8306.T) has also considered a bid, people with knowledge of the matter said.<p>A …

Lloyds Banking Group

Mali coup leader abandons hunger strike after stomach problems

BAMAKO (Reuters) - The leader of a military coup that plunged Mali into chaos two years ago, allowing Islamists to seize its desert north, has abandoned a hunger strike to protest against the conditions of his detention, military sources said.<p>Mali's junta leader Captain Amadou Sanogo speaks to the …

Africa

U.S. prosecutors eye new approach on company misconduct after Toyota

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors are considering using the legal theory behind a $1.2 billion penalty imposed on Toyota to go after misconduct in industries ranging from auto and airplane makers to mining, a Justice Department official told Reuters.<p>A showroom staff member works under the …

U.S. Department of Justice

European shares rebound; euro, pound steady

LONDON (Reuters) - European shares rebounded on Tuesday as investors tried to take advantage of a drop in prices caused by geopolitical tensions and doubts about global growth.<p>A man is reflected in a stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo January 28, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai<p>Markets were …

Stock Markets

Calgary Man Stabbed By Kijiji 'Buyer'

A Calgary man is in serious condition after being stabbed while trying to sell a used cellphone to a buyer he met through Kijiji, say police.<p>Officers …

Brotherhood head, 682 others tried in Egypt after mass death sentence

MINYA, Egypt (Reuters) - The leader of Egypt’s outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and 682 others went on trial on Tuesday on charges including murder, a day after more than 500 supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Mursi were sentenced to death.<p>Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie shouts …

Human Rights

Malaysia Airlines MH370: Hunt on for black box and clues it holds

The grim investigation into the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 tragedy has become a race to locate the jet’s black box before its battery life drains …

Airplanes

Net neutrality and the fight for your TV

In the technology industry, few concepts are as noble in theory and as coldly calculated in practice as net neutrality.<p>The stock market reacted strongly on Monday to a Wall Street Journal report claiming that Apple Inc. is in discussions with cable giant Comcast Corp. regarding a potential …

SunOpta shares ride growing appetite for healthier foods

A new, leaner business model and shift to higher-margin products is expected to bring more healthy returns for investors in organic food company SunOpta Inc.<p>SunOpta shares have jumped by more than 65 per cent in Canada and 50 per cent in the United States over the past 12 months after a second …

No longer the darling: How to prepare for a falling loonie

Your latest financial worry: The global economy is starting to get back to normal.<p>It means Canada's 15 minutes of fame as a model of economic fortitude to the world are done. The U.S. economy looks to have better growth prospects, and investment dollars are flowing there instead of to us. As a …

Business (Canada)

Sitting at your desk is slowly killing you

(Science Photo Library/Getty)<p>Technology has changed the way we work so much so that we now spend more time sitting in front of computer and video …

Obama defends NSA spying in meeting with Chinese president

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — President<p>Obamaon Monday defended U.S. surveillance programs as serving national security rather than commercial interests, in a wide-ranging meeting with his Chinese counterpart on the sidelines of a nuclear summit.<p>In the private session with Chinese President<p>Xi Jinping, …

Indian Diplomat Is Indicted, Again

The Indian diplomat whose arrest in New York City ignited a diplomatic row was re-indicted Friday, two days after a judge dismissed the case citing …

Corruption

Is Cambridge's start-up scene rivalling Silicon Valley?

As part of a series looking at places trying to replicate the success of Silicon Valley, BBC News considers Cambridge, in the UK.<p>The city has become known as Silicon Fen, thanks to the world famous tech firms which have come from here.<p>What has driven its start-up success?<p>Neil Koenig reports.