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Aid agencies call for urgent ceasefire in besieged Syrian enclave

UN secretary-general demands suspension of fighting in eastern Ghouta, which he says is ‘hell on earth’<p>Aid agencies, including the Red Cross and World Food Programme, are calling for an urgent ceasefire to allow them to reach the besieged Syrian enclave of eastern Ghouta, as rockets and barrel …

Middle East

Florida shooting survivors in capital, demand action on guns

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Students who survived the Florida school shooting prepared to flood the Capitol Wednesday pushing to ban the assault-style rifle used to kill 17 people, vowing to make changes in the November election if they can't persuade lawmakers to change laws before their legislative …

Guns

Alibaba, Tencent rally troops amid $10 billion retail battle

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's tech giants Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N) and Tencent Holdings Ltd (0700.HK), worth a combined $1 trillion, are on a retail investment binge, forcing merchants to choose sides amid a battle for shoppers' digital wallets.<p>Since the start of last year, the two …

eCommerce

Facebook’s tracking of non-users ruled illegal again

Another blow for Facebook in Europe: Judges in Belgium have once again ruled the company broke privacy laws by deploying technology such as cookies and social plug-ins to track internet users across the web.<p>Facebook uses data it collects in this way to sell targeted advertising.<p>The social media …

Privacy

Students seize control of gun debate, plan walkouts and march

Students are taking hold of the gun debate in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, by organizing a series of school walkouts across the country and a march in Washington to protest gun violence.<p>The Women's March youth branch, students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School — the …

Guns

Brief government shutdown ends as Trump signs spending bill

President Trump ended the second government shutdown of his tenure early Friday morning, signing a sweeping spending bill hours after Congress backed the bipartisan budget deal that stands to add hundreds of billions of dollars in federal spending on the military, domestic programs and disaster …

Republicans

Kim Jong-un Invites South Korean Leader to North for Summit Meeting

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea’s reclusive leader, Kim Jong-un, extended an extremely rare invitation to a foreign head of state on Saturday, using the diplomatic opening created by the Olympics in South Korea to ask its leader, President Moon Jae-in, to visit the North for a summit meeting.<p>Mr. …

North Korea

Construction CEO raises fear of Chinese espionage in Aecon takeover

A veteran construction industry executive is urging Ottawa to block China's proposed $1.5-billion takeover of Aecon Group Inc., Canada's largest publicly-traded construction company, warning the deal could open the door to Chinese espionage of key critical infrastructure here.<p>The Trudeau government …

Canada

Don't jump into early retirement without considering these things

<b>Dear Liz:</b> I am almost 59½. Can I retire at 60½?<p>I have $570,000 in a 401(k) and $180,000 in an IRA. I owe $253,000 on a condo that would sell for $600,000. I plan to buy a home next year for $400,000 and pay off the mortgage with the proceeds of the condo. Then I would be left with no bills. I will …

Retirement

Syria's largest oil field captured by US-backed forces

<b>(CNN) —</b> US-backed Kurdish and Arab forces say they have captured Syria's largest oil field from ISIS, the latest in a series of recent setbacks for the jihadists in the east of the country.<p>Laila al-Abdullah, a spokeswoman for the Syrian Democratic Forces, said that the group had "liberated" the oil …

Middle East

Khadr apology, settlement based on violation of charter rights, Trudeau says

HAMBURG, GERMANY—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says an apology and reported $10.5-million compensation payment to former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar …

Green vacations: 10 places that don't cost the Earth

<b>(CNN) —</b> Travelers are more socially and environmentally conscious than ever, seeking to get away safe in the knowledge they've had minimal impact on the planet's resources.<p>With 2017 named as the United Nations' International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, the spotlight is even more on …

CNN