• One lucky Lotto player has woken up €4.3 million richer this morning
One lucky Lotto player has woken up €4.3 million richer this morning

The other two winners on that ticket are from Ontario and Quebec. The win comes one day after a Lotto 6/49 ticket somewhere in the province won the $9.6 million jackpot on Wednesday. The winning ticket was sold in Whitty's Mace store in Caherdavin in the north of the city, a Lotto spokesperson has confirmed. A $5 ticket features three chances t...

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  • Pope calls for dialogue as Nicaragua violence escalates
Pope calls for dialogue as Nicaragua violence escalates

More than 110 people have been killed in the country since mid-April amid clashes between forces loyal to President Daniel Ortega and opposition groups demanding his removal. But those marches also turned deadly when they were attacked police and pro-government youth groups, according to the Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights (CENIDH).

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  • The price of a private lunch with Warren Buffett
The price of a private lunch with Warren Buffett

Mr Buffett, 87, has participated in the annual auction for nearly two decades to benefit Glide, a San Francisco-based charity. The winners of the lunch auction typically dine with Mr. Buffett says he continues to support Glide because of the remarkable work the charity does to help people rebuild their lives after hitting rock bottom.

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  • Merkel comments on Eurozone reform show move
Merkel comments on Eurozone reform show move

In Paris, the presidential Elysee Palace hailed what it said was a move "towards the French view". As for her comments on Macron's ideas, Merkel said she supports the idea of transforming the European Monetary Fund (EFF) rescue fund she supports its transformation into an Stabilization Monetary Fund with the power to provide short-term credit l...

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  • Microsoft has become more expensive Google
Microsoft has become more expensive Google

The ballooning valuations have fueled speculation as to which USA tech company will be the first to reach a $1 trillion-market cap. Since taking over four years ago, Nadella has helped more than double Microsoft's stock price, and the business has gone from being a 40-plus-year-old company to a modern tech icon.

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  • Warkentin reacts to Kinder Morgan
Warkentin reacts to Kinder Morgan

Also, the 26 lenders that Kinder Morgan negotiated with agreed to exempt the pipeline company from penalties on loans if the project was delayed or obstructed because of political problems. "I just wish it hadn't come to this". A petition calling on the Government of Canada to stop its plan to purchase the Trans Mountain pipeline received more ...

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  • Italy government: Giuseppe Conte to head populist coalition
Italy government: Giuseppe Conte to head populist coalition

On Saturday Conte attended a military parade alongside President Sergio Mattarella, marking Republic Day for the foundation of the Italian Republic in 1946. The ceremony capped a rollercoaster week of political and financial turmoil that saw stock markets around the world plunge and Italy's borrowing rates soar on the threat of a new election in Eu...

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  • Bank card chaos hits Kildare as customers experience problems using bank cards
Bank card chaos hits Kildare as customers experience problems using bank cards

They were receiving messages stating that there was a "disruption of service", preventing providers receiving or sending money. "The explanation is probably related to the fact that in most European countries merchants are in direct contact with Visa when paying, while in France the payment passes through an intermediary", secretary general Ser...

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  • Strong hiring in May pushes unemployment rate to 18-year low
Strong hiring in May pushes unemployment rate to 18-year low

The US economy added 223,000 jobs in May, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate is already far below the Fed's estimate of the lowest rate consistent with stable prices, but that fact should be largely discounted.

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  • Alibaba's self-driving vehicles could deliver your packages in 2019
Alibaba's self-driving vehicles could deliver your packages in 2019

This enables the driving system to identify and clearly "see" the shape, distance, azimuth, driving speed and direction of such obstacles as pedestrians, cars, trucks, etc. "We plan to have 100,000 unmanned vehicles in the next three years". The new network being planned will mainly focus on pushing a 24-hour product delivery across China and 72-...

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  • Dog found dead in cargo hold on Delta Airlines flight
Dog found dead in cargo hold on Delta Airlines flight

The cause of death is still unknown. Delta released a statement saying it is "conducting a thorough review of the situation" and has been working with Alejandro's owners to support them however possible. In March, a French bulldog called Kokito died on a United Airlines flight from Houston to NY after a flight attendant told the owner to put ...

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  • Head of Brazil's State Oil Company Resigns Amid Period of Unrest
Head of Brazil's State Oil Company Resigns Amid Period of Unrest

Monteiro, who has been chief financial officer since 2015, was given the interim job during a board meeting that came just hours after Parente stepped down following intense criticism during a trucker strike that crippled Latin America's biggest economy.

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  • China warns USA no deal if tariffs go ahead
China warns USA no deal if tariffs go ahead

China on Sunday threatened retaliation against the US during a round of trade talks, saying that economic and trade deals negotiated by the two countries would become "void" should Washington impose new sanctions. Those hard issues include what the USA complains is rampant theft of intellectual property, as well as Beijing's support for cutting-...

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  • Tech / Google retreating from Pentagon's AI project
Tech / Google retreating from Pentagon's AI project

But Greene, who leads Google Cloud , told employees that the company had endured considerable backlash and pursued the work at a time when the company was more interested in military contracts, according to Gizmodo . If tech workers, especially in the competitive AI arena, continue to agitate for their employers to avoid ties with the mil...

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  • Government launches two investigations into funeral sector
Government launches two investigations into funeral sector

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) plans to examine whether funeral directors are "clear enough" when explaining prices to often "very emotionally vulnerable" customers. Mr Cox said the FPA regulation was "the right option" but the organisation would be a more effective regulator if it had "more teeth". Regulation by others would lead to l...

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  • ANZ faces criminal cartel charges
ANZ faces criminal cartel charges

ANZ said the proceedings relate to an arrangement made between lead managers over the supply of bank shares. The proceeds of the so-called Institutional Equity Placement were meant to raise ANZ's capital buffer to meet the Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority's demand for an "unquestionably" strong banking sector.

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  • CAUSING A STINK: Flight to Spain makes emergency landing over smelly passenger
CAUSING A STINK: Flight to Spain makes emergency landing over smelly passenger

According to eyewitnesses, the man smelled as if not washed for a few weeks. The Dutch Transavia Airlines flight was heading to Amsterdam from the Spanish island of Gran Canaria off the coast of northwest Africa. The low-priced airline cited "medical reasons" for the emergency landing - but it was unclear if they referred to the offensive p...

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  • Australians will no longer be able to order from Amazon’s American site
Australians will no longer be able to order from Amazon’s American site

This Sept. 6, 2012, file photo, shows the Amazon logo in Santa Monica, Calif. Amazon will block Australians from buying from its worldwide e-commerce websites and restrict them to a smaller local platform from July in response to new tax rules that consumer advocates fear will reduce the range of choice for customers in Australia , Amazon said in ...

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  • Deutsche Bank's US Business Deemed 'Troubled' by Fed a Year Ago
Deutsche Bank's US Business Deemed 'Troubled' by Fed a Year Ago

At this point, the Fed's helping hand has seemed more like a touch of death for Deutsche Bank investors. Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 26th. A spokesperson from Deutsche Bank said it does not comment on specific regulatory feedback, but Deutsche Bank "is very well capitalized and h...

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  • Air India sale exposes hurdles for Modi's divestment drive
Air India sale exposes hurdles for Modi's divestment drive

Choubey said on Wednesday the government had no plans to extend the May 31 deadline. Further, some other key aspects of the deal had not been disclosed by the government as it was to be done at the request for proposal (RFP) stage and later during the final shareholder agreement with the bid victor.

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