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Air Canada Strike Ends

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 7:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Air Canada’s striking ticket and customer service agents tentatively agreed on a contract Thursday, shortly after the federal government threatened legislation to force the employees back to work. The deal will include wage increases and preserve most of the benefits in their pension plans. Union members must still vote to confirm the deal. One outstanding […]

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Bodies From Atlantic Plane Crash Brought to France

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The remains of 104 people recovered from the wreckage of an Air France jet that crashed into the Atlantic two years ago have been brought to France for identification. The bodies and wreckage from the Airbus 330 plane arrived by ship on Thursday at the port of Bayonne in southwestern France. Police officials say the […]

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Air Canada Strike Forces Delays

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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The union representing striking Air Canada sales and customer service agents said Wednesday it is determined to reach a contract agreement with the airline before the Canadian government forces employees back to work. Labor Minister Lisa Raitt issued a warning Tuesday to the striking employees that she will introduce back to work legislation. The bill […]

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Reports: CIA Building Secret Mideast Air Base to Target Yemeni Terrorists

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. media report the Central Intelligence Agency is building a secret air base in the Middle East to use for armed drone attacks on terrorists in Yemen. The Associated Press, which first reported the construction plans, quotes unnamed U.S. officials who say the base, at an undisclosed location, could be operational by the end of […]

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Reports: CIA Building Secret Mideast Air Base to Target Yemeni Terrorists

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. media report the Central Intelligence Agency is building a secret air base in the Middle East to use for armed drone attacks on terrorists in Yemen. The Associate Press, which first reported the construction plans, quotes unnamed U.S. officials who say the base, at an undisclosed location, could be operational by the end of […]

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