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Canada's Aurora Cannabis buys Mexico's Farmacias Magistrales

Dec. 10, 2018 7:52 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Aurora Cannabis Inc. of Edmonton, Alberta, says it has signed a letter of intent to acquire all outstanding shares of Mexico's Farmacias Magistrales SA. Farmacias Magistrales is a Mexican importer of raw materials containing THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. It will distribute...

The Latest: Macron promises tax relief for workers, retirees

Dec. 10, 2018 7:50 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on anti-government protests in France (all times local): 8:30 p.m. President Emmanuel Macron has acknowledged he's partially responsible for the anger that has fueled weeks of protests in France, an unusual admission for the leader elected last year. In a televised address to the...

China ups pressure as tech exec's hearing goes into Tuesday

Dec. 10, 2018 7:42 PM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A jailed Chinese technology executive will have to wait at least one more day to see if she will be released on bail in a case that has raised U.S.-China tensions and complicated efforts to resolve a trade dispute that has roiled financial markets and threatened...

The Latest: Theresa May postpones vote on Brexit deal

Dec. 10, 2018 7:37 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 7:20 p.m. European Union official Donald Tusk says the bloc won't renegotiate the Brexit deal with the U.K. government as he called a summit Thursday to examine ways to help Britain ratify the deal. Tusk, the president of the European Council, tweeted...

What Macron said he'd do to boost taxpayer purchasing power

Dec. 10, 2018 7:28 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron responded to weeks of disruptive protests Monday, promising to speed up tax relief and to boost the purchasing power of struggling workers and retirees. A look at some of the major policy shifts and pledges: MINIMUM SALARY: Now: France's minimum salary for a...

The Latest: Judge says no decision yet on Huawei exec's bail

Dec. 10, 2018 7:07 PM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Latest on the arrest in Canada of Chinese tech executive Meng Wanzhou. (all times local): 4 p.m. A Canadian judge says he won't reach a bail decision Monday for a top Chinese executive facing possible extradition to the U.S. in a case that has fueled U.S.-China trade...

Delta: On long flights, leave your support animal at home

Dec. 10, 2018 6:40 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — If you're planning a flight longer than eight hours, Delta Air Lines says you can't bring an emotional-support animal with you. The rules for pups are getting tighter too. Neither support animals nor trained service animals will be allowed on any Delta flights if they are under 4 months old....

Macron vows tax cuts, pay rise; will France's anger subside?

Dec. 10, 2018 6:31 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron tried to reassert control over a nation wracked by increasingly violent protests with offers of tax relief for struggling workers and pensioners — and an exceptional admission Monday that "I might have hurt people with my words." It may not be enough....

Mexico's president, judiciary in standoff over pay

Dec. 10, 2018 6:21 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's new president said Monday that salaries for some in the country's judicial branch are "offensive" and that he will leave it to the Congress to implement his call for austerity. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador showed no sign of budging in his standoff with Mexico's judges,...

Musk suggests Tesla's new chairwoman won't rein him in

Dec. 10, 2018 6:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk dismissed the idea that the company's new chairwoman can exert control over his behavior. Robyn Denholm, an Australian telecommunications executive, was appointed chairwoman of Tesla's board last month, replacing Musk of as part of a securities fraud settlement with U.S....