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Canada and Europe fight back as U.S. tariffs take effect

International | Plus more Americans held in Turkey and unrest in Nicaragua
by Mindy Belz
Posted 6/01/18, 11:03 am

CANADA: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised “retaliatory measures,” and the European Union filed a case against the United States at the World Trade Organization as President Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum imports came into effect Friday.

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Netanyahu’s corruption woes come to a head

International | Prosecutors say evidence is piling up against the Israeli prime minister
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/27/18, 03:03 pm

Israeli police this week will question Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in two corruption cases that could herald the end of the four-term leader’s rule.

The interrogation stems from accusations that members of Netanyahu’s administration received more than $1 billion in bribes to obtain nuclear submarines from a German company. In a second case, investigators alleged Netanyahu made a deal worth millions of dollars with Israeli telecom company Bezeq in exchange for the company’s news site, Walla, offering positive coverage of the prime minister and his family.

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The hidden risks of at-home DNA testing

Family | The popular tests pose security concerns and may reveal hard-to-handle truths
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 1/05/18, 01:55 pm

At-home DNA testing companies made major gains this holiday season, selling millions of kits to consumers curious about their ethnic origins, distant relatives, and genetic health risks.

DNA test kits were one of Amazon’s top five selling products on Black Friday in 2017. One of the largest companies offering DNA testing, AncestryDNA, said it sold more than 1.5 million tests the weekend after Thanksgiving, triple what it sold from Black Friday to Cyber Monday in 2016.

But despite this popularity, critics have raised serious concerns.

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