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Home improvement retailer Kingfisher has turned to Carrefour’s Thierry Garnier to be its new chief executive and revive its fortunes, succeeding Veronique Laury, it said on Thursday. Kingfisher, whose main businesses are B&Q and Screwfix, as well as Castorama and Brico Depot in France and elsewhere, is in the fourth year of a five-year programme that was designed to boost...
(CNN)Cannabis has been cultivated as a crop for millennia, but there's been little historical or archeological evidence showing when humans began to use the plant for what it's best known for today: getting high. However, an excavation of a 2,500-year-old tomb in western China has revealed the earliest clear evidence of humans using cannabis for its psychoactive properties. Scientists from China...
Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump says he would listen if a foreign government approached him with damaging information about a political rival -- and wouldn't necessarily report the contact to the FBI. "I think you might want to listen," Trump said in an interview with ABC News that aired on Wednesday. "There isn't anything wrong with listening." It was a stark -- if not entirely...
Hong Kong (CNN)At least two people are in serious condition in Hong Kong hospitals after a long day and night of violence between police and protesters. An estimated 5,000 riot police fired tear gas, pepper spray, rubber bullets and bean bags at tens of thousands of protesters as they forcibly cleared streets around the city's Legislative Council in Admiralty. Confrontations went late into the night...
(CNN)House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told CNN's Manu Raju on Tuesday that she's "done" with President Donald Trump but would not say whether she told Democrats behind closed doors that she'd rather see Trump "in prison." "I'm done with him," Pelosi told Raju at the Fiscal Summit from the Peter G. Peterson Foundation. "I don't even want to talk about him," she said,...
(CNN)A month after powerful Tropical Cyclone Fani slammed into India's northeastern coastline, the country faces the threat of another strong storm, this time on its west coast. Tropical Cyclone Vayu, which formed Monday, strengthened on Tuesday into a hurricane-strength tropical cyclone (meaning winds in excess of 120 kph, or 75 mph) in the Arabian Sea. The storm is expected to strengthen as it...
Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump said Tuesday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has "kept his word" when it comes to nuclear and missile testing, contradicting his own national security adviser, John Bolton, who just hours earlier had accused Pyongyang of failing to follow through on its commitments. Speaking to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House, Trump said he...
(CNN)Brig. Gen. Laura Yeager is set to make history as she becomes the first woman to lead a US Army Infantry division. The California National Guard's 40th Infantry Division has been led by men since it was formed in 1917, the guard said in a news release. Its soldiers have fought in World War I, World War II, the Korean...
Tokyo (CNN)The sudden crash of a Japanese F-35 stealth fighter into the Pacific Ocean in April this year was likely caused by the "spatial disorientation" of its pilot, the country's defense minister said Monday. The Japan Air Self-Defense Force jet, among the world's most sophisticated aircraft, disappeared from radar while on a training mission with three other F-35s off northern Japan on...
(CNN)During his Monday morning interview with CNBC, President Donald Trump claimed that China has "lost 15 to 20 trillion dollars in value since the day I was elected." Facts First: This isn't even close to true; nor is it clear what Trump is actually referencing here. The entire size of the Chinese economy is estimated to be around $13 trillion, so it's impossible...

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