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Jason Kenney says Manitoba government should apologize for immigration event

WINNIPEG - Federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney says the Manitoba government should apologize for a controversial immigration event two years ago. Kenney says the province's NDP government used immigrants as "political props" and engaged in fear-mongering over federal changes to immigration programs. In 2012, the Manitoba government was upset that Ottawa was taking control of immigrant settlement programs and warned the move could lead to service cuts.

Mexico's Pemex seeking partners in all areas to boost competitiveness

Mexico City, Apr 22 (EFE).- Mexican state-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos said Tuesday it is looking to forge partnerships and associations with domestic and foreign oil companies in a bid to bolster its competitiveness. "What we're looking to do is to promote synergies between Petroleos Mexicanos and its suppliers, contractors, partners and technologists - as well as with higher education institutions - throughout the oil industry value chain," Pemex CEO Emilio Lozoya said.

Caterpillar CEO Oberhelman's pay fell 33 percent in 2013: SEC filing

(Reuters) - Caterpillar Inc <CAT.N> Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Doug Oberhelman's compensation declined 33 percent last year because of the company's failure to meet promised profit and performance targets, according to a filing on Monday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Oberhelman still took home nearly $15 million in total compensation in 2013, according to the SEC filing, more than half of it in the form of stock options awards.

Manitoba ombudsman will investigate opposition cover-up accusation

WINNIPEG - Manitoba's NDP government shot down an opposition demand for an inquiry into the actions of Premier Greg Selinger and one of his former cabinet ministers Friday, but the controversy remained far from over. New Democrat legislature members unanimously voted against a Tory motion to have a committee investigate Selinger and former immigration minister Christine Melnick over a political debate two years ago.

Bangladesh seizes properties of owner of collapsed factory

The Bangladesh government has seized properties belonging to the owner of a building that collapsed and killed 1,138 garment workers, the worst industrial disaster in the country's history, an official said Thursday. Sohel Rana, owner of the Rana Plaza factory complex on the outskirts of Dhaka, was one of around 40 people whom police said this week would be charged in connection with the disaster on April 24 last year. He faces murder charges.

Egypt pulls Lebanese star Haifa's movie

Egypt has suspended screenings of Lebanese film and pop star Haifa Wehbe's latest movie after criticism over scenes deemed sexually provocative. Interim premier Ibrahim Mahlab ordered "Halawet Rooh" (Beauty of the Soul) off the screens until Egypt's censorship board reviews it again, the prime minister's office said late Wednesday. The Egyptian-made movie, said to have been inspired by Monica Bellucci's 2000 hit "Malena", was released across the country on April 3 for adult-only audiences.

Egypt pulls Lebanese star Haifa's movie

Egypt has suspended screenings of Lebanese film and pop star Haifa Wehbe's latest movie after criticism over scenes deemed sexually provocative. Interim premier Ibrahim Mahlab ordered "Halawet Rooh" (Beauty of the Soul) off the screens until Egypt's censorship board reviews it again, the prime minister's office said late Wednesday. The Egyptian-made movie, said to have been inspired by Monica Bellucci's 2000 hit "Malena", was released across the country on April 3 for adult-only audiences.

Yemen Qaeda chief pledges to fight 'crusaders' everywhere

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) chief Nasser al-Wuhayshi has pledged in a rare video appearance to pursue the war against the Western "crusaders" everywhere possible. The video posted online shows Wuhayshi addressing scores of jihadists in a rugged terrain as he welcomes 19 militants who escaped a Sanaa prison in February. "We will continue to raise the banner of Islam in the Arabian Peninsula and our war against the crusaders will continue everywhere in the world," he says in the video.

Yemen Qaeda chief pledges to fight 'crusaders' everywhere

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) chief Nasser al-Wuhayshi has pledged in a rare video appearance to pursue the war against the Western "crusaders" everywhere possible. The video posted online shows Wuhayshi addressing scores of jihadists in a rugged terrain as he welcomes 19 militants who escaped a Sanaa prison in February. "We will continue to raise the banner of Islam in the Arabian Peninsula and our war against the crusaders will continue everywhere in the world," he says in the video.

Yemen Qaeda chief pledges to fight 'crusaders' everywhere

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) chief Nasser al-Wuhayshi has pledged in a rare video appearance to pursue the war against the Western "crusaders" everywhere possible. The video posted online shows Wuhayshi addressing scores of jihadists in a rugged terrain as he welcomes 19 militants who escaped a Sanaa prison in February. "We will continue to raise the banner of Islam in the Arabian Peninsula and our war against the crusaders will continue everywhere in the world," he says in the video.
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