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CBC News 1 May 2020

MacKay accused of 'dog-whistle' politics after criticizing O'Toole over transgender rights bill


Conservative leadership candidate Peter MacKay is being accused of deploying "dog whistle" political messaging after he disparaged legislation to protect transgender rights as the "bathroom bill" in a bid to attack his chief opponent. Conservative strategists Jaime Watt and Kory Teneycke weigh in.

A U.S. Army soldier is facing charges after being accused of giving classified military information to a white supremacist group overseas.
Ministers have been accused of "sitting on the sidelines" as companies announce thousands of job losses, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In recent days 12,000 redundancies have been announced, most of them in high street retail and aviation, sectors hit hardest by the lockdown.

SSP which owns the food chains Upper Crust and Cafe Ritazza says it may cut 5,000 jobs because of the sharp fall in passenger numbers at railway stations and airports.

The aerospace giant Airbus says it plans to cut 1,700 jobs in the UK as part of plans to close 15,000 posts globally.

The retailer John Lewis has said today that some of its stores will not reopen after lockdown. Top Shop, Harrods and the shirt maker TM Lewin have also announced job losses.

Boris Johnson has said that while the risk to jobs is "very, very serious", the Treasury has protected the livelihoods of 11 million people.

Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Business Editor Simon Jack, Sarah Corker and Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg.
A Lebanese businessman who has been accused of financing Hezbollah has returned home - after three years in a United States jail.

Kassim Tajideen had been sentenced to five years in prison but was released due to poor health, and the risk of contracting COVID-19 in prison.

It comes as the US secretary of state called on all countries to classify Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation.

Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr reports.
The Minneapolis police officer accused of killing George Floyd will be facing second-degree murder charges. The other three officers involved have also been charged.


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