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China lashes out at U.S. over Iran oil sanctions move

Beijing today lashed out at a U.S. decision to impose sanctions on countries that buy Iranian oil, calling it a violation of China's interests that will intensify turmoil in the Middle East and international energy markets.

Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the U.S. is operating outside its jurisdiction in unilaterally imposing the sanctions.

In ‘FUCT’ fashion brand case, justices avoid saying word

WASHINGTON — None of the Supreme Court’s justices wanted to say the four-letter word.

The high court was discussing a trademark case Monday involving a Los Angeles-based fashion brand “FUCT.” But the justices did some verbal gymnastics to get through about an hour of arguments without saying the brand’s name.

Report predicts more than 12,500 oilpatch job losses

CALGARY—Direct employment in Canada's oil and gas sector is expected to fall by more than 12,000 jobs this year, according to a new report from PetroLMI.

The number of workers is forecast to drop to about 173,300 in 2019, a decline of 23 per cent from 226,500 in 2014, according to the 2019 labour market update published yesterday.