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McDonald's to boost China supplier audits after food safety scandal

People walk by a McDonald's store in downtown ShanghaiSHANGHAI (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp will increase the number of audits it conducts of suppliers in China, the firm said on Tuesday, after a food scandal in July dented China sales at the U.S. fast food chain and rival Yum Brands Inc . In a statement emailed to Reuters on Tuesday, the restaurant chain said half of the audits would be done unannounced and would be carried out by third party auditors and internal teams. Industry insiders had told Reuters that suppliers in China often knew about audits in advance. ...



Waldo suspends 2 police chiefs after quota claims

In this Aug. 29, 2014 photo, drivers enter the town of Waldo, Fla., where motorists can encounter many different speed limits in a roughly two-mile drive. The AAA auto club named the tiny town between Jacksonville and Gainesville one of only two “traffic traps” nationwide. The other town is nearby Lawtey. Now Waldo is facing a scandal over its traffic tickets. (AP Photo/Jason Dearen)WALDO, Fla. (AP) — The north Florida town of Waldo has long had a reputation as a speed trap, and it's no wonder. A small segment of highway that runs through Waldo requires drivers to speed up and slow down six times: 65 mph becomes 55 mph; 55 becomes 45; then goes back to 55; then back down to 45; to 55 again and eventually, 35 mph.



Pakistan parliament meets over political crisis

Pakistani paramilitary troops stand guard during a clash between police and protesters in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Anti-government protesters stormed Pakistan’s state television building Monday, forcing the channel briefly off the air as they clashed with police and pushed closer to the prime minister’s residence. The violence comes as part of the mass demonstrations led by cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri and opposition politician Imran Khan that demand Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resign. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's lawmakers held an emergency session Tuesday over the political crisis roiling the country as thousands of anti-government protesters remained camped out in front of the parliament building, demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resign.



Pakistan PM chairs joint parliament session as crisis deepens

Anti-government protesters pull a rope to remove container barricade during the Revolution March in IslamabadBy Syed Raza Hassan ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired a joint session of parliament on Tuesday as a deepening crisis over violent protests demanding his resignation prompted fears of an army intervention. It is a rebellion against the state of Pakistan," Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar told parliament. ... They are not revolutionaries, they are intruders and terrorists," he said of the protesters. Pakistan has been in turmoil since mid-August when tens of thousands of protesters led by Imran Khan, a former hero cricket player, and outspoken cleric Tahir ul-Qadri flooded into the capital Islamabad refusing to leave unless Sharif resigns.



Clashes between Islamists, rivals in Libya kill 31

FILE - In this Saturday, May 17, 2014 file photo, Libyan Gen. Khalifa Hifter addresses a press conference in Benghazi, Libya. Clashes concentrated around Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi's Benina airport between a group of Islamist militias called The Benghazi Revolutionary Shura Council and rival fighters loyal to renegade Gen. Khalifa Hifter’s killed more than 30, a Libyan security official said Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Hifter’s jets pounded Islamists’ positions while militiamen responded with artillery. (AP Photo/Mohammed el-Shaiky, File)CAIRO (AP) — Fierce clashes in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi between Islamist militiamen and rival forces loyal to a renegade general have killed 31 fighters on both sides, a security official said Tuesday.





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