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Global Affairs Canada says Canadians were "affected" by attacks in Spain that have killed at least 14 people -- but it isn't providing any details, citing privacy concerns.

But Spanish authorities say Canada is among the countries with citizens either killed or injured

Police are now reporting a fourth arrest -- possibly the driver of a van who initially got away.

Yesterday's van attack in Barcelona's popular Las Ramblas district killed at least 13 people and injured more than 100.

One woman was killed in the resort town of Cambrils (CAM'-brihls) when a car plowed into pedestrians there.

Police shot and killed five suspects connected with that attack. (8)

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There was a small increase in inflation last month compared to June.

Statistics Canada says it went from one per cent to 1.2 per cent.

The June figure was the data point's lowest mark in almost two years.

The agency says the higher price of gasoline, up 4.6 per cent in July compared to a year earlier, was among the biggest contributor behind the increase.

Higher fuel prices were partly offset by lower electricity prices, due in large part to legislated price declines in Ontario. (8)

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The dairy industry will be under scrutiny tomorrow in Washington as negotiators get set to hold their first session on agriculture in North American free trade talks.

A vocal contingent of American farmers actually supports the Canadian system of price-and-import controls and wants their national negotiators to steer clear of it.

At least five organizations have expressed support for creating such a system in the U-S. …

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