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Global Affairs Canada is now saying that Canadians were affected by yesterday's terrorist attacks in Spain, but it isn't saying if they were killed or injured.

Local officials say on Twitter that the dead and injured from the attacks come from 34 countries.

Thirteen people were killed and more than 100 were wounded after a van mowed down pedestrians in Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas district.

Two people who were inside the van are in custody, but the driver is still on the loose.

Hours after the Barcelona attack, a car struck pedestrians in the seaside town of Cambrils, killing a woman and injuring others.

Police shot and killed five of the Cambrils attackers.

Thousands gathered today in Barcelona's Placa de Catalunya square for a moment of silence for the victims. (7)

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Canadian inflation ticked up for the first time since January.

The annualized rate rose to 1.2 per cent.

Statistics Canada's latest inflation number was up from one per cent in June.

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. (9)

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The American dairy industry is split on the question of Canada's supply-management system as NAFTA negotiators prepare for their first session on agriculture tomorrow in Washington.

A vocal contingent of American farmers actually supports the Canadian system of price-and-import controls and and would like to see the same thing in the U-S.

That's at odds with the U-S government position, which opposes Canadian supply management and has worked for years to weaken it. …

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