'Members were expecting a longer battle,' Steelworkers say as Vale strike ends

The strike is over at Vale Ltd. in Sudbury. Tuesday evening, members of Steelworkers Local 6500 voted 85 per cent in favour of a five-year contract, ending a labour disruption that began June 1. (File) The strike is over at Vale Ltd. in Sudbury. Tuesday evening, members of Steelworkers Local 6500 voted 85 per cent in favour of a five-year contract, ending a labour disruption that began June 1. (File)

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Merkel's bloc stumbles badly in Germany; horse-trading ahead

Germany's centre-left Social Democrats and outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel 's centre-right bloc both laid claim Sunday to lead the country's next government as projections showed the long-time leader's party heading for its worst-ever result in a national election.