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After setbacks with Trump, Kim Jong Un starts over with Biden – National

Last year was a disaster for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.He helplessly watched his country’s already battered economy decay further amid pandemic border...

Masks, testing, distancing: Coronavirus measures now the rule in Biden’s White House – National

Testing wristbands are in. Mask-wearing is mandatory. Desks are socially distanced.The clearest sign that there’s a new boss at the White House is the...

Samsung Considers $10 Billion Texas Chipmaking Plant, Sources Say

(Bloomberg) -- Samsung Electronics Co. is considering spending more than $10 billion building its most advanced logic chipmaking plant in the U.S., a major...

Trump returns to family business empire hit hard by pandemic – National

Donald Trump is returning to a family business ravaged by pandemic shutdowns and restrictions, with revenue plunging more than 40 per cent at his...

Biden Unveils National Plan; Florida Seeks Limits: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- U.S. President Joe Biden presented a national strategy to combat the coronavirus, saying the pandemic is likely to claim another 100,000 lives...

Lawmaker calls for Bigfoot ‘hunting season’ in Oklahoma – National

What’s the best time of year to hunt a Bigfoot?Do they have a breeding season? Are they edible? How do you kill, skin and...

Was the Capitol Riot Sedition? Just Read the Law

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Sedition!It’s an alarming accusation, and when it is made, it is often a serious danger to free expression.In many nations, including...

Changes in Indian farm laws will ‘be good for Canada’ as well: experts – National

Changes to India’s farm laws could open up the second-most populous country to Canadian farmers, although a lot remains unknown about how a liberalized...

Trump Flunked His Own Economics Test

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Even before the Covid-19 pandemic devastated global growth in 2020, the U.S. economic boom that Donald Trump described in campaign pledges...

As Biden era begins, Republican Party faces uncertain future beyond Trump – National

For the first time in more than a decade, Republicans are waking up to a Washington where Democrats control the White House and Congress,...

Trudeau, Biden to speak Friday in 1st foreign call of new presidency – National

The White House says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will speak with newly inaugurated U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday.Press secretary Jen Psaki says Trudeau...

Read Joe Biden’s inaugural speech after being sworn in as the 46th U.S. president – National

U.S. President Joe Biden spoke of unity and change during his inaugural speech on Wednesday.Here’s a full transcript of his remarks:Chief Justice Roberts, Vice...

Scenes From an Inauguration Without Precedent

(Bloomberg) -- Joe Biden has some experience with putting out fires. When he was sworn in as Barack Obama’s vice president on Jan. 20, 2009, America was...

Iran urges Biden to rejoin nuclear deal, says Trump’s policies ‘completely failed’ – National

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday to return to a 2015 nuclear deal and lift crippling sanctions on the...

Trump to pardon Steve Bannon, reversing course hours before presidency ends: reports

U.S. President Donald Trump has decided to pardon his former strategist and far-right figurehead Steve Bannon, according to multiple reports.The decision, reported by CNN,...

U.S. Deaths Top 400,000; Germany’s Border Warning: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- U.S. deaths topped 400,000, the world’s worst Covid-19 toll. An appointee of President-elect Joe Biden said the U.S. is preparing to join...

The world marks 2 million coronavirus deaths. The real toll is likely much higher

While the 2 million figure is horrifying, experts say the real death toll is likely much higher. Only confirmed Covid-19 deaths are included in...

China’s policies on Uighurs, ethnic minorities amount to ‘genocide,’ Pompeo says – National

On his way out the door, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lashed out anew at China on Tuesday by declaring that its policies on...

GM, Microsoft Lead $2 Billion in Funding for Driverless Startup

(Bloomberg) -- General Motors Co. and Microsoft Corp. are leading a $2 billion investment round in self-driving car startup Cruise LLC in a deal...

Biden plans to roll back a lengthy list of Trump policies. Here’s what may happen – National

By Jarrett Renshaw Reuters Posted January 19, 2021 8:01 am Smaller font Descrease article font size -A Larger font Increase article font size A+ U.S. President-elect Joe Biden plans to sign dozens of executive orders and...

Biden to unveil sweeping U.S. immigration bill on first day of office: reports – National

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden plans to unveil a sweeping immigration bill on Day One of his administration, hoping to provide an eight-year path to...

O’Toole seeks to boot MP Derek Sloan from Conservative caucus over donation – National

Conservative Party Leader Erin O’Toole says he has initiated the process to remove MP Derek Sloan from the party’s caucus after he accepted a...

Israel shares coronavirus vaccine data with Pfizer to help fine-tune rollout – National

Israel is giving weekly data updates on its COVID-19 outbreak to vaccine maker Pfizer under a collaboration agreement that may help other countries fine-tune...

Norway Finds No Direct Link Between Elderly Deaths and Vaccine

(Bloomberg) -- Health authorities in Norway say there’s no evidence of a direct link between the recent string of deaths among elderly people inoculated...

A look at how, when Trump’s 2nd Senate impeachment trial will take place – National

In a bipartisan vote Wednesday afternoon which saw 10 House Republicans join their Democrat counterparts, outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump was impeached for a...

Putin, Poison and the Importance of Alexey Navalny: QuickTake

(Bloomberg) -- Alexey Navalny is Russia’s most prominent opposition figure, an anti-corruption investigator whose exposés have targeted President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle. His return...

Guatemalan police block Honduran migrant caravan with tear gas, batons – National

VADO HONDO, Guatemala — Guatemalan police and soldiers launched tear gas and wielded batons and shields against a group of Honduran migrants that tried...

U.K. House Prices Drop in Rush to Beat Deadline for Tax Break

(Bloomberg) -- U.K. home prices fell in January as sellers tried to speed up transactions with discounts before a temporary reduction in a hefty...

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican QAnon supporter, suspended from Twitter – National

Freshman Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has been suspended from Twitter, the platform says.In an email to Global News, a Twitter spokesperson said the...

Variant Continues U.S. Spread; N.Y. Cases Slow: Virus Update

Another 3,830 people in the U.S. died of causes related to Covid-19, keeping the country on track to reach 400,000 deaths before President-elect Joe...

Sergi Mingote: A Spanish mountain climber has died after falling from K2

"Sad death of Sergi Mingote at K2," Sanchez tweeted. "He wanted to continue making history by being part of the first expedition to crown...

Europe’s Satellites Could Help Catch the Next Climate Disaster

(Bloomberg) -- Spain began the new year battling Storm Filomena, a once-in-a-generation weather event that blanketed Madrid in snow and paralyzed the economy. Health workers...

A look at some of the false claims made by Trump, the ‘alternative facts’ president – National

Truth caught up with Donald Trump after years of giving chase.The twice-impeached president painted a fantasy world in office, starring himself. In this world,...

High Bar for European Profit Rebound Leaves No Room for Setbacks

(Bloomberg) -- Europe is kicking off the year’s first earnings season with expectations running high after a strong equity rally, setting the stage for...

Putin critic Navalny to fly back to Russia despite threats of arrest – National

MOSCOW, Jan 17 (Reuters) — Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is due to fly back to Russia on Sunday for the first time since he...

Several Republicans echo far-right notion of impending U.S. civil war – National

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — War-like imagery has begun spreading in Republican circles after the attack on the U.S. Capitol by a mob of U.S....

India launches world’s largest COVID-19 vaccination drive – National

India started inoculating health workers Saturday in what is likely the world’s largest COVID-19 vaccination campaign, joining the ranks of wealthier nations where the...

Inside Cyberpunk 2077’s Disastrous Rollout

(Bloomberg) -- CD Projekt SA Chief Executive Officer Marcin Iwiński made a public mea culpa this week about the disastrous rollout of the video...

Inauguration Day is also move in and out day at the White House – National

Moving from house to house is challenging under the best of circumstances, and even with movers as first rate as the housekeepers and other...

Mexico says U.S. ‘fabricated’ drug case against former defence chief, releases evidence – National

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Friday that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration had “fabricated” drug trafficking accusations against his country’s former defence...

Here’s a look at Biden’s $1.9T coronavirus stimulus, vaccine plan – National

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden is proposing a US$1.9 trillion plan to expand coronavirus vaccinations, help individuals and jump-start the economy. The plan, which would...

Grace Tells 40 North It’s Open to Company Sale at ‘Full Value’

(Bloomberg) -- W.R. Grace & Co. said it’s open to selling itself to 40 North as long as a transaction reflects the company’s “full...

Norway warns of vaccination side-effects, deaths in some patients over 80 – National

Norwegian officials have adjusted their advice on who gets the COVID-19 vaccine in light of a small number of deaths in older people, leaving...

Prosecutors say U.S. Capitol rioters intended to ‘capture and assassinate’ lawmakers – National

Federal prosecutors offered an ominous new assessment of last week’s siege of the U.S. Capitol by President Donald Trump’s supporters on Thursday, saying in...

‘Tears were coming out of my eyes’: B.C. MLA’s tweet about son’s act of kindness warms hearts

North Delta NDP MLA Ravi Kahlon got a welcome surprise from his son when he returned home Wednesday after working in Victoria for a...

Washington starts security lockdown ahead of Biden inauguration – National

All through downtown Washington, the primary sound for several blocks was the beeping of forklifts unloading more fencing.There were no cars or scooters and...

Racing pigeon survived journey from U.S. to Melbourne. Now Australian plans to kill it – National

A racing pigeon has survived an extraordinary 13,000-kilometre Pacific Ocean crossing from the United States to find a new home in Australia. Now authorities...

Lawyer among latest group of people arrested under Hong Kong national security law – National

Hong Kong national security police on Thursday arrested a lawyer and 10 others on suspicion of helping 12 Hong Kongers try to flee the...

Covid-19 Chaos Sees Closing of Southern Africa’s Busiest Border

(Bloomberg) -- South Africa’s decision to shut its land borders was preceded by a week of pandemonium as hundreds of thousands of foreigners tried...

AmEx, Citi Dangle Bevy of Perks to Antsy Premium Card Customers

(Bloomberg) -- Hundreds of dollars in statement credits. Extra points for ordering takeout. Cash back on virtual personal-training sessions.In the pandemic age, banks are...

Donald Trump impeached for the 2nd time – National

Outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump has been impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives for a second time.Members of the lower chamber of Congress...

Klete Keller, U.S. Olympic medalist, spotted at pro-Trump Capitol riot – National

Former Olympic swimmer and gold medalist Klete Keller has been spotted among the rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, roughly 13...

SolarWinds Hack Followed Years of Warnings of Weak Cybersecurity

(Bloomberg) -- Congress and federal agencies have been slow or unwilling to address warnings about cybersecurity, shelving recommendations that are considered high priority while...

YouTube to bar Trump from uploading videos for 7 days following U.S. Capitol riot – National

YouTube says it has removed new content from Donald Trump‘s account, and will bar the U.S. president from uploading any new videos to the...

FBI says it warned about potential violence ahead of U.S. Capitol riot – National

The FBI warned law enforcement agencies ahead of last week’s breach of the U.S. Capitol about the potential for extremist-driven violence, U.S. officials said...

Harvard Ousts GOP’s Stefanik as Adviser Over Falsehoods on Vote

(Bloomberg) -- Harvard University’s Kennedy School removed Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik from a committee of the Institute of Politics after its dean concluded she...

Boy, 12, killed by hand grenade sold at U.S. antique market – National

A 12-year-old in Virginia died just before Christmas after a supposedly “inert” antique grenade exploded, according to investigators from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,...

U.S. Job Openings Declined by Less Than Forecast in November

(Bloomberg) -- U.S. job openings fell in November by less than forecast, indicating labor demand remained relatively steady before the resurgent virus began to...

FBI warns ‘armed protests are being planned’ across U.S. next week – National

The FBI is warning of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitals and in Washington, D.C., in the days leading up to...

Wall Street Visionaries Provide Chilling Views on Next Big Risk

(Bloomberg Markets) -- Few predicted—and most were unprepared for—the enormous challenges that have kicked off this decade: pandemic, economic collapse, social unrest, and political...

Bitcoin, Donald Trump, Parler and NIO: 5 Things You Must Know

Here are five things you must know for Monday, Jan. 11:1. -- Stock Futures Point to a Weaker Wall Street OpenStock futures declined Monday...

Trump shows no signs of resigning amid U.S. Capitol fallout – National

U.S. President Donald Trump enters the last days of his presidency isolated and shunned by former allies and members of his own party as...

Fervent Trump supporters, QAnon believers fueled U.S. Capitol riot: records – National

WASHINGTON (AP) — They came from across America, summoned by U.S. President Donald Trump to march on Washington in support of his false claim...

U.S. diplomats condemn Trump, urge Pompeo to support president’s removal over Capitol riot – National

In a highly unusual move, American diplomats have drafted two cables condemning President Donald Trump’s incitement of the deadly assault on the Capitol and...

California Deaths Hit Record as U.S. Cases Soar: Virus Update

New York state’s new Covid-19 cases fell for a second day, after reaching a record since the start of the pandemic. California’s average daily...

What Biden’s cabinet picks tell us about how he plans to govern U.S. – National

Joe Biden promised that his presidency would mean a return to normalcy. His Cabinet picks help demonstrate how he plans to deliver.The president-elect announced...

HSBC Shareholders Ask Bank to Cut Fossil-Fuel Lending Exposure

(Bloomberg) -- A group of HSBC Holdings Plc shareholders have filed a resolution urging the bank to cut its support to the fossil-fuel industry.Amundi...

Canada lags far behind pioneering Norway in phasing-out gasoline vehicles – National

More often than not, Norway finds itself at, or near, the top of all the good lists — perhaps most notably as number 1...

Indonesia’s Widodo Confirms Boeing Jet Crashed Into Java Sea

(Bloomberg) -- An Indonesian search-and-rescue team has located the suspected crash site of the missing the Boeing Co. jet carrying 62 people operated by...

Social network app Parler suspended from Apple App Store, Amazon web hosting service – National

Jan 9 (Reuters) — Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc have suspended Parler from their respective App Store and web hosting service, saying the social...

Can Johnson Defy Critics and Vaccinate 15 Million Britons in Time?

U.K. health minister Matt Hancock was surrounded by cameras as he visited a family doctors’ practice in north London to hail the rollout of...

Article of Impeachment against Trump to be introduced Monday, U.S. congressman says – National

Articles of Impeachment seeking to remove U.S. President Donald Trump from office for “inciting an insurrection at the Capitol” has just reached 180 co-sponsors,...

Connecticut Outpaces New York in Race to Vaccinate Residents

Governor Andrew Cuomo has insisted that New York’s health-care workforce be fully vaccinated before others in the state are immunized, but in neighboring Connecticut,...

Democrats’ U.S. Senate wins could strengthen Biden’s legislative push – National

President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in November was tempered by concerns that he would face Republican opposition in the Senate that could stymie him at...

Love and Hatred Along the Border in West Texas

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- We barrel through New Mexico in our RV — all travelers except those from Hawaii must quarantine for 14 days upon...

China says it will not charge people for getting vaccinated against coronavirus – National

China will provide COVID-19 vaccines free of charge once they become available to the general public, government authorities said on Saturday.National Health Commission official...

Kim Jong Un calls for more nuclear weapons, calls U.S. North Korea’s ‘biggest enemy’ – National

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for more advanced nuclear weapons and said the United States is “our biggest enemy,” state media said...

War Vets, a QAnon Follower, Motorcyclist

(Bloomberg) -- One was a war veteran who wanted to be a cop his entire life. Another was a woman disenchanted with the nation’s...

Horn-helmed QAnon rioter among far-right ‘stars’ in U.S. Capitol attack – National

Many supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump wore his signature red MAGA hat during their attack on the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.But not Jake...

In Trump Era’s End, an Uneasy Reckoning for Corporate America

Corporate America is parting with its CEO president -- carefully.Four years after Donald Trump swept into the White House, cowing executives and shaking markets...

2020 ties with 2016 as hottest year on record – National

Last year tied with 2016 as the world’s warmest on record, rounding off the hottest decade globally as the impacts of climate change intensified,...

Dow 31,000, Boeing, Jobs, Pfizer, Micron: 5 Things You Must Know

Here are five things you must know for Friday, Jan. 8:1. -- Stock Futures Rise as Wall Street Looks to the Biden PresidencyStock futures...

Iraqi judge issues arrest warrant for Donald Trump

Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis -- the Iraqi deputy head of the Iran-backed Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces -- was killed along with Soleimani in a US...

Image of U.S. democracy on world stage tarnished by Capitol assault, diplomats say – National

The United States will find it harder to advocate for democracy and rule of law abroad after the assault on the U.S. Capitol unless...

Sedition charges possible for those that stormed U.S. Capitol: top prosecutor – National

The top federal prosecutor for the District of Columbia said Thursday that “all options are on the table” for charging members of the violent...

Second-Warmest Year on Record Cost the World $210 Billion

(Bloomberg) -- The second-warmest year on record brought storms, fires and floods that killed at least 8,200 people and cost the world $210 billion...

Facebook, Instagram Restrictions on Trump Accounts Extended

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump is losing his social-media megaphone after encouraging the rioters that stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.Facebook Inc. said it...

MAGA vs. BLM: Photos show stark contrast in police response to unrest – National

Peaceful demonstrators for racial justice were tear-gassed in Lafayette Square last June so U.S. President Donald Trump could take photos at a nearby church...

Joe Biden, Trump, Twitter, Plug Power: 5 Things You Must Know

Here are five things you must know for Thursday, Jan. 7:1. -- Stock Futures Rise as Democrats Win SenateStock futures rose Thursday after Democrats...

2 police officers dismissed over roles in Breonna Taylor’s shooting death: union – National

One of the U.S. police officers who shot Black emergency medical technician Breonna Taylor in Louisville and the officer who prepared the warrant for...

Melania Trump’s chief of staff resigns after violent protest at U.S. Capitol – National

First Lady of the United States Melania Trump‘s chief of staff, Stephanie Grisham, has resigned from her post.Grisham confirmed the news in a post...

World Leaders Condemn ‘Assault On Democracy’ At US Capitol

World leaders and governments on Wednesday expressed shock and outrage at the storming of the US Capitol in Washington by supporters of President Donald...

US Capitol put on lockdown as pro-Trump demonstrators storm the Capitol

Swarms of protesters stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday as they sought to force Congress to undo President Donald Trump's election loss, temporarily suspending...

Dow, S&P 500 close higher, but pare gains amid U.S. Capitol protests – National

The Dow and the S&P 500 ended higher, soaring to all-time highs on Wednesday, as investors piled into financial and industrial stocks on bets...

Boris Johnson Braces England For Long Haul Lockdown After Surge in Virus Deaths

(Bloomberg) -- Boris Johnson prepared the ground for lockdown rules to last for several more months as U.K. coronavirus deaths hit the highest daily...

China says details of WHO visit for COVID-19 investigation still being negotiated – National

China said Wednesday it was still negotiating with the World Health Organization the dates and itinerary for a visit by international experts looking into...

Arrests made as hundreds of Trump supporters cheer false election claims in D.C. – National

Hundreds of supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump descended on the nation’s capital Tuesday to cheer his baseless claims of election fraud a day...

‘If you’re yelling at us… thank you’: Alberta MLA on colleagues’ travel during COVID-19

Two Alberta ministers admitted Tuesday they were also angry and frustrated to learn several of their colleagues participated in non-essential travel over the holidays...

U.S. Manufacturing Gauge Expands at Fastest Pace Since 2018

(Bloomberg) -- A measure of U.S. manufacturing expanded in December at the fastest pace in more than two years, bolstered by a pickup in...

At least 20 killed in central Mali airstrike, witnesses say – National

At least 20 people have been killed in an airstrike on a village in central Mali where Islamic extremists had confronted a wedding party,...

China seeks to avoid blame for coronavirus pandemic as WHO probe looms – National

As a team from the World Health Organization (WHO) prepares to visit China to investigate the origins of COVID-19, Beijing has stepped up efforts...

New York, Florida to punish hospitals not dispensing coronavirus vaccines quickly enough – National

More than two-thirds of the 15 million coronavirus vaccines shipped within the United States have so far gone unused, U.S. health officials said on...

What to make of Iran’s half-measures

Iran's persistent rhythm of half-measures, a drum beat of self-assertion, rarely lets up, leaving its adversaries -- from hawk to moderate -- able to...

Byron Wien Predicts S&P 500 Will Tumble Before Rallying to 4,500

(Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks will sink in coming months before resuming their record-setting rally and faster growth will spark inflation and higher yields in...

‘Amen and Awomen’: U.S. Congressman mocked for gendered prayer finale – National

People of various genders were laughing at a U.S. Congressman’s attempt to be inclusive on Sunday, when he wrapped up a prayer in the...

Virtu Moving Workers to Florida as Pandemic Reshapes Wall Street

(Bloomberg) -- Virtu Financial Inc. is heading to Florida, adding to the wave of financial firms setting up bases outside Manhattan as the pandemic...

U.K. jumps ahead in global COVID-19 vaccine race, rolls out 1st AstraZeneca shots – National

Britain on Monday took another giant step in the fight against COVID-19, ramping up its immunization program by giving the first shots in the...

Current, former Republican officials condemn ‘scheme’ to overturn U.S. election for Trump – National

WASHINGTON (AP) — The extraordinary Republican effort to overturn the presidential election was condemned Sunday by an outpouring of current and former GOP officials...

Pelosi narrowly elected to 2nd U.S. House speaker term, but faces tough 2021 – National

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nancy Pelosi was narrowly reelected Sunday as speaker, giving her the reins of Democrats’ slender House majority as U.S. President-elect Joe...

Fauci Upbeat on Vaccine Rollout; N.Y. Cases Slow: Virus Update

U.S. daily coronavirus cases soared to a record of nearly 300,000 after the holidays, while global cases hit 85 million. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s...

12 U.S. senators plan to reject election results. Here’s why it won’t change the outcome – National

A group of U.S. senators say they plan to reject the electoral college results when the two chambers of Congress meet on Wednesday, however,...

Thousands rally in Baghdad to mark 1 year since Iran general’s death – National

Thousands of Iraqis converged on a landmark central square in Baghdad on Sunday to commemorate the anniversary of the killing of a powerful Iranian...

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz joins GOP block to object to Biden’s electoral college victory – National

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz on Saturday said he will spearhead a drive by nearly a dozen Republican senators to challenge President-elect Joe Biden’s victory when...

N.Y. Passes 1 Million Cases; U.K. Reaches Record: Virus Update

The U.S. death toll from Covid-19 rose to more than 350,000, according to Johns Hopkins University data, and the country reported a record 299,087...

Vandals spray paint McConnell, Pelosi homes after $2K coronavirus relief bill fails – National

Vandals lashed out at the leaders of the U.S. House and Senate over the holiday weekend, blighting their homes with graffiti and in one...

5 killed, 14 injured in suicide bombing in Somalia: officials – National

A suicide bombing near the Somali capital, Mogadishu, on Saturday killed five people including two Turks, Turkish and Somali officials said.The al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist...

U.S. Passes 20 Million Cases as New Year Begins: Virus Update

U.K. hospitals struggled with rising numbers, Greece extended its national lockdown and Germany reported more than 21,000 new infections in 48 hours.In the U.S.,...

China suggests U.S. relations may recover after period of ‘unprecedented difficulty’ – National

China’s relationship with the United States has reached a “new crossroads” and could get back on the right track following a period of “unprecedented...

Families send off HMCS Halifax crew as ship embarks on 6-month NATO mission

One week after HMCS Toronto pulled into its homeport at the Halifax Dockyard in an early arrival, another ship and crew are setting sail.HMCS...

In a first, Republican-led Senate overrides Trump’s veto of major defence bill – National

WASHINGTON, Jan 1 (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump‘s fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Friday overrode his veto for the first time in...

U.K. rings in quiet New Year as historic Brexit split comes into force – National

A steady trickle of trucks rolled off ferries and trains on either side of the English Channel on Friday, a quiet New Year’s Day...

‘Build back better’: World leaders, celebrities say goodbye to 2020 on New Year’s Eve – National

As countries around the world begin to close the chapter on 2020, thousands have taken to social media to say goodbye to a year...

WHO approves Pfizer vaccine for emergency use, paving way for rollout to countries in need – National

The World Health Organization (WHO) has approved the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for emergency use, paving the way for it to be distributed to countries in need.It is...

Biden to honour COVID-19 victims ahead of inauguration

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden is planning a lighting ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool to honour those killed by the coronavirus the day...

Brexit to officially take place as U.K. strikes out on its own from European Union – National

The United Kingdom exits the European Union’s orbit on Thursday, turning its back on a tempestuous 48-year liaison with the European project for an...

Unicaja to Buy Rival Liberbank in Boost to Spanish Deals

(Bloomberg) -- Spain’s Unicaja Banco SA agreed to buy rival Liberbank SA in an all-share deal, adding to a flurry of deal-making in the...

McConnell Rules Out Passing House Bill With $2,000 Payments

(Bloomberg) -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday closed off chances of the Senate acting anytime soon on a House bill that would...

China gives conditional approval to coronavirus vaccine made by Sinopharm – National

By Staff The Associated Press Posted December 30, 2020 10:33 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size -A Larger font Increase article font size A+ China has given conditional approval to a coronavirus vaccine...

U.S. Adjusts Tariffs on EU Products Hit in Airbus, Boeing Fight

(Bloomberg) -- The Trump administration announced additional tariffs on some products from the EU as part of a long-running dispute over subsidies to aircraft...

Atlantic First Nations building geothermal greenhouses to address food insecurity

The Potlotek First Nation in Cape Breton is one of several Indigenous communities in Atlantic Canada that is launching a project to address food...

EU chiefs officially sign post-Brexit trade deal on eve of deadline – National

On the eve of the U.K.’s seismic economic split from the European Union, British lawmakers were being asked to turn a 1,200-page trade agreement...

Chinese developer says coronavirus vaccine 79% effective, lower than earlier data – National

A vaccine developed by a unit of China National Biotec Group (CNBG) is 79.34% effective at protecting people from COVID-19 and the company is...

Officers in Tamir Rice case will not face federal charges: U.S. Justice Department – National

The U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday that it would not bring federal criminal charges against two Cleveland police officers in the 2014 killing of...

China’s Struggling to Get the World to Trust Its Vaccines

(Bloomberg) -- Of all the developing countries testing China’s Covid-19 vaccines, few are friendlier to Beijing than Pakistan. In the years leading up to...

UK Covid Cases Surge As New Strain Spreads Across World

South Africa banned alcohol sales and made masks mandatory in public from Tuesday, tightening restrictions after a surge in coronavirus cases as more countries...

How a Charity Superstar Innovated Its Way to Political Scandal

(Bloomberg Businessweek) -- One morning in early March, 12,000 schoolchildren and their teachers gathered in London for the world’s loudest field trip. Screams filled...

Girl Scout cookies linked to child labour in palm oil industry  – National

They are two young girls from two very different worlds, linked by a global industry that exploits an army of children.Olivia Chaffin, a Girl Scout in rural Tennessee, was a...

India finds 6 cases of new coronavirus variant in travellers returning from U.K. – National

India has found six people who returned from Britain in recent weeks with a more infectious strain of the novel coronavirus that has prompted...

U.S. House approves $2,000 coronavirus aid cheques demanded by Trump – National

WASHINGTON — The House voted Monday to increase COVID-19 relief checks to $2,000, meeting U.S. President Donald Trump’s demand for bigger payments and sending...

Novavax begins late-stage trial of coronavirus vaccine in U.S. – National

Novavax Inc has begun a large late-stage study of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine in the United States, the drug developer said on Monday, after...

Nashville explosion: Officials try to piece together motive behind blast – National

With federal officials having identified the man believed to be behind Nashville’s Christmas Day bombing, authorities now turn to the monumental task of piecing...

Covid Relief Bill, Alibaba, Bitcoin: 5 Things You Must Know

Here are five things you must know for Monday, Dec. 28:1. -- Stock Futures Rise as Trump Signs Stimulus BillStock futures rose Monday after...

The Kremlin’s New Man Will Keep Us Guessing

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Russian prime ministers are often swiftly forgotten. Few, like Vladimir Putin himself, have gone on to greater things.Since taking over as prime minister...

U.K. urges businesses to prepare for Brexit in days ahead – National

Britain on Monday urged businesses to prepare for Brexit, just days before a transition period designed to smooth the UK’s departure from the European...

Volatility Market Braced for ‘Too Close to Call’ Georgia Runoffs

(Bloomberg) -- Investors aren’t quite ready to put this chaotic year behind them just yet. There’s one more lingering risk event to fret over:...

Bitcoin Faces Regulatory Scrutiny After Record-Breaking Rally

(Bloomberg) -- It’s been a tough year by all accounts. But for Bitcoin, 2020 has been a marvelous time.The cryptocurrency almost quadrupled, surpassing $20,000...

Man charged in ‘random’ shooting at Illinois bowling alley that killed 3 – National

A U.S. Army special forces sergeant based in Florida has been charged in an apparently random shooting at an Illinois bowling alley that left...

‘Everyone is scared’: Nations face COVID-19 vaccine challenges amid wars, instability – National

DAR MANGI, Pakistan (AP) — Arifullah Khan had just administered another polio vaccine when the gunfire blasted from the nearby hills.“It happened so suddenly....

3 dead, 3 injured after shooting at Illinois bowling alley – National

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Mutant Strain Spreads; N.J. Records Worst Month: Virus Update

Italy, Germany, France and the Nordics started inoculating their citizens as part of a massive Europe-wide vaccination campaign, as a growing list of countries...

Sydney awaiting news on whether New Years parties will be allowed – National

Sydney’s COVID-19 outbreak continued on Sunday with more than a quarter-million people in lockdown as Australia’s largest city awaited word on whether any public...

U.K. coronavirus variant spreads to more European countries – National

Millions of people in the United Kingdom faced tough new coronavirus restrictions on Saturday, with Scotland and Northern Ireland demanding tighter measures to try...

Nashville explosion: Possible ‘human remains’ found as police search for clues – National

Police and federal agents in Nashville sought clues on Saturday to determine how and why a motor home was blown to pieces in an...

Trump plays golf on Christmas Eve as coronavirus relief bill up in the air – National

After tossing a grenade that threatens to blow up a massive COVID-19 relief and government funding bill and force a government shutdown in the...

Nashville explosion on Christmas Day ‘an intentional act,’ police say – National

A recreational vehicle exploded in downtown Nashville on Christmas morning in what police described as an “intentional act,” and fire officials reported taking three people to...

‘Simple hug’: Queen delivers hopeful Christmas message amid COVID-19 pandemic – National

All many people want for Christmas this year is a simple hug, Queen Elizabeth II said in her annual festive message, saying it would...

New coronavirus strain: U.S. to require negative COVID-19 test from U.K. travellers – National

The United States will require airline passengers from Britain to get a negative COVID-19 test before their flight, the Centers for Disease Control and...

N.Y. Monthly Cases Hit High; New Strain in Germany: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. said air passengers arriving from the U.K. must have a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours of departure, while Hong...

Queen Elizabeth’s deepfake Christmas message a ‘stark warning’ – National

Queen Elizabeth II is set to make her annual Christmas speech on Friday. But viewers in the United Kingdom may be confused, as a...

Democrat Ossoff’s Fundraising Tops $106 Million In Georgia Senate Race

(Bloomberg) -- Democrat Jon Ossoff’s bid for a Georgia Senate seat raised $106.8 million over the last two months, tripling the $32.8 million he...

‘A legal first’: B.C. man accused of dangerous driving for sleeping in self-driving, speeding Tesla

In what Canadian legal experts are calling an unprecedented case, a B.C. man has been charged with dangerous driving in Alberta after he was...

U.S. Arms Sale to Saudis Advances Amid Uproar Over Smart Bombs

(Bloomberg) -- The State Department notified Congress that it’s moving to issue a license for the sale of 7,500 precision-guided, air-to-ground munitions valued at...

Poultry Farms in Apartment 13D Show Scale of Pandemic-Aid Fraud

(Bloomberg) -- On a block of South Hermitage Avenue on Chicago’s South Side, rows of crenelated brick apartment buildings stand behind low iron fences...

U.K. COVID-19 variant: Thousands of truckers stuck at border on Christmas Eve – National

Trucks inched slowly past checkpoints at the English port of Dover and headed across the Channel on Thursday to the French port of Calais...

The Automakers That Have Won Big or Lost Ground Going Into 2021

(Bloomberg) -- If you asked automakers in April or May about the outlook for the rest of 2020, answers would have been grim.Plants around...

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on global gender equality – As Equals

She had no idea that the 19-year-old had begun exchanging sex for cash in order to help pay for food for her three younger...

China launches anti-monopoly probe into Alibaba Group, stepping up pressure – National

Chinese regulators on Thursday announced an anti-monopoly investigation of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, stepping up the ruling Communist Party’s efforts to control fast-growing tech...

U.S. state, local governments impacted by SolarWinds cyberattack: officials – National

The U.S. cybersecurity agency said on Wednesday that a sprawling cyber espionage campaign made public earlier this month is affecting state and local governments,...

‘Zombie Angelina Jolie’ released on bail after Iran TV ‘confession’ – National

An Iranian woman facing 10 years in prison for her viral “zombie Angelina Jolie” photos has been granted bail in Iran amid widespread outcry...

Americans beats Finns in world junior tune-up game; Canada to play Russia in exhibition

Cole Caufield scored two goals in a 35-second span, and the United States held on to beat Finland 3-2 in a world junior hockey...

Italy Is the Darling of a Bond World for 2021

(Bloomberg) -- As European bond strategists draw up their top trades for 2021, one popular theme rises above the rest: load up on Italy’s...

Peru becomes 5th Latin American country to surpass 1 million coronavirus cases – National

Peru passed 1 million confirmed cases of coronavirus infection Tuesday, becoming the fifth nation in Latin America to report that number as the region struggles...

Flint signs off on portion of $641M deal to settle lawsuits over lead in water – National

The Flint City Council on Tuesday signed off on its portion of a $641 million settlement with residents of the poor, majority-Black city who...

Broadway Sees Lifeline in $15 Billion Aid for U.S. Entertainment

(Bloomberg) -- Theater owners and producers whose venues have been shut during the Covid-19 pandemic were given a shot at survival after the U.S....

Tech Worker Turns Hobby Into a Startup Nearing Unicorn Status

(Bloomberg) -- In his spare time, Gary Kim enjoyed trading used gadgets on an online bulletin board for employees of the South Korean messaging-app...

Thai man uses CPR to save baby elephant struck by motorbike – National

Who knew CPR worked on elephants?Mana Srivate didn’t know what to expect when he started using the rescue tactic on an injured baby elephant...

Pound Prospects Are Worst in World as Traders Fret Over Brexit

(Bloomberg) -- There isn’t a currency in the world that’s worrying traders more than the pound.The relative cost to hedge against sterling’s decline over...

Apple Car, Tesla, Stimulus Bill, Ripple: 5 Things You Must Know

Here are five things you must know for Tuesday, Dec. 22:1. -- Stock Futures Wobble After Congress Passes Relief BillStock futures edged higher Tuesday...

U.K., France working to restart border trade amid new coronavirus fears: ministers – National

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government is working with France in an attempt to find a way to lift border closures that have snarled...

Kamala Harris, Ivanka Trump campaign in Georgia ahead of U.S. Senate runoffs – National

Campaigning in Georgia on Monday, Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris stressed a need to elect Democratic U.S. Senate candidates who will advance President-elect Joe Biden’s agenda....

How Worrisome Is This U.K. Virus Variant?

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Sam Fazeli, a Bloomberg Opinion contributor who covers the pharmaceutical industry for Bloomberg Intelligence, answered questions about the emergence in the U.K. of...

New Stimulus Tides Over U.S. Economy Without Being a Cure-All

(Bloomberg) -- The $900 billion stimulus package agreed to by U.S. lawmakers over the weekend could keep the economy from contracting again, but pandemic-related...

Several European countries ban travel from U.K. as new coronavirus strain spreads – National

Italy’s foreign minister announced Sunday that Italy is suspending flights from Britain “to protect Italians” from the new coronavirus variant.Minister Luigi Di Maio said...

Desperate Small Businesses Await Fresh Aid With or Without Flaws

(Bloomberg) -- Eight months after they got a $56,000 forgivable loan from the federal government, Lauren and Ben Reese lie awake nights talking about...

N.Y. man buried alive in his car for 10 hours after snowstorm – National

Zone Sgt. Jason Cawley was confused.A man named Kevin Kresen kept calling 911, insisting that he’d been snowed into his car during a historic...

Goldman Trading Bonus May Jump Nearly 20% After Year’s Windfall

(Bloomberg) -- Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is planning to boost bonuses for the trading division by up to 20%, people familiar with the matter...

‘What struck me was how ugly the coronavirus character was’: B.C. on Alberta’s creepy ‘Uncle COVID’

Alberta has unveiled a pricey new ad campaign targeting the demographic driving the spread of COVID-19, and at least one public health expert says...

Leaders Cite Progress in Talks, No Deal Yet: Congress Update

(Bloomberg) -- Congressional leaders are rushing to finalize the package in time to attach it to crucial government spending legislation and pass by the...

U.S. reviews Moderna coronavirus shot as Pfizer vaccinations expand across country – National

Hundreds more U.S. hospitals will begin vaccinating their workers Tuesday as federal health officials review a second COVID-19 shot needed to boost the nation’s...

Post-Brexit trade deal talks will continue, U.K., European Union officials say – National

Britain and the European Union say talks will continue on a free trade agreement — a deal that if sealed would avert New Year’s...

US Set For Mass Vaccine Campaign As World Virus Toll Nears 1.6 Million

The Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine was set to begin leaving the company's Michigan factory on Sunday, ready to be injected into the arms of millions...

Trump Campaign to Run Ads Promoting Effort to Overturn Election

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump’s campaign plans to buy ads on unspecified cable television networks to promote his effort to overturn the election he...

A Day Trader’s Side Hustle Is Turning Volatile Stocks Into Artworks

(Bloomberg) -- Like many Americans, Gladys Estolas began trading stocks on the Robinhood app when the pandemic descended this year and kept her stuck at...

Music motivates mounting movement in India as farmers reject govt proposals

From prayer and protest led by the Sikh community in Vancouver on Thursday and supporters taking to the streets in Toronto and in the...

EU Warns No Deal Is Likeliest Outcome of Talks: Brexit Update

(Bloomberg) -- European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen warned that a no-deal split with the U.K. is the likeliest outcome on Dec. 31...

LVMH Scion Sees Fewer Far-Flung Fashion Shows in Luxury’s Future

(Bloomberg) -- The eldest son of LVMH’s founder looks back to the luxury conglomerate’s fashion show held in Rio de Janeiro four years ago...

Joe Biden’s son Hunter facing federal investigation into his taxes – National

U.S. Pesident-elect Joe Biden‘s son Hunter said Wednesday that he is facing a federal investigation into his taxes, putting a renewed spotlight on the...

Rent-A-Muni Issuer Scored Market Access for Bond Now at 11 Cents

(Bloomberg) -- Long before federal regulators would accuse him of fraud for running a Ponzi-like scheme, Victor Farias decided to raise some cash in...

Judges continue to toss Trump’s election lawsuits, pointing to shaky legal arguments – National

U.S. President Donald Trump and allies say their lawsuits aimed at subverting the 2020 election and reversing his loss to Joe Biden would be...

US sanctions Chinese legislators for national security law on Hong Kong

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced sanctions on top officials in China’s legislature for the body’s enforcement of a controversial national security...

Exxon Holds Back on Technology That Could Slow Climate Change

(Bloomberg) -- Elk and pronghorn antelope migrate each fall through southern Wyoming, where the sparsely vegetated landscape slowly gives way to the foothills of...

‘SNL’ spoofs Trump legal team’s election challenge with ‘My Pillow guy’ as witness – National

Saturday Night Live (SNL) took aim at efforts made by U.S. president Donald Trump’s legal team to prove allegations of widespread voter fraud in...

‘Unacceptable’: India warns Trudeau his remarks on farmers’ protests may hurt bilateral ties – National

India summoned Canada’s ambassador on Friday and said comments made by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over protests by farmers near Delhi were an interference...

East Africa Is Backsliding Dangerously

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- In Gabarone last week, the Southern African Development Community met to discuss the crisis in Mozambique’s oil-rich north, where Ahlu Sunna...

U.S. Downtowns Yearn for Vaccine as Merchant Traffic Falls 70%

(Bloomberg) -- The Chicago Loop Alliance, which promotes the downtown core, rolled out a Back-to-Work website in early October encouraging workers to put on...

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