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Japan asks Myanmar junta to release arrested journalist

Japan asks Myanmar junta to release arrested journalist

TOKYO — Japan's government said Monday it is asking Myanmar to release a Japanese journalist who was arrested by security forces in its largest city of Yangon the previous day.
Johnson scraps Delhi trip; UK puts India on virus 'red list'

Johnson scraps Delhi trip; UK puts India on virus 'red list'

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called off a trip to New Delhi amid surging coronavirus cases in India, as the U.K. imposed a travel ban on most visitors from the vast Asian nation.
Bidding wars, record prices, viewing lineups: Halifax's housing market heats up

Bidding wars, record prices, viewing lineups: Halifax's housing market heats up

HALIFAX — Two years after moving to Halifax from Ireland, Sarah and Nick Moriarty began house hunting.
Nutrien CEO Chuck Magro steps down, Mayo Schmidt named as new CEO

Nutrien CEO Chuck Magro steps down, Mayo Schmidt named as new CEO

SASKATOON — Nutrien Ltd. says chief executive Chuck Magro is stepping down and will be succeeded by Mayo Schmidt, the company's chair. The fertilizer company says Magro is leaving to pursue new opportunities, effective immediately.
ABN AMRO pays multimillion fine in money laundering probe

ABN AMRO pays multimillion fine in money laundering probe

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — ABN AMRO has agreed to pay 480 million euros ($574 million) as part of a settlement with prosecutors who accused the Dutch state-owned bank of “serious shortcomings” in tackling money laundering, prosecutors and the bank said
One year after crude turned negative, oilpatch relishes first-quarter profit outlook

One year after crude turned negative, oilpatch relishes first-quarter profit outlook

CALGARY — One year after oil prices crashed to their first and only negative close during a perfect storm of energy demand bad news, Canada's oilpatch is poised to report a first-quarter gush of cash flow thanks to a dramatic recovery in global deman
Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Federal budget Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland will release her first budget on Monday.
US, China agree to co-operate on climate crisis with urgency

US, China agree to co-operate on climate crisis with urgency

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — The United States and China, the world’s two biggest carbon polluters, agreed to co-operate to curb climate change with urgency, just days before President Joe Biden hosts a virtual summit of world leaders to discuss the i
After child dies, US regulator warns about Peloton treadmill

After child dies, US regulator warns about Peloton treadmill

NEW YORK — Safety regulators warned people with kids and pets Saturday to immediately stop using a treadmill made by Peloton after one child died and others were injured. The U.S.
Fashion industry evolves, as virus forces a rethink

Fashion industry evolves, as virus forces a rethink

PARIS — The pandemic has torn a multibillion-dollar bite out of the fabric of Europe's fashion industry, stopped runway shows and forced brands to show their designs digitally instead.