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China Evergrande’s rising default risks shift focus to possible Beijing rescue

HONG KONG/NEW YORK — Persistent default fears eclipsed efforts by China Evergrande Group’s chairman to lift confidence in the embattled…

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Polls have closed in Atlantic Canada and early election results are trickling in | CBC News

Polls have closed in Atlantic Canada and results from the region’s 26 seats are starting to trickle in from Elections…

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Rome court rejects Venezuela extradition bid for ex-oil czar

ROME — A Rome court has rejected a request by Venezuela to extradite its former oil czar to face corruption…

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Hong Kong shares lead Asia lower; Tokyo and Shanghai closed

Shares fell nearly 4% in Hong Kong on Monday in holiday-thinned trading in Asia, with other big markets in Tokyo…

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Half of Canadians support employers mandating COVID-19 booster shots, poll finds

TORONTO — Around half of surveyed Canadians say they support employers mandating COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for their employees, a…

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‘Not true’: IMF chief Georgieva denies pro-China pressure on World Bank report

WASHINGTON — International Monetary Fund chief Kristalina Georgieva on Friday denied allegations that she pressured World Bank staff to alter…

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Use of OxyContin profits to fight opioids formally approved

A judge formally approved a plan Friday to turn OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma into a new company no longer owned…

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U.S. senators push Biden to lift border closure with Canada | CBC News

Four U.S. senators on Friday asked President Joe Biden to lift restrictions that have barred travel by Canadians across the…

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Enbridge ordered to pay US$3 million for Line 3 groundwater leak

ST. PAUL, MINN. — Minnesota regulators have ordered Enbridge to pay more than US$3 million for allegedly violating state environmental…

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Statue honouring mysterious Bitcoin founder unveiled in Budapest

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY — An imposing bronze statue was unveiled in Hungary’s capital on Thursday which its creators say is the…

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