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Biden launches Indo-Pacific trade deal, warns over inflation

Biden launches Indo-Pacific trade deal, warns over inflation

TOKYO (AP) — President Joe Biden launched a new trade deal with 12 Indo-Pacific nations Monday aimed at strengthening their economies as he warned Americans worried about high inflation that it is "going to be a haul” before they feel relief.
Zelenskyy urges 'maximum' sanctions on Russia in Davos talk

Zelenskyy urges 'maximum' sanctions on Russia in Davos talk

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called for “maximum” sanctions against Russia during a virtual speech on the first day of the World Economic Forum gathering of corporate executives, government officials and other VIP
Russian soldier sentenced to life at Kyiv war crimes trial

Russian soldier sentenced to life at Kyiv war crimes trial

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian court sentenced a 21-year-old Russian soldier to life in prison on Monday for killing a Ukrainian civilian, in the first war crimes trial since Russia’s invasion. Sgt.
Asian shares mixed as Wall Street hovers near bear market

Asian shares mixed as Wall Street hovers near bear market

Shares were mostly higher in Asia in cautious trading Monday after Wall Street dipped once again to the edge of a bear market. Tokyo and Sydney gained Monday while Hong Kong declined. Shanghai was little changed and U.S. futures were 1% higher.
Albanese sworn in as PM in Australia ahead of Tokyo summit

Albanese sworn in as PM in Australia ahead of Tokyo summit

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s new prime minister was sworn in Monday and flew to Tokyo for a summit with President Joe Biden while vote counting continued to determine whether he will control a majority in a Parliament that is demanding toug
‘Doctor Strange' remains atop box office as 'Top Gun' looms

‘Doctor Strange' remains atop box office as 'Top Gun' looms

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Doctor Strange and his multiverse got to linger a little longer atop the weekend box office as Tom Cruise and “Top Gun” wait in the wings.
Asian shares mixed after Wall St barely misses bear market

Asian shares mixed after Wall St barely misses bear market

Shares are mixed in Asia in cautious trading after Wall Street rumbled to the edge of a bear market on Friday. Tokyo and Sydney were higher Monday while Hong Kong and Shanghai declined.
Glut of social media posts, political divisiveness a challenge for content moderators

Glut of social media posts, political divisiveness a challenge for content moderators

TORONTO — Leigh Adams has seen a steady rise of material for review since she began moderating user comments on websites roughly 14 years ago, but she says the volume only exploded in the last few years as the content's nature became so divisive ther
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: Canadian markets closed Stock markets are closed for trading in Canada on Monday for the Victoria Day holiday, however U.S. markets will be open for business.
First Canadian rare earth mine starts shipping concentrate from N.W.T.

First Canadian rare earth mine starts shipping concentrate from N.W.T.

Canada has begun supplying the world with minerals critical to a greener economy with the country's first rare earth mine delivering concentrated ore.