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Crunch UK-EU talks on post-Brexit ties to resume Sunday

Crunch UK-EU talks on post-Brexit ties to resume Sunday

LONDON — The European Union and the United Kingdom decided Saturday to press on with negotiating a post-Brexit trade deal, with all three key issues still unresolved ahead of a year-end cutoff.
Swiss slopes buzz as those of neighbours sit idle in pandemic

Swiss slopes buzz as those of neighbours sit idle in pandemic

GENEVA — Two weeks after beating COVID-19, Thierry Salamin huffs as his ski boots crunch through Swiss snow near the Matterhorn peak, readying for a downhill run with his mood as bright as his blue and fluorescent yellow ski getup and the sun overhea
At least 18 Chinese coal miners killed by lethal gas

At least 18 Chinese coal miners killed by lethal gas

BEIJING — China's state TV says at least 18 coal miners have been killed by high levels of carbon monoxide in the country's southwest. One miner was found alive following the disaster Friday in the Diaoshidong mine in Chongqing, the report said.
Top doc says rural COVID-19 rising, but Kenney says cities focus of any new rules

Top doc says rural COVID-19 rising, but Kenney says cities focus of any new rules

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says tougher health restrictions likely to be aimed at Calgary and Edmonton are coming if current public-health orders don’t bend the curve down on COVID-19.
Pornhub pushes back against accusations that it allows child sexual abuse materials

Pornhub pushes back against accusations that it allows child sexual abuse materials

Pornhub has pushed back against accusations that is allows child sexual abuse materials on its popular online pornography website.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (17,520.97, up 122.95 points.) Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Energy. Up $1.63, or 7.64 per cent, to $22.97 on 27.3 million shares.
Energy powers S&P/TSX composite index to highest level since February; loonie up

Energy powers S&P/TSX composite index to highest level since February; loonie up

TORONTO — Energy powered Canada's main stock index to its highest since Feb. 24 as crude oil prices increased for a fifth straight week and the loonie topped 78 cents US.

Alberta set to retire coal power by 2023, ahead of 2030 provincial deadline

CALGARY — Alberta is set to meet its goal to eliminate coal-fired electricity production years earlier than its 2030 target, thanks to recently announced utility conversion projects. Capital Power Corp.
Walmart Canada to give 85,000 workers cash 'appreciation' bonus as COVID-19 surges

Walmart Canada to give 85,000 workers cash 'appreciation' bonus as COVID-19 surges

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Walmart Canada announced new cash bonuses for its workers on Friday, saying the "appreciation bonus payment" recognizes their ongoing dedication during the pandemic.
Enterprise cybersecurity budgets expected rise amid COVID-19 pandemic

Enterprise cybersecurity budgets expected rise amid COVID-19 pandemic

TORONTO — More than half of executives responsible for cybersecurity expect to increase their budgets in response to new challenges raised by the COVID pandemic, a new poll has found.