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Turkey slaps advertising ban on Twitter, Pinterest

Turkey slaps advertising ban on Twitter, Pinterest

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey on Tuesday slapped advertising bans on Twitter, Periscope and Pinterest over their non-compliance with a controversial new law that requires social media platforms to appoint legal representatives in the country.
Millennial Money: Crafting smarter money goals in 2021

Millennial Money: Crafting smarter money goals in 2021

Setting money goals in 2020 was likely an exercise in futility. Maybe you’d been saving for a trip abroad, but the pandemic kept you at home. Or you wanted to save up for a down payment on a house, then the recession left you out of a job.
Profit at Chinese state industry rises with virus recovery

Profit at Chinese state industry rises with virus recovery

BEIJING — Profit at state-owned companies that dominate China’s banking, oil and most other industries rose by as much as 25% last year as the country recovered from the coronavirus pandemic, the government said Tuesday.
Shipments along St. Lawrence stayed flat in 2020, lifted by strong demand for grain

Shipments along St. Lawrence stayed flat in 2020, lifted by strong demand for grain

MONTREAL — Cargo shipping on the St. Lawrence Seaway remained flat last year, despite COVID-19’s harsh toll on demand for many products shipped along the waterway.
European car sales suffer worst plunge ever in pandemic

European car sales suffer worst plunge ever in pandemic

MILAN — European car sales plunged by nearly a quarter last year as the pandemic provoked the worst crisis ever to hit the capital-intensive industry. New car registrations sank by 23.7%, or 3 million vehicles, to 9.
South Africa's trailblazing Black food writer dies of virus

South Africa's trailblazing Black food writer dies of virus

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa's trailblazing Black food writer Dorah Sitole's latest cookbook was widely hailed in December as a moving chronicle of her journey from humble township cook to famous, well- travelled author.

Remittances to El Salvador rebound after early pandemic drop

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — The money sent home to El Salvador by migrants plunged 40% at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, but then recovered to end 2020 at a record high of $5.92 billion, authorities said Monday.
Garth Brooks joins lineup of entertainers at Biden inaugural

Garth Brooks joins lineup of entertainers at Biden inaugural

NEW YORK — Add Garth Brooks to the lineup of entertainers at the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.
Japan urges South Korea to drop wartime compensation demands

Japan urges South Korea to drop wartime compensation demands

TOKYO — Japan's foreign minister accused South Korea on Monday of worsening already strained ties by making “illegal” demands for compensation for the sexual abuse of Korean women and use of forced labourers during World War II.

AltaLink seeks to refund extra $350 million over three years to Alberta customers

CALGARY — AltaLink wants to refund an additional $350 million to Alberta's electricity customers over the next three years because of low energy prices.