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Shops, haircuts return in April as UK lifts lockdown slowly

Shops, haircuts return in April as UK lifts lockdown slowly

LONDON — Children in England will return to class and people will be able to meet a friend outside for coffee in two weeks’ time, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Monday as he laid out a slow easing of one of Europe’s strictest pandemic lockdow
Europe-bound migrants found amid broken glass, toxic ash

Europe-bound migrants found amid broken glass, toxic ash

MADRID — Something seemed wrong to the guard inspecting sealed bags of toxic ash in the port of Melilla, one of Spain’s two small territories in North Africa.
EU to hit more Russian officials with sanctions over Navalny

EU to hit more Russian officials with sanctions over Navalny

BRUSSELS — European Union foreign ministers agreed Monday to impose new sanctions against Russian officials linked to the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, and expressed concern that the government in Moscow appears to see the 27-nation bl
Canadian banks, bellwethers of pandemic recovery, to reveal key statistics this week

Canadian banks, bellwethers of pandemic recovery, to reveal key statistics this week

TORONTO — Canada's biggest banks will report their quarterly financial results this week, and analysts say they will be listening for hints as to how bank executives view the economic recovery from COVID-19.
Biden boosts pandemic lending to smallest businesses

Biden boosts pandemic lending to smallest businesses

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden announced changes Monday to target more federal pandemic assistance to the nation’s smallest businesses and ventures owned by women and people of colour .

Boeing: 777s with engine that blew apart should be grounded

Canada's airline fleets are not affected by Boeing's recommendation to ground its 777 aircraft after a dramatic incident during a U.S. flight over the weekend, as the type of engine involved is not in use by Canadian carriers. The U.S.
Goodyear acquires Cooper in all-American tire deal

Goodyear acquires Cooper in all-American tire deal

Two of the biggest remaining American tire companies are joining forces. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is acquiring Cooper in a deal with an equity value of $2.8 billion that will combine the two century-old Ohio manufacturers.

Huawei unveils flagship foldable smartphone

BEIJING — Struggling under U.S. sanctions, Huawei unveiled a folding smartphone with an 8-inch (20- centimetre ) -wide screen Monday to show off its tech prowess but said it will be sold only in China.
TC Energy refuses to raise bid for TC PipeLines despite unitholder criticism

TC Energy refuses to raise bid for TC PipeLines despite unitholder criticism

CALGARY — TC Energy Corp. says it has no intention of again sweetening its bid to buy out the other unitholders of TC PipeLines LP, a U.S.
Security firm GardaWorld outbid in offer for British competitor G4S

Security firm GardaWorld outbid in offer for British competitor G4S

MONTREAL — Private security firm GardaWorld has allowed itself to be outbid by a U.S. company in its takeover attempt for British competitor G4S plc. Quebec-based GardaWorld said it would not raise its offer of 235 pence per share for G4S.
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