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Philippine journalist convicted of libel, given 6-year term

Philippine journalist convicted of libel, given 6-year term

MANILA, Philippines — An award-winning journalist critical of the Philippine president was convicted of libel and sentenced to jail Monday in a decision called a major blow to press freedom in an Asian bastion of democracy.
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: May home sales Canadian Real Estate Association expected to release home sales figures for May on Monday.
Longer lines, higher fares and no booze: Flying is about to get more aggravating

Longer lines, higher fares and no booze: Flying is about to get more aggravating

Temperature checks. Bigger lines. Fewer meals. No alcohol. And ultimately, higher prices.
China reports 57 new cases, highest daily number in 2 months

China reports 57 new cases, highest daily number in 2 months

BEIJING — China on Sunday reported its highest daily total of new coronavirus cases in two months after the capital's biggest wholesale food market was shut down following a resurgence in local infections.
Cineworld scraps $2.8-billion takeover of Cineplex, setting up legal battle

Cineworld scraps $2.8-billion takeover of Cineplex, setting up legal battle

TORONTO — International movie theatre chain Cineworld PLC says its deal to buy Cineplex Inc. for $2.8 billion is off, claiming that "certain breaches" of the contract were made by the Canadian company.
Warner Bros. sets late July theatrical release for 'Tenet'

Warner Bros. sets late July theatrical release for 'Tenet'

LOS ANGELES — The closely watched arrival of Christopher Nolan's big-budget sci-fi espionage film “Tenet” will finally happen on July 31, Warner Bros. announced Friday.

Toronto's main stock index posts triple-digit gain with broad-based rally

TORONTO — North American stock markets posted gains Friday, with Toronto's main index rising more than 200 points, as investors declined to continue the previous day's selloff.
US stocks bounce higher, but still end the week with a loss

US stocks bounce higher, but still end the week with a loss

Wall Street managed to end a bumpy day broadly higher Friday but still finished with its worst week in nearly three months. The S&P 500 rose 1.3% a day after dropping nearly 6% in its biggest rout since mid-March. It lost 4.
Aid groups 'alarmed' by little US coronavirus assistance

Aid groups 'alarmed' by little US coronavirus assistance

JOHANNESBURG — More than two dozen international aid groups have told the U.S. government they are “increasingly alarmed” that “little to no U.S.
Unions call on retailers to make pandemic-related wage premiums permanent

Unions call on retailers to make pandemic-related wage premiums permanent

Unions representing essential workers at some of Canada's major retailers are pushing back against the decision to eliminate wage premiums that were put in place to compensate employees for working during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.