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2nd Canadian goes on trial in China on spying charges

2nd Canadian goes on trial in China on spying charges

BEIJING — A second Canadian citizen held for more than two years on spying charges in apparent retaliation for Canada’s arrest of a senior executive of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei went on trial in Beijing on Monday.
Infrastructure bank can bridge risk gap even in low-cost financing climate, CEO says

Infrastructure bank can bridge risk gap even in low-cost financing climate, CEO says

OTTAWA — The chief executive of a federal infrastructure agency says there is a short runway to prove its worth, and thinks it can stand out by taking on outsized risks to attract private dollars for billions in new construction projects.
AstraZeneca: US data shows vaccine effective for all adults

AstraZeneca: US data shows vaccine effective for all adults

LONDON — AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine provided strong protection against sickness and eliminated hospitalizations and deaths from the disease, including in older adults, in final-stage U.S. testing, the company announced Monday.

Putin to get coronavirus vaccine shot in Russia on Tuesday

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin said he will get a coronavirus vaccine shot on Tuesday, months after widespread vaccination has started in Russia.
Aimia swaps stake in Biglife loyalty program for $31.2M worth of AirAsia shares

Aimia swaps stake in Biglife loyalty program for $31.2M worth of AirAsia shares

TORONTO — Aimia Inc. has signed a deal to swap its 20 per cent stake in AirAsia's loyalty company Biglife for $31.2 million worth of shares of AirAsia. Under the deal, Aimia will receive 85.86 million AirAsia shares, representing a 2.
‘Sorry’: GOP US Rep. Tom Reed retiring amid misconduct claim

‘Sorry’: GOP US Rep. Tom Reed retiring amid misconduct claim

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Longshoremen at Montreal port overwhelmingly reject employer's offer

MONTREAL — Longshoremen working at the Port of Montreal overwhelmingly rejected their employer's offer in a vote that followed months of talks over the renewal of their collective agreement.
'Stars align' for CP Rail deal to buy rival for US$25 billion, HQ remains in Calgary

'Stars align' for CP Rail deal to buy rival for US$25 billion, HQ remains in Calgary

CALGARY — Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd.'s deal to buy U.S.
Republic of Congo polls open; candidate sick with COVID-19

Republic of Congo polls open; candidate sick with COVID-19

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of the Congo — Republic of Congo pressed ahead Sunday with an election in which President Denis Sassou N'Guesso is widely expected to extend his 36 years in power, while the leading opposition candidate was flown to France after
'Forgotten front-line workers:' Essential workers reveal ups and downs of pandemic

'Forgotten front-line workers:' Essential workers reveal ups and downs of pandemic

HALIFAX — It's been a year since office towers were hollowed out, malls became ghost towns and the din of restaurants was hushed.