Category Archives: Economy

Dutch police use tear gas, water cannon amid rioting

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Groups of youths confronted police in Dutch towns and cities Monday night, defying the country's coronavirus curfew and throwing fireworks. Police in the port city of Rotterdam used a water cannon and tear gas in an

N.S. food delivery startup offers restaurants lower fees, customer service control

HALIFAX — Delivery was never on the menu at restaurateur Craig Flinn’s neighbourhood eateries.  Even when spring lockdowns shuttered restaurants and forced diners to stay home, the chef and proprietor of Two Doors Down offered only curbside pickup, rej...

Kelly wants tourism division moved the Commerce Department

TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly on Monday proposed moving the state's tourism division into the Department of Commerce, in an effort to boost an economy that has suffered a downturn due to the coronavirus pandemic. The tourism division is

Greece, France sign $2.8 billion fighter jet deal

ATHENS, Greece — Greece signed a 2.3 billion-euro ($2.8 billion) deal with France on Monday to purchase 18 Rafale fighter jets, as tensions remain high with neighbour Turkey. Florence Parly, the French defence minister, signed the agreement in Athens t...

U.S. president signs executive order instituting stringent new Buy American regimen

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden imposed stringent new made-in-America rules for U.S. government spending Monday, adding a caveat likely troubling to Canada: exceptions to those rules will be allowed only under "very limited circumstances."  Monday's B...

Biden plans to sign order for govt to buy more US goods

BALTIMORE — President Joe Biden plans to sign on Monday an executive order that aims to boost government purchases from U.S. manufacturers, according to administration officials. The United States has shed roughly 540,000 factory jobs since last Februa...

A parliamentary pile on over national vaccine rollout kicks off new Commons sitting

OTTAWA — The seats were nearly empty Monday as the House of Commons returned in hybrid form, but the opposition was full of fighting spirit over the Liberal government's handling of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. A new sitting convened after an

Military to support vaccination efforts in northern Ontario Indigenous communities

TORONTO — The Canadian military is set to help with COVID-19 vaccine distribution in northern Ontario, as officials investigate the death of a teenager who had the virus and worked at a long-term care home in the province's southwest. Federal Public

UK vaccination drive expands as virus toll nears 100,000

LONDON — Britain is expanding a coronavirus vaccination program that has seen almost 6 million people get the first of two doses — even as the country’s death toll in the pandemic approaches 100,000. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Sunday that

Dutch police clash with anti-lockdown protesters in 2 cities

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Rioters set fires in the centre of the southern Dutch city of Eindhoven and pelted police with rocks Sunday at a banned demonstration against coronavirus lockdown measures, while officers responded with tear gas and water canno...