Category Archives: Economy

Estonia opposition party opts to start coalition talks

HELSINKI (AP) — A small conservative opposition party whose support is seen crucial in attempts to form a majority government in Estonia following the breakup of the governing center-right coalition earlier this month said Saturday that it will start p...

War, guilt and last kisses: A deceptive, uneasy calm in Kyiv

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — In the outdoor gym on Venice Beach, the name given to an inviting stretch of sand on the majestic Dnieper River that courses through the capital of Ukraine, Serhiy Chornyi is working on his summer body,

WTO looks to reach trade deals with its fate on the line

GENEVA (AP) — The World Trade Organization is facing one of its most dire moments, the culmination of years of slide toward oblivion and ineffectiveness. Now may be a chance to turn the tide and reemerge as a champion of

Ukraine: Russia said to be using more deadly weapons in war

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian and British officials warned Saturday that Russian forces are relying on weapons able to cause mass casualties as they try to make headway in capturing eastern Ukraine and fierce, prolonged fighting depletes resources on ...

Smithfield Foods to shutter California meat-packing plant

VERNON, Calif. (AP) — Meat-packing giant Smithfield Foods said Friday it will close its only California plant next year, citing the escalating cost of doing business in the state.

Former judge’s report into B.C. money laundering to be released Wednesday

VICTORIA — The final report and recommendations of British Columbia's public inquiry into money laundering are scheduled to be released Wednesday.   The B.C. government says in a statement the Cullen Commission's entire report is being released publicl...

Ranchers’ group pushes back against Health Canada’s ‘vilification’ of beef

CALGARY — A group representing Canadian ranchers says their industry has been unfairly singled out by proposed new regulations that would require packaged ground beef to be sold with a health warning label. The Canadian Cattlemen's Association is cryin...

Biden nixes Trump design for Air Force One over cost, delay

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's administration has scrapped former President Donald Trump's red, white and blue design for the new generation of presidential aircraft after an Air Force review suggested it would raise costs and delay the delive...

Charter tuna boat captains in P.E.I. hope for mackerel closure exemption

NORTH LAKE, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND — A sport fishing industry that is synonymous with Prince Edward Island is hoping for an exemption to the recent closure of the Atlantic mackerel fishery, which is its primary source of bait. Troy Bruce, chairman

UK to introduce bill next week to breach Brexit deal with EU

LONDON (AP) — The British government said Friday it will introduce a bill next week to override parts of the Brexit trade treaty it signed with the European Union before the U.K. quit the bloc in 2020. The move will