Biden tells oil refiners: Produce more gas, fewer profits

President Joe Biden on Wednesday called on U.S. oil refiners to produce more gasoline and diesel, saying their profits have tripled during a time of war between Russia and Ukraine as Americans struggle with record high prices at the pump.

Top German court backs far-right party over Merkel comments

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's highest court on Wednesday backed a far-right party's complaint against former Chancellor Angela Merkel's comments that the election of a state governor with the party's support was “inexcusable” and must not be allowed to stand...

EU sues UK over move to rewrite post-Brexit trade rules

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union sued Britain on Wednesday over its move to rewrite the trade rules agreed to when the country exited bloc two years ago, ratcheting up tensions between the major economic partners.

Russia’s economic forum to be far smaller but moves forward

MOSCOW (AP) — Organizers of Russia's showpiece investment gathering are telling foreign participants to be sure to bring cash — not necessarily for making investments, but for spending money.

Britain vows more Rwanda deportation flights after setback

LONDON (AP) — The British government vowed Wednesday to organize more flights to deport asylum-seekers from around the world to Rwanda, after a last-minute court judgment grounded the first plane due to take off under the contentious policy.

B.C. money laundering public inquiry report, recommendations to be released

VANCOUVER — A report being released today is expected to explain how billions of dollars in suspected illegal cash was funnelled into British Columbia's real estate sector, casinos and luxury car market.  The New Democrat government appointed former B....

New poll suggests Liberal, NDP voters prefer Charest and Brown over Poilievre

OTTAWA — New polling suggests Liberal and New Democrat voters think Jean Charest or Patrick Brown would make the best leader of the federal Conservative party.  The data released by the research firm Leger is based on an online survey it

Personal information about more than 100 military sex misconduct claimants leaked

OTTAWA — The company overseeing the federal government's $900-million settlement deal with military members who experienced sexual misconduct in uniform is admitting to more privacy breaches, despite repeated promises to have fixed the problem. Epiq Cl...

Press to join U.S.-led Indo-Pacific economic framework, business leaders urge Ottawa

WASHINGTON — There's a four-letter F-word American leaders don't much use these days when they talk about international trade: "free." Instead, President Joe Biden's newest economic relationships in the Americas and the Indo-Pacific are described as "p...

Strategist: Last Australian government lost Chinese votes

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The previous Australian government’s stance against a more aggressive China drove away many Chinese-Australian voters at recent elections who considered the administration’s language had licensed racism, a campaign strategist...