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January 14, 2019 9:57 PM TSX up slightly, US stock markets move lower in late-morning trading; Loonie down

Canada’s main stock index inched forward Monday, while major indices south of the border fell slightly during a relatively flat day for the markets. “The real headliner was the data we got out of China,” said Craig Fehr, a Canadian markets strategist for Edward Jones. China reported that its exports fell last month. Chinese exports to America fell 3.5 per cent to US$40.3 billion 76

January 14, 2019 11:39 AM Newmont Mining to buy Goldcorp to create one of world’s biggest gold producers

VANCOUVER - Denver-based Newmont Mining Corp. and Goldcorp Inc. of Vancouver have agreed to combine their gold companies in a deal worth about US$10 billion. The companies announced today that Newmont will exchange 0.328 of a share and two cents for each of Goldcorp’s outstanding common shares. The deal has the unanimous support of the directors of both companies 83

January 10, 2019 11:58 PM AP Explains: Venezuela’s economy, political crisis

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro started a second, six-year term Thursday amid international cries urging him to step down and return democratic rule to a country suffering a historic economic implosion. Maduro says he is going to turn around an economy whose collapse he blamed on U.S. sanctions. However, few experts see signs that his policies will rescue 21

January 9, 2019 1:15 PM On his Mideast trip, Pompeo makes unannounced Iraq stop

BAGHDAD—U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Iraq on Wednesday in an unannounced stop on his Mideast tour meant to promote the White House’s hard-line position on Iran. The trip comes amid confusion over conflicting statements by U.S. President Donald Trump and senior U.S. officials about a planned U.S. troop withdrawal from Syria, where Iran is backing 24

January 9, 2019 7:39 AM Australian police examining suspicious packages sent to consulates

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA—Several foreign consulates were evacuated in the Australian cities of Melbourne and Canberra on Wednesday after they received suspicious packages. Police, fire crews and ambulances were seen at a number of diplomatic offices in Melbourne, including those of India, Germany, Italy, Spain and South Korea. The government Vic Emergency website 23

January 8, 2019 2:23 PM Thai, Saudi officials meet over case of young Saudi woman seeking asylum

A spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees at its Geneva headquarters, Babar Baloch, said Tuesday it’s premature to say what will happen next, but that it could take several days for the agency to look into Alqunun’s claims. He said it “too early to tell” if she will be granted asylum or refugee status. Saudi Arabia’s human rights record has come under 27

January 7, 2019 2:21 PM Cardinal on trial in France’s biggest church sex abuse trial

If found guilty of failing to report the priest’s actions, the defendants could face up to three years in prison and a 45,000-euro ($51,300 U.S.) fine. Barbarin and some other defendants are also charged with failing to assist a person in peril. The case is a new test for Pope Francis, whose blind spot on clergy sex abuse has threatened his legacy and thrown 20

January 3, 2019 8:54 PM California inmate takes unlikely path to freedom: Podcasting

The podcast project started after Poor, a San Francisco Bay Area artist who has volunteered at San Quentin since 2011, approached Woods. In 2016, Poor saw Public Radio Exchange’s Radiotopia network was sponsoring a podcast talent contest, and she asked Lt. Sam Robinson, San Quentin’s spokesman, for permission to enter. Another co-creator, Antwan Williams 25

January 3, 2019 5:22 PM American Paul Whelan charged with espionage in Russia, says news agency

On Wednesday, the U.S. ambassador to Russia, Jon Huntsman, visited Whelan in a Moscow detention facility, marking the first contact U.S. officials have had with him since he was arrested at a hotel during a visit to attend a wedding in the Russian capital. The visit came a few hours after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he expected officials from the U.S. Embassy 25

January 3, 2019 4:29 AM Lawyers try to seize Japanese assets over Korean forced work

Lim said Nippon Steel has been refusing to discuss compensation despite a ruling by South Korea’s Supreme Court in October that the company should pay 100 million won ($88,000) each to four plaintiffs who worked at its steel mills during Japan’s colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula. The court made a similar ruling on Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries 22