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March 22, 2018 1:47 PM CEO of company that makes Bratz dolls leads effort to save some Toys ‘R’ Us stores

Isaac Larian and other investors have pledged $200 million and are hoping to raise more through crowdfunding to possibly save more than half of the Toys “R” Us stores set to close after the company filed for bankruptcy. Larian says he and the other investors believe that saving part of Toys “R” Us will be good for the toy industry, customers and workers 29

December 4, 2017 7:29 AM More bodies believed to be North Korean wash up on Japan coast

TOKYO - Three more bodies and a dilapidated wooden boat have washed ashore in northern Japan in a seasonal influx that has sharply increased this year. Winds and water currents push dozens of boats onto Japan's northern coasts annually, mostly rickety North Korean boats that lack the sturdiness and equipment to return home. The Coast Guard said a Japanese 48

October 11, 2017 11:08 PM Stephen Harper offers a gloomy take on the state of international trade, NAFTA

Harper says giving 2009 bailout to GM only for them to move operations to Mexico 'irritated' him Donald Trump could well decide to cancel NAFTA, former prime minister Stephen Harper warned Wednesday as he ended his public silence on current events by describing anti-trade sentiment in the U.S. as an intractable, long-term problem with no easy fix. Harper 39

September 20, 2017 4:09 PM Justin Trudeau promotes 'progressive' NAFTA agenda before U.S. audience

PM, in New York for United Nations General Assembly, pitches American audience on his trade vision Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took his so-called progressive trade agenda to the United States on Tuesday, arguing that worker-friendly policies are key to saving public support for free trade. He made that case in a speech as he arrived in New York for the United 33

September 20, 2017 3:15 AM Hurricane Maria aims at Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

Puerto Rico could be hit 'with a force and violence that we haven't seen for several generations' Hurricane Maria barrelled toward Puerto Rico on Tuesday night after wreaking widespread devastation on Dominica and leaving the small Caribbean island virtually incommunicado. As rains began to lash Puerto Rico, Gov. Ricardo Rossello warned that Maria could 76

September 19, 2017 8:23 PM Dominica pleads for help after Hurricane Maria inflicts 'mind-boggling' damage

Dominica's leader sent out an emotional plea for help as Hurricane Maria smashed into the Caribbean island and caused "mind-boggling" devastation, but an ominous silence followed as the country lost all communications on Tuesday and the Category 5 hurricane barrelled toward Puerto Rico, which looked likely to take a direct hit. As rain began lashing 23

September 19, 2017 3:23 AM 'The winds are merciless!': Hurricane Maria batters Dominica, heads for U.S. Virgin Islands

Storm's path could take it near many islands recently devastated by Irma Hurricane Maria swept over the small island of Dominica with catastrophic Category 5 winds overnight, starting a charge into the eastern Caribbean that threatens islands already devastated by Hurricane Irma and holds the possibility of a direct hit on Puerto Rico. Fierce winds and driving 24

September 18, 2017 12:00 PM Hurricane Maria grows to a Cat 2, nears already battered Caribbean

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Hurricane Maria strengthened into a Category 2 storm on Monday and pushed toward the Leeward Islands in the eastern Caribbean, as forecasters warned it was expected to become a major hurricane by early Tuesday. The storm was on a path that would take it near many of the islands already wrecked by Hurricane Irma and then on toward 24

September 18, 2017 1:02 AM Hurricane Maria threatens Irma-hit Caribbean

Global Affairs Canada advises travellers to avoid U.S. Virgin Islands, Anguilla among others The islands of the eastern Caribbean prepared Sunday to face another potential disaster, with forecasters saying newly formed and likely to strengthen Hurricane Maria was headed for a hit on the Leeward Islands by Monday night. Hurricane or tropical storm warnings 25

September 17, 2017 9:54 PM New Hurricane Maria growing threat to Irma-slammed Caribbean

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- The islands of the eastern Caribbean prepared Sunday to face another potential disaster, with forecasters saying newly formed and likely to strengthen Hurricane Maria was headed for a hit on the Leeward Islands by Monday night. Hurricane or tropical storm warnings were posted for many of the islands already coping 24