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November 12, 2018 4:55 PM Bombardier-Alstom to supply Montreal with 153 metro cars in $448-million order

MONTREAL—A Bombardier-Alstom consortium says it will supply Montreal’s transport agency with 153 more Azur metro cars in an order approaching a half-billion dollars. Montreal-based Bombardier Inc. and French rail giant Alstom say the contract comprises 17 trains of nine cars each, and amounts to $447.7 million. Most of the manufacturing and all of the final 10

November 11, 2018 1:49 AM Lucie Safarova sets Australian Open as her retirement tournament

She won seven WTA singles titles and 15 doubles titles, including five Grand Slams with American Bethanie Mattek-Sands. Safarova reached her highest singles ranking, No. 5, in 2015, and was top-ranked in the doubles in 2017. Safarova reached the French Open final in 2015 — losing to Serena Williams — and the Wimbledon semifinals in 2014. She teamed with Barbora 11

November 10, 2018 4:25 PM Trump and Macron meet in Paris before World War I commemoration ceremonies

“I think he has shed any illusion about Trump that flattering him will be a way of getting concessions,” said Thomas Wright, a Europe expert at the Brookings Institution. “But he is hesitant to push back hard because he’s not sure what that will get him. It’s cautious realism.” Trump arrived in Paris late Friday to attend a ceremony Sunday, organized 11

November 9, 2018 5:13 PM Trudeau’s trade talk to be tested on 10-day, three country trip

Observers say Trudeau’s biggest test will be in the last two stops. He’ll try to convince countries in the Asia-Pacific region that Canada will pay more attention to a region where trade deals often depend on personal relationships. Foreign-policy experts who keep track of Canada’s trade interests there caution that Trudeau is likely to return home with a series 21

November 7, 2018 3:14 PM Macron praises divisive First World War general

“My role isn’t to understand that it’s shocking or to comment about people. My role is to try to explain, be firm in my convictions, face our history,” he added. Petain led the French army to victory in Verdun in 1916, but gained infamy and a conviction for treason for his actions as leader of Vichy France from 1940 to 1944. He is despised for his complicity 12

November 3, 2018 9:34 PM New Caledonia voters to decide on independence from France

New Caledonia, a cluster of islands, is home to about 270,000 people. They include the native Kanaks, who represent about 40 per cent of the population, people of European descent (about 27 per cent) and others from Asian countries and Pacific islands. It relies on France for defence, law enforcement, foreign affairs, justice and education, yet has a large 10

October 31, 2018 5:19 PM Milos Raonic pulls out of Paris Masters match against Roger Federer with elbow injury

Raonic, from Thornhill, Ont., was coming off a tough 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5) first-round win over France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Tuesday. This tennis season has been hard on Raonic, who is ranked 21st in the world. He withdrew from the Monte Carlo Masters with a right-knee injury in April and missed most of the clay-court season, including the French 12

October 30, 2018 8:00 AM Book about campus rape and an Indigenous memoir win $25,000 Governor General’s Literary Award

About the English-language non-fiction winner Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age (Douglas & McIntyre), the panel said the book “dares to immerse readers in provocative contemporary issues including gender fluidity, familial violence and transcultural hybridity. A fast-moving, intimate memoir of dreams and nightmares — lyrical and gritty, raw and vulnerable 14

October 29, 2018 2:58 PM Seong-Jin Cho is impressively poised but lacks emotion in Koerner Hall debut

Hot newcomer Seong-Jin Cho had the honour of kicking off the 10th season of piano recitals at Koerner Hall on Sunday afternoon. In high demand three years after winning the 17th International Chopin Piano Competition in 2015, at age 21 Cho sold out the Royal Conservatory of Music’s main auditorium, including extra seating onstage. The South Korean-born 11

October 26, 2018 5:17 PM French appeal court orders review of evidence in case of Canadian accused in bombing, Hassan Diab

OTTAWA — The decade-long ordeal of Ottawa academic Hassan Diab, suspected by French authorities of being involved in a deadly bombing in Paris, showed no signs of ending on Friday after an appeal court ordered a fresh review of evidence in the case. The French Court of Appeal’s decision sparked immediate rebukes from Diab, his lawyer and human-rights 18