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January 11, 2019 2:52 AM Texas pair convicted of enslaving African girl for 16 years

FORT WORTH, Texas - A federal jury has found a suburban North Texas couple guilty of enslaving a Guinean woman for 16 years. Jurors found Mohamed Toure (TOHR’-eh) and his wife, Denise Cros-Toure, guilty Thursday of forced labour. They face up to 20 years in prison, but no sentencing date was immediately set. Toure is the son of a former president of the West African 23

January 8, 2019 7:53 AM Twenty children injured at Beijing primary school after man allegedly attacks them with hammer

BEIJING—A 49-year-old man injured 20 children with a hammer Tuesday inside a primary school in China’s capital, officials said. Three of the children have serious but non-life-threatening injuries, the Xicheng district government said on its social media account, adding that the attack took place at 11:17 a.m. The suspect, surnamed Jia, was apprehended 26

January 4, 2019 7:52 PM Trade tensions prompt supply chain changes for firms in China

On Wednesday afternoon, Apple Inc. cut guidance sending its stock down 10 per cent and the S&P 500 down 2.5 per cent. CEO Tim Cook, in a letter to investors, cited trade issues, “We believe the economic environment in China has been further impacted by rising trade tensions with the United States.” The following morning, Kevin Hassett, chairman of the U.S. Council 24

January 4, 2019 1:47 PM Canada’s unemployment rate sticks at 43-year low of 5.6%; weak wage growth persists

OTTAWA—The unemployment rate stayed at its 43-year low of 5.6 per cent last month as the economy closed out 2018 with the addition of 9,300 net new jobs, Statistics Canada said Friday. For the second straight month, the jobless rate was at its lowest level since Statistics Canada started measuring comparable data in January 1976. Economists had expected 26

December 28, 2018 3:54 PM Prosecco’s bubble shows no sign of bursting

ASOLO, ITALY—Prosecco, the fruity sparkling wine made in the northeastern hills of Italy is gaining in global popularity — and producers of Champagne, for so long the dominant bubbly wine, are taking note. Prosecco has become the bestselling sparkling wine in the world by volume, and experts say it is eroding the market share of Champagne, the French 34

December 27, 2018 6:27 PM After warnings of underspending, Liberals eye boosts to job-training programs

OTTAWA—Senior government officials have been warned that Canada was dangerously behind last year on spending to help workers improve their skills to stay employed. A January 2018 presentation to a group of deputy ministers noted government spending on active labour-market programs is about half the average of spending in a group of comparator countries 25

December 17, 2018 10:25 AM British PM Theresa May to argue a second Brexit referendum would violate public trust

Some members of May’s Cabinet are urging the government to ramp up planning for a “no-deal” Brexit — a chaotic outcome that could see gridlock at U.K. ports, planes grounded and shortages of essential goods. Others are seeking to work with opposition politicians to find a way out of the morass. May’s supporters distanced themselves from media reports 28

December 15, 2018 9:01 PM Famous Newfoundlanders help replace veteran’s stolen guitar

ST. JOHN’S, N.L.—Two famous Newfoundlanders stepped in to help an elderly veteran whose guitar went missing earlier this month. Edward Sheppard, 82, was devastated after his guitar — a gift from his late wife — was stolen from his home in Stephenville Crossing, N.L. “It meant a lot to all of us, it was a labour of love,” Sheppard’s daughter, Yolanda 24

December 14, 2018 4:24 PM Tories could recall legislature over Christmas to zap power workers’ strike

The Progressive Conservative government is prepared to recall the legislature to impose back-to-work legislation to short circuit power workers from shutting down half of Ontario’s electricity system, the Star has learned. Concerned about job action from the Power Workers’ Union after it rejected Ontario Power Generation’s final contract offer, the government 24

December 11, 2018 6:01 PM Postal union takes Trudeau government to court over back-to-work bill

The union’s lawyer said the back-to-work legislation was passed after Canada Post created a “false emergency” over a backlog of parcels at the Crown corporation’s sorting plants. “The Liberal government’s legislation, just like the previous Conservative’s, unilaterally prohibits any lawful strike,” Paul Cavalluzzo said in a statement. “This legislation 35