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October 9, 2018 11:42 PM One of oldest U.S. coal companies files for bankruptcy as fuel demand drops

The restructuring agreement, which must be approved by a judge, includes refinancing an outstanding loan and a “business transformation” meant to significantly increase cash flow, the company statement said, without providing details. The group of lenders that holds a majority of Westmoreland’s debt also plans to bid for the company’s assets, the statement 8

October 6, 2018 12:33 PM Spanish opera singer Montserrat Caballe dies at 85

BARCELONA, SPAIN—Montserrat Caballe, a Spanish opera singer renowned for her bel canto technique and her interpretations of the roles of Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti, has died. She was 85. Caballe died early Saturday at Hospital San Pau in Barcelona, hospital spokesman Abraham del Moral told The Associated Press. Caballe’s family requested the cause 10

October 3, 2018 2:11 AM Trudeau says 2019 federal election likely to be the nastiest one yet

Having just reached a new trilateral North American trade agreement with the United States and Mexico, Trudeau reached back to the previous European trade deal Harper reached in 2015. Trudeau said he deliberately got to his feet in the House of Commons to congratulate Harper. “This idea of automatically hating something just because of who did it is a weak point 7

October 2, 2018 8:58 PM USMCA writes new continental rules around online content, experts say

OTTAWA—Provisions embedded in the newly released North American trade pact could prevent internet providers from having to quickly take down online content in what is being seen as a potential victory for freedom of speech online. Digital policy expert Michael Geist says such safe harbour rules haven’t been part of the Canadian landscape, which is why content 9

October 1, 2018 4:51 PM Trump lauds NAFTA replacement as ‘historic’ trade agreement

The accord makes modest revisions to a trade deal Trump once called a “disaster,” easing uncertainty for companies reliant on tariff-free commerce among the three countries. U.S. and Canadian negotiators worked around the clock this weekend to secure an agreement just before a Sunday midnight deadline, allowing leaders from those nations and Mexico to sign the pact by late November 8

October 1, 2018 3:01 PM Loonie, auto parts stocks up after revamped trade deal with U.S

The Canadian dollar and shares of the country’s major auto parts companies were up in the wake of the tentative trade deal between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. The loonie was trading at 78.04 cents (U.S.) shortly after North American stock markets opened, up from an average of 77.25 cents (U.S.) on Friday. Shares of Canada’s largest auto parts company 7

October 1, 2018 2:29 PM The road to a NAFTA deal was a roller-coaster. Here were the milestones along the way

That fall, negotiators responsible for more than 30 “tables” of talks flew north and south across the continent, between Washington, Mexico City, Ottawa, back to the U.S. and back to Mexico, where it became clear the deadline for a new NAFTA deal would have to be extended into 2018. In the early rounds, Canada and Mexico put up a friendly front, but the body language 5

September 29, 2018 4:43 PM Chrystia Freeland postpones UN speech as NAFTA deadline looms

They haven't said why, but it's likely to let Freeland focus on efforts to get Canada into a trilateral NAFTA deal with the U.S. and Mexico, which sources say have intensified this week in the face of Monday's congressional deadline. The text of the existing U.S.-Mexico deal is expected to be published by Sunday, and there have been fears that Congress 14

September 29, 2018 12:47 AM Canada gets boost from Mexican president-elect as NAFTA talks go down to the wire

WASHINGTON—Canada and the U.S. have been engaged in “intense” NAFTA talks all week, a Canadian official said Friday, as they strived to reach a deal before the U.S. and Mexico started an official countdown to the possible signing of a deal that does not include Canada. Canada received support from the incoming president of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez 13

September 25, 2018 12:01 PM Former New Mexico priest blamed sex abuse on cancer he didn’t have

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—A former New Mexico priest, who fled the U.S. decades ago amid allegations of child sex abuse and once blamed his behaviour on a cancer diagnosis which prosecutors say he didn’t have, is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday. Arthur Perrault is expected to appear in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque for a detention hearing as prosecutors 9