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Sri Lankan prime minister resigns after weeks of protests

Sri Lankan prime minister resigns after weeks of protests

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned Monday following weeks of protests demanding that he and his brother, the president, step down over the country’s worst economic crisis in decades, an official said.
Russian ambassador to Poland hit with red paint

Russian ambassador to Poland hit with red paint

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Russia's ambassador to Poland was splattered by red paint thrown at him by protesters opposed to the war in Ukraine , preventing him from paying respects on Monday at a Warsaw cemetery to Red Army soldiers who died during World
‘Doctor Strange 2’ conjures up biggest opening of 2022

‘Doctor Strange 2’ conjures up biggest opening of 2022

The summer movie season is off to a blockbuster start thanks to “ Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness .” The superhero extravaganza grossed an estimated $185 million in ticket sales in its first weekend in U.S.
'Making monsters of each other': Businesses fear impact of Quebec language law

'Making monsters of each other': Businesses fear impact of Quebec language law

MONTREAL — As Quebec’s contentious language law heads closer to adoption, the province’s business community is growing increasingly anxious about what it could mean for their bottom line, with some companies considering leaving entirely.
Soaring cost of living, eroding affordability top of mind for Ontario voters

Soaring cost of living, eroding affordability top of mind for Ontario voters

Chanakya Ramdev has changed where he shops for groceries, he no longer goes to restaurants and he cooks all his meals at home. But the Waterloo, Ont., resident says he’s still struggling with soaring food prices.
Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: RioCan results RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust will release its first-quarter financial results after the market close on Monday and hold a conference call with
Sinn Fein hails 'new era' as it wins Northern Ireland vote

Sinn Fein hails 'new era' as it wins Northern Ireland vote

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — The Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein, which seeks unification with Ireland, hailed a “new era” Saturday for Northern Ireland as it captured the largest number of seats in the Northern Ireland Assembly for the first t
Rogers, Shaw vow to fight competition commissioner's effort to block merger

Rogers, Shaw vow to fight competition commissioner's effort to block merger

TORONTO — The proposed $26-billion merger between two of Canada's telecom titans has hit a new regulatory hurdle after the Commissioner of Competition has indicated it intends to block the deal. Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc.
Two years after COVID, a renewed focus on corporate mental health efforts

Two years after COVID, a renewed focus on corporate mental health efforts

MONTREAL — Wellness webinars. Corporate mental health officers. Redesigned benefits. Extra long weekends.
Rescuers look for victims at Cuba hotel after blast kills 25

Rescuers look for victims at Cuba hotel after blast kills 25

HAVANA (AP) — Rescuers in Cuba’s capital searched Saturday to find survivors of an explosion that killed at least 25 people and devastated a luxury hotel that once hosted dignitaries and celebrities, including Beyoncé and Jay-Z.