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China's exports grow 7.6% in May, beating expectations despite trade tensions

China's exports grow 7.6% in May, beating expectations despite trade tensions

HONG KONG (AP) — China’s exports in May grew at their fastest pace in more than a year despite trade tensions, though imports fell short of analyst expectations, according to customs data released Friday. Exports jumped 7.
Methodist church regrets Ivory Coast's split from the union as lifting of LGBTQ ban roils Africa

Methodist church regrets Ivory Coast's split from the union as lifting of LGBTQ ban roils Africa

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Leaders of the United Methodist Church expressed regret over last week's decision by the branch in Ivory Coast to leave the union following the church's decision to repeal a long-standing ban on LGBTQ+ clergy but pledged to ac
Friday deadline looms for possible Toronto Transit Commission strike

Friday deadline looms for possible Toronto Transit Commission strike

TORONTO — Toronto transit workers are headed for a strike Friday unless negotiations on key contract issues change drastically, their union president said Wednesday, while the transit agency said it remains optimistic a deal can be worked out.
FBI investigator gives jury at Sen. Bob Menendez's trial an inside account of surveillance

FBI investigator gives jury at Sen. Bob Menendez's trial an inside account of surveillance

NEW YORK (AP) — An investigator provided a New York jury a riveting account on Tuesday of an evening in Washington, D.C., in 2019 when an FBI surveillance team came across Sen. Bob Menendez and his girlfriend at a fancy restaurant.

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Biden rolls out asylum restrictions, months in the making, to help 'gain control' of the border WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday unveiled plans to clamp immediate significant restrictions on migrants seeking asylum at the U.S.
Auto sales rise 5.7 per cent in May, says DesRosiers

Auto sales rise 5.7 per cent in May, says DesRosiers

TORONTO — DesRosiers Automotive Consultants says light vehicle sales rose 5.7 per cent in May from last year as the market continues to recover from pandemic lows.
Many Americans are still shying away from EVs despite Biden's push, an AP-NORC/EPIC poll finds

Many Americans are still shying away from EVs despite Biden's push, an AP-NORC/EPIC poll finds

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many Americans still aren’t sold on going electric for their next car purchase. High prices and a lack of easy-to-find charging stations are major sticking points, a new poll shows. About 4 in 10 U.S.
She's the world's most expensive cow, and part of Brazil's plan to put beef on everyone's plate

She's the world's most expensive cow, and part of Brazil's plan to put beef on everyone's plate

UBERABA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil has hundreds of millions of cows, but one in particular is extraordinary. Her massive, snow-white body is watched over by security cameras and an armed guard.
She's the world's most expensive cow, and part of Brazil's plan to put beef on everyone's plate

She's the world's most expensive cow, and part of Brazil's plan to put beef on everyone's plate

UBERABA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil has hundreds of millions of cows, but one in particular is extraordinary. Her massive, snow-white body is watched over by security cameras, a veterinarian and an armed guard.
Market jitters follow election of first woman as Mexico's president, Claudia Sheinbaum

Market jitters follow election of first woman as Mexico's president, Claudia Sheinbaum

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hours after declaring victory, Mexico’s newly elected president, the first woman to win the job, faced a market meltdown Monday and a tough path toward reconciling a country deeply divided by outgoing President Andrés Manuel López