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Japan's PM vows Olympics will be proof of victory over virus

Japan's PM vows Olympics will be proof of victory over virus

TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga vowed Monday to get the pandemic under control and hold the already postponed Olympics this summer with ample coronavirus protection.
SKorean court gives Samsung scion prison term over bribery

SKorean court gives Samsung scion prison term over bribery

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Billionaire Samsung scion Lee Jae-yong was sent back to prison on Monday after a South Korean court handed him a two and a half-year sentence for his involvement in a 2016 corruption scandal that spurred massive protests a
Prada intros anti-uniform during all-digital Fashion Week

Prada intros anti-uniform during all-digital Fashion Week

MILAN — No traffic jams, no rush to the next venue, no front rows — not even socially distanced.
Oilpatch woes boost Calgary's downtown office vacancy rates to record levels

Oilpatch woes boost Calgary's downtown office vacancy rates to record levels

CALGARY — Vacancies in Calgary's downtown office towers have risen to record levels and there's no landlord relief in sight with almost one in three offices sitting empty and sublets accounting for a quarter of available spaces on the market.
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: Virtual Roundup The Association for Mineral Exploration opens its annual Roundup conference on Monday in an all-virtual format.

Cargo ship sinks in the Black Sea; 3 dead, 6 rescued

ISTANBUL — A cargo ship sank off Turkey's Black Sea coast on Sunday, leaving at least three people dead, Turkish authorities said. Six others were rescued.

Austria extends lockdown to Feb. 7, toughens some measures

BERLIN — The Austrian government is extending the country's lockdown until Feb. 7 in a drive to push down still-high infection figures as officials worry about the possible impact of new coronavirus variants.
Vaccine skepticism hurts East European anti-virus efforts

Vaccine skepticism hurts East European anti-virus efforts

BELGRADE, Serbia — Vaccines from the West, Russia or China? Or none at all? That dilemma faces nations in southeastern Europe, where coronavirus vaccination campaigns are off to a slow start — overshadowed by heated political debates and conspiracy t

Body of worker whose bulldozer fell through ice on inactive tailings pond recovered

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — Oilpatch giant Suncor says the body of a man whose bulldozer fell through the ice on one of its inactive tailings ponds earlier this week has now been recovered.
Auto sector sees hope in tentative GM deal to spend $1B on electric vehicle plant

Auto sector sees hope in tentative GM deal to spend $1B on electric vehicle plant

TORONTO — A tentative deal that could see General Motors Canada pour a billion dollars into Ontario's beleaguered automotive sector could bring the province one step closer to modernizing its economy and keeping local production afloat, according to