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Republic of Congo polls open; candidate sick with COVID-19

Republic of Congo polls open; candidate sick with COVID-19

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of the Congo — Republic of Congo pressed ahead Sunday with an election in which President Denis Sassou N'Guesso is widely expected to extend his 36 years in power, while the leading opposition candidate was flown to France after
'Forgotten front-line workers:' Essential workers reveal ups and downs of pandemic

'Forgotten front-line workers:' Essential workers reveal ups and downs of pandemic

HALIFAX — It's been a year since office towers were hollowed out, malls became ghost towns and the din of restaurants was hushed.
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: St. Lawrence Seaway opens The 2021 navigation season of the St. Lawrence Seaway will officially launch on Monday. The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp.
Japan PM vows no virus rebound as emergency measures end

Japan PM vows no virus rebound as emergency measures end

TOKYO — Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga pledged Sunday to do his utmost to prevent a resurgence of the coronavirus ahead of the Olympic torch relay and his upcoming visit to Washington.
Oil giant Saudi Aramco sees 2020 profits drop to $49 billion

Oil giant Saudi Aramco sees 2020 profits drop to $49 billion

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia’s state-backed oil giant Aramco announced Sunday that its profits nearly halved in 2020 to $49 billion, a big drop that came as the coronavirus pandemic roiled global energy markets. Saudi Arabian Oil Co.
Twitter to establish legal entity in Turkey, comply with law

Twitter to establish legal entity in Turkey, comply with law

ISTANBUL — Twitter has announced it will establish a legal entity in Turkey in order to continue operating in the country, which passed a controversial social media law last year.
Manufacturers hopeful COVID-19 will force a rethink of Canada's supply chains

Manufacturers hopeful COVID-19 will force a rethink of Canada's supply chains

Penny Wise became president of 3M Canada on Feb. 18, 2020, just as the COVID-19 virus was beginning to take hold in Canada. 3M had tackled health crises before, but like most Canadians, Wise had no idea how much the world was about to change.

Turkey's president fires central bank governor by decree

ISTANBUL — Turkey’s president has fired the central bank governor, who in his four months in office had won the praise of investors for hiking interest rates and promising tighter monetary policies.

Saudi Arabia: Drones attack Riyadh oil facility, no damage

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A drone attack struck an oil installation in Saudi Arabia’s capital of Riyadh on Friday, the Saudi state-run news agency reported, igniting a blaze at the facility deep in the kingdom's territory.
Infrastructure bank launches Indigenous initiative, advocates say money not enough

Infrastructure bank launches Indigenous initiative, advocates say money not enough

TORONTO — The Canada Infrastructure Bank is launching a program dedicated to upgrading transportation, clean power and internet networks in Indigenous communities, but advocates say the initiative doesn't go far enough.