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  • Biden to urge G-7 leaders to call out, compete with China

    CARBIS BAY, England (AP) — The United States plans to push democratic allies on Saturday to publicly call out China for forced labor practices as the Group of Seven leaders gather at a summit where they will also unveil an infrastructure plan meant to compete with Beijing’s efforts in the developing world.
  • G-7 nations expected to pledge 1B vaccine doses for world

    ST. IVES, England (AP) — The Group of Seven nations are set to commit to sharing at least 1 billion coronavirus shots with the world, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Thursday, with half coming from the U.S. and 100 million from the U.K. as President Joe Biden urged allies to join in speeding the pandemic’s end and bolstering the strategic position of the world's wealthiest democracies.
  • Senate passes bill to boost US tech industry, counter rivals

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill Tuesday that aims to boost U.S. semiconductor production and the development of artificial intelligence and other technology in the face of growing international competition, most notably from China.
  • Iran's largest warship catches fire, sinks in Gulf of Oman

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The largest warship in the Iranian navy caught fire and later sank Wednesday in the Gulf of Oman under unclear circumstances, the latest calamity to strike one of the country’s vessels in recent years amid tensions with the West.
  • White House dismisses report that U.S. wants border with Canada reopened next month

    WASHINGTON - The United States has made no decisions about when or how to reopen the border with Canada, the White House said Thursday in response to reports suggesting American patience with the closure has run its course.
  • Sneakers and beard oil: Luxury retailer Harry Rosen's bespoke fix for pandemic woes

    At one point during the pandemic, luxury menswear retailer Harry Rosen Inc. – purveyor of some of the world’s top designer labels – couldn’t keep a tracksuit in stock.
  • Mortgage stress tests set to tighten in wake of Bank of Canada warnings

    OTTAWA - Canadians looking to buy homes will face stiffer mortgage tests in a few days as the federal government and a national regulator tighten rules in the wake of new warnings from the central bank that households are piling on too much debt.
  • Manufacturers are newest targets for ransomware attacks, study finds

    TORONTO - North American manufacturing companies are increasingly targets for cybercriminal gangs that use malicious software to shut down businesses if they don't pay a ransom, according to a report published Wednesday.
  • Gaetz associate pleads guilty to sex trafficking charges

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida politician who emerged as a central figure in the Justice Department’s sex trafficking investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz pleaded guilty Monday to six federal charges and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors as part of a plea deal.
  • Canada, U.S. air trade grievances in advance of trilateral meeting to talk USMCA

    WASHINGTON - Canada and the United States have put their respective grievances on the table in advance of a key meeting about the new North American trade deal.

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