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 2020-10-23 21:02 

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U.S. tentatively approves Delta, WestJet alliance...

The U.S. Transportation Department said on Friday it had tentatively approved a proposed alliance agreement between Delta Air Lines and Canada's WestJet that is expected to expand travel options between the United States and Canada....

 2020-10-23 20:39 

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McDonald's urges dismissal of Black former franchisees' discrimination lawsuit...

McDonald's Corp on Friday urged a U.S. judge to dismiss a lawsuit by dozens of Black former franchise owners who accused the fast-food giant of racial discrimination for selling them underperforming stores, saying it did not want them to fail and neve...

 2020-10-23 20:21 

Reuters Canada

Heads of Facebook, Twitter could testify to U.S. Senate panel post-election, Sen. Graham says...

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee is close to an agreement with Twitter head Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg that would have them testify to the panel later this year, Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham told reporters on Friday....

 2020-10-23 20:11 

Reuters Canada

Maple Leafs re-sign D Dermott to one-year deal...

The Toronto Maple Leafs re-signed defenseman Travis Dermott to a one-year, $874,125 contract Friday....

 2020-10-23 20:11 

Reuters Canada

U.S. judge will not reverse decision on WeChat app store ban...

A U.S. judge in San Francisco on Friday rejected a Justice Department request to reverse her decision blocking the government from barring Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google from offering Tencent's WeChat for download in U.S. app stores....

 2020-10-23 20:11 

Reuters Canada

U.S. judge will not reverse decision on WeChat app store ban...

A U.S. judge in San Francisco on Friday rejected a Justice Department request to reverse her decision blocking the government from barring Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google from offering Tencent's WeChat for download in U.S. app stores....

 2020-10-23 19:57 

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AstraZeneca resumes U.S. COVID-19 vaccine trial, optimism seen for J&J...

AstraZeneca Plc has resumed the U.S. trial of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine after approval by U.S. regulators, the company said on Friday....

 2020-10-23 19:42 

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'It is terrifying': Europe braces for lengthy battle with COVID...

Europe faces a lengthy battle against the coronavirus at least until mid-2021, France warned on Friday, as anxious governments introduced ever more restrictions to curb the disease once again accelerating through the continent....

 2020-10-23 19:25 

Reuters Canada

Rio Tinto asks court to OK sale of partner's diamonds in Canada mine...

Global miner Rio Tinto is seeking court approval to sell its partner's share of diamonds from a mine in Canada's Northwest Territories, a filing this week showed, hoping to recover around C$120 million plus legal fees and other costs....

 2020-10-23 19:23 

Reuters Canada

Canada's Chorus Aviation receives takeover proposal...

Canadian aircraft repair and overhaul services provider Chorus Aviation said on Friday it had received a non-binding acquisition proposal from a third party....

 2020-10-23 19:20 

Reuters Canada

Exclusive: Biden wins construction union endorsement in final days of White House race...

A major alliance of construction unions on Friday will endorse Joe Biden, giving the Democrat a boost from a crucial bloc of blue-collar voters in the final days of his campaign against President Donald Trump....

 2020-10-23 18:16 

Reuters Canada

Washington to allow 3,000 fans for Giants game...

The Washington Football Team will allow about 3,000 fans to attend the Nov. 8 game at FedEx Field against the New York Giants....

 2020-10-23 18:13 

Reuters Canada

French coronavirus cases jump over 1 million...

The number of confirmed coronavirus infections jumped over one million on Friday, the health ministry reported on its website....

 2020-10-23 18:09 

Reuters Canada

Canada's Le Chateau to wind down operations on virus impact...

Canadian fashion retailer Le Chateau Inc said on Friday it had sought creditor protection and was preparing to liquidate its assets and wind down operations after taking a hit from the COVID-19 impact....

 2020-10-23 17:34 

Reuters Canada

Canada's Alberta to end monthly oil production curbs in December...

Canada's main oil-producing province of Alberta will lift curbs on crude production ahead of schedule at the start of December, as coronavirus-related shutdowns ease pipeline congestion, Energy Minister Sonya Savage said on Friday....

 2020-10-23 17:34 

Reuters Canada

Canada to invest up to C$214 million for research into domestic-made vaccines: PM Trudeau...

Canada will invest up to C$214 million ($162.8 million) to help develop a domestically made COVID-19 vaccine, and it has secured up to 76 million doses of Quebec City-based Medicago's potential vaccine, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday....

 2020-10-23 17:29 

Reuters Canada

A French alternative to Palantir would take two years to make, Thales CEO says...

An alternative to tools provided by U.S. data analytics company Palantir to prevent terrorists attacks would likely take about two years to develop in France, the boss of defence company Thales said on Friday....

 2020-10-23 17:17 

Reuters Canada

Analysis: Investors' bold bets on Biden win pose market risk...

With less than two weeks to go before the U.S. presidential election, investors may be placing too much confidence in a decisive win by Democratic challenger Joe Biden as his lead in opinion polls narrows....

 2020-10-23 17:16 

Reuters Canada

Google must respond to U.S. antitrust lawsuit by Dec. 19...

Alphabet Inc's Google must respond to the U.S. Justice Department's antitrust lawsuit by Dec. 19, according to a court filing on Friday....

 2020-10-23 17:08 

Reuters Canada

Google must respond to U.S. antitrust lawsuit by Dec. 19...

Alphabet Inc's Google must respond to the U.S. Justice Department's antitrust lawsuit by Dec. 19, according to a court filing on Friday....

 2020-10-23 16:40 

Reuters Canada

MLB: 54 days without a positive COVID-19 test...

There have been no new positive COVID-19 cases among players for 54 consecutive days, Major League Baseball and the Players Association announced Friday....

 2020-10-23 16:08 

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Israel, Sudan agree on steps toward normalization of ties, announcement expected Friday: U.S. source...

An agreement between Israel and Sudan on steps toward normalization of relations is expected to be announced later on Friday, a senior U.S. official said....

 2020-10-23 15:57 

Reuters Canada

Canadian regulator says it will not renew special treatment of deferred loans...

Canada's financial regulator said on Friday it has no plans to reinstate the treatment of loans deferred by banks as performing assets, even as the number of COVID-19 cases spike and some provinces shut down businesses again....

 2020-10-23 15:51 

Reuters Canada

Israel, Sudan agree to normalize ties with U.S. help: joint statement...

Israel and Sudan agreed on Friday agreed to normalize relations in a deal brokered with the help of the United States, making Sudan the third Arab country to set aside hostilities with Israel in the past two months....

 2020-10-23 15:30 

Reuters Canada

Analysis: Airbus moves to speed output, but keeps one foot on brake...

The world's largest planemaker Airbus has taken the industry by surprise by asking suppliers to prepare for a sharp increase in production after the coronavirus crisis - yet at the same time it quietly delayed its timetable for recovery....

 2020-10-23 15:07 

Reuters Canada

Canada's Alberta to end monthly oil production curbs in December...

Canadian province of Alberta will lift curbs on crude oil production at the start of December, allowing producers to use pipeline capacities and create jobs, the region's energy minister Sonya Savage said on Friday....

 2020-10-23 15:05 

Reuters Canada

Exclusive: National Guard called in to thwart cyberattack in Louisiana weeks before election...

The Louisiana National Guard was called in to stop a series of cyberattacks aimed at small government offices across the state in recent weeks, according to two people with knowledge of the events, highlighting the cyber threat facing local governments in...

 2020-10-23 13:54 

Reuters Canada

U.S. business activity picks up in October: IHS Markit...

U.S. business activity increased to a 20-month high in October, but the pace of new business growth and new orders eased slightly amid the lingering COVID-19 pandemic and caution ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential election....

 2020-10-23 13:50 

Reuters Canada

Malaysian PM seeks king's nod to declare state of emergency, sources say...

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin met the king on Friday to ask him to declare a state of emergency, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said - a move that opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim denounced as an attempt to cling to power....

 2020-10-23 13:41 

Reuters Canada

Amazon refuses to appear before India panel on data privacy: lawmaker...

Representatives of Amazon.com Inc in India have refused to appear before a parliamentary panel reviewing the country's privacy bill and that could lead to...

 2020-10-23 13:38 

Reuters Canada

TSX opens higher on energy boost, U.S. stimulus hopes...

Canada's main stock index opened higher on Friday, helped by strength in energy stocks, while hopes of progress in talks for fresh U.S. stimulus before the presidential election further lifted sentiment....

 2020-10-23 13:36 

Reuters Canada

Wall Street rises at open on hopes of progress in stimulus talks...

Wall Street's main indexes opened higher on Friday, with investors anticipating progress in bipartisan talks over the next coronavirus aid bill as the Nov. 3 presidential election gets closer....

 2020-10-23 13:29 

Reuters Canada

C$ extends weekly advance as flash economic indicators show gains...

The Canadian dollar edged higher against its U.S. counterpart on Friday, as investors welcomed signs of progress on a U.S. coronavirus relief package and some domestic economic indicators were estimated to have climbed in September....

 2020-10-23 13:28 

Reuters Canada

U.S. records second-highest single-day rise in COVID-19 infections since pandemic began...

The number of new COVID-19 cases reported in the United States on Thursday was the second highest on record, coming in just short of a midsummer peak as the spread of the novel coronavirus accelerates in nearly every region of the country....

 2020-10-23 13:11 

Reuters Canada

Bolivia official vote count hands win to socialist Luis Arce...

Bolivia's official vote count on Friday confirmed a win for socialist Luis Arce, who won 55.10% of the vote with all ballots tallied, followed by Carlos Mesa with 28.83%....

 2020-10-23 13:02 

Reuters Canada

U.S. says no justification for Uighur 'concentration camps' in China...

The deputy White House national security adviser on Friday denounced China's treatment of Uighur Muslims, saying there was no justification for the country maintaining...

 2020-10-23 12:20 

Reuters Canada

Free on bail, prominent Thai protest leader pledges to keep up campaign...

One of the most prominent leaders of more than three months of anti-government protests in Thailand was freed on bail on Friday and pledged to keep up the campaign to remove Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha....

 2020-10-23 12:10 

Reuters Canada

German economy minister calls for strong European actors for 5G expansion...

The EU supports the idea of free competition but must be vigilant when its security interests are affected, Germany's economy minister said when asked whether sidelining China's Huawei on the 5G mobile network expansion could lead to a competitive...

 2020-10-23 12:07 

Reuters Canada

U.S. solar stocks rise on Biden's clean energy focus in pre-election debate...

U.S. solar stocks rose on Friday after U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said in the final pre-election debate on Thursday night that if elected he plans to transition to a more climate-friendly economy....

 2020-10-23 11:53 

Reuters Canada

French PM to seek new law to better protect public servants against threats...

French Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Friday his government would introduce legislation to better protect to public servants against threats....

 2020-10-23 11:47 

Reuters Canada

Syrian minister leads mourners for cleric killed in bombing...

Hundreds of mourners including Syria's religious affairs minister attended a funeral in Damascus on Friday for the state's top Muslim cleric, who was killed in a bombing near the capital....

 2020-10-23 11:39 

Reuters Canada

Holocaust survivor and Nazi sympathiser's son forge friendship in Belgium...

More than seven decades ago, their families were divided by war and hatred - Koenraad Tinel, the son of a Nazi sympathiser, and Simon Gronowski, a Holocaust survivor who lost his mother and sister to Auschwitz....

 2020-10-23 11:28 

Reuters Canada

Burned-out buildings and armed gangs in Lagos despite president's plea...

Gangs armed with knives and sticks blocked major roads in Lagos on Friday, with many angered by an appeal by Nigeria's president for an end to demonstrations against police brutality that turned violent when protesters were shot....

 2020-10-23 11:25 

Reuters Canada

TSX futures gain on firmer oil prices, U.S. stimulus hopes...

Futures for Canada's main stock index rose on Friday, helped by firmer oil prices, while hopes of progress in talks for fresh U.S. stimulus before the U.S. presidential election further lifted sentiment....

 2020-10-23 11:23 

Reuters Canada

Ant's record strategic allocation in Shanghai IPO fuels small investor scramble...

Chinese fintech giant Ant Group's move to earmark a record 80% of the Shanghai leg of its $35 billion dual-listing for strategic investors has led to a scramble among smaller investors for what some see as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity....

 2020-10-23 11:23 

Reuters Canada

Ant's record strategic allocation in Shanghai IPO fuels small investor scramble...

Chinese fintech giant Ant Group's move to earmark a record 80% of the Shanghai leg of its $35 billion dual-listing for strategic investors has led to a scramble among smaller investors for what some see as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity....

 2020-10-23 10:36 

Reuters Canada

Warring Libya rivals sign truce but tough political talks ahead...

Libya's warring sides signed a permanent ceasefire deal on Friday, but any lasting end to years of chaos and bloodshed will require wider agreement among myriad armed groups and the outside powers that support them....

 2020-10-23 10:16 

Reuters Canada

Debates over, Trump and Biden enter campaign's 11-day homestretch...

President Donald Trump and rival Joe Biden begin a sprint through the final 11 days of the U.S. presidential race on Friday, a day after battling over the COVID-19 pandemic and personal integrity in their second and final debate....

 2020-10-23 09:56 

Reuters Canada

'Eating rats': Myanmar's second lockdown drives hunger in city slums...

After the first wave of coronavirus hit Myanmar in March, 36-year-old Ma Suu closed her salad stall and pawned her jewelry and gold to buy food to eat....

 2020-10-23 09:10 

Reuters Canada

In Asia, Pompeo expected to bolster allies against China...

U.S. Secretary of State of Mike Pompeo is flying to India next week to strengthen strategic ties with a nation that is locked in a military standoff with China, in Washington's latest effort to bolster allies against Beijing....

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