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Japan's Sony reports surge in profit on strong sales of movies, games and music

Japan's Sony reports surge in profit on strong sales of movies, games and music

TOKYO (AP) — Profit at Sony surged 34% in the last quarter on strong sales of its video games, music and movies, the Japanese electronics and entertainment company said Tuesday. Tokyo-based Sony Corp.’s quarterly profit totaled 189 billion yen ($1.
No, a best-selling American writing duo didn't pen a Galen Weston romance novel

No, a best-selling American writing duo didn't pen a Galen Weston romance novel

TORONTO — You would be forgiven for thinking Christina Lauren's latest romance novel stars a hunky reimagining of Loblaw chairman Galen G. Weston.
'Wilfred Buck' documentary explores the journey and wisdom of Indigenous 'star guy'

'Wilfred Buck' documentary explores the journey and wisdom of Indigenous 'star guy'

TORONTO — When Wilfred Buck looks up at the sky, he sees Indigenous history and even his own story reflected back at him, as though it were all written in the stars.
K-pop fans around globe rally for climate and environment goals

K-pop fans around globe rally for climate and environment goals

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Fans of Korean pop bands around the world are increasingly channeling their millions-strong online community into climate and environmental activism, protesting business deals linked to coal power, urging K-pop entertainers
At Westminster dog show, a display of dogs and devotion

At Westminster dog show, a display of dogs and devotion

NEW YORK (AP) — Less than three years ago, Mary Ann and David Giordano were taking turns lying on the living room floor with their Afghan hound Frankie, hand-feeding the desperately ill dog anything she would eat.
The EU is angry that Eurovision banned the EU flag from the song contest and wants to know why

The EU is angry that Eurovision banned the EU flag from the song contest and wants to know why

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Eurovision song contest continued to spawn unprecedented controversy, days after the winner was crowned, with the 27-nation European Union lambasting organizers for their “incoherence” in banning its flag from the concert hall dur
Palestinian band escapes horrors of war but members' futures remain uncertain

Palestinian band escapes horrors of war but members' futures remain uncertain

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — They stroll Doha's waterfront promenade and sing softly about children who are now “birds in heaven,” flying free of the pain of the war in Gaza .
Harris utters a profanity in advice to young Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders

Harris utters a profanity in advice to young Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris used a profanity on Monday while offering advice to young Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders about how to break through barriers.
Memoirs of former German leader Angela Merkel, titled 'Freedom,' will be published in November

Memoirs of former German leader Angela Merkel, titled 'Freedom,' will be published in November

BERLIN (AP) — The memoirs of former German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be released in November, nearly three years after her 16-year tenure leading one of Europe's biggest powers ended.
American author V. V. Ganeshananthan wins prestigious Carol Shields Prize for Fiction

American author V. V. Ganeshananthan wins prestigious Carol Shields Prize for Fiction

TORONTO — U.S. author V. V. Ganeshananthan has won the Carol Shields Prize for Fiction, worth US$150,000.
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