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Erdogan calls for energy talks as EU considers Med sanctions

Erdogan calls for energy talks as EU considers Med sanctions

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday called for negotiations over energy exploration rights in the eastern Mediterranean, days ahead of a European Union summit where leaders could decide to impose sanctions on Turkey.
Pandemic shutdowns the last straw for some Canadian retailers, push others to brink

Pandemic shutdowns the last straw for some Canadian retailers, push others to brink

For some, fashion retailer Le Chateau Inc. was the edgy store of their youth and 1990s clubwear. Others recall a place of prom dresses, business apparel and accessories. “It was a trendsetting store,” says Toronto resident Tara Greene.

Amid pandemic, Davos event to be held in Singapore next year

GENEVA — Organizers of the annual World Economic Forum event in Davos, Switzerland, have again changed their planned venue for next year’s edition, announcing it will now take place in Singapore in May — a sign that the COVID-19 crisis has played hav
Suspended Ekati diamond mine to be restarted by Jan. 29 under new sales agreement

Suspended Ekati diamond mine to be restarted by Jan. 29 under new sales agreement

CALGARY — Dominion Diamond Mines ULC says it has struck a new sales agreement for Canada's first diamond mine that will result in the suspended Northwest Territories project restarting production before Jan. 29.
EU invites Biden to usher in new era for trans-Atlantic ties

EU invites Biden to usher in new era for trans-Atlantic ties

BRUSSELS — The European Union on Monday invited U.S.
Dry autumn in Germany forces Rhine shippers to cut loads

Dry autumn in Germany forces Rhine shippers to cut loads

BERLIN — Months of low rainfall have left Rhine short of water, forcing inland shippers on Germany's longest river to reduce their loads by half to avoid running aground.
Calfrac Well Services planning $55-million capital spending program for 2021

Calfrac Well Services planning $55-million capital spending program for 2021

CALGARY — Calfrac Well Services Ltd. says it is planning a $55-million capital spending program for 2021. The oilfield services company says the plan consists primarily of maintenance capital expenditures.
Asia Today: South Korean minister warns of virus 'war zone'

Asia Today: South Korean minister warns of virus 'war zone'

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korea's health minister said Monday that the Seoul metropolitan area is now a “COVID-19 war zone,” as the country reported another 615 new infections and the virus appeared to be spreading faster.
Sinovac aims for 600 million dose capacity for COVID vaccine

Sinovac aims for 600 million dose capacity for COVID vaccine

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Chinese vaccine company Sinovac announced Monday that it is planning to complete a new facility to double its annual vaccine production capacity to 600 million doses by the end of the year, while also securing a $500 million investme
Allegations against online pornography site Pornhub being investigated by MasterCard

Allegations against online pornography site Pornhub being investigated by MasterCard

MasterCard says it is investigating allegations claiming the popular online pornography website Pornhub allows child sexual abuse materials on its site.