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Former Bank of Canada senior deputy governor Carolyn Wilkins joins Intact board

Former Bank of Canada senior deputy governor Carolyn Wilkins joins Intact board

OTTAWA — Intact Financial Corp. says former Bank of Canada senior deputy governor Carolyn Wilkins has joined its board of directors.
Military stages coup in Myanmar, detains Aung San Suu Kyi

Military stages coup in Myanmar, detains Aung San Suu Kyi

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar — Myanmar’s military staged a coup Monday and detained senior politicians including Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi — a sharp reversal of the significant, if uneven, progress toward democracy the Southeast Asian nation has made fol
India pandemic-fighting budget to boost health care spending

India pandemic-fighting budget to boost health care spending

NEW DELHI — India’s government has proposed to increase spending on health care in a $477 billion budget for 2021-22 that promises extra help for weathering the coronavirus pandemic. India is in its worst economic slowdown in a decade.
'Milkman model' grocery service delivers brand-name goods in reusable containers

'Milkman model' grocery service delivers brand-name goods in reusable containers

TORONTO — Canada's first modern-day milkman service that delivers brand-name groceries and household goods to doorsteps in reusable packaging is set to launch in the Toronto region on Monday. Loop, an online shopping platform started by U.S.
Australian media companies admit breaching Pell gag order

Australian media companies admit breaching Pell gag order

CANBERRA, Australia — Australian media companies admitted in court Monday they breached a gag order in publishing references to Cardinal George Pell’s since-overturned convictions in 2018 for child sexual abuse.
German beer sales suffer as virus restrictions bite

German beer sales suffer as virus restrictions bite

BERLIN — Beer sales in Germany were down 5.5% last year, dragged lower by lengthy closures of bars and restaurants in the coronavirus pandemic, official data showed Monday. German-based breweries and distributors sold 8.7 billion litres (2.
Australian prime minister says Bing could replace Google

Australian prime minister says Bing could replace Google

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia's prime minister said on Monday that Microsoft is confident it can fill the void if Google carries out its threat to remove its search engine from Australia.
Germany seeks ways to give its vaccine campaign momentum

Germany seeks ways to give its vaccine campaign momentum

BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel and German state governors were planning to talk Monday with representatives of the pharmaceutical industry on ways to beef up the country's sluggish vaccination campaign.
EU: AstraZeneca to supply 9 million more vaccine doses

EU: AstraZeneca to supply 9 million more vaccine doses

BERLIN — Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has agreed to supply 9 million additional doses of its coronavirus vaccine to the European Union during the first quarter, the bloc's executive arm said Sunday.
Russia arrests over 5,000 at wide protests backing Navalny

Russia arrests over 5,000 at wide protests backing Navalny

MOSCOW — Chanting slogans against President Vladimir Putin, tens of thousands took to the streets Sunday across Russia to demand the release of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, keeping up nationwide protests that have rattled the Kremlin.