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Alberta Ponzi scheme operators ordered to pay more than $4 million

CALGARY — The Alberta Securities Commission says the owner and an employee of a mortgage company that attracted $137 million from investors while operating as a Ponzi scheme must pay more than $4 million in penalties, disgorgements of ill-gotten gain
Vietnam vows 'maximum level' security for Trump-Kim summit

Vietnam vows 'maximum level' security for Trump-Kim summit

HANOI, Vietnam — With North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on an armoured train barrelling through China toward Vietnam's capital, and U.S.
Barrick goes after Newmont to create $42 billion gold giant

Barrick goes after Newmont to create $42 billion gold giant

NEW YORK — Barrick Gold will try to acquire Newmont Mining Corp. in an approximately $18 billion all-stock deal that would create a mining behemoth worth about $42 billion.

GE sells biopharma unit for $21 billion

BOSTON — General Electric is selling its biopharma business to Danaher Corp. for $21.4 billion as it continues to sell off chunks of a once sprawling conglomerate.
Bangladesh police identify suspect in failed plane hijacking

Bangladesh police identify suspect in failed plane hijacking

DHAKA, Bangladesh — A man who was killed while trying to hijack a commercial flight in Bangladesh was a 24-year-old passenger from a village near the capital who had been previously arrested in a kidnapping case, officials said Monday.
Nigeria votes for a 2nd day in places as death toll rises

Nigeria votes for a 2nd day in places as death toll rises

KANO, Nigeria — Nigeria faced a second day of voting in scattered areas Sunday in a presidential election seen as too close to call, while the death toll from vote-related violence mounted in Africa's largest democracy.
Dolce&Gabbana make encyclopedic review of artisanal heritage

Dolce&Gabbana make encyclopedic review of artisanal heritage

Milan Mayor Giuseppe Sala made a rare fashion week appearance, sitting in the front row of Dolce & Gabbana on Sunday.

'How to Train Your Dragon' tops Oscar weekend with $55.5M

LOS ANGELES — "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" breathed some fire into a slumping box office with a franchise-best $55.5 million debut over Oscar weekend.
Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Foreign buyers CMHC will release a report on foreign buyers in the condo market on Monday. Foreign buyers taxes were enacted in B.C.
French yellow vest protesters seek momentum on 15th week

French yellow vest protesters seek momentum on 15th week

PARIS — Thousands of yellow vest protesters took to the streets across France on Saturday for a 15th straight weekend of demonstrations, trying to re-energize supporters while tamping down on the violence and anti-Semitism in the movement's ranks.
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