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Queen's cousin accused of willingness to sell Kremlin access

Queen's cousin accused of willingness to sell Kremlin access

LONDON — An investigative report by British media said Sunday that Queen Elizabeth II’s cousin, Prince Michael of Kent, was willing to use his royal status for personal profit and to seek favours from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Companies offer vaccinated customers freebies and discounts in marketing push

Companies offer vaccinated customers freebies and discounts in marketing push

TORONTO — Canadian companies are trying to move the needle on COVID-19 vaccinations with discounts and freebies for customers who show proof they've received their first dose.
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: Canada Goose earnings Canada Goose will release Q4 results on Thursday.
Eyeing reelection bid, Macron looks to repair French economy

Eyeing reelection bid, Macron looks to repair French economy

PARIS — President Emmanuel Macron’s plans for bringing France out of the pandemic aren't just about resuscitating long-closed restaurants, boutiques and museums. They are also about preparing his possible campaign for a second term.
Long-haul carrier Emirates to ship aid for free into India

Long-haul carrier Emirates to ship aid for free into India

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Dubai's long-haul carrier Emirates will begin shipping aid from the World Health Organization and other groups into India for free to help fight a crushing outbreak of the coronavirus, the airline said Sunday.
EU says US stand on patent virus waiver is no 'magic bullet'

EU says US stand on patent virus waiver is no 'magic bullet'

PORTO, Portugal — European Union leaders cranked up their criticism of the U.S.
EU agrees potential 1.8 billion-dose purchase of Pfizer jab

EU agrees potential 1.8 billion-dose purchase of Pfizer jab

BRUSSELS — The European Union cemented its support for Pfizer-BioNTech and its novel COVID-19 vaccine technology Saturday by agreeing to a massive contract extension for a potential 1.8 billion doses through 2023.
Biden move to share vaccine designed to spread US influence

Biden move to share vaccine designed to spread US influence

WASHINGTON — It won’t speed the manufacture of vaccines. It enraged the developers who delivered lifesaving doses in record time.

1st week of landmark trial against opioid distributors ends

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia fire chief who starred in an Oscar-nominated documentary about battling drug abuse in ground zero of the nation’s opioid epidemic took the stand in a landmark trial Friday against three large drug distributors.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (19,472.74, up 181.76 points.) Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financials. Down 42 cents, or 1.6 per cent, to $25.85 on 20.
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