CANBERRA, Australia - An Australian court on Thursday rejected a newspaper publisher’s appeal against Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush’s $2.9 million Australian dollars ($2 million) payout for defamation.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Wednesday that she was closing indoor seating in bars in parts of the state, including a college town where one brewpub has been linked to about 140 infections.
TORONTO - All five of Canada's biggest banks are joining an international boycott of Facebook over concerns that the platform is complicit in promoting racism, violence and misinformation.
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve officials last month expressed concerns about the severity of the economic downturn triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, saying the drop in economic activity in the spring would likely be the steepest in the post-World War II period.
NEW YORK - Indoor dining at New York City restaurants will be delayed out of fear it would cause a spike in coronavirus infections, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday.
BANGKOK - Thailand has begun a fifth phase of relaxations of COVID-19 restrictions, allowing the reopening of schools and high-risk entertainment venues such as pubs and massage parlours that had been shut since mid-March.
BEIRUT - With Beirut’s airport partially reopening from a three-month virus shutdown, the government is hoping thousands of Lebanese expatriates will return for the summer — and bring dollars desperately needed to prop up the crashing economy.
MEXICO CITY - Mexico’s oldest legacy airline, Aeromexico, said Tuesday it has filed for Chapter 11 reorganization, a form of bankruptcy in which the carrier can keep operating while its debts and obligations are sorted out.
MONTREAL - As Canada's two largest airlines move to end so-called seat distancing, travellers have mixed feelings about stepping on board an aircraft in the age of COVID-19.
MONTREAL - Air Canada is suspending service on 30 regional routes and closing eight stations at smaller Canadian airports as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to batter the travel industry.
Alimentation Couche-Tard says shopping patterns have changed during COVID-19 lockdowns with consumers purchasing larger-sized goods and stocking up on beer, wine and tobacco products.
TORONTO - Canada's main stock index ended its best quarter in more than a decade as the price of gold reached its highest level since 2011.
FRANKFURT - PSA Group unveiled one of its most important new models Tuesday with 20 people physically present and 2,600 watching online - a marketing configuration that the coronavirus seems likely to accelerate across the industry now that next year's Geneva auto show was cancelled.
OTTAWA - The full impact of sweeping economic lockdowns meant to slow the spread of COVID-19 came into sharper view, with new figures showing Canada saw the largest monthly drop on record in April as the country came to a near standstill.
TORONTO - Cineplex is hoping moviegoers are willing to return to its theatres as the company deals with an uncertain future in the wake of its failed plan to sell itself to Cineworld.
ISLAMABAD - The European Union's aviation safety agency said Tuesday that Pakistan’s national airline will not be allowed to fly into Europe for at least six months after the country’s aviation minister revealed last week that nearly a third of Pakistani pilots had cheated on their pilot’s exams.
LONDON - Budget carrier easyJet may close bases at Stansted, Southend and Newcastle airports in England as it consulted with unions on steps to stay afloat amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
WASHINGTON - U.S. consumer confidence rose in June, reflecting the partial re-opening of the country but the concern is that rising coronavirus cases in many states could jeopardize future gains.
TORONTO - McDonald's Canada says Jacques Mignault has been appointed as its next president and chief executive, effective Aug. 1.
NEW YORK - Kim Kardashian West is selling a stake in her beauty brand for $200 million, in a deal that values the TV reality star's three-year-old business at $1 billion.
TORONTO - Theatre operator Cineplex Inc. says the COVID-19 pandemic has had a "material negative effect" on its operations and resulted in a $178.4-million loss in the first quarter.
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. beat expectations as it capped its fiscal year with profits nearly doubling in the fourth quarter despite a revenue decrease mainly due lower fuel demand because of COVID-19.
OTTAWA - The federal government's ongoing review about the good, bad and possibly ugly parts of its response to COVID-19 will feed into plans for an improved response to a potential second wave of the novel coronavirus, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday.
Canadian companies are joining a growing list of top international brands vowing not to advertise on Facebook Inc. in July because of the company's refusal to deal with the spread of hateful content on its platform.
TORONTO - Canada's main stock index got a lift to start a holiday-shortened week with a broad-based rally led by the energy sector.
VANCOUVER - Hootsuite has named a new CEO to replace founder Ryan Holmes after his 12 years at the helm of the Vancouver-based tech company.
MONTREAL - The Cirque du Soleil, whose aerobatic shows have been halted by COVID-19, has filed for creditor protection while it develops a plan to restart its business.
MONTREAL - Cirque du Soleil filed for creditor protection in Canada on Monday while it develops a plan to restart its business amid the pandemic.
GATINEAU, Que. - The Tim Hortons mobile ordering app is being investigated by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and provincial agencies in Quebec, B.C. and Alberta.
Great-West Lifeco Inc. will shell out more than US$800 million to buy U.S. investment manager Personal Capital — and its chief executive hinted the company is prepared to dip into its coffers again if other promising deals come along.
MONTREAL - Frank and Oak is the latest clothier retailer to seek creditor protection as it faces challenges dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic
TORONTO - Canadian technology leaders have formed a new organization to eliminate racism and discrimination from the country’s innovation sector.
LONDON - The Rolling Stones are threatening President Donald Trump with legal action for using their songs at his rallies despite cease-and-desist directives.
CALGARY - For veteran geologist Roger Moss, this year's runup in gold prices to seven-year highs over US$1,750 per ounce could not have come at a better time.
SASKATOON - Cameco Corp. says the Federal Court of Appeal has upheld a 2018 decision of the Tax Court of Canada that was in the company's favour.
NEW YORK - Hollywood's hopes for salvaging its summer season have effectively ended after the releases of both Christopher Nolan's “Tenet” and the Walt Disney Co.'s live-action reboot of “Mulan” were again delayed.
One-third of our food relies on bees for pollination. It's that kind of important role that led the Okanagan's Jennifer Krezan and her husband, Brad, to start Hiveology in 2019. “Without the bees, farmers would face having to hand-pollinate many of our foods, but as this is labour-intensive …
Chief provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and health minister Adrian Dix provide an update on the province's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.