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1 dead, dozens injured in French fuel taxes protests

1 dead, dozens injured in French fuel taxes protests

PARIS — One protester was killed and 47 others were injured during roadblocks set up around France to demonstrate against rising fuel taxes, a new challenge to embattled President Emmanuel Macron.
UK leader fights back against critics, defends Brexit deal

UK leader fights back against critics, defends Brexit deal

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May fought back Saturday against critics of her Brexit deal, telling her Conservative opponents that their alternative plans for Britain's departure from the European Union wouldn't work.
Pence, Xi trade barbs in speeches at Pacific summit

Pence, Xi trade barbs in speeches at Pacific summit

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea — Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S.
Iraq's president visits Iran weeks after US renews sanctions

Iraq's president visits Iran weeks after US renews sanctions

TEHRAN, Iran — Iraq's President Barham Salih began a visit to Iran on Saturday, where he pledged to improve relations less than two weeks after the United States restored oil sanctions that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal.

Health care, energy companies power US stock market higher

Wall Street capped a day of volatile trading with a late-afternoon buying spree that sent U.S. stock indexes to a mostly higher finish Friday.
Bombardier CEO holds off on a cash request from the government — for now

Bombardier CEO holds off on a cash request from the government — for now

MONTREAL — The head of Bombardier Inc. said he held off on asking Quebec’s economy minister for cash at a meeting Friday, but told him the regional jet program is nonetheless in need of “additional support.
Beloved toy store FAO Schwarz makes its comeback

Beloved toy store FAO Schwarz makes its comeback

NEW YORK — Three years after it closed its beloved toy store on Fifth Avenue, FAO Schwarz has returned to New York. A new FAO opened Friday in Manhattan's Rockefeller Center, about 10 blocks from its former home near Central Park.
TSX ends down week higher even as oil post sixth straight week of falling prices

TSX ends down week higher even as oil post sixth straight week of falling prices

TORONTO — Canada's largest stock index ended a down week in the black Friday as gold pushed the loonie and the materials sector higher and oil endured its sixth consecutive week of declining prices. The January crude contract was unchanged at US$56.
WestJet updates training in response to plane issues linked to Lion Air crash

WestJet updates training in response to plane issues linked to Lion Air crash

WestJet Airlines Ltd. says it has updated its training in response to revelations of a design issue in the Boeing 737 Max, the aircraft at the centre of a deadly crash off the coast of Indonesia last month.
VW wants to storm car market with cheaper electric model

VW wants to storm car market with cheaper electric model

FRANKFURT — Volkswagen intends to invest 44 billion euros ($50 billion) in the electric and autonomous car technologies expected to reshape the industry — and said it would make battery-powered vehicles more accessible to mass-market auto buyers by s
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