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1 dead, dozens injured in fuel tax protests around France

1 dead, dozens injured in fuel tax protests around France

PARIS — One protester was killed and 106 others were injured at roadblocks set up around France on Saturday as citizens angry at rising fuel taxes rose up in a grassroots movement and posed a new challenge to President Emmanuel Macron.
UK leader fights back against critics amid Brexit upheaval

UK leader fights back against critics amid Brexit upheaval

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May fought back against critics of her Brexit deal Saturday, telling opponents from within her party their alternative plans for Britain's departure from the European Union wouldn't work.
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.
Cannabis marketing rules still hazy post-legalization

Cannabis marketing rules still hazy post-legalization

TORONTO — Despite strict rules limiting the promotion of now legal recreational pot now in effect, cannabis promotions continue to pop up amid loopholes and a lack of clarity on how the legislation's grey areas should be applied.
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.

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.