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Putin signs deals with Vietnam in bid to shore up ties in Asia

Putin signs deals with Vietnam in bid to shore up ties in Asia

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a series of deals with his Vietnamese counterpart To Lam on Thursday, during a state visit that comes as Moscow is seeking to bolster ties in Asia to offset growing international isolation
Illegally brewed liquor kills at least 34 with dozens hospitalized in southern India

Illegally brewed liquor kills at least 34 with dozens hospitalized in southern India

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 34 people have died and dozens hospitalized after drinking illegally brewed liquor in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, local media reported on Thursday.
Surveillance risks posed by AI among the technology's most urgent problems: Hinton

Surveillance risks posed by AI among the technology's most urgent problems: Hinton

TORONTO — Artificial intelligence pioneer Geoffrey Hinton has become synonymous with doomsday-like warnings that predict the technology could pose an existential threat, but on Wednesday, he put the spotlight on another risk he said is even more pres
Study finds coal mine contaminants blown onto snowpack in Alberta, British Columbia

Study finds coal mine contaminants blown onto snowpack in Alberta, British Columbia

Cancer-causing chemicals are being blown downwind from coal mines in southern British Columbia in concentrations that rival those next to oilsand mines, newly published research has concluded.
Thousands affected after WestJet cancels flights in anticipation of mechanics strike

Thousands affected after WestJet cancels flights in anticipation of mechanics strike

Thousands of WestJet customers are scrambling after the airline cancelled more than 30 flights ahead of a possible strike by its plane mechanics this Thursday.
S&P/TSX composite index closes down in broad-based decline

S&P/TSX composite index closes down in broad-based decline

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index closed down Wednesday in a broad-based decline on subdued trading while U.S. markets were closed. The S&P/TSX composite index closed 94.40 points lower at 21,516.90.
Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (21,516.90, down 94.40 points): Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (TSX:CNQ). Energy. Down 4 cents, or 0.09 per cent, to $47.23 on 9.
AI is making it easier to target people with more personalized scams: 1Password CEO

AI is making it easier to target people with more personalized scams: 1Password CEO

TORONTO — The head of one Canadian company fighting to bring safety to the online world says watch out for artificial intelligence because it's making hackers and scammers even better at targeting people.
Strain on 5G networks leaving consumers less satisfied over time, researcher says

Strain on 5G networks leaving consumers less satisfied over time, researcher says

TORONTO — Canadian consumers are increasingly expecting more when it comes to the quality of 5G performance and are placing blame on providers when an internet connection is spotty, a researcher says.
Cryptocurrency exchange Binance Holdings appealing $6M fine imposed by Fintrac

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance Holdings appealing $6M fine imposed by Fintrac

TORONTO — Binance Holdings Ltd. is appealing a $6-million fine imposed on the company by Fintrac, the federal anti-money laundering agency.