November 28th, 2020

Business

Privacy activists in EU file complaints over iPhone tracking

By The Associated Press on November 16th, 2020

BERLIN – European privacy activists have filed complaints against Apple over its use of software to track the behaviour of iPhone users. The Vienna-based group NOYB – short for “none of your business” – said Monday that it has asked data protection authorities in Germany and Spain to examine the legality of Apple’s tracking codes. ... Read More »

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Azerbaijan delays takeover, denounces fleeing Armenians

By Jim Heintz, The Associated Press on November 15th, 2020

MOSCOW – Azerbaijan on Sunday postponed taking control of a territory ceded by Armenian forces in a cease-fire agreement, but denounced civilians leaving the area for burning houses and committing what it called “ecological terror.” The cease-fire ended six weeks of intense fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh region and territories outside its ... Read More »

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Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

By The Canadian Press on November 15th, 2020

TORONTO – Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: National home sales The Canadian Real Estate Association is set to release figures for October home resales on Monday. The association recently reported that home sales set a monthly record in September and the national average price soared 17.5 ... Read More »

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Canadian companies uncover market for mask accessories amid COVID-19

By Tara Deschamps, The Canadian Press on November 15th, 2020

TORONTO – When COVID-19 began spreading across Canada and face masks became the year’s hottest fashion accessory, Hilary MacMillan uncovered an opportunity. The Toronto fashion designer noticed people wanted a way to make their masks trendy and keep them handy when having to take them off for a bite to eat, so she joined the ... Read More »

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ASEAN, China, other partners sign world’s biggest trade pact

By Elaine Kurtenbach, The Associated Press on November 15th, 2020

China and 14 other countries agreed Sunday to set up the world’s largest trading bloc, encompassing nearly a third of all economic activity, in a deal many in Asia are hoping will help hasten a recovery from the shocks of the pandemic. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, or RCEP, was signed virtually on Sunday on ... Read More »

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Asia Today: India reports 41,100 new coronavirus cases

By The Associated Press on November 15th, 2020

NEW DELHI – India has reported 41,100 new cases of the coronavirus, raising the country’s overall tally since the pandemic began to 8.79 million. The Health Ministry on Sunday also reported 447 deaths in the same period, driving total fatalities to 129,635. India is second in the world in total reported cases behind the U.S., ... Read More »

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ASEAN, China, other partners set world’s biggest trade pact

By Elaine Kurtenbach, The Associated Press on November 15th, 2020

China and 14 other countries agreed Sunday to set up the world’s largest trading bloc, encompassing nearly a third of all economic activity, in a deal many in Asia are hoping will help hasten a recovery from the shocks of the pandemic. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, or RCEP, was signed virtually on Sunday on ... Read More »

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Palestinians torn as Israel seeks Gulf tourists in Jerusalem

By Areej Hazboun And Joseph Krauss, The Associated Press on November 15th, 2020

JERUSALEM – When the United Arab Emirates agreed to normalize relations with Israel, the Palestinians decried the move as a “betrayal” of both Jerusalem, where they hope to establish the capital of their future state, and the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, the city’s holiest Muslim site. But with Israel now courting wealthy Gulf tourists and establishing ... Read More »

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Trump skips Asian summits as China set to expand influence

By Hau Dinh And Eileen Ng, The Associated Press on November 14th, 2020

HANOI, Vietnam – President Donald Trump skipped summits with his Asian counterparts for the third year in a row on Saturday, even as rival China is set to expand its influence with a massive free trade deal in the region. National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien said Trump regretted he was unable to attend the online ... Read More »

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Asia Today: India virus surge continues in New Delhi

By The Associated Press on November 14th, 2020

NEW DELHI – India’s overall tally of new coronavirus cases remained steady on Saturday, but officials were watching a surge of cases in the capital that comes as people socialize during the festival season. India’s Health Ministry reported 44,684 new positive cases in the past 24 hours and 520 deaths. Of those, 7,802 new cases ... Read More »

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Trump skips Southeast Asia summit for third year in a row

By The Associated Press on November 14th, 2020

HANOI, Vietnam – President Donald Trump skipped a summit with his Southeast Asian counterparts for the third year in a row on Saturday, with rival China set to expand its influence with a massive free trade deal in the region. National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien said Trump regretted he was unable to attend the online ... Read More »

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