January 24th, 2022

Business

Giuliani associate gets year in prison in foreign donor case

By Larry Neumeister, The Associated Press on January 21st, 2022

NEW YORK (AP) – A Florida man who helped Rudy Giuliani seek damaging information against Joe Biden in Ukraine faced was sentenced to a year and a day in prison and a $10,000 fine Friday in an unrelated campaign finance case. Igor Fruman pleaded guilty in September to a single charge of solicitation of a ... Read More »

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Canadian cattle producers desperate as feed shortage reaches crisis levels

By The Canadian Press on January 21st, 2022

CALGARY – Some Alberta cattle producers say they will run out of food for their animals this weekend, as train delays and the impacts of last summer’s drought combine to create a crisis situation on the Prairies. The Alberta Cattle Feeders Association says several large feedlots, housing anywhere from 20,000 to 40,000 head of cattle, ... Read More »

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‘SNL’ comics Jost, Davidson buy Staten Island Ferry boat

By Karen Matthews, The Associated Press on January 21st, 2022

NEW YORK (AP) – “Saturday Night Live” comics Colin Jost and Pete Davidson have purchased a decommissioned Staten Island Ferry boat for $280,100 with plans to turn it into New York’s hottest club. Jost and Davidson teamed up with comedy club owner Paul Italia on Wednesday’s winning bid for the John F. Kennedy, a 277-foot ... Read More »

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Yemeni rebels say Saudi-led airstrike on prison killed 70

By Jon Gambrell And Maad Al-zikry, The Associated Press on January 21st, 2022

SANAA, Yemen (AP) – A Saudi-led airstrike targeting a prison run by Yemen’s Houthi rebels killed at least 70 detainees and wounded dozens on Friday, a rebel minister said. The strike was part of a pounding aerial offensive that hours earlier saw another airstrike take the Arab world’s poorest country off the internet. The intense ... Read More »

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Yemeni rebel minister: Saudi airstrike on prison killed 70

By Jon Gambrell, The Associated Press on January 21st, 2022

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – The health minister in the rebel government set up by Yemen’s Houthi rebels says the airstrike on a rebel-run detention facility in the country’s north early on Friday killed at least 70 detainees. The minister, Taha al-Motawakel, told The Associated Press in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, also held by ... Read More »

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S&P/TSX composite down as energy sector posts losses, U.S. stock markets mixed

By The Canadian Press on January 21st, 2022

Canada’s main stock index slid in late-morning trading, dragged down by losses in the energy and base metal sectors, while U.S. stock markets were mixed. The S&P/TSX composite index was down 185.64 points at 20,872.54. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 86.65 points at 34,802.04. The S&P 500 index edged down ... Read More »

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Federal program to rapidly build homes goes past target, again

By The Canadian Press on January 21st, 2022

OTTAWA – A federal program aimed at quickly creating new affordable housing units has once again surpassed its goal. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the rapid-housing program has now created more than 10,000 units over two rounds of funding. In its first round, the Liberals put $1 billion into the program, which helps cities and ... Read More »

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Retail sales climbed 0.7 per cent in November to $58.1B, Statistics Canada says

By The Canadian Press on January 21st, 2022

OTTAWA – Statistics Canada says Canadian retail sales were up 0.7 per cent to $58.1 billion in November amid higher sales at gas stations and building materials stores. The agency says sales in November climbed in six of 11 subsectors, representing nearly 63.8 per cent of retail trade. It adds that severe flooding in British ... Read More »

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Red Cross: Yemen prison airstrike killed, injured over 100

By Jon Gambrell, The Associated Press on January 21st, 2022

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – A Saudi-led airstrike targeting a prison run by Yemen’s Houthi rebels killed and injured over 100 detainees on Friday, the International Committee of the Red Cross said, part of a pounding aerial offensive that also took the Arab world’s poorest country off the internet. Basheer Omar, an ICRC spokesperson ... Read More »

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Chevron, Total exit Myanmar over deteriorating human rights

By Lori Hinnant, The Associated Press on January 21st, 2022

PARIS (AP) – TotalEnergies and Chevron, two of the world’s largest energy conglomerates, said Friday they were stopping all operations in Myanmar, citing rampant human rights abuses and deteriorating rule of law since the country’s military overthrew the government. The announcement came just a day after the French company called for international sanctions targeting the ... Read More »

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Chevron, Total exit Myanmar over deteriorating conditions

By Lori Hinnant, The Associated Press on January 21st, 2022

PARIS (AP) – TotalEnergies, one of the world’s largest energy conglomerates, said Friday it was stopping all operations in Myanmar, citing rampant human rights abuses and deteriorating rule of law since the country’s military overthrew the government. Chevon also said it was planning an exit. The announcement came just a day after the French company ... Read More »

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