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Books on Russia, China, economic crash on short list for Lionel Gelber Prize

Books on Russia, China, economic crash on short list for Lionel Gelber Prize

TORONTO — Books that explore the emergence of a new China, the manipulative goals of authoritarian Russia, and the end of post-war democracy are on the short list for the Lionel Gelber Prize. The five titles include Elizabeth C.
Millennial Money: 5 keys to picture-perfect TV buying

Millennial Money: 5 keys to picture-perfect TV buying

Buying a TV can be thrilling, yet daunting. To maximize the exhilaration — while minimizing the uncertainty — experts say to pay attention to at least five things.
Prestigious Man Booker fiction prize loses its main sponsor

Prestigious Man Booker fiction prize loses its main sponsor

LONDON — Britain's leading literary award, the Man Booker Prize, faces uncertainty after its main financial backer announced it is ending its sponsorship after almost two decades.
Apple to fix FaceTime bug that allows eavesdropping

Apple to fix FaceTime bug that allows eavesdropping

Apple has made the group chat function in FaceTime unavailable after users said there was a bug that could allow callers to activate another user's microphone remotely.
EU urges internet giants to work harder fighting fake news

EU urges internet giants to work harder fighting fake news

LONDON — European Union authorities warned leading tech companies including Facebook, Google and Twitter on Tuesday that they need to work harder to combat fake news ahead of upcoming bloc-wide parliamentary elections.

US charges against Huawei could inflame China trade talks

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration's unveiling of criminal charges against the Chinese tech giant Huawei has complicated high-level talks set to begin Wednesday in Washington that are intended to defuse the trade war between the administration and
US charges Chinese tech giant Huawei, top executive

US charges Chinese tech giant Huawei, top executive

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department unsealed criminal charges Monday against Chinese tech giant Huawei, two of its subsidiaries and a top executive, who are accused of misleading banks about the company's business and violating U.S. sanctions.
Searchers probe deep mud from Brazil dam breach; 65 dead

Searchers probe deep mud from Brazil dam breach; 65 dead

BRUMADINHO, Brazil — Brazilian firefighters and Israeli rescue workers poked sticks into treacherous mud Monday looking for bodies as pressure mounted on the mining company responsible for a dam that burst and spilled a flood of iron ore waste.
Late rally pushes TSX higher but test comes with tech earnings reports

Late rally pushes TSX higher but test comes with tech earnings reports

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index ended Monday in positive territory but markets in North America will be tested in the coming days with earnings reports by some of the world's tech giants.
Mortgage stress tests for private lenders not under consideration, Morneau says

Mortgage stress tests for private lenders not under consideration, Morneau says

OTTAWA — Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau says he is not considering imposing stress tests on private mortgage lenders.