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'Milkman model' grocery service delivers brand-name goods in reusable containers

'Milkman model' grocery service delivers brand-name goods in reusable containers

TORONTO — Canada's first modern-day milkman service that delivers brand-name groceries and household goods to doorsteps in reusable packaging is set to launch in the Toronto region on Monday. Loop, an online shopping platform started by U.S.
Australian media companies admit breaching Pell gag order

Australian media companies admit breaching Pell gag order

CANBERRA, Australia — Australian media companies admitted in court Monday they breached a gag order in publishing references to Cardinal George Pell’s since-overturned convictions in 2018 for child sexual abuse.
German beer sales suffer as virus restrictions bite

German beer sales suffer as virus restrictions bite

BERLIN — Beer sales in Germany were down 5.5% last year, dragged lower by lengthy closures of bars and restaurants in the coronavirus pandemic, official data showed Monday. German-based breweries and distributors sold 8.7 billion litres (2.
Australian prime minister says Bing could replace Google

Australian prime minister says Bing could replace Google

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia's prime minister said on Monday that Microsoft is confident it can fill the void if Google carries out its threat to remove its search engine from Australia.
Germany seeks ways to give its vaccine campaign momentum

Germany seeks ways to give its vaccine campaign momentum

BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel and German state governors were planning to talk Monday with representatives of the pharmaceutical industry on ways to beef up the country's sluggish vaccination campaign.
EU: AstraZeneca to supply 9 million more vaccine doses

EU: AstraZeneca to supply 9 million more vaccine doses

BERLIN — Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has agreed to supply 9 million additional doses of its coronavirus vaccine to the European Union during the first quarter, the bloc's executive arm said Sunday.
Russia arrests over 5,000 at wide protests backing Navalny

Russia arrests over 5,000 at wide protests backing Navalny

MOSCOW — Chanting slogans against President Vladimir Putin, tens of thousands took to the streets Sunday across Russia to demand the release of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, keeping up nationwide protests that have rattled the Kremlin.
Frustration grows amid restaurateurs over lack of data linking industry to COVID-19

Frustration grows amid restaurateurs over lack of data linking industry to COVID-19

James Iranzad is still angry about what happened on New Year’s Eve. Like many B.C.
Swedish nurse wins a week of isolation, films amid pandemic

Swedish nurse wins a week of isolation, films amid pandemic

GOTEBORG, Sweden — Cinema in lockdown: Scandinavia’s largest film festival is exploring the social isolation resulting from COVID-19 by setting up a temporary cinema-for-one on a desolated island in the North Sea with the only companionship the event
Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

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

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Oilpatch earnings Investors will see financial results from some of the big names in the oilpatch this week.