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De-Arching: McDonald's to sell Russia business, exit country

De-Arching: McDonald's to sell Russia business, exit country

McDonald's is closing its doors in Russia, ending an era of optimism and increasing the country's isolation over its war in Ukraine . The Chicago burger giant confirmed Monday that it is selling its 850 restaurants in Russia.
Passenger, cargo trains collide in Spain; 1 killed, 85 hurt

Passenger, cargo trains collide in Spain; 1 killed, 85 hurt

MADRID (AP) — A cargo train smashed into a rush-hour passenger train in Catalonia on Monday, killing an engineer and injuring 85 people, Spanish authorities and the regional rail company said.
Statistics Canada says higher prices lift manufacturing and wholesale sales higher

Statistics Canada says higher prices lift manufacturing and wholesale sales higher

OTTAWA — Canadian manufacturing sales and wholesale trade figures climbed higher in March, but the gains came due to higher prices. Statistics Canada said Monday manufacturing sales rose 2.5 per cent to $70.
CREA reports home sales down in April as mortgage rates rise

CREA reports home sales down in April as mortgage rates rise

Increasing mortgage rates slowed home sales in April from the frenzied pace they started the year at, the Canadian Real Estate Association said Monday. The association found the number of homes sold dropped by 25.
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. reports annual rate of housing starts rose in April

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. reports annual rate of housing starts rose in April

OTTAWA — Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the annual pace of new home construction in April rose eight per cent compared with March.
Small wins buoy Ukraine; West says Russians losing momentum

Small wins buoy Ukraine; West says Russians losing momentum

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Almost three months after Russia shocked the world by invading Ukraine, its military faces a bogged-down war, the prospect of a bigger NATO, and an opponent buoyed Sunday by wins on and off the battlefield.
Finland, Sweden inch closer to seeking NATO membership

Finland, Sweden inch closer to seeking NATO membership

BERLIN (AP) — Finland's government declared a “new era” is underway as it inches closer to seeking NATO membership, hours before Sweden's governing party on Sunday backed a plan to join the trans-Atlantic alliance amid Russia's war in Ukraine .
Nova Scotia Labour Department investigating worker death at Michelin tire plant

Nova Scotia Labour Department investigating worker death at Michelin tire plant

HALIFAX — A workplace death investigation is underway following a fatality last week at a Michelin tire plant in Nova Scotia.
Blow for Scholz as conservatives win key German state vote

Blow for Scholz as conservatives win key German state vote

BERLIN (AP) — Exit polls suggest that voters backed the incumbent conservative governor and dealt a blow to Chancellor Olaf Scholz's Social Democrats in Germany’s most populous state Sunday. Figures released after voting ended at 6 p.m.
‘Doctor Strange 2’ keeps hold on top spot in 2nd weekend

‘Doctor Strange 2’ keeps hold on top spot in 2nd weekend

“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” stayed on top of the box office charts during its second weekend in theaters, earning an additional $61 million from North American theaters, according to studio estimates Sunday.