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Top Chinese official admits vaccines have low effectiveness

Top Chinese official admits vaccines have low effectiveness

BEIJING — China’s top disease control official, in a rare acknowledgement, said current vaccines offer low protection against the coronavirus and mixing them is among strategies being considered to boost their effectiveness.
Iran calls Natanz atomic site blackout 'nuclear terrorism'

Iran calls Natanz atomic site blackout 'nuclear terrorism'

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran on Sunday described a blackout at its underground Natanz atomic facility an act of “nuclear terrorism,” raising regional tensions as world powers and Tehran continue to negotiate over its tattered nuclear deal.
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: Outlook survey The Bank of Canada will release its business outlook survey and Canadian survey of consumer expectations on Monday.
Increased office vacancies offer chance for growing companies to expand

Increased office vacancies offer chance for growing companies to expand

TORONTO — When COVID-19 began spreading across Canada, the newly formed Broken Heart Love Affair creative agency had set up in a Toronto lightbulb plant-turned office building originally built in 1908.
IMF: Vaccine inequity threatens Mideast's economic recovery

IMF: Vaccine inequity threatens Mideast's economic recovery

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Middle East economies are recovering from the coronavirus pandemic faster than anticipated, largely due to the acceleration of mass inoculation campaigns and an increase in oil prices.
Migrant farm worker vaccine pilot begins as Ontario reports 3,813 new COVID-19 cases

Migrant farm worker vaccine pilot begins as Ontario reports 3,813 new COVID-19 cases

TORONTO — An Ontario pilot project offering COVID-19 vaccines to migrant farm workers got underway on Saturday at Toronto's international airport.

After Amazon: Labor tries to regroup in wake of Alabama loss

WASHINGTON — Despite the strongest public support and the most sympathetic president in years, the American labour movement just suffered a stinging defeat -- again.

John Naisbitt, author of bestseller 'Megatrends,' dies at 92

BERLIN — The American author John Naisbitt, whose 1982 bestselling book “Megatrends” was published in dozens of countries, has died at 92, the Austrian news agency APA has reported.
Alibaba fined $2.8 billion on competition charge in China

Alibaba fined $2.8 billion on competition charge in China

BEIJING — Alibaba Group, the world’s biggest e-commerce company, was fined 18.3 billion yuan ($2.
Redline Communications gets $14 million in federal funding for industrial 5G project

Redline Communications gets $14 million in federal funding for industrial 5G project

MARKHAM, Ont. — Redline Communications will receive $14 million in federal funds to design high-speed wireless equipment for use in the mining, utilities and oil and gas sectors.