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Biden boosts pandemic lending to smallest businesses

Biden boosts pandemic lending to smallest businesses

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden announced changes Monday to target more federal pandemic assistance to the nation’s smallest businesses and ventures owned by women and people of colour .
UN human rights body opens session as Myanmar concerns loom

UN human rights body opens session as Myanmar concerns loom

GENEVA — The U.N.

Boeing: 777s with engine that blew apart should be grounded

Canada's airline fleets are not affected by Boeing's recommendation to ground its 777 aircraft after a dramatic incident during a U.S. flight over the weekend, as the type of engine involved is not in use by Canadian carriers. The U.S.
Supreme Court won't halt turnover of Trump's tax records

Supreme Court won't halt turnover of Trump's tax records

WASHINGTON — In a significant defeat for former President Donald Trump, the Supreme Court on Monday declined to step in to halt the turnover of his tax records to a New York state prosecutor.
Uganda's Wine withdraws court challenge to election results

Uganda's Wine withdraws court challenge to election results

KAMPALA, Uganda — Ugandan opposition figure Bobi Wine says he will withdraw a legal petition that sought to overturn the victory of President Yoweri Museveni in last month's presidential election.
In 'Minari,' harvesting an American dream

In 'Minari,' harvesting an American dream

NEW YORK — The riverbed, more than anything else, needed to be exactly right. In Lee Isaac Chung’s Arkansas-set family drama, “Minari,” land is something more than a setting. It’s a future. It’s a dream.
Nobel laureate Olga Tokarczuk's art book hits bookstores

Nobel laureate Olga Tokarczuk's art book hits bookstores

WARSAW, Poland — The latest book by Nobel laureate Olga Tokarczuk to be translated into English is a departure for the celebrated Polish author. “The Lost Soul,” which comes out this week in the U.S.
Netflix doc to examine man behind college admissions scandal

Netflix doc to examine man behind college admissions scandal

LOS ANGELES — A Netflix documentary will use actor recreations of FBI wiretaps to tell the story of Rick Singer, the man at the centre of the college admissions scandal that sent actors Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin and and several other prominent
William says hospitalized grandfather Prince Philip is 'OK'

William says hospitalized grandfather Prince Philip is 'OK'

LONDON — Prince William said Monday that his grandfather, Prince Philip, is “OK” as the 99-year-old royal consort remains in a London hospital for rest and observation.
EU slaps sanctions on 19 more Venezuelan officials

EU slaps sanctions on 19 more Venezuelan officials

BRUSSELS — The European Union on Monday imposed sanctions on 19 more officials in Venezuela accused of undermining democracy or rights abuses in the crisis-torn South American country.