Trudeau raised ‘importance’ of Northern Ireland peace deal with Johnson: High commissioner – National

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau raised the “importance” of the agreement laying out terms for peace in Northern Ireland with his U.K. counterpart at the G7 on Friday, Canada’s high commissioner said. Ralph Goodale told journalists covering the G7 leaders’ summit that Trudeau raised the matter in a meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson […]

Freeland lauds G7 deal to tax multinationals, says corporations must pay ‘fair share’ – National

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland on Saturday lauded a deal reached by the finance ministers of the Group of Seven (G7) nations to tax big multinational and back a minimum global corporate taxation rate. In a tweet earlier on Saturday, Freeland said multinational corporations “need to pay their fair share of taxes,” adding that […]

G7 countries reach deal to tax big multinationals during meeting in London – National

A group of the world’s richest nations reached a landmark deal on Saturday to close cross-border tax loopholes used by some of the world’s biggest companies. The Group of Seven said it would back a minimum global corporation tax rate of at least 15 per cent, and put in place measures to ensure taxes […]

Netanyahu rival Naftali Bennett seeks unity deal with opponents in bid to oust Israeli PM – National

The leader of a small hard-line party says he will try to form a unity government with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s opponents. Sunday’s announcement by Yamina Party leader Naftali Bennett is a key step toward ending Netanyahu’s 12-year rule. In a nationally televised news conference, Bennett said he would work to form a unity […]

2 who guarded Jeffrey Epstein on night of suicide won’t face jail time after plea deal – National

The two Bureau of Prisons workers tasked with guarding Jeffrey Epstein the night he killed himself in a New York jail have admitted they falsified records, but they will skirt any time behind bars under a deal with federal prosecutors, authorities said Friday. The prison workers, Tova Noel and Michael Thomas, were accused of […]

AT&T, Discovery to merge media assets in US$43B deal – National

AT&T, owner of HBO and Warner Bros studios, and Discovery, home to lifestyle TV networks such as HGTV and TLC, said on Monday they will combine their content assets to create a standalone global entertainment and media business. Discovery President and Chief Executive David Zaslav will lead the proposed new company, which brings together […]

Bolivia signs deal to import J&J vaccine from Canadian company, pending patent issues

A Canadian company hoping to contribute to the world’s vaccination efforts says it has reached a deal to provide 15 million doses of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine to Bolivia, but it cannot move ahead until it is allowed to actually produce it. Biolyse Pharma, an Ontario-based manufacturer, says it already has […]

U.S. denies claims from Iran of prisoner deal while U.K. officials play it down – National

The United States on Sunday immediately denied a report by Iranian state-run television that deals had been reached for the Islamic Republic to release U.S. and British prisoners in exchange for Tehran receiving billions of dollars. It wasn’t immediately clear if the report represented a move by the hard-liners running the Iranian broadcaster to […]

Russia rejects Ukraine’s call to revise 2015 peace deal as tension escalates – National

Russia’s foreign minister sternly warned Ukrainian officials Wednesday that Moscow would not accept their push to revise a peace deal for eastern Ukraine. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s comments followed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy calling Tuesday for a modification of the 2015 agreement and inviting other nations to help mediate the stalled talks on a […]

Iran starts up advanced centrifuges in nuclear deal breach

Iran’s President Hassan RouhaniIran announced Saturday it has started up advanced uranium enrichment centrifuges in a breach of its undertakings under a troubled 2015 nuclear deal, days after the start of talks on rescuing the accord. The United States had said Friday that it had offered “very serious” ideas on reviving the hobbled agreement but […]