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Two Mississauga men charged with fraud by RCMP

OTTAWA — The RCMP has charged two men with fraudulently borrowing more than $1.1 million from their personal contacts. The police allege Wajid Ali Khan and Nadeem Imtiaz Ahmed of Mississauga, Ont.
Roads blocked in Catalonia to protest ex-leader's detention

Roads blocked in Catalonia to protest ex-leader's detention

MADRID — Demonstrators angered by the detention of former leader Carles Puigdemont blocked highways across Catalonia and roads in central Barcelona on Tuesday, as the separatist politician remained in a German jail pending a decision on Spain's extra
How Facebook was able to siphon off phone call and text logs

How Facebook was able to siphon off phone call and text logs

The news that Facebook's Android app has been collecting call and text histories is yet another black eye for the social media giant.
US home prices post 6.2 per cent annual gain in January

US home prices post 6.2 per cent annual gain in January

WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices posted another big gain in January, pushed higher by a shortage of homes for sale. Standard & Poor's said Tuesday that its S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home price index climbed 6.
New cars are quickly getting self-driving safety features

New cars are quickly getting self-driving safety features

DETROIT — Autonomous vehicles get all the headlines, but automakers are gradually adding advanced electronic safety features to human-driven cars as they step toward a world of self-driving vehicles.

Novartis sells joint venture stake to GSK for $13 billion

GENEVA — Swiss pharmaceutical firm Novartis is selling its stake in a consumer health care joint venture with GlaxoSmithKline to the British company for $13 billion. The joint venture was formed in 2015 and Novartis holds a 36.5- per cent stake.
Wynn Resorts hearing may include alleged misconduct evidence

Wynn Resorts hearing may include alleged misconduct evidence

LAS VEGAS — Lawyers for the casino mogul's ex-wife say they have evidence of Steve Wynn's pattern of reckless behaviour and mismanagement of Las Vegas-based Wynn Resorts and will present it during a hearing scheduled to begin Tuesday in state court i
Malaysia's push to outlaw fake news, jail offenders decried

Malaysia's push to outlaw fake news, jail offenders decried

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia's government proposed new legislation Monday to outlaw fake news and punish offenders with a 10-year jail sentence, a move slammed as an attempt to silence dissent ahead of a general election.
US stocks rally; Dow surges 669, clawing back lost ground

US stocks rally; Dow surges 669, clawing back lost ground

News that the U.S. and China are open to negotiating to avert a trade war put investors in a buying mood Monday, giving the market its best day in more than two years and erasing about half of its huge losses last week.

Energy and materials boost Toronto market, U.S. stocks surge higher

Canada's main stock index saw mild gains Monday while U.S. markets surged higher as worries of a trade war with China eased.