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In Ukraine and internationally, scenario darkens for Russia

In Ukraine and internationally, scenario darkens for Russia

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Europe pushed to toughen its response Monday to Russia's invasion of Ukraine , with Sweden joining Finland in deciding to seek NATO membership and European Union officials working to rescue proposed sanctions against Russian oil.
Sweden ends neutrality, joins Finland in seeking NATO berth

Sweden ends neutrality, joins Finland in seeking NATO berth

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's prime minister announced Monday that Sweden will join Finland in seeking NATO membership in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a historic shift that comes after more than 200 years of military nonalignment in the Nord
CREA reports home sales down in April as mortgage rates rise

CREA reports home sales down in April as mortgage rates rise

OTTAWA — The Canadian Real Estate Association says the pace of home sales fell in April as mortgage rates moved higher. The association says the number of homes sold in April was down 25.
Statistics Canada says higher prices lifted manufacturing sales higher in March

Statistics Canada says higher prices lifted manufacturing sales higher in March

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales rose 2.5 per cent to $70.2 billion in March, helped by higher prices. The gains were led by the petroleum and coal product industry which increased 9.
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.
McDonald's to sell its Russian business, try to keep workers

McDonald's to sell its Russian business, try to keep workers

More than three decades after it became the first American fast food restaurant to open in the Soviet Union, McDonald's said Monday that it has started the process of selling its business in Russia, another symbol of the country’s increasing isolatio
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.