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Ecuador stops waiving visas for Chinese nationals because of an increase in irregular migration

Ecuador stops waiving visas for Chinese nationals because of an increase in irregular migration

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador on Tuesday announced the suspension of an agreement with China that had waived visas for Chinese citizens traveling to the South American country, citing a “worrying” increase in irregular migration.
Anouk Aimée, the radiant French star of 'A Man and a Woman' and 'La Dolce Vita,' dies at 92

Anouk Aimée, the radiant French star of 'A Man and a Woman' and 'La Dolce Vita,' dies at 92

PARIS (AP) — Anouk Aimée, the radiant French star and dark-eyed beauty of classic films including Federico Fellini's “La Dolce Vita" and Claude Lelouch's “A Man and a Woman,” has died. She was 92.
Jesse Plemons is ready for the ride

Jesse Plemons is ready for the ride

CANNES, France (AP) — Jesse Plemons was flattered to be approached by Yorgos Lanthimos about starring in “Kinds of Kindness,” but he wasn’t sure which version of himself the director wanted.
Federal banking regulator OSFI keeps domestic stability buffer on hold at 3.5%

Federal banking regulator OSFI keeps domestic stability buffer on hold at 3.5%

OTTAWA — The federal banking regulator is keeping its domestic stability buffer on hold as it says financial system vulnerabilities remain elevated but stable, while near-term risks continue to be low despite some recent increase.
Ralph Lauren goes with basic blue jeans for Team USA's opening Olympic ceremony uniforms

Ralph Lauren goes with basic blue jeans for Team USA's opening Olympic ceremony uniforms

NEW YORK (AP) — When Team USA walks with the world’s athletes at the Paris Olympics' opening ceremony, they’ll be doing so in snappy tailored navy blazers from Ralph Lauren — and blue jeans. Just regular, everyday denim blue jeans.
Cruise ship with Broadway stars to steam off to Mexico in spring 2025

Cruise ship with Broadway stars to steam off to Mexico in spring 2025

NEW YORK (AP) — A cruise ship with some of Broadway's biggest names — including Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti and Emmy-winner Wayne Brady — will sail from Florida to Mexico next spring.
StatCan updates CPI basket to increase food weighting in inflation calculation

StatCan updates CPI basket to increase food weighting in inflation calculation

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada is updating the basket of goods it uses to measure inflation to increase the importance of food in the calculation as Canadians spend more on groceries and dining out.
Jazz, justice and Juneteenth: Wynton Marsalis and Bryan Stevenson join forces to honor Black protest

Jazz, justice and Juneteenth: Wynton Marsalis and Bryan Stevenson join forces to honor Black protest

NEW YORK (AP) — Black music traditions such as jazz are central to celebrations of Juneteenth, says civil rights lawyer and jazz pianist Bryan Stevenson.
Post Malone and Doja Cat to headline Global Citizen Festival to mobilize young people

Post Malone and Doja Cat to headline Global Citizen Festival to mobilize young people

NEW YORK (AP) — Post Malone and Doja Cat, two of pop music’s biggest stars, will headline this year’s Global Citizen Festival in New York’s Central Park on Sept.
You don't have to live in the tropics to grow peanuts

You don't have to live in the tropics to grow peanuts

Peanuts are generally grown in southern climes. Most come from China, India, Nigeria and the southern U.S., which all fall squarely in climates in or similar to USDA hardiness zones 8-11 .