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Tesla Inc showed signs of divergent strategies in the world's two biggest automotive markets, raising prices to boost profit margins in the United States while keeping prices steady in China and hoping to grow sales there. Tesla raised prices for the most affordable versions of Model 3 and Model Y about a dozen times this year in the United States, according to data tracked by Reuters. At the same time, Tesla recently introduced an affordable Model Y version in China, where it refrained from price hikes.
BERLIN (AP) — A German woman who traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State group and whose husband bought a Yazidi woman as a slave has been charged with membership in a terror group and being an accessory to a crime against humanity, German prosecutors said Wednesday. The indictment of Leonora M., whose full name wasn't released because of local privacy rules, is the latest in a string of cases in Germany involving women who went to the area held by IS and were involved in holding women captu
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader on Wednesday called the U.S. “stubborn” in stalled nuclear talks in Vienna for discussing Tehran’s missiles and regional influence. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s remarks come as his hard-line protege, President-elect Ebrahim Raisi, is posed to be sworn in next week as the head of the country’s civilian government and as talks on reviving the deal remain stalled in Vienna. While Raisi has said he wants to return to the accord, which saw Iran lim
Walmart-owned Flipkart has asked India's Supreme Court to restrain the country's antitrust body after it asked sensitive questions in what the firm called an "invasive" investigation of its e-commerce operations. The request, in a court filing more than 700 pages long that has not been made public, illustrates the e-commerce giant's level of concern over the investigation, which has prompted public spats between U.S firms and the Indian government. In its investigation, which includes Amazon.com Inc, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) sought a list of Flipkart's top sellers, online discounts and pacts with smartphone makers, among 32 questions it asked on July 15.
WARNING: This story contains distressing details The Lac La Ronge Indian Band has become the latest First Nation in Saskatchewan to begin searching for unmarked graves associated with a local residential school site. "We have a lot of work ahead of us," Chief Tammy Cook-Searson said. The band launched its search efforts on Saturday using ground-penetrating radar equipment at an old cemetery site west of downtown La Ronge, Sask., located approximately 375 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon. Lac La
China's Ministry of Education said on Wednesday that it had begun implementing a campaign to stop paid after-school tutoring services provided by teachers working for public primary and middle schools. China issued sweeping rules last week that bar for-profit after-school tutoring in core school subjects, in an effort to boost the birth rate by lowering family living costs. The new rules threaten to decimate China's $120 billion private tutoring industry and triggered a heavy selloff in shares of tutoring companies traded in Hong Kong and New York, including New Oriental Education & Technology Group and Koolearn Technology Holding Ltd.
The slow speed movement is not catching on in Nelson. The exploration of reducing the speed limit in Nelson across its road network was recently evaluated by city staff in a community consultation Thought Exchange, part of the Active Transportation Implementation Plan, and delivered to city council Tuesday night at its committee-of-the-whole meeting. Although it was proposed to drop the city-wide speed limit from 40 kilometres per hour to 30 — research has shown that a pedestrian struck at 30 km
Matt Beal has a family, a farm and a full-time job, so in what little spare time he has, he volunteers as the manager of the Tantramar Grasslands Co-operative Limited, looking after an 1800 acre community pasture just outside of Sackville. The Beal family has been involved for four generations, doing their part to further the beef industry in New Brunswick. "My great grandfather Reg was one of the founding board members." said Beal. "Since then my grandfather has been involved, my mum and dad ha
Looking for something to do this August long weekend? Check this list to see what will be open for business, and what's closing down for Monday, Aug. 2, also known as Colonel By Day. Shopping malls The Rideau Centre will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The ByWard Market will be open, but some businesses may be closed. Bayshore Shopping Centre will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. St. Laurent Shopping Centre will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Place d'Orléans will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. T
The Quebec government is abandoning a pilot project that was expected to allow some adults with disabilities to move out of CHSLDs, after it says a key activist pushing for the project shot down its proposed plans. Last summer, after going through what he thought were the proper channels to get the government to take action, Jonathan Marchand spent five days and five nights in a makeshift cage in front of the National Assembly to demand that those who are not elderly be allowed to move out of lo
KABUL (Reuters) -China told a visiting Taliban delegation on Wednesday it expected the insurgent group to play an important role in ending Afghanistan's war and rebuilding the country, the Chinese foreign ministry said. Nine Taliban representatives met Foreign Minister Wang Yi in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin on a two-day visit during which the peace process and security issues were discussed, a Taliban spokesperson said. Wang said the Taliban is expected to "play an important role in the process of peaceful reconciliation and reconstruction in Afghanistan", according to a readout of the meeting from the foreign ministry.
P.E.I. health officials are allowing drop-in, last-minute appointments for COVID-19 vaccines, after 2 p.m. at vaccination clinics The Gold Cup parade and Old Home Week will return this August, although in a scaled-down format that follows COVID-19 guidelines. Anne was absent from Green Gables last year due to pandemic restrictions, but she is back this year with a brand new tour. The Upper Room soup kitchen in Charlottetown began offering takeout during the pandemic, and it was so popular it is
Student biologists are combing the grasslands of Gatineau Park to tally sightings of two species of threatened ground-nesting birds, the Bobolink and Eastern Meadowlark, which could protect the land from redevelopment. Environment Canada labelled the Bobolink "threatened" in 2010, which is one step short of endangered. The Eastern Meadowlark was listed as threatened one year later. Grassland bird populations in Canada have declined by nearly 60 per cent since the 1970s, according to a recent Env
OTTAWA — Canada's labour minister was told earlier this year that efforts to provide free tampons and pads in federally regulated workplaces could cost employers more than $1 million annually to become a reality. The March briefing note to Filomena Tassi estimated the annual employer costs would likely be $1.17 million to provide free tampons and pads, based on an annual, per-employee cost of almost $60 and assuming a 50-per-cent take-up rate. A 100-per-cent take-up rate would put the cost close
Recent developments: Ottawa reported eight more COVID-19 cases Wednesday. Province to run hospitals at 115% capacity to clear pandemic surgical backlog. Health units ramp up efforts to vaccinate youth before school starts. What's the latest? Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported eight more COVID-19 cases Wednesday and zero new deaths. Ontario reported 158 new cases of COVID-19 and four deaths. At a briefing on Wednesday afternoon, the Ontario government said it plans to boost the operating capacit
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NAIROBI (Reuters) -Ethiopia's Somali region said on Wednesday a vital road and rail trade route linking the landlocked capital of Addis Ababa to the sea port of Djibouti was blocked by youths angered by a deadly militia attack on their region. Around 95% of imports into the nation of around 110 million people are transported via that corridor, according to a 2018 study by the U.N. Conference on Trade and Development. The Ethiopian prime minister's office and authorities in Djibouti could not immediately be reached for comment.
Four transportation companies are vying to become the main bus carrier for the Ottawa-Gatineau-Montreal corridor. The widely coveted route has been up for grabs since Greyhound announced it would cease its Canadian operations in May — a year after it paused service due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, Montreal-based Autocar Orléans Express is licensed to carry riders between Ottawa, the Outaouais and Montreal on a temporary basis. In addition to Orléans Express, three other companies have ap
BERLIN (AP) — A German court ruled Wednesday that women can't be excluded from a traditional event in which fishermen compete to catch the biggest fish in a stream that runs through a Bavarian town. The state court in Memmingen said the group that organizes the town's Fischertag, or fishermen's day, must allow female members to participate in the climax of the annual summer event, which features people jumping into the stream with nets to catch trout. Whoever catches the biggest fish is crowned
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