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UK's Prince Charles visits Ukrainian refugees in Romania

UK's Prince Charles visits Ukrainian refugees in Romania

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Britain's Prince Charles traveled to Romania's capital Wednesday to visit refugees, mostly women and children, from Russia’s war in Ukraine who have found safety in the neighboring Eastern European country.
BMO reports profit up as loan growth continues, expenses also creep higher

BMO reports profit up as loan growth continues, expenses also creep higher

TORONTO — BMO Financial Group said Wednesday that loan growth remained strong in the second quarter as businesses kept investing and residential mortgages were up, but that it is also ramping up its risk assessments as economic pressures including in
Fed officials signal rates may head to 'restrictive' levels

Fed officials signal rates may head to 'restrictive' levels

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials agreed when they met earlier this month that they might have to raise interest rates to levels that would weaken the economy as part of their drive to curb inflation, which has reached a four-decade high.
After digital asset crash, Canadian crypto companies look to the future

After digital asset crash, Canadian crypto companies look to the future

TORONTO — The digital asset industry has seen nearly US$2 trillion in market value wiped out over the last several months — a staggering US$300 billion during the week of May 9 alone — but some crypto watchers see this moment as an opportunity for th
'Elvis' makes a splash at Cannes Film Festival premiere

'Elvis' makes a splash at Cannes Film Festival premiere

CANNES, France (AP) — Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis” brought hip-shaking swagger to the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday, debuting a grand and glitzy portrait of the Memphis rock ‘n’ roll legend on the French Riviera.
Turkey demands 'concrete steps' to back Nordics' NATO bids

Turkey demands 'concrete steps' to back Nordics' NATO bids

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A senior Turkish official insisted after talks with Swedish and Finnish officials Wednesday that Turkey would not agree to the two Nordic countries joining NATO unless specific steps are taken to address Ankara's objections.
Depp retakes witness stand, calls Heard's allegations insane

Depp retakes witness stand, calls Heard's allegations insane

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Johnny Depp called his ex-wife's accusations of sexual and physical abuse “insane” Wednesday as he returned to the witness stand in his libel suit against Amber Heard.
UK's Johnson faulted for lockdown parties but won't quit

UK's Johnson faulted for lockdown parties but won't quit

LONDON (AP) — An investigative report released Wednesday blamed British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and other senior leaders for allowing boozy government parties that broke the U.K.
Two years after Floyd murder, racial trauma permeates US

Two years after Floyd murder, racial trauma permeates US

Black Men Heal co-founder Zakia Williams was deeply moved as she watched a young Black man become emotional while speaking about the mental health toll the past few years have taken on him.
Twitter shareholders to meet amid Elon Musk's takeover drama

Twitter shareholders to meet amid Elon Musk's takeover drama

Twitter's regularly scheduled shareholder meeting Wednesday won't include a vote on Tesla billionaire Elon Musk’s $44 billion bid for the social platform. That vote will take place at a yet-undetermined date in the future.