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In Greece, artists’ strike closes theaters, music schools

In Greece, artists’ strike closes theaters, music schools

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Performing artists and art students ‒ some banging drums, playing trumpets and dressed in clown outfits ‒ gathered outside Greece’s parliament Thursday during a strike that closed theaters, halted TV shoots and disrupted art sch
Iranian film director goes on hunger strike in prison

Iranian film director goes on hunger strike in prison

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian director who was arrested last summer, weeks before his latest film was released to widespread acclaim, has gone on hunger strike to protest his continued detention amid more than four months of anti-gove
Rogers Q4 earnings of $508M boosted by roaming, sports revenue

Rogers Q4 earnings of $508M boosted by roaming, sports revenue

TORONTO — Rogers Communications Inc.
Review: '80 for Brady' is a sports film fumble for the ages

Review: '80 for Brady' is a sports film fumble for the ages

Tom Brady has officially — and finally, he insists — retired from the National Football League. Based on his new movie “80 For Brady,” it's also time that he immediately retire from filmmaking.
Kim Petras talks religion, trans community ahead of Grammys

Kim Petras talks religion, trans community ahead of Grammys

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For Kim Petras, 2022 was a big year: The German singer-songwriter received her first Grammy nomination , made her acting debut with the HBO series “Los Espookys” and released a single with acclaimed pop music producer Max Martin.
What’s new for Medicare in 2023?

What’s new for Medicare in 2023?

A new year means changes to Medicare, including updated premiums and deductibles and sometimes big policy moves.
BCE reports Q4 profit down from year earlier, raises dividend

BCE reports Q4 profit down from year earlier, raises dividend

MONTREAL — BCE Inc. reported its fourth-quarter profit fell compared with a year ago and in its outlook for 2023 said it expected its adjusted earnings per share for the full year will be down compared with 2022.
New opera by Haitian-Canadian composer puts Black performers, stories in spotlight

New opera by Haitian-Canadian composer puts Black performers, stories in spotlight

MONTREAL — When the opera "La Flambeau" premieres next week in Montreal, Black performers will be front and centre in an artistic medium where they have historically been under-represented.
House post returning to First Nation after 138 years, and decades in Harvard storage

House post returning to First Nation after 138 years, and decades in Harvard storage

VANCOUVER — In the 138 years since an Indigenous house post was chopped down and ordered burned by missionaries, it was sold under duress, damaged and displayed as a historic oddity, donated to a museum, then packed away in storage for decades.
Australia is removing British monarchy from its bank notes

Australia is removing British monarchy from its bank notes

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia is removing the British monarchy from its bank notes. The nation's central bank said Thursday its new $5 bill would feature an Indigenous design rather than an image of King Charles III.
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