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Putin denies suggestions Russia would welcome Brexit

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia – Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied suggestions that Russia would benefit from Britain’s possible decision to leave the European Union.Britain goes to the polls on June 23 to decide whether to stay in the 28-member bloc or leave.Speaking at a meeting…

Meat Loaf released from Edmonton hospital

EDMONTON – The singer Meat Loaf has been released from hospital after collapsing near the end of a performance Thursday night in Edmonton.Jeremy Westby with Webster Public Relations said the singer was released Friday morning.Westby said Meat Loaf, who is 68, collapsed due to severe…

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Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (13,901.77, up 19.36 points):Torex Gold Resources Inc. (TSX:TXG). Miner. Down two cents, or 0.94 per cent, to $2.11 on 35.1 million shares.Penn West Petroleum Ltd. (TSX:PWT). Oil and gas. Up…

Russian track and field athletes banned from Rio Games

VIENNA – Russia’s track and field athletes will be banned from competing for their country at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after a landmark decision Friday that punished the sports powerhouse for a systematic doping system that operated “from the top down” and tainted the…

Sports

Blue Jays slugger Bautista goes on 15-day DL

BALTIMORE – Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday due to a left big toe strain.He suffered the injury in Thursday’s 13-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. He left the game in the seventh inning after colliding with…

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Chevron looks to unload more B.C. assets

CALGARY – Chevron Canada Ltd. is testing the waters for a possible sale of its non-core refining and marketing assets in Western Canada.A company spokesman said Friday that Chevron has asked for expressions of interest on the company’s 57,000-barrel-a-day Burnaby, B.C., refinery as well as…

National News

Ottawa advances $300M to Alberta for wildfire

EDMONTON – The federal government is cutting Alberta an initial cheque for about $300 million to help pay for firefighting costs and support to evacuees following the destructive wildfire in Fort McMurray.Veterans Affairs Minister and Alberta MP Kent Hehr said the advance payment from the…

World News

Prosecutor-police mistrust hangs over Baltimore trial

BALTIMORE – A cloud of tension and mistrust between Baltimore prosecutors and the city’s police department is hanging over the high-profile trial of an officer charged with murder in the death of a black prisoner whose neck was broken in a police transport van.Testimony in…