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  • Saudi cables suggest money links with media Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 5:06 PM ET

    BEIRUT— A financially troubled Lebanese TV network received a $2 million Saudi bailout in return for adopting a pro- Riyadh editorial policy. Many of the cables were linked to the growing rivalry between Sunni Saudi Arabia and mostly Shiite Iran over influence in the region and point to Lebanon, an ethnically and religiously diverse nation with a vibrant press,...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, June 23- The Canadian province of Alberta, the largest source of U.S. oil imports, is considering splitting its energy regulator to avoid a potential conflict with its role as promoter of the oil and gas industry, a spokeswoman for the premier said on Tuesday. Notley's left-wing New Democratic Party, which last month ended 44 years of Conservative...

  • Burcon reports 4Q loss Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 4:21 PM ET

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia _ Burcon Nutrascience Corp. on Tuesday reported a loss of $1.3 million in its fiscal fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Vancouver, British Columbia- based company said it had a loss of 4 cents. Keywords: Burcon Nutrascience, Earnings Report.

  • They had risen 8 percent before the market opened after BlackBerry reported first-quarter results that showed a more than 150 percent rise in software and licensing revenues to $137 million. "When the headline hits, you say' wow they really blew out that software number, good for them, they're starting to get some traction'," said BGC Partners analyst Colin Gillis.

  • Philippe Couillard said in an interview Tuesday with The Associated Press that if Quebec is simply a "transit place" for TransCanada's proposed $12 billion Energy East project, he doesn't see much benefit. Canada is looking for ways to export its growing oil sands production, but the Obama administration has delayed a decision on TransCanada's proposed...

  • WATERLOO, Ontario, June 23- BlackBerry Ltd shares fell on Tuesday on uncertainty about what drove growth in the company's crucial software segment in the first quarter. BlackBerry said two licensing deals, with Cisco Systems Inc and a second, unnamed company, made "significant contributions," but did not disclose the terms. "When the headline hits, you say' wow they...

  • WATERLOO, Ontario, June 23- BlackBerry Ltd said on Tuesday its turnaround gained traction as sales at its crucial software segment rose in the first quarter and its broader revenue slide began to ease, sending its shares up 4.3 percent. Separately, BlackBerry announced a long-term patent cross-licensing agreement with Cisco Systems Inc that covers their...

  • TORONTO, June 23- BlackBerry Ltd said on Tuesday its revenue slide began to ease and its turnaround gained traction as revenue from its crucial software segment rose in the first quarter, sending its shares soaring 8.6 percent. Quarterly revenue totaled $658 million in the quarter, slightly lower than the prior period, but software revenue more than doubled...

  • Rocksteady Studios proved with 2009' s "Batman: Arkham Asylum" that a video game inspired by superhero mythology could be an impeccably cerebral affair, not just another name association money grab. In Rocksteady's final take on the Caped Crusader, "Batman: Arkham Knight", the developer has again expanded its virtual Gotham, injected a playable Batmobile and...

  • BlackBerry misses Street 1Q Street forecasts Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 7:12 AM ET

    NEW YORK— BlackBerry Ltd. reported worse-than-expected first-quarter financial results as phone sales continued their long slide, but software revenue increased as the company turns its focus away from hardware. The results fell short of Wall Street expectations, with the average estimate of 15 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research expecting a...

  • VANCOUVER, June 23- The global gold mining industry is showing signs of life as merger activity picks up and industry veterans set up new companies and hunt for projects, taking advantage of weak prices to lay the groundwork for a rebound. In the first quarter, Paris- based asset manager Carmignac Gestion bought 11.65 million shares of Goldcorp, the highest valued...

  • OTTAWA, June 22- Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd said on Monday it is cooperating with a new federal safety investigation, after a media report raised allegations that it failed to apply adequate brakes when parking a train carrying flammable oil on a mountain slope in British Columbia. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported that the department's...

  • OTTAWA, June 22- If Canada's Liberal Party wins the October general election it will create a special cabinet committee to oversee damaged relations with the United States, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau said on Monday. Trudeau, whose Liberals are in third place in most opinion polls, blamed Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper for souring ties with...

  • OTTAWA/ MONTREAL, June 22- The Canadian government on Monday charged the Montreal Maine& Atlantic Canada Railway Ltd, its affiliate and eight people with violating federal railway safety and environmental laws in connection with a 2013 oil train crash that killed 47 people and flattened the heart of the Quebec village of Lac-Megantic. Canada's transport...

  • OTTAWA, June 22- Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd said on Monday that it is cooperating with a new federal safety investigation, following allegations raised in a media report that it parked a train carrying dangerous goods on a mountain slope in the western Canadian province of British Columbia, without applying adequate brakes. The department's search warrant...

  • OTTAWA, June 22- Charges were brought on Monday in connection with the 2013 oil train crash that killed 47 people and flattened the heart of the Quebec village of Lac-Megantic, the Canadian government said. Montreal Maine& Atlantic Canada Railway Ltd and its affiliate, the Montreal Maine& Atlantic Canada Co., along with Robert Grindrod, chief executive officer of...

  • OTTAWA, June 22- If Canada's Liberal Party wins the October general election it will create a special cabinet committee to oversee and manage damaged relations with the United States, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau said on Monday. Trudeau, whose Liberals are in third place in most opinion polls, blamed Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper for souring...

  • New charges brought in 2013 Quebec railway disaster Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | 12:02 PM ET

    TORONTO— The Canadian government filed new charges Monday in the runaway oil train explosion that killed 47 people in Quebec two years ago. Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway, the defunct railway at the heart of the disaster, was also charged. Transport Canada spokeswoman Mélany Gauvin said the companies could be fined up to $1 million, and individuals could...

  • OTTAWA, June 22- Charges were brought on Monday in connection with the 2013 oil train crash that killed 47 people and flattened the heart of the Quebec village of Lac-Megantic, the Canadian government said. The disaster occurred in July 2013 after a single engineer parked his train for the night on a main line uphill from the small town of Lac-Megantic.

  • LONDON, June 22- North America's power grids set new records for reliability in 2014 despite being tested by extreme cold during the polar vortex and rising concerns about physical and cyber attacks on the network. But on most measures, electricity networks across the United States and Canada are becoming more reliable as a result of increased investment and...