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TORONTO | Gurriels are 1st brothers with multiple homers on same day

TORONTO — Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and his older brother, Yuli, have become the first brothers in major league history to have multihomer games on the same day. Toronto’s Lourdes Gurriel homered in the first and fourth innings Friday night in the Blue Jays’ 11-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. He also became the first … Continue reading TORONTO | Gurriels are 1st brothers with multiple homers on same day

TORONTO | Indian star Abhishek Bachchan on a victory for gay rights

TORONTO— Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan is cheering India’s decision to strike down a ban on consensual gay sex, calling it “a wonderful step in the right direction.” India’s Supreme Court last week reversed a colonial-era law that made gay sex punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a landmark victory for gay rights that … Continue reading TORONTO | Indian star Abhishek Bachchan on a victory for gay rights

TORONTO | Alfonso Cuaron on building ‘Roma’ on childhood memories

TORONTO — Alfonso Cuaron‘s last movie, the dazzling space thriller “Gravity,” won seven Oscars and grossed more than $720 million worldwide. His new movie, “Roma,” is based on his childhood memories and was shot in black and white in the Mexico City neighborhood he grew up in. With limitless opportunities at his disposal after the … Continue reading TORONTO | Alfonso Cuaron on building ‘Roma’ on childhood memories

TORONTO | As curtain goes up in Toronto, new faces fill audiences

TORONTO — The Toronto International Film Festival prides itself on offering a diverse array of stories. This year, North America’s largest film festival is also making sure that the media that covers its films is diverse, too. Some 180 journalists and critics from underrepresented groups were granted credentials to the film festival, and many had … Continue reading TORONTO | As curtain goes up in Toronto, new faces fill audiences

TORONTO | Canada’s strong-willed foreign minister leads trade talks

TORONTO — She is many things that would seem to irritate President Donald Trump: a liberal Canadian former journalist. That makes Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland an unusual choice to lead Canada’s negotiations over a new free trade deal with a surprisingly hostile U.S. administration. Recruited into politics by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Freeland has already … Continue reading TORONTO | Canada’s strong-willed foreign minister leads trade talks

TORONTO | Canada court halts Pacific pipeline in blow to Trudeau

TORONTO — Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal on Thursday halted the contentious Trans Mountain pipeline expansion that would nearly triple the flow of oil from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific Coast — a setback that comes just as the government is buying the project. The court ordered the country’s National Energy Board to … Continue reading TORONTO | Canada court halts Pacific pipeline in blow to Trudeau

TORONTO | Court quashes Canada’s approval of pipeline

TORONTO — Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal has quashed the approval of the contentious Trans Mountain pipeline expansion that would nearly triple the flow of oil from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific Coast. Thursday’s decision means the country’s National Energy Board will have to redo its review of the pipeline. Prime Minister Justin … Continue reading TORONTO | Court quashes Canada’s approval of pipeline