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The close: TSX rises with energy, materials stocks; Cogeco jumps

The close: TSX rises with energy, materials stocks; Cogeco jumps

July 10, 2017 at 11:32 pm 0 comments

TMX Group Inc. signage is seen at the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) in this file photo. (Pawel Dwulit/Bloomberg)

Canada’s main stock market rose Monday after materials and energy stocks rebounded with oil prices after days of losses.

The S&P/TSX composite …

Attack by militants kills at least six Hindu pilgrims in Kashmir

Attack by militants kills at least six Hindu pilgrims in Kashmir

July 10, 2017 at 8:22 pm 0 comments

At least six Hindu pilgrims have died in a firefight between militants and police in Kashmir during a highly sensitive religious procession.

Monday evening’s attack in the southern district of Anantnag is the deadliest against Hindu pilgrims in the majority-Muslim …

This Wimbledon fan has learned to wing it

This Wimbledon fan has learned to wing it

July 10, 2017 at 5:26 pm 0 comments

Venice Beach resident Chris Fava stands out at Wimbledon every year with his unusual costumes. (Sam Farmer / Los Angeles Times)

About 40,000 spectators attend Wimbledon each day, many dressed in similar tennis garb and for the most part indistinguishable …

Major rail disruption looms in August as stations are closed

Major rail disruption looms in August as stations are closed

July 10, 2017 at 2:23 pm 0 comments

Rail passengers have been warned of unprecedented summer disruption with major engineering works closing some of Britain’s biggest stations in August.

Commuters into London will be the most affected as Network Rail prepares to carry out work worth £133m, including …

Newspapers seek antitrust exemption to band together in fight against Google and Facebook

Newspapers seek antitrust exemption to band together in fight against Google and Facebook

July 10, 2017 at 11:34 am 0 comments

Google’s Mountain View headquarters on Jan. 24, 2016. (Kris Tripplaar / TNS)

For years, news organizations have had little recourse but to cede more distribution and advertising dollars to Facebook and Google, even agreeing to give away articles in the …

UN report makes case for women’s reservation in elected bodies

UN report makes case for women’s reservation in elected bodies

July 10, 2017 at 3:01 am 0 comments

The report was released in India today by Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman here.

Making a case for quota for women in elected bodies like Parliament, a UN report today said that reservation in Panchayati Raj Institutions has helped …

IOC balks at helping Rio with $35 million-$40 million Olympic debt

IOC balks at helping Rio with $35 million-$40 million Olympic debt

July 9, 2017 at 11:47 pm 0 comments

In this July 4, 2016 file photo, the Olympic Park of the 2016 Olympics is seen from the air, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The International Olympic Committee said on Sunday, July 9 2017, that it has declined to step …

As Mexico awaits US visit, some question point of talks

As Mexico awaits US visit, some question point of talks

July 9, 2017 at 8:15 pm 0 comments

In this Feb. 10, 2017 photo, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson smiles while greeting the media during a meeting with Japan’s Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida at the State Department in Washington. In his first weeks as… (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

MEXICO …

An artist’s heart beats bigger

An artist’s heart beats bigger

July 9, 2017 at 5:14 pm 0 comments

A mural at Thief Avenue Road in New York.

From its warehouse-sized studio space, Moss & Lam strives to make the world a prettier place, one oversized panel at a time

It is impossible to appreciate the magic of Toronto’s …

Facebook Messenger gets a bot that can help send your money across the world

Facebook Messenger gets a bot that can help send your money across the world

July 9, 2017 at 2:20 pm 0 comments

For now, the TransferWise bot’s service is available only to senders and recipients in the U.S., Canada, Australia and Europe. (AFP/Getty Images)

Sending money to a friend or relative abroad just got a little easier for users of Facebook Messenger.…