The world just celebrated the 75th anniversary of the D-day landings. But in the lifetimes of those who survived the Second World War, anti-Semitism is again a threat to Jews in Germany.
On Sunday, more than a quarter of Hong Kong’s residents, or about 2 million people, were out on the streets to defend the territory’s much-cherished rule of law. It was the third protest in eight days against a proposed extradition treaty sought by China. The color was made popular in December when churchgoers in Hong Kong wore black over two Sundays in solidarity with fellow Christians in the mainland suffering a government crackdown on religion.
Georgia is constantly on Bryan McBrien’s mind these days, as he wonders how long he can continue to run his business here. A greensman, Mr. McBrien grows, creates, and delivers backdrop greenery for TV shows and movies. Just over a decade after Republican lawmakers began offering a simple and transferable tax credit to movie production companies, the industry has grown by 4,000% into a $9.5 billion juggernaut.
U.S. businesses are imploring President Donald Trump not to expand his tariffs to $300 billion US in goods from China that have so far been spared in his trade war with Beijing.
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Egypt’s state TV says the country’s ousted President Mohammed Morsi has collapsed during a court session and died.
Trains and trucks hauling pipes for the proposed project have been visible for several weeks in Alberta and B.C., although the timing of the delivery and the federal government’s pending decision seem to be a coincidence.
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GMP Capital Inc. has signed a deal to sell the bulk of its capital markets business to Stifel Financial Corp. in a deal worth roughly $70 million.
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The art auction house is bought by French telecoms billionaire Patrick Drahi.
Billionaire entrepreneur and art collector Patrick Drahi is taking auction house Sotheby’s private in a deal valued at $3.7 billion.
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The handful of market stalls lining the narrow concrete path that serves as the island’s main artery offer the usual assortment of goods found across rural Cambodia: cheap noodles, stacks of Coca-Cola bottles, fake soccer jerseys, household cleaning products – and the plastic bags to carry them home. Littering the floor between piles of squeezed sugarcane and empty clam shells is an ocean of plastic wrappers, bottles, cups, straws, and empty bags. Just a five minute boat ride from mainland Cambodia, Koh Sdach is surrounded by clear blue waters that have sustained fishing communities for generations.