A video showing an incident in which two London police officers were allegedly assaulted sparked condemnation from the UK's Home Secretary and the city's mayor.
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Protesters Tear Down Christopher Columbus Statue Outside Minnesota State Capitol (AFP photo)BOSTON: Statues of Christopher Columbus from Boston to Miami have been beheaded and vandalized as calls to remove sculptures commemorating colonizers and slavers sweep America on the back of anti-racism protests sparked by the death of George Floyd. Italian explorer Columbus, long hailed by school textbooks as the so-called discoverer of "The New World," is considered by many to have spurred years of genocide against indigenous groups. A statue of the navigator standing on a prominent plinth in central Boston was beheaded overnight, police said Wednesday. Almost 2,400 kilometers (1,500 miles) away in Florida, another memorial at a waterfront park in downtown Miami was defaced, with red paint sprayed
BRUSSELS: The European Union on Thursday announced plans to ease a ban on nonessential travel to the continent, with foreign students, non-EU nationals who normally live in Europe and certain highly skilled workers likely to be exempt from the coronavirus restrictions from July 1. After the virus began spreading throughout Europe in March, the EU gradually extended a ban on all nonessential travel into the 27 member countries plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland until June 15. With borders inside Europe's ID check-free travel area likely to be fully functional again by the end of June, the EU's executive arm, the European Commission, is recommending that outside borders be opened to give a much-needed boost to virus-ravaged economies and in
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Ever since the coronavirus pandemic hit us, we have been finding answers to fight it until we find a ready cure or a vaccine to prevent it. One such important discovery was the importance of the sunlight vitamin in helping us keep the virus at bay. Vitamin D is an important mineral necessary to keep our bones, teeth and muscles healthy. It also helps the body to absorb calcium and phosphate from our diet. When our body is exposed to sunlight, it makes Vitamin D by breaking the cholesterol present in the skin cell, thereby providing energy for the synthesis of Vitamin D.Even though sunlight is a free source of energy, available to us in abundance, about 1 billion people
The Ontario Securities Commission says Vancouver-based cryptocurrency exchange Quadriga collapsed because of fraud committed by its late founder Gerald Cotten. The commission says in a report that Cotten opened accounts under aliases and credited himself with fictitious currency and crypto asset balances, which he traded with unsuspecting Quadriga clients.Cotten ran into a shortfall in assets available to satisfy client withdrawals when the price of the crypto assets changed and started running a Ponzi scheme that covered the shortfall with other clients' deposits. The organization attributed about $115 million of the $169 million clients lost to Cotten's fraudulent trading and also determined that he misappropriated millions in client assets to fund his lavish lifestyle. The OSC
Stock markets slumped on Thursday with the S&P 500 and the Dow set for their steepest percentage declines since April 1, as investors fretted over a new wave of coronavirus infections and a gloomy economic forecast from the Federal Reserve. The three main U.S. stocks indexes were trading at a one-week low as new coronavirus cases rose in the United States after five weeks of declines, according to a Reuters analysis. The U.S. central bank on Wednesday kept its benchmark rate at its current record low rate, and warned the recovery from the coronavirus will be slow. "These forecasts reminded investors that a lot of economic damage has already been done by the coronavirus lockdowns and that while central
The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating in Africa, spreading to rural areas after international travellers brought it to capital cities, the World Health Organization said on Thursday. But the WHO said there was no indication that large numbers of severe cases and deaths were being missed, or that the virus has caused significant infections in refugee camps across the continent.Ten countries are driving Africa's epidemic, accounting for 75 per cent of the some 207,600 cases on the continent, said Matshidiso Moeti, WHO's Africa regional director. About 5,000 deaths have been reported. South Africa, which last month began a phased easing of its coronavirus-related lockdown, is the hardest-hit, accounting for a quarter of all cases, she said. "Even though
Walmart Inc. will stop keeping personal care products designed for people of colour in locked display cases, the retailer said, after the practice drew flak online with many saying it suggested customers for these products cannot be trusted. "We have made the decision to discontinue placing multicultural hair care and beauty products in locked cases," the company said in an email statement on Wednesday.Walmart said the practice was in place in about a dozen of its 4,700 stores in the United States and the cases were in place to deter shoplifters from products such as electronics, automotive, cosmetics and other personal care products. The retailer's Canadian arm says the policy was not in place in any Canadian stores.
With one swing met with silence, the PGA Tour got back to business Thursday at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. Ryan Palmer felt more nerves than usual when he stood over his first tee shot in the Charles Schwab Challenge — the first official shot on the PGA Tour in 90 days. Even more bizarre was making a 10-foot birdie putt on the second hole with no one around to cheer.The closest thing to a crowd was a few people who watched from behind hedges and a chain fence from a nearby street. Phil Mickelson made one birdie and instinctively squeezed the bill of his cap to acknowledge a crowd that wasn't there. Justin Thomas,
Army Gen. Mark Milley, the top military officer in the United States, said Thursday he was wrong to have accompanied President Donald Trump on a walk to a church through Lafayette Square, where he was photographed in his combat uniform with the presidential entourage. The statement by the Joint Chiefs chairman risked the wrath of a president sensitive to anything hinting of criticism of events he has staged. Trump's June 1 walk through the park to pose with a Bible at a church came after authorities used pepper spray and flash bangs to clear the park and streets of largely peaceful protesters.Milley — who was appointed by Trump for his current role in December 2018 and sworn in months
About 1.5 million laid-off workers applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, evidence that many Americans are still losing their jobs even as the economy appears to be slowly recovering with more businesses partially reopening. The latest figure from the Labour Department marked the 10th straight weekly decline in applications for jobless aid since they peaked in mid-March when the coronavirus hit hard. Still, the pace of layoffs remains historically high.The total number of people who are receiving unemployment aid fell slightly, a sign that some people who were laid off when restaurants, retail chains and small businesses suddenly shut down have been recalled to work. Last week's jobs report showed that employers added 2.5 million jobs in
"The very image of America is breaking," Tadashi Yanai, CEO of Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing, told CNN Business in an exclusive interview. "I truly hope that this will have a positive impact in the long term, just like the Civil Rights Movement."Yanai, 71, is Japan's biggest billionaire and one of the world's wealthiest people. As the largest shareholder of Fast Retailing, Asia's biggest clothing retailer, his estimated net worth is about $31.3 billion, according to Bloomberg.In recent weeks, the company's operations in US cities such as New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Los Angeles have all been "hit hard" as protests erupt nationwide over the death of George Floyd, said Yanai."It shows just how devastated the US spirit is. The
Protesters tore down a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis along the famed Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va., on Wednesday night. The statue in the former capital of the Confederacy was toppled shortly before 11 p.m., news outlets reported.Richmond police were on the scene and videos on social media showed the monument being towed away as a crowd cheered. About 130 kilometres away, protesters in Portsmouth beheaded and then pulled down four statues that were part of a Confederate monument on Wednesday, according to media outlets. Efforts to tear one of the statues down began around 8:20 p.m., but the rope being used snapped, the Virginian-Pilot reported. The crowd was frustrated by Portsmouth city council's decision to
Montreal-based airline Air Transat is planning to start flying again on July 23, after a hiatus of almost four months because of COVID-19. The airline says it is planning to slowly return to normal, offering flights to 23 destinations across Europe, the Caribbean, the U.S. and Canada starting on that date."This is a first step towards getting healthy operations back on track, from both a business and financial perspective," CEO Jean-Marc Eustache said. While the move represents the airline's first tentative steps at getting back to normal, it's clear it won't be business as usual. Transat's network of travel agencies will be adhering to physical distancing requirements by limiting appointments to one customer at a time, and Plexiglas partitions will be installed at
Hundreds of Russian polling station officials, citing the risk of spreading the novel coronavirus, say they won't help organize a nationwide vote on reforms that could extend President Vladimir Putin's rule until 2036. In the July 1 ballot, Russians will vote to approve or reject constitutional reforms, including a change that would allow Putin to serve two more six-year terms, if re-elected, instead of stepping down in 2024.But about 350 election officials across the country say taking part is too dangerous at a time when authorities are still reporting thousands of new infections each day despite a drop in cases in Moscow, the capital. The officials have started a petition to try to encourage peers to join the boycott.
The latest: More than two million people in the United States have contracted the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, according to a case tracking tool maintained by Johns Hopkins University.The U.S., which has seen the most cases of any nation in the world, has also seen the most loss of life attributed to the virus, with almost 113,000 deaths reported by the Baltimore-based university. Here's what's happening with COVID-19 in Canada WATCH | More young people test positive for coronavirus: The number of young people testing positive for coronavirus is on the rise in Ontario, particularly in Hamilton, where nearly half of new cases over the past 10 days have been people in their 20s. 2:00 As
Two pioneers in restaurant delivery — Just Eat Takeaway.com and Grubhub — are combining in a $7.3 billion US deal that will create one of the world's largest delivery companies. Just Eat Takeaway.com said late Wednesday that it was acquiring Chicago-based Grubhub, snatching it away from ride-hailing giant Uber, which had been reportedly seeking to team Grubhub with its Uber Eats business.The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2021. The combined company will be headquartered in Amsterdam, with its U.S. headquarters in Chicago. Just Eat Takeaway.com and Grubhub processed 593 million restaurant orders in 2019 and have about 70 million users worldwide. Combined, they will be the largest restaurant delivery company outside China.
Just weeks ago, South Korea was celebrating its hard-won gains against the coronavirus, easing physical distancing, reopening schools and promoting a tech-driven anti-virus campaign President Moon Jae-in has called "K-quarantine." But a resurgence of infections in the Seoul region, where half of South Korea's 51 million people live, is threatening the country's success story and prompting health authorities to warn that action must be taken now to stop a second wave.South Korea's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday reported 45 new cases, a daily rise that has been fairly consistent since late May. Most have been in the Seoul metropolitan area, where health authorities have struggled to trace transmissions. "Considering the quick transmission of COVID-19, there's
SEOUL: Just weeks ago, South Korea was celebrating its hard-won gains against the coronavirus, easing social distancing, reopening schools and promoting a tech-driven anti-virus campaign President Moon Jae-in has called ``K-quarantine.'' But a resurgence of infections in the Seoul region where half of South Korea's 51 million people live is threatening the country's success story and prompting health authorities to warn that action must be taken now to stop a second wave. South Korea's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday reported 45 new cases, a daily rise that has been fairly consistent since late May. Most have been in the Seoul metropolitan area, where health authorities have struggled to trace transmissions. ``Considering the quick transmission of Covid-19, there's
One of the four former white Minneapolis police officers who were charged over the death of George Floyd, 46, a black man whose death in custody set off protests for police reform and racial justice, was released on bail on Wednesday. Protests flared for a 17th day early on Thursday with crowds in Portland, Oregon, flooding city-centre streets and some activists throwing bottles at police.The former police officer released, Thomas Lane, 37, had been held on $750,000 bail and was freed from Hennepin County jail, sheriff's office records showed. He was one of three officers charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in Floyd's death on May 25. A fourth officer, Derek Chauvin, was videotaped pressing
A Volkswagen owner goes into a dealership and is shocked to see that none of the employees are wearing masks. A dental patient is asked to take an oxygen-level test and a temperature check before arriving for an appointment to ensure they don't have COVID-19.A doctor is barred entry to a TD Bank branch because she's a front-line worker in the fight against the novel coronavirus. The range of policies being implemented by Canadian businesses to keep their staff and customers free of the virus are all over the map. Government advice on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 only asks companies to "consider" various risk-mitigation measures, which leaves plenty of latitude for businesses to do whatever they
When the NHL first announced plans in May to salvage its season, it "only" had the health limitations of a global pandemic to contend with. A lot has changed since the league announced the 10 cities it might use as hubs to resume its season and playoffs. The death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer (who has been charged with second degree murder) has caused protests across the globe. Many athletes and organizations from across the sports spectrum have made their voices heard, some whose lives have been directly impacted by institutional and societal anti-Black racism. Floyd's death came at a unique moment in the world of North American sports —
People are taking to the streets and the North American economy is in shambles, but you wouldn't know it by looking at U.S. markets. Until now, action by the Federal Reserve Board has been wonderful for the richest 10 per cent of U.S. citizens who, according to the central bank's own data, own 90 per cent of all stocks.By cutting interest rates to near zero and promising a flood of new money into the economy through quantitative easing, Fed Chair Jerome Powell has U.S. market traders convinced it's time for renewed exuberance. The Dow Jones Industrial Average paused in its rise yesterday, but U.S. President Donald Trump seemed thrilled when the Nasdaq market soared to new highs. Market record as economy slumps "NASDAQ HITS
It's been a dismal few days for Canada-U.S. relations. Specifically, for people in relationships with someone on the other side of the border, dealing with depressing news about their life-altering limbo. CBC News has spoken with numerous people struggling to deal with restrictions on Canada-U.S. travel intended to slow the spread of COVID-19.That includes two different mothers whose newborns have never seen their fathers in person; a woman completing her pregnancy alone; two other couples with children; and a couple who had their last date at the border, where it was cut short by border agents. "Defeated," is how a new Ontario mother, Megan Scott, described her state of mind this week. "It's heartbreaking," said Haylie Lynn Gadsby, who has a
In any ordinary year, the annual G7 summit would be in full swing this week, with leaders from that select group of industrialized nations conferring collegially on the biggest challenges facing the world and what they intend to do about them. This is no ordinary year, of course. And with U.S. President Donald Trump hosting this year's gathering, the summit already has abandoned its usual veneer of unity.Trump's decision to invite Russia's Vladimir Putin prompted an immediate backlash from the U.K. and Canada. Germany's Angela Merkel said she wouldn't attend the meeting unless it was put off due to the pandemic. The member nations' focus on China — and Trump's public musings about how he thinks the G7 has outlived its usefulness — suggest there's little reason
As the majority of national parks opened earlier this month, Nick Schlachter was waiting in his truck at the front of the line to access Banff National Park's Lake Minnewanka, a picturesque glacial lake surrounded by towering mountains and lush forests near Banff, Alta. He couldn't wait for the park to open for the first time this season and get his boat on the open water."It's been a long three months. Everyone has been cooped up, and it's time to get out and get some lake trout," said Schlachter, who lives in Canmore, Alta. "It's time to go." The lake is a tourist magnet, but this year, the water will be noticeably quieter, as will the nearby bike paths, cafe and campground.
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Several luxury goods companies reported an uptick in China this spring as people emerged from weeks of lockdowns, spurring what some analysts have called a trend of "revenge spending" — the release of pent-up demand once people aren't forced to stay home.This was despite a drop of about 40% in Tiffany's global net sales in May. "Our business performance in mainland China, which was the first market impacted by the virus, is indicative that a robust recovery is underway," CEO Alessandro Bogliolo said during the company's earnings presentation on Tuesday.Others have echoed similar thoughts. Burberry (BURBY) said last month that sales of its clothing, bags and accessories in China were "already ahead of the prior year, and continuing to
Written by Hada Messia, CNNRomeItalian police have found a Banksy artwork that was stolen from outside the Bataclan theater in Paris last year.Two sources with the Carabinieri paramilitary police force of the central Italian region of Abruzzo told CNN on Wednesday that one of their units found the painting in the province of Teramo.The sources were not authorized to speak on the record, and they declined to give more details of the investigation that led them to the discovery.The Italian prosecutor leading the investigation is expected to give details at a news conference Thursday, the sources said.The painting was stolen in January 2019.Banksy painted the mural on the exit door of the theater following the November 2015 terrorist attack on
Buffalo, N.Y., will replace its police Emergency Response Team with a new "Public Protection Unit" following the suspension and arrest of two ERT members seen on video shoving a 75-year-old protester who fell and cracked his head, Mayor Byron Brown said Wednesday. The city also will halt arrests for low-level, non-violent offences like marijuana possession and make it easier for the public to view police body camera video under measures Brown introduced as "a critical first step" in making Buffalo more inclusive and equitable amid nationwide calls for police accountability."We will shift policing in Buffalo away from enforcement and to a restorative model that promotes stronger community bonds, civic engagement and an end to young black men, black people, being
A central California sheriff's deputy was shot in the head early Wednesday in an "ambush" attack by a gunman intent on harming or killing police, authorities said. It follows two recent deadly shootings targeting officers in California.The shooter on Wednesday, who has not been captured, opened fire around 3:45 a.m. PT on a police station in Paso Robles, said San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson. The deputy was struck while responding to the shooting and his partner dragged him to safety and returned fire, Parkinson said. The bullet remains lodged in his head and he's in serious condition, he said. "We feel that this was an ambush, that he planned it, that he intended for officers to
NASCAR banned the Confederate flag from its races and venues on Wednesday, formally severing itself from what for many is a symbol of slavery and racism. The move comes amid social unrest around the globe following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in Minneapolis while being detained by several white police officers. Protests have roiled the nation for days and Confederate monuments are being taken down across the South — the tradtional fan base for NASCAR.Confederate flags have been a familiar sight at NASCAR races over its 72-year history, dotting the infield atop RVs or being waved by fans in the grandstands, though the stock car series with its roots in moonshine running has
Residents said the men attacked the village in armored tanks and trucks filled with guns, according to the government's statement. Seven people, including the village head, children and women, were abducted from the Faduma Kolomdi community, described as a nomadic town in northern Borno. Residents reported that the men gathered the villagers on Tuesday morning and started shooting in the incident which lasted several hours.One of the villagers who survived the onslaught told the authorities that the attackers came under the cover of being Islamic teachers. "They gathered us and said they wanted to deliver religious sermon to us. They asked us to submit whatever arm we had. Some villagers gave up their ... guns, bow, and arrows. "Suddenly, they
LONDON: Scientists have used human embryonic stem cells to create an embryo-like research model to help them study some of the earliest stages of human development. The model overcomes some of the ethical restrictions on using human embryos for research and will allow scientists to study a period of human development known as the "black box" period, which they say has never been directly observed before. "Our model produces part of the blueprint of a human," said Alfonso Martinez-Arias, a professor at Britain's Cambridge University who co-led the project. "It's exciting to witness the developmental processes that until now have been hidden from view - and from study." The hope, he said, is that understanding these processes could reveal the
The founder and chief executive officer of CrossFit is stepping down after his tweet about George Floyd sparked a social media backlash and a wave of affiliated gyms cut ties with the company. Reebok also dropped its affiliation with CrossFit this week.Greg Glassman wrote on CrossFit's website late Tuesday that he would retire. He had apologized earlier for tweets that sparked online outrage by connecting Floyd, an African American man who died at the hands of the Minneapolis police, and the coronavirus pandemic. Glassman said he had made a mistake and should have been more sensitive, but denied being racist. "On Saturday I created a rift in the CrossFit community and unintentionally hurt many of its members,"
That means it could be years until interest rates rise again. The Fed's "dot plot", which reflects the forecasts of the central bank's policy makers, isn't showing any rate hikes this year or in 2021. Even in 2022, the majority of policymakers believe rates will remain at the current rate levels."We're not thinking about raising rates -- we're not even thinking about thinking about raising rates," Fed Chairman Jerome Powell told reporters during Wednesday's press conference.The market seemed pleased with the central bank's update, and stocks briefly jumped. Lower interest rates allow companies to borrow at lower rates, which is good for the stock market.The Fed also said it would increase its purchases of Treasury securities and mortgage-backed securities to
FRANKFURT AM MAIN: Germany on Wednesday said it aimed to become the world's "number one" in green hydrogen technology, betting the fuel produced by renewable energy sources can both reduce carbon emissions and stimulate Europe's top economy. "For reasons related to our competitiveness but above all to reach our ambitious climate goals", ministers have agreed to pump nine billion euros ($10.2 billion) of government cash into the technology, Economy Minister Peter Altmaier told reporters in Berlin. Seven billion euros will go on supporting hydrogen's entry into the market in Germany, while a further two billion euros are earmarked for "international partnerships", Altmaier added. Green hydrogen is seen by Berlin as a key link in the chain between renewable energy generation
Will Callaghan, who has nonverbal autism, got separated from his family on Monday near the summit of Mount Disappointment, CNN affiliate 9News reported. He had raced ahead of them as they walked toward the mountain.Victoria police asked local residents to help draw him out of the bushland by playing music from the show "Thomas the Tank Engine" and leaving out food and water for him. On Wednesday, they announced that a volunteer, identified by 9News as Ben Gibbs, had located Will.Gibbs told 9News that he was very familiar with the terrain, and found the boy after going a bit farther past the search area scanned by rescue crews. "He was about 15 meters from me just standing there," Gibbs told