Canada backs Ukraine bid to join NATO, says Mélanie Joly

Canada backs Ukraine bid to join NATO, says Mélanie Joly

OTTAWA – Russia’s war on Ukraine escalated sharply on Friday after President Vladimir Putin illegally annexed four areas in eastern Ukraine, prompting Kiev to apply for accelerated NATO membership and the US and Canada to pledge more support. In Moscow, Putin renewed threats to use tactical nuclear weapons and accused the West of sabotaging Russian-built … Read more

Fed rate hikes continue until inflation slows, says Barkin

Fed rate hikes continue until inflation slows, says Barkin

“Inflation should fall, but I don’t expect the decline to be immediate or predictable,” said Barkin, who is not a voter on this year’s rate-setting Federal Open Market Committee. “Significant shocks just need time to dampen,” he said, referring to the disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, supply chains and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Suspected Chinese hackers tamper with commonly used Canadian chat program researchers

Suspected Chinese hackers tamper with commonly used Canadian chat program researchers

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (Reuters) – Suspected Chinese hackers have tampered with commonly used software distributed by a small Canadian customer service company, another example of a “supply chain compromise” made infamous by the hack on US network company SolarWinds. US cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike said in a blog post that it had discovered malicious software distributed … Read more

American book launch ‘Moonage Daydream’

American book launch ‘Moonage Daydream’

Sep 30, 2022 Following the success of Moonage Daydream: The Exhibition in London, the exhibition and book launch have now traveled to the US. Hosted by Genesis Publications and Morrison Hotel Gallery, there will be book launches this weekend at their New York City and Los Angeles locations. The event celebrates Moonage Daydream: The Life … Read more

Hurricane Ian hits South Carolina after hitting Florida

Hurricane Ian hits South Carolina after hitting Florida

Boats washed up and destruction at Fort Myers Beach, after Hurricane Ian on September 29. (Ted Richardson/The Washington Post/Getty Images) Fort Myers Beach Councilman Dan Allers rode out of the storm with his wife at a friend’s house. But when he went out again, he said the words that came to his mind were “total … Read more

Comedian Trevor Noah Leaves ‘The Daily Show’ After Seven Years

Comedian Trevor Noah Leaves ‘The Daily Show’ After Seven Years

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 (Reuters) – Comedian Trevor Noah, host of “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central, said he would be leaving the program after hosting it for seven years, indicating he wanted to devote more time to stand-up comedy . The 38-year-old comedian – who moved to the United States in 2011 and was born … Read more

Morning Bid: Hawks and Hardliners

Morning Bid: Hawks and Hardliners

A Look at the Coming Day at Vidya Ranganathan’s European and Global Markets The third quarter of 2022 is drawing to a close with monetary and military hawks prevailing and financial markets experiencing some of the worst setbacks in decades. Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a Kremlin ceremony on Friday that will annex about … Read more

Amazon, major publishers win dismissal from antitrust lawsuits over book prices

Amazon, major publishers win dismissal from antitrust lawsuits over book prices

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 (Reuters) – A federal judge on Thursday dismissed two antitrust lawsuits accusing Amazon.com Inc and five major publishers of illegally conspiring to fix U.S. prices for electronic and traditional books, forcing consumers and bookstores to pay more. Pay. U.S. District Judge Gregory Woods in Manhattan accepted a magistrate’s recommendations to end … Read more

Ian has weakened to a tropical storm, continues to ravage Florida

Ian has weakened to a tropical storm, continues to ravage Florida

Ian has weakened to a tropical storm with winds of 65 mph and higher gusts, according to the National Hurricane Center’s 5am update. Tropical Storm Ian is still expected to bring strong winds, heavy rainfall and storm surge in parts of Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas over the next three days, the center said. A … Read more

Coolio, rapper known for ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’, dies at age 59, TMZ reports

Coolio, rapper known for ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’, dies at age 59, TMZ reports

Coolio, rapper known for ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’, dies at age 59, TMZ reports Coolio, the Grammy Award-winning rapper known for his hit song “Gangsta’s Paradise,” has reportedly passed away at the age of 59. THE ANGELS – Rapper and Compton-born Coolio has reportedly passed away at the age of 59. According to a report from TMZ, … Read more