The top U.S. financial regulator has blocked the takeover of the venerable Chicago Stock Exchange by a Chinese-led consortium, two years after it was proposed. The 136-year-old exchange (known as the CHX) is not one of America’s biggest exchanges—it handles about 1% of U.S.
The federal government on Thursday announced that five industry consortia will receive $950-million under its flagship innovation funding initiative to create “superclusters” to drive economic growth in high-potential sectors.
It noted that no established news brand in Canada — with the exception of Montreal’s La Presse — “has come close to having digital revenue overtake non-digital revenue.” “Success has been elusive in the industry in substituting reader revenue for vanishing ad sales,” it said.
Canada’s lead NAFTA negotiator is taking public aim at American bargaining positions, saying the proposal for government procurement is the “worst offer ever” made by the United States at the trade table.
Rohingya refugees who have fled ethnic violence in Myanmar are at risk of “a humanitarian crisis within the crisis” as the impending monsoon season threatens to flood camps and fuel the spread of disease, diplomats at the United Nations Security Council warned on Tuesday.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — An Iranian-Canadian university professor detained in Tehran has died in custody, activists and a family member said Sunday, marking the latest suspicious death of a detainee in Iran after a crackdown on dissent following nationwide protests.
JERUSALEM — Israel’s military said that one of its F-16 fighter jets crashed early Saturday in northern Israel after coming under heavy Syrian antiaircraft fire after Israelhad seized an Iranian drone that penetrated Israeli airspace from Syria.
Justin Trudeau might be the “wokest” politician of all mankind. Sorry, make that “peoplekind.” The Canadian prime minister interrupted a woman at a town hall last week to issue a correction, cutting her off when she mentioned “mankind.