The dollar rose to its highest level in almost two months versus major peers on Thursday after the Federal Reserve brought forward its projections for the first post-pandemic interest rate hikes into 2023, citing an improved health situation and dropping a long-standing reference that the crisis was weighing on the economy. Only New Zealand's kiwi made any meaningful headway against the dollar among major currencies on Thursday, climbing 0.4% after data showed New Zealand's economy grew much faster than expected in the first quarter. The kiwi had tumbled more than 1% on Wednesday.
Author: Reuters
Posted: June 17, 2021, 1:46 am
New home prices in China rose at a steady pace in May, data showed on Thursday, as government measures to rein in the property market were eclipsed by heated demand for homes in some major cities. Average new home prices in 70 major cities grew 0.6% in May from April, when it also grew at the same pace, according to Reuters calculations based on data released by the National Bureau of Statistics. On a year-on-year basis, new home prices rose 4.9%, slightly faster than a 4.8% rise in April.
Author: Reuters
Posted: June 17, 2021, 1:45 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Five editors and executives at pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper were arrested Thursday under Hong Kong's national security law, its stock was halted and police were searching its offices in moves raising concerns about the media's future in the city. Apple Daily is known for its strong pro-democracy stance and often criticizes and condemns the Chinese and Hong Kong governments for tightening control over the city. Hong Kong authorities have been intensifying a crackdown on di
Author: The Canadian Press
Posted: June 17, 2021, 1:45 am
Three astronauts successfully take off for China's longest ever human spaceflight mission.
Author: BBC
Posted: June 17, 2021, 1:44 am
Northern Ireland's biggest parties agreed on Thursday to back a replacement for former First Minister Arlene Foster, staving off a fresh political crisis in the British-run region that threatened to lead to a snap election. Foster resigned on Monday following her ousting as leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). Sinn Fein, the largest Irish nationalist party, insist the nomination be accompanied by the implementation of the cultural elements of a political agreement brokered by London and Dublin which restored the executive early last year following three years without a devolved administration.
Author: Reuters
Posted: June 17, 2021, 1:43 am
New Delhi [India], June 17 (ANI): Delhi has received over 2.3 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccines on Wednesday, a day when several vaccination centres were expected to shut down due to a shortage.
Author: ANI
Posted: June 17, 2021, 1:43 am
Ball learned he won Rookie of the Year on Wednesday when teammate Miles Bridges surprised him with the award.
Author: Raleigh News and Observer
Posted: June 17, 2021, 1:43 am
One of the five candidates for the job of Grand Chief of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) said she is looking to build consensus and unify the people of Kahnawake under one banner – bringing Traditional people and progressives together – and coalescing the community in order to harness and protect its rare culture, heritage and place in the world, said Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer. The 41-year-old has spent the last 12 years on council paying her dues and learning the community’s files from the i
Author: Local Journalism Initiative
Posted: June 17, 2021, 1:41 am
It was a relief to see Biden return to the role every American president is obligated to fulfill: The leader of a democratic alliance of free nations.
Author: USA TODAY Opinion
Posted: June 17, 2021, 1:40 am
Rita Moreno has posted a new statement saying that she is “incredibly disappointed” following her comments about the lack of Afro-Latino representation in “In the Heights.” During an appearance on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” on Tuesday night, Moreno defended “In the Heights” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda over criticism that the film did not cast […]
Author: Variety
Posted: June 17, 2021, 1:40 am
China launched a spacecraft on Thursday carrying three astronauts to part of a space station still under construction for the longest stay in low Earth orbit by any Chinese national. A Long March 2F rocket transporting the Shenzhou-12, or "Divine Vessel", bound for the space station module Tianhe blasted off at 9:22 a.m. Beijing time (0122 GMT) from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern Gansu province. Shenzhou-12 is the third of 11 missions - four of which will be crewed - needed to complete China's first full-fledged space station.
Author: Reuters
Posted: June 17, 2021, 1:39 am
The papers on Thursday focus on international travel possibilities and the latest revelation from Dominic Cummings’s time on Downing Street.
Author: PA Media: UK News
Posted: June 17, 2021, 1:39 am
Apple Daily is often critical of Hong Kong and the mainland Chinese leadership.
Author: BBC
Posted: June 17, 2021, 1:38 am
The remaining members of a class-action lawsuit launched against the federal government on behalf of Day Scholars who attended Residential Schools will finally get some solace after they reached a settlement with the federal government yesterday. Day scholars and their descendants were originally excluded from 2006 Residential Schools settlement because they were day students at the schools. The class action, which was launched in 2015, was also filed on behalf of the children of day scholars an
Author: Local Journalism Initiative
Posted: June 17, 2021, 1:38 am
A Montreal literary festival wants to hear stories from the community and is offering up the opportunity to get involved and win a fantastic new cookbook with a little bit of Indigenous flavour. The Blue Metropolis literary festival is held annually and this year, it’s got a unique flavour to it – literally. Festival organizers are looking for individuals to share their unique culinary cultures and are offering up copies of a new cookbook – The Secret is in The Sauce – to the best 100 entries. T
Author: Local Journalism Initiative
Posted: June 17, 2021, 1:36 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Katie Ledecky got started on a very busy night at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials by winning the 200-meter freestyle Wednesday, claiming a spot in her second individual event at the Tokyo Games. Ledecky was set to return about an hour later as an overwhelming favorite in the 1,500 freestyle, a new event for the women at these pandemic-delayed Olympics. The 200 free was one of four gold medals that Ledecky won at the Rio Games. She'll get a chance to defend that title after to
Author: The Canadian Press
Posted: June 17, 2021, 1:36 am
TORONTO — CPL champion Forge FC has been drawn against El Salvador's CD FAS in the Scotiabank CONCACAF League. The 22-team competition is a feeder tournament that will send six clubs to the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League, the flagship club competition in the region that covers North and Central America and the Caribbean. Forge is one of 12 teams in the CONCACAF League's two-legged preliminary round, set for Aug. 3-5 and Aug. 17-19. The six preliminary-round winners will join 10 seeded team
Author: The Canadian Press
Posted: June 17, 2021, 1:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Manhattan district attorney candidate Tali Farhadian Weinstein and her husband, a hedge fund manager, paid no federal income taxes in four recent years because they reported negative income from investment losses or used deductions to reduce their bill, ProPublica reported Wednesday. The couple said in response that they have followed the law and paid more than half of their income in federal, state and city taxes, totaling $124 million in tax payments since they married in 2010.
Author: The Canadian Press
Posted: June 17, 2021, 1:36 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Members of the Ohio House expelled Rep. Larry Householder, the federally indicted Republican ex-speaker, Wednesday in a bipartisan vote that invoked their powers to remove a member for the first time in 150 years. The GOP-controlled House voted 75-21 to remove Householder, of Perry County, approving a resolution that stated he was not suited for office because of the indictment. The state Constitution allows expulsion for “disorderly conduct” without defining it. Defiant to
Author: The Canadian Press
Posted: June 17, 2021, 1:36 am
New Zealand's economic growth swept past forecasts in the first quarter on the back of a housing boom and strong retail spending, avoiding a second recession and bringing forward expectations for tighter monetary policy. Gross domestic product (GDP) rose 1.6% in the three months through to March, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday, well ahead of a Reuters poll forecast of 0.5% growth and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand's (RBNZ) estimate of a 0.6% fall. New Zealand's success in virtually eliminating the coronavirus in the country allowed it to reopen its domestic economy must before other advanced nations, boosting employment and consumer spending.
Author: Reuters
Posted: June 17, 2021, 1:36 am
OTTAWA — Conservatives want to invoke a rarely used procedure to publicly rebuke the head of the Public Health Agency of Canada over his refusal to produce unredacted documents related to the firing of two scientists from Canada's highest security laboratory. Conservative House leader Gerard Deltell moved a motion Wednesday calling for PHAC to be found in contempt of Parliament and its president, Iain Stewart, to be summoned before the bar of the House to be admonished by the Speaker. Stewart wo
Author: The Canadian Press
Posted: June 17, 2021, 1:35 am
China launched a spacecraft on Thursday carrying three astronauts to part of a space station still under construction for the longest stay in low Earth orbit by any Chinese national. A Long March 2F rocket transporting the Shenzhou-12, or "Divine Vessel", bound for the space station module Tianhe blasted off at 9:22 a.m. Beijing time (0122 GMT) from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern Gansu province. Shenzhou-12 is the third of 11 missions - four of which will be crewed - needed to complete China's first full-fledged space station.
Author: Reuters
Posted: June 17, 2021, 1:35 am
JIUQUAN, China (AP) — China launched the first three-man crew to its new space station in its first crewed mission in five years Thursday. The astronauts are traveling in the Shenzhou-12 spaceship launched by a Long March-2F Y12 rocket that blasted off shortly after the target time of 9:22 a.m. (0122 GMT) from the Jiuquan launch center in northwestern China. The launch time saw bright blue skies with near perfect visibility at the launch center on the edge of the Gobi Desert. The two veteran ast
Author: The Canadian Press
Posted: June 17, 2021, 1:33 am
Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust was sentenced at Chelmsford Crown Court.
Author: Evening Standard
Posted: June 17, 2021, 1:33 am
The House vote on Juneteenth passed by 415-14 for a new federal holiday, but 14 GOP members of Congress voted no. Who are they? Why did they vote no?
Author: USA TODAY
Posted: June 17, 2021, 1:30 am
WHITEHORSE — A husband and wife who flew to a remote Yukon community to receive early doses of COVID-19 vaccine in January were "cavalier" and "thoughtless," a judge said after the couple pleaded guilty to violating the territory's Civil Emergency Measures Act. Chief Judge Michael Cozens of the Territorial Court of Yukon agreed with a joint sentencing submission for Rodney Baker, the former CEO of the Great Canadian Gaming Corp., and his wife Ekaterina Baker, who appeared remotely in a Whitehors
Author: The Canadian Press
Posted: June 17, 2021, 1:30 am
Working out in the summer can be fulfilling stuff. Sometimes a nice breeze wafts in and hearing birds chirping, along with the fresh air on your skin can be good for your soul. We’re going to discuss how you can get yourself a comprehensive, full-body workout with only two sets of dumbbells and the facilities available at Kahnawake’s outdoor fitness park. For the purposes of this exercise, we’ll assume you have access to two sets of dumbbells – hand-held weights with the load evenly distributed.
Author: Local Journalism Initiative
Posted: June 17, 2021, 1:30 am
The dollar rose to its highest level in almost two months versus major peers on Thursday after the Federal Reserve brought forward its projections for the first post-pandemic interest rate hikes into 2023, citing an improved health situation and dropping a long-standing reference that the crisis was weighing on the economy. Only New Zealand's kiwi made any meaningful headway against the dollar among major currencies on Thursday, climbing 0.4% after data showed New Zealand's economy grew much faster than expected in the first quarter. The kiwi had tumbled more than 1% on Wednesday.
Author: Reuters
Posted: June 17, 2021, 1:30 am
Crude oil prices fell on Thursday pressured by a stronger U.S. dollar, but losses were limited by a big drop in crude oil inventories in the United States, the world's top oil consumer. Brent crude oil futures dropped by 74 cents, or 1%, to $73.65 a barrel by 0103 GMT after reaching its highest since April 2019 in the previous session. U.S. crude oil futures fell by 69 cents, or 1%, to $71.46 a barrel, after reaching its highest since October 2018 the previous day.
Author: Reuters
Posted: June 17, 2021, 1:29 am
Vancouver criminal defence lawyer Paul Doroshenko has been suspended by the Law Society of British Columbia for two months effective June 21 after admitting to professional misconduct. The Law Society of B.C. said Doroshenko took responsibility by admitting to misappropriating or improperly withdrawing thousands of dollars in client trust funds. The society issued a statement Wednesday afternoon specifying the breaches of conduct: Misappropriating or improperly withdrawing $44,353.19 in client t
Author: CBC
Posted: June 17, 2021, 1:29 am
PHOENIX (AP) — An unusually early and long-lasting heat wave brought more triple-digit temperatures Wednesday to a large swath of the U.S. West, raising concerns that such extreme weather could become the new normal amid a decades-long drought. Phoenix, which is seeing some of the highest temperatures this week, tied a record for the second day in a row when it reached 115 degrees (46 Celsius) Wednesday and was expected to hit 117 (47 Celsius) each of the next two days, the National Weather Serv
Author: The Canadian Press
Posted: June 17, 2021, 1:29 am
WARNING: This story contains details some readers may find distressing. The Calgary Catholic School District trustees have deferred their decision on the possible renaming of Bishop Grandin High School. Trustees heard reports Wednesday from administration, members of the public and the district's Indigenous team on the possible renaming of the school named for a leader of the residential school system. Bishop Vital-Justin Grandin was a Roman Catholic priest and bishop who advocated on behalf of
Author: CBC
Posted: June 17, 2021, 1:28 am
Dansby Swanson hammers a three-run home run down the left-field line to tie the score at 6 in the bottom of the 5th inning for the Braves
Author: MLB.com
Posted: June 17, 2021, 1:27 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Government troops have burned most of a village in Myanmar's heartland, a resident said Wednesday, confirming reports by independent media and on social networks. The action appeared to be an attempt to suppress resistance against the ruling military junta. The attack is the latest example of how violence has become endemic in much of Myanmar as the junta tries to subdue an incipient nationwide insurrection. After the army seized power in February, overthrowing the elected governm
Author: The Canadian Press
Posted: June 17, 2021, 1:27 am
‘These figures are unequivocally too high and harming children’s health,’ says WHO director of public health and environment
Author: The Independent
Posted: June 17, 2021, 1:26 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Astros third baseman Alex Bregman left a game Wednesday night against the Texas Rangers with a strained left quadriceps. Bregman was injured in the first inning while running to first base when he grounded into a double play. He pulled up a few steps before first base and hobbled off the field after the play before heading to the clubhouse. He was replaced by Robel García to start the second inning. Bregman is hitting .275 with seven homers and 34 RBIs this season. ___ More AP MLB
Author: The Canadian Press
Posted: June 17, 2021, 1:22 am
The shortest offseason in NBA history and condensed season is to blame for the increase in injuries throughout the league, LeBron said.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: June 16, 2021, 7:41 pm

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