Archive for July, 2017

Don Jr. Russia emails trap Trump and allies with no good choices

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017:

Gabriel Schoenfeld, Opinion columnist Published 8:10 a.m. ET July 12, 2017 | Updated 10:14 a.m. ET July 12, 2017 CLOSE Donald Trump Jr. released emails suggesting ‘incriminating information” about his father’s Democratic campaign rival, Hillary Clinton. USA TODAY As the lies unravel, mainstream Republicans and conservative intellectuals are loath to admit how badly they’ve soiled themselves. President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.(Photo: Evan Vucci, AP) By releasing a damning email exchange from last year revealing his own eagerness to take help from the Russian government to elect his father, Donald Trump Jr. has brought us to a watershed moment. One […] Read More →

Trillion-tonne iceberg breaks off Antarctica

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017:

Paris (AFP) – An iceberg the size of Delaware, one of the largest on record, was set adrift after snapping off a West Antarctic ice shelf that is now at increased risk of collapse, scientists said Wednesday. A crack in the Larsen C ice shelf, a drifting extension of the land-based ice sheet, finally broke through after inching its way across the ice formation for years. The calving of ice shelves occurs naturally, though global warming is believed to have accelerated the process. Warmer ocean water erodes the underbelly of the ice shelves, while rising air temperatures weaken them from […] Read More →

Bank of Canada raises interest rate for 1st time in 7 years to 0.75% – Business

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017:

The Bank of Canada has raised its key interest rate as expected to 0.75 per cent — the central bank’s first move upward in the cost of borrowing in seven years. The bank’s target for the overnight rate — at which major financial institutions make one-day loans to each other — moved up by one-quarter of a percentage point from 0.50 per cent. In a statement accompanying the rate decision, the central bank said the Canadian economy has been robust, fuelled by household spending. “As a result, a significant amount of economic slack has been absorbed,” the bank said, adding that […] Read More →

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