Daily Archives: June 4, 2017

Ariana Grande returns to the stage for Manchester benefit show

Ariana Grande will return to the stage in Manchester, England, today for a concert to raise money for victims of a suicide bombing that struck at the end of her last show nearly two weeks ago. Sunday’s One Love Manchester concert — to be held at the city’s Old Trafford cricket ground — comes the day after attackers targeted the heart of London, ...

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'Enough is enough,' U.K. PM says after latest London attacks

British Prime Minister Theresa May responded on Sunday to the attacks in London, which killed seven people, declaring “enough is enough” and calling for a review of Britain’s counter-terrorism strategy. Her televised address came the day after three men drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and then stabbed several people, May proposed longer prison sentences for terrorism-related offences, even those “less serious offences.” ...

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Don't mention the Constitution: Why Quebec can't help itself

In the slapstick comedy of Canadian politics, Quebec is seen as the Basil Fawlty character, dimly aware of a social convention that demands “don’t mention the Constitution.” But, alas, badly concussed from earlier hijinks, Quebec can no longer repress its inner urges, and keeps blurting out the very thing nobody wants to talk about. As it silly-walks about the great ...

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America’s community banks hope for lighter regulation

A FEW weeks ago Standard Financial, a bank with assets of just $488m and a mere nine branches, merged with Allegheny Valley Bancorp, a slightly smaller neighbour in the suburbs of Pittsburgh. The main reason for the deal, says Tim Zimmerman, Standard’s chief executive, was the rising cost of regulation—though competition from PNC, a $371bn colossus based in the city, ...

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More than 1,000 soccer fans injured in stampede in Turin, Italy

More than a thousand Juventus soccer fans watching the Champions League final on screens in one of Turin’s main squares late on Saturday were injured when loud bangs created panic and mayhem. Around 1,400 people were treated for slight injuries, Italian media reported. About seven people were seriously hurt, including a seven-year-old boy who was trampled. Thousands of fans had ...

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