Daily Archives: July 6, 2018

Elvis Costello cancels tour dates after cancer surgery

British singer-songwriter Elvis Costello has cancelled the rest of his European summer tour after undergoing surgery for a “small but very aggressive” cancerous tumour. The post-punk singer-songwriter, who is married to B.C. jazz singer and pianist Diana Krall, says he needs time to recover after the operation. The 63-year-old musician said in a statement Friday that he initially thought “normal service had ...

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Cult leader in 1995 sarin attack on Tokyo subway executed with 6 followers

Japan executed on Friday the former leader of a doomsday cult and six other members of the group that carried out a sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway in 1995, killing 13 people and shattering the country’s myth of public safety. The Aum Shinrikyo, or Aum Supreme Truth cult, which mixed Buddhist and Hindu meditation with apocalyptic teachings, staged a series of crimes including simultaneous ...

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Airbus CEO says U.K. has 'no clue' how to enact Brexit without 'severe harm' to the economy

Aviation giant Airbus on Friday underscored its threat to leave Britain if the country exits the European Union without an agreement on future trading relations, noting that the company is already taking steps to mitigate a worst-case scenario. Airbus CEO Tom Enders was candid about his frustration with the government’s lack of progress in talks with the EU. Prime Minister ...

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Driver of semi in Humboldt Broncos bus crash faces 29 charges

The driver of the tractor-trailer that collided with the Humboldt Broncos team bus has been arrested and charged, RCMP announced on Friday. Truck driver Jaskirat Singh Sidhu is facing 16 counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death and 13 counts of dangerous operation of motor vehicle causing bodily injury. Sidhu was working for the Calgary-based Adesh Deol ...

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Justin Trudeau defends policy on asylum seekers, as Ford blames Ottawa for 'housing crisis'

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is defending the way his government has handled a surge of asylum seekers, a day after Ontario’s new government blamed him for the influx and demanded Ottawa pay for it. Trudeau, speaking Friday on CBC Radio’s Metro Morning, said Canada has an obligation to help those seeking protection, but that there is a rigorous system to ensure ...

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MSNBC dusts off 1990s comedian Sinbad to slam 'post-dementia' President Trump

Sinbad, who was fired by Donald Trump back in 2010, claims the president “never really had a lot of friends.” MSNBC fired up the wayback machine and turned to 1990s comedian and former “Celebrity Apprentice” contestant Sinbad to slam President Trump on Thursday. MSNBC host Ari Melber said the “Coneheads” star was qualified to comment on the president because the country ...

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