Trump’s move to cut WHO funding prompts world criticism as coronavirus toll mounts

WASHINGTON/SYDNEY (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday halted funding to the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, prompting criticism from other countries and medical experts as the global death toll mounted. Trump, who has reacted angrily to attacks on his administration’s response to the worst epidemic in a century, […]

Tory lead cut as race enters final hours

While the Tory lead has narrowed slightly in the last week, from 13 points to 9.6, it is now still at the same level it was when the election was called. MRP model suggests hung parliament a real possibility Boris Johnson is heading for a 28 seat majority but a hung parliament is possible, according to a […]

Scotiabank pushes back its Bank of Canada rate cut forecast following Poloz remarks

Scotiabank now sees the Bank of Canada lowering its benchmark interest rate at the beginning of 2020 instead of at the central bank’s next meeting. The change of forecast comes on the heels of comments Thursday by Governor Stephen Poloz, which sent the Canadian dollar higher against its U.S. counterpart and tempered market expectations for […]

PG&E To Cut Power To Over 100,000 Californians Amid Fire-Prone Weather

Northern California utility Pacific Gas & Electric cut power to over 100,000 people on Wednesday in an effort to prevent fires as high winds were predicted for the region. The utility, which caused outrage when it cut power to over 2 million Californians last month, said it would shut off electricity to about 62,000 households […]

Telecom giant BT, universities cut ties with scandal-plagued Prince Andrew

A massive telecommunications firm along with three Australian universities — have severed ties with organizations linked to Prince Andrew following the royal’s ill-fated BBC interview, according to new reports. The UK-based, multinational firm BT confirmed to The Guardian Wednesday that it would not work with the Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award (iDEA) — which helps participants […]