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Government of Canada supporting efforts to break down barriers through dance

benzinga.com Investment will help KasheDance support next-level professional dance training in the Afro-Contemporary style. TORONTO, Feb. 21, 2024 /CNW/ - KasheDance is a professional…

Helping Canadian creative businesses and organizations achieve financial success on the world stage

benzinga.com The Honourable Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Canadian Heritage, meets with Creative Export Canada-funded Israella Kobla fashion design house. TORONTO, Feb. 20, 2024 /CNW/ -…

Brussels spyware bombshell: Surveillance software found on officials’ phones

politico.eu The European Parliament is on high alert for cyberattacks and foreign interference in the run-up to the EU election in June. POLITICO reported in December that an internal…

The Death of Easy Money Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

mises.org Reports on the death of the present cycle of politically motivated monetary easing, in the words of Mark Twain, grossly exaggerated. Contemporary market analyses are full of…

Rishi Sunak defends Kemi Badenoch in Post Office clash

bbc.co.uk The PM was asked whether he could categorically deny Mr Staunton's claim that a senior civil servant had told him to "stall" on compensation payments, to allow the…

Trinidad government hires two firms to recover sunken oil barge

theglobeandmail.com Trinidad and Tobago has hired two remediation and salvage firms to help clean up an ongoing oil spill off Tobago and salvage the leaking barge, the country’s Ministry of…

The rise in illegal termination investigations

theweek.com An "unprecedented" number of women are being investigated by police on suspicion of illegally terminating a pregnancy as MPs prepare to vote on decriminalising abortion…

Stats watchdog criticises Treasury tax cut claims

bbc.co.uk In a letter published on Monday, Sir Robert, the chair of the independent UK Statistics Authority, said that the public would be "at least confused" by Ms Trott's statements…

Ursula von der Leyen announces bid for 2nd term

politico.eu One of Europe’s most powerful leaders is poised for another 5 years running the European Commission. Ursula von der Leyen remains the front-runner to preside over the…

Hungarian government declines to meet U.S. senators seeking approval for Sweden's NATO bid

pbs.org A bipartisan delegation of U.S. senators made an official visit to Hungary’s capital Sunday and called on the nationalist government to immediately approve Sweden’s request…

Women In AI: Eva Maydell, member of European Parliament and EU AI Act advisor

techcrunch.com To give AI-focused women academics and others their well-deserved — and overdue — time in the spotlight, TechCrunch is launching a series of interviews focusing on…

European Governments Look for Ways to Send Ukrainian Refugees Home

nakedcapitalism.com As Project Ukraine continues to collapse, European countries are losing their enthusiasm to host Ukrainian nearly six million refugees and in many cases, are now nudging…

Lawmakers seek to limit spoofing scams

euronews.com A bid to cut a rising source of payments fraud could leave telco operators on the hook. Imagine the scene – you receive a call from the taxman, asking why you haven’t paid…

Embattled Orbán addresses nation a week after Hungary's president quit in a scandal

pbs.org Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán sought to contain the political fallout of a presidential pardon scandal during an annual state of the nation address on Saturday, his…

‘Bobi Wine: The People’s President’ Directors Say The Fight For Democracy In Uganda Is Ongoing

deadline.com “Bobi has inspired our generation and the nation at large,” Bobi Wine: The People’s President co-director Moses Bwayo said of the famed Uganda performer now politician…

Slovak president tests government's move to oust anti-graft prosecutor

euronews.com A new legislation fast-tracked through parliament and approved earlier this month would abolish the special prosecutor’s office, which handles serious crimes such as graft,…

Lawmakers agree tougher standards to tackle marine pollution

euronews.com Satellite monitoring is a key aspect of the bill meant to prevent spills in the sea. Ship owners and operators will face greater accountability for their environmental…

EU deal on platform workers falls apart, pushing law into limbo

euronews.com A group of member states blocked on Friday a law designed to improve the conditions of platform workers across the European Union, pushing the legislation to the brink of…

Parliament at odds with member states over pace of action on air pollution

euronews.com Belgium hopes to broker a deal between governments and MEPs on stricter new EU air pollution limits, with an anticipated final round of talks set for 20 February.…

ECB exec allays privacy concerns surrounding digital euro

cryptoslate.com In a recent meeting with the European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, Piero Cipollone, a member of the ECB Executive Board, discussed the…

After Navalny’s death, the West must get tougher with Putin

politico.eu After Navalny’s death, the West must get tougher with Putin I call on Russians to demonstrate their resistance by writing the name “Alexei Navalny” on their ballot papers on…

EU Markets Not Immune From New World Disorder Of 'No Article V' Trump Office

zerohedge.com EU Markets Not Immune From New World Disorder Of 'No Article V' Trump Office By Teeuwe Mevissen, Senior Macro Strategist at Rabobank This week shocked European leaders from…

Bell CEO, other execs called to committee to answer questions about job cuts

cbc.ca Members of Parliament have invited several top executives from BCE Inc. and Bell Canada to testify later this month about the company's decision to cut about nine per cent…

Dark Star Pictures Buys French Kung Fu Comedy ‘Zenithal’ for North America (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com Dark Star Pictures has acquired North American rights to “Zenithal,” a kung fu comedy directed by Jean-Baptiste Saurel, an up-and-coming filmmaker whose previous short, “The…

Algeria's black market for foreign currency underlines its economic woes

apnews.com In a square near the center of Algiers, currency traders carry wads of euros, pounds and dollars, hoping to exchange them to those worried about the plummeting value of the…

Opinion: Here’s how we can improve cybersecurity for Canadians and businesses

theglobeandmail.com Byron Holland is the president and chief executive of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), which manages the .CA domain and develops cybersecurity, DNS, and…

New UK Rules Cause Consternation for Bitcoiners

bitcoinmagazine.com The below is an excerpt from a recent edition of Bitcoin Magazine Pro, Bitcoin Magazine's premium markets newsletter. To be among the first to receive these insights and…

5 Highest Yielding European Stocks With Massive Upside Potential

247wallst.com It was nice while it lasted, and it may not be over, but the AI-driven stock market rally may run out of gas fast. While the Magnificent 7 has soared (the group of big tech…

Billionaire brothers behind a British supermarket chain took millions out of their gas station chain so they could repay debt on their private jets

aol.com When the Issa brothers, Mohsin and Zuber, bought half of the U.K.'s supermarket chain Asda in 2021 from Walmart for £6.8 billion ($8.5 billion today), the deal was enormous…

Live news: BCE CEO, top executives called to Ottawa to testify over job cuts

financialpost.com Share this Story : Live news: BCE CEO, top executives called to Ottawa to testify over job cuts The latest business news as it happens This 70-year-old with some risky…

Our Crazy Cousins North Of The Border

issuesinsights.com If there ever were a sign that Canada has gone cuckoo, it has to be a bill introduced in Parliament that would censor speech about fossil fuel. No, we’re not joking, though…

America is headed for a debt crisis like Canada's in the '90s, warn veteran politicians

financialpost.com Two former heavyweights in Canadian politics say the United States is staring down a fiscal crisis reminiscent of the one Canada endured in the 1990s, and could learn a…

The AI Act looms closer, but will it be enough?

siliconrepublic.com The EU’s Pirate Party is opposing the AI Act over its stance on biometric surveillance, while Dr Kris Shrishak of the ICCL says the Act relies too much on ‘self assessment’…

ESMA officially scraps ‘hardly read’ RTS 28 best execution reports

thetradenews.com The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has officially scrapped RTS 28 best execution requirements following the milestone agreement reached last summer by the…

Police use tear gas against Indian farmers marching to New Delhi to demand guaranteed crop prices

aol.com Indian police on Tuesday used tear gas and detained some farmers who clashed with them and tried to break barricades blocking their way to New Delhi to demand guaranteed…

Secret Peace Negotiations Are Underway for Israelis and Palestinians. Here's What's on the Table

newsweek.com With Israelis still off balance over the Oct. 7 Hamas massacre and Gaza lying in ruins with its terrorist overlords clinging to Israeli hostages, it's easy to despair about…

Tucker Carlson wasn’t added to a Ukrainian ‘hit list’ after his Vladimir Putin interview

poynter.org What do Tucker Carlson and Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters have in common? According to social media posts, both have been targeted for inclusion on a “kill list” backed…

Thailand looks set to crack down on legal pot market with ban on 'recreational' use

apnews.com Two years after Thailand made pot legal, the country appears set to crack down on its freewheeling drug market with a ban on “recreational” use. Legal cannabis has fueled…

Pakistan’s surprising election results, explained

vox.com Supporters of the former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party celebrate Pakistan’s election results. | Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images Imran Khan’s…

Stellantis uses surplus plants in Europe as leverage in a fight with Rome

finance.yahoo.com A recent war of words between Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni and Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares has exposed a tough new reality: Europe's one-time homegrown national…

Canadians Without Life Threatening Diseases Are Being Encouraged to Consider Suicide

newsweek.com On Jan. 27, Dutch blogger Lauren Hoeve passed away through assisted suicide. After enduring years of chronic fatigue syndrome (also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis,…

Angry farmer protests are spreading across Europe

cnbc.com The European Union prides itself on being a champion for the environment. But that reputation is now being firmly tested, after it toned down its climate policies following…

India weighs 18 bids to build subsidized local chip factories

theregister.com APAC in Brief India has received 18 proposals to build chipmaking facilities under its Semicon India subsidy scheme, IT minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar revealed last week. The…

Hungary's president resigns over child sexual abuse scandal

euronews.com Outrage was sparked by revelations Hungary's president had pardoned a man convicted in a child sexual abuse cause. Hungary's president has resigned amid outrage over her…

Finns to choose president as both hopefuls set tough stance on Russia

euronews.com Two candidates from opposing centre-right and green parties go head to head in Sunday's run-off presidential vote, but both share a hard line on Russia. Finns head to the…

‘It’s literally giving somebody money for nothing’: the battle to reform property leaseholds

theguardian.com When Lauren Stanley, an insurance broker from Kent, bought her two-bedroom new-build flat in Tonbridge for £180,000 in 2013, she had no idea that it came with a problematic…

Isle of Man: Bitcoin Business Use Case and Recommendations

bitcoinnews.com Table of Contents Foreword Introduction The Business Use Case for Bitcoin and Lightning on the Island – Is There One? Evidence of the Existing Business Use Case Insights…

Donald Tusk must undo years of populist subversion in Poland

economist.com THE HANDOVER was just as bitter as the years-long political brawl that preceded it. After losing an election in October, Poland’s hard-right Law and Justice (PiS) party…

Marine Le Pen poses a greater threat than Giorgia Meloni

economist.com When Giorgia Meloni took over as Italy’s prime minister in October 2022, Europe’s liberals trembled. Her party, the Brothers of Italy, has roots in post-war neo-fascism, and…

Does a civil-war-era ban on insurrectionists apply to Donald Trump?

economist.com THE BOOK OF LEVITICUS prohibits wearing cloth woven of different kinds of material; Britain’s Parliament forbids entry to anyone wearing armour; and America’s constitution…

The Global Boiling Delusion

tftc.io Key Takeaways The podcast episode features John Ruddick, a member of the New South Wales Parliament representing the Libertarian Party. Ruddick offers a unique perspective…

70th Québec Winter Carnival: Minister Soraya Martinez Ferrada takes part in festivities and highlights importance of celebrated winter carnival

benzinga.com Government of Canada continues to support the Carnival: Over $9M granted by CED and Canadian Heritage. Since 1954, the Québec Winter Carnival has been Québec's flagship…

Minister Vandal announces investment to enhance Indigenous programming at Festival du Voyageur

benzinga.com $99,000 in federal support for a dynamic winter festival in Winnipeg WINNIPEG, MB, Feb. 9, 2024 /CNW/ - Every year, cold weather, generations of heritage and heartwarming…

Canadian MP Wants To Criminalize Speech That Endorses Fossil Fuels

zerohedge.com Canadian MP Wants To Criminalize Speech That Endorses Fossil Fuels Authored by Mark Jeftovic via BombThrower.com, Bill C-372 seeks penalties up to $1,000,000 and two years…

EU law on platform workers gets new chance to survive in race against the clock

euronews.com Member states have given a new chance to the Platform Workers Directive, whose survival hangs by a thread. Ambassadors to the EU agreed on Friday to a revised mandate, which…

News diary 12-18 February: Indonesia elections, Jon Stewart returns to Daily Show, BAFTAs

pressgazette.co.uk A look ahead at the key events leading the news agenda next week, from the team at Foresight News. Leading the week Next week brings another test of Rishi Sunak’s leadership…

EU Bends The Knee To Farmers: Drops Key Provisions In 2040 Climate Proposal

zerohedge.com EU Bends The Knee To Farmers: Drops Key Provisions In 2040 Climate Proposal The European Commission has bent the knee to protesting farmers - and is dropping key passages in…

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