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  • Gold investors ‘give up hope’ as biggest short in history builds

    August 20, 2018 4:35 PM 4

    While investors in the world’s largest ETF market have pulled $1.4 billion (U.S.) from gold-backed funds this year, it’s a different story for non-dollar-based buyers in the rest of the world. In Europe, gold ETFs have added $1.3 billion since January, led by the X-Trackers Physical Gold product, which has more than tripled in size. Money managers across

  • Ronaldo, Modric and Salah shortlisted for UEFA’s best player award

    August 20, 2018 3:39 PM 6

    NYON, SWITZERLAND—The UEFA award for the best Europe-based player last season won’t be won by a World Cup champion from France. Instead, three-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo was joined Monday by former Real Madrid teammate Luka Modric and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah on a shortlist selected by Champions League coaches and invited journalists across

  • Woman ‘sang to stay awake’ after falling off cruise ship and spending 10 hours in Adriatic Sea

    August 20, 2018 3:15 PM 6

    PULA, CROATIA—A British woman who fell from a cruise ship and spent 10 hours in the Adriatic Sea at night sang to stay alive, her rescuers said Monday. The captain of the Croatian rescue ship that found Kay Longstaff, 46, floating some 83 kilometres or 45 nautical miles off Croatia’s coast said “luckily for her we saw her immediately because she raised

  • Muslim pilgrims gather at Mount Arafat for hajj’s pinnacle

    August 20, 2018 2:38 PM 6

    MOUNT ARAFAT, SAUDI ARABIA—Some 2 million Muslim pilgrims gathered on Monday in the valley of Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia for a day of prayer that marks the pinnacle of the annual hajj. Pilgrims stood shoulder to shoulder for an emotional day of repentance and supplication at the site Muslims believe the Prophet Muhammad delivered his final sermon

  • Russia prepares for largest war games in 40 years with combat military drills

    August 20, 2018 12:53 PM 6

    MOSCOW—Russia’s military forces in the country’s east were put on high alert Monday ahead of massive war games that also involve China and Mongolia, the largest show of power in nearly 40 years, the Russian defence minister said. Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said the five days of military drills will pave the way for the Vostok (East) 2018 military

  • Republicans must rally behind Donald Trump to survive, ex-aide Steve Bannon says

    August 20, 2018 12:20 PM 5

    Bannon said his new venture will focus on rapid response and polling with the goal of framing the election as an “up or down vote” on Trump and impeachment. He is also releasing a movie about the president, Trump@War, geared at Trump supporters. Bannon said he was being backed by private donors, but he did not detail who was funding the effort or how much he had raised

  • Community gathers in Washington to talk Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

    August 20, 2018 2:40 AM 5

    Those in attendance were given the opportunity to voice their concerns to the state’s Department of Ecology about the 64-year-old segment of the Trans Mountain pipeline known as the Puget Sound pipeline. Eleanor Hines of the group, RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, says the Puget Sound region does not have an emergency response plan that addresses

  • Wildfire approaches Glacier National Park’s scenic road

    August 20, 2018 1:04 AM 5

    Other campgrounds, the historic Lake McDonald Lodge and private cabins along Going-to-the-Sun Road are already under evacuation orders. Brothers Craig and Sean Simpson, and their father, Henry, were evacuated from their campground Sunday, the Missoulian reported. “It’s kind of scary, being woken up and told you have to evacuate,” Craig Simpson told the newspaper

  • Trudeau says 2019 Canada election is fight against polarization

    August 20, 2018 12:27 AM 6

    OTTAWA—Justin Trudeau said the 2019 Canadian election will be a contrast between his Liberal Party’s push for a cleaner environment and fighting inequality, and Conservatives who’ll attempt to exploit divisions created by a global wave of populism. The prime minister made the remarks late Sunday afternoon in his home district in Montreal, turning attention

  • New Brunswick political parties jump into election season early

    August 19, 2018 9:29 PM 6

    The province’s Green Party plans to get ahead of the writ as well, with party leader David Coon telling The Canadian Press in an email that he plans to launch his campaign on Tuesday. Early polls suggest the election may be too close to call, though Gallant’s main opponent appears to be Blaine Higgs, who became head of the Progressive Conservative Party