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January 14, 2019 2:36 PM Polish mayor dies after being stabbed in heart

The spokeswoman for the ruling Law and Justice party Beata Mazurek said the attack should be “absolutely condemned by all, regardless of what side of the political spectrum they are on.” She insisted politicians in Poland need “greater responsibility for words, for deeds” because “there is no shortage of madmen on both sides” of the political scale 76

January 12, 2019 9:10 PM Elizabeth Warren makes first campaign trip to New Hampshire neighbours

MANCHESTER, N.H.—Sen. Elizabeth Warren is bringing her populist platform and likely presidential campaign to her neighbours in New Hampshire, who will hold the first primary of the 2020 cycle. The Massachusetts Democrat spoke to about 450 people at Manchester Community College on Saturday, taking aim at the “wealthy and well-connected” and championing 36

January 11, 2019 3:33 PM Greek police search more campuses amid letter scare

THESSALONIKI, Greece - Greek authorities have searched at least 10 more university and college buildings after letters containing white powder were sent to campuses around the country. Fire service crews for a third day Friday picked up more suspicious packages and carried out building inspections in Athens, the northern city of Thessaloniki, and several 22

January 11, 2019 2:52 AM Texas pair convicted of enslaving African girl for 16 years

FORT WORTH, Texas - A federal jury has found a suburban North Texas couple guilty of enslaving a Guinean woman for 16 years. Jurors found Mohamed Toure (TOHR’-eh) and his wife, Denise Cros-Toure, guilty Thursday of forced labour. They face up to 20 years in prison, but no sentencing date was immediately set. Toure is the son of a former president of the West African 23

January 9, 2019 8:13 PM Netflix interested in creating Toronto production hub, says Mayor John Tory

Netflix has already shot film and TV productions in Toronto as well as other Canadian cities, including Vancouver. Because it’s a foreign digital company, it isn’t required to collect or remit federal or provincial sales tax. So far Netflix also hasn’t fallen under federal regulations that require the country’s broadcasting companies to pay into the Canada 37

January 7, 2019 6:12 PM BMO creates financial crimes unit with cybersecurity, fraud capabilities

The Bank of Montreal is creating a financial crimes unit bringing together existing capabilities around cybersecurity, fraud and physical security. The new unit will be led by Larry Zelvin, who joins the bank on Jan. 14. He has been CitiGroup Inc.’s managing director and global head of cybersecurity. BMO chief executive Darryl White says the financial 28

January 2, 2019 5:38 PM Toronto FC GM Tim Bezbatchenko reportedly leaving for Columbus Crew

Sam Stejskal of MLS Soccer also reported that the Reds are in advanced discussions with former New York Red Bulls sporting director Ali Curtis to replace the 37-year-old Bezbatchenko. The 30-year-old Curtis held the Red Bulls job from 2014 to 2017, but has been out of MLS since. Bezbatchenko’s hiring in 2013 signalled the beginning of TFC’s transformation 19

December 17, 2018 4:03 AM Taliban say ‘another’ meeting with U.S. planned in Middle East

The State Department has neither denied nor confirmed previous meetings, but U.S. special peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad previously said he has met with all Afghans involved in the 17-year war. Since Khalilzad’s appointment in September attempts to jump-start peace talks have accelerated. Pakistan earlier said it would help orchestrate this latest round 22

December 12, 2018 8:40 PM Thursday game preview: Toronto Maple Leafs at Tampa Bay Lightning

The two are good friends and both are former No. 1 overall picks: Stamkos in 2008, Tavares in 2009. Stamkos got a hat trick in his last game and has 18 goals, 35 assists in 35 career games against the Leafs. Stamkos has 10 points in his last five games. Tavares has 10 goals, 22 assists in 29 career games against Tampa and leads the Leafs with 19 goals 29

December 3, 2018 5:47 PM Crocs to buy back 50 per cent of Blackstone preferred stake as rebound builds

Crocs Inc. will buy back and convert some of the preferred shares held by Blackstone Group LP in the latest sign that a multiyear turnaround effort has put more spring in the step of the maker of colourful, rubbery shoes. The footwear maker will pay $183.7 million (U.S.) for half the preferred stock Blackstone acquired as part of a $200-million investment 38