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July 15, 2018 3:53 AM Canadian man shot dead in the Philippines, wife injured in attack

A Canadian man was shot repeatedly outside his home in the Philippines last month in an attack local police say was “targeted.” Barry Gammon, 66, of Montreal, was fatally shot on June 24 near Batangas City as his Filipino wife, Luzviminda Gammon, watched in horror. Police say she was injured as she tried to fight off the attacker. Local police say the shooting 8

July 12, 2018 10:23 PM Trump says, ‘They like me a lot in the U.K.’ 100,000 protesters may disagree

Trump arrived around 1:45 p.m. Thursday, straight from the NATO summit. The first protest, described as “the wall of sound,” is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., when Trump heads to Winfield House, the residence of the U.S. ambassador, in Regent’s Park in London. That’s where he will spend the night. Activists planned to stir up as much noise as possible and play harrowing 11

July 11, 2018 10:46 PM Companies building Eglinton Crosstown LRT sue Metrolinx for breach of contract

In a five-page notice of action filed with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on Tuesday, Crosslinx claims it’s owed compensation because it has incurred damages and increased costs as a result of Metrolinx’s failure to live up to the project’s contract. The notice doesn’t specify how much the consortium believes it’s owed. Crosslinx is also seeking 8

July 11, 2018 5:25 PM Tim Hortons signs franchise agreement to open more than 1,500 stores in China

Starbucks had 3,300 stores in 141 cities in China as of May and plans to total 5,000 by 2021. China is its fastest growing market and it opens a new store in the country every 15 hours. Whitbread, which operates Costa Coffee, has 449 of the coffee chain’s shops in China and plans to have 1,200 by 2022, according to its most recent annual report 10

July 6, 2018 8:53 PM Man who called police on Black woman at North Carolina pool loses his job

“We are aware of a terrible incident involving the actions of one of our employees outside the workplace,” the statement said, adding that the “employee is no longer employed by the company in any respect.” Company spokesperson Brian Risinger confirmed that Bloom’s separation was “effective immediately.” Risinger said Bloom was a business development 26

July 5, 2018 9:00 AM Home prices finally inch up in June

There are signs the needle has finally moved in a positive direction on the region’s sagging real estate market. The Toronto Real Estate Board reported that sales and average re-sale home prices showed slight year over year gains in June, the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) reported. The average price of re-sale homes in the region — including detached 91

July 4, 2018 2:45 PM Andersson the understated symbol of post-Zlatan Sweden at World Cup

ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA—A merry band of about a thousand yellow-clad Sweden fans stayed after the game, singing in a stand behind the goal and ignoring repeated requests from the stadium announcer to make their way out. Their team had just reached a World Cup quarterfinal for the first time in 24 years, and they were going to enjoy the moment. “It feels 13

June 27, 2018 4:25 PM Germany out in first round for first time since 1938 after stunning loss to South Korea

KAZAN, RUSSIA—Germany is out of the World Cup, the fourth defending champion in the last five tournaments to be eliminated in the group stage. The four-time champions lost to South Korea 2-0 Wednesday, allowing a pair of injury-time goals while knowing a 1-0 victory would have been enough to advance because of the result in the other group match 12

June 27, 2018 12:53 PM Historic transmission link between Labrador and Newfoundland to be energized

ST. JOHN’S, N.L.— An historic milestone is expected today on the East Coast: A power link connecting the Muskrat Falls hydro megaproject to Newfoundland and Labrador’s capital will be formally “energized” for the first time. The Soldiers Pond transmission site, located 40 minutes outside of St. John’s, is connected to Labrador by a 1,100-km transmission 14

June 26, 2018 5:47 AM Jerusalem and Life After top 2018 Dora Mavor Moore Awards

Jerusalem and Life After were the big winners at the 2018 Dora Mavor Moore Awards with six prizes each. The awards, presented by the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts, honour excellence in Toronto theatre, dance and opera. They were handed out Monday evening at the Winter Garden Theatre. Jerusalem, the Jez Butterworth play about an eccentric outsider 11