Monday Mania

  • India rejects mediation offer by UN Secretary-General on Kashmir
    on February 16, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    The UN chief, who arrived in Pakistan on a four-day visit, addressed a press conference along with Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, wherein he also expressed his “deep concern” over the situation in Jammu and Kashmir and tensions along the Line of Control (LoC). Guterres also said that it was important for India and Pakistan to de-escalate “militarily and verbally” and exercise “maximum restraint”.

  • Israel’s Benny Gantz vows to form government without Benjamin Netanyahu
    on February 16, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    In a series of TV interviews two weeks before national elections, Gantz looked to project confidence that the March 2 vote will provide the decisive outcome that eluded the two previous elections last year.

  • US raises tariffs on EU aircraft to 15%
    on February 16, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    On Oct. 18, Washington imposed the original 10% duties on Airbus aircraft and 25% tariffs on a range of European consumer exports, like cheeses and Spanish olives. The US list continued to spare an Alabama Airbus plant that assembles single-aisle aircraft like the A320 by not hitting airplane parts.

  • Sharad Pawar to meet NCP ministers today as Uddhav Thackeray backs NPR
    on February 16, 2020 at 5:53 pm

    The government has reportedly initiated moves to roll out the National Population Register (NPR) process from May 1, the deadline set by the Centre even as Congress and NCP have said that they are opposed to the NPR exercise.

  • Treat us like something between a telco and a newspaper, says Facebook’s Zuckerberg
    on February 16, 2020 at 5:52 pm

    “Right now there are two frameworks that I think people have for existing industries – there’s like newspapers and existing media, and then there’s the telco-type model, which is ‘the data just flows through you’, but you’re not going to hold a telco responsible if someone says something harmful on a phone line,” Zuckerberg said at the Munich Security Conference in Germany.

  • Leafs recall Egor Korshkov, Mason Marchment
    by Terry Koshan on February 16, 2020 at 6:47 pm

    BUFFALO — The Maple Leafs have called in the cavalry, but whether a couple of new faces join the battle for a playoff spot is to be determined. Forwards Egor Korshkov and Mason Marchment were summoned from the Toronto Marlies on Sunday morning, and there is a possibility that they could be in the lineup

  • Cops hunting convict who allegedly breached release conditions
    by Kevin Connor on February 16, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for a man who allegedly breached the conditions of his statutory release for human trafficking offences. The Toronto police Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement Squad says Richard Cooper, 30, is serving a four-year and one month sentence for sexual interference, control movement to compel prostitution and traffic persons for material

  • Blue Jay’s great Tony Fernandez fondly remembered
    by Rob Longley on February 16, 2020 at 5:03 pm

    DUNEDIN, Fla. – The heart of the Blue Jays infield from their championship years and a man who played the game with equal parts brilliance and joy, the late Tony Fernandez was fondly remembered as one of the best in club history. Fernandez, who spent a dozen with the years with the Jays as their

  • CRIME SCENE: One man shot, another stabbed in downtown violence
    by Kevin Connor on February 16, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    Two violent crimes took place in the Yonge-Gerrad Sts. area as one man was stabbed and another suffered gunshot wounds during the weekend. A man in his 20s was wounded in a shooting Yonge and Gerrard  at about 4:30 a.m. on Sunday, near a McDonalds restaurant. The injured man made his way to a nearby

  • Blue Jays legend Tony Fernandez dies at 57
    by Postmedia News on February 16, 2020 at 1:03 pm

    Tony Fernandez, a former Blue Jays shortstop who won a World Series title in Toronto in 1993, has died, according to reports out of his native Dominican Republic. Fernandez, who had been battling kidney problems and had suffered a stroke, was 57. Fernandez, a longtime fan favourite in Toronto, made his Blue Jays debut in

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