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Syrian forces kill nine protesters, Jul 02, 2011

Saturday, July 2, 2011
SYRIAN forces shot dead nine protesters yesterday as tens of thousands of people called on President Bashar to step down in some of the biggest demonstrations since Syria's uprising began in March.
The Local Coordination Committees, a group of grassroots activists, said three demonstrators were shot dead in the central city of Homs, three in the northern province of Idlib, two in Damascus suburbs and one in Latakia.
Defying Assad's military crackdown, demonstraters took to the streets again after Friday prayers across the country, from towns near the western Lebanese border to the desert regions near Iraq in the east.
"Bashar get out of our lives," read placards carried by thousands of Kurds who marched in the northeastern city of Amouda, according to a YouTube video taken by resident.

Strauss-Kahn released in NY, Jul 02, 2011

Dominique Strauss-Kahn (L) and his wife arriving at New York State Supreme court in New York yesterday. Picture: AFP
Saturday, July 2, 2011
FORMER IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was released without bail yesterday after a dramatic court hearing where the sexual assault case against him appeared to shift in his favour.

The turnabout could upend French politics. Strauss-Kahn, 62, was a strong candidate for the 2012 French presidential election until his May 14 arrest and subsequent charges on attempted rape of a hotel maid in New York.
At a hearing to seek changes to his bail conditions, prosecutors said the credibility of the woman at the centre of the case had been thrown into question.
As a result, the court agreed to let Strauss-Kahn be freed and his bail and bond returned. He agreed to return to court as needed, including for a July 18 hearing.


THE TORONTO STAR News, Jul 02, 2011


News | The Royal Family

Updated: Photos: Montreal says 'bonjour' - and go away - to royals

Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, arrive at Montreal's Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport.
Will and Kate were greeted by protesters in Montreal on Saturday.

News | Canada

Updated: William and Kate buoy spirits of sick, visit couples at Rideau Hall

The small gathering at the Governor General’s residence stands in contrast to the massive crowds that cheered the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at every turn during their first two days in Canada.
Before the tree planting ceremony at Rideau Hall, Terry Joyce stood with his walker, the red “we support the troops” hat keeping the hot... (1)

News | The Royal Family

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene tie the knot in church ceremony

Prince Albert II of Monaco kisses his bride Charlene Princess of Monaco during their religious wedding ceremony at the Prince's Palace on Saturday.
He winked and she smiled as royal couple exchange 18-carat white gold rings to complete a two-day wedding extravaganza in Monaco. (1)

News | Canada

Couple married 70 years meets William and Kate

Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, unveil an unfinished mural during a reception at the Canadian War Museum.
At age 94 — or maybe 95, he can’t say for sure — C.B. Marsh has already met two previous kings, but was no less thrilled today at... (0)

News | GTA

Another ‘hot’ day for tweeting councillor

Just days after getting into hot water with the mayor over a “hot chicks” tweet, Toronto councillor John Parker has struck again. (10)

News | GTA

Toronto MPPs raise concern over anti-gay speakers

A Muslim conference to be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre this weekend featuring two anti-gay speakers has drawn the ire of two local MPPs. (25)

Sports | Toronto Argonauts

Argonauts end 6-year Calgary drought

Toronto Argonauts' Jermaine Copeland, left, makes a catch as Calgary Stampeders' Brandon Smith tries to reel him in during second half CFL football action in Calgary, Alta., July 1, 2011.
Last-quarter comeback takes Boatmen to season-opening victory over Stampeders (0)

News | World

Photos: Inside the Gaza flotilla

Lyn Adamson, co-chair of Canadian Voice of Women of Peace, prepares to board a flight for Greece as members of the Jewish Defence League denounced an effort by Canadian activists to join an aid flotilla to Gaza. Adamson, one of the five delegates, is seen here gathered at Terminal 3 on Sunday, June 19, 2011 before the delegates left for Greece.
Toronto Star reporter Jim Rankin travelled with a Canadian delegation to Greece, where they sought to take their ship Tahrir to Gaza.

News | World

Coney Island July 4th hot dog contest adds women's pig out

This year’s Fourth of July race to stuff your face with hotdogs has a new feminine taste: a women-only pig out.

News | Canada

National Geographic ‘digital nomad’ Andrew Evans explores Ontario

Andrew Clark, National Geographic’s “digital nomad” is currently travelling through, and writing about, Ontario. (0)

Sports | Blue Jays

Griffin: Halladay’s return to Toronto worth the wait

By all means, stand and cheer when Roy Halladay takes the hill Saturday — until he throws the first pitch. (1)

News | World

Generation Fear: Life after Sept. 11 for those who grew up with terror

President George Bush was reading The Pet Goat in unison with a Grade 2 class when an aide came up and whispered to him about the Sept. 11 attacks. We... (0)

Sports | Maple Leafs

Burke being overseas had ‘no impact’ on Leafs, Nonis says

The front-office member said team executives had ‘full authority’ to act in the free agent market if the GM became unreachable. (14)

News | GTA

Body found at Woodbine beach

A woman apparently drowned off Woodbine Beach early Saturday morning.

News | GTA

Photos: Happy birthday, dear Canada

Monique Albert dances with her homemade LED hula hoop at the Boardwalk Pub's Canada Day beer garden during the fireworks at Woodbine Beach.
From staking out royal real estate on Parliament Hill to playing in the park, Canadians across the country celebrated the nation's birthday.

News | GTA

‘We exist,’ Iranian Pride marchers say

Ashram Parsi, executive director of the Iranian Railroad for Queer Refugees and Ashraf, whose grandson, Aliraza Monavari, is now safely living in Norway after leaving Iran thru Turkey on the railroad. Ashraf will march in this year's Pride Parade.
Intolerance is just another type of dictatorship, says the Iranian grandmother of a gay teenager (7)

News | GTA

Teen dies in plunge from Scarborough Bluffs

EMS officials say a 17-year-old boy has been found dead after a fall from the Scarborough Bluffs.

moneyville | borrowing

Roseman: Cardholder faces $1,600 interest fee, despite paying on time

Some retail credit cards have terms that can trip you up, as a teacher found when she agreed to get an Ethan Allen card. (22)

Sports | NBA

NBA lockout: Bryant considers China barnstorming tour

Laker star also has plasma therapy procedure done on bad knee. (0)

News | Canada

270 square feet of home sweet home? That’s life in Vancouver

A downtown rental building featuring 270-square feet micro-lofts are now under construction. They’re believed to be the smallest units ever... (13)

News | Canada

Adults left out of improvements to dental care programs

After four years of promises from the provincial government, nearly 500,000 working poor in Ontario remain without dental care. (9)

moneyville | retirement

I was so bad, they wouldn't rehire me as a typist

Law student Sheryl Smolkin was thrilled to land a summer job with the Sheriff’s office - until she started work. (44)

Business

For job-hunting PhDs, the degree was the easy part

Highly educated PhDs are desperately wanted in Canada, but will they get jobs when they finish years of study? (30)

Wheels

School’s out, so drivers watch out!

Wheels contributor Ian Law discusses ways for drivers to avoid interacting with children this summer.

Sports | Tennis

Cox: Nadal crushes hopes of Murray, and Britain

Spain's Rafael Nadal serves to Britain's Andy Murray during their semifinal match at Wimbledon on Friday. Nadal won in four sets.
Andy Murray took the first set off Rafael Nadal on Friday and looked headed for the final at Wimbledon. Then the roof fell in on the hard-luck Scot. (0)

News | GTA


Wild Toronto: Gone to the birds

Christian Stepien and his wife got close to the swans in Port Credit.

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FINANCIAL News, Money, Banks, Stock, Economic and Financial Crisis, Jul 02, 2011

A new investment strategy: preparing for end times
San Jose Mercury News
And in the past year, the amount of money managed in dedicated tail-risk accounts by bond giant PIMCO has doubled to $23 billion. Boaz Weinstein, a former trader at Deutsche Bank who lost more than $1 billion of the bank's money in the financial crisis ...
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Benzinga
But the month ended on a more optimistic note with the Greek Parliament approving additional austerity and fiscal adjustment measures, skirting a domino-like financial crisis. Greece's enormous debt is intertwined with political and social issues that ...
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What's next for the market?
Malaysia Star
In addition, the economic malaise in US persists. At best, the economic indicators are still patchy to suggest that the United States has truly broken away from the gravity of its financial crisis. To infuse more momentum into the US economy, ...
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Malaysia Star
On Independence Day 2011, We're more dependent than ever
Sacramento Bee
The US financial system has limited exposure to the Greek bonds at the center of the current European financial crisis. But US banks and money-market funds are invested in European banks, and they, in turn, are invested in Greece, Spain, ...
See all stories on this topic »Commodities: Biggest quarterly loss since 2008
Commodities Now Online
Commodities posted the largest quarterly loss since the 2008 financial crisis, and ended June on the defensive after a plunge in grain prices. The 19-commodity Reuters-Jefferies CRB index, a global benchmark, finished the second quarter 6 percent down. ...
See all stories on this topic »Nightly Business Report
American Chronicle
MILLER: In Europe, the sovereign debt crisis is far from over. And there are worries about an economic slowdown in China and other emerging markets, as market strategist Scott Wren explains. WREN: A lot of these emerging economies, they have seen a ...
See all stories on this topic »Market gains make way for optimism
CTV.ca
It warns that stocks look expensive by historical standards. Eric Sprott, CEO of money manager Sprott Asset Management, says markets remain vulnerable to sudden downdrafts because the financial crisis that erupted in 2008 “has never been resolved. ...
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