Sports

Around two million Canadians cheer Raptors in NBA victory parade

Around two million Toronto Raptors fans lined the streets of downtown Toronto to cheer on their hometown heroes in a victory parade on Monday to celebrate their first NBA championship that united Canada through basketball.

Business

Boeing says has no plans to change name of 737 max

Boeing Co said on Monday it had no plans to change the name of the 737 MAX after a news report that it would be prepared to do so to improve its future marketing.

Top News

U.S. to withhold hundreds of millions in Central America aid

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration announced on Monday plans to permanently divert hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, after Trump blasted the three countries because thousands of their citizens had sought asylum at the U.S. border with Mexico.

Politics

White House will not invite Israeli officials to Bahrain event: senior U.S. official

The White House will not invite Israeli government officials to a Bahrain conference devoted to gaining support for a Palestinian economic plan in order to keep the event apolitical, a senior administration official said on Monday.

U.S.

U.S. Supreme Court tosses ruling against wedding cake bakers who rebuffed lesbians

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a lower court ruling against the owners of an Oregon bakery who refused based on their Christian beliefs to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple in another case pitting gay rights against religious rights.

World

Italian prosecutor demands jail term for alleged trafficking kingpin

Italian prosecutors demanded on Monday a 14-year prison term for an alleged people-smuggling kingpin extradited from Sudan in 2016, dismissing suggestions they had caught the wrong man.

World

White House will not invite Israeli officials to Bahrain event: senior U.S. official

The White House will not invite Israeli government officials to a Bahrain conference devoted to gaining support for a Palestinian economic plan in order to keep the event apolitical, a senior administration official said on Monday.

World

Turkmen leader promotes son to provincial governor

Turkmen President Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has named his son Serdar a provincial governor, state television said, bolstering an already stellar career that has prompted speculation Serdar is being groomed to succeed his father.

Sports

Anderson makes winning return from injury at Queen’s

Kevin Anderson rallied from a set down to beat Briton Cameron Norrie 4-6 7-6(5) 6-4 in the opening round of the Queen’s Club championships on Monday, marking a successful return from an elbow injury that had kept him out since March.

Sports

Ferrari request review of controversial Canadian GP decision

Ferrari have formally asked for the decision that cost Sebastian Vettel victory in the Canadian Grand Prix to be reviewed. a team spokesperson said on Monday.

Sports

Bellinger, Trout continue to lead All-Star voting

With just days remaining until the end of the first-round of All-Star voting, a pair of Los Angeles outfielders continue to lead the voting.

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Qatar’s emir offers condolences to former Egyptian president Mursi’s family

Qatar’s emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, offered condolences in a tweet on Monday to the family of former Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi “and the brotherly Egyptian people”.

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Islamist Mursi briefly made history as Egypt’s first democratically elected president

When Mohamed Mursi, a leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, broke out of jail during the final days of Hosni Mubarak’s presidency in 2011, he little imagined that the following year he would be president and, another year on, behind bars again.

World

Qatar’s emir offers condolences to former Egyptian president Mursi’s family

Qatar’s emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, offered condolences in a tweet on Monday to the family of former Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi “and the brotherly Egyptian people”.

World

U.S. to withhold hundreds of millions in Central America aid

President Donald Trump’s administration announced on Monday plans to permanently reprogram hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, after Trump blasted the three countries because thousands of their citizens had sought asylum at the U.S. border with Mexico.

World

Islamist Mursi briefly made history as Egypt’s first democratically elected president

When Mohamed Mursi, a leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, broke out of jail during the final days of Hosni Mubarak’s presidency in 2011, he little imagined that the following year he would be president and, another year on, behind bars again.

Politics

U.S. to withhold hundreds of millions in Central America aid

President Donald Trump’s administration announced on Monday plans to permanently reprogram hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, after Trump blasted the three countries because thousands of their citizens had sought asylum at the U.S. border with Mexico.

Sports

Ducks announce Eakins as new head coach

The Anaheim Ducks announced Monday the hiring of Dallas Eakins as their head coach.

Health

VBI’s shares plunge after hep B vaccine fails secondary goal in late-stage trial

VBI Vaccines Inc said on Monday a late-stage study was unsuccessful in showing two doses of its hepatitis B vaccine were as effective as three doses of an older vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline, sending its shares plunging 66%.

Entertainment

CNN’s Anderson Cooper remembers mom Gloria Vanderbilt as visitor from ‘distant star’

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper remembered his mother, designer and society grand dame Gloria Vanderbilt, as a woman who endured a string of heartbreaks but still remained deeply in love with love.

Business

New blow to Boeing from engine delay, Airbus long-range rival takes off

Boeing suffered a fresh setback at the opening of the Paris Airshow on Monday as the U.S. planemaker’s engine supplier revealed a delay affecting its all-new 777X jet, while Airbus targeted the middle of the market with a rival plane.

Sports

Woodland rises to No. 12 in world rankings after U.S. Open win

With his first major championship win on Sunday at the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, Gary Woodland moved up to a career-best No. 12 in the world golf rankings.

U.S.

‘Horror movie’ sex cult hid in ‘cookie cutter’ New York suburb: prosecutor

A reputed New York sex cult whose leader is accused of holding a woman hostage and having women branded with his initials carried out his crimes in an upstate subdivision that hid a “horror movie” reality, a federal prosecutor said on Monday.

World

Egypt’s ousted Islamist president Mursi dies after court hearing

Former Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi, the first democratically elected head of state in Egypt’s modern history, died on Monday aged 67 after collapsing in a Cairo court while on trial on espionage charges, authorities said.

U.S.

Harvard revokes Parkland shooting survivor’s acceptance over racial slurs

Harvard University has rescinded its admission offer to a survivor of the 2018 massacre at a Florida high school over his past use of racial slurs in an online document posted on Twitter, the student said on Monday.