N.Z. Inflation Slows, Gives RBNZ Scope to Prolong Rate Pause - Bloomberg

New Zealand inflation in the third quarter slowed more than economists and the central bank forecast, giving Governor Graeme Wheeler scope to keep borrowing costs […]

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Take the muzzle off federal scientists: Editorial

It’s now well-established that reporters in this country face daunting obstacles when seeking information from government scientists. Too often, the process is like something out […]

John Tory can seal Toronto mayoralty race with shift to defence, strategists say

If recent poll numbers are any indication, the mayoral race is John Tory’s to lose.
Those inside the campaign, who know acutely what’s at stake with […]

Rob Ford served with subpoena to testify in Sandro Lisi extortion case

In the midst of campaigning for re-election, Mayor Rob Ford has been subpoenaed to testify at Alexander (Sandro) Lisi’s preliminary hearing next spring.
Toronto Police Det.-Sgt. […]

Stolen photos of stars find ’safe harbor’ online

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Imagine what the Internet would be like if most major websites had imposed controls preventing the naked photos stolen from Oscar-winning […]

Modi visit draws pledges of support from Japan

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese government and business leaders pledged support Monday for visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s effort to modernize his country’s economy.
Modi is […]

Blue Jays mathematically in, but realistically out of playoff race: Griffin

It may be tough to stomach for Blue Jays fans, but this 2014 championship season is effectively over in terms of the team’s playoff hopes.
The […]

China Home Prices Fall in Most Cities on Weak Demand - Bloomberg

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Boat swept away in Japanese tsunami repurposed for tours of B.C. rainforest

KLEMTU, B.C.—A Japanese fishing vessel believed to be cast adrift in the 2011 tsunami disaster will soon find a new life as a tour boat […]

Shipwrecked Costa Concordia successfully re-floated

GIGLIO, ITALY—The shipwrecked Costa Concordia was successfully refloated Monday in preparation to be towed away for scrapping, 30 months after it struck a reef and […]