Social Issues http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23001/all en Valeant to replace three board members; Allergan adopts poison pill defence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140423/3-valeant-directors-wont-be-standing-re-election-citing-time <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Valeant Pharmaceuticals International says three of its directors will not stand for re-election this year as it pursues the acquisition of Botox maker Allergan, which has adopted a "poison pill" defence while it considers the offer.</p> <p>The announced departures come after Valeant (TSX:VRX, NYSE:VRX) teamed with activist investor Bill Ackman to make a hostile takeover offer for Allergan (NYSE:AGN), which has since announced it has erected a shareholder rights plan that will allow its board time to consider alternatives and potentially block the bid.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140423/3-valeant-directors-wont-be-standing-re-election-citing-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Allergan Inc Business Corporate finance Financial economics Health Labor Mergers and acquisitions Social Issues Technology Valeant Pharmaceuticals International The Canadian Press Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:01:25 +0000 The Canadian Press 6128649 at http://www.globalpost.com Defence wants Crown to testify in Rehtaeh Parsons child pornography case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140423/defence-wants-crown-testify-rehtaeh-parsons-child-pornograph <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>HALIFAX - The defence lawyers for two teens accused of child pornography in the Rehtaeh Parsons case want a Crown prosecutor to testify in the matter.</p> <p>Defence lawyer Ian Hutchinson filed a subpoena to have Crown prosecutor Craig Botterill take the stand, and the application is being supported by the other defence lawyer, Brian Church.</p> <p>Hutchinson told Nova Scotia's Supreme Court in Halifax that the prosecution's policy in 2011-12 was that if a youth took a sexual picture of a youth of a similar age, then charges wouldn't proceed.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140423/defence-wants-crown-testify-rehtaeh-parsons-child-pornograph" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hospitality Law Politics Pornography Social Issues Subpoena The Canadian Press Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:36:01 +0000 The Canadian Press 6128799 at http://www.globalpost.com Car bomb targeting Iraq minority group kills 7 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/car-bomb-targeting-iraq-minority-group-kills-7 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A car bomb exploded in a village in northern Iraq mainly populated by members of the Shabak minority on Wednesday, killing seven people, police and a morgue employee said.</p> <p>The blast in Baybukh, a village north of the city of Mosul, also wounded at least 13 people.</p> <p>The 30,000-strong Shabak community mostly lives in northern Iraq near the Turkish border.</p> <p>They speak a distinct language and largely follow a faith that is a blend of Shiite Islam and local beliefs, and are periodically targeted by militant groups.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/car-bomb-targeting-iraq-minority-group-kills-7" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Ethnic groups in Iraq Fertile Crescent Labor Law Social Issues AFP Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6128850 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. soldier convicted of WikiLeaks crimes granted name change http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140423/us-soldier-convicted-wikileaks-crimes-granted-name-change-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Carey Gillam</p> <p>(Reuters) - Former U.S. soldier Bradley Manning, who is serving 35 years in prison for turning over classified files to WikiLeaks, can exchange the name Bradley for Chelsea to reflect her desire to be treated as a woman, a judge in Kansas ruled on Wednesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140423/us-soldier-convicted-wikileaks-crimes-granted-name-change-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bradley Manning Health Labor Security Social Issues Technology WikiLeaks World Wide Web Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:47:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6128727 at http://www.globalpost.com Car bomb kills seven in north Iraq http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/car-bomb-kills-seven-north-iraq <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A car bomb exploded in a village in northern Iraq mainly populated by members of the Shabak minority on Wednesday, killing seven people, police and a morgue employee said.</p> <p>The blast in Baybukh, a village north of the city of Mosul, also wounded at least 13 people.</p> <p>str/wd/tl</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Asia Business Labor Law Middle East Religion in Iraq Social Issues AFP Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:46:07 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6128815 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Farbrace appointed England assistant coach http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/cricket-farbrace-appointed-england-assistant-coach <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) continued the restructuring of the England coaching set-up on Wednesday by announcing the appointment of Paul Farbrace as assistant coach.</p> <p>The 46-year-old will leave his role as coach of Sri Lanka to work alongside Peter Moores, who returned for a second stint as England head coach last Saturday.</p> <p>Farbrace only joined Sri Lanka in December and achieved instant success by winning both the Asia Trophy and the ICC World Twenty20.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/cricket-farbrace-appointed-england-assistant-coach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Cricket in England Peter Moores Social Issues AFP Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:45:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6128814 at http://www.globalpost.com Missouri executes convicted double murderer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/missouri-executes-convicted-double-murderer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A US man convicted of killing of a farm couple while trying to steal their cows was put to death Wednesday in the midwestern US state of Missouri, authorities said.</p> <p>William Rousan, 57, was declared dead by lethal injection shortly after midnight in Bonne Terre, Missouri, said Mike O'Connell, spokesman for the state's department of public security.</p> <p>Rousan was sentenced to death for plotting and carrying out the September 1993 murders of Charles Lewis, 67, and his wife Grace, 62. The double-murder was not discovered until a year later.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/missouri-executes-convicted-double-murderer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Social Issues AFP Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:45:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6128812 at http://www.globalpost.com France deficit plan treads fine line, betting on growth http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140423/france-treads-fine-line-eu-deficit-cutting-targets <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Nicholas Vinocur and Jean-Baptiste Vey</p> <p>PARIS (Reuters) - France outlined a slower roadmap on Wednesday to reduce its chronic deficit to the European Union's treaty limit next year, based on growth assumptions described by an independent watchdog as risky.</p> <p>Europe's second-biggest economy, with the highest public spending quota in the EU, is a serial laggard where recovery and public finances are concerned.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140423/france-treads-fine-line-eu-deficit-cutting-targets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economics Economy of the United States Late-2000s financial crisis Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:20:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6128414 at http://www.globalpost.com Calgary psychiatrist guilty of sex assault loses appeal, must turn himself in http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140423/calgary-psychiatrist-guilty-sex-assault-loses-appeal-must-tu <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>CALGARY - The Alberta Court of Appeal has refused to overturn a Calgary psychiatrist's three convictions for sexually assaulting his court-appointed patients.</p> <p>Dr. Aubrey Levin (luh-VEEN') was found guilty on the charges by a jury in January 2013 and was sentenced to five years in prison.</p> <p>Levin, who is 75, had asked the Appeal Court to dismiss the convictions and order a new trial.</p> <p>But the court has ruled that there is no merit in any of the appeal arguments raised by Levin's lawyer.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140423/calgary-psychiatrist-guilty-sex-assault-loses-appeal-must-tu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Law Social Issues The Canadian Press Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:36:28 +0000 The Canadian Press 6128801 at http://www.globalpost.com Barren shelves: Venezuela's once-glitzy shopping malls struggle under price and rent controls http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140423/barren-shelves-venezuelas-once-glitzy-shopping-malls-struggl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>CARACAS, Venezuela - Staring through a glass storefront at the Sambil shopping mall, Aleimar Sanchez sees more than a struggling business in the near-empty shelves of a Casio electronics store. She sees a country in sad decline.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. 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Two dissenting justices called on Congress to change the law to benefit victims.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140423/supreme-court-limits-restitution-victims-child-pornography" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hospitality Law Politics Social Issues Supreme Court of the United States Technology United States courts of appeals United States federal courts The Canadian Press Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:01:24 +0000 The Canadian Press 6128648 at http://www.globalpost.com Australia inflation lower than feared, lessens rate hike risk http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140423/australia-inflation-lower-feared-lessens-rate-hike-risk <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Wayne Cole</p> <p>SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian inflation was surprisingly tame last quarter showing a moderation that greatly lessened the pressure for a hike in interest rates this year and sent the local dollar sharply lower.</p> <p>A key measure of underlying inflation rose by only 0.5 percent in the first quarter and 2.6 percent for the year, well below forecasts of 0.7 percent and 2.9 percent respectively.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140423/australia-inflation-lower-feared-lessens-rate-hike-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economics Health Inflation Labor Reserve Bank of Australia Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:21:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6128789 at http://www.globalpost.com Catalonia chief vows to call independence poll http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/catalonia-chief-vows-call-independence-poll-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Catalonia's political chief Artur Mas vowed on Wednesday to push ahead with a vote on independence from Spain on November 9, flying in the face of fierce opposition from Madrid.</p> <p>Just two weeks after Spain's parliament overwhelmingly shot down the referendum bid, Mas said he was determined to hold a vote.</p> <p>"The referendum will be called for sure and the Catalan people will be called to the polls on November 9," he told foreign correspondents on the day the region celebrates its patron Sant Jordi, or Saint George.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/catalonia-chief-vows-call-independence-poll-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Artur Mas Business Catalonia Government of Spain Politics of Spain Social Issues AFP Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:21:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6128788 at http://www.globalpost.com France outlines 'optimistic' pledge to get economy, finances back on track http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/france-outlines-optimistic-pledge-get-economy-finances-back-track <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>France on Wednesday outlined its strategy for bringing its public finances into line with eurozone rules via an anticipated economic upturn that was branded "optimistic" and spending cuts that face fierce opposition within the ruling Socialist party.</p> <p>Presenting a plan that has to be approved by the European Commission, Finance Minister Michel Sapin vowed that the eurozone's second biggest economy, currently doing little more than stagnating, would soon pick up sufficient momentum for France to bring its budget deficit down to the EU ceiling of three percent of GDP in 2015.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/france-outlines-optimistic-pledge-get-economy-finances-back-track" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economy of the United States Government Labor Late-2000s financial crisis Law Social Issues AFP Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:21:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6128785 at http://www.globalpost.com Catalonia chief vows to call independence poll http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/catalonia-chief-vows-call-independence-poll <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Catalonia's political chief Artur Mas vowed on Wednesday to push ahead with a vote on independence from Spain on November 9, flying in the face of fierce opposition from Madrid.</p> <p>Just two weeks after Spain's parliament overwhelmingly shot down the referendum bid, Mas said he was determined to hold a vote.</p> <p>"The referendum will be called for sure and the Catalan people will be called to the polls on November 9," he told foreign correspondents on the day the region celebrates its patron Sant Jordi, or Saint George.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/catalonia-chief-vows-call-independence-poll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Artur Mas Business Catalonia Government of Spain Politics of Spain Social Issues AFP Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:20:58 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6128783 at http://www.globalpost.com