Uber gets to stay in Italy a bit longer, court rules

Why it matters to you Uber makes it easier to get around. And losing a case like this abroad may empower lobbyists where you live. Uber was being unceremoniously thrown out of Italy just last week, after a court in the country decided to officially ban the ridesharing app, citing unfair competition with traditional transportation…

Reclaiming Riel with an eye to reconciliation

“Quiet, please!” says Peter Hinton, rising from his chair at the front edge of the stage at the Imperial Oil Opera Theatre, and the chatter — from several dozen cast members, crew and extras — quickly subsides. Dressed entirely in loose-fitting black, Hinton raises his hands and casts a slow glance around the room. “This…

April the giraffe gives birth in front of online audience

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Apr 15, 2017 , Last Updated: 6:06 PM ET HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. — And baby makes glee. Before an online audience of more than a million viewers, April the giraffe gave birth to a male calf Saturday at a New York zoo, ending weeks of proverbial pacing by animal lovers in a virtual…

Kim goes ballistic: North Korean dictator threatens ‘nuclear justice’

North Korea leader Kim Jong-un gleefully applauded as he watched a display of the country’s military might during the secretive state’s Day of the Sun – and his regime warned of an ‘annihilating strike’ if the US attacks. [embedded content] Kim, wearing a Western-style suit at Kim Il-sung Square, saluted formations of soldiers who yelled out ‘long live’…