Saturday, 8 Aug 2020

Bid for Cirque du Soleil dismissed as 'pure fiction' by lenders

MONTREAL (Reuters) – A stalking horse bid for Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group was dismissed as inadequate by lenders during a Quebec court hearing into the company’s restructuring on Tuesday. Canada’s once high-flying Cirque received initial protection from its creditors, after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the famed circus operator to cancel shows and lay off […]

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Canada's Cirque du Soleil receives court protection from creditors

MONTREAL (Reuters) – Canada’s once high-flying Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group on Tuesday received initial protection from its creditors in a Quebec court, after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the famed circus operator to cancel shows and lay off artists. Montreal-based Cirque, which grew from a troupe of street-performers in the 1980s to a company with […]

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WTO official explains beoutQ piracy ruling and logo policy

Spokesman says WTO logo should not be used ‘to endorse a position’ after Saudi mission superimposed logo on statement. The World Trade Organization’s spokesman Keith Rockwell has told Al Jazeera the use of the WTO logo to indicate that the body endorses a certain position is unacceptable after Saudi authorities superimposed the WTO logo on […]

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Bolton, Democrats urge Russia sanctions if bounty reports are true

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats and a leading Republican hawk on Tuesday called for U.S. President Donald Trump to consider imposing new economic sanctions on Russia if a reported Russian effort to pay the Taliban to kill U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan was confirmed. Trump has been under pressure over a New York Times report on Friday […]

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Commentary: Putin can't afford to ditch the dollar

Paul Manafort, while managing Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign, is accused of passing private polling data to his Russia business partner, a man with alleged ties to Russian intelligence. This new information, revealed in an unsealed court filing, is likely to stoke the case in Congress for increased sanctions against Russia. Equally importantly, the reverberations […]

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GNA vows to retake Libya's east after Sirte offensive

GNA-aligned forces launched offensive to seize Sirte from Haftar’s LNA on Saturday. Libya’s internationally recognised government has promised to retake the country’s east after launching an offensive to capture the strategic city of Sirte from the eastern-based forces of renegade commander Khalifa Haftar. On Saturday, forces allied with the Government of National Accord (GNA) launched […]

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