N.Y. appeals court reduces Trump’s bond in his civil fraud case to $175 million, a victory for the former president

A state appeals court ruled that Donald Trump and his co-defendants in the New York civil fraud case have 10 days to post a $175 million bond, down from the $464 million judgment that was originally due Monday. The 11th-hour ruling from a panel of state Appellate Division judges is a major victory and relief … Read more

Two daughters, two parents, and echoes of a murder that rocked Indigenous activism

n Halifax, Denise Pictou Maloney says the trauma and grief from the 1975 murder of her mother, Indigenous activist Anna Mae Aqaush, has never dimmed. Pictou Maloney was nine when she last saw her. In Vancouver, Naneek Graham vividly remembers American FBI agents visiting her family’s home in Yukon in the 1980s to threaten her … Read more

$1.5M lawsuit after Quebec teacher accused of selling students’ artwork online Parents file

A group of parents has filed a lawsuit against a Montreal-area high school art teacher and his school board after students found their classroom artwork available for purchase on the teacher’s personal website last month. The parents of 10 young students at Westwood Junior High School in Saint-Lazare, Que., an off-island suburb west of Montreal, filed the lawsuit for $1.575 … Read more

India Protests Germany’s Remarks

India summoned a German envoy today to protest against the country’s remarks on the arrest of Arvind Kejriwal in the Delhi liquor policy case. The Ministry of External Affairs said that German foreign ministry spokesperson’s remarks were a “blatant interference in India’s internal matters”. The Deputy Head of Mission of the German Embassy, George Enzweiler, was today … Read more

Israel announces largest West Bank land seizure since 1993 during Blinken visit

Israel’s far-right finance minister, Bezalel Smotrich, announced the seizure of 10 square kilometers (3.8 square miles) of Palestinian territory in the West Bank on Friday. The move marks the single largest land seizure by the Israeli government since the 1993 Oslo accords, according to Peace Now, a settlement watchdog group. “While there are those in … Read more

Israel’s war on Gaza live: Ceasefire talks in Doha struggling amid disputes

Israeli forces have bombed a house in Deir al-Balah in central Gaza, killing at least seven Palestinians, and again opened fired on aid seekers in northern Gaza City, killing 19 more people. Mediation efforts to end the bloodshed in Gaza appear to be struggling, with a Hamas official telling Al Jazeera that Israeli negotiators have rejected … Read more

Trump claims to have ‘almost $500m in cash’ despite inability to pay bond

Donald Trump claimed on Friday to have at his disposal “almost $500m in cash”, despite having complained about a $454m bond his lawyers say he cannot pay as he appeals a New York civil fraud judgment. In an all-capitals, early morning post to his Truth Social platform, the former president said: “Through hard work, talent, and luck, I … Read more

Trump’s Truth Social merger throws curveball into presidential race

A merger deal involving former President Trump’s Truth Social platform is the latest financial twist in the White House race as he looks to close the fundraising gap with President Biden. Biden’s campaign operation has been significantly outraising Trump’s a couple of months into 2024 even as polls show a close race nationally with Trump leading … Read more