Peterborough man found asleep at the wheel charged with drug-impaired driving: police

A Peterborough, Ont., man is facing impaired driving and drug possession charges following a traffic investigation on Wednesday. According to the Peterborough Police Service, around 4:45 p.m., officers were in the area of Dobbin Avenue for an unrelated matter when an officer noticed an “unresponsive” man in the driver’s seat of a vehicle parked on the road. Officers were able […]

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U.S. demand for cars expected to rebound while travel, dining lag: ad agency

(Reuters) – Consumer demand for cars could begin to recover this month in the United States after steep declines due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the hard-hit travel and dining industries will likely continue to face difficult times, according to a major U.S. advertising agency. The new forecasts on Thursday from Universal McCann, a unit of advertising holding company Interpublic […]

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UPDATE 1-IMF shifts Ukraine talks to standby arrangement to address pandemic -spokesman

(Adds details on Ukraine talks, details on proposed arrangement) WASHINGTON, May 7 (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund said on Thursday it has shifted its discussions with Ukraine to providing an 18-month Standby Arrangement to allow the government more room to respond to the coronavirus pandemic in the near term. IMF spokesman Gerry Rice told a regular news briefing that […]

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Hamilton-area couple charged after drugs, guns, $170K in cash seized by police

Police in Hamilton, Ont., say a duffel bag with almost $170,000 in cash was one of several items seized in a drug-related investigation that began in late March. According to detectives, the cash, firearms, $11,000 worth of cocaine and drug-manufacturing tools were found during searches of an Ancaster home in the Golf Links Road and Meadowlands Boulevard area in March […]

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Millions more Americans join the unemployment line

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Millions more Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, suggesting layoffs broadened from consumer-facing industries to other segments of the economy and could remain elevated even as many parts of the country start to reopen. The Labor Department’s weekly jobless claims report on Thursday showed initial jobless claims for state unemployment benefits totaled a seasonally adjusted 3.169 million […]

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India coronavirus cases jump past 50,000 amid strict lockdown

Officials say the spurt in cases is fueled by the densely packed economic centres of Mumbai, Delhi and Ahmedabad. Coronavirus cases in India rose past 50,000, the health ministry said on Thursday, with the pace of new infections showing no signs of abating despite a strict weeks-long lockdown in the world’s second-most populous country. India added 3,561 cases, taking its […]

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U.S. and Europe spar over next stage of aircraft subsidy dispute

WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The United States said there was “no valid basis” for the European Union to retaliate against U.S. goods in a long-running subsidy row after Boeing lost state tax breaks, but the EU said it was pressing ahead with its demand for tariffs. The transatlantic dispute over support for Europe’s Airbus (AIR.PA) and U.S. rival Boeing (BA.N) has […]

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Coronavirus: ‘Very limited’ lockdown changes in England – Downing Street

Lockdown changes in England from next week will be “very limited”, Boris Johnson’s spokesman has confirmed. He promised the prime minister would use “maximum caution” when starting to ease some of the strict social distancing measures that have been in force for seven weeks during the coronavirus crisis. “We are at a critical moment in the fight against the virus […]

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