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Medical complaint challenges British Columbia prison’s use of segregation

The Globe and Mail<p>After seven days in solitary confinement, Brett Crane told prison staff he wanted to transform into a werewolf. As his days in “the pit” marched on, he says he saw demons, heard voices and predicted that an imminent earthquake would wipe out humanity.<p>Health staff at the Surrey …

Prison

Asian shares near nine-month peak, dollar shines

TOKYO — Reuters<p>Asian shares held near nine-month highs on Monday as worries over the impact of Britain’s Brexit vote eased amid efforts to maintain growth, while the dollar was buoyed by a run of solid U.S. economic data.<p>Policy makers from the Group of 20 countries agreed to work to support global …

Tokyo

White Sox suspend Chris Sale for destroying throwback uniforms

CHICAGO — The Associated Press<p>The Chicago White Sox have suspended ace Chris Sale five days without pay for destroying collared throwback uniforms the team was scheduled to wear.<p>The White Sox announced the punishment on Sunday after Sale was scratched from his scheduled start and sent home the …

Baseball

Quebec paralympic cyclist receives messages of support after bikes stolen

MONTREAL — The Canadian Press<p>A paralympic cyclist whose two racing bicycles were stolen in Quebec City just weeks before the Rio Olympics said on Sunday she’s overwhelmed by the support she’s received.<p>Marie-Eve Croteau added that police believe they may have found one of the two bicycles, but she …

Quebec

Jared du Toit reflects on ‘the best week’ of his life at Canadian Open

The Globe and Mail<p>“It’s not about how hard you can hit,” Jared du Toit tweeted earlier this month, “it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.”<p>That appeared to be du Toit’s mantra at Sunday’s RBC Canadian Open, where he started the final round tied for second with Dustin Johnson …

Canada

Air raids in Syria hit Aleppo medical facilities: activists

BEIRUT — The Associated Press<p>Government air raids struck at least five medical facilities in the northern province of Aleppo, where violence has intensified in recent weeks amid a siege by government forces, Syrian opposition activists said Sunday.<p>The activists said the air raids began late …

Aleppo

Milos Raonic disappointed with other stars’ withdrawals from Rogers Cup

TORONTO — The Canadian Press<p>Canada’s Milos Raonic doesn’t feel any type of relief now that world No. 2 Andy Murray won’t be in attendance at this week’s Rogers Cup.<p>Raonic suffered his sixth-straight defeat to Murray earlier this month in the final at Wimbledon. The Briton has beat Raonic four times …

Canada

One dead, 12 injured in explosion near Nuremberg, Germany: police

BERLIN — The Associated Press<p>Police in the southern German city of Ansbach said Monday a man was killed when an explosive device he was believed to be carrying went off near an open-air music festival, injuring 12 others, three seriously.<p>Ansbach police said in a statement that just after 10 p.m. …

Nuremberg

Canada boosts aid to fight Big 3 infectious diseases

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA — Contributed to The Globe and Mail<p>Canada hopes its plan to “proactively increase” its contributions to fighting the world’s three most deadly infectious diseases – tuberculosis, AIDS and malaria – will inspire others to do the same, the federal Health Minister says.<p>“We’re …

Health

What to expect at the Democratic National Convention

Subscribers Only<p>Special to The Globe and Mail<p>The Republicans had their fun in Cleveland, a city sometimes known as “the mistake on the lake.” Now the Democrats are crowding into Philadelphia, a city W.C. Fields loved, but also loved to ridicule. The focus of the GOP convention was largely on …

Democratic National Convention

Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — The Associated Press<p>Two players who began their careers at opposite ends of the spectrum nearly three decades ago ended up in the same place on Sunday – with their names etched on plaques at the Baseball Hall of Fame.<p>For Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza, the culmination of their …

Mike Piazza

Lewis Hamilton takes championship lead with Hungarian Grand Prix win

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY — The Associated Press<p>Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won the Hungarian Grand Prix for a record fifth time on Sunday to take the championship lead from teammate Nico Rosberg, who finished second.<p>Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo was third, followed by Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Max …

Lewis Hamilton

Argonauts look for first win at BMO Field in game against Alouettes

TORONTO — The Canadian Press<p>Scott Milanovich says the Toronto Argonauts didn’t come into the season looking to be a .500 football team, but that’s where they sit as they chase their first win in their new home.<p>Toronto hosts the Montreal Alouettes on Monday night in its third game at BMO Field. …

Toronto

Five defining moments of Chris Froome’s 2016 Tour de France

PARIS — The Associated Press<p>On the bike – and off – Chris Froome has been in a class of his own for three weeks at the Tour de France.<p>With rivals unable to attack in the mountains, and seemingly content to fight for podium places, only bad luck could have prevented the Kenyan-born British rider …

Chris Froome

Canadian athletes critical of IOC’s decision not to ban Russian athletes

The Canadian Press<p>Canadian hockey star Hayley Wickenheiser said the International Olympic Committee missed an opportunity to take a stand against corruption in sport by delegating the decision on banning Russian athletes from the Rio Olympics to individual sport federations.<p>The IOC decided Sunday …

Russia

B.C. Liberals face balancing act on housing as 2017 election looms

The Canadian Press<p>British Columbia’s Liberal government must walk a fine line between creating affordable housing and causing a crash, as real estate prices loom large over next year’s election, experts say.<p>The legislature is set to convene Monday to debate changes to Vancouver’s charter that would …

Elections

IOC doping decision is a blow to Russian pride and Putin

Special to The Globe and Mail<p><i>Aurel Braun is a professor of international relations and political science at the University of Toronto and a Center Associate at the Davis Center, Harvard University. His forthcoming book is</i> Russia, the West and Arctic Security<i>.</i><p>Despite escaping a blanket ban from the …

Russia

Former Swedish PM Thorbjorn Falldin known for anti-nuclear views

Stockholm — The Associated Press<p>Thorbjorn Falldin, a pipe-smoking sheep farmer who became prime minister in Sweden’s first non-Socialist government after the Second World War, has died at 90.<p>Mr. Falldin, who had led the Centre Party, died on Saturday evening at his farm in northeastern Sweden, …

Sweden

Kelly: The decline and disappearance of pitcher Drew Storen

TORONTO — The Globe and Mail<p>You know no one really regrets the Drew Storen trade because so many people were happily taking the blame for his failure.<p>“Right out of the gates, he was in unfamiliar territory,” said Jays GM Ross Atkins – the man who put him in that territory.<p>“In all fairness, I didn’t …

Toronto

Venezuelan Jhonattan Vegas wins Canadian Open

OAKVILLE, Ont. — The Canadian Press<p>Venezuelan Jhonattan Vegas has won the Canadian Open at 12 under after a final round of 8-under 64.<p><i>More to come.</i><p>Report Typo/Error

Canadian News

Husky Energy oil spill threatens drinking water in Saskatchewan

Reuters<p>Authorities have recovered at least 40 percent of the 1,572 barrels of oil that leaked into a major western Canadian river, but the spill is still moving downstream and threatening the drinking water of riverside communities, officials said on Sunday. The heavy oil and diluent leaked from …

Pipelines

What to expect from Canada’s newest airline? Fees

The Globe and Mail<p>NewLeaf, the latest airline to take to Canada’s skies, takes off Monday at John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport with its inaugural flight to Moncton.<p>That first flight is sold out, and many of the first week’s departures are near capacity, NewLeaf’s president and CEO Jim …

Canada

How the business world is adjusting after the Brexit vote

Bloomberg News<p><b>Stocks</b><p>The MSCI All-Country World index is up 1.2 per cent and trading near its highest valuation in a year. The S&P 500 index gained 2.9 per cent and reached record levels amid speculation that the Federal Reserve will be patient in raising interest rates. Closer to ground zero, the …

Trading

The only fail-proof way to reach your financial goals is to save more

The Globe and Mail<p>There is only one fix for the damage that low interest rates are doing to your finances.<p>You need to save more. That’s only the fail-proof way to reach your financial goals. Forget about finding strategies or products that will rescue you, because there are none.<p>Interest rates vary …

Investing

As Microsoft invades its turf, Ottawa firm Titus decides go big

Ottawa — The Globe and Mail<p>Titus Inc. used to be a nearly invisible Canadian success story.<p>In 2003, the company created software that enabled users to flag their e-mails and attachments as “secret,” “protected,” “unclassified” and so on. Now it is the dominant player in a market known as “data …

Microsoft

Hedge funds capitalize on perceived Brexit turbulence

Subscribers Only<p>The Globe and Mail<p>Hedge funds, always quick to take advantage of a crisis, have ramped up their offerings of Europe-focused investments this year to take advantage of perceived opportunities coming from the Brexit vote. It’s a strategy that says as much about fund marketing as …

Hedge funds

Corporate raiders seek Brexit bargains in Britain

LONDON — Reuters<p>Overseas buyers lured by a plunge in the pound are looking to snare British companies on the cheap, ensuring a steady flow of deals since Britain voted to leave the European Union and defying expectations of an M&A drought.<p>Almost 60 transactions totalling $34.5 billion have been …

Business (Canada)

Five things to watch this week in Canadian business

The Canadian Press<p><b>U.S. politics</b><p>The Democratic National Convention begins in Philadelphia on Monday. Republican nominee Donald Trump has promised he will renegotiate the North American free-trade agreement and does not support the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, which has yet to take affect. …

Democratic National Convention

Second-quarter earnings low for energy companies after Fort Mac fire

CALGARY — The Globe and Mail<p>Second-quarter earnings for many Canadian energy companies will be coloured by one major event: The wildfire that tore through the Fort McMurray region.<p>The massive blaze that began in early May took six weeks to be contained, forced the evacuation of 88,000 people from …

Energy

Gold rally raises stakes for major producers’ Q2 results reports

The Globe and Mail<p>It’s showtime for the hottest sector of the Canadian stock market.<p>After markets close on Wednesday, four major gold producers – Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd., Barrick Gold Corp., Goldcorp Inc. and Kinross Gold Corp. – will roll out their second-quarter results within minutes of one …

Gold