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Ontario housing package to cool GTA market coming today

Ontario housing package to cool GTA market coming today

The provincial announcement comes amid fears that Toronto's red-hot real estate market is fuelled in part by foreign speculation. A similar practice - called "shadow flipping" - became increasingly common in Vancouver. The provincial Liberal government's housing plan contains 16 measures in all. She added that the province will review the rules surrounding real estate agents to ensure buyers are getting a fair shake in bidding wars.


N.Korea conducts large-scale artillery drills on anniversary - Yonhap

N.Korea conducts large-scale artillery drills on anniversary - Yonhap

An official from South Korea's navy said Tuesday the USS Michigan is making a routine stop to rest its crews and reload supplies. Washington has deployed an aircraft carrier strike group led by the USS Carl Vinson to the peninsula in a show of force, amid signs the North could be preparing for a sixth nuclear test.


Mattis calls on U.N.-brokered end to Yemen civil war

Mattis calls on U.N.-brokered end to Yemen civil war

On his first trip as U.S defense secretary to parts of the Middle East and Africa, Jim Mattis will focus on the fight against Islamic State and articulating President Donald Trump's policy toward Syria, officials and experts say. En route to Riyadh, Mattis said, "Our goal is for that crisis [in Yemen], that ongoing fight, be put in front of a United Nations -brokered negotiating team and try to resolve this politically as soon as possible".



South Korea deploys parts of United States missile defense

On the same day, a US guided-missile submarine docked in South Korea. Tensions have escalated since Trump took office three months ago, determined to halt Pyongyang's nuclear and missile advances. John McCain, R-Ariz., said. Tillerson will be "very vocal" about nations enforcing sanctions on North Korea, State Department spokesman Mark Toner said.


Norwegian to make Singapore launch in September

Norwegian to make Singapore launch in September

Commencing on September 29, Norwegian's United Kingdom subsidiary will first launch a four-time weekly service before increasing it to five times weekly from October 29 to March 24 for the Northern winter season. Crucially, Norwegian continues to make important destinations like Singapore much more affordable and easier to reach for a wider range of passengers.