Justin Trudeau made an assured and predictable start to his career as Liberal leader in the House of Commons today, attempting to make Canada’s middle class a battleground between the Grits and the Harper government.
Global ticket sales broke records in 2012, hitting $34.7 billion internationally, thanks to the strength of foreign markets and a rebound at the domestic box office. Overall, the box office rose 6 percent last year, according to a state of the movie industry report released Thursday by the Motion Picture Association of America.
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French president François Hollande took two more swan dives into the pool of ludicrous actions in the past few days, first with car-maker Peugeot, quickly followed up with a guaranteed-to-fail proposal regarding search engine giant Google.
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Cash-strapped Greece plays host to China's Premier Wen Jiabao on Saturday, hoping to drum up sorely needed investment as Athens battles to emerge from an unprecedented debt crisis.Greece is hoping to build on the success of existing Chinese investment in the country where shipping giant Cosco is already upgrading and expanding the main port."Business ties are extensive, especially in the area of shipping and maritime affairs," Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Fu Ying said in Beijing ahead of the visit.
Two China concerts next month by Japanese pop band SMAP could fall victim to a diplomatic row between the two countries after ticket sales were suspended at the weekend, media reports said Tuesday.The five-member pop group is scheduled to perform before some 80,000 fans at the Shanghai World Expo on October 9-10, but a Chinese ticket agency abruptly stopped selling the tickets Sunday, the Sports Nippon tabloid said.