5 Things To Know Today
Sony cancels “The Interview” after attack threats. US-Cuba deal challenges Canadian business. Eaton Centre shooter guilty of 2nd degree murder. Jurors enter 3rd day of deliberations at Luka Magnotta trial. Ruble crisis is testing Russia’s resources.
SONY CANCELS ‘THE INTERVIEW’ AFTER ATTACK THREATS
The hackers seem to have won. Sony is halting next week’s planned release of the comedy film ‘The Interview’ amid numerous threats to moviegoers and cinemas in the United States. The movie depicts a planned assassination attempt against North Korea’s communist leader and the US government says it has traced the threats and hacking back to North Korea.
And the Kim Jong Un “death scene” from The Interview has now leaked online…. convenient…
US-CUBA DEAL CREATES CHALLENGES FOR CANADIAN BUSINESS
Five-decades later, Washington’s decision to reestablish diplomatic ties with Cuba is going to affect Canadians in many ways. Everything from the price of vacations in Varadero to the increased competition Canadian firms will feel in Cuba’s mining and agriculture industries.
EATON CENTRE SHOOTER GUILTY OF 2ND DEGREE MURDER
The man who pulled the trigger during the shooting rampage at the Eaton Centre 2 years ago will be sentenced January 9th. Christopher Husbands was convicted of 2-counts of 2nd degree murder and will get a life sentence with no parole for at least 10-years. Husbands is expected to appeal.
JURORS ENTER 3RD DAY OF DELIBERATIONS AT LUKA MAGNOTTA TRIAL
Still no verdict in the Luka Magnotta case. jurors in Montreal will begin a third day of deliberations today in the first degree murder trial. Magnotta admits killing and dismembering Jun Lin but the question the Jury is weighing is whether he suffers from a mental disorder so is not criminally responsible.
RUBLE CRISIS IS TESTING RUSSIA’S RESOURCES
Vladimir Putin is trying to rally his country amid a financial crisis that is crippling Russia. The value of the ruble has plunged by 50% in the past year. While the Russian President admits western sanctions imposed over the Ukraine crisis have had an impact, the bigger factor is the drop in the price of oil.