Global Markets: 49 killed in attacks at two Christchurch mosques

By MarketsFarm

WINNIPEG, March 15 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally.

– Three people have been arrested by New Zealand police following mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch on Friday that killed 49 people and injured 40 others. One of the arrested was Brenton Tarrant of Australia. Police said Tarrant recorded the attack and streamed it online. The country’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, called the attacks “one of New Zealand’s darkest days.” New Zealand police have not ruled out more people may have been behind the shootings.

– The United States Senate voted 59 to 41 to end President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration, which allowed him to build a wall along the U.S./Mexico border. Twelve Republicans, including Trump critic Mitt Romney, broke ranks and voted with Democrats. Trump stated he will veto the Senate motion as it’s unlikely there would be enough support in the Senate to override the president.

– Members of Parliament in the United Kingdom voted 412 to 202 to approve a motion requesting the European Union grant an extension to Brexit. The U.K., the world’s fifth largest economy, is set to leave the EU on March 29, however Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal was defeated in Parliament. May is seeking an extension of at least three months. All EU countries must agree to allow an extension.

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