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Global Markets: At least nine dead following German terror attack

By MarketsFarm

WINNIPEG, Feb. 20 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally.

– At least nine people are dead following an alleged terror attack in Hanau, Germany. A 43-year-old German man targeted patrons of two separate shisha lounges. The suspect then killed his mother and died by suicide. German federal prosecutors have discovered the shooter’s manifesto, which contained conspiracy theories and racist views. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, has said this evidence points to racism as a key motivator of the shootings. “Racism is a poison, hate is a poison, and this poison exists in our society,” she said.

– United States Democratic Presidential hopefuls took the stage for a debate in Nevada last night, three days ahead of the state’s caucuses. Most of the nominees took aim at billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for his prior misogynistic comments and racist policies from his mayoral tenure. “Democrats take a huge risk if we just substitute one arrogant billionaire for another,” quipped Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has emerged as the frontrunner heading into the Nevada caucuses.

– Of the 256 Canadians aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, 47 have tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus. A flight for Canadians and permanent residents who have not tested positive is scheduled to leave Tokyo on Friday morning. The plane will land at a Canadian Forces Base in Trenton, Ont., along with the previous repatriation flights carrying Canadians from Wuhan.

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