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Global Markets: Terror trial begins in France

By MarketsFarm

WINNIPEG, Sept. 8 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally.

– Paris is on high alert as the trial of 20 men accused of involvement in the 2015 terror attacks that killed 130 people and injured hundreds more gets underway in the French capital. Streets around the courthouse will be blocked off, with multiple checkpoints for trial attendees. The trial is scheduled to last at least nine months.

– The Taliban has named its interim government in Afghanistan. The all-male cabinet is led by Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund, who is on a United Nations blacklist. China has welcomed the new government, but the United States and other western nations have raised concerns over the background of some members. The lack of women or anyone not closely associated with the Taliban was also noted.

– Canada’s federal election continues on its 25th day of campaigning, with the French language debate set in Gatineau, Quebec later this evening. The English debate will follow on Thursday. The Liberals, Conservatives, NDP, Greens, and Bloc Quebecois will all participate in the debates, while People’s Party leader Maxime Bernier did not meet the criteria to be invited.

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