Global Markets: Trump selects nominee for Supreme Court

By Commodity News Service Canada

July 10 (CNS Canada) — The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally.

– United States President Donald Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh, 53, to fill the vacant seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. He has yet to confirmed by Congress.

– Britain’s Foreign Secretary and Brexit supporter Boris Johnson has resigned over the government’s handling of the country’s negotiations to leave the European Union. He becomes the third government minister to resign. Just two days ago, British Prime Minister Theresa May appeared to have struck a deal with the EU over Great Britain leaving the EU. That deal now appears in doubt

– Canadian Prime Minister Justine Trudeau has committed the country’s military presence in Latvia to four more years. Latvia, along with the Baltic countries of Estonia and Lithuania, have tense relationships with Russia, especially after Russia’s annexation of Crimea. Canada has stationed 455 troops there.

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