WINNIPEG, Dec. 7 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally.
– Rudy Giuliani is the latest associate of United States President Donald Trump to test positive for COVID-19. The lawyer and former mayor of New York City has been traveling the country trying to overturn the recent election results. Giuliani, 76, started showing symptoms on Sunday and has since been admitted to hospital.
– The assassination of Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh in November was carried out remotely by artificial intelligence and a satellite controlled machine gun, according to Iranian officials. Fakhrizadeh was reportedly the head of developing nuclear weapons for Iran, although the country denies any such program exists. Iran blames Israel for the killing, but Israel has neither confirmed nor denied any involvement.
– Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has claimed victory in congressional elections held over the weekend. However, many politicians boycotted the election – which has been widely criticized internationally.