The driver of a white rental van who is alleged to have “deliberately” run down pedestrians along a northern stretch of Yonge St. in the Canadian city of Toronto on Monday, killing 10 and injuring 16, has been identified as a 25-year-old man from Richmond Hill, a small town close to the metropolis.
Canada’s Vancouver has been selected as the world's most liveable city, while Toronto remained the fourth most attractive place to live, according to the Economist magazine.
Germany's Chancellor has insisted that Europe's leaders are making good progress in talks with the US about how to bolster fragile economic growth. Angela Merkel told journalists at the G8 summit in Canada there was mutual understanding with President Obama over deficit reduction plans. Leaders are attending summits of the G8 and G20 groups of leading states.