Apr 24, 2018

Judge approves sale of Toys "R" Us stores in Canada

A U.S. bankruptcy court judge on Tuesday approved the sale of 82 Toys "R" Us stores in Canada to Toronto-based Fairfax Financial, although the C$300 million deal still requires Canadian bankruptcy court approval.

Stateside: Isaac Larian, founder of the Bratz toys franchise, is continuing in his efforts to purchase around 200 high-performing Toys "R" Us stores in the U.S. His strategy would be to reimagine the stores as a "mini-Disneyland in each neighborhood."

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Syria's darkest chapter

Family room without a family, in Idlib. Photo: Muhammed Said/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The worst humanitarian crisis of Syriaโ€™s brutal civil war is colliding today with what could be the warโ€™s most dangerous geopolitical showdown, after at least 29 Turkish troops were killed in an airstrike.

The big picture: The fighting is taking place in Idlib in northwest Syria, where a ferocious Syrian and Russian offensive has displaced 1 million civilians and infuriated Turkey, which borders the region.

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Fear of coronavirus pandemic escalates

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In the blink of an eye, we've entered a new phase on the coronavirus.

The big picture: Italy, Iran and South Korea are at "decisive" points in their responses, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.

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