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Global Markets: Fifth case of African Swine Fever confirmed in South Korea

By MarketsFarm

WINNIPEG, Sept. 24 (MarketsFarm News) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally.

– South Korea has reported its fifth case of African Swine Fever, located near the North Korean border. The first case in South Korea was reported just one week ago. According to the country’s agriculture ministry, 15,000 pigs have been culled. The disease has also been reported in North Korea, Laos, the Philippines, and China. Earlier in the year, China lost a significant portion of its hog population due to the disease.

– The United Kingdom’s Supreme Court has ruled that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s suspension of Parliament ahead of Brexit was unlawful. In a unanimous ruling, Judge Brenda Hale said Parliament must meet as soon as possible. Britain’s House of Commons will sit on Wednesday, according to Commons Speaker John Bercow.

– U.K. tour operator Thomas Cook collapsed on Monday after failing to secure operational funding. Bookings for over 600,000 vacations were cancelled, leaving 150,000 British customers stranded abroad. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said the country has begun the “huge effort” to bring home stranded travelers.

– Huawei executing Meng Wanzhou appeared in a Vancouver court on Monday. Meng’s legal team argued she was unlawfully detained at Vancouver International Airport in December 2018, but Canada’s attorney general said all proper disclosures were made and laws were followed. According to Global News, The AG’s submission argues Meng was engaged in a “fishing expedition for materials she hopes will reveal the speculative conspiracy she alleges.”

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