Australia nixes two Belt and Road deals with China

Victoria Premier Dan Andrews had signed Belt and Road deals with China's National Development and Reform Commission despite opposition by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his predecessor, Malcolm Turnbull. Payne said two documents signe... More..

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Black Ohio girl shot dead by police answering 911 call
by | Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Black Ohio girl shot dead by police answering 911 call

Officers had responded to an attempted stabbing call when police shot the girl at about 4.45pm local time, police said . The video shows a teen quickly move toward another girl with what appears to be a kn...More..

Columbus police show video of officer fatally shooting Black teenage girl
by | Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Columbus police show video of officer fatally shooting Black teenage girl

The shooting comes the same day former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty in the murder of George Floyd . Bryant was 16-years-old and academically gifted. "Get down!" and then fires four sh...More..

Premier Ford Backs Off Police Powers After Public Backlash
by | Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Premier Ford Backs Off Police Powers After Public Backlash

The Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table says those measures include accelerating the vaccination of essential workers and offering them paid sick days, and closing more non-essential workplaces. At a news c...More..

Chad's President Idriss Déby dies after 'clashes with rebels'
by | Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Chad's President Idriss Déby dies after 'clashes with rebels'

On Monday, Deby was declared the victor of Chad's April 11 election with 79 percent of the vote, giving him a sixth term in office. An 18-month transitional council will now be led by Deby's 37-year-old son...More..

Former US Vice-President Walter Mondale dies aged 93
by | Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Former US Vice-President Walter Mondale dies aged 93

He served as U.S. ambassador to Japan from 1993 to 1996 in the administration of then president Bill Clinton , and worked to reduce the U.S. trade deficit with Japan. Mondale, who was born in 1928 in Minnesota...More..

Former deputy arrested near Austin in connection with 3 fatal shootings
by | Monday, April 19, 2021

Former deputy arrested near Austin in connection with 3 fatal shootings

It added , "While a suspect is still at large it appears this is a domestic situation that is isolated and there is no risk to the general public". It is unknown if Broderick fled on foot or in a vehicle, an...More..

NASA successfully completes first-ever controlled helicopter flight on another planet
by | Monday, April 19, 2021

NASA successfully completes first-ever controlled helicopter flight on another planet

Ingenuity is a technology demonstration, meant to prove that rotorcraft flight could work on Mars. So beyond flying and capturing photos and video from the air, it won't conduct any science. Ingenuity was ther...More..

Mass protests called across Russia to 'save Navalny's life'
by | Monday, April 19, 2021

Mass protests called across Russia to 'save Navalny's life'

Navalny has said prison authorities are threatening to put him in a straitjacket to force-feed him unless he accepts food. The rights watchdog said Navalny is held subjected to sleep deprivation and that he...More..

Biden accelerates refugee admissions but stops short of lifting Trump cap
by | Sunday, April 18, 2021

Biden accelerates refugee admissions but stops short of lifting Trump cap

Early on Friday, the U.S. administration sent an email saying it would only accept 15,000 refugees in the fiscal year, which ends on 1 October. But if the cap is reached before the end of the current budget y...More..

6 injured in shooting at Texas business, police say
by | Saturday, April 10, 2021

6 injured in shooting at Texas business, police say

The shooter, whom police believe to be an employee of the business, Kent Moore Cabinets, was gone, CNN reports. The suspect fled the scene and was later apprehended by law enforcement, and one police office...More..

Russia Continues Massing Military Hardware on Ukrainian Border
by | Friday, April 09, 2021

Russia Continues Massing Military Hardware on Ukrainian Border

The Kremlin on Wednesday criticized Ukraine's appeal to join North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and said Russian Federation will keep as many forces on the Ukrainian border as it sees fit. He is the deputy he...More..

Ontario announces province-wide stay-at-home order, state of emergency
by | Thursday, April 08, 2021

Ontario announces province-wide stay-at-home order, state of emergency

The order was partly in response to a worsening situation in hospitals, particularly in the Greater Toronto Area, and came with a third emergency declaration since the pandemic began early a year ago. Waterloo ...More..

Parts of Ontario Could Be Headed to Stay-at-Home Order
by | Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Parts of Ontario Could Be Headed to Stay-at-Home Order

Eileen de Villa, the city's medical officer of health, said the shutdown is needed immediately. As of 8 a.m. tomorrow, all people 71 years and older, Indigenous peoples 18 and older, and those who have receiv...More..

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed: ‘We reject all that is destabilising Jordan’
by | Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed: ‘We reject all that is destabilising Jordan’

He accused the prince of seeking to mobilise "clan leaders" against the government, adding that the plot had been "nipped in the bud" at the "zero hour". Safadi accused Awadallah, now a prominent businessman in...More..

Ford declares province-wide 'emergency brake' due to COVID-19
by | Sunday, April 04, 2021

Ford declares province-wide 'emergency brake' due to COVID-19

The number of COVID patients in Ontario's intensive-care units (ICUs) is expected to reach 800 by the end of April, up from 430 now, already the most during the entire pandemic. The source, who was not authoriz...More..

Deadly train derailment in Taiwan
by | Saturday, April 03, 2021

Deadly train derailment in Taiwan

Passengers in some carriages still in the tunnel had to be led to safety, the railway administration said. At least 36 people have died after a train derailed on Friday in eastern Taiwan, while 72 were inj...More..

Vehicle rams into barricade outside US Capitol, killing police officer
by | Saturday, April 03, 2021

Vehicle rams into barricade outside US Capitol, killing police officer

Capitol Police. Streets surrounding the US Capitol and congressional office buildings were locked down, with a heavy police presence, on Friday, an eyewitness said , while Capitol police said that a motori...More..

Germany to restrict AstraZeneca use in under-60s amid clots fear
by | Thursday, April 01, 2021

Germany to restrict AstraZeneca use in under-60s amid clots fear

Dr. Birinder Narang, a family physician and vice-chair of the Burnaby Division of Family Practice board, said he was excited about the demand, amid concerns about hesitancy toward the AstraZeneca vaccine . Spa...More..

Suez Canal works to clear backlog as shipping convoys resume
by | Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Suez Canal works to clear backlog as shipping convoys resume

The Ever Given's stranding across a southern section of the canal forced a halt to all traffic, leading to a build-up of 422 ships at either end of the canal and along its course. Lim asserted that the incide...More..

Leaked WHO report points to animals as source of the pandemic
by | Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Leaked WHO report points to animals as source of the pandemic

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken recently told CNN they have "real concerns about the methodology and the process that went into the report, including the fact that the government in Beijing apparently help...More..

Suez Canal: Blocked ship could be refloated in hours
by | Saturday, March 27, 2021

Suez Canal: Blocked ship could be refloated in hours

A giant container ship that has been blocking Egypt's Suez Canal for days could be refloated on Saturday, the vessel's Japanese owner has said. The massive vessel got stuck in a single-lane stretch of the...More..

European Union warns will block AstraZeneca jabs
by | Saturday, March 27, 2021

European Union warns will block AstraZeneca jabs

The Austrian chancellor has led the charge among a group of six member states who had initially turned down their full pro-rata amount of vaccine doses only to later find they had a shortfall but that other cou...More..

AstraZeneca confirms strong vaccine protection after United States rift
by | Friday, March 26, 2021

AstraZeneca confirms strong vaccine protection after United States rift

AstraZeneca insists that its COVID-19 vaccine is strongly effective even after counting additional illnesses in its U.S. study, the latest in an extraordinary public dispute with American officials. Sir John ...More..

European Union slaps sanction on China for abuses against Uyghurs
by | Monday, March 22, 2021

European Union slaps sanction on China for abuses against Uyghurs

Activists and United Nations rights experts say at least one million Muslims are detained in camps in Xinjiang. The sanctions also come after a tense high-level meeting between US and Chinese officials in Alask...More..

US, EU, Britain Impose Sanctions on Chinese Officials Over Uyghurs
by | Monday, March 22, 2021

US, EU, Britain Impose Sanctions on Chinese Officials Over Uyghurs

The federal government says mounting evidence points to state-led abuses by Chinese authorities against more than one million Uyghurs and other Muslim ethnic minorities on the basis of their religion and ethnic...More..

A hostile meeting sets the tone for US-China relations
by | Monday, March 22, 2021

A hostile meeting sets the tone for US-China relations

Recent moves by the government of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga "seem to lack consideration for China", a diplomatic source from a Southeast Asian nation said. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian imm...More..

Donald Trump plans to launch social network in three months
by | Monday, March 22, 2021

Donald Trump plans to launch social network in three months

Former President Donald Trump will be launching his own social media platform within a matter of months after being banned from Twitter earlier this year, Fox News reports. Facebook and its sister company I...More..

European Union envoys agree first China sanctions in three decades: Diplomats
by | Friday, March 19, 2021

European Union envoys agree first China sanctions in three decades: Diplomats

He also accused the USA of failing to deal with its own human rights problems and took issue with what he said was "condescension" from Blinken, Sullivan and other US officials. The Chinese officials were acc...More..

Sarlo Introduces Bill to Extend Tax Deadline
by | Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Sarlo Introduces Bill to Extend Tax Deadline

A letter to the IRS says the April 15th deadline for filing taxes is unrealistic as the U.S.is still in an unprecedented period of national crisis. A May 15 deadline has been mentioned, but since that falls on ...More..