Australia’s NSW Cleans-Up After Widespread Flood Damage

The clean-up of flood-affected eastern NSW communities has begun in earnest, with thousands of buildings damaged. The State Emergency Service has warned that floodwater can contain sewage, debris, and dead animals, so people must avoid entering it, playing in it or driving through it. Multiple evacuation orders and warnings remain in the Hawkesbury Nepean Valley,… Continue reading Australia’s NSW Cleans-Up After Widespread Flood Damage

3 Russian Submarines Surface and Break Arctic Ice During Drills

Three Russian nuclear ballistic missile submarines have surfaced simultaneously breaking the Arctic ice during drills, reported the commander-in-chief of the Russian fleet at a meeting with President Vladimir Putin via videolink on Friday. The commander, Nikolai Yevmenov, said the sophisticated maneuver was carried out by submarines “for the first time in the history of the Russian… Continue reading 3 Russian Submarines Surface and Break Arctic Ice During Drills

How ‘Inclusion’ in Canadian Universities Becomes Exclusion

Commentary The foremost advocates of racism and sexism in Canada are our universities. No longer are individuals treated as individuals according to their achievements, potential, and merits. Rather, under the label “diversity, inclusion, and equity,” students, professors, staff, and administrators are treated in admissions, funding, hiring, and benefits not according to their ability to do… Continue reading How ‘Inclusion’ in Canadian Universities Becomes Exclusion

China Threatens to Withhold Vaccines to Paraguay Unless It Severs Ties With Taiwan

On March 23, Alexander Tah-ray Yui, head of the Department of Latin American and Caribbean Affairs of the Republic of China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, revealed that China’s vaccine makers would not sell their shots to Paraguay unless it agreed to sever its diplomatic relations with Taiwan, according to the Taipei-based Central News Agency (CNA). The Paraguayan… Continue reading China Threatens to Withhold Vaccines to Paraguay Unless It Severs Ties With Taiwan

China Announces Sanctions Against Canadian Parliamentarians and US Officials in Retaliation Over Xinjiang Sanctions

China has announced sanctions against a Canadian parliamentarian, a Canadian parliamentary subcommittee, and U.S. officials in response to sanctions announced by Canada and the United States against individuals and entities involved in rights abuses in China’s Xinjiang region. China’s sanctions target Canadian MP Michael Chong, the Conservative Party’s foreign affairs critic; Gayle Manchin, chair of… Continue reading China Announces Sanctions Against Canadian Parliamentarians and US Officials in Retaliation Over Xinjiang Sanctions

Liberals Under Andrew Furey Win Slim Majority in Newfoundland and Labrador Election

ST. JOHN’S, N.L.—The Newfoundland and Labrador Liberals under leader Andrew Furey have been re−elected with a slim majority after a campaign that dragged on for 10 weeks because of the pandemic. Results released Saturday by Elections NL gave the Liberals 22 of the province’s 40 seats, followed by the Progressive Conservatives, led by Ches Crosbie,… Continue reading Liberals Under Andrew Furey Win Slim Majority in Newfoundland and Labrador Election

Belarus Police Detain Over 100, Including Opposition Media Editors

MOSCOW—Belarus police detained over 100 people on Saturday, among them three editors of online news platforms, as they gathered for fresh protests against President Alexander Lukashenko, according to reports from the outlets and the Russian RIA state-run news agency. The city square in Minsk where the demonstration was called to start on Saturday afternoon was… Continue reading Belarus Police Detain Over 100, Including Opposition Media Editors

Violent Mob Attack on Police in Bristol ‘Disgraceful’: Johnson

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has condemned the violent mob attacks on police officers in Bristol on Friday evening, and pledged his “full support” for the police. “Last night saw disgraceful attacks against police officers in Bristol,” Johnson wrote on Twitter on Saturday morning. The police said officers came under attack when a protest against the… Continue reading Violent Mob Attack on Police in Bristol ‘Disgraceful’: Johnson

Boris Johnson Vows to ‘Stand Firmly’ With UK Lawmakers Sanctioned by China

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has expressed his solidarity with UK lawmakers sanctioned by Beijing for speaking out against the abuse of Uyghur Muslims. Johnson met with five British parliamentarians in 10 Downing Street on Saturday, one day after the Chinese regime imposed sanctions on nine British citizens and four UK entities for their stance… Continue reading Boris Johnson Vows to ‘Stand Firmly’ With UK Lawmakers Sanctioned by China

Biden Includes Xi and Putin as Invited Guests to Climate Summit in April

President Joe Biden is including Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin in a list of 40 world leaders invited to a global summit on climate change in April. The virtual event, called the Leaders’ Climate Summit, will be held April 22-23 and live-streamed for public viewing. “President Biden took action his first… Continue reading Biden Includes Xi and Putin as Invited Guests to Climate Summit in April