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Ukraine Has Signed Contracts With The United States For The Supply Of The Second Batch Of Javelin

Reading Time: < 1 minute BY STEVE COWAN  FN News Ukraine has signed a contract with the United States to supply the second batch of anti-tank missile systems Javelin, said Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Petrenko. The press service of the military Department noted that Kyiv orders similar complexes of Ukrainian production, as well as electronic warfare and intelligence stations. According Read More…

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Egypt: Rights Activist Assaulted

Reading Time: 2 minutes Brutal Attack on Human Rights Lawyer Gamal Eid Human Rights Watch (Beirut) – Armed men, who appear to have been security forces, physically attacked prominent Egyptian human rights lawyer Gamal Eid in Cairo on December 29, 2019, Human Rights Watch said today. This was the second assault against Eid since October. Eid, the executive director of the Read More…

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President Ghani Bids Farewell To US Ambassador To Kabul

Reading Time: < 1 minute President Ashraf Ghani conferred the state medal of Ghazi Wazir Mohammad Akbar Khan upon John Bass, the outgoing US Ambassador to Kabul in recognition of his services today evening in a farewell meeting at the Presidential Palace. The president commended Ambassador Bass for his relentless efforts during his diplomatic mission in Afghanistan in order to Read More…

Atlantic Canada

Major Drug Bust Inside Canadian Federal Prison

Reading Time: < 1 minute December 30, 2019 – Renous, New Brunswick – Correctional Service Canada On December 17, 2019, staff members confiscated 1,100 grams of hashish and one ounce of ecstasy at Atlantic Institution, a maximum-security federal institution. The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $120,000. This seizure is the result of the combined efforts of correctional Read More…

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Trudeau Government Commits $3Billion To Help Canadian Chicken Farmers

Reading Time: 2 minutes The governments of Canada and Ontario are helping farmers and other businesses in the province’s broiler chicken egg and hatcheries sector enhance traceability of its products. With cost-share funding of up to $141,450 through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership), the Ontario Broiler Hatching Egg and Chick Commission (OBHECC) will upgrade its systems that track Read More…

U.S.A

West Virginia Governor Terminates Entire Squadron For Nazi Salute

Reading Time: < 1 minute CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice announced today that he has received and reviewed the official report completed by the West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety related to the West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation Academy Class 18 and has approved the recommendations submitted by DMAPS Secretary Jeff Sandy. Click here to Read More…

Breaking News

Screams Of Terror As Gun Fight Breakout In Church Service Leaving 3 Dead

Reading Time: 2 minutes Texas City with the name “White Settlement” witnesses church shoot out while praying to God First, thoughts and prayers go out to everyone witnessed to this horrific shooting. Secondly, GUNS DO NOT BELONG IN CHURCHES. We understand this is Texas where guns are a birthright and everyone has at least two “legally” registered firearms in Read More…

World News

In France, Drivers Continue To Strike, Despite The Holidays

Reading Time: < 1 minute BY STEVE COWAN  In Ile-de-France, the movement of trains in the metro is still difficult. PARIS – About 40% of drivers of the National Society of Railways of France (SNCF) continue to strike against the pension reform, despite the Christmas holidays. The Agency France Presse regarding the company’s data reported this on Thursday. The SNCF Read More…

U.S.A

Hanukkah Attempted Murder Suspect Grafton E. Thomas, 37, Taken Into Police Custody

Reading Time: 2 minutes Governor Cuomo calls attack an act of domestic terrorism fueled by intolerance Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today issued a joint statement with over 130 faith leaders from across the state condemning anti-Semitism in wake of attack that took place during a Hanukkah celebration in Monsey last night. Last night’s mass stabbing is the latest in a disturbing Read More…

World News

Bart Simpson Meets The Real Life Realities Of Russian Society

Reading Time: < 1 minute Pop artist Alexei Semyonov just released his arthouse remake of America’s favourite cartoon family. In an effort to make it more interesting and realistic they scraped the jokes, feel-good atmosphere, and added a liberal dose of violence, drugs, & petty crime. That means seeing Bart stealing mobile phones, Lisa being surrounded by police as she Read More…

Indigenous

Banish

Reading Time: 2 minutes Indigenous communities and peoples are starting to enact more traditional laws and justice systems. Traditionally they could collectively banish people for having transgressed social nomes and being a danger to others. As an example in Mohawk communities, you would be marked, which would indicate to other tribes you were not welcome.  In late November the Read More…

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Largest Mass Execution of Indigenous People Simultaneously Hung By The US Government

Reading Time: < 1 minute A lithograph from 1883 depicting the execution of the 38 Dakota Indians at Mankato, Minnesota, December 26, 1862. More than 150 years ago, just after Christmas Day, 38 Native American men were hung by the government in the largest mass execution in US history. During the Dakota War of 1862, many Dakota peoples started fighting Read More…

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New York: Five People Chopped Up At Rabbi’s Home During ‘Machete’ Attack

Reading Time: < 1 minute Washington (AFP) Multiple people were chopped with a machete at a Jewish place of worship in upstate New York late Saturday night, a public affairs group said. “At 9:50 this eve, a call came in about a mass attack… It’s the house of a Hasidic Rabbi. 5 patients with stab wounds, all Hasidic, were transported Read More…

Indigenous Northern Canada

Quebec Government Declined Chief Bellegarde Request To Reconsider Proposed Legal Action on Indigenous Child Welfare Act

Reading Time: 2 minutes Almost two weeks ago, National Grand Chief Bellegarde demanded the Quebec Government not take action against the Indigenous Child Welfare Act, they declined. The Government of Quebec does not see the merit of having Indigenous people in charge of Indigenous children. Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the Government of Quebec’s Read More…

U.S.A

Guilty, Or Not, Why So Many Believe, He Is Lying?

Reading Time: 2 minutes By Richard Brody  |   Wouldn’t it feel better, if, the American people, felt more confident in this President’s statements, and rhetoric? Since, our system of justice, provides every individual, with the right to be, considered, innocent, unless/ until, proven guilty, doesn’t Donald Trump, deserve, at least, these same basic rights? For, nearly all of President Trump’s tenure, Read More…

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US Government Creates 42 New Drug-Free Communities Grants Aimed At Preventing Youth Substance Use

Reading Time: < 1 minute Today, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) announced an additional round of 42 new grants for its Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program, bringing the total number of total grants awarded with Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 funds to 719. The DFC Program provides grants to community-based coalitions to strengthen the infrastructure among local Read More…

World News

United Kingdon Commits £35 Million For Violence Reduction Units

Reading Time: 2 minutes Police and crime commissioners will receive an additional £35 million to continue funding specialist teams to tackle violent crime in their area. Eighteen police and crime commissioners (PCCs) will receive an additional £35 million to continue funding specialist teams to tackle violent crime in their area, the Home Secretary has announced today (29 December 2019). Read More…

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Thousands Of Young People Gather In Poland To Hear The Popes Message

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Taizé Community is sponsoring the 42nd European Meeting of Young People, which is taking place in Wrocław, Poland. By Vatican News Thousands of young people are currently converging on the Polish city of Wrocław for the 42nd European Meeting of Young People, sponsored by the Taizé Community, which is taking place from 28 December 2019 Read More…

U.S.A

Colorado Gov. Polis Announces Clemency For Eight Individuals

Reading Time: < 1 minute Governor Jared Polis announced commutations for three individuals and pardons for five individuals.  “Clemencies are a tremendous responsibility given to a governor that can change a person’s life,” said Governor Jared Polis. “These decisions were not taken lightly and were made after careful consideration of each individual case. These are people looking for a second Read More…

World News

Can You Give Me 50 Cent’s Phone Number? 2019’s Most Unusual Requests From Brits Abroad

Reading Time: 2 minutes As 2019 draws to a close, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has released details of some of the oddest requests, demands and enquiries it has received from Brits abroad this year and highlighted what it can and can’t help with when British people run into trouble abroad. Of the 330,000 calls taken by the Read More…

Eastern Canada

Quebec Premier To Teach Unbiased Politics To Youths

Reading Time: 2 minutes QUEBEC, The 70th legislature of the Quebec Youth Parliament (PJQ) welcomes a hundred young parliamentarians and journalists to the National Assembly. Coming from all over Quebec, the participants, aged 18 to 25, will experience the Quebec parliamentary system by debating social issues in a non-partisan way. During this legislature of the Quebec Youth Parliament, four bills Read More…

U.S.A

Bringing High-Speed Rail Transportation To New York

Reading Time: 2 minutes Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the 13th proposal of his 2020 State of the State agenda – convening outside experts to reexamine and rethink strategies to bring high-speed rail to New York. The Governor will task a panel of engineers to reexamine past high-speed rail plans, question and rethink every assumption and method, and Read More…

World News

150 Asylum Seekers On The Verge Of Being Homeless

Reading Time: < 1 minute Nearly 150 asylum seekers facing imminent homelessness in Glasgow will be given urgent, intensive advocacy support from local organizations. The Scottish Government will provide a £252,000 funding package to organizations to help ensure asylum seekers have access to legal professionals and other services. Last year, the Scottish Government provided £150,000 of emergency funding to strengthen Read More…

World News

Typhoon Phanfone Rakes Havoc On The Philippines, 16 Dead And Counting

Reading Time: < 1 minute Pope Francis Sends Thoughts And Prayers To Victims Of Deadly Philippines Typhoon After reciting the St Stephen’s Day Angelus, Pope Francis appealed for the people of the Philippines, victims of Christmas Day Typhoon Phanfone which killed at least 13 people. “I join in the suffering that has struck the dear people of the Philippines due Read More…

Breaking News Indigenous

Young Juno Nominated Inuk Singer Died On Christmas Day

Reading Time: < 1 minute On Christmas Day, Kelly Amaujaq Fraser (Aug 8 1993 – Dec 25, 2019), a rising star of the Canadian music scene passed away. Ms Fraser was an Indigenous – Inuk singer & songwriter. She received a Juno nomination in 2018 for her album ᓄᓕᐊᔪᒃ (Sedna) written with a mix of English and Inuktitut in the category of Read More…

World News

Mexico Protests The Police Presence At Its Embassy And Residence In Bolivia

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Mexican government denounces the harassment of both its embassy and official residence and expresses its appreciation for the gestures of solidarity made by various countries and representatives of international organizations during this concerning time.  It again calls on the international community to continue condemning the intimidation to which the Mexican embassy and official residence Read More…

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Russia: Police Round-Up, Beat And Detain Migrant Workers

Reading Time: 4 minutes Shadows of people detained by Russian police, suspected of violating immigration rules during an action seen on containers at a street market in Moscow, Russia, August 7, 2013.  © AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Human Rights Watch (Berlin) – Russian police rounded up and arbitrarily detained scores of Central Asian migrant workers, beating many of them, in a series of Read More…

World News

Diplomats To Receive Electric Jaguars On Visits To The UK

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is to replace diplomats’ cars with all-electric or hybrid Jaguar I Pace models as part of a wider FCO effort to reduce carbon footprint. Foreign Office to replace diplomats’ cars with all-electric or hybrid models FCO aiming to become the “greenest diplomatic service in the world” Change is part Read More…

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Americans Upset They Are Losing Jobs To Elves

Reading Time: 2 minutes On Christmas eve, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) tweeted saying that Old Chris Kringle had been granted an annual visit permit to enter the United States despite not being American and conducting work. The tweet drew heavy criticism across different social media platforms “Breaking: Santa and his 9 reindeer have been issued a Read More…

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Two Canadian Federal Prison On Lockdown

Reading Time: < 1 minute On December 22, 2019, at about 9:50 p.m., a lockdown was put in place at Matsqui institution, a medium-security federal institution located in Abbotsford, British Columbia and few days prior at the medium-security unit at Beaver Creek Institution in Gravenhurst, Ontario. A number of unauthorized items and contraband were found during the high-risk search including Read More…

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Afghanistan President Ghani Re-Elected For A Second Term

Reading Time: < 1 minute Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a telephone conversation this today, congratulated President Ghani on winning in the preliminary results of the Presidential Elections. Prime Minister Modi congratulated the People and President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on successfully holding the Presidential Elections and added that India, as a friend and neighboring country of Read More…

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Drill Baby Drill, Guyana Sits On Large Oil Reserves

Reading Time: < 1 minute United States oil company ExxonMobil and its partners Hess International and CNOOC International have made their 15th oil discovery, at the Mako-1 Well southeast of the Liza field in the Stabroek Block Guyana. “This discovery by ExxonMobil and its partners comes on the heels of the start of oil production. The Cooperative Republic of Guyana Read More…

World News

The Six Keys To European Sovereignty.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Europe is faced with the great challenges in uncertain times with the UK set to exit the European Union, such as defence and security, great migrations, development, climate change, the digital revolution and regulation of a globalized economy, have European countries found means to defend their interests and values, and to guarantee and adapt their Read More…

Northern Canada

Yukon First Nations To Take Control Of Mineral Production

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Government of Yukon and Yukon First Nations with Final Agreements have approved a recommendation from the Mining Memorandum of Understanding table to require notification of Class 1 mineral exploration activities across Yukon as of April 1, 2020. The proposed notification regime would ensure the Government of Yukon and Yukon First Nations are aware of Read More…

U.S.A

New York Governor Makes “Buy America” Act Permanent

Reading Time: 2 minutes Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today unveiled the 12th proposal of his 2020 State of the State agenda – making the “New York Buy American” Act permanent. The “Buy American” Act requires all structural steel and structural iron used in all state road and bridge construction projects with contracts worth more than $1 million to be Read More…

Breaking News

Transport Canada Clears Santa Clause For Take Off

Reading Time: < 1 minute Transport Canada is happy to announce that the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, has cleared Santa Claus for take-off as he prepares for this year’s round-the-world flight to deliver presents to millions of children. Once again, Transport Canada officials have inspected Santa’s sleigh and validated his pilot’s license before he takes off on Christmas Read More…

U.S.A

Trump Adds Another $400 Billion To US Ballooning Debt

Reading Time: < 1 minute Trump will receive funding for his border wall between Mexico and the US but it’s the American taxpayers who will flip the bill and not Mexico. The frivolous spending will add another $400 billion over ten years to the already ballooning debt that will eventually send the American economy into a recession. The spending measures Read More…

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Scotland Warns UK Government Imposing An Australian-style Immigration System

Reading Time: 2 minutes Calls for tailored migration policies to support Scottish repopulation. The introduction of any Australian-style points-based immigration system in the UK must recognize Scotland’s unique needs, the Scottish Government has said. The call comes in the Scottish Government’s official response to a call for evidence from the UK Government’s Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) which is evaluating Read More…

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Saudi Court Sentences 5 To Death For Jamal Khashoggi’s Killing

Reading Time: 2 minutes 3 more suspects to serve lengthy prison time for Khashoggi’s murder Source: Irish Times Saudi Arabia has sentenced five people to death and three more to jail terms over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul in October last year. The country’s public prosecutor said on Monday a former high-profile Saudi royal adviser Read More…

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50 Year Civil War Comes To An End In The Philippines

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Philippine Government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) have agreed to a temporary ceasefire. The ceasefire is to be in effect from 23 December to 7 January. The parties are also in agreement to try to resume peace talks. ‘We are hopeful that the ceasefire and talks just before Christmas will Read More…

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Global warming: severe Consequences For Africa

Reading Time: 4 minutes United Nations BY: DAN SHEPARD Record global greenhouse gas emissions are putting the world on a path toward unacceptable warming, with serious implications for development prospects in Africa. “Limiting warming to 1.5° C is possible within the laws of chemistry and physics, but doing so would require unprecedented changes,” said Jim Skea, cochair of the Intergovernmental Read More…

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Trudeau Liberals On Target To Meet Climate Change Goals

Reading Time: 2 minutes From forest fires and floods to heat waves and coastal erosion, Canadians are living the impacts of a warming climate every day. Fighting climate change presents an enormous opportunity – to protect the health and safety of Canadians, and also to position Canada for economic success as demand for clean technology accelerates around the world. Read More…

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Finland Sets Strict Climate Plan In Accordance With Paris Climate Agreement

Reading Time: 2 minutes Finland submitted its integrated National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) to the European Commission on 20 December 2019. The Regulation on the Governance of the Energy Union requires that all Member States submit their plans to the Commission by the end of 2019. The Commission will assess the Member States’ plans in early 2020, and Read More…

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Southern England Communities On The Brink Of Major Flood Destruction

Reading Time: 2 minutes Communities in England urged to check their flood risk and sign up to flood warnings with further rain expected over next few days The Environment Agency is urging communities in England to check their flood risk and sign up to flood warnings as further rain is expected over the next few days. Friday’s (20 December) downpours caused travel disruption Read More…

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Norway Aims To Exceed Paris Agreement On Climate Change

Reading Time: 2 minutes To inform the EU countries, the European Commission and the ESA, the Norwegian Government is presenting a status plan on Norway’s climate policy. The status plan deals with emissions under the Effort Sharing Regulation (the non-ETS sector) as well as from forests and the land use sector (LULUCF). It describes existing Norwegian measures and instruments, Read More…

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Big Brands: We Will Always Chose Profits Firsts. Child Labourers Are An Important Part Of Our Business

Reading Time: < 1 minute Human Rights Watch Surge in Garment Industry Transparency Clothing and footwear brands and retailers have dramatically increased their disclosure of information about their supply chains in the past three years, a coalition of unions, human rights groups, and labor rights advocates said in a joint report released today. In 2016, the coalition created the Transparency Read More…

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Prime Minister Visits British Troops In Estonia For Christmas

Reading Time: 2 minutes Prime Minister Boris Johnson will travel to Estonia to celebrate Christmas with British troops stationed there. Prime Minister Boris Johnson travels to Estonia today (Saturday 21 December) to celebrate Christmas with British troops stationed there. The visit is a chance for the Prime Minister to personally thank servicemen and women for their service and make Read More…

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Canadian Government Committed To Protecting The Environment

Reading Time: 2 minutes From forest fires and floods to heat waves and coastal erosion, Canadians are living the impacts of a warming climate every day. Fighting climate change presents an enormous opportunity – to protect the health and safety of Canadians, and also to position Canada for economic success as demand for clean technology accelerates around the world. Read More…

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First Lady Casey DeSantis Announces Florida’s 2020 Black History Month Theme

Reading Time: 2 minutes Student essay contest winners will receive a 4-Year Florida College Plan scholarship provided by the Florida Prepaid College Foundation Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced that the theme for Black History Month in February will be “Celebrating Untold Stories and Contributions of African Americans in Florida” and released information regarding the student art Read More…

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The Christmas Bandits

Reading Time: 2 minutes TUCSON – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Gustavo Chavez was recently arraigned for his alleged involvement in the theft of donations from the Toys for Tots Foundation. Chavez and his co-conspirators, Lloyd Jorgenson, Paul Lambert, and Melinda Stewart, of Sierra Vista, were indicted this past summer on several charges including: Burglary, Theft, Trafficking in Stolen Property, Read More…

World News

Queen’s Speech Raises Fears Over ‘No Deal’ Brexit

Reading Time: < 1 minute Proposed UK legislation makes damaging exit more likely. UK Government legislation puts the prospect of a damaging ‘no deal’ Brexit more firmly back on the table, the Scottish Government has warned. The Queen’s Speech made clear the UK Government intends to bring forward legislation to ensure there can be no extension to the implementation period Read More…

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Norway Decriminalizes Illegal Drug Offense

Reading Time: < 1 minute In March 2018, the government appointed a committee to prepare the implementation of the government’s drug reform, where responsibility for society’s response to the use and possession of illegal drugs for personal use is transferred from the justice sector to the health service. State Attorney Runar Torgersen has led the committee. On December 19, he Read More…

Eastern Canada

Defense Minister Sajjan Suprise Visits Troops In Europe And The Middle East

Reading Time: 2 minutes December 20, 2019 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces Canada is dedicated to strengthening its multilateral efforts to make the world more just, safe, prosperous, and sustainable. Those who wear the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) uniform support this commitment by working tirelessly to defend Canada and promote Canadian values and interests at Read More…

Breaking News

Winter Is Coming

Reading Time: 4 minutes Syrian refugees face enormous pressure to return to Syria or suffer the harsh winters of Lebanon Human Rights Watch Michelle Lonnquist Crisis and Conflict Division@MMLonnqui I met then-two-year-old Jana and her family this past June as I was passing by their shelter in the ibn Waleed camp in Arsal, Lebanon. Jana’s mom, Badoor, came up Read More…

U.S.A

TRUMP IMPEACHED

Reading Time: < 1 minute Yesterday, December 18, was an important day for the Constitution of the United States and a somber day for America.  It is tragic that the President’s actions made impeachment necessary, but we all take a sacred oath, which makes us Custodians of the Constitution. Speaker Pelosi thanked The Democratic Caucus for the outstanding moral courage Read More…

World News

US-Led Airstrikes Increase Civilian Body Count

Reading Time: < 1 minute Human Rights Watch Warring parties in the Syrian conflict continue to disregard human rights and humanitarian law protections. Over 400,000 have died since 2011. The Syrian government, with the support of its allies, raced to secure territories, using prohibited chemical weapons, unlawful indiscriminate attacks, and withholding humanitarian aid, while anti-government groups indiscriminately attacked government-held areas and prevented civilians fleeing.  Both groups carried out Read More…

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No Justice For 2018 Yumbi Massacres

Reading Time: 12 minutes Over 500 People Killed in Ethnic Attacks Human Rights Watch (Kinshasa) – Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have not brought to justice those responsible for the massacres of ethnic Banunu in Yumbi territory one year ago. On December 16 and 17, 2018, hundreds of ethnic Batende assailants killed at least 535 people and wounded 111 Read More…

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Underage Youth Sexually Trafficked Then Charged With Murder Of Her Trafficker.

Reading Time: 2 minutes A sexually trafficked teen in Wisconsin is facing life in prison after being accused of killing an alleged sex trafficker who raped her.  Starting when Chrystul Kizer was 16, Randall Volar III, 34 engaged in sex and then selling Kizer. By 2018 Kizer had enough and killed Volar . She also set fire to Volar’s ramshackle Read More…

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Indian On The Verge Of A Civil War

Reading Time: 3 minutes Citizenship Bill Discriminates Against Muslims (New York) – The Indian government’s proposed law to grant citizenship based on religion violates India’s international legal obligations, Human Rights Watch said today. The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 protects only the rights of non-Muslim irregular immigrants from the neighboring Muslim-majority countries of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan. The bill passed the lower house of Read More…

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First Nations Control Of First Nations Education Becoming A Reality By The Federal Government:

Reading Time: 2 minutes Fighting The Aboriginal Industry Winnipeg- Full authority & control for First Nations education is being transferred to the Stoney Nakoda First Nation in Alberta in line with UNDRIP protocols by the federal government. A non-Indigenous school though is unhappy with new funding arrangements & is pushing back against the loss of power & funding due Read More…

Breaking News

Warning Graphic Content: Cop Brutally Assaults And Drags 11-Year-Old Boy

Reading Time: < 1 minute A sheriff’s deputy caught on security video twice body-slamming a child under the age of 12 at a North Carolina middle school was fired on Monday morning and state investigators are deciding whether to file criminal charges against him, officials said. The deputy’s termination is “effective immediately,” Vance County, North Carolina, Sheriff Curtis Brame said. Read More…

Eastern Canada

New Measures In Place To Block Annoying Telemarketers

Reading Time: < 1 minute Canadians will soon have access to a call blocking system that better protects themselves against unsolicited and illegitimate calls. The CRTC required telecommunications service providers to implement this system within their networks by December 19, 2019. With the implementation of this system, calls with caller identification (caller ID) information that either exceeds 15 digits or Read More…

Breaking News

All I Want For Christmas Is The City Of Winnipeg To Do Their Job

Reading Time: < 1 minute Wolseley residents do the job of incompetent city bureaucrats. Winnipeg- After weeks of closure of the Omand’s Creek bridge, the bridge was finally re-opened to citizens. The bridge was caught in a bureaucratic nightmare-before-Christmas saga where city staff said time and time again they could not reopen the bridge due to safety issues from frozen Read More…

World News

The Pope Abolishes The Pontifical Secret In Cases Of Sexual Abuse

Reading Time: 2 minutes Pope Francis is now making testimony collected in canonical processes available to legal authorities. Two documents are destined to make a lasting mark: Pope Francis has abolished the pontifical secret in the case of sexual violence and the abuse of minors committed by members of the clergy. He has also decided to change the norm Read More…

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Government Announces Climate Action Incentive Payment Amounts For 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes December 16, 2019 – Minister of Finance Bill Morneau announced the 2020 Climate Action Incentive payment amounts for residents of provinces that have not adopted the federal system or otherwise met the federal stringency requirements for pricing carbon pollution: Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Individuals will be able to claim these amounts through their 2019 Read More…

World News

UN Anti-Corruption Conference In Abu Dhabi Seeks Ways To Combat Corruption

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption will be held in Abu Dhabi on 16–20 December 2019. Finland’s representative at the conference is Malin Brännkärr, State Secretary to the Minister of Justice. In connection with the conference, Finland will organise, together with Belgium, an on-site special event with the Read More…

U.S.A

Arizona Man Sentenced To 100+ Years In Prison For Child Sex Trafficking

Reading Time: < 1 minute PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced 30-year-old Robert Hood will spend 108 years in prison for forcing a 16-year-old girl to engage in prostitution for six months. A jury found Hood guilty on 11 felony counts, including Child Sex Trafficking, Conspiracy, Money Laundering, and Sexual Exploitation of a Minor.  On December 7th, Hood was sentenced to 108 Read More…

Breaking News Op-Ed

Haisla First Nation Creating 10,000 High Paying Skilled Jobs with $40 Billion LNG Investment. #Greta

Reading Time: 4 minutes Ready right now: Canadian LNG can lower global emissions while creating prosperity here at home. Canada is known around the world as a country of inclusiveness, tolerance, and respect for human rights. Our energy industry also holds world-class standards; among the best anywhere when it comes to innovation, environmental protection and responsible resource development. According Read More…

U.S.A

Kentucky Gov. Beshear To Keep POW/MIA Flag Permanently Flying At State Capitol

Reading Time: 2 minutes Frankfort, Ky. (Dec. 16, 2019) – To remember and honour every prisoner of war and those missing in action, Governor Andy Beshear will sign a proclamation Monday that will order the POW/MIA flag to fly permanently at the state Capitol. Kentuckians who visit the statehouse at 700 Capitol Ave. in Frankfort will observe the flag flying Read More…

Eastern Canada

Quebec Minister Of The Environment Given Ultimatum On Climate Change

Reading Time: 2 minutes MADRID , Dec. 14 2019 / CNW Telbec / – As COP25 ended yesterday, the person responsible for Québec solidaire in matters of the environment and the fight against climate change, Ruba Ghazal , urges the Minister of the Environment, Benoît Charette , to set up four concrete measures to decarbonize the Québec economy by 2050. “In the fight against climate change, the Paris Agreement Read More…

World News

Bipartisan Delegation Conclude First Day Commemorating 75th Anniversary Of Battle Of The Bulge

Reading Time: < 1 minute Bastogne, Belgium – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement concluding the first day of the bipartisan Congressional Delegation marking the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge: “On Saturday, upon our arrival, the US delegation had the esteemed privilege of honouring World War II heroes first at luncheon in their honour, next at the annual Read More…

Breaking News

Finland Allocates EUR 114 Million In Support For The Development Of The World’s Poorest Countries

Reading Time: < 1 minute Finland will contribute EUR 114 million to the replenishment of the International Development Association (IDA), which is part of the World Bank Group. IDA supports the world’s poorest countries. More than 60 officials from donor governments and representatives of developing countries have reached agreement on the replenishment of the International Development Association (IDA) for 2020–2023. Read More…

Breaking News

Top 5 Worst Gifts Ever Given To Politicians

Reading Time: 3 minutes 1. Crocodile Insurance While on an official visit to Australia’s Northern Territory in 2011, President Obama was presented with $50,000 worth of crocodile insurance. In the event a crocodile made it passed his heavily armoured secret service detail and the slew of trained reptile hunters and just happened to injure or kill him, Michelle Obama Read More…

Western Canada

Premier Jason Kenney’s Lavish $34,000 Private Security Detail For Him And His Entourage To London, England

Reading Time: 2 minutes Outside of Alberta, the political pundits and, the political junkies, no one knows Jason Kenney is the Premier of that province. Someone should let him know he is not the big shot celebrity he thinks he is that warrants a $34,000 security detail for him and his Special Advisor David Knight Legg for their trip Read More…

Breaking News

Massive Cocaine Bust In Blue Water Bridge Ontario

Reading Time: < 1 minute Royal Canadian Mounted Police Capture Another Big Cocaine Bust The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), Southern Ontario Region, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), London Detachment, announced today the discovery of another 50 bricks of suspected cocaine at the Blue Water Bridge and the arrest of a St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, Quebec resident. On December 2, 2019, Read More…

U.S.A

The House Judiciary committees Approve Articles Of Impeachment

Reading Time: < 1 minute Articles of impeachment are headed to the House for voting President Donald Trump is being charged with abuse of power and obstruction of congression in the House Democrats articles of impeachment. To no surprise, the House Republicans voted along party lines against the democrats. This week was one filled with name-calling, rhetoric and threats so Read More…

World News

Scottish Government £340 Million Bailout For Farmers In Anticipation Of Brexit

Reading Time: < 1 minute Leaving The European Union Will Be A Disaster For Scottish Farmers Loans have been offered to hill and upland farmers and crofters to provide them with financial support and certainty in the New Year. Under the national Less Favoured Areas Support Loan Scheme (LFASS) 2019, eligible farmers and crofters will be offered up to 95% Read More…

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Jaime Battiste, MP For Sydney-Victoria, The New Chair Of The Indigenous Caucus

Reading Time: < 1 minute OTTAWA, ON — The Liberal Indigenous Caucus announced during the Christmas sitting of Parliament the election of Jaime Battiste, MP for Sydney-Victoria as the Chair of the Indigenous Caucus. He takes over from co-chairs MPs Marc Serré and Robert-Falcon Ouellette. Founded in 2016 by MP Don Rusnak, the Indigenous Liberal Caucus was created as a Read More…

Op-Ed Breaking News

Hydro Sites Are Toxic: I Opened Up My Bag To Eat Lunch And Found A Noose Inside Said A Black Employee

Reading Time: 3 minutes The aftermath of the whistleblower article sent shockwaves throughout Canada. Although shocking to Canadians, several of the Hydro employees that were interviewed perceived racism to be openly accepted within Manitoba Hydro and the majority of the Hydro Dams across the country. One Afro Canadian employee shared his story of the time he was working at Read More…

U.S.A

Court Hands Trump Another Hole In His M.A.G.A Border Wall

Reading Time: < 1 minute U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California blocked the Trump Administration from stealing $3.6 billion from military construction initiatives to pay for his ineffective, wasteful wall.  This ruling follows a separate ruling in the District Court Western District of Texas, in which the courts issued a permanent injunction against the wall. “For the Read More…

Indigenous Northern Canada

Marc Miller, Minister Of Indigenous Services, Make Lifting Boiled Water Advisory On Reserves Top Priority

Reading Time: 2 minutes Yesterday, Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services doubled down on his commitment to ensuring all boiled water advisories are lifted on all first nations reserves by March 2021. This type of commitment and leadership was lacking in the previous conservative governments who did not have the desire to want to help our first nations Read More…

Breaking News

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Queen Of The North

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Government of Canada is committed to further strengthening the Canadian economy, improving the lives of Canadian families, the middle class and those working hard to join it. The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister, signed on behalf of the Government of Canada an agreement on amendments to the new North American Free Trade Agreement Read More…

Breaking News

Federal NDP And Conservatives Put Canadians Shackled In Chinese Prison At Harm With Reckless Vote

Reading Time: 2 minutes The opposition parties complicated an already complicated relationship with Superpower China. In the minority Parliament on Tuesday they voted overwhelming to set up a special parliamentary committee on China with a mandate to review all aspects of Canada’s strained bilateral relations with the world’s second-largest economy. The Liberals opposed a special committee on China but Read More…

Breaking News

Alberta Premier Kenney, Grovels At Trudeau’s Feet In A Desperate Attempt To Save Face

Reading Time: 2 minutes On Tuesday, December 12, Jason Kenney the Premier of Alberta flew to the national capital to meet with the Prime Minister. After two years of actively bashing the federal liberal government, Kenney was on the Hill asking for billions in additional grants for Alberta. Kenney said it was a strong meeting, but is unsure if Read More…

Breaking News

House Democrats Draft Two Articles of Impeachment

Reading Time: < 1 minute The House Democrats Judiciary Committee’s drafted two proposed articles of impeachment against President Trump on Tuesday, December 12. The articles will likely pass in the House by the Democrats and killed on the Senate floor by the spineless Trump followers. Abuse of Power “The first article is abuse of power. It is an impeachable offense Read More…

World News

Sanna Marin At The Age of 34 Appointed Finlands Youngest Prime Minister

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Finnish Parliament has elected Sanna Marin as the 76th Prime Minister of independent Finland. Next, the President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö will accept the resignation of Antti Rinne’s Government ministers and appoint the new ministers. Finland’s last incumbent prime minister was Antti Rinne of the Social Democratic Party until he resigned on 3 December 2019. On 8 Read More…