CoronaVirus World News

COVID-19 Hurting Tourism, Is A Full-Scale Travel Ban Pending?

Reading Time: 2 minutes As the current outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) continues to develop, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) are committed to working together in guiding the travel and tourism sectors’ response to COVID-19. On 30 January 2020, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of COVID-19 Read More…

U.S.A

Colorado Forges Ahead On A New Model For Health Care While Nation Waits

Reading Time: 5 minutes DENVER — With the nation’s capital mired in gridlock and the Affordable Care Act facing a dire legal challenge, the prospects of lowering health care costs for Americans this year seem unlikely. Just don’t tell that to Coloradans. Democratic majorities in the state House and Senate and a Democratic governor eager to push aggressive health Read More…

CoronaVirus Western Canada

B.C Confirms 8th Case Of Corona Virus

Reading Time: 1 minute VICTORIA – Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, has confirmed the provinces eight case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The person affected is visiting from Tehran, Iran and arrived in British Columbia earlier this week. The patient is in isolation at home with support and monitoring from public health Read More…

Northern Canada Indigenous

Trudeau Government Announces Big Investment To Support Survivors Of Gender-Based Violence In The Northwest Territories

Reading Time: 2 minutes Everyone deserves to be safe and to live a life free of violence. When violence does occur, it is crucial that survivors have access to timely supports and services that meet their needs. Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality Read More…

Canada Breaking News

EXCLUSIVE: Student Groups Funded Activists Who Trashed MP’S Office

Reading Time: 2 minutes Student groups with strong NDP ties have been funnelling money to controversial activists who occupied the office of a Winnipeg Liberal MP. In an exclusive scoop, The Daily Scrum can reveal documents that show that the University of Winnipeg Students Association (UWSA) and the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS), both organizations with strong NDP ties, approved Read More…

CoronaVirus Europe

Norway Confirms First Case Of Covid-19

Reading Time: < 1 minute The first cases of the Coronavirus has been confirmed in Norway. The Norwegian health authorities are monitoring the situation closely and are prepared for more cases. The Norwegian health authorities are prepared for the Coronavirus, and have already put several measures into action. Those who have tested positive are healthy, but they are in daily Read More…

Africa World News

U.S. Provides Defender Patrol Boats To Djiboutian Navy

Reading Time: < 1 minute Defender patrol boats combine an unmatched ability to conduct high-speed maneuvers in a compact deployable package. Four Defender patrol boats arrived in port at Djibouti City, Djibouti, in two shipments in late February as part of a train-and-equip partnership between the U.S. Department of State and the Djiboutian military. They are used extensively by the Read More…

U.S.A CoronaVirus

New California Coronavirus Case Reveals Problems With U.S. Testing Protocols

Reading Time: 5 minutes A person wearing a protective mask sits in a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train car in San Francisco on Feb. 26, 2020. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Just weeks into the federal government’s efforts to contain the novel coronavirus, a new California case has exposed weaknesses in the testing procedures that could be Read More…

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Trudeau Sets Date To Meet With National Indigenous Leaders And First Ministers

Reading Time: < 1 minute Prime Minister Trudeau will meet with leaders of the Assembly of First Nations, the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, and the Métis National Council on March 12, 2020. They will discuss how the Federal Government can work together to advance the priorities of First Nations, Inuit, and the Métis Nation. “Canadians have been clear about the importance Read More…

Breaking News

Ontario Confirms Positive Case Of COVID-19

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Husband of Ontario’s Fifth Case Now Confirmed Positive TORONTO — Today, Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health, confirmed that the husband of Ontario’s fifth case of COVID-19 has tested positive for the virus. The man, in his 60s, is currently in self-isolation. “We are working alongside Toronto Public Health, who is now Read More…

Africa World News

$2Bn Nigerian Fertilizer Plant Is The Biggest In The World

Reading Time: 3 minutes With a capacity of 3 million tonnes per annum, the plant has been classified as the biggest project in the entire fertilizer industry history in the world. LAGOS, Nigeria, Dangote Fertilizer Limited has begun the countdown to the inauguration of its $2 billion Granulated Urea Fertilizer complex located in the Dangote Free Zone. With a capacity Read More…

U.S.A

Democrats Sharpen Health Care Attacks As Primaries Heat Up

Reading Time: 5 minutes Democratic presidential candidates (from left) Mike Bloomberg and Pete Buttigieg, both former mayors; Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.); Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.); former Vice President Joe Biden; Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.); and Tom Steyer take the stage ahead of the Democratic presidential debate in Charleston, South Carolina. (Alice Keeney/Bloomberg via Getty Images) The ideal began to Read More…

United Kingdom

Automatic Early Release Of Terrorists Ends

Reading Time: 2 minutes The automatic early release of terrorist offenders will end as emergency legislation to ensure the public is protected receives Royal Assent. The automatic early release of terrorist offenders will end from today (26 February) as emergency legislation to ensure the public is protected receives Royal Assent. The urgent measures – introduced by Justice Secretary Robert Read More…

CoronaVirus United Kingdom

UK Government Introduces New Surveillance System To Detection Early Stages Of COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes A new surveillance system to detect cases of COVID-19 in England has been established by Public Health England (PHE) and the NHS to strengthen existing systems and to prepare for and prevent wider transmission of the virus. There is no current evidence to show that the virus is circulating in the community in England, but Read More…

CoronaVirus U.S.A

Senate Leader Schumer Offers $8.5 Billion In Emergency Coronavirus Funding

Reading Time: 3 minutes Washington, D.C. – Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released a detailed proposal for $8.5 billion in emergency funding to fight the spread of coronavirus in the United States. “Congress must act swiftly to confront the threat of this global health crisis,” said Leader Schumer. “This proposal brings desperately-needed resources to the global fight against Read More…

Breaking News

All 7 COVID-19 Patients In B.C Have Now Tested Negative For The Deadly Virus

Reading Time: < 1 minute The infected B.C. patients with COVID-19 continue to recover in isolation at home and under care by public-health teams. In total, seven people have tested positive for COVID-19. The first individual has recovered, as indicated by the resolution of symptoms, followed by two successive negative test results 24 hours apart. There has been an increased Read More…

Middle East

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Calls For Peace In The Middle East

Reading Time: 2 minutes President Ashraf Ghani met today evening with the administrative board and committee heads of the Lower House of the Parliament at the Presidential Palace to continue his series of consultative meetings on peace with various classes and strata of the society. Speaking on behalf of others, a number of MPs extended their congratulatory messages to Read More…

World News United Kingdom

Prime Minister Johnson Redefines Britain’s Place In The World

Reading Time: 2 minutes The United Kingdom will overhaul its approach to foreign policy through a new government-wide review set out by the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister has committed to holding the largest review of the UK’s foreign, defence, security and development policy since the end of the Cold War. The Integrated Review will cover all aspects of Read More…

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Team Canada INVICTUS Games 2020 To Take Part In U.S. Marine Corps Trials

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces Members of Team Canada INVICTUS Games 2020 are set to take part in the 10th annual U.S. Marine Corps Trials being held February 28 to March 12, 2020 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton near San Diego, California. The Marine Corps Trials is an adaptive sports competition for Read More…

United Kingdom

UK Increases Nuclear Warheads

Reading Time: < 1 minute Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has today announced the start of a new nuclear replacement warhead programme in Parliament. In 2007 the UK government, endorsed by a Parliamentary vote, began a programme to maintain the UK’s nuclear deterrent beyond the early 2030s. The 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review (Cm 9161) confirmed the UK’s commitment to Read More…

Europe

France Pledges US$100 Million (€90 Million) For WHO Academy

Reading Time: 2 minutes Geneva: France’s Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Mr Jean-Yves Le Drian, and Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus,  Director-General of WHO today met at the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations in Geneva to discuss the WHO Academy, which will be the world’s largest and most innovative lifelong learning platform in global health. The Read More…

Africa

Ethiopia Races Against Time To Control Locusts As The Planting Season Starts

Reading Time: 2 minutes Cross-border swarm movements with Kenya and breeding continues in Southern Ethiopia. The Government of Ethiopia is racing against time to control Desert Locusts as the February – May Belg season starts. With support from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Ministry of Agriculture is scaling up aerial and ground operations in Oromia and Southern Read More…

Breaking News

Alberta Court Of Appeals Rules Federal Carbon Tax Unconstitutional

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Court of Appeal of Alberta ruled on the constitutionality of Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act to be unconstitutional. The Government looks forward to the Supreme Court of Canada’s deliberations and is confident that the price on pollution is within federal jurisdiction. Today’s decision from the Court of Appeal of Alberta is one step in Read More…

Middle East CoronaVirus

President Rouhani Gives Directives As Deaths From The Coronavirus Start To Increase

Reading Time: < 1 minute In his phone call with governors-general of Gilan and Qom provinces, Rouhani sympathized with families of the victims of the coronavirus epidemic and urged the governors to use all facilities to make people boost confidence in the health system. Governors general of Gilan and Qom provinces briefed the president on the latest measures taken to Read More…

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Over 1 million Canadians Have Been Lifted Out Of Poverty Under Trudeau Government

Reading Time: 2 minutes Leading up to the 2015 federal election, the leader of the Liberal Party Justin Trudeau made a campaign promise to grow the middle class and improve the standard of living for many Canadians living in poverty. Once elected, Prime Minister Trudeau implemented a Poverty Reduction Strategy and set measurable targets that are aligned with the Read More…

Africa

UN Refugee Chief Welcomes South Sudan’s Government Of National Unity

Reading Time: < 1 minute UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi welcomes the formation of a long-awaited unity government in South Sudan, bringing political rivals together to work for lasting peace.  The new government follows the ‘Revitalised agreement on the resolution of the conflict in the Republic of South Sudan’ signed in September 2018 by South Sudan’s warring parties The two main parties have agreed to Read More…

Breaking News

Teck Resources Cancels $20B Mega Oil Sands Project In Northern Alberta

Reading Time: 2 minutes Global Oil Giant Teck Resources Limited notified the Trudeau government they have officially withdrawn its regulatory application for the proposed Frontier oil sands project in northern Alberta. The promise of Canada’s potential will not be realized until governments can reach agreement around how climate policy considerations will be addressed in the context of future responsible Read More…

U.S.A

Trump Intends To Block The Publication Of Bolton’s Book

Reading Time: < 1 minute US President Donald Trump announced his intention to prevent the publication of the book of his former national security adviser John Bolton, whom he considers a “traitor,” the Washington Post reported, citing sources. According to the publication, trump told employees of his administration that he would try to block the publication of Bolton’s book, to Read More…

Western Canada

3 Inmates Transported To Hospital After Prison Shanking

Reading Time: < 1 minute On February 22, 2020, at about 12:00 p.m., three inmates were victims of an assault at Edmonton Institution, a maximum-security federal institution. The injured inmates were evaluated by staff members and transported to an outside hospital to receive treatment. No staff members or other inmates were injured during this incident. The Edmonton Police Service and Read More…

Middle East

Hard-Line Conservatives Take Lead In Iran’s Legislative Elections

Reading Time: 2 minutes Conservatives took the lead Saturday as the first results of Iran’s parliamentary election came in. By 7 p.m. votes had been counted in more than 140 constituencies out of 208, according to National Elections Committee figures. 159 candidates managed to make it to Parliament, mostly fresh faces, in the 11th legislative election since the 1979 Read More…

CoronaVirus World News

Coronavirus Outbreak In Italy Shuts Down Mass Services

Reading Time: < 1 minute In the Veneto and Lombardia regions, the number of people infected with the coronavirus has exceeded 50. Mass events are banned in 10 cities, and schools and shops are closed. The President of Lombardia Attilio Fontana, ANSA reports, announced this at a press conference. There are currently 12 cases of coronavirus in Veneto. One of Read More…

Breaking News

Manitoba Metis Government Will Not Endorse Or Support The Wet’suwet’en Protestors

Reading Time: 2 minutes After quietly watching the various blockades across the country in support of the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs, Manitoba Metis president David Chartrand issued the following statement. My fellow Citizens across our Homeland, As many of you are already aware through various media coverage, the Wet’suwet’en First Nation issues of who has jurisdiction to represent the First Read More…

Africa

In 12 months, Violence Displaces More Than 700,000 In Burkina Faso

Reading Time: 2 minutes People fleeing the violence report attacks on their villages by militant groups, killing, raping, pillaging. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and partners are facing severe challenges in accessing and responding to the needs of the internally displaced people and refugees scattered throughout the Sahel region, as attacks against civilians grow in number and frequency. In Read More…

Middle East

The US And The Taliban Will Sign A Peace Agreement On February 29

Reading Time: < 1 minute The agreement will open the way for the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan. The US and the Taliban will sign a peace agreement on February 29 in Qatar, US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said. “We are preparing to sign a peace agreement on February 29,” Pompeo said in a statement. “Inter-Afghan negotiations will Read More…

U.S.A

Trump’s Medicaid Chief Labels Medicaid ‘Mediocre.’ Is It?

Reading Time: 5 minutes “Yet, for all that spending, health outcomes today on Medicaid are mediocre and many patients have difficulty accessing care.” The Trump administration’s top Medicaid official has been increasingly critical of the entitlement program she has overseen for three years. Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, has warned that the federal Read More…

U.S.A

Scalpels Out: Democrats Make Slashing Attacks On Health Care Plans

Reading Time: 5 minutes Democratic presidential candidates (from left) Mike Bloomberg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), former Vice President Joe Biden, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) take the stage at the Democratic presidential primary debate at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas. (Caroline Brehman/Getty Images) Top contenders for the Democratic presidential Read More…

Breaking News

RCMP To Withdraw Forces From Wet’suwet’en Territory

Reading Time: < 1 minute Since the very outset of this situation, the federal government has been engaging directly with premiers and Indigenous leaders to work together on a peaceful and lasting resolution. As part of this effort, last night Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with premiers in a call with the Council of the Federation to discuss the disruptions Read More…

Europe

Massive Changes To Scotland Voter Rights

Reading Time: < 1 minute The right to vote in Scottish Parliament and local government elections has been extended today, with the passing of the Scottish Elections (Franchise and Representation) Bill. The Bill extends voting rights to all foreign nationals with leave to remain, including all those granted refugee status. It also extends candidacy rights to foreign nationals with indefinite Read More…

Africa

1.6 million Children, Affected by Humanitarian Crises In Niger

Reading Time: 3 minutes UNICEF took this opportunity to appeal for solidarity to help the Government of Niger and its partners meet the urgent needs of the affected populations Nearly 3 million people, more than half children, in Niger are in need of humanitarian assistance, amid the risks posed by insecurity, malnutrition, recurrent disease epidemics and outbreaks, cyclical floods, Read More…

Middle East

UN Appeals For Safety Of Civilians Trapped In Idlib

Reading Time: 2 minutes More than 80 per cent of recently displaced 900,000 Syrians in Idlib are women and children. Their needs are dire and many are exposed to harsh winter weather.  © Ritzau Scanpix. With the dramatically worsening situation in Syria’s Idlib province, where close to a million people are in grave danger, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Read More…

CoronaVirus

What Is Happening In The World Because Of The Coronavirus?

Reading Time: < 1 minute On February 20, the lowest incidence of coronavirus in China over the past month was recorded. Chinese doctors explained this by adjusting the data. Over the past day, 394 people have fallen ill in China, according to the state health Committee of China. This is the minimum since January 23. Over the previous day, 1,693 Read More…

Europe

Russia Launches Malicious Cyber Attack On Georgia

Reading Time: < 1 minute On October 28, 2019, over 15,000 Georgian government websites and media outlets were taken offline and defaced in yet another attempt by Russia to destabilize Georgia and undermine its democratic institutions. According to our assessment, these actions were carried out by the Sandworm Team, who are sponsored by the cyber-units of Russia’s military intelligence agency, Read More…

Northern Canada

Trudeau Government Supports Yukon Assembly Of First Nations Climate Action

Reading Time: < 1 minute Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Jonathan Wilkinson, announced $250,000 in funding for the Assembly of First Nations Yukon Region through the Climate Action Fund. Through this funding, the organization will convene a gathering to bring together and empower First Nations to play a leading role in climate action in the Yukon. The Read More…

Africa

First Major Group Of Ethiopian Refugees Return Home From Kenya

Reading Time: 2 minutes The returnees were flown from Kakuma to the eastern Ethiopian city of Dire Dawa in two UNHCR-chartered flights. A group of 76 Ethiopian refugees have voluntarily returned home from Kenya’s Kakuma camp today. This marks the first major voluntary repatriation program for Ethiopian refugees in the country. The movement, supported by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Read More…

Africa U.S.A

United States Announces $8 Million To Locust Control Operations In East Africa

Reading Time: 2 minutes By helping to reduce the size of the swarms, this aid is expected to have a positive impact on affected communities throughout the Horn of Africa. WASHINGTON D.C., In response to the outbreak of desert locusts in East Africa, the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will be providing $8 million Read More…

Breaking News

First B.C Resident Recovers From Covid-19

Reading Time: < 1 minute VANCOUVER – Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officials announced that the first individual confirmed to have COVID-19 in B.C. has recovered. This is indicated by the resolution of symptoms, followed by two successive negative test results 24 hours apart. The four remaining B.C. patients with COVID-19 are recovering Read More…

Africa

These African Countries Are A Scammers Paradise

Reading Time: 5 minutes Of all the countries surveyed, Kenyans (75%) and South Africans (74%) were the most concerned about the risk of cybercrime JOHANNESBURG, South Africa,   Key findings:53% of Africans surveyed think that trusting emails from people they know is good enough; 28% have fallen for a phishing email and 50% have had a malware infection; 64% Read More…

Breaking News

Andrew Scheer Said “Wet’suwet’en Protestors Are Radical, A Mob & Wants The RCMP To Get Involved

Reading Time: 2 minutes “Mr. Scheer disqualified himself from constructive discussions with his unacceptable speech earlier today,” said Prime Minister Trudeau when asked why he didn’t invite Andrew Scheer to a meeting of party leaders to discuss a resolution to the protests and blockades. The House was back in session yesterday to discuss key issues affecting Canadians such as Read More…

Caribbean Eastern Canada

Canada Locks Up Key CARICOM Allies In Bid For UN Security Council Seat

Reading Time: < 1 minute Bridgetown, Barbados – Global Affairs Canada François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs concluded a successful series of meetings with leaders of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in Bridgetown, Barbados on behalf of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Over the past two days, Minister Champagne and CARICOM leaders discussed solutions to the impacts of climate change and ways Read More…

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Oath Of Canadian Citizenship Will Recognize Rights Of First Nations, Inuit And Métis Peoples

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ottawa – The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today introduced a Bill to amend the Citizenship Act to change Canada’s Oath of Citizenship. The bill responds to the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission by inserting text that refers to the rights of Indigenous Peoples. The proposed amendment to the Read More…

Atlantic Canada

Suprised Resignation By Newfoundland And Labrador Premier Dwight Ball

Reading Time: < 1 minute “Waking up to hear your Premier has resigned was not the news you expect to hear first thing in the morning,” said a long time Ball supporter. Dwight Ball Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador surprised his province and the country with his abrupt resignation as the provinces thirteenth Premier. There are more questions than answers Read More…

Western Canada

Young Drivers In The UK Are Being Killed At An Alarming Rate

Reading Time: 2 minutes Pivotal THINK! campaign calls on young men to step in and stop their mates from drink driving. Young men are over-represented in alcohol-related deaths and serious injuries on the road. Intervention can help save lives. Government research has revealed that a third of people don’t think it’s important to intervene if someone they know is Read More…

Breaking News

The Pharmaceutical Company Received Permission To Sell A Drug For Coronavirus

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chinese pharmaceutical company Zhejiang Hisun Pharmaceutical said that it received permission from the country’s authorities to sell the drug Favipiravir as a potential drug for coronavirus. Free News reported with reference to Reuters. The company said that it will continue clinical trials of the drug after it appears on the market in a new quality. Read More…

World News

Crisis In Childhood HIV Treatment In Western And Central Africa

Reading Time: 2 minutes Too few children are being diagnosed in the region with only 27% of infants exposed to HIV being tested for HIV infection within eight weeks of birth in 2018 In 2018, coverage of antiretroviral therapy among children living with HIV in western and central Africa was just 28%, far lower than the global average, which Read More…

Breaking News

Trudeau Meets With Key Cabinet Ministers To Address Blockades Across Canada

Reading Time: 2 minutes Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau convened the Incident Response Group to discuss the Government of Canada’s engagement to resolve infrastructure disruptions caused by blockades across Canada as soon as possible. Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Finance Bill Morneau, Minister of Transport Marc Garneau, Leader of the Government Read More…

Indigenous

Indigenous Group In Ottawa, Ratchets Up Rhetoric, Compares Trudeau To Hitler

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ottawa – Today at a rally in support for the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs against the  Wet’suwet’en democratically elected councillors and chiefs the Facebook page of Indigenous Solidarity Ottawa makes a video comparison between Justin Trudeau and Adolf Hitler. The video was produced using film from the final scenes of the Bunker which detailed Hitler’s last Read More…

World News

UK Spends £1.2 Billion For The World’s Most Powerful Weather And Climate Supercomputer

Reading Time: < 1 minute Predicting severe weather and the impacts of climate change will be faster and more accurate than ever before. Predicting severe weather and the impacts of climate change will be faster and more accurate than ever before, thanks to confirmation of £1.2 billion government funding to develop a state-of-the-art supercomputer, Business and Energy Secretary and COP26 Read More…

World News

U.S. Embassy Graduates English Language Program In Tanga And Unguja

Reading Time: 2 minutes During the graduation ceremony, Regional English Language Officer, George M. Chinnery commended the Access Program students for their dedication DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Tanzania awarded graduation certificates to the 47 students of the U.S. Embassy’s English ‘Access’ Microscholarship Program in Tanga (13 female and 12 male) and Unguja – Zanzibar Read More…

CoronaVirus U.S.A

Five American Pharmaceutical Companies Are Working On A Coronavirus Vaccine

Reading Time: < 1 minute Five US pharmaceutical companies are working to create a vaccine for a new type of coronavirus in a project comparable in scale to the Manhattan nuclear weapons project, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said in an interview with Fox Business. On Thursday, it became known about the fifteenth case of coronavirus infection in the Read More…

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Norway Supports Efforts To Combat Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

Reading Time: 3 minutes Norway is supporting the urgent global response to the outbreak of coronavirus, COVID-19, and is providing NOK 10 million to the World Health Organization (WHO) for humanitarian efforts and NOK 36 million to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) for vaccine development. Norway is also working hard to encourage other countries to step up Read More…

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Canadian Flag Celebrated Its 55th Birthday

Reading Time: < 1 minute In 1964, Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson formed a committee to resolve the ongoing issue of the lack of an official Canadian flag, sparking a serious debate about a flag change to replace the Union Flag. Out of three choices, the maple leaf design by George Stanley, based on the flag of the Royal Military College of Canada, was selected. Wikipedia February 15, Read More…

Breaking News

Government Of Canada Evacuating Canadians On Board Diamond Princess Cruise Ship

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Government of Canada has chartered a plane to repatriate Canadians on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked in Yokohama, Japan. This decision was taken because of the extraordinary circumstances faced by passengers on the Diamond Princess and to lighten the burden on the Japanese health-care system. The Canadian Government has been working closely with Carnival Cruise Lines Read More…

Black History Month Breaking News Eastern Canada

Hon. Mitzie Hunter On The Verge Of Political History

Reading Time: 2 minutes As the world celebrates Black History Month, there is one woman who hopes to make history as Canada’s first black woman to lead a provincial party and to bring that party into power by defeating Premier Doug Ford. Meet Mitzie Hunter, a 48-year-old Jamaican born, fearless woman who wants to lead Ontario’s Liberal Party.  “ Read More…

Indigenous

Another Indigenous Community Gets Clean Drinking Water After 17 Years

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ottawa-On February 12, 2020, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, together with Chief Derek Maud and their community of Lac Seul First Nation, celebrated the grand opening of the new water treatment plant in Kejick Bay. The new plant ended a drinking water advisory in place for 17 years.  Since the election of the Federal Read More…

Breaking News

Four Countries In African License Vaccine In Milestone For Ebola Prevention

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Burundi, Ghana and Zambia have licensed an Ebola vaccine, just 90 days after World Health Organization (WHO) prequalification. Registration of the vaccine is expected in additional countries in the coming weeks. The approval of the Ebola vaccine by these countries is another milestone in the fight against this Read More…

World News

Heavy Rain Increases Chance Of Major Flooding In The Uk

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Environment Agency is warning communities that persistent heavy rain could lead to an increased risk of flooding across South East England over the next few days. The forecast heavy rain could cause surface water flooding in local communities, and see a rise in river levels, and travel disruption as roads and rail lines may Read More…

World News

UNHCR Welcomes Ethiopia’s Ratification Of Kampala Convention

Reading Time: 2 minutes UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes Ethiopia’s ratification yesterday of the African Union (AU) Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Africa, known as the Kampala Convention. The Convention, a key regional legal instrument aimed at protecting, assisting and resolving the plight of IDPs, was unanimously passed by Ethiopia’s parliament. Read More…

U.S.A

The Infamous Lawyer Found Guilty

Reading Time: < 1 minute Michael Avenatti extorted money from Nike Corporation. The court found lawyer Michael Avenatti guilty of all charges. According to the court’s verdict, Avenatti engaged in extortion, trying to get $ 25 million from the Nike Corporation. Avenatti threatened to use TV and social media to damage the company’s reputation – according to his version, Nike Read More…

Breaking News

Trudeau Attends Key Security Conference In Munich Germany

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada is working to build partnerships to advance Canada’s security and prosperity, and address pressing global challenges. Now more than ever, it is critical that we continue to work with others to make the world a safer place. The conference brings together world leaders, officials, senior military officers, academics and other leaders to discuss current Read More…

Eastern Canada

Government Of Canada Launches School Bus Seatbelt Pilot Program

Reading Time: < 1 minute Each day, Canadian children travel to and from school every day on 51,670 school buses. In July 2018, Transport Canada published new requirements to support the voluntary installation of three-point seatbelts on school buses. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, announced that the Government of Canada is launching a pilot project introducing Read More…

U.S.A

The US Attorney General Complained That Trump’s Tweets Prevent Him From Working

Reading Time: < 1 minute William Barr — the US justice Secretary who is also the country’s Attorney General, said that the endless tweets of US President Donald Trump prevent him from doing his job. In an interview with ABC News Barr stressed that Trump never asked him to “influence somehow the verdict in any criminal process,” but he still Read More…

Breaking News

64.5 Thousand People Have Become Ill With Coronavirus In The World

Reading Time: 2 minutes Almost 5 thousand new cases of infection were detected in Hubei province during the day. More than 100 people died from the coronavirus. The Regional Health Commission reports this. In Hubei province, 4 thousand 823 new cases of infection were detected per day, including 3 thousand 910 in Wuhan. During this time, 116 people were Read More…

Breaking News

17-Year-long Drinking Water Advisory Ends On Lac Seul First Nation

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lac Seul, Treaty 3 Territory, ON The Government of Canada and First Nations communities are working in partnership to improve water infrastructure on reserves and support access to safe, clean and reliable drinking water. The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, together with Chief Derek Maud and the community of Lac Seul First Nation, celebrated the Read More…

Indigenous

Young Inuit Hunters, Takes Leadership Role In Addressing Climate Change

Reading Time: < 1 minute Arviat, Nunavut Northern communities are feeling the dramatic impacts of climate change in their everyday lives and Inuit youth are taking a leading role in the future and their environment. In Arviat, Nunavut, with a predominantly Inuit population of just over 2500, of whom more than 35 percent are under 15 years old, something very Read More…

Western Canada

B.C Government Commits $930 Million For Seismic Upgrades To Schools

Reading Time: < 1 minute VICTORIA – Students at Campus View Elementary in the Greater Victoria School District can better focus on their studies, knowing their school is seismically safe, thanks to recent upgrades. “The safety of our students matters, and that’s why I’m thrilled the students at Campus View Elementary are now learning and playing in a seismically safer Read More…

Eastern Canada World News

Prime Minister Concludes A Super Productive Visit To Senegal

Reading Time: 3 minutes Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today concluded a successful visit to Senegal. The visit focused on deepening the two countries’ already strong ties through trade and investment and advancing shared priorities like democracy and governance, gender equality, and fighting climate change. Both Canada and Senegal will benefit from a stronger relationship. Senegal’s young and growing population, Read More…

World News

60,000 Cameroonian Refugees Flee To Nigeria For Safety

Reading Time: 2 minutes This latest influx took place just before Cameroon’s general elections last weekend as people fled ongoing violence between security forces and armed groups. Almost 8,000 Cameroonian refugees have fled to Nigeria’s eastern and southern states of Taraba and Cross Rivers over the past fortnight, bringing the total Cameroonian refugee population in the country to nearly Read More…

Breaking News

Canadian Soldier Can Finally Rest In Peace

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces have identified Lieutenant John Gordon Kavanagh, a Canadian soldier of the Second World War who was buried as an unknown soldier in 1947 in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s section of the Steenderen General Cemetery in the Netherlands. Lieutenant John Gordon Kavanagh was born on Read More…

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Did You Know 30% Of People Don’t Wash Their Hands After Using The Toilet?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Do you wash your hands, well most people really suck at washing their hands. In fact, research shows that only about 70% of people wash their hands after going to the toilet. With the recent Wuhan Coronavirus causing chaos to health and economic systems around the world simply washing hands could be a cost-effective way of Read More…

U.S.A

New Proposed Legislation Gets Thumbs Up From LGBTQ+ Community

Reading Time: 3 minutes Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today launched the “Love Makes a Family” campaign to legalize gestational surrogacy and help support LGBTQ individuals and people struggling with fertility start families. The campaign will include the creation of the Love Makes a Family Council, as well as a petition where New Yorkers can endorse the Governor’s proposal, a new campaign website and video Read More…

Western Canada

Should Winnipeg Make Railway Relocation A Priority?

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Saskatchewan government reported that 1.2 million litres of oil spilled during a Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) train derailment near the hamlet of Guernsey last week. In December of 2019, another train derailment saw an estimated 1.5 million litres spilled also near Guernsey. Both train derailments are under investigation by the Transportation Safety Board of Read More…

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Socialist Sanders Wins New Hampshire Primary

Reading Time: 2 minutes Former US Vice-President Joe Biden takes only the fifth place. WASHINGTON-Senator Bernie Sanders, who calls himself a democratic socialist, has surged ahead in the race among Democrats who took part in the New Hampshire presidential primary on Tuesday. After counting nearly 90 percent of the ballots, Sanders, the leader of the progressive wing of the Read More…

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Canada Invests In Clean Technology For Sudbury Mining Industry

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sudbury’s mining and minerals industry is a leader in clean growth. This growth is vital, as developing Canada’s natural resources in more sustainable ways will create good jobs, increase competitiveness and reduce pollution as we move toward a clean energy future. Paul Lefebvre, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, Read More…

Indigenous

Government Of Canada And Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Create Youth Climate Lab

Reading Time: 2 minutes Climate change is one of the defining environmental challenges of our time, and youth are among those leading the charge toward a cleaner future. Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Jonathan Wilkinson, announced $200,000 in funding through the federal government’s Climate Action Fund to the Youth Climate Lab. This one-of-a-kind program was developed Read More…

Breaking News

13 Year Old Professional Boxer Dead From Brain Hemorraghing

Reading Time: 2 minutes Child Boxing In Thailand Continues With Little Protection. While parents in Canada are taking measures to protect children from head injuries in sports like hockey and football, in Thailand little has changed since the death of 13-year-old Anucha Thasako in Thai boxing. Thasako was a scrawny teen who died in 2018 during a boxing match Read More…

World News

UK Government Wants Long Term Storage Facility For Sperm And Embryos

Reading Time: 2 minutes The government is seeking views on reviewing the current 10-year storage limit for eggs, sperm and embryos, to give more people the opportunity to start a family. People could have their frozen eggs, sperm and embryos stored for longer, as the government today launches a call for views on whether the current law to store Read More…

World News

Merkel’s Successor Refused To Put forward Her Candidacy For The Post Of German Chancellor

Reading Time: < 1 minute Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, President of the Christian Democratic Union, has refused to run for the German Chancellor. This was reported by German news agencies on Monday, February 10, concerning unnamed interlocutors in party circles familiar with the situation. According to them, Kramp-Karrenbauer intends to organize the election of a CDU candidate for the post of German Read More…

Eastern Canada World News

Trudeau Wraps Meeting With African Leaders Then Heads To Kuwait To Meet Troops

Reading Time: 2 minutes Trudeau called for cooperation among international partners and governments to create economic opportunity and prosperity that is broadly shared ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau convened a meeting for African heads of state, foreign ministers and representatives of the United Nations and other multilateral bodies on Monday to discuss ways to secure peace Read More…