COVID-19 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…

COVID-19 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…

COVID-19 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 COVID-19

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…

COVID-19 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…

COVID-19 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…

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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…