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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…