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Pioneering US military pilot Charles McGee dies at 102

BBC News 2022-01-17

Charles McGee, a highly decorated American pilot who battled racism and segregation in the military, has died aged 102. He passed away in his sleep on Sunday morning, his family said. "He had his right hand over his heart and was smiling serenely," a statement read. A member of America's first all-black aviation unit, McGee flew more...

Pegasus spyware used in ‘jaw-dropping’ phone hacks on El Salvador journalists

The Guardian 2022-01-13

Citizen Lab finds that hacking of 35 journalists and civil society activists coincided with their investigations into allegations that President Nayib Bukele was negotiating a pact with gangs - Dozens of journalists and human rights defenders in El Salvador have been subjected to “jaw-dropping”...

Blinken: US still unsure who is behind Havana Syndrome cases

Al Jazeera 2022-01-13

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said Washington is still trying to get to the bottom of a mysterious illness that has affected US diplomats posted around the world, but does not yet know what causes the affliction or who is behind it. Blinken made the comments on Thursday as more reported cases of the mysterious neurological...

PM needs more info on Quebec's no-vax tax, Ottawa struggles to deliver rapid tests

North Shore News 2022-01-12

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday he needs more information before he can say whether he supports Quebec’s anti-vaccination tax, as Ottawa struggled to make good on its promise to deliver COVID-19 rapid tests. Trudeau said Quebec has reassured the federal government that its plan to tax adult residents who are not vaccinated against...

Afghanistan crisis: Taliban expands 'food for work' programme

BBC News 2022-01-12

The Taliban has said it is expanding its "food for work" programme, in which donated wheat is used to pay tens of thousands of public sector workers. It comes as the United Nations (UN) has appealed for $4.4bn (£3.2bn) in humanitarian aid for Afghanistan. The UN says the funds are needed this year as more than half the country's...

Canada records more omicron in 40 days than all coronavirus cases in 2020

Anadolu Agency 2022-01-11

Canada has recorded more cases in the first 40-day course of the omicron coronavirus variant than in the first year of the pandemic. The omicron variant, first seen in Canada on Nov. 29, continues to...

From McDonald’s Burger-flipper To Crypto Billionaire, Binance CEO Ranks 11th Among World’s Richest - NewsBTC 2022-01-11

Changpeng Zhao, a former McDonald’s employee and the CEO of Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, is the world’s richest crypto billionaire. His net worth comparable to that of top tech tycoons such as Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Ellison, and others. Binance CEO Is Worth $96 full story...

Bob Saget: US actor and comedian found dead aged 65

BBC News 2022-01-10

The US actor and comedian Bob Saget, best known for starring in the sitcom Full House, has died suddenly aged 65, law enforcement officials have said. The actor was found unresponsive by staff in his room at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Orlando, Florida on Sunday. Officers from...

Doubles win puts Canada into ATP Cup final against Spain

North Shore News 2022-01-08

SYDNEY (AP) — Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov qualified Canada for its first ATP Cup final on Saturday when they defeated Daniil Medvedev and Roman Safiullin 4-6, 7-5, 10-7 in doubles to complete a 2-1 win against Russia. Canada will play Spain in the final on Sunday. Medvedev and Safiullin had...

Quebec to Require 3 Doses for Vaccine Passport, Announces New Restrictions

The Epoch Times 2022-01-06

The Quebec government is warning Quebecers that a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine will be required in order to maintain a valid...

Canada, Other Nations Vow Action Against Iran Over Reparations for Downed Jet

The Algemeiner 2022-01-06

Canada, Britain, Sweden and Ukraine on Thursday said they had abandoned efforts to talk to Tehran about reparations for an airliner downed by Iran and would try to settle the matter according to international law. Most of the 176 people...

China's Xian airport suspended international passenger flights from Jan 5

Reuters 2022-01-06

BEIJING, Jan 6 (Reuters) - The northwestern Chinese city of Xian suspended all international...

Most Canadians Opposed to Vaccine Passports, Says Internal Government Polling

The Epoch Times 2022-01-05

Private polling by the federal government shows that most Canadians are opposed to vaccine passports, according to Blacklock’s Reporter. The...

Trudeau and Tam to hold first federal update on COVID-19 of the new year

North Shore News 2022-01-05

Chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam will join Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this morning for the first federal COVID-19 update of the new year. The update follows Trudeau's phone call yesterday with B.C....

Canada pledges $31.5 billion to compensate indigenous children taken from families

France24 2022-01-05

Canada announced on Tuesday two agreements totalling C$40 billion ($31.5...

Canada: C$107M Awarded to Families of Airliner Downed by Iran

Tolo News 2022-01-04

Retuers - A court in Ontario, Canada, has awarded C$107 million ($83.94 million), plus interest, to the families of six people who died when the Iranian Revolutionary Guards downed a Ukraine International Airlines plane near Tehran two years ago. Iran shot down the airliner in January 2020. All 176 people onboard were killed, including 55...

Lesbian pop star Denise Ho arrested then released in Hong Kong

Washington Blade 2022-01-03

Chinese and Hong Kong government authorities last week held a series of raids targeting Stand News, a pro-democracy media outlet, arresting staff and current and former board members including out Canadian Denise Ho, all charged with conspiring to publish seditious materials. In a press conference held last week, Steve Li, senior superintendent of...

Bitcoin closes lucrative year with a whimper

Al Jazeera 2021-12-31

Bitcoin is ringing out a banner year with a rocky finish. The largest cryptocurrency by market value is on pace to close out December with a 19% drop, its largest monthly loss since May. That’s also its worst December since 2013. And its 59% advance in 2021 marks its smallest gain for an up year since 2015, when it advanced 36%. The coin on Friday...

Canadian Navy Needs to Recruit 1,000 Sailors to Crew New Warships: Commander

The Epoch Times 2021-12-30

OTTAWA—Royal Canadian Navy commander Vice-Admiral Craig Baines is sounding the alarm over a shortage of sailors to...

Ghislaine Maxwell: What trial means for Prince Andrew

BBC News 2021-12-30

Ghislaine Maxwell has been convicted of grooming teenagers for abuse by Jeffrey Epstein. What are the implications for her former friend Prince Andrew? The guilty verdict comes as lawyers for the senior royal prepare to go to the same court in Manhattan, New York, to defend him against a damages claim brought by one of Epstein's victims. So...

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The Jerusalem Post 2022-01-15
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