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FSIN says hundreds of unmarked graves found at residential school site FSIN says hundreds of unmarked graves found at residential school site
- June 24, 2021

A news release Wednesday from Cowessess and the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous First Nations (FSIN), which represents Saskatchewan's First Nations, did not give a specific number but said it will be the most found to date in Canada. They followed the discovery of the remains of 215 schoolchildren at another former indigenous residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia, which sent shock waves through Canada. (more...)
Kamala Harris to visit U.S.-Mexico border, assess migration Kamala Harris to visit U.S.-Mexico border, assess migration
- June 23, 2021

White House press secretary Jen Psaki reminded reporters Wednesday that she, and the vice president, have said that "when it is the right time", Harris "may go to the border". Shortly after the news of Harris' visit began circulating, Trump released a statement claiming that if he and Abbott "weren't going there next week, she would have never gone!" Harris visited Guatemala and Mexico earlier this month, as the White House attempts to address the supposed "root causes" of the border ... (more...)
Voting bill faces a divided Senate Voting bill faces a divided Senate
- June 23, 2021

While Manchin's vote on the motion to proceed Tuesday willgive an indication on where he personally stands on the larger piece of legislation , it doesn't change the fact that Democrats remain 10 GOP allies short to begin debate, let alone vote, on the bill. (more...)
Ontario clarifies AstraZeneca advice as Waterloo leads in new COVID-19 cases Ontario clarifies AstraZeneca advice as Waterloo leads in new COVID-19 cases
- June 19, 2021

British Columbians who chose to get a first dose of AstraZeneca should not get it for their second dose and instead get the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, a key federal advisory committee said Thursday. The drugmaker AstraZeneca must deliver 80 million coronavirus vaccine doses to the European Union by September 27 or else pay a fine, a Belgian court ruled Friday. (more...)
A glimpse from Iran presidential election A glimpse from Iran presidential election
- June 19, 2021

Among them were Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei , outgoing President Hassan Rouhani, who is ending an eight-year term, and leading presidential candidate Raisi, a Khamenei protege whom many Iranians expect to easily win the race. Raisi's record as a hardline judge accused of abuses could worry Washington and liberal Iranians, analysts said, especially given President Joe Biden's focus on human rights globally. (more...)
Catholic bishops approve Communion document draft aimed at possible rebuke of Biden Catholic bishops approve Communion document draft aimed at possible rebuke of Biden
- June 19, 2021

A divided conference of U.S. Roman Catholic bishops announced on Friday that they had voted to draft a statement on Holy Communion that may admonish Catholic politicians, including President Joe Biden , who support abortion rights. "That's a private matter, and I don't think that's going to happen", the president said without elaborating. The idea to produce a document was first developed by a working group commissioned by Conference of Catholic Bishops president José H. (more...)
Caroline Crouch husband guilty of murder Caroline Crouch husband guilty of murder
- June 18, 2021

Custody of the child - who was in the room when her mother was killed - will be granted either to Crouch's parents, who lives on the Aegean island of Alonissos, or to the parents of 33-year-old helicopter pilot Babis Anagnostopoulos, who confessed to the young woman's murder on Thursday. (more...)
Hamas Threatens Military Action Over Jerusalem Flag March Hamas Threatens Military Action Over Jerusalem Flag March
- June 16, 2021

A Hamas radio station said an Israeli aircraft attacked a Palestinian training camp in the Gaza . The activists previously reached an agreement with the police that the march will start from Ha-Nevi'im street (Street of the Prophets) and then head to the Damascus Gate , where participants will dance with Israeli flags. (more...)
Queen Elizabeth hosts President Biden at Windsor Castle Queen Elizabeth hosts President Biden at Windsor Castle
- June 14, 2021

The queen has stoically continued with her official duties since then and met Biden alongside other world leaders and their spouses on Friday at the G-7 summit, by the seaside in Cornwall, southwest England. She was very generous. "I don't think she'd be insulted", he later told reporters of his visit, "[but] she reminded me of my mother". The visit comes after a hard year for the monarch and just three days after what would have been her husband's 100th birthday. (more...)
Israel parliament approves new coalition government, ending Netanyahu's 12-year rule Israel parliament approves new coalition government, ending Netanyahu's 12-year rule
- June 14, 2021

The diverse anti-Netanyahu bloc was cobbled together by the secular centrist Yair Lapid, a former TV presenter. They are likely to pursue a modest agenda that seeks to reduce tensions with the Palestinians and maintain good relations with the US without launching any major initiatives. (more...)
Harris says talks in Guatemala were robust, tells migrants: ‘do not come’ Harris says talks in Guatemala were robust, tells migrants: ‘do not come’
- June 08, 2021

Mexico border has risen to the highest levels in 20 years. The United States will continue to enforce our laws and secure our border. She also sought to discourage further migration from the region, insisting that those who arrive at the USA border without proper documentation "will be turned back". (more...)
Biden administration to send 25 million doses of U.S. vaccines overseas Biden administration to send 25 million doses of U.S. vaccines overseas
- June 05, 2021

One quarter of the US' excess doses will be kept in abeyance, however, in order to deal with emergencies and to be shared directly with its allies and partners, according to officials. US-based vaccine manufacturers such as Pfizer and Moderna have European branches and are producing vaccines there for European distribution. However, Bruce Aylward said on Friday that only a small portion of those doses will be available in the short-term in June, July and August when they can make a ... (more...)
Fauci urges China to release medical records of Wuhan researchers Fauci urges China to release medical records of Wuhan researchers
- June 04, 2021

The interview was preceded by Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian claiming last week that the White House "doesn't care about [the] facts and truth" pertaining to the origins of the COVID-19. The Kentucky Republican also said Daszak can not be part of any investigation into COVID-19 origins. He pointed out that the Trump administration said publicly in January that U.S. (more...)
Florida Governor Signs Extremely Controversial Bill Banning Transgender Athletes From Female Sports Florida Governor Signs Extremely Controversial Bill Banning Transgender Athletes From Female Sports
- June 02, 2021

DeSantis also announced that he would be signing a separate bill the same day that would allow students to get compensation for the use of their name and likeness, effective July 1, 2021, despite the bill signed on video pushing the date off to 2022. (more...)
Remains of 215 Children Found at Former Indigenous School Site in Canada Remains of 215 Children Found at Former Indigenous School Site in Canada
- May 29, 2021

He said they discussed what the best way forward would be to continue the search and provide supports to the Tk'emlúps nation and those who may have lost a loved one. "[We want] to collectively collaborate in a way that we can all heal together, praying together and looking at what that healing journey is going to look like", Chief Casimir said. (more...)
India Scraps Local Trials for 'Well-Established' Foreign COVID-19 Vaccines India Scraps Local Trials for 'Well-Established' Foreign COVID-19 Vaccines
- May 27, 2021

But because both Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech's vaccines require two doses given several weeks apart, Limaye says it may be hard to fully vaccinate everyone who wants a vaccine. India became the second country after the USA to achieve this coverage in just 130 days. But vaccine experts familiar with production processes say such post-production checks are routine and occur with every batch of vaccines. (more...)
Australian PM pledges lockdown support for second-most populous state Australian PM pledges lockdown support for second-most populous state
- May 27, 2021

Contact tracers have locked down more than 10,000 primary and secondary contacts of infected people . The fresh cluster of infections in Melbourne detected early this week swelled to 26 on Thursday after 12 new cases overnight, while the number of virus-exposed sites rose above 150. (more...)
New Zealand extends pause on travel bubble with Australia's Victoria state_china New Zealand extends pause on travel bubble with Australia's Victoria state_china
- May 27, 2021

Merlino said Victorians will only be able to leave home for five reasons: shopping for necessary goods and services, authorised work or permitted education, exercise (a two-hour limit with one other person), care giving, and to get vaccinated. (more...)
India forces WhatsApp to backtrack on enforcing controversial new policy India forces WhatsApp to backtrack on enforcing controversial new policy
- May 26, 2021

The Indian government was yet to react to the lawsuit. Amid a major controversy over intermediary guidelines enforced by the Centre on tech giants like Facebook , Google , WhatsApp and Twitter , Facebook-led messaging giant, WhatsApp has opened another frontier by suing the Indian government over free speech and privacy protection issues. (more...)
Grand jury convened over Trump's alleged tax fraud Grand jury convened over Trump's alleged tax fraud
- May 26, 2021

The investigation will be focusing on Trump's wide range of criminal accusations, mainly involving matters of hush money paid to women, tax invasions, improper property valuations and more. She did not say what prompted her office to expand its investigation into a criminal probe. Next month's election is nearly certain to decide who it will be. (more...)

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