Day: April 11, 2022

Global

Austrian Chancellor to meet Putin in Moscow as Russia steps up assaults in eastern Ukraine

Ukrainian troops have repelled several Russian assaults in the east of the country, at the center of a new offensive by invading forces, British intelligence said on Monday, as the Austrian leader planned to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin and to call for an end to the conflict. Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer said he would […]

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Global

Elon Musk no longer joins Twitter board

Tesla CEO Elon Musk will not be joining Twitter’s board as previously announced. The tempestuous billionaire remains the main shareholder of Twitter. Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal tweeted the news, which followed a weekend of tweets from Musk suggesting possible changes to Twitter, including making the site ad-free. Nearly 90% of Twitter’s revenue in 2021 came […]

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Global

Islamic State supporter found guilty of killing British lawmaker David Amess

A jury deliberated for just 18 minutes on Monday before convicting a staunch Islamic State supporter of stabbing British lawmaker David Amess to death in a murder that has shocked the nation and sparked calls for increased police protection for The politicians. Ali Harbi Ali, 26, was found guilty by the Central Criminal Court in […]

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CA

Prince Charles and Camilla will visit Canada in May

Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, will visit Canada in May as part of Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations this year. Queen Elizabeth celebrated her 70th birthday as monarch in early February. The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will stop in Newfoundland, Ottawa and the Northwest Territories during their tour, […]

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Pakistani parliament votes for Shehbaz Sharif as prime minister after Imran Khan’s ousting

Pakistan’s parliament on Monday elected Shehbaz Sharif prime minister after a week-long constitutional crisis that culminated on Sunday when his predecessor Imran Khan lost a vote of no confidence. Shehbaz, 70, who has a national reputation more as an efficient administrator than a politician, is the younger brother of three-time prime minister Nawaz Sharif. Analysts […]

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Canada targets Russian defense sector with new Ukraine sanctions

Canada is targeting the Russian defense industry with its latest round of sanctions following Moscow’s invasion of neighboring Ukraine. Foreign Minister Melanie Joly said the new measures place restrictions on 33 Russian defense sector entities. She says the organizations have provided support to the Russian military – directly or indirectly – and are therefore complicit […]

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CA

Hampton tenants evicted from homes for Airbnb after landlord thwarted by rent cap

Two families living in a duplex in Hampton now have less than 30 days to move out, according to eviction notices stuck in their doors on March 31. The day before, they told their property manager that they would not accept rent increases that would take their rent from $700 a month to $900 for […]

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CA

Saskatchewan. people unable to access timely mental health treatment due to lack of psychiatric staff

People in Saskatchewan with serious mental illness do not have access to timely help. Dozens of beds at the province’s main inpatient mental health facility in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, are not open. The facility is supposed to have 188 open psychiatric rehabilitation beds and 96 beds available in a separate, secure wing for people charged […]

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CA

Rancid hot dogs, puddles of urine among complaints at St. John’s for-profit homeless shelters

Documents obtained by CBC News show that shelter clients have repeatedly complained about the lack of food, safety and sanitation in St. John’s for-profit rooming houses.

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CA

Fund manager for the ultra-rich has a tax bill of nearly $5 million, but the CRA can’t get hold of the assets

He describes himself as a fund manager for the ultra-rich, with a penchant for expensive champagne and personal wealth in the eight figures. But Charles Shaker also has a penchant for not paying his taxes, says the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). And thanks to the lack of transparency — in tax havens but also in […]

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