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UK, U.S., Australia, Canada reprimand China on Hong Kong law

LONDON (Asia) – The United Kingdom, the United States, Australia and Canada criticised China on Thursday for imposing a new security law on Hong Kong that they said would breach the 1984 Sino-British agreement on the former colony and threaten its freedoms. “Hong Kong has flourished as a bastion of freedom,” the four countries said […]

Huawei’s Meng loses key court fight against extradition to U.S.

VANCOUVER/TORONTO (Technology) – Huawei Technologies Co’s Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou was dealt a setback by a Canadian court on Wednesday as she tries to avoid extradition to the United States to face bank fraud charges, dashing hopes for an end to her 18-month house arrest in Vancouver. The ruling, which could further deteriorate relations […]

Assault-style weapons banned in Canada after mass shooting

OTTAWA (World) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is banning military-grade assault weapons’ sale in the aftermath of Canada’s deadliest mass shooting two weeks ago. “These weapons were designed for one purpose and one purpose only: to kill the largest number of people in the shortest amount of time. There is no use and no […]

Gunman in Nova Scotia, Canada kills at least 16

PORTAPIQUE, Nova Scotia (World) – A gunman who at one point masqueraded as a policeman killed at least 16 people in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia during a 12-hour rampage, authorities said on Sunday, in what was the country’s worst modern-era mass shooting. Among the victims of the shooting spree that spread across part […]

Energy aid funds earmarked by Canada to reduce emissions

TORONTO (World) – A major energy sector aid package announced on Friday by Canada’s Prime Minister featured major funding for sustaining 10,000 jobs in environmental clean-up and emissions reductions, as companies and workers grapple with the coronavirus pandemic. The $2.5 billion ($1.8 billion US) package will include $750 million ($536 million US) to help

Harry and Meghan make the move to Los Angeles

LONDON (UK) – Prince Harry and Meghan left Canada to move to Los Angeles to set up their permanent home. The couple has been in Canada since their announcement of taking a step back from their royal duties. The couple flew to Los Angeles in a private flight, according to reports. Last week, U.S. and […]