Year: 2020


Buffalo, New York police officers suspended for shoving man to ground

CLOSE A 75-year-old man suffered a head injury and is in ‘stable but serious condition’ after he was shoved by police during a protest in Buffalo, New York. Storyful ALBANY, N.Y. – An entire unit of the Buffalo Police Department resigned from their assignments Friday after two officers were suspended amid outcry over video showing officers shoving a […]

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German army tests new MG4 A3 machine gun

Germany’s armed forces, the Bundeswehr, are currently testing a new variant of MG4 A3 light machine gun, according to a recent service news release. The German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) requested the Army’s Airborne Brigade 26 from Zweibrücken to test the new weapon system in detail. The advanced version of […]

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Person of Interest
Salmon Arm
Suspicious Fire

Salmon Arm RCMP seek to identify person of interest in arson investigation – Okanagan

Posted June 5, 2020 12:44 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Salmon Arm RCMP hope the public can help to identify a person of interest in an ongoing arson investigation. READ MORE: Salmon Arm man escapes jail time due to pandemic This […]

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Toronto & GTA

City paying nearly $3M to temporarily house, feed homeless over 6-month period

The city will be paying nearly $3 million over a six-month-period to temporarily house homeless people moved from encampments at the end of April in two leased midtown buildings, The Toronto Sun has learned. On April 30, the city announced the homeless living in tents were being moved into 125 furnished units in midtown as […]

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Porn star Nacho Vidal held in Spain after man dies in toad-venom ritual

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A “mystic ritual” reportedly took place at Mr Vidal’s home near Valencia last year A Spanish porn actor is being investigated on suspicion of manslaughter after a photographer died during a toad-venom ritual, police say. Nacho Vidal, 46, and two others were briefly detained last Friday over the death. […]

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Andrew Wilkinson
B.C. legislature
British Columbia Politics
Health Canada
Vaughn Palmer

B.C.’s success in managing COVID-19 due to finding own health supplies

Article content continued “Twenty-seven million pairs of gloves — 600,000 of those, just under two per cent, from the federal government’s bulk procurement. “And 1.3 million gowns, of which 30,700, or just under two per cent, are from the federal government’s bulk procurement.” Ottawa did come through on one item: “One million, two hundred fifty […]

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Oil moves higher, hovers below $40 as doubts emerge over next step on OPEC cuts

Oil ended slightly higher on Wednesday but remained below the session’s early highs above $40 a barrel, the highest since March, retreating as doubts emerged about the timing and scale of a potential extension to the pact between OPEC and its allies to cut crude supplies, Trend reports citing Reuters. Oil prices were supported by […]

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EU Affairs
EU Member States
European Parliament
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev
National News
Other countries
Ryszard Czarnecki

MEP: Kazakhstan’s President Tokayev pays special attention to social sphere

Member of the European Parliament Ryszard Czarnecki, sharing his thoughts on the year of Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s presidency, said the Kazakh President is building a social welfare state, where special attention is paid to improving the quality of life of every citizen, Kazinform reported. “As the Chair of the EU-Kazakhstan Friendship Group in the European Parliament […]

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Debates on Europe
Northern Ireland

In Belfast the Virus Challenges Political Allegiances

I recently received an email from a friend in Mainland Europe. She was pleased to hear Ireland had moved out of Lockdown. Once again, I had to explain that I’m not actually Irish. “It’s complicated,” I wrote, this being Northern Irish shorthand for “sit down, it might take some time to explain this.” Though Belfast, […]

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US elections 2020
US news
US politics
Washington DC

Americans vote in primaries amid Covid-19 and mass protests | US news

Eight states and Washington DC are holding primaries on Tuesday in the most widespread trial yet over whether America can safely hold an election amid the pandemic and unrest as days of protest over the police killings of African Americans continues. Election officials, who have been encouraging people to vote by mail, already faced an […]

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