Canada left out of launch of new US-led trade talks on Indo-Pacific

Canada left out of launch of new US-led trade talks on Indo-Pacific

US President Joe Biden and Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida attend the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity with other regional leaders via video link at the Izumi Garden Gallery in Tokyo on May 23.SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images Canadian business leaders say Canada should not have been left out of the launch of new American-led trade talks … Read more

Hungarian government to assume emergency powers due to war in Ukraine, PM Viktor Orban says

Hungarian government to assume emergency powers due to war in Ukraine, PM Viktor Orban says

Prime Minister Viktor Orban speaks in the Hungarian Parliament building, in Budapest, on May 24.ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/Getty Images Hungary’s government will assume emergency powers in order to be able to respond more quickly to challenges created by the war in neighboring Ukraine, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in a Facebook video on Tuesday. Mr. Orban, who … Read more

At least 15 dead after shooting at Texas elementary school: governor – National

Fourteen students and one teacher were killed Tuesday during a shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said. Abbott said the suspected shooter, an 18-year-old, believed to be from Uvalde also died. “He shot and killed horrifically, incomprehensibly, 14 students and killed a teacher. The shooter, he himself is deceased … Read more

Pastor admits adultery in church with then-16-year-old member of congregation – National

A stunning video was captured at an Indiana church where a pastor confessed to his congregation that he committed “adultery” many years ago. A woman stepped forward after his speech and accused him of telling lies and half-truths and said that she had been victimized by him for years, starting when she was just 16 … Read more

Cause of death for 3 American tourists at Sandals Bahamas resort revealed in new report – National

The cause of death for three American tourists at an all-inclusive Sandals resort in the Bahamas has officially been released in a new report. According to the newspaper Nassau Guardian, the American tourists died of carbon monoxide poisoning. Multiple Bahamian outlets have corroborated this claim. The deaths occurred at the Sandals Emerald Bay resort on … Read more

Canada is facing a ‘terrible’ food crisis, says Maple Leaf CEO Michael McCain

Maple Leaf Foods chief executive Michael McCain says the food crisis is about ‘systemic issues.’Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail A “terrible tragedy” is unfolding across Canada, where 5.8 million people are living in food insecurity, says Maple Leaf Foods MFI-T chief executive Michael McCain. They do not have adequate access to food due to financial … Read more

Has the Commonwealth ‘run its course?’ Platinum Jubilee raises questions on future – National

As Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 70th year on the throne, there are questions about whether the Commonwealth of Nations has a future when her reign is over. The Commonwealth evolved out of the British empire, and Elizabeth became its head in 1952 when she became queen, three years after the London Declaration formally created … Read more

US would intervene militarily if China invades Taiwan, Biden says – National

President Joe Biden said Monday that the US would intervene militarily if China were to invade Taiwan, saying the burden to protect Taiwan is “even stronger” after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. It marks one of the most forceful presidential statements in support of self-governing in decades. Biden, at a news conference in Tokyo, said “yes” … Read more

Russian diplomat to UN in Switzerland resigns over Ukraine war – National

A Russian diplomat at the country’s permanent mission at the United Nations in Geneva said on Monday he was leaving his post because of his disagreement with Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, a rare political resignation over the war. Boris Bondarev, who identified himself on LinkedIn as a counselor at Russia’s permanent mission to the UN … Read more

Numerous injuries after chaos breaks out at Toronto’s Woodbine beach, say police

Toronto police say they made more than a dozen arrests after chaos broke out at an east-end beach on Sunday night, leaving multiple people injured. Police say crowds of people were allegedly setting off fireworks at Woodbine Beach and Ashbridges Bay, sometimes pointing them at other people. There were also reports of a shooting, a … Read more