Sarah Palin’s candidacy causes GOP rift

Sarah Palin’s candidacy causes GOP rift

Despite her 13 years out of office, Sarah Palin immediately won an endorsement from forming US President Donald Trump in her campaign to represent Alaska in the US House. GOP hard-liners already plan to invite her to join their congressional caucus. And US House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Wednesday he’s a “big fan” of … Read more

Kinder Eggs recalled over possible salmonella contamination

Kinder Eggs recalled over possible salmonella contamination

Some Kinder chocolate products are being recalled across Canada over a possible salmonella contamination. Ferrero Canada Ltd., the company behind the Kinder Egg products, issued the recall of some of its Easter-themed chocolates on Wednesday, according to the federal government’s website. The affected products include the Kinder Mini Eggs, the Kinder Mix Egg Hunt Kit, … Read more

US Capitol riot defender first to be acquitted

US Capitol riot defender first to be acquitted

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Wednesday issued the first acquittal in a criminal trial stemming from the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol, saying prosecutors failed to prove their case against a New Mexico man facing misdemeanor charges. In a case that could embolden some of the hundreds of other defendants facing … Read more

Trump advisers held in contempt in Capitol riot probe

Trump advisers held in contempt in Capitol riot probe

WASHINGTON — Former Trumprs Peter Navarro and Dan Scavino were held in contempt of Congress on Wednesday for their monthlong refusal to comply with subpoenas rendered by the House committee’s investigation into the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol. The two men became the latest members of former US President Donald Trump’s inner circle … Read more

Russia sanctions: Who are Putin’s daughters?

Russia sanctions: Who are Putin’s daughters?

The latest round of US sanctions laid against Russia has cast a spotlight on President Vladimir Putin’s family—one that has long been shrouded in secrecy. Putin’s adult daughters, 36-year-old Mariya Putina and 35-year-old Katerina Tikhonova, were named in the latest sanctions alongside Russian government officials and their family members Wednesday. In targeting Putin’s daughters, the … Read more

Asteroid the size of a house flies by Earth

Asteroid the size of a house flies by Earth

An asteroid the size of a small house flew by Earth Tuesday evening. The space rock came within 79,000 miles (127,000 kilometres) of Earth, or about one-third of the distance between the moon and Earth, according to NASA’s Center for Near Earth Object Studies. Named 2022 GN1, it was estimated to be 24.3 to 55.8 … Read more

Trudeau hesitant to expel Russian diplomats due to likely cost of retaliation from Moscow

Trudeau hesitant to expel Russian diplomats due to likely cost of retaliation from Moscow

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rises during Question Period, April 5, 2022 in Ottawa.Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Russian diplomats in Canada are spreading propaganda about Moscow’s assault on Ukraine, but he is hesitant to expel them because he’s concerned retaliation from the Kremlin would undermine the information-gathering work performed by the … Read more

Here’s why you should ask landlords for reference letters

Here’s why you should ask landlords for reference letters

The idea of ​​landlords asking prospective tenants for a reference letter has long been considered standard practice within the rental industry, said William Strange, a professor of economic analysis and policy at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School. Far less common, however, are instances of tenants asking landlords for a reference letter from previous renters. … Read more

Opinion: What Steven Guilbeault isn’t saying about Ottawa’s plan to slash oil sector emissions

Opinion: What Steven Guilbeault isn’t saying about Ottawa’s plan to slash oil sector emissions

The United Nations Secretary-General did not beat around the bushes in identifying the villains that are holding up efforts to cut greenhouse gases after the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its latest report identifying pathways to decarbonation. “Climate activists are sometimes depicted as dangerous radicals, but the truly dangerous radicals are the countries … Read more

Car rams Russian embassy gate in Romania, driver dead

Car rams Russian embassy gate in Romania, driver dead

BUCHAREST, ROMANIA — A car carrying containers of flammable substances crashed into the gate of the Russian Embassy in the Romanian capital early Wednesday, bursting into flames and killing the driver, police said. The sedan rammed into the gate at about 6 am Wednesday but did not enter the Bucharest embassy compound. Video of the … Read more