US charges Iranian with plotting to murder ex-Trump adviser Bolton

US charges Iranian with plotting to murder ex-Trump adviser Bolton

WASHINGTON, Aug 10 (Reuters) – The United States charged a member of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard Corps on Wednesday with plotting to murder John Bolton, a national security adviser to form President Donald Trump. The Justice Department alleged that Shahram Poursafi, also known as Mehdi Rezayi, 45, of Tehran, was likely motivated to kill Bolton … Read more

As more Canadians choose common-law relationships, experts urge estate planning

As more Canadians choose common-law relationships, experts urge estate planning

With nearly one in four Canadian couples now living in a common-law relationship, estate planning experts are urging the ever-growing number of nonmarried couples to draw up a will to ensure their life partners aren’t forgotten once they’re gone. Since 1981, the number of Canadians living in common-law relationships has risen by 447 per cent, … Read more

Two-thirds majority of US Senate backs Finland and Sweden’s joining NATO

Two-thirds majority of US Senate backs Finland and Sweden’s joining NATO

A view of the flags of Finland, NATO and Sweden during a ceremony to mark Sweden’s and Finland’s application for membership in Brussels, Belgium, May 18, 2022. REUTERS/Johanna Geron/Pool Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Aug 3 (Reuters) – More than two-thirds of the US Senate approved on Wednesday Finland and … Read more

Italy ratifies NATO membership for Finland, Sweden

Italy ratifies NATO membership for Finland, Sweden

Brothers of Italy party leader Giorgia Meloni arrives for a meeting at the Quirinale Palace in Rome, Italy January 29, 2021. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ROME, Aug 3 (Reuters) – Italy’s parliament on Wednesday gave its final approval to a bill ratifying the accession of Finland and … Read more

Far from Ukraine, Russia plans big eastern war games next month

Far from Ukraine, Russia plans big eastern war games next month

A Russian service member is seen on a BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle during drills held by the armed forces of the Southern Military District at the Kadamovsky range in the Rostov region, Russia February 3, 2022. REUTERS/Sergey Pivovarov Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ‘Vostok’ exercises set to start on Aug. 30 … Read more

Canada reminds travelers to Hong Kong to exercise ‘high degree of caution’ as US warns of detention risk

Canada reminds travelers to Hong Kong to exercise ‘high degree of caution’ as US warns of detention risk

Travelers at Toronto Pearson International Airport’s Terminal 1, are photographed on May 25, 2022.Fred Lum/the Globe and Mail The United States has listed Hong Kong as somewhere Americans are at risk of arbitrary detention, along with mainland China, Myanmar, Iran, North Korea, Russia, and Venezuela. In an updated travel advisory issued this week, the US … Read more

Explainer: What happens if Germany’s Russian gas flows stop

Explainer: What happens if Germany’s Russian gas flows stop

FRANKFURT, July 11 (Reuters) – Germany, the world’s fourth-biggest economy, is preparing for all scenarios including a complete stop to Russian gas supplies once a regular 10-day maintenance period on the giant Nord Stream 1 pipeline ends. Maintenance on the pipeline, which carries Russian gas directly into Germany, began on July 11 but Berlin is … Read more

Explainer: What charges might Trump face for trying to overturn 2020 election?

Explainer: What charges might Trump face for trying to overturn 2020 election?

NEW YORK, June 30 (Reuters) – A US congressional committee probing the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the US Capitol has sought to build a case that then-President Donald Trump behaved illegally when he sought to overturn his 2020 electoral defeat, but what charges might prosecutors bring against Trump and how might he defend himself? … Read more

US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to officially retire on Thursday

US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to officially retire on Thursday

US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer speaks during an event at the Library of Congress, in Washington, on Feb. 17.Evan Vucci/The Associated Press Liberal US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will officially retire on Thursday, paving the way for President Joe Biden’s appointee Ketanji Brown Jackson to be sworn in to the lifetime position to … Read more

Convicted murderers win sentence appeals in Alberta, will get earlier chance to apply for parole

Convicted murderers win sentence appeals in Alberta, will get earlier chance to apply for parole

Four men, each convicted of at least two counts of first-degree murder, have won the right to be able to apply for parole earlier than their initial sentences called for. Edward Downey, Joshua Frank, Jason Klaus and Derek Saretzky all had their sentence appeals allowed in decisions made at the Alberta Court of Appeal in … Read more