Bank CEOs warned Deputy PM Chrystia Freeland about threat to Canada’s reputation during convoy protests

Bank CEOs warned Deputy PM Chrystia Freeland about threat to Canada’s reputation during convoy protests

Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland at the Public Order Emergency Commission in Ottawa, on Nov 24, 2022.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press Canadian bank CEOs warned Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland on the eve of the federal government’s invocation of the Emergencies Act about risks to the country’s reputation, saying that Canada was being called a “joke,” … Read more

OPP intelligence says convoy protests presented no ‘credible’ threat of extremist violence

OPP intelligence says convoy protests presented no ‘credible’ threat of extremist violence

OTTAWA — The intelligence chief of the Ontario Provincial Police told a federal inquiry Wednesday that he saw no “credible” information of a national security threat or extremist violence during the self-styled “Freedom Convoy” protests. The statement appears to assert contradictions from the federal government, which cited the threat of political violence as part of … Read more

Scotland’s police investigate threat made to JK Rowling after Rushdie tweet

Scotland’s police investigate threat made to JK Rowling after Rushdie tweet

Scotland’s police said on Sunday they are investigating a report of an “online threat” made to the author JK Rowling after she tweeted her condemnation of the stabbing of Salman Rushdie. The Harry Potter creator said she felt “very sick” after hearing the news and hoped the novelist would “be OK”. In response, a user … Read more

Attack on Crimea will ignite ‘Judgement Day’ response, says Russia’s Medvedev

Attack on Crimea will ignite ‘Judgement Day’ response, says Russia’s Medvedev

Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of Russia’s Security Council, delivers a speech during a ceremony marking Shipbuilder’s Day in Saint Petersburg, Russia on June 29.SPUTNIK/Reuters The refusal of Ukraine and Western powers to recognize Moscow’s control of Crimea poses a “systemic threat” for Russia and any outside attack on the region will prompt a “Judgment Day” … Read more

Elon Musk makes meme on Twitter legal threat after scrapping $44-billion deal

Elon Musk makes meme on Twitter legal threat after scrapping -billion deal

Twitter’s stock slide more than 6% before the market open Monday, July 11, 2022, after billionaire Elon Musk announced late Friday that he will abandon his $44 billion offer to buy Twitter.Richard Drew/The Associated Press Elon Musk on Monday mocked Twitter Inc’s threat to sue him following his move to abandon the $44 billion takeover … Read more

Astronomers Just Detected an Asteroid That’s Passing Extremely Close to Earth Today

Astronomers Just Detected an Asteroid That’s Passing Extremely Close to Earth Today

A small asteroid the size of a bus will make an extremely close approach to Earth on Thursday (July 7), passing within just 56,000 miles (90,000 kilometers) – or about 23 percent of the average distance between Earth and the Moon. And just a few days ago, no one knew it was coming The asteroid, … Read more

Liz Cheney says Jan. 6 panel could make multiple criminal referrals of Trump

Liz Cheney says Jan.  6 panel could make multiple criminal referrals of Trump

Vice Chair Liz Cheney speaks as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol holds a hearing in Washington, on June 28.J. Scott Applewhite/The Associated Press The congressional panel investigating last year’s attack on the US Capitol by Donald Trump’s supporters could make multiple referrals to the Justice Department seeking … Read more

NATO to boost number of high-alert soldiers eightfold to 300,000 to protect eastern flank from Russia

NATO to boost number of high-alert soldiers eightfold to 300,000 to protect eastern flank from Russia

North Atlantic Treaty Organization logos at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on June 15.VALERIA MONGELLI/AFP/Getty Images NATO has signaled a return to its Cold War posture by revealing it will boost its rapid-reaction forces almost eightfold, to 300,000 troops. Jens Stoltenberg, NATO’s secretary-general, said Monday that the move and other efforts to strengthen the 30-country … Read more

NATO confronts new security world order with war-monger Russia and rise of China at Madrid summit

NATO confronts new security world order with war-monger Russia and rise of China at Madrid summit

Leaders attends a news conference after a meeting to prepare the upcoming NATO summit, in The Hague, Netherlands, on June 14.EVA PLEVIER/Reuters A dozen years ago, when the North Atlantic Treaty Organization last overhauled its strategic concept, the military alliance seemed to have lost its purpose – because it had won. The United States and … Read more

There’s a New Asteroid Deflection System in The Works, And It Could Be Up by 2025

There’s a New Asteroid Deflection System in The Works, And It Could Be Up by 2025

There’s an old joke that the dinosaurs are only extinct because they didn’t develop a space agency. The implication, of course, is that unlike our reptilian ancestors, we humans might be able to save ourselves from an impending asteroid strike on Earth, given our six-and-a-half decades of spaceflight experience. But the fact is that while … Read more