Canada to spend $4.9-billion over six years to modernize NORAD defenses

Canada to spend .9-billion over six years to modernize NORAD defenses

Canada’s Defense Minister Anita Anand in a file photo taken in Singapore on June 12, 2022.CAROLINE CHIA/Reuters The Canadian government has pledged $4.9-billion over six years to help the United States upgrade NORAD’s continental defenses and address the growing threat posed by hypersonic missiles and advanced cruise missile technology developed by Russia and China. Defense … Read more

How Canada’s regulated dairy prices have milked consumers

How Canada’s regulated dairy prices have milked consumers

Milk and dairy products at a grocery store in Aylmer, Que., on May 26.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press The cost of milk is rising at its fastest clip in years, propelled by a big annual hike in the benchmark regulated price in Canada’s supply management system. And now, dairy farmers are asking for an unusual mid-year … Read more

US, Asian allies fly fighter jets amid rising tensions with North Korea

US, Asian allies fly fighter jets amid rising tensions with North Korea

In this photo provided by the South Korea Defense Ministry, US and South Korea Air Force fighter jets fly in formation during a joint drill on June 7.The Associated Press The United States and its Asian allies flew dozens of fighter jets over waters surrounding the Korean Peninsula on Tuesday in a show of force … Read more

Nine dead in three mass shootings across United States

Nine dead in three mass shootings across United States

Philadelphia Police officers and detectives look over evidence at the scene of a shooting in Philadelphia, on June 5.CHARLES FOX/The Associated Press Shootings in three American cities killed nine people and wounded two dozen more on Saturday night and Sunday morning, the latest outbreaks of gun violence in the wake of three mass shootings that … Read more

Russian forces reach center of key Ukrainian city; US to send precision rockets to Kyiv

Russian forces reach center of key Ukrainian city;  US to send precision rockets to Kyiv

In this April 16, 2022, file photo, Sievierodonetsk resident Viacheslav walks on debris of a residential building damaged by a military strike in Luhansk region, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues.SERHII NUZHNENKO/Reuters Russian forces on Wednesday fought their way into the center of the Ukrainian industrial city of Sievierodonetsk and appeared to be close to … Read more

US intelligence helping Ukraine kill Russian generals, report says

US intelligence helping Ukraine kill Russian generals, report says

The United States has provided intelligence that has helped Ukrainian forces kill many of the Russian generals who have died in the Ukraine war, the New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing senior US officials. Washington has provided to Ukraine details on Russia’s expected troop movements and the location and other details about Russia’s mobile … Read more

Putin signs decree giving Russia power to terminate exports, deals in response to Western sanctions

Putin signs decree giving Russia power to terminate exports, deals in response to Western sanctions

Russian President Vladimir Putin put the West on notice on Tuesday that he could terminate exports and deals, the Kremlin’s toughest response yet to the sanctions burden imposed by the United States and allies over the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Putin, Russia’s paramount leader since 1999, signed a broad decree on Tuesday which forbade the … Read more

About 100 civilians evacuated from bombed-out Mariupol steelworks; US House Speaker Pelosi meets with Ukrainian President Zelensky in Kyiv

About 100 civilians evacuated from bombed-out Mariupol steelworks;  US House Speaker Pelosi meets with Ukrainian President Zelensky in Kyiv

Civilians who left the area near Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol at a temporary accommodation center during Ukraine-Russia conflict in the village of Bezimenne in the Donetsk Region, Ukraine May 1, 2022.ALEXANDER ERMOCHENKO/Reuters About 100 Ukrainian civilians were being evacuated from a ruined steelworks in the city of Mariupol on Sunday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky … Read more

Former Australian PM Kevin Rudd says risk of US-China war ‘much greater than it’s ever been’

Former Australian PM Kevin Rudd says risk of US-China war ‘much greater than it’s ever been’

When US President Joe Biden took office in January, 2021, China’s leaders saw the potential for a reset after years of an increasingly fraught relationship under Donald Trump. That hasn’t broken out. Mr. Biden has maintained on his predecessor’s more aggressive policy toward Beijing and China’s sticking by Russia over the war in Ukraine has … Read more

BC Hells Angel member and former CFL player accused in US$194-million pump-and-dump scam

BC Hells Angel member and former CFL player accused in US4-million pump-and-dump scam

Courtney Vasseur, a British Columbia Hells Angels member, and former Canadian Football League player David Sidoo are among 16 people accused of perpetrating a sprawling international pump-and-dump scam that lasted more than a decade and bilked investors out of an alleged US$194- million. The US Securities and Exchange Commission and the US Attorney’s Office for … Read more