Russia ‘alarm’ at no US visas to attend UN leaders meeting

Russia ‘alarm’ at no US visas to attend UN leaders meeting

Russia’s UN ambassador says it’s “alarming” that less than three weeks before the annual meeting of world leaders at the UN General Assembly not a single member of the 56-member Russian advance team and delegation headed by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has received a US entry Visa. Vassily Nebenzia said in a letter to UN … Read more

Ukraine says it has begun counteroffensive to retake Russian-held south

Ukraine says it has begun counteroffensive to retake Russian-held south

Ukrainian servicemen ride atop of an armored vehicle on a road in Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, on Aug. 28.Leo Correa/The Associated Press Ukraine announced on Monday the start of a long-awaited counteroffensive to retake territory in the south seized by Russian forces since their invasion six months ago, a move reflecting Kyiv’s growing confidence as … Read more

Apple expands self repair program to Mac notebooks with M1 chip

Apple expands self repair program to Mac notebooks with M1 chip

Apple has expanded its self-service repair program to MacBook Air and MacBook Pro notebooks with the M1 family of chips. The company said it will provide repair manuals and genuine Apple parts and tools through the Apple Self Service Repair Store, beginning with the US. Self Service Repair for iPhone was launched earlier this year … Read more

Toyota offers to buy back recalled bZ4X fully electric SUV from customers

Toyota offers to buy back recalled bZ4X fully electric SUV from customers

The 2023 Toyota bZ4X in San Diego, Calif.Petrina Gentile/The Globe and Mail Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. is offering full refunds and incentives for the bZ4X, the automakers first all-electric vehicle, because of concerns over the wheels falling off. In June, Toyota recalled all the bZ4X that had been delivered worldwide – about 2,700 vehicles … Read more

Kim Jong-un warns he’s ready to use nuclear weapons in potential conflicts with US, South Korea

Kim Jong-un warns he’s ready to use nuclear weapons in potential conflicts with US, South Korea

People watch a TV showing an image of North Korea leader Kim Jong-un, at the Seoul Railway Station, on July 28.Ahn Young-joon/The Associated Press North Korean leader Kim Jong-un warned he’s ready to use his nuclear weapons in potential military conflicts with the United States and South Korea, state media said Thursday, as he unleashed … Read more

US Supreme Court Justice Alito dismisses critics of abortion ruling

US Supreme Court Justice Alito dismisses critics of abortion ruling

Associate Justice Samuel Alito poses during a group photo of the Justices at the Supreme Court in Washington, on April 23, 2021.POOL/Reuters Conservative US Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito has brushed off criticism from prominent figures around the world of last month’s blockbuster ruling he authored that overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 abortion … Read more

Threat to Canadian electric vehicle industry dissipates with US Senate deal

Threat to Canadian electric vehicle industry dissipates with US Senate deal

An electric vehicle is charged in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 13, 2022.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press A deal struck among Democrats in the US Senate appears to have eliminated a threat hanging over the nascent electric vehicle manufacturing industry in Canada. An agreement announced late Wednesday between Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and Senator Joe Manchin … Read more

Biden likely has highly contagious COVID-19 strain, White House doctor says

Biden likely has highly contagious COVID-19 strain, White House doctor says

FILE – President Joe Biden speaks virtually during a meeting with his economic team in the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex in Washington, Friday, July 22, 2022.Andrew Harnik/The Associated Press President Joe Biden likely contracted a highly contagious variant of the coronavirus spreading rapidly through the United States, and now has body … Read more

United Airlines expands code-sharing pact with Air Canada

United Airlines expands code-sharing pact with Air Canada

United Airlines Holdings Inc and Air Canada on Friday expanded their code-sharing agreement, as the carriers look to accelerate their post-pandemic recovery and cash in on the growing international travel market. Airlines struggling with rising cost pressures and operational challenges expect improved demand for international travel to help cement their path towards profitability. Code-allows sharing … Read more

Russia threatens broad Ukraine offensive as US presses China over war stance

Russia threatens broad Ukraine offensive as US presses China over war stance

A firefighter hoses down a house on fire after cluster rockets hit a residential area, in Konstantinovka, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, July 9, 2022.Nariman El-Mofty/The Associated Press Ukrainian defenders battled on Saturday to contain Russian forces along several fronts, officials said, as the United States urged China to align itself with the West in opposing the … Read more