Theory spreads after North Carolina substation attack leaves 45,000 without power – National

Theory spreads after North Carolina substation attack leaves 45,000 without power – National

Thousands of people in North Carolina remain without power after a “deliberate” and “intentional” attack on electrical substations in Moore County, North Carolina on Saturday, according to officials. Schools stayed closed for a second day on Tuesday, businesses have been left shuttered, and some local residents continue to battle early-winter temperatures in unheated houses. On … Read more

Russian airport targeted by drones day after barrage on military bases – National

Russian airport targeted by drones day after barrage on military bases – National

A fire that broke out at an airport in Russia’s southern Kursk region that borders Ukraine was the result of a drone attack, the regional governor said Tuesday, a day after Moscow blamed Kyiv for drone strikes on two air bases deep inside Russia and launched a new wave of missile strikes on Ukrainian territory. … Read more

Trump tax fraud trial: Here’s what’s at stake as jury deliberations continue – National

Trump tax fraud trial: Here’s what’s at stake as jury deliberations continue – National

It’s one nerd former President Donald Trump would rather not be associated with: the verdict sheet at his company’s criminal tax fraud trial. Deliberations are set to spill into a second day Tuesday as jurors weigh charges that the Trump Organization helped executives dodge personal income taxes on perks such as Manhattan apartments and luxury … Read more

‘It’s a pity you are beautiful,’ Russians told Ukrainian police officer as they tortured her – National

‘It’s a pity you are beautiful,’ Russians told Ukrainian police officer as they tortured her – National

KHERSON, Ukraine —The uniformed men burst into Olha Honchevskaya’s apartment on Aug. 4. There were 15 of them, from Russia’s interior ministry. Putting Honchevskaya and her husband Stanislav in separate rooms, the Russians questioned them and then took them to a detention centre. The prison had drab beige walls and corrugated carpets. In the cells, … Read more

At least one Chinese ‘secret police station’ based in Vancouver, civil rights group says

At least one Chinese ‘secret police station’ based in Vancouver, civil rights group says

A Spanish civil rights group says Vancouver has at least one secret police station operated by Chinese authorities. The group Safeguard Defenders said in a report in September that there were Chinese police operations around the world, including three in Toronto, and an updated report names another 48 locations. Safeguard Defenders, a not-for-profit human rights … Read more

US Supreme Court to hear ‘most important case on American democracy’ – National

US Supreme Court to hear ‘most important case on American democracy’ – National

The US Supreme Court is about to confront a new elections case, a Republican-led challenge asking the justices for a novel ruling that could significantly increase the power of state lawmakers over elections for Congress and the presidency. The court is set to hear arguments Wednesday in a case from North Carolina, where Republican efforts … Read more

Exclusive: Alberta government sixteen Calgary condos for Russian company sanctioned over Ukraine war

Exclusive: Alberta government sixteen Calgary condos for Russian company sanctioned over Ukraine war

Between 2009 and 2020, Moscow businessman Andrei Ovsyankin snapped up $3.7 million worth of Calgary real estate, including a unit in a glassy downtown condo tower and a suite in the East Village. But now he is deeply indebted, and the money earned from the sale of his Alberta properties is poised to fall into … Read more

‘Inhumane conditions’: 180 dogs, cats removed from US home by hazmat team – National

‘Inhumane conditions’: 180 dogs, cats removed from US home by hazmat team – National

By Staff The Associated Press Posted December 4, 2022 6:17 pm Descrease article font size Increase article font size Some 180 dogs and cats were removed from a New Jersey home by a hazmat team after officials reported the animals were being kept in “horrible and inhumane conditions,” authorities say. Brick Township police said officers … Read more

History Book: A mission to the moon

History Book: A mission to the moon

NICK EICHER, HOST: Today is Monday, December 5th. Good morning! This is The World and Everything in It from listener-supported WORLD Radio. I’m Nick Eicher. MARY REICHARD, HOST: And I’m Mary Reichard. Next up: the WORLD History Book. Today, the last Apollo mission to the moon—50 years ago this week. Here’s Paul Butler. PAUL BUTLER, … Read more

Putin can only be defeated through force, not negotiation: former Ukrainian president – National

Putin can only be defeated through force, not negotiation: former Ukrainian president – National

Russia’s war in Ukraine can only be ended by force, not through negotiation, according to former Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko. His comment comes as Ukraine says that more than 10,000 Ukrainian troops have been killed since the brutal conflict began, when Russian President Vladimir Putin illegally invaded the country earlier this year. “Putin only understands … Read more