Category Archives: International

China: Banner celebrates COVID-19 pandemic in US and Japan

Images of a banner in Shenyang, China, with the message “eagerly celebrating the pandemic in the United States and wishing the pandemic in little Japan to last for a long time,” have garnered an outpouring of anger. Local citizens posted

Nearly half a million sign petition calling for WHO head’s resignation for kowtowing to China and bungling COVID-19 response

Nearly half a million people have signed a petition demanding the resignation of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) director-general accusing Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of kowtowing to China and mishandling the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response. Torontonian hair stylist Osuka Yip started

Calgary, Vancouver, and Toronto make top ten list of most livable cities

By Marina Wang The results are in: according to the Economist Intelligence Unit of the world’s most livable cities, three Canadian cities have placed in the top ten, with Calgary ranking #4, Vancouver #6, and Toronto tying with Tokyo, Japan

Canada’s “rip it and ship it” economy ill-prepared to shift towards sustainability, report finds

By Will Young Canada’s “rip it and ship it” economy that emphasizes extraction over of value-added processing and manufacturing has left the national lagging badly in innovation, in materials efficiency and recycling, according to an OECD report released today. OECD’s

Saudi-led coalition urged to end forced famine which could see millions dying of starvation in Yemen

By Leila Mohammad The blockade of Yemen’s Red Sea ports by the Saudi-led coalition could see millions of children, women and men risk mass hunger, disease and death in the besieged country, according to top UN officials, who are urging

Trump overtakes Putin as the most talked about person in Russia’s media

By Nadezhda Vasilieva United States President Donald Trump has ousted Russian President Vladimir Putin as the person referenced most often by Russia’s news outlets in the month of January, the country’s largest private news agency Interfax reported, citing their own

Trump has the lowest first 10-day approval since approval ratings began

By Amy Chen Donald Trump’s approval at the end of his first 10 days is the lowest since the approval ratings began six decades ago, according to the most recent GALLUP poll. At 43%, President Trump is 10 percentage points

Canada slams Fox News for fake news over Quebec attack

By Amy Chen, Vancouver Canadian government berated Fox News today for falsely tweeting to more than 13 million Twitter followers that the mosque attack in Quebec Monday that killed six worshippers and critically wounded five others had been carried out

Million Brits petition to ban Trump

A petition calling for the US President to be prevented from making a state visit to the United Kingdom has reached a million signatures in just a few hours. “Donald Trump should be allowed to enter the UK in his

Another The Simpsons prediction comes true: US banning refugees while Canada welcoming them

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcoming those fleeing war and persecution in response to the United States President Donald Trump’s executive order banning refugees from seven war-torn nations seems to have been predicted by the popular animated TV show The