Category Archives: International

Canada to match donations to Lebanon relief

OTTAWA — The federal government will match all individual donations from Canadians to humanitarian relief efforts in Lebanon following this week's deadly explosion in Beirut. International Development Minister Karina Gould says Canadians can help ...

US to bring 6,400 troops home from Germany, move 5,600 more

WASHINGTON — Spurred on by President Donald Trump's demand to pull troops out of Germany, the U.S. will bring about 6,400 forces home and shift about 5,600 to other countries in Europe, American defence leaders said Wednesday, detailing a Pentagon

Belarus detains 33 Russian contractors ahead of election

MINSK, Belarus — The authoritarian leader of Belarus accused Russia of harbouring “dirty intentions” Wednesday after his national intelligence agency detained more than 30 Russian private military contractors ahead of Belarus' presidential election. Pr...

US names new Arctic envoy in push to expand reach in region

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Wednesday named a special envoy for the Arctic, filling a post that had been vacant for more than three years as the administration seeks a greater role in the region and tries to blunt

UK’s Boris Johnson seeks tough spokesperson for TV briefings

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is looking for a spokesperson with broadcasting experience— and a thick skin — to become the government’s face at televised media briefings. The government placed a job ad Wednesday on the governing Conserv...

EU keeps LGBT-hostile Polish towns out of local fund program

WARSAW, Poland — Six Polish towns that declared themselves as “LGBT Free” zones or banned campaigning for the rights of same-sex couples had their requests for European Union community funding rejected, an EU spokesman said Wednesday. At a news confere...

Hawaii placed on Japanese list of safe travel destinations

HONOLULU — Hawaii was listed among 12 countries and regions the Japanese government considers safe international travel destinations for its citizens during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The announcement could provide a boost to Hawaii's tourism in...

Hiroshima court recognizes atomic bomb ‘black rain’ victims

TOKYO — A Japanese court on Wednesday for the first time recognized people exposed to radioactive “black rain" that fell after the 1945 U.S. atomic attack on Hiroshima as atomic bomb survivors, ordering the city and the prefecture to provide

Suspect arrested in shooting of 2 protesters in Colorado

AURORA, Colo. — A man at a weekend Colorado protest who shot and wounded two demonstrators after he apparently aimed at a Jeep driving toward protesters has been arrested on suspicion of attempted homicide, authorities said. Police in the Denver suburb...

Watchdog group: Trump campaign improperly masking payments

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s reelection effort allegedly hid nearly $170 million in spending from mandatory public disclosure by routing payments through companies tied to his former campaign manager, a government oversight group said Tuesday....