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United Kingdom denies claims Russian Federation fired warning shots, dropped bombs near British ship United Kingdom denies claims Russian Federation fired warning shots, dropped bombs near British ship
- June 23, 2021

The UK's HMS Defender had trespassed as far as 3km across Russian borders, Moscow said, but left the waters soon after the incident. Russia seized and annexed the Crimea peninsula from Ukraine in 2014 and considers areas around the peninsula's coast to be Russian waters. (more...)
One killed as truck hits crowd at Florida Pride parade One killed as truck hits crowd at Florida Pride parade
- June 20, 2021

He described it as an attack on the LGBTQ community. Police are keeping an open mind on the motive behind the incident last night while some witnesses said the crash appeared to be intentional. According to Local 10 , a man behind the wheel of a white pick-up truck was lined up with other floats ready for the parade when he hit the gas and plowed into participants. (more...)
Tropical system headed for Gulf states this weekend Tropical system headed for Gulf states this weekend
- June 19, 2021

The warning also includes Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Maurepas, and Metropolitan New Orleans to the west. Last month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) revealed that its Climate Prediction Center was forecasting another above normal Atlantic hurricane season. (more...)
Trudeau says AstraZeneca recipients will 'not be disadvantaged' when they travel Trudeau says AstraZeneca recipients will 'not be disadvantaged' when they travel
- June 19, 2021

Travel restrictions at the Canada-U.S. "The lack of transparency surrounding these negotiations is a disservice to our constituents and the millions of residents on both sides of the border waiting to see their loved ones, visit their property, and renew business ties". (more...)
Trudeau, Biden Talk Reopening Canada-US Border But No Deal Reached Trudeau, Biden Talk Reopening Canada-US Border But No Deal Reached
- June 16, 2021

United States and Canadian officials are set to meet Tuesday to discuss how to eventually lift pandemic-related border restrictions between the two countries, but no immediate action is expected, sources briefed on the matter told Reuters on Monday. (more...)
New Queensland Covid case is husband of woman who breached Victoria lockdown New Queensland Covid case is husband of woman who breached Victoria lockdown
- June 12, 2021

The state's deputy chief health officer, Professor Allen Cheng, said, "while it's the judgement of the public health team that we are in a position to ease restrictions , these new cases are really the strongest reminder that we are, by no means, out of the woods yet". (more...)
Pulitzers give special award to Darnella Frazier, who filmed George Floyd's murder Pulitzers give special award to Darnella Frazier, who filmed George Floyd's murder
- June 12, 2021

While on the stand, Frazier said at times she regretted not doing more to "physically interact with police to prevent Floyd's death". She made the video on her cellphone while standing outside a Cup Foods store in Minneapolis, as she joined other bystanders in calling for police officers to get off Floyd so he could breathe. (more...)
Trump Administration Subpoenaed Apple for Data on Two House Intelligence Committee Democrats Trump Administration Subpoenaed Apple for Data on Two House Intelligence Committee Democrats
- June 11, 2021

See more stories on Insider's business page . The statement from Schumer and Durbin is in response to reports Thursday night that the Justice Department in 2018 secretly subpoenaed Apple for the data of two Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. (more...)
Ontario accelerating 2nd vaccine dose timeline for Delta COVID-19 variant hotspots Ontario accelerating 2nd vaccine dose timeline for Delta COVID-19 variant hotspots
- June 11, 2021

Brown described the worst-case scenario of 2,500 cases as "highly unlikely", but noted hospital ICUs still have more COVID-19 patients than they did at the peak of the second wave. In order to contain the spread as much as possible, the province is being urged to focus vaccinations - particularly second doses, which are most effective against the Delta variant - on the highest-risk communities. (more...)
Solar eclipse to be visible in Derry today Solar eclipse to be visible in Derry today
- June 10, 2021

The type of eye symptoms that can occur after viewing an eclipse without adequate eye protection includes loss of central vision, distorted vision or altered colour vision. Two pieces of paper or cardboard and a pin are all you need to set up your own "projector" that will allow you to safely, indirectly view the partial eclipse. (more...)
Biden to warn UK PM Johnson over Northern Ireland at G7 Biden to warn UK PM Johnson over Northern Ireland at G7
- June 10, 2021

When I meet Maroš Šefčovič later today my message will be clear: time is short and practical solutions are needed now to make the Protocol work. Speaking after a meeting of the joint UK/EU committee on the implementation of the Protocol, he said the Northern Ireland Protocol should be scrapped. (more...)
Alberta Government, TC Energy reach agreement to terminate Keystone XL Pipeline Project Alberta Government, TC Energy reach agreement to terminate Keystone XL Pipeline Project
- June 10, 2021

Alberta's investment in the Keystone pipeline included $1.5 billion in equity investment and a $6 billion loan guarantee in 2021. The move comes after the presidential permit approving the project was revoked back in January 2021. "We will continue to identify opportunities to apply this level of ingenuity across our business going forward, including our current evaluation of the potential to power existing USA assets with renewable energy". (more...)
United States to buy 500 mn Pfizer jabs, share with lower income countries United States to buy 500 mn Pfizer jabs, share with lower income countries
- June 10, 2021

The new order would almost double the government's original agreement to buy up to 600 million BioNTech/Pfizer doses. The White House has been under mounting pressure to boost donations of COVID-19 shots to other countries. Walensky. The United States has given at least one shot to around 64 per cent of its adult population and has begun vaccinating adolescents, while other countries like Brazil and India are struggling to get desperately needed doses. (more...)
Northern Health sees just five new cases of COVID-19 Northern Health sees just five new cases of COVID-19
- June 10, 2021

State health officials on Monday reported 262 new cases of COVID-19 and four additional deaths since Saturday. Gustafson says 74 per cent of adults in B.C. In total, 3,635,795 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C., 314,246 of which are second doses. (more...)
Canada prepares to ease quarantine rules for vaccinated travelers Canada prepares to ease quarantine rules for vaccinated travelers
- June 09, 2021

Trudeau's government has signaled it could start easing COVID-19 restrictions at the Canada-U.S. frontier on June 22 if the country's vaccination campaign stays on its current trajectory, the mayors of Canadian border cities were cited as saying by Politico. (more...)
DOJ recovers $2.3 mln of Colonial Pipeline's ransom DOJ recovers $2.3 mln of Colonial Pipeline's ransom
- June 08, 2021

It follows a string of cyber attacks that panicked consumers and led President Biden to warn Russian Federation that it needed to take "decisive action" against the criminal networks. The group is said to specialize in creating harmful software that can take over corporate systems, unless ransom in the form of digital currency is paid. (more...)
Witnesses describe London, Ont. scene where 4 pedestrians killed, one injured Witnesses describe London, Ont. scene where 4 pedestrians killed, one injured
- June 08, 2021

Emergency crews responded at 8:40 p.m. Sunday to reports of a vehicle striking pedestrians at Hyde Park and South Carriage roads, where one woman was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The leader of the federal New Democrats says the killing of a Muslim family in London, Ont., is "an act of Islamophobia & terror". Police said a black pickup truck mounted a curb and struck the victims at an intersection. (more...)
Shooting at Los Angeles County Fire Station 81 & large house fire Shooting at Los Angeles County Fire Station 81 & large house fire
- June 02, 2021

A firefighter has been killed in a shooting at a fire station in Agua Dulce, California according to KTLA . The Daily Mail reported that following the shooting at the fire station, the yet-unnamed suspect allegedly drove to his home roughly ten miles away and set it ablaze. (more...)
337 new cases of Covid confirmed in the Republic 337 new cases of Covid confirmed in the Republic
- June 02, 2021

Bonnie Henry said, noting the dramatic decline in cases and the steady pace of immunization. The number of active cases fell by roughly 150 to 2,800. That total is the equivalent of approximately 69.7 per cent of B.C.'s adult population, or 66.1 per cent of residents aged 12 and older. "More information will be provided on this later this week", Henry and Dix said. (more...)
World Health Organization renames COVID variants with Greek letters to avoid stigma World Health Organization renames COVID variants with Greek letters to avoid stigma
- June 01, 2021

After India's outbreak of COVID-19 fuelled by the new strain earlier this year, Pakistan in April imposed a ban on travellers arriving from the neighbouring country via the air, sea and land routes, he report said . Globally, systems have been established and are being strengthened to detect signals of potential variants of concern (VOC) and interest (VOI) and assess these based on the risk posed to global public health. (more...)

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