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On COP27 eve, climate activists block private jets from leaving Amsterdam airport – National
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On COP27 eve, climate activists block private jets from leaving Amsterdam airport – National

Hundreds of climate protesters blocked private jets from leaving Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport on Saturday in a demonstration on the eve of the COP27 U.N. climate meeting in Egypt. Greenpeace and Extinction Rebellion protesters sat around private jets to prevent them leaving and others rode bicycles around the planes.Dewi Zloch of Greenpeace Netherlands said the activists want “fewer flights, more trains and a ban on unnecessary short-haul flights and private jets.”Military police said they arrested a number of protesters for being on the airport’s grounds without authorization.Responding Friday to an open letter from Greenpeace, Schiphol’s new CEO Ruud Sondag said the airport is targeting “emissions-free airports by 2030 and net climate-neutral aviation by 2050. And we have an dut...
Ottawa sanctions Haitian ‘political elites’ over suspected collusion with gangs – National
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Ottawa sanctions Haitian ‘political elites’ over suspected collusion with gangs – National

The federal government sanctioned two “Haitian political elites” on Friday over suspicions they are enabling gangs that have shaken the Caribbean nation. Haiti is currently dealing with multiple crises, and has been unstable since the 2021 assassination of former president Jovenel Moise. Quality of life began to severely decline in September, when Haitan gangs blocked a gas depot that resulted in fuel shortages in the nation. Read more: What’s happening in Haiti? Multiple crises prompt calls for Canada’s help Read More What’s happening in Haiti? Multiple crises prompt calls for Canada’s help The Haitian government has looked to Canada for help in quashing gang vio...
173 people safe after Korean Air plane overruns Philippine runway – National
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173 people safe after Korean Air plane overruns Philippine runway – National

By Staff The Associated Press Posted October 23, 2022 9:26 pm Updated October 23, 2022 10:45 pm Descrease article font size Increase article font size A damaged Korean Air plane remained stuck in the grass at a Philippine airport Monday after it overshot a runway in rainy weather the night before. No injuries were reported among the 11 crewmembers and 162 passengers who had to use the emergency slides to escape. Dozens of flights have been canceled and M...
Russia’s kidnapping of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia condemned by G7 – National
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Russia’s kidnapping of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia condemned by G7 – National

The Group of Seven (G7) industrialised nations condemned Russia‘s kidnapping of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant leadership and called for the immediate return of full control of the plant to Ukraine. “We condemn Russia’s repeated kidnapping of Ukrainian ZNPP (Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant) leadership and staff,” G7 Nonproliferation Directors General said in a statement dated Saturday. Trending Now “We urge Russia to immediately return full control of the ZNPP to its rightful sovereign owner, Ukraine,” it said.Russian forces have been in control of the nuclear plant, Europe’s largest, since the early days of their invasion of Ukraine, which began in February.(Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by Lincoln Feast) Source link
B.C. doctor fundraising to bring medical equipment to front lines in Ukraine
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B.C. doctor fundraising to bring medical equipment to front lines in Ukraine

A Ukraine-bound B.C. doctor is fundraising for specialized medical gear to take overseas, which she says is needed to help medical teams on the ground facing an “absolutely catastrophic” situation. It will be the third trip to the war-torn country for Dr. Tracy Parnell, who hails from the Kootenay community of Cranbrook. Read more: Canadian veterans on the ground in Ukraine with ambulances and medical supplies Read More Canadian veterans on the ground in Ukraine with ambulances and medical supplies Parnell made her first trip over after hearing stories from a colleague in Lviv about gynecologists at front-line field hospitals trying to learn trauma surgery on the ...
Ukraine war: Rockets strike mayor’s office in separatist Donetsk – National
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Ukraine war: Rockets strike mayor’s office in separatist Donetsk – National

Pro-Kremlin officials on Sunday blamed Ukraine for a rocket attack that struck the mayor’s office in a key Ukrainian city controlled by the separatists as Russia’s war nears the eight-month mark. Meanwhile, Ukrainian officials said Russian rockets struck a city across from the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, wounding six people.The attacks on both sides came as Russia has lost ground in the nearly seven weeks since Ukraine’s armed forces opened their southern counteroffensive.Last week, in retaliation, the Kremlin launched what is believed to be its largest coordinated air and missile raids on Ukraine’s key infrastructure since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24. Read more: Rally in support of Ukraine held in downtown Kelowna, B.C. Read More...
Turkey coal mine explosion: Death toll rises to 41 – National
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Turkey coal mine explosion: Death toll rises to 41 – National

Funerals for miners killed in a coal mine explosion in northern Turkey began Saturday as officials raised the death toll to at least 41 people. Desperate relatives had waited all night in the cold outside the state-owned Turkish Hard Coal Enterprise’s (TTK) mine in the town of Amasra, in the Black Sea coastal province of Bartin, hoping for news. There were 110 miners working several hundred meters below ground when the explosion occurred Friday evening.Their wait turned to devastation by Saturday noon. Women cried at the funeral of miner Selcuk Ayvaz, whose coffin was wrapped in the red and white Turkish flag. Read more: 25 dead, dozens trapped in Turkish coal mine explosion, officials say Read More ...
UN set to meet about Ukraine hours after deadly Russia strikes  – National
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UN set to meet about Ukraine hours after deadly Russia strikes  – National

The U.N. General Assembly was due to start debate Monday on whether to demand that Russia reverse course on annexing four regions of Ukraine, but the discussion came as Moscow’s most extensive missile strikes in months alarmed much of the international community anew. The assembly meeting, planned before Monday’s barrage, was intended to respond to Russia’s purported absorption last month of Ukraine’s Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions. The move followed Kremlin-orchestrated “referendums” that the Ukrainian government and the West have dismissed as illegitimate.But countries may take the occasion to speak out on the Monday morning rush-hour attacks that hit at least 14 Ukrainian regions, including the capital of Kyiv, and killed at least 11 people. Russia said it t...
Thailand shooting: Mourners pray at temple filled by children’s keepsakes – National
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Thailand shooting: Mourners pray at temple filled by children’s keepsakes – National

Grief-stricken families prayed Saturday at a Buddhist temple filled with children’s keepsakes, flowers and photos of the smiling toddlers who were slain as they napped on blankets at a day care center in northeastern Thailand. Coffins containing the 36 killed, 24 of them children and most of them preschoolers, were released Friday and placed inside Wat Rat Samakee and two other temples in the town nestled among rice paddies in one of Thailand’s poorest regions.Several mourners stayed at Wat Rat Samakee overnight in the tradition of keeping company for those who died young. Read more: At least 36 dead in mass shooting at Thailand daycare centre Read More At least 36 dead in mass shooting a...
Hockey Saskatchewan dismisses reports of second Hockey Canada ‘slush’ fund
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Hockey Saskatchewan dismisses reports of second Hockey Canada ‘slush’ fund

“I have zero trust for the organization right now.” That was the sentiment from Regina hockey parent Dallas Verity, after a Globe and Mail report revealed Hockey Canada put registration fees towards a second fund, for matters including but not limited to sexual abuse. Read more: Hockey Canada failing to grasp ‘serious’ situation amid outcry: Trudeau Read More Hockey Canada failing to grasp ‘serious’ situation amid outcry: Trudeau The report has left Verity concerned about enrolling his own kids in the sport, even after playing hockey himself.“Honestly weeks like this I’m glad that they (his kids) don’t really seem to have a desire to play hockey but if they did...