Saturday, May 30, 2020

11 killed in Israeli strikes on Iranian targets in Syria

JERUSALEM - The Israeli military said it struck dozens of Iranian targets in Syria on Wednesday, carrying out a “wide-scale” strike in response to rocket fire on the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights the day before. (New York Post)

Julian Assange rape investigation dropped by Sweden

Sweden dropped a preliminary investigation Tuesday into an alleged rape by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Deputy Chief Prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson made the announcement as she gave an update on the Swedish case, saying the rape investigation has been discontinued. (Fox News)
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‘I meant it’, Don Cherry fired over controversial comments

Don Cherry says he has been fired from Hockey Night in Canada by Sportsnet. And the legendary star of Coach’s Corner says he will not walk back what he said on Saturday. (Toronto Sun)

Gun crime explodes in our cities while politicians fire blanks

For much of the last year, we have been getting nothing but lip service from our politicians about the rising problem of gun crime in our cities. This year alone there have been 395 shootings in the city of Toronto alone. (True North)

Liberals take losses but hold power in minority government

After a tight campaign that saw the two leading parties struggle to break out of the pack, the Liberals under Justin Trudeau have held on to just enough seats in Atlantic Canada, Quebec and Ontario to secure a minority government. (CBC)
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  • A divided Canada on election day

    Whoever becomes prime minister in Monday’s election is going to have a huge problem reuniting the country. That’s because in this campaign, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau tore open many old wounds of Confederation in his desperate effort to keep his job. (Toronto Sun)

    Andrew Scheer for Prime Minister

    In 2015, Canadians took a gamble and elected a Justin Trudeau government. Stephen Harper had been in power for nine years and voters were looking for something new. Trudeau checked the right boxes and promised Canadians a return to “sunny ways.” Four years later, his government doesn’t look so sunny anymore. (Toronto Sun)

    Protest marches and general strike paralyze Barcelona

    A general strike was announced and five huge marches, all peaceful, converged on the city centre, bringing the streets to a standstill. Police estimated that more than 500,000 people had joined Friday's rallies. (BBC)

    Former cop who blew whistle wants standing in B.C. money laundering inquiry

    A lawyer says an inquiry into money laundering in British Columbia would not exist without the "courage" of an ex-police officer who spoke out about alleged "interference" with his mandate to investigate organized crime in casinos. (CBC)

    Angry Londoners drag climate protesters from roof of train

    LONDON -  Londoners furious at having their lives disrupted dragged ‘Extinction Rebellion’ climate change protesters from the roof of a train this morning. The incident happened at Canning Town Tube station, located in London’s poor east end – a particularly stupid venue for Extinction Rebellion activists to try to pull such a stunt. (Summit.news)

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