• Canada Imposes Carbon Tax on Four Provinces


    Canada has imposed a landmark carbon tax on four provinces which had defied Ottawa’s push to combat climate change, prompting unhappy premiers to say they would challenge the measure. The prime minister, Justin Trudeau, citing international commitments to fight global warming, had made clear for two years he would slap the tax on any of the 10 provinces that did not come up with their own plans by 1 April.The measure is opposed by Ontario, the most populous province, where Trudeau’s Lib

  • Canada Warming at Twice the Global Rate


    Canada is, on average, experiencing warming at twice the rate ofthe rest of the world, with Northern Canada heating up at almost three times the global average, according to a new government report.The study — Canada's Changing Climate Report (CCCR)—was commissioned by Environment and Climate Change Canada.It says that since 1948,Canada's annual average temperature over land has warmed1.7 C, with higher rates seen in the North, the Prairies and northern British Columbia.In Northern Can

  • Giant Boobs Appear Around London


    Giant inflatable breasts have been spotted around London – and no, this isn’t an April Fool’s joke. It’s actually for an important cause.The boobs, which vary in size, shape and colour, appeared in four locations in the early hours of Sunday morning to coincide with Mother’s Day. They form part of a campaign to fight the stigma around breastfeeding and pumping milk in public.Tania Boler, CEO of femtech firm Elvie, which came up with the campaign, said: “The #FreetheFeed campaign is an invi

  • Swedish Researchers Cut MRI Scan Process to Nearly a Minute


    There are two things that patients in a hospital look forward to “going under” the least. One is the surgical knife. The other is the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine.The latter is an unforgettable and disorienting experience. The patient rests on a table propped against a large tube-shaped machine. Inside the tube are several coils, designed to induce a strong magnetic force against the object inserted inside of it. MRIs are used as a form of noninvasive imaging technology, allowing d

  • Slovakia Liberal Lawyer Become Slovakia's First Female President


    Anti-graft lawyer Zuzana Caputova won Slovakia's presidential election on Saturday, making her the country's first female head of state, breaking the trend that has seen populist, anti-European Union politicians make gains across the continent.Pro-EU Caputova rode on a campaign of change and vowed to end corruption in a country, which she said is run by people pulling strings from behind.The run-off vote took place a year after journalist Jan Kuciak, who investigated high-profile fraud c

  • 310 Incidents Reported to Police in Local Elections


    A total of four people have been killed in the two days leading up to and the day of Sunday’s polls while 310 incidents have been filed with police, independent news site Diken reported on Sunday.The interior ministry’s figures arrive as polls for March 31 local elections are closing throughout the country and the vote countbegins.“Despite all the precautions we have taken, a total of four our citizens have lost their lives in the scope of the 2019 local elections, with two citizens losing th

  • Trump Effort to Open Arctic to Oil Drilling Ruled Illegal


    Preserving over 120 million acres of federal waters from exploitation by fossil fuel giants, a federal judge ruled late Friday that President Donald Trump's effort to open the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans to oil and gas drilling is illegal.President Trump's lawlessness is catching up with him, said Erik Grafe, the lead attorney for Earthjustice who helped argue the case against the Trump administration. The judge's ruling today shows that the president cannot just trample on the consti

  • 10th Annual Mexican Chamber of Commerce Meeting in China


    On November 7th, 2017, the 10thGeneral Annual Meeting of the Mexican Chamber of Commerce in China (MEXCHAM) was carried out at the prestigious and top recognized Guanghua School of Management of Peking University. The 10th Annual Meeting gathered together more than 200 people including business leaders, Ambassadors, scholars and media.Pablo Aguayo, General Secretary of MEXCHAM certified the required quorumOpening by Victor Cadena, Executive Vice President of MEXCHAMNational hymns of China and Me

  • Roman-Era Shipwrecks Discovered off Egypt Coast


    Threeancient Roman shipwrecksfilled withartefacts, that presumably sunk thousands of years ago have reportedly been discovered in the Egyptian city of Alexandria.The Egyptian government confirmed the find, adding that theartefactsfounddate back to when the Roman empire was spread across Europe and North Africa.According to a Facebook post published by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, archaeologists found three gold coins dated back to the time Emperor Octavius Augustus Rome's first empe

  • Ratko Mladić Convicted of War Crimes and Genocide


    Source: theguardian.comRatko Mladić, the former commander of the Bosnian Serb army and one-time fugitive from international justice, has been sentenced to life imprisonment after being convicted of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity by a UN tribunal at The Hague.More than 20 years after theSrebrenica massacreand his first indictment by the international criminal tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), the soldier nicknamed the “butcher of Bosnia” has been found guiltyof o

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