• Most international treaties are ineffective, Canadian study finds
    A new study from Canadian researchers suggests international treaties have been mostly ineffective at achieving their intended effects and in some cases, can do more harm than good. The researchers, led by a team from York University’s Global Strategy Lab, outlined their findings in a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on
  • Indiana Rep. Walorski killed in car crash
    Republican U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski was killed Wednesday in a car accident in her northern Indiana District, according to her office. “Jackie’s husband, was just informed by the Elkhart County Sheriff’s office that Jackie was killed in a car accident this afternoon. She has returned home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
  • U.S. House Speaker Pelosi arrives in Taiwan, defying Beijing
    U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Taiwan on Tuesday night despite threats from Beijing of serious consequences, becoming the highest-ranking American official to visit the self-ruled island claimed by China in 25 years. Pelosi’s visit has triggered increased tension between China and the United States. China claims Taiwan as part of its territory, to
  • Liberals give themselves more time to meet five-year-old peacekeeping pledge
    The Liberal government is giving itself more time to fulfil a key peacekeeping promise to the UN first made five years ago. The commitment involves the provision of a 200-soldier quick reaction force to the UN. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau first announced the pledge during a major peacekeeping summit in Vancouver in 2017. The government
  • Boris Johnson resigns: It is painful to leave Downing Street, says PM
    Boris Johnson has said it is “painful not to be able to see through so many projects and ideas” as he announced his resignation as Tory party leader. The PM was met with cheers from family and staff as he made his resignation speech outside No 10. He said he had tried to persuade colleagues
  • In Canada Day message, Trudeau says Canadian flag represents promise of a better life
    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called for unity amid a potentially divisive national holiday on Friday, using his official Canada Day address to call for deepened commitment to Canadian values like hope and kindness. The prime minister said the date marking Canada’s 155th anniversary of confederacy offers an opportunity to embrace the values the Maple Leaf represents, adding