World

Canada’s military facing challenges like pilot training, part shortages amid COVID-19 – National

Canada’s military pilots are in danger of losing their edge as COVID-19-related restrictions curtail their ability to train at home and abroad, according to a senior Royal Canadian Air Force commander. Military pilots are required to fly a certain number of hours in the air… Read More »Canada’s military facing challenges like pilot training, part shortages amid COVID-19 – National

Chicago suburb becomes first U.S. city to pay Black residents reparations over ‘redlining’ – National

The Chicago suburb of Evanston has become the first U.S. city to offer reparation money to Black residents whose families suffered lasting damage from decades of segregation and discriminatory practices. The city council voted 8-1 on Monday to begin distributing US$400,000 to eligible Black residents… Read More »Chicago suburb becomes first U.S. city to pay Black residents reparations over ‘redlining’ – National

Mexico to pass marijuana legalization bill next week, former president says – National

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox said on Friday he expected Congress to pass its new law to legalize cannabis next week, a move that would effectively create one of the world’s largest weed markets. The bill, backed by the administration of President Andres Manuel Lopez… Read More »Mexico to pass marijuana legalization bill next week, former president says – National

Wife of Mexican druglord ‘El Chapo’ arrested in Virginia on U.S. drug charges – National

The wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was arrested Monday in the United States and accused of helping her husband run his multibillion-dollar cartel and plot his audacious escape from a Mexican prison in 2015. Emma Coronel Aispuro, a 31-year-old former beauty… Read More »Wife of Mexican druglord ‘El Chapo’ arrested in Virginia on U.S. drug charges – National

Reddit posts drive cannabis stocks to record high – National

Shares in cannabis companies surged on Wednesday, extending a months-long rally due to bets on decriminalization under the Biden administration, as the Reddit trading community behind a recent trading frenzy promoted the stocks. One post on WallStreetBets, the Reddit forum linked to the past month’s… Read More »Reddit posts drive cannabis stocks to record high – National

Multiple changes to religious gathering directions create confusion for Outremont Hasidic community – Montreal

The Quebec Council of Hasidic Jews says the religious gathering directives they’ve received from public health officials in the last three days have changed multiple times, proving difficult for the community to interpret. “It’s a sad day when we have to discuss that buying alcohol… Read More »Multiple changes to religious gathering directions create confusion for Outremont Hasidic community – Montreal

Mexico says U.S. ‘fabricated’ drug case against former defence chief, releases evidence – National

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Friday that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration had “fabricated” drug trafficking accusations against his country’s former defence minister and then his government published what he said was the entire case file provided by U.S. authorities when they sent… Read More »Mexico says U.S. ‘fabricated’ drug case against former defence chief, releases evidence – National

Nashville explosion: Suspect’s girlfriend told police he was building explosives in 2019 – National

More than a year before Anthony Warner detonated a Christmas Day bomb in downtown Nashville, officers visited his home after his girlfriend told police he was building bombs in a recreational vehicle at his residence, according to documents. But they did not make contact with… Read More »Nashville explosion: Suspect’s girlfriend told police he was building explosives in 2019 – National

Girlfriend told police in 2019 Nashville bomber was building explosives – National

More than a year before Anthony Warner detonated a bomb in downtown Nashville on Christmas, officers visited his home after his girlfriend told police that he was building bombs in an RV trailer at his residence, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. But… Read More »Girlfriend told police in 2019 Nashville bomber was building explosives – National