Continental Breakfast

No Joke: AP Wonders If US Should Shoot Down North Korean Missiles Headed For Guam

Leave it to the wire service providing national and world news to hundreds of American newspapers to leave people scratching their heads. On Thursday night, the Associated Press (AP) tweeted a confusing question about whether the U.S. military “should” take action to shoot down North Korean missiles if they’re headed towards Guam or any U.S. state.

Latest microaggression: Seats in the classroom that are ‘too small for many people’

Just when you thought all the possible microaggression scenarios humanly possible had been called out, more pop up.

The latest offensives to avoid come courtesy of The New School, a private university in New York City. It has published an extensive list of “microinsults,” “microassaults” and “microinvalidations” to avoid, including ones specific to academia, like this one:

“Seats in the classroom / auditorium / office are too small for many people.”

Canada had 2 meetings with North Korean officials this week

Canada’s foreign affairs minister and the envoy who secured the release of an imprisoned Presbyterian minister have both held talks over the last few days with senior North Korean officials about the deteriorating international situation.

Chrystia Freeland said Friday that she met with Ri Yong-ho, her counterpart from Pyongyang, during a meeting of Asian-Pacific foreign ministers last weekend in Manila.

It was not a formal meeting, only a brief exchange on the sidelines.

The Islamic Trade in European Slaves

It is common knowledge that for over a thousand years, Arab and Muslim slavers took enormous numbers of men, women and children from sub-Saharan Africa. What is not so well known is that they took equally large numbers of people from Europe. As with Africa, Arab slave-taking in Europe began in the seventh century — shortly after the rise of Islam — and continued virtually without interruption into the modern epoch.

Toronto’s 1st pop-up safe-injection site set to open without city’s blessing

Toronto harm reduction workers are taking matters into their own hands by opening the city’s first unregulated pop-up safe-injection site following a spate of deaths in and around the city — three in the last 24 hours.

The Toronto Harm Reduction Alliance is set to open the site Saturday at a “traditionally underserved” location in downtown Toronto, front-line harm reduction worker Matt Johnson told CBC News.