New migrant caravan leaves Honduras for journey to US border
A new caravan of at least 500 migrants late Monday began its perilous journey from a rain-soaked bus station in Honduras to the United States border, members of the group told Fox News.
The caravan left the northern city of San Pedro Sula earlier than expected. There was chatter on social media that the group would leave at 5 a.m. on Tuesday. It is unclear why the group left earlier, but rainy weather could have played a role. The scene was a familiar one: The group had a mix of people that included some mothers carrying their young children on their shoulders. It’s unclear where the group will rest, but past migrants have used the Honduran city of Quimistan, which is 35 miles from the bus stop, as an early checkpoint.
Fearing for Saudi teen’s safety, Canada refugee agency hires guard
Amid threats to the safety of Saudi teenager Rahaf Mohammed, who was granted asylum in Canada, the Toronto agency that is helping her has hired a security guard to ensure “she is never alone” as she starts a normal life, its executive director said on Tuesday.
Mohammed, 18, made international headlines after she barricaded herself in an airport hotel room in Thailand’s capital Bangkok to avoid being sent home to her family due to fears of being harmed or killed. The family denies any abuse.
China issues travel advisory for Canada after ‘arbitrary detention’ of Chinese national
China on Tuesday (Jan 15) issued a travel advisory for Canada, warning its citizens to “fully evaluate risks” and exercise caution when travelling there.
The foreign ministry’s consular affairs department, in the advisory issued on its official WeChat account, cited the “arbitrary detention” of a Chinese national in Canada at the request of a “third-party country”.
Donald Trump has been compromised by Russia
Donald Trump may or not be on the Russian government’s payroll.
He may or may not have been blackmailed by Vladimir Putin.
He may or may not have actively colluded with Russia during the 2016 campaign.
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UN committee warns that Site C dam may violate Indigenous rights agreement
A United Nations committee has warned Canada that continued construction of the Site C hydro dam in northeastern British Columbia may violate international agreements.
The UN’s Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination says Canada may have already violated an agreement it signed 50 years ago. That agreement commits Canada to prevent development on Indigenous land without adequate consultation.