On Thursday, an assistant professor at the University of Memphis published a scientific paper about the death of her cat. That seems within the bounds of normalcy, but this isn’t: the cat that died and the professor’s other cat are listed as co-authors of the paper.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE — “It won’t happen again,” vows Bugs Ross, “because I’ll be blazing! I’ll shoot next time.”
It’s difficult to blame the 79-year-old grandfather for his sentiments. The retired forest ranger and seismic field manager spent 13 days in hospital after he was savagely beaten by three young men on his rural property eight kilometres from town on March 14, with his partner, Karen Lowry, 73, alone inside the house.
“It was about 2:30 in the morning. I didn’t hear anything but I saw the motion-sensor light go on that’s on the side of the shop,” he recalled.
Pope Francis urged nations Thursday to take in as many refugees as they can integrate into their societies, but also to invest in places like Africa so migrants won’t turn to human traffickers to reach countries that can offer a better life.
Speaking to reporters on his airplane as he flew back to Rome after a visit to Geneva, Francis also reiterated that he supports the Roman Catholic bishops in the United States who condemned the immigration policy of separating children from parents who enter the U.S. illegally.
OTTAWA–Many of the so-called DREAMers, some 700,000 young immigrants facing potential expulsion under U.S. President Donald Trump, would qualify to immigrate to Canada, according to a briefing note obtained by the Star.
The note, prepared for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, suggests that “many” of the DREAMers would be able to find a home in Canada under federal and provincial immigration programs.
All charges have been dropped against a rural Alberta homeowner accused of shooting a trespasser on his property near Okotoks.
Eddie Maurice, 33, was charged after a suspected thief was wounded when shots were fired on Maurice’s property on Feb. 24.
On Friday morning at the Okotoks courthouse, Crown prosecutor Jim Sawa withdrew charges of aggravated assault, pointing a firearm and careless use of a firearm. He conceded there was no reasonable likelihood of conviction.
There are rare moments when political leaders break with tradition and have the courage to speak the truth, even when it flies in the face of protocol. Swiss Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis recently showed that kind of courage when speaking about the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA.)
UNWRA, he said last month, “has become part of the problem. It provides ammunition to continue the [Israeli-Palestinian] conflict. For as long as Palestinians live in refugee camps, they will want to return to their homeland.”
Palestinian refugees are the only in the world to have their own dedicated United Nations agency.
WASHINGTON — Deaths now outnumber births among white people in more than half the states in the country, demographers have found, signaling what could be a faster-than-expected transition to a future in which whites are no longer a majority of the U.S. population.
The Census Bureau has projected that whites could drop below 50 per cent of the population around 2045, a relatively slow-moving change that has been years in the making. But a new report this week found that whites are dying faster than they are being born now in 26 states, up from 17 just two years earlier, and demographers say that shift might come even sooner.
The European Union’s most senior migration official has admitted that no north African country has yet agreed to host migrant screening centres to process refugee claims.
Details of an EU plan to prevent migrants drowning at sea emerged on Thursday after Italy criticised the agenda of an emergency summit for not offering enough to help it cope with arrivals.
Dimitris Avramopoulos, the European commissioner for migration, said the EU wanted to “intensify cooperation” with Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Niger and Morocco, as he announced the intention to create a “regional disembarkation scheme”.
Chloe Trump, the 4-year-old daughter of Donald Trump Jr., is the latest member of the Trump family to be threatened via Twitter.
Pat Dussault, a Canadian TV writer, wrote, ‘Don’t worry, we’re coming for Chloe, too’ on the social media website.
Peter Fonda’s sick anti-Trump Twitter madness infects CBC “comedy” writer – of course he has a CBC connection
Sophia Lösche, a 28-year-old German “refugees welcome” activist, was found dead yesterday around 3.20 pm at the Egino gas station in the community of Asparrena in Álava, Spain, Bild reports.
For a week, nothing was known about her whereabouts since she boarded a truck with Moroccan license plates in Schkeuditz, East Germany. She hitchhiked to her hometown Bamberg, about 260 kilometers south.
On Wednesday night, the Associated Press ran an article that spread quickly Thursday morning across social media and other news outlets describing an horrific story of unbelievable abuse of minor immigrants in the custody and care of the United States government. Dubbed “Abu Ghraib for eighth-graders” by a Daily Beast reporter, the allegations in the explosive story included children being handcuffed, beaten, left in solitary confinement and, unimaginably, even worse.
Italy’s interior minister refuses to let rescue ship carrying 224 migrants dock, a week after turning away vessel with 630 people on board
Just imagine having a government that looked out for its citizens best interests.
OTTAWA — Cities, provinces and territories building new roads, bridges, water and transit systems funded with federal dollars will have to let Indigenous Peoples, veterans and recent immigrants have a hand in those projects under new rules being unveiled today.
The idea of so-called community benefits will be a mandatory requirement for many infrastructure projects the federal government will help pay for through its $33-billion spending envelope.
Provinces and territories will have some leeway to decide what projects are to be subject to the rules. Those projects that are will have to explain publicly how far they have come in meeting the government’s goals.
Identity politics is poison, it will kill the LPC just as it killed the Democrats.
A senior federal Liberal Party official out of Vancouver got a spanking from the party over a potty-mouthed rant Donald Trump on Thursday.
Mark Elyas, chair of the Vancouver East riding association, posted a dance remix of a congressional intern, yelling “f— you” at Donald Trump, and when questioned on social media, he lost control.