Canadians vote in pandemic election that could cost Trudeau

Canadians vote in pandemic election that could cost Trudeau

Tuesday, 21 September 2021 | AP | Toronto

Canadians began voting on Monday in an election that that threatens to knock Justin Trudeau from power. Trudeau gambled on an early election in a bid to win a majority of seats in Parliament. Polls indicate Trudeau's Liberal Party is in a tight race with the rival Conservatives: It will likely...

Israeli Army arrests last 2 of 6 Palestinian prison escapees

Monday, 20 September 2021 | AP | Jerusalem

The last two of six Palestinian prisoners who escaped a maximum-security Israeli prison two weeks ago were rearrested early on Sunday, the Israeli military said. The two were captured during an Israeli army raid in their hometown of Jenin in the occupied West Bank, closing an intense, embarrassing pursuit that exposed...

Climate change focus of PM Boris at UNGA, says UK 1

Monday, 20 September 2021 | PTI | London

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will call upon world leaders to take a “concrete action” on climate change during his meetings at the high-level United Nations General Assembly in New York this week, according to Downing Street on Sunday.  More than 100 Heads of State and Government as well as Foreign...

Vladimir Putin’s party set to retain parliamentary majority after polls

Monday, 20 September 2021 | AFP | Moscow

President Vladimir Putin’s party was set to retain a majority in parliament as Russia Sunday concluded a three-day election in which most Kremlin critics were barred from running. The vote comes in the wake of an unprecedented crackdown on the opposition this year, with Russian authorities jailing Putin’s best-known domestic foe...

Radical Pak cleric booked after Taliban flags hoisted at women’s seminary

Monday, 20 September 2021 | PTI | Islamabad

Pakistan police have registered a case against a prominent radical cleric and several others after the flags of the Afghan Taliban were found hoisted on the top of a women’s seminary here run by him, according to a media report on Sunday. The white flags of the Afghan Taliban were spotted...

Policeman escorting polio workers killed in Pakistan

Monday, 20 September 2021 | AP | Peshawar

Unidentified gunmen shot dead a police constable escorting a team of polio workers in northwest Pakistan’s restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Sunday. The constable was killed by the gunmen riding a motorcycle while he was joining the polio workers in the tribal district of Dhal Behzadi of Kohat district, about 75...

Voters choose new Hong Kong electors under pro-Beijing laws

Monday, 20 September 2021 | AP | Hong Kong

Select Hong Kong residents voted for members of the Election Committee that will choose the city’s leader in the first polls Sunday following reforms meant to ensure candidates with Beijing loyalty. The Election Committee will select 40 of 90 lawmakers in the city’s legislature during elections in December, as well as...

France knew of our sub concerns: Morrison

Monday, 20 September 2021 | AP | Canberra

France would have known Australia had “deep and grave concerns” that a submarine fleet the French were building would not meet Australian needs, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Sunday after the contract’’s cancellation set off a diplomatic crisis. France accused Australia of concealing its intentions to back out of the 90...

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