Russia orders Navalny groups to suspend activities

Russian prosecutors on Monday suspended the activities of Alexei Navalny’s regional offices in a move his team said would essentially shut down the jailed opposition figure’s decade-long movement against President Vladimir Putin. The order came as a court began considering whether to designate Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) and his regional offices as extremist organisations, putting […]

EU seeks global standards for AI, civil rights groups fret

The European Commission on Wednesday announced tough draft rules on the use of artificial intelligence, including a ban on most surveillance, in an attempt to set global standards for a key technology dominated by China and the United States. Civil rights groups, however, warned that loopholes in the proposal, which envisage hefty fines for violations […]

Quebec immigrant advocacy groups call for more pathways to permanent Canadian residence – Montreal

A coalition of immigration rights organizations gathered in Montreal on Saturday to demand an easier and faster track to permanent work status in Canada. Many of those who attended the demonstration are temporary foreign workers, asylum seekers and international students who all want permanent status in Canada but feel there is too much red […]

Trump demands 3 Republican groups stop using his name to raise money – National

Former President Donald Trump has demanded that three main Republican groups stop using his name and likeness to help raise money, a Trump adviser said on Saturday. Read more: Trump remains dominant force at annual conservative conference The adviser, confirming a report in Politico, said that lawyers for Trump on Friday had sent cease-and-desist […]

Jewish groups raise anti-Semitism concerns ahead of Niki Ashton’s chat with U.K.’s Corbyn – National

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted March 3, 2021 12:44 pm     Updated March 3, 2021 12:47 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Two prominent Jewish advocacy groups are voicing anti-Semitism […]

China widens approval for coronavirus Sinovac vaccine use beyond high-risk groups – National

China has given broader approval for the domestic-made Sinovac coronavirus vaccine, expanding those who can receive it beyond the high-risk and priority groups already allowed under an emergency clearance. Regulators gave conditional approval for Sinovac Biotech Ltd’s shot, CoronaVac, on Friday, clearing the way for general use, The National Medical Products Administration announced in […]

Climate groups cheer U.S. return to Paris Agreement, but push Biden for more – National

Climate-change leaders and campaigners worldwide welcomed U.S. President Joe Biden’s move to rejoin the 2015 Paris Agreement but said Washington must also cut emissions and use its influence to encourage other countries to do the same. In one of his first acts as president, Biden issued an executive order on Wednesday to bring the […]

Far-right groups received large Bitcoin payment ahead of U.S. Capitol riot: report – National

Payments in bitcoin worth more than $500,000 were made to 22 different virtual wallets, most of them belonging to far-right activists and internet personalities, before the storming of the U.S. Capitol, cryptocurrency compliance startup Chainalysis said on Friday. The payments, made by a French donor, of 28.15 bitcoins were made on Dec. 8, the New York-based […]

Prominent far-right groups were part of U.S. Capitol mob – National

Prominent right-wing extremist groups took part in Wednesday’s events at the U.S. Capitol as supporters of President Donald Trump tried to stop the certification of his election defeat. Photos of individuals, flags and logos in the crowd in Washington, D.C. showed the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers participating, as well as the Three Percenters […]