Pro-Trump lawmaker compares U.S. Capitol riot to ‘normal tourist visit’ – National

A Republican member of Congress compared the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol as a “normal tourist visit” on Wednesday, in a counter-factual defence of the deadly riot that former U.S. president Donald Trump helped incite. Rep. Andrew Clyde, a rookie lawmaker from Georgia, claimed there was “no insurrection” during a House Oversight […]

Biden says he expects Israeli-Palestinian conflict to end ‘sooner than later’ – National

U.S. President Joe Biden said on Wednesday he was hopeful that a cycle of violence between Israelis and Palestinians would end soon, after a phone conversation he had with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “My expectation and hope is this will be closing down sooner than later, but Israel has a right to defend […]

TC Energy reports $1.1B net loss after $2.2B writedown on Keystone XL

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 7, 2021 3:29 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ TC Energy Corp. is reporting a first-quarter net loss of $1.1 billion after taking a $2.2-billion after-tax asset impairment charge […]

Pro-Trump accounts suspended from Twitter for sharing his blog posts – National

Former U.S. president Donald Trump is still barred from using Twitter — and now, so are bots dedicated to parroting his every word. Twitter on Thursday took swift action to suspend several accounts that systematically shared posts from Trump’s new blog onto his old favourite social media platform. The most prominent account was called […]

U.S. backs waiver on vaccine patents. What it means and what Canada thinks – National

The world may be inching closer to lifting patent protections for COVID-19 vaccines, and experts in Canada are keen to see the country jump on board. The U.S. announced Wednesday it now supports a proposal to waive intellectual property (IP) protection to help boost the global COVID-19 vaccine supply. The European Union is also […]

Trump launches one-man Twitter clone ‘From the Desk of Donald J. Trump’ – National

Former U.S. president Donald Trump once again has the power to blast his unedited opinions, insults and false claims across the internet, with the launch of a Twitter-like website made for one user: Donald Trump. The ex-president’s new micro-blog, “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump,” debuted this week on a page within his […]

Top U.S. general drops opposition to change in military sexual assault policy – National

In a potentially significant shift in the debate over combating sexual assault in the military, the nation’s top general says he is dropping his opposition to a proposal to take decisions on sexual assault prosecution out of the hands of commanders. Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, stopped short of […]

Biden to start reuniting some families separated at U.S.-Mexico border – National

The Biden administration said Monday that four families that were separated at the Mexico border during Donald Trump’s presidency will be reunited in the United States this week in what Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas calls “just the beginning” of a broader effort. Two of the four families include mothers who were separated from their children […]

Fact check: A look at some of the claims Biden made during his 1st address to Congress – National

The Associated Press is fact-checking remarks from President Joe Biden‘s first address to a joint session of Congress and the Republican response. A look at some of the claims we’ve examined: BIDEN: “When I was vice-president, the president asked me to focus on providing help needed to address the root causes of migration. And […]

‘It’s about time’: Harris, Pelosi make history during Biden’s 1st address to Congress – National

U.S. Vice-President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made history Wednesday as the first women — one of them Black and Indian American — to share the stage in Congress during a presidential address. U.S. President Joe Biden noted the historic development at the very opening of his address. After taking the podium, […]