Sweden has lower COVID mortality rate despite avoidance of strict lockdowns
(Reuters) – Sweden has avoided the strict lockdowns that negatively affected most countries, but has managed to emerge from 2020 with a smaller rise in its mortality rate than most European countries, an analysis of official data sources showed. Infectious disease experts alert the results should not be perceived... Read more
Taiwan to help allies buy vaccines but not from China
Taiwan is willing to help its few remaining diplomatic allies to buy COVID-19 vaccines but on the condition that Taiwanese money is not spent on Chinese vaccines, Foreign Minister Joseph Wu said on Wednesday. China claimed Taiwan has official ties with only 15 countries. According to China these are... Read more
Biden calls to tighten gun control measures after Colorado shooting
(Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden issue called on Tuesday to ban assault weapons and urged to tighten the gun control measures as he stepped into the role of grief counsellor for a traumatized nation after a mass shooting left 10 people dead in Boulder, Colo, The mass shooting... Read more
Bridal party, students among Canadian plane crash victims in Iran
EDMONTON, Alberta, Jan 8 (Reuters) – A newlywed couple that travelled to Iran to get married were among the 63 Canadian killed when their Ukrainian Airlines flight crashed early on Wednesday. All 176 passengers on board the Boeing 737 were killed when the plane crashed shortly after takeoff. Arash... Read more
UK lawmakers again reject all Brexit options
Britain could be heading towards a no deal brexit after UK lawmakers rejected four Brexit alternative Brexit following a round of parliamentary meetings. Members in the House of Commons voted against the options poised by Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday. The UK must come to an agreement... Read more
Cholera cases on the rise in Mozambique
Cholera cases continue to grow in the country of Mozambique following cyclone Idai. Over 1000 cases have been reported and there could be more according to several news outlets. The number of people infected jumped from 139 since the outbreaks were confirmed on March 29. Around 50 health clinics... Read more
Boeing 737 MAX: What you need to know
By Ryan Hanna for Skedline Countries and airlines around the world are taking action after a Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet was involved in a deadly crash on Sunday at 8:44 a.m. — with all 157 passengers on board killed, including the seven-member crew and 22 United Nations staff members.... Read more
Skedline News Live – March 12 (with Clement Goh)
Clement Goh delivers a variety of updates from the world, and around your local community in Toronto! Read more
Trudeau stays away from SNC-Lavalin scandal at an armchair discussion in Toronto
The Prime Minister spoke with Glenn Mullan as part of the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Convention At the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Tuesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made no mention of the ongoing SNC-Lavalin scandal that has resulted in significant changes to his cabinet. Instead,... Read more
Skedline News – Feb. 25 (with Clement Goh)
Skedline host Clement Goh delivers Monday’s international news, from election results in Nigeria to an upcoming summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un. Read more