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
U.S. won’t make allies choose a side in dispute with China, Blinken tells NATO
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is set to tell NATO allies on Wednesday that China poses a threat to the West, however, the U.S. will not force anyone to choose sides between Washington and Beijing. France and Germany are willing to try and find a balance in relations... Read more
International students remain in Canada due to Travel Restrictions
On January 29, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that major airlines in Canada have suspended their service to sun destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico. This left thousands of international students stuck in Canada and away from their families. Skedline’s Emma Harris has the full story. Featured photo by... Read more
Climate change displaces 10 million in six months, Red Cross says
SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Around 10.3 million people were displaced by climate change-induced events in the last six months, a humanitarian organization says. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) says about 2.3 million others were displaced by conflict in the same period, indicating the vast... Read more
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WHO urges EU not to panic after massive rejection of AstraZeneca vaccine
(Reuters) – Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Norway, Portugal and some other European countries have refused to vaccinate citizens with the AstraZeneca vaccine, fearing the possible severe side-effects associated with the blood clots formation. World Health Organization (WHO) director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday there is no evidence... Read more
Enbridge asks government to support pipeline battle with Michigan
CALGARY, Alta. (Reuters) – Enbridge Inc. has asked the government on to help protect the oil pipeline in dispute with the state of Michigan, which is trying to shut the pipeline down, fearing a leakage into the Great Lakes. The conflict between Enbridge Inc. and Michigan has aggravated due... Read more
Myanmar coup increases atrocities
in Rohingya genocide
By Hansil Mehta The implications of Myanmar coup are worrying for Rohingya living in Myanmar as they are at a heightened risk of repression, says a human rights expert. The director of the Human Rights Research and Education Centre at the University of Ottawa, John Packer says, “There is... Read more
Mixed race “Blindian” couples speak on the struggle to unite and fit in
By Saloni Bhugra Interracial couples and children talk to Skedline about how they are fighting racism, anti-blackness, colourism and stigma every day. Humber journalism student Cassondra Daley talks about her experience growing up as a Black and Indian person. Daley said it’s tough to fit in and “mixing” races... Read more