Aluminum Tariffs Tit-for-Tat Far Cry From Canada’s Timid Response to Beijing’s Aggression

That Canada reacts as such against its most important ally raises the question as to why it doesn’t do at least the same if not more against China

Northern Ireland Leaders Says Chinese Consulate Misrepresented Their Comments on Hong Kong

The Chinese consulate in Belfast has amended an article that claimed the leaders of Northern Ireland said they understood and respected the National Security Law imposed on Hong Kong, after the two leaders said on Tuesday the article misrepresented their comments. The first minister of Northern Ireland, Arlene Foster, and deputy first minister, Michelle O’Neill, both denied […]

Treasure-Hunter Finds 3,000-Year-Old Hoard in Scotland

LONDON—An amateur treasure-hunter has uncovered one of the most significant Bronze Age hoards ever found in Scotland, including jewelry and a 3,000-year-old sword, authorities said Monday. Metal detectorist Mariusz Stepien said he was “shaking with happiness” when he made the discovery in June, in a field near the village of Peebles, about 22 miles (36 […]

Belarus Police Fire Live Rounds at Protesters, Arrest Over 1,000

MINSK—Belarus said on Wednesday that police had fired live rounds at protesters in the city of Brest and arrested more than 1,000 people nationwide, intensifying a crackdown that has prompted the European Union to weigh new sanctions on Minsk. Security forces have clashed with protesters for three consecutive nights after strongman President Alexander Lukashenko claimed […]

‘Bumpy Months Ahead’ for British Labor Market, Johnson Says

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday that there are “bumpy months ahead” for jobs, as UK employment numbers suffered their biggest quarterly fall since 2009, according to recent government survey data. Meanwhile, a separate survey showed that one third of British employers are expecting to make redundancies in the third quarter. “We always knew […]

UK Becomes the World’s Worst Hit Major Economy in Pandemic

The UK economy recorded a record fall of 20.4 percent between April and June, the largest contraction reported by any major economy so far during the CCP virus pandemic. The dismal second quarter results follow a fall of 2.2 percent during the first quarter, plunging the UK into a technical recession, according to official figures […]

Meet the Gorgeous Resplendent Quetzal, One of the World’s Most Beautiful Birds

Dressed in stunning glittering emerald-green plumage with a deep red breast, the Resplendent Quetzal is known for its extraordinary beauty and is considered a sacred symbol in the Mayan culture as well as for the Aztecs. The Resplendent Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno) inhabits the montane cloud forest from southern Mexico to western Panama, where it is […]

Train Derails in Scotland, Causing ‘Serious Injuries’

A train derailment in northeast Scotland has caused “serious injuries,” according Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, though details of casualties remain unknown. British Transport Police said officers were called at 9.43 a.m. to the scene near Stonehaven, about 100 miles northeast of Edinburgh, where a ScotRail passenger train had derailed following heavy rain overnight. Smoke […]

Premier Andrews Defends Contact Tracing System Despite Routine Delays

MELBOURNE—Premier Daniel Andrews has defended the capabilities of his government’s contact tracing system amid claims of frequent mistakes and several reports of people having to wait long periods for their virus test results, at the Victorian governments COVID-19 update on Aug. 11. The Victorian government’s contact tracing system has come under scrutiny in the past […]

Trump’s WeChat Ban a Warning Shot to Chinese Tech Firms: Expert

WeChat and TikTok will likely feel the brunt of more regulation after U.S. President Donald Trump signed off on two executive orders banning transactions with the Chinese-backed apps. On Aug. 6, the president signed the two orders barring U.S. citizens and entities (government and businesses) from conducting commercial transactions with the parent companies of both […]