Canada opens door to immigrants, adding fuel to the hot housing market

Canada hopes more immigration can boost economic growth and soften a worsening post-pandemic labor shortage. However, an influx of immigrants can startle the housing market that the central bank has warned is already being stoked by a sudden influx of investors. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s administration is on track to meet this year’s goal of 401,000 new permanent residents and …

UN report warns pressure on some ecosystems at a critical point

In a recent UN report, the pressure placed on water and land ecosystems at a global level is already intense and is already at a critical point in some cases. The event might put the goal of feeding the world’s population by 2050 at risk. Launched by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the 2021 “State of the World’s …

Margaret River bushfires: Blazes force evacuations in Australia tourist region

Bushfires are raging in the Western side of Australia’s Margaret River region, and it has forced evacuations and has already burned 6,000 hectares of land. Firefighters are battling two large blazes from the ground and air while residents have been told to leave their homes. One blaze already ripped through more than 5,000 hectares of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park last …

U.S. appeals court rejects Trump bid to conceal records on Capitol attack

A United States federal appeals court rejected a request by former President Donald Trump to withhold records from the House of Representatives probe of the January 6 attack on the Capitol. They further said that he has “no basis” for the request. The court unanimously rejected the arguments of Trump’s lawyers that he still has the executive privilege to prevent …

Macron: France will not join ‘insignificant’ boycott of Beijing Olympics

Nagsalita si French President Emmanuel Macron na hindi raw sasali ang bansa sa isang “insignificant” boycott ng Winter Olympics na gaganapin sa Beijing sa 2022. Aniya, mas gugustuhin pa raw niyang makipagtulungan sa International Olympic Committee para maprotektahan ang mga atleta na lalahok. Naniniwala si Macron na dapat din hindi hinahaluan ng pulitika ang Olympics. Ang ibang bansa tulad ng …

Australia shortens wait time for COVID-19 booster doses as Omicron cases rise

Australia said it will shorten the wait time for people to receive a COVID-19 booster shot following a rise in cases of the Omicron variant. It has previously said it would offer the booster to everyone over 18 who had their second dose of the vaccine six months earlier. However, with the rising number of cases of the Omicron variant, …

Alan Shepard: Bezos company sends first US astronaut’s daughter to edge of space

The 74-year-old daughter of the first US astronaut, Alan Shepard, has blasted into space – 60 years after her father’s flight. Laura Shepard Churchley was one of six people to make the trip on a commercial spacecraft launched by Jeff Bezo’s Blue Origin space company. Former NFL star and Good Morning America anchor Michael Strahan was also on the flight …

Death toll rises over 80 as powerful tornadoes devastate parts of US

The death toll from powerful tornadoes that devastated several US states has risen to over 80 on Sunday. Tornadoes hit and destroyed a candle factory in Mayfield, Kentucky, where 110 people were working. At least six people died at an Amazon warehouse building in Illinois after a tornado hit Friday night. Local police said it was still unknown how many …

Moscow says 27 Russian more diplomats due to leave US in January

Russia’s ambassador to the United States said that 27 more diplomats and their families were expelled from the United States and would leave on January 30, and that they are facing a serious staff shortage. Russia has previously said that over 100 of its diplomats with families had been forced to leave the country since 2016 when the relationship between …