Friday May 27, 2022

Protests over suspected Russian plans to turn occupied Ukrainian province into breakaway state

Up until Sunday morning, the Lviv region in western Ukraine was a safe haven in a war-torn country. It was where families living further east sent their children to keep them safe. Vasyl Kunets, a driver who lives in Novoyavorivsk, a town about 20 miles from Lviv, said that up until now, when the sirens […]

New Brunswick landowners seethe over plans to allow prospectors on private property

The New Brunswick government has proposed changes to the Mining Act that would allow prospectors access to any property on which they’ve made a mineral rights claim and let them dig without notifying the landowner or asking  permission.  The bill has some landowners and a farmers’ group seething. “This change makes me quite upset,” said John Detorakis, owner […]

Lawmakers Urge Pentagon To Update Climate Plans In Upcoming Strategy To Keep U.S. ‘Safe’

A coalition of lawmakers urged the Pentagon this week to better address climate change in its upcoming National Defense Strategy, saying a concrete plan to respond to a warming world could save millions of lives and billions of dollars. The letter, addressed to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, was spearheaded by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and […]

Omicron spreads in New Zealand, spoiling PM’s wedding plans

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is postponing her wedding after announcing new COVID-19 restrictions Sunday following the discovery of nine cases of the Omicron variant in a single family that flew to Auckland to attend a wedding. The so-called “red setting” of the country’s pandemic response includes heightened measures such […]

CDC plans to ‘pivot the language’ on vaccination, Walensky says

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said during a Friday briefing that the agency is working to “pivot” its language regarding what it means to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Responding to a question about why the CDC is not changing the definition of the phrase to include a booster […]

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