Woman suffers critical injuries in collision in Northumberland County: OPP

A woman was airlifted to a Toronto-area trauma centre following a head-on collision in Alnwick-Haldimand Township on Saturday evening. Northumberland OPP say a car and an SUV collided head-on County Road 45 north of Roseneath Landing Road around 5:45 p.m., just south of Alderville First Nation. Both drivers were first taken to Northumberland Hills Hospital […]

UK grocers, fast food warn of major disruption from no-deal Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s food security could be threatened if it leaves the EU without a deal and suffers an abrupt hit to trade with the bloc, a lobby group representing firms including Sainsbury’s, Asda, McDonald’s and KFC said on Monday. Business leaders have expressed alarm at the prospect of chaos at ports if Britain […]

UN investigator arrives in Turkey to probe Khashoggi killing

A UN human rights investigator has arrived in Turkey for a weeklong visit in connection with the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard and her team of forensic and legal experts met with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Ankara on Monday. Turkey’s official Anadolu news agency said Callamard also is […]

Mounting anger at Vale mining as 300 still missing after Brazil dam collapse

Firefighters on Monday carefully moved over treacherous mud, sometimes walking, sometimes crawling, in search of survivors or bodies, four days after a dam collapse that buried mine buildings and surrounding neighbourhoods with iron ore waste. The confirmed death toll rose to 58, with up to 300 people still missing, authorities said. In an ominous sign, […]

U.N. urges Latin American leaders to support Venezuelans

GENEVA (Reuters) – The United Nations migration and refugee agencies on Monday denounced physical and verbal attacks against Venezuelans in the region and urged Latin American leaders to condemn xenophobia and show solidarity. “Although isolated and unrepresentative, these acts of hatred, intolerance and xenophobia are extremely worrying,” the International Organization of Migration and U.N. refugee […]

U.S. doesn't seek permanent Afghan military presence: official

KABUL (Reuters) – A senior U.S. government official, speaking after six days of talks between a U.S. team and the Afghan Taliban, said on Monday that Washington was committed to the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan after 17 years of war. The official, who declined to be identified, described “significant progress” in talks last […]

Pakistan Supreme Court to review Asia Bibi's blasphemy acquittal

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan’s Supreme Court will on Tuesday begin a review of its own acquittal of a Christian woman charged with blasphemy, a verdict that sparked days of Islamist protests and threats and chaos across the country. Asia Bibi, who spent eight years on death row, has been in hiding since the Supreme Court […]

China says Canadian ambassador sacking an internal affair

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s foreign ministry said on Monday that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s sacking of his ambassador to China was an internal Canadian affair, after the envoy prompted a furor with comments about a high-profile extradition case. John McCallum had embarrassed Trudeau’s government by saying Huawei Technologies Co Ltd Chief Financial Officer Meng […]

Beggar who had more than £500 cash on him when he was arrested

Beggar who had more than £500 cash on him when he was arrested in Manchester city centre is fined £250 Ludovic Gabor, 57, arrested in Deansgate over Christmas and found with £515.87 Gabor, of Gorton, was fined £250 with £85 costs after pleading guilty to begging The legislation dates back almost 200 years and has now […]