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Calgary police investigate downtown shooting Sunday

Calgary police are investigating a report of gunshots near a downtown highrise. Police said they found several bullet casings at the intersection of 12 Avenue and 11 Street S.W. at around 11 p.m. Sunday. Investigators said there are no witnesses or reports of any victims. Police said they are looking for the source of bullet casings. Police are asking anyone […]

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‘Sonic attacks’ at embassy in Cuba WERE caused by insects

‘Sonic attacks’ in Cuba WERE caused by insects: Mysterious high-pitched sound which altered brains of embassy staff in Havana was a cricket not a weapon, U.S. scientist finds Medical experts said the sounds had caused changes in the brains of diplomats Washington withdrew some diplomatic staff after claims of a ‘deliberate attack’   The new finding by a Berkeley scientist backs […]

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Bill Kelly: Justin Trudeau and Andrew Scheer have a tough year ahead

There’s great anticipation among Canadian voters about the federal election later this year. It’s well documented that 2018 was not a banner year for Justin Trudeau, and many of the missteps were unforced errors; the India trip, business tax reform and pipelines are all factors that the Conservatives hope will sink the Trudeau government. But, before the Conservatives start moving […]

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Data breach in Germany: Police search flat of teenage IT worker

Jan Schuerlein, a 19-year-old IT worker, is currently being treated as a witness by investigators – but security sources say detectives have sifted through his household rubbish and taken away his technical devices. On Friday, Germany’s government confirmed that personal data and documents belonging to hundreds of politicians, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, had been published online. The data was posted […]

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Hamilton woman in hospital after home invasion: police

A Hamilton woman in her 40s has been rushed to hospital after a home invasion in the city’s east end. Police were called to a one-storey home at 50 Graham Ave. N. just after midnight. Reports from the scene indicate the victim was being treated for injuries to her head and face. Several suspects, who were reportedly armed, are said […]

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Thailand halts plan to expel Saudi teen barricaded in her hotel room

BANGKOK/DUBAI (Reuters) – Thailand halted plans on Monday to expel an 18-year-old Saudi woman fleeing her family after she barricaded herself inside an airport hotel to prevent immigration officials putting her on a flight to Kuwait. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun has been at Bangkok’s international airport since Saturday when she arrived on a flight from Kuwait. She has said she fears […]

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Latvia's president nominates Karins of New Unity as PM

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Latvia’s president nominated Krisjanis Karins of the center-right New Unity party for the post of prime minister on Monday in the country’s third attempt to form a new government in the wake of a general election in October. The first two candidates put forward by President Raimonds Vejonis, from the populist KPV LV and the anti-corruption New […]

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