Relatives of Muslim family killed in truck attack urge Canadians to stand up to hatred | Canada

Relatives of the four Canadian Muslims killed in what police describe as a “hate attack” have described them as a “model family” and called on the country to fight hatred and Islamophobia. The victims – three generations of the same family who emigrated from Pakistan 14 years ago – died Sunday after a 20-year-old man […]

Emmanuel Macron slapped in the face during a walkabout | Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron was slapped in the face by a man during a walkabout in the south of France. The president’s security service immediately threw the man to the ground and pulled Macron away from the crowd, although the president appears unharmed and determined to continue meeting with the public. A video of the incident showed […]

In the midst of a mega-drought, a right-wing militia stirs up the water rebellion in the western United States | Oregon

FThe ears of a confrontation between law enforcement and right-wing militia supporters over water control in the drought-stricken US West have been sparked by protests in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Protesters affiliated with right-wing anti-government activist Ammon Bundy’s People’s Rights Network are threatening to break a deadlock over water management in the region by unilaterally opening […]

Cannes: Joanna Hogg and Clio Barnard preview new films at the Directors’ Fortnight | Cannes 2021

The Cannes Film Festival completed its programming with the announces selections for Directors’ Fortnight, the separate section that runs alongside the official festival and criticism week. Highlights of the Directors’ Fortnight include new films by British directors Joanna Hogg and Clio Barnard, an Italian documentary that includes Happy Lazzaro’s Alice Rohrwacher among its three directors, […]

Tensions rise over EU-UK trade dispute over EU sausage sales

Ministers were warned that the EU could impose tariffs and quotas on certain products if Boris Johnson rolls back the Brexit deal in a trade dispute over the sale of sausages. Tensions are mounting ahead of a crucial meeting to resolve issues stemming from part of the deal, known as the Northern Ireland Protocol, on […]

What the rescinding of the California assault weapons ban means for America | Gun control in the United States

In a polarizing ruling Friday night, a federal judge overturned the 32-year-old California assault weapon ban, ruling it violated Americans’ constitutional right to own firearms for self-protection. In the 94-page decision, Judge Roger Benitez compared an AR-15 rifle to a “Swiss army knife” and falsely claimed that more Californians had died from the Covid-19 vaccine […]

PC Wayne Couzens Pleads Guilty to Kidnapping and Rape of Sarah Everard | UK News

A police officer pleaded guilty to the kidnapping and rape of Sarah Everard. PC Wayne Couzens, 48, appeared at the Old Bailey on Tuesday, when he accepted responsibility for the murder of the 33-year-old marketing executive. Everard disappeared as she returned to a friend’s house in Clapham, south London, on March 3. A major police […]

“It sounds like a human synthesizer”: the evolution of rap, one verse at a time | Music

He sound like a mosquito if he had access to a studio! “I played 645AR in your cradle and all the mice in your walls started to dance”; “It Sounds Like Bedbugs From Future”: Not your comments from standard rap fans, but the Bronx via Atlanta rapper-singer 645AR is… innovative. Her lyrics may cover fierce […]

Global carbon dioxide levels continued to rise despite pandemic | Greenhouse gas emissions

The data is available: Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere reached 419 parts per million in May. Levels have now reached the dangerous threshold of being 50% higher than at the start of the industrial age – and the average rate of increase is faster than ever. This figure is the highest measurement of crucial […]

The Promise by Damon Galgut review – a curse through the decades | Damon galgut

reAmon Galgut’s breathtaking new novel traces the decline of a white family as South Africa emerged from apartheid. It all started in 1986, with the death of Rachel, a 40-year-old Jewish mother with three children on a small property outside of Pretoria. The drama of the novel revolves around a promise that her Afrikaner husband, […]