June 14, 2022

Conservation groups sue to protect old-growth forests

SALEM, Ore. —  Six environmental groups sued officials of the Biden administration Tuesday, saying a Trump-era rule change that allowed logging of old-growth forests in the Pacific Northwest violates federal laws and was politically motivated. “Large and old trees have outsized ecological and social importance. They provide...

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Russia-Ukraine War: NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg urges western countries to provide more heavy weapons to Kyiv

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg (File image) Photo : AP Hague: NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday said that western countries should send more weapons to Ukraine to fight Russian troops. Stoltenberg said that the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) was ramping up deliveries. Remarks were made...

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U.S.-expelled Haitians fuel charter business to Latin America

SANTIAGO, Chile —  With jokes, upbeat Caribbean music and vacation scenes of sun-kissed beaches and palm trees, Haitian influencers on YouTube and TikTok advertise charter flights to South America. But they are not targeting tourists. Instead, they are touts for a thriving, little-known shadow industry that is...

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What McConnell’s opinion on gun reform ‘framework’ means for Congress

IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser. Now Playing What McConnell’s opinion on gun reform ‘framework’ means for Congress 04:02 UP NEXT Inside Ginni Thomas’ history of anti-cult activism after being ‘deprogrammed’ 03:53 Stocks plunge as fear of...

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Russia-Ukraine War: Russian troops capture 80% percent of Severodonetsk in eastern Ukraine

Ukrainian troops in Donetsk region (File image) Photo : AP Kyiv: Russia has taken control of around 80 percent of the eastern city of Severodonetsk, the key industrial hub in Ukraine‘s Luhansk Oblast. According to reports, Russian troops have destroyed all three bridges leading out of...

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Canada lifts COVID-19 vaccine mandate for domestic, outbound travel

Representative image Photo : iStock Ottawa: Canada‘s COVID-19 vaccination requirement for domestic and outbound travellers, as well as federal bureaucrats and transportation workers, will be suspended starting next week, officials said on Tuesday. Masking, however, will still be required on planes and trains. “I’m pleased to...

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