How the melting Arctic could lead to huge riches—and world war

How the melting Arctic could lead to huge riches—and world war

Santa’s getting company. Fast-melting sea ice has opened a potential new Arctic shipping lane across the North Pole, which will give powerful nations easier access to the frozen zone’s vast riches — but has also sparked fears of war. The Arctic Council predicts that, during the summers, sea ice will be gone by 2040 — allowing for … Read more

Vienna overtakes Auckland as the world’s most livable city

Vienna overtakes Auckland as the world's most livable city

Vienna ranked first in 2018 and 2019, but was overtaken by Auckland, New Zealand, during the pandemic and slipped to 12th place in 2021, according to the Global Liveability Index 2022. Sylvain Sonnet | The Image Bank | Getty Images After two years, Vienna has overtaken Auckland as the world’s most livable city, according to … Read more

Man whose children were killed by drunk driver commits suicide after Father’s Day

Man whose children were killed by drunk driver commits suicide after Father's Day

A Canadian dad whose three children were killed by a drunk driver in 2015 took his own life in the hours after Father’s Day. Edward Lake’s wife Jennifer Neville-Lake shared the tragic news about her husband along with a photo of their three children — Daniel, Harry and Milly, who were 9, 5 and 2 … Read more

In blow to Biden, Mexico president to skip Americas Summit

Biden risks troubled Americas summit in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador confirmed Monday that he will skip the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, dealing a blow to the U.S.′ efforts to rally governments to work together to address surging migration in the hemisphere. López Obrador had been leading a chorus of mostly leftist leaders … Read more

Mexican president confirms he’ll skip Summit of the Americas

Biden affirms human rights commitment as he warms to Saudis

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When leaders gather at the Summit of the Americas this week, the focus is likely to veer from policy issues — migration, climate change and galloping inflation — and instead shift to something Hollywood thrives on: the drama of the red carpet. Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador confirmed Monday that … Read more

Canada responds to British Columbia drug crisis by decriminalizing narcotics

Canada responds to British Columbia drug crisis by decriminalizing narcotics

A Canadian province ravaged by overdose deaths will stop arresting adults caught with small amounts of hard drugs in a desperate attempt to stem the fatalities. The three-year experiment in British Columbia is set to begin Jan. 31 and will allow anyone 18 or older to possess up to 2.5 grams of drugs including opioids, … Read more

In Canada’s Quebec, Indigenous People Continue to Fight French Law | World News

In Canada's Quebec, Indigenous People Continue to Fight French Law | World News

MONTREAL (Reuters) – A sweeping law adopted by Quebec on Tuesday to promote French usage is elevating already simmering tensions with indigenous groups, who see the move as an imposition and have vowed to fight it. Bill 96, passed by a majority of Quebec legislators, sets stricter rules to enforce French usage in the province, … Read more

Live updates | US official: Russia targets training center

Live updates | US official: Russia targets training center

WASHINGTON — A senior U.S. defense official said Monday that Russian long-range strikes near Lviv appeared to target the Ukrainian military training center in Yavoriv, which is less than 15 miles (25 kilometers) from the border with Poland. The official said the U.S. military assessment, at this point, is that there were as many as … Read more