As Canada’s vaccine rollout sputters, Ontario & Manitoba premiers ask neighboring US states to inoculate essential workers

In an indictment of Canada’s Covid vaccine distribution strategy, the premiers of two of the country’s provinces have turned to neighboring US states to ensure shots for essential workers like cross-border truckers and teachers. … Read More >As Canada’s vaccine rollout sputters, Ontario & Manitoba premiers ask neighboring US states to inoculate essential workers

More than half of people living in democracies believe their freedoms have been overly restricted during the Covid-19 pandemic

A survey has shown that 53% of citizens living in democracies feel their freedoms are being infringed upon by their government’s response to Covid-19, and the dissatisfaction has grown since last year. … Read More >More than half of people living in democracies believe their freedoms have been overly restricted during the Covid-19 pandemic

Australian PM walks back tough talk on Covid-hotspot returnees, downplays ‘exaggerated’ criticism of ‘racism’ and jail penalties

Accused of having “blood on his hands,” Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has retreated from threats to jail and fine returnees from Covid-ravaged India – describing the likelihood of stiff penalties as “pretty much zero.” … Read More >Australian PM walks back tough talk on Covid-hotspot returnees, downplays ‘exaggerated’ criticism of ‘racism’ and jail penalties

‘Trying to keep Australians safe’: Canberra enforces and defends travel ban CRIMINALIZING return of its own citizens from India

Australia has imposed a blanket ban on arrivals from India, with those daring to violate it to face jail time and heavy fines. The move has been met with criticism, but the government insists it’s needed to protect public health. … Read More >‘Trying to keep Australians safe’: Canberra enforces and defends travel ban CRIMINALIZING return of its own citizens from India

Ukraine nationalists march through Odessa on 7th anniversary of post-coup massacre in which dozens were burned alive

While Odessa was mourning the victims of the 2014 clashes and deadly fire, hundreds of Ukrainian nationalists staged a march in the center of the city, carrying banners of right-wing groups and chanting extremist slogans. … Read More >Ukraine nationalists march through Odessa on 7th anniversary of post-coup massacre in which dozens were burned alive