Burkina Faso suspends France 24 broadcasts in the country after an interview with Al Qaeda

NAIROBI, March 27 (Reuters) – Burkina Faso’s military government on Monday suspended France 24 broadcasts in the country after the TV station aired an interview with the head of al Qaeda’s North African wing AQIM. Relations between Paris and Ouagadougou have deteriorated sharply since Burkina Faso’s army seized power in a coup d’état last October. … Read more

The Israeli Defense Minister calls for an end to the judicial review

JERUSALEM, March 25 (Reuters) – Israel’s Defense Minister Yoav Gallant on Saturday called on the government to halt legislation on changes to the judiciary, saying the bitter dispute over the measures poses a threat to national security. “The deepening rift is seeping into military and defense institutions — this is a clear, immediate and real … Read more

Biden and Trudeau united against authoritarian regimes after China-Russia summit

OTTAWA, March 24 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau presented a united front against authoritarian regimes on Friday as Biden visited the Canadian capital, days after the leaders of China and Russia held a summit in Moscow. Images of Biden and Trudeau standing side by side in Ottawa announcing … Read more

‘If not now, when?’: Emotional Australian Prime Minister promotes Indigenous Peoples referendum

SYDNEY, March 23 (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese fought back tears on Thursday as he unveiled the question the government plans to put in a referendum on whether to recognize Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the country’s constitution. “If not now, when?” Albaniase asked as he choked at a televised media conference, … Read more

Record international migration leads to historic rise in Canada’s population

OTTAWA, March 22 (Reuters) – Canada’s population will increase by more than a million people by 2022 for the first time in history, almost entirely due to an increase in immigrants and transient residents, Statistics Canada said on Wednesday. The total population grew by a record 1.05 million people to 39.57 million in the 12 … Read more

Israeli minister says ‘no such thing’ as Palestinian people

JERUSALEM, March 20 (Reuters) – An Israeli minister responsible for governing the occupied West Bank on Monday issued his condemnation after saying there is no Palestinian history or culture and no such thing as a Palestinian people. Treasury Secretary Bezalel Smotrich also angered neighboring Jordan for speaking to a stage covered in what appeared to … Read more

ICC judges issue arrest warrant for Putin for war crimes in Ukraine

AMSTERDAM, March 17 (Reuters) – The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday issued an arrest warrant against Russian President Vladimir Putin, accusing him of responsibility for the war crime of the illegal deportation of children from Ukraine. Moscow has repeatedly denied allegations that its troops committed atrocities during its year-long invasion of its neighbour. The … Read more