June 26, 2022

‘Whisky War’ With Denmark Over Tiny Arctic Island Ends Peacefully With Deal

Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly has struck a historic deal with Denmark, settling a dispute stretching back five decades over a 1.3-square-kilometre island in the Arctic. Joly and the Danish foreign affairs minister Jeppe Kofod signed an agreement Tuesday to divide Hans Island, an uninhabited rock situated between Ellesmere Island, in Nunavut, and Greenland, an […]

After Suspension of Canada’s Vaccine Mandates, Groups Fighting Them Say Legal Challenges to Continue

The suspension of vaccine mandates announced by the Canadian federal government on June 14 has not thrown off balance the different parties involved in fighting the mandates in court. Some of the groups and individuals involved in challenging the mandates through the courts told The Epoch Times they plan to continue pursuing their cases to […]

Poll: Generic Republican Leads Ballot in Democrat-Held New Hampshire ‘Toss-Up’ District

A generic Republican leads on the ballot in a Democrat-held New Hampshire district rated as a “toss-up” election, according to a recent poll from the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC). The poll shows lousy news for Rep. Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH), who currently holds New Hamshire’s Second Congressional District. The NRCC’s polling, first reported by the Washington Examiner, showed that Republicans were…

DCCC Chair ‘Not Surprised’ by Democrats’ Low Generic Poll Numbers

Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) Chairman Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) — the top Democrat tasked with keeping their House majority — said during a TV appearance on Sunday that he is not surprised that Democrats are receiving low poll numbers on generic ballots less than a year from the midterm elections, where there Democrats are…

Climate Activist Jailed After Stopping Trains Near World’s Biggest Coal Port

An environmental activist involved in a multi-day long operation to block the passage of coal trains near the world’s largest coal export port in New South Wales (NSW) has been jailed for 12 months. The 22-year-old, Eric Serge Herbert, pleaded guilty to obstructing a rail locomotive, attempting to hinder the working of mining equipment, and…

International Education Boosted by a Multimillion Dollar Grant in a Bid to Win Back Overseas Students

International education providers hit hard by COVID-19 will have access to a $37 million (US$26.6 million) federal government boost in an attempt to win back students next year. The new measures would see almost $28 million (US$20 million) given in regulatory fee relief, while more than $9 million (US$6.4 million) provided in grants would go…

Samsung Picks Texas City for $17 Billion Semiconductor Factory, to Create 2,000+ Jobs

Samsung announced on Wednesday that it has chosen Taylor, Texas, for its $17 billion advanced chip-manufacturing plant, which is expected to create 2,000 direct high-tech jobs. “The new manufacturing facility will produce advanced logic chips that will power next-generation devices for applications such as mobile, 5G, high-performance computing (HPC), and artificial intelligence (AI),” Texas Gov. Greg…

New Zealand Opposition Leader Rolled After Move to Demote MP Backfires

New Zealand’s (NZ) National Party has voted to oust current opposition leader Judith Collins following a three-hour emergency meeting on Nov. 25. Her deputy Shane Reti will be the interim leader until an internal party vote on Nov. 30. National Party MPs and members of the shadow cabinet called a crisis caucus after Collins moved…

Poll: Republicans Leads Democrats in Generic Congressional Ballot Heading into 2022

Likely general election voters favor Republicans over Democrats in a generic congressional ballot heading into next year, according to a recent poll from Mclaughlin & Associates. Forty-eight percent of the likely general election voters said they were voting for a Republican on the generic election ballot. This is compared to 44 percent of respondents who would…

Poll: Biden Approval Plummets to Under 38 Percent as Republicans Take Commanding 8-Point Lead in Generic Midterm Ballot

Democrat President Joe Biden’s approval rating keeps sinking, now down to 37.8 percent in the latest USA Today/Suffolk University poll. The sharp turn against the sitting president comes as Republicans take a commanding lead in the generic congressional ballot, and the public sours on Biden’s agenda. A strong majority of 59 percent disapproves of Biden,…

Poll: Iowa Democrat Cindy Axne Trails Generic Republican Opponent by 9 Percent

Rep. Cindy Axne, the lone congressional Democrat from Iowa, whom Republicans are looking to unseat, is trailing in a poll against a generic Republican as she sides with President Joe Biden’s partisan agenda. According to the latest poll from the American Action Network, Axne loses in a head-to-head election against a generic Republican on the ballot. The poll…

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