Lobster season kicks off in southwestern Nova Scotia after weather delays

One of the country’s largest and most profitable lobster fisheries has opened for the season after being delayed due to stormy weather last week. The Coldwater Lobster Association says opening day – commonly known as dumping day, when lobster fishers sets their traps– started at 6 a.m. Monday in southwestern Nova Scotia. The fishery’s dumping … Read more

Tennis legend Becker freed from prison, returns to Germany

LONDON (AP) — German tennis legend Boris Becker has returned to Germany after serving eight months in prison in Britain, his lawyer said Thursday. The 55-year-old German, who has lived in Britain since 2012, was released on Thursday morning and traveled back to Germany shortly thereafter. Becker “has thus served his sentence and is not … Read more

At least three dead in latest Russian missile campaign

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has condemned the latest major attack on his country, claiming that Russia launched 76 rockets on Friday, which triggered widespread power outages.  In a video address, he said that Ukrainian air defences stopped 60 of the rockets fired by Russia, praising the work of the 96th anti-aircraft missile brigade which destroyed 40 … Read more

Jimmy Fallon Mocks Elon Musk With A Post-Holidays Prediction

“The Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon on Friday mocked Elon Musk for temporarily suspending multiple high-profile journalists from his social media platform, Twitter. “Elon said the journalists were using social media to keep track of what he’s doing,” said Fallon. “Or as that’s also known, social media.” Fallon then suggested what Musk may do following … Read more

Peru’s President calls for peace as more than 20 die in protests

At least 20 people have been killed and dozens injured and arrested in protests since the impeachment of  Pedro Castillo on 7 December. Peru’s President, who replaced Castillo earlier this month, wrote on Twitter: “We mourn the crying of the mothers in Ayacucho and we suffer the pain of families throughout the country. Today, in … Read more

Ontario education support workers vote to ratify new contract

Ontario education support workers have voted to accept a new deal with the provincial government, putting an end to a long and contentious negotiation process. The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), which represents about 55,000 workers, announced the ratification of the contract on Monday morning. According to the bargaining committee, about 73 per cent … Read more

South Africa leader fights for political future over scandal

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The president of South Africa is fighting for his political future amid an unfolding scandal that has tainted his reputation as an anti-apartheid icon once widely admired for tackling the problems of Africa’s most developed economy. Cyril Ramaphosa, 70, says he’s innocent of charges that he hid at least $580,000 in a … Read more

California Man Dodges Prison After Ugly Attack On Pet Tortoise

Dr. Tal Solomon moves Michelangelo, a 70-year-old African tortoise and San Jose preschool pet, at Archvet Animal Hospital in San Jose, Calif., a year ago following surgery after he was stabbed. via Associated Press SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California man avoided prison time Friday after he drunkenly trespassed at a preschool last … Read more

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