Canada approves contentious expansion of crude oil pipeline
22 June 2019 | 6:38 pm
Canada has once again approved a contentious pipeline expansion that would allow the nation to diversify oil markets. The new pipeline has drawn criticism from environmental groups who fear spills.
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Riyadh and Ottawa said the decision to restore "full" diplomatic ties came after high-level talks in November last year. Ties were severed in 2018 after Canada called on Saudi Arabia to release arrested activists.
The wildfires have displaced thousands and continued to endanger communities on the outskirts of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The French-speaking province has become the latest wildfires hotspot in the country. Smoke from the fires has traveled as far away as New York, significantly hindering visibility and prompting air quality alerts.
France, Portugal and Spain, as well as the US, are joining the fight to put out hundreds of active wildfires in Canada. Heavy smoke from wildfires has traveled thousands of miles and shrouded many US cityscapes.
The two countries are asking the International Court of Justice both to examine torture and other crimes against humanity committed during Syria's civil war, and to order Damascus to halt any such mistreatment.
Intense wildfires have destroyed forests and homes across Canada and forced thousands to evacuate. Online, the fires' cause — and the role of climate change — has sparked rumors and misinformation. A look at the facts.
In addition to Nike, Canada has also launched a separate probe into the Dynasty Gold mining company for allegedly benefitting from the use of Uyghur forced labor in China.
From Spain to Canada, wildfires are burning out of control. DW looks at strategies to prevent infernos worsened by climate change.
The Super Falcons carry the hopes of our nation on their shoulders in Australia and New Zealand as they open their World Cup campaign with the daunting task of facing Olympic Champions, Canada on Friday morning.
Firefighters are working to keep open the only highway out of Yellowknife, the capital of the Northwest Territories, as wildfires approach. Canada currently has more than a thousand active fires.
What if we could eat broccoli that's sweet? Or cherries without pits? How about apples that don't go brown? With gene editing, nearly everything is possible. In May, Canada announced it would loosen regulations around new farming techniques. An authorisation is no longer required to create new types of genetically modified seeds. They also don't need a label, unlike traditional GMOs.
Negotiations between the Canadian Unifor union – representing 5,700 workers – and carmaker Ford have been extended for another 24 hours after a prior labour contract expired at midnight on Monday. A strike could be on the cards if a deal is not found by then. Meanwhile, the US's major auto industry union is picketing against Ford, GM and Stellantis. Also in this edition, the EU's digital chief raises concerns over Chinese data laws. Plus, olive oil prices reach record highs.
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