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Canada’s first indigenous Governor General has been sworn in

By Thomas Blade  •  Updated: 26/07/2021 - 21:20 Mary Simon, 30th Governor General of Canada   -   Copyright  CBCMary Simon has been sworn in as the first-ever indigenous Governor General of Canada.Simon — an Inuk from Kuujjuaq in northeastern Quebec — was appointed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau earlier this month.She is now Queen Elizabeth II's representative in the commonwealth country…

Postimees: Estonia’s Nordica hoping to overcome crisis with air carrier tenders – The Baltic Times

TALLINN - Nordic Aviation Group AS, the Estonian state-owned airline operating under the Nordica brand, can still exit the crisis on top, Nordica's chief commercial officer Deepak Ahluwalia said, adding that air carrier tenders are the business line holding the biggest potential for Nordica, Postimees reports. Ahluwalia told Postimees that Nordica is participating in numerous…

North Macedonia: Four ex-leaders convicted of organising 2017 attack on parliament

By Euronews with AFP  •  Updated: 26/07/2021 - 19:06 Scores of protesters broke through a police cordon and entered Macedonian parliament in April 2017.   -   Copyright  AP Photo/Boris GrdanoskiFour former senior officials have been convicted of organising the storming of North Macedonia's parliament in 2017.The former President of the parliament, two former ministers, and the country's former intelligence chief were sentenced…

Lukashenko’s gift to the West

Elisabeth Braw is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. The West may not be able to thank Alexander Lukashenko for much, but this summer he’s bestowed it with a singularly useful token: a master class in gray-zone aggression. From flooding Lithuania with migrants to launching government-sponsored aviation piracy, the Belarusian president has been…

Funeral To Take Place Of Georgian Journalist Attacked While Covering LGBT March

TBILISI -- The funeral of a Georgian television cameraman who died after he was viciously beaten while covering an LGBT event is set to take place on July 13 amid demonstrations demanding the prime minister and government resign. Lekso Lashkarava, a cameraman for the Pirveli television station, was found dead at home on July 11,…

‘Good on ya, ladies’: Pink will pay fines for handball players who refused bikini bottoms

By Euronews  •  Updated: 26/07/2021 – 17:00 American musician Pink has offered to pay the fine handed to Norway’s beach handball team after they wore shorts instead of bikini bottoms.The Norwegian women’s team was fined €1,500 last week for breaking the rules by the Disciplinary Committee of the European Handball Federation (EHF).But Pink said on Twitter she was “proud” of…

Russian regulators block website of jailed opposition figure Alexey Navalny, weeks after activist’s operations branded ‘extremist’

Moscow’s digital watchdog has ordered internet providers to block access to the homepage of jailed anti-corruption campaigner Alexey Navalny, citing provisions that allow sites to be taken down if they call for illegal activity. The order, issued on Monday, saw the activist’s homepage become unavailable for users in Russia. The ruling, enforced by Roscomnadzor, originated…

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