‘Tories must do the right thing and get rid of pathological liar Boris Johnson’

Boris Johnson says he ‘implicitly believed’ the drinks party he claims to have stumbled into was a work event, but he takes citizens for fools, writes Chris McLaughlin Boris Johnson said he believed the party he attended was a work event I’d been thinking of throwing a party. No, seriously, don’t laugh. It was the … Read more

Northern border tragedy warns of new, unfamiliar immigration wrinkle for Canada, U.S.

PEMBINA, N.D. — The discovery of four people who perished in the cold trying to cross the Canada-U.S. border could put a new twist on the immigration debate in the United States. The group, which included an infant and a teen, were found Wednesday near Emerson, Man., just metres from the Canadian side. U.S. officials … Read more

Kuwaiti foreign minister visits Lebanon to mend Gulf standoff

The Kuwaiti minister says Lebanon should not interfere in Gulf state affairs in order to improve relations. Gulf Arab states are looking to mend a standoff with Lebanon, Kuwait’s foreign minister said during a visit, the first by a senior Gulf official since the spat erupted last year. “This visit is one of various international … Read more

Bitcoin value tumbles almost 50 per cent since record November

Bitcoin has lost almost half its value since its November high, with cryptocurrency prices continuing to plunge as major economies look to curb their growing popularity. And it’s not just Bitcoin, as cryptocurrencies in general have had a dismal start to the year. Bitcoin has fallen over 8% in the last 24 hours, and was … Read more

Baltic nations to ship Washington-endorsed arms to Ukraine

HELSINKI — The Baltic nations of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will send U.S.-made anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles to Ukraine in a move that Washington says it is fully endorsing amid Kyiv’s escalating tensions with Russia U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a tweet posted on Saturday that Washington saluted the three NATO nations … Read more

Boris Johnson takes a swipe at the BBC

From: The Listening Post Amidst a serious challenge to his seat, the British prime minister lashes out against the BBC. Plus, a radio station broadcasting into North Korea. PartyGate in the United Kingdom: Boris Johnson, the BBC and the art of distraction. Contributors: Mic Wright – Media critic and journalistMarie Le Conte – Journalist and … Read more

US Embassy in Kyiv asks State Dept. to authorize departure of nonessential personnel

A State Department spokesperson said they have “nothing to announce at this time,” adding, “We conduct rigorous contingency planning, as we always do, in the event the security situation deteriorates.” A spokesperson for the embassy declined to confirm and referred CNN to the State Department in Washington. A source close to the Ukrainian government told … Read more

Families are in distress after the first month without the expanded child tax credit | Houston Public Media

Children draw on top of a canceled check prop during a rally in favor of the child tax credit in front of the U.S. Capitol on Dec. 13, 2021, in Washington, D.C. Had Congress renewed the expanded child tax credit at the end of last year, Jen Cousins would have received $1,000 from the government … Read more

Biden acknowledges his team should have done more COVID testing earlier | Houston Public Media

President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. Updated Jan. 19, 2021 at 5:50 p.m. CT Marking the end of his first year in office with a wide-ranging formal press conference, President Biden said it had been “a year of challenges, … Read more