UK govt to bring forward legislation on the legacy of the Troubles in Northern Ireland | Politics News

The government is set to bring forward legislation on the legacy of the Troubles in Northern Ireland on Tuesday. Last year, there was outrage when the government proposed to effectively end all prosecutions related to crimes committed during the Troubles. The move was opposed by all five of the main political parties in Northern Ireland … Read more

Ontario election debate top moments

Ontario’s four main party leaders were relatively civil as they sparred at Monday night’s televised election debate in Toronto. Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford, Liberal Leader Steven Del Duca, NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner spent 90 minutes discussing topics that fell into four sub-topics–the economy, healthcare, education and leadership. Here … Read more

U.S. Air Force says it conducted successful hypersonic weapon test

WASHINGTON, May 16 (Reuters) – The U.S. Air Force said on Monday it had conducted a successful test of a hypersonic weapon, which flew at five times the speed of sound. The test was conducted on Saturday off the coast of Southern California when a B-52 bomber released an Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW), the … Read more

Who won the Ontario election debate? Four political observers weigh in

Breadcrumb Trail Links Opinion Ontario Election Columnists Randall Denley, Brigitte Pellerin, Shachi Kurl and Christina Spencer talk winners, losers, surprises and disappointments. The four main Ontario provincial party leaders squared off Monday night. Top, left to right: The NDP’s Andrea Horwath; PC leader Doug Ford. Bottom, left to right: Liberal leader Steven Del Duca; Green … Read more

Biden to lift Trump-era restrictions on Cuba

Placeholder while article actions load The Biden administration is lifting several Trump-era restrictions on Cuba, including on some aspects of travel to the island, caps on family remittances and the issuance of immigration visas. A State Department statement described the measures as designed “to further support the Cuban people, providing them additional tools to pursue … Read more

Michael Gove suggests House of Lords could be temporarily relocated to Stoke-on-Trent | Politics News

Michael Gove has said he “wholeheartedly supports” temporarily relocating the House of Lords out of London while extensive restoration works are carried out. Peers have voiced their opinion that the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in Westminster, which is just a few minutes away from parliament, should be used while restoration works are carried out. However, … Read more

Judge: California’s women on boards law is unconstitutional

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge has ruled that California’s landmark law requiring women on corporate boards is unconstitutional. Superior Court Judge Maureen Duffy-Lewis said the law that would have required boards have up to three female directors by this year violated the right to equal treatment. The ruling was dated Friday. The … Read more

The Northern Ireland Protocol is destroying the Good Friday Agreement

Twenty five years ago next year, John Hume and I signed the historic Good Friday Agreement which, thank God, ended 40 years of a terrorist campaign that caused tens of thousands of injuries and deaths and billions of pounds of economic damage to Northern Ireland. The agreement was not perfect, it faced opposition from many, … Read more