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International, Politics

Canada will ‘review’ U.S. findings of genocide in China’s Xinjiang: Garneau

As Beijing lashed out at the outgoing U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for designating China as a perpetrator of genocide and crimes against humanity in the western province of Xinjiang, Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau said Canada takes those »

Health, International, Politics, Society

Trudeau and Merkel discuss problems with global vaccination efforts

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his German counterpart, Chancellor Angela Merkel, discussed on Monday efforts to secure equitable global access to COVID-19 vaccines, diagnostics and treatments, as the UN health body warned that “the world is on the brink of »

International, Politics

Canada takes command of another NATO maritime task force

Barely two years after Commodore Josée Kurtz made NATO maritime history by becoming the first woman to command a multinational naval task force, Canada is once again leading another allied naval task force. Commodore Bradley Peats of the Royal Canadian »

Economy, International, Politics

Joe Biden plans to cancel Keystone XL permit on 1st day in office

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden plans to rescind the permit for the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline on his first day in office, CBC News reports. CBC News obtained over the weekend a purported note from the Biden transition »

International, Politics

Aid groups worry U.S. terrorist designation of Yemen rebels will hasten famine

Aid groups and United Nations humanitarian agencies are calling on the U.S. government to reverse its decision to declare Yemen’s Iran-backed rebels a terrorist group, warning it could lead to massive famine and exacerbate the already dire humanitarian situation in »

Internet, Science & Technology

Make money with Web Stories? Google launches native ads function

Google’s multimedia story-telling format, Web Stories, is still not as popular as expected on the web. Google has changed its name from AMP Stories to Web Stories and promoted it harder than before. As a result, Web Stories has gradually »

Internet, Science & Technology

Twitter acquires social podcasting App Breaker for its own audio function

Twitter recently acquired the social podcasting platform Breaker. Breaker team will join Twitter and help build Twitter’s own audio based project – Twitter Space. After the acquisition, Breaker will close its own popular social audio/podcasting Apps. Erik Berlin, CEO of »

Internet, Science & Technology

Facebook is developing AI tool to summarize news for quick browsing

Facebook says in an internal meeting, it’s developing an artificial intelligence news tool. This AI tool will automatically generate news summaries, as a result, the social media users don’t need to read detailed original news anymore. That also makes summarized »

Internet, Science & Technology

Want to make Google Web Stories? Instruction videos on YouTube can help

Stories, a multimedia narrative form initiated by Snapchat, are admired by those who love sharing on social media. Till now, this personalized magazine-like short digital publication has been extended to Instagram, Facebook. It has grown steadily and has been used »

Internet, Science & Technology

The Washington Post launches data journalism department

The Washington Post says it has hired a veteran data journalist from The Associated Press to establish and lead a new department dedicated to data journalism. Meghan Hoyer will lead data projects and act as a consulting editor on data-driven »