‘Opposition must stand up to bad policies’: Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott addresses CPAC

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he would “be ineligible” as a “conservative monarchist and climate skeptic” as he reflects on his time as opposition leader. Abbott rose to Prime Ministership with a landslide victory after the 2013 Australian federal election. “It’s not enough just to have the right instincts, we also need the right … Read more

Transit planning in Toronto is a comedy of errors

Waiting for the Eglinton Crosstown, a tragicomedy in transit, September 27 The Eglinton subway seems to have become a who-knows-when, incredibly expensive tram/LRT route. How does what Edward Keenan called a “transit comedy” come into being, again, in this age of limitless information? It’s not that mayors and prime ministers don’t know what they don’t … Read more

Coup d’état in Burkina Faso as military officers overthrow junta leader

Military officers have seized control of Burkina Faso, claiming to restore peace to the jihadist-ravaged country when they overthrew a junta leader who also came to power in a coup earlier this year. Gunshots rang out around the presidential palace before dawn in the capital, Ouagadougou, on the start of a day that culminated in … Read more

Governor’s Debate: Call for abortion ban, Smith wants changes

SIOUX FALLS, SD (AP) – South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem said Friday during the only debate of her reelection campaign with her Democratic challenger, state legislator Jamie Smith, that if she is re-elected, she will uphold the state’s abortion ban that provides no exceptions for rape or incest. The Republican governor simply explained her stance … Read more

President of the UAE Salik Council: Dubai’s population increase opens up new opportunities for growth

President of the UAE Salik Council: Dubai’s population increase opens up new opportunities for growth Al Tayer said the high demand for the company’s offerings reflects investor confidence in the emirate’s financial markets. Saturday – 6 Rabi’ al-Awwal 1444 AH – October 01, 2022 AD Edition No. [ 16013] Mattar Al Tayer at the celebration … Read more

The Iranian regime must be held accountable — by the Iranians themselves | The incision | Detroit

click to enlarge Shutterstock Organic riots following the murder of Mahsa Amini in police custody pose a threat to the regime. But foreign interference won’t help their movement — instead, it could slow it down. The Iranian government is one of the world’s most repressive autocracies. It uses religion as a cudgel to suppress freedom … Read more

FitzSimons steps down as Republican leader

The chairman of the Australian Republic Movement, Peter FitzSimons, is stepping down after seven years at the helm. The author and journalist said it was the right time to step aside and announced that he will not run in the lobby group elections in October and will end when his term ends in November. “I … Read more

Taxi drivers, elected officials applaud debt relief program

Taxi drivers took to the steps of City Hall on Friday to announce a new debt relief program. While a deal was first announced last year under former Mayor Bill de Blasio, the framework was only finalized last month, with the support of Mayor Eric Adams. Adams was joined Friday by two other powerful elected … Read more

US envoy ‘will not be admitted’ to Nicaragua, says vice president | Election News

Nicaraguan Vice President Rosario Murillo says decision because of the ‘interfering’ attitude of the new US ambassador. Nicaragua will not allow the new United States ambassador to enter the country because of his “interfering” stance, Vice President Rosario Murillo has reiterated, amid months of escalating tensions between the two nations. US envoy Hugo Rodriguez “will … Read more

Infrastructure Viewed in New York’s Electric Vehicle Push

This week, Governor Kathy Hochul passed a law intended to phase out the sale of gas-powered vehicles by 2035. Supporters hope the regulations announced by the governor will expedite the transition as New York seeks to curb the effects of climate change and greenhouse gas emissions. “If we get it done before the end of … Read more