TTC installs pole in the middle of a bike lane and people are furious

TTC installs pole in the middle of a bike lane and people are furious

Toronto isn’t known to be a particularly bike-friendly city — quite the opposite, actually — and it doesn’t seem to be working too hard to remedy that reputation.  Exhibit A: a metal pole has been installed smack in the middle of a downtown bike lane.  A light standard was installed over night in the middle of the bike … Read more

The Overland Telegraph Line revolutionised Australia 150 years ago and broke its extreme isolation

The Overland Telegraph Line revolutionised Australia 150 years ago and broke its extreme isolation

At 96 years old, Laurence Wallace is not as strong as the first day he walked into the cavernous Sydney Telegraph Office as World War II raged on — but his hands are just as lightning fast. He is one of a handful of master telegraphists left in Australia skilled in the dying art of Morse … Read more

Canadian music icon begs Toronto to help save raccoon trapped on pole

Canadian music icon begs Toronto to help save raccoon trapped on pole

Though a characteristic run-in with a raccoon in Toronto is usually an adorable, innocuous treat of an experience, there have been a number of raccoon escapades in recent memory that have been far more stressful to both the city’s unofficial mascots and the people who love them. T.O.’s trash pandas just love to get themselves … Read more

Zelenskiy: Ukraine could become EU candidate in a few weeks

Zelenskiy: Ukraine could become EU candidate in a few weeks

April 18 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy formally submitted a completed EU membership questionnaire to a envoy on Monday, saying he believed the move would lead to his country gaining candidate status within a few weeks. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen handed over the questionnaire to Zelenskiy during a visit to Kiev … Read more

Britons captured in Ukraine appear on Russian television, asking for booty with Putin’s allies

Britons captured in Ukraine appear on Russian television, asking for booty with Putin’s allies

Viktor Medvedchuk, leader of the political party Opposition Platform – For Life, attends a court hearing in Kiev, Ukraine on May 13, 2021. REUTERS / Serhii Nuzhnenko Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Sign up Russian state television shows two captured British fighter jets It is unclear from the recordings whether they … Read more

Oil prices are stable due to fears of declining demand in China

Oil prices are stable due to fears of declining demand in China

The chimneys of the Total Grandpuit oil refinery can be seen just after sunset, southeast of Paris, France, March 1, 2021. REUTERS / Christian Hartmann Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Sign up China’s Q1 GDP peaks, but weakness in March raises the outlook Libya stops operations on El Feel oil field … Read more

China’s GDP for Q1 tops forecast, but weakness in March significantly increases the risk of the outlook

China’s GDP for Q1 tops forecast, but weakness in March significantly increases the risk of the outlook

China’s GDP for the first quarter + 4.8% y / y, risks to the outlook rise sharply March activity indicators are already showing increasing stress Retail contract 3.5% in March against -1.6% in poll March nationwide unemployment highest since May 2020 Industrial production, investments beat the forecasts BEIJING, April 18 (Reuters) – China’s economy slowed … Read more

Explosions shake Ukraine, corpses along the streets of Mariupol

Explosions shake Ukraine, corpses along the streets of Mariupol

Shelling is ‘deliberate terror’, says the President of Ukraine Russia is asking Ukrainian warriors in steel mills to lay down arms The bombings continue elsewhere in Ukraine The pope condemns ‘cruel and meaningless’ conflict LVIV / KYIV, April 18 (Reuters) – Authorities reported several explosions in western and southern Ukraine on Monday as Russian forces … Read more

Three people injured in riots in Sweden

Three people injured in riots in Sweden

STOCKHOLM, April 17 (Reuters) – Three people in the Swedish city of Norrköping needed medical help after being hit by police bullets during clashes between police and protesters after Koran fires that caused riots in several Swedish cities over the Easter weekend. In some places, counter-protesters attacked the police ahead of planned right-wing extremist demonstrations. … Read more