Canada says pope’s apology to Indigenous people not enough

QUEBEC CITY — The Canadian government made clear Wednesday that Pope Francis’ apology to Indigenous peoples for abuses in the country’s church-run residential schools did not go far enough, suggesting that reconciliation over the fraught history is still very much a work in progress. The official government reaction came as Francis arrived in Quebec City … Read more

Myanmar executions of 4 activists spur global outrage

BANGKOK (AP) — International outrage over Myanmar’s execution of four political prisoners intensified Tuesday with grassroots protests and strong condemnation from world governments, as well as fears the hangings could derail nascent attempts to bring an end to the violence and unrest that has beset the Southeast Asian nation since the military seized power last … Read more

Three Picasso artworks discovered in three months

A sketch worth hundreds of thousands, a children’s book and a ‘missing’ masterpiece… In the past three months, three unique artworks by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso have been found, in strange and unexpected circumstances. Is this a coincidence or not? When the President of the Philippines, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr, won a landslide victory in … Read more

US heat wave: Grim warnings are issued as oppressive heat in the US shows no signs of slowing down

CNN — As an oppressive heat wave spreads across the United States – and shows no sign of slowing until at least through the weekend – local leaders across the country are urging extreme caution. The scorching heat that has already settled across much of the south-central US and prompted heat warnings and advisories across … Read more

The 2.5 seconds that sealed the fate of Japan’s Shinzo Abe Crime News

Bodyguards could have saved former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe if they shielded him or removed him from the line of fire in the 2.5 seconds between a missed first shot and the second round of gunfire that fatally wounded him, according to eight security experts who reviewed footage of the former Japanese prime minister’s assassination. … Read more

5 things to know for July 18: Uvalde, Mall shooting, Ukraine, Heat waves, Netflix

CNN — When you board an airplane, the decade-old, bulky inflight entertainment screens can feel like a holdover from another era. For years, travelers have shared feedback about their outdated inflight experiences, and now it appears companies are getting closer to implementing some revolutionary concepts. In fact, if a few tech giants have their way, … Read more

EXPLAINER: The Unification Church’s ties to Japan’s politics

TOKYO (AP) — The assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has unearthed long-suspected, little-talked-of links between him and a religious group that started in South Korea but has spread its influence around the world. Police and Japanese media have suggested that the alleged attacker, Tetsuya Yamagami, who was arrested on the spot, was … Read more

China bank crisis: Authorities try to stem anger over frozen deposits

Hong Kong CNN Business — Chinese authorities will start refunding bank customers whose accounts have been frozen for months, following some of the biggest protests the country has seen since the start of the pandemic. Customers from four rural banks in the central province of Henan, and one in neighboring Anhui province, will be repaid … Read more

Abe’s party vows to finish his work after winning the Japanese vote

TOKYO (AP) — Days after former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s assassination, his party vowed to use its victory in a parliamentary election to achieve his unfinished goals, including strengthening the military and revising the country’s pacifist, postwar constitution. While the comfortable majority secured Sunday by the governing Liberal Democratic Party and its junior coalition … Read more