Winnipeg News

  • Svika Pick, prolific Israeli singer-songwriter, dies at 72
    by Feedloaderapi (Winnipeg Free Press) on August 14, 2022 at 12:39 pm in Celebrities, World

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Svika Pick, a pillar of Israel’s music industry who gained international attention after his song won the Eurovision Song Contest, has died. He was 72. Pick, known as “the Maestro” in Israeli pop circles, was a singer, composer and prolific songwriter who penned dozens of No. 1 hits. After news of his

  • Norway puts down Freya the walrus that drew Oslo crowds
    by Feedloaderapi (Winnipeg Free Press) on August 14, 2022 at 12:09 pm in Environment, World

    BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Norway said Sunday they have euthanized a walrus that had drawn crowds of spectators in the Oslo Fjord after concluding that it posed a risk to humans. The 600-kilogram (1,320-pound) female walrus, known affectionately as Freya, became a popular attraction in Norway in recent weeks, despite warnings from officials that

  • Top lawyers hired by those linked to Georgia election probe
    by Feedloaderapi (Winnipeg Free Press) on August 14, 2022 at 11:50 am in World

    ATLANTA (AP) — In the state investigation spurred by then-President Donald Trump’s call to Georgia’s top election official, people who have been called to testify — or who might be — about potential interference in the 2020 presidential contest are turning to high-profile lawyers. It was Trump’s conversation with Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on

  • Shelling kills 1 in Ukraine; Russia wants nuke plant pledges
    by Feedloaderapi (Winnipeg Free Press) on August 14, 2022 at 11:46 am in Business, World

    KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces on Sunday fired rockets on the Mykolaiv region in southern Ukraine, killing at least one person, and a Russian diplomat called on Ukraine to offer security assurances so that international inspectors could visit a nuclear power station that has come under fire. The Mykolaiv region is just to the

  • More US lawmakers visiting Taiwan 12 days after Pelosi trip
    by Feedloaderapi (Winnipeg Free Press) on August 14, 2022 at 11:40 am in World

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A delegation of American lawmakers is visiting Taiwan just 12 days after a visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that angered China. The five-member delegation, led by Democratic Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts, will meet senior leaders to discuss U.S.-Taiwan relations, regional security, trade, investment and other issues, the American

  • Some Capitol rioters try to profit from their Jan. 6 crimes
    by Feedloaderapi (Winnipeg Free Press) on August 14, 2022 at 11:21 am in World

    Facing prison time and dire personal consequences for storming the U.S. Capitol, some Jan. 6 defendants are trying to profit from their participation in the deadly riot, using it as a platform to drum up cash, promote business endeavors and boost social media profiles. A Nevada man jailed on riot charges asked his mother to

  • Ottawa should offer Indigenous-language training, exemptions to public servants: memo
    by Feedloaderapi (Winnipeg Free Press) on August 14, 2022 at 11:00 am in Canada, Celebrities

    OTTAWA – Senior civil servants explored offering Indigenous-language training to federal employees and possible exemptions to those who already speak one from requiring fluency in both English and French, newly released documents show. Deputy ministers from several departments discussed the issue last fall. A memo, released to The Canadian Press under federal access-to-information laws, flagged

  • Quebec towns protecting right to serve residents in English after new language law
    by Feedloaderapi (Winnipeg Free Press) on August 14, 2022 at 11:00 am in Canada, Celebrities

    MONTREAL – Quebec’s new language law has dozens of municipalities in the province shoring up their bilingual status, with few considering giving up the right to serve their citizens in both English and French. Almost 90 cities, towns or boroughs in Quebec are considered officially bilingual, a designation allowing them to offer services, post signage

  • Strong explosion hits market in Armenia’s capital
    by Feedloaderapi (Winnipeg Free Press) on August 14, 2022 at 10:54 am in Business, World

    YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — A strong explosion hit a large market in Armenia’s capital on Sunday, setting off a fire and reportedly trapping people under rubble. The Interfax news agency cited Armenia’s emergency service as saying the explosion occurred in a building at the Surmalu market where fireworks were sold. The market is about two

  • Officials: Fire at Coptic church in Cairo kills 41, hurts 14
    by Feedloaderapi (Winnipeg Free Press) on August 14, 2022 at 10:40 am in World

    CAIRO (AP) — A fire ripped through a church in the Egyptian capital of Cairo on Sunday sending huge amounts of thick black smoke into the air as congregants worshipped, killing at least 41 and injuring 14, the Coptic Church said. The cause of the blaze in the Abu Sefein church in the working-class neighborhood