Canada, other nations stage walkout at APEC meeting over Russia’s war on Ukraine – National

Delegates from the United States and four other nations staged a walkout Saturday when a representative from Russia began his opening remarks at a meeting of trade ministers of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation group in the Thai capital, officials said. A Japanese official said Japan’s Trade Minister Koichi Hagiuda and his counterparts from the US, … Read more

Finland dominates Britain; Germany tops Italy at hockey worlds

TAMPERE, Finland — Finland got back to winning ways at the world ice hockey championship when it beat Britain 6-0, while Germany beat Italy 9-4 in the highest-scoring game of the tournament on Friday. Montreal Canadiens forward Joel Armia was among six different players to score for host Finland, while Jussi Olkinuora faced 10 shots … Read more

Boeing’s astronaut capsule arrives at International Space Station in test do over – National

With only a test dummy aboard, Boeing’s astronaut capsule pulled up and parked at the International Space Station for the first time Friday, a huge achievement for the company after years of false starts. The only other time Boeing’s Starliner flew in space, it never got anywhere near the station, ending up in the wrong … Read more

US teen struck by lightning while inside her room at home – National

A Pennsylvania teenager was struck by lightning inside her family’s home on Monday night after a bolt somehow entered the house. Giana Scaramuzzo, 15, was hanging out in her room when she saw the lightning in her mirror. “All of a sudden I hear the loud sound of thunder, and I see lightning, and I … Read more

Canada to ban imports of Russian alcohol, names 14 oligarchs in new sanctions – National

Canadians will see less varieties of Russian alcohol in the country after Ottawa announced Friday it will stop importing those products due to Moscow’s war in Ukraine. The federal government also said it is slapping sanctions on 14 more individuals including Russian oligarchs, their family members and close associates of President Vladimir Putin. Ottawa has … Read more

Florida man ‘cooked alive’ after police use stun gun in gas station arrest, lawyers say – National

NOTE: This article contains graphic details that are disturbing. Please read at your own discretion. A 26-year-old Florida man is still fighting for his life after a sheriff’s deputy claiming shot him with a stun gun as he refueled his dirt bike at a gas station on Feb. 28. Lawyers for Jean Barreto released a … Read more

Turkey’s Erdogan flatly rejects Sweden, Finland NATO bids: ‘We would say no’ – National

Turkey will oppose Sweden and Finland joining NATO, the country’s president flatly stated in a video released Thursday. “We have told our relevant friends we would say `no’ to Finland and Sweden’s entry into NATO, and we will continue on our path like this,” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a group of Turkish youth in … Read more

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Wolverines’ of Ukraine step out of shadows – National

At a former paintball park in west Ukraine, Canadian, British and American military instructors were putting two dozen recruits through a warm-up drill. “Breathe!” a US army veteran told the trainees, who lay prone in the ankle-high grass, aiming their AK-47 rifles at the treeline. “Keep your fingers on those triggers!” The instructors were members … Read more

Solar Orbiter spies a ‘hedgehog’ during close pass of the sun

The spacecraft, which flew by the sun on March 26, has returned a treasure trove of new images and insights after coming within one-third the distance from the sun to the Earth. Solar Orbiter’s heat shield reached about 932 degrees Fahrenheit (500 degrees Celsius), but functioned as expected and protected the spacecraft during its historic … Read more

Buffalo mass shooting suspect: ‘Lonely,’ ‘nerdy’ teenager showed signs of trouble – National

In the waning days of Payton Gendron’s COVID-19-altered senior year at Susquehanna Valley High School, he logged on to a virtual learning program in economics class that asked: “What do you plan to do when you retire?” “Murder-suicide,” Gendron typed. Despite his protests that it was all a joke, the bespectacled 17-year-old who had long … Read more