January 12, 2020

Nuclear power alert ‘sent in error,’ Canadian utility company says

iStock(TORONTO) -- A Canadian utility company has retracted an alert stating that a nuclear power incident occurred at a power plant east of Toronto. The "emergency bulletin" was sent to residents in the province of Ontario on Sunday morning describing an "incident" that occurred at the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station but stated there was no abnormal release of radioactivity. The power company later clarified that the message was sent in error. "There is no danger to the public or the envir..
January 12, 2020

Royal family to discuss Meghan and Harry’s ‘next steps’

iStock/oversnap(LONDON) -- The royal family will gather on Monday at Queen Elizabeth’s Sandringham estate to discuss "next steps" following the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s announcement that they will "step back as senior members" of Britain's royal family. Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles and Princes William and Harry will all be in attendance, according to a palace source. The Duchess of Sussex is expected to join them by phone, the source told ABC News. Harry and Meghan’s announcement lef..
January 12, 2020

Sole Iranian female Olympic medalist Kimia Alizadeh defects from country, she says

iStockKimia Alizadeh, the sole woman to ever have won a medal at the Olympics for the country of Iran, has defected from the country and moved to Europe, she announced on social media. The 21-year-old, who won bronze at the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio in the women's Taekwondo 57-kg competition, wrote on Instagram Saturday that she is "one of the millions of oppressed woman in Iran." "They took me wherever they wanted. Whatever they said I wore. Every sentence they ordered I repeated," Aliza..
January 11, 2020

Prime minister Justin Trudeau calls deadly plane shooting a ‘national tragedy,’ Canadian crash team en route to Iran to investigate

iStock(NEW YORK) -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said a crash team was en route to Iran to participate in the investigation of the plane crash that killed 176 people, including 57 Canadians. The crash of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 Wednesday occurred about three hours after Iran fired multiple missiles into Iraq, targeting U.S. military sites in retaliation for the American drone strike that killed Qassem Soleimani, one of its top generals. Iran has admitted that it unintentionall..