‘What are you at?’ Donald Trump presses Trudeau over Canada’s NATO defence spending

LONDON — U.S. President Donald Trump put Justin Trudeau on the spot Tuesday over Canada’s NATO defence spending. “What are you at? What is your number?” Trump pointedly asked, referring to how much Canada spends on NATO defence as a percentage of its GDP. The two men met on the sidelines of a major NATO […]

Disgraced Prince Andrew retains Canadian military roles

Prince Andrew, the much-disgraced Duke of York, stepped away from public life late last month in the aftermath of a disastrous interview on the BBC. In the weeks since, organizations around the world, including the prince’s old Canadian private school, have raced to cut ties with the bungling royal. His own mother reportedly cancelled his […]

Reports: Prince Charles in preparation to take over as head of British monarchy

Reports in multiple U.K. outlets indicate that Prince Charles is in preparation to take over as the head of the British monarchy once his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, turns 95 in 18 months. British tabloid The Sun says Charles met with Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, yesterday at Sandringham to discuss the move, which comes […]

Experts discussed the challenges of modern media in Prague

At the end of November, the II Media Forum: freedom of journalism in the context of human rights, new technologies and information security was held in Prague. The three-day event was attended by more than 100 journalists, experts, political scientists from 24 countries, representing various regions of the world. The aim of the forum was […]

No, koalas are not ‘functionally extinct’

Over the weekend, social media users grew alarmed over reports that koalas are now “functionally extinct” following devastating wildfires. Turns out, the iconic Australian creature is not gone anywhere. Unprecedented fires ripped through Queensland and New South Wales this month, killing six people and burning hundreds of thousands of hectares of land. Firefighters were battling […]

‘And you can ask that horse, ‘Hey, Horsey, do you want to have a drink?” Meet the rugby star behind the strangest sports interview you will ever see

In Canada, land of the grinders and the good Canadian kids and the boys just giving their all, interesting sports interviews are about as common as a Maple Leafs’ Stanley Cup. So it is perhaps unsurprising that Canadians seemed to take such delight this week in the viral clip of a bearded weirdo talking about […]

Kazakhstan and Switzerland start new level of business cooperation

NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan – Six memorandums to launch new joint projects in tourism, banking, transport and agriculture were signed following the Kazakh-Swiss business forum as part of the official visit of Swiss President Ueli Maurer to Nur-Sultan on 22 November. Maurer, who was accompanied to Kazakhstan by a delegation of Swiss business representatives and participated in […]

WYWS: Somali-Canadian activist killed in Mogadishu, Panda Bei Bei arrives in China

US-born giant panda Bei Bei eats in its enclosure at the Bifengxia base of the China Conservation and Research Centre of the Giant Panda in Yaan, China’s southwestern Sichuan province, on November 21, 2019. STR / AFP via Getty Images Good morning and welcome to While You Were Sleeping, a roundup of news from the […]