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Day: January 15, 2020

Russian PM quits over Putin’s plans
Featured, Russia

Russian PM quits over Putin’s plans

    Vladimir Putin has proposed changes to Russia’s constitution that would limit the power of a potential successor if he steps down in 2024, indicating he may occupy a beefed-up role as Russia’s prime minister or in the government’s state council. In a televised speech before senior officials, Putin suggested amending Russia’s constitution to limit a future president to two terms in office he has served four tightening residency requirements for presidential candidates, and letting parliament choose candidates for prime minister and the cabinet, in effect weakening the presidency. Shortly after the speech, the prime minister, Dmitri Medvedev, said that Russia’s government would resign in full, allowing Putin to appoint new ministers as he embarks on a sweeping reshuff...
Meghan in Vancouver’s warm embrace
Featured, United Kingdom

Meghan in Vancouver’s warm embrace

    While the controversy rumbles on in the UK over the desire of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to follow their own path, on the surface, the people of Vancouver have accepted Meghan as one of their own. The warmth felt for her is there for all to see in a photo from the Vancouver Downtown Eastside Women's Centre  Meghan looks happy and comfortable in their collective embrace. That warmth is not being felt by everyone. Canadians are famously polite but the media frenzy around the Duke and Duchess of Sussex is proving to be the thing that gets some of them riled up. Being heckled in the street is an occupational hazard for news crews - it is unexpected when it comes from the nicest people on the planet. It is clear, in British Columbia at least, that Canadians are ta...