When the British handed Hong Kong back to China in 1997, the Communist Party promised a 'one country, two systems' form of government, which for the next 50 years was meant to allow media freedom and a restricted vote for the island trading city's chief executive. … [Read more...] about China’s chilling crackdown on freedom in Hong Kong sees Australia join allies U.S., UK and Canada to release a damning statement saying they are ‘destroying’ trust
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Nominations submitted to the Bank of Canada will be reviewed by an independent advisory council made up of academics and other experts that will draw up a shortlist to be submitted to the finance minister. The new note will be issued in 2018. … [Read more...] about Canada seeks nominations for woman to appear on future banknotes
Initially the federal government had hoped to launch retail sales by July this year. Trudeau said: “One of the things that we heard very clearly from the provinces is that they need a certain amount of time to get their bricks-and-mortar stores and their online sales ready. … [Read more...] about Canada’s Trudeau says cannabis will become legal in mid-October
He added: “Look at the most recent figures: we’re actually allowing our fishermen now to land more plaice, more cod. Over the last five years, the UK-landed fish has actually increased by 20%.” … [Read more...] about British fishermen set to have better non-EU trading deals post Brexit
The EA said United Utilities, the company which supplies water to the North West, has applied for a drought order to take supplies from Ennerdale Water in the Lake District to sustain supplies in west Cumbria and, if the dry weather continues, it is likely that further actions will be needed across a larger part of the region. … [Read more...] about Britain braces for hottest day of year with temperatures set to hit 82F – so will people REALLY wait until Monday to meet up for barbecues?