Saturday, February 24

Canada

Reinforcement of Baltic States Around With Promise More Troops Canada
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Reinforcement of Baltic States Around With Promise More Troops Canada

The reinforcement of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania with additional NATO troops seems complete. Canada, which is in charge of NATO forces in Latvia, promised at the NATO summit in Madrid that that Baltic country can also count on reinforcements.   Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the three vulnerable NATO member states have been pushing for the expansion of NATO power to protect them against their big neighbour. The United Kingdom and Germany, which lead NATO forces in Estonia and Lithuania, have already pledged to release more troops. These plans are part of the massive reinforcement of the eastern flank of the Western military alliance. NATO's rapid reaction force is almost eightfold. But Canada was hesitant to send more military personnel to Latvia than the 700 Canadians w...
Canada Also Approves Pfizer Corona Vaccine
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Canada Also Approves Pfizer Corona Vaccine

After the United Kingdom, Canada has also approved the corona vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech.   According to regulator Health Canada, that vaccine is "safe, effective and of good quality". The approval allows Canada to start vaccinating in the short term. Health Canada used an accelerated approval process. This is very similar to that of the US drug regulator FDA, which is expected to give the vaccine the green light later this week. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is also looking at vaccines from Pfizer and competitor Moderna. Approval for these funds is expected in the European Union this year.
Canadians are No Longer Welcome in the European Union for the Time Being
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Canadians are No Longer Welcome in the European Union for the Time Being

Canadians are no longer welcome in the European Union for the time being. The member states have removed the North American country from the 'white' list of countries outside the EU that more or less have the coronavirus under control.   Tunisia and Georgia have also been removed from the list, while residents of Singapore can board a plane again to the EU. For the US, Russia, India, Brazil and Turkey, the ban on unnecessary trips will remain in place for the time being. Residents from China, Macau and Hong Kong are welcome, but because of the so-called reciprocity principle only if EU citizens are also admitted. The EU countries, except Ireland and the Schengen countries Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, closed their borders to travellers from outside the EU in mid-...
A 51-Years-Old Shoots at least 16 People in Canada
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A 51-Years-Old Shoots at least 16 People in Canada

In the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, a man disguised as a police officer shot at least 16 people.   The 51-year-old gunman was shot dead by police in a petrol station after hours of chasing. Authorities say this is the deadliest shooting in Canadian history. Saturday night, around 11:30 PM, police received calls for shooting in Portapique, a small coastal town in Nova Scotia. Agents then found several victims in and outside a home. Later calls came in about shots in other places and burning cars and buildings. People were killed in several places in the north of the province. The reason for the shooting is still unclear. On the night from Saturday to Sunday, a twelve-hour search for the perpetrator followed, while residents in the spacious area were asked to close their door...