Covid19 South America 

Union leaders fired at Brinks in Colombia during covid19 crisis

Brinks has been firing union leaders during the COVID health emergency in Colombia. On May 15 Brinks Colombia opened legal proceedings to terminate national union president Frank Gualdron, citing as their justification that he had posted images of a work-related protest on Facebook. Gualdron is among eight union officers who have been notified of their termination since Colombia declared a COVID health emergency in March, following six others in preceding months. Meanwhile, 14 union members – who lacked officers’ protections – have been fired outright, and 80 others have been…

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Covid19 North America 

John Bolton says he’d be happy to testify in Canada on Huawei exec’s extradition case

Of particular interest are revelations in which Bolton writes Trump connected Meng’s case to a potential U.S. trade deal with China. During an interview that aired Friday, Bolton rejected the idea that politics are involved in the case against Meng, which is based on fraud charges connected to her alleged violation of U.S. sanctions on Iran. “Look, the facts are what the facts are, and I think when you read the book it’s very clear what the purpose of the arrest was,” Bolton told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s “The Current.”…

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Covid19 Europe 

UK scraps coronavirus quarantine for travel to France, Greece and Spain

British travel agents welcome government’s ‘risk-based approach’ to quarantine Jonathan Smith, a spokesman for the Association of British Travel Agents (Abta), said the organisation welcomed the “risk-based approach” taken by the government in choosing to review blanket quarantine arrangements for UK arrivals. Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, he said: “I think this is incredibly welcome news for the travel industry, which has had a very difficult time these weeks and months, and will encourage people to book and allow them to enjoy a summer holiday.” Mr Smith added: “I…

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Covid19 North America 

Former Harper government House leader becomes interim leader of Wexit Canada

A veteran politician who once served as House leader in Stephen Harper’s Conservative government was named the interim leader of a political party seeking for Western Canada to secede from the rest of the country. Late Tuesday afternoon, Wexit Canada posted on its Facebook page that Peter Downing had resigned as leader and that Jay Hill would take over in the interim. “[He] will assume these responsibilities until the party is able to hold a founding convention and the grassroots members elect a new leader,” the party said. Wexit Canada…

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Advertising Africa 

Nigeria summons Ghana’s high commissioner over demolished property

The Nigerian government on Monday summoned the Ghanaian High Commissioner in Nigeria, Iva Denoo, over the demolition of a section of the Nigerian embassy in Accra, Ghana. Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, in a Twitter post, said he had actually asked the Ghanaian official to give an “urgent description” on the recent attacks on Nigeria’s diplomatic house and the staff in Accra. “Summoned the Chargè d’ Affaires of the High Commission of #Ghana to Nigeria, Ms Iva Denoo to require immediate explanation on the current attacks on a…

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