Trudeau tracks down on protests

By Sophie Boulter and Ivy Lewis, World News Editor and Staff Writer Trudeau responded to ongoing “Freedom Convoy” protests by invoking the Emergency Powers Act, which deems the protests illegal and allow him to tow vehicles associated with the protests and levy fines against protestors. The blockade created by protestors led to the shutdown of a Ford plant. and other disruptions. Photo courtesy of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoked emergency powers on Monday in response to trucker protests demanding an end to Canada’s COVID-19 restrictions.  Trudeau used Canada’s 1988 Emergency Powers Act to deem these protests, known as … Continue reading Trudeau tracks down on protests

ISIS leader killed in U.S. operation

By Ivy lewis, Staff Writer Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi, the leader of terrorist group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), died after a U.S. raid in Northern Syria. He reportedly ended his life by detonating a bomb that resulted in his death and the death of several family members. The U.S. raid also killed a top deputy of al-Qurayshi, according to U.S. officials.  “As our troops approached to capture the terrorist, in a final act of desperate cowardice, he chose to blow himself up rather than face justice for the… crimes he has committed,” President Joe Biden said. … Continue reading ISIS leader killed in U.S. operation

Burkina Faso’s president deposed

By Ivy Lewis, Staff Writer Former Pres. Roch Kaboré was deposed in a military coup in Burkina Faso by a lieutenant colonel in the army. The ECOWAS group has suspended the country due to the military coup. The UN has condemned the coup.  Lt. Col. Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba has declared himself President of Burkina Faso, ousting former leader Roch Kaboré in a military coup. Burkina Faso has been suspended from the 15-member Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) following the coup. The military has announced the suspension of Burkina Faso’s constitution, dissolved the government and closed the country’s borders. … Continue reading Burkina Faso’s president deposed