MEPs want perpetrators of war crimes in Ukraine to be brought to justice

The special international tribunal should investigate Russian leaders and military commanders and their allies for the crime of aggression against Ukraine, Members of the European Parliament said in the resolution adopted on May 19. Just talking about Russian aggression is no longer enough, action is required. MEPs called on the European Union to take all… Continue reading MEPs want perpetrators of war crimes in Ukraine to be brought to justice

Hayward Unified names interim superintendent

HAYWARD – The Hayward Unified board has unanimously chosen Chien Wu-Fernandez to serve as interim superintendent. The longtime assistant superintendent takes over following the announcement of the departure of Superintendent Matt Wayne, who served in the position for five years. Wayne is leaving the district to be the next superintendent of the San Francisco Unified… Continue reading Hayward Unified names interim superintendent

Man who barricaded himself in Fremont apartment amid fire dies

FREMONT — A man who barricaded himself inside a burning apartment last week has died following a medical episode he suffered after officers pulled him from the unit, police said Thursday. Authorities identified the man as William Farris, but they did not provide his age. Police responded about 9:07 a.m. on May 20 to assist… Continue reading Man who barricaded himself in Fremont apartment amid fire dies

Risk of thunderstorms as humidity makes its way into GTA

As the humidity makes its way into the GTA on Thursday, it brings with it the possibility of scattered showers and thunderstorms. CityNews weather specialist Denise Andreacchi said the rest of Thursday will be mostly cloudy with a storm risk for late afternoon and early evening. The humidex is expected to hit 30. “Heat and… Continue reading Risk of thunderstorms as humidity makes its way into GTA

Ontario Liberal candidate withdraws, leaving party three short of a full slate

The Ontario Liberals have lost another candidate with one week to go until voting day. Leader Steven Del Duca says Audrey Festeryga has withdrawn her candidacy in Chatham-Kent-Leamington and will no longer appear on the ballot for the Liberals. The development means there are now three ridings in which the Liberals aren’t running a candidate… Continue reading Ontario Liberal candidate withdraws, leaving party three short of a full slate

IOM: Up to 600 missing at sea in 3 months in Central Med

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The International Organization for Migration says up to 600 people attempting to reach Europe by sea from Tunisia and Libya have gone missing during the first three months of 2022, the highest figure since 2014. In the latest tragedy, according to Tunisian authorities, a wooden boat carrying over 100 people capsized… Continue reading IOM: Up to 600 missing at sea in 3 months in Central Med

Adapting Denis Johnson, Claire Denis debuts ‘Stars at Noon’

CANNES, France (AP) — Just days removed from finishing her latest film and hours after arriving in Cannes, Claire Denis sat down in a poolside hotel restaurant and warmly pronounced herself “a mess.” Denis’ latest, the Denis Johnson adaptation “Stars at Noon,” has been percolating in her for more than a decade. She was compelled… Continue reading Adapting Denis Johnson, Claire Denis debuts ‘Stars at Noon’

‘No future for babies:’ 842 US-bound Haitians end up in Cuba

VILLA CLARA, Cuba (AP) — Some of the more than 840 Haitians who tried to reach the United States in a boat but ended up in Cuba said Thursday that they fled violence in their country and were charged thousands of dollars by smugglers who ushered them onto a dilapidated boat and later abandoned them… Continue reading ‘No future for babies:’ 842 US-bound Haitians end up in Cuba