United States

Trump-appointed US envoys in Iceland, UK, seem undiplomatic

Foibles of politically appointed US ambassadors lacking diplomatic experience have surfaced in the Trump administration.

Trump-appointed US envoys in Iceland, UK, seem undiplomatic

Family

Virginia Woolf and hot fudge sundaes for lunch

My great aunt Marie helped shape my understanding of the world and my place within it without me even realising it.

Virginia Woolf and hot fudge sundaes for lunch

AJ Impact

Canada says requirements met to extradite Huawei CFO to US

Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's CFO and daughter of its founder, was arrested in December 2018 on a warrant from the US.

Canada says requirements met to extradite Huawei CFO to US

Canada

Widening charity scandal engulfs Canada's Justin Trudeau

Testimony by a Canadian prime minister before a parliamentary committee is very unusual and last happened in 2006.

Widening charity scandal engulfs Canada's Justin Trudeau

AJ Impact

Huawei lawyers ask Canada to stay CFO extradition: Documents

The applications are based on what lawyers allege was a destruction of the integrity of the judicial process in the US.

Huawei lawyers ask Canada to stay CFO extradition: Documents

US & Canada

Canada court rules US asylum pact invalid over refugee detentions

Judge says asylum seekers arriving in Canada from US soil face 'detention as a penalty' if they are turned back.

Canada court rules US asylum pact invalid over refugee detentions

AJ Impact

Pompeo in UK calls for 'coalition' to counter China

The criticism came hours after Britain suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong and blocked arms sales to it.

Pompeo in UK calls for 'coalition' to counter China

Middle East

Iran says it sent downed Ukraine airliner black boxes to France

Black boxes transported to Paris by aviation organisation officials and a judge, according to media report.

Iran says it sent downed Ukraine airliner black boxes to France

US & Canada

North American borders to be closed until August 21

Restrictions do not apply to people travelling for work, family care, educational or humanitarian reasons.

North American borders to be closed until August 21

AJ Impact

Show must go on: Cirque du Soleil eyes reopening post pandemic

Cancellations led the company, which banked $1bn pre-pandemic, to permanently or temporarily lay off 95% of workers.

Show must go on: Cirque du Soleil eyes reopening post pandemic

United States

UK, US, Canada accuse Russia of hacking virus vaccine trials

Britain's National Cyber Security Centre made the announcement, which was coordinated with the US and Canada.

UK, US, Canada accuse Russia of hacking virus vaccine trials

Canada

Chief Allan Adam on being beaten by police and Indigenous rights

The chief discusses the legacy of residential schools, making deals with the oil industry and the need for new treaties.

Chief Allan Adam on being beaten by police and Indigenous rights

US & Canada

Report: Canada, US to extend ban on non-essential border traffic

Canadians say surge in US coronavirus cases means no chance of non-essential tourist traffic between the two countries.

Report: Canada, US to extend ban on non-essential border traffic

US & Canada

COVID-19 could force about 10 million kids out of school: Report

A report by child advocacy group Save the Children has found that almost 10 million children locked out of school by coronavirus may never go back.

AJ Impact

US Scrabble bans racist and LGBTQ slurs from tournaments

Head of North American Players Association defies advisory board to blacklist some 230 offensive words.

US Scrabble bans racist and LGBTQ slurs from tournaments