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Canada

Sask. woman who disappeared with son still detained in Oregon, facing charges in Canada and U.S. | CBC News

Dawn Walker is facing charges of parental abduction and public mischief in Canada, along with U.S. charges related to using a false passport, the Saskatoon Police Service (SPS) announced Monday. “As the criminal investigation progresses, there may be further charges that Ms. Walker will face as a result,” SPS Deputy Chief Randy Huisman said at a media briefing. Walker, […]

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US

Mexican fishermen detained after illegally catching 40 sharks off coast of Texas

Border Protection officers alerted the Coast Guard that the four men were catching sharks in U.S. federal waters near Corpus. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — U.S. Coast Guard crews say they busted four men for illegally fishing for sharks in federal waters Tuesday.  They seized 40 sharks the boat crew had already caught. Coast Guard crews […]

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World

Top U.S., Russian diplomats speak about detained Americans, grain deal; Ukraine denies missile strike on Donbas prison

White House hints that it’s preparing a new military aid package for Ukraine Ukrainian servicemen taking part in the armed conflict with Russia-backed separatists in Donetsk region of the country attend the handover ceremony of military heavy weapons and equipment in Kiev on November 15, 2018. Sergei Supinsky | AFP | Getty Images The White […]

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World

Russian Journalist Who Protested Ukraine War On Live TV Detained

Russian President Vladimir launched an invasion of Ukraine in March earlier this year. Moscow: Russian police on Sunday detained journalist Marina Ovsyannikova, who in March interrupted a live TV broadcast to denounce the military action in Ukraine, her lawyer said. No official statement has been made, but her detention comes a few days after 44-year-old […]

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Travel

An Australian woman was detained by a US border official who asked, ‘Have you recently had an abortion?’

An Australian woman traveling through the US was detained and interrogated by a US border official about whether she had recently had an abortion. The Guardian Australia reported that Madolline Gourley was traveling from Australia to Canada where she planned to house- and cat-sit in exchange for free accommodations. Gourley has a travel blog where […]

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Sports

Brittney Griner: Detained basketball player sends letter to President Joe Biden pleading for his help

Brittney Griner has made an appeal to President Joe Biden in a letter passed to the White House through her representatives saying she feared she might never return home. The letter also asks that President Biden not forget about her and the other American detainees. Griner’s agent Lindsay Kagawa Colas said the letter was delivered […]

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World

Ukraine Says Turkey Detained Russian Ship Carrying Ukrainian Grain

Ukraine’s Ambassador to Turkey said Turkish customs officials have detained a Russian cargo ship carrying grain shipped from a Russian-occupied area of Ukraine. Ambassador Vasyl Bodnar said Sunday the ship was at the entrance of Turkey’s Karasu port, and that Ukraine hoped Turkish officials would confiscate the grain. Ukraine has accused Russia of stealing grain […]

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World

Ukraine says Russian ship carrying Ukrainian grain detained by Turkey

Russian-flagged cargo ship Zhibek Zholy is seen off the coast of Black Sea port of Karasu, Turkey, July 2, 2022. Yoruk Isik | Reuters Turkish customs authorities have detained a Russian cargo ship carrying grain that Ukraine says is stolen, Ukraine’s ambassador to Turkey said on Sunday. Ukraine had previously asked Turkey to detain the […]

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Canada

Sudbury police ‘unlawfully’ detained Indigenous academic after she faced hospital racism, lawsuit alleges  | CBC News

An Indigenous academic says she was unlawfully detained by police after she faced racial discrimination from medical staff at a hospital in Sudbury, Ont., according to a recently filed $300,000 lawsuit. Tasha Beeds, of nêhiyaw, Scottish-Métis, and Bajan ancestry, said Sudbury police detained her under the provincial Mental Health Act and forced her to return […]

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Entertainment

Paul Haggis, Oscar-winning screenwriter-director, detained on sexual assault charges

The 69-year-old Canadian-born director and screenwriter, who won two Oscars for the 2004 crime drama “Crash,” was in the country to attend a film festival that begins Tuesday in Ostuni, a tourist town in the southern Italian region of Puglia. Public prosecutors in the nearby town of Brindisi said in a statement Sunday that they […]