Independent agency probing CSIS following claim that operative smuggled teenage girls into Syria
An independent government agency is reviewing how Canada's spy agency handles human sources after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised in August to follow up on claims that a CSIS operative smuggled three British teenagers into Syria in 2015. The three teens — Shamima Begum, Amira Abase, both 15, and Kadiza Sultana, 16 — left east London for Syria in 2015. Sultana and Abase are believed to be dead. Begum is at a detention camp in northeastern Syria.
his resignation as a minister contributed to Boris Johnson's fall, now Sajid Javid is a simple MP in the British lower house. But he also wants to vacate this post. Premier Sunak regrets. © Henry Nicholls/ Reuters
The former British finance and health minister Sajid Javid does not want to compete for the lower house. The 52-year-old announced in a letter to the chairman of the conservative Tories in his constituency Bromsgrove in Central England.
Javid wrote that it was "the honor of my life" to be a member of a member and minister. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced that he regretted Javid's withdrawal. He was "sad that my good friend Sajid Javid withdraws from politics," wrote Sunak.
Jill Biden privately told the French president that she and Joe Biden were ready for his re-election campaign: NYT
Joe Biden, who at 80 is the oldest US president in history, has not publicly announced whether he will seek reelection in 2024. First Lady Jill Biden told French President Emmanuel Macron that she and her husband, President Joe Biden, are ready for his reelection campaign, The New York Times reported.Biden has not publicly announced whether he will seek reelection in 2024, and is reported to have been discussing the issue in recent week with close family.Two sources told the Times that the first lady made the comment at last week's state dinner for Macron and his wife, Brigitte, at the White House.
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Javid was responsible for Johnson's fall at
as the son of a bus driver from Pakistan was Javid Great Britain's first Muslim Interior and Finance Minister. With his resignation as Minister of Health, he contributed significantly to the fall of the then Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the summer.
Before his politician career, Javid - like Premier Sunak - was investment banker. Because of his assets and alleged tax tricks, the millionaire was also criticized. His attempt to become the chairman of the conservatives in 2019 failed.
Tories cut off
in Great Britain in January 2025 at the latest. In the surveys, the Tories, which have been ruling since 2010, are currently clearly behind the opposition Labor Party in view of the government chaos of the past few months. In some surveys, the gap is up to 25 percentage points.
Several younger Tory MPs have already announced that they will not start again in the next election. Javid is now the first top politician of the conservatives who announced his retreat.
Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, who left the Democratic Party, says she doesn't want to be 'tethered' by partisanship: 'I want to remove some of that poison from our politics' .
"The national political parties have pulled our politics farther to the edges than I have ever seen," Sinema said. "I want to remove some of that."Sinema, who has run into a myriad of issues with progressives since her 2018 election to the Senate, told CNN that many politicos in the nation's capital wouldn't understand her choice, but she insisted that it was one that would allow her to reject the polarization that she said has become a major problem.