New COVID restrictions, Tories boycott security committee : In The News for Dec. 21
In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Dec. 21 ... © Provided by The Canadian Press What we are watching in Canada ... Erin O'Toole is refusing to name Conservative members to the national security and intelligence committee of parliamentarians. The Conservative leader pulled his party's MPs from the committee last spring to protest the Liberal government's refusal to hand over unredacted documents related to the firing of two scientists from Canada's highest security laboratory. In a Dec.
Lebanon-crisis / Government (photo): Lebanon - Hezbollah and Amal Groups end their boycott of government
Beirut, January 15 (Reuters) - Powerful Lebanese Hezbollah and Amal groups announced on Saturday their intention to end their boycott of government sessions, paving the way for a resumption of ministers' meetings after three months of judgment during which the economic crisis has aggravated and the currency. currency depreciated more yet.
The two groups, which support several ministers in a government composed of members representing the whole political and Community spectrum of the country, added that their decision was motivated by the desire to approve budget 2022 and to discuss the means to revive The economy.
in Lebanon, a telethon for sick people with care
© Anwar AMRO / AFP a burnt person following the explosion of a tanker truck in the geitawi hospital in Beirut, August 15, 2021. the ninth Telethon stands on Thursday, December 23 in Lebanon in a country with economic collapse. The event, intended to support mainly people who do not have the means to heal, takes the most important. Lebanese society lives an unprecedented economic crisis and turns to its diaspora.
At the origin of the boycott, tensions around the survey on the huge explosion that struck the port of Beirut in 2020. Hezbollah, supported by Iran, and its Shiite Muslim allies accused the judge's judge. in charge of investigations.
The disability of the government has delayed the discussions with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on a vital remedial plan to unblock international aid that the country needs to avoid bankruptcy and out of the whole sections of its own. Population of poverty.
An IMF spokesman told Reuters that virtual mode discussions would be held with the Lebanese authorities the last week of January. (Timour Azhari, Gilles Guillaume for the French version)
OJ 2022. China asks the United States to "stop disturbing" the Beijing Olympic Games .
© Ishara S. Kodikara / AFP Chinese Minister Wang Yi, called the United States to " Stop disrupting the Beijing Olympics. This Thursday, China, via its Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, called the United States to "stop disrupting" the Beijing Olympic Games, which will begin on February 4th. The US announced a diplomatic boycott of winter Olympics in China.