A tsunami strikes a poor part of Indonesia

A tsunami strikes a poor part of Indonesia

JUST after 5:30pm on September 28th, a three-metre-high tsunami struck Palu and Donggala, two cities on Sulawesi, an island in the east of Indonesia. It had been triggered by a 7.4-magnitude earthquake out at sea 30 minutes earlier. The wave was devastating. Bridges were smashed, homes toppled and cars swept away. An eight-storey hotel, with…

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Who needs the Kardashians — Meet the new breed of influencers tapping social media’s ‘gold rush’

Who needs the Kardashians — Meet the new breed of influencers tapping social media’s ‘gold rush’

Victoria Hui is part of a new class of online influencers who are doing an end run around traditional advertising channels and turning social media into a lucrative platform for selling brands. Peter J. Thompson/National Post To scroll through her Instagram, Victoria Hui, a.k.a. @thelustlistt, is living an impossibly glamorous life. She’s on vacation every…

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With looming NAFTA deadline and intensive talks, Freeland postpones UN speech

With looming NAFTA deadline and intensive talks, Freeland postpones UN speech

WASHINGTON — Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland postponed her marquee United Nations speech Saturday as negotiators on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border continued their full-court press for a breakthrough on a North American free-trade deal. Officials in Freeland’s office say the minister, who had been scheduled to deliver Canada’s address to the General Assembly,…

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Lawrence Solomon: Trudeau stands alone as Canada — and the world — abandons green energy

Lawrence Solomon: Trudeau stands alone as Canada — and the world — abandons green energy

Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s repeal of the Green Energy Act and balks by premiers of other Canadian provinces at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s climate agenda aren’t rearguard moves by Donald Trump wannabes. They are part of a worldwide trend rejecting renewables, rejecting climate change alarmism, and embracing coal and other fossil fuels. Renewables and the…

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