How Saudi Arabia is being shielded from global criticism over Khashoggi, Yemen | CBC Data

Welcome to The National Today newsletter, which takes a closer look at what’s happening around some of the day’s most notable stories. Sign up here and it will be delivered directly to your inbox Monday to Friday.TODAY:The heir to the Saudi throne, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, enjoys the protection of some friends in very high places in the face…

Acute water shortages hit ingredients of India amid searing warmth wave | CBC Data

Millions of people are turning to water tank trucks in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu as house and hotel taps run dry because of an acute water shortage caused by drying lakes and depleted groundwater.State Rural Development Minister S.P. Velumani said on Wednesday that the drought followed a 62 per cent shortfall in monsoon…

‘How could this occur in an embassy?’: Khashoggi to Saudis, per unusual UN file on his killing | CBC Records

Evidence suggests Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other senior Saudi officials are responsible for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a United Nations rights investigator said on Wednesday.Hours after the release of the report by Agnes Callamard, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, Saudi Arabia’s minister of state for foreign affairs, Adel al-Jubeir,…

U.S. central financial institution says it is losing its persistence for conserving curiosity charges real | CBC News

The U.S. central bank has decided to keep its benchmark interest rate right where it is, in a range between 2.25 and 2.5 per cent.The Federal Reserve made the announcement Wednesday following a two-day policy meeting.Economists weren’t expecting any change, but there was some thought that the bank could move to cut rates as it…

U.S. ambassador to Canada pressed by senators on higher than 300 days of absences | CBC News

U.S. President Donald Trump’s nominee to become ambassador to the United Nations was grilled by a U.S. Senate committee Tuesday about why she was absent from her post in Canada more than 300 days over 19 months.Kelly Craft told the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday that she received approval for her travel in…

‘Relate snow’ warning after blizzard blankets ingredients of B.C. motorway, western Alberta | CBC News

It’s just days before the summer solstice, but snow is still falling in parts of B.C. and western Alberta.The surprise snowfall on sections of the Okanagan Connector was seen on DriveBC highway cameras on Wednesday morning.Snow is visible at the Pennask Summit on Highway 97C, around 75 kilometres west of Kelowna and at an elevation of 1,717 metres.Snow…

Trans Mountain approval frustrating, says B.C. chief with unresolved concerns about pipeline challenge | CBC Recordsdata

While Coldwater Chief Lee Spahan wasn’t surprised to hear that the federal government was moving ahead with plans to twin the Trans Mountain pipeline that runs beneath one of his band’s reserves, he said the approval is still “frustrating” because Ottawa has yet to deal with outstanding issues in his community related to the existing pipeline.Among those issues are…

Thawing permafrost, disappearing land a warning of dramatic tempo of climate alternate in Arctic | CBC News

This story is part of a CBC News series entitled In Our Backyard, which looks at the effects climate change is having in Canada, from extreme weather events to how it’s reshaping our economy.In one of the coldest places in Canada, Steve Kokelj is searching for Arctic thaw. He’s driving the great Dempster Highway, 747 kilometres of…