Last week, Justin Trudeau said he was considering “engaging directly” with Chinese President Xi Jinping as tensions between Canada and China continue to smoulder. In a separate attempt, Beijing ignored an effort by Trudeau to arrange a conversation with China’s premier in order to intervene on behalf of Canadians detained in China.
The Canadians, charity volunteers aged 19 and 20, were abducted last Tuesday, 4 June, in Kumasi, Ghana’s second-largest city, some 200 kilometres (125 miles) northwest of the capital Accra.
“If it’s about ransom, it means the kidnappers can ask for huge sums of money for themselves.
Forcing a Calgary teen desperate for a ride home to have sex with three men has landed a convicted rapist a nine-year prison term. Justice John McCarthy agreed with Crown prosecutor Jason Wuttunee that a significant jail sentence for Abdifatah Ibrahim was warranted for the Feb. 9, 2015, gang rape of a 16-year-old girl.
Germany is reeling from news that as many as 90 women were sexually assaulted by a crowd of young men of Middle Eastern appearance on New Year’s Eve.
The scale of the attacks on women has shocked Germany.
Police chief Wolfgang Albers called it “a completely new dimension of crime”. The men were of Arab or North African appearance, he said.