UN Security Council welcomes new members; 2 are first-timers

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ecuador, Japan, Malta, Mozambique and Switzerland got a formal welcome into the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday, taking the two-year seats they won unopposed in June. In a tradition that Kazakhstan started in 2018, the five countries’ ambassadors installed their national flags Tuesday alongside those of other members outside the council … Read more

Rishi Sunak called ‘delusional’ for insisting NHS doesn’t need more funding amid crisis | Politics | News

NHS workers are continuing to strike in protest against pay and challenging working conditions which are contributing to the struggles within the healthcare system. As a result of the backlogs, long waiting times, and issues with urgent and emergency medical care, it has been estimated that up to 500 preventable deaths occur each week. Over … Read more

Rensselear County joins Buffalo relief efforts

When a snowstorm in Erie County knocked out power for thousands and buried streets in snow, Rensselaer County Executive Steven McLaughlin says that the county was ready to help with the recovery efforts. “They’re used to 5-foot snow storms, but they are not used to 5-foot snow storms with 80-mile-an-hour winds on top of it … Read more

Damar Hamlin incident hits close to home for Sutton family who lost sons to cardiac episodes – Boston News, Weather, Sports

SUTTON, MASS. (WHDH) – As the nation watched in shock as Bills safety Damar Hamlin was rushed to the hospital after going into cardiac arrest on the field during Monday Night Football, a Sutton family knew exactly what as wrong. John Ellsessar has made it his mission to make sure schools have the tools needed … Read more

Ryan Seacrest Claims Andy Cohen Ignored Him During New Year’s Eve Show As Kelly Ripa Defends ‘The Real Housewives’ Producer – Deadline

Ryan Seacrest and Andy Cohen welcomed 2023 hosting their respective New year’s Eve specials from Times Square in New York City. The two were close to each other on Saturday night and Seacrest revealed that The Real Housewives producer snubbed him. On Live! with Kelly and Ryan, the American Idol host said that he tried … Read more

Berlin Sends Note Saying No Plans for Negotiations With Poland on War Reparations – Warsaw

https://sputniknews.com/20230104/berlin-sends-note-saying-no-plans-for-negotiations-with-poland-on-war-reparations—warsaw-1106023529.html Berlin Sends Note Saying No Plans for Negotiations With Poland on War Reparations – Warsaw Berlin Sends Note Saying No Plans for Negotiations With Poland on War Reparations – Warsaw MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The German government has informed the Polish side in a diplomatic note that it is not intending to negotiate with Warsaw … Read more

Canberra company Skykraft launches satellites onboard SpaceX rocket in bid to improve air traffic management

Australian company Skykraft’s satellites have been launched into space for the first time, as part of a project to create a global air traffic management system. Key points: Eventually, about 200 satellites will be launched as part of the project The company says it will ensure global coverage for air traffic management Airlines will be … Read more

Blak Out program brings together myriad Indigenous voices

As we enter a year when Australians will probably vote in a referendum on a constitutionally enshrined First Nations Voice to parliament, Sydney Festival’s first creative artist-in-residence, Jacob Nash, wants us to listen to many Indigenous perspectives. As co-ordinator of the festival’s Blak Out program, the head designer at Bangarra Dance Theatre and Daly River … Read more

Proposed Toronto police budget increase: community reactions pour in

Regis Korchinski-Paquet’s family, alongside community activists, are disappointed to learn the Toronto Police Service might be getting a nearly $50-million budget increase this year. “It’s very hurtful to our family,” Peter Korchinski, Regis’ father, told CTV News Toronto. “More police is not the answer.” Regis died in the presence of police officers … Read more