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End in sight to Ukraine-Russian war?

The war between Russia and Ukraine has now entered its ninth month. Is there any end in sight? Our foreign affairs expert, Lisa Daftari, says there are intelligence reports by the Biden Administration that there is internal pressure in both Ukraine and Russia to hold peace talks.  Read More

Canadian injured during South Korean stampede

A Canadian was among those injured in a crowd surge that killed more than 150 people in Seoul, South Korea on Sunday evening. Global Affairs Canada confirms that officials are in touch with local authorities to gather more information and provide consular assistance to those affected. South Korean officials say at least 153 people, mostly […]Read More

More migrants crossing borders illegally

Our foreign affairs expert, Lisa Daftari, says there are reports coming from the UN allegedly informing migrants around the world how to get to the US and crossing the border illegally. Six migrants from Afghanistan recently shared the story when they were apprehended in Guatemala.  Read More

China “slighted” says foreign affairs expert

A number of nations including Canada and the U.S. have sent condolence books to the Royal Family with the passing of the Queen. The U.K. extended a special invite to Taiwan’s representative in the country to sign a condolence book. Our foreign affairs expert, Lisa Daftari, says that was yet another slight on China.Read More

Russian officials allegedly wanting Putin to resign

There are calls in Russia for Russian President Vladimir Putin to not only step down but also to be charged with treason in connection with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Our foreign affairs expert Lisa Daftari says, some government officials are saying Putin should just cut his losses when it comes to the war. Read More

Foreign Affairs expert says Taliban may take the money and

A number of countries are looking to support Afghanistan with humanitarian aid following last week’s devastating earthquake which claimed more than a thousand lives. Will the money actually get to the Afghani people or will the Taliban just take the money and run? Our foreign affairs expert, Lisa Daftari, seems to think the latter will […]Read More

War in Ukraine damaging food supply chain

As the war in Ukraine rages on, the country’s agriculture minister says close to 25 percent of Ukraine’s arable crop land has been destroyed. Our foreign affairs expert, Lisa Daftari, says this has negatively impacted the global food supply chain.Read More

European leaders urging Putin and Zelensky to talk

The war between Ukraine and Russia is now heading into its fourth month. European leaders are urging Russian President Vladimir Putin to meet with Ukrainian President Volydmyr Zelensky to end the war. We asked our foreign affairs expert, Lisa Daftari, what a conversation might sound like between the two leaders.Read More

Russia threatening countries supporting Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin is now issuing threats to any country that is supplying weapons to Ukraine during the war. That includes Britain, the US and Canada. Our foreign affairs expert Lisa Daftari says his threats of attack don’t just end with Ukraine.Read More

Where is Christianity growing?

When it comes to churches growing in predominantly Muslim or Buddhist nations which countries are seeing the biggest increase? According to Jason Law with World Compassion, the church in Iran is growing exponentially.Read More

Is Moldova next for Putin?

A lot of security experts say Russian President Vladimir Putin will not stop at Ukraine but Moldova may be his next target. Some, including our foreign affairs expert Lisa Daftari, believe that Putin is interested in re-unifying the USSR.Read More

NATO allies protecting Ukraine

As tensions continue to heighten between Ukraine and Russia with a potential Russian invasion, a second shipment of U.S. weapons has arrived in Ukraine. The weapons are part of a 200-million dollars security assistance package U.S. President Joe Biden authorized in December. U.S. and NATO allies say they will do whatever it takes to protect […]Read More

Why did the standoff in Texas take so long?

Texas has an open carry policy which means people can legally carry guns. We asked American journalist, Lisa Daftari, why the standoff at the Texas synagogue took more than 10 hours considering congregants at the synagogue should have had their own guns.Read More

Motivation unknown behind Christmas parade attack

We are learning now that police have arrested a suspect in connection with the attack where a driver drove his SUV into a crowd at a Christmas parade in Wisconsin killing five and injuring 40 others. Police arrested 39-year-old rapper Darrell Edward Brooks who also goes by the name MathBoi Fly. U.S. journalist, Lisa Daftari, […]Read More

China flexing its military muscles

When it comes to today’s military, most people would associate the United States with having one of the most powerful armed forces in the world. Our foreign affairs expert, Lisa Daftari, says China apparently has the largest maritime force on the planet boasting 355 vessels now. She explains why we should be concerned. Read More

Canadian facing charges in U.S. for working with ISIS

A Canadian who allegedly narrated English ISIS recruitment videos is facing charges in the U.S. plus the power may be turned off in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, as the Taliban have apparently not been paying their bills. Our foreign affairs expert, Lisa Daftari, has the details for BCN’s Hal Roberts.Read More

Foreign Affairs expert gives her take on the two Michaels

One of the issues surrounding our prime minister’s leadership was how Canada dealt with China when the two Michaels were held captive for more than a thousand days. Our foreign affairs expert, Lisa Daftari, says even though it was great that Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig came home, China really got everything they wanted when […]Read More

Foreign Affairs update with Lisa Daftari

This week Lisa chats with BCN’s Hal Roberts about China mixing COVID-19 vaccines to increase their effectiveness, the death toll rising in Myanmar since their military coup and the relationship between the U.S. and Israel since the election of U.S. President Joe Biden. Has it improved?Read More

The new China/Iran deal will not be good for the

China and Iran have signed a cooperation agreement for 25 years. The deal will include Chinese investments in key sectors such as energy and infrastructure. I asked our foreign affairs expert, Lisa Daftari, what kinds of implications that could potentially bring.Read More

Foreign Affairs Update with Lisa Daftari Mar. 23rd, 2021

It appears that many Central Americans view the United States as the land flowing with milk and honey. You don’t have to look any further than the caravans of people slowly migrating their way from countries like Honduras and El Salvador to the US. Our foreign affairs expert, Lisa Daftari, says what makes this such […]Read More