UN envoy hopes UN will OK force for Haiti to combat gangs
The U.N. special envoy for Haiti says she heard “caution” from the United States and Canada about possibly leading an international armed force to help Haiti combat gangs but not “a definite `No.’” Helen La Lime expressed hope Wednesday that the U.N. Security Council will deal positively with the issue of the force requested by the Haitian governmentwashingtonpost.com
Incredible photos show homes on Lake Erie encased in ice following holiday blizzard
Waterfront homes in the aptly named Crystal Beach on the shore of Lake Erie in Fort Erie, in the state of Ontario, Canada, were encased in ice after a blizzard that pummeled the area on the holiday weekend.news.yahoo.com
Belarus’ Lukashenko has made decision to invade Ukraine under certain conditions, expert says
Self-proclaimed Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has already decided to invade Ukraine once certain conditions are met, founder of the Association of Security Forces of Belarus, also known as BYPOL, Alexander Azarov said in an interview with NV Radio on Nov. 24.news.yahoo.com
Haitian police briefly lose control of armored car
Just weeks after the United States and Canada sent a fleet of armored vehicles to Haiti to keep gangs at bay, Haitian police briefly lost control of one of the cars, officials confirmed Friday. The armored car was driving on the outskirts of the capital when it got caught in a sand trap and was assaulted by minors wielding Molotov cocktails, said Renata Segura, deputy director of Latin America and Caribbean for International Crisis Group — a nongovernmental organization that tries to prevent or resolve conflicts. Segura was in direct contact with officials with knowledge of the issue but who asked not to be identified.news.yahoo.com
Spurs staffer fled San Antonio, US after he was targeted in road rage shooting near team facility
The athletic development coach for the San Antonio Spurs confirms he fled San Antonio to his native Canada in July, a day after a passenger in a vehicle fired a shot at him near the team’s Northwest Side practice facility.
Houston, Arlington among 2026 World Cup sites
Atlanta, Houston, Miami, Philadelphia and Seattle and Kansas City, Missouri, were the newcomers among the 11 U.S. sites picked to host games at the 2026 World Cup, while Baltimore, Cincinnati, Denver, Nashville, Tennessee, and Orlando, Florida, were left out.