Jacinda Ardern has been re-elected prime minister of New Zealand with her Labour Party winning a landslide victory in national voting. In her victory remarks, the 40-year-old mother of an infant girl said the world was deeply polarized and reminded New Zealanders that their small democracy needed to be able to listen.
Kick out Chinese ambassador says O’Toole
It was never more apparent that there is no democracy in China as Canada called in the PRC ambassador for a private dressing down Thursday after remarks he made warning Canada against offering political asylum to Hong Kong democrats. Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole says if Ambassador Cong Peiwu does not publicly apologize for his “belligerent” comments, which O’Toole called a threat to Canadians, Ottawa should kick him out. Toronto Star
Teacher decapitated after showing kids cartoons
A middle school history teacher in a Paris suburb has been knifed to death and decapitated near the school where earlier this month he had shown his pupils cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad considered blasphemous by some, French officials said on Friday. CBC