• Reuters

    Iranian President Raisi: a hardliner on morality, protests and nuclear talks

    Raisi's victory in an election in 2021, after heavyweight conservative and moderate rivals were disqualified by a hardline oversight body, brought all branches of power under the control of hardliners loyal to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, Raisi's 85-year-old mentor, who has the final say on all major policies. Raisi, 63, took a tough stance in now-moribund negotiations with six major powers to revive a 2015 nuclear deal, seeing a chance to win broad relief from U.S. sanctions in return for only modest curbs on Iran's increasingly advanced nuclear programme.

  • Reuters

    Baltimore workers to move crashed cargo ship that downed bridge

    The unified command organizations overseeing the response said work would begin early on Monday to move the cargo ship Dali to a local marine terminal. Maryland Governor Wes Moore told NBC's Meet the Press that workers were on track to completely clear the channel this month, which would restore full access to the busiest port for car shipments in the U.S. The impact caused the bridge to collapse, killing six road construction workers and hindering vessel traffic through the channel and vehicle traffic along the I-95 corridor in the U.S. Northeast.

  • CBC

    Rogersville monastery to shutter after over a century in operation

    A monastery that has been a fixture in Rogersville, N.B., for over a century is shuttering later this year.The Cistercian-Trappist Monastery of Our Lady of Calvary was a place where Roman Catholic monks worked in agriculture, in addition to their religious pursuits.But there were 30 monks at one point and now there are three. The announcement to close was made earlier this month on the Archdiocese of Moncton's website.For now, life at the monastery proceeds as usual."A commission has been formed