February, 2019

Canada’s St. Paul’s West (Ward 21) city council candidates speak

Friday, November 3, 2006 On November 13, Torontonians will be heading to the polls to vote for their ward’s councillor and for mayor. Among Toronto’s ridings is St. Paul’s West (Ward 21). One candidate responded to Wikinews’ requests for an interview. This ward’s candidates include John Adams, Tony Corpuz, Joe Mihevc (incumbent), and John Sewell. […]

Spanish town council electee proposes nudist pool, marijuana field in park

Friday, June 1, 2007 A former mailman who proposed to paint the town hall pink, turn the local town square into a nudist pool, and to plant a marijuana field in the local park has been elected to the Reus, Spain town council. Ariel Santamaria promised to show up to the town’s council meetings dressed […]

U.K. National Portrait Gallery threatens U.S. citizen with legal action over Wikimedia images

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 This article mentions the Wikimedia Foundation, one of its projects, or people related to it. Wikinews is a project of the Wikimedia Foundation. The English National Portrait Gallery (NPG) in London has threatened on Friday to sue a U.S. citizen, Derrick Coetzee. The legal letter followed claims that he had breached […]

Report: Man tries to hang himself on an American Airlines flight

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 According to the newly formed BNO News Agency, an unnamed man tried to hang himself on an American Airlines flight which took off from Cibao International Airport in the Dominican Republic and was traveling to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City located in the state of New York. […]

A portrait of Scotland: Gallery reopens after £17.6 million renovation

Thursday, December 1, 2011 Today saw Edinburgh’s Scottish National Portrait Gallery reopen following a two-and-a-half-year, £17.6m (US$27.4m) refurbishment. Conversion of office and storage areas sees 60% more space available for displays, and the world’s first purpose-built portrait space is redefining what a portrait gallery should contain; amongst the displays are photographs of the Scottish landscape—portraits […]

Calpine declares bankruptcy, cites natural gas prices

Thursday, December 22, 2005 Electrical power generator Calpine Corporation declared bankruptcy on Tuesday. The San Jose, California based company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in U.S. Federal Court, to facilitate debt restructuring and to allow for normal operations to continue. Calpine has obtained secured debtor-in-possession financing from Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse First Boston […]

Fuel leak prompts 17,000-vehicle recall by Toyota

Sunday, June 27, 2010 Toyota announced on Friday that it will recall around 17,000 Lexus vehicles in response to risks of the fuel tank in the cars leaking after a collision. The Lexus HS 250h model was subjected to the recall following a US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) investigation. Despite previously passing Toyota […]

Hurricane-force winds kill 15 people as storm hits Europe

Sunday, January 25, 2009 As a storm swept across parts of France and Spain on Saturday and Sunday, it left 15 people dead. Its winds were recorded up to 190km/h (118 mph), which are hurricane-force winds. The storm made landfall near to Bordeaux, France at 5:00 am Central European Time on Saturday the 24th January. […]

Nine Peruvians rescued from collapsed mine

Friday, April 13, 2012 Nine Peruvian miners were extracted from a collapsed copper mine Wednesday morning after spending six days underground. They were trapped under the Cabeza de Negro mine in Ica, Peru since the cave-in last Thursday. It’s pretty ugly inside. The rescue operation over the weekend was delayed by another cave-in. Workers used […]

Egypt cancels 15 year gas supply contract to Israel

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 According to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the termination of a natural gas contract between Egypt and Israel is a business matter and not a political issue between the two counties. Netanyahu’s statement on Monday backs away from other officials’ earlier responses to the action. Egyptian Natural Gas Company announced Sunday, […]

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