Graphic: The state of Palestine Becoming a non-member observer state at the United Nations may do nothing to change conditions in the West Bank and Gaza. The areas rely heavily on aid, poverty is rife, unemployment is high and living standards are low.
Election century The defining issues of the U.S. elections in 1908 and 2008 charted similar territory — a banking crisis, a loss of consumer confidence and a plummeting economy. With less than a month to go before the 2012 election, the National Post looks back at a century of election results and the issues of the day. (Graphic by Richard Johnson/National Post)
This week, China urged Russia and the United States to slash their nuclear arms. Top Chinese official Cheng Jingye told a meeting in Vienna, “As countries with [the] largest nuclear arsenals, the U.S. and Russia should continue to make drastic reductions in their nuclear arsenals in a verifiable and irreversible manner.”
Winnipeg is bracing for an early mosquito invasion Winnipeggers might have welcomed this year’s early snow melt, but now they are bracing for its consequence: An early mosquito invasion. The insects are slated to buzz into Winnipeg sooner than usual, so the city’s insect control branch this week launched its larviciding activities, working to kill them before they reach the flying adult, biting stage.
The National Post’s Kathryn Blaze Carlson spoke with city councillor Scott Fielding about life in mosquitoville.