Calling Card News Home

Report on Canadian freshwater resources receives mixed reaction

July 18, 2013

Few natural resources are as important to the overall well-being of a nation as its freshwater supply. Read Article »

Russian politician sentenced to five years' prison for embezzlement

July 18, 2013

Under the leadership of President Vladimir Putin, Russia has developed a reputation for being unfriendly to those who oppose the government's prevailing political attitudes. Read Article »

Mexico captures one of country's biggest cartel leaders

July 17, 2013

Miguel Angel Trevino Morales is alleged to be one of Mexico's most prominent - and brutal - drug cartel leaders. Read Article »

Snowden formally requests asylum in Russia

July 16, 2013

Since the final days of June, former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has sequestered himself in the transit zone of Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow, Russia. Read Article »

Canada finding commercial uses for drone aircraft

July 15, 2013

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) - often referred to simply as "drones" - have become substantially present in the military arsenals of various world powers. Read Article »

Loblaw acquires Canada's biggest pharmacy franchise

July 15, 2013

While The Loblaw Companies are collectively the largest grocery franchise in Canada, the business has seen a number of challenges come its way in recent months. Read Article »

Chinese trading experiencing reduced growth

July 10, 2013

Throughout much of the past decade, China has received a great deal of attention for the incredibly fast pace of its economic growth. Read Article »

Germany rebukes European Commission's bank reform proposal

July 11, 2013

Many prominent countries in the European Union have experienced serious economic difficulties in the past few years, and Germany is chief among them. Read Article »

Brazil displeased over being monitored in uncovered NSA operations

July 10, 2013

The June revelation of the United States National Security Agency (NSA)'s domestic and international surveillance operations, facilitated by former intelligence officer Edward Snowden, provoked a massive international response - some of it shocked and outraged. Read Article »

Survey finds corruption in Russian government

July 9, 2013

Allegations of political corruption, even when they lack full substantiation, can seriously mar the public perception of any country. Read Article »

Toronto hit with major flooding

July 9, 2013

Toronto is Canada's largest city, and as such, any extreme weather that hits the metropolis is bound to adversely effect thousands and potentially millions of people. Read Article »

Canada trumped by Martinique at CONCACAF Gold Cup

July 8, 2013

Canada is known as a sporting nation, with representative teams in the National Hockey League (NHL), Major League Baseball (MLB) and the National Basketball Association (NBA) in cities like Toronto, Edmonton and Montreal. Read Article »

German Chancellor Merkel holds economic reform conference

July 3, 2013

The European Union's ongoing economic crisis recently compounded with the announcement of record unemployment - 12.1 percent  - in the euro zone. Read Article »

Canadian authorities thwart would-be terrorist plot

July 3, 2013

Over the past five months, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) worked to collect evidence on what it believed to be a terrorist plot in the making. Read Article »

Snowden told to "stop leaking U.S. secrets" to stay in Russia

July 2, 2013

Since the final week of June, fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden has allegedly been in hiding somewhere within the transit zone of Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow, Russia. Read Article »

South Africa's de Klerk undergoes heart surgery

July 2, 2013

F.W. de Klerk served as President of South Africa in the final days of the nation's discriminatory apartheid system, and worked with Nelson Mandela and his contemporaries to bring about its end. Read Article »

Brazil claims Confederations Cup over Spain

July 1, 2013

In the world of international soccer, Spain has been regarded as a reigning nation for the past several years, and still tops the FIFA rankings, which will not be updated until July 4. Read Article »

Hong Kong handover anniversary prompts citizen protests

July 1, 2013

July 1 marks the date that the United Kingdom handed over sovereignty of Hong Kong, China back to the Chinese government, and is the inspiration behind an annual parade through the city's streets to celebrate the occasion. Read Article »

Philippines looking to bolster naval defenses

June 27, 2013

The Philippines was once a territory of the United States, and the Pacific island nation has largely maintained ties with the U.S. since gaining its independence after World War II. Read Article »

Obama insists Canadian pipeline project must meet environmental concerns

June 27, 2013

The oil fields in Alberta, Canada, are a major economic boon to both the province and the nation as a whole. Read Article »

Nigeria rebukes proposed British visa bond

June 26, 2013

Nigeria has historically had a difficult relationship with the United Kingdom, which colonized it from the late 19th century to 1960, when the African country finally gained its independence. Read Article »

German cracks down on suspected terrorist plot

June 26, 2013

In raids that took place throughout the German cities of Munich and Stuttgart, special police moved to counteract a suspected terrorist plot. Read Article »

Royal Bank of Canada rising in ranks of U.S. trading firms

June 25, 2013

On the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, it has traditionally paid off to take an aggressive approach to trading. Read Article »

Cameroon government plans summit to address piracy issues

June 25, 2013

The threat of pirate attacks has become an ongoing security issue for a number of African nations in recent years, including Cameroon. Read Article »

Russia denying direct involvement with Snowden, but refusing to extradite to U.S.

June 25, 2013

During the past few weeks, former intelligence officer Edward Snowden has been in hiding after leaking details of the U.S. National Security Agency's various domestic surveillance programs. Read Article »

Brazilian president proposes reforms in wake of protests

June 24, 2013

The streets of dozens of Brazilian cities have been amassed with protesters over the past week. Read Article »

Philippines destroys captured ivory to intimidate poachers

June 24, 2013

Ivory was long considered one of the most elegant animal-derived materials, and objects such as jewelry and piano keys that were once made with it are highly valued. Read Article »

Alberta floods displace thousands, cause energy issues

June 24, 2013

The city of Calgary in Alberta, Canada, is run through by the Bow and Elbow rivers. Read Article »

Nigeria seeing e-commerce grow in its economy

June 23, 2013

Like many African nations, Nigeria is looking to develop its economy and solidify a position in the global marketplace. Read Article »

Chinese federal bank injects funds after interest rate spike

June 20, 2013

China currently stands as the world's second-largest economy, having experienced substantial rates of growth over the past decade. Read Article »

Cameroon soccer federation president re-elected while under arrest

June 20, 2013

Mohammed Iya was first elected president of the Cameroon Football Federation in 1998, and has remained in the position ever since. Read Article »

Germany gives Obama mixed reception for speech on nuclear disarmament

June 19, 2013

Throughout the recent past, the general German populace has had a somewhat lukewarm view of American heads of state, and the United States' foreign policy, particularly in the early and mid-2000s​, during the height of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Read Article »

Moderate economic growth predicted by Royal Bank of Canada

June 19, 2013

The past few years have seen Canada bear the brunt of economic difficulties similar to those experienced in the late-2000s recession of the United States, albeit somewhat less severely. Read Article »

Russia furious over recently revealed G20 summit spying

June 17, 2013

The intelligence services of the United States have been subject to intense public scrutiny in recent weeks, as a result of leaked information from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. Read Article »

Issue with Nigeria soccer player bonuses casts shadow over match

June 17, 2013

Nigeria is known for its strong presence in the field of world soccer. Read Article »

Putin, Patriots owner at odds over ownership of Super Bowl ring

June 16, 2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin's personal life has recently become more a matter of public knowledge with the public announcement of his impending divorce. Read Article »

Russia adopts law regarding hosting of 2018 World Cup

June 12, 2013

The FIFA World Cup is soccer's premier event, and any nation hosting the world championship is typically quite honored to do so. Read Article »

Canadian government moves to crack down on alleged overuse of public sector sick days

June 12, 2013

Sick days and paid vacation are among the most valuable assets to an employee in any job. Read Article »

Northern Germany reels from Elbe river flooding

June 11, 2013

On June 10, the Elbe River in northern Germany breached its levees and began to flood surrounding towns, which were quickly evacuated by local authorities, according to The Associated Press. Read Article »

Russia may offer asylum to NSA whistleblower

June 11, 2013

The revelation of the National Security Agency's various domestic data collection programs has dominated the global media since the story broke on June 6. Read Article »