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Germany takes action against climate activists

From throwing potatoes at art to gluing their hands to airport runways, climate activists are growing bolder by the day, but so are the governments aiming to get them under control. 

What happened: Five members of Letzte Generation, a group of climate change activists, have been charged with “forming a criminal organization,” under Germany’s criminal code.

Putin wants to put fighting on pause

Authoritarian leaders, they’re just like us: They love taking on ambitious projects (be it starting a garden or launching invasions in neighbouring territories) only to try and quit them later on. 

What happened: Vladimir Putin is ready to negotiate a ceasefire with Ukraine that would pause fighting and recognize current battle lines, Russian sources told Reuters. Russia controls around 18% of Ukrainian territories, including Crimea, which it annexed in 2014. 

Is AI video enough to keep Nvidia growing?

How big can Nvidia get? Not only did Nvidia have another record-setting quarter, it expects revenue to keep climbing. Even though big tech companies are stocked up on its AI chips, CEO Jensen Huang believes orders are going to keep coming in as companies develop models for things like video.

LockBit keeps attacking Canadian companies

Whether you run a drugstore chain or mow lawns, the world’s most prolific ransomware group has its eyes on you.

The RCMP struggles to go electric

Turns out, converting North America's largest fleet of police cars into electric vehicles is easier said than done. Who could have guessed? 

Driving the news: The RCMP is currently field-testing two Teslas — one on B.C.’s West Shore and the other on the grounds at Rideau Hall in Ottawa — as the national police service tries to replace as many of its ~12,000 vehicles as possible with zero-emissions options by 2035.

Shein and Temu imports are overwhelming

Online bargain bin giants like Shein and Temu have benefitted from long-standing tax breaks forgoing duties on foreign packages under a certain price threshold, but that might soon end. 

What happened: Germany has backed a proposal that would end an EU tax exemption for parcels under €150 entering Europe from foreign countries.

Cheaper WestJet fares, no carry-on included

Air travel is starting to feel more and more like building a Chipotle bowl: If you want the good stuff, it’s going to cost you. 

What happened: WestJet is the latest airline to lean into unbundling airfares, a pricing model that keeps base fares low for budget customers but offers customizable (and pricey) add-ons, like seat selection, checked bags, and meals for those looking to pay a li’l more.  

Companies are wooing entry-level job seekers

Employers are pulling out all the stops to appeal to entry-level job seekers.

Why are more people spending their dollars at small grocers?

As many Canadians boycott Loblaw-owned stores for the month of May, more people are spending their cash at alternative grocery options.
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