World International News Group
World International News Group

World International News Group

The World International News Group is an independent Vancouver-based news agency that believes news should be accurate, honest, and unbiased.


Colombia Offers Reward After Presidential Helicopter Hit by Gunfire

27 Jun 2021 1 minute read 0 comments AverageVancouverite

Defense Minister Diego Molano of Colombia has announced a 3,000,000,000 peso (Just under the equivalent of 800,000 United States dollars) reward for information leading to culprits after President Iván Duque Márquez's helicopter was hit by gunfire. A...

Gabon Becomes First African Nation to Receive Payment for Protecting Rainforest

23 Jun 2021 1 minute read 0 comments AverageVancouverite

The United Nations-backed Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI) sent 17 million United States dollars to Gabon, making Gabon the first African nation to receive financial payment for reducing carbon emissions via protecting its existing rainforest...

El Salvador Becomes First Country to Classify Bitcoin as Legal Currency

9 Jun 2021 1 minute read 3 comments AverageVancouverite

Voting 62 out of 84, the Congress of El Salvador has approved President Nayib Bukele's proposal to officially classify Bitcoin (BTC) as legal currency, becoming the first country in the world to formally adopt the cryptocurrency. In 90 days, Bitcoin...

Iran Announces 4-Month Ban on Cryptocurrency Mining

27 May 2021 1 minute read 3 comments AverageVancouverite

Iran has announced a 4-month temporary ban on the mining of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum after several cities suffered blackouts and power-shortages. The ban is effective immediately, and lasts until September 22nd, 2021. In a cabine...

18-Year-Olds in France to be Given €300 Culture Pass

22 May 2021 1 minute read 1 comment AverageVancouverite

French President Emmanuel Macron announced that via a 30-second TikTok video and an Instagram video that a new Culture Pass program for 18-year-olds will release nationwide after a successful trial in 14 areas in the nation. About 800,000 18-year-old...

China National Space Administration Successfully Lands Rover on Mars

15 May 2021 1 minute read 0 comments AverageVancouverite

Shortly after 07:00 local Beijing time, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced that it has successfully landed the 240 kilogram (530 pound) 6-wheeled Zhurong rover on Utopia Planitia, a large plain on the northern hemisphere of Mars...

IBM Claims Breakthrough Creation of 2 Nanometer Chip

7 May 2021 1 minute read 1 comment AverageVancouverite

IBM announced that it has made a significant breakthrough in computer processors by unveiling technology to construct 2 nanometer chips in its test laboratory in its Albany research lab in the United States of America. The company claims that once im...

Indonesia Submarine with 53 People Onboard Lost at Sea

24 Apr 2021 1 minute read 0 comments AverageVancouverite

The Indonesian Navy reported that the KRI Nanggala 402 submarine has been lost off the coast of Bali with 53 people onboard. The submarine disappeared on Wednesday after launching a live SUT torpedo during a drill and requesting permission to dive. T...

Nearly $25,000,000 of Illegally Harvested Giant Clam Shells Seized in the Philippines

17 Apr 2021 1 minute read 0 comments AverageVancouverite

Officials in the Philippines reported that about 200 tonnes (About 440,000 pounds) of illegally harvested giant clam shells worth an estimated $25,000,000 United States dollars have been seized, making one of the largest ever hauls of the endangered...

Raúl Castro Steps Down as Cuban Communist Party Leader

17 Apr 2021 1 minute read 1 comment AverageVancouverite

In a speech during the first day of the Eighth Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba, 89 year-old First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Raúl Castro announced his resignation as the Cuban Communist Party Leader. The resignation marks the en...