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FREDERICTON — New Brunswick's health minister on Friday released her government's strategy to fight COVID-19 during the winter months, warning residents that holiday gatherings could lead to a new spike in infections. "The plan, when combined with vaccination and public health guidelines, will reduce the spread of the virus," Dorothy Shephard told reporters. The three-level plan will go into effect at 11:59 p.m. Saturday night, she said. The province will start at level one, which includes a pri
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — France’s president and Saudi Arabia’s crown prince held a joint phone call with Lebanon’s prime minister during Emmanuel Macron’s visit to the kingdom on Saturday, in a significant gesture amid an unprecedented crisis between Lebanon and Saudi Arabia. During the call, Macron said France and Saudi Arabia expressed their commitment to Lebanon, despite Saudi Arabia's uneasiness with Iran’s sway over the small Mediterranean country. Macron did not, however, say whe
WOLVERHAMPTON, England (AP) — Divock Origi’s last-gasp goal gave Liverpool a 1-0 win at Wolverhampton on Saturday that provisionally lifted it to the top of the English Premier League. Origi collected a smart cutback from Mo Salah in injury time and swiveled before slotting in the ball, just as it looked as if Liverpool would fail to score for the first time in eight months. The visitors missed good chances in the last 30 minutes, with Diogo Jota wasting one of the best when goalkeeper Jose Sa's
Major League Baseball plunged into its first work stoppage in a quarter-century when the sport's collective bargaining agreement expired and owners immediately locked out players in a move that threatens spring training and opening day. (Dec. 2)
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Andre Blake shook his head at the photo that captured the Jamaican goalie carried off the pitch on the shoulders of his Philadelphia Union teammates. Blake was swooped up by the Union after stopping two penalty kicks that ushered the franchise straight into easily the biggest game in its Major League Soccer history — Sunday’s Eastern Conference final against New York City FC. Blake’s Instagram photos and stories this week were loaded with action shots and Union players mobbed
Multiple cases of the omicron coronavirus variant have been detected in New York, health officials said Thursday, including a man who attended an anime convention in Manhattan in late November. (Dec. 3)
Christelle Ishimwe always wanted to work in a hospital emergency room, but decided last month she'd forge a new path in life. Ishimwe quit her job at The Ottawa Hospital to pursue nursing in northern Ontario full time. In clinics in northern First Nations communities, Ishimwe says she receives time to treat patients and doesn't get abused. "I'm excited, happy for the next chapter, but I really want to say how much guilt this causes, when you're literally saving your skin and leaving your friends
EDMONTON — A health-care advocacy group says an increase in Canadians travelling to other countries for medical treatment reflects how inefficiently and ineffectively provinces have organized their surgical care. Steven Staples with the Canadian Health Coalition says he's not surprised that the Nordorthopaedics Clinic in Kaunas, Lithuania, has reported a 50 per cent increase in Canadian patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. "You can understand people wanting to do everything they can to get tre
TORONTO — More cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 cropped up in various Toronto-area public health units Friday, as Ontario recorded its highest daily case count in six months. There were 1,031 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the province on Friday, the first time the daily tally has climbed above 1,000 since May 30. Nearly all of the new cases were confirmed as the Delta variant. While the high number may seem alarming, Health Minister Christine Elliott said it's not unexpected. "We did
Only a dozen allegations of sexual abuse involving Portuguese priests have been investigated by authorities since 2001 - more than half of those were dropped.View on euronews
A prosecutor considering criminal charges against the parents of a boy accused in a Michigan school shooting says people who handle guns irresponsibly should be "held accountable."
NEW YORK (AP) — The United Nations headquarters in New York City was locked down for several hours Thursday after a man was seen pacing outside one of its main gates with a loaded shotgun, holding it under his chin at times, police said. The man, who appeared to be in his 60s, was taken into custody without incident at around 1:40 p.m., about three hours after police said he was first spotted outside a U.N. security checkpoint on Manhattan’s First Avenue. He was taken to a hospital for evaluatio
It is the busiest month of the year for a lot of retailers, but they're not the only ones. After the gifts are bought, they need to be delivered, and shipping services say they expect to be even busier this season than in years past. Canada Post has been preparing for months. Thousands of seasonal staff have been hired across the country, 1,000 vehicles have been added to the fleet and increased parcel sorting capacity has been added at sorting centres in Calgary, Vancouver, Regina, Kitchener, O
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Pope Francis on Thursday urged Greek Cypriots and the breakaway Turkish Cypriots to resume talks on reunifying the Mediterranean island nation, saying threats and shows of force were only prolonging the “terrible laceration” its people have endured for nearly a half-century. A weary-looking Francis made the appeal as he arrived in the ethnically divided Cypriot capital at the start of a five-day visit that will also take him to Greece, a similarly Orthodox majority country
German Chancellor-designate Olaf Scholz's center-left party gave its overwhelming approval Saturday to forming a new government with environmentalist and pro-business parties — the first of three such decisions needed for Scholz to take office next week. Scholz's Social Democrats narrowly won Germany's Sept. 26 election and launched negotiations with the Greens and the business-friendly Free Democrats to form a governing coalition that hasn't been tried before at the federal level. They emerged
MOSCOW (AP) — President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin will speak in a video call Tuesday, the Kremlin said, as tensions between the United States and Russia escalate over a Russian troop buildup on the Ukrainian border that's seen as a sign of a potential invasion. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed plans on Saturday to Russia's state news agency RIA Novosti and said it will take place in the evening. "The presidents will decide themselves” how long the conversation will
LONDON (AP) — Almost two years into the pandemic, Black people and members of other racial and ethnic minorities in Britain are still dying with the coronavirus at higher rates than white residents, likely because of lower vaccination rates, a government-commissioned report said Friday. The research found that vaccination has sharply reduced COVID-19 death rates for people of all ethnicities. But Black and South Asian Britons die at higher rates even though white people are more likely to test p
Authorities in Panama found 10 million dollars of illegal drug money hidden in a residential house in Nueva Providencia. View on euronews
French President Emmanuel Macron held face-to-face talks in Saudi Arabia on Saturday with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, becoming the first major Western leader to visit the kingdom since journalist Jamal Khashoggi's 2018 murder. Macron considers Saudi Arabia vital to help forge a region-wide peace deal with Iran, as well as an ally in the fight against Islamist militants from the Middle East to West Africa, and a rampart against the Muslim Brotherhood. France is one of Saudi Arabia's main arms suppliers, but it has faced increasing pressure to review its sales because of the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Iran-aligned Houthi rebels in Yemen, now one of the world's worst humanitarian crises.
Between highways ripped apart and farms drowned in several feet of toxic water, the B.C. floods could end up being one of the most expensive disasters in Canadian history with losses in the billions of dollars.