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PARIS (AP) — French authorities raced Wednesday to verify the identity of a suspect in the 2018 killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi who was arrested at an airport near Paris. A judicial official told The Associated Press that the suspect can be held until Thursday morning -- 48 hours after he was detained at Paris-Charles De Gaulle Airport on a 2019 Turkish arrest warrant. The official requested anonymity in accordance with the French justice system’s customary practices. French radio ne
LONDON (AP) — British parliamentary authorities are calling in the police after a newspaper reported that traces of cocaine had been found at numerous sites in Parliament. House of Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle said he was contacting police after the Sunday Times reported that illegal drugs were being used inside Parliament buildings. The newspaper said tests using drug detection wipes found traces of cocaine in 11 locations that are only accessible by accredited parliamentary lawmakers, staff a
Canada should join the U.S. in a diplomatic boycott of the upcoming Beijing 2022 Olympics, says Margaret McCuaig-Johnston, a senior fellow with the graduate school of public and international affairs at the University of Ottawa.(Credit: REUTERS/Tingshu Wang)
OTTAWA — Canadian ambassador to China Dominic Barton has tendered his resignation after two tense years in the job. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Barton's pending departure in a statement this morning, saying the former business executive will officially leave at the end of the year. Barton's decision to leave comes after two Canadians who had been detained by China were released in September. Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were first detained in December 2018 in apparent retaliatio
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch appeals court upheld Tuesday a lower court's decision to throw out a civil case against Israel's defense minister and another former senior military officer over their roles in a deadly 2014 airstrike. The Hague District Court ruled in January 2020 that the case against Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz and former air force commander Amir Eshel couldn't proceed because the men have “functional immunity from jurisdiction.” The Hague Court of Appeal said Tu
When Jamie Vardy was cut by his local youth team at 16, the rejection certainly stung. But it didn't deter him. Vardy went on to play for a semipro team while working to make ends meet — persistence that eventually paid off for the Leicester City striker. Vardy is now drawing on that experience in his new role as a co-owner of Rochester NY FC. Rochester, formerly known as the Rhinos, is among the teams that will compete next year in MLS Next Pro, a league that will bridge the pathway from Major
Manitoba doctors say the province is running out of resources to treat critically ill patients, even as ICU numbers are nowhere near the peak of COVID-19's third wave.
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek police fired tear gas Monday to disperse youths attacking them with firebombs and stones in the northern city of Thessaloniki at a march marking the 13th anniversary of the fatal police shooting of a teenager. No arrests or injuries were reported after the clashes, which did not last long. They followed an otherwise peaceful march by about 6,000 people. The 2008 killing of the 15-year old boy in Athens triggered weeks of the worst riots the Greek capital had see
The Halifax Explosion happened Dec. 6, 1917, when two ships collided in the Halifax Harbour.
Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg has closed its schools after a COVID-19 outbreak was confirmed in the community in the Outaouais. The first case was detected on Friday and health care staff worked throughout the weekend contact tracing. As of Monday there were eight confirmed cases. Those individuals are isolating and the people they were in contact with are being tested, according to Chief Dylan Whiteduck. The schools and daycare were affected by the outbreak, according to the Centre intégré de santé
The Hawkesbury, Ont., fire department is working to put out a burning building at the corner of Main Street East and William Street. Ontario Provincial Police say a call for service came in at 7:33 p.m. The building on fire has commercial space on the main floor and residential units above. Sgt. Cynthia Savard says all occupants are safely out of the building and there are no injuries. Police are assisting the fire department by securing the scene. The fire was still burning at 10:30 p.m. on Mon
A better understanding of language and its neuroscientific basis would help us handle linguistic issues throughout our lives.
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Biden administration is set to reinstate a Trump-era policy this week to make asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration court — with changes and additions. The first migrants are to be sent from El Paso, Texas, back to Ciudad Juarez, according to a U.S. official who spoke on condition of anonymity because details were not made public. Timing was in flux as officials made final preparations, but returns from El Paso may begin Monday or Tuesday, capped at
Canadian music legend Joni Mitchell was among five artists celebrated at the Kennedy Center Honors ceremony Sunday night. She was joined by fellow Canadian Lorne Michaels, the legendary producer of Saturday Night Live, as well as singer and actress Bette Midler and Motown founder Berry Gordy.(Tom Brenner/Reuters)
The City of Windsor would "welcome" discussions about hiring another Indigenous housing support worker, after a recent count showed 22 per cent of people experiencing homelessness in the city identify as Indigenous. "We get a lot of questions and a lot of inquiries from various groups, various agencies," Jelena Payne, Windsor's Commissioner of Community Development and Health Services, said at a media event to unveil a new affordable housing project on Monday. "We sit down with everybody, we loo
LE PECQ, France (AP) — French prosecutors opened an investigation Monday into violence that erupted at the first official campaign rally of a far-right candidate who has shaken up France's presidential race. The prosecutors' office said police detained around 60 people after fists and chairs flew and anti-racism activists were left bloodied at candidate Eric Zemmour's rally Sunday with thousands of supporters north of Paris. Campaign group SOS Racisme condemned savage beatings that targeted its