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ARLINGTON, TEXAS — Canada's run at the Gold Cup continues. And that can only bode well for the final round of World Cup qualifying starting this fall. Stephen Eustaquio set up one goal and scored the other Sunday to move the 70th-ranked Canadians into the semifinals of the CONCACAF championship with an impressive 2-0 win over No. 50 Costa Rica. Eustaquio put Junior Hoilett in alone for the first goal at the 18th-minute mark, then scored himself in the 68th minute as the Canadian men took control
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte unabashedly renewed his threat to kill drug dealers in his final state of the nation speech on Monday, while defending his nonconfrontational approach in the country's territorial dispute with China in the South China Sea. Duterte, 76, who won a six-year presidential term in 2016, is winding down his often-tumultuous presidency amid a raging pandemic, a battered economy and a legacy overshadowed by his deadly campaign against illega
Emergency officials in one of the B.C. regions where some of the worst wildfires are burning begged visitors to avoid travelling to areas under an evacuation alert on Sunday. Authorities in Sicamous held a community meeting for residents, roughly 1,000 of whom are under evacuation order, with others asked to be ready to leave on short notice if their alerts are upgraded to orders. The regional district urged people with vacation properties and outside visitors to avoid any areas under an evacuat
A change to the structure of policing in Natuashish has come as a surprise to officials in the community, who say there was not enough consultation between the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Mushuau Innu First Nation. The RCMP announced it would be switching to a fly-in, fly-out model in the community, meaning officers will now move in and out of the community in 15-day stints. Two teams of officers working on three to five-year contracts will move back and forth between Natuashish and De
Toronto resident Alicia Soerensen has filed a complaint with the Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) as a result of what she alleges was an unlawful arrest during police officers' attempt to clear a homeless encampment from Lamport Stadium park on Wednesday. In her complaint, Soerensen alleges she was unlawfully arrested, that her rights to counsel were not upheld by the police, and that the arresting officers also did not explain her rights to her clearly. "I believe I was
After an improbable run to the Stanley Cup finals this spring, the Montreal Canadiens accumulated vast amounts of goodwill from fans around the province. But the team's management risked squandering much of it on Friday by drafting Logan Mailloux, an 18-year-old defenceman who was fined recently for sharing sexually explicit photos of a woman without her consent. The decision by the Canadiens to select Mailloux with their first-round pick has drawn condemnation from a wide range of sources, incl
KABUL (Reuters) -The United States will to continue to carry out airstrikes to support Afghan forces facing attack from the insurgent Taliban, a regional U.S. commander said on Sunday as U.S. and other international forces have drawn down troops in Afghanistan. The Taliban has escalated its offensive in recent weeks, taking rural districts and surrounding provincial capitals, after U.S. President Joe Biden said in April U.S. troops would be withdrawn by September, ending a 20-year foreign military presence.
Recent developments: Officials say 90% of population needs vaccine to reach herd immunity. Ottawa reported one new COVID-19 case and no new deaths Sunday. What's the latest? Public health officials say reaching the final segment of the unvaccinated population will be a grind as Ottawa tries to attain herd immunity — when enough of the population is protected against COVID-19. The City of Ottawa has set a daunting target to fully vaccinate 90 per cent of its population, including those still not
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A bus swerved off a highway and crashed in Croatia early Sunday after the driver apparently fell asleep, killing 10 people and injuring at least 44 others — some of them seriously, authorities said. The crash happened about 6 a.m. near the town of Slavonski Brod on the highway between the Croatian capital of Zagreb and the Serbian border, a key artery over the summer due to tourists and workers coming home from Western Europe. Police said the bus had Kosovo license plates
Executive search firm Feldman Daxon Partners Inc. has made hundreds of thousands of dollars selecting key senior employees for the City of Brampton, including two men implicated in an alarming Niagara scandal. But staff and Mayor Patrick Brown continue to remain tight-lipped about how the firm was hired and why it’s still being used after failing to tell council about the present CAO’s disturbing past. After its failures in the hiring for the City’s head of communications and CAO, Feldman Daxon
Two young hockey players from the Ottawa area are heading to the big league after being selected in the NHL entry draft Friday. Mason McTavish of Carp, Ont., was selected third overall by the Anaheim Ducks, and defenceman Brandt Clarke of Nepean, Ont., was picked eighth overall by the Los Angeles Kings. "Obviously, I was super happy for myself, and … my family was super proud of me," McTavish said in a press conference following his selection Friday. "Right now I'm just enjoying the moment." McT
BEIJING (AP) — A senior U.S. diplomat called on China to rise above their differences and work with the United States on difficult global issues such as climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic as a responsible global power. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, speaking in an interview with The Associated Press after talks Monday with Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng, also said the U.S. welcomes vigorous economic competition with China but does not want it to veer
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The ruling party of Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan has won a majority of seats in Pakistan-administered Kashmir's regional assembly, the head of the election commission announced on Monday. Analysts say polarisation in Pakistan's politics pushed the main national parties to focus on the polls in the semi-autonomous region, tightening races in an election that is often overlooked and traditionally won by the national ruling party. Khan, who came to power in a 2018 election, has faced growing criticism over his management of Pakistan's economy and his ability to deliver on campaign promises, including pledges to create millions of new jobs and root out corruption.
Ontario's Ministry of Transportation says there's a backlog of 700,000 road tests just over a month after DriveTest centres resumed in-vehicle driver exams. The province resumed the exams on June 14, which were shuttered beginning in early April when the third wave of COVID-19 forced a lockdown. That closure, as well as earlier pandemic-related closures, caused more than 400,000 appointments to be cancelled across Ontario. Would-be driver Bruce Wood had that happen to him twice in Ottawa. Now he
Until a few months ago, 32-year-old Michelle Chaaya was a human resources professional at a multinational firm in Lebanon. Now she works as a bartender in Dubai, sending cash to her family back home where a financial crisis has left many destitute. The United Arab Emirates has long been a destination for Lebanese businesses and professionals, propelled by instability in their tiny country.
LAKE COWICHAN, B.C. — The Mounties in British Columbia say protesters breaching an injunction against blockades set up to prevent old-growth logging on southern Vancouver Island cut 18 trees. In a news release late Saturday, police say RCMP Chief Supt. John Brewer found the trees had been cut with chainsaws and laid across a road to block vehicle access. It says one person was also found to be smoking a cigarette surrounded by dry and tinder forest. The Fairy Creek Watershed area protesters know
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday the battle against narcotics is far from over, more than five years after he began a brutal war on drugs that has killed thousands and prompted an accusation of possible crimes against humanity. Duterte, in his last State of the Nation address, defended the campaign, saying it had brought down crime and improved peace and order. "We still have long way in our fight against the proliferation of drugs," Duterte said in his nearly three-hour address, which many had expected would focus on the COVID-19 pandemic.
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s prime minister says his country no longer requires American combat troops to fight the Islamic State group, but a formal time frame for their redeployment will depend on the outcome of talks with U.S. officials this week. Mustafa al-Kadhimi said Iraq will still ask for U.S. training and military intelligence gathering. His comments came in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press ahead of a planned trip to Washington, where he's slated to meet with President Joe Bid