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BERLIN (AP) — The head of the European Union's executive Commission said Tuesday she will propose shifting the bloc's financial aid for migrants in Turkey away from emergency humanitarian relief to long-term support. The EU and Turkey agreed a deal in 2016 under which the bloc provides billions to help Syrian refugees in Turkey, and in return Ankara works to stop migrants departing its territory for Greece. Despite criticism from rights groups, the agreement is seen as a model for similar deals
NEW YORK (AP) — Elin Hilderbrand, known as the queen of the beach read, plans to retire from writing novels in 2024. The best-selling author's latest book “Golden Girl" is her 27th book and is now available. Hilderbrand says she deliberately wants to quit while there's still an appetite for her writing. “A lot of people will follow a writer for a long time and then inevitably they will turn out a book that is not as good as the others,” Hilderbrand told The Associated Press in an interview last
Ontario is reporting 296 COVID-19 cases and 60 deaths today, but the province says the numbers include older infections and deaths that are just now being counted. The province says 54 of the deaths reported today are from previous months but are now being recorded after a data review. It also says approximately 80 cases reported today are from last year, following a data review by Toronto Public Health. The province says there are 334 people hospitalized with the virus, including 314 people in
OTTAWA — Data from the Canada Revenue Agency shows its recent efforts to combat tax evasion by the super-rich have resulted in zero prosecutions or convictions. In response to a question tabled in Parliament by NDP MP Matthew Green, the CRA said it referred 44 cases on individuals whose net worth topped $50 million to its criminal investigations program since 2015. Only two of those cases proceeded to federal prosecutors, with no charges laid afterward. The lack of prosecutions follows more than
The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 11:00 p.m. ET on Monday June 21, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 394,799 new vaccinations administered for a total of 32,566,031 doses given. Nationwide, 7,404,496 people or 20 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at a rate of 85,927.842 per 100,000. There were 392,420 new vaccines delivered to the provinces and territories for a total of 35,080,350 doses delivered so f
HIGH PRAIRIE, Alta. — Alberta's police oversight agency has released new details about last week's death of a man whose pursuit, arrest and death near a provincial park also resulted in the death of a police service dog. The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team says in a news release the 29-year-old suspect was involved in a shootout with RCMP on Thursday after officers had tracked him for several kilometres through thick bush around High Prairie, Alta. During the gunfire exchange, ASIRT says
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president has threatened to order the arrest of Filipinos who refuse COVID-19 vaccination and told them to leave the country if they would not cooperate with efforts to end a public health emergency. President Rodrigo Duterte, who is known for his public outbursts and brash rhetoric, said in televised remarks Monday night that he has become exasperated with people who refuse to get immunized amid a health crisis then help spread the coronavirus. “Don’t g
A 13-year-old Honduran girl who spent two months at the government's largest emergency shelter for migrant children said she was put on suicide watch and was eating only popsicles and juice because the food smelled so foul. At another site, a 17-year-old Salvadoran girl said she had to wear the same clothes and underwear for two weeks and spent most days in bed. At a third facility in Texas, a 16-year-old Honduran boy said he had not met with a case manager for more than three weeks to see wheth
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia said Tuesday it will fight against plans to downgrade the Great Barrier Reef’s World Heritage status due to climate change, while environmentalists have applauded the U.N. World Heritage Committee’s proposal. The committee said in a draft report on Monday that “there is no possible doubt” that the network of colorful corals off Australia’s northeast coast was “facing ascertained danger.” The report recommends that the world’s most extensive coral reef ecosyst
OTTAWA — The Liberals have accused Parliament of becoming toxic to their minority agenda while the Opposition Conservatives say Canada's institutions are broken under the Trudeau government — finger-pointing that fuels growing speculation voters may soon head to the polls. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his ministers are calling out Conservatives for using procedural delay tactics to stop votes from happening on outstanding pieces of legislation, which time is ticking on to pass before the Ho
A new report grades Canadian governments in how they responded to the country's international promise to conserve at least 17 per cent of its land mass and 10 per cent of its oceans by 2020. The report, released today by the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, says Quebec and the federal government are the only jurisdictions to come close to meeting the 17 per cent conservation target. The society says Alberta performed the worst, cancelling previously planned protections, delisting parks and
TORONTO — A man has been arrested and charged after allegedly yelling threats while holding a large knife outside Ontario Premier Doug Ford's home. A spokeswoman for Ford said the alleged incident happened on Monday. Ivana Yelich said the accused man showed up outside Ford's home in Toronto with a "large butcher's knife." She said an Ontario Provincial Police officer who was on site arrested the man. "The premier thanks the officer for his quick action and bravery, which resulted in no harm to a
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended his government's new COVID-19 border rules on Tuesday when asked why fully-vaccinated American tourists would be unable to enter Canada, as Canadians who have received both doses can. He said while the vaccine protects those who are vaccinated, there is still a risk they could pass it to other people, and the government wants to avoid the possibility of transmission in partially-vaccinated people or communities with low vaccination rates.
OTTAWA — Chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam says she'll soon have advice to help fully vaccinated Canadians figure out what they can safely do, but it won't be a blanket list of dos and don'ts covering everyone, everywhere. Instead, Canada is looking at a "risk assessment tool" that will guide Canadians to make a call on their own whether they are safe and comfortable to take off their masks and throw physical distancing to the wind. "It's not a straight black and white, sort of everybo
Canada's largest national park is now so threatened by upstream development and divided governance that it likely meets the criteria to be placed on the list of World Heritage sites in danger. UNESCO released the draft finding on Alberta's Wood Buffalo National Park this week. The agency has been concerned about the park — the world's second-largest freshwater delta — since 2017, when it found 15 of 17 of the parks' ecological benchmarks were deteriorating. Despite welcoming federal moves that i
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua police announced late Monday they had placed former first lady María Fernanda Flores Lanzas, wife of ex-President Arnoldo Aleman, under house arrest for alleged crimes against the state. There was no mention of Aleman or his whereabouts. The police statement said she would remain under guard while the allegations against her were investigated. Even before her arrest, writer and former Nicaraguan Vice President Sergio Ramírez said Monday there was “zero possibi
EDMONTON — Alberta is proposing two new plans to monitor water quality on the North Saskatchewan, Battle and Upper Athabasca rivers. Environment Minister Jason Nixon says clear objectives to monitor and maintain water quality are to be established. Similar approaches are already in place for the Lower Athabasca, Bow, South Saskatchewan, Oldman and Milk rivers. Nixon says consultations and feedback for a framework will begin immediately and continue until mid-September. He adds that public input
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Prime Minister Imran Khan faced growing criticism at home on Tuesday after seemingly blaming a rise in sexual violence in Pakistan on women wearing “very few clothes." His comments drew nationwide condemnation from human rights activists and the country’s opposition, which sought an apology. The controversial statements aired over the weekend came in an interview on Axios, a documentary news series on HBO. “If a woman is wearing very few clothes it will have an impact, it will h
EDMONTON — A school in Edmonton that will open next year has been named after Joey Moss, a legendary locker-room attendant for the city’s national hockey and football teams. Moss, who was born with Down syndrome, became the Edmonton Oilers' locker-room attendant in 1984, when superstar Wayne Gretzky was dating his older sister. In 1986, Moss joined Edmonton's football team, now called the Elks, and held roles with both organizations for more than 30 years. He captured the hearts of sports fans a
Dozens of Toronto police and bylaw officers arrived at Trinity Bellwoods Park early Tuesday to begin removing a long-standing homeless encampments. Supporters and advocates attended the park to show their support for those who are being removed and to condemn the actions taken.